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Hillcrest 1910 Curtiss Pusher Model A, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Old and rare kit from the 1950s. When most kits were wood, Hillcrest has to put "Prefabricated Parts" on the cover to distinguish it from other models of the time. 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 and tank and the clear molded wheel disks. There is powered glue with instructions as adhesive for injection molded kits was not available in stores. The frame is covered in tissue which is supplied. The instructions have a very nice three view drawing, parts diagram and written instructions. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Tamiya Sturmgeschuetz III Ausf. G Motorized, 1/35, MT137

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very well detailed kit that is fully motorized. Includes metal gearbox with nylon gears, all required hardware and the electric motor. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are for the non-motorized version and are photocopies. There are no instructions for how to install the motorized drive parts.

Revell US Army Redstone Rocket - 'S' Issue, 1/110, H1803-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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First issue hardbox dated 1958 with famous 'S' box art. Features portable launch pad, mobile radar van, testing unit and 3 man crew. Never started. NOTE: missing decals. Inventoried with all parts and instructions present.

Airfix DH Comet 4B - BEA, 1/144, 03170-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1960s 'Fourth Logo' issue with desirable old style BEA markings. Nice 1/144 scale kit of the world's first jet airliner. Includes clear windows, full landing gear, display stand, passenger boarding stairs and BEA decals. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one clear window strip. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. The initial Comet Is were in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lighting to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occurred. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause.

William H Low Co 1890s Rumsey 'Big City' Hose Wagon - Wilo Line Fire Truck, 1/24, FH130

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished wagon is a large 7" long (14" with the front carriage bar). The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. This kit is based on the 1890 prototype of Rumsey's 'Big City' hose wagon. Features plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut large wooden parts, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many fully carved wood with brass chain and metal parts, a variety of metal stock as needed, sandpaper, complete instructions, a photo of the actual hose wagon and full size plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag with the non-sealed parts inventoried 100% complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and perhaps others.

Jo-Han 1934 Mercedes Benz 500K Special Sports Roadster, 1/25, GC234-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Every few decades an automobile is produced that becomes an world-leading classic in beauty and performance. In the spring of 1934 at the Berlin Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new series of high speed touring cars. The engine was the super charged 8 cylinder Mercedes, and the model name was 500K; 500 for the engine's 5 liter displacement and K for "Kompressor" or super charger. One of the three 500k cars was to become an immediate classic -the Singelfingen-Bodied 500K Special Sports Roadster. Highly detailed kit with over 150 parts. The model is molded in tan, black, clear and a large tree of chrome-plated parts. Features steerable wheels, removable top, operating rumble seat, removable boot, highly detailed engine and full chassis, double spare tires, detailed interior, opening hood, chrome spoked wheels and tonneau cover. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions present.

Frog Bristol 138/A Trail Blazers Issue - Green Series, 1/72, F165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nicely done kit in the Frog tradition. On the 28th of September, 1936, the Bristol 138/A climbed to an altitude of 49,967 feet to establish a new world altitude record. In 1937 it climbed to 53,967 feet where the windscreen cracked. The pilot was saved by the pressure suit he was wearing. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decal sheet and instructions.

DML Lockheed C-141B Starlifter Star Lizard, 1/200, 2004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Newer smaller scale kit.

Hasegawa Air France Airbus A320, 1/200, 10644

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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High quality Hasegawa molds. Features extensive decals, optional position landing gear and display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Estes Gemini Titan Launch Vehicle - Static or Flying Model Rocket, 1/73, 1978

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Builds to an impressive 19.3 inch high scale model. Very close to 1/72 scale. Can be built for static display or as a flying rocket. Very nice kit of the first US two-man orbital vehicle. Features plastic capsule and display nozzles, detachable clear plastic fin unit for flight and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell American Space Pioneers - Apollo Spacecraft / Mercury Capsule / Gemini Spacecraft- 3 Kits In 1/48 Scale, 1/48, H1847-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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1969 issue. Kit includes all three 1/48 scale models - Mercury, America's first manned satellite - Gemini, American's two man space capsule - and Apollo, the three man lunar spacecraft. The kit has never been started and is 100% complete. One of four bags are still factory sealed. The other bags have been opened and all parts are inventoried complete. Includes decals and clear window material (in sealed bags), 'American Space Pioneers' historical booklet and instructions.

Renwal The Visible Airplane Engine WASP 9 Cylinder Radial by Pratt & Whitney, 1/4, 809-1495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very large (1/4 scale) and highly detailed kit. By far the finest working visible aircraft engine kit ever made. Comes with electric motor for operation. Transparent housings permit viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears in action with synchronized firing of the spark plugs using red electric bulbs. Propeller also changes pitch. Kit is molded in clear, red, black, blue metallic and gray plastic. The box has wear as shown, four solid corners and great color. Inside the box, all cardboard inserts, instructions, Renwal 'Guarantee' parts sheet, small catalog and booklet on 'The Aircraft Engine and How It Operates' are all in excellent as-new condition. The kit has not been started. The Renwal cement is present and mint, and all metal parts and bulbs are still in sealed in the original envelopes and the dark gray parts are still sealed in the original factory bag. Clear and Red parts are complete. NOTE: one blue rocker arm and one black push rod are missing. All other blue and black parts are present. The missing push rod can be made from stock round metal tubes, but the rocker arm will need to be resin cast from the others present.

Aurora AH-56A Cheyenne Copter 1st Issue, 1/72, 502-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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1968 hardbox. First issue of the high performance helicopter. Very nicely molded with recessed panel detail and full cockpit. Still factory sealed. Seal has typical splits, but all splits are located on the underside of the box.

DB Conversions C-130 Hercules 3 Bladed Metal Props, 1/72, DB53

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Beautifully cast set of four props with spinners for your C-130 conversions. Made from white metal. Still factory sealed. NOTE: one blade has broken off at the spinner but is present.

Aeroclub (2) Argus Schwarz Two Blade 8' Diameter Propellers, 1/72, AP019

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Factory new. Very clean castings. Never started and complete.

Revell Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King - US Navy HS-10 'Taskmasters' NAS North Island San Diego CA 1986 / HS-9 'Sea Griffins' of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Operation Desert Storm 1991, 1/48, 04466

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Big-scale Sea King from 2001. Highly detailed with over 210 parts. Features full cockpit, interior bulkheads and cargo compartment floor, full landing gear with detailed wells, ASW torpedoes, optional rear wheel, rescue hoist, detailed rotor head, optional flying or stored position main rotor blades, decals for both helicopters and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix Avro Lancaster B.1 - Bagged, 1/72, 05001-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Well detailed. Features movable control surfaces, rotating gun turrets, props and wheels and optional position undercarriage. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Revell US Air Force F-111A - 474th TFW Vietnam Fall 1972, 1/72, H4303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Softbox issue dated 1979. Features operating variable position wings, movable stabilizers, removable nose with detailed radar, fully retractable landing gear and removable crew escape pod. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: nose, radar support and pilots are from an earlier issue of this kit. They fit perfectly but are a different color plastic. The instructions and decals are from kit #4458 which as the 474th TFW decals when the operated over Vietnam in '72.

Airfix General Dynamics F-111E, 1/72, 04008-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Kit features wings that swing (as well as pylons), moving elevators, removable crew escape pod, optional position landing gear and decals for four aircraft - JS 68069, JT 68055, JR 68054 and UH 68027. Never started. Factory sealed inner bag with decals and instructions.

Revell North American P-51B Mustang Shangri-La, 1/32, H295

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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1969 large scale issue. Nicely detailed. Features detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine, removable cowl, full cockpit detail, pilot figure and rotating wheels and prop. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: box is missing both short side panels.