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Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 - White Box Issue - A-8/R-3 / A-7/R2 / A7/R3 / A-5/U8 / A-8/R1 / A-5/U3 Tropical, 1/48, 6804-0125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1973 Mattel/Monogram release with the very last of the kit number price extensions. This is a reissue of the impressive 'Four Star' kit from 1965. The White Box has two variants - one with the aircraft facing to the right, and this one to the left. Very well molded and can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram 2 Pylon Air Racers - F8F and P-51B with Racing Pylon Stand, 1/72, PA218-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Unique kit from 1968. This model features Monogram's excellent F8F and P-51B kits molded in Racing Blue and Bright Red, special racing decals, and a large scale heavy cardstock red/white checkerboard 3-D pylon with special stand arms for a 'in flight' display of both aircraft rounding the turn. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the box has stains as shown from moisture damage. The decals are flat and 100% intact but have a very large brown stain on the backing paper from moisture damage. The colorful cardboard pylon is in very good condition and only has a very light stain, which you must look hard to even see.

Monogram Devastator TBD-1 With Midway Diorama Instructions - VT-2 Lexington 1939 / VT-6 Enterprise 1939 / VT-8 Hornet 1941 / VT-6 Enterprise 1942, 1/48, 7575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1974 'tall box' first issue that includes the very desirable Diorama Instructions for downed TBD at the Battle of Midway. Very highly detailed model features complete interior with all crew stations, optional position canopies, folding wings, elevating and rotating tail gun, rotating propeller & wheels, working arresting gear, optional position gun compartment doors, optional parts and armaments for bomber or torpedo versions and more. Includes markings for three aircraft including the yellow-winged pre-war versions and Torpedo 8 from the Battle of Midway. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions.

Airfix German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst - (Early Straight Bow) - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/600, F406S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Unusual 1960s model of the early Scharnhorst with the 'straight' bow. This was before her modification with the 'Atlantic' bow. Nicely molded full hull model is well detailed and molded. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is only 'fair' because there is masking tape, tears, split corners, age foxing and significant general wear to the box.

Academy Boeing B-377 Stratocruiser Pan Am Clipper Nightingale - Or Prototype, 1/72, 1603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nicely detailed, quality kit in large 1/72 scale. Includes large and colorful decal sheets with markings for both 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 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car, 1/25, GC-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top slightly concave as shown. The seal has splits on the bottom of the box. Chrysler had long labored to produce an efficient turbine for automobile use. The fourth such engine operated on almost any fuel oil- jet fuel, vegetable oil or tequila and turned 60,000 rpms developing 130 bhp. With this engine Chrysler felt certain that it was time to produce a practical test car, and the Turbine was designed. 55 were produced and 50 given to the public to test. The engine was simple - it had 60 moving parts instead of the usual 300 in a combustion engine - and naturally had no points or distributor. In practice, the car proved reliable and averaged only 4% downtime total - a low number for such a new application of technology. The main drawbacks were NO (nitrogen oxides), high exhaust temperatures, and poor fuel consumption of about 17 mpg. Chrysler was able to fix the last two, but the first one helped finish the program. In the future, Chrysler engineers would solve the NO problem. Kit features opening hood, detailed engine and compartment, opening trunk, whitewall tires, opening doors, steerable wheels, coupe (2 door) body with opening doors, front seats that fold forward, detailed interior and full underside detail.

Monogram Maserati 3500 GT, 1/25, 2245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1978 and from highly detailed Aurora molds. When Monogram purchased the Aurora molds, they only reissued the few kits that met their quality standards; this was one of them. Aurora really pulled out all of the stops. It features the famous 3.5L straight 6 engine, full engine compartment, opening hood, detailed front and rear suspension, driveline and exhaust, excellent interior, opening doors, opening trunk and more. It is molded in multiple colors, just like the Aurora kit: the body parts are a deep gloss burgundy and the other parts in tan, chrome plate and clear.

Monogram Half Track - US Army M3A1 Armored Personnel Carrier - Combat Series Issue, 1/35, PM157

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. 1966 issue of the rare 'Four Star' kit from 1958. Very nicely molded, well detailed and features moving tracks, working winch, elevating and swiveling machine gun, operating doors, full interior and 9 realistic figures.

AMT 1972 GMC Stepside Pickup - Stock or Street/Show Custom, 1/25, T409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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First issue from the 1970s and nicely detailed for that time. Includes parts to build the versions described. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has very minor assembly as follows: several tire halves are assembled. Quality of assembly is 'excellent' to 'very good.' There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Palmer Gatling Gun - Early American Machine Gun, 1/24, 29-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Molded in colored plastic (usually gray or silver) and includes brass plating and metal chain. Measures about 6 inches long when built. The Gatling Gun was invented by Richard Jordan Gatling in about 1862. The first version fired .58 caliber bullets. Later improvements led to .30 caliber bullets being fired by a hand crank from a gravity fed magazine. Firing rate was 400 round per minute. The hand cranked gun stayed in production until 1911 and was first used during the US Civil War at the siege of Petersburg, Virginia.

Hobby Craft Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - With Aftermarket Resin Full Cockpit - US Navy Or Royal Navy FAA (Fleet Air Arm) - (ex Trumpeter), 1/32, HC1689

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Includes Grand Phoenix #32005 Cockpit Interior designed for this kit. Includes 23 resin parts and 22 photoetched pieces. Never used and still internally sealed. The actual kit is very well detailed and likely the finest Wildcat in this scale. Features all fine recessed panel lines, photoetched parts and real rubber tires, highly detailed cockpit, film instruments, complete engine and engine compartment, optional clear cowling, separately molded rudder, elevators, ailerons and wing flaps, detailed wing gun bays with removable access panels, optional fold or unfolded wings, centerline drop tank and more. With decals for both two USN and one Royal Navy aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Academy Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina, 1/72, 2123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Dated 1993. Excellent model that is very well detailed. Molded with very fine, all recessed panel lines. Features interior detail, beaching gear, optional bomb load, optional position wing tip floats, rotating propellers and very colorful decals for the pre-WWII aircraft shown on the box top. The kit has never been started. Two parts bags are still factory sealed. One parts bag was torn, so I opened it and did an inventory; it is complete. With decals and instructions.

Comet Piper Cub J-3 - 25.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft (J3), 1623-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From the early to mid 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia sheet for civil or US Army versions, detailed full size plans with building instructions, die-cut printwood, factory-cut stripwood with leading and trailing wing edges, fully formed and finished wooden main and tail wheels & thrust button, hardware, tissue and plastic propeller. Never started and inventoried complete, but NOTE: all die-cut parts have been very neatly (adult) removed from the sheetwood. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Skylark Glider - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, G5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very rare model from 1945. The box is complete and in 'very good+' condition as shown. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is in factory-new condition - 100% complete and with all paperwork present. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Sterling Hal Krier's Great Lakes Special - 24 Inch Wingspan, A24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Scale kit for RC, free flight or control line. Features large, full color decal sheet, high-grade die cut balsa, die cut plywood, vacuform plastic cowl with engine detail, wheel pants and pilot, clear canopy material, carved and painted wood main and tail wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, carved wooden thrust button, control line handle, firewall, elevator horn platform, metal hardware and pushrod wire, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line. The model has not been started. The small parts are still factory sealed; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes plans and decals. There is no assembly but NOTE: two sheets of parts are punched out to 'near mint' quality. The box is only grade 'fair+' because there is a closed tear at the center of the top wing. 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 personally considered Sterlings to be 'deluxe' kits.

Berkeley Lockheed P-38 Lightning Controliner - 41 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/16, 8-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From the 1950s and very rare, Large, true scale model in the agreed museum scale of 1/16 and designed for two engine operation. For .14 to .36 displacement gas engines for control line or can be converted to electric power. Highly prefabricated and features carved and hollowed fuselage and nacelles, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, formed wire landing gear, rubber wheels, metal hardware, formed clear plastic bubble canopy (in 'excellent' condition, not yellowed), full size plans and more. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried present. Includes plans but NOTE: missing decals. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Berkeley Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Controliner - 21.5 Inch Wingspan, 1-10-295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Large 1950snprofile-scale model designed to fly a full stunt pattern at 65 miles per hour with a .09 engine. This is a highly prefabricated kit designed for strong, easy construction. Features pre-shaped hollow balsa wings with airfoil, die cut balsa and plywood, all necessary metal hardware, fully finished wheels, full size plans with complete building instructions and full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (larger wood parts and sheets of wood) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have bug damage to the backing paper but the actual transfers are undamaged. The plans have light, even bug damage as well which will not affect building the kit. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Monogram F-16 Fighting Falcon, 1/48, 5421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1991 issue. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed and landing gear, two Sidewinder missiles and external tanks. There has been no assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing #40, the tiny clear gunsight. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram P-38J Lightning Richard Bong - Droop Snoot or Night Fighter, 1/48, 5479

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1992 issue from the original 'Four Star' molds. Includes decals for Richard Bongs aircraft 'Marge', Droop Snoot 'Bomba-Dear' and night fighter 'Night Lightning' and parts for all three versions. Well molded and detailed with 118 pieces. F-5 parts are included but not shown on the instructions, unlike the earlier versions. Never started. Many parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer, 1/32, C453-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' This kit has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.