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Scale Models Ford 1929 Model A Station Wagon - (ex Hubley), 1/20, 4006

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$72   

Large 1/20 scale kit from former Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier by Gabriel). The model has over 75 metal castings including body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details and a tree of chrome plated parts as well. With real rubber tires. Features working steering, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hose and more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Duracraft Inc Dura-Plane With Extras - 45 Inch Wingspan R/C Trainer Quick Build

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

Very rugged and crash-survivable R/C trainer that is easy to build. Features 45" molded foam wing, durable PVC fuselage, aluminum main channel, aluminum landing gear and all hardware included. Designed for .20 to .40 two cycle power and a 3 to 4 channel radio. Building time is estimated at 6-10 hours. Includes highly illustrated instructions for building and radio installation. Iron on covering is not requred. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed internal bags. The parts never sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. Includes the following after-market extra parts: (2) 2.5 Inch Wheels, Du-Bro #140 5/32" plated brass Dura Collars (sealed), Du-Bro fuel tank (sealed), Blue Line Silicone thick fuel line (sealed) and a big sealed package of R/C Latex Foam for shock mounting equipment. NOTE that this item will be shipped in the factory-original sturdy shipping box unless you specify otherwise. If you do wish to have it boxed, extra shipping will apply.

Faller Heinkel He-162A, 1/100, 1162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

Rare model kit from the early to mid 1960s and nicely molded for that time in a beautiful swirl green and brown plastic and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals for multiple aircraft and instructions. Even includes the original Faller packing inspection quality control sheet.

Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Blue Angels - (F11F1), 1/48, 541-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Classic 1950s hardbox kit with Ray Gaedke artwork. Rare first issue with 98 cent price extension and still the only early short nose F11F Tiger kit in 1/48 scale. Features fine raised panel details, movable ailerons, rudder and elevators and detailed engine with opening inspection panel. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Best 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner, 1/30, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. In the early 1950s Best Hobby Kits (Best Plastic Corporation of Brooklyn, NY) entered the infant USA plastic model kit market with a series of Indianapolis 500 winners. Six kits were issued - the 1920 Monroe Special, 1922 Murphy Special, 1931 Miller Special, 1935 Gilmore Special, 1940 Maserati Racer and 1953 Fuel Injection Special. The kits were priced correctly and featured 'Super Detailed' parts (for the time). It is unknown why the line failed to sell - it may have been distribution. Best was certainly not a large player in the business. The kit features real rubber Firestone racing tires, decals and some interior detail. The kit has not been started. All parts are still in the original 'krinkle' bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort - Sea Power Issue, 1/249, H423-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

1961 'Sea Power' issue that is seldom seen. This was issued after the "S" and right before the 'Commander Series' issue Large scale, full-hull model is very nicely detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Does NOT include mini-catalog and trading cards/stamp.

MPC Ford Mustang Super Stocker Short Oval Track Racer, 1/25, 1-2753

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Very rare. One-and-only issue from the late 1970s or early 1980s. This is a very well detailed kit for that time. Features detailed engine, very complete suspension, full race chassis and cage built up, opening hood and removable body. Molded in white, black, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one small part, suspension link #4L. 4R is present and can be used as a pattern as this part can be made. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: there is a tire burn mark on the windshield.

Verneuil Panhard 1891 Europe Model Kits, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

The 1891 Panhard was among the very first 'modern' cars and with it's groundbreaking innovations was certainly the grandfather of the present day automobile. Rare kit of this historic automobile from when France clearly lead the automotive world in technology and quality. This happened largely because the French people, government and authorities embraced the horseless carriage; this was the opposite of what happened in most countries, especially Great Britain where they regulated it almost completely out of existence. Nicely detailed and molded with about 75 parts in black plastic. Features detailed suspension and drive line and includes large instruction2 with numbered parts layout, completely illustrated step-by-step instructions, and text instructions and automobile history in French. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: instructions are quality photocopies.

ESCI Mercedes Benz 230G Cross Country, 1/24, 3022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$62   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit with full frame assembly with separately molded driveline and suspension, detailed interior, optional position tail gates and more.

Revell DC-7 'United Flight 707' Airport Set - 'S' Kit, 1/122, H220-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$495   

Rare and very desirable kit with the Disney Promotional Sticker. Contains the colorful United DC-7 and all the accessories shown on the box top - Texaco fuel truck, boarding stairs, United Red Carpet, stanchions, tow tractor with tow bar, baggage truck with three baggage carts and figures for the pilot, refueler, model, stewardess, camera man and two drivers for the tow and baggage tractors. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no tape or tag marks, no fading and no litho damage. Light and even general wear are the only flaws. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is complete. The aircraft small parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The aircraft parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The airport parts have been inventoried complete (they are in the original bag but it has been opened). Includes excellent decals and instructions.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$62   

1969 Big A hardbox issue in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya Sd.Kfz.251/9 Ausf.D (7.5cm KwK37L) Kanonenwagen, 1/35, 35147

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$27   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and cleanly molded.

Revell DD-445 USS Fletcher Destroyer Flanker Series, 1/301, H371-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$55   

From 1964. Hardbox issue featuring framable John Steele artwork. Large and detailed full-hull kit builds up to almost 15" long. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Heller Potez 63-II - (6311), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$30   

Early to mid 1960s issue with high-gloss, wrap around box art and before Heller kits carried kit numbers. The 63.II was a further development of the successful Potez 631 and was used in the scouting and observation role. Four squadrons were equipped with this type. They saw heavy action and 63.11 losses were the greatest of all Armee de l'Air combat aircraft during the Invasion of France. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Thor and Jupiter IRMB Missiles - History Makers Issue, 1/110, 8639

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$129   

Still factory sealed. 1983 limited edition that includes the reissues of the two classic kits from the late 1950s. Originally these were two separate 'S' issue kits. Thor comes with launcher and support equipment. Jupiter includes the launcher, erecting trailer and truck.

Revell Pontiac Club de Mer Show Car - From 1956 GM Motorama, 1/25, 1223

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the famous 'S' kit. Ideal builder.

Aeroclub Bristol Scout D, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$30   

Still factory sealed. Very nice injection molded main parts with cast metal details, shaped struts and decals.

Jim Walker Pursuit Ready-To-Fly Airplane, 89-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Very rare in this condition. Jim Walker produced a line of ready-to-fly balsa aircraft in the 1940s and early 1950s and the Pursuit was one of the flagships. The bigger brother of the Hornet had a bigger wingspan, could hold a great deal more rubber (and with extra), had a better endurance, instructions for using a winder up to 400 turns and had a more ornate factory paint job. This example has always been in collector hands. The box has great colors and both lids and all four flaps are present and complete. I have given it an internal cardboard 'sleeve' for proper support - these boxes were very weak and this is necessary to keep it as nice as it is and protect it in shipping. Inside, it is factory new with all parts in great condition. Even the color printing on the wood is as new. It has never been built and has been inventoried complete. The instructions are on the box side. Very few of these survived; they were inexpensive, disposable items that were great fun to fly.

Varney US Navy Fleet Submarine, 1/240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$1100   

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 carry the kits due to a lack of reporders. 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 were released by O-Lin and Lindberg. This kit is a superb, investment-grade "excellent++" example. The box top has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no tape or price tags, no marks from tape or tags and no tears or other litho damage. Flaws include very light and even edge wear (as shown), very slight 'dishing' inward and very light foxing on two box sides. Inside, the kit is still as it came from the factory. The yellow parts display is 'very good++' and the only flaw is the scuffing as shown. The small parts bag is still factory sealed and factory stapled to the yellow display. The glass display stand arm is tucked into its holder. The heavy one-piece molded hull is beautiful and in rare crack-free condition and cradled into the holder. The base was factory glued to the yellow display but has come loose. It also includes the unused factory tube of Testors cement in its own holder. Very large instruction sheet is near mint 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 'near mint' condition on the hull and 'excellent' on the stand base. A rare example of a classic kit. Shipped with insurance only.

Nichimo U-Boat Type IXB Wolfpack U-107 Submarine Motorized - With Mabuchi Motor, 1/200, U-2009-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$52   

Large scale kit that is well molded and detailed. Includes all motorizing hardware and even a vintage boxed Mabuchi FA-130 motor. Can be made R/C with today's micro components. Features complete deck fittings, removable torpedo magazine covers with torpedoes inside, rotating deck gun, hand rails and five crew members. Molded in two colors, red and gray. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.