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Clear Creek Models DSP&P C&S 26 Foot Flat/Gondola HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 407

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Excellent, highly detailed model features beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock, and full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag, while the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete.

Academy Lockheed Ventura PV-1 Gun Ship / Early Version Vega Ventura (Clear Nose) / PV-1 Ventura Solid Nose, 1/72, 1678

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

SALE!! Includes all three model kits. All three are complete with all pieces and include decals and instructions. NOTE: they have very minor and 'professional' quality subassembly: cockpit tub built; one engine half built; one elevator half built. Some have less than that, but I have listed the worst-case scenario.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$149   

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.

Revell Lincoln Futura Show Car, 1/25, 1270

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the famous 'S' kit and an ideal builder. Features dramatic show-car styling, full interior and dash, driver and passenger figures, clear 'bubble' canopy, rotating wheels, chrome front and rear bumper, emblem and side trim and more. Molded in mint green (like the box art) and clear plastic. Ford created the Lincoln Futura as a concept car to promote Lincoln. The designers were Ford lead stylists John Jajjar and Bill Schmidt. Unlike many concept cars, this one was fully operational. The basis of the chassis was the Continental Mark II and she was powered by a 368 cubic inch Lincoln engine and powertrain. The car was hand built by Ghia iin Italy and originally cost $250,000, or about $2.3 million in modern USD. The car was a big success for Ford and brought significant recognition in toys, movies and the show circuit. It was first displayed in 1955. When Ford was done, they sold the car to George Barris for $1. Because it was never titled and could not insured, Barris parked it behind the shop. However, in 1966 Barris was asked to make a car for the Batman TV series. Dean Jefferies was originally contracted with, but he could not make the car in time. Barris thought the Futura would make a fine basis for the Batmobile, and so it did. Barris always retained ownership of the car, leasing it to the studio for filming. In 2013 he sold the car to a collector for 4.62 Million US Dollars.

Airfix Great Western Atlantic Ocean Liner, 1/180, 1701-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$109   

NOTE: builder kit only! Please read carefully. Large scale issue with fantastic Craftmaster artwork. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing a section and one part of the display stand. The actual ship is missing 1/2 of the smoke stack (a simple cylinder with raised lines and two straight pipes. The other half is there to use as a perfect guide) and part #192 aft mast cross tree. Inventoried with all other parts, sails, rat lines, flag sheet and instructions present. NOTE: the bowsprit is present, but the fore most end is broken off. Best replaced with a section of pulled sprue or stock round plastic stock.

Monogram F-86D Sabre Dog Pro Modeler - 97th Sq or 498th FIS USAF, 1/48, 85-5960

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$46   

Still factory sealed. Around 1949 the USAF assigned a high priority to all weather fighter design and deployment. Most manufacturers built traditional two seat machines, such as the F-94. North American, however took a new approach and created one of the first true "One-Man Interceptors". Keeping the wings and landing gear from the proven F-86 Day Fighter, they made a longer and deeper fuselage with a large radome and J47 engine. Guns were replaced with 24 2.75" folding fin rockets. Although more than a ton heavier than the F-86, the Dog was the fastest aircraft of it's day and set several world records. 2,504 were built and formed the backbone of America's air defense system in the 1950s. Markings for 498th FIS and 97th FIS "Dennis the Menace". Very highly detailed. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, detailed wheel wells, optional position leading edge slats and wing flaps, drop tanks, optional position speed brakes, canopy and rocket tray and a well detailed tow tractor.

Heller E-3B AWACS Sentry (707) - USAF 965th Tinker AFB 1990, 1/72, 80308

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$125   

Still factory sealed. Very large and well detailed model of the military version of Heller's excellent 707. Features all recessed panel markings, detailed cockpit, optional parts for F or B versions including engines for both versions, detailed landing gear and a very large decal sheet with full markings for both aircraft.

Minicraft Douglas DC-3 Eastern Airlines - Great Silver Fleet, 1/144, 14477

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$19   

Sale Pending
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Dated 2001 and a fine, above average effort from Minicraft. Features extensive and very fine all-recessed panel lines and a colorful and extensive decal sheet for the box art aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman F3F-3 - (F3F3) (ex Monogram), 1/32, 4787

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Sale Pending
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NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Revell of Germany issue from 1992. This is a re-issue of the classic Monogram 'Four Star' model from the 1960s. Very nicely molded and detailed large scale kit. NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: four gear bulkheads to fuselage (associated geared part glued in place); cockpit floor only glued to fuselage half; gear struts assembled. There is no other assembly, but the gear must be built 'gear down' only and the small holes in the fuselage for the Monogram retraction mechanism have been professionally filled. NOTE: missing #70 gun sight (easily made), pilot figure & base and missing decals.

Midwest Fortastrop - 36 inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane for Sport or Competition, FG-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

From the 1940s. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by FS Garcher. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Aurora Superboy Comic Scenes, 1/8, 186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

This is the 1974 issue which includes the comic book with the backdrop mural to create a 3-D Action Display. 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.

Precisia 1769 Le Fardier and Cugnot Automobile, 1/43

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$245   

Very Rare. From the late 1950s. It is very finely molded for that time and is approximately 6 inches long when assembled. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot was a French inventor who built the world's first automobile that could carry passengers. He first built a model in 1769, then the full sized version in 1770. He was a military engineer and the French Army showed great interest as this would an ideal way to move field artillery. The model and vehicle was know as fardier a vapeur (steam dray) and it did work, although not well enough for the Army to abandon horses. In 2010 a perfect copy was built at Arts et Metiers ParisTech and it performed perfectly. This is the only assembly kit known of this remarkable and historical vehicle. It is molded in red plastic and has 63 parts. The kit has never been started. All the parts but the frame are still in the factory sealed bag. The frame is intact and complete but never sealed. The instructions are present and in 'very good++' condition. They are in French but there is an old hand-written translation (from the early 1960s) of every word included. Precisia kits are so rare and almost never turn up for sale in public- only a small handful since 2009. Little is known about them beyond the fact that they are of high quality and cover unusual subjects. For years advanced collectors knew of Precisia and assumed them to be metal models...an easy mistake to make since no kits had ever been seen. We have only learned in the past 18 or so years that they were plastic. Precisia also made a 1900 Tonneau Renault 4 CV, Bugatti 1927, 1899 Grobron-Brillie and 1898 Coupe Peugeot model kits. Arnold Madderom reports that the 1898 Coupe Peugeot is molded in 3 colors- blue, black and clear plastic in 1/32 scale 1-32. The Gobron-Brillie is in 1-24. As far as the 1900 Tonneau Renault 4CV and Bugatti 1927, he has never seen them and has never heard of anyone seeing them; they were announced but probably never released.

Mach 2 Bell X-5 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$25   

Injection molded, limited-run kit with 'good' detail. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday 4-Door Friction Drive / AMT 1954 Pontiac Chieftain 2 Door Promos, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

SALE!! Includes both original dealer promotional models. None are perfect. The Olds still has the friction motor but the AMT friction motor is missing. The Pontiac has very little warping, which is rate; however, it is missing the clear. Otherwise complete and includes metal bumpers. The Oldsmobile has significant warping if you look close and is 100% complete. The clear is 'very good' on both but can use cleaning. The tires are almost like new - if they were played with, it was not for long. Both models have some of the fine trim (door handles, trim, etc) correctly and very neatly adult painted. The quality is good enough to pass for factory paint.

Heller Morane Saulnier MS-230 - Armee de l'Air 1938, 1/72, 217

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$17   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design. Includes markings for the aircraft shown in the box art. Excellent exterior fuselage and wing texture. The "metal" (in the prototype) portion of the upper fuselage decking is molded separately, which facilitates painting. A number of colorful civil paint schemes may be found online. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Clear Creek Models D&RGW Pipe Gondola Weighted HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Still factory tape sealed. Excellent, highly detailed model. Most Clear Creek Model kits consist of beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock, sometimes cast metal details, decals and full instructions. Since the box is sealed, I cannot confirm the exact nature of the parts.

Wheel Works D&RGW Pipe Gondola HOn3 Narrow Guage - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 90-114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Very finely molded kit that is amazingly well detailed for this scale. Intended for HO layouts but are considered a fine display model on it's own. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell German Sub U-47 U-Boat Cutaway Display Model with Interior, 1/125, H384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

1975 release of the cut-away version of the famous "Snorting Bull" of Gunther Prien. Prien and his men survived 11 sailings but were lost on the 12th. On his second sailing, Prien made history by sailing into the British Base of Scapa Flow and sinking HMS Royal Oak. The kit has never been started. The actual submarine itself is inventoried complete but NOTE: missing 3 (of 15) crew members. Includes decals and instructions.

Revell Space Shuttle Launch Tower, 1/144, 4910

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$249   

Still factory sealed but the seal is split along one side at the bottom. Very rare model from 1986. Large and very highly detailed kit. Simply add your own readily-available 1/144 shuttle kit and you have a complete Kennedy Space Center Diorama. Features detailed tower structure, fixed service structure with 12 work levels, lightning mast, movable access arms for the support systems, movable access arm with the 'White Room' for the crew, rotating hammerhead crane, retractable rotating service structure, payload changeout room, authentic decals and more.

Airfix Dog Fight Doubles Mirage III and Mig-15, 1/72, D363F

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Sale Pending
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Type Three logo kit contains both models. The Mirage is Israeli and the Mig is Egyptian Air Force. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Mig-15 wing halves assembled. There is no other assembly. Both aircraft have been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: missing display stand.