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MPC Star Wars Han Solo's Millennium Falcon Original Issue 1979, 1/72, 1-1925

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$165   

Still factory sealed. Original issue from 1979 from the world-famous Twentieth Century Fox movie. Very large scale model that measures over 18 inches long when assembled. Detailed cockpit and rear jets are illuminated as well as the laser cannons. The radar antenna and laser cannons tilt and swivel, cargo ramp opens & closes and the landing gear can be displayed or stowed to 'in-flight' mode. Seated figures of Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and Han Solo are included. Molded in gray, clear and with metal parts and very small light bulbs.

Aurora DH-10 Bomber, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$155   

Dated 1957 and in investment-grade 'near mint++' condition. issue in investment grade condition. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four perfect corners, no tape or price tags ever and no fading. There is only general light wear as one would expect in shipping from the factory. Very nice, large-scale kit for that time. Includes an aircraft crew of three, two ground crew and a base with chocks. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like 1936 Duesenberg SSJ LaGrande-Bodied Roadster - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1970s Life-Like issue from the original 1966 Pyro molds. Features detailed chassis, complete motor, removable hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually cream colored), chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to, in this case Gary Cooper and Clark Gable's automobiles. This was the Duesenberg Company's last great automobile before going out of business in 1937. The Model J was a superb automobile and the fastest and finest car of it's day. Never to be outdone, the two brothers made two supercharged 'Super-Duesenbergs' were constructed from J models and are referred to as SSJs. The out put was a whopping 400 bhp. (The term SSJ was never used by the factory.)

Frog Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V/Mk.VII Bomber - No. 502 Sq Coastal Command Aldengrove 1942 / No 102 Sq Bomber command RAF Nov. 1940 (P/O G. Leonard Cheshire) - With Partial ESCI decals, 1/72, F207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$35   

Includes ESCI 1/72 Whitley decals and color paint guide for Whitley Mk.VII Number 612 Squadron RAF Coastal Command in addition to the two FROG decals. The kit has parts and decals to build either version. High quality Frog moldings do not have rivet detail, so you can build a very realistic model. Very cleanly molded. Features numerous crew stations with crew, rotating turrets, wheels and props. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell The Golden Hind Flagship of Sir Francis Drake, 1/96, H324-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Dated 1965. Likely the second issue which was released in the later 1960s due to the box design and '400' price extension on the kit number. As with most all early Revell sailing ship models, this one is highly detailed and finely molded. Kit includes vacuform sails, figures of Drake and his crew, preformed rat lines, very detailed painting instructions, rigging instructions, decals and flag sheet. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airframe Fokker D-VIII Flying Razor, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$6   

Still factory sealed. Basic vac kit with limited but nice molded in detail. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Scratch building is required. Not recommended for beginners.

Jo-Han 1966 Chrysler 300 Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock / Rally / Custom, 1/25, C-1166-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$159   

Very rare. Original issue hardbox. A very well detailed kit for that time and very rare in this condition. Features detailed 440 TNT Fire-Power engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside, numerous custom and rally parts, whitewall tires (or flip them over for blackwalls) and much more. Molded in white/ivory, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes and the "NEW! Chrome Trim" mentioned on the box top and instructions.

Scientific Piper Cub - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 138-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

NOTE: ideal builder kit, please read carefully. Rare, high performance flying stick-and-tissue model from the early 1970s. This is a reissue of the 1966 kit. Features detachable wing, precision die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, 6" diameter plastic propeller, rubber, formed wire parts (landing gear and prop/motor shaft), finished wheels, die-cut clear windshield material with printed window frames and more. With excellent full size plans, detailed instructions, yellow tissue paper and color decals. The kit has never been assembled but NOTE: several parts are very neatly cut out. Missing (1) wing rib, #15 fin and one #15 brace. All three parts are very easily made since there are either duplicate parts to trace or they are represented full size on the plans. Inventoried with all other parts present and with decals and plans.

AMT Mack R685ST Semi Tractor Truck, 1/25, T535

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$119   

Still factory sealed. Early issue. Super detailed truck with over 280 parts. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle, detailed engine, cab with full interior detail, optional under frame or vertical stack exhaust, optional roof mounted air deflector, many chrome plated parts, hollow vinyl truck tires, CB radio and dual antennas, full decals and more.

Monogram P-47N Thunderbolt Pro Modeler - USAAF 19FS 318FG Capt. John Vogt 'Drink'n Sister' le Shima 1945 / 73FS 318FG Lt. Robert Redfield 'Sack Happy' le Shima 1945, 1/48, 85-5929

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$32   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. 1994 issue that is the is the superb Pro Modeler kit. This model is from completely new molds (not the old Monogram P-47). Features all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, pilot figure, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and full engine, clear wingtip navigation lights, a nice selection of weapons including drop tanks, bombs and rockets and very colorful decals for the two aircraft listed.

Airfix Fokker F-27 Friendship Aer Lingus - With original Irish International Airlines Brochure, 1/72, 583

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$115   

From the late 1950s. Type two logo kit with full Aer Lingus markings on two decal sheets. Also includes the rare, original, illustrated advertising brochure put out by this airline. Kit features full cockpit, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, optional position doors and moving props/wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$1800   

One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. The company continued to produce the usual solid models, but plastics were coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material'. Maircraft decided to produce a deluxe kit with more injection molded details and soon the excellent P-61 Black Widow kit was born. The kit came out in 1945 and was priced very high for the time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more although the exact time frame is unknown. Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufacturers predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point, but it's not serious. The kit is 100% complete and has never been touched. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are pre-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other stock wooden parts are factory pre-carved parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well - the 'missing parts' sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' brochure and 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large decal sheet is near mint and even lacks the traditional yellowing or curling. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector or museum. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured.

Revell Douglas DC-9 Prototype, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$85   

Still in the factory seal. Revell of Great Britain issue. Unusual 1960s kit of the early short fuselage original DC-9.

MPC The Christie American Steam Fire Engine, 1/12, 1-2002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

The Christie was the backbone of the American fire-fighting force prior to World War 1 - she was in service in just about every major city. Walter Christie, the designer, was a noted race car driver and the father of front wheel drive technology. This fire engine is actually a development of his turn of the century horse drawn steam pumpers. This model was developed from a fully restored Christie redone by Community Fire company No.1 of Wayne, NJ. This is a highly detailed model which is 1/12 scale and is over 19 inches long when assembled. Features display stand, moldings in red, black, gray and clear, brass and nickel plated parts, decals for all stripes and letting, over 330 parts, decals and full instructions. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. 5 parts in step one have been assembled. Quality is excellent with no gaps and straight alignment with only a small minor glue visible. There is no other assembly. Two factory bags have been opened and those parts are inventoried 100% complete. All other parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes excellent decals and instructions.

Heller Z-31 Destroyer (Z31) - 1942, 1/400, 81010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Very well detailed full-hull kit. Finely molded with 157 parts. Includes railings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft PBY-5A Catalina Air-Sea Rescue, 1/144, 4435

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Very nicely molded with fine recessed panel lines, optional position pontoons and landing gear, 'good' cockpit and turret detail (for this scale) and very colorful decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Focke-Wulf FW-190 F-8 - 2/SG4 Italy 1944 (Tropical Scheme) / I/SG2 Hungary Early 1945 (Winter) / 2/SG4 Italy 144 (Tropical) / I/SG2 Hungary Early '45 / Germany Spring 1945 - (FW190F8), 1/48, 61039-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$27   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1995. Very highly detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, optional parts for different canopy variants, extensive weapons load-out and decals with paint guide for all four aircraft listed above.

Sterling Focke-Wulf FW-190 Drops Bombs In Flight - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, A20

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$64   

24 inch wingspan kit for RC, free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping the centerline bomb in flight, color decals, high-grade die-cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, clear vacuform canopy, rubber main and tail wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and notes on RC or control line conversion. 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 decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they were very complete.

Monogram Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat, 1/48, 85-4729

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Monogram/Revell issue dated 2001. Large 1/48 scale Super Tomcat featuring dual IR/TV sensor pod, detailed cockpit with authentic NACES seats, optional position canopy, AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder loads, markings for two airplane and more.

Monogram 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, 1/8, 2608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$255   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1984. Rare and well detailed, large 1/8 scale model that is almost 22 inches long when assembled. Features full interior, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed front and rear suspension, brake rotors with molded-on calipers, separate shocks, exhaust and steering linkage and more. Molded in red, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.