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Lindberg Benny Howard's 'Pete' - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 25-301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Main Line Models 36' Outside Braced Wood Livestock Stock Car (Cattle Car) - Rio Grande - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, CC-3

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this wood stock car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and decorated and lettered for Rio Grande, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The kit has been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Fuji North American F-86D Sabre Dog - (ex-Marusan Entex UPC), 1/48, 002-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$46   

The Marusan F-86D model is known for an incredible array of accessories and action features, and the Fuji reissue includes them all. Includes removable radome to display the radar, opening canopy, removable tail section with dolly and detailed jet engine with engine stand, operating leading edge slats, operating wing flaps, moving control surfaces, retracting landing gear, retracting/extending missile tray, boarding ladder, and extra missiles with missile cart. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Blackburn NA 39 Buccaneer - T3 Issue, 1/72, 384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$32   

Type three logo from the 1960s. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid blocks of metal. Features working unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: two small parts are a different color plastic; they are from the 1970s issue of the same kit.

Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$85   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Dated 1956. Very rare in this condition. The model is an excellent representation of the first commercial 'Jet Prop.' Includes full landing gear, rotating props, clear cockpit and cabin windows, scale passengers, full color decals and even a boarding ramp.

Revell Aerobee Hi Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1814-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

1958 first issue 'S' hardbox with the dramatic box art that Revell was famous for. Not the common reissue. The box top displays almost "near mint" but is graded only 'good-' because there are multiple tape tears on the short and long sides. Has movable firing arm with working piston and cylinder, movable wheels, tow bar and detailed crew figures. Molded in the correct gloss gray and white. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the small rocket nozzle. Otherwise complete with all other parts, "excellent++" condition decals and instructions.

Lindberg Cadet - Rubber Powered Plastic Flying Airplane Model, 925-100

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Very rare. Fantastic artwork by Ray Gaedke. The box is in exceptional near mint condition. In the late 1950s/early 1960s, Lindberg came out with a complete line of vacuformed rubber powered flying models. The kits were all prepainted, had large wingspans and were quite attractive for flying models. They also included the rubber band, spring wire landing gear and injection molded wheels, propeller and bushing. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions, which are on the back along with an adjustment guide for flying.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - (Navy F11C Hawk), 1/32, QP14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$46   

Very well detailed kit dated 1991. Includes markings and painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B). Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1960 Dodge Dart 2 Door Hardtop 3 in 1 - Custom / Stock / Racing, 1/25, 2460-140

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$185   

Extremely rare kit of a beautiful but seldom seen subject. Features detailed chassis with torsion bars suspension, full interior and a host of optional parts such as fender skirts, tach, floor shift, exhaust dump pipes, fender mirrors, chrome horns, dual aerials, louvers, continental kit and more. Molded in ivory/white, chrome plate, clear and with real rubber wide white-wall tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Corsair Armada USS Detroit CL8 Light Cruiser 1945, 1/700, CAP 7001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$89   

Rare. Very highly detailed high-definition resin cast waterline kit with brass photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes detailed instructions and drawings.

AMT Lockheed AC-130H Spectre Hercules, 1/72, 8690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$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. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The canopy has been factory painted and is in perfect condition.

Pyro USS Olympia Admiral Dewey's Flagship, 1/240, C240-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed. Large-scale, full-hull model of Admiral Dewey's famous flagship. In addition to her more famous role in the War with Spain, Olympia went on to active service in World War I, the Allied intervention in Russia, and as flagship in the Mediterranean, 1919. She is preserved today as a museum ship and one of the very few protected cruisers left in the world.

Billing Boats Nordsokutter Mary Ann With Fittings, 1/33, NR472

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$165   

Still factory sealed. This version includes the fittings set according to the box side text. Very well detailed plank-on-frame kit that measures 55 cm (21.6 inches) long when built.

MRP Electric Outboard Motor 3 Time APBA National Champion Powerplant - Mercury / Evinrude / Johnson, 10-3521

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

Very rare and powerful engine that won three national championships. This is the second version. MRP stood for Model Racing Products and they were well known for performance and engineering. This is a complete outboard with all parts - nothing left to buy. Features a large 05 class MRP Wizzard 12V MS-3 pre-wired motor with suppression capacitor installed, high speed prop factory assembled to the drive shaft system, motor mounting plate, all drive and misc. hardware, very tough plastic lower housing, vacuform upper housing, decals for three different major outboard manufacturers and more. The small parts are still factory sealed. The few parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. This is a very simple build and an excellent outboard. Measures about 8" overall height, 4" long (top cover) and about 2" wide (top cover).

Revell Douglas DC-9 Delta Airlines, 1/120, H247-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

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Dated 1966 and a nice model of the original 'short' DC-9 with very colorful Delta Airlines decals. The decals are in 'excellent++' condition with slight yellowing as the only flaw. Molded in white. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Vautour (Solid Nose) - Cadet Issue, 1/100, L030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$28   

Still factory tape sealed. From 1966. Part of the nicely done Heller 1/100 Cadet series. Features nicely molded parts, full landing gear, clear canopy and a miniature version of the full size Heller black display stand.

Aurora Hiller Hornet Ram-Jet Helicopter, 1/48, 501-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$650   

Very rare. Although dated 1956, this is the artwork copyright date only. This issue sports the oval logo with the sunburst but no "Famous Fighters" so this hardbox probably dates roughly 1960 and the last issue for this model. This is from the old Helicopters for Industry molds that Aurora acquired in the mid 1950s. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Forged Foil Buffalo, 1/16, 445-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Rare 1969 hardbox issue. Features very nicely detailed Buffalo, terrain base with ground hogs, trophy stand, gold and silver (reversible) foil, original paint brush and original Aleene's black paint for antiquing. There is no glue. Inventoried with all parts present and instructions. Molded in black and brown.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in very nice 'Excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!) and four solid corners. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left and light impact damage on the upper short side. Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are 'very good++' with the only flaw being the typical yellowing and the instructions are also 'very good' with edge wear to the lower side.

Monogram USS Chicago CA-136 - US Navy Heavy Cruiser, 1/504, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$195   

Rare investment-grade condition for the advanced Monogram collector. This was the fledgling Monogram's company's third ship kit, issued in 1945. The box is in exceptional 'Near Mint' condition with tape, tags, no tape or tag marks, no writing, fading, creasing and with four solid original corners. Very, very light general wear is the only flaw. Measures 16 inches long when assembled. Inside and out, the kit is as it left the factory. The box is near mint with perfect colors. Inside, it even has the original hull-protecting cardboard sleeve. The hull is pre-carved. The rest of the kit is wood, printed wood, cardstock and wire. Decals, instructions and all parts are near mint. The kit has never been started and is complete.