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Midwest The Grand Banks Dory - Success Series - 15.5 Inches Long, 1/16, 966

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is an ideal first plank-on-frame kit that is designed for the first time builder with all parts pre-cut and sanded as well as a great hull building jig. If you are interested in small boat construction, this model is built the same way the real thing was made and is 1/16 of the size. Includes Micro-Cut quality basswood, mahogany and birch parts, complete fittings set, display stand, full size rolled plans and illustrated Success Series Construction Manual. Measures 15.5 inches long when assembled. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Cleveland Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat - (F6F3) Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-97

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Revell VW Karmann Ghia, 1/16, 07491

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very large scale and well detailed model of the 'Most Beautiful Volkswagen VW' which made Karmann a household name throughout the world. Features detailed 4-cylinder boxer engine with ignition wiring, opening rear trunk, complete exhaust, luggage compartment with spare tire & opening hood, detailed suspension, complete interior with folding seat backs, complete headliner and full instrument panel, opening doors and more. Molded in white, light gray, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell VW Kafer 1951 / 1952 - Volkswagen Beetle Split Window, 1/16, 7488

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very large scale and well detailed Volkswagen features 154 pieces, detailed engine including ignition wiring, opening rear trunk, luggage compartment with spare tire and opening hood, complete suspension, full interior with folding seat backs, opening doors and more. Molded in white, black, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Dassault Falcon 10, 1/48, 04217

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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From 2004. Well detailed with full cockpit and interior. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya US Army Heavy Field Piece M2 155mm Long Tom Gun, 1/21, DT103-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Legendary and rare. This early, large-scale Tamiya kit is an amazing operating model, even by modern standards. Well detailed and features a complex gun elevating system that works by turning the proper hand wheel which then functions through a series of metal pinion gears, functional elevation pistons, working transversing gear through turning the correct hand wheel (through metal pinion gears also), opening breech, movable trailing arms for travel or firing position, removable wheel towing set with realistic suspension that you build up one leaf spring at a time and much more. This model does everything but launch a projectile; there is a inner metal barrel and some other (rubber banded moving) parts I do not understand, so it may well fire something. The model is molded in dark olive drab, light gray, with rubber tires and with a large number of metal parts. The kit has never been started. Inside it is exactly as it left the factory, with all parts factory sealed in clear bags with Tamiya 155mm M2 Gun paper headers. The box has very good color and gloss, is intact, complete and has four solid corners but has general wear as shown.

Geobra Vanguard Rocket With Satellite - (ex Renwal), 1/50, 401

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Extremely rare model from the late 1950s. The scale is commonly given as 1/48, but the instructions state it is 1/50 scale. Large 18" high kit features removable panels and full interior detail with rocket engines, fuel pumps, extensive piping detail from tanks to engines, helium oxygen and nitric acid tanks, instrument section and satellite with folding antennas. Launching stand and a ground crew of two are included. The model is correctly molded in silver plastic. It has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE: at one point, the decal where partially stuck to the instructions. Someone pulled them off; so there is a tear on the decal sheet and also on the instructions. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured. Geobra is a German company dating back to 1876; they are famous today for the Playmobil figures. In the late 1950s they started a line of plastic kits. It included this big scale Vanguard, a 1/50 scale V-2 with Launcher, two gliders and seven modern jet fighters that flew via catapult launch. Also listed is a General Patton tank than bears more than a passing resemblance to the Renwal issue. History usually says that Geobra originally cut the molds for the 1/50 Vanguard, then Renwal reissued it. It would be interesting to know if it and the Patton are the other way around.

Tamiya British M3 Grant Mk1 Meduim Tank, 1/35, 35041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Older but well detailed kit from quality molds. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya T-55A Russian Medium Tank, 1/35, 35257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed.

Tamiya T34/76 1943 Production Model, 1/35, 35059

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and beautifully molded armor kit.

Aurora Boeing B-47 Stratojet, 1/180, 493-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From 1956. Very rare first issue with 'Famous Fighters' square 'Northern Lights' logo. Classic Jo Kotula artwork. This issue only lasted one year, as in 1957 the new oval logo box was used. The box is in excellent condition with all solid corners, no fading or stains, no price tags or marks . Somehow, this box escaped the factory thin tape, as there are not even any marks for that. Inside, the model is as new down to the original packing tissue. The parts are high gloss silver. The instructions are dated 1956 and correctly show the old style logo and square clear stand. The decals and stand are correct for this issue also. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions and correct square clear 2-piece stand.

Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-45ai Kai Koh Toryu Nick - With Isuzu TX40 Fuel Truck, 1/48, 09781

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Dated 2007. Includes aircraft and fuel truck. Very finely molded with 142 pieces for the aicraft and 76 for the truck. Features full cockpit and colorful decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai ZgKw 8 Ton Sd.Kfz7 KMm.11 Half Track Semi-Truck, 1/48, 35432

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 assembled in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The vehicle is still in the factory sealed bags. The soldiers were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Thunder Tiger Magnum 10 GP ABC-R/C Gas Engine - Never Run, 3210

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Never run and mint in the box. Not a kit, but a factory built engine and muffler assembly that is NOS - 'New Old Stock' which means never used. The engine and muffler are still in the (opened) factory clear bags. Complete with all parts, instructions and a sheet of Magnum Engine stickers.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - 58 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C - (Super Brigadier)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very early radio control aircraft with a giant wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance because of the stability required due to the difficult and unpredictable nature of early R/C control. Model features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, superb full size plans with building instructions, rubber wheels, covering material and much more. Never started and complete. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Lindberg McDonnell F-88 Voodoo - (XF-88), 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1950s first issue and still the only injection molded 1/48 XF-88. Features movable controls, detailed ejection seat and pilot, scale jet engines with inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional wing tip tanks, full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Monogram Simon & Simon Z28 Camaro - (Chevrolet Camaro Z28), 1/24, 1407

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1981 issue tied into the very popular TV show. Nicely detailed with full engine, engine compartment, opening hood, complete interior, underside detail and more. Molded in red, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. 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. While the decals are excellent, please note that the instructions have bug damage. They are still completely usable but I would only rate them 'fair.'

Bandai US 155mm Gun Motor Carriage M12 Half Track, 1/48, 8289

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare 1/48 scale model is part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and crew members that can be assembled in almost any position. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai German 75mm Anti-Tank Gun - And Crew, 1/48, 8253

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare model and part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and also include very detailed crew members that can be assembled in almost any position. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Bandai Russian Tank Destroyer Su-85 - (SU85), 1/48, 8372

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare 1/48 scale model that is part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. Beautifully molded and features full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be assembled in almost any position. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.