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AMT 1955 Chevy Nomad Chevrolet - Build 1 of 3 Wagons or 1 of 2 Pickup Trucks, 1/25, 2555-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Old issue that can be built one of five total ways. Very well molded and detailed. Features detailed engine, engine compartment and opening hood, stock chassis with separately molded front and rear suspension and driveline, optional racing suspension, steerable wheels, complete stock and custom interiors, opening upper and lower tailgates, optional moon gas tank, hood scoops, pick up truck version with optional top and bed rails and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all plastic parts and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Artesania Latina Independence American Schooner 1775, 1/35, 20414

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Deluxe plank-on-frame laser-cut kit that measures almost 30 inches long when assembled.. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory. All small parts and large parts are still factory sealed. With sail cloth, instructions and full size plans.

Airfix Vickers VC-10 BOAC, 1/144, SK601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Third logo issue with a large and extensive decal sheet for any one of three BOAC aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Dewoitine 520 (D520), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Old small one-piece box issue with no part number; from the 1960s. Inside, the kit has not been started and has been inventoried with all parts. Original glue capsule is included. Complete with decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman S2F-1 (S-2A) Tracker Hi-Vis Paint Scheme, 1/72, K1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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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. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

RCM C-123 Provider, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Pyro Gouda Dutch Man-O-War - 17th Century, B212-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare Pyro kit from the late 1960s. Large scale - measures about 14 inches long when assembled. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features well over 250 parts, individually molded cannon, cradles and cannon hull hatches, separately molded fife rails with belaying pins, pre-molded rat lines, billowing sails, blocks and two photos for use in rigging the ship. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Any kit of a Dutch 17th Century Man-o-War is rare - this may be the only injection molded kit ever made of this famous subject. The Gouda fought in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. She was built about 1636 and was commanded by Jan Egbertsz Ooms. The Gouda and other ships from Witte de With's fleet were lost in a storm in early November 1653. Pyro did not cut molds based on popularity, but usually by the historical significance of the subject. This was not a good injection-molded model business practice, but many collectors and builders are grateful today for these kits.

Revell F-4E Phantom USAF Thunderbirds - Four F-4 Kits with Special Stand, 1/72, H195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. From 1979. Very nice kit includes four Phantoms molded in white and clear, a special 'diamond' display base molded in dark blue and a large and extensive decal sheet.

Revell US Navy Blue Angels F-4J Phantom II, 1/72, H186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave and has splits as shown. 1978 issue. One of two issues of the Blue Angels Phantoms to have this part number. Contains four F-4 kits, special display stand and extensive decals.

Strombecker Lockheed VTO Vertical Take-Off XFV-1 Fighter, 1/72, C50-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Reproduction

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Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood pre-carved model manufacturer before (and after) plastic kits were introduced. 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. This kit is hardwood with many plastic injection molded parts, so it was produced in the transition from wood to plastic. The prop hubs, spinner, tip tanks and fuselage are wood, while the wings, props, scoop and tank fins are red plastic while the canopy is injection molded in clear. Full color decals are furnished as well as a "Join the Strombecker Model-Makers Club" brochure. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: box is a reproduction box. The quality is so good that I initially thought it was original!

Matchbox Wellington Mk.X / Mk.XIV, 1/72, PK402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From 1983. Nicely molded and detailed for the time. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals. Inventoried with all parts and instructions.

Hasegawa KA-3B Skywarrior - With Quickboost A3D-1 / A3D-2 Rear Gun Turret / Eduard PE / BlackMagic Mask Set - VAK-308 'Griffin's 1987 / VAK-208 'Jockeys' 1987 / VAQ-308 1978, 1/72, K142

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes Quickboost #QB72205 A3D1/2 Skywarrior early versions Tail Gun Turret kit, Eduard #72258 A-3B Skywarrier super detail kit with two frets of photoetched parts + film instruments and Cutting Edge Black Magic Canopy/Wheel Hub mask set #CEBM72098. The actual model is very highly detailed and finely molded kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, detailed gear and gear wells, detailed engine intake and exhaust and more. Decals are included for the three aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Airfix Saab J-35 Draken - Type Four Logo, 1/72, 02039-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1970s issue. Features optional position landing gear, drop tank and missile loadout and colorful decals for the aircraft shown in the box artwork. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Eagles Talon Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk from Akron or Macon Airships - Bagged, 1/72, ET116-82A

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very high quality complete kit. Features fine recessed detail and panel lines - better detail than many injection molded kits. Includes decals and full plans/instructions. Never started and complete. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Studebaker Cupe Electro (Electric Coupe) - Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the boxes. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacture. They were never given numbers. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the correct instructions. NOTE: two springs have clean breaks, but all parts are present and it is an easy repair. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

Revell B-29 Giant Superfortress - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/135, H208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1954 Pre 'S' Great Britain issue. The box is in excellent condition with minimal wear, brilliant color and gloss and no stains, splits or tape marks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art shows tail number 294106, a B-29A-30-MN built at Renton, WA.

Revell CAG-1 USS Boston Guided Missile Cruiser, 1/480, H461-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1971 issue. The USS Boston, originally CA-69 (Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser) was converted to the world's first Guided Missile Cruiser in 1952. Full hull kit that is 17 inches long when assembled. Features movable guns and turrets, detailed Terrier missiles and launchers, radar and missile tracking antennas, display stand and more.

Lindberg CV-5 USS Yorktown Motorized Aircraft Carrier - Essex Class, 1/525, 760M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Larger scale model is about 20 inches long when built. Includes motorized drive unit for operation in water. Kit includes airwing with optional folded wings on some aircraft, full AA guns, detailed island structure and decals.

Revell McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - US Navy, 1/32, H188

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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1972 issue is still factory sealed. Well detailed with removable J-79 engine, removable radome with detailed scanner dish and electronics, opening canopies, detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear and Sparrow missiles are included.

Monogram Phantom Mustang P-51D (F-51D) - Monogram Classics Issue, 1/32, 85-0067

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still mint in the factory seal. Monogram Classics issue from the year 2000. Made from the original molds of the great 1960s kit. Widely considered to be one of the best visible airplane action kits ever made. Features a full cut away model with interior detail. Buttons on the base activate two motors that make the prop spin, and the main gear and tail wheel retract and extend and the main and tail wheel doors close automatically. Two other levers on the base drop the wing bombs. The canopy opens and closes to show the super detailed cockpit.