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AMT Big Rig Set Budweiser Peterbilt Tractor and Fruenhauf Trailer - Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker Cabover Tractor and Budweiser Fruenhauf 40 Foot Trailer, 1/25, T551 T552

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$349   

Incredibly rare and even more so in factory sealed condition. This was a special set; AMT took factory-sealed tractor and trailer Bud kits, installed a special empty printed box that says "Big Rig Set" then sealed the entire thing again - making a double seal. The combined kit contains over 350 parts. The tractor is super detailed with over 250 parts and over 100 in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle, tilting sleeper cab, dual exhaust, fifth wheel assembly, hollow vinyl truck tires, and fully detailed cab with air ride driver's seat and sleeper compartment. The trailer has complete suspension and chassis detail, sliding suspension, opening doors and more. Both have colorful and authentic Budweiser decals. NOTE: must be shipped insured.

Lindberg Diesel Tug (Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil) - (ex-Pyro), 1/76, 77221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$34   

Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds. Measures 13.5 inches long when assembled and very nicely detailed for that time. Could be motorized and made R/C (as some other releases were, but you must supply the hardware for this issue). Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Monogram Phantom Mustang F-51D - (P-51) See-Thru Working Model, 1/32, PA67-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$249   

First issue of this all time classic. Hardbox is dated 1961. Widely considered to be one of the best visible airplane action kits ever made. Features a full cut away model with interior detail. Buttons on the base activate two motors that make the prop spin, and the main gear and tail wheel retract and extend. Two other levers on the base drop the wing bombs. Inside, this kit is in mint condition. All of the special presentation cardboard is as new and the two motors are still sealed. The kit is molded in the correct first edition shades of clear, red, black, silver and zinc chromate green. The kit has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts present. Instructions and decals are correct for the first issue and feature the 'Horse' stand decal.

MPC Grumpy's Vega - Bill 'Grumpy' Jenkins New Vega Pro Stocker Grumpy's Toy, 1/25, 1-1757-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$119   

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Original issue from 1972. Well detailed featuring complete dual quad 350 Chevy V-8, racing interior with roll bar, pro stock hood scoop and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: about 1/2" of a straight roll bar cylinder is missing. Easily replaced with pulled sprue or stock plastic from Evergreen.

Aurora The Phantom of the Opera - Universal Pictures - Canada Issue, 1/8, 428-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$140   

1964 Aurora of Canada issue. NOTE: builder kit only. This model has been started. The following sub-assembly are built: one rock is glued to the base; dungeon is built; leg halves assembled; shoe halves assembled. Quality of assembly is 'excellent' to 'very good'. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present.

Main Line Models 42' Wood Box Car - New York Central - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the 42' box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted tuscan red and lettered, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed and the other parts have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Varney Northern Pacific 40' Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - With Metal Truck Set - Wood and Metal HO Scale Craftsman Train Kit, HO, R-45

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Varney was one of the most known names in early HO model railroading. Gordon Varney was visionary in early business years. When HO was just gaining in popularity in the late 1930s, Varney sold all of his successful 'O' gauge moldings and casting to concentrate exclusively on HO gauge. Judging from the style of kit, this one is from the 1950s. Features all metal main parts that are factory painted and lettered; metal and plastic details, metal truck set and more. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present. The car sides and end are in 'excellent+' condition. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Varney P.F.E (Pacific Fruit Express) 40' Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - Wood and Metal HO Scale Craftsman Train Kit, HO, R-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Varney was one of the most known names in early HO model railroading. Gordon Varney was visionary in early business years. When HO was just gaining in popularity in the late 1930s, Varney sold all of his successful 'O' gauge moldings and casting to concentrate exclusively on HO gauge. Judging from the style of kit, this one is from the 1930s. Features very neatly precut and shaped roof, floor board and ends cut to final shape, other stripwood as needed, metal ladders and fittings, some very early style injection molded parts (such as ice hatches), other metal parts and stock as needed, very colorful and highly detailed cardstock embossed car sides done in bright orange PFE with the Union Pacific logo (correct for this car and kit), and brown embossed car ends. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present. The car sides and end are in 'excellent+' condition.

Main Line Models 42' Wood Box Car - D&H - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the 42' box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted tuscan red and lettered, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed and the other parts have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Main Line Models 50' Outside Braced Double SD Door Wooden Automobile Box Car - New York Cental - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, BC-15

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the 50' box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted tuscan red and lettered, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed and the other parts have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

AMT White Freightliner SD Or DD - Semi Truck - With Supersized Display Base, 1/25, AMT104606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. Modern reissue from the original molds. This is a highly detailed model with over 200 parts, options to build the DD dual drive rear wheels and longer cab or SD single drive versions and short cab, detailed Cummins NHC-250 six cylinder diesel engine and engine compartment, super detailed interior and much more. Includes choice of decal options and display base.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - 'S' Issue No Rivet Detail - (R3Y2), 1/168, H238-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$129   

Fresh from a long-closed hobby shop. First issue is dated 1956 and has the very colorful 'S' artwork that has made these kits so desirable today. This is the true first issue as it has no rivet detail (Revell later modified the molds with rivet detail to make it look more 'intricate'). The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, stains, rips or price tags and no tape (other than marks from the original factory sealing tape, of course). The only flaws are very light creasing at the far right (very hard to see) and very light general wear. Nicely molded for the time with all recessed panel lines, opening front cargo door, drive-off ramp, rotating counter-rotating dual propellers and the clear Revell 'Globe' display stand. Molded in a stunning high gloss dark navy blue and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Pan Am Space Shuttle Orion - From 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1/144, 252

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$149   

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Still factory sealed and in mint investment-grade condition. Rare kit dated 1975 from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." Kit features Pan Am decals, clear windows and landing lights and a removable rear section showing the detailed reactor.

Airfix Mig-15 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 12-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Very colorful 1960s USA-Marketed issue with great box art. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Scale Models 1909 Ford Model T Touring - (ex Hubley / Gabriel), 1/20, FD-4026

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Large 1/20 scale kit from quality Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier from Gabriel). The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Features over 120 parts, cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes real white rubber tires. Features two trees of brass plated parts, steering front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hose and more. The kit is likely from the 1980s. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Fador 1905 White Steamer, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Dated November of 1949. Very well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts as well as superb die-cast metal wheels, carbide headlights, steering wheel, horn, plastic lanterns, metal parts & stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Includes full-size, superb fold-out instructions with multiple elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, two photos of the completed model and extensive instructions. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design & parts breakdown of the kits are very similar. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. Hudson Miniatures, launched in 1948, apparently beat Fador to the market by at least a year or more. Hudson's national success probably lead Fador to choose the same subject (antique cars) and in the same scale, 1/16. Hudson snatched up the most obvious classic automobiles for kit subjects, forcing Fador to select very carefully. Fortunately, they chose well and they are still the only models ever made of these subjects. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Revell/Gowland Highway Pioneers and the models that quickly followed probably drove them out of the market. This was the fate of most wooden kit manufacturers who did not make the transition. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.

Hudson Miniatures 1909 Stanley Steamer - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$78   

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. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions present. 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.

Revell F-89D Scorpion - Academy Issue, 1/65, H126-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1961 issue hardbox in very nice condition. This kit is from the original "S" molds and makes a fine builder. Never started. Inside, it is factory-new. All parts and even all paperwork are still sealed in the factory bag.

Lindberg Japanese Bomber Betty G4M2, 1/72, 5303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

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1986 reissue of the original 1967 kit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1964 softbox issue with great Tom Morgan artwork. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box.