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ESCI MBT T72 T72 Main Battle Tank With Airwaves PE Details - East Germany or Iraq, 1/35, 5019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Includes Airwaves #AFV35009 T-72 photoetched brass super detail set with two frets including all grates and dozens of parts. Complete and never started but missing instructions; however, it is simple matter to figure out where they go. The actual model is still factory sealed and is an older but well molded. Includes paint guide and decals for East German and the Irag armies.

ESCI Mercedes Benz 230G Cross Country, 1/24, 3022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$62   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit with full frame assembly with separately molded driveline and suspension, detailed interior, optional position tail gates and more.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

1973 issue. This kit was created by heavy modification of the Electra mold. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you are interested in the story of the mold modification, please see the article located on this website.

Airfix DH Comet 4B - BEA, 1/144, SK500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

1960s type 3 logo issue. Nice 1/144 scale kit of the world's first jet airliner. Includes clear windows, full landing gear, display stand, passenger boarding stairs and BEA decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The initial Comet Is were in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lighting to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occurred. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause.

Roden Gnome Monosoupape 9B Rotary, 1/32, RO621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Beautifully molded injection-molded plastic engine kit with photoetched brass details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

E&B Valley Railroad Co D&RGW Stock Car With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 3100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Superb injection molded kit with plastic truck set. Very finely detailed with a high parts count for such a small model. While model aircraft mold makers and molding machine operators were most claiming that you could not mold parts this fine, several model train companies, like E&B Valley, were busy proving them wrong. This is kit for the serious model railroader who demands prototype fidelity. Molded in black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that these E&B kits did not come with decals.

Revell US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle - with Sails, 1/254, H347

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

1975 issue from the famous 1950s 'S' molds. Very well detailed for that time and molded, like most early Revell sailing ships. Features full hull with display stand, detailed deck fittings and houses, separately masts and yards arms, separately molded belaying pins, excellent deadeye assemblies, lifeboats, premolded rat lines, rigging instructions, standing and running rigging material and vacuform billowing sails. The sails are in 'near mint' condition. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. This 295' bark rigged sailing ship was originally built in 1936 in Bremerhaven, Germany, for the German Navy. It was originally named Horst Vessel. The vessel was acquired in 1946 as a World War II war reparation. The ship was named the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, and has been used ever since as a training ship for future U.S. Coast Guard Officers. Eagle is based in New London, Connecticut.

Monogram Bell UH-1C 'Huey' Iroquois Air Force Rescue Chopper, 1/48, 5202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

1978 hard-to-find Air Force 'C' variant issue. Very nicely detailed kit. Includes revised 'C' intake and exhaust, skids with wheels, rescue winch, Air Force markings, two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, full interior, optional position doors and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the retainer for the rear rotor is a different color plastic. It is from a later issue of this same kit.

Precision Scale Co D&RGW 30 Foot Reefer With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 305PK-607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Excellent model that is finely molded and detailed. Includes plastic trucks with metal wheels. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all the small parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the large parts) have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Moebius Rocket Transport Spindrift From Land Of The Giants - With Full Color Interior, 168

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

Small scale but nicely molded in orange and clear. Measures about 4" long when assembled. Even includes very detailed color interior panels of cardstock, decals and a detailed painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Rio Grande Models Swayne / West Side 36 Foot Steel Flat Car With Metal Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3081-SF

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring laser cut and factory saw-cut hardwood parts, hardwood lumber stock, very fine metal castings, some plastic details and full, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Hawk Mister Mulligan - Benny Howard's Famous Racing Plane, 1/48, 619-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Hardbox release dated 1958. Very well molded model with all fine, recessed panel lines, clear windshield, display stand and full decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has wear on the left side top horizontal edge.

Bandai Panzer Jager Tiger 88mm Pak 43 Elefant Sd.Kfz.184, 1/48, 8269-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$64   

Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. 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.

International Rectifier IR Lightronic II Remote Control Car, EP42

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$35   

Unique early 1960s (pre-zip code) remote control car kit with a solar cell and two transistor command circuit that you control with a flashlight to make it stop, start and control the speed. This model contains almost two kits but please read carefully. NOTE: one complete car is very neatly assembled. In addition to all parts, it includes the instructions and never used decals. The other car is about 75% complete and unassembled except for very minor construction (front and rear axles and steering are built very neatly). It is missing some smaller parts and the motor and electronics. It also comes with instructions and never used decals. Untested and sold as-is.

Comet Taylorcraft Struct-O-Speed - Flying Balsa Aircraft, 2303

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. Kit features balsa sheet construction (no tissue needed), building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998. When sales sagged, Comet's response was the easier to build Struct-O-Speed series with a significant amount of prefabrication that dramatically reduced assembly time. Light and well designed, these kits flew well.

Palmer 1940 Ford Custom Convertible, 1/32, 403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Suitable for Slot Car racing. Molded in a stunning gloss Pepto-Bismol Pink, clear and chrome plated plastic. Features a detailed underside chassis with separately molded front axle and suspension, full interior and even decals. NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat assembly. The two sides and hood have been glued to the chassis. Quality of the work done is 'near mint++.' All is perfectly straight, the gaps are as minimal as they could ever be and the rear deck dry fits perfectly. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop/Convertible, 1/25, T392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

1970s issue. Features very good engine and engine compartment detail, opening hood, full interior, optional hardtop, detailed (molded) underside and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear and with black tires. Never started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bag except the chrome and clear, which were never factory sealed. Those have been inventoried complete. With instructions.

StromBecker US Navy Regulus Guided Missile, M1-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Rare 1950s one and only issue. StromBecker was famous for their high-quality line of precarved quality hardwood and plastic kits. All of the carving is is done to the final shape and the wings, fin and nose beautifully injection molded in plastic. Includes a precarved hardwood base and formed metal stand wire. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. The plans are printed on the back of the box.

Revell S.S. Hope Hospital Ship - The World's First Peacetime Hospital Ship with Master Modelers Stamp And Hope Booklet, 1/500, H388-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$79   

1962 hardbox 'Master Modeler' issue which includes the Master Modeler's Stamp and even the Hope booklet about the ship. This is the famous ship of Project Hope, which was financed by private citizens and US Industry. The ex-Navy Hospital ship was equipped with the latest technology and a staff of 6 doctors, nurses and technicians. The toured the world, treating disease and training doctors in the latest developments in medical science. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: instructions are from the Haven, but all the parts are the same so it works perfectly.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. Never started. The parts are still sealed in the correct 'krinkle' clear bag. Includes 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.