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Testors Mercedes ML320 Sport Utility Vehicle, 1/25, 189

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Well done kit with beautifully pre-painted metal body and factory painted plastic parts. No painting required - just build and enjoy! Features full interior, clear parts, red-tinted clear parts and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Wilhelmshaven MS Europa (1980) Cruise Ship - Cardstock Model, 1/250, 1040

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on 10 sheets of quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features full English instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete.

HMV SMS Victoria Louise 1899 with PE Detail Set -, 1/250

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes HMV Victoria Louise Super Detail photoetch set, which is still factory sealed. Includes platforms with grates, ladders, intricate bow and stern decorations, railings, stairs with rails, cranes, davits, ships wheel, anchors and much, much more. The actual kit is a large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model with 1713 parts on 16 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features English history and 6 pages of completely illustrated building instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. From Wikipedia: SIMS Victoria Louise was the lead ship of her class of protected cruisers, built for the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) in the late 1890s. She was laid down at the AG Weser shipyard in 1895, launched in March 1897, and commissioned into the German fleet in February 1899. She was named after Princess Victoria Louise, the daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The ship was armed with a battery of two 21 cm guns and eight 15 cm guns and had a top speed of 19.2 knots (35.6 km/h; 22.1 mph). Victoria Louise served with the fleet for the first seven years of her career. During this time, she represented Germany during the funeral of Queen Victoria in 1901. In 1906, she was modernized and after 1908, used as a training ship for naval cadets. In 1909, she visited the United States, and at the outbreak of World War I, was mobilized into the 5th Scouting Group. She was attacked unsuccessfully by the British submarine HMS E1 in October 1914, and at the end of the year she was withdrawn from service. She was used as a minelayer and barracks ship based in Danzig for the rest of the war. Victoria Louise was sold in 1919 and converted into a freighter the following year, though she served in this capacity until 1923, when she was broken up for scrap.

HMV SMS Brandenburg 1893 With PE Detail Set - Linienschiff (Pre-Dreadnought Battleship), 1/250

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes HMV Brandenburg photoetch detail set with one large fret. It is still factory sealed. Includes numerous parts including davits, platforms, capstan tops, anchors, railings, stairs with rails and much, much more. The actual kit is a large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model with 1828 parts on 24 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features English ship history and 14 pages of very impressive and complete illustrated instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. From Wikipedia: SMS Brandenburg was the lead ship of the Brandenburg-class pre-dreadnought battleships, which included Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm, Weissenburg, and Wörth built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) in the early 1890s. She was the first pre-dreadnought built for the German Navy; earlier, the Navy had only built coastal defense ships and armored frigates.[1] The ship was laid down at the AG Vulcan dockyard in 1890, launched on 21 September 1891, and commissioned into the German Navy on 19 November 1893. Brandenburg and her three sisters were unique for their time in that they carried six heavy guns instead of the standard four in other navies. She was named after the Province of Brandenburg. Brandenburg saw her first major deployment in 1900, when she and her three sister ships were deployed to China to suppress the Boxer Rebellion. Upon returning to Germany, Brandenburg and her sisters, with the exception of Wörth, took part in extensive fleet maneuvers in 1902. In the early 1900s, all four ships were heavily rebuilt. However, she was obsolete by the start of World War I, and only served in a limited capacity, initially as a coastal defense ship, but primarily as a barracks ship. Following the end of the war, Brandenburg was scrapped in Danzig in 1920.

Modelik Vickers Vimy, 1/33, 7-01

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Large scale, highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Has good cockpit detail. Features 2 pages of illustrated instructions. You should be experienced with card models before building this model. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete.

Tamiya IJN Shinano Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, WLA024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1/700 scale water line ship. Very finely molded and highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware (if required), tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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.

Revell Russian MIR Space Station, 1/144, 85-1179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1998 issue of the world's longest lasting space station.

Hasegawa Boeing B-47E Stratojet, 1/72, 1223

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Kit is very nicely detailed with fine panel detail, cockpit, open/closed bomb bay doors with internal iron bomb load, tail "stinger" and detailed landing gear with good well detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The B-47 was a very advanced aircraft at the time. The XB-47 first flew in 1947. The big jet's speed was equal to or greater than all current fighter aircraft, so it received radar-controlled twin 20mm cannons in the tail as the only guns. Through the use of mid-air refueling, the B-47 gave SAC it's first all-jet force for nuclear or regular bomb delivery. Although it was tricky to fly, Stratojets flew into the mid 1960s. A program to strengthen the wings for low-level attack was responsible for prolonging the service life.

Model Technologies 1/72 AH-64A Interior Placard Set, 1/72, MT 1007

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Contains one of each detail item. Very highly detailed photoetched parts. With full instructions.

Revell DC-10 Airbus Delta Airlines, 1/144, H118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1972 issue with colorful Delta decals, detailed engine pods, clear windows and detailed landing gear. Never started. NOTE: missing one small flat nose gear door #49. This part can be made from sheet plastic and the opposite door is present to use as a pattern. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. This collector stored his decals and instructions in a climate controlled environment. Please note that the instructions have three holes for a binder and the decal sheet was neatly cut so the decals could fit in a protective envelope. Only the blank backing paper is cut. None of the designs (transfers) are damaged.

MPM Dornier Do-217E, 1/48, 48019

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very high quality and complete multi-media kit. Features main airframe vacuform (fuselage, wings, cowls and tail) parts of very high quality with all recessed panel lines. Has two large, extensive trees of injection molded details. Includes two frets of photoetched details and film instruments. Features highly detailed interior. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora 'Corsair' American Privateer With Sails, 1/128, 433-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Dated 1963. Second issue with oval logo. Privateers were actually civilian ships manned by private citizens. The early US Government gave the ships 'letters of marque' and they were free to raid English shipping interests with the blessing of the US Government. Approximately 500 were in service until the practice was abolished. Although they were technically successful in raiding British shipping, the British soon blockaded the US ports and almost shut down the import/export trade. Well detailed kit of a very beautiful vessel. Full hull model includes detailed deck fittings, separately molded cannon, rigging instructions and diagrams, display stand, flag sheet, premolded rat lines and billowing vacuform sails. Molded in wood tan and black. Never started and complete with all parts, sails, flag sheet and instructions. Sails are 'excellent' but the instructions have some staining.

Monogram Convair B-58 Hustler + Super Bug Cockpit + Lone Star Engine Pod Upgrade + SAC Metal Gear, 1/48, 85-5704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Build the ultimate 1/48 Hustler. Includes rare Super Bug #SBMR48005 complete triple cockpit with new fuselage section and rear hatches so that all can be displayed in the 'open' position, Scale Aircraft Conversions #48035 Cast Metal Main and Nose Landing Gear Struts and Actuators and the Lone Star Models B-58 Engine Pod Upgrades with new intakes, intake compressors and three-part rear exhaust/afterburners, flame-holders and rear turbines. The SAC set is factory sealed and the other two sets have never been used and have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The model itself is the only injection molded 1/48 B-58 to this date and is still factory sealed. Excellent detail and beautifully molded. Kit has markings for the "Bendix Trophy Winner" that made the record New York to London run. Features highly detailed landing gear and wheel wells, full cockpit and unique ejection pod, four nuclear bombs, two pod choices and opened or closed cockpit hatch.

Revell Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket - 46 inches tall, 1/96, H1843-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Hard to find first issue from 1969. Mold quality is excellent as is typical with the first issue. (Molds become worn as reissued are made and detail becomes less crisp and flash appears.) This is the finest large scale injection molded kit of the legendary workhorse. Model actually comes apart and each sequence configuration of the Apollo Mission can be demonstrated with this model: Lift Off, 2nd stage, 3rd stage, separation, docking, lunar orbit, lunar module separation, lunar descent, lunar exploration, lunar lift-off, docking, starting for earth, separation, and reentry/recovery. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that there is some bug damage to the cover of the 'Apollo Story' booklet and one of four tiny 'V' braces on the lunar lander legs has a short tip broke off. The tip is gone but it can be replaced with round plastic stock or pulled sprue. Box is present but in poor condition as shown.

Hasegawa IJN Hyuga Battleship, 1/700, B-3-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very highly detailed and finely molded. Depicts the battlewagon Hyuga as she was in 1942 with 6 main battery turrets, before her conversion to a hybrid aircraft carrier. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Box looks better than the 'good' grade, but has edge wear, clear tape and other general wear on the side panels especially.

Hasegawa Bell P-400 Airacobra - USAAF 347FG 67FS Guadalcanal 1942 / 35FG 39FS Lt. Eugene Wahl New Guinea 1942, 1/48, JT92

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Excellent kit from new molds Features all fine, recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and wheel well detail, optional position cockpit door, weighted tires, external bomb or drop tank load and more. Includes decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 2707 SST Supersonic Clipper - Pan Am 2 Kits, 1/200, H263-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare. Early issue from 1969. Not the newer reproduction. Contains two large 18 inch long SSTs, one in landing and one in cruise configuration. The Boeing SST was modeled here is the second (2707-200) variant which still had the swing-wing design which proved impractical in this aircraft. The damaging effects of sonic booms over population centers ultimately contributed to the cancellation of the project. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

War Eagle F-100F Super Saber Conversion, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Large (1/48) scale conversion kit makes the Monogram F-100 into a two seat F-100F. Contains high quality vac parts of better quality than most injection molded kits. Also includes metal details and large colorful decal sheet for "Little One" and "War Admiral". NOTE: nothing has been cut out and there is no construction. However, the cockpit tub has been neatly airbrushed dark gray. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Lockheed Hudson - 'Master Kit' For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-95

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Over 49 inch wingspan. Ideal model for conversion to electric power and RC. This is the deluxe version including dope and paint in glass bottles. Very highly detailed and complete kit. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot’s English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh’s 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called “The Aviation Craze” that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh’s flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream – to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world’s longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business – Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called ‘Aviation’s great Recruiter – Cleveland’s Ed Packard’ by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.