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Glencoe McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane, 1/32, 5201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From ITC molds. Large 1/32 scale kit with good detail for the time. Includes full interior, pilot and instrument panels, sliding clear entry doors, working rotors and prop, movable ailerons and US Army decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora 1921 Ford High Coupe T For Two, 1/32, 527-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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From 1962. One in a very popular series of 1/32 scale Aurora cars. Fantastic box artwork. Kit is nicely detailed and molded for that time and features detailed engine, full interior, dual rear wheels and full decals. Molded in black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Lockheed F-104C Starfighter - NAM Tour of Duty Issue, 1/48, 5455

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Limited issue kit from 1988 released in promotion with the TV series 'Tour of Duty'. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features full cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed cannon bay with optional position access door, detailed gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and optional position speed brakes with detailed wells. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have bug damage to about 5% of the transfers and to the backing paper. You will need to provide your decals if you wish to build this kit.

Guillows Hawker Hurricane - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Rare stick-and-tissue model dated 1954. This was part of Guillow's extensive '50' line of models with wingspans between 16 and 24 inches. These were very advanced kit for their day, featuring all die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, lightweight plastic cowl and wheels, clear vacuformed canopy, thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. 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 2009.

Monogram Grumman F4F Wildcat Action Model - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA66-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Original issue hardbox dated 1961. his model is part of a very popular and successful line of 1/48 World War II kits that Monogram issued through the 1960s. Features folding wings, optional position landing gear, under-wing tanks, rotating prop and wheels and pilot + one ground crew. Molded in correct gloss blue and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 1/49, 22-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Excellent condition box and kit dated 1960, but from a later date than that due to the logo variation. Molded in a brilliant gloss deep blue and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in exceptional NM condition.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1966 hardbox issue of the original 'short' DC-9 with very colorful Delta Airlines decals as well as Revell Iberia DC-9 markings. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Strombecker North American F-86F Sabre Jet - Woodline Issue, G-44

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. The decals have been neatly cut but are complete.

StromBecker Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, C-32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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In amazing, 'hobby shop fresh' investment-grade condition. StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. Most included plastic detail parts (colored and clear) - decals - glue - wood filler - sandpaper and a stand (if applicable). The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Fujimi IJN Submarines I-15 and I-46, 1/700, 0817

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very highly detailed and well molded waterline models. Kit contains both submarines and seaplane for I-15. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aoshima IJN Submarines I-1 and I-6, 1/700, WLS071-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Kit contains both submarines and seaplane for I-6. Very highly detailed and well molded - likely from Hasegawa or Tamiya molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Beetles Yellow Submarine, 30097

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Modern reissue of the original kit.

Life-Like American President Wilson or Cleveland Ocean Liner - (ex-Pyro), 1/547, 09279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Long out of production and from the early to mid 1970s. From ex-Pyro molds. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. Has markings for the Ocean Liners SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. This kit is 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. There is no assembly. However NOTE: 1/2 of the decks are painted tan and the two funnels painted blue. There is no other painting.

Aeroclub Hispano Suiza 200 HP Geared Engine, 1/72, E063

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.

Aeroclub Siddeley Puma Engine With Two Different Manifolds, 1/72, E057

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.

Joystick Rumpler C.IV - (C-IV) - Bagged, 1/72, Joy 11

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. Very high quality vac kit. Features highly detailed parts, interior, and metal engine, prop, seat, machine guns, gun ring and spinner. Includes full decals.

Aurora Fokker E-111 Eindekker, 1/48, 134-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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SALE! 1963 hardbox with Jo Kotula artwork. First issue; please note the front has the blue oval logo and the side panel logos so have 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Molded in the correct gloss tan and black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so many of these were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1963 dated hardbox issue with Jo Kotula artwork. This is an early issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the four logos on the box sides. Nicely done kit for this early time with fair cockpit and engine detail, ground base, pilot figure and mechanic. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-8-61F / DC-8-63F - (DC-8 61) Flying Tigers, 1/144, 2156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Lodela stretch DC-8 issue with very colorful Flying Tiger Line decals. Molded in silver. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one nose tire is white and both nose tires have a hole (no axle). The white tire is from another Revell DC-8. One molded on brace is missing from a main strut; it is easily replaced with stock plastic or pulled sprue. Decals are in 'mint' condition. Please read the article (on this website) about using and saving older kit decals before using any older model decals.

Airfix DH Comet 4B Dan-Air - Classic Airliners Special Edition, 1/144, 04176

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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From 1994. Nice 1/144 scale kit of the world's first jet airliner. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The initial Comet I was in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lighting to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occurred. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause.