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Tamiya Mitsubishi Zero Fighter A6M2 (Zeke) - Motorized, 1/50, MA101-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Earlier Tamiya kit with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Features electric motor and hardware, all very fine raised panel lines, working ailerons, rudder and elevator, retractable landing gear, optional bomb and drop tank loads. Has decals for four aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram OS2U Kingfisher Blue or Pre-War Yellow Wing Markings - White Box issue, 1/48, 5304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed and dated 1977. This fine model can be built with wheels for land operation or floats and ncludes paint guide and markings for the box photo as well as a very colorful silver/yellow wing/blue tail pre-war 'High Visibility' aircraft.

Airfix FW-190A Priller Special Edition And Hawker Tempest V And Yakovlev Yak-3, 1/72, 02085

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good to Exc

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SALE!! Includes three models. All kits have never been started and are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Airfix Gloster Gladiator - T4 Blister Pack, 1/72, 01002-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. Type four logo blister pack with header dated 1973. Includes a large, full color 3-view painting guide on the back.

Airfix P-51D Mustang - Fool's Paradise IV 363rd FG 9th Air Force USAAF England 1944 - Blister Pack Issue, 1/72, 01018-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. Type 4 1970 blister pack issue is nicely molded and includes decals for the aircraft listed in the title and a full color painting guide on the back.

Airfix Bell P-39Q Airacobra - T3 Bagged, 1/72, 119

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1960s Type Three logo bagged issue with colorful header.

Airfix Sopwith Camel - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1960s issue with vivid and dramatic Craftmaster box art. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cox TWO Glow Head .09 - Never Run And In The Original Bags - Glow Plugs, 2302

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very rare in this condition. Both "Med" .09 glow heads are NOS and never run; the copper washers are protected in the cardboard as shown. One is Cox part number 2302 and the other is 23020. They are identical; one is a later style part number than the other.

Guillows Supermarine Spitfire - 27.6 Inch Wingspan Flying Wood Aircraft, 403

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Large scale model from about 1965 that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform engine cowling, spinner, exhaust, oil cooler scoop & more, full color decals, covering tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Craft Master Mule Team Old West Kit - For Wagons of the Old West Series, 951-350

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. The ideal scale accessory for the 'Wagons' series from Craft Master. It features two Mules that are beautifully carved from Ponderosa Pine, harness equipment and illustrated instructions. This excellent series contained several other kits, all done to the same (unlisted) scale - Covered Wagon, Log Wagon, Jerky Wagon, Mule Team, Horse Team, Ox Team, Jail Wagon, Yellowstone Wagon, Buckboard Wagon, Sheepherders Wagon, Ore Wagon, Conestoga Wagon, Milk Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Delivery Wagon, Dray Wagon, Stage Coach and Water Wagon. There was also a very early Red Rover Fire Engine Wagon in the same scale.

Craft Master Ox Team Old West Kit - For Wagons of the Old West Series, 952-350

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. The ideal scale accessory for the 'Wagons' series from Craft Master. It features two same-scale Ox that are beautifully carved from Ponderosa Pine, yoke, wire and illustrated instructions. Each ox measures 4.5 inches long and 3.1 inches high when assembled. This excellent series contained several other kits, all done to the same (unlisted) scale - Covered Wagon, Log Wagon, Jerky Wagon, Mule Team, Horse Team, Ox Team, Jail Wagon, Yellowstone Wagon, Buckboard Wagon, Sheepherders Wagon, Ore Wagon, Conestoga Wagon, Milk Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Delivery Wagon, Dray Wagon, Stage Coach and Water Wagon. There was also a very early Red Rover Fire Engine Wagon in the same scale.

Pyro 1932 Chrysler La Baron Phaeton Imperial Chassis V-8, 1/32, C413-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1966 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. Features detailed chassis and suspension, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in colored, clear and chrome plated plastic with real rubber tires. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Curtiss Kittyhawk 1A (P-40E Warhawk) - Great Britain Issue, 1/72, H623

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1963 Revell of Great Britain issue. The unique Brian Knight artwork is only seen on this model. Like most all Great Britain issues, it has special features never available on USA issues. For example, an opening canopy and a greatly enhanced decal sheet that also includes a stand decal. Includes rotating wheels and propeller, pilot and seat, optional position landing gear, display stand, belly tank and RAF decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo - US Navy VF-2 USS Lexington / VF-3 USS Saratoga - (F2A2), 1/48, 61031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Well detailed with fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, gear wells and engine, optional bomb load, standing and sitting pilot figures and decals for both yellow wing aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Nakajima G8N1 Renzan N-40 Rita, 1/72, JS22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Nicely detailed and molded in green and clear and includes markings for Japanese and captured American Evaluation aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Rita was a high speed long range bomber built near the end of WWII but was too late to see action. Please note that the short ends panels have some sun fading.

Comet Lockheed P-38 Lightning - 34 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3504

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has a split as shown. 1970s stick and tissue flying model with a big 34 inch wingspan. Easily adapted to R/C and electric power with modern light-weight receivers and servos. Features high quality printwood, pre-cut strip wood in multiple sizes, nose and nacelle blocks, dowels, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, rubber motors, hardware, balsa propellers, other wooden stock as needed, insignia and full size plans.

MPC Ferrari BB512, 1/25, 1-0553

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Dated 1979 and a good model with excellent detail for that time. Features detailed interior, optional position headlights, steerable front wheels, detailed underbody, custom sports stripes, matt finish plated wheels and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Arii Blue Marine Ocean Going Yacht - 13.6 Inches Long, 1/36, A293

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare, large-scale (1/36) sailing yacht. Molded in white, black and green & with a large number of chrome plated parts. There are two beautiful vac sails and rigging material. Can be built with sails up or stowed and includes full rigging instructions and display stand. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1903 Model A Ford Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H36-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1952 first issue in the 'Series One' yellow box. Molded in gloss black. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. This kit has never been started. the parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Revell 1911 Rolls Royce Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H46-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. Molded in a beautiful dark green plastic. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. This kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!