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Monogram Sturmpanzer 43 - Brummbar Grizzly Bear Tank With Diorama Instructions, 1/32, 7506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1973 White Box issue that includes the desirable, full color Diorama Instructions. Highly detailed model with realistic Zimmerit texture, optional battle damaged side plates, crew of three and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya German 3.7cm Anti Tank Gun Pak 35/36, 1/35, 35035

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very well detailed model that includes four soldiers. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Monogram Panzer IV Tank, 1/32, 8218 0300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1972 issue that is well detailed and a famous 'Classic Builder' today. This version does include the optional battle damaged side armor parts. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing (1) #62 (a tiny turret part, like a hook), two men and diorama sheet. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decal sheet is missing one decal.

Revell 1910 Model T Ford Factory Display With The Original Box - Built Up With Case - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare and even more so with the original shipping box. This is a Revell-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use around 1954. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. It is 100% complete and has no breaks and no repairs. Even the base, etched gold name of the car and 'jewel case' cover are in excellent condition. 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 1913 Mercedes Factory Display With The Original Box - Built Up With Case - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare and even more so with the original shipping box. This is a Revell-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use around 1954. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. It is 100% complete and has no breaks and no repairs. Even the base, etched gold name of the car and 'jewel case' cover are in excellent condition. 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 1910 Cadillac Limousine Factory Display - Built Up With Case - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is a Revell-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use around 1954/55. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. The actual car is complete, nothing broken and there are no repairs. Even the base is in very good condition; hover the clear cover is missing and the car could use a cleaning. 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.

Airfix Avro Vulcan B Mk2 - 44 Sq XM607 / 9 Sq XH562 / 617 Sq XL321 - And Special Decals For XH558 Vulcan Display Flight, 1/72, 09002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Special issue with additional decals and 108 parts. Vulcan was the most famous element of 'V Force,' the British strategic retaliation group consisting of Vulcan, Victor and Valiant bombers. Nicely detailed model includes optional parts for one of three different aircraft, detailed landing gear, optional Blue Steel missile, optional position boarding hatch and stairs and a decal and marking guide for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing three parts: upright portion of main gear strut #39 (the upright is broken off and gone), #72 rectangular nose gear door and #90 a very small 'cover.' Otherwise includes all other parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Wilhelmshaven TS Bremen (V) Ocean Liner 1958 - (ex-Pasteur 1938) - Cardstock Model, 1/250, 1000

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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"Large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on 6 exceptionally large sheets of quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Includes full instructions in German. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. NOTE: due to the very large sheets, this kit will be shipped rolled up in a tube unless you request otherwise. From Wikipedia: After a very active career as the French ocean liner Pasteur, she was acquired by North German Lloyd and renamed TS Bremen in 1957, she was extensively rebuilt at Bremer Vulkan in Bremen for approximately 65 millions DM. Her size was increased to 32,336 GRT and the load-carrying capacity with 8,700 tdw. She received new boilers and four turbines with a maximum output of 60,000 HP rendering a maximum speed of 26 knots. Economical output of 53,500 HP gave a very useful speed of 23 knots. Three 1,375 KVA generators had an output of 6,600 kilowatt. One very noticeable change was the new drop-shaped funnel, which was much more in proportion with the ship than the original tall funnel. To enhance comfort, two 4,50 m Stabilizers were fitted. In June 1959, she underwent new sea trials. The ship was very popular. She was sold January of 1972. After another refit, which changed her tonnage to 23,801 tons, the TSS Regina became the flagship of Chandris Cruises and inaugurated her Mediterranean service, calling at Limassol for the first time on May 19 and taking passengers from Cyprus to Beirut, Haifa, Heraklion, Piraeus, Katakolon, Corfu, Dubrovnik and Venice. Regina continued calling at Limassol regularly every two weeks and her cruises became extremely popular.She cruised the world until 1974, when she was laid up in Piraeus because of rising fuel costs and the loss of emigration charters to Australia. She later sank while being towed to the breakers.

Aurora Boeing P-26A Peashooter, 1/43, 115-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Early 1950s first issue with old 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo. This kit was issued shortly after moving to the West Hempstead facility on Long Island. The side logos are the old Brooklyn style but with the new address in the lower bar. Molded in the correct glossy light blue and clear with the early style Aurora rectangular stand, correct Tatem Company decals and the correct instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box is only 'good' and has wear on the top as shown and a very small litho pull from the factory sealing tape located on the long lower side.

Aurora Republic P-47 D Thunderbolt, 1/53, 81-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Factory sealed and rare in this condition. Dated 1964 but most likely from about 1965/66. From ex-Comet molds. Comet was an early kit manufacture that produced a nice line of small and mid-scale civil and military kits before selling the molds to Aurora. For many kits, Comet cut both small scale and medium to large scale molds. This is the larger of the two P-47 molds by Comet and it features all recessed panel lines and the aircraft is in 'in flight' configuration.

Aurora Boeing P-12E, 1/48, 121-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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1958 issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Features fantastic Jo Kotula artwork and is dated 1958 with the Parents Magazine seal. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even the factory packing tissue is present.

Revell 1903 Cadillac Action Miniatures - Pre Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From the very early 1950s; very rare and in the original box. It is easy to forget that the birth of the modern USA model kit industry was an accident. Before the plastic kit age, Revell, Gowland & Gowland, Aurora and others were completely involved in making toys and an occasional injection molding contract job. Toys were the way to make money, but it was risky business and hit-or-miss. J.P. Gowland was a very creative and innovative toy company with many patents and they often sold their ideas to other companies or marketed them through another manufacturer. Gowland created many other action toys such as Champ, Chu-Chu the Maxwell and many more. What would become the Highway Pioneers began as the 'Revell Action Miniatures.' The simple car model was factory assembled and airbrushed, then a 'Controlit' knob and flexible metal control line was attached to the car, braced at the lower radiator and then hooked to the rear differential, which was mounted on a pivot. When you moved the lever, the rear end jumped down, throwing the back of the car into the air and somewhat forward. Well, someone at Revell or Gowland got the very bright idea that perhaps these would sell without the Controlit attachment and in parts that had to be assembled! It was a smashing success that swept the entire country...thus the Highway Pioneers and the modern US Plastic Modeling industry was born. When you look at your early Highway Pioneers models, you can spot the older 'Action Miniature' molds because these is a round acceptor molded into the lower part of the radiator, which braced the front of the Controlit assembly. The hinged rear end was unique to the Action Miniatures and was eliminated for the Highway Pioneers. This example is in excellent condition as shown with the original box. The Controlit action feature works perfectly. These were very short lived because of the wild success of their non-assembled, non-action version, the Highway Pioneers. 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 Premium Edition Fletcher Class Destroyer - With Solid Brass and PE Parts, 1/144, 05150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Build the ultimate big-scale Fletcher for display or R/C! Dated 2017 and from all new molds. Includes numerous turn and cast solid brass parts, three large frets with vast numbers of PE details, about 500 plastic parts and excellent detail. It has never been started. The plastic and solid brass parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the PE bag was opened and all PE parts are inventoried present. Includes decals and instructions. Please note that Revell does not furnish the R/C parts or R/C instructions with this kit. The builder is responsible for all R/C parts and the conversion.

Academy Consolidated PBY-4 Catalina, 1/72, 2136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Excellent model with very good detail, fine recessed panel lines and interior detail, beaching gear, optional bomb load, optional position wing tip floats, rotating propellers, real rubber tires and very interesting early WWII camo aircraft shown on the box top. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1903 Model A Ford Factory Display - Built Up With Flower Style Case - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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This is a Revell-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use around 1952 or 1953. This one of the earliest examples with the model screwed to a hardwood base and a folded and glued celllophane cover nailed into place with one nail on all four sides. The cellophane cover was like that used by florists to protect their flowers for sale. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. It is still sealed - the cover had never been removed as all nails are intact. The car is 100% complete with no damage. Even the wooden base, etched gold name plate for the car and fragile flower case cover are in excellent condition. It would be hard to find such a fine example of early USA plastic modeling history. 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 1913 Mercedes Factory Display - Built Up With Base - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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This is a Revell-factory built display made for hobby shop promotional use around 1954. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. It is 100% complete and has no breaks and no repairs. Even the base is in very good condition. However, 1/2 of the paper nameplate is missing as well as the clear cover. 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.

Adams 280mm Atomic Cannon With 2 Gun Transporters - (M56), 1/40, K153-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Very rare and even more so in this condition. Classic Cold-War kit from the late 1950s. The Atomic Cannon was the Army's 20 mile range gun that could fire shells with small atomic bombs inside them. Very highly detailed for the time and features transporters with movable wheels, towing yokes, fully detailed cab interiors & complete suspension, elevating and swiveling machine guns; the Atomic Cannon itself can be configured for firing or towing positions, the barrel elevates by real operating gears, the carriage rotates 360 degrees on platform and it actually fires 2 "Atomic" shells. Includes crew of 7. Inside, the model is factory new. It has never been started and includes the original cardboard dividers. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. The decals are absolutely flat and in remarkable 'near mint' condition; yellowing is the only flaw. The instructions are also in 'near mint' condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, no rips and no missing litho. However, it does have light general wear and very light age foxing on the far right. One corner had a closed split but it has been correctly and very neatly repaired from the inside with light cardstock and book binding glue. The two original price tags on on each short end. There is no tape on the box, but there are small areas of tape residue on the sides; you have to look closely to see it.

Peerless Canadian Chevrolet Field Gun Tractor - British Commonwealth Forces World War II, 1/35, 3510

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed and with decals for multiple trucks.

Testors M32 Recovery Vehicle - TRV Sherman, 1/35, 806

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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From 1980. Complex and highly detailed model featuring over 250 parts, working bogie wheels, flexible tracks, moving guns, numerous pieces of the carriage that rotate and pivot and the boom can be realistically built in traveling or raised position. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Ford GT40 Mark II, 1/24, 12101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed kit is widely considered the finest Ford GT40 in this scale. Features complete interior, fully detailed chassis and suspension, opening hood and more.