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AMT Kyle Petty Pontiac Grand Prix Stock Car, 1/25, 8047

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Older issue. Features full interior and roll cage, driver figure and excellent 7-11 decals with all stripes. Molded in white and clear with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (clear and tires) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Decals are in 'near mint' condition.

AMT 1940 Ford Early Modifed - Dick 'Toby' Tobias, 1/25, T167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1970s issue with 'T' part number. Very nice kit that can be built as a modified dirt track racer as shown or 'hog out' the windows for added realism. Features full engine, tube frame build up like the real race car, detailed suspension and exhaust and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The chrome was never factory sealed and has been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell P&O SS Oriana Ocean Liner - Motorized Master Modelers Kit, 1/493, H401-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Very rare motorized kit from 1961. Box is solid and complete but has wear on the top as shown. First and only issue. The hardbox includes the Master Modelers logo. The kit is very nicely detailed and 20 inches long when assembled. It includes the electric motor and all hardware, brass contacts and gears required for motorization. Inside, the kit has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, motorizing kit (still factory sealed), large decal and flag sheets and instructions as well as the SS Oriana Master Modeler Collectors Stamp. This kit was one in an entire series of motorized kits that Revell issued in 1960, 61 and 62. Mold modification were made to these kits for the series- USS Arizona, USS Coral Sea, Scissors Bridge, Sherman Tank, Sport Fisherman, PT-212, Austin Healey, Corvette, Long Beach Tugboat, Robert E Lee, Allison Turbo-Prop Engine and Ford Ranchero. This is not a complete list. The reason for the discontinuation of the kits is not known. Contributing factors may have included the high selling price or returns issues.

Revell Douglas DC-8 Jet Mainliner - United Airlines- Jet Horizon Issue, 1/143, H242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Mid 1960s issue in excellent condition. Same molds as 1955-1959 'S' issue. Kit has many special features: cowlings snap off to show detailed engines - wheels turn - doors can be opened or closed - passenger loading ramp included with United Decals. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Vultee A-35 Vengeance - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3405-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1960s/early 70s issue. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware and clear canopy material if required, tissue covering and detailed full size plans/building instructions. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Vought F4U-1 Corsair - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane - (F4U1), 3404-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood & sparts, wire prop shaft, fully formed and finished wood wheels and thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Golden Age Reproductions Comet Douglas Y10-43 - 24 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft (Y-10 43)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Reissue of the 1930s Comet kit. Golden Age is a high-quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the 1930s Golden Age of flying models. Includes printwood, full color decals, vac canopy, strip wood, nose blocks/propeller/rubber/wheels/bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and excellent instructions. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Regal Coupe Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features two large plan and instructions sheets, a large number of detailed drawings of sub-assemblies, numerous actual photos of the built model, stamped metal hood, plastic wheels, grill, headlamps, spotlight, running lights and other accessories and die-cut wooden main parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this is 'super' detailed thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car during and after restoration. It was restored at the Hudson Miniatures factory and was on display there at the time! This kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and all other parts have been inventoried 100% complete with two large sheets of full size plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Stutz Bearcat Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden and metal main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. The instructions even warn that this kit will take more time than usual due to the 'tedious detail. ' This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all other parts have been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - US Navy Fighter Bomber USS Ranger 1934, 1/32, JS064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Highly detailed but older kit. Includes markings and painting guide for any of the VB-5B aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

JSC Radetzky Battleship Austro-Hungarian Navy WWI, 1/250, 263

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very large scale, highly detailed waterline model even includes a Samalot Lohner E18 aircraft. Although the Radetzky class was more of a semi-dreadnought, there were certainly attractive, well armed ships. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.

Williams Brothers Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk - Akron or Macon, 1/32, 32-F9C

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Large scale (1/32) kit is nicely molded and well detailed. Includes full interior detail, two types of wheels and rigging material/instructions. Has decals for one of 6 different Sparrowhawks from either airship. This is the aircraft flown and maintained from the 1930s flying aircraft carriers (rigid airships) USS Macon and USS Akron. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Quality Craft Models HOn3 East Broadtop Double Sheathed Box Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 324

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Excellent kit that builds a detailed duplicate of the prototype. Features hardwood parts that are completely cut and milled to shape, numerous cast metal accessories, detailed instructions and plans and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Ulrich Wood Outside Braced Box Car - St. L. & S.F. 'Frisco' - with Trucks, HO, 2

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very high quality Ulrich kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. Features scribed and printed wooden sides with FRISCO graphics, milled hardwood roof and floor, metal trucks with real springs, wood and metal stock as needed, a sealed bag of detail parts and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Ulrich Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - American Refrigerator Transit Co. with Trucks, HO, 1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Very high quality Ulrich kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. Features scribed and printed wooden sides with the Early American Refrigerator Transit Co. shield, milled hardwood roof and floor, injection molded underside beams and supports, metal trucks with real springs, wood and metal stock as needed, a sealed bag of detail parts and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Eduard Bristol F-2B Brisfit - (F.2B), 1/48, 8126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Features mask set, excellent injection molded parts with fine detail and decals for multiple aircraft. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have light stains to the backing paper. There are no stains on the actual transfers. This was due to moisture damage; you should be prepared to furnish your own decals if these do not work.

Eduard Morane-Saulnier Type N, 1/48, 8090

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Well detailed kit with mask set. Includes decals and color paint guide for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Curtiss P-40E / Kittyhawk-1A Type Three Logo Bag, 1/72, 118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed with the header in superb condition. 1960s bagged issue with T3 logo header. Very nicely detailed for that time.

Lindberg Swee' Pea Goodyear Trophy Midget Air Racer, 1/48, 25-302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Early 1950s first issue with Lindberg 'Round Script' logo on both long sides. NOTE: builder kit only. Missing display base and struts. Includes all other parts and never applied decals, but has partial assembly. The fuselage and wing have been neatly built. Quality of assembly is 'excellent' or better and there is no other assembly. The instructions are on the back of the box. Decals are from the late 1950s issue of this kit. The first Goodyear Trophy Air Race was held in 1947 at the National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio. This was the first race for the midget racers. This kit, the famous Swee' Pea (named after the famous comic character) received second place. The aircraft was designed by Art Chester and flown by Paul Penrose.

Revell USS Missouri Narrow Box - First Issue Pre 'S' Kit, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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First release 1953 hardbox pre 'S' kit. This is the first ship that Revell cut the molds for. Earlier Revell ship releases were Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds for the small scale sailing ship series. Although the box is graded VG (very good), it has excellent color and little wear. Inside the kit is 100% correct. The plastic is the high gloss medium gray. All small parts are still sealed in the factory cello bag and the original flag sheet is included. The instructions are the correct 'large' release for the first issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.