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MPC AMC 1978 Pacer X - Stock or Street, 1/25, 1-7801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Original issue dated 1977. Can be built as a factory Pacer X or a street machine. Features rubber tires, parts molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires, opening hood, detailed engine and underside, complete interior and more. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Enterprise Monocoupe Nifties - Flying Aircraft, N-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$46   

Rare, 1950s highly prefabricated flying model kit advertised as "Out Of The Box - Into The Air!" The Nifties series was well designed with all-balsa cabin construction (not profile) which eliminates the need for tissues. Features all die-cut parts with fuselage sides, bottom and tops, fully finished, dihedraled and airfoiled "Wonder Wing", fully factory painted on both sides of the wood (when required), finished celluloid cabin windows, factory carved wooden parts, finished wheels, formed wire landing gear, hardware, 5" wide bladed plastic flying prop, rubber motor, step by step plans and more. Never started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bag. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. The Nifties line for this wingspan consisted of the N-1 Piper Cub Special, N-2 Taylorcraft, N-3 Aeronca Champion and the N-4 Monocoupe.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H53-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$49   

1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers. This kit is in very rare investment-grade 'near mint++' condition. It is from original hobby shop stock that has never been for retail sale until now. Inside, the kit is nice as it is outside. It is never started, and all the parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. With 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.

Microscale Bf-109G Finnish Bulgaria Swiss Decals, 1/32, 32-0034

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$6   

One sharks mouth decals used. The rest are mint and complete with instructions/placement guide.

Frog Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.9 or Mk.59 - RAF No. 54 Sq 1969 or Swiss No.1 Sq 1964, 1/72, F204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Late 1970s final logo issue. Includes parts and decals to make either version/aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Siedlce Bocian Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Cleanly molded and nicely detailed glider kit. Features some cockpit detail, clear canopy, display stand and decals. The kit manufacturer Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT and are all from this Polish company. They are no longer in operation.

Spojnia RWD-8 - Polish Air Force / Hungarian Air Force / Polish Civil Aircraft, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Unusual large 1/48 scale RWD-8. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed cockpit and engine compartment, separately molded control surfaces and decals and paint guide for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Renwal Bristol F2B Aeroskin - Major Andrew McKeever's Aircraft, 1/72, 268-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions.

Life-Like 1936 Duesenberg SSJ LaGrande-Bodied Roadster - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

1970s Life-Like issue from the original 1966 Pyro molds. Features detailed chassis, complete motor, removable hood, full interior and more. Molded in cream colored plastic, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to, in this case Gary Cooper and Clark Gable's automobiles. This was the Duesenberg Company's last great automobile before going out of business in 1937. The Model J was a superb automobile and the fastest and finest car of it's day. Never to be outdone, the two brothers made two supercharged 'Super-Duesenbergs' were constructed from J models and are referred to as SSJs. The out put was a whopping 400 bhp. (The term SSJ was never used by the factory.)

Sterling F-51D Mustang - 17.5 Inch Wingspan Profile Flying Model - (P-51D), R4-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

"Guaranteed To Fly" prefabricated model that includes everything in one box - even the original tube of glue is present and still flexible. Features all die-cut quality balsa parts that are factory painted, fully formed wheels, formed wire gear struts, metal hardware, rubber motor, plastic prop, full color decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Convair F-106A Delta Dart - 95th FIS 'Mr Bones' or 94th FIS 'Hat in the Ring', 1/72, JS054-180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$25   

Older hardbox issue. Includes both squadron decals. This high performance follow-up to the F-102 enjoyed a successful and long service life; I can remember seeing them in 'Alert 5' shelters at the Florida Air National Guard base at Jacksonville International in the 1980s. Kit is well detailed and features external tanks, optional position missile bay doors and a full load of Falcon Aim-4 E/F Air-to-Air Missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airway Model Plane Co Brown B-3 / Northrop Gamma / Beechcraft T-17R / US Navy Curtiss F8C-4 / O2C Helldiver - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits, 3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$24   

No Box. Dated 1937 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown.

Aoshima Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100-1B - (Ki-100), 1/70, 202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Early 1960s Japanese kit with very collectible high-gloss box artwork. Kit features retractable landing gear, rotating prop and moving ailerons. It has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Durango Press SIX Westside Lumber Flat Cars With Trucks and ONE DP-53 Westside Flat With Rotted Boards And Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, DP-50

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to Sealed Mint

$62   

SALE!! Includes all 7 narrow gauge kits. These are detailed, finely cast metal models with trucks. The six DP-50 models have never been started. Each is either still factory sealed inside or has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. The single DP-53 flat with rotted boards has never been started, but is missing the brake wheel, one bolster and one end sill. Otherwise complete; would make an ideal derelict car for your layout.

ESCI Fiat G-91 Gina Pan - Frecce Tricolori, 1/48, SC-4028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Larger scale (1/48) Gina. Kit features cockpit detail, optional position speed brakes and canopy, detailed gear wells, smoke tank and blocked gun ports. Includes large and colorful decal sheet for the Italian Air Force Acrobatic Team 313 Gruppo G-91R-1B (modified). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$39   

First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions and all parts. This kit is from early in this first issue, and the first kits were not issued with decals. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork.

Mars Model Industries US Navy Landing Craft

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Rare kit from 1945. Excellent and well detailed for that time. All-wood 'DeLuxe' model that has 'All Parts Prefabricated - No Cutting Necessary' and also included paint and cement. Scale is not given, but this is a scale model and measures about 8 inches long when assembled. Features all pre-cut hardwood parts, a sealed envelope of small parts, glass bottles of glue and paint (intact but dried), sandpaper and detailed, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed envelope. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. Please NOTE that the box has clear tape on it.

Enterprise Jimmy Doolittles Laird Super Solution U-Control - 17 inch Wingspan Static Scale For Gas Engines

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$74   

Rare; dated 1947. Very early control line model of sturdy construction. Features solid, factory cut upper and lower wooden wings, printed balsa and plywood sheets, wood-planked fuselage, multiple engine installation options, finished rubber wheels, nose block, hardware kit, fully formed wire landing gear, full color decals, two sheets of excellent plans with detailed instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

La Belle D&RG Double Deck Stock Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-35

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides all cut to the correct size, car ends done in the same fashion, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with two packets of small parts still factory sealed, and all other parts inventoried complete with transfers and instructions.

Life-Like 1934 Ford Three Window Coupe - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, C308-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

1970s early Life-Like issue from 1960s Pyro molds - note it still has the Pyro kit number. Features well detailed underside chassis with separately molded front axle and suspension, full interior, wire wheels and more. Molded in deep blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. Pyro advertised these as ideal for slot car conversion.