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Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer, 1/32, C453-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1967 Pyro issue from original 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 - in this case the exact car was on display at the Auto Aviation Museum under the directorship of Mrs. Philip L. Sommerlad of the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, dark blue injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. NOTE: the engine block halves have been very neatly assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent with no gaps and no visible glue. There is no other assembly. The kit has been inventoried and is complete with all parts and instructions.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing PT-13 Kaydet Trainer Flying Scale Airplane, G5-100

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

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The first trainer standardized for the Air Force and Navy. Rubber-powered wooden scale flying model kit. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram B-25 Mitchell White Box Issue, 1/70, 6819

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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1973 White Box release of the 1950s Four Star kit. Ideal builder. Kit features rotating wheels and propellers, side gun packs and cannon/machine gun nose, crew members, underwing rockets and boarding ladder. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: there is small amount of glue on the mounting tabs of the two small side windows. The visible parts of the windows are clear and have no glue. The windows were never installed as the fuselage has no glue on it.

LS D4Y2 Type 12 Suisei 'Judy' Dive Bomber, 1/72, 3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Very early LS kit. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for it's quality. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, retracting landing gear, opening bomb bay and dropping bomb and crew of two. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Revell McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 United, 1/144, H157

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Nice 1974 1/144 Tri-Jet kit. Features detailed optional position landing gear, clear cockpit and cabin windows and a sheet of United markings. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. McDonnell-Douglas and Lockheed both produced tri-jets for an over-estimated market, which lead to neither design being very financially successful.

Aurora CV-60 USS Saratoga Aircraft Carrier (also CV-59 Forrestal), 1/600, 702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1972 'Big A' logo issue with stunning John Steel artwork. Features decals for the Saratoga or Forrestal, one piece hull and flight deck, positionable elevators, AA guns and air wing. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg CV-18 USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class), 1/500, 705-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1950s kit in excellent condition. The box top has like new color and gloss. Please note that this box has the first (round) logo on sides and the second logo 'Lindberg Line' rectangle on top. Larger 1/500 scale ship with 32 aircraft, inner hanger deck, full hull with prop and rudder detail, three optional position elevators, detailed island and extensive AA weapons - dual 5 inch turrets, 40mm quad mounts and single 20mm mounts. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, flag sheet, decals and instructions.

Aurora USS Enterprise Carrier CV-6 WWII, 1/600, 714

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. This is the Aurora 1972 release from the same molds as the original 1959 issue. One of the few injection molded kits of the historical CV-6 - The US Navy's Most Decorated Ship. Full hull kit with pre-war 'EN' flight deck markings, display stand and aircraft.

Lindberg DE-684 USS DeLong (Rudderow Class) Destroyer Escort Motorized, 1/300, 1722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Large scale 1/300 destroyer escort. Motorized for operation in water. Features detailed superstructure and deck, K guns, stern depth charges and racks, twin 5 inch turrets, 20mm guns with shields, 40 mm guns, battery holders, electric motor, scale props and working prop, shaft, etc.

Revell Fairey Rotodyne Cutaway Model with Full Interior, 1/78, H185-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very rare. Unique and highly detailed model in near 1/72 scale of this vertical take-off and landing transport airplane. Kit features cut away design - a large fuselage panel can be removed to show off the complete interior with passenger seats, passengers, pilots, stewardess, baggage compartment (complete down to the suitcases), bathroom with toilet and cargo compartment including boxes, tire, carpet and barrel. Another panel comes off at the support for the rotor to reveal internal aircraft structure and the rotor power transmission. Also includes complete cockpit, working boarding door and stairs, working rear clam-shell cargo doors, operating rudder and elevators and rotating wheels, props and main rotor. 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. NOTE: decals and box are intact but have significant water damage. The first Rotodyne prototype flew in November 1957 and appeared at the Farnborough Air Show three years later. The Rotodyne could carry 60 civil passengers 0r 70 fully equipped troops as well as cargo. Cruising speed was 175 kts and maximum range was 610 nm.

Maquettes M&B Boeing 737-200 - Pacific Western and Canadian Air Lines, 1/100, 105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very rare. A limited number this 737 and some DC-9 kits were made by Maquettes M&B (Scale Modelers M&B) of Ville de Lorraine, Canada and marketed by Sealand Imports, Ltd of Burnaby Canada. Inside is a very high quality large 1/100 scale Nitto DC-9 kit with very fine recessed panel lines, full instructions, a very large, colorful and complete decal sheets for Canadian and Pacific Western, decal placement sheets, and a very large foldout color poster of the Pacific Western 737. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Matchbox A-34 Mk.1 Comet with Diorama Display Base, 1/76, PK72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nicely molded kit from the Matchbox 1/76 scale series. Comes with realistic diorama battle display. Decals from the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Rhineland April 1945 or 1st Royal Tank Regiment Berlin, September 1945. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1/25, 85-1244

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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2009 reissue of the original 'S' kit utilizing the original artwork. Kit features full interior, molded in underside detail, clear windows and two figures. Molded in black, clear and chrome. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions in 'as new' condition.. The Eldorado Brougham four door hardtop (suicide doors) started as a dream car in the GM Motorama and made it to the production floor as the luxury car with "the greatest number of important technological advances ever included in a custom built automobile". The styling was revolutionary at the time. The car sported a large and powerful V-8 engine and air suspension. The interior was simply stunning, with upholstery combinations such as cashmere, nylon and leather in any number of patterns and styles and plenty of chrome trim. In the rear seat, there was a retractable armrest which contained a storage compartment fitted with a vanity, tissue dispenser, cigarette case and a large mirror. All these items, including custom perfume, were designed just for this car. At a price tag of $13,000 few were made but they are valuable classics today.

Revell 1956 Buick Century Four Door Riviera - 'S' Issue, 1/32, H1203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very rare kit from 1956. The detail for that time is very good. Features opening hood, full engine, inner fender wells and compartment detailing, complete interior including separately molded inner door panels, molded in detailed underside with separately molded rear differential with drive shaft and lower front suspension, two figures and the following chrome parts: four ventports for each fender, front grill and bumper, rear bumper, hubcaps, headlights, hood ornament and trunk ornament. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Chrome is in as-new condition as are the instructions. Box would grade higher but there is one split corner (closed split) and a short tape tear on one long side.

AMT 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Two Door Coupe (Hardtop) - Stock or Custom - Prestige Series with Pen Holder Display Base, 1/25, 6501

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

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed kit that can be built one of two ways. Special wood-grain display base with a pen holder is included. Features detailed underside, suspension and exhaust, detailed 406 CID with optional blower, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and a large number of custom parts including wheels, fender skirts, grilles, headlights, etc.

Ken Friend 1/32 North American XP-82 (F-82) Twin Mustang, 1/32

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

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Limited production 1/32 XP-82 kit designed and manufactured by Ken Friend. Ken had access to the actual XP prototype and factory manuals during the design of this kit. This model can be built in one of two ways. First, all parts are included to create a desk-top style 'in flight' factory display-style model. Second, you can create a highly detailed showpiece by adding landing gear, cockpit, and engine detail parts from the Dragon 1/32 P-51D, EP and F-6D variants or from aftermarket detail sets. The kit consists of resin parts (shown above), two clear vac canopies, full decals and a CD containing building instructions, a very large number of reference photographs and information from the original aircraft manuals. If you are building a fully detailed version with wheels down, cockpit detail etc, you will need 'donor' kits. This model was designed to use the Dragon 1/32 P-51 kits as they are reasonably priced and the parts used are accurate. You could use any aftermarket parts and cockpits that you wish - just keep in mind that it may cost more and require more fitting than the recommended Dragon donors. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and a CD with reference photos and instructions for 'Display Model' version and 'Full' version.

Airfix HP Halifax B.MK.III T2, 1/72, 584

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very early 1960s issue with the Type 2 Airfix box design. Kit features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels. Molded in black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1936 Ford Roadster - 3 in 1 - Stock / Custom / Drag, 1/25, 6591

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Features detailed engine and choice of stock flathead V-8 or tri-power Pontiac V-8, removable hood, opening rumble seat, rear spare tire holder, good chassis underside detail, choice of top up or down with boot and full interior.

AMT 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 2-Door Hardtop - 'Rides Magazine' Custom Collection, 1/25, 38261

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 2005 issue. Features full engine and compartment, removable hood, detailed underside and full interior.

MPC H.M.S. Repulse Battlecruiser, 1/600, 1-5253

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From Airfix molds. Nicely detailed full hull kit. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with instructions. The box would grade higher but there is a torn side panel.