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Revell USS Yorktown CV5 Aircraft Carrier, 1/490, 5224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1987 reissue from the original 1967 molds. A nicely done kit for that time featuring a 20" long hull, movable cranes, ptional position elevators and 20 SBDs. The box art shows the wartime finish, but the kit contains decals for this or the prewar high-vis finish. The kit has never been started. Inside it is still factory bag sealed and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are missing 4 of 40 SBD wing insignia (36 are left). The Yorktown was one of three prewar sister carriers along with Enterprise (CV-6) and Hornet (CV-8). The Yorktown saw extensive action in the Coral Sea and underwent temporary repairs in record time so she could take part in the Battle of Midway. Damaged by bombs and eventually a spread of submarine-fired 'Long Lance' torpedoes, she was lost after an epic struggle to save the ship.

Revell USS Pennsylvania BB-38 Battleship - Sea Power Issue, 1/426, H422-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1961 hardbox first issue. Rare kit of the Arizona's sister ship. Full-hull model that is very nicely molded and detailed for that time. It can be superbly super-detailed with the Gold Medal Model PE detail set. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts present including decals, flag sheet and instructions. The Pennsylvania was in dry-dock during the December 7th Pearl Harbor attack and survived with minimal damage. She was rebuilt and saw significant action in the Pacific in WWII, steaming over 150,000 miles from 1941 to 1945. It is thought that she may have fired more ammunition than any ship in history. She never once reported 'Not Ready' for any operation or need. After being used as a nuclear test ship at Bikini, she was towed to Kwajalein and sunk.

Soclaine Chalutier St Elme Traditional French Coastal Ship With Paint Set and Running Hardware Kit and Motor - 31.5 Inches Long Static or Radio Controlled, 1/20, SE1300

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Includes the large "Paint Set" for this model, which is a selection of 12 big one ounce bottles of Model Shipways Marines Colors. Also includes a big Mabuchi 540 electric motor, three bladed prop, prop shaft and stuffing tube sized for this kit. All these accessories are never used and either factory sealed or inventory complete. The actual kit is still factory sealed. It is very large scale and amazingly detailed. You can build it to a museum quality model for display or R/C. Features all wood hull construction with jigsaw cut frame parts, complete superstructure, cast metal and brass fittings, linen cording, silkscreened sails, stained wood and much more. There are detailed plans to scale and diagrams for each stage of assembly. Overall measurements are 800mm long, 250 mm wide and 550 mm high.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co P-61 Black Widow

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare kit from the 1940s. Solid wood display model has a 10 inch wingspan when built. Features profile cut fuselage, booms & wings, printwood props and other parts, fully formed wheels, sandpaper, CASCO glue envelope and very nicely done plans with template, rigging and even color notes. Never started and complete with all parts.

Tamiya LTV A-7A Corasir II - US Navy VA-86 or VA-174, 1/100, PA1002-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nicely kit in Tamiya's famous 1/100 scale series. Features very good detail and decals for two US Navy aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions present.

Tamiya Saab J-35F Draken, 1/100, P1006-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Part of Tamiya's extensive and well detailed line of 1/100 aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Douglas A-4E Skyhawk - VA88 or Australian Navy, 1/100, PA1003-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Part of Tamiya's extensive and well detailed line of 1/100 aircraft. Very nicely molded and contains full loadout and decals for either country.

Revell 1893 Duryea Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H61-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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Original issue dated 1954 in rare investment-grade 'near mint+' condition inside and out. The US Antique series was the first one to have real box art for the exact kit inside. This kit is from old hobby shop stock and has never been sold retail until now. Inside the box, it has not been started. All the parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. Includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carries their 'balloon' logo on the box top a the lower right. Not long after this, the Gowland logo would disappear completely, leaving only the Revell logo. It is also worth noting that this is one of the first non-generic Highway Pioneers boxes. Earlier boxes were all the same, with the kit number and car stamped on the side, usually with a red or black rubber stamp. This box is completely dedicated to the Duryea kit, and even has advertisements for very early Pre-S issue Revell 1954 ship and aircraft kits on the long sides. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Classic Miniatures Fraternity Hall - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, CM-1

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Quality model kit with wood, plastic and other materials. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Builders In Scale Pitkin City Hall - Limited Edition HO Craftsman Model, 1/87, 10

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very high quality laser cut wooden kit with metal details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Airfix Hawker Hunter - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1212-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Unique 1960s Craftmaster box art shows two Hunters at very high altitude shooting at what appears to be a red jet-powered drone in Spanish Nationalist markings.

Monogram T-28A Trainer - US Air Force Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA28-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Dated 1957 in the first issue hardbox. Investment-grade kit in amazing condition. Box has perfect color and minimal light wear. I would have graded it 'mint' but there are small sections of clear tape on the two sides. Has many operating features: canopy slides open to show detailed cockpit, gear retracts, prop spins, wheels rotate and has instructor, student pilot & mechanic figures. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Eureka Hobby Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat (F8F) - 36 Inch Wingspan Class B Flying Aircraft

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Extremely rare, highly prefabricated kit from post-war Japan. Most likely from the early 1960s. These kits were produced to complete in the saturated American market, and they distinguished themselves by the quality and amount of work already done. This large-scale model can be operated with B or C class engines and features a beautiful aluminum full cowl, pre-assembled landing gear struts with rubber tires & metal hubs and sheet metal gear doors soldered in place, rubber tail wheel with metal hub, completed soldered gas tank, clear vacuform canopy (still excellent and not yellowed), diecut hardwood fuselage bulkheads, die-cut fuselage keels, metal hardware, finished wood prop, die-cut ribs and a very large number of other factory cut parts (both large and small), sheeting wood, full size plans, color insignia and more. Never started and complete. Eureka Hobby made a large line of giant scale gas powered models; they were not inexpensive, which is what makes them very rare today. This Bearcat was $8 in the early 1960s. Other aircraft produced, along with the wingspans and price are as follows: F4U Corsair (31" $10), Me-109E (36" $8), FW-190 (36" $8 and 26" $5.95, AD-4 Skyraider (36" $8), AD-2 Skyraider (24.5" $4.95), L-17 Navion (33" $8), F-94C Starfire with an all metal body and wings for Tiger-Jet engine (31" and $19.95, DC-6B (73", 59" long, four tanks, aluminum cowls, shock absorbing gear, four props for $47.50 - I had one of these, it was an amazing kit), Super DC-3 (61" $29.95, Fairchild Packet Transport (56" $29.50), C-45 Twin Beech (45" $28), Military DC-3 or C-47 (48" $24.50), SA-16 Albatross (54" $25.95), P-2V4 Neptune (51" $21.50), Commando (62" $28), Mig-15 (all metal body and wing, designed for Tiger Jet engine, 36" $22.50), F-84E Thunderjet (37.5" for Dyna-Jet fully enclosed engine and has rear aluminum fuselage $22.50) and finally a B-29 - the line flagship. This model had a 7 foot wingspan, was 59" long, was entirely wood planked and had numerous special features - all for only $39.50. San Diego Model Shop was at least one of the US distributors for these models.

Tamiya Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a - III./JG7 Major Rudolf Sinner / Heinz Bar Red 13 III/EJG2 March 1945, 1/48, 61087-2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very well molded and detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, detailed gear wells and more. Includes metal (weighted) nose gear bay. With decals and paint guide for the two aircraft listed.

Bandai 8 Ton Semi-Truck Sd.Kfz.7, 1/48, 8235-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 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. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram North American F-86 Sabre Jet - 'The Huff' or 'Miss Jenny', 1/48, 5427

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Dated 1983. Very nicely detailed kit of the famous Korean War fighter. Features full cockpit and landing gear detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps. There are decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Wright J-5 Whirlwind Radial Aircraft Engine With Engine Mount, 1/8, 304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1970s issue of the engine that powered Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic Ocean. Large 1/8 scale. Very highly detailed kit with over 150 parts. Complete engine includes crankcase, 9 cylinders, two magnetos, carburetor air heater, fuel pump, oil pump, accessories, mounting ring, carburetor and fuel system, vinyl wires for the distributor blocks and dual ignition system and more. A name plate label is included with a Wright J-5 decal. The kit has never been started. All parts but the black ones are in the internal factory sealed bags. The black parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. The Wright J-5 powered a great many famous aircraft of the day - the Bellanca 'Columbia', Boeing Model 72, Cessna Cabin, Curtiss Lark, Fairchild Cabin, Fokker Universal and C-2 / F-7 Trimotors, early Ford Trimotors, Keystone Pathfinder, Lockheed Vega, Sikorsky S-36 and many others.

Eduard Bf-110 Instrument Panel, 1/4, 14001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare. Unique and amazingly detailed instrument panel that is 1/4 the size of the real thing. Features black injection molded and clear parts, fully colored photoetched metal parts and stunning printed instrument faces. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Trumpeter German Blucher Heavy Cruiser With Wood Hunter Wooden Deck, 1/350, 05346

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Includes Wood Hunter #W35069 Laser Cut Wooden Deck Set with PE Details (still factory sealed). The actual model is a modern kit from all new molds. Very highly detailed with over 420 parts. It can be built waterline or full hull and includes as fret of PE parts as well as a full color painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Blucher was a handsome ship of the Admiral Hipper class; however, her career was tragic and short. Shortly after being declared ready for service, she took part in the Norway campaign. Despite alert defenses, Blucher and Lutzow sailed up the narrow passage with hopes of landing their infantry on target. The Norwegians were not fooled opened fire with 15cm shore batteries, immediately scoring hits on Blucher and then Lutzow. Blucher ran from the arc of the guns but stumbled onto an alert shore torpedo battery, which scored two devastating hits. The Blucher had the distinction of of being the only capital ship sunk by a shore-based torpedo battery during WWII. It is interesting that the old adage about shore based guns and ships was tested yet again and found to be true. It is reported that the Germans did not even know where the fire was coming from. Such long term, completely immobile defenses should have been well documented.

Faller Vickers Viscount 814 - Lufthansa, 1/100, 1814

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare. Nicely molded kit from the early 1960s. Features clear passenger and cockpit windows, optional position passenger doors, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position rudder and wing flaps , display stand and colorful Lufthansa decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with the smaller parts still factory bag sealed. Includes decals and instructions.