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Entex 1910 M-40 Flyabout Thomas Flyer, 1/16, 8490

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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Rare and highly detailed large scale (1/16) kit of the famous winner of the 1908 New York to Paris Race. Originally, the Thomas Motor Company was building bicycles in the 1890s as so may other automakers did. Erwin Ross Thomas, the founder, was experimenting with high speed gasoline engines. From 1898 to 1900 they built commercial engines and gasoline powered tricycles. Then Thomas moved to motorcycles, creating the "Auto-Bi", which was the first practical motorcycle commercially built in the USA. By 1902 he was the largest manufacture of motorcycles. Very shortly after this, the first Thomas Car, the "Buffalo Junior" was produced and 100 sold the first year. The Thomas was originally an advanced car and well known for it's high speed. In 1906, E.R. Thomas entered his cars in the Vanderbilt Cup and Glidden Trophy. The Thomas completed the 2000 mile tour without any mechanical adjustments. That year saw further race victories. In 1907 Thomas had several models with a new four cylinder engine; the G70 from that year was known as the fastest production car in the world. At this time, Rolls-Royce made some public statements about the superiority of the 6 cylinder engine. This caused E.R. Thomas to challenge Rolls Royce to a race from NY to Chicago - Rolls Royce, however, backed out. But four European manufacturers took Thomas up on his challenge, and the Paris newspaper Le Matin sponsored the great event for 1908. This race laid a course from Buffalo, NY to San Francisco, then to Alaska down the Yukon across the Bering Strait on ice, then rerouted to Japan due the thaw, to Siberia and then across Europe to Paris. The Thomas entry was a stock Touring car with George Schuster as the driver. After 169 days and 21,000 miles, the Thomas was the winner. Today it is still considered the greatest automobile race ever. The kit is molded in black, green, gold plated, clear, ivory and dark brown with real rubber tires. The kit features a highly detailed engine with real valve springs, full ignition harnesses, complete rolling chassis just like the real car, working steering with metal shafts, opening doors, removable hood, tape and belts for holding the spare tires and more. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags with instructions.

Lindberg North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 528-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Late 1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss. Large 1/48 scale F-100 with movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail with opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Chance Vought F8U Crusader Thompson Trophy Winner (Duke Windsor), 1/48, 548-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Very rare kit. Models the Thompson Trophy Winner flown by Commander Duke Windsor. Feature movable controls, ejector seat, removable rear fuselage, detailed engine and retracting landing gear. Never started and 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.

Lindberg Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star, 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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From original O-lin molds. 1950 kit with Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Lindberg Douglas A-4D-1 Skyhawk by Paul W. Lindberg, 1/48, 529-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Early issue small narrow box from the 1950s. Classic Ray Gaedeck Box Art. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-104 Jet Fighter Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 308M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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First motorized issue from the late 1950s/early 1960s. A very nice model for that time featuring downward-ejecting pilot, removable tail section with tail stand, detailed removable engine with engine stand and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Merit 1950 Alfa Romeo Type 158 - Super Kit With Engine Detail, 1/24, 4601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1950s kit of the July 30, 1950 Grand Prix des Nations (Berne) winner. Nicely done kit for the time, molded in red and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. This kit still includes the capsule of glue - which is, surprisingly, still good. As you know, these capsules almost always break open or go dry.

Revell Israeli Mirage 5J or French Mirage 5F, 1/32, H155

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Rare 1975 release. Builds either version, the 'F' or the 'J'. Well detailed with mixed fine recessed and raised panel lines, removable jet engine, full cockpit, opening canopy, missile, bomb and rocket pod load-out and optional position landing gear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. Please read the two articles on this website about saving old decals before using any older kit decals.

Ogonjek Russian Cruiser Aurora (ex-Heller), 1/400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From quality ex-Heller tooling. Very nicely detailed and well molded with no flash. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Revell Convair 990 Coronado Luxury Jet Airliner - Swissair - Lodela Issue, 1/135, H254

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Rare factory sealed Revell Lodela issue from 1975. Very nice kit of the fantastic Mach .91 airliner from the early 1960s. Two were flown by NASA well into the 1990s due to their remarkable engineering.

Revell Boeing IM-99 Bomarc 'S' Kit with Launcher, 1/47, H1806-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Original issue 'S' kit from 1957. Highly detailed. Features fully operational launcher and crew. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Renwal Bleriot 1909 Monoplane and Kitty Hawk 1903 Biplane, 1/72, 234-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Hard to fine early 1960s softbox issue. Kit includes both models. The Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk was the first aircraft to make powered and controlled flight, and the Bleriot Monoplane was the first aircraft to fly over the English Channel. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, skin covering, Testors's covering glue (which is still good) and instructions.

Revell 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air (Belair), 1/25, H1391

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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1979 issue. Very nicely detailed kit with highly detailed interior, street exhaust and headers, raised or stock height, four Goodyear tires and chrome wheels, stock 283 V8, opening hood, doors and trunk, steerable front wheels and more. Still factory sealed.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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First issue of this rare kit. Late 1950s hardbox with the 'S' logo on the sides and famous box art. Large scale and well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora USS Guadalcanal Helicopter Carrier, 1/600, 718

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Rare. Features detailed flight deck, complete interior hangar deck, movable elevator doors, 6 Sea Knight and 6 Sea King helicopters, deck guns, display stand and full color decals and flag sheet. This was one of Aurora's later kits with dramatically improved mold quality. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions.

Airfix Cessna Bird Dog USAF O-1F or South Vietnamese 0-1E/F - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Factory staple sealed bag with header. Has decals for both versions, one from 21st TASS Phu Cat and 23rd Tactical Group Bien Hoa. Well detailed kit features interior details and underwing smoke-marker missiles.

Sunshine Models World War II 52' Composite Gondola - Grand Trunk Western - Resin HO Craftsman Kit with Correct Trucks, 1/87, 70-9

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit with trucks. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as decals for Grand Trunk Western. Designed for full underside and brake detail. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were not bagged have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg San Fransico Cable Car (Ex-Hawk), 1/48, 72162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Lindberg recent reissue from original Hawk molds. Detailed kit from the original 1960s molds. Features full interior, exterior, truck and under-body detail and track display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Globe 8000 Gallon Two Dome Tank Car - GATX - with Trucks, HO, 8200-B

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very high quality Globe kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. I have always considered Globe as one of the 'Cadillac' metal kit manufacture for their use of crisply embossed brass and prototype factory paint and markings. Features brass tank, completely painted and marked, cast metal frame, tank ends and domes, steel underframe beam and supports, brass handrails and other brass and steel details, metal trucks with real springs and full instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. 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.

AIM Boeing 727-200 Braniff Air Lines, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. Very large 1/72 scale high quality kit from Aircraft in Miniature. Kit features very thick and sturdy plastic vacuformed wings, fuselage and horizontal stabilizer, 32 metal castings, injection molded details and well as full color decals for Braniff and instructions.