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Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare, first issue artwork from about 1956-57. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. That stand is correctly included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver/gray and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the back half of the pitot tube is broken off and is missing. Only the front part is present. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone at Aurora corrected it. Following that, there are two known corrections: early and late. On the early version, the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or circle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' It was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. This box is the later version - on the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking '5/32' in front of the blot.

Lindberg Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5) 'Large Box' Variant, 1/72, 593

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1970s large one-piece box issue. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Arii Messerschmitt Bf-109G - JG3 Germany 1944 / Gerhardt Barkhorns Aircraft JG52 / JG27 1942 Italy - (ex-Otaki), 1/48, A334-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. From quality Otaki molds. Very nicely molded kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot and drop tank. Contains decals for Yellow 6 of JG3/1944 Germany, Capt. Gerhardt Barkhorn's Aircraft of JG52 and White 8 of JG27/1942 Italy.

Arii Mitsubishi A6M Type 52 Zero'Zeke - With Markings for Three Aircraft from 721 / 252 / 653 - (ex-Otaki), 1/48, A321-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From quality Otaki molds. Very nicely molded kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, decals for three colorful aircraft and a beautiful 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.

Arii Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden 'Jack' - (ex-Otaki), 1/48, A326-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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From ex-Otaki molds. Very nicely molded featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, decals for multiple aircraft and 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.

Arii Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki Tojo - With Markings for Three Aircraft - (ex-Otaki), 1/48, A328-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From quality Otaki molds. Very nicely done kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, decals for three colorful aircraft and a full color painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Dusts Crops in Flight - 22 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that actually releases 'crop dust' in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, exhaust and pilot bust, clear dual die-cut windscreens, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and plans. 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 always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Pyro TV's Rawhide Western Cowpuncher Eric Fleming, 1/8, 276-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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NOTE: built up kit that has fallen apart. Missing one hand and saddle. Hard-to-find kit created as a tie-in with the CBS hit series 'Rawhide' staring Eric Fleming as Gil Favor. From 1958. Molded in tan plastic and includes cigarette, hat, pistol, holster and more. Assembly quality is only fair - this is a project restoration piece!

Airfix A-26B or A-26C Invader - Gun or Solid Nose, 1/72, 05011-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Builds either version and has decals for 'Monie' or 'Miss Mildred' personal markings. Kit features cockpit detail, rotating turrets w/elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed parts bag including decals and instructions. The box has stains as shown but the kit inside is as-new.

Airfix IL-2M3 Stormavik, 1/72, 12-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Dramatic Craftmaster artwork of an Il-2M3 attacking train tracks and a locomotive. The legendary Stormovik gave the Germans nothing but trouble on the Eastern Front. Designed as a heavily armed single seat or dual seat attack aircraft, the Stormovik was very difficult to shoot down; even then if the pilot could crash land it, he had an excellent chance of walking away and flying again the next day. Il-2M3s endlessly attacked German forward and rear positions effectively and in large numbers till the end of the war. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram F-4C/D Phantom II High Tech, 1/48, 5831

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large and well detailed kit includes photoetched details, full cockpit interior, optional position canopy, Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles, drop tanks, ECM pods and sitting and standing pilot figures. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell HMS Bounty - 'S' Issue with Glue, 1/110, H327-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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The 1st issue of this kit. 'S' Box artwork is dated 1956. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed for their time. This kit is no exception and has excellent detail. Kit comes with preformed ratlines and full rigging instructions. Kit even has the original sealed tube of Revell 'S' Cement. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes assembly/rigging instructions, rigging material and flag sheet.

Dikar Devir Indian River Boat, 150

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Perfect kit for your first wooden ship project. Measures 8.9 inches (about 22.6cm) long when assembled. Features completely finished and smooth hardwood hull, dozens of hardwood parts completely cut to shape, die-cut plywood, metal parts, rigging thread, sailcloth cut to shape, burlap 'shade', large, detailed illustrated plans and step-by-step English instructions. The kit has never been started. All parts but the hull are still in the sealed bags. With plans and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 727-100 TWA, 1/144, SK503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Type 3 logo issue from about 1966. Hard to find early -100 short 727 with colorful TWA decals. Although the box is worn and stained, the kit inside and the decals are in 'near mint' condition. Features moving elevators, clear passenger and cockpit windows, optional position landing gear and rear airstair door. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 727-200 Iberia Air Lines - (727), 1/144, 03180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Nice kit of the stretch -200 trijet. Kit features optional position landing gear and rear airstair door as well as very colorful Iberia markings.

Revell Boeing 737-800 Hapag-Lloyd - (737), 1/144, 04238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Dated 1999 and features all recessed fine panel lines, complete landing gear, detailed engine and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Top Flite Spitfire Mk IX Gold Edition - 63 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, 1/7, TOPA0140

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Retails for $200 and up. Very large scale (1/7) Radio Controlled kit. Features 90% balsa sheeting, almost all parts formed to shape (very little carving), CAD engineered wood parts, precision formed ABS details and the ability to accept a wide number of options (not included) such as retracts, flaps, super detailed cockpit, etc. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside. All small parts are still factory sealed. All other parts are still in the factory rubber band bundles and have been inventoried complete including decals, excellent instructions and plans. NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, the kit will be shipped in the box shown. There will be an additional charge to pack and ship it in another box.

Franklin Mint Car Accessories Including Canoe / Rack / Fishing Pole / Two Oars / Two Bed Rolls / Lure Box (Open With Details), Lantern / Picnic Box (opening) And More, 1/24

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

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Mint condition accessories taken off a Franklin Mint 1946 Chevrolet Suburban.

Italeri 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Torpedo Cabriolet, 1/24, 703

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Well deatiled with over 150 parts, featuring special high-lift camshaft engine, full drive train, chassis and suspension detail, complete interior and optional tops and windows rolled up or down.

Italeri 1933 Cadillac Fleetwood V-16 All-Weather Phaeton, 1/24, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find. Very well detailed model with 167 parts. This model is fashioned after the late Al Jolson's exact Cadillac V-16 All-Weather Phaeton. Features built up rolling chassis just like the real car, fully detailed engine with removable hood, complete interior, removable convertible top, rear luggage rack and dual side-mount tires. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), clear, black and silver.