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Revell S.S. Hope Hospital Ship - The World's First Peacetime Hospital Ship with Master Modelers Stamp And Hope Booklet, 1/500, H388-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$145   

1962 hardbox 'Master Modeler' issue. This is the famous ship of Project Hope, which was financed by private citizens and US Industry. The ex-Navy Hospital ship was equipped with the latest technology and a staff of 6 doctors, nurses and technicians. The Hope and crew toured the world, treating disease and training doctors in the latest developments in medical science. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is factory new. All parts and all paperwork is still sealed in the factory clear bag. I can see that the special Hope booklet about the ship is present.

Revell Nike Hercules Missile 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1804-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Original 1958 'S' issue hardbox with dramatic box art. Not the common 1990s reissue. Color and gloss are factory new and all four corners are solid. There are are no price tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks other than the original factory sealing tape (of course). No fading, rips, tears, stains or missing litho. Flaws includes two light creases and general wear - more to the short end panel than anywhere else. Features missile with separating booster stage, operating launcher and three man crew. Molded in the correct white and dark olive drab. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even the factory-original 'thick paper towel' that Revell used for a short time in the 1950s is present. Decals and instructions are both in 'excellent+' condition.

Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk, 1/48, 5436

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

1985 issue. High quality kit that is well molded and detailed. Features full cockpits, pilots, optional position leading edge slats, detailed gear wells, external load out missiles, bombs and drop tanks, optional position air brakes and canopy and pilot boarding ladder. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Ideal 1956 Desoto Fireflite 4 Door Friction Drive Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Original dealer promotional model in 'good-' condition. There is very little body warping which is rare. The original friction drive is intact. Cream and purple color is original but has general wear and some age foxing as shown. The clear is 'very good' but can use cleaning. The tires are almost like new - if it was played with, it was not for long. No parts are missing and it is original except that the chassis has been painted black and some of the fine trim (door handles, trim, etc) has been correctly and very neatly adult painted. The quality is good enough to pass for factory paint.

Ideal 1955 Desoto Fireflite 4 Door Friction Drive Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

Original dealer promotional model in 'good' condition. There is very little body warping which is rare. The original friction drive is intact. Green and white color is original and nice other than general wear and some light age foxing. The clear is 'very good' but can use cleaning. The tires are almost like new - if it was played with, it was not for long. No parts are missing and it is original except that the chassis has been painted black and some of the fine trim (door handles, trim, etc) has been correctly and very neatly adult painted. The quality is good enough to pass for factory paint.

Monogram B-25H Mitchell Medium Bomber, 1/48, 5500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

1977 release 'short box' which does contain the desirable full color diorama instructions. Features excellent detail inside and out with full interior, optional position bomb bay doors with bomb load, rotating turrets and elevating guns, optional position crew hatch, and rotating props. The kit has never been started. The parts that Monogram factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals, diorama sheet and instructions.

Revell Ocean Exploration Vessel (Jacques-Yves Cousteau's Calypso), 1/125, 05101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

Rare. 2010 issue from the original 1976 molds. To avoid license fees, this kit has no mention of Cousteau or Calypso but includes all the original pieces. Features 139 parts, full hull, detailed decks and superstructure, Hughes 300C helicopter, anti-shark cage, sharks, Galeazzi diving chamber, Zodiac Mk III "Grand Raid" inflatable boats and two SP-600 mini-subs. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please NOTE: the decals are missing. This model originally came with decals for the fictitious ship "Neptune."

Estes Saturn V Limited Edition - Flying Model Rocket, 1/100, EST2157

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$110   

This is the Saturn V that is 43.25 inches high and 3.93 inches in diameter. Recommended engine is the D12-3. The kit has never been started. All of the parts that Estes factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and all instructions. The box has damage as shown, but inside the kit is very nice. The decals & vacuform wrapping are in 'mint' condition. All body tubes but one are very straigh; the large BT101 body tube is not creased or bent but is oval in shape. I have carefully packed it with wadded up paper to bring it back out and protect it during shipping. BT101 tubes are available on line from at least one vendor.

Hawk Vought Corsair F4U-ID - (F4U1D), 1/72, 604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1965 softbox issue with ground attack artwork by Tom Morgan. Excellent fitting kit for that time and features pilot, clear canopy, full landing gear and all 6 main and 2 tail gear doors, drop tank and under-wing bombs and rockets.

MPC Vought F4U-1 Corsair Profile Series - US Marine Reserve / USS Bunker Hill 1944 / Royal New Zealand Air Force 14th Sq Guadalcanal 1945 - (F4U1), 1/72, 2-1108-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in remarkable 'near mint' condition, which is rare for Profile Series kits.

Quality Craft Models D&RGW Narrow Gauge Caboose HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1001

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Highly detailed and builds a very accurate prototype. Features factory cut, milled and scored hardwood parts, a large number of cast metal details, brass ladder, metal stock as required, full decals and complete instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were larger and never sealed have been inventoried complete. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Wheel Works D&RGW Pipe Gondola HOn3 Narrow Guage - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 90-114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Very finely molded kit that is amazingly well detailed for this scale. Intended for HO layouts but are considered a fine display model on it's own. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Clear Creek Models SP&M Ore Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. Excellent, highly detailed model features beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock and full instructions.

Clear Creek Models D&RGW Pipe Gondola Weighted HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Excellent, highly detailed model. Features beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock, small metal detail(s), and full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag, while the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete.

Clear Creek Models Colorado Central Covered Ore Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory tape sealed. Excellent, highly detailed model. Most Clear Creek Model kits consist of beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock, sometimes cast metal details, decals and full instructions. Since the box is sealed, I cannot confirm the exact nature of the parts.

Hobby Craft Avro CF-100 Mk.V Canuck All-Weather Fighter Bagged, 1/72, HC1394

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$42   

Bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Nicely molded kit with fine recessed panel lines. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: one wing half is assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hobby Craft Avro CF-100 Mk.V Canuck All-Weather Fighter, 1/72, HC1394

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

Nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines and accurate outline. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Donetsk Toy Factory Boeing 707-321 - Pan Am 'Jet Clipper Invincible' N718PA (ex-Frog), 1/144, 349

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$55   

Rare kit from ex-Frog molds. DFI (Donetsk Toy Factory) in the Ukraine obtained many FROG molds during the NOVO exchange (there are over 50 re-issuers of Frog molds). This DFI issue has the old FROG part number (from F349). Kit features optional position landing gear and nice Pan Am decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Martin B-57B Canberra Bagged, 1/72, 698

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$34   

Bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1985 issue builds either version. Well detailed with 115 parts and features optional position canopy and landing gear, rotor bomb bay detail with optional position doors, full internal bomb load and underwing pylons and full underwing stores. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Martin B-57B Canberra, 1/72, 698

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Dated 1985 and builds Vietnam camouflage or Night Intruder versions. Features 115 pieces, optional position canopy and landing gear, rotor bomb bay detail with optional position doors and full internal bomb load, underwing pylons with weapons and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.