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Cox 1964 Ferrari Formula 1 Slot Car - With X-150 Motor, 1/24, 9400-798

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$485   

Rare and in amazing, internally sealed condition. Features cast magnesium chassis , strong and flexible front end suspension, lightweight magnesium wheels, spring-loaded swinging arm, metal gears, axles and hardware, rubber tires, bright red monocoque body precision molded to scale, chrome plated and clear details, driver figure and more. Never started and inside, it is packed just as it left the factory. All parts are still in the internal factory display packing and clear plastic blisters. The plastic parts blisters are mint with no splitting or separating. The instructions are present but NOTE: they are actual size, very neat photocopies of the originals. The original instructions are missing.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Hardbox issue of this classic Aurora kit dated 1960. Notice the 79 cent extension, 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' which makes this issue closer to about 1963/4. 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.

CM ACR3 USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$249   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes three frets of PE details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Revell Merchant Fleet Gift C3 Freighter Hawaiian Pilot / Standard Oil T-2 Tanker J.L. Hanna / Harbor Tug Long Beach, G332-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$495   

Rare 1956 Revell Gift set containing all three ships and even the unopened tube of colorful Revell "S" cement. This was the first and only issue of this specific gift set and features spectacular special box artwork. The tugboat is 1/108 scale and the tanker and cargo ship are both 1/400. Inside, the kit is 100% correct. The special color cardboard over lay is factory fresh. The tug and C-3 lower hulls are factory painted red (the T-2 was molded in red so it was not painted). Decals are included. The instruction sheets are excellent with the typical yellowing as the only flaw. The three kits have not been started. The tug and freighter still have the small parts in the factory sealed clear bags; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. The tanker has been inventoried 100% complete. All three kits include decals and instructions. The box has brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners and no repairs. There is no tape, tape marks, price tags or price tag marks. However, there is moderate and light general wear and 'dings' on the two lower corners as shown. Shipping insurance is required with this kit.

Aurora The Barnstormers Customizing Kit DH-4 and JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 200-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$179   

Rare one-and-only 1960 issue that contains both the DH-4 and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. The box is in exceptional condition with 'excellent' color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags (and no marks from either), no stains, fading or torn/missing litho. Very light wear and edge wear are the only significant flaws. Aurora really went out of the way to make this a special kit; however, it did not sell well and was retired after one year. Features completely new box artwork, a DH-4 molded in gloss dark green and black, the JN-4 molded in gloss bright yellow and black, great custom decal sheets for both aircraft and special 'Barnstormer' instructions for each aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts present and includes decals and instructions. The instructions sheets are both in 'near mint' condition and the decal sheets are both completely flat with the typical age yellowing as the only significant flaw.

Berkeley Shoestring Goodyear Racer Controliner - 28 3/8 Inch Wingspan Control Line/U-Control Flying Model Airplane, 1/8, 9-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$149   

Large scale 1950s model for .14 to .36 sized gas engines. Ideal for flight or as a scale display. Features genuine Jim Walker U-Control System parts, shaped and notched leading and trailing edges, full color decals (two large sheets), formed sheet metal landing gear main strut, formed steel wheel pants, die-cut balsa and hardwood parts, formed metal spinner, formed metal cowl cheeks, formed clear plastic canopy (still in excellent condition and not yellowed), 'Step-Keel' Assembly Jig for the fuselage and much more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Revell Bell Huey Cobra AH-1 Helicopter - Japan Issue - US Army Or US Marines, 1/32, H287-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Early to mid 1970s Revell of Japan hardbox issue with fantastic, high-gloss artwork in 'excellent' condition. Like most Japan issues, this one contains special features; in this case, there are decals for both the US Army version but also for the US Marines. Large 1/32 scale model is well detailed for that time featuring a 18 inch rotor span, full Lycoming T53 engine and removable cowl, complete interior and two pilots, moving gun turret, underwing stores and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals and special large-format Japan issue instructions are both in 'excellent' condition with age yellowing being the main flaw.

Heller SA-342L Gazelle, 1/50, L551

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/50 scale model from the 1960s features detailed interior, rotor head, and fine raised panel lines.

ESCI US-3A Viking C.O.D - S-3A, 1/48, 4053

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Very nicely detailed and molded large 1/48 scale US-3A features complete cockpit, detailed landing gear and arresting gear wells, optional position crew boarding door and weapons bay doors, long range drop tanks and decals for VS-33. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper - YMBC, 1/260, 432

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$30   

Young Model Builders Club issue in the original mailing box; from the early 1970s. Nicely molded, smaller scale full-hull model features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including the instructions. NOTE: part #14, a "U" shaped fife rail is broken in the middle. Both parts are present and fit together perfectly for a straight-forward repair.

Revell Hindenburg D-LZ129 Zeppelin, 1/720, 04802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$54   

1995 issue that is known for it's superb mold quality and excellent accuracy. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$325   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has very good color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include the scratch at the top and general wear and edge & corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in 'very good+' condition. This kit must be shipped insured. The Aurora "Missile Line" is legendary. In the late 1950s, the first missile model kits sold briskly, so Aurora and Revell both planned extensive lines. However, the missile modeling craze disappeared as quickly as it started. Models that were in the works were canceled or completed if they were far enough along. Those that were completed were fine efforts but sold poorly and had very short lives, making them rare collector items today.

Aurora Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 114-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

First issue dated 1957 with Jo Kotula art and the 'new' (that year) Famous Fighters oval logo with the sunburst inside. Molded in a wonderful gloss yellow, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Atlas Satellite InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, optional position entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent red plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - mainly edge and corner wear, general light shelf wear as shown and one 1" closed tear on the top short side. It is only visible from up close. Inside, the kit is excellent. It includes the original two Hawk bags and the one 'krinkle' bag for the transparent red parts. All of the bags have been opened. The kit has been carefully inventoried and it is 100% complete with all parts, 'very good+' condition decals and instructions.

MPC Dodge Emergency Van The Cannonball Run Movie, 1/25, 1-0447

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$110   

Still factory sealed and in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Dated 1981 and from the famous all-star movie.

Monogram 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop, 1/24, 2781

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

1991 issue. Very cleanly molded and nicely detailed with 93 parts. Features full engine and engine compartment, opening/removable hood, complete interior, molded underside detail with separately molded front suspension, rear end and shocks, numerous custom parts and decals and more. Molded in a beautiful gloss red, clear and with chrome plated parts and rubber wheels. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell A3D Skywarrior (A-3) - 'S' Issue, 1/84, H241-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

First issue with great "S" artwork. Dated 1956. The box is in amazing condition with perfect color and gloss. The only thing keeping it from being 'mint' is light wear and prices on the short end panels. Features folding wings and horizontal stabilizer, rotating and elevating rear gun turret, optional position landing gear, speed brakes & escape hatch, three crew figures and more. Includes the famous clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Northrop P-61 Black Widow, 1/48, 392-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$179   

Still in the factory seal and in 'Excellent+' condition. The only flaws are corner creases at the left side as shown. Hardbox issue is dated 1960 - however, this issue lacks the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo boarder and has a 198 price extension, so it likely from about 1963/64. Large 1/48 scale model features some of Jo Kotula's finest artwork - the P-61 patrols over a South Pacific island base at night, destroying an intruder (or defender?).

Revell AB-205 Transport - Luftwaffe HEER / Italian Air Force / Spanish Air Force, 1/72, H2214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

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Rare Revell ESCI issue features fully detailed cockpit and cabin with stretcher style seats, four optional position doors, good engine and rotor hub detail, rotating main and tail rotors and a paint guide and decals for all three helicopters. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Boeing 727 TWA - (ex Aurora), 1/96, 5414

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$28   

1978 issue after Monogram bought and modified the Aurora molds. Monogram only reissued the best and most commercially viable models. In this case, they saw the molds could be improved and did so. The result is a much better and accurate kit, the best 'short' body 727 available in near 1/100 scale. Monogram added a network of very fine raised panel lines to the fuselage (the original had no panel lines), filled the deep e-doors over the wings and made them fine raised also, added wing fences and fine raised panel lines to the wings, added flap hinges to the wing undersides and added fine raised panel lines to the horizontal stabilizers. Monogram was evidently proud of the improvement, and even shows them on the assembly drawings. With full landing gear. Includes TWA full stripes and window decals. This kit has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing clear cockpit windows. Otherwise complete with all other parts. Includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are damaged. There is enough left that you could restore them using the procedure outlined in the two articles on this website about how to save old decals. If not, you will need to provide your own decals.