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Revell Douglas DC-8-61F / DC-8-63F - (DC-8 61) Flying Tigers, 1/144, 2156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Lodela stretch DC-8 issue with colorful Flying Tiger Line decals. Decals are in 'excellent++' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Airspeed Horsa Mk I or Mk II Glider, 1/72, H2011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Revell of Germany issue. Makes either Mk I or II and RAF or USAAF versions. Well detailed model with pilot and soldier figures, optional position cargo and passenger doors, detailed interior with troop seats and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed P-38M or P-38J, 1/72, H220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. 1976 issue has parts and decals to build the single cockpit fighter/bomber or two seat night fighter versions. Features full cockpit(s), optional position canopies, detailed machine gun and cannon bay with removable panel, two detailed engines with removable cowls and optional bomb, missile or tank loadouts.

Revell B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle, 1/72, H201-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Hardbox dated 1962. The famous Memphis Belle was the first 8th Air Force Bomber to complete the 25 mission rotation over Hitler's Germany. This is an all-time classic Revell kit with many operating features including movable gun turrets, movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay, rotating props and wheels and retracting landing gear. Never started. NOTE: missing one landing gear retainer. This part is inside the wing and cannot be seen. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram F-51D (P-51) Mustang with Retracing Gear and Dropping Bombs - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, PA77-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Classic large-scale 'Action Model' dated 1966. Most likely the second issue of this kit. Excellent moldings and highly detailed for that time. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and functions like new! Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Box is stained but decals appear 'near mint' as well as the instructions.

Monogram F4U-4 Corsair - Blue Box Issue - (F4U4), 1/48, PA82-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1967 dated reissue of the famous 'Four Star' kit from 1963. Features many action features- wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and turning wheels and prop. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Convair B-58 Hustler - Blue Box Issue, 1/121, PA198-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1967 release and the second issue of this classic kit. Very finely molded and features remote trigger that drops weapons pod, three crew members, opening hatches for pilot, navigator and weapons system operator, rolling wheels, optional position landing gear, two ground crew and a compressor truck. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Convair B-58 Hustler - 'White Box' Issue, 1/121, 6821

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1973 'White Box' issue. Has many action features - remote trigger drops weapons pod and all three cockpit hatches open. Includes two scale ground crew and gas turbine truck. This is a reissue of the classic Four Star kit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA70-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Original issue 4-Star kit from 1961. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like new color and gloss and four solid corners. Very highly detailed. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging. Molded in red, yellow, silver and clear. The original internal yellow cardboard presentation material is present and in excellent condition. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram North American F-86 Sabre Jet - 'The Huff' or 'Miss Jenny', 1/48, 5427

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nicely detailed kit of the famous Korean War fighter. 1983 issue has decals for the two aircraft listed. Includes full cockpit and landing gear detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Heinkel He-51 B-2 Floats - Spanish Civil War or Luftwaffe, 1/72, A12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Nicely molded and detailed kit, likely from the mid 1970s. Has markings and paint guide for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Heinkel He-51 A-1 - Luftwaffe, 1/72, JS053-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Beautifully molded kit. Comes with colorful pre-war decals for Luftwaffe . Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet Phantom Fury - 32 inch Wingspan Endurance Competition Balsa Flying Model Airplane, 3207-98

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed and never opened but the seal has split at the right and also the bottom. 1970s two-piece box reissue of one of the more famous free-flight models of the 1930s. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Mars Model Industries US Army Jeep, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Excellent hardwood kit from about 1944. It is well above average for that time and certainly from World War II as evidenced by the 'BUY BONDS' note on the instructions. The photo on the box top is of the actual model. Big-scale and measures 5 inches long when assembled. Features factory cut out and shaped hardwood parts, realistic treaded black wheels, folding front windshield, rolling wheels and spare tire, full interior, plastic pick, axe and shove set, gas can, reflectors, grab irons, double railing for passenger compartment, molded steering wheel, gear shift levers, brake and clutch pedals, front and rear bumpers and fantastic instructions with assembly drawings for each step, detailed side and top full size drawings and a photo of the completed model. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed paper envelope. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. Box is only 'fair' but the kit inside is like new.

Palmer Naval 24 Pound Cannon Brass Plated, 1/24, 27-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Very well detailed. Scaled from official photos. Includes rope, metal chain, and parts molded in wood tan, steel (silver) and brass plate. The brass tree includes the barrel and fittings. About 6 inches long assembled. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, chain, rope and instructions present. Palmer made a range of five field gun kits which included the Gatling Gun, Civil War Field Piece, Revolutionary War Cannon, Naval Cannon and 75mm World War I Artillery Piece. The original issues contained brass plated parts and chain or rope as necessary. The economy line was issued without brass plating or chain. Finally, there was a deluxe series that included extra parts such as limbers, carriers and caisson. Life-Like eventually purchased the molds and reissued the line in the mid to late 1970s, and Encore reissued some of them in 1993.

Revell Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-1 'Wolfpack' USS Enterprise, 1/32, 4712

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very large scale and dated 1981. Nicely detailed for that time with all fine recessed panel lines, functioning swing wings, working elevators, real rubber tires, detailed cockpits, operating canopy, AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, detailed landing gear and high-vis VF-1 markings. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete. includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane, 1/32, 5201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From ITC molds. Large 1/32 scale kit with good detail for the time. Includes full interior, pilot and instrument panels, sliding clear entry doors, working rotors and prop, movable ailerons and US Army decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora 1921 Ford High Coupe T For Two, 1/32, 527-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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From 1962. One in a very popular series of 1/32 scale Aurora cars. Fantastic box artwork. Kit is nicely detailed and molded for that time and features detailed engine, full interior, dual rear wheels and full decals. Molded in black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Lockheed F-104C Starfighter - NAM Tour of Duty Issue, 1/48, 5455

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Limited issue kit from 1988 released in promotion with the TV series 'Tour of Duty'. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features full cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed cannon bay with optional position access door, detailed gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and optional position speed brakes with detailed wells. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have bug damage to about 5% of the transfers and to the backing paper. You will need to provide your decals if you wish to build this kit.

Guillows Hawker Hurricane - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Rare stick-and-tissue model dated 1954. This was part of Guillow's extensive '50' line of models with wingspans between 16 and 24 inches. These were very advanced kit for their day, featuring all die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, lightweight plastic cowl and wheels, clear vacuformed canopy, thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.