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Faller F-4 Phantom II - Luftwaffe, 1/100, 1105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Rare kit from the 1960s. Nicely molded for the time featuring good surface and inlet detail, optional position landing gear, crew and some cockpit detail, centerline drop tank, 12 gravity bombs and pylons, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and what appears to be two Bullpup AGM. Molded in light gray, dark gray and clear with the correct Faller clear stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original Faller packing inspection slip.

Sanwa Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver, 1/116, 1116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' 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.

Aurora Jap Zero (Aircraft Carrier Artwork) - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$650   

Third issue of the rare Zero from Aurora. First issue was the 59 cent Brooklyn issue, then came the 88-59 'Carrier' issue, then this 'Carrier' issue 88-69. This art was only issued for one year and maybe less. Molded in brilliant high gloss yellow and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and correct decals and instructions.

Westerfield 48-6' Long ECC Drop End Gondola (No Stakes) - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 7101

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.

Blue Max Pfalz D-XII - (DXII) Lt. Max Kanrner Jast 35 August 1918 / Jasta 23b September '18, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Limited edition kit - one only 1500 made. Very nicely molded and detailed kit with main injection molded parts and many cast metal details. Has decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Gouda Dutch Man-O-War - 17th Century, B212-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Rare Pyro kit from 1967. Large scale - measures about 14 inches long when assembled. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features well over 250 parts, individually molded cannon, cradles and cannon hull hatches, separately molded fife rails with belaying pins, pre-molded rat lines, billowing sails, blocks and two photos for use in rigging the ship. The kit has never been started. The white parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the brown parts were not sealed and have been inventoried complete including instructions. Any kit of a Dutch 17th Century Man-o-War is rare - this may be the only injection molded kit ever made of this famous subject. The Gouda fought in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. She was built about 1636 and was commanded by Jan Egbertsz Ooms. The Gouda and other ships from Witte de With's fleet were lost in a storm in early November 1653. Pyro did not cut molds based on popularity, but usually by the historical significance of the subject. This was not a good injection-molded model business practice, but many collectors and builders are grateful today for these kits. Please read the articles about Pyro Kit History and Pyro's founder. Both articles are located on this website.

Revell DC-7 Flagship American Airlines One-Piece Stand Arm Pre-S Issue, 1/122, H219-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$165   

Rare, true first issue dated 1955 with the correct Pre-S fantastic artwork of a DC-7 at the moment just before touchdown. Please note, this is the correct first release with the one-piece plastic stand arm and instructions that illustrate this. There is even a rarer factory rubber stamp on the instructions to correct step one! Also, the main gear axles are separate parts on this issue. On the second issues the gear struts were modified and the axles were moved to the wheels, and the stand arm was changed to two plastic parts because the one-piece stand arm was fragile and in use it broke easily. Very few were made as Revell quickly corrected this weakness. Correctly molded in gloss silver and clear and a large, colorful decal sheet. Inside, the kit has never been started. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory with all small parts still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' clear bag and the larger parts not sealed and inventoried complete. Instructions are 'excellent' with the detailed American Airlines route map on the back. Decals are 'excellent' also and flat with no curl and light yellowing. The box has a tear as shown, clear tape on the long sides and general wear as shown. All four corners are solid and original and the color and gloss are excellent.

Monogram OS2U Kingfisher Mexican Naval Air Force - Wheels or Floats, 1/48, 5304A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$56   

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Rare Necomisa issue dated 1977. Includes markings for sea or land base Mexican Kingfishers. Can be built with wheels for land operation or floats. The kit has never been started. All of the blue colored plastic parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The clear sprue was never sealed, and it is inventoried and missing one small part: clear, flat wing light lens. Easily made with clear glue. Otherwise complete and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 100% intact and flat but have the typical age micro-cracking.

Entex B-29 Superfortress - (ex Marusan / ex-Entex), 1/100, 8502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$30   

Still factory sealed. From the 1970s and issued from original Marusan molds; this may have been the last use of these molds. This is a nice, early model featuring moving control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, cockpit detail, crew, full landing gear and more. While originally issued by Marusan, this kit was also issued by UPC and perhaps others; mold swapping was commonly practiced in Japan.

ITC Stinson Model T Tri-Motor - Eastern Air Service, 1/61, 3722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$165   

Rare. This famous early 1930s transport was the primary competition of the Ford Tri-Motor and saw widespread use. It was the idea of E.L. Cord, the money behind the aircraft and the owner of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg automobile company. Cord also owned Lycoming, the engines that ended up on the final product. Another of Cord's companies was Century Airlines, which naturally used the aircraft. Century later became part of American Airlines. The Model T was used by many other airlines including Eastern, Delta, Braniff, TWA, United and American when they rolled up Century. The Tri-Motor carried 10 passengers, baggage and of course the mail, which was critical to early airline revenue. The aircraft proved successful and economical to operate. Includes clear windows, interior with passengers and pilots, Eastern Air Service decals and clear blue-tinted display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The clear parts and decals are still in the factory sealed bag.

Klingon Armorer Avenger Class Heavy Frigate Star Trek Federation

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$39   

Limited production kit consisting of 30 highly detailed parts molded in .040 inch styrene. All panel lines are recessed. When assembled the kit measures about 18 inches long when assembled. Includes full instructions. Never started. Complete with all parts on uncut sheets.

Marx Chris Craft Constellation With Power Kit - 30 Inches Long, 1/20, 5707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$495   

One of the finest motor yacht kits ever made. From the late 1950s. Features very good detail and 225 parts. Measures approximately 30" long, 10" high and 8 inches wide when assembled. Can be made for radio control or as a highly detailed static model. Molded with cast metal accessories, metal and brass hardware and classic 1950s turquoise, brown, white, clear and peach colored and chrome plated plastic. Includes the captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'. Even rarer than the kit itself is the included 'Marx Chris Craft Twin Electric Motor Power Kit' which is mint in the box. Inside it has two 'Mighty Monty' electric motors, battery holder, motor holders, wiring, switches, full instruction sheet and more. Both the Power Kit an and the model have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Has minor assembly: #1 small retainers, rudder post and prop shaft post have been installed and one bathing beauty has her bathing suit painted red. Quality of installation is very high. No other assembly. The flat hull glass windows have glue marks and smears; I have included them but also included plenty of thick plastic clear stock. You can easily duplicate these windows as they are simply flat clear parts. Just cut then bigger than the hull window openings and glue to the inside.

Pocher Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Monza 1931, 1/8, K71

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$1200   

This kit is still factory sealed in the clear cello wrap but the seal has splits. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This kit has 1954 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many other material. Working features include operating steering, working suspension, lights that operate from the dashboard, doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles, starting handle that operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, Fan, dynamo and more in the engine and much more. Recommended for experienced models only. This is the desirable early version with the most realistic wheel construction. Each wheel is built just like a real spoke wheel with individual spokes and well over 100 parts each. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.

Fujimi Ki-43 Hayabusa 'Oscar', 1/70, 7A4-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

From the very early 1960s. Fujimi Japan issue with very collectible box artwork and glossy box top. Features rotating prop, retractable undercarriage, working ailerons and pilot figure. Never started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora USS Iowa BB61 Battleship - (With Decals for Iowa / Missouri / Wisconsin / New Jersey), 1/600, 705-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$139   

Dated 1957. This is the first issue of this kit; please note the 'Famous Fighters' northern-lights oval Aurora logo. The box is in unusually good condition with like-new colors and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, tears or missing litho and no price tags or tag marks. Flaws include light general wear and scuffing (mainly on the sides) and some age spotting. Features one piece full hull, rotating triple 16" gun turrets, 5" secondary turrets, pom-pom guns, lifeboats, prop and rudder detail, 2 float planes with catapults, display stand and decals for the Iowa, Missouri or New Jersey. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Entex Douglas DC-3 or C-47 - North Central Airlines / C-47 with Normandy Invasion Stripes / C-47 with Skis, 1/100, 8504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Very nice kit from quality Nitto Kagaku molds. Features very fine all recessed panel lines, excellent fully detailed cockpit, clear cabin and cockpit windows, separate fuselage for DC-3 and C-47, two types of props, rear and mid nacelles, other specific DC-3 and C-47 parts, optional skis for the main gear and decals for three aircraft - colorful and complete North Central markings for 'Old #18' which had logged 12 million miles (more than any other plane in history at that time), a D-Day Invasion C-47 with full invasion stripes and a ski C-47. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 346-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

Very rare first and only hardbox issue from the tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Televisions smash hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora is no exception. This example has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape, tags or tears and zero fading. The only flaws are very slight foxing and very slight general corner wear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, Me-109 and FW-190.

Minicraft 1931 Ford Model A Closed Cab Pickup, 1/16, 11204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

Very large scale (1/16) and highly detailed kit. Molded in blue, black, clear, chrome plate, real rubber tires and metal axles, chain and rivets. Kit features full rolling chassis build up just like the real car, detailed engine, full suspension, complete interior, correctly opening hood, opening doors and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Entex Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, 1/16, 9019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$155   

Very large scale and highly detailed. Molded in white, dark red, black, silver, chrome plated and with rubber tires. Features fully detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, complete inner-body substructure, suspension and steerable front wheels, full interior, opening Gullwing doors and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Palmer 1940 Ford Custom Convertible, 1/32, 403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Suitable for Slot Car racing. Molded in a stunning gloss Pepto-Bismol Pink, clear and chrome plated plastic. Features a detailed underside chassis with separately molded front axle and suspension, full interior and even decals. NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat assembly. The two sides and hood have been glued to the chassis. Quality of the work done is 'near mint++.' All is perfectly straight, the gaps are as minimal as they could ever be and the rear deck dry fits perfectly. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.