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Revell USS Yorktown CV5 Aircraft Carrier, 1/490, H383

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1969 issue. The Yorktown was one of three prewar sister carriers with Enterprise (CV-6) and Hornet (CV-8). The Yorktown saw extensive action in the Coral Sea, the first sea battle in which opposing forces did not sight each other from warships. At Midway she fought alongside Enterprise and Hornet, but was lost after the battle in an epic struggle to save the ship. Very nicely molded model. Features 20" long full hull with rudder and propeller detail, internal hangar deck sections that are visible through side hangar doors after, 20 Douglas SBD Dauntless airwing (well molded with raised panel lines and propellers), movable cranes, separately molded AA guns and catwalks and optional position elevators. The box art shows the prewar high-vis finish, and decals are included for prewar markings for the ship and aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby House Sikorsky XR-5 Flying Helicopter - 26 inch Rotor Diameter, 1/22

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very rare. From 1945. The box top says 'Precision Detail Flying Scale Helicopter With Everything Needed To Build And Fly - Makes A Real Miniature Craft - Hovers - Climbs - Flies Forward, Backward, Sideways, Indoor or Outdoor.' From the looks of the instructions, this is true but the builder would need to be talented! This is a very complicated true-scale stick-and-tissue model that is rubber powered with operating main and tail rotors. The kit is very complete and consists of balsa printwood, pre-cut balsa main rotors, balsa stock as required, printed plywood, turned pulleys and cord for drive system, metal hardware and metal stock, fully formed main and nose wheels, covering material, clear cockpit covering material, factory glass bottles of glue and shellac (dried up), rubber band motor (dried and cracked) and huge, highly detailed plans with comprehensive text instructions. The body of the XR-5 measures 21 inches long and has excellent detail for that time; it could be built for static display. But the patented operating system (by Professor T.N. De Bobovsky) is amazing. The model utilizes a removable motor stick and remote starter pin. The rear half of the helicopter disconnects from the front half at two plywood bulkheads to allow removal and installation of the motor. Power is transferred from the motor to a shaft, which is in turn wrapped in a strong cord. Through two pulleys, the main rotor turns. The tail rotor is driven by a separate string attached to a pulley (of a different diameter) on the main rotor drive shaft. This drives the tail rotor (with 2 more pulleys) at the proper speed to produce straight flight. The entire main rotor mechanism is adjustable so you can climb, hover, go forwards or backwards, etc. The plans contain extensive detailed text instructions as well as full size drawings, dozens of detailed drawings (main of the mechanism) and extensive text describing the mechanism as well. This was clearly a very well-thought out kit and would provide a challenge for even the most experienced wooden kit modeler! The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. I believe I was the first person to unfold the plans; they are in 'excellent++' condition with very minor wear and yellowing. The box has a short, illustrated history of the Helicopter on the front of the box. Hobby House was out of New York City. Little is known about them but they also made a very similar flying kit of the beautiful Higgins EB-1.

Hasegawa Clerget 9B Rotary Engine - 130 HP, 1/8, 1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large scale (1/8), highly detailed aircraft engine kit. The Clerget 9B represented the height of rotary radial engine technology in 1917 at a remarkable 3.3 lbs per horsepower! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decal and instructions.

Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190D-9 Dora - (FW190D9) - Bagged, 1/32, 4556

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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There is no box - it is shown for reference only. Ideal builder; the kit is in factory new condition. A meticulous collector simply did not have room for boxes, so he protected all the clear parts separately and put the other parts in zip lock and other secure bags. From 1990. Large 1/32 scale issue. Features full cockpit, removable cowl to show Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure and moving wheels and propeller. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes as-new decals and instructions.

Monogram Apollo Spacecraft Command Service Module - with Clear Panels and Interior, 1/32, 6873

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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First issue dated 1970. Molded in the correct white, silver, clear and with the Command Module being gold plated. Plating is in 'exc' condition (see box codes for full definition). Kit features full interior detail for the CM and Service Module with clear panel on each to show the detail. Includes three astronauts, rotating rocket nozzle, removable Command Module, decals and detailed interior instrument placards. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Sovereign of the Seas Man-O-War - (ex-Pyro / Life-Like), 854

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1980 issue from the original 1966 Pyro large-scale molds. She measures 15 inches long when assembled. Very well molded kit for that time with full deck fittings, cannon with carriages on the open decks, separately molded cannon barrels and shutters for the lower decks, pre-molded rat lines, billowing sails, display stand and two rigging photographs. Molded in dark wood brown and white and with rigging material. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile - with Transporter/Loader and Tractor, 1/48, PD42-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality Monogram Four Star kit with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, tractor and tug and transporter/loader that changes launch elevation with a crank up and moves side-to-side. Molded in the correct orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Skarabey La-176 Experimental Fighter, 1/72, C-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Russian made. Internally sealed with 42 parts, color decals and instructions. Manufacture translates to 'Scarab' in English. (Thanks to J. Orlitta)

Frog Fairey Firefly F Mk.1 - Royal Dutch Navy Sumatra or Canadian Bagged, 1/72, F257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Builds Canadian Navy Firefly from the HMCS Magnificent 1950 or from the 860 Sq, Royal Dutch Naval Air Service, Northern Sumatra 1946. Very nicely molded kit with little to no rivet detail so you can build a realistic scale model. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fuji Five F-86F Sabre Kits / Blue Impulse Japan / Black Diamonds RAAF / Golden Hawks RCAF / Lanceri Neri Italy / White Swans Turkey, 1/100, 009-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare kit contains five F-86F models and decals for all five aerial demonstration teams. The kits have never been started. All five are still sealed in the factory bags with their decals as well. Includes instructions.

Airfix The Rommel D187 - West German Destroyer, 1/600, 02202-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Well detailed like most Airfix ships. Full hull kit with very finely molded details.

Paramount Solid Guitar and Amplifier, 1/8, 708-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Quality kit from original Nichimo molds. Highly detailed with strings, neck decal and parts molded in brown, white, ivory, bright red/orange, green and chrome plate. Includes display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Unknown Conestoga Wagon - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Large scale kit measures 9 inches long, not including the front bar. Features all pre-cut hardwood parts, fully carved hardwood parts like the water barrel, completely factory assembled wooden wagon wheels, metal hardware, cloth for the cover, metal stock as needed and full instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The manufacturer is unknown.

Heller Lockheed 1049 Super G Constellation - TWA, 1/72, 80314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This model is the only 1/72 kit of the famous 'Stretch Connie' and comes with colorful full TWA Decals. Well detailed and molded. Never started. The parts that were in the factory sealed bag are still sealed and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman S2F-1 (S-2A) Tracker - Hi-Vis Paint Scheme, 1/72, 102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. Well molded kit. Has markings for US Navy VS-21 and JSDF. Kit features cockpit detail, retractable radome, optional position landing gear and rotating props. Over 1000 Trackers were completed for the Navy as carrier-based submarine hunters. Grumman was awarded the contract in 1950, and in 1952 the first XS2F-1 flew. The large belly radome contained the PAS-38 search radar and the AWQ-10 MAD detector was in the tail. ALD-3 ECM performed DF (direction finding) duties, and the 70 million candle power spotlight lit up targets at night. Sonobuoys were held in both engine nacelles and offensive weapons included acoustic torpedoes, depth charges, rockets and conventional bombs. Trackers saw service in several other Navies including Canada.

Airfix Westand Lysander - Bagged, 1/72, 84

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still factory sealed. 1960s type three logo bagged issue with header. Very nicely molded kit for that time..

AMT-Hasegawa Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star - Marines or USAF (Hasegawa Molds), 1/72, A-637

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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From quality Hasegawa molds. Includes markings for both issues. Rare issue from when AMT marketed Hasegawa molded kits in the USA. The kits were made by Hasegawa and shipped to the USA, where AMT would add the decals, instructions and box. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Paramount Chaparral 2E - Powered, 1/32, 2008-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Hard-to-find kit from Japanese molds. The mold origins are not known. Likely from the very late 1960s or very early 1970s. Features a powerful spring motor, working front suspension and steerable front wheels. Molded in white, silver and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Douglas DC-3 - Eastern Airways / TWA /Sabena, 1/72, 9014 GB

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Includes additional decal sheet for TWA and Sabena. The sheet is in excellent condition. The model is still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit with great detail. Features all fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and full passenger interior, optional position fuselage doors, detailed engines and landing gear and optional position wing flaps.

Airfix British Crusader Tank - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/76, A210V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From the 1960s. Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Kit features very good detail, flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, decals and instructions.