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AMT Boeing B-52G Stratofortress with Hound Dog missiles, 1/72, 8633

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Kit is still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and well molded. Features all recessed panel lines, nicely detailed cockpit and crew stations, detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks and two Hound Dog missiles.

Airfix Shell D.H. Heron II, 1/72, 03001-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes colorful decals for Shell Oil Corporate Aircraft or RAF version. Very nicely detailed and molded kit. Features optional position cabin door, interior cockpit, pilots and rear bulkhead, separately molded rudder, elevators and ailerons, retractable landing gear, rotating propellers, boarding stairs and four nicely molded passengers. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals 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.

Airfix Scorpion Tank Light Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle, 1/76, 61320-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Kit features very good detail, flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya Williams FW-11 Honda F-1, 1/20, 20019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Highly detailed 1/20 static display model with removable cowling, detailed engine, interior and driver figure. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Superior Plastics Taj Mahal - Pearl of the East - With Display Stand, 1/375, 2100-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Hard-to-find kit from the mid or late 1960s. Includes a 10 by 10 inch cardboard display base with a printed 'brick' overlay, many parts, assembly instructions and a full history of the Taj Mahal. The plastic is a very unique color and the instructions state that painting is not necessary, although painting tips are given if you wish to detail the model further. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. Superior Plastics Inc. listed their address as 426 N. Oakley Boulevard, Chicago12 , Illinois. They called themselves 'Custom Molders and Extruders.' From the sounds of things, Superior was an injection molding and extruding job shop which decided to go into the business of making model kits - and they did, cutting molds for a significant line of educational style model kits. Science kits appeared as early as 1962, and possibly earlier. Superior often referred to the kit line as 'Superlon' on the box top and instructions. The first building kit, 'Statue of Liberty', has a copyright of 1963. This kit was designed to be lit from the inside and came with lamp accessories. The second kit was the Taj Mahal and the third 'The Lincoln Memorial,' which could also be illuminated from within. Other kits included 'Yankee Stadium', 'United Nations Building', 'The Deep Sea Lobster', 'The Giant American Bull Frog', 'Unit of Life - Animal Vegetable Cell' and 'Amoeba.' They are best known, however for the anatomy series - 'The Thinking Man Human Skull', 'The Thinking Matter Human Brain', '3-D Human Body', 'Modern Man Skeleton', 'Vital Organs', 'The Beating Heart', 'The Mighty Molar', 'The Visible Pumping Heart', The Five Senses series with 'The Seeing Eye', 'The Listening Ear', 'Anatomy of Taste', 'Anatomy of Smell', 'Anatomy of Touch' and the 'World of Sensation', which was all five senses in one giant kit. The company was quite innovative and even had a patent on action for the Visible Pumping Heart. Sometimes the same kit was issued without a display case and sometimes with under a different part number. Other kits are said to exist are 'Grasping Hand' and the Skull and Brain together. Superior eventually sold off the molds, but the exact date is not know. Early boxes do not have zip codes, but later boxes list 60612, so production at least went into the later 1960s. The science kit molds were sold to 'Educational Products Inc' (EPI) and most of them were reissued. MDK bought the 5 building molds and reissued them all along with the Marx White House before the ceased production. The Statue of Liberty used to be for sale in the on-sight gift shop and still may be. Lindberg later purchased the all the science molds from EPI and have reissued many of them.

Monogram Peterbilt 359 Conventional Semi Tractor Truck - 1/16 Scale, 1/16, 2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

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Still factory sealed. From 1980. Rare. Very large 1/16 scale truck. Very well detailed. This model builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual truck with complete engine, suspension, exhaust and drive line detail. Features detailed engine compartment, opening hood, 63 inch walk-in sleeper, complete interior with CB radio, Alcoa Alloy wheels, dual exhaust stacks, twin antennas, rotating 5th wheel, air horns and side mirrors, pinstripe decals, license plates and more. Molded in yellow, black, chrome, clear and with rubber tires.

Bachmann GE 44 Ton Diesel Switcher DCC Ready - US Transportation Corps (Black) - Spectrum Series HO Scale Model Locomotive, HO, 80034

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Never run - still new in the original box. Completely factory assembled, painted and lettered locomotive kit that is ready to run

Revell Space Operations Center with Space Shuttle, 1/144, 4737

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed, but the seal has drawn tight and split. Ops center features Science, Logistics and habitat modules, some with interior detail. Opening hangar doors reveal orbital transfer vehicle. Comes with solar panels and display stand. Shuttle has markings for Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger and Atlantis with opening cargo bay doors and optional position manipulator arm.

Aeroclub Mosquito Canopies (2) and Noses (2), 1/72, C004

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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High quality vacuformed canopies (two different types - one smooth and one with a blister on the top starboard side) and two noses. Never used and still factory sealed in the original packaging.

ITC CV-65 USS Enterprise - Motorized and with Cam-A-Matic Action, 1/390, 3658-2-1198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare action kit from the early 1960s. The ship sails in the water with an electric motor driving all four propellers. You can program the steering via the Cam-A-Matic drive to steer any number of patterns. While underway, the aircraft elevators move up and down and the ship launches aircraft. Inside, the kit has never been started and is like new. The original display cardboard is present and all parts and decals are still sealed in the factory bags. Instructions are included and as in new condition. The kit is advertised 'For the Advanced Hobbyist' on the box top and I would agree. There are a great many parts and no shortage of moving features and complications. ITC did not shy away from making advanced kit like this and the diving Halibut submarine (dives, surfaces, steers patterns and launches a Regulus II missile) but many kits were returned by frustrated parents and children who did not have the experience to build more complicated models. However, when built properly, they worked and they worked well.

Aurora The Bluenose Schooner with Sails, 1/124, 431-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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First issue dated 1957 with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely molded. Large scale full hull kit with vacuform sails, detailed deck, metal anchor chain, display stand and complete rigging instructions. Molded in green and wood tan. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Even includes original tissue paper. NOTE: box looks much better than the 'Good-' rating. I have rated it so low because someone cut a 4 x 2 inch section out of one short box top side.

Airfix Jungle Outpost, 1/72, 03382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Nice kit with 70 parts.

Matchbox UC-64A Norseman - USAF or Civil, 1/72, PK125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. Can be built with floats or landing gear. Markings for colorful civil 'Northway Aviation Ltd,' Manitoba 1974 and USAF versions.

Ace North American P-51D Mustang - USAF 1945 Burma or Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), 1/72, 1028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very nicely molded kit. Features all very fine recessed details, very good cockpit and gear well detail, drop tanks, pilot and two position canopy. Features very colorful USAF aircraft shown on the box art and a unique South Korean Air Force fighter. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. I suspect that these are Hasegawa molds.

Sterling Dual Cockpit Mahogany Runabout (Chris Craft Style Runabout) - 29 Inch Long Kit For RC Operation or Static Display, B29

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still sealed but the seal has some splits. Large scale kit is 29 inches long when assembled and features one-piece mahogany deck, interlocking plywood keel and bulkheads, running hardware for gas or electric power, a complete set of metal fittings, full instructions and plenty of room for RC installation.

Revell Blohm & Voss BV P-194, 1/72, 04335

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Unique concept aircraft had one jet engine and one piston engine. Weapons were carried internally in the piston engine fuselage. Kit features detailed cockpit, Jumo 004 engine unit, detailed BMW 801 Radial, movable prop, optional position engine maintenance panels, with a detailed bomb bay and two bombs. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes Gloster Meteor NF.11/13 - Egyptian Air Force 1955 / RAF No. 5 Sq Laarbruch Germany 1959 / RAF No. 39 Sq Suez Crisis 1956, 1/48, 480

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Out of production. Very high quality kit with all fine recessed panel lines, full resin cockpit and other resin details, very realistic jet intake and exhausts, detailed gear wells, drop tanks, optional position canopy, decals for the three aircraft listed and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including paint and placement guide, three sheets of decals and instructions.

MPC Short Stirling B1 or BIII with Tractor and Four Bomb Trolleys, 1/72, 2501-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has splits on the bottom. From quality Airfix molds. Includes tractor and bomb cart accessories as shown on box cover. Kit features elevating guns, rotating turrets, interior, rotating props and wheels, movable control surfaces, optional position bomb bay doors, bomb bay detail and bombs and optional position undercarriage. This issue also has the 'Wild Customizing Decals' and 'Simulated Spinning Props' as well as the authentic decals and regular props.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has the "Famous Fighters" in the oval 'Northern Lights' logo. Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or infamous) German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 floatplane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and vibrant color - there is wear as shown. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is required.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has the "Famous Fighters" in the oval 'Northern Lights' logo. This is the only kit made of the infamous German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 floatplane. The kit has never been painted but has minor assembly - the AR-196 floats have been glued to the floatplane. Quality of assembly is excellent with proper alignment and no excesses glue. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: three small deck fittings were taken from a unpainted built up 'Atlantis' to make this kit complete. The three parts came off very easily and are in excellent condition - the glue was so old that the locater pins are still intact. Shipping insurance is required.