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Revell Douglas DC-9 Prototype, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

Still in the factory seal. Revell of Great Britain issue. Unusual 1960s kit of the early short fuselage original DC-9.

Tauro Model Italian RN Pola Heavy Cruiser - With Photoetched Railings, 1/400, 202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Highly detailed kit with 217 parts and a fret of Eduard photoetched railings. Beautifully molded. Can be built waterline or full hull. Features rotating main turrets with elevating guns, rotating secondary turrets, float plane, detailed paint guide, decals and instructions for the ship and the PE railing set. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Pola was very fast at over 35 knots and well armed with 8 x 8" guns. She has the misfortune to be at Matapan with her sisters Zara and Fiume. After the Pola was disabled by an air strike, her two sisters were sent to assist but were sunk at very close range by the Warspite, Barham and Valiant. The Pola was spared but located and sunk later by the destroyer Jervis.

Classic Miniatures 1900 Bank Building - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, CM-18

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Quality model kit with wood, metal and other materials. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Dream Car Bumpers and Grilles, 1/25, C1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$30   

Rare. Narrow-box issue of the 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never used and inventoried 100% complete. There is also an unboxed issue with the same part number and kit name, mounted on a cardboard blister-pack.

Condor Messerschmitt Me-163A, 1/72, C72002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

This is the prototype of the Me-163B Komet. The Me-163A was derived from Dr. Lippisch DFS tail-less gliders. These were seen as ideal platforms for the new rocket engines being developed. Tail-less DFS designed continued to fly, but now with pusher propeller engines installed. All went well, so the DFS team was moved to Messerschmitt to build the 163A. After gliding test, powered test were held in which new airspeed records were set. Work quickly moved to the production Me-163B Komet. Still factory sealed.

Life-Like USS Constitution Frigate - With Molded Furled Sails - Ex-Pyro, B313-90

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed but there is a seal has splits. From quality ex-Pyro molds and for that time it was a very nice small-scale model. It measures 7 inches long when assembled and features a full hull, fine molded wood detail, 'planked' deck with fine raised lines, separately molded top deck cannons, furled sails and a display stand.

Air Lines Fairey Gannet ASW - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the spinner is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. Air Lines manufacturing history: The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Faller Noratlas 2501 Motorized - Luftwaffe, 1/100, 1501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare kit from the 1960s designed for dual electric motor drive with the Faller no. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not furnished; Faller sold the motor separately). Nicely molded for the time featuring rotating propellers, positionable ailerons, rudders and elevator, optional position rear boarding door and forward crew boarding door, rear drive-on boarding ramp, clear side and cockpit windows and more. The kit has never been started. The small and motorizing specific parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora United 747 Friendship, 1/156, 362

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features big 15 inch wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear, large display stand and full United decals. Molded in white, clear and with a large black tripod stand. Decals are in rare 'excellent' condition.

Hudson Miniatures 1904 Oldsmobile - Lil Old Timers Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$44   

Rare and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition inside and out. This is old hobby shop stock that has not been sold retail until now. Molded in a brilliant deep red plastic. Never started and the small parts are still factory bag sealed. With instructions. These kits have a very interesting history. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

SIG Mr. Mulligan Racer - 20 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane, FF-23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Tom Stark design and a proven stick and tissue flier that won the 1972 and '73 Nationals Free Flight Flying Scale-Rubber category. Typical high quality SIG kit with complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, wheels, contest rubber, die cut parts, covering material and full decals.

Azur Vautour IIN - IDF 66 'Dragon' Tayeset 110 Knights Of The North / 67 'Cyclone' Tayeset 110 / 162 'Lilith' Tayeset 110 / 69 (Metal Finish) Tayeset 119, 1/72, A055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

Highly detailed injection molded plastic model kit with many resin and some photoetched details. Features excellent dual cockpits, detailed gear wells, all recessed panel lines, and decals and paint guide for the 4 aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

MPC Ford 1912 Model T, 1/32, 2-1017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From quality Airfix molds. Very nicely detailed kit in 1/32 scale. Features full interior and back seat, full suspension and exhaust, optional top up or top down, driving figure, spare tire and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

AMT White Western Star Semi Tractor, 1/25, T546

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Rare original issue; not a reissue. Super detailed model with hundreds of parts featuring full rolling chassis build up like the real truck, detailed Cummins NTD-35 6 Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel Engine, Spicer 16 speed transmission, Holland sliding fifth wheel, Mercury sleeper, Hendrickson tandem rear suspension, full interior, optional Frigiking Air conditioner, tilting hood and much, much more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Monogram Sherman M4A1 Screamin' Mimi - with T34 Rocket Launcher, 1/32, 6500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$68   

Still factory sealed. 1983 issue of the this classic kit that was first issued in 1975. Very highly detailed for that time.

Airmodel Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave - Bagged, 1/72, 208

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Never started. NOTE: missing clear canopy but includes all other parts and instructions. Basic kit only with fuselage. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

12 Squared He-176 1939 German Rocket Pionner - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. Limited run injection molded kit and the only 1/72 model of this historic rocket powered aircraft. Includes cockpit, landing gear, clear canopy and more.

Hobby Craft De Havilland DHC-3 Floatplane - SAC 4082 Command Wing USAF or Civil Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1/48, HC1655

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

NOTE: kit is not mint, has two broken parts. Please read carefully for the condition. Large-scale Otter that is well molded with all recessed panel line details. Features detailed cockpit, separately molded crew entry and cargo doors, clear windows for the cockpit and sides, floats and decals for two aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: right front fuselage is broken off. It fits back perfectly and there is no deformation. An easy fix. NOTE: the left rear at the rudder is split but still attached. There is slight deformation; this will be a slightly more challenging repair.

Gavia Pfalz E.I - (E-I E-1), 1/48, 014-0606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Very nice kit of an unusual subject. Features very clean injection molded parts, many photoetched details, clear windscreens, excellent cockpit detail, very detailed rigging guide and more. There is a full color paint guide and decals for 3 different aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe FROG 3 Missile and Carrier - (Ex ITC), 1/32, 07401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$34   

Still factory sealed. From the original 1960s ITC molds. Excellent "classic builder" kit.