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ESCI North American Fury FJ-2 or FJ-3 - VMF-451 or VF-154, 1/48, SC-4042

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare 1/48 kit of the Navy thin-wing F-86 Super Sabre. Includes decals for the listed Navy and Marine squadrons. Kit features good cockpit and wheel well detail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes and drop tank/AIM-9 Sidewinder load. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Frog Mustang P-51A Mk.2 - RAF No.2 Sq 1944 or USAAF 1st Air Commando India 1944 (Col. Cochran), 1/72, F427

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes decals for both versions. Like most Frog kits, this one is well molded and has fine panel lines only - no rivets. This makes for a realistic model when built up. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

KVZ Sukoi Su-7 'Fishpot' Russian - Polish - Czech Air Forces, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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This model is one of the better KVZ kits to build into a scale model. Has very good fit, finish and detail. Cold-war model from the former German Democratic Republic. Decals for three countries as listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell CV-61 USS Ranger Aircraft Carrier - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/542, H360-349

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1960 dated hardbox Picture Fleet issue with John Steel artwork in excellent condition. Kit features large flight deck decals with dark gray landing area and white lines, movable cranes, optional position elevators, 16 aircraft, helicopters, 11 tow trucks, 10-5" guns, lifeboats and radar details. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Saratoga CV-60 - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/542, H385-349

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1960 Picture Fleet hardbox with John Steel artwork. First issue. Measures 22.75 inches long when built. Features optional position elevators, movable cranes, 11 tow trucks, ten 5 inch guns, lifeboats, display stand, detailed island, color decals and flag sheet. Airwing includes (4) F7U Cutlass, (4) AD-6 Skyraider, (4) FJ Fury, (4) F2H Banshee and two helicopters. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Renwal CV-38 USS Shangri-La Aircraft Carrier with Regulus I Missiles (Essex Class Angled Deck), 1/500, S600-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare. Very nicely designed and molded Renwal kit. This model is considered the finest injection molded kit of the angled deck Essex class aircraft carrier. Features one piece hull with display stand, rudder, propellers and shaft alleys, very detailed separately molded hull sides, full primary and secondary AA guns with directors, highly detailed island structure with radars, direction finders, signal lights and more, separately molded life rafts and whip antennas, rotating cranes, Grumman F9F-8 Cougars (5), folded wing Cougars (7), A-3D Skywarrior (2), helicopter, three Regulus missiles with two trailers and one launcher, full decals including draft markings and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Renwal USS Farragut Destroyer Leader with Terrier Missiles, 1/500, 613

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Well detailed and rare kit of the 512 foot-long large destroyer designed for anti-air and ASW duties.

Monogram US Navy DC-3 (R4D-5), 1/90, 7590

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1975. One of two box top variations known for this kit number. Traditional high Monogram quality kit with the Navy decals. The molds are from the original DC-3 Four Star kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox A-4M Skyhawk Marines VMA-324 or VMA-331, 1/72, PK29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Has markings for both colorful Marine Squadrons. The kit has been opened, but has never been started and is 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Mig-21 PF - Japan Issue, 1/32, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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1975 issue in the Japanese hardbox. Unique box art to this issue. Kit features Atoll air-to-air missiles, removable detailed RD-11 turbojet engine, optional position landing gear with rotating wheels, hinged clear canopy and detailed cockpit. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present. Please note that the decal backing paper has some damaged from where it was previously stuck to the inside sheet of the instructions. The actual transfers are not damaged.

Revell BB-61 USS Iowa Battleship - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/535, H369-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Rare. Picture Fleet issue from 1960 with incredible John Steel artwork. The box is in 'Near Mint' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners, and minimal wear. Measures 19 7/8 inches long when built and features elevating main guns, rotating turrets and crane, two helicopters and more. This early issue also includes Revell's color booklet 'The Story of Ships'. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flag sheet and instructions.

ITC CV-65 USS Enterprise - Motorized and with Cam-A-Matic Action, 1/390, 3658-2-1198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare action kit from the early 1960s. The ship sails in the water with an electric motor driving all four propellers. You can program the steering via the Cam-A-Matic drive to steer any number of patterns. While underway, the aircraft elevators move up and down and the ship launches aircraft. Inside, the kit has never been started and is like new. The original display cardboard is present and all parts and decals are still sealed in the factory bags. Instructions are included and as in new condition. The kit is advertised 'For the Advanced Hobbyist' on the box top and I would agree. There are a great many parts and no shortage of moving features and complications. ITC did not shy away from making advanced kit like this and the diving Halibut submarine (dives, surfaces, steers patterns and launches a Regulus II missile) but many kits were returned by frustrated parents and children who did not have the experience to build more complicated models. However, when built properly, they worked and they worked well.

Aurora 1904 Curved Dash Olds (Oldsmobile) - 'Old Timers - Famous Cars of All Times' Issue, 1/16, 576-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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1963 issue in fantastic condition. The box is graded 'mint' with like new color and gloss. Well detailed large 1/16 scale kit. Molded in black, chrome, red and with real rubber tires. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. One tiny wheel retainer has glue on the inside (the proper gluing surface), but has never been glued to anything. There are no signs of any glue on any other part.

Revell Kawasaki Hien Ki-61 'Tony' - Great Britain Issue, 1/72, H621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1960s issue from Revell of Great Britain with the unique decal sheet with stand decal and the three piece clear canopy. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg LSI Infantry Landing Ship, 1/150, 788-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Rare. Large scale and well detailed. Measures 12 inches long when assembled. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Thunder Bird', 1/64, 75309

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1991 reissue of one of the most famous large four engine bomber kits of the 1950s. Features complete crew, movable control surfaces, rotating and elevating guns, retractable landing gear and clear adjustable display stand. Includes a colorful decal sheet for 'Thunder Bird' and a full color poster. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Frog Swordfish Mk.1 - 810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938 - Red Series, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Includes decals for both historic aircraft and a color painting guide as well. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Entex Visible Ford Turbine Engine Motorized, 1/8, 8480

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. Large 1/8 scale engine kit molded in black, blue, chrome and clear. Fully motorized with motion and glowing combustion chamber. The box has wear as shown but the kit inside is mint. All parts, plastic and motorized, are still sealed in factory bags. Complete with instructions and stickers.

Comet American's Cup Yacht 'Enterprise', K4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1930s or 1940s issue. Wooden kit of the 'Enterprise', which the instructions say 'For four succeeding years the Enterprise was America's winning entrant in the International Cup Races.' When built, the model measures 12 inches long and 15.5 inches high. Features laminated hull, four printwood sheets, nicely done cardstock 'planked' deck, mast and yard stock, cloth material for sails, sandpaper and full size plans. The plans include detailed instructions and blow-up drawings for details as well as sail outlines, hull templates, full rigging diagrams and more. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static ship, train and aircraft 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. 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.

Hasegawa Lockheed F-104G/S World Starfighter - Taiwan / Spain / Italy, 1/32, ST11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Large and highly detailed kit with colorful decals for all three air forces. Limited edition kit includes resin parts for a correct F-104G/S variant. Never started. NOTE: missing two #45 speed brake struts. These parts are not used if you keep the speed brakes shut. They could be made from stock plastic if desired. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.