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Aurora VTO Lockheed XFV-1 Pogo Vertical Take Off, 1/48, 50-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Rare first issue 'short box' from the early 1950s with the "Famous Fighters of All Nations" logo at the top of the box and the one-color 'Aurora' logo on the two short ends only. This kit pre-dated the first 'square' color logo. This kit has the West Hempstead, Long Island address. The box top is solid but has wear as shown.

Revell Space Station 'S' Kit, 1/96, H1805-498

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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One if not the Holy Grail of old Revell models. First and only issue dated 1959 of this large kit. The molds have been damaged which prevents a reissue. Box condition is excellent minus with no torn or split corners, no tape marks (except yellow from the factory tape), no price tags, etc. The only flaws being very light edge wear and slight fading. Highly detailed with many moving parts. Includes main space station with opening walls, airlocks, rotating top and bottom sections, rotating radar assembly and fully detailed interior. Interior includes sleeping quarters, living quarters, operations and laboratory areas, terrestrial and celestial observations rooms, conference and dining rooms and more. Also includes 4 other space ships that can be docked/un-docked and displayed with the space station - maintenance vehicle - space taxi - research vehicle and Space ship with airlock. Special large clear stand is included. Molded in the correct silver, teal green, black, orange and clear. Includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the science fiction booklet on how to operate the station is missing. Kit includes two original decal sheets, both 90% complete but missing the same small area - these very few decals were applied to a part. A professionally produced reproduction decal sheet is included - it so detailed you can read the astronaut's names. There has never been any assembly or painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

Revell Moon Ship 'S' Kit, 1/96, H1825-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Rare 1957 first and only issue. The box art invites you to 'Enter the Age of Space' with the action features: landing ski retracts - removable fuselage section reveals detailed cabin and crew of three. Includes special 3-D Moon Base Display stand. Molded in correct baby blue plastic and not started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions in excellent condition also.

Revell Convair Space Shuttlecraft by Krafft A. Ehricke - 'S' Kit, 1/156, H1828-98

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

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Very rare original issue "S" Kit from 1959. Hardbox has superb gloss and would be near mint except for small crunch in the lower left corner. Molded in the correct baby blue plastic. Designed by Kraftt Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, this craft shares many traits with the modern day shuttle. The decals and instructions, as the parts, are original and correct for the first issue of this kit. The kit features separating booster and shuttle stages, detailed interior with removable canopy, crew member and ground team with launch pad base. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Tranquility Base (Apollo 11) with Lunar Base - History Makers Issue, 1/48, 8604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1982 limited edition. Very highly detailed large scale kit of the Eagle. Includes two astronaut figures (with one stepping on the moon) separable ascent (upper) and descent (lower) stages, clear windows, interior, retractable landing gear, gold foil and moon base. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Strombecker Douglas DC-6 Flagship - American Airlines - 13.5 inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model, C-36

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Builder kit only - please read carefully. Classic large 13.5 inch wingspan kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators and nacelles all cut to shape, nose weight, wood filler, cement mix and sandpaper and large full color American Airlines decal sheet. NOTE: Those are the only parts present. The rudder, wheels, gear struts and props are missing. The instructions show the full size rudder, so making one is simple. The glare shield has been cut from the instructions but is present, but a corner of the glare shield is missing. The kit has never been started. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood pre-shaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Heller Bloch 210 French Bomber, 1/72, L545

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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French 1933 Night Bomber. Well detailed and molded. 1960s 'L' glossy box with wrap-around full artwork and yellow background Heller logo. Never started. Factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Tri-ang Vickers Viscount 800 - NAC National Airways Corporation New Zealand - Tri-ang/Frog New Zealand Issue, 1/96, F352

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Rare. Frog marketed under the Tri-ang name in France and New Zealand. This is the New Zealand issue with rare NAC markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. One side of the decals has some slight flaking but the rest are intact.

Monogram Dornier Do-17Z 'White Box' Issue, 1/72, 5305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still mint in the factory seal. 1978 White Box issue. Very nicely molded and detailed kit.

Testors Dodge 1 1/2 Ton Personnel Carrier WC-62 - 63 and Cargo Trailer (ex-Peerless /Max molds), 1/35, 771

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From very high quality Peerless - Peerless/Max molds. Very highly detailed moldings. Molded in green and clear with over 140 parts. Builds a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Features complete suspension, driveline and exhaust details, complete interior, crew, M50 AA machine gun, cargo trailer, optional parts to build WC-63 or 62 and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Testors Kangaroo Armored Personnel Carrier (M7 Priest), 1/35, 826

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and well detailed kit. Features more than 300 parts. Includes three troop and gear, ammunition crates, knapsacks, jerry cans, sandbags, rotating bogie wheels, full troop compartment details and extra parts for a variety of optional details.

Italaerei German Command Tank IB Sd.Kfz. 265, 1/35, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Never started. Kit is either 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions or is factory sealed/factory sealed internal bags.

Berkeley Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 7-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large high quality kit in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. Wingspan of 25.5 inches. Features engine speed control, automatic carrier landing arresting hook and optional flying lights for night flights. Originally designed as a gas powered model for control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features full size plans, metal wing struts, metal engine cowl ring, die cut balsa and plywood parts, shaped leading and trailing edges, metal hardware, formed wire landing gear, wheels and authentic decor. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

Lindberg Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk - (F11C2), 1/48, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Box is only fair but the kit inside is mint. Very nicely molded. Includes rigging photos for spreader bars and wire placements. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Unknown 1/48 North American F-107 Ultra Sabre, 1/48

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Rare large 1/48 scale Ultra Sabre from cast resin. Kit includes full fuselage, two horizontal stabilizers (elevators), rudder and drop tanks. This was very likely made from an early desk top model as it was not made with any landing gear.

Pyro 1934 Ford Three Window Coupe, 1/32, C308-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes colored injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Ideal for slot car conversion. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, custom decals and instructions.

Revell 1929 Duesenberg Model J - Highway Pioneers US Classics Series, 1/32, H72-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1954 early issue molded in light blue plastic. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Pyro Ford 1932 Model B Roadster, 1/32, C287-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is well detailed and the box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Has optional soft top 'up' or boot for the top 'down'. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro 1936 Ford 3 Window Coupe, 1/32, C296-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is well detailed and the box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Curtiss Robin 1930s Sport plane - 24 inch Wingspan RC/CL/Rubber Powered Kit, 305

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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From 1965. Large scale and well designed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Features plastic engine heads and cowl/radiator, quality die-cut balsa parts, strip wood and spars, die-cut plywood firewall, fully finished wooden wheels and thrust button, metal stock as required, rubber motor and plastic prop, metal prop shaft, clear cabin window material, colored tissue and a big sheet of excellent decals. Includes excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.