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Revell 1956 Chrysler New Yorker Customizing Kit - Stock or Custom, 1/25, H1231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$48   

Still factory sealed. Can be built stock or wild custom. 1996 reissue of the 'S' kit featuring a 1956 Chrysler New Yorker and 78 customizing accessories such as turtle fins, mirrors, spotlights, hood scoops, side stacks, 'shark' fender fins, continental extension kit, antennas, 8 disc and bumper bullets, fender skirts and more.

Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Vegas did see military service, with a few operated by the RAAF, Spanish Republic Air Force, and USAAC. (This kit does not include military decals.) Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Mania TWO Nakajima Type 97 B5N1 and B5N2 Kate, 1/72, 02-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$27   

Includes two complete Kate models in one box and one builds the B5N1 and the other a B5N2. Older issue with a high gloss box top and very nice artwork. Excellent, high quality kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, clear side windows, torpedo loadout, beautiful full-color painting guide and decals for four different aircraft - AI-301 / AII - 306 / W-326 and KEB-306. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Peerless Dodge Command And Reconnaissance Truck WC-56/57 3/4 Ton And 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, 1/35, 3505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Very highly detailed moldings. Molded in green and clear with metal axles. Builds a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Features complete suspension, driveline and exhaust details, complete interior, crew of three, optional raised top or lowered top, 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, optional parts to build WC-56 or 57 and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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.

Revell German Sub U-47 'Show-Off Model' with Interior, 1/125, H384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$24   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. 1975 release of the cut-away version of the famous "Snorting Bull" of Gunther Prien. This is a nice kit with a detailed but simplified interior. There has been no assembly but NOTE: one bulkhead has been painted. There is no other painting. NOTE: missing one crew figure, two bulkheads and rear torpedo tube. The bulkheads are simple and can be cut from sheet styrene; the rear tube can be made from anything of the correct diameter. The other parts have all been inventoried present with decals and instructions. 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.

Novo Techna Soviet M Class Submarine, 1/400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$12   

Ex-Soviet Union kit that is very well molded for that time with very fine detail and hull drain holes. Full hull model measures 4.5 inches long when assembled and includes display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are either inventoried complete or still in the internal factory sealed bags, which is attached to cardstock that is folded in two. At times the factory workers had to get pretty creative because of a shortage of staples. Beyond staples, I have seen the bag of parts attached with tape, a clothing snap, a rivet or even sewn on with thread! This M class kit even has a color painting guide on the back with English colors.

Tauro Model Italian RN Pola Heavy Cruiser - With Photoetched Railings, 1/400, 202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Highly detailed kit with 217 parts and a fret of Eduard photoetched railings. Beautifully molded. Can be built waterline or full hull. Features rotating main turrets with elevating guns, rotating secondary turrets, float plane, detailed paint guide, decals and instructions for the ship and the PE railing set. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Pola was very fast at over 35 knots and well armed with 8 x 8" guns. She has the misfortune to be at Matapan with her sisters Zara and Fiume. After the Pola was disabled by an air strike, her two sisters were sent to assist but were sunk at very close range by the Warspite, Barham and Valiant. The Pola was spared but located and sunk later by the destroyer Jervis.

Frog Miles Magister 1 Trainer, 1/72, F153

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$36   

Finely molded in dark yellow and clear. Builds to an excellent model. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Pegasus Fairey Fulmar Mk.I or Mk.II & Airwaves Detail Set - RAF or USAAF - Bagged, 1/72, 3002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Includes factory-sealed Airwaves AC7261 Fairy Fulmar super detail set with brass PE parts. The actual model is the limited edition that builds either variant. Features all injection molded main parts with recessed panel lines, metal details, injection molded clear canopy and decals for either version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Junkers Stuka Ju-87 G-2 Kanonenvogel - SG.2 'Immelmann' or SG.2 Commander Rudel's Aircraft, 1/72, F-17

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, correct armament and decals for the two aircraft listed. Excellent detail throughout. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Athearn MKT 50 Foot Auto Box Car - Metal HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

In the 1930s and especially during the 40s/early 50s there was a revolution in model railroading: high quality kits became available for the first time. Before this, there were few standard gauges and most railroads were scratch built to any gauge the collector desired. This kit is a classic Athearn model from that era. These kits build very realistic models because parts that are metal on the real box car are metal in the kit; same for the wooden parts. All sides are factory painted and decorated the correct colors, leaving very little painting. Includes wooden floor, metal roof and car ends as well as opening doors, metal underside and detail fittings such as AB brake set, brake wheel, etc. These make great stand alone models or high-quality rolling stock for your line. The kit has not been started. All small parts are still in factory sealed bags and all other parts have been inventoried complete with the car sides in as new condition.

Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent 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, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

MPC Douglas DC-3 / C-47 Profile Series - Pan American Airways / Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF / 1944 US Army Troop C-47, 1/72, 2-1512-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$45   

Has decals for all three aircraft. From quality Airfix molds. Features all moving control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional position doors and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Decals appear 'near mint' which is unusual since MPC decals from this era are traditionally of poor quality. Please read the two articles on saving old decals on this website before using old MPC decals.

Matchbox Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14 / 12 /11 - RAF or Belgian Markings - BAGGED, 1/72, PK129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$19   

Bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Rare radar-equipped night fighter two seater variant that includes parts for the NF12, NF14 and NF11 variants. With color paint guide and markings for RAF 84 Sq. (NF.12) RAF 85 Sq. (NF.14) or Belgian 11 Sq. (NF.11). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

DML HMS Trafalgar vs Soviet Oscar Class SSGN and Nimrod MR2 and (2) Westland Seaking HAS5, 1/700, 7004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Very nicely molded and detailed with all recessed lines. Includes both subs, one aircraft, two helicopters and an excellent decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Nautilus Models USS Harder SS257 Summer 1944 Conversion Kit - For Revell Lionfish Base Kit, 1/220, S-02

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

Very rare. Resin conversion kit that makes the Revell Lionfish into an accurate model of Medal of Honor winner Commander Samuel D. Dealey's legendary Harder. Includes cast resin island (sail) structure, periscope/antenna cluster and numerous other very nice cast resin parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Please note, these kits did not come with instructions. Please note, the Revell base kit is not furnished, it must be purchased separately.

Nautilus Models USS Bluefish SS222 Summer 1943 Conversion Kit - For Revell Lionfish Base Kit, 1/220, S-01

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Very rare. Resin conversion kit that makes the Revell Lionfish into an accurate model of Bluefish. This was the first US Navy ship to be name as such, and she survived 9 war patrols in the Pacific Ocean in WWII. Includes cast resin island (sail) structure, periscope/antenna cluster and numerous other very nice cast resin parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Please note, these kits did not come with instructions. Please note, the Revell base kit is not furnished, it must be purchased separately.

AMT 1941 Plymouth Model P-12 Four Passenger Coupe, 1/25, T148

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$44   

Early "T" issue that is still factory sealed. Features opening hood, detailed engine and compartment, full interior and underside detailing. Molded in white, chrome, clear and rubber tires.

Hawk Howard Ike Racer - Lincoln International Issue - Bagged, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$38   

From the 1950s. Rare kit for the advanced Hawk collector. Still factory sealed but the header panel is in 'good' condition. I have shown the best side; the reverse has a price tag tear. This kit was 'Made in the British Empire by Lincoln International.' Lincoln was an injection molding firm that issued models as a side-line. Kits were made in Great Britain, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand and sold in many more. They reissued at least 13 Hawk kits. I have dated these late 1950s because the R3C-1 Army Racer (also released in this series) still has wheels. Later issues had floats.