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Nitto Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer 'Willow' K5Y1, 1/32, 3000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

This kit says "Nitto Kagaku Co. Ltd" on the box side and instructions, but is clearly a reissue by another company judging by the different logo on the box top (May be 'Popye' thanks to Dusty Rhodes). Highly detailed kit with beautifully molded parts that accurately depict fabric covering. Also has real rubber tires and scale wire for rigging. Features detailed engine, full cockpit, two ground crew members and two pilots. Has high-quality paint guide and decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Panavia Tornado 200 MRCA Desert Storm With PP Aeroparts Crew Access Ladder and CBLS 200 Units - RAF / Italian / Saudi Arabian Air Forces, 1/48, 4093

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Includes PP Aeroparts #AC403 CBLS 200 Unites (2) 1/48 RAF/RN Practice Bomb Carriers (factory sealed) and #AL403 Crew Access Ladder 1/48 Tornado GR1/F3 (sealed). The actual kit contains markings for all three air forces for Desert Storm Aircraft. Features full cockpit, wings that change angle, optional position air brakes, separately molded control surfaces and external weapons load. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (the small ones) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that are not factory sealed (the large ones) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Satellite With Three Stage Launching Rocket, 1004-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$265   

Rare first issue kit from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedke box artwork. Kit can be taken apart and reassembled to show each mission stage. Features detailed satellite payload with clear housing as shown on box top, three separate stages with engines, clear rocket engine housings for stage one and two, loading truck and four rocket supports for display. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings shown on the rocket on the right of the box top. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent'.

Funaro & Camerlengo D&RGW Short Wood Caboose With Decal and Trucks - Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as decals for D&RGW. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes two sheets of decals and instructions.

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++

$29   

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.

Pyro 1932 Plymouth PB Sport Roadster, 1/32, C336-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

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 made 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. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

12 Squared BGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missile 'Tomahawks over Baghdad' Issue With Case Metal Iraq Base - Bagged, 1/72, 3-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue injection molded kit with ground dolly and an Iraq-shaped case metal base and stand. The base says "BGM-109 Tomahawk Iraq 1991."

Revell F-102A Delta Dagger with 14 Ground Accessories - 'S' Issue, 1/48, H282-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$550   

Dated 1958. Very rare version of the large F-102 with all the ground equipment and crew shown on the front cover. Unique kit features landing gear and flaps that retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed, removable rear fuselage section and detailed removable jet engine, movable control surfaces, opening weapons bay with Falcon missiles and more. The F-102 is molded in silver and clear while the ground equipment is molded in bright yellow. The kit has never been started. The ground equipment is still sealed in the factory bag, while the F-102 has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. The two correct decal sheets are flat and in 'excellent++' condition. Both correct instruction sheets are also present and in 'excellent++' condition. The box is rated 'excellent' but please read carefully. It has great color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no fading and no missing or torn litho. Flaws include light edge wear (see left side), very light creases and general wear and thin clear tape/tape marks on the two longer sides. The box tray (lower box) is 'very good+' with one light crunch and a tape stain from the factory sealing tape. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Windmill - (ex Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$225   

Most likely the second issue from around 1962/63. Please note the oval logo where the original rectangular one was. The original issue has the same great box art but with the 'Northern Lights' logo at the upper right. The model is from the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds and was an excellent kit for the early 1950s. Features features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Jagdpanzer V Jagdpanther Sd.Kfz.173s, 1/35, 3569

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Highly detailed and well molded. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Amodel NC/AC-123K Provider - With Markings For Two USAF Aircraft In South Vietnam, 1/144, 1407

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Nicely molded 1/144 scale kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit and cargo bay detail with optional position cargo bay rear doors. Includes decals for two different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Adams Honest John Rocket with Launcher and Truck, 1/40, K150-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$325   

First issue from the late 1950s in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition and fantastic box artwork. The box top has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no fading, holes or litho tears, no price tags or marks from them, no tape or tape marks (other than the original factory sealing tape), no creasing and no dishing. The only flaw is very slight edge wear. Very highly detailed with many working features. Missile can be removed or installed for launch or transport. Launcher/truck can be configured for travel or launch, and the launching boom can be elevated and rotated. Features completely detailed suspension and chassis, complete interior, crew of 5 and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are bright and flat and besides light (and typical) yellowing and age micro-cracking, they are 'very good++' while the instructions are near mint and have almost zero yellowing.

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.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. Never started. The parts are still sealed in the correct 'krinkle' clear bag. 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.

Orange Crush-Revell 1908 Buick 10 Rumble, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacturer. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

Matchbox Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA - RAF 29 Sq 1928 or 32 Sq 1931, 1/72, PK25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. From the 1980s. Very nicely molded kit with excellent detail for that time. With decals and color painting guide for No. 29 Squadron 1928 and No. 32 Squadron RAF 1931.

Revell US Army Tactical Missiles Little John and Dart with Launchers - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1812-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

First issue from 1958. The box is in superb 'excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, not price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), no fading and no litho tears. The only flaws are a light crease at the top left and very light general wear. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on its launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early, five foot long wire-guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance. Both models are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs, decals and crew of three. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Sinagot with Sails - Plus Paint and Glue, 1/60, 60605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Excellent kit of a small sailing (perhaps fishing) vessel in large 1/60 scale. Very nicely detailed. Includes optional billowing vac sails and rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

MPM Focke-Wulf FW-190 S-5 - (FW190S5), 1/72, 72030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

Very good quality limited issue kit of the two-seat '190 trainer. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, photo etched details and film instruments. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Flyline Models Quaker Flash by Herb Clunkey - 34 inch Wingspan for R/C or Free Flight, S202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Classic design that can be flown gas free flight or RC. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, fully formed wheels, hardware and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.