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AMT Kenworth Conventional W-925 Tractor Semi Truck, 1/25, T519

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$179   

Original issue that is still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Super detailed truck with over 300 parts and many in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the real truck, complete interior cab and sleeper cab detail, one-piece tilting hood, vinyl air/hydraulic hoses, duel exhaust, fifth wheel assembly, hollow vinyl truck tires, straight or curved exhaust stacks, stock or custom rear wheel hubs, "Spicer" main 5 Speed and Auxiliary 4 Speed Transmissions, Air Ride Driver's Seat and 855 CID Turbo Charged Cummings Diesel Engine.

AMT Eurofighter EFA European Fighter Aircraft, 1/72, 8811

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed. Features over 80 parts, good cockpit and gear well detail, AIM-120 and AIM-9 missiles and prototype decals as shown on the box art.

Monogram Auto Racing Trio Gift Set - The Hot Rod-The Midget Racer-The Indianapolis Racer, 1/24, MGP8-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$850   

One of Monogram's first plastic kit Gift Sets. Issued once in 1957 and very rare. Please read the condition of each kit carefully as there is some assembly. 'Hot Rod' is assembled and complete other than thin, flat windshield. Missing instructions. The 'Indy Car' is complete but has minor assembly to the engine block and some small details are painted silver; decals are excellent but instructions are missing. Midget Racer has not been started and is complete, including good instructions and decals. The box has wonderful color but wear as shown.

Hasegawa Sopwith Camel (F.1 Camel) Museum Model, 1/8, CP-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$1750   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and tears. Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Hawk F4D Skyray Triangle Box, 1/72, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$135   

Rare Triangle Box issue from about 1957/58. As a marketing experiment, Hawk tried this novel and colorful box only with the Skyray. Dealers found it difficult to stack with other kits and it was discontinued. Molded in correct gloss white with a green-tinted clear canopy and brown pilot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This box rates as 'good.' It is completely solid and free of repairs but has general wear and left upper corner damage as shown. Luckily, it is missing the factory tape seals that are usually across the top corners.

Airfix The Great Western Ocean Liner Bagged - Type One Logo, 1397

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$79   

Still factory sealed. This is the very rare 1950s first issue with the original Airfix logo. The factory header is in 'very good' condition and is still factory stapled shut to the original plastic parts bag. Like most small scale Airfix ships, this one is very nicely molded and features a full hull, display stand, ratlines and more. Measures just over 6 inches in length when built. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857.

Revell Jeep Honcho Pickup Truck, 1/25, 7313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$55   

Still factory sealed. 1996 reissue of the original 1981 issue the the unusual Jeep pickup. Features detailed four wheel drive suspension, full engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, roll bar with off road driving lights, grille guard, tool box & gas cans and more.

Faller Junkers Ju-87 Stuka Motorized - Dive Bomber or Anti-Tank, 1/100, 1087

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. It is designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold it separately.) Features parts to built either version, cockpit with crew of two and rear machine gun, wing cannon, main centerline bomb load, small wing-mounted bombs and a large decal sheet for multiple aircraft. Molded in a stunning swirl green and butterscotch brown, gray, orange-yellow, red and with clear canopy & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.

Roco Bell UH-1D Iroquois Huey Gunship HO Scale - US Army of Luftwaffe, 1/87, 248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Hard to find. Older but well detailed HO scale kit. Includes cockpit and cabin detail, crew of two, rotating main and tail rotors, choice of three different external stores and full color decals for both 'copters listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This was part of an extensive line of Roco HO scale armor, troops, trucks, diorama accessories and more - most commonly known as 'Minitank' models.

MPC Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet TWA, 1/144, 1-4753

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$75   

Still factory sealed but has some splits. Dated 1982 and from quality Airfix molds. Features optional position landing gear and baggage and passenger boarding doors, clear windows and a colorful and large Trans World decal sheet.

Cleveland Mitsubishi A6M-2 Zero (Zeke) - Balsa Flying Aircraft - (A6M2), 1/16, SF-86

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Aoshima Grumman TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber Motorized, 1/72, 301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

Rare. Late 1950s/early 1960s early issue with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Nicely molded kit for that time featuring realistically folding wings, working ailerons, crew of two, wiring and remote control battery holder. It is engineered to be motorized with a Mabuchi Baby Motor, which Aoshima did not furnish (it was available separately). The model as never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory clear internal bag. With the original tube of cement, decals and instructions.

DML Focke-Wulf Ta-152 H-1, 1/72, 5008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

Dated 1992. Very high quality kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes photoetched details and decals for several aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Dewoitine D-510 - French Air Force or Navy, 1/72, 102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Nicely molded for that time with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft 1804 Trevithick The World's First Steam Locomotive, 1/38, 11102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

From ex-Entex molds. The world's first locomotive was the 1804 Trevithick. On February 13 of that year, Richard Trevithick's high pressure steam locomotive pulled five wagons carrying 10 tons of iron and 70 men on the Penydaren Tramroad from Methyr to Abercynon, Wales. The nine miles was covered in four hours and five minutes but much time was lost cutting down several trees and removing some large rocks. At times they reached the unheard of speed of five miles per hour! The performance won a 500 Pound wager for the train's owner, Mr. Samuel Homfrey and proved for once and for all that smooth steel wheels could obtain traction on a smooth iron rail. Until this day, conventional wisdom insisted that only geared wheels running on geared track would be able to pull any load up the slightest grade. The model is from 1996 but the molds pre-date that. Older but very nice kit that is well detailed and molded in wood brown, medium gray and black. Includes display stand. The kit has never been started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the metal parts have been inventoried and NOTE: missing one (round) shaft. Easily made from round stock. Includes instructions.

Welsh Boeing 737-548 - Aer Lingus Airlines, 1/144, SL47

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Very high quality injection molded / metal and vacuform kit with metal details and full decals. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, metal struts, engine cowls, fans, nose and main gear wells, wheels and gear doors. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The big parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Tomy Porsche 356A Speedster, 1/32, MM3201-1600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Rare and incredibly well detailed metal and plastic kit. Features precision cast metal engine, front and rear axle & differential, photoetched metal details and other metal parts, plastic parts molded in white, black, chrome plate and clear with factory painted silver windshield frames. With rubber wheels. There are even decals for the instrument faces. The kit has never been started. The parts are either all still in the factory sealed bags or it has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$110   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of sealed detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, envelopes of wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the box is only fair. The ends are heavily taped and the tape extends onto the box top and bottom. It is graded 'fair', not collectible but an ideal builder as the parts and paperwork are all in very good condition. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$765   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the logo, with 'Aurora' over the 'Northern Lights.' Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or infamous) German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 float plane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and 'very good' gloss and color - there is wear as shown, especially at the corners. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Marlin Chemical and Ladder American Firefighters, 1/48, 101 FC

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. In 1952 Marlin Toy Company of New York City, New York entered the plastic model business. The Revell 'Highway Pioneers' were making a huge impact on the hobby industry and the timing seemed perfect. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters -Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel. The boxes were identical as a cost saving measure - similar to the Revell Highway Pioneers. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After a run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This is an original Marlin kit and contains the Chemical and Ladder. Molded in dark red and yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.