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William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$52   

Very rare. Has a box art variation from the other issue of CR110. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" (1/24) and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype and detailed painting instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed are inventoried complete including plans and instructions. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

Lindberg Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/48, 519-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$58   

Sale Pending
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Late 1950s kit with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Probably the second issue of this kit. Color and gloss are as new, there are no price tags or tag marks and all four corners are solid and original. There is no fading, no stains and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Very light wear is the only flaw. Features two pilots with seats, clear canopy, raised panel detail, full landing gear (can easily be built with gear in the retracted position also), 'rocket' nose, display stand and colorful decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Train-Miniature Libby's Food Products Refrigerator Car / Edelweiss Beer 40' Wood Reefer / A&W Annapee & Western 40' Wood Reefer - HO Kits, HO, 8075

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

SALE! Includes all three kits in the original boxes. They have never been started. Each is either still in the original internal factory parts bag or inventoried complete. Includes instructions. Description: early injection molded train kits that are highly detailed and nicely molded. Includes completely factory painted and lettered one-piece body, separate floor, hidden weight, authentic prototype truck side frames, free rolling self-lubricated journals and detailed wheel sets.

Bandai M60A1 Patton Medium Tank Motorized, 1/24, 4260-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Rare. Very large and highly detailed kit with dual RE-26 motorized drive through an all-metal gearbox. Excellent detail and loaded with working features including working suspension, rotating turret and elevating gun, flexible tubing and wiring, working hatches and rear doors, metal antennas, rotating machine gun turret and elevating machine gun, treads built one link at a time and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Color Me Gone Roger Lindamood's Funny Car - With Factory Painted Body And Twin Chutes, 1/25, 1-0756-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$425   

Very Rare early 1970s issue. Features factory painted body in metallic blue - this paint is in amazing 'mint' condition and has been protected for shipping. Includes detailed engine, complete funny car chassis build up just like the actual car, detailed suspension and driveline, racing cockpit, lift-off body with front support and more. Includes two 'popped' drag chutes and rigging instructions. Molded in the correct blue, yellow, red-tinted clear, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Chrome plating is in amazing 'near mint++' condition. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition. There are no tire burns on the parts but NOTE: there is one tire burn on the decal sheet. This kit must be shipped insured.

AV USK IK-3, 1/72, AV1009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Limited edition injection molded kit. Well detailed. Features photoetched brass fret of parts, film instruments and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Precise Douglas Bendix Royal Canadian Air Force Sparrow II Missile For The CF-105 Arrow

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$550   

Very rare and historical piece from the CF-105 program weapons subcontractor, Douglas-Bendix. The Sparrow II was to be the weapons system for the supersonic CF-105 Arrow interceptor; please note the "R.C.A.F." on the body and Roundel on the fin. However, major problems prevented the Sparrow II from ever seeing operational service and played a small roll in the demise of the Arrow. Other systems were more expensive or less effective. The AWG-9 was offered, but was too costly. The Falcon was offered (and originally planned), but was not adequate. Thus this beautiful and capable aircraft was without a weapons system, which contributed to the ultimate cancellation. This very rare display model was made by Precise as a promotional item for Douglas and Bendix (the two main contractors). The missile is 6.5 inches long as is the clear base. It comes in the original shipping box with a two-sided information card on the missile. Condition is near mint - it has only been taken out of the box twice. Base upright reads 'Douglas Bendix Sparrow II'. No touch ups/repairs or cracks. Insurance required on shipping.

Monogram Super G Constellation - TWA, 1/131, PA19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Sale Pending
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1997 reissue of the 'Four Star' kit from 1957. From the original molds and made in silver and white plastic just like the original issue. Kit features two Hostesses, two passenger loading ramps, battery truck, rotating propellers and full color TWA stripes including all stripes. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Dodge Viper GTS, 1/24, 181

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

From 1998. Very nice kit that is completely factory painted - simply build and enjoy. Features mainly metal parts with some details are injection molded plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Beechcraft Musketeer - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsawood Model Airplane, 1/19, 308

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the 1970. Features a very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood and spars, excellent vacuform cowl, vacuform optional wheel pants, pilot and spinner, finished wooden wheels, plastic prop, clear window material, rubber motor, covering tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram 1956 Ford Thunderbird with Metal Body - (T-Bird), 1/24, 6101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

1977 issue. Includes die cast metal body and body parts with plastic details and chassis. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features full engine, full interior and underside details, opening hood, removable hardtop and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please NOTE that the steering wheel is intact in one piece but has closed cracks.

KVZ Mi-1 Hare and Mi-4 Hound, 1/100

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

$18   

Includes both factory sealed kits. KVZ was an East German company producing kits from 1969 to 1973. During this time, they produced some fantastic Cold War kits of Soviet and Eastern Bloc Airliners, Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$119   

First issue from the early 1950s. Rare, big 1/48 scale kit. Please note the early Aurora rectangular logo, which was used from about 1953 to 1955. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 'excellent' condition, flat decals and instructions and even includes the original factory tissue paper. NOTE: although the kit is complete, 1/8 inch (.31cm) of one-half of a tip tank is gone - it either broke off or was short shot.

Aurora Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha Medium Tank with Army or Navy Markings, 1/48, 325

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$129   

Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit in the 'Big A' box from 1972. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.

Sanwa Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 'Oscar', 1/106, 121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$55   

Hard-to-find. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Mania Mitsubishi C5M1 Ki-15 I Babs, 1/72, R-2001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Very high quality model. Features excellent detail throughout, very complete interior and crew stations and more. With a beautiful full color painting guide and decals for several aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Bristol 175 Britannia The Whispering Giant With Frog Glue and Paint - BOAC Air Lines, 1/96, 350P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$179   

Rare from the late 1950s and even rarer in this condition. Large model features a full, unopened tube of FROG cement (still flexible), a factory glass vile of white paint (still good), the correct, large, blue FROG display stand, full landing gear, rotating props and and two colorful BOAC decal sheets. One includes the optional blue full size vertical stabilizer markings and the other is a very large and extensive sheet with all striping, logos, side windows, flags, registration for six different aircraft and more. The decals are flat (except the one end of the long sheet that is always curved) and very good with the original factory wax paper protector in place. The instructions are excellent also with only slight discoloration. The four props are still on the factory cardboard holder and have no broken blades. Even the Frog factory inspection sticker is still present "Packed by No.11 In the event of complaint please return this slip." never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Premiere TWO Shorts Tucano T.MK.1, 1/72, P1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$25   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Kit #1 is never started and 100% complete. Kit #2 is 100% but has minor and 'professional' quality to a few sub assemblies as follow: seats and sticks to floor; wing halves assembled; engine nacelle built. There is no other assembly. Cleanly molded and detailed with recessed panel lines. Includes markings for one of 6 RAF Trainer aircraft.

Hobby Craft Vampire FB9 Desert Fighter - Iraqi or Zimbabwe Markings, 1/48, HC1550

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Nicely molded with recessed panel lines, good cockpit, twin underwing external tanks, detailed landing gear and a full paint guide and decals for both countries. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.