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Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. The hardbox is in near mint condition and has remarkable as-new gloss and color. This is very hard to find because the colors on the box top show the slightest wear. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Molded in the correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Lindberg Diesel Tug (Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil) - (ex-Pyro), 1/76, 77221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$34   

Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds. Measures 13.5 inches long when assembled and very nicely detailed for that time. Could be motorized and made R/C (as some other releases were, but you must supply the hardware for this issue). 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.

Pocher Fiat 130 HP Grand Prix de France 1907, 1/8, K70

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$565   

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. Recommended for experienced modelers only. This kit is a perfect reproduction of the original car that won 1st place at the 1907 Grand Prix de France with an average of 113.612 KPH with Felice Nazzaro as the pilot. The prototype of this car was used with the original drawings to create this model. It has 823 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper, aluminum and other materials. Features include super detailed engine, opening hood, complete interior, all pilot controls, operating steering, working suspension, operating steel drive chains and more. The kit has never been started. Almost all the parts are still in the factory sealed bags; but several bags had torn open due to age. So I inventoried those bags and they are complete. I taped them shut for safe transport or put the parts in a new ziplock. Includes complete instructions and decals. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.

Airfix HMS Victory With Sails - Type One Logo - Bagged, 1306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$64   

Very rare first issue from the 1950s. The paper header is in 'excellent++' condition and has like new color and gloss, no price tags, tape or tears. Well molded, small-scale waterline model that includes billowing sails, clear printed ratlines and a water display stand. Measures just over 4.5 inches in length when built. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, ratlines and instructions present. It is in the original clear bag but has been carefully opened and re-stapled.

CM FF1037 USS Bronstein (1981), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$150   

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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$900   

This kit was factory sealed until very recently; due to age, the seal deteriorated. 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. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions and plans. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$49   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1402-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Action-packed artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released its bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker Convair Manned Observational Satellite Vehicle, 1/200, D39-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$195   

Rare kit from the late 1950s. The artwork is by Cal Smith and entitled 'Tender Flight Arriving.' The model is based on Krafft Ehricke design of Convair's Astronautics Division as a 200 foot long, 600 mile-high orbiting laboratory for 4 men. The model is molded in very light blue plastic is 24 inches long when assembled. Includes a black display stand and large stand decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are flat and in amazing 'excellent++' condition. The instructions are 'near mint' with typical yellowing as the only significant flaw.

Airmodel DFS-228 V1, 1/72, AM114

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Basic vac kit. Very nicely molded with recessed detail. This kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts. Not recommended for builders who are not experienced with vacuform kits.

Aurora US Army 155mm Long Tom Gun, 1/48, 331

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$139   

Still factory sealed. 1973 soft box issue in a Big 'A' logo square box. This model has many features including movable wheels, breech, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails, crew of four scale figures, US Army decals and a battlefield display stand.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190 - A5-A3 / A7-R3 / A8-R3 / G-3, 1/32, 1060

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$38   

Nicely detailed. Has optional parts to build any version listed. Features good cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed engine and gun bay with separately molded access panels, detailed gear wells, optional position flaps and a drop tank. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell DD-931 USS Forrest Sherman - 'S' Issue, 1/320, H352-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Original 'S' issue from 1958 with classic Revell box art. Full hull kit with very good detail for that time. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, a gun barrel. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Airfix Fokker F-27 Friendship (F27) - Braathens Safe Air Transport - Third Logo Issue, 1/72, 583

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$56   

1960s style logo with colorful decals for Braathens SAFE Air Transport A/S. Features good cockpit, working rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracted or extended landing gear, rotating propellers & wheels and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays better than the 'good-' rating but is graded as such because there is a closed split along the left edge.

Hasegawa Grumman A-6E Intruder - US Navy VA-35 'Black Panthers' (low vis) USS Nimitz / US Marines VMA(AW)-332 'Moon Lighters' (low vis), 1/72, 709

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

This 'E' variant of the venerable Intruder is nicely detailed and features fine raised and recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well details, optional position speed brakes and drop tank and iron bomb load-out. With decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han Mickey Thompson's Titanium Pinto Funny Car, 1/25, C-206-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

Dates from about 1971 and well detailed for that time. Features full blown engine, complete copy of the original titanium chassis, Digger type roll cage, freon fire extinguishers, American Mag front wheels, Halibrand rear wheels, M/T Avenger headers, transaxle and drive train detail, steering and linkage, wheelie bars, fuel and oil tanks and more. Molded in white, chrome and clear with rubber tires. Never started. NOTE: missing (1) part, the starter. It has been inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Pyro French Galley La Reale - 1526 French Navy Flagship, B378-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very nicely molded small scale ship model. Features finely engraved hull and deck details, oars, separately molded deck fittings, billowing sails and display stand with a name plate. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-7 Compania Mexicana De Aviacion, 1/122, H222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$110   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find Lodela issue with CMA markings. The actual parts are from Revell's famous 'Pre-S' kit from 1954/55.

Hobby Craft Lockheed F-94A Starfire - PA ANG or USAF Decals, 1/48, HC1597

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with a fine recessed panel lines, full cockpits, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, optional position canopy and drop tanks. Decals for 103rd FIS 1953 PA ANG and USAF F-94A 1953.

Ambroid TWO ACF Center Flow Hopper Cars With Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit - Decals for Koppers Plastics, 1/88, 3

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

$26   

From about 1962/3. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. Includes two sets (four trucks total) of factory assembled sprung trucks. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, two full sheets of colorful and extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.