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Monogram Midget Racer Offenhauser, 1/24, P1-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of Monogram's first car kit. This kit retains the original box art and is from the original molds. Features racing driver, removable hood, pump, detailed Offenhauser engine, instrument panel and more.

Heller Amerigo Vespucci Italian Sailing Ship, 1/150, 80807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$75   

Still factory sealed. Out of production. Large and highly detailed kit of the famous Italian Navy training sailing ship. Includes vacuform billowing sails, rigging material and full rigging instructions.

Heller Sinagot with Sails - And Paint and Glue, 1/60, 60605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Excellent kit of a small sailing (perhaps fishing) vessel in large 1/60 scale. Very nicely detailed. Includes optional billowing vac sails and rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

AMT Chevrolet Custom Van 'Foxy Box', 1/25, T403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$89   

Still factory sealed. Rare. Very nicely detailed custom van kit. Features CB and radio antennas, air horns, 'Zoomie' side exhausts, custom front end cap, custom grille, fat off-road tires, Keystone 'Ranger' spoke wheels, twin skylights, spoiler, louvered portholes, 'Woody' bumpers, full interior with high-back buckets and CB radio, detailed V-8 engine, detailed chassis and more.

AMT 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery - Stock or Custom, 1/25, T253

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$39   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit. Features underside suspension and exhaust detail, stock Ford Flathead V-8 or tri-carb (3x2) Buick Nailhead engine, full interior, optional position rear cargo door and more. Other optional features include lowered front end, tube bumpers, Keystone mags, wide tires, custom decals, spotlights, tachometer, floor shifter, gauge package, header exhaust system, etc. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Heller Se-313 Alouette II - French Army, 1/48, 80479

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find larger 1/48 (probably 1/50) scale kit of the first mass-produced turbo-jet engined helicopter.

Aurora Bomarc Missile IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$550   

1958 first and only release. Nice kit of the Bomarc in 1/48 scale with a full mobile launching trailer. Trailer has rotating wheels, two bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that be displayed in 'travel' or 'launch' positions. The box has four solid corners, very good color and gloss but wear as shown. The kit has never been started. The missile parts are still factory bag sealed. All parts that were not factory bag sealed have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

ESCI Lockheed AC-130H Spectre II - 1 SOW / MAC USAF - Hurlburt Field Florida, 1/72, 9101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

Highly detailed with (2) M61A Vulcan 20mm rotary cannons, (1) 40mm Bofors Cannon and (1) 105mm Howitzer, complete cockpit and full interior, ECM pods, engine infrared shields, Suu-4A pods, ALQ-87 pods and full decals. All recessed detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

AMT USAF Special Operations AC-130U Gunship, 1/72, 8326

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$119   

Hard-to-find discontinued kit. Has over 150 parts featuring detailed interior, gun and landing gear with recessed panel lines. Includes decals for 16th SOS, 16th SOW based in Hurlburt, FL. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the two bags that were opened have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

1953 early issue molded in very light green plastic. The kit has not been started. It is still internally sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag with the instructions. 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.

Monogram USS Shangri-La Essex Class Aircraft Carrier, B5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$195   

Rare kit for the advanced collector. this is Monogram's fifth ship kit, issued in 1946. Measures 14 inches long when assembled. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory and even has the original cardboard divider. The hull and lower deck are pre-carved wood. The rest of the kit is printwood, wood and metal stock and cardstock. The airwing includes F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers. Decals, instructions and all parts are excellent. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Schooner Bluenose - 21.75 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 304

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

From 1938. Measures almost 22 inches LOA (length overall) when assembled. Very nicely done early kit featuring a pre-carved wood hull (only final sanding is needed), two large sheets of printwood, metal fittings including lifeboats, windlass, cask, anchors, ships wheel, chain, blocks and more, rigging material, pre-cut wood, wood and metal stock as needed, metal stock, full color flag sheet and very detailed plans with instructions and rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including flags and plans/instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply US Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (USCG) - 22 Inch Long Wooden Model Kit

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$185   

Wartime (about 1942-44) release from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. Features an unusual and very nicely done hardwood pre-carved hull, metal fittings, wooden fittings and accessories, wooden stock as required, two large sheets of nicely printed bristol board parts and very nicely drawn plans with numerous templates, details and perspectives. I have seen this kit built, and it is beautiful and nicely detailed. Measures 22 inches when completed. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. The box is all there but is only 'Fair+' because there is a great deal of masking tape on it.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Fishing Trawler - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship, 317

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$229   

Very, very rare, especially in this condition. Dated 1950 and measures 18 inches long when built. Wooden kit with a beautiful pre-carved balsawood hull and quality printwood parts, wood stock as required, one very large and full factory-sealed bag of cast metal fittings and another smaller factory-sealed bag of metal fittings, sail cloth, printed cardstock superstructure sides, a full color flag sheet as well as highly detailed three-view plans with hull cross sections, numerous superb detail drawings, very good instructions with additional building illustrations, full rigging diagram and sail details. Certainly one of Ideal's more detailed and better kits.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS United States Ocean Liner - 22 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 324

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$245   

Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bag of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther - 1st Brooklyn Issue, 1/48, 22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$1500   

Rare 1st issue from 1952 in the one-piece flip top box. 100% original and correct. The model is molded in the correct gloss dark blue with a clear square 'Brooklyn' stand, stand arm and canopy. Being the first issue, the model does not significant rivet detail, nor was it molded with landing gear or missiles. The entire kit is 13 parts including the stand and stand arm. The instructions are the correct early small Brooklyn version with very minor bug damage. Decals are correctly marked 'The Tatem Company' and are in excellent condition with some curl and minimal yellowing. The box is one of the better I have seen. It is intact - there are no missing parts and no repairs. As is typical with this issue, the fragile box has some small tears, creases and edge wear as shown. In summary, a 100% correct, never started and complete kit for the advanced collector of Aurora or military aircraft models. This kit must be shipped insured. Kit History: In the early 1950s Aurora was making children's toys. Since they were always looking for new avenues of business, the three founders were interested in the new fad of 'plastic models'. They were shown the Hawk F-90 and F9F kits in 1/48, and the rest is history. Aurora copied the F9F and F-90 to issue their very first plastic kits. The boxes were two color one-piece flip top boxes of very thin cardboard; the damaged so easily that the kits were immediately reissued in the more familiar 'hardbox' of a litho slick glued to heavy cardboard.

Revell Boeing 707 Flagship American Airlines - 'S' Kit Issue, 1/139, H246-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$175   

Very hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in it's initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Slingsby Skylark Soarer Glider - (Reissue of Hasegawa's First Plastic Model Kit #C-1), 1/50, SP28

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

1990 reissue of Hasegawa's first injection molded model kit. Molded in light gray, clear and with the original black stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Gavia Polikarpov Po-2 LNB - Ambulance/Skis/Light Bomber - U-2 Ambulance Soviet Army / U-2LNB Polish Night Bombing Squadron 'Krakow' / U-2 1939 Soviet Army (Skis), 1/48, 004-0600

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Finely molded kit. Well detailed with numerous photoetched parts and film instruments. Includes optional parts and decals for your choice of three different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Walthers 20th Century Ltd New York Central - 14 Section Star Series Passenger Car - HO Craftsman Kit With Trucks, 1/87, 77-1007

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$46   

With a set of 6 Wheel trucks. Very high quality kit that builds a realistic prototype. Features fully formed metal sides with rivet, door and window frame detail. The sides are factory painted Pullman Green and lettered Pullman in gold. Includes precut hardwood floor, fully formed plastic monitor roof, other precut wood stock and needed, a sealed bag of metal roof, car and underside details, prism windows, diaphragms, scale chain and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.