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Airfix Gloster Meteor III, 1/72, 268

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$19   

1960s type three logo issue. Nicely molded. Features optional position speed brakes and landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-189, 1/72, 267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

1960s issue with a type three logo box. WWII German light reconnaissance aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley Harrier, 1/72, 266

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

1960s type three logo issue. Hard-to-find accurate kit of an early Harrier. Features pivoting engine nozzles, optional position landing gear and a very wide variety of bombs, tanks, rocket launchers and missiles for loadout. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Airfix Vought Sikorsky OS2U-1 Kingfisher - (OS2U1), 1/72, 251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

1960s Type 3 logo issue. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Has decals and optional parts to build a floatplane or landing gear equipped land plane. Decals are for either the USS North Carolina in 1944 or a High Visibility version. Features fine raised panel lines, cockpit interior and crew of two with rear gunner and machine gun, five piece windshield, bomb load and aircraft painting guide. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

MPC Consolidated PBY-5A / OA-10 Catalina - VP-11 Patrol Wing One A.A.S. San Diego (1938) / OA-10 US Navy SAR 1947 / PBS 63 'Cowboys from Blitzville'- Profile Series, 1/72, 2-2002-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$36   

1970s issue in the popular 'Profile Series'. Inside is a quality Airfix kit with decals for three versions: Pre war 'high vis' markings VP-11 (1938), OA-10 US Navy SAR 1947 and PBS 63. Features full crew, cockpit, elevating gun and rotating turret, moving ailerons, elevator and rudder, opening and closing side blister windows, optional position landing gear, retracting floats and external depth charge load. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent', but please read the articles on this website about 'Using or Restoring Old Decals' before using any older kit decals.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18, 1/88, 284-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

1963 smaller-scale issue from ex-Comet molds. Features recessed detail, rotating props, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

ESCI Saab JA-37 Viggen (Jaktviggen), 1/48, 4059

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Large scale Swedish multi-role fighter. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy and airbrakes, two Sidewinder and two SkyFlash missiles and 30 mm gun. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - 'S' Issue - (F11F F11F1), 1/55, H249-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$89   

Original issue 'S' kit from 1956. Box has excellent color and gloss. The kit has never been started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Encore Su-27 Flanker - Soviet Air Force / Ukranian Air Force / Chinese Air Force, 1/72, 1018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Very nicely molded and detailed kit from Latvia. Features separately molded rudders, leading edge slats and wing control surfaces, optional position speed brake and canopy, a nice variety of wing-mounted weapons and very nice decals for the three air forces listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Encore Revolutionary War Cannon - (ex-Palmer / Life-Like), 1/24, EC9691

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

Reissue from original Palmer (then Life-Like) molds. Encore did a superb job of cleaning up the molds, as this looks better than the original issue and reissues ever did. Kit features moving barrel, tool chest and moving wheels. Molded in gray. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Hobby-Time Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$125   

From the 1950s. One and only issue in amazing, investment grade condition. I personally removed these kits from the original Hobby-Time shipping box - it is the first time they have seen light since the factory. There is very, very little wear - only as much you would expect from the original packing and boxing operations. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. The original 'krinkle' bag is present but brittle and cracked. I inventoried the parts and they are 100% present. The decals and instructions are in 'mint' condition.

Varney US Navy Fleet Submarine, 1/240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$1100   

This model is a landmark in the history of Plastic Kits. The Varney Fleet Sub is the primary candidate for the first all-plastic ship kit made in the USA. The famous HO/O train manufacture, Varney, branched out into other scale model kits at the end of WWII. In late 1945, they introduced what are thought to be the first USA produced plastic model kits - the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 Stearman. Both kits were excellent scale models given the state of modeling at that time. However, Varney was 6 years too early. The Fleet Sub and PT-17 met a cool reception when it was introduced to retailers. Hobby Shops were not sure if it would sell, and did not know how to sell it. Consequently, most retailers would not order it and those who did put them where they were not seen by the public. Distributors stopped carry the kits due to a lack of reporders. The result was inevitable - they did not sell, and Varney pulled both kits from production very quickly. Varney was committed to cutting the molds on the LST and it was released in 1946 with the same result. That marked the end of Varney's venture into non-train scale plastic models. Varney dedicated all production to HO trains and in the late 1940s they sold the molds for the Fleet Sub, the LST and the PT-17 to O-Lin. The molds underwent modification (the hull was divided into two parts instead of one) and were released by O-Lin and Lindberg. This kit is a superb, investment-grade "excellent++" example. The box top has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no tape or price tags, no marks from tape or tags and no tears or other litho damage. Flaws include very light and even edge wear (as shown), very slight 'dishing' inward and very light foxing on two box sides. Inside, the kit is still as it came from the factory. The yellow parts display is 'very good++' and the only flaw is the scuffing as shown. The small parts bag is still factory sealed and factory stapled to the yellow display. The glass display stand arm is tucked into its holder. The heavy one-piece molded hull is beautiful and in rare crack-free condition and cradled into the holder. The base was factory glued to the yellow display but has come loose. It also includes the unused factory tube of Testors cement in its own holder. Very large instruction sheet is near mint and folds out to illustrate construction and offers numerous display ideas for this new medium in hobby kits. Decals were not provided with the kit. This kit was made with gray injection molded details, glass stand arm and black injection molded stand and sub hull. I have seen versions with no paint on the base and hull; however, this one has the base and hull factory painted gray. The paint is in 'near mint' condition on the hull and 'excellent' on the stand base. A rare example of a classic kit. Shipped with insurance only.

ESCI T34 - 76 With Soviet Assault Troops, 1/72, 8626

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$16   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Hard-to-find and nicely molded and detailed 1/72 scale armor kit that includes 50 soldiers.

ESCI Mk III Tank With Desert Rats, 1/72, 8620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$19   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find and nicely molded and detailed 1/72 scale armor kit that includes 50 soldiers.

ESCI Mil Mi-24 Hind F, 1/72, 9067

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed.

ESCI Mi-24 Hind D, 1/72, 9069

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed.

ESCI F-15E Strike Eagle, 1/72, 9050

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$16   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Well molded kit with all recessed panel line detail, full cockpit, optional position air brakes & canopy and more.

ESCI Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-2 USS Ranger or VF-103, 1/72, 9054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, wings that swing and Phoenix AM-54 missile load. Has full markings for both squadrons. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI EFA Eurofighter EF-2000, 1/72, 9093

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed.

Italeri Grumman A-6E Intruder, 1/72, 041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$16   

Still factory sealed.