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Shizukyo US Army M26 Pershing Motorized With Light Up Gun Barrel, 1/30, TS-203-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$385   

Very, very rare and a true investment piece. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from the early 60s. Big scale kit is well molded and detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels to move the treads and a good size flashing red bulb at the end of the barrel that 'fires' the gun. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE25 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire, a red electric light bulb and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All the small metal parts, glue and bulb are still in sealed bags. The only parts that were not sealed are the upper and lower hull, upper and lower turret and gear box. The instructions are in 'excellent++' condition and the decals are still in the sealed bag and 'very good' with moderate yellowing being the only flaw. Amazingly, the treads are in 'near mint' condition and completely intact - they are still very flexible! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Monogram 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - 3'n1 Kit - Stock / Street / Drag Versions, 1/12, 2802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$139   

Still in the factory seal. Very large 1/12 scale kit. Includes all parts to build it one of three ways - stock, street or drag. Includes two different Chevy engines, dual Holley carbs, Edelbrock manifold with velocity stacks, optional wheels, tires, exhaust pipes, rear suspension, air dam, racing decals, full interior, opening hood, detailed engine compartment and more.

TMHK Picnic Jr - 45.6 Inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft by Tokyo Mokei Models Inc

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$225   

Very, very rare- contains traces of the element 'unobtainium.' There is no internet or known auction history of one of these kits changing hands. Purchased new by a US Navy officer in about 1961 in Tokyo, Japan. He equipped himself nicely for a future R/C hobby upon his return to the states, but never built this kit. Features a large (1160 mm) wingspan and is specifically designed for R/C flight on a ".9 to 1.5" (sic) size gas engine (should be .09 to .15- AB). This was a deluxe and highly prefabricated kit for that time with very high quality wood parts, of which 90% or more are completely cut out with the part number stamped in ink on each one. Woods are hardwood, plywood and balsa. Many of the parts are still held together with the unique color-tinted clear tape from this era of Japanese modeling. Other cut and shaped parts are still sealed in a plastic bag with a 'Picnic' header. This kit has sheeted fuselage sides which are also completely cut out. There is a sealed bag of hardware, sealed balloon wheels, plenty of silkspan-style covering material, fully formed wire landing gear and of course a very large set of actual size plans that includes R/C equipment placement guides. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags and others are still factory taped as they were at the factory. The loose parts have been inventoried all present. Includes plans.

Monogram Grumman F3F-3 Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6851

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$129   

Still factory sealed and in amazing 'near mint++' condition. Mattel logo issue is dated 1967. Very highly detailed for that time and has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely detailed kit for that time with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Aurora The Moon Bus from 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1/55, 829-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

1972 kit from the famous movie and the Aurora of Canada issue. Not the common reproduction. This example is in very good condition outside and 'factory new' inside. Well detailed kit features full interior with cockpit and removable top. Molded in the correct white, dark green and clear for this issue. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly the way it left the factory. The parts that were in factory sealed bags (dark green) are still factory sealed. The white and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With 'excellent+' decals and 'excellent+' instructions.

Life-Like Robert E. Lee Mississippi Steam Boat - (ex Pyro), 1/160, B237

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

1970 issue from original Pyro molds. Very large and well detailed kit for that time. The race between the Lee and Natchez is considered a classic tale of The River. Although the Lee won, the circumstances were suspect and many people still considered the Natchez the fastest paddle-wheel packet ever. For example, the Lee carried no payload and the Natchez was carrying passengers and a normal payload. All details of the real ship, including the wooden railings and carvings are duplicated in plastic. Includes full rigging instructions and thread. Molded in tan and ivory plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The very few parts that were never factory sealed (the large ones and paddle wheels) have been inventoried complete including colorful flag sheet and instructions.

Scientific Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 23 Inch Long Model with Sails, 163

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

$109   

Very nicely done model. Large scale model measures 23 inches long when assembled. Includes precarved hardwood hull, extensive hardwood printed part sheets, wooden stock and masts, tapered wooden yards, standing and running rigging material, hardwood base and pedestals, colorful decoration sheet, name plate, extensive metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc), cloth sails, full sized plans, assembly book, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All of the metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete along with the decoration sheet, instruction book and large plans all in excellent condition.

TMY WACO Biplane 29.5 Inch Gas Model Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$275   

Very rare. This is an early Japanese export kit from TMY in Tokyo, probably dating right around 1960. It was clearly intended for control line operation. The kit has a very high degree of prefabrication for that time, featuring fully cut and ready to assemble plywood fuselage bulkheads, fully cut balsa wing rigs, cut out (but final sanding required) wheels pants, tail planes and all other wood parts, strip wood, formed wire main gear strut, balloon-type main wheels and solid tail wheel, an extensive (still sealed) hardware packet, wood for sheeting, silk covering material (still sealed) and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The internal condition is exceptional; many parts are still attached to the orange factory display board with string; even more are still wrapped with the factory green tape. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. It must be shipped insured.

Revell USS Helena Picture Fleet Issue - (Los Angeles - Fall River - Baltimore - Pittsburg - Columbus - Bremerton - Canberra - Toledo - Quincy - Chicago - St. Paul - Macon - Boston) - Picture Fleet / Master Modelers Club Issue, 1/481, H370-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$169   

Very rare. This is the original hardbox issue USS Helena from 1960 and not the 1990s reissue. It has the beautiful John Steel painting suitable for framing. The kit contains decals to build any of these sister ships - Los Angeles - Fall River - Baltimore - Pittsburg - Columbus - Bremerton - Canberra - Toledo - Quincy - Chicago - St. Paul - Macon - Boston. It is molded in the correct glossy gray plastic for this early issue. The kit has never been started. It is factory new inside, with all the parts and all paperwork still inside the Revell factory sealed clear bag.

Revell Moon Ship 'S' Issue, 1/96, H1825-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$295   

Rare 1957 first and only issue. When sales of the dramatic XSL-01 Moon Rocket did not meet expectations, Revell molded the top stage in a different color plastic from the XSL-01, added a special 3D Moon Base Stand and boxed it as a stand-alone kit. The result was this Moon Ship with incredible box art. The box art invites you to 'Enter the Age of Space' with these action features: retractable landing ski, removable fuselage section with detailed cabin with controls and instrument panels and a crew of three astronauts. The box is in 'Very Good++' condition with perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no tear, rips, holes or fading and no price tag or tape (other than the factory sealing tape of course). There is general wear as shown.. Molded in correct baby blue and clear plastic. This model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Henschel HS-129 - Panzer Gruppe Stab IV Russia '44/45 (ex Airfix), 1/72, 1-4103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

1982 Golden Wings issue from quality Airfix molds. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Junkers Ju-87 G-1 Stuka - Rudel - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6840

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1973 release from the original quality 1960s molds. Very nicely molded and detailed for the time. Includes decals for Rudel's aircraft.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-154 Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$125   

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Still factory sealed. Soviet Tri-Jet design in Cold War Aeroflot markings. Large 1/100 scale model has raised and recessed panel lines and is molded in clear, white, black and silver. Features large colorful decal sheet and good overall surface detail. KVZ was the name used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

AMT 1952 Studebaker Commander Coupe Key-Wind Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Original dealer promotional model. AMT went to a good deal of effort on this model. It features a all-metal chassis with a keywind motor, metal axles and gear, metal front bumper & metal rear bumper and clear in all 9 windows. Plastic color is a stunning midnight blue that still has excellent gloss. The body is very good and only has slight warping compared to most. Clear is very nice but can use cleaning. The tires are like new - if it was played with, it was not for long. No parts are missing and it is original except that some of the fine trim (door handles, etc) has been very neatly adult painted. The quality is good enough to pass for factory paint.

Sanwa Boeing B-17E Fortress Bomber, 1/145, 136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$210   

Very, Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine (and sparse, not overdone) surface detail, opening bomb bay doors, working ailerons, elevators and rudder, rotating propellers and full landing gear. Molded in gloss dark green, black and clear. Includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and in amazing 'near mint+' condition and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory 'crinkle' bag with instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. 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.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi F1M2 Pete, 1/75, F-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Very early Hasegawa rectangular logo - possibly the first issue. The box top is the high gloss type. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: one wingtip float and the main float halves are assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

CM USCG Hamilton WHEC-715, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$170   

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.

Model Aeronautics Stearman Trainer B Scale Controliner - 32 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$165   

Very rare kit from 1946. It appears that only one of these has traded hands in any public transaction since the late 1990s and the lack of photos is noteworthy. This was a very deluxe, expensive model for that time, retailing for an astounding $7.95. It is a very sturdy model with fully planked fuselage, sheeted wing, solid horizontal and vertical stabs, rudder and elevators, solid wing tips and more. Features a very large number of precut parts (some fully finished, others requiring additional trimming or sanding, rubber scale wheels with finished wood hubs, many plywood parts at key locations, quality planking and sheeting wood, clear windshield material, extensive hardware still in the wax paper bag, various sizes of wire stock, separate text building instructions and superb full size plans. Never started and complete. Please note there is no tissue because this model does not use tissue. There is also no printwood since the parts are factory cut out.