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Revell Douglas DC-7C Swissair, 1/122, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Not the original 'S' issue but the 1997 reissue. Ideal builder with very colorful Swissair decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix F4F Wildcat Craftmaster, 1/72, 3-46

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very colorful 1960s issue with great box artwork. 'Black' box issue with black side panels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

UPC South Goodwin Lightship (Ex-Frog Trinity House Lightship), 1/109, 5012-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

From high quality Frog molds. Very large and well detailed model. It has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flags and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Aurora Flying Sub Test Shot - Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Seaview Submarine) Bagged, 1/60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$275   

Very rare item for the advanced collector. This item was from the estate of Dave Cockrum, the world-famous Aurora box artist, sculpture and kit designer. However, he is even more famous for his long history with DC and Marvel Comics. When working at Aurora, Dave had access to 'The Room'. In it were test shots from almost every Aurora kit ever made; employees were welcome to come in and take a kit when they pleased. This Flying Sub came from that room. It is a rare test shot molded in the usual test shot color - white- and includes the clear parts. Although the kit is complete, it does not have a box or instructions like most all test shots.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

1953 early issue molded in salmon plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete 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.

Revell F-4F Phantom II - 40 Years JG71 'Richthofen' Wittmund 1999 / JG73 'Molders' Neuburg-Donau 1995, 1/72, 04615

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Slealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. Superb model from Revell of Germany 2000. Features very fine all-recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and ejection seats, excellent inlet and exhaust, detailed gear wells, optional position canopies and landing gear, drop tanks, Sparrow AIM-7 missiles and what appears to be an ECM pod.

Nichimo IJN Shinano Aircraft Carrier Motorized, 1/886, 308

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

Can be built three ways - for water operation, full hull display model or waterline display mode. Older but nicely detailed kit is molded in dark red and dark gray and includes battery box with metal contacts, on/off switch, metal drive shaft, flexible coupler, stuffing box, easily removable superstructure for battery access and more. Please note that Nichimo did not include the motor (FA130 type) or batteries with this kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Fujimi US Navy Flight Deck Crew, 1/48, 35003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Still factory sealed. Perfect for 1/48 dioramas. Includes 9 figures and decals. Perfect for 1/48 dioramas.

Life-Like French Wheellock Pistol 16th Century, 1/1, 09225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

1966 issue made "Under License From Pyro Plastics Corp NJ." All of the Life-Like guns cram from Pyro. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This is a full size model is based on the copy in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Monogram F-16XL Delta Wing, 1/72, 5206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$85   

Still factory sealed. From 1983. Unique advanced aerodynamic test bed F-16. Traditional high-quality Monogram kit that is very finely molded and detailed for that time.

AMT International Paystar 5000 Cement Mixer, 1/25, 31008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$125   

Still factory sealed. From 2001. Very highly detailed kit with over 250 pieces. Features high detailed cement 'back end,' complete engine and engine compartment, detailed cab with full interior, opening hood, full suspension and underside details and more. Builds a full rolling chassis just like the full-size truck.

Renwal M65 280mm Atomic Cannon with M249 and M250 50 Ton Heavy Gun Lifting Truck/Transporters, 1/32, 553-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$245   

Hard-to-find Renwal first issue of this very desirable kit- not the common Revell reissue. The box top says 'Fully Operating Model Does Everything But Fire' and it is true. The model consists of over 300 parts and has many action features typical of Renwal models. The wheels roll, tractors can be hooked to the cannon which can be stowed in the 'travel' position. The gun can move into the 'fire' position off the tractors and can be trained realistically. It is molded in olive drab plastic and the inner factory cardboard divider is present. The kit has never been started. All bags but one are still factory sealed. The "A" transport generic parts bag was split, so I opened it and did an inventory - it is complete. The few big parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. All inspection slips are present also as well as a smaller-format Renwal kit catalog. Decals are in remarkable 'excellent' condition with the typical yellowing and some light creases as the only flaws. The instructions are also 'excellent' with one closed fold split as the only real flaw. This early issue has the main gun barrel factory built and painted; the paint is in 'excellent' condition with only a few scuffs. The box displays much better than the 'good-' grade. But I graded it as such because there are three closed-split corners (two with clear tape on them), other smaller closed splits at two corners, edge wear and general light wear. The lower box tray has a long closed split along one edge.

RCM Short Sunderland, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

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.

MPC Messerschmitt Me-262A - with Ground Crew, 1/72, 2-2104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is from the MPC 'Air Combat Collection', which includes ground crew. Dates from the mid 1970s. Note that this issue does not have 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued (possibly with this issue) although MPC continued to distribute Airfix models. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT EC-135C Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, 1/72, 8955

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Very large and hard-to-find kit. Well molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals are intact, but the backing paper has some light stains. It is from light moisture damage.

Aurora Spad XIII With Aurora Glue, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

First issue with dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. Includes a small tube of unopened Aurora glue. Hardbox is dated 1957 and has the oval 'Famous Fighters' logo with the sunburst. Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

KP Letov S.16 (S-16) - Czech Air Force, 1/72, KP020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$12   

Still factory sealed. Cleanly molded kit with very fine raised panel lines and good detail overall.

Monogram Ford Trimotor - TWA or Admiral Byrds Antarctic Expedition - Heritage Edition, 1/77, 6056

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1983 reissue of the original 'Four Star' kit but with Byrd and TWA markings. Very nicely molded.

ESCI Henschel HS-129 B-1 / B2 / B3, 1/48, 4002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Older but nicely molded kit. Well detailed with very fine raised panel lines and features detailed cockpit, engines and external weapons. Includes parts to build any one of the many aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1969 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe - Stock / Custom /Sportswagon, 1/25, C-1269-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Very rare. Can be built one of three ways listed: showroom-new, custom or as a ski team vehicle. Features numerous optional parts, detailed engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing custom hood scoop. Otherwise inventoried with all parts and includes decals and instructions.