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Matchbox BAC Lightning T55 Kuwait or Royal Saudi Air Force, 1/72, PK126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Dated 1983. Has marking for both unusual operators of the venerable Lightning in 1970. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1908 Buick '10' Rumble Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1952 early issue molded in bright red plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carries their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell Chuck Wagon with Three Figures and Four Animals - Miniature Masterpieces, 1/48, H507-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1954 Pre-S issue. Very nicely detailed kit of the classic Chuck Wagon. Features full suspension, rear shelves, back fold-down deck, coffee pot, pot, lamp, bell, accessories, two horses, calf, dog, two men and full suspension detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The instructions are present and excellent. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit - without figures and horses, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also. 1954 advertisements from Revell list the complete line as the H506 State Coach of England, H510 Ranch Wagon, H503 Covered Wagon, H502 Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, H504 Roman Racing Chariot, H501 Wells Fargo Stage Coach, H509 Western Figures and H507 Chuck Wagon.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H54-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1953 early issue molded in dark green plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing two headlight lenses. Inventoried with all other parts with instructions. These two parts were green; I have included enough clear material to duplicate for realistic lenses. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Monogram 1950s Kurtis-Kraft Indianapolis Racer, 1/24, 85-0012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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2010 issue. This was originally a 'Four Star' kit in the 1950s, and this is from the original molds. Features wheels that steer, hinged hood, detailed engine, instrument panel, driver, pit mechanic, tool box and decals. Molded in the yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Kurtis Midget Racer V-8 With Trailer, 1/25, 85-4249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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2010 issue with 105 parts. This kit is highly detailed; not like the old Monogram Midget Racer. This kit is from completely new molds. Features detailed engine, complete engine and drive-line, full race cockpit, removable hood, photoetched details, rubber tires and a very nicely done scale trailer with wheel post, drive-on ramps, wheel crank and front wheel and choice of trailer hitch for a '50 Ford Pickup or '48 Ford Woody. Molded in chrome plate and white plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Northrop P-61A or P-61B Black Widow, 1/72, 04006-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Type 4 logo box with dramatic artwork. Dated 1975. Very nicely detailed model. Kit features parts and markings to build either the 'A' (without upper turret) or 'B' (with upper turret) versions. Features interior detail, rotating wheels and props, drop tanks, elevating guns and rotating turret, moving ailerons, positionable spoilers and optional bomb load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/72, 1201-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1970s issue from Airfix molds. Kit features many moving parts: turrets rotate and guns elevate, landing gear retracts/extends, wheels and props turn and all control surfaces move. This issue contains the 'Modular Display Stand', standard and 'custom' decals and simulated spinning prop 'discs' cut from clear plastic in addition to the regular Airfix props. The kit has never been started. Includes 4 clear prop disks. The other parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. The decals are in exceptional condition, which is rare with these early MPC kits. Before you attempt to apply any older decals to a model, please read the articles on this website about saving and using older decals.

Trumpeter 12.8cm Pak 44 Waffentrager Krupp 1, 1/35, 05523

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Superbly detailed armor kit with over 1080 parts.

AMT Mercury Capri II Cafe Racer, 1/25, T224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the bottom and upper right side. Good kit from the 1970s. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, complete interior, very good front and rear suspension and driveline detail, optional fender flares and more.

AMT 1937 Chevrolet Convertible - Stock or Street Rod, 1/25, T141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

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Still factory sealed. Can be built any one of two ways. Includes extensive customizing and street parts. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, complete interior and rubber tires.

Main Line Models 50' Outside Braced Double SD Door Wooden Automobile Box Car - CNR Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, BC-16

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the 50' box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted tuscan red and decorated with white lettering for CNR, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed and the other parts have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Italeri Lockheed F-22 Raptor - USAF BuNo 91-002 / 91-001 'Spirit of America' and Two Bobs Langley Raptors Decal Sheet, 1/48, 850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Includes Two Bobs #48-123 'Langley Raptors which includes decals for three different aircraft. The kit itself is the large, 1/48 scale Raptor. Features all fine, recessed panel lines, very good cockpit and weapons bay detail, optional position bay doors, weapons load, separately molded wing control surface, optional position canopy, boarding ladder and decals with paint guide for aircraft #1 and #2. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell USS Lexington CVT16 Aircraft Carrier, 1/500, H444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1997 issue from the original 1975 molds. Nice kit of training carrier CVT-16. Includes 24 aircraft - TA-4J, Buckeyes, T-28C, Cougars, Trackers, F-4B Phantoms and 2 helicopters. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Revell Sikorksy HH-53C Vietnam Rescue with Jeep and 105mm Gun, 1/48, 4542

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Large and nicely detailed kit from 1985. The HH-53 used improved versions of the rotors, gearboxes and control systems from the Skycrane to achieve heavy lift capability. In Vietnam, these helicopters would actually lift wreaked aircraft from the crash site and return them to base for spare parts, repair, or simply to keep them out of enemy hands. Features full cockpit and interior detail, opening cargo doors and swing-down ramps, rotating rotors and wheels, external tanks and refueling boom. Includes payload of one Army Jeep and 105mm Howitzer.

AMT Lotus Powered By Ford Indy Racer - Checker Flag Series, 1/25, 2180-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Original issue hardbox. Nicely detailed with full tubular frame build up like the real racer, choice of two different fully detailed engines, complete suspension and steering, full cockpit, colorful decals and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing (1) optional header (for the experimental version) and the clear windshield. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix F4U-1D Corsair Craftmaster Issue - (F4U1D), 1/72, 1201-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. The box is mint but the seal has splits. 1960s issue with action-filled artwork. The box is in excellent condition with great color.

Revell Schnellboot Fast Attack Boat Albatros Class 143, 1/144, 05041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. 1995 Revell of Germany issue. Large scale, full-hull kit has excellent detail. Full hull kit features four screws, detailed deck and superstructure, OTO MELARA gun, two twin launcher for missiles, radome, detailed radar and aerial mast, and decals for multiple ships.