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Lindberg Knight Twister - One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 25-304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.

MPC Baja Brute Dodge Adventurer SE Pickup Truck - Stock / Desert Racer / Four Wheel Drive Sunoco Service Special, 1/25, 1-0458

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$220   

Very rare first issue. This was a well detailed kit for that time, featuring a large variety of parts for any of three versions, full engine and compartment, opening hood, complete interior, opening tail gate, very good, separately molded suspension and exhaust detail including optional four wheel drive parts, tool set, tool box, floor jack and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. NOTE: the decals have bug damage, mainly to the backing paper. There is a slight amount of damage to some of the transfers.

Airfix Douglas A-20 Havoc (Boston) - USAirfix Issue, 1/72, 30010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

1979 issue that features movable rudder, elevator and ailerons, crew and cockpit, movable propellers & wheels and USAAF markings as shown on the box top model. NOTE: this kit has very minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: two bulkheads glued to floor. Third bulkhead glued to inside fuselage half. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please NOTE that the box displays better than the 'good' grade but is rated as such because there is a stain on the right short side.

Sanwa Boeing B-17E Fortress Bomber, 1/145, 136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$210   

Very, Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine (and sparse, not overdone) surface detail, opening bomb bay doors, working ailerons, elevators and rudder, rotating propellers and full landing gear. Molded in gloss dark green, black and clear. Includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and in amazing 'near mint+' condition and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Testors Mig-37B Ferret E Soviet Stealth Fighter, 1/48, 502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Unusual and hard-to-find 1987 model of the concept Soviet 'Stealth' aircraft. Features over 60 pieces, detailed cockpit, opened or closed weapons bay with payload, optional position speed brakes, markings for fighter/bomber or photo recon variants and more.

CM DD-821 USS Johnston (Gearing FRAM I 1968), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$175   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile - with Transporter/Loader and Tractor - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PD42-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$475   

Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality kit for that time with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, rolling transporter/loader that actually cranks the missile up and down and side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in the correct orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

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.

Pacific Coast Models Regia Aeronautica Macchi C-202, 1/32, PCM32002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$95   

Superbly detailed and molded. Features main injection molded parts with fine recessed panel lines, numerous high-definition resin details, a large number of photoetched details and a large, impressive decal sheet along with a full color painting guide for all aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Preiser Luftwaffe Personnel 1935-45, 1/72, 4509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

Very well detailed. In addition to personnel, there is are two dogs, a lawn chair and a barrel. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag.

MPC Hot Rodder's Ghost Of America Stroker McGurk - Original Issue, 104-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Rare original issue from 1964; not the common reproduction. Stroker McGurk was created and drawn by Tom Medley for Hot Rod Magazine. The popularity of the character gave MPC an idea - why not make a model? While an excellent kit, it proved to be a poor marketing choice. The kit was far less popular than the cartoons. As a result, it was quickly and quietly withdrawn from production, making the originals very rare. This Race Car is heavily styled on the Red Baron's Fokker DR-1 and molded in dark red and chrome plate. The chrome parts are in 'mint' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, steering wheel. Includes all other parts and includes 'excellent+' condition decals and instructions. No scale is given but it is large; the body measures 10 inches long when assembled.

Clear Creek Models DSP&P C&S 27 Foot Box Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 413

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$25   

Still factory sealed. Excellent, highly detailed model features beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock and full instructions.

Hogan THREE America West Airlines Airbus A320 And US Airways Boeing 737-400 - (737), 1/200, 3374G

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

SALE!! Includes all four models. The three A320 boxes are marked 'American West' only - meaning it was an airline promotional item since the manufacturer is not mentioned. Beautiful, factory built, painted and decaled models that includes a display stand. In mint condition and never built. The small parts are still factory sealed and the (3) large parts that were never factory sealed are inventoried complete. With instructions. The US Airways 737-400 is a beautiful, high-quality factory painted and decaled model with realistic engine fans that spin, full landing gear, snap fit constructions and a display stand. In mint condition and never built. All parts are still sealed in the original box.

Revell USS Wasp CV18 Aircraft Carrier Gemini Recovery Vessel, 1/520, H375

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$129   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Dated 1969. Highly detailed model that is 20" long when assembled. Includes Grumman S-2 Trackers, Sikorsky Sea King helicopters, movable elevators, Gemini capsule, flags and large decal sheet.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS United States Ocean Liner - 22 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 324

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$199   

Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bags of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.

Combat Models Confederate Ram CSS Manassas 1863, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Large-scale kit that is still in the original cardboard Combat shipping box with label. This is a big kit vacuformed in white. The kit consists only of the upper hull, lower hull, smoke stack and one other part as well as full size plans. It has never been started and is inventoried complete. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$279   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Hawk North American OV-10A Bronco, 1/48, 561-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

Softbox issue from 1966 with John Andrews artwork. The only 1/48 injection molded kit of the short-wing 'A' Variant. Well detailed for that time and features 'good' cockpit, optional position canopy, gun packs, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, bomb load and more. With Tri-Service markings. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Brifaut Antoinette 1908, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$275   

Very rare kit of French manufacture. Like many of the other Brifaut kits, this one features injection molded internal aircraft parts that duplicate the actual aircraft structure, and a fine cloth covering material that looks like silk. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is in factory-new condition. All parts are still internally sealed. The original 'La Racine Touchtout' rigging line is present, along with the cloth covering and all the paper work: 3 pages of aircraft history, pattern guide for the cloth, beautiful illustrated instructions and written instructions as well. It is very unusual to find this kit so complete. Other kits in the line are on the side of the box and include the Eole (Clement Ader), Antoinette, Voisin, Nieuport XVII, 'Vieux Charles' and Arc En Ciel. This kit must be shipped insured.

Nichimo Cessna Skyhawk 172 Motorized, 1/20, S-2002-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$495   

Large and very highly detailed multi-media model with plastic, metal and rubber parts. Features working lights, engine was designed to be motorized with the included Mabuchi 130 electric motor, working expansion and contraction struts, real rubber tires, super detailed instrument panel and full interior. Engine detail is incredible and the motor is a kit itself. Each cylinder head is 31 parts - 30 of which are metal cooling fins. The engine alone is over 150 parts not including the firewall and detail there. Mold quality is very high; firewall detail is complete as in the actual aircraft. Five scale, positionable figures are included. There is a full color painting brochure and beautiful decals are included to reproduce the detailed two-tone blue striping on the box art. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory bags. Includes instructions and decals in as-new condition. This kit must be shipped insured.