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Fujimi Aerospatiale Sud Alouette III - French Air Force or Navy / Malaysia Royal Air Force / Israel Air Force, 1/48, 0744-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

Hard-to-find and well detailed & molded model. Features full interior, detailed engine and more. Contains decals for four different helicopters. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Laird Solution 1930s Racer - One-Piece Box, 1/48, 603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Very rare. For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history for it is among the early injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the Curtiss box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one in bright yellow acetate and is from 1948. (Hawk went to polystyrene in 1949). The box is in excellent condition with great colors. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual since this type of box is not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started. The model is 100% complete with all parts. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Revell Republic F-105B Thunderchief - 'S' Issue, 1/75, H285-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$129   

1958 first issue with dramatic hardbox artwork. Fantastic box in near-mint, investment-grade condition with like-new color and gloss and four solid corners. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa Martin SP-5B Marlin - US Navy VP-48 Boomerangers SF/3, 1/72, 00655

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Special issue with these squadron decals. Large and very nicely molded kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Parts Decor Iron Horse Locomotive, 2906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

Dated 1973. These kits were marketed under 'General Crafts' which was part of AMT. If you look closely, you can see AMT car parts making up much of the train! There are all chrome-plated engine and trim parts from a Chevrolet large commercial truck and yet another semi including gas tanks, trim rings, 5th wheel, exhaust stacks, bumper and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes glue, hanging hardware, frame and instructions. Although not a scale model kit, I can remember this being a very popular craft at the time. Includes a 14.75" x 10.75 frame with metallic trim, black background with part identification printed directly on it, plated plastic injection molded parts, glue and instructions. There were at least 6 craft sets total; 2805 Early Roadster, 2806 Airplane and 2807 Viking Ship were all 8.75" x 6.76"; the three others, 2905 Antique Auto, 2906 Iron Horse and 2907 Antique Planes were this size.

Ambroid NKP Nickel Plate Road / NYC & STL NKP 50 Ton Composite Open Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-12

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Dragon Arleigh Burke DDG-51 Destroyer - With Decals for Barry / John Paul Jones / Curtis Wilbur / Stout / John S McCain / Mitscher / Laboon, 1/350, 1023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed with over 140 parts. Features one piece, full hull design, accurate prop and rudder detail, numerous PE parts including railings, extensive decals for 8 ships of this class and more.

Monogram Wright Cyclone 9 Radial Engine (C9HE) - Four Star Issue, 1/12, PE52-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$165   

Classic 1959 first issue of the famous Wright C9HE Cyclone 9 that powered The SBD Dauntless, B-17, DC-3, A-12, SA-16 Albatross, Stratoliner, B-18, B-10 and so many others. Large-scale kit is molded in black, red, gray and copper so no painting is needed. Has cut-away, optional operational cylinder if you wish to add it. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, stickers, instructions and special booklet on the Cyclone 9.

Moebius Battle Star Galactica Cylon Raider, 1/32, 941

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$85   

Very large scale and well detailed model from new molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Ford Bronco XLT 4x4, 1/24, 2271

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

From 1981. Features very well detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, good chassis and suspension, complete interior and optional rear top. Molded in gloss black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Lockheed AC-130H Spectre II - 1 SOW / MAC USAF - Hurlburt Field Florida, 1/72, 9101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$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. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Modelik Lockheed L-14H Super Electra - LOT Airlines, 1/33, 2-99

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

Large scale, highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. The exterior parts of the aircraft are printed in a stunning metallic silver. No painting required - just build! Has very good cockpit detail. Features general English instructions and two pages of detailed assembly drawings.. You should be experienced with card models before building this model. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete.

AMT 1966 Chrysler Imperial Convertible - 3 in 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Pickup Truck, 1/25, 6816-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$139   

Still factory tape sealed. Very rare. This kit was purchased new on August 31, 1966 in Lexington, KY. Nicely detailed model includes all parts needed to build one of three versions - Factory Stock, Alexander Brothers Pickup or other Custom.

AMT White Road Boss Semi Truck, 1/25, T527

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$95   

Rare original issue that is still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit with 240 parts and builds a full rolling chassis just like the full-size truck. Features complete engine and driveline, full suspension, detailed cab with complete interior, opening hood and much more.

Monogram 1970 Ford Boss Mustang, 1/24, 2282

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1981. Features opening hood, detailed engine and compartment, complete interior and underside detail.

Micro-Trains Line 865 00 010 30 Foot Log Car With Logs / 865 00 020 30 Foot Log Car With Logs / 865 00 030 30 Foot Log Car With Logs HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$79   

Never run; always stored in the original case. Never even removed for display. Completely factory built and painted cast metal kits with resin logs. Ready to run and include couplers. There are no road names or numbers so you chose them yourself.

La Belle DSP & PRR Tiffany Reefer HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-36

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

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. Inventoried and NOTE: missing both queenpost. Otherwise complete with all other parts, transfers and instructions accounted for. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they created in the late 1930s/1940s, predating the plastic kit boom by more than a decade.

Tamiya KV-1B Russian Heavy Tank, 1/35, 35142

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and beautifully molded armor kit.

MPC 25th Anniversary 1978 Chevrolet Corvette, 1/25, 1-3708

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

Special issue includes pinstripe decals for the limited edition 25th 'Vette. Has fully detailed engine, chassis underside, suspension and interior. Hood opens and "T" tops can be removed. Molded in white, chrome, clear, transparent red and with real rubber tires. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (Chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Scale Flight Comet's Farman Stratoplane - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$14   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.