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Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

Just when I think all the issues have surfaced for an Aurora kit, another one shows up! This is a 120-69 (same number as the first issue) 'Famous Fighters' oval logo with the '69' price circle and the Parents' Magazine seal. That makes this the second issue - it would have been put out in early 1957, with the very first re-imaging to the new logo. It also shows that the Parents' seal was used as early as 1957 on some kits. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, the first model box artist for Aurora. (Please read the article about Mr. Cox on this website) This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced in '56. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

La Belle D&RG Alamosa Business Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-24

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, working end diaphragms, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all small parts still factory sealed, the larger ones inventoried complete with instructions.

Tamiya Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - VF-41 USS Ranger / VMF-223 Marines / VGF-29 USS Santee / VF-22 USS Independence- (F4F4), 1/48, 61034

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Highly detailed, beautifully molded and still the favorite 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat. Features all very fine recessed details, full cockpit, detailed engine, detailed gear bay and optional position canopy. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Schutzenpanzer Marder Infantry Combat Vehicle With Milan Panzerabwehrsystem, 1/35, 35162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$27   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed.

Frog HS Buccaneer S.Mk 2A / S.Mk 50 - RAF or South African Airforce, 1/72, F238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Has decals for both Air Forces, No.12 Sq RAF Honington, 1970 and No. 24 Sq SAAF Waterkfloof, 1970. Typical high quality Frog kit with no rivets and fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features steering nose strut, four anti-ship missiles on wing pylons and optional position landing gear. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook.

Ventura Supermarine Spitfire Mk 14e Belgian Air Force, 1/72, V0202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Limited run kit. Features recessed panel lines, metal accessories and screen. Includes Belgian markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Novo Supermarine Attacker Naval Fighter - (ex-Frog), 1/72, F330

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Still factory sealed. From ex-Frog molds. The kit has never been started.

Nichimo IJN Haruna Battleship Motorized, 1/742, 311

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$19   

Can be built three ways - for water operation, full hull display model or waterline display mode. Older but nicely detailed kit is molded in dark red and dark gray and includes battery box with metal contacts, on/off switch, metal drive shaft, flexible coupler, stuffing box, easily removable superstructure for battery access and more. Please note that Nichimo did not include the motor (FA130 type) or batteries with this kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

AMT 1959 Chevrolet Corvette - Stock or Custom, 1/25, T393

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1970s T issue that can built one of two ways. Features detailed engine compartment and opening hood, full interior, detailed molded chassis, numerous custom parts and more. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly. The four axle blocks are glued to the chassis to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Opel Blitz 3 Ton Truck And Pak 40 Gun, 1/76, 02315

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Still factory sealed. Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Includes a total of 65 parts for both kits and decals for the 3rd Panzer Division Russian Front and 21st Panzer Division North Africa.

Monogram Midget Racer Offenhauser, 1/24, P1-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of Monogram's first car kit. This kit retains the original box art and is from the original molds. Features racing driver, removable hood, pump, detailed Offenhauser engine, instrument panel and more.

PP Aeroparts RAF Nitrogen Trolley, 1/72, GA704

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very highly detailed multimedia kit. Includes three bags of perfectly cast metal parts, a fret of photoetched parts, wire, full decals and complete instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky H-19 Rescue Helicopter - Great Britain Issue, 1/48, H227

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Revell of Great Britain issue from the early 1960s. This kit has the modified logo, no 'S' cement markings but reatins the 'S' boxart by Richard Kishady. Kit features detailed cockpit and two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, detailed engine and optional position clam-shell nose doors, winch and 'downed' pilot and clear windows. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: one pilots arm (part #15) is silver and not gray like the rest of the kit. The part is from an earlier issue of this same kit.

Revell Douglas DC-7C Swissair, 1/122, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

Not the original 'S' issue but the 1997 reissue. Ideal builder with very colorful Swissair decals and the original 'Revelving' Globe stand from the 1950s. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Handley Page Halifax GRII Series IA / B.MkI/II - 58 Sq Coastal command Wales 1943 / 76 Sq RAF Yorks (P/O Christoper Cheshire's Aircraft) / 10th Sq RAF Yorks 1942, 1/72, PK-604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Dated 1983. Very nicely molded for that time with very fine raised panel lines and many recessed lines as well. Features detailed cockpit, crew, rotating turrets, wheels and propellers, parts for all three versions, optional position bomb bay doors and a painting guide and decals for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Albatros W.4 (W-4) Floatplane, 1/72, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Limited production kit with injection molded parts and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Dumas Running Hardware Kit for #1226 Donai Z-65 Tournament Fisherman, 2353

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$75   

Rare and still factory sealed. Includes (2) 16" S/S shafts, (2) stuffing boxes with Oilite Bearings, (2) rudders and shafts, (2) rudder arms, (2) set collars, (2) drive dogs, (2) brass stop nuts, (2) nylon washers, (2) bronze struts with bearings and misc screws and fasteners.

Revell Focke Wulf FW-200 C-4 Condor, 1/72, 04312

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Modern reissue of the 1960s kit. Has 120 parts and many operating features: movable control surfaces, rotating props, wheels and gun turrets and full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Brush Model C Delivery Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including two sheets of excellent plans/instructions. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. 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.

Lindberg Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 438-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. 1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart.