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William H Low Co Rumsey 'Big City' Hose Wagon Circa 1890 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, FH130

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished 'Big City' model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 13 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, fully finished fire extinguishers, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. 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.

Guillows Douglas A-1H Skyraider - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Flying Model, 904-130

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Roughly 1980s scale stick and tissue rubber powered flying model. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose/spinner, wheels, metal landing gear, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2014.

Monogram AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter, 1/48, 5443

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed. From 1991. Well detailed 1/48 scale kit. Finely molded with traditional high Monogram quality. Features detailed cockpit, two pilots and full weapons load as shown with Hellfire missiles, dual 2.75 inch rocket launcher pods and 30mm chain gun.

Lindberg LCVP Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel D-Day Invasion, 1/32, 70865

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$27   

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Features defensive machine guns, operating ramp and 3 Navy/3 Army troops. Well detailed large scale. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors USS Ohio vs Soviet Alfa with Tu-95 Bear D / (2) Ka-25B Hormones - Bagged (ex-DML Dragon), 1/700, 902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$16   

Still in factory sealed bags. Contains all 5 models. Very finely molded and detailed. Submarines can be built waterline or full hull and include display stands. Aircraft can be 'in-flight' or 'ground' configuration.

Skywave Gato Class Submarine / Japanese Sub Chaser / B-24 Bomber, 1/700, SW-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

Hard-to-find. Excellent molds with all recessed panel lines. Includes two full-hull or waterline Gato subs, two Japanese Sub Chasers (waterline), two B-24 Liberator Bombers and an extensive decal sheet for all listed. Never started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete.

Revell Grumman A-6E or A-6 TRAM Intruder - USS Saratoga VA-85 or USS Coral Sea VA-196 - Bagged, 1/48, 4578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$29   

Bagged kit - not box. The box is shown for reference only. Large scale Intruder. Features detailed cockpit, complete underwing stores, detailed gear wells and decals for both aircraft. Never started. NOTE: missing (4) #103, a tiny rectangular rear view mirror for the canopy. Can be made from stock plastic. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions in as-new condition.

Contrail Handley Page Hyderabad and Hinaidi (2 Kits), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Contains two kits - one Hyderabad and one Hinaidi kit. Features metal details and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Experience with vacuform kits is highly recommended.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-154 Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Soviet Tri-Jet design in Cold War Aeroflot markings. Large 1/100 scale model has raised and recessed panel lines and is molded in clear, white, black and silver. Features large colorful decal sheet and good overall surface detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. KVZ was the name used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

KVZ Junkers G-23 / G-24 - Swiss or Swedish Airlines (G23/G24), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. East German kit, probably from the 1970s. Given the time and place, this is a very accurate, detailed and cleanly molded kit. Features full interior for cockpit and passenger compartments, separately molded control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and a large decal sheet with Swedish or Swiss Airliner markings.

Sealsmodel Izumo First Class Japanese Cruiser, 1/700, SMP0043800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Very highly quality waterline kit. Excellent detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes flags and instructions.

Aurora Fairchild C-119 Flying Box Car, 1/72, 393-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$79   

1960 first issue with oval 'Famous Fighters' logo and sunburst. Close to 1/72 scale. Kit has many working features: cargo doors open and close to show full interior - removable loading ramps - Field gun/parachute/sled cargo - Jeep/parachute/sled cargo - rotating props and full cockpit. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: box top looks very good but there is a damaged corner on one side. One pitot tube is broken - the tip is gone but the base is present.

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.

Revell Douglas DC-9 Delta - With Additional KLM Decals, 1/120, H247-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

1966 hardbox issue of the original 'short' DC-9 with very colorful Delta Airlines decals as well as Revell KLM DC-9 markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram US Army Military Jeep with M3-37mm Gun and 3 GIs, 1/35, 6302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$72   

Still factory sealed. 1982 issue from the original 1957 'Four Star' molds. Very nicely detailed. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun.

Sterling Curtiss P-6E Hawk Drops Bombs In Flight - 16 inch Wingspan Flying Model, A10-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

16 inch wingspan kit for rubber free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for dropping bombs in flight. Stick and tissue model featuring quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, other wood stock as required, die-cut clear windshield, vac plastic details including radiator scoop, engine cowling, pilot bust, wheels pants, exhaust ports and more, finished wire landing gear struts, finished main and tail wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop, covering tissue and a big full color decal sheet. Includes excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling's offering to be 'deluxe' compared to other manufacturers.

Tamiya M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage, 1/35, MM210-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$56   

Well detailed kit with figure as shown on the box art. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog HS Harrier GR Mk.1 - XV741 or XV744 RAF Wittering Harrier Conversion Unit, 1/72, F273

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Orange Series kit with decals for both aircraft listed. Nicely molded kit with fine raised panel line detail. Features nicely done intake and exhaust, optional position speed brake and landing gear (including outriggers) and a variety of load-outs including drop tanks, iron bombs and rocket pods. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$140   

Original issue 'S' kit from 1956. Hardbox has flawless color and gloss. Very light wear is the only flaw. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Bandai Panzerkampfwagen Panzer IV Ausf.H Sd.Kfz.161/2, 1/48, 058270

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$27   

Still factory sealed. Rare 1/48 scale kit from the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.