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Life-Like Corythosaurus Dinosaur - Ex Pyro Prehistoric Monsters, 09280

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

From the early to mid 1970s and from the original molds dated about 1968. This one originally one of the eight popular Pyro Dinosaur kits. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Williams Brothers Northrop Gamma Texaco Sky Chief or Polar Star, 1/72, 72-214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. The Gamma was designed by John Northrop and was considered very advanced in 1933. The airplane was an instant success. Texaco took delivery of the first one and set numerous cross-country speed records, in addition to being a crowd favorite at air shows. Dr. Lincoln Ellsworth used a Gamma in 1935 for a successful Trans-Antarctic Flight in the 'Polar Star'. This aircraft now rests in the Smithsonian. Gammas were also flown by Howard Hughes and Jacqueline Cochran. The model is very nicely molded and detailed and can build one of two versions of the Sky Chief (Phase I or III) or one of two versions of the Polar Star (Phase I or II)and includes all optional parts required to do so including two different engines, cowlings, nose sections, two and three blade propellers, canopies, one and two seat cockpits and tail wheels as required. Includes an extensive Micro-Scale color decal sheet for two versions each of the Polar Star and Sky Chief.

Lindberg Diesel Tugboat - (ex-Pyro Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil), 70897

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. From quality ex-Pyro molds. Measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Could be motorized with modifications Pyro originally designed it for water operation (with their optional electric powerpack).

Aurora De Havilland Tiger Moth, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the bottom and left, and the box has damage as shown on the left. First issue dated 1958 with brilliant Jo Kotula box artwork. This was a very nice kit for that time.

Fujimi Supermarine Spitfire P.R. Mk19 Blue Invader - 682 Sq Italy 1945 - PM655 Photographic Reconnaissance Benson 1947-48 - 541 Sq Benson late 1944, 1/72, C-12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

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Very beautifully molded and accurate model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Captures all the differences in the PR Spitfire including 5 blade prop, retractable reconnaissance camera, optional exhaust pipes for each model as well as the canopy, machine guns, main wing rim and the rear 1/2 of the fuselage. Features very fine all recessed panel lines and excellent detail throughout. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber, 1/72, F161

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Nicely molded with fine panel line detail and no rivets. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators, rudder, crew of two and torpedo loadout. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors SR-75 Penetrator Spyplane, 1/72, 4078

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Includes all accessories shown on box top. Large kit of the secret aircraft that has reportedly replaced the SR-71. Model is over 26 inches long when assembled. Never started and inventoried with all parts present, 'mint' condition decals and instructions. Includes paint and glue, but no knife or brushes. This is the pre 1994 'lower parts count' version of this kit. In 1994 Testors had a reissue that simply added a tree of parts with landing gear, cockpit, clear, etc.

Hobby Japan Bromption Folding Bicycle, 1/12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

Rare. This is a large-scale model of the famous Brompton folding bicycle. It is well detailed and molded in red plastic with a few metal parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that the instructions are correct for this kit but are from a magazine. The instructions include photos of a built model.

AMT Western Auto Monte Carlo Race Car, 1/25, 8404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Detailed kit with over 100 parts, full engine and frame detail, racing cockpit, colorful decals and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1910 International Auto Wagon - Highway Pioneers US Antique Series, 1/32, H62-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

1954 early issue molded in bright yellow plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. 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.

Hasegawa N1K2-J George, 1/72, B1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$20   

Still factory sealed.

Monogram F-104C Starfighter - NAM Tour of Duty Issue, 1/48, 5455

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$30   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left short side. Limited issue kit from 1988 released in promotion with the TV series 'Tour of Duty'. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features full cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed cannon bay with optional position access door, detailed gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and optional position speed brakes with detailed wells.

Faller Noratlas 2501 Motorized - Luftwaffe, 1/100, 1501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare kit from the 1960s designed for dual electric motor drive with the Faller no. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not furnished; Faller sold the motor separately). Nicely molded for the time featuring rotating propellers, positionable ailerons, rudders and elevator, optional position rear boarding door and forward crew boarding door, rear drive-on boarding ramp, clear side and cockpit windows and more. The kit has never been started. The small and motorizing specific parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Comet Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, 1/62, PL500-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Hard-to-find 1950s issue. Shortly after this release, Comet sold all their model molds to Aurora. Comet had made two F-104 kits - this is the larger scale one. Inside, the kit is like new and molded in gloss silver and clear. Includes the Comet Model Hobbycraft catalog mailer. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals in amazing 'near mint' condition and 'excellent' instructions. This is the second issue with one instruction sheet. The first issue actually had two instructions sheets - the standard one, and the Supplement. The first draft of the instructions left out the stand ball retainer, and the supplement includes that omission.

Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 Fighter - No 41 Sq RAF 1950 or No. 19 Sq 1950, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Red Series issue includes parts and decals to make either aircraft and an excellent full color painting guide on the bottom of the box for both aircraft. Quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.

Hawk Laird Solution Racer With Racing Pylon Stand, 1/48, 628-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Hardbox issue from 1962 with great Bill Campbell box artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time with excellent fit, fine recessed panel lines and raised rib lines. Includes Pylon Racing Stand that is ideal for a 1930 racing diorama. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The Laird Solution won the first official Thompson Trophy Race in 1930 at the Curtiss-Wright Reynolds Airport in Chicago. The Laird was the only Biplane to win the Thompson and it beat all the military aircraft. Charles 'Speed' Holman was the pilot and was the first civilian to attain a speed over 200 mph in a closed course event nationally. E. M. Laird Airplane Company built the aircraft for BF Goodrich. Construction began only 3 weeks before the race. There was only one 10 minute trial flight before the aircraft won the race.

AMT 3 Muscle Cars 1966 Ford Fairlane GT/GTA / 1968 Plymouth Road Runner / 1965 Pontiac GTO, 1/25, 8123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$62   

Dated 1992 and contains all three models featuring detailed engines and engine compartments, opening hoods, detailed underside, full interiors and more. The kits have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog TWO Westland Wyvern - 830 Sq HMS Eagle Suez 1956 / 827 Sq HMS Eagle 1955 - Red Series, 1/72, F198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Includes TWO models. Has markings for both aircraft. Very nicely molded with no rivets - just fine panel lines. The kit has never been started. One kit is mint, never never started and complete except the display stand. The second kit has "professional" quality sub assembly and is inventoried complete except for the display stand.

Heller Amerigo Vespucci Italian Sailing Ship, 1/150, 80807

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

$75   

Still factory sealed. Out of production. Large and highly detailed kit of the famous Italian Navy training sailing ship. Includes vacuform billowing sails, rigging material and full rigging instructions.

Franklin Mint Armour Collection F-86 Sabre Jet European Camo Finish, 1/48, B11B928

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Brand new, never removed from the box and complete. High quality die-cast model that is completely factory built and painted. Please note the canopy is present, but Franklin Mint shipped them off the model. You have to snap it on to install it. When I saw this kit had never been removed from the packaging, I did not open it. If any of the paperwork is important to you, let me know before you purchase and I will check for you. This is what Franklin Mint says about each of these models: "Each of our die-cast models are hand-assembled and hand painted to ensure quality and authentic detail. To create each exciting precision replica, our designers and engineers make exhaustive examinations of their subject from every conceivable angle; photographing, sketching and in many cases studying the actual plans. Months are spent sculpting a scale prototype that captures even the most intricate details. The result: A precision-engineered model of unsurpassed quality that you will be proud to own and display. Each is a masterpiece of the model maker's art, reflecting our passion for perfection, our total commitment to superb craftsmanship, and our abiding respect for quality and authenticity."