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Revell Jacques-Yves Cousteau's Calypso - Ocean Exploration Vessel, 1/125, H575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. 1976 first issue of Cousteau's Ocean Exploration Vessel. The Calypso was a US Navy YMS Class Minesweeper from 1942; so if you did the research and modifications, you could built a model of any of the YMS ships. Includes Hughes 300C helicopter, anti-shark cage, sharks, Galeazzi diving chamber, Zodiac Mk III 'Grand Raid' inflatable boats and two SP-600 mini-subs. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Cousteau full-color booklet is also present as is the envelope of Cousteau information.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply DD-350 USS Hull - Farragut Class Destroyer - 12 inch Long Wooden Model Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Rare ship model dated 1938. Contains the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed, hollow hull made from a wood composite. The hull is in excellent condition. Also includes full size plans/instructions, wood stock and dowels as required and two sheets of printwood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Plans have tape along the boarder but there is no tape inside that.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi F1M2 (Pete), 1/75, F-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very early Hasegawa rectangular logo - possibly the first issue. The box top is the high gloss type. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post (747) - The Flying White House, 1/144, 4520

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1983. This is Revell's very nice 1/144 scale 747 kit with modifications and an entire new sprue of parts to make an authentic E-4B. Features optional position landing gear, air refueling receptacle, GE CF6-50E Turbofan Engines, full Command Post Decals and special radome and antennas.

Revell McDonnell Douglas KC-10 (DC-10) Extender Tanker with Torando ECR (KC-10 - 434th Refueling Wing Barksdale CA / Tornado - Jabo G32 Einsatzgeschwader 1 - 1995), 1/144, 04812

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. 1996 issue. Features both aircraft in 1/144 scale, optional position landing gear, optional position fueling probe, optional stand that can hold the aircraft in refueling position and more. The kit has never been started. KC-10 has been inventoried complete; the Tornado is still in the internal factory sealed bag. With decals and instructions.

Top Flite Rascal RC - 27 inch Wingspan Free Flight or RC Airplane, RC2-295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nicely designed 'Compact R/C' kit. Features all balsa JIGTIME construction, accurately die-cut balsa and plywood parts, sheeted wing build, warp free assembly system, formed landing gear, precision die cutting, vacuum-formed windshield, rubber wheels, rubber motor, other wood stock and more. No covering needed! For rubber power or .01 to .02 engines. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals.

Classic Airframes Fokker D-XXI Dutch Fighter - With Markings for Two Dutch Air Force Aircraft from 1940 and Two Danish Air Force from about 1940 - (D.XXI), 1/48, 94-401 2700

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Well detailed multimedia kit. Features injection molded parts with very fine recessed panel lines, resin parts, one large and one small fret of brass photoetched parts, cast metal parts, film instruments and decals with color paint guide for four aircraft. Has a very highly detailed cockpit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Berkeley North American AJ-1 Savage Navy Bomber - Twin Gas Engines Plus Jetex Engine 27 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare, and even more so in this condition. Large, true scale model with no deviations from the original prototype and designed for operation with three engines- two gas and one Jetex. For .045 to .099 gas engines for control line or can be converted to electric power. Highly prefabricated and features carved and hollowed fuselage and nacelles, five metal-hub rubber wheels, full decals, metal engine cowls, clear canopy, shaped leading and trailing edges, all die-cut parts, full size plans and more. The model has not been started. The hardware is still in the factory sealed paper bag, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Monogram Supermarine Mk IX Spitfire - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA79-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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First issue hardbox is dated 1962. This kit is part of a very famous World War II action kit line that Monogram issued in 1/48 scale. Very nicely molded with excellent fit. Features retractable landing gear, pilot, four blade prop, 20mm cannon and belly tank. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram De Havilland Mosquito - N.F.II / Mk.IV / F.B.VI / II Night Intruder - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA129-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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First issue 'Four Star' kit dated 1965. Very finely molded and detailed for that time and contains parts to build any one of four versions: NF II Night Fighter, Mk IB Bomber, Mk VI Fighter Bomber and MkII Night Intruder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Rickenbacker's Spad XIII 'S' Issue, 1/28, H256-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very large-scale 1957 'S' first issue. Nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features 'Hat-In-The-Ring' 94th Aero Squadron markings for Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's aircraft, detailed Hispano-Suiza engine, removable inspection panels, detailed machine guns, full cockpit, rotating wheels and prop, very fine 'fabric' detailing over ribs and stringers, rigging material and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the two engine block halves are a very slightly different shade of green than the rest of the kit. I believe they are from a later issue of the same model.

Revell Avro Lancaster MKI S for Sugar or Q for Queenie, 1/72, H207-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Original hardbox issue copyright dated 1965. 'S For Sugar' flew 137 missions in WWII, more than any other Bomber Command surviving aircraft. Kit features movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay doors, retractable landing gear and full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Air Power US Air Force 18 Aircraft Set T-33- F-101- F-104- B-57- F-105- SA-16- KC-135- B-47- B-52E- F-84F- F-100- F-89H- F-102- F-86F- B-58- B-66- F-94 and C-130A, 1/240, PA56-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very rare and even rarer in complete, never started condition.. 1959 first and only issue of this classic. The box is graded 'Good++' Color and gloss are like new. Three corners are solid and original; one corner had a closed split and has been correctly and neatly repaired from the inside. There are no price tag, tag marks, fading or rips. Flaws included the even, general wear as shown as well as small pieces of clear tape at the center of both long sides. The model contains 18 aircraft (102 parts total), all to a constant 1/240 scale. All aircraft have an in-flight configuration that is accurate down to the wing angle on the B-52. The display is made complete with all aircraft riding on 'Flight Wires' from the special blue stand. The large decal sheet is in wonderful 'near mint' condition, and the instructions and Air Power book are both 'excellent++.' The kit has never been started. The flight wires are still in the factory sealed bag. All the other parts were loose from the factory and have been inventoried complete. Includes all parts, base, decals, instructions and 24 page 'Air Power' booklet. This kit must be shipped with postal insurance.

Airfix HMS Belfast (Town Class) Heavy Cruiser, 1/600, 04212

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still sealed. Older yet incredibly well detailed and finely molded full-hull kit with 250 parts.

Aurora The Hartford - Admiral Farragut's Flagship at Mobile Bay, 1/115, 441-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1966 issue. The Hartford was the flagship of Rear Admiral David Farragut. In the Hartford he lead the Union Fleet to capture the Confederate forts guarding Mobile Bay, the only part of the Gulf Coast still in Confederate hands. In this long battle Farragut scored one of the key naval victories of the war. Very large and well detailed kit. Measures over 2 feet long and features metal anchor chain, running and standing rigging and molded ratlines and sails. The kit has never been started. All gray and black parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The white parts were never factory sealed but have been inventoried complete. The brown parts bag had a split so I opened it and did an inventory and NOTE: missing (1) part, the martingale ('spike' down from the bowsprit). I have included a properly tapered yard of good size from a built Hartford so you can reproduce this part and build the model. Includes instructions, rigging materials and flag sheet.

Aurora Boeing 727 TWA Jetliner, 1/96, 354-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare first issue dated 1963 and with the '198' kit number extension. If you look closely, this is the same artwork as the United 727 from 1962, but with the United markings carefully painted out and the TWA Starstream markings added. Large, near 1/100 scale kit includes full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, full color decals and display stand. Molded in white and clear with the big, clear 'world' triangle display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box top has amazing color and gloss but is graded 'excellent' because there is a ding on the right short side. The box tray is intact but has clear tape on part of it.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1961 and the first issue. Note the 'Hobby Kits' slogan in the border of the Aurora logo and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the lower left. Rare near 1/100 scale kit molded in white and clear with recessed control surface and door lines. Features clear cockpit windshield, full landing gear and a large clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Convair 880 and its near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Hobby-Time Martin XB-51 Panther Bomber / Gloster Meteor 8 / Northrop F-89 Scorpion / North American F-86 Sabre Jet / Boeing XB-47 Strato-Jet / De Havilland Venom

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to Exc

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SALE! Includes all 6 kits. The box condition varies but inside they are all like new - never started, with the factory sealed parts still factory sealed and all other parts and plans inventoried 100% complete

Berkeley Curtiss A-12 Shrike - 33 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/16, 7-4 595

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large, high quality kit in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. Rugged design is completely wood covered - no tissue. Originally designed as a .09 to .19 gas powered model for control line, or can be converted to electric power. Features full metal cowl, plastic dummy engine, shock mounted landing gear, full size plans, die cut balsa and plywood parts, shaped leading and trailing edges, metal hardware, formed wire landing gear, wheels and much more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions but NOTE: the decals were once (not longer) stuck to the plans. The decals are present but ruined; you will need to provide your own. Damage to the plans is very little and in a small area; use is not affected. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Most all Berkeley kits contain a high degree of prefabrication to speed up assembly. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Revell Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden George - Takara Issue (N1K1Ja), 1/32, H170-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very rare Revell Japan Takara large 1/32 scale 'George'. It is rumored that these molds were lost when the freighter carrying them sank in the Sea of Japan. Other molds lost on that ship were the 1/32 Oscar, Tony and Raiden (Jack). The parts are molded in the correct medium gray and clear for this issue. The kit features very fine panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling and optional position canopy, working flaps and drop tank/bomb load. There are decals for three Japanese aircraft and one for a captured USAAF evaluation aircraft. There is also the Revell Japan full color large print of two of the aircraft that can be built. 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 (wings and cowl only) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. This box has clear tape along all bottom sides.