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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From 1960. This model is the zenith of the ITC Design and Engineering Team, and maybe of all operational plastic model kits. It is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch submarine 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 a major break-through for that time. The model worked, and did work well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. The high price ($9.98) and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly and operation made for a short production run. The fact the ITC left the model business for good shortly after releasing the kit contributed to the scarcity as well. Inside, the kit is in excellent condition. It has never been started. Remarkably, all the parts that ITC factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags. The few that were never sealed were displayed on the blue cardboard and are 100% present. The blue display cardboard is all present and in 'excellent' condition with no stains and very light discoloration as the only flaw. The boxtop is only graded 'good'; it is complete and has brilliant color and gloss but has most of the typical problems. There is plenty of general wear, a very light stain, edge wear, creases and corner wear and storage scuffs. One outside corner has been very neatly taped. The long top and bottom edges had the usual closed splits; these and the other split corners were correctly and neatly repaired from the underside. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Lindberg Benny Howard's Pete - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 419-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Late 1950s Cellovision issue with a clear panel on the front, color trading card on the back and classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale kit of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Scientific Buckeye Jr Speed Boat - For .020 to .099 Gas Engines / CO2 Power / Electric Power

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare and very nice model kit from the late 1940s or 50s. 13.5 inches long when assembled and can be powered by a large variety of small gas engines (details are in the instructions) and electric motors are mentioned as working well also. Features a completely carved 13.5" long solid wood hull that is also hollowed out, die-cut mahogany parts, other wood parts, a brass gasoline tank, brass and metal parts, full running hardware that is still in the factory 'Hardware Set' box, a big solid brass flywheel that is still in the Scientific sealed bag, a clear windshield with a plastic frame that is also still in the colorful factory box, a big decal sheet, an American flag for the stern as well as full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory boxes. The other parts have been inventoried complete.

Planet Models Focke-Wulf Triebflugel, 1/48, 075

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Limited edition resin model featuring very fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and more. Nicely detailed with many parts. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Triebfluegel was designed as a point defense weapon needing nothing more than a flat area for take off and landing. Although ingenious, the pilot would have faced the same problems of the later VTOL designs from the 1950s.

Alliance Pulqui I IAe-27 - Argentine Air Force, 1/72, 72010

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. Beautifully cast in high-definition resin with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit, optional position landing gear and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The IAe-27 Pulqui was the first jet aircraft to be designed and built in Argentina supposedly it was the 6th nation to accomplish this feat. It was designed as a single-seat interceptor capable of operating from relatively short and unprepared runways. The first prototype flew for the first time on August 9th, 1947 but the performance was disappointing. With the FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II already in the advanced design stage, test flights continued but there was no production. The single prototype has been restored and is on display in Argentina. Although it did not see service, it was an important step in Argentina's aerospace history.

Monogram Devastator TBD-1 - 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 'short box' second issue. Very highly detailed for that time with complete interior, folding wings, elevating and rotating tail gun, rotating prop, working arresting gear, optional position gun compartment doors and front/rear canopy, and parts to build the bomber or torpedo versions with markings for three aircraft including the yellow-winged pre-war versions and Torpedo 8 from the Battle of Midway. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Northrop F-5E Tiger II Aggressor - With Microscale Decals - Revell Decals for Navy Top Gun Pilot Lt. Garland 'Gringo' / USAF 57th Fighter Weapons Training Nellis AFB Nevada Col Chuck Cunningham Commander - (ex Monogram), 1/48, 85-5495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From 1999 and from quality Monogram molds. Also includes Microscale 48-141 F-5E Korean and Nationalist China (Taiwan) Air Forces in mint, factory sealed condition. The actual kit features fine raised panel line detail, full cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear and speed brake wells and full weapons load-out including gun pods, air-to-ground guided bombs, AIM-9 Sidewinders and centerline drop tank. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram US Navy Grumman TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber - Classics Issue, 1/48, 85-0031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1999 reissue of the 1958 'Four Star' kit that includes the cloth patch. It has the same box art and is even molded in the same colors as the original issue. Features wings that fold properly as on the real aircraft, retractable landing gear, opening bomb bay doors open and dropping torpedo, elevating machine gun and rotating turret, two crew and two ground crew members, optional position rear boarding door, rotating wheels and propeller and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Republic F-84 Thunderstreak Thunderbirds - With 5 Crewmen (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 2-0208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Includes very colorful Thunderbirds decals as illustrated on the box art and 5 crew members. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: 1/2 of the decals has a light stain on the backing sheet. I can see age micro-cracking. Please read the two articles (located on this website) about how to save / reproduce old decals like these. While these decals are complete, they cannot be used 'as-is.'

Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/18, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from about 1970s. Can be built for display, rubber free flight or powered by a 1/2A gas engine. Includes instructions for all options and flying tips. Measures to about 1/16 scale and has a 24 inch wingspan. Features very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood, vac full engine cowling and details, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear window material, tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

DB Conversions Early B-52G Conversion, 1/72, DB13

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare and still the only way to model a correct early "G" variant. Contains 10 beautifully cast resin parts including engine fronts, nacelle sections, nose and tail. Never started and complete with all parts and instructions. Please note this is a conversion kit only; the main aircraft parts are not included, just the ones listed.

Revell USS Pine Island Seaplane Tender with PBM-5 Mariner Seaplane, 1/400, 85-0314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Modern reissue of the late 1950s 'S' kit using the original molds. This was an excellent model for that time and features detailed superstructure, separately molded main and AA armament, moving cranes, hanger bay and detailed Martin PBM-5 Mariner Seaplane. The Norton Sound molds were modified to create this kit.

MPC Lockheed C-130 Hercules - USAF - (ex Airfix), 1/72, 2-3400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1970s issue features over 150 parts, detailed cockpit & crew members, full interior including cargo bay, opening rear cargo doors, optional position landing gear, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and optional position boarding stairs. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Although the box is damaged, the decals and instructions are in 'excellent+' condition. Before using these or any older kit decals, please read the two articles (on this website) about how to save old decals. Please NOTE that the box displays slightly better than the grade. It is rated as such because there is tape residue / masking tape along the lower border of the four sides.

MPC Lockheed C-130 E Hercules - USAF MAC - (ex Airfix), 1/72, 1-4502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From the 1970s and features full interior including very good cockpit including crew members, full length cargo bay, opening cargo rear doors, optional position landing gear, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels & props, optional position boarding stairs and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions present. Please NOTE that the box displays slightly better than the grade. It is rated as such because there is tape residue / masking tape along the lower border of the four sides.

Testors T-38 Talon White Mosquito, 1/48, 337

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1985 and from high quality Fujimi molds. Features 46 pieces and includes decals for T-38A of the 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas or T-38A with red wings, rudder and nose of the San Antonio Air Material Area, Kelly AFB, Texas. Please note there is a small, closed tear at the lower left that did not show up in the photo.

Airfix Handley Page Hampden B. Mk. I, 1/72, 04011-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1975 issue featuring movable control surfaces, opened or closed bomb bay with bombs, full crew and optional position undercarriage. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Hampdens, along with Whitley and Wellingtons, formed the RAF's Heavy Bomber force at the outbreak of WWII.

Airfix Handley Page Halifax B.III, 1/72, 06008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Type Four box logo from 1991. Features 122 pieces, movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit represents LV917-C, a Halifax operated by 158 Squadron (RAF Lissett) that completed 100 operational missions and survived the war. Only one other Halifax had more missions, 'LV917-E 'Friday the Thirteenth', also of 158.

Union Porsche 907 or 908, 1/24, MC76-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hard-to-find model of this racing champion. Features parts to build 907 or 908 versions, detailed engine, rear body engine cover that tilts up (with interior roll cage detail), good interior, steerable front wheels and more. Molded in white, clear and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals include markings for box cars shown in the box top.

Revell Ford GT-40 #2 - 1966 Le Mans Winner Bruce McLaren And Chris Amon, 1/24, 7130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1989 issue features photoetched metal details, removable front body panel, excellent front and rear suspension, full interior and much more.

LS TWO Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Type 100-3 Dinah / TWO Mitsubishi Ki-46 II Type 100-2 Dinah / TWO Mania B5N Kate Type 97, 1/72, 02-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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SALE!! Includes all 6 kits in the three boxes shown. NOTE: Sold AS-IS and not inventoried. This collector was very meticulous and of his kits that I did inventory, 95% are complete. But on these kits he cut the sprue (trees) with the part numbers still attached to each number, so the parts are loose. Because of that, I have not inventoried these kits. NOTE: he built minor sub assemblies (cockpit tubs, wing halves, engines, etc) to 'professional' quality. Again, these kits are sold not inventoried and AS IS hence the very low price.