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Miniature Aircraft Grumman F3F-1 (F3F1) US Navy Fighter - 32 7/8 inch Wingspan Balsa Wood Aircraft Kit, 1/12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very rare. True 1/12 scale flying or display model kit from the 1930s or very early 1940. Miniature Aircraft was well known for turning out arguably the finest scale detailed models during this time - as their catalog says, 'The Worlds Finest Model Aircraft.' The kit cost near $4 when it was new- very expensive considering the most popular model aircraft were 10 cents. The limited production and sales have made all Miniature Aircraft kits rare and valuable today. The model has not been started. Includes all nine printed balsa sheets in 'near mint' condition, a perfectly-factory turned and carved nose, all spars, leading/training edges and strip stock, stock sheet wood, hardwood dowels, factory-sealed 'Banner Streamlight' real balloon tires with light metal hubs, metal wire, separate color fuselage and wing insignia, squadron markings and other insignia and instrument panel printed on the plans (black and white), clear celluloid for windshields (excellent and includes factory tissue protector), scale prop, turned wood thrust bearing, covering tissue and excellent, very large full size scale plans that included text instructions and a large number of detail drawings that leave nothing to chance. The plans are 'very good++' with typical yellowing and a few small edge tears but nothing major. The box top and bottom tray are all original and complete, but the box top has four split corners and clear tape on it along with other general wear and tear typical of a kit this old.

Tetra US Army Ordnance Highway Trailer Motorized (Semi Trailer Van 6 Ton), 1/32, 73

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very rare scale kit of an usual subject. Includes the tractor, trailer and crew. From the early 1970s. Very well detailed with a large number of parts. Fully motorized, including the motor, metal hardware and gears/pinions. The kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in 'Tetra Plastic Model' bags and from what I can tell, all parts are present. With two decal sheets. But NOTE: missing instructions! Tetra issued quite a line of 1/32 vehicles like this, including M-36 Cargo Truck, Highway Trailer and Semi (this kit), M-15 A-1 M-26 Heavy Trailer and Tractor and 45 Ton Transporter (tank transport trailer and truck). These were called the "US Army Ordnance Series." The kit was 800 Yen and made in Japan; the list constitutes the entire line, no other Tetra kits are known. These kits are all ex-Doyusha and may be 1/35 instead of the listed 1/32. Even the Doyusha issues of these kits are very rare.

Meikraft Models Pfalz D-III / D-IIIa (DIII DIIIa) - With Decals for 10 Aircraft, 1/72, 1708

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Has parts to build both variants and includes two very large decal sheets for 10 aircraft. Included are full markings and painting guides for Lt. von der Marwitz/Jasta 30, serial number unknown/Jasta 10, Lt Maier/Jasta 48, 4179/17 unit unknown, Turkish Front, Vfw. Max Holtzen/Jasta 16b, 5940/17 of Jasta 5, Flugmeister Kuring/Marine Feld Jasta, Lt Alfred Lenz/Jasta 22, Vfw. Jakob Pollinger/Jasta 77 and Vzfw. Hecht/Jasta 10. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, S3-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still in factory sealed, mint, investment-grade condition. From the early to mid 1960s. Unusual kit of the early Scharnhorst with the 'straight' bow. This was before her modification with the 'Atlantic' bow. Wonderful Craftmaster artwork hardbox. Nicely molded full hull model. This is one of two known box issues for the Craftmaster Scharnhorst. This one has black side panels and S3-129 as the kit number. Very nicely detailed and well molded for that time.

Aeropiccola Cutty Sark 1869 - 32 Inches Long, 515SE

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very large scale plank-on-frame kit. Ideal for 'mid-level' skill wooden ship builders. Features beautiful pre-cut plywood bulkheads, keel and deck, quality hardwood stripwood, other fully carved hardwood parts including the transom, ply and hardwood printwood, hundreds of wood and metal fittings, excellent lifeboats, sail cloth, printed cloth flags, highly detailed illustrated step-by-step instructions, full size plans with rigging instructions and all required rigging thread of several types. The kit has never been started. Most of the small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete with three huge sheets of plans/instructions.

Renwal USS Washington BB56 Battleship, 1/500, 608-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. From the late 1950s. Very high quality full-hull kit with fine details for that time. Features fully detailed deck, one piece hull, nine individually elevating 16" guns, rotating main and secondary turrets, fully detailed forward and aft island structures with radar, gun directors and range finders, individually molded 20mm guns with shields, helicopter, full rudder and propeller detail, flag sheet and full decals including draft markings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Baa Baa Black Sheep 'Pappy' Boyington's F4U Corsair, 1/32, H580

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1977 issue of the popular 1970s 1/32 F4U kit. Released with the TV show Baa Baa Black Sheep from Universal Studios starring Robert Conrad as Pappy Boyington. Kit features detailed Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine and removable cowling, opening canopy and complete cockpit, folding wings, clear landing lights, optional position landing gear and movable wheels and propeller.

Sterling Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Dusts Crops in Flight - 22 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A2-249

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Purchased new on August 8, 1966 at Hobbyville in Cleveland, OH. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that actually releases 'crop dust' in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, exhaust and pilot bust, clear dual die-cut windscreens (still mint not yellowed), rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and complete. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Matchbox Hawker Fury I - RAF or Yugoslav, 1/72, PK-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Decals are for No. 43 Squadron 1930s or Royal Jugoslavia Air Force.

Revell Fairey Swordfish Mk I/III, 1/56, 04115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From ex-Matchbox molds. Has parts to build either version. Includes decals for No. 838 Sq FAA Thorney Island UK December 1944 (aircraft also used for rocket assisted take-off experiments, No. 810 Squadron FAA from the Ark Royal May 1941 and tool part in attacks on the Bismarck. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix C-130 Hercules 'Fat Albert' Blue Angels Support Aircraft, 1/72, 5101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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This is the Airfix C-130 marketed for the USA under USAirfix. Kit is well detailed with movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, full interior bay and cockpit detail, external fuel tanks, large display stand and rotating props. Molded in correct white and clear and with excellent condition decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Lockheed DC-130 Drone Director with Drones - Air Force or Navy, 1/72, 690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Hard to find. Contains four Ryan BQM-34A Drones and Director C-130. Builds Navy or Air Force versions. Features your choice of three variants (four drones, two drones, or two drones and tanks), full cockpit, detailed cargo compartment with opening cargo doors and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Los Angeles SSN688 Attack Submarine, 1/400, 5074

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From 1991. Full-hull kit that is well molded and has fine recessed panel lines. With display stand, paint guide and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 314 Pan Am Clipper - 'Dixie' or BOAC 'Berwick', 1/144, 04172

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very finely molded and detailed kit for the time. Has decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. In the 1930s Pan Am was a household word in the USA for their romantic foreign routes and the glamorous 'China Clippers' that crossed the Pacific Ocean, stopping at such ports as Wake Island. Pan Am's attention soon turned to the Atlantic. Since non-stop service would be needed, a new aircraft was designed. The Boeing 314 was chosen. This huge flying boat started flying the Atlantic mail in 1939 with a trip over 26 hours long. Before the war, the 314 fleet flew the Pacific, Atlantic and other routes. The airliner was a palace compared to the cramped jets and limited service of today. The flight deck compared to the bridge of a ship and housed 6 crew. It was connected to the passenger cabin by a spiral staircase. The luxurious cabins were divided into 5 standard compartments, each seating 10 passengers, a dining salon for 14, a special compartment for four and a deluxe bridal suite. 74 could be carried on day trips and 40 when sleeping quarters for all passengers was required. Chefs prepared gourmet meals while passengers lounged in deeply cushioned wicker chairs and enjoyed a grand view of the scenery from about 5,000 feet. The age of the Clippers ended shortly after WWII when land planes could operate at much higher speeds than the flying boats.

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Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Bandai Panzer Jager Tiger 88mm Pak 43 Elefant Sd.Kfz.184, 1/48, 8269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.

Kadee 42 Foot Skeleton Log Flat With Sprung Metal Trucks and Log Load - HO Scale, 1/87, L-102-B

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Excellent, high quality kit from the folks who brought us quality couplers. Features wooden parts cut completely to shape and factory painted, a great number of highly detailed cast metal parts, factory built sprung metal trucks and three realistic plastic logs. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still sealed in the factory bags; the parts that were never sealed are still factory rubber-band held or taped into the yellow factory display. Complete but NOTE: missing instructions.

Quality Craft Models Nickel Plate Road Covered Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 340

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From 1978. Excellent kit that builds a detailed duplicate of the prototype. Features hardwood parts that are completely cut and milled to shape, numerous cast metal accessories, detailed instructions and plans and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that one edge of the decal sheets has moisture damage; the rest of the sheet looks fine. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Bachmann Powered Speeder with Work Crane and Cart - Spectrum Series - HO Scale Model Train, HO, 16946

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Never run or removed from the box. Very well detailed kit with a working 'speeder' and four crew, wheeled crane car and wheeled utility cart. Completely factory assembled and painted - ready to run.

Branchline Trains Dubois Store Laser Art Structure - HO Scale, 1/87, 640

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very highly detailed and completely laser cut from wood. Includes simulated black tar paper for the proper roof areas. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one shutter. One window frame needs a slight repair which is easily done from the extra material. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present and in 'excellent' condition with instructions.