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AMT Chevrolet Custom Van Foxy Box, 1/25, T403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$89   

Still factory sealed. Rare. Very nicely detailed custom van kit. Features CB and radio antennas, air horns, 'Zoomie' side exhausts, custom front end cap, custom grille, fat off-road tires, Keystone 'Ranger' spoke wheels, twin skylights, spoiler, louvered portholes, 'Woody' bumpers, full interior with high-back buckets and CB radio, detailed V-8 engine, detailed chassis and more.

Jetex P-13 Delta Wing Fighter For Jetex 50 Jet Engine

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$54   

Rare. From the early 1950s. Highly prefabricated with all parts cut to shape. Includes all wood pieces, full instructions, complete full size plans and Jetex engine bracket (engine sold separately). Complete and never started.

Lincoln Boeing 707 - BOAC, 1/190, 109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

Nicely made small scale kit from the mid 1950s to the very early 1960s. Never started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag, and the larger parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Hudson Miniatures 1909 Stanley Steamer Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the rectangle floor (easily made of balsa) and the headlights (simple cylinders; can be made from stock wood or plastic). All other parts have been inventoried otherwise complete and includes plans/instructions. Please note, there are adult notes written on the plans to improve the accuracy of the model. The owner of these kits was a keen researcher and actually won a Hudson Miniature Old Timers Model Building Competition. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Monogram Firebolt Jet Powered Racer, 1/24, PC51

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$45   

Still factory sealed. 1997 reissue of the 1959 Four Star model designed for operation by Jetex or CO2 capsules. Molded in bright red, black and clear plastic and includes full decals. Assembly instructions are well illustrated and also include full details on jet power installation. The CO2 cartridge pictured looks just like a modern cartridge, so one of those should work well.

Testors Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Truck With Metal Body, 1/24, 177

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1995. Features a metal body factory-painted Chrysler Red.

AMT Warren Tope Trans-Am Mustang, 1/25, T206-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Rare original issue; not the common reissue. Nicely molded and detailed, featuring a complete engine and compartment, removable hood, full racing interior including roll cage, detailed chassis underside & driveline, and more. MOlded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and "excellent++" condition decals.

SMP 1959 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon / 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Promos, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$58   

SALE!! Includes both 100% complete promos in 'good' condition. Both have been in the same adult collection since the very early 1960s. The 1959 Nomad is friction drive with a metal chassis. The two tone finish is all original. There is slight warping, but not much compared to how these usually look. Never played with and the tires show zero wear. The 58 Impala is a roller with a plastic chassis; the make is not listed although it is probably AMT. There is slight warping but not as much as most examples. Both models have been professionally detailed with silver paint - the door handles, lettering, emblems, etc have been very neatly painted. Quality is high enough to easily pass for factory paint.

Fujimi IJN Sakura Destroyer, 1/700, 0809-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$19   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. All trees are still sealed in factory bags. Complete with instructions and decals.

Airfix North American B-25J / B-25H / B-25J Mitchell, 1/72, 04005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Dated 1986. Features parts and decals for three versions - B-25J "Lady Luck," B-25J Modified Gun Nose and B-25H "Norma Sue." Has many working features and details: gun elevate and turrets turn, full crew and interior, opening bomb bay doors, opening fore and aft boarding doors with optional ladders, rotating wheels and props and moving control surfaces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg HMS Hood British Battlecruiser Motorized, 1/400, 763M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$95   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. 1979 release of the classic working kit. Could easily be made RC with modern small FM components. This is a large model that sails well. One electric motor drives the ship on a course that you pre-set - figure 8, straight or circle. While sailing at a good rate of speed, the four main turrets slowly swing from port to starboard together and the guns elevate.

Lindberg F-80C (P-80) Shooting Star, 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$85   

1950s issue. The hardbox is in exceptional investment-grade "near mint" condition with fantastic color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading and no tears. Very slight wear is the only flaw. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the early O-lin style stand. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg got his start in 1930s model aviation by designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft. His plans appeared in Popular Aviation magazine and he soon made a name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kit sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the the early artists for O-lin, and he help pioneer dramatic and colorful box artwork. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg was running the company and had the logo changed to his name. The first logo was circular, with 'Lindberg' in middle and 'Products' 'Incorporated' arched across the top and bottom. The second logo is the 'Yellow Rectangle' that is on this kit. Ray Gadke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg and did this F-80C boxart as well.

Execuform Spartan Executive 7W - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$48   

Rare model and still the only kit ever made of this beautiful and classic aircraft. Basic vacuform kit. Never started and complete with vacuform main parts, plans and instructions. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley Harrier, 1/72, 266

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1960s type three logo issue. Hard-to-find accurate kit of an early Harrier. Features pivoting engine nozzles, optional position landing gear and a very wide variety of bombs, tanks, rocket launchers and missiles for loadout. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Airfix Messerschmitt Bf-110D (Me-110D) - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1208-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

A flight of fast moving He-117 bombers moves through flak at altitude while the battle-damaged Me-110 keeps a watch for enemy fighters. The box is in 'excellent' shape and has color and gloss like new. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Top Flite Stinson Sentinel L-5 Flying Jeep JIGTIME Flying Balsa Aircraft, TF3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Rare late 1950s/early 60s kit in the famous Top Flight "JIGTIME" flying model series. For rubber powered free flight. The Jigtime series were wooden flying models but the tissue, rib and spar method was eliminated. It is a 3D cabin model (not profile) that is built off of central jigs with all parts factory pre-painted with a colorful design. It has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the very short plastic nose. Easily replaced with a sanded balsa block about 1" x 1" x 1/2". Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions.

Enterprise Cycle Miniatures Tandem Bicycle, 1/15, B2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Rare. Enterprise was a very successful maker of balsa wood free-flight and control line aircraft models dating well back into the 1930s. The Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' got the attention of Enterprise staff. Enterprise maintained their own museum of rare and extraordinary old time bicycles, so it only seemed natural that the first (and only) two plastic kits from the company would represent bikes. This model is of the Tandem, based on an example from 1896 and is very nicely molded and detailed for that time. It includes a display base also. This model and a 'Old High Wheeler' were fine kits issued in 1954 but did not sell well; production was discontinued after a short run. The kit has never been started. All parts are either still sealed in the 'krinkle' bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with the base.

Billing Boats RNLI Waveney Class Life Boat 44-006 - (Lifeboat), 1/40, 101

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Large-scale, well detailed and an ideal first large-scale ship kit. Measures 36.3 cm (14.3") long when assembled Features a completely formed ABS hull and deck which fit together flawlessly, a full set of brass, metal and plastic fittings, wood and brass stock as required, two types of rigging material and more. To help the first time builder, there is a large and well illustrated text instruction book and full size plans that include numerous construction drawings as well. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the few that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions & plans.

Supermodel CRDA Cant Z-506 B Airone - Spanish Civil War / SAR - Air Force - (Z506), 1/72, 10-015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$54   

From the 1970s. Nicely molded and detailed model of this elegant Italian seaplane. Features markings for Italian SAR (white finish - Luftwaffe Crosses and large red 'Red Cross' markings / Italian AF (dramatically red striped wings)and Spanish Civil War nationalist. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier - US Marines VMA-331, 1/72, 8807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. Loadout includes gun pods, long range tanks, Mk82 Snakeye and AIM-9 Sidewinder. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.