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Academy F/A-18C Hornet, 1/32, 2191

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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By far the most accurate kit of the F/A-18. Features all fine recessed panel lines and rivet detail, die cast metal landing gears, rubber tires, detailed cockpit with optional position canopy, detailed radome with optional position radome, optional position air brakes, four figures and much more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed WV-2 Radome Early Warning Aircraft - Kikoler Issue, 1/128, H174

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1960s Kikoler Revell of Brazil issue of the famous and rare 1950s 'S' kit. Molded in the correct very dark blue plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays better than the 'excellent' grade but is rated as such because there is one piece of standard width clear tape on each long side.

Tamiya F-15E Strike Eagle, 1/32, 60302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large multi-media kit that is considered the finest and most detailed 1/32 Eagle model ever made. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Pro Modeler F-102A Delta Dagger - Early Production With 'Case X' (Squared off and Turned Up) Wing, 1/48, 5923

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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This model is the only correct, early production Dagger in 1/48. Original early Daggers came with the 'Case X' wing which had upturned and squared off tips. Later aircraft, starting with serial # 56-1317, had the Case XX wing. The -Twenty wing has a rounded, turned down tip with larger elevons that are angled with the tip. Features very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopy, sitting pilot figure and standing crewman, boarding ladder, detailed weapons bay with AIM-4A and -4E Falcon missiles and optional position bay doors, drop tanks, opened or closed speed brake, weighted tires and more. Markings for two aircraft are included: 509th Fighter Interceptor Sq based at Clark, Philippines. This aircraft depicted was deployed to South East Asia to Tan Son Nhut in South Vietnam. The second aircraft is from Connecticut AG 118th. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark Bicentennial - 20th TFW USAFE / 77th TFS 20th TFW USAFE, 1/72, K36

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit from all new molds and easily the finest F-111 model ever made in this scale. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, excellent exhaust, intake and landing gear detail, optional position leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps, wing drop tanks, external missile stores of two types and markings for two aircraft.

Hasegawa F-111D/F Aardvark - Commander's Aircraft 48th TFW / 523 TFS 27 TFW / Commander's Aircraft 366 TFW - (F-111), 1/72, K34

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed limited issue and easily the finest 1/72 F-111 kit ever. Includes decals for all three aircraft and features very fine all recessed panel lines, full cockpit, highly detailed gear wells and landing gear, separately molded leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps and more.

Skywave USS Cleveland CL-55 Light Cruiser - Cleveland-Class (Early), 1/700, W22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and well molded waterline model.

Tamiya British Special Air Service Jeep, 1/35, 35033

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very well molded and detailed. Includes a crew of two. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Tamiya Bismarck German Battleship Motorized, 1/350, WS001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare issue designed for water operation and ideal for R/C. This kit is very highly detailed and easily considered the finest 1/350 scale kit of this subject. Features factory-sealed electric motor, metal gear box with nylon gears for drive on two propellers, all drive and battery hardware, prop shaft stuffing boxes and a 28 inch long one-piece hull. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. It does include color flags (on the cardstock header of the small parts bag.

CanVac Canadian Car & Foundry FDB-1 Gregor - First Canadian Designed And Built Fighter From 1938 - Bagged, 1/72, 001-I

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed and a rare kit of a historical subject. This is a basic vac kit. Please note that vacuform models are only recommended for builders who are experienced with this unique form of construction. Not for beginners. Scratch building skills are also required.

Inpact 1911 Martin-Handasyde, 1/48, P102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Released in association with the 20th Century Fox production of 'Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines' movie. Very nicely molded kit with excellent details including engine, fuel tank, cockpit and more. Fabric surfaces are realistically recreated with an accurate and subtle pattern. A clear stand is included and clear wheels to better simulate the spoke versions of the period. NOTE: this kit has very neat 'professional' quality sub assembly as follow: fuselage and tail feathers built. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing display stand and propeller shaft. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg US Moon Ship, 1/96, 1003-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Rare first issue from the 1950s. Lindberg made the world's first plastic science fiction model, the famous UFO. The sales success quickly prompted a wonderful line of 'near science fiction' models of which this Moon Ship was one. Very nicely molded and detailed in silver and red-tinted clear plastic. Display base and scale figures are included. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the box displays slightly better than the 'fair++' rating but is graded a such because of very serious wear at the very bottom and also on the lower short box panel. The lower side panel is slightly worse than the lower box top.

Aurora M4A3E8 Sherman Medium Tank, 1/48, 072

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit in the block 'AURORA' logo box from 1976. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, opening hatches and operating treads and bogies. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the antenna is broken in two; both parts are present.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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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. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all pieces present and includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' 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 fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Revell 1903 Model A Ford Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H36

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1952 first issue in the 'Series One' yellow box. This issue has no part number on the box and it also has the 'Parents' Magazine Seal' on the box sides; this must be the very first appearance of this seal on any model kit. Also, there is no Gowland & Gowland 'balloon' logo on the side. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. Molded in gloss yellow plastic. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed in a small wax bag; the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' 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 fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Revell 1910 Hudson Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H82-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1954 issue of the famous Highway Pioneers 'US Antique' series. This was the first time that a Highway Pioneers box showed a unique illustration of the kit inside; prior to this they were generic. Molded in white plastic. This kit has never been started. Most of the small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the other parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' 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 fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Matchbox USS San Diego CL53 Anti-Aircraft Light Cruiser - (Atlanta Class), 1/700, PK163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From 1983. Nicely detailed 1/700 scale waterline kit that is molded in two colors. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: flag decal is water damaged.

Arii USS Merrill DD976 And USS John Rodgers - Spruance Class Destroyers, 1/700, A946

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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SALE!! Includes both factory sealed and well detailed 1/700 scale ship models.

Atlantis CV-14 USS Ticonderoga Aircraft Carrier - With Regulus I Missiles - Essex Class Angled Deck - (ex Renwal), 1/500, R611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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A very nice kit from the original Renwal molds. Features one piece hull with display stand, rudder, propellers and shaft alleys, very detailed separately molded hull sides, full primary and secondary AA guns with directors, highly detailed island structure with radars, direction finders, signal lights and more, separately molded life rafts and whip antennas, rotating cranes, Grumman F9F-8 Cougars (5), folded wing Cougars (7), A-3D Skywarrior (2), helicopter, three Regulus missiles with two trailers and one launcher, full decals including draft markings, extensive decals for the aircraft and helicopter, full deck markings and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still factory sealed and includes decals and instructions. The Tico served with distinction in WWII. When that conflict ended, she was placed in the reserve fleet. To counter new threats, she was later modified into an angle-deck Essex like many of her sisters and recommissioned in 1954. This configuration is modeled upon the ship in late 1950s.

Glencoe Piasecki ZV-8P Airgeep - (Ex ITC Piasecki VZ-8P Aerial Jeep), 1/35, 05202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Well detailed kit from the original late 1950s ITC molds. The Airgeep was made for the US Army to increase mobility by combining the best of a jeep and helicopter. The Airgeep traveled at up to 150 miles per hour and could carry several fully equipped troops. Includes three crew members and six scale troops. Has decals for the US Army version and experimental version. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.