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Toms Modelworks USS Arizona BB39 Battleship 1941, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very rare and numbered #170 of only 500 ever made. This is easily the finest and most detailed 1/350 Arizona ever produced. The model features high-definition resin cast hull and main superstructure parts, other larger resin details, precision cast metal details and several frets with hundreds of photoetched brass parts. Includes excellent, extensive and heavily illustrated instructions for each sub-assembly of the ship. Please note this kit is not for beginners. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork (instructions, special #170 of 500 plaque and more).

Midwest The Seguin Steam Tugboat 1884, 1/32, 957

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very large scale kit of one of the most beautiful tugboats ever made. Large model is 39 inches long when assembled and is perfect for display or R/C operation. Features basswood and mahogany parts, cleanly die-cut frames, deck and cabin parts of basswood and Micro-Ply wood, scribed basswood material for decking and cabin sides, plank-on-frame hull constructions with basswood strips, many brass parts, complete fitting set, rigging material, vacuformed plastic life boat, prop suitable for display or R/C, all masts and much more. With two full size plans sheets and a detailed, step-by-step instruction booklet. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the few larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. NOTE: this kit is packed in a very sturdy factory box. Unless you specifically note otherwise, it will be shipped in this box wrapped in heavy brown paper (with no external box).

Airfix Boeing B-29 Superfortress - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1601-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1960s Craftmaster 'Black Side' box issue with fantastic artwork. This is a highly detailed for that time and features a very good interior, opening bomb bay doors, full bomb bay detail and weapons load, working ailerons, rudder and elevators, optional position landing gear, rotating turrets with elevating guns, crew members, optional position rear door with ladder and more. Includes a large black display stand. The decals are for 'Eddie Allen' and 'Joltin Josie.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Although the box is badly worn, the decals are in 'excellent' condition with the usual age yellowing as the only flaw. The instructions have some adult reference notes written on them. NOTE: the two fuselage halves are a different color plastic than the rest of the kit. They are from a slightly later issue of the same kit.

ICM Soviet Air Base Equipment and Aviation Armaments - Fuel Truck / GP Truck / Communications Truck / Bomb Rack / Air to Ground and Air to Air Missiles and Rockets and 12 Dispersal Plates, 1/72, 72102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nicely molded kit with 345 parts- ZiL-157K truck (73 parts), Fuel Truck (77 parts), Communications Truck (87 parts), aircraft weapons (96 parts) and dispersal plates (12). Aircraft weapons include unguided rockets, iron bombs, AA-1, AS-10 Karen, AS-11 Kilter, AA-8 Aphid, AA-2 Atoll (P-3C), AA-2 Atoll (P-3P), AA-7 Apex (P-23MT), AA-7 Apex (P-23MP), AA-2 Anab (p-98T), AA-3 Anab (P-98P), AA-11 Archer, AA-10 Alamo (P-27Y), AA-10 Alamo (P-27P) and AA-6 Acrid. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Martin Baltimore Bomber Green Series, 1/72, 339P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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This 1960s model is finely molded with has fine panel lines- no rivets. Features rotating turret, crew of three and some interior detail and optional position landing gear. Molded in medium blue and clear, with a large round clear Frog stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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 manufacturers 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.

Airfix CA-13 Boomerang - Australian Fighter - Bagged T3 Issue, 1/72, 121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Still factory sealed. 1960s issue of the first Australian fighter aircraft. The Boomerang was developed from the Wirraway as a stop-gap defender. The prototype flew on May 29, 1942. 250 were built and the aircraft was used extensively in New Guinea for ground support.

Airfix Bristol Blenheim IV, 1/72, 257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Type three logo kit with very colorful artwork with a trio of Free French planes bombing a target that appears to be North Africa. Well molded model features rotating turret with elevating guns, crew members, 'good' interior, detailed landing gear and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Huey Armed Chopper - Blue Box Issue - Bell UH-1 Iroquois Gunship, 1/48, PA151-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Second issue of this kit; the Blue Box is dated 1966 and includes Army Gunship and 'Red Cross' rescue markings. Very nicely detailed featuring rotating rotors, full interior, optional position doors, pilot figure, 2 stretchers and bearers. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai Pkw.K1 Type 82 Kubelwagen, 1/48, 8223-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare 1/48 scale kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded with operating features and excellent crew members that can be assembled in almost any position. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still in the factory seal but there is damage on the right side as shown to the box and seal. 1963 first issue hardbox with Jo Kotula artwork and 79 cent price extension. The box top has the 'new for '63' simple outline logo while the short box sides still have 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logo.

12 Squared Hatry Opel RAK-1 - Pioneer Rocket Plane - Bagged - (RAK1), 1/72, 2-19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. This is a model of the ground-breaking RAK.1 which was the first rocket propelled aircraft. The model features injection molded main parts, metal parts and full decals.

Revell Battleship USS Pennsylvania, 1/720, H486-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and dated 1969. This model can be assembled waterline or full hull version and is a well detailed small scale model of the Arizona's sister ship. Features propeller and rudder detail, movable gun turrets, AA armament, two catapults and scouting aircraft, life boats, detailed superstructure and deck and display stand.

Airfix HMS Hotspur Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, S4-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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HMS Hotspur was a very active destroyer in WWII. She fought from the first battle of Narvik and survived WWII, being heavily damaged several times. This is the 1960s Craftmaster issue which is well molded and detailed like most Airfix ship kits. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Ship Shape Mayo Class Destroyer / Benson / Mayo / Gleaves / Niblack / Madison / Lansdale And More - 12 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model, S751

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare model in 'excellent' condition. Features a beautiful redwood x,y and z axis carved hull, factory-cut and carved hardwood and parts including carved deck, superstructure and factory-cut balsa detail parts, hardwood wood stock as required and sandpaper. Includes full size plans with two views, construction notes and rigging details. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Little is known about Ship Shape but they were around for a long time and had a very good line of models. Ship Shape was founded in 1927 and the address was given as Perkasie, PA. I have seen Ship Shape kits dating from around WWII; they probably closed up shop during the plastic model introduction in the early or mid 1950s.

MPC Ford Trimotor American Airlines - (ex Airfix), 1/72, 1102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still in the factory seal and from about 1969. This is a MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Well detailed for that time with cockpit, complete interior and realistic corrugated aircraft skin. Includes standard and stock and custom decals.

Airfix German Assault Gun - Sturmgeschutz G III, 1/76, M1-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1960s Craftmaster issue of this well-detailed smaller scale tank. Molded in dark green withe flexible tracks. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Motorized Troop Attack Craft (LSI Infantry Landing Ship), 1/150, 779M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare motorized issue from the late 1950s/early 1960s with great Ray Gaedke artwork. For that time, this was a nicely detailed model of this famous invasion ship. It has never been started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried 100% complete with decals and instructions.

Revell Sopwith Camel, 1/72, H628-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1963 issue in the early two-piece box with framable box artwork.

Fujimi E11A1 Type 98 Reconnaisance Seaplane, 1/72, C-13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hard to find model that is well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and crew stations for three and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Armored Half-Track M-16 Multiple Gun Motor Carrier, 1/35, 8215-0200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1972 issue from the famous 'Four Star' molds. High quality with excellent detail for that time. Features rolling heavy lug tires, flexible treads, full interior detail, opening doors, swivel turret, driver and four soldiers with arms and equipment. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.