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Branchline Trains Blueprint Series HO Heavyweight Passenger Car 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) 'Mount Vernon' 1940s/1950s, 1/87, 5031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Superb and highly detailed model kit that is factory painted and lettered in the C&O 'George Washington Scheme' with delux lettering and Pullman mechanical air conditioning. Features separate grab irons, extensive and complete underbody details, steam, air & signal lines, working diaphragms, full interior, metal wheels, magnetic knuckle couplers and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts have never been removed from the box and are still wrapped in the factory protective tissue paper. Includes excellent, illustrated instructions.

Glencoe Vickers Viscount - Northeast Airlines or Air France - (ex-Hawk), 1/96, 06501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Limited edition with special decals. Nice kit from quality ex-Hawk molds. Features clear cabin and cockpit windows, fine raised detail and recessed control surfaces, full landing gear, rotating props, boarding ramp, optional position front and rear cabin doors, four scale figures (pilot, stewardess and two passengers). Includes a large, colorful decal sheet for Northeast or Air France. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Scientific Robert E Lee Mississippi Steamboat - 24.5 Inch Long, 181-3295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$249   

One of Scientific's finest kits. The 'Super Deluxe' and 'Museum Quality' boast on the box top is true, and it can be made into a stunning model with skill and patience. Includes pre-carved hull with wood display stand and pedestals, metal name plate, a vast number of cast metal fittings including lifeboats, paddle wheels, ships wheel, weathervane, whistle, bell, ladders, cargo posts, bitts, cleats, anchors and much more, printwood and tapered hardwood masts/yards, pre-formed fiber pattern ornate railings, colorful name and pennant materials and much more. There are four large pages of full size plans, and a detailed, step by step instruction book with very nice assembly illustrations. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Joe Ott Consolidated Catalina PBY With Ott-O-Matic Formers - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Wood Model, 2208

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$119   

Rare kit from the 1940s or very late 1930s. Every rarer in this condition - with a complete box and all contents never disturbed other than when I did the inventory. This is very unusual due to the age and very fragile nature. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. It features two metal tubes of glue, 2 and 1/2 sheets of the unique Ott-O-Matic formers on thick stock, hardwood propellers and wing ribs, factory-cut stripwood stock, a factory-sealed paper envelope of small parts (usually contains fully carved thrust buttons, metal stock and more) clear material for windows, color insignia, covering tissue and excellent plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete.

Italeri Junkers Ju-86 D1 Diesel Powered Medium Bomber - Spanish Civil War or Luftwaffe, 1/72, 114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$28   

Military version of this unique aircraft. Has decals for Spanish Civil War or two different Luftwaffe aircraft. Powered by two 600 hp diesel engines, the Ju-86 was first used experimentally in the Spanish Civil War and saw limited use in WWII. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AV USK Polikarpov I-15 Chato - USSR or Spanish Civil War - Bagged, 1/72, AV1006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$14   

Nice, limited edition injection molded kit. Has decals for at least 6 different aircraft. Well detailed. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Strombecker Lockheed F-94 Starfire - Woodline Issue, G-43

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has roughly a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag and includes instructions.

AMT Dodge Viper RT/10, 1/25, 6177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1998 issue with over 120 parts. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full interior, detailed exhaust and chassis underside and more.

Varney US Navy Fleet Submarine - The First Plastic US Ship Model, 1/240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$795   

This model is a landmark in the history of Plastic Kits. The Varney Fleet Sub is the primary candidate for the first all-plastic ship kit made in the USA. The famous HO/O train manufacture, Varney, branched out into other scale model kits at the end of WWII. In late 1945, they introduced what are thought to be the first USA produced plastic model kits - the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 Stearman. Both kits were excellent scale models given the state of modeling at that time. However, Varney was 6 years too early. The Fleet Sub and PT-17 met a cool reception when it was introduced to retailers. Hobby Shops were not sure if it would sell, and did not know how to sell it. Consequently, most retailers would not order it and those who did put them where they were not seen by the public. Distributors stopped carrying the kits due to a lack of re-orders. The result was inevitable - they did not sell, and Varney pulled both kits from production very quickly. Varney was committed to cutting the molds on the LST and it was released in 1946 with the same result. That marked the end of Varney's venture into "non-train" scale plastic models. Varney dedicated all production to HO trains and in the late 1940s they sold the molds for the Fleet Sub, the LST and the PT-17 to O-Lin. The molds underwent modification (the hull was divided into two parts instead of one) and it was released by O-Lin and later Lindberg. This kit is a a very nice, never started and complete example. The box top grades 'good+' and has nice color as shown, general light stains and wear, three solid corners and one closed split corner. Three sides are as nice as the top, with one small piece of clear tape on both long sides. The right short side does have a 3/4" x 1/2" tape tear but is fine beside that . Inside, it is complete. The yellow parts display is intact and in 'good-' condition. The original krinkle small parts bag is present but split open; I have included the bag and all parts are inventoried complete. The original glue is present but the tube shattered; I have put it in a zip lock. The stand was glued to the yellow at the factory; the glue has come off. The factory glass rectangle for the stand arm is still present and in it's holder. The heavy one-piece molded hull is in rare crack-free condition and cradled into the holder. The base is in very good condition also. Very large instruction sheet is 'very good++' and folds out to illustrate construction and offers numerous display ideas for this new medium in hobby kits. Decals were not provided with the kit. This kit was made with gray injection molded details, glass stand arm and black injection molded stand and sub hull. I have seen versions with no paint on the base and hull; however, this one has the base and hull factory painted gray. The paint is in 'very good' condition on the hull and 'excellent' on the stand base. A rare example of a classic kit. Shipped with insurance only.

Pyro Nantucket Relief Lightship, 1/95, B213-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$155   

Still factory sealed. Earlier issue hardbox is dated 1967 and has beautiful artwork by A.J. Rudisill. Large scale, full hull kit is very nicely detailed for that time. I have seen it built and it still makes a very beautiful model.

Huma Model Flettner Fl-282 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Limited run, injection-molded plastic kit with full instructions and decals. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: engine assembly (4 parts) is built. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Successful German WWII helicopter design, and the first with counter-rotating intermeshing blades (in 1938). A further development of the Fl-265, flight tests showed that the Fl-282 was an excellent helicopter. It even flew from destroyers and minelayers while underway in the Baltic and Med. 1000 were ordered, but by the end of WWII only 24 had been built.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - Playcraft Issue, 1/48, 125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Rare Aurora Great Britain issue made by Playcraft Toys Ltd, London. Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. Please note that the Sunburst Logo has "Playcraft Hobby Kits" in the border and not 'Famous Fighters' like the USA issues have. Although made in England, it is molded in the same glossy dark olive drab, black and clear plastic as the US issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has wear and creasing as shown and a 1cm x 1cm area of pen writing on the left short side panel.

Trumpeter Convair F-106 Delta Dart, 1/72, 01682

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very well detailed featuring over 120 parts, all very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, two piece canopy that can be displayed opened or closed, excellent wheel wells, superb internal weapons bay with Genie or Falcon missiles, optional position bay doors, two wing drop tanks and more. Includes a full color paint guide and decals for two different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 747 Cut Away Jumbo Jet - SAS or British Airways, 1/144, H177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed. '50 Years of Revell' reissue of this classic cut-away Jumbo Jet kit. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Includes decals for British Airways or SAS aircraft.

Aeroclub Mig-17PF Conversion Kit, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$16   

Still factory sealed. Kit contains full instructions, cast metal nose and tail cone and high quality vacuform fuselage. Requires a base kit, and the Hasegawa 1/72 Mig-17 is recommended.

Aurora Albatross CIII (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$125   

Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade 'Mint' condition. The seal is intact. 1963 first issue with 'Famous Fighters' on the four box side logos.

Quality Craft Models Trailer Train Bulkhead Flat Car - With Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, F-2

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

With trucks. Excellent kit that builds a detailed duplicate of the prototype. Features hardwood parts that are completely cut and milled to shape, numerous cast metal accessories, detailed instructions and plans and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Sterling United States Lines American Scout C-2 Cargo Ship with B-18F Optional Fittings Set, 1/96, B18M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$650   

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Includes rare metal fitting set B-18F. Very highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long when assembled. Designed for remote control or impressive static display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans present. This kit came from a very particular collector and the contents were exactly as it left the factory until I inspect it. I have put them back exactly as the factory did.

KB Kiwi 1/2 A Gas Free Flight By Lou Mahieus - 35 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

Rare early kit from about 1953. This was a fantastic, award-winning design by Lew Mahieu who held 14 AMA World Records at that time. NOTE: perfect builder kit, please read carefully. Model features very high quality balsa parts that are all die-cut, other factory cut parts, plywood firewall with nut plate, formed steel landing gear, rubber tire with metal hub, tapered wing trailing edges, 'Sky Sail' covering material and beautiful full size plans. NOTE: the fuselage has been built to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present.

La Belle D&RG Closed Vestibule Coach HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-25

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, working end diaphragms, excellent underside details & other metal details, building instructions and full size plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, plans and instructions.