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Lindberg Japanese Zero Motorized, 1/48, 304M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

First motorized issue from the late 1950s. Great hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. Includes electric motor and all hardware required. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

Revell Douglas DC-7 United Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/122, H220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$65   

Rare Lodela issue, likely from the early 1960s. The kit is from the same molds and uses the same box art as the famous Pre 'S' Airport issue, but this kit was issued by Lodela with the airplane only - there are no ground accessories. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: the big decal sheet was very neatly torn in two. One design was cut, the others are intact. The decals have age cracking.

Roco Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra Gunship HO Scale, 1/87, Z247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Hard to find. Older but very well detailed HO scale kit. Includes cockpit detail, crew of two, rotating main and tail rotors, rotating turrets, external stores and full color decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Beechcraft Musketeer - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsawood Model Airplane, 1/19, 308

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the 1970. Features a very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood and spars, excellent vacuform cowl, vacuform optional wheel pants, pilot and spinner, finished wooden wheels, plastic prop, clear window material, rubber motor, covering tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk 1959 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible or Coupe - General Mills Trix Cereal Premium Issue, 1/32, 630-631

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

Very rare. This is a General Mills premium of the scale Hawk Lark kit, which can be built as a coupe or convertible and is motorized with a unique rubber band drive which includes the winder. The model is molded in gloss dark red and silver plastic, has never been started, and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions, right down to the original rubber bands (2 lengths) and a letter from the General Mills Executive Offices apologizing that they decided not to include the small glue capsule - due to a fear that smaller children may think it was candy or a pill and eat it. And if you were unhappy, you could return the kit and get your original 10 cents back along with the cost of postage! The kit is in the original mailing box that it came in. This was a Trix piece as the instructions include the fact that your 'Trix Trailer' can be hooked right up to the Lark, and that the Lark rubber motor has plenty of power to pull them both! (The trailer was inside Trix and not included with the kit.) A great piece for the advanced collector.

AMT 1963 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop 3 in 1 - Stock / Custom / Advanced Custom, 1/25, 6223-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

One-owner kit purchased new on January 2, 1964 at the Woolworth's in Lexington, KY. Never touched inside - it still includes the unopened AMT Body Putty, sandpaper and upholstery material. Very early issue 3 in 1 hardbox issue can be built stock, custom or competition. George Barris served as the AMT consultant for the customized kits. Model includes numerous optional parts for suspension, motor, exterior and interior as well as custom decals. Molded in white, clear and chrome with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes putty, sandpaper, upholstery sheet, white wall stickers, decals and instructions.

BaD Ship Models Virginia Class Cruiser USS Virginia CGN38 / USS Texas CGN39 / USS Mississippi CGN40 / USS Arkansas CGN41 - 73 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/96, BSM-CGV

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$595   

Still factory sealed. Rare and very large kit that can be built as any one of the four sister ships. True scale model can be built for static display or R/C operation. The model is plank-on-frame construction and features plywood and balsa parts, planking strips, other wood as required, molded polyester plastic parts (i.e. resin), vacuum formed styrene parts, metal stock, cast metal anchors and chain, two brass props, stuffing boxes, drive shafts, rudder assemblies, decal sheet and flag. Because of the common scale, many super detail fittings are available to make this a true museum piece (extra fittings not included.) There are even super-detailed 3D printed parts on Shapeways.com! Copy and paste this link for photos and more information on this kit: http://wmunderway.mysite.com/gallery21/gallery21.htm

Billing Boats Polar Beam Trawler - 35.4 Inch Long Ship For Display or R/C, 1/40, 584

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$279   

Highly detailed, very large scale kit with fittings. Features a beautiful ABS plastic one-piece hull, extensive brass and metal fittings set, die-cut plywood, hardwood & metal parts and more. 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 instructions/plans.

Bandai Infantry Tank MkIII Valentine, 1/48, 8364

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

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 (figures) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

AMT HS Buccaneer S Mk. 2B, 1/72, 7123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

1979 issue from original Matchbox molds. Nicely molded for its time. Includes decals for 16 Sq 2ATAF 1973 and 15 Sq 2ATAF Laarbruch 1972. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

CM BM2 USS Amphitrite (Costal Monitor 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

WK Models Heinkel He-70 F Blitz, 1/72, 7201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Limited edition model of the famous 1930s high speed monoplane airliner and Luftwaffe transport. Very nicely molded but with some flash. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1940 Ford Woodie Sedan Delivery - 'Rides Magazine' Custom Collection, 1/25, 38257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. 2005 issue. Features full engine and compartment, removable hood, detailed underside and full interior.

Revell Bell Huey Police Helicopter UH-1, 1/32, H274

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$125   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has splits from age. Rare 1978 issue of the classic Vietnam helo gone civil servant. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors and moving rotors. Includes pilot and copilot figures.

KVZ Mil Mi-10K Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$36   

Still factory sealed. Early issue in the shorter and narrow box. Large Soviet helicopter with a unique gondola below the cockpit for the crane operator. It is very nice for a KVZ kit with 'good' detail. Molded in white, silver, clear and black. Includes full color large decal sheet with Aeroflot markings. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Very rare version. Of all the Aurora SE-5, this one turns up the least. The hardbox is dated 1956 but shows the original Jim Cox box art with the 1957 oval 'Famous Fighters' logo. The original rectangle 'Northern Lights' logo has been neatly blotted out with a yellow rectangle of the same size. The fact that the price is still 69 cents (as the original issue) means this issue is very early 1957 and predated the 'yellow' box art issue. Molded in gloss olive green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Boeing B-52G Stratofortress Gulf War - Grim Reaper 2nd BW Barksdale AFB January 1991 / El Lobo II 2 BW Barksdale January 1991 / Valkyrie 2BW Barksdale January 1991, 1/72, 1269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Excellent, out of production "G" variant of the venerable Stratofortress. Highly detailed and well molded. Features all recessed panel lines, very good cockpit and crew stations, tail gun, detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks, cruise missiles and pylons, optional position landing gear and decals for the three Gulf War aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes extensive decals and instructions.

Estes Astron Skydart Boost Glider, K-57

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$450   

The holy grail of old Estes Rockets in fantastic, factory- sealed condition. Header is very nice as shown with no tears and nice hanging hole. No rips or holes in the clear bag. About as nice of an example as you can find.

Aurora Jap Zero Brooklyn Issue - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$650   

Rare very first issue with no landing gear, no bombs and very little rivit detail. All parts correct for this kit including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals. Box would be excellent except for slight bow inward. Box is no creases, no additional tape/tags, no litho rips/tears and no split corners. All 4 side panels as well as the bottom tray are excellent with no issues. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Me-109 Brooklyn (Bf-109) - Famous Fighters of All Nations (Bf-109), 1/48, 55-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$595   

Very rare first issue. Of the Brooklyn series, this is usually considered the hardest kit to find. Inside, the kit is 100% correct with no rivet detail, no bombs and no landing gear. The color is the unique first run non-metallic medium red with clear canopy and stand. The stand is the correct square one marked 'Brooklyn.' The instructions are correct Brooklyn also, and the decals are the proper early 'Tatem Company' issue with the swastika. The box grades 'very good+++' It has four solid corners, no missing litho or litho tears, no repairs, no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape). There is general light shelf and edge wear. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'very good++' decals and 'excellent' instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.