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Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Reefer (Refrigerator) Car Hiram Walker - Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-45

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 this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted gray and decorated with red and black lettering for the Hiram Walkers Canadian Club and London Dry Gin, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed 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/

Main Line Models 36' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) Budweiser Beer - Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HR-1

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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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 this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and decorated for Bud, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The details and other parts are still factory sealed. The parts that are not sealed 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/

Menzies Timken Roller Freight AAR Metal Box Car Craftsman Kit - (Ex-Athearn) - Bagged, 1/87, 4-226

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. This is the G.F. Menzies reissue of the classic Athearn kit. It builds into a very realistic model because the kit uses the same materials as the prototype. All sides, doors and roof are fully decorated and in mint condition, still factory sealed inside. Includes wooden floor, opening doors, metal underside and detail fittings such as AB brake set, brake wheel, etc. Even the doors and car ends are factory painted! Makes a great stand alone models or high-quality rolling stock for your line. Some modeling skills recommended. In the late 1940s/early 1950s there was a revolution in model railroading: high quality kits became available for the first time. Before this, there were few standard gauges and most railroads were scratch built to any gauge the collector desired. Please see the article (on this website) that tells of the history of these fine kits.

Menzies Timken Roller Freight AAR Metal Box Car Craftsman Kit - (Ex-Athearn) - Bagged, 1/87, 4-227

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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This is the G.F. Menzies reissue of the classic Athearn kit. It builds into a very realistic model because the kit uses the same materials as the prototype. All sides, doors and roof are fully decorated and in mint condition, still factory sealed inside. Includes wooden floor, opening doors, metal underside and detail fittings such as AB brake set, brake wheel, etc. Even the doors and car ends are factory painted! The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags or factory plastic sleeve and includes instructions. Makes a great stand alone models or high-quality rolling stock for your line. Some modeling skills recommended. In the late 1940s/early 1950s there was a revolution in model railroading: high quality kits became available for the first time. Before this, there were few standard gauges and most railroads were scratch built to any gauge the collector desired. Please see the article (on this website) that tells of the history of these fine kits.

Comet Pacific Fruit Express Ventilated Refrigerator - Union Pacific (Wooden Reefer) - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Comet was a very famous manufacturer of flying stick and tissue as well as solid aircraft models. What is less well known is that Comet produced HO equipment during the HO boom of the late 1930s/1940s. This is an excellent kit from 1939 with plans drawn by the famous model designer Fred Schlienz. The kit features precut and shaped wooden roof, underside and frame, metal ladders, grab irons and other small parts, and heavy embossed and pre-decorated cardstock sides and metal trucks. Features very well drawn full size plans. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. It is in a blank white box.

Tamiya Centurion Mk.III Tank, 1/25, DTD 114-3500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Large scale kit with superior detail and accuracy. Features individual tread links, working suspension, five crew and detailed interior. There has never been any painting or glueing, however NOTE: the treads have been neatly and correctly snapped together. Quality of work is 'professional' and they work perfectly. All other parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya British Ambulance Rover 7, 1/35, MM182

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From the 1970s or 80s. Well molded with excellent detail for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are intact but have fine age cracks. Please see the articles (on this website) about saving or restoring old decals before using these or any older kits decals.

Jack Stafford Models B-24D Liberator 'Strawberry Bitch' - 90 Inch Wingspan R/C Airplane, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Huge full-scale model for .15 to .25 size engines. Includes Carl Goldberg main and nose retractable gear. Kit features all die-cut fuselage bulkheads, fully sheeted fuselage construction with quick alignment box top assembly jig, foam core wings, scale operating fowler flaps, scale retractable ball turret, scale operating bomb bays, plastic molded cowls, superchargers, guns, control wheels, clear plastic turrets, canopies and windows (still in excellent condition), giant three view plan sheets, very detailed and illustrated step-by-step assembly manual and three large sheets of full color decals. Also includes a copy of the actual B-24 flight manual, Squadron's B-24 In Action book and an additional set of large plans that show the panel lines and other details of the completed aircraft. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still in factory sealed bags or factory taped. The parts that are not have been inventoried complete including all plans, instruction book and decals. NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be shipped in the box shown. It is a very strong box and it was originally shipped exactly this way.

Pioneer 2 Spitfire VC Tropical - RAF 154 Sq Djidjelli Dec. 1942 / USAAF 12th AF 308 FS 31 FG Tunisia Mid 1943, 1/72, 2 2002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Has decals and paint guide for both air forces. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado - Stock or Customized, 1/25, Y723

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Original issue. Well detailed kit molded in ivory, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber narrow whitewall tires. Includes full underside and chassis detail, complete engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and parts for the stock or highly customized version.

Revell Kaman SH-2F Seasprite Helicopter, 1/48, 04429

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1995 issue of this large scale Seasprite is from quality Matchbox molds and is well detailed for that time. Features 109 pieces, detailed interior with cockpit, rear ASW operator station with instrumentation, three crew figures, opening left and right cabin doors, optional position landing gear, separately molded windshield wipers, external weapons and sensors, working rotors and more. Includes decals and paint guide for both helicopters listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The box displays much better than the 'good+' grade but is graded as such because when the kit was opened, the Revell 'round tape' seal removed the litho on one short side and bottom in the shape of the round seal.

Testors F-18 or CF-18B Hornet - US Navy VFA-15 or RCAF Two Seater, 1/48, 579

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Can be built as single or two seat version. Includes paint guide and decals for Canadian Air Force or US Navy. Features more than 115 parts, detailed cockpit(s), optional position speed brake and landing gear, FLIR and LOT pods, two 330 gallon drop tanks, two HARM missiles and four 500 lb low-drag bombs. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram British Leyland Triumph TR-7 Wedge, 1/24, 2105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

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1977 issue still factory sealed. Includes spoker wheels, black rubber tires, simulated vinyl roof texture and TR-7 stripes. Molded in yellow with clear windows and plated parts.

Revell 3 Battle of Britain Fighters Hurricane / Spitfire / Bf-109, 1/72, H682-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1966 issue includes all three kits. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Convair F-102A Delta Dagger - Model Builders Club Of America Issue, 1/78, H130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Still in the original cardboard mailing box. This kit the reissue of the old 1950s "S" kit and represents an early F-102. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Neptune P2V-7 with Skis 'Operation Deep Freeze' - (P2V7), 1/104, H170-1995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. Lodela issue of this rare Neptune variant. This is the classic 'S' kit with ski landing gear and decals for Arctic service.

Merlin Models Breguet 14-B2 (Br-14), 1/72, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Limited issue injection molded kit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Chematic Vickers Vimy Mk IV Heavy Bomber - (Ex-Frog), 1/72, 15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From quality ex-Frog molds. Please note that this is the wartime version with the guns and bombs and not the post-war transatlantic version. The 'gun & bomb' version has become somewhat harder to find. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora Gotha G-V German Bomber - (GV), 1/48, 785

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. 1976 issue with revised molds. Much better kit than the previous releases. NOTE: this kit has very neatly built and painted subassemblies. The quality of work will be listed after each. ASSEMBLY: props and shafts, engines (professional), gear struts and fuselage halves (professional). PAINT: props (excellent+), engines (pro), radiators and tires (pro), crew members (exc++), cockpit interior (pro), guns, rings, stick (pro) and bombs (exc). This is the only assembly and paint that has been done. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'excellent+' decals and instructions.

Revell Concorde SST Supersonic Airliner British Airways or Air France, 1/144, 4536

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1983 issue. Features optional position landing gear and nose, display stand and a very large and detailed decal sheet for both airlines. Very nicely molded in white, clear and black. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one side cockpit clear window part. Easily replaced by using clear glue. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.