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Airfix Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah, 1/72, 02016-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit with no rivets and good cockpit detail.

Aurora Spitfire Famous Fighters of all Nations First Issue, 1/48, 20-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$349   

Rare first issue that is 100% correct. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid original corners (no repairs), no fading or stains, no missing litho or tears, no tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course). Flaws include very light general wear as shown and moderate corner wear at the lower left corner. This first issue has minimal surface detail and is molded in the correct non-metallic medium blue and clear plastic. It also has the correct rectangle-based clear display stand and the instructions match this perfectly. (The second and all later issues had greatly increased rivet detail and were molded in a metallic blue plastic) The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are flat and in amazing 'near mint' condition with only the slightest yellowing. The instructions are 'near mint+' with slight yellowing being the only flaw. Even the original factory packing tissue is present.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190 Famous Fighters Of All Nations - First Issue With Swastika, 1/48, 30-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$349   

Very rare first issue which includes the proper swastika box art and swastika decals. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid original corners (no repairs), no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the thin factory sealing tape of course), no fading, stains or torn/missing litho. Flaws include general wear as shown, especially to the left corners and edge as shown. This issue is 100% correct for the first release. The FW-190 was originally issued at the new West Hempstead factory, meaning that it was never part of the famous "Brooklyn 8" (Aurora's first 8 aircraft kits). That also means that the first issue had landing gear and bombs but still had the small clear rectangle stand which was also shown on the instructions. The late issue of the '190 also means it is the rarest of the swastika issues because the swastika was painted out a short time after moving to West Hempstead. Molded in the correct gloss black and clear, with the rectangle-based clear stand, matching instructions and a stunning 'near mint' condition decal sheet which is flat and not even yellowed. The instructions are 'excellent' with slight yellowing, light wear and a 3/4" closed split on a fold crease. Even the original factory packing tissue is present.

Lindberg Beechcraft V35 Bonanza - Cellovision Boycraft Issue, 1/48, R504-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$65   

Still factory sealed but the box has wear as shown. This is still the only 1/48 scale model of the earliest Bonanza. Mid 1950s Cellovision issue is molded in gloss silver and with full decals (including red stripes) and with the instructions printed on the back of the box.

Pyro Laird-Turner Pesco Special Thompson Trophy Racer - Motorized, 1/32, 342-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Very rare motorized version. Propeller spins and the aircraft taxis across the floor. Features steerable tail wheel, movable elevators, rudder and ailerons, detailed cockpit with pilot, seat and instrument panel and electric motor with pulley drives. The kit is complete with the colorful cardboard presentation pieces, all parts still in the factory sealed bag, decals and instructions. The complete line of 1/32 Pyro motorized Thompson Trophy Air Racers is the Hall-Springfield 'Bulldog', Gee Bee and Laird Turner Pesco Special.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 - A-7/R2 - A7/R3 - A-5/U8 - A-8/R1 - A-5/U3 Tropical - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1968 Monogram release of the impressive 'Four Star' kit from 1965. Please note that this kit has no Mattel logo and the older Monogram logo. Very well molded kit can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of under-wing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram P-40N Curtiss Warhawk - Blue Box Issue, 1/64, 6792

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

1967 Monogram/Mattel issue with the composite logo on all five box top outer surfaces. This kit is a reissue of the original 1960 'Four Star' mold '49er' kit. Very finely molded with excellent detail and traditional Monogram quality. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Trabant 601S Trabbi, 1/24, 7334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1990 issue of this infamous automobile. Nicely done with 60 parts, full interior, separately molded suspension, rotating wheels, luggage rack, excellent decals and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the thin top frame has closed splits (like most of these kits) but all parts are still attached. This is most easily repaired by installing the roof, then gluing the frame parts to the underside of the roof. This serves to automatically align everything and reinforce it. From Wikipedia: The Trabant is an automobile which was produced from 1957 to 1990 by former East German car manufacturer VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau. It is often seen as symbolic of the former East Germany and the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in general. The Trabant had a duroplast body mounted on a one-piece steel chassis (a so-called unibody), front-wheel drive, a transverse engine, and independent suspension- unusual features in 1957 but it remained much the same until 1989 when it acquired a (licensed) Volkswagen engine; its discontinuation followed in 1991. The 1980s model had no tachometer, no indicator for either the headlights or turn signals, no fuel gauge, no rear seat belts, and no external fuel door, and drivers had to pour a mix of gasoline and oil directly under the bonnet/hood (yes, that is right, it's a car with a two cycle engine). Called "a spark plug with a roof," 3,096,999 Trabants in a number of models were produced over nearly three decades with few significant changes in their basic design. It took up to 10 years to acquire your new Trabant; if you did not want to wait, a second-hand one cost your double what a brand new one cost. The Trabant's build quality was poor, reliability was terrible, closer inspection revealed "patchy assembly quality", with an atrocious maintenance record. According to automotive journalist Doug DeMuro, the Trabant was loud, slow, poorly designed, and badly built.

MPC B-25 Mitchell Profile Series - 345th BG Air Apaches 409th BS 5th AF Leyte / US Marines Cherry Point / No 18 Sq Netherlands East Indies AF - (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 2-1506-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

Has decals for all three interesting aircraft including rare Bandoeng, Java 1947 Netherlands Air Force. 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. Never started. The parts are still factory bag sealed with decals and instructions.

E&B Valley Railroad Co Decorated Denver & Rio Grande Western Caboose With Trucks - HO / HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 018-4042

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Completely factory painted and lettered. Paint is professional quality and in perfect condition. E&B painted all of the parts; not just the larger ones like most manufacturers did. Superb injection molded kit with plastic truck set and dummy couplers. Highly detailed with a large number of parts. While model aircraft mold makers and molding machine operators were claiming that you could not mold parts this fine, several model train companies, like E&B Valley, were busy proving them wrong. This is kit for the serious model railroader who demands prototype fidelity. Molded in black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

E&B Valley Railroad Co Single Or Double Deck Stock Car With Trucks - HO / HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 018-3100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Superb injection molded kit with plastic truck set and dummy couplers. Highly detailed with a large number of parts. While model aircraft mold makers and molding machine operators were claiming that you could not mold parts this fine, several model train companies, like E&B Valley, were busy proving them wrong. This is kit for the serious model railroader who demands prototype fidelity. Molded in black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that these E&B kits did not come with decals.

E&B Valley Railroad Co D&RGW 319 Coach Closed Vestibule With Trucks - HO / HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 018-3319

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Superb injection molded kit with plastic truck set and dummy couplers. Highly detailed with a large number of parts. While model aircraft mold makers and molding machine operators were claiming that you could not mold parts this fine, several model train companies, like E&B Valley, were busy proving them wrong. This is kit for the serious model railroader who demands prototype fidelity. Molded in black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that these E&B kits did not come with decals.

La Belle D&RG Baggage Car Narrow Gauge HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, HO, HOn3-22

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. Features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa), carved clerestory roof, clear clerestory window material, complete underside details, metal castings, building instructions and full size plans. I have built these models and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, sealed smaller details and plans + instructions. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s.

Aurora North American F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$58   

Still factory sealed. Aurora of Canada issue in investment-grade condition. There is no date on the box but it is from the early to mid 1960s. This model is from the modified Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit F-86D molds; this issue has the added landing gear, ordinance and drop tanks.

Strombecker Convair Manned Observational Satellite Vehicle, 1/200, D39-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$225   

Rare kit from the late 1950s. The artwork is by Cal Smith and entitled 'Tender Flight Arriving.' The model is based on Krafft Ehricke design of Convair's Astronautics Division as a 200 foot long, 600 mile-high orbiting laboratory for 4 men. The model is molded in very light blue plastic is 24 inches long when assembled. Includes a black display stand and large stand decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are flat and in amazing 'excellent++' condition. The instructions are 'near mint' with typical yellowing as the only significant flaw.

Monogram F-4 Phantom II - USAF, 1/72, 1102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

1985 issue. Simple but very nice SnapTite issue. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The comic book advertised on the front is not present.

Hawk Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, 1/48, 565-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$46   

Dated 1968. Large scale (1/48) model features complete interior detail and full color decals (including all stripes) for the center aircraft on the box art. Molded in white and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa T-33A Shooting Star, 1/72, 038

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$20   

Still factory sealed. Very nice 1/72 scale model of this venerable two seat trainer. Features 40 finely molded parts, cockpit detail optional position landing gear and speed brakes, tip tanks and decals for two JSDF aircraft.

MPC Dornier Do-17E F-1 or P-1 - Luftwaffe or Condor Legion (Spain) - Profile Series, 1/72, 2-1513-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$25   

One of the popular Profile Series from the 1970s. Builds one of 3 versions- Do-17F-1 Staffel, Aufklarungsgruppe 22 long-range reconnaissance unit based at Weiden German in 1938, Do-17F-1 from Aufklarungsgruppe 124 that saw action in Poland in 1939 and Do-17P-1 of Aufklarungstaffel 88 Condor Legion, Spain 1938. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pegasus Siemens-Schuckert D-III - (D.III) Bagged, 1/72, 003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

Limited edition injection molded plastic model kit. Pegasus did not include decals with this issue (but did with part #1006). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.