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Heller Etendard IV, 1/50, 302-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$38   

USA Heller Buzco issue. Large scale, Etendard IV that was nicely molded for that time; probably originally from the very early 1960s. This model probably represents the prototype aircraft. Features very fine raised panel detail and rivets, cockpit, opening canopy, folding wings, moving rudder, working arresting gear, optional position landing gear and speed brakes and real rubber tires. Includes drop tanks and underwing weapons as well. This is the second issue of the very rare 'operating kit' of the Etendard IV. All of these Buzco issues come with the 1st issue instructions showing even more operating features, but those parts and the pilot/helmet were never included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi McDonnell F-4J Phantom II - 301 Sqn / 302 Sqn / 304 Sqn / 305 Sqn / 306 Sqn JASDF, 1/72, G-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Very nicely molded kit with all finely recessed panel detail. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional position canopy, ALQ-119 Pod, 600 and 370 gallon drop tanks, AIM-9B Sidewinders, AIM-7E Sparrows and decals for five aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Nakajima B5N2 Kate, 1/72, 515

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$30   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue with special decals. Very highly detailed kit with all fine recessed panel lines, full interior with crew stations and more.

Aurora Russian Mig-19, 1/48, 66-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$179   

Dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork; but the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the oval boarder logo means that it is closer to the early 1960s. The box is in amazing 'near mint' investment-grade condition with factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, price tags or fading and no tape or even tape marks. Molded in a wonderful gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are 'excellent' and even the original factory tissue packing paper is present.

Italeri Mig-37B 'Ferret E' - Soviet Stealth Fighter, 1/72, 162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Unusual 1/72 scale kit of the concept Soviet 'Stealth' aircraft. Features good cockpit detail with opened or closed canopy, well-detailed gear wells, weapons bay and speed brake wells, optional position speed brakes, weapons bay missile load, optional position bay doors, extensive decals and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix SS France (Norway) Ocean Liner, 1/600, X681-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$189   

Airfix Japan issue. Rare kit of this popular ocean liner that was recently broken up. Kit measures over 20 inches long when assembled and is very nicely detailed. The kit has not been started. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The hull halves are the only parts that were never factory bag sealed and they are complete. With decals and instructions.

William H Low Co La France Aerial Ladder New York Fire Department Truck Circa 1900 - Wilo Line Fire Truck, 1/24, FL10

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$179   

Very, very rare and the flagship kit of the line. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished wagon is over 14 inches long with the ladders, and even bigger with the 6" front carriage bar. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. This kit is based on the La France prototype made for the NYFD around 1900. Please note this is a full operating model and not for the faint of heart! Features plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut large hardwood parts, fully formed hardwood ladder frames that are drilled for the pre-cut ladder rungs, extinguishers, lanterns and much more, two clear factory-sealed small parts bags including a great many fully cut or carved wood ones, metal parts and even plastic parts. Also includes brass screen material metal stock, complete instructions with detailed plans and full text step-by-step guide, painting notes and even a photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include CH110 Combination Hose Wagon, FC15 Chemical and Reel Carts, F16 Horses in the same scale, CL120 Hook And Ladder, CL120 (again) City Service Ladder (a completely different kit from the previous one), FC180 Combination Chemical Wagon, FH130 Hose Wagon, FP7 Amoskeag Steamer, CR110 Service Hose Reel, FL10 Aerial Ladder, F18 Chemical Engine and more. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 list as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

Pegasus Salmson 2A2 - Bagged, 1/72, 3001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$34   

Still factory sealed. Includes very nice limited-run injection molded parts with fine detail, cast metal details and full decals.

Life-Like American President Wilson or Cleveland Ocean Liner, 1/547, 09279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$115   

Long out of production. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. Has markings for the Ocean Liners SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 747 Cut Away Jumbo Jet - SAS or British Airways, 1/144, H177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed. '50 Years of Revell' reissue of this classic cut-away Jumbo Jet kit. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Includes decals for British Airways or SAS aircraft.

IM Lockheed F-94C Starfire - Bagged, 1/56, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$36   

Still factory sealed. Includes color decals and instructions. This kit represented a puzzle to me at first. First, the kit is not listed in any of my guides. On first inspection, it appears to be the rare Revell first mold F-94 from the one piece box with no landing gear and one-piece wings. However, it could not be - it has the rivet detail of the 2nd Revell issue- but not the split the wings and added landing gear. It has come to light that Lincoln, from Hong Kong copied the 2nd edition Revell F-94 and left off the 'details' and changed the base to the typical Lincoln base. Plastic kit production was a sideline for Lincoln, and when production ended, the molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong. Kader reissued the entire Lincoln line in the mid 1970s. When Kader discontinued production in the late 1970s, ATP Inc in the USA bought the remaining kits and perhaps some molds. Eventually IM obtained many Kader molds - perhaps from ATP - and this issue was made.

Faller Signal Tower Interior Equipment - HO Scale, HO, 120118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$15   

Complete signal tower interior set contains 168 parts in three colors. Includes switch equipment, boards, desks, tables, chairs, lockers and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell 2 Battle of Britain Fighters Spitfire MkI and Bf-109F - Gift Set, 1/32, G288-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

Very hard-to-fine 1967 hardbox gift set. One of Revell's very last in a long line of boxed sets. Includes the large 1/32 scale Spitfire with #610 County of Chester markings and the 1/32 Bf-109F of Werner Molders, Kommodore JG51. The Spitfire features many action features - canopy slides to show fully detailed cockpit, wheels and prop rotate, retractable landing gear, removable cowling shows finely detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine and more. The Bf-109F features fully detailed engine, removable panels, full cockpit, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and retracting/extending landing gear. The kit has never been started. Inside, both kits are factory new with all parts and paperwork still sealed in the factory bags.

Megow Boulton-Paul Defiant - 16 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, F44

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$22   

Rare stick-and-tissue flying model from the late 1930s. Features two sheets of balsa printwood (one is for a three blade prop), factory-cut strip wood, other wood as required, the original rubber band (very brittle!), a sealed envelope of hardware, blasa block, neutral and dark blue covering tissue, full color British Insignia sheet just for this kit and full size plans. The kit has never been started and is 100% complete. NOTE: it is in a Baby ROG box. There are no box end flaps, hence the 'fair' grade. There is bug damage to the plans and the edges of the insignia sheet and tissue.

AMT Chevrolet Eckler's Corvette Hatchback, 1/25, 3102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

From the 1970s. Well detailed kit of the wild Eckler's custom Vette. Features detailed engine, opening hood, excellent underbody detail with full suspension, driveline and steering, overlay fender panels, special hatchback that can be positioned opened or closed, rear spoiler, special hood, side exhaust and pinstripe decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Grumman XF10F Jaguar (F-10), 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$69   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks.. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Williams Brothers Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340 Radial Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$85   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. Very highly detailed kit with over 200 parts. Large 1/8 scale. Complete engine includes crankcase, cylinders, pushrods housings, propeller hub, accessory section, carburetor and fuel system, vinyl wires for the distributor blocks and dual ignition system and more. A name plate label is included with a Pratt & Whitney logo decal. A scale engine mount is furnished with the kit. This engine was P&Ws first aircraft engine and the original purchaser was the US Navy in 1926. The Wasp went on to find world-wide fame in over 50 aircraft. The Boeing 247, P-12, F4B-4, Curtiss F6C-4 Hawk, F8C-5 Helldiver, Douglas Dolphin, Ford Trimotor (some versions), Gee Bee racers, Lockheed Orion, Sirius, Vega, Sikorsky S-38 are just a few. Some were manufactured under license by other companies including BMW in Germany.

LS Mitsubishi Nell G3 M3 Type 96 Mk23 - Matsushima / Misawa / Genzan / Kanoya / Miyazaki or Mihoro Air Corps, 1/72, 156-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Very high quality kit with legendary LS detail and moldings. High-gloss style box has excellent artwork. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons, optional torpedo or bomb loadout and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for the 6 aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Monogram 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (Belair) Sport Coupe - Stock / Street Custom / Drag Strip, 1/12, 2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

1986 issue of this classic highly detailed kit. Molded in black, chrome, clear, red, white and with rubber tires. Features stock 282 Fuel Injection motor, street 2X4 carbs and strip blower engines, ignition wiring, stock three speed or custom Borg Warner 4 speed transmission, complete exhaust, suspension and underside drive train details, stock and racing tires and rims, detailed complete interior (custom interior includes roll cage), optional fender skirts, detailed engine compartment down to real heater hoses, fuzzy dice, opening hood and more. Superb mold quality. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Classics and Century Series Patches - TBD-1 / FW-190 / Ford Tri-Motor / Hu-16 Albatross / Kingfisher / Century Series - Bagged

Other Materials,   Box Condition: No Box

$14   

Includes the six patches listed in mint condition. Monogram Classics patches are approximately 4 x 1.5 inches each and the Century Series patch is 2 x 2 inches. Never used and in mint condition.