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Aurora F6F Hellcat, 1/51, 40-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$165   

Still factory sealed. The artwork copyright date on the box is 1960 but is actually from about 1964/65 due to the 100 price extension and oval sunburst logo with no 'Famous Fighters' in the border.

Hawk US Army Corporal Missile - With Launching Pad / Tracking Radar / Starting Tower wtih Controls, 1/48, 508-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare first issue hardbox dated 1958 with Bill Campbell artwork. Very nicely molded in three colors of plastic and features launcher, detailed missile, radar unit, control center with starting boom, cable and crew. includes full decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1902 Franklin - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$62   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, lanterns, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. Includes full size plans and instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all others have been inventoried 100%. Complete with full-size plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Pyro Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$115   

From the late 1950s. Rare, early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed for that time and measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Bandai Maultier Opel Sd.Kfz.4, 1/48, 058226

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. Rare 1/48 scale kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.

Revell B-36 Giant Bomber - True First Issue Pre 'S' With One Piece Stand Arm, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$275   

Very rare 1954 true first issue, narrow height Pre 'S' box with full background artwork. It is molded in gloss silver and clear plastic and has the early one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top) and correct instructions showing that stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It even has the original 'Thick Paper Towel' packing material that Revell used for a short time. One prop blade is neatly broken at the hub but is present so it can be repaired. The Revell B-36 had an interesting early history which took years to unfold. All early issues share the H205-98 part number and are molded in gloss silver and clear plastic. The first issue (this kit) has the full background art and the one piece stand arm (also shown on the instructions). The second issue carries the same full background box art but has the improved two piece stand arm and the instructions that reflect that. For the third issue, Revell made the box taller by .25 inches and improved the contrast of the artwork by adding a completely new and very light (yellow) background. This issue also had the two piece stand arm and instructions reflecting that.

Paige Enterprises Logging Skidder - HO / HOn3 Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1004

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Very highly detailed cast metal and hardwood kit with full plans and instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

Revell Boeing IM-99 Bomarc - With Launcher, 1/47, H1806-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Original hardbox issue from 1957. This is a very well detailed model for that time and features fully operational launcher and crew. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is only graded 'good' because 'OK' is written on the box top and two short sides in permanent black market and there is one closed split corner. There is also general wear (mainly the edges) as shown.

Aeroclub Pratt & Whitney R2800 Double Wasp Engine (late), 1/72, E068

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Bagged

$4   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed all-metal castings makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Includes one complete two-row engine.

Airfix Jet Provost T. Mk.3 - Bagged - T3 Issue, 1/72, 109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1960s Type Three logo bagged issue with colorful header.

Italaerei TWO Lavochkin LA-5 / Frog Lavochkin La-7 / Frog Fokker D-21 Bagged, 1/72, 110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$25   

SALE!! Includes all 4 kits in the boxes shown. NOTE: Sold AS-IS and not inventoried. This collector was very meticulous and of his kits that I did inventory, 95% are complete. But on these kits he cut the sprue (trees) with the part numbers still attached to each number, so the parts are loose. Because of that, I have not inventoried these kits. NOTE: he built minor sub assemblies (cockpit tubs, wing halves, etc) to "professional" quality. He also almost always removed the displays stands (if provided). Again, these kits are sold not inventoried and AS IS hence the very low price.

Monogram Beaver Jeep Half-Track Weasel Military Wheels Gift Set, 1/35, MGP1-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$1350   

From 1957. Rare gift set includes four kits - Beaver/Jeep/1/2 Track/Weasel. Complete with original inserts. These kits have never been started. Each is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

CM DD-23 USS Paulding (1906 750 Ton 'Flivver' Type Destroyer), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

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.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18, 1/88, 284-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare 1964 Canadian Flip Top Box issue molded in yellow and clear plastic. Ex-Comet molds in the smaller scale. Ex-Comet molds smaller scale (1/88) issue. Features rotating props, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. Never started and inventoried 100% complete.

Airmodel Dornier Do-217 J-1 Conversion - Bagged, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$8   

Includes resin nose and injection molded details. Never started and complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kit requires base kit to complete (not included, but the Airfix kit is recommended).

Airfix Bristol Beaufighter Craftmaster, 1/72, 1211-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Very colorful 1960s box art shows a Beaufighter making a low attack run on shipping. Kit includes torpedo and missile load-outs.

Aurora Tiger Moth DH-82, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

1958 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. The kit has not been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, decals and instructions present.

Nautilus Models USS Bluefish SS222 Summer 1943 Conversion Kit - For Revell Lionfish Base Kit, 1/220, S-01

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Very rare. Resin conversion kit that makes the Revell Lionfish into an accurate model of Bluefish. This was the first US Navy ship to be name as such, and she survived 9 war patrols in the Pacific Ocean in WWII. Includes cast resin island (sail) structure, periscope/antenna cluster and numerous other very nice cast resin parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Please note, these kits did not come with instructions. Please note, the Revell base kit is not furnished, it must be purchased separately.

Comet Miniatures Flying Sub From Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, MM03

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$24   

Rare and still factory sealed. No scale is given, but the cast metal sub is about 1.5 inches wide. Includes painting guide on the back.

Strombecker Convair Manned Lunar Reconnaissance Vehicle - by Krafft Ehricke, 1/91, D37-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$215   

Very rare 1950s kit. Strombecker issued a series of exotic space craft from Convair designer Krafft Ehricke and the Disney 'Man in Space' series between 1954 and 1956. This is the one that has not been reissued, making it hard to find. Large and interesting model makes an idea display alone or with the other spacecraft in this series. The spaceship has never been started but NOTE: the two stand arm halves are assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are in 'very good' condition and the instructions are in amazing 'near mint' condition. Please note that the box displays much better than the 'very good+' grade but is rated as such because there is clear tape on the four sides where someone 'resealed' it in the past. This kit must be shipped insured.