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Airfix Half-Track M3 - With Trailer - T3 Bagged, 1/76, A13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

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Still factory sealed with the header in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition with no tears, fading, price tags or writing. 1960s Type Three logo bagged kit with header. This model is part of the extensive and well details 1/76 scale Airfix armor series. On the back of the header, Airfix states that these were also designed for HO scale use.

Airfix DUKW - Or DUCK - Bagged T3 Issue, 1/76, A12V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. 1960s Type Three logo bagged kit with header. This model is part of the extensive and well details 1/76 scale Airfix armor series. Airfix states on the back of the header that these kits were also designed for HO use.

Tamiya Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.J Sd.Kfz.161/2 - Panzer IV, 1/35, 35181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Well molded and detailed armor kit with long-barrel 75mm gun with loading breech flexible tracks, crew figure and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1992 Ford F-150 XLT Flareside Pickup Truck, 1/25, 6951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. From 1992. Nicely done kit with over 115 parts. Can be built stock or custom. Features detailed engine, removable hood, full interior and detailed underside. Molded in white, clear, red tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Revell Sikorsky S-55 Sabena - Or HO4S Netherlands Navy Valkenburg 1960, 1/48, 4410

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1993 issue. Kit features colorful Sabena and Dutch Navy markings, detailed cockpit and two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, detailed engine and optional position clam-shell nose doors. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major Engine Front, 1/72, E064

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Bagged

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Includes one engine front.

AMT-Hasegawa 18SHI Nakajima Renzan (Rita) Four Engine Bomber, 1/72, A680-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-

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Still factory sealed but the box has serious wear and there are splits in the seal. This kit was a short-lived marketing project by AMT using high quality Hasegawa kits.

Hasegawa Boeing F4B-4 - VF-6 1932-36 USS Saratoga / VF-2 1934-35 USS Lexington / VB-1B 1929 USS Lexington / VF-3B 1935 USS Langley / VF-9M / VF-10M - (F4B4), 1/32, S7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Includes colorful markings and full paint guide for the following squadrons: VB-1B Red Ripper, VF-1B Top Hat, VF-3B Eagle, VF-6 Felix the Cat, VF-2 Chevron, VF-9M Marines and VF-10M Marines. The F4B-4 was the Navy version of the P-12E and was very popular with all services. They served as front line interceptors from 1932 till 1938.

Airfix Sikorksy SH-3D Sea King - Number '66' from Apollo - HS-4 USS Hornet / HS-9 USS Essex, 1/72, 03010-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Nicely detailed model dated 1975. Includes decals for two helicopters, including number 66, perhaps the most famous and photographed helicopter in history. #66 of HS-4 recovered astronauts from 4 Apollo missions, including Apollo 11. Features rotating tail and main rotors, cockpit detail, crew of two, cargo floor and optional position cargo doors, optional ASW torpedoes, rescue net, astronaut and winch and dipping sonar that can be raised and lowered by turning the main rotor. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa H6K5 Mavis Flying Boat, 1/72, JS26

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Earlier issue with high gloss box top, likely from the early 1970s. Very large and well detailed kit for that time featuring full cockpit, moving control surfaces, beaching gear and a large display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa H8K2 Emily Flying Boat, 1/72, K4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Large and well detailed model of this excellent, long-range flying boat. NOTE: this model has airbrush painted as described: all upper surfaces, fuselage lower surfaces and float. The floats are assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly and no other painting. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P&O SS Oriana Ocean Liner, 1/493, H376-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. This is a 2006 reissue of the original 1961 kit. The model is 20 inches long, full hull and well detailed. The Oriana was a very famous P&O Orient Liner. In December 1962, in fog off San Diego, Oriana collided with CV-33 USS Kearsarge, causing considerable damage to both vessels. A claims court found Oriana's captain had been steaming too fast for conditions. The CV was for a time afterward good-naturedly nicknamed "The Mighty Kay-runch."

Airfix SS France Ocean Liner - Craftmaster Issue - (Norway), 1/600, S2-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare mid 1960 issue of this popular ocean liner that was broken up for scrap. Kit measures over 20 inches long when assembled and is nicely detailed for that time. Molded in white and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram UH-1B Huey Chopper - Iroquois Helicopter - Nam Tour of Duty TV Show Issue, 1/24, 6086

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1988 issue released in conjunction with the TV show. Very large 1/24 scale kit is over 19 inches long when built. Actually, this model is made from the same molds as the Phantom Huey kit from the late 1960s, except it is molded in color and excludes the non-relevant parts. The results is a wonderfully detailed kit with full interior, two pilots, full instrument panel and radios, detailed engine and transmission, opening cabin doors, and rotating main and tail rotors. Includes XM-16 armament subsystem with quad 7.62 mm machine guns with ammunition belts and two LAU 32A/A (Aero 60) rocket pods. Molded in olive drab, silver and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Hawaiian Pilot C-3 Freighter, 1/380, 05236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory 'round tape' sealed. 2005 reissue of the famous 'S' kit from the 1950s. Very nicely detailed kit for that time. Features one-piece hull, full deck details, excellent superstructure and all booms and lifeboats. I believe that the Matson Line Hawaiian Pilot originally started life as the Navy USS Burleigh C-3 Transport. After the was she became the Oceanic lines SS Sonoma (#2). On July 14, 1953, Hawaiian Pilot collided with SS Jacob Luckenbach (another C-3 freighter, ex-Sea Robin), off San Francisco. Luckenbach sank in 30 minutes; the crew was safely transferred to Hawaiian Pilot and there was no loss of life.

Monogram Speedee Bilt North American B-25 Mitchell - Wood and Plastic Kit, H-1

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare early Monogram kit from the early 1950s. Fantastically well detailed and presented multi-media kit with 34 injection molded clear, red, black and gray acetate and 57 die cut or shaped balsa parts including the famous Monofoil pre-formed wing. This example has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, glue, dope, decals, sand paper, plans and instruction book. It still has the internal packing as shown. NOTE: there is a small chip on the lower right edge of the decal sheet as shown. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured. This is the first large-scale non-flying scale Speedee-Bilt model, the B-25 Mitchell. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. Monogram, however, wanted to make true scale models that could still be assembled easily. So they created the four large and highly detailed non-flying scale Speedee-Bilt bombers - the B-25, B-26, B-24 and B-17. The kits were a tremendous success and sold well in the early to mid 1950s.

Guillows Messerschmitt Messerschmitt Bf-109 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, 1/16, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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SALE!! Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. Large scale, well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric RC using modern small and light equipment. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform engine cowl and spinner, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

HK Models B-17E/F Flying Fortress - (B17), 1/32, 01E05

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very large, incredibly well detailed big-scale kit with 678 parts. The kit has never been started. It is exactly as it left the factory. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F6F-5 Hellcat USS Randolph, 1/48, JT189

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very highly detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, two piece canopy, excellent engine and landing gear detail and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell CSS Alabama - Civil War Raider - With Cottage Industry Naval Artillery Set / Scaledecks Wood Deck / Cottage Industry Prop And Lifting Frame, 1/96, 5621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Build the ultimate CSS Alabama! Includes Cottage Industry #AS-002 Naval Artillery Set For this Model (still factory sealed), Scaledecks Real Wooden Deck for this model (mint condition and never used) and Cottage Industries #AS-04 Prop and Lifting Frame Set (still factory sealed) and designed for this kit. The actual model is large-scale and measures 33 inches long and 18 inches tall when assembled. Features preformed ratlines, metal anchor chain and cord for running and standing rigging, 20 crew members, detailed armament, operating propeller hoist and detailed deck fittings. Also includes complete step by step assembly instructions and full rigging instructions/diagrams. Inside, the kit has not been started. All small parts are still in factory sealed bags; the hull was never sealed. Includes building and rigging instructions in 'excellent' condition. The sails are in well-above average 'excellent+' condition.