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Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner, B206-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Large scale issue from the 1960s, and from the original late 1950s molds. Measures 20 inches long when assembled. Very nicely detailed for that time. Includes one piece hull, full deck fittings, ship's boats, rigging material and detailed instructions showing rigging steps and the story of this famous ship. Molded in black (the hull), tan and dark wood colors. Never started. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force - 1st Grupo De Caca de FAB (Forca Aerea Brasileira) - Kikoler Issue, 1/32, H296Br

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$129   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn part of the box concave. Rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels.

Lindberg USS Sentry (AM-299) (Admirable Class) WWII US Navy Minesweeper, 1/130, 70830

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

2009 issue from original molds. Very large scale model of the workhorse minesweeper from World War II. Very nicely detailed for that time with 153 pieces. Since the original issue was made for motorizing, this kit could easily be made motorized and remote control with modern, very small and efficient power and R/C systems. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible / 1956 Buick Century Convertible Promos, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

SALE!! Includes both 100% complete promotional models in 'good' condition. These have been in an adult collection since the very early 1960s. Both are metal chassis and rollers. There is slight warping as shown but less than average. The boots have been very neatly painted, as well as the Skylark interior. Both models have been professionally detailed with silver paint - the door handles, lettering, emblems, etc have been very neatly painted. Quality is high enough to easily pass for factory paint.

Hawk Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless Dive Bomber, 1/72, 611-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$27   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has a split. 1965 issue softbox with Tom Morgan boxart. This is an excellent kit with great fit and all recessed panel lines.

Czech Model Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$29   

Very high quality complete kit with very fine detail. Cast in high definition resin. Complete and never started. No instructions.

Airfix Super Entendard, 1/72, 03060

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Faller Convair 440 Convairliner Metropolitan - Lufthansa, 1/98, 1440

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$189   

Very rare kit from the 1960s. Large scale (near 1/100) model of the famous Convair airliner, transport and executive taxi. While many 440s were prop-jets, this model depicts the version with two Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp R-2800-CB17 engines. Nicely molded an early kit with fine raised rivet detail, optional position passenger rear door, rotating propellers and Lufthansa decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aircraft Models Company of America Fokker Universal Scale Replica Model Kit - Flying Wooden Model From 1933 - 24 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

Very rare kit from 1933. Although well known, balsa wood did not come into widespread commercial modeling use until the 1930s. Before then, aircraft kits were composed of hardwoods, bamboo, metal fittings and silk, fabric or tissue covering. This interesting kit bridges the gap between 'old' and 'new' (at the time) wooden kits. The parts are balsa, bamboo, metal and celluloid. The manufacture was Aircraft Models Company of America, 29 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford Connecticut. They made solid and flying models and the original price of this model was $1.50 - rather expensive at the time. The high price was justified by the unusual complete nature of the kit. The prop blank is machined (not finished) carved, all ribs are completely cut out and notched, the nose block is machine carved, the wheels completely formed celluloid and balsa, the stripwood is cut to the proper width and height, there is clear celluloid for the windows, complete full size blue-print plans, metal bushings and washers, sandpaper, beautiful red tissue, a glass bottle of "Tissue Cement - Aircraft Models Company of American", a bottle of "Tissue Dope" (also labeled), a cork-sealed vial of red paint, and general assembly instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: it is missing 2 of 6 small brass eyelets (bushings) and 3 of 6 very small washers. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, plans, instructions and supplies.

Aurora-KB Fokker EV (E-V) - Polish Air Force, 1/48, 1135-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

1972 issue with revised molds and better quality. Includes pilot, ground crewman and battle terrain base. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The aircraft represented fought with the Polish Air Force against the Ukranian forces in 1919.

MPC Fire Fighter Mustang II Pro Street Stocker, 1/25, 38407

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$29   

Reissue dated 2005. From original molds. Features detailed racing chassis, complete engine, full race interior and much more. Molded in red, chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Douglas A-24 Dauntless US Army - (SBD), 1/48, JT119

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Very highly detailed kit. Contains decals for two different aircraft and features fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, engine and wheel wells, optional bomb load, optional position dive brakes and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Messerschmitt ME-109 Famous Fighters of All Nations - (Bf-109), 1/48, 55A-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$850   

Very rare version with the Bf-109s flying over a period town. Second issue of this famous kit, most likely from 1954 and possibly into 1955. Last Aurora Bf-109 with swastikas on the box art, molded into the vertical stabilizer, on the instructions and on the decals. Aurora modified the molds for this issue, including landing gear and wing-mounted bombs. Molded in the correct gloss burgundy and clear. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This artwork is by Jim Cox. According to his son, Art Cox, and the village is most likely a rendition of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and a stylized Philadelphia skyline and older buildings in Camden, NJ in the foreground. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora SNJ Trainer, 1/48, 80-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Very likely the 3rd issue of this kit because the boxtop oval logo does not have the 'Famous Fighters' in the border, making this the 1963+ issue. This was a good kit for the time, featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot and student figures, rotating prop and US Navy decals. Molded in yellow and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing two part, the prop shaft and machine gun barrel (both very easily made). Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

FM Breguet 693 A/B With POMK Detail Set, 1/48, 6004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Includes the very rare Pend Oreille Model Kits #48POA-290 Detail Set for this model (693 AB2). Includes resin engine gondola, cowls, new engines, engine cooling scoop and air intake. Never used and complete. The actual kit is multimedia and features mainly injection molded parts with recessed panel lines, many photoetched metal, resin and cast metal details, full decals and instructions. Never started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bags.

Revell 1910 Pierce Arrow Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H48-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$48   

In rare, investment grade condition. This is old hobby shop stock that has never been offered for retail sale until now. 1953 first year issue with the box is in amazing 'near mint+' condition and inside, the kit has never been started. They are still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' bag. Complete with instructions. Molded in bright red plastic. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$85   

First issue dated 1961 with oval sunburst logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the logo border. Large 1/48 scale early Phantom kit with great Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely detailed kit for that time with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, a tiny additional F-4H scale model (measuring only 1.5 inches long) and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. NOTE: wing halves are neatly assembled to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Revell Pro Street Thunderbird Matt and Debbie Hay, 1/25, 7440

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1990 issue released in association with Hot Rod magazine. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in Pepto-Bismol color, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Lindberg He-111 with Tractor German Blitz Bomber - Ground Artwork Cellovision Issue, 1/63, 565-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare version with Cellovision box and Ray Gaedke artwork showing the aircraft on the ground. This issue also includes a detailed 1/48 scale tractor with driver. Kit has movable control surfaces, working landing gear and scale engines with removable panels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please note that the end flap is missing. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Hawk Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback or Bubble Top Versions, 1/48, 500-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

NOTE: perfect builder kit, not collectible. Please read carefully. Great older model with nice detail. Softbox has a copyright date of 1965 and shows a action diorama with both Jugs warming the engines up. Can make Razorback or Bubble Top versions. NOTE: this model has minor and neat assembly. The drop tank is built and primed. Quality of work done is 'professional.' No other work is done. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. NOTE: one small part is a different color; it is from an earlier version of the same kit. NOTE: decals are included but they from the Monogram 1/48 Jug #5302 with the nose art 'Little Chief.'