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Revell Lil' John Buttera's 1927 Ford T Touring Street Rod, 1/25, H1334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

First issue dated 1975. Highly customized Ford T that cost $25,000 to restore in 1975. Features Borrani chrome spoke wheels, Goodyear radial tires, touring top, etched design on wing windows, Art Chrisman 289 cid Ford engine, Holley 4 barrel carburetor and Edelbrock manifold, Shelby Cobra finned valve covers, B&M 'Street 'n Strip' transmission, Jaguar rear end with Steve Davis 'quick change' center section and more. NOTE: there is no assembly, but 4 engine and 4 frame parts have been neatly painted black. There is no other painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix Dougals C-47 Dakota - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1407-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$42   

Colorful Craftmaster artwork unique to this issue. One of two different Craftmaster issues. Kit is well detailed and includes movable control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional position cargo doors, two sitting pilots, a stand pilot and a paratrooper. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like Santa-Maria Columbus' Ship, B314-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. From ex-Pyro molds. From the August, 1492 expedition from Spain. With sails, ratlines and good molded detail for that time. Full hull kit is about 5 inches long and includes display stand.

Life-Like HMS Victory - The Ship of Admiral Lord Nelson, 09369

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$25   

From ex-Pyro molds. Utilizes the same great artwork from the first issue. Nicely molded small scale ship model that measures about 6 inches long when assembled. Full hull kit includes very nicely engraved deck and hull detail, well-molded cannons, billowing sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

MPC IJN Yamato Battleship - Waterline Series, 1/1200, 2-4006-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$18   

Nice quality kit from original Casadio molds. Features separately molded main and secondary battery turrets, catapult and aircraft, life boats and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. MPC did a very nice job marketing these kits - the box sides contain interesting ship history, and the instructions include specifications and a large, fold-out illustrated engagement map with battle details.

Gowland & Gowland Mayflower Shipyard Ships in Miniature, 310-S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Mini-Kits USS Missouri Battleship, 1/1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From ESCI molds. Very nicely molded small scale waterline ship kit that is ideal for war gaming. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, separately molded turrets, mast, some superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

MPC USS Missouri Battleship - Profile Waterline Series, 1/1200, 2-4002-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded small scale waterline ship kit that is ideal for war gaming. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, separately molded turrets, mast, some superstructure parts and more. MPC did a very nice job marketing these kits - the box sides contain interesting ship history, and the instructions include specifications and a large, fold-out illustrated engagement map with battle details.

Pyro USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, B384-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C394-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro IJN Musashi Battleship - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C392-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro IJN Musashi Battleship - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C392-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Hasegawa P-47 Thunderbolt Egg Plane, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split on two side panels. Very unusual kit. Hasegawa issued a series of the famous 'Egg Planes' in roughly 1/72 scale.

Hasegawa Zero Fighter Type 21 Egg Plane, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split on two side panels. Very unusual kit. Hasegawa issued a series of the famous 'Egg Planes' in roughly 1/72 scale.

Life-Like Santa Maria Columbus' Ship - (Ex-Pyro), 09314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$24   

Still factory sealed and from original Pyro molds. From the August 1492 expedition from Spain. With sails, ratlines and full detail. Hull is about 5 inches long.

Life-Like HMS Ark Royal - (ex Pyro), 09251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

From the mid 1970s and original Pyro molds. This kit is from the intermediate size sailing ship line and features excellent detail for it's time (molds were cut int he 1960s). Measures about 9 inches long when assembled. Full hull kit with detailed hull halves and one piece deck, deck cannons, one piece rat lines and billowing sails. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Ark Royal was Flagship of Lord Howard of Effingham against the Spanish Armada. She, with her sisters, played a key roll in the defeat of one of the largest sea threats to England.

Life-Like HMS Bounty Famous Mutiny Ship, B250-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. About 8" inches long when assembled. Very nicely detailed medium-size kit from Pyro's line of sailing ships. The medium models were originally called the '$1.00' ship line, which were a significant step up in size and detail from the '50 cent' series. Very nicely molded with wood planking and grain detail, full deck with many separately molded fittings and cannon, one piece masts, separately molded ratlines and billowing sails as well as a display stand. NOTE: kit has minor assembly. Hull halves have been assembled; quality is professional; no gaps and no visible glue. There is no other assembly. 5mm of the port half of the figurehead is broke off the hull and missing; the starboard side is intact, so it is difficult to see this defect. The deck and sails have been neatly painted. You can use them as-is or paint directly over them. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Life-Like HMS Bounty Famous Mutiny Ship, 09250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$32   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. About 8" inches long when assembled. Very nicely detailed medium-size kit from Pyro's line of sailing ships. The medium models were originally called the '$1.00' ship line, which were a significant step up in size and detail from the '50 cent' series. Well molded with wood planking and grain detail, full deck with many separately molded fittings and cannon, one piece masts, separately molded ratlines and billowing sails as well as a display stand.

Pyro Santa Maria Columbus' Flag Ship, C314-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$27   

Early hardbox issue with fantastic box artwork. Small scale ship kit about 5.5 inches long when assembled. Nicely molded. Includes full hull, molded wood plank and wood grain detail, many separately molded deck details including cannon, masts, billow sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

MPC Consolidated B-24J Liberator - 'Rage In Heaven' Lead Assembly Ship for 491st BG USAAF 852nd BS Norfolk August 1944, 1/72, 1-4403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

1982 issue from the original 1960s Airfix molds. Well detailed for that time and includes colorful decals for this unique B-24 Formation Assembly ship. Features elevating guns and rotating turrets, movable control surfaces, retracting landing gear, rotating props and optional position crew entry door and ladder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the cardboard Golden Tokens' have been cut from the side of the box top and are not included.