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Airfix Grumman J4F Widgeon / Gosling - Royal Navy Blister Pack, 1/72, 01024-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still factory sealed. Very well molded and detailed kit.

Academy Piper PA-28 Cherokee 140 Cruiser, 1/48, 1610

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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High quality model, most likely from ex- Bandai Molds. Features excellent full interior, well detailed engine, removable cowling and enough letters and numbers for almost any registration you desire. Never started. Factory sealed parts bags with decals and instructions present.

Matchbox UC-64A Norseman - USAF or Civil, 1/72, PK-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Can be built with floats or landing gear. Markings for colorful civil 'Northway Aviation Ltd', Manitoba 1974 and USAF versions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

ESCI LTV F-8E (F8) Crusader VF-162 USS Oriskany / VMF-312 Marines / French Navy Flotille 14 F, 1/48, 8202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Has markings for all three versions listed. Features 'good' cockpit, optional position canopy, fine panel lines, detailed landing gear and well wells, full missile load and more.

AMT-Frog Ocean Pioneers Bleriot XI / Southern Cross Fokker, 1/72, 3901-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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NOTE: Model contains only two kits, the Fokker Southern Cross and Bleriot. The Spirit of St. Louis kit is missing. High quality Frog kits issued in AMT boxes as part of a short-lived marketing program. This kit has never been started. The Bleriot is still in the internally sealed factory bag and the Fokker has been inventoried complete with all parts and with decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have some cracking and light flakes

Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/19, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from about 1970s. Can be built for display, rubber free flight or powered by a 1/2A gas engine. Includes instructions for all options and flying tips. Measures to about 1/16 scale and has a 24 inch wingspan. Features very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood, vac full engine cowling and details, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear window material, tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Cessna 150 - 24 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, 309

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the very late 1960s/early 70s. Can be built for display, free-flight rubber or gas engine free-flight and has instructions for all options. Features color decals, quality die-cut balsa wood, strip wood, excellent vacuformed full cowl, vacuformed wheel pants, pilot and spinner, finished wooden wheels and thrust button, die-cut plywood firewall for 1/2A gas engine, clear cockpit glass material, plastic prop, rubber motor and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Star Model US Army Amphibian 1 1/2 Ton Truck DUCK (DUKW), 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Rare kit dated 1944. Large scale DUKW measures over 15 inches long when assembled and features a large number of factory-cut wood parts, fully formed wooden wheels, a wax paper bag of details and metal hardware, two sheets of pre-colored thick cardstock parts, wood stock and strip stock as required, full decals, real cloth camo roof cover, very good interior detail (for that time) and big full size plans with numerous drawings and text instructions. Star Model Manufacturing Co was located in Pontiac Michigan.

MPC Pilgrim Observer Space Station Nuclear Powered With Iron On Patch, 1/100, 9001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare original issue; not the common reissue. Still contains the correct iron-on patches (Pilgrim badge and two USA flags) and the Flight Data and Technical Guide. This offering from MPC is one of the most interesting and a classic among Science Fiction kits. The model dates from 1975. Large 1/100 scale kit is 17 inch long, has excellent detail and a large clear section to show interior detail. Fourteen movable parts allow you to display or change the ship's configuration from "Launch" to "Earth's Atmosphere Entry" to "Space Cruise". 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. There was a time when space research was not aimed at the earth's orbit and moon, but at distant planets in our solar system and eventually beyond. Planning went much further than most people are aware. The main limitation was seen as the chemical rocket motor. It could only be fired once and the specific impulse was limited. To overcome these limitations, the United States embarked on a large program to build the nuclear rocket engine. Unlike the nuclear aircraft engine, this program overcame the technical obstacles placed before it was VERY successful. The effort resulted in numerous test engines up through the Phoebes 5000 MW monster, which is still the world's most powerful reactor. The nuclear engines could run at full power for an hour, then be shut down and restarted up to a dozen times or more. Also, the flow of fuel (liquid hydrogen) could be regulated through turbo-pumps to 'throttle' the engine just as one does a car engine. Crew radiation shielding from the engine was less than requirements for cosmic ray shielding. At one point, a KIWI series reactor (KIWI-TNT) was blown up on purpose to test the environmental impact; it was minimal and clean up went quickly. The final result was to be a space rated engine called NERVA, or Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application. Before the project was terminated, many vehicles were designed for deep space exploration based on these amazing engines.

Vac Wings Curtiss SOC Seagull - Bagged, 1/48, VW4813

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. Rare and still the only 1/48 Seagull kit ever made. Very nicely done model with main vacuform airframe parts and numerous cast metal details including the engine. The clear canopy is as new and not yellowed; it is still on the protective form that it was shipped on. Vacuform kits are only recommended for people experienced with this type of kit. Previous experience and scratch building skills are required.

Revell HMCS Snowberry or USS Saucy Flower Class Corvette - (ex Matchbox), 1/72, 05061

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Has optional parts and decals to build either ship. Very highly detailed and large kit with 1003 parts. Includes display stand, 15 crew members, steel chain, signal flags, rigging material, complete assembly instructions and more.

Revell NS Savannah, 1/381, 05235

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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2005 Revell of Germany reissue from the classic and well detailed 1958 'S' kit. Features 148 pieces, viewable detailed reactor, full hull, rotating prop, movable rudder and 12 booms, cargo that fits into the holds, display stand and full decals. Very well molded kit and probably the best of all NS Savannah models. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg USS Sentry AM-299 Motorized (Admirable Class) WWII US Navy Minesweeper, 1/130, 765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. 1976 issue with great John Steel box art. Motorized for operation in water. Very large scale model of the workhorse minesweeper from World War II. Very nicely detailed for that time and could easily be made remote control with today's very small and efficient systems.

Trumpeter HMS Abercrombie Monitor, 1/350, 05336

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Highly detailed, large scale kit with over 480 parts and three frets of brass PE parts.

Revell USS Pittsburgh Heavy Cruiser, 1/490, H457-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1971 issue of the Iwo Jima and Okinawa veteran. Full hull kit is over 16 inches long when assembled. Features movable guns and turrets, complete secondary and AA gun mounts, detailed deck, scout planes, crane and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, flag sheet and includes instructions.

ITC US Navy WWI Submarine Chaser (Sub Chaser) - ex-ITC, 1/74, C-582-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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The US Navy WWI Submarine chaser was a 110 foot wooden vessel that carried a crew of 25 and were armed with a 3 lb deck gun and a 'Y' gun for discharging depth charges. The ships proved valuable in combating the German U-boats in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Some were updated and saw service in WWII. This is the large and nicely detailed ex-ITC kit from the 1960s. When ITC discontinued plastic kit production, 'Ringo' was the name give to the 'clearing house' company that cleansed the ITC warehouse of left-over stock. Ringo kits normally did not come with decals or flag sheets - this kit is no exception. The kit has not been started. The small (black) parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger (yellow) parts have been inventoried complete. With instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply RMS Queen Mary Ocean Liner Super Detail Issue - 32 Inches Long, 1/380

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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This model is from 1938 and is Ideal's finest issue of the almost 32 inch long Queen Mary. It features an accurate, pre-carved solid wood hull, numerous cast metal fittings such as 24 lifeboats, stairs, winches, props, etc., 48 aluminum davits, assorted wooden stock, numerous neatly done printwood sheets, printed cardstock, sandpaper, funnel tubing, glass bottles of Ideal lacquer, shellac and three jars of paint. The superb plans are full size and in 'good+' condition with some bug damage but not bad. The assembly procedure is detailed in writing and with the drawings. Sectional profiles are included as well as detail views. The kit has not been started. Most small parts are still sealed in factory bags; the two bags that are torn have been inventoried complete. All parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with the huge plans and detailed parts sheet with instructions (also with minor bug damage). Ideal was a famous producer of early model kits. In 1911 they released their first aircraft kit, which put them among the first USA model companies. Ideal was unique also in that they released large ocean liners, giving us the only big scale SS Normandie, SS America, Rex and RMS Queen Mary models ever made.

Monogram P-51B Mustang - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA143_6788

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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NOTE: build kit only, please read carefully. First issue dated 1967. Well detailed and finely molded in traditional Monogram style. This kit has 'professional' quality sub assembly as follows: the wing assembly is build (3 parts total). There is no other assembly. The seat and fuselage interior are painted very neatly; there is no other painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Entex Boeing F4B4 - (F4B-4 Aurora Copy), 1/48, 8518B

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Ideal "Classic Builder" from the 1970s. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It was once assumed that this kit was made from ex-Aurora molds. However, Jean-Claude Mermet has done a piece-by-piece comparison and sent photos - they are not from the same molds. It is clear that the Japanese-produced F4B-4 is a copy of the Aurora kits parts, but they are created from different molds. The design of a number of parts is different, as well as the ejector pin locations and even the 'tree' structure.

Hasegawa P-51B Mustang Shangri-La, 1/72, AP11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and dated 1992. A beautiful kit featuring 51 well molded parts with very fine, all-recessed panel lines, good cockpit and full decals for the famous aircraft shown on the box art.