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Airfix Sea King, 1/72, 390

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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1960s issue. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Airfix De Havilland Heron Jersey Airlines or RAF Queen's Flight, 1/72, 381

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1950s type two box with great artwork. This is an excellent kit with good detail. It features separately molded control surfaces, cockpit detail, optional position cabin door, retracting undercarriage, rotating props, boarding stairs, stewardess, family (mother, father and son) and business man as well as two seated pilots. NOTE: one wheel has been painted black. Both forward horizontal stabilizers have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent - no gaps and no visible glue. There is other assembly or painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions. The Heron was the result of a larger and redesigned Dove and first flew in 1950. It's ability to operate from rough fields and ease of maintenance quickly make it a favorite for feeder and independent airlines in the UK and overseas. Heron IIs were also selected by the RAF for the Queens Flight, which is a statement to it's reliability and safety.

Monogram Battleship USS Missouri, B4

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

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Very rare early 1950s kit, and Monogram's 4th ship assembly kit. The box is in excellent condition with great color and no tape or price stickers. Inside, the kit still has the original cardboard inner packing to protect the pre-carved hull. Instructions and decals are in mint condition. The kit is unstarted and complete with all parts.

Aurora Boeing F4B-4 - (F4B4), 1/48, 122-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Builder kit. 1958 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula boxart. This is the Parents' Magazine issue with the seal located in the lower right. Classic 1930s Navy Biplane Fighter. These are famous for the colorful paint jobs of the day. Cowl/Tail/Trim color would vary with the Aircraft Carrier that the group was based on. Each ship-Ranger, Lexington, and Saratoga all had their own colors. NOTE: the seat has been very neatly glued to the floor, and the upper wing surfaces have been neatly spray painted yellow. There is no other assembly or painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Two parts (wheel axle and aileron link) are a lighter color gray as they are from another Aurora F4B-4 kit.

Silver Streak 30' Six Window Caboose - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 929-121

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Classic kit from the Craftsman Era of HO kits. Very detailed and well made kit. Silver Streak was one of a number of manufacturers that created very realistic wood and metal kits during the 1940s and 1950s. This is, in my opinion, an exceptional kit. Includes wooden pre-scribed, cut and factory painted hardwood sides with precut windows, fully milled and cut wooden floor, roof, underframe and other details, cast metal, window frames, car ends + doors and brake parts including levers, cast metal coupler pockets, ends with stairs, bolsters, smoke stack and more, metal ladders, grab irons, hand rails and brake linkage, scale chain, very finely cast marker lamp hangers with correct color jeweled inserts, to cast caboose lanterns with jeweled inserts, full size plans and instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All parts are still internal factory bag sealed including instructions.

Revell S.S. Hope Hospital Ship 'The World's First Peacetime Hospital Ship', 1/500, H388-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1962 hardbox 'Master Modeler' issue and USS Hope small brochure. This is the famous ship of Project Hope, which was financed by private citizens and US Industry. The ex-Navy Hospital ship was equipped with the latest technology and a staff of 6 doctors, nurses and technicians. The Hope and crew toured the world, treating disease and training doctors in the latest developments in medical science. Never started. All parts, instructions, etc are still in the factory sealed bag.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - N9DC Prototype, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. 1969 softbox issue with Douglas Prototype markings.

Life-Like 1914 Mercer Raceabout - Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Life-Like release from original Pyro molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. This car is an exact reproduction of the car owned by Ralph T. Buckley, owner of the Antique Auto Shop of New Jersey. This shop specialized in rebuilding Mercer automobiles to factory new condition. The car was part of the Gene Zimmerman display of over 150 such cars in Holiday West PA. The model includes rubber tires, brass colored parts, light blue injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. NOTE: the fenders were once glued to the frame. Very little glue was used and the fenders fell off with all mounting tabs still intact. There are two spots of liquid glue on one fender that will need to be lightly sanded smooth. There is no other assembly. The kit is missing two fender to frame braces, which can be easily made with stock plastic or pulled sprue. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions.

MPC Heinkel He-177 A-5 Grief with HS-293 Guided Missiles (Airfix), 1/72, 1200-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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From Airfix molds. Very well detailed kit. Features opening bomb bay doors with full bomb load, moving gun turrets, working rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, simulated spinning props (clear disks), custom decals, rotating wheels and four-bladed props and optional Hs-293 Guided Missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Has five flight crew. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Airfix Martin B-26B Marauder 'Mild And Bitter' or 'Dee-Feater', 1/72, 04015-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Has markings for 'Dee-Feater' of the 597th Sqn, 397 Bomb Group at Rivenhall, Essex and 'Mild and Bitter' of the 450th Sqn, 322 BG based at Great Ailing, Essex and was one of the first B-26s to complete 100 missions from the UK. Very nice kit. Includes full cockpit, extensive bomb bay detail, elevating guns and rotating turrets, rotating props and wheels, optional position bomb bay doors, crew boarding ladder, crew member and moving elevators. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Life-Like 1911 Avro Triplane (Ex-Pyro), 1/48, 09606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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From high quality Pyro molds. Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed. Has realistic fabric texture on wings and control surfaces. Detailed engine, cockpit and even fuel tank.

Bandai Schutzenpanzerwagen Sd.Kfz. 251/1, 1/48, 8222-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Boeing B-52 Stratofortress with Jet Sound, 1/72, PA215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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Ideal builder as the box is only 'Fair-' condition, but the kit inside is excellent. First issue of this legendary kit. 1968 model includes realistic electric 'Jet Sound'. The instructions, B-52 Book and decals are present and in very good condition. Does not include the glue. Contains 207 parts. Very nicely detailed. Features crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Czech Model UC-78 / JRC-1 / T-50 Cessna Bamboo Bomber - Sky King's Songbird / USAAF 1943 / US Navy 1943, 1/48, 4819

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very highly detailed model. Features injection molded main airframe parts and injection molded clear parts, resin engines, props, wheels and numerous other details, one sheet of factory painted photoetched parts and a larger fret of unpainted photoetched parts, a large and extensive decal sheet for the three aircraft listed, highly detailed interior, optional parts and full color paint guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Monogram Lotus 33 GP Race Car, 1/32, PC138-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1966 issue. Very nicely molded kit featuring rolling wheels, front and rear suspension arms, exhaust pipes, engine detail, roll bar, two rear view mirrors and clear windshield. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including colorful decals and instructions.

Aurora Lola T-70 with Driver / Flagman / Pit Crew of Three, 1/32, 671-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1966 hardbox in excellent condition. Nicely done kit with complete interior. Molded in medium blue, clear and chrome plate with tan colored figures. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Scale Flight Comet's Ryan Cabin - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Comet Aeronca Seaplane (with floats) - 25 inch Wingspan Balsa Wood Flying Model Kit, E25

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Much older (1930s or 40s) Comet issue. Rubber powered stick and tissue model featuring float for operation ROW (Rise Off Water). 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 and instructions. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Model Shipways Brigantine 'Newsboy' of Boston @ 1854 (News Boy) - 22 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model, 1/96, 2008

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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High quality scale kit from the famous Model Shipways. Features an excellent precarved hardwood hull, high quality select hardwood parts, scored deck, tapered hardwood yards, wood and metal stock as needed, rigging materials, precarved wooden fittings, brass chain and stock, cast metal fittings, several sheets of full size plans with detailed views, full rigging information and an illustrated instruction book. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the other parts have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions.

LS Mitsubishi L3 M1 Transport (Civil Nell) - Nippon-Go Round The World Flight / Soyokaze-Go / Yamato-Go / Matukaze-Go / 1001st Aviation Corps (Navy Transport), 1/72, 161-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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NOTE: builder kit only. Very high quality kit with legendary LS detail and moldings. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for multiple aircraft. The named aircraft are all special transports (the full history is included in great detail) and the Navy aircraft was a personnel transport. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with heavily damaged decals and instructions. NOTE: the box, decals and instructions have suffered heavy water damage. The instructions are completely readable, but the decals are ruined. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.