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Revell Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor - TWA 'N414H' / Scenic Airways N414H - Bagged, 1/77, 0389

Plastic Model Kit

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Dated 1993 and from ex-Monogram 'Four Star' molds. High quality kit with new decals including colorful Scenic Airways. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions.

Yunyj Tyechinik Yakovlev Yak-18 - Light Acrobatic Aircraft, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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This kit is still in the heat sealed old plastic bag, which has preserved the delicate box very nicely. Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. I believe this is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Yak-18s have been observed in service with the North Korean air force as recently as August 2018.

Monogram AC-47 'Puff the Magic Dragon' Gunship - Blue Box Issue, 1/90, PA147-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1966 issue, which I believe is the first issue of the Gunship version of this kit. Molded in green and clear plastic. Box displays Tom Morgan box artwork in 'good+' condition with vivid colors. It has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa North American RA-5C Vigilante With Microscale Decals - RVAH-12 USS America, 1/72, 1027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Includes Microscale 72-94 'Navy RA-5C Vigilanties #2' in never used, mint condition with the original paperwork. The actual kit is older but nicely molded with cockpit and gear well detail, four drop tanks and clear camera windows. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190, 1/48, 30-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very rare hardbox issue dated 1959. Please note that this one has the 'Famous Fighters' oval logo and the Parents' Magazine seal at the upper right. The box is in exceptional condition. The color and gloss is like new. All four corners are solid and original and there is no edge wear, fading, water stains, tape or price tags on the box. The only flaws are a tiny bit of corner wear, light marks from the factory sealing tape and a tiny (7 x 3 millimters) tear from that tape on one long side. Molded in the correct gloss black and clear and includes the correct Aurora 'Triangle World' two piece clear stand. Instructions have the same logo as the box and also have the Parents' seal. The decals are in 'excellent+' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Messerschmitt Me-109 - (Bf-109), 1/46, 55-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and investment-grade condition. The seal is intact and the Kotula hardbox artwork is in mint condition. The colors and gloss are as new and the box is as if it were just removed from the shipping crate. This issue is dated 1960 but the 100 cent price extension and no 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst logo dates it around 1966.

Revell USS Nautilus SSN571 History Makers Issue, 1/305, 8627

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1982 History Makers issue from the original 1950s 'Pre-S' kit molds. Full hull model with V-1 'Loon' missile, launcher, missile container, twin props and full sonar, periscope and radar array. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress - Prefabricated Wooden Kit, 1/72, 500

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very rare. This was Testors' answer to Strombecker's hardwood assembly kits. In some ways, it is superior to Strombecker. The hardbox has dramatic, full color artwork and certainly grabs your attention. The box is complete with four solid corners and no tape or price tags; there is general wear as shown. Inside it contains fully shaped hardwood parts, sandpaper, cement, wood filler, printed trim and insignia, glass bottles of colored dope, a paint brush and detailed step-by-step photographically illustrated instructions. As the box says "No Carving - No Guesswork!' The model is in the 'in-flight' configuration and even includes the Testors inspection tag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia, unopened glue, two bottles of colored dope, sandpaper, sealed wood filler, brush and instructions.

Revell Boeing 747 TWA Jumbo Jet - Lodela Issue, 1/144, RH136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. From the 1970s.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Long Midget - ex Midget Mustang - Flying Scale Model, G6-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Scale flying rubber powered wooden model. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Nichimo Nakajima B5N2 Kate Motorized - Radar Aircraft 931 Sq / Carrier Zuiho / Commander Fuchida's Aircraft IJN Zuikaku / IJN Shokaku, 1/48, S-4813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nicely molded model with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features highly detailed interior, engine, crew, choice of four load-out options and decals for four aircraft and painting guide. Markings are included for Fuchida's Pearl Harbor aircraft from Zuikaku (bomb load), Shokaku (many smaller bombs), Zuiho (Torpedo load) or a radar equipped aircraft from the 931 Air Squadron. The kit is intended to be motorized with the Mabuchi Baby motor and has full instructions for such, but the motor itself was not furnished by Nichimo. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bags with decals and instructions.

Italeri Waco CG-4A Assault Glider or British Hadrian D-Day Invasion Glider, 1/72, 118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Same as the Testors kit as Italeri made and owns the molds. The Waco CG-4 was designed and initially built by Waco Aircraft Company of Troy, OH. It first saw action in Sicily and the operation was termed a disaster. This likely had more to do with planning than the actual glider. Missions in Europe, including D-Day, went much better. The glider was even deployed to Burma. It could carry up to 13 troops, or a jeep and four men, or a 75mm Field Gun.

Italaerei Waco CG-4 Hadrian Assault Glider - USAAF Normandie / USAAF Sicily / RAF, 1/72, 118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Box is worn and stained, but the kit inside is like new. Same as the Testors issue, as Italaerei originally made the molds. Nicely detailed kit with a very fine fabric texture, full cockpit, complete interior including troop benches, wheels and skids and two paratroopers. Has markings for all three aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. Decals are 'near mint' as are the instructions. The Waco CG-4 was designed and initially built by Waco Aircraft Company of Troy, OH. It first saw action in Sicily and the operation was termed a disaster. This likely had more to do with planning than the actual glider. Missions in Europe, including D-Day, went much better. The glider was even deployed to Burma. It could carry up to 13 troops, or a jeep and four men, or a 75mm Field Gun.

Aurora Grumman S2F Hunter-Killer - ASW Aircraft (large scale) Canadian Issue, 1/54, 145-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Rare still factory sealed kit. The model is in investment grade condition and as just as it left the Aurora shipping box. From 1964 and labeled 'Aurora Plastics of Canada Ltd. Toronto (Rexdale) Ont.' From ex-Comet molds which are very close to 1/48 scale.

Hobby Craft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker - US Navy VS-20 USS Princeton 1956 or VS21 NAS Oakland 1959 - (Ex-Hasegawa), 1/72, HC1350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. From ex-Hasegawa molds or a directly copy of the Hasegawa kit. Nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines and the exact same parts as the Hasegawa offering. Includes decal and paint guide for both Navy Blue aircraft.

Lindberg FJ-2 Fury Jet Fighter - First Logo Small Box Issue, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very early Lindberg first issue, featuring the circular Lindberg logo and early short, flat two-piece box. Wonderful Ray Gaedke box art. Correctly molded in brilliant metallic blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Correct early decals and instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. 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. Paul Lindberg created plans for stick and tissue flying models that were published in popular modeling magazines in the 1930s. During this time, he marketed wooden flying kits, asking builders to request that your local dealer carry "The Lindberg Line" of models. When plastic kits first appeared, Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen founded O-Lin models, purchased the unsuccessful Varney molds for the Fleet Sub, PT Boat, LST and PT-17. After mold modification, they entered production and quickly cut new molds such as the P-80, Seabee and more. The association with Mr. Olsen did not last long, and Paul Lindberg took over or bought out the molds, thus starting the famous plastic "Lindberg Line". The first box art was simply carry over from O-Lin. Early O-Lin artwork was simple and two -color. However, Ray Gaedke did some late O-Lin boxes such as the Corsair, which was also used by Lindberg. Gaedke artwork was colorful and bold, and Paul Lindberg wasted no time in having Gaedke make the new artwork for the Lindberg Line.

Comet Junkers Ju-87 D-7 Stuka Super Stars Series - 31 inch Wingspan R/C Flying Aircraft, 1/16, 3650

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. From the early to mid 1970s. Big 1/16 scale model is designed for R/C operation, gas .020 or .049 control line/free flight and rubber powered- or even as a detailed static display model. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. This is a very nice and well detailed model for that time featuring 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction, 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' light-weight plastic nose cowl, spinner, wheel pants, bomb, radiators (under wing and chin), machine gun and more, beautiful clear vacuformed 'greenhouse' canopy (in great condition, not yellowed), completely formed metal gear struts, finished wheels and nose button, plywood firewall, all die-cut balsawood, factory-cut stripwood and leading & trailing wing edges, covering tissue, very colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, detailed full size plans with building instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts. 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.

Monogram Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, 1/48, 5428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1983 issue. Features detailed cockpit and machine gun bay, removable gun hatch, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, removable tail section with detailed turbojet engine (aft section), a stand for the rear fuselage section and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are photocopies of Monogram kit # 5404, which is another issue of this 1/48 F-80 with identical parts. The decals with this kit are correct and are for the aircraft on the box artwork.

Lindberg Concord Stagecoach (Wells Fargo Overland ) - with Figures and Horses, 1/16, 70351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Out of production. Very large (1/16 scale)classic kit measures 2.5 feet long when assembled. Very highly detailed model can build to a wonderful mantle piece. Includes 0ver 250 parts - coach with full interior, full suspension, luggage rack, horses, harnesses, whip, metal chain, luggage trunks and 6 figures. The figures are beautifully molded and detailed. NOTE: Lindberg packed this in a huge box - much larger than needed, so shipping can be expensive depending on your location. If you want the parts removed from this box and repacked, it would cost much less to ship. For overseas orders this is absolutely necessary. For USA customers the same is true and also the USPS shipping calculator has proven to be unreliable with big box sizes (near balloon rate) so please ask and as always- we will be happy to double check.

Hasegawa F8-E Crusader - VF-111 USS Shangri-La (F-8E), 1/72, 1146

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Older but finely molded kit with excellent landing gear, gear wells and very fine raised panel line detail. Includes decals for the colorful aircraft shown. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.