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Aurora PSA Boeing 737, 1/72, 387

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1974 block letter 'AURORA' logo issue. This is still the only 1/72 scale injection molded 737 kit to ever be made. Includes clear cockpit windows, full landing gear, display stand and a large PSA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Tauro Model Heavy Cruiser Fiume (Zara Class), 1/400, 201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes photoetched brass sheet. Large and highly detailed kit with 249 parts. The Fiume was very fast at over 35 knots and well armed with 8 x 8" guns. She has the misfortune to be at Matapan with her sisters Pola and Fiume. All three were sunk at very close range by the Warspite. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman S2F-1 (S-2A) Tracker Hi-Vis Paint Scheme, 1/72, 1102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. 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.

Revell USS Kearsarge Historic Civil War Steam Sloop, 1/96, H391-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. The seal has a split on the right short box side but is otherwise intact. Very hard-to-find early issue from 1961. Includes beautiful John Steel framable box art titled 'Victory Off Cherbourg', site of the Kearsarge's famous duel with the Confederate ship Alabama off the coast of France. Very large 1/96 scale ship that measures 34.5 inches long when assembled. Very highly detailed and well molded. Features pre-formed ratlines, two position gun ports, guns that turn and elevate, movable propeller, special stand and name plate and 20 action figures.

Sterling HMS Bounty - 10.5 inch long Solid Wooden Ship Kit with Cloth Sails and Metal Fittings, G4

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. In the late 1970s/early 1980s Sterling issued these simplified wood kits for beginners. They included a completely carved hull with very little sanding needed to complete. Also included are full size plans, instructions, rigging diagrams, cloth sails and metal fittings. I remember building some of these - it was an ideal project for someone who had never built a solid wooden kit but wanted the experience.

Revell USS Enterprise 'The Big E' CV-6 - Lodela Issue, 1/490, H378

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+++

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Still factory sealed. Lodela issue from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Fantastic box artwork. CV-6 has a combat record unequaled in history of the US Navy and is considered the most Successful Warship in History. Her totals were as follows: 20 Battle Stars, 911 Aircraft Destroyed and 71 Ships Sunk. She took part in almost every major action of the Pacific war from 1941 to 1945. The fascinating history of this ship is told by Commander Edward P. Stafford, USN, in his legendary book "The Big E - The Story of the USS Enterprise." Kit is over 20 inches long and includes a one piece hull, propeller and rudder detail, SBD scout-bombers, moving cranes and complete decals and flags.

Monogram DLG-16 USS Leahy Guided Missile Frigate, 1/415, 8296

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Rare Monogram full-hull ship kit. 16 inches long when assembled. Kit features twin Terrier Launcher and Missiles that rotate with the radar directors, torpedo tubes, ASROC launcher, helicopter, display stand and more

Hasegawa Wildcat F4F-3 'Yellow Wing' - VF-41 / VF-72- (F4F3), 1/72, AP26

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find limited edition release. Includes Aeromaster decals for two squadrons from USS Wasp or USS Ranger.

Hasegawa M3 Grant Mk.1 Medium Tank, 1/72, 705-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed 1/72 armor kit. Ideal for 1/72 scale dioramas. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

RCM (Radio Control Modeler) First Issue Oct 1963 Through December 1968 Complete

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very rare. This is a collection of Radio Control Modeler (RCM) magazines starting with Volume 1, Number 1 October 1963 and complete through December 1968. All magazines were purchased from the original owner who kept them inside and boxed. They are all in excellent condition and are free of writing or cutting. NOTE: in the USA please email for a revised shipping quote after you check out. These can be shipped by media mail (in the US only) for a very large savings over Priority Mail. Please order these magazines as one order and do not combine them with any other items.

Lindberg LSD (Landing Ship Dock) Motorized, 1/288, 765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large-scale rare kit. Measures 19 inches long when assembled. Very good detail. Includes moving cranes and landing craft as shown on the box photo. The kit is motorized for use in water. The kit inside is mint - all parts are still sealed in the factory bags. Complete with decals, flags, motor, shafts, motor mounts and instructions.

Testors Convair B-58A Hustler High-Vis or Camo - Bagged, 1/72, 694

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - No box. The box is shown for reference only. Very nicely detailed kit with all recessed panel lines. Features full cockpit interior for the pilot, navigator and DSO, three optional position cockpit hatches, detailed landing gear wells, four Mk43 Nuclear Bombs on wing racks, the large MB Pod or the smaller BLU-3/B-3 Fuel/Weapon Pod. Instructions show the rare camo paint configuration. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

UPC Airship R-100 with Mooring Mast (ex-Frog), 1/500, 5040-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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UPC (Universal Power Master)kit from quality Frog molds. Rare and excellent kit. Features a large Montreal Mooring Mast and detailed airship with clear engine pods and passenger gondola. The model includes a clever set of metal rods that allows the airship to be displayed 'floating' in mid-air from the mooring mast. R-100 measures about 17 inches long. The kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the internal factory plastic bag. Complete with decals and instructions. The R-100 was built by a Vickers Subsidiary. The famous Barnes Wallis worked on her design, which lead to the innovative geodesic airframe used for the Wellington and two other aircraft. The R-100 made a successful Transatlantic flight. Although there were issues, the design was sound. However, the government-built R-101 was not as soundly engineered and crashed on her maiden voyage, forever bringing an end to the Airship in the British Isles. The R-100 was sold for scrap and R-102 was never built. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did almost all the UPC box art in the 1960s, but this kit is unusual in that it kept the Frog Green series artwork. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

ITC US Navy Blimp with Mooring Mast - Tractor and Ground Crew, 1/330, 3723

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very nicely done model. Original ITC issue. Comes with blue-tinted clear base, tractor tug, ground crew, mooring mast and metal support stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: one prop blade is broken but is present.

MPM FH-1 Phantom (First Navy All-Jet Aircraft) -Marines or VF-17A USS Saipan, 1/72, 72124

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hard-to-find limited release kit with resin cockpit, gear wells and other parts. Finely molded with all recessed panel line detail. Contains decals for VF-17A USS Saipan 1947 and Marines VMF-122 1948-50. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Mattel Mattel Vac-U-Form Machine (Vacuform), 0422

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box Top

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From 1962. This is the original Mattel Vacuform machine. It has been well used - some child had a very good time with this machine. This has been in climate controlled storage since 1962. Includes some molds in conditions varying from very good to poor. Here is a link to a website that sells repair and improvement parts for this machine: http://www.gaugepods.com/vacuform/index.htm

Airmodel ZMC-2 (Z MC-2) Metal-Clad Rigid Airship - US Navy 1929 - Bagged, 1/72, 237

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box Top

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Rare. Very large 1/72 scale US Navy Rigid Airship. Measures just over 24 inches long when assembled. Features white plastic vacuformed main body, fins , details and a clear vacuform gondola shell. Includes history and instructions/plans. Never started and complete. Typical vacuform kit - some scratch building skills will be necessary. The idea of a rigid airship using a monocoque metal skin had been tried in Germany in 1897 with the 'Schwarz'. In 1929 the ADC tried a more successful experiment with the ZMC-2 - the MC stood for 'Metal Clad'. A supporting structure of twelve ring frames mounted on twenty-four longitudinal lattice beams. This structure was entirely covered with duralumin and pure aluminum foil sandwich skinning amounting to no more than a few hundredths of a millimeter in thickness. This metal envelope was gas tight and was directly filled with helium. Two Wright Whirlwind engines of 220hp were used. The ZMC-2 first flew on August 19, 1929. She had a maximum speed of 48 mph and entered the US Navy as a training vessel. It was scrapped in 1942 after 12 years of trouble-free service.

Revell PT-212 - PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo Boat) - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/98, H304-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare original issue dated 1953. The Pre-S hardbox has like new color and gloss. This is one of Revell's earlier ship kits, issued shortly after the release of the Missouri in the same year. Inside, the kit has never been started and is complete. The small parts are still in the factory internal factory sealed bag. Includes correct early decals and instructions.

Frog Percival Proctor IV Trainer - Blue Series, 1/72, 341P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Finely molded in dark yellow. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

Heller Nord 2501 Noratlas - 3 French - Luftwaffe - Portuguese - Greek Air Forces, 1/72, 803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From the 1960s. Includes decals for three French aircraft including 'Miss Pacific' No. 201, No 141 from Djibouti and No 38 Bearn. There are also decals for the air forces of Greece, West Germany and Portugal. Well detailed with complete cockpit and interior cargo bay, optional position rear clamshell doors, optional position crew/passenger doors and more. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.