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Aurora Wheeler Cruiser Sports Fishing Yacht, 1/43, 444-650

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very rare kit with great box art by Mort Kunstler. This is the first issue dated 1967; I am not aware of a second issue. Aurora did a beautiful job on this model, but it simply did not sell and was discontinued very shortly. The high price of $5 USD and the esoteric subject matter were likely to blame. This is a large-scale model with excellent detail and molded in white, medium wood tan, medium blue and chrome plate. Features a one piece hull, propeller and rudder detail, one piece main deck, venetian blinds for the larger interior windows, extensive deck fittings which are all separately molded, all hand rails (in chrome), dinghy with interior and oars, spray shields, display stand, 5 figures and more. The kit has never been started. The blue part are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions and decals. The chrome plating in in 'as new' condition. Please note that the box has light wear, age foxing and one split corner at the lower right which has been duct taped.

Sword General Motors FM-2 Wildcat Martlet VI - 'The Reluctant Maid' of VC14 USS Hoggat Bay Oct 1944 / FAA JV699 / '48 M-F' US Navy, 1/48, SW48005SE

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Excellent kit with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit with resin parts, detailed engine, landing gear and firewall/gear bulkhead, opened or closed canopy and decals and paint guide for the three aircraft described. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-86 Sabre Jet Superkit, 1/60, T5

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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From 1954. Very rare plastic and precarved wood kit. Before there were injection molded plastic kits, model builders worked in wood or metal. Advanced companies, like Monogram, saw the advantage of plastic and began marketing kits with plastic details and fully-carved fuselage, wings, etc. This beautiful kit is one the highest quality composite static kits from the early to mid 1950s. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory with the small plastic parts still in the factory sealed 'krinkle' bag, unpunched factory painted balsa parts, finished balsa fuselage and wings, red acetate stand, clear windshield, sandpaper, instructions and decals. The kit has never been started. The plastic parts were factory sealed and are still in the sealed bags. The other parts were not factory sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell 1937 Ford Coupe With Die Cut Diorama Drive In - Highway Scenes - Bagged, 1/25, 85-7800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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NOTE: bagged kit, no box. The box is shown for reference only. From 1998. Includes full color cardboard diorama. Nice kit with 119 pieces, detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in white plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The cardboard diorama parts have also been inventoried and are complete.

AMT 1966 Ford Fairlane GT/GTA, 1/25, 6926

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Finely molded and highly detailed kit. Features full underside detail, complete suspension, detailed interior, opening hood and complete engine and compartment. Molded in clear, chrome, gray, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Academy F-111F Libya Raider + Verlinden & Eduard Details + Xtra Parts AB + Xtra Parts Flaps and Slats + Highflight GBU-28 Bombs, 1/48, 1675

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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NOTE: builder kit, please read carefully. Includes Verlinden Productions #473 F-111F Update Set with cast resin and photoetched parts, Eduard 48-057 PE, Xtra Parts XP48006 Resin Afterburner Set, Xtra Parts XP4812 F-111 Resin Slats, Flaps and Wing Gloves and Highflight HF4826 GBU-28 Bunker Buster Bomb Set. The last three items have not been started and have been inventoried complete with all parts and directions. The Verlinden update set has been used to super detail the cockpit to professional standards. Four parts (fuselage top vents) of the Eduard set have been professionally installed on the fuselage. Both parts sets are 100% complete. The actual model has markings for Libyan Raid aircraft and features full cockpit detail, variable swing wings, external stores pylons that change with wing sweep and two position landing gear. NOTE: cockpit has been pro built and painted with Verlinden update set. The nose has been correctly weighted so she does not 'tail sit.' The canopy has been professionally sectioned so it can be displayed 'open' so you can see the incredible cockpit! Rudder halves are glued to the same quality. The lower wings have been professionally sectioned for the Xtra Parts flaps/slats set. Please note that this set must be used since they are already sections. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals an instructions.

Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb 'Malta Island' with True Details Cockpit and Mask Set / Eduard Color PE - RAF Sq. Ldr. Maurice Stephens No. 249 Sq Takari Oct 1942 / No. 249 Flg Off. John McElroy Takari Oct '42, 1/48, 09405

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Includes True Details #48484 Resin Cockpit Set, True Details #41038 Fast Frames Mask Set for this kit and Eduard #FE275 Color PE Detail Set. All accessories are still factory sealed. The actual kit is dated 2002. Very well molded with 65 parts, all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, optional closed or open canopy, and decals with paint guide for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair B-58 Hustler - 305th Bomber Wing 1963 Tokyo-London Record Flight / 'The Pulaski Hustler' 43rd BW Carswell AFB 1960 SAC Competition at Bergstrom AFB Texas / 43BW Little Rock AFB 'Project Bullseye with SEA Camouflage As Seen at Elgin AFB Fl Summer 1, 1/48, 4337

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Dated 2003. Kit has a very large and extensive decal sheet for 'Greased Lightning' that made the record shattering Tokyo-London run and the two other aircraft listed. Features highly detailed landing gear and wheel wells, full cockpit and unique ejection pod, four nuclear bombs, two pod choices and opened or closed cockpit hatch. The kit has never been started. The small parts and clear parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Monogram Mercedes 540K Cabriolet, 1/24, 2306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1982. Very highly detailed and well molded kit. Features complete engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full interior, underside detail and real rubber tires as well as chrome plated parts.

Revell Convair B-24 WARBIRD, 1/72, H203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the underside concave. Soft box issue dated 1969, but the lack of a price suffix on the kit number means it is from the early 1970s. Has many action features: landing gear retracts and extends, control surfaces move, guns elevate and turrets rotate, wheels and props spin, flaps extend/retract, 4 crew and has optional position side gunner's position (open or closed).

Revell Spad XIII - 14th Hat In The Ring Aero Squadron Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's Aircraft, 1/72, H627-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1971 issue one-piece box. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC The General 4-4-0 American Standard Steam Locomotive, 1/25, 1-2001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Builds a museum quality kit of the legendary locomotive. The kit is composed of over 330 parts and is over 25 inches long when assembled and includes roadbed and rail base. Molded in several colors and with brass plated parts and pinstripe decals and lettering.

Artiplast SE-5A Scout, 1/50, 119

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Artiplast actually copied the Aurora SE-5 to make the molds for this kit. Ideal builder. NOTE: the main parts are painted a very dark olive green and the interior parts black. The seat has been glued in; there is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Artiplast started marking kits in the early 1960s. They frequently used other companies molds or simply copied them for their own molds. Production ended in 1975 and SMER purchased the molds. Many of the kits were reissued.

Air Flash Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Japanese Aoshima kit reissued in Canada with very collectible box art. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Lavochkin La-7 Fighter, 1/72, F404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Last issue from the late 1970s with the final Frog logo. Very cleanly molded kit with excellent fine panel detail and no unrealistic rivets. Includes decals for USSR or Czech Air Force (Red and White National Markings). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Monogram Curtiss P-36A - White Box Issue, 1/72, 6790

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1979. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The Hawk P-36A has the dubious distinction of fighting on both sides and for more countries than any other plane in history during the opening years of WWII. This Hawk, one in a long progression of famous fighter aircraft, was the winner of a 1935 competition. The USAA Corps received the first aircraft in April of 1938 and the French ordered 100 aircraft in May of the same year. French Hawks shot down just over 30 German planes during the battle for France. The Germans captured the aircraft and sold them to Finland. Others were captured when the Germans overran Norway. In all over 800 Hawks were produced and served in China, Netherlands East Indies, Portugal, Great Britain, Thailand, Argentina and Peru. Although an excellent fighter in 1935, the Hawk was outclassed by the time the war started but when flown properly still gave a good account of itself.

Academy M60A1 RISE With M9 Dozer Blade, 1/35, 1390

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very highly detailed armor kit. Also includes crew and accessories. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram 1958 Ford Thunderbird - Convertible or Hardtop Customizing Kit - 2 Stock or 2 Darryl Starbird Custom Cars - Four Star Issue, 1/24, PC89-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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1966 issue. Can build one of four cars. Has all parts needed for the stock hardtop or convertible and two Darryl Starbird customs - one hardtop and the other a futuristic bubble-top. Very highly detailed kit with 161 parts. Very finely molded. All designs feature a detailed engine, engine compartment, underside with suspension, exhaust and drive line, full interior, opening doors and hood. The first custom is a mild hardtop custom with unique grill insert, interior touches, gauges and decals. The full custom is a fascinating design with large clear bubbles for the roof, unique front grill and bumper, unique rear bumper, wild decals and more. Molded in chrome, high gloss red, gloss black, white, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals were once lightly stuck to the instructions. Only the backing paper was damage; the actual transfers have no damage.

Revell Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen FAW Mk.2 - (DH-110), 1/72, 04132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Dated 1996 and from ex-Frog molds. Features fine raised panel lines, optional folded or not folded wings, 'good' cockpit and gear well detail, an excellent load out of four Red Top missiles, drop tanks and rocket pods, optional position landing gear and a detailed paint guide and excellent decals for two Royal Navy aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet - British Airways, 1/144, 04204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From 1996 Very well molded kit. Features fine recessed panel lines, detailed gear wells and landing gear. Large and extensive decal sheet even includes maintenance stencils. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.