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Renwal BB-56 USS Washington Battleship, 1/500, S608-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare first issue. Very high quality full-hull kit. Features fully detailed deck, one piece hull, nine individually elevating 16" guns, rotating main and secondary turrets, fully detailed forward and aft island structures with radar, gun directors and range finders, individually molded 20mm guns with shields, helicopter, full rudder and propeller detail, flag sheet and full decals including draft markings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell PT-190 'Jack Of Diamonds' Patrol Torpedo Boat, 1/72, H312-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Unusual hardbox issue from 1965. Box artwork is by Jack Leynnwood (please see the article about him on this website). Nicely detailed kit 1/72 scale kit with full deck , guns, torpedoes, figures, display stand and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

MPC De Havilland DH-98 Mosquito with Customizing Decals, 1/72, 7017-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. From Airfix molds. This kit is from the 1970s and includes RAF and wild customizing decals, standard props + clear 'rotating' prop discs and more.

Revell 3 Freedom Fighters Chinese I-16 - Polish P-11 - Swedish CR-42, 1/72, H678-130

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

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Still in the factory seal. 1967 issue. Contains Swedish CR-42/Chinese Air Force I-16 and Polish PZL P-11C.

Aurora German Gotha G.V Bomber, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Ross Abare issue Gotha. Mr. Abare contracted with Aurora to produce a copy of the original 1958 kit. However, the non-'Famous Fighters' logo was used, thus forever separating the Abare issue from the original issue. Mr. Abare was reportedly quite upset, as he wanted exact copies. Great Jo Kotula box artwork. Kit has not been started. NOTE: model is missing the ground base and the men are blue plastic from a later issue. All other parts are inventoried complete and the correct color. Includes instructions and decals.

Heller Boeing 747 Air France, 1/125, 80459

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Large scale issue.

Airfix Junkers Ju-52/3M Floats or Landing Gear Luftwaffe or Swiss - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Colorful Craftmaster artwork issue. This is the 'Black' side panel of the two Craftmaster releases. The famous 'Iron Annie' of inter-war and WWII. Ju-52s saw service in almost every operational area of the war and served as transports, bombers, minesweepers and more. Kit features movable control surfaces, detailed cockpit, optional floats or landing gear, rotating wheels and props. NOTE: the seat and control sticks have been glued into the cockpit. Quality of assembly is very good. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Italeri Martin B-57B Canberra Strike or Night Intruder Versions, 1/72, 144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Builds either version. 115 parts. Optional position canopy and landing gear. Features rotor bomb bay detail with optional position doors and full internal bomb load and underwing pylons and full underwing stores.

Airfix Boston Bomber A-20 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1401-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. White end panel Craftmaster issue. Features movable rudder, elevator and ailerons, crew and cockpit, movable propeller and wheels and British markings.

Hawk San Francisco Cable Car, 1/48, 517-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Very highly detailed kit from the 1960s. Features full interior, exterior, truck and under-body detail and track display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box is poor, but the decals, instructions and parts are excellent.

Monogram Boeing 2707-200 SST United Airlines - Bagged, 1/400, PA211

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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This is the 1968 release of this kit, which may have only been issued twice. The Boeing SST was modeled here in the second (-200) variant which still had the swing-wing design which proved impractical in the final design. The damaging effects of sonic booms over population centers ultimately contributed to the cancellation of the project. Nicely molded with all recessed panel lines. The kit has wings that swing, United Airlines decals and a unique display stand. NOTE: this kit has been started. The rudder, two sets of engine halves and two engines have been assembled. Quality of assembly is average and the kit can certainly be finished. NOTE: rudder decals have been applied. There are remaining decals for one side of the aircraft - the decals for the other side are missing. Inventoried with all parts, partial decals and instructions.

Hillcrest US Army 1909 Wright Biplane 'Flyer' - World's First Military Aircraft, 1/65

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Hillcrest was one of the pioneers among American plastic model kit manufacturers. Two kits are known to exist - this one and the Curtiss Pusher. There may have been a Bleriot XI but this is unconfirmed. Model Plastic Products of Hollywood, California was the parent company and they first issued the two kits under that name in 1951. In 1952 the Hillcrest name was used. The kits were a radical departure from other kits of the day that required tedious building and finishing of wood parts. For this reason Hillcrest advertised "prefabricated" and "assembly time 3 to 6 hours" on the box least they be mistaken for traditional wooden kits. The kit has injection molded main parts in the frame of the actual aircraft. The small cello bag is still sealed and contains cast metal details such as the engine, tank and more. The framework is to be covered in tissue which is supplied along with rigging material. The instructions have a very nice three view drawing, parts diagram and written instructions. This aircraft, called a "Flyer" by the Wrights, was built for the US Army about five years after the first Kitty Hawk aircraft. The aircraft incorporated many improvements and was built of very high quality hickory, ash and spruce. Wings were two-spar construction with built-up ribs and wire trailing edges. The airfoil had a camber-cord ratio of 1 to 20 and both sides were covered by a rubberized fabric. This aircraft had the doubtful distinction of having the first fatal air crash. A propeller cracked and tore the rudder loose, killing Lt. Selfridge while seriously injuring Orville Wright. Kit has not been started and is complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - 'S' Kit - (F11F1), 1/55, H249-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

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Original issue 'S' kit from 1956. Box has excellent color and gloss with very light wear. The kit has never been started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Heinkel He-111-H4/6 - Torpedo Bomber of 6./KG26 Sicily 1941 / Torpedo Aircraft of 3./KG26 Finland 1942 / Bomber of 7./KG4 Libya 1942 - (He111H4/6), 1/48, 85-5522

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

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed large-scale kit. Features full interior, weighted tires, load out of two torpedoes or two bombs, rotating propellers, decals for the three aircraft listed and more.

Monogram Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress with Diorama Sheet, 1/48, 5600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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First issue dated 1975. Kit has excellent mold quality and includes the desirable diorama brochure. Highly detailed kit with full bomb bay and significant interior detail. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Pyro Laird-Turner Pesco Special Thompson Trophy Racer - Motorized, 1/32, 342-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Rare Pyro motorized version. Propeller spins and the aircraft taxis across the floor. Features steerable tail wheel, working elevators, rudder and ailerons, detailed cockpit with pilot, seat and instrument panel and electric motor with pulley drives. The kit is complete with the colorful cardboard presentation pieces, all parts still in the factory sealed bag, Pyro catalog, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are present but peeling badly.

Revell Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, 1/144, H116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Revell Germany issue. Never started. NOTE: missing decals. Inventoried with all parts and instructions.

Special Hobby Hunting Percival Pembroke C1, 1/72, SH72105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Very highly detailed model of one of three RAF Pembrokes. Includes photoetched metal and resin details. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Series 10 Hughes Airwest, 1/72, 386

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1974 issue with colorful markings from Hughes. Still the only 1/72 scale DC-9 and long out of production.

KVZ SE 210 Caravelle - Air France, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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This is the large scale (1/100) Caravelle. The box is excellent with as new colors and little wear. The kit is molded in gloss white, black and silver. Mold quality is very good and the door and control surface lines are recessed. Includes factory nose weight and two metal tubes of factory glue. Decals are mint and as new. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing two main gear wheels. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot and Warsaw Pac Airliners as well as Military Helicopters and Aircraft.