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MTH Alco PA A And B Set With Proto-Sound - Southern Pacific - With DCC Reciver Onboard - HO Scale, 1/87, 80-2049-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$325   

Sold for 449.95 new. Ready to run, well detailed and loaded with features including onboard Proto-Sound 3.0. The locomotive and tender have never been run. They are still in the original factory internal packaging and have never even been displayed. Complete with all paperwork and even the original shipping box.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$219   

First issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Aurora Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/76, 375-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

Rare hardbox issue dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. Box has excellent color and gloss. This issue does not have the 'Parents Magazine' seal. Molded in gloss gray and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer, 1/32, C453-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Never started. The parts are inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Monogram Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird - With GTD-21 Drone and Ground Cart, 1/72, 5810

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1984 release. Very finely molded and detailed model that features detailed cockpits, optional position canopies, detailed wheel wells, GTD-21 Drone and ground handling cart. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The fuselage parts were never sealed and are complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes De Havilland Hornet F.1/F.3 - Sq Ldr. Haw of 65 Sq Linton-on-Ouse 1947 or 80 Sq Kai Tak Hong Kong 1954, 1/48, 458

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$37   

Out of production. High quality model with all fine recessed panel lines, optional parts for NF.21, F.20, F.1 and F.3 versions, resin cockpit and other resin details, decals for the two aircraft listed and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet With Trailer And Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$425   

Old hobby shop stock that has never been up for retail sale. Very rare kit dated 1957; first and only issue. Very nice, large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver & clear while the trailer/launcher is bright yellow. The kit has never been started. When you open the box, it is exactly as it left the factory down to the packing tissue paper. The silver parts (aircraft) are still in the factory sealed bag. The yellow parts and clear canopy were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The box grades 'very good' which is rare for this kit. The red color is in unusually good shape, which is rare; as you may know, it usually ages poorly. The colors are bright and vibrant, all four corners are solid with no repairs, there is no fading, no tape, no price tags and no stains. Flaws include edge wear as shown and 3 small litho chips as well as creases visible at the lower left corner and center right. Although not perfect, it is one of the best I have seen.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A - USAF, 1/72, A10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. One kit is complete and never started. NOTE: kit #2 has 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seats to floor, drop tank built. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small #32 exhaust cover. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions. Description: Very well molded kit with 52 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, Cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks and Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts.

AMT-Hasegawa Mc Donnell RF-101C Voodoo - Camo/High Vis, 1/72, A691-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

This kit is part of an early effort in the 1970s by AMT to market quality Hasegawa kits in the USA. Hasegawa made the kits and decals in Japan and shipped them to AMT, who supplied the boxes and marketing. Has markings for both natural finish high-visibility and camo aircraft specifically from Vietnam. Optional position landing gear and canopy. Includes drop tanks. This kit has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Sabena Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/139, H243

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$138   

Rare 1960s Revell Lodela issue with Sabena markings and unique box artwork. Box art and the kit inside represent an early configuration 707 with turbojets and 'tall' tail. The model has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bag, and the decals and instructions are excellent.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS America Ocean Liner / Troop Ship USS West Point / S.S. Australis - Wooden Ship Kit, 1/330, 605

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$425   

Very rare and an excellent example. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up in 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Islands, where the wreck broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is very good and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are either still in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never sealed are 100% complete including plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point. Please NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. The travel agency poster does NOT come with the kit and is used for illustrative purposes only.

A A Hales Ltd Cutty Sark 'Marinecraft' Kit - 17 Inch Wooden Ship Kit, 658

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats, dead-eyes, figurehead and ships wheel, a full set of flags and sails, injection mast platforms, metal chain, numerous brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, colorful insignia sheet with front scrollwork, rear scrollwork and name, name plate and cabin sides with windows and doors, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including flags, instructions, photo sheet and plans.

DML Ka-50 Hokum, 1/72, 2509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$17   

From 1993. Very well detailed kit from modern molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora North American F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

Hardbox issue dated 1960 with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. This would be a mid-1960s issue since it has no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval and the price extension is 130. The model is from the modified Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit molds; the original 1950s release had no landing gear, ordinance or drop tanks but this issue does. Molded in sliver and clear with the famous Aurora clear triangle-world map stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and all plastic parts and instructions are present. NOTE: missing decals.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1946 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors, added box artwork and molding the kit in bright yellow acetate plastic. That makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

LS Mitsubishi Ki-15-I Babs Army Type 97 I - Commandant Reconnaissance Airplane (Ki15I), 1/72, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Excellent kit with high mold quality, all fine recessed panel lines, correct clear side windows and canopy, highly detailed cockpit, crew and rotating wheels and propeller.Very finely molded with excellent detail. Features full interior, detailed motor and crew of two and very colorful civil decals. NOTE: this model has very minor "professional" quality assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.

Wen-Mac Northrop X-4 USAF, 1/50, 5501-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Very rare. Wen-Mac was a famous manufacture of gas powered U-Control model aircraft. In 1955, they produced their one and only injection molded model kit, this Northrop X-4. The kit is a 'whip fly' model where the pilot controls the elevator (and thus the pitch of the aircraft) with the Jimmy Walker patented U-Control. The instructions are on the back, and the small crinkle bag is still present. Please note that Wen-Mac did not issue this kit with decals. Molded in the correct red plastic with additional metal parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small metal nut, easy purchased at any hardware store. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts.

MPC Super Mystere, 1/72, 2-0210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$16   

1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: missing 5 ground crew. MPC added these figures for USA sales promotion.

Airfix Bristol Beaufighter T.F.X. - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/72, 283

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. Features rotating wheels and props, crew of two, optional position landing gear, wing mounted rockets and centerline torpedo.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$169   

Dated 1960. The box is in beautiful 'Excellent++' condition. The only flaws are very light wear marks and the scratch in the B-17 at engine #3. Notice the 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval, which dates this kit closer to the mid 1960s. Molded in black and clear with the clear triangular 'globe' display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition with the only flaw being very slight yellowing. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition with typical yellowing and very slight edge wear.