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Monogram Grumman F4F Wildcat Action Model - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA66-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Original issue hardbox dated 1961. Features folding wings, optional position landing gear, under-wing tanks, rotating prop and wheels and pilot and one ground crew. Molded in the correct high gloss dark blue and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Adams Honest John Rocket with Launcher and Truck, 1/40, K150-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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First issue from the late 1950s with fantastic box artwork. The box is in 'excellent' condition. Very highly detailed with many working features. Missile can be removed or installed for launch or transport. Launcher/truck can be configured for travel or launch, and the launching boom can be elevated and rotated. Features completely detailed suspension and chassis, complete interior, crew of 5 and more. The kit has never been started. The missile parts and small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition.

Monogram M-34 Eager Beaver 2 1/2 Ton Truck - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PM22-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Dated 1957. First issue hardbox with great artwork. Very high quality kit. Features heavy lugged true scale tires, complete chassis and suspension, detailed interior, opening doors, rolling wheels, removable simulated canvas tarpaulin and working tail gate. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AV USK Goodyear F2G Super Corsair (F4U) 4 Versions -Ron Puckett's or Sohio Air Racers or US Navy, 1/72, AV-2022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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The Super Corsair was designed as a high-speed Kamikaze interceptor featuring the huge Pratt and Whitney R-4360-4 'Wasp Major' 28 cylinder radial engine. Only 10 per produced before the war ended, and all production was cancelled after that. The 10 F2Gs were quickly declared war surplus and went on to incredible careers in Air Racing. Limited production kit. Features injection molded parts, resin and photoetched brass details and film instruments with two very large decal sheets and full color picture finishing guide. Excellent full cockpit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Convair XF-92A Dart - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/72, 605-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Hard-to-find kit from the mid 1950s. The 'Picture Galley' issues had a colorful but short life. When Hawk moved from wooden kits to injection molded kits, they utilized the one piece 'flip top' boxes with one or two color printing. Sales were initially poor. Realizing that more color was needed, they went to the 'hardbox' design, which was medium weight cardboard with a colorful litho 'slick' glued to it. The litho slick allowed more colors to be used, so Hawk sought out an artist who began painting Hawk's first hardbox artwork - the Picture Gallery. After a short period of time, however, the artist became ill- hence the short production run. Artist Bill Campbell was contracted to fill his shoes. Hawk was so happy that Bill was used from that point on with other artists as well. Molded in gloss silver and green-tinted clear canopy and silver teardrop stand base and stand arm. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The box only grades 'good' due to insect damage on the side panels.

Guillows SE-5A Scout - 24 inch Wingspan RC/Gas/Rubber Kit, 202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. 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.

Revell Sikorsky H-19 - 'S' Issue, 1/48, H227-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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First issue of this kit dated 1955 with 'S' boxart by Richard Kishady. Kit features detailed cockpit and two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, detailed engine and optional position clam-shell nose doors, winch and 'downed' pilot and clear Revell "Globe" stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: instructions are complete but have general wear and closed tears.

Revell 1870 Colt 45 Peacemaker With Display Stand - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/1, H603-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Original issue from 1954. This one has an excellent hardbox with some wear as shown and four solid corners. The box includes a circa 1870 Colt 45 in actual size with a wall display base. Molded in gun blue/silver, ivory and swirl ivory. The kit has not been started. Inside, it is in fantastic condition. The parts are still in the factory sealed krinkle bag. The instructions are correct and in near mint condition.

Lindberg Decoy Ship - (Q-Ship / Sea Raider / USS Atik / SS-Carolyn), 1/390, 755-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare and desirable kit with Ray Gaedke artwork. This is the Lindberg Q/Decoy Ship, which has an unknown prototype but is suppose to be a WWI style Q-Ship submarine trap. The ship appears to be a WWI British Q Ship by the title, yet looks a little modern and has US numbers of 171 (which apparently mean nothing). The Lindberg model actually has the layout of the AK-101 USS ATIK, which was formerly the SS-CAROLYN, built in 1912. The CAROLYN was recommissioned as the USS ATIK and at the start of WWI which was a real US Q-ship. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Revell SS United States Pre 'S' Kit, 1/602, H312-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1953 Pre-'S' release. Beautiful boxart. This model builds to an excellent kit. Includes detailed decks and fittings, lifeboats, decals, flags and rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals, flags and instructions.

Revell Flying Cloud with Sails - 'S' Kit Issue with 'S' Cement, 1/232, H344-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Hardbox 'S' kit from 1957 with the 'S' Cement logo displayed on both short and long sides. Includes a correct, unopened tube of colorful Revell 'S' cement. Like most early Revell sailing ship models, the molds were cut by true craftsman. Full hull kit features very fine detail down to the coiled ropes on the deck. The kit is beautifully molded in tan and includes pre-formed ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, rigging thread, detailed and optional simplified rigging instructions, silver braided anchor 'chain', color decals, flag sheet, stand and nameplate. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: the display stand is broken but the parts are present.

Revell Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/219, H304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

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Still factory sealed. 1977 issue. Nicely done kit with detailed hull and deck with fittings, 35 billowing sails, one piece masts with separately molded yards, one piece rat lines, choice of simple or authentic riggings, one piece deck, display stand base, flag sheet and more.

Pyro Japanese Fishing Boat (Gulf Star Tuna Clipper), 1/58, 374-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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1960s hardbox issue. Box is intact but heavily worn - the kit inside is mint. This is the reboxed Tuna Clipper (Gulf Star and sister ship Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. These hard-working boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wrecked on a reef off Peru. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Very nicely detailed kit even includes rigging material and rigging instructions. Never started. Parts are still in factory sealed bags. Includes instructions in very good condition.

Lindberg Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk - (F11C2), 1/48, 535-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1969 two-piece box issue utilizing the original Ray Gaedke artwork from the 1950s issue. Very nicely molded kit. Includes rigging photos for spreader bars and wire placements. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

ITC Halibut SSGN 587 Electric Powered Diving Motorized Submarine (Regulus Sub), 1/175, 3660-998

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This model is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch long model sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes direction, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic as was a major break-through in it's day (about 1960). The high price and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly/operation made for a short production run. The model worked, and worked well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. The box top is one of the best I have ever seen and grades 'Excellent'. Color and gloss are brilliant and as new, all four corners are solid with no repairs, and there is no tape or price tags and no tape/tag marks or missing litho. The only flaws are creasing, general light wear and a 1/2" closed tear on one box side. Inside, the kit is absolutely mint. All plastic parts that were factory sealed are still sealed in the factory bags and all of the bags are still factory stapled to the box. The hull 1/2s were never sealed and are in mint condition. The blue display cardboard is all present, free of stains and near mint. Instructions are mint, and the decals are mint still sealed in their plastic bag. It would be hard to find a better example of this rare kit.

ITC Halibut SSGN 587 Electric Powered Diving Motorized Submarine (Regulus Sub), 1/175, 3660-998

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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This model is the zenith of the ITC Design and Engineering Team, and maybe of all operational plastic model kits. The model is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch long model sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes headings, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic and was a major break-through in its day (about 1960). The high price and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly/operation made for a short production run. The model worked, and did work well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. This kit is unusual in that it did not have the common 'Seen on TV Maverick' sticker on the box top. Inside, the kit is in excellent condition. It has never been started. All plastic parts except the main hull 1/2s are still sealed in the factory bags (the hull was never sealed). The white parts bag and motor bags had a tear in each, so I removed the parts to inventory - they are 100% complete. The blue display cardboard is all present and good. Instructions are near mint with minor yellowing. NOTE: The box is poor. It is 100% intact with no missing sections, but there are corner splits, crease splits and significant staining as shown.

Aurora Batman - Original Issue, 1/8, 467-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare original hardbox Aurora issue from 1964. The box is in 'Excellent++' condition with fine color and gloss, four solid corners, minimal edge and corner wear, no litho tears or missing litho, no price tags or tape and no marks from tags or tape. The only flaw is a slight foxing in the far upper right (see photo) and very, very light general wear. Inside, the kit has not been started and is like new. The brown parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The light blue parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. The instructions are graded 'Exc+++' with the only flaw being very light yellowing on one panel.

Lindberg German Battleship Tirpitz - Motorized, 1/350, 764M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1979 reissue from the 1965 molds with all motorizing gear included. Colorful John Steel box art. Large 25.5 inch long classic kit with motorized propeller drive, automatically rotating main turrets, elevating main guns and can be programmed for straight, figure eight or circle sailing patterns. One of the nice things about this model is that it works very nicely. NOTE: the kit has minor assembly. Step one (front superstructure basic parts) has been completed. Also one boat and two gun director covers have been assembled. The quality of assembly is 'very good' and poses no problem to finishing the kit. There is no other assembly and no painting. Complete with all parts, electric motor, hardware, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Junkers Ju-87B Stuka 'The Snake', 1/32, H298-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Original issue from 1969. Large 1/32 scale with very good detail. Features full Jumo engine with removable cowling and full interior with sliding canopy. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Supermarine Spitfire MkII, 1/72, H611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Two piece box Revell of Great Britain issue from 1962. From the 'Famous Plane Series' in 1/72 scale. Features a more extensive decal sheet and a three piece opening canopy - neither are present in the US issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.