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AMT Richard Petty #43 STP Pontiac Grand Prix - 1/16 Scale, 1/16, 8249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. From 1985. Very nicely detailed large 1/16 scale kit. Features detailed chassis, suspension and exhaust, detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full racing interior with roll cage, colorful decals, accessory floor jack, gas can and jack stands and more.

Dennis Storzek 1917 CC&F 40' Outside Braced Wood Boxcar - Canadian National (ex-CGR Car) Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1917-2

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main body parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection molding. The details are cast metal, plastic and wood. Decals and markings guide for Canadian National are included as well as illustrated, detailed instructions. The kit has not been started. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, F407S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Third Airfix logo issue in excellent condition. Stunning box art showing the Mauretania escorted by tugs in New York Harbor. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Still sealed in the factory bag and complete with decals and instructions.

Revell US Navy Sea Shadow Stealth Ship, 1/144, 5107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. From 1996. Out of production kit of the navy Stealth Test Ship. Built between 1983 and 1985, the Sea Shadow was just over 49 meters long and could achieve 15 knots with a diesel-electric power plant. For years the Navy tested the Sea Shadow off the California coast but only at night. Testing centered around stealth characteristics, steering, automation and sea worthiness. The ship was not revealed to the public until April 11, 1993.

Monogram Mercury LN7 Sports Coupe - Young Model Builder's Issue, 1/32, 6962

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1970s issue. The Young Model Builder's Club would periodically send model kits to builders, similar to a magazine subscription. This kit is from Monogram molds. The model is molded in red, clear, chrome and with real rubber tires. Features opening hood, complete interior and a small color poster/print of the actual LN7. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the factory bag.

Entex 1914 Dennis Fire Engine, 1/16, 8473

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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This is the Entex reissue of the excellent Bandai 1/16 scale vehicle series. This kit has over 500 parts. Super-detailed model builds up a rolling chassis just like the real fire engine. Includes four firemen, highly detailed engine with pipes and ignition wires, working suspension system, full drive train with exhaust, steerable front wheels, operating extension ladder, opening hood, detailed engine compartment, complete interior and much more. Molded in multiple colors, clear and with real rubber tires. The kit has not been started. Almost all parts are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and very well produced, large instruction book with detail photos and drawings. NOTE: two fenders are broken and will need to be fixed. The two parts are present and are a tight, closed fit for a straight-forward repair.

Aurora Cessna T-37 Trainer, 1/43, 138-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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Investment grade condition kit. Likely the second issue dated 1962 with the 130 cent price extension. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Martin P6M-1 Seamaster - 'Famous Aircraft' Issue - (P6M1), 1/136, H176-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare Famous Aircraft hardbox issue from 1960 with Jack Leynnwood artwork. Molded in the correct glossy gray plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky HO4S-1 US Navy - Famous Artist Series - (HO4S1), 1/49, H172-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1960 dated hardbox issue. Includes HO4S-1 Master Modelers Stamp and HO4S-1 and USS Long Beach trading cards. Molded in bright orange plastic and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals. NOTE: instructions are photocopies of the Air Force version of this model. Decal backing paper has some bug damage - the actual transfers have no damage. One antenna is not orange but is silver plastic. It is from an earlier issue of this kit.

Aurora Silver Knight of Augsburg 1560 'Valiant Warriors' - Crown Issue, 1/8, K1-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956. The copyright on the instructions is 'Crown Plastics, Inc Princeton, New Jersey'. These were the first Aurora Knights ever issued and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. This is the very first Aurora Knight kit ever issued - K1-98. Please note the early Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. Inside, the plastic parts are mint. The kit has never been started. The shiny, silver plastic parts are complete and include the silver base. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo. The yellow plume has disintegrated and all that is left is a small yellow section.

Herr Engineering Taylorcraft - 18 Inch Wingspan Wooden Flying Model, K-202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Modern high quality stick and tissue rubber powered kit. Features high quality laser-cut balsa wood parts, computer drawn plans, plastic propeller, full building instructions, complete hardware pack, contest quality rubber, colorful light weight tissue and waterslide decal markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aircraft Monocoupe - Solid Aircraft Model, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Solid wooden model from the 1930s. Includes all needed wooden parts, original corked glass tube of paint, special factory 'masking tape for striping model', beautifully completely turned cowl and wheels, window material, cast metal pilots, metal wire, other wood as needed and beautiful 1/48 scale plans. The kit has had assembly. The fuselage has been finish sanded with pilots and windows installed. The wings have been finish sanded. The quality of this work is craftsman grade. The fuselage is fantastic and is to plan. The wings are excellent and have the correct airfoil sanded in. No other assembly has been done. The model is complete. This model is rare in that it is from Gordon Christoph's Aircraft Model Company. This company was founded in the early 1930s. Jack Mair, a former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. Mair continued with the same logo and 1/48 scale and went on to make one of the rarest and valuable 1/48 scale wooden kits ever - the Maircraft DC-3. The company went out of business just as production began on the DC-3, which was in 1947.

Guillows Spitfire - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 504

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 kits. Roughly 1970s scale stick and tissue rubber powered flying model. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Renwal Raytheon Hawk Mobile Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile System - 3 Missiles With Launcher / Radar Trailer / Crew of 4, 1/32, M558-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Original Renwal issue from the late 1950s. Hardbox with fantastic artwork of Hawk in action shooting down a four engine bomber. Features three removable missiles and a detailed launch trailer that elevates and rotates the missiles, complete radar trailer with rotating and tilting radar housings. There is a crew of four and full decals. The kit has not been started. The missiles are still sealed in the factory bag. The launcher and radar trailer were never factory sealed, and they have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Dog Fight Doubles - Bristol Beaufighter T.F.X and Bf-109G.6, 1/72, D360F

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Limited issue contains both kits and special 'Dog Fight Double' instructions and black double stand. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile with Transporter/Loader and Tractor, 1/48, PD42-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Very rare kit from 1958. This is the one and only issue of this kit. Typical high quality Monogram 'Four Star' kit with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, transporter/loader that actually cranks up and down and moves side-to-side, and the tractor/tug. Molded in four glossy colors. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing the dedals. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. The box ranks 'poor' because the left short side panel is missing. This model would create the ultimate diorama with the 1/48 vacuform B-47.

Revell Volkswagen Micro Bus (Volkswagen Bus / Microbus) - 'S' Issue, 1/25, H1228-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare original 'S' kit from 1958. 'Excellent' condition hardbox with four solid corners and wonderful gloss and color. This was a very advanced model for it's time, featuring detailed engine, separately molded battery, exhaust fuel tank and filler tube, complete interior, separately molded drive train and suspension, rotating wheels, opening tailgate and engine compartment hatch, optional opened or closed roof, opening front and passenger door, opening dual rear passenger side doors and figures for a family of three. Molded in correct gloss red and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Revell F-102A Delta Dagger Large Scale with Working Features, 1/48, H281-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Sensational action model dated 1960. Unique large scale kit includes many operational features. Landing gear and flaps retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed. Removable detailed engine and movable control surfaces. Weapons bay opens to show AIM-4 Falcon missiles. Long after this kit stopped being a big seller in the USA, it found favor in Japan, where at least two issues were made in the 1960s and early 1970s. Never started. The kit is like new inside with all parts, decals and instructions still sealed in the Revell factory bag. Box has spotting and wear as shown.

UPC Six Pee Wees - Curtiss P-40N / Sikorsky S-58 / Lockheed P-38 / Focke-Wulf FW-190 / Supermarine Spitfire / Grumman F6F Hellcat, various, 8500-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Hard-to-find. Still factory sealed. Contains all six kits from ex-Elvin molds. Scales are as follows - F6F 1/295, Spitfire 1/173, P-40 1/188, P-38 1/232, FW-90 1/165, S-58 1/200.

Revell Air Racers! Clay Lacy's P-51D Mustang & P-39 Airacobra Racer and Diorama, 1/72, H664

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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1976 issue. Revell issued three of these kits in this year H664, H665 and H666. Each contained two aircraft and a color diorama base, backdrop and special stand. If you have all three kits, the three bases fit together to make a large Air Show diorama with all six aircraft. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.