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Revell Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/219, H304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

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Still factory sealed. 1977 issue. Nicely done kit with detailed hull and deck with fittings, 35 billowing sails, one piece masts with separately molded yards, one piece rat lines, choice of simple or authentic riggings, one piece deck, display stand base, flag sheet and more.

Pyro Japanese Fishing Boat (Gulf Star Tuna Clipper), 1/58, 374-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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1960s hardbox issue. Box is intact but heavily worn - the kit inside is mint. This is the reboxed Tuna Clipper (Gulf Star and sister ship Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. These hard-working boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wrecked on a reef off Peru. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Very nicely detailed kit even includes rigging material and rigging instructions. Never started. Parts are still in factory sealed bags. Includes instructions in very good condition.

Aurora Bristol F.2B Brisfit (F-2B / F2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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From 1963 with classic John Steel artwork. The hardbox is in excellent condition with nice color and gloss. NOTE: the radiator has been painted. This can be stripped with DOT3 brake fluid or other safe plastic paint stripper. There is no other paint and the not gluing. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes Cutriss P-6E Hawk - 17th Pursuit Sq 1932 or Group Commander 17th Pursuit Sq 1932, 1/48, 444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Highly detailed kit with many resin detail parts. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.

Lindberg Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk - (F11C2), 1/48, 535-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1969 two-piece box issue utilizing the original Ray Gaedke artwork from the 1950s issue. Very nicely molded kit. Includes rigging photos for spreader bars and wire placements. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

ITC Halibut SSGN 587 Electric Powered Diving Motorized Submarine (Regulus Sub), 1/175, 3660-998

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This model is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch long model sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes direction, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic as was a major break-through in it's day (about 1960). The high price and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly/operation made for a short production run. The model worked, and worked well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. The box top is one of the best I have ever seen and grades 'Excellent'. Color and gloss are brilliant and as new, all four corners are solid with no repairs, and there is no tape or price tags and no tape/tag marks or missing litho. The only flaws are creasing, general light wear and a 1/2" closed tear on one box side. Inside, the kit is absolutely mint. All plastic parts that were factory sealed are still sealed in the factory bags and all of the bags are still factory stapled to the box. The hull 1/2s were never sealed and are in mint condition. The blue display cardboard is all present, free of stains and near mint. Instructions are mint, and the decals are mint still sealed in their plastic bag. It would be hard to find a better example of this rare kit.

ITC Halibut SSGN 587 Electric Powered Diving Motorized Submarine (Regulus Sub), 1/175, 3660-998

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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This model is the zenith of the ITC Design and Engineering Team, and maybe of all operational plastic model kits. The model is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch long model sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes headings, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic and was a major break-through in its day (about 1960). The high price and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly/operation made for a short production run. The model worked, and did work well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. This kit is unusual in that it did not have the common 'Seen on TV Maverick' sticker on the box top. Inside, the kit is in excellent condition. It has never been started. All plastic parts except the main hull 1/2s are still sealed in the factory bags (the hull was never sealed). The white parts bag and motor bags had a tear in each, so I removed the parts to inventory - they are 100% complete. The blue display cardboard is all present and good. Instructions are near mint with minor yellowing. NOTE: The box is poor. It is 100% intact with no missing sections, but there are corner splits, crease splits and significant staining as shown.

Aurora Batman - Original Issue, 1/8, 467-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare original hardbox Aurora issue from 1964. The box is in 'Excellent++' condition with fine color and gloss, four solid corners, minimal edge and corner wear, no litho tears or missing litho, no price tags or tape and no marks from tags or tape. The only flaw is a slight foxing in the far upper right (see photo) and very, very light general wear. Inside, the kit has not been started and is like new. The brown parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The light blue parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. The instructions are graded 'Exc+++' with the only flaw being very light yellowing on one panel.

Lindberg German Battleship Tirpitz - Motorized, 1/350, 764M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1979 reissue from the 1965 molds with all motorizing gear included. Colorful John Steel box art. Large 25.5 inch long classic kit with motorized propeller drive, automatically rotating main turrets, elevating main guns and can be programmed for straight, figure eight or circle sailing patterns. One of the nice things about this model is that it works very nicely. NOTE: the kit has minor assembly. Step one (front superstructure basic parts) has been completed. Also one boat and two gun director covers have been assembled. The quality of assembly is 'very good' and poses no problem to finishing the kit. There is no other assembly and no painting. Complete with all parts, electric motor, hardware, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Junkers Ju-87B Stuka 'The Snake', 1/32, H298-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Original issue from 1969. Large 1/32 scale with very good detail. Features full Jumo engine with removable cowling and full interior with sliding canopy. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Supermarine Spitfire MkII, 1/72, H611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Two piece box Revell of Great Britain issue from 1962. From the 'Famous Plane Series' in 1/72 scale. Features a more extensive decal sheet and a three piece opening canopy - neither are present in the US issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Curtiss P-40E Warhawk with ABT Decals #2 French Air Force Groupe de Chasse 'La Fayette' 1942/43, 1/72, H623-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Includes the rare ABT sheet #2 which has decals for the P-40 listed as well as a 1/72 P-47 for the same squadron in late WWII. Includes placement and paint guide. The model is the 1963 two-piece box issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Avro Dam Buster Lancaster, 1/72, H202-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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First issue. Hardbox dated 1963 'With Secret Bomb'. Features specially modified Lancaster fuselage with Dam Buster bomb and release mechanism. Landing gear retracts, props and wheels turns and control surfaces move. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present. The Dam Busters squadron was famous for its daring raids on three German dams on May 16, 1943. Carrying the special Barns Wallis-designed bombs, the Lancasters flew very low over the water in the face of heavy flak to drop the rotating bombs perfectly. Many did not return. The bombs did perform as promised, first skipping over the water, hitting the dam, then rolling down 30 feet before exploding with tremendous force. In an airburst, these bombs would not have damaged the dams, but since water is incompressible, the dams were breached.

Revell Messerschmitt Me 262-1a, 1/72, H624

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1971 issue in the two piece box with framable artwork. Features movable wheels, optional position landing gear, and pilot figure with some cockpit detail. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Testors Weird-Ohs Digger, 730

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1993 Testors issue from original Hawk molds. Kit features wild Digger figure, dragster and amusing instructions. Please read the article on this website written by the creators of the Weird-Ohs, Bill Campbell.

Monogram T-28 Trojan Air Force, 1/48, 6177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1990 issue with unique markings, paint, brush, tweezers and sandpaper. The kit features opening canopy, good dual cockpit detail, retracting landing gear and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Does not contain glue.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-110E-1 Blue Box - (Bf110E1), 1/72, PA162-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Reissue dated 1994. From the original 1967 molds. Typical high quality Monogram kit. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand.

Revell North American X-15 - 'S' Issue, 1/65, H198-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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Rare First issue dated 1958 with classic box art. Model has movable vertical fin and dive brakes, removable rocket engine, hinged landing skids and removable canopy. Molded in gloss black, clear and with the famous Revell round 'World' stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Frog Focke Wulf Ta-152 - 2 Staffel/1 Gruppe/JG301 Staffelkapitans Aircraft Defense of the Reich 1945 or 1st Staffel/II Gruppe/JG3 Defense of the Reich 1945, 1/72, F424

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Has markings and color painting guide for for the two aircraft listed. Very nicely molded kit with little to no rivet detail so you can build a realistic scale model. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Frog Focke-Wulf FW-190 - SG1 Crimea Russia 1953 or JG2 Cherbourg France 1942 (4 kills) - Black Series, 1/72, F211

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Nice model from earlier molds. Can be built as a fighter or fighter bomber and includes decals and color paint guide for both Luftwaffe aircraft listed. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.