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Special Hobby Avro Anson Mk.1 Colorful Annie - Plus Montex Super Mask Set, 1/48, SH48081

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare kit which includes the following factory-sealed aftermarket accessory: Montex #K48279 Super Mask Set which includes masks for painting the markings on the artwork aircraft as well and inside and out canopy masks. The actual kit is a large-scale Anson that is injection molded with numerous high-definition resin and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Fighter, 1/48, 33-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1958. This is a rare variant which has the 'Famous Fighters' present in the oval logo sunburst logo but does not have the Parents' Magazine Seal and the '98' in a circle at the upper right. The model is molded in silver and clear and includes full landing gear and wing-mounted rockets. Includes Aurora's clear triangle-based two-piece stand. Molded in silver and clear plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. This is reissue of one of Aurora's first two kits (F-90 and F9F) which were actually copies of the Hawk molds. This caused more than one tense meeting at toy trade shows.

Revell M-56 Scorpion - Self Propelled Gun, 1/40, 8300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

This 1982 issue is a perfect 'Classic Builder' because it is from the same molds as the 1958 'S' issue. Features hollow gun barrel that swivels, elevates and recoils, 12 bogie wheels & drive gears, working flexible tracks, operating loading platform and crew. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Whip-Fly Russian Yak-25 Flashlight - Sound and Streamers, 1/50, H158-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

Rare. Based on the 1950s Yak-25 "S" kit, the Flashlight Whip Fly comes with USSR decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. All parts and all paperwork are still in the factory sealed bag. The long side of the box shows the complete Whip-Fly series with the action box art, which includes H151 F9F-8 Cougar, H152 F-84F, H153 F-89D Scorpion, H154 F8U-1 Crusader, H155 F-39 Airacobra and H156 F-101A Voodoo. Although not listed yet, there was also a Whip-Fly Canberra, F-106 and Yak-25 Flashlight. The Whip-Fly series seemed like a good idea...at first. Revell quickly realized that spinning heavily-ballasted, sharp objects at dizzying speeds in or outside the home near groups of children was not the best idea. The series was quickly discontinued.

Revell Peterbilt Black Widow - 353 Tractor Semi Truck, 1/25, 7526

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$215   

Still factory sealed 'round tape' sealed. Rare 1990 issue features hundreds of pieces, fully detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, complete cab and sleeper interior, opening doors, full underside suspension, exhaust and chassis detail, rubber tires and much more.

Aurora PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare, first issue from about 1956. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating propellers. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. This correct stand is included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone at Aurora corrected it. Following that, there are two known corrections: early and late. On the early version, the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or circle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' It was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. This box is the later version - on the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking '5/32' in front of the blot.

Aurora Braniff Boeing 747 - Braniff International Air Lines Jumbo Jet - Young Model Builders Club Issue, 1/156, 750

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

This is the early 1970s Young Model Builders Club release of the classic Aurora 747. It is still in the original 'mailer' box with the glued-on lithograph slick. This colorful model features full color Braniff markings, big 15" wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large display stand. Molded in 'Great Pumpkin' orange and clear. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

J Zinger Products ONE 13-6 And ONE 13-6-10 Wood Propellers NOS - JZ - Bagged

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

NOS (new old stock) from the contents of a R/C-only hobby shop that closed in about 2003. Includes high quality, brand-new & never used wooden propellers of the size and quantity listed. Please note that the package you receive may or may not have the yellow header. I have duplicates of some props and some are missing the header.

Revell 1893 Duryea Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H61-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

1954 'US Antique' series issue molded in black plastic. This kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo only on the box top. Not long after this, the Gowland logo would disappear completely, leaving only the Revell logo. It is also worth noting that this is one of the first non-generic Highway Pioneers boxes. Earlier boxes were all the same, with the kit number and car stamped on the side, usually with a red or black rubber stamp. This box is completely dedicated to the Duryea kit, and even has advertisements for the early Revell 1954 ship and aircraft kits on the long sides. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Italeri Kettenkrad Sd.Kfz. 2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad Typ HK 101, 1/9, 7404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$89   

Very large scale, super detailed model that needs no further introduction. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Roadster, 1/32, C461-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$40   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only mde these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.

Revell 2 Battle of Britain Fighters Spitfire MkI and Bf-109F - Gift Set, 1/32, G288-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$265   

Very hard-to-find 1967 hardbox gift set. One of Revell's very last in a long line of boxed sets. Includes the large 1/32 scale Spitfire with #610 County of Chester markings and the 1/32 Bf-109F of Werner Molders, Kommodore JG51. The Spitfire features many action features - canopy slides to show fully detailed cockpit, wheels and prop rotate, retractable landing gear, removable cowling shows finely detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine and more. The Bf-109F features fully detailed engine, removable panels, full cockpit, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and retracting/extending landing gear. The kit has never been started. Inside, both kits are factory new with all parts and paperwork still sealed in the factory bags.

Balsa USA 1/4 Scale Piper J-3 Cub - 108 Inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft, BA438

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$195   

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**SAVE! Pick up in Lexington, KY and eliminate all shipping charges. I can meet you at our local Panera Bread for delivery.** This is a very large quarter scale Cub that you build from premium quality balsa, hardwood, plywood and spruce. It features precision jig and die-cut parts, molded ABS plastic cowling, rugged pre-bent wire landing gear, complete hardware package, scale decals and much more. Includes super detailed rolled plans and step-by-step photo illustrated instructions. Never started. Inside, everything is exactly as it left the factory. The parts that were factory sealed in bags are still sealed; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. NOTE: this kit came in a very sturdy and thick cardboard box. It will ship in that box wrapped in thick brown paper. If you wish for it to be placed inside another box, let me know in the 'comments' section of checkout but be aware that additional shipping charges will apply.

Zvezda Roman Trireme, 1/72, 8515

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Large scale and highly detailed model. Features hundreds of pieces on 8 sprue, full hull, display stand, complete deck fittings, separately molded oars, working boarding ramp assembly, billowing white sails, blocks, detailed rigging instructions within the steps, knot tying guide, rigging thread in two colors and thicknesses and much more. Includes a detailed painting guide. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

J Zinger Products 18-6 Wood Propellers NOS - JZ - Bagged

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

NOS (new old stock) from the contents of a R/C-only hobby shop that closed in about 2003. Includes two mint condition propellers of the size listed. Please note that sometimes I have more than one sets of this size propellers and sometimes the paper headers are missing. So the ones you receive may not have the paper header; however all propellers are guaranteed to be NOS.

Jo-Han 1931 Cadillac V-16 Cabriolet with Fleetwood Body, 1/25, GC431

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$89   

Still factory sealed and from the mid 1960s. This is a very highly detailed model that features over 160 pieces, full rolling chassis construction just like the actual automobile, steerable wheels, super detailed V-16 engine, removable top and boot, opening hood, spoke wheels, two sidemount spares, rubber tires with white wall inserts, opening/closing rumble seat, 'Pilot Ray Accessory' optional lights, fully detailed interior and more. Usually molded in black, green, rubber, white and clear with one tree of chrome parts.

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.

Aurora 1931 Miller Special 1931 Indianapolis 500 Winner - (ex Best), 1/30, 523-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

Very rare and from 1958. Best originally created the line of Indianapolis 500 Winner kits; Aurora purchased them shortly after their introduction and reissued them for a short time. The model features driver and mechanic figures, some interior detail, spoke wheels and very nice decals. Molded in white plastic with real rubber tires It has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the box is 100% intact with no repairs, no split corners, tears or missing litho but is graded 'good-' because of the age foxing (brown tint) and general but very even wear as shown. Louis Schneider and 'Jigger Johnson' (driver and mechanic) drove the Bowes Seal Special to victory in 1931. The Miller Special had rear wheel drive, and eight cylinder 151.7 CID Miller engine and won the day averages 96.629 miles per hour. The track was dangerously unsafe that year due to a heavy drizzle that made driving over 80 mph dangerous - at one point, drivers were required to slow down to 80 mph and passing was not allowed other than the pit area. There were many spectacular accidents but the rain did relent and there were many speeds over 100 mph in the later part.

Aurora HC-1B Chinook - (CH-47), 1/48, 350-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

First issue hardbox issue dated 1961 with classic Jo Kotula artwork and the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora sunburst logo. Very large 1/48 scale kit with good cockpit and rotor detail, moving rotors, clear side and cockpit windows and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan Jill Type 12 - Carrier Attack Bomber, 1/48, JT61

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Very finely molded and detailed kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, 160 parts, complete cockpit and optional folded wings. Never started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.