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Revell 1903 Model A Ford Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H36

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$36   

1952 first issue with the box in investment-grade condition - but the kit is NOT perfect inside due to plastic warping. This is old hobby shop stock that has never been offered for retail sale until now. First issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present but NOTE: the krinkle bag disintegrated. NOTE: the parts are heavily warped, which can happen with this early type of plastic. One wheels has welded to the instructions. The instructions are graded 'fair.' 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.

ITC Spirit of St. Louis and Wright Brothers Flyer I, 1/110, C-513-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Ringo issue - contains both kits. Very nicely molded for small scale models. These were originally ITC models. Ringo was the name ITC used to clear the warehouse of plastic kits. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. Ringo did not put decals with the vast majority of kits.

Model USA Cessna L-19 / O-1 Bird Dog USAF - South Vietnam - JSDF, 1/48, 0001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

Large scale (1/48) kit of the famous liaison aircraft from 1950s. The O-1 was best know as an effective FAC aircraft in the Vietnam War. Very nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Includes underwing stores and full detail for the interior and engine. Has decals for all three air forces. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

AMT 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible 3 in 1 Kit - Stock / Custom / Station Wagon, 1/25, 6415-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare first issue and even rarer in this condition- never started and complete Can be built stock, custom or station wagon. Detailed kit with many custom parts and features and includes AMT supplied woodgrain for the wagon sides. Features complete stock engine with speed options, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail and much more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals, wood grain and instructions.

Heller Super Broussard, 1/75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

Older high-gloss box art issue of this rare kit from the early 1960s. Near 1/72 scale and includes real rubber tires and colorful decals for the prototype. Never started. Inventoried with all aircraft parts present and decals and instructions. NOTE: missing the large black stand. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes for this note that "...the box art may be intended to depict a flight over the old 'Interarmy Special Vehicles Test Centre' ~ CIEES: ( Centre Interarmées d'Essais d'Engins Spéciaux) launch center at Hammaiguir, Algeria, which closed in 1967."

Aeroclub Martin Baker Mark 4 Ejection Seat - MK4 MB-326 / Etendard / Mirage / Magister / Strikemaster / Canberra / Hunter / Jaguar / Vautour / Mystere / Alpha Jet / Sea Vixen / Lightning / Buccaneer / Jet Provost / Gnat and More, 1/48, EJ403

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

Italeri Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8 With Photoetched Parts, 1/48, 2678

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$29   

Still factory sealed. Excellent and highly detailed kit with two PE frets and a large and extensive decal sheet for 6 different aircraft.

Revell Europa Jet Lufthansa 727-100, 1/144, H240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

Early short-body 727 variant. Revell of Germany issue with a Lufthansa Logo variant on the box art. Features landing gear that can be built up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-9 AeroMexico - Lodela Issue, 1/120, RH4222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Revell Lodela issue. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings and all red stripes and fin as shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Decals are in 'mint' condition but please read the article (on this website) about using older kit decals before using any of them.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare solid wood model from the 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 5.25 inches. Features fuselage block, two sheets of very high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

ESCI Mig-29 Fulcrum - USSR / DDR, 1/72, 9058

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed. Has decals and paint guide for Soviet Russia and East Germany.

Micro-Trains Line 42 Foot Skelton Log Flat Car With Sprung Metal Trucks / KD #14 Couplers and Draft Gear / Logs HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 102

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

With a set of Kadee Magene-Matic Logging Car Couplers, complete and never used. The actual model is excellent and very realistic, featuring almost all car parts precision metal cast, including metal trucks with real springs. There are only a few plastic detail parts to round out the kit. The car has never been started and all parts are still factory sealed. The logs are complete but NOTE: the end caps are neatly glued in to 'professional' standards.

Rareplane McDonnell F3H-2 Demon (F-3B) - with Metal Details - (F3H2), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Very highly detailed and well molded vacuform kit with very fine panel lines. Includes many metal detail parts and full cockpit detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Revell Harbor Tug Smit Frankrijk - (Tugboat), 1/200, 05209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. Dated 2003. A nice model that features 117 pieces, full one-piece hull, prop and control jet detail, detailed deck and superstructure, towing winch, signal mast and decals for several ships of this class.

Heller Sncase SE-535 Mistral - 6e E.C. 1/6 'Oranie' Oran 1952 or Aeronavale 57S, 1/72, 221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$14   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box'. Early French twin-boom jet fighter - the French-built version of the Vampire. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. design. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

HMV SMS Baden 1916 with Two PE Detail Sets - German WWI Battleship, 1/250

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$85   

Includes HMV #4277 Baden photoetch detail set with two large frets. It is still factory sealed. Includes about 200 parts with cranes, funnel tops, reel ends, capstan tops, railings, stairs with rails and much, much more. The actual kit is a large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model with 2761 parts and 24 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features 7 sheets of richly illustrated building instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. From Wikipedia: SMS Baden was a Bayern-class dreadnought battleship of the German Imperial Navy built during World War I. Launched in October 1915 and completed in March 1917, she was the last battleship completed for use in the war; two of her sisters- Sachsen and Wurttemberg- were incomplete when the war ended. The ship mounted eight 38-centimeter (15 in) guns in four twin turrets, displaced 32,200 metric tons (31,700 long tons; 35,500 short tons) at full combat load, and had a top speed of 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph). Along with her sister Bayern, Baden was the largest and most powerfully armed battleship built by the Imperial Navy. She was scuttled a Scapa Flow. However, she was the last ship to begin scuttling, and the British were alerted. As a result, she was the only capital ship not successfully sunk in the scuttling. The ship was refloated in July after which she was towed to the British naval base at Invergordon. The British, painfully aware of the shortcoming of some of their designs, examined Baden patiently and completely. In the end, naval historian Arthur Marder wrote in 1969 that it was his "considered opinion- which I know coincided with that of others engaged on the same job- that, considered as a fighting machine, anyhow on balance the Baden was markedly in advance of any comparable ship of the Royal Navy". The ship was expended in weapons tests, where it proved to be as tough at the other legendary German WWI designs.

Dolphin Scire Assault Version Adua Class 600 Italian Navy Submarine, 1/400, 003

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Dolphin made the only kit of Italy's most renown submarine, famous for the amazing attacks in Gibraltar and Alexandria harbors using 'Chariots.' This is a resin, metal and PE model kit of the attack version.

SIG Pigeon and FF-14 Flip Gliders, FF-13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

SALE!! Includes both quick-build gliders that are factory sealed. Features pre-shaped airfoil wing and one-evening building time.

Elliott SU-24 Fencer, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Vacuform kit with metal cockpit - struts - wheels and other details. Never started and complete with all parts.

Strombecker Lockheed VTO XFV-1 Vertical Take-Off Fighter, 1/72, C50-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$95   

Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer before plastic kits were introduced. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them. This kit is hardwood with many plastic injection molded parts, so it was produced in the transition from wood to plastic. The prop hubs, spinner, tip tanks and fuselage are wood, while the wings, prop blades, scoop and tank fins are red plastic while the canopy is injection molded in clear. Full color decals are furnished as well as a "Join the Strombecker Model-Makers Club" brochure. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, instructions, sandpaper, sanding stick and club form present.