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Aurora Messerschmitt Me-109 - (Bf-109), 1/48, 55-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed but the seal is split at the left short side and the box has edge wear at the split - that is why it is graded 'Very Good++' and not higher. 1960 issue with 79 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst logo.

Verlinden Sd.Kfz. 123 Luchs - SuperTech Issue, 1/35, 680

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed and sold new for $79.99. Complete kit (not a conversion) that is highly detailed.

Verlinden 76mm Tank Ammo Sherman M4, 1/35, 342

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. The ideal accessory for your 76mm Sherman and includes all of the items shown on the box top and.

Scientific USS Kearsarge - 27 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship, 1/88, 166-2195

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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A 'Super Deluxe' model that was one of the flagships of the Scientific ship line. Very large 1/88 scale and highly detailed. Measures 27 inches long when assembled. The wood hull is 90% precarved and there are over 150 metal fittings and wood parts including hardwood masts and spars, many printwood sheets, real cloth sails, a hardwood stand and more. The kit comes with full-size, highly detailed plans and instructions.

Monogram Jaguar XK120 - With Metal Body, 1/24, 6103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1979 issue. High quality and well molded featuring complete engine, drive line and suspension detail, full interior, opening hood, left or right hand drive, metal body and optional position top. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - With Profile Publications #7 P-47D, 1/32, H296

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Includes the excellent reference Profile #7 "The Replublic P-47D Thunderbolt" in 'excellent' condition. The kit is dated 1969 but from the early 1970s because of there is no price extension on the kit number. Well detailed kit features full cockpit, opening canopy, complete engine with removable cowling doors, optional position landing gear, and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Curtiss P-40E Flying Tiger, 1/32, H283-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1967 first issue with excellent mold quality. Features authentic Flying Tigers Chinese markings, detailed Allison engine, highly detailed cockpit, retractable landing gear, movable wheels and prop, movable control surfaces, belly tank and pilot figure. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram P-51B Mustang - Malcom or Regular Canopy - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA136-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1966 and one of two box art variations to share this part number. NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully for the condition. Very finely molded and detailed for that time with traditional Monogram quality. Features standard and Malcolm canopies, 'very good' cockpit detail and gear wells, two drop tanks, pilot figure and decals for 'Ding Hao!' NOTE: this kit has minor assembly to 'excellent' quality as noted: seat and stick glued to cockpit floor; drop tank halves assembled. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one propeller blade is broken off at the spinner base. The blade is present so you can repair it.

Monogram Heinkel He-111H-4 or H-5 German Bomber - (He111H4), 1/48, 5509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit from 1995. Includes parts to build either version- the traditional bomber or torpedo carrier. Has markings for 'Night Blitz' London attacker H-4 of KG 55 'Griffin Squadron' in early 1941 and KG 26 'Lion Squadron' which was relocated to Sicily in 1941 to attack shipping as an H-5 twin-torpedo bomber. Includes bonus reprint of Batman issue no. 279 from Sept., 1976.

Monogram Super-G Constellation C-121C - (L1049) - MATS, 1/131, 7591

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1975 issue. This is the original TWA Connie kit from 1957 with MATS markings. Never started. Inventoried and includes all plastic parts and instructions. NOTE: Missing decals. One propeller is broken neatly right at the hub and a straightforward repair.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. Molded in the correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Lindberg Multi-Stage Transport Rocket - (Three Stage), 1001-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare, original hardbox issue from the 1950s. Lindberg caused quite a sensation by suprising the world with the first Sci-Fi plastic model kit, the UFO. They quickly followed up with four more kits which were the Multi-Stage (also known as Three-Stage) Transport Rocket, Space Station, Satellite Rocket and Moon Ship. This large kit measures about a foot tall and is molded in the correct white and green-tinted clear plastic. Features separating stages, opening hatch door, extending loading hatch and even a loading truck. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Republic Seabee Amphibian, 1/48, 503-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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From ex-Olin molds. 1950s issue hardbox in excellent condition with great color and gloss. Ray Gaedke did the eye-catching artwork. Large scale 1/48 Seabee includes landing gear and unique 'swirl' plastic display stand. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Precisia 1769 Le Fardier and Cugnot Automobile, 1/43

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very Rare. From the late 1950s. It is very finely molded for that time and is approximately 6 inches long when assembled. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot was a French inventor who built the world's first automobile that could carry passengers. He first built a model in 1769, then the full sized version in 1770. He was a military engineer and the French Army showed great interest as this would an ideal way to move field artillery. The model and vehicle was know as fardier a vapeur (steam dray) and it did work, although not well enough for the Army to abandon horses. In 2010 a perfect copy was built at Arts et Metiers ParisTech and it performed perfectly. This is the only assembly kit known of this remarkable and historical vehicle. It is molded in red plastic and has 63 parts. The kit has never been started. All the parts but the frame are still in the factory sealed bag. The frame is intact and complete but never sealed. The instructions are present and in 'very good++' condition. They are in French but there is an old hand-written translation (from the early 1960s) of every word included. Precisia kits are so rare and almost never turn up for sale in public- only a small handful since 2009. Little is known about them beyond the fact that they are of high quality and cover unusual subjects. For years advanced collectors knew of Precisia and assumed them to be metal models...an easy mistake to make since no kits had ever been seen. We have only learned in the past 18 or so years that they were plastic. Precisia also made a 1900 Tonneau Renault 4 CV, Bugatti 1927, 1899 Grobron-Brillie and 1898 Coupe Peugeot model kits. Arnold Madderom reports that the 1898 Coupe Peugeot is molded in 3 colors- blue, black and clear plastic in 1/32 scale 1-32. The Gobron-Brillie is in 1-24. As far as the 1900 Tonneau Renault 4CV and Bugatti 1927, he has never seen them and has never heard of anyone seeing them; they were announced but probably never released.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6851

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Mattel logo issue dated 1967. Very well detailed for that time and features movable control surfaces, very good cockpit, sliding canopy, instructions for rigging and a novel action feature: when you pull the prop outward and rotate it counter clock-wise, the landing gear retracts. Rotate it clock-wise and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Rivarossi Log Car 2 Unit Set Pacific Lumber - (#448 and 463) - HO Scale, 1/87, HR6315

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Contains two beautiful factory built, painted and lettered log cars with optional payload. These are NOS (New Old Stock) - never run, never displayed and never taken out of the factory packaging.

Rivarossi Heisler Steam Locomotive 2-Truck Model Georgia Pacific #10 - HO Scale, 1/87, HR2411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Sold new for $270 and is DCC ready. Rare and a beautiful model in investment-grade, never-run condition. This locomotive has never been run and never even displayed. It is still in the factory packaging exactly as they were shipped. The small parts are still sealed in the factory parts bag. The instructions and separate parts diagram are both present and 'excellent' and even the original factory foam is still in like-new condition. There are no broken or missing parts. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. Not tested as I have no way of testing trains.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Action Model - Blue Box Issue - (P-51D), 1/32, 6847

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1966 and the third issue overall. It is the 2nd issue in the famous Blue Box. Please note that this kit has no PA code and has ad for Skystick and Mattel logo. Classic large-scale 'Action Model' is very well molded with excellent detail and numerous action features. The canopy opens and closes to show the highly detailed cockpit, tiny levers under the wings drop two bombs on command and a knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel while all gear doors (including tail wheel) open and close automatically. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit was made in 1979 and functions like new! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram PBY-5 Catalina, 1/48, 5609

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Dated 1996. Large-scale Catalina that is very nicely detailed and features detailed cockpit and waist blister stations, beaching gear, under-wing depth charges and decals for VP-71.

Aurora Aero Commander 680, 1/81, 285

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Aurora of Canada issue dated 1964. Still the only plastic kit of this venerable corporate workhorse. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Aero Commander was a state-of-the-art twin engine light transport from the early 1960s. It was built by Aero Design and Engineering Co. of Bethany, Oklahoma. It was the first twin engine aircraft to be used by the President of the United States and served in this capacity in the early 1960s. This high performance 5 to 7 place was popular with business travelers and had a range of 1,050 miles and a ceiling of 22,000 feet. The Aero Commander led to the Jet Commander, which became the IAI 1121 through 1124 Westwind business jets. Aero Commanders can still be seen at some airports in excellent condition, but many are neglected as newer aircraft are in favor.