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Lindberg Grumman TBF Avenger with Movable Control Surfaces from the Cockpit and Motorized Prop, 1/48, 527M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


1950s issue of this very rare and unique action kit. Open the clear canopy and move the pilot's control stick or rudder pedals, and they actually moves the ailerons, elevator and rudder control surfaces correctly! Also features motorized propeller, landing gear that retracts and extends, opening and closing bomb bay doors, bomb bay with a bomb load, sonobuoys and torpedo, detailed cockpit with all crew stations and three figures, opening crew door and canopy, torpedo cart, tow bar, tow tractor and driver and more. The aircraft has never been started but NOTE: the tow tractor has neat and minor assembly. The engine chassis, body, seat, grill and tow hitch are assembled to 'professional' quality. The tractor seat, radiator fan and driver are neatly painted. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one tiny torpedo propeller part. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals, motor and instructions present. Please note that the box has very good color and gloss, but has heavy creasing at the left and a closed split at the top long side, as well as general wear and creases on the upper long side.

Trumpeter HMS Abercrombie Monitor, 1/350, 05336

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Highly detailed, large scale kit with over 480 parts and three frets of brass PE parts.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-262, 1/48, 538-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1950s hardbox issue with dramatic Gaekdke artwork. Loaded with working features - detailed jet engines with removable panels, retractable landing gear, detailed gun bay with opening covers and hinged pilots canopy. Includes the famous Lindberg clear display stand as well. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present

Monogram Navy Grumman F3F-3 - (F3F3) White Box Issue, 1/32, 6851-0225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1973 issue of the classic Four Star model that retains all the special features of the first issue. 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. Also includes movable control surfaces, very well detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, instructions for rigging and full decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is graded 'good' because it has very light staining; it is so light it may not show up in the photo.

Fujimi Westland Aerospatiale Sea Lynx - West German Navy Marineflieger Geschwader 3 'Graf Zeppelin' Nordholz, 1/72, 36

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Nicely molded kit with primarily recessed panel lines, full cockpit and cabin floor, detailed rotor head, optional position double cabin doors and rotating main and tail rotors. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

UPC HMS Tiger C20 Cruiser, 1/415, 5014-3-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Nicely detailed full-hull model that measures 16 inches long when assembled. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa TWO Focke-Wulf FW-190D Dora / TWO FW-190A / Italeri LA-5 / TWO KP LA-7, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- To NM


Sale Pending
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SALE!! Includes all 7 kits in the boxes shown. NOTE: Sold AS-IS and not inventoried. This collector was very meticulous and of his kits that I did inventory, 95% are complete. But on these kits he cut the sprue (trees) with the part numbers still attached to each number, so the parts are loose. Because of that, I have not inventoried these kits. NOTE: he built minor sub assemblies (cockpit tubs, wing halves, etc) to "professional" quality. He also almost always removed the displays stands (if provided). Again, these kits are sold not inventoried and AS IS hence the very low price.

Hasegawa Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune High Visibility - (P2V7), 1/72, 1082

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Sale Pending
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Large and nicely detailed kit. Older issue from the 1970s has high-vis markings as shown on the box top. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Chris Craft Constellation for R/C or Display - (ex-Marx), 1/20, 70814

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


2006 issue from the original excellent Marx molds, which were cut in late 1950s. Measures 30 inches long when built. This is Lindberg's R/C issue and it includes two electric motors, all necessary hardware, R/C and motor mounting plates...just about everything except batteries and a 2 Channel Radio. There is plenty of room in the vast hull for lighting, noise/speaker and any equipment or larger batteries you may wish to add. Molded in white, silver and clear with many brilliantly chromed parts. The molds were reportedly damaged in this run, which if true would prohibit a reissue. Never started. Almost all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The few that were not have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort - 'S' Issue, 1/249, H355-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Rare first issue hardbox dated 1957 with the 'S' logo on the sides and incredible artwork. Large scale kit features a full hull, complete deck fittings, a display stand and is very nicely detailed for that time. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the internal factory bag.

Strombecker Cessna T-37A Tweet - USAF Jet Primary Trainer, 1/48, D33-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


From the mid 1950s. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. They made a total of 5 molds for plastic injected aircraft kits, the 1956 Sea Dart being the first. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. One kit was this T-37A, which after Strombecker's demise, was issued as an Aurora kit. This is a very nice kit for that time with operating landing gear, dive brakes and canopy, as well as 'good' cockpit detail and instruction and student pilot figures. Includes very colorful and extensive decals in 'excellent' condition and full instructions with two photos of the completed model and one photo of the real aircraft, exploded parts diagram and very nicely illustrated building steps. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the hinge frame for the canopy. Can be built without this part (Aurora eliminated it in their issues). Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg McDonnell F-88 Voodoo - (XF-88), 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


1950s first issue and still the only injection molded 1/48 XF-88. Features movable controls, detailed ejection seat and pilot, scale jet engines with inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional wing tip tanks, full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Varney 40' Billboard Reefer Old Dutch Cleanser Car with Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, RW-1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Excellent kit featuring real sprung trucks and steel car sides and ends that are factory prepainted and lettered for Old Dutch Cleanser. The roof is also metal and factory painted. This issue has a plastic underbody that is factory mint - it has not warped. The kit has never been started. The small parts were factory sealed are still in the sealed envelope. The large parts were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Heller Mureaux 117, 1/72, L095

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Early yellow-logo "L" part number issue from the 1960s with wonderful wrap around box art. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

F-Toys Me-262A (Gray) / Me-262A (Green) / Me-262B (Mottled Wings) / TWO Me-262 B (Green Wings) / Heinkel He-162A With V-1, 1/144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


SALE!! Includes all 6 beautiful true-scale models. These are completely factory painted and lettered and require only minor assembly. All have never been started and are still in the sealed internal factory packaging. With instructions.

Aurora C-141A Starlifter, 1/108, 376-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++


Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1969 issue with the 'Big A' logo. Still the largest injection molded Starlifter kit ever made.

AMT 1964 Buick Wildcat 2 Door Hardtop 3 In 1 - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 6524-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very, very rare original issue. This is one-owner kit purchased new in 1964. Very well detailed model with full engine and engine compartment, complete interior, opening hood and many optional parts. Molded in white, chrome and clear and with rubber wheels. The kit has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. Decals and instructions are included. NOTE: decals have bug damage to the backing paper only; the transfers are fine except for typical micro-cracking. There are a few minor tire burns but not on any major parts.

MPC 1969 Pontiac Bonneville Hardtop With Indian Voyager Canoe And Accessoreies - Stock or Custom, 1/25, 969-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Very rare, and even rarer in investment-grade factory sealed 'excellent++' condition. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, driveline and suspension, numerous custom parts and even a scale canoe, two roof-mounted canoe carrier brackets, trailer hitch paddles and much more.

Guillows Jetfire Glider - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed. 15 Cent issue from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The famous and popular Jetfire features a real plastic canopy with pilot outline, completely diecut parts with colorful red printing, assembled in less than a minute and was ready to fly! 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 2014.

Pyro The Privateer Antique Pistol, 1/1, C202-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Early hardbox issue from the late 1950s or very early '60s. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring an accurate model. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bag; the two largest parts were never sealed and are complete including instructions.