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Monogram AH-1G Huey Cobra Team - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA191-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Dated 1968. Includes two nicely molded Cobra kits and a special stand that displays both models. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aoshima IJN Hiryu Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, WLA026-850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. Includes aircraft.

Aurora Ragnarok Orbital Interceptor - (ex-Nuclear Airliner), 1/200, 251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1975 issue with the block-lettered Aurora logo. This is a reissue of the famous Nuclear Airliner in military colors and markings. Kit features removable nuclear reactor, opening door with emergency rocket, clear upper and lower observation windows and removable 'donkey' pusher aircraft that would help during take-off. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Adams N.S. Savannah, 1/457, K320-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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This is the only ship kit released by Adams during their short production run in the late 1950s. This kit was also featured in the Nuclear Powered Gift set with two missiles. Kit is highly detailed and features clear promanade deck window inserts. The kit has never been started. Ship is inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals, instructions with flag sheet. Adams was founded by Steve Adams and released plastic assembly kits in the late 1950s. The company was innovative and the general quality of most kits was very high for the time- so much that builders (not just collectors) still seek the kits today. Adams is best known today for a series of military vehicles and missiles, although they also released an aircraft (Draken), helicopter (YH-41), balloon (La Coquette) and ship (SS Savannah). Some of these appeared in gift sets as well. The Adams smaller scale (1/40) Atomic Cannon, Hawk Missile Battery, Honest John, Vanguard (1/80) and Thor (1/87)missiles and other kits are still sought after today. Combinations of these kits were issued in gift sets, which are very desirable collector's items today. In the late 1950s, Adams entered into a joint venture with Revell, and several of the military kits were released under the Revell label, such as the Jeep among others. Around 1960 there was a disagreement between Adams and Revell, and the agreement was terminated. Sometime after this, Adams quit the plastic model business, and Life-Like purchased most of the Adams molds.

Revell Boeing 727-200 Pan Am, 1/280, 04225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Longer 'stretch' -200 version. Never started. Features optional position landing gear, clear cockpit window and full Pan Am 'Billboard' markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Dragonlady Dodge Coronet R/T, 1/25, 85-7632

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Heinkel He-219 Owl, 1/72, H112-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1966 hardbox issue. Features detailed engines, hinged engine access panels, two position landing gear, movable wheels and props, crew members and markings of Han-Joachim Jabs, Commander of NJG-1. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell PBY-5A Catalina Black Cat - Bagged, 1/72, H211

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1969 issue. Features retractable floats, rotating wheels and propellers and two crew members. Molded in black and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT-Frog Tempest V / D520C / FW-190 A-4 - Famous Fighters Series II, 1/72, 3956-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From quality Frog molds. This was part of a short-lived AMT marketing idea to market Frog kit in the USA. Box contains all three kits. Never started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Aurora Chinese Junk, 1/68, 430-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still mint in the factory seal. This box displays the 1962 artwork by John Steel, but judging from the logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the border), it is from the mid 1960s. Nice kit molded but older kit (originally from the early 1950s) with sails, detailed deck, colorful decals and flags and a unique 'Oriental' display stand.

Lindberg PT Boat by Paul Lindberg - (P.T. Boat), 1/60, 701-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Very rare 1950s Lindberg 1st issue with the early round logo. Very large and nicely detailed kit with over 120 parts. This early issue still features metal stanchions and metal hand rails. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts complete and includes flag sheet, decals and instructions. This kit has a very interesting history. It was originally produced by Varney in 1944. It was novel at the time as it had a wooden hull, cardstock deck but all injection molded tenite deck parts and details. But the world was not ready for this type of kit and dealers were hesitant to carry it - which resulted in low sales. Gorden Varney sold the molds for the kit to O-lin (Olsen and Lindberg). O-Lin reworked the kit using a vacuform hull, cardstock and tenite parts. When Lindberg took full control of O-lin, he went to an injection molded hull, colorful cardstock 'wood' deck, plastic parts, metal stanchions and other metal stock an needed (prop shafts, etc). This is that model.

RCM Douglas DC-9-10 - or Lengthend Fuselage Variant, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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Please note that the kit has a full fuselage for the short -10 version, but contains extra fuselage sections to make a stretch variant. 1/72 scale SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits only only recommended for modelers who are experienced with their construction and have significant scratch building skills.

Revell McDonnell F-4K Phantom II - British Royal Navy, 1/72, H129-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1967 issue hardbox. Features four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, optional position landing gear, two crew and clear canopy, Rolls Royce Spey afterburners and Royal Navy decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship (ex-Wappen Von Hamburg) - with Sails, 1/143, 822

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1972 hardbox issue. This kit is from the same molds as the 1965 Wappen Von Hamburg, which is one of Lindberg's finest mold ever cut for a sailing ship. Large scale, full hull kit measures 16.5 inches long when completed. Well detailed with a great many parts. Features 62 full cannon and carriage detail on 4 decks, three decks with full decking, movable cross masts and rudder, numerous finely detailed crew members, fine, flexible and completely preformed rat lines, detailed deck fittings, vacuform sails, rigging material, full rigging diagram, flags, decals, display stand and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing four rigging pulley blocks; 54 more are present, more than enough to rig the ship. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Vacuform sails are in 'very good' condition.

Pyro Civil War Set Monitor / Merrimac / Civil War '36' Pistol - Plus Civil War Book, 226-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Very rare. Pyro gift set includes both ship kits, a full size '36' Pistol kit and a very nice illustrated Civil War booklet covering important events and battles. The kits have never been started. All three models are still in the factory sealed bags, and the booklet is still displayed on the blue presentation cardboard.

SIG Kougar Mark II - 51 inch Wingspan R/C Model, RC-35

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Large fully acrobatic sport flier designed by Claude McCullough. Fast building kit. Features one-piece plastic cowl, 36 page photo-instruction book, improved full wing center section, room for a 12oz gas tank, precision cut foam wings, handy printed fuselage sides - build directly on the wood, formed plastic fuselage top, jet style canopy with molded framing, balsa covering sheets, rugged, preformed landing gear, die cut plywood parts, full hardware and more. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, this item will be shipped in it's original factory box and no external box. The factory box is very heavy and durable.

SIG Grumman F8F Bearcat - 26 Inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Large high quality kit in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. Wingspan measures 26 1/4 inches. Rugged design is completely wood covered - no tissue. Originally designed as a gas powered model for control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features full size plans, die cut balsa and plywood parts, shaped leading and trailing edges, metal hardware, formed wire landing gear, vacuform canopy and full decals. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This kit is identical to the Berkeley kit - actually, I believe this kit became the Berkeley kit after this issue.

Sterling North American P-51D Mustang - 24 inch Wingspan for Control Line / Rubber / R/C - Drops Twin Bombs in Flight, A13-398

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 24 inch wingspan kit for RC, free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping twin wing mounted bombs in flight. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line.

Revell McDonnell RF-4F Phantom II - Luftwaffe, 1/32, H187

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Revell of Germany issue. Features full cockpit detail, pilots, opening canopies, AIM-7 Sparrow Missiles, folding wing tips, moving arresting hook, and detailed, removable J-79 turbojet engines Measures 22.25 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are from kit number 4754 'Immelmann' and includes very colorful markings for 35+75 and 38+58. The original decals are missing.

KP Letov S328 (S-328) - Floatplane or Landplane, 1/72, KP006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Very attractive 1930's float plane. Can be built as a land based aircraft also. Very nicely molded with very fine raised panel detail and good detail. And thank you to Ales Pakosta for the following information- The actual use of the S-328 floatplane was quite unique. It was used as a training target tug plane during the Czechoslovak Anti-Aircraft Artillery maneuvers in contemporary Yugoslavia, in the Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor, now in Montenegro). In fact, it was not for naval artillery training but was done in this way so that shells fired from shore fell into the sea to prevent damage on the land. As there was no appropriate airfield nearby, the target tug aircraft had to operate from the sea surface. As a result, about three aircraft were modified for this task from land-based light bomber-scout biplane. They replaced the classic fixed undercarriage with a pair of floats purchased from the British Short company. The seaplanes remained in use for a several years in this special role. The land-based versions of the S-328 (which can be built from the kit as well) were very popular in the Czechoslovak Air force in the mid thirties; many were seized by Luftwaffe in 1939. The last known combat use of these machines came in 1944 during the Slovakian National Uprising, when their pilots had to fight such planes as Messerschmidt Bf109G.