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AMT-Hasegawa McDonnell F-4 Phantom II USAF or USN, 1/72, A655-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Limited issue 1970s kit when AMT contracted with Hasegawa. Hasegawa made kits in Japan, and AMT put them in boxes to market them in the USA. Contains decals for both aircraft. Great box art of an F-4 dodging a SAM-2 Guideline missile. 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.

Airmodel Fouga CM-170 Magister, 1/72, 143

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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The world's first jet trainer. Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Well detailed moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Hasegawa Mustang (P-51) Mk. IV Hunsdon, 1/48, 09432

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed kit. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, bomb and rocket load-outs, two piece canopy and decals for two RAF aircraft. 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.

Cox Cox Curtiss A-25 (SB2C Helldiver) Army Dive Bomber with Dropping Bomb - Gas Powered Control Line Airplane, 7100-1098

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare pre zip-code (<1964) .049 gas powered control line aircraft with a 20 inch wingspan. And it drops bombs in flight! The Blue Navy Helldiver version can be found, but this is the rare olive drab Army version. Even more unusual, it is mint in the box, straight from old store stock. The outer box has brilliant color, all solid corners and no tape. It does have light wear, as these thin boxes usually do. Inside, the model is as new except the adjustment knob has come off the mixture control. Other than that, the aircraft is flawless, just as it left the factory. Since the aircraft has never been flown or started, it is clean as new. The internal packing material that holds the aircraft in place is as new and is not torn. The accessories - the dropping bomb, pilot, antenna and cables are still in the factory sealed bag. The U-control handle is still affixed to the box side as it was at the factory. The paperwork is complete and mint also, including the instructions, the 'Bob and jack start their Cox Thimble-Drome Plane...' cartoon, yellow fuel use warning sheet and 'Inspected by 114' paper. It would be difficult to find a better example.

Lindberg British Battleship Hood - Motorized, 1/400, 763M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Rare motorized 1st issue is still factory sealed. Could easily be made RC with today's small FM components. This is a wonderful motorized kit that sails well. On electric motor drives the ship on a course that you pre-set - figure 8, straight or circle. While sailing at a good rate of speed, the four main turrets slowly swing from port to starboard together and the guns elevate. I remember sailing mine for years before the batteries died in the middle of the lake.

4Ks Models Ed Lamb's Climber - 44 5/8 inch Wingspan Free Flight Rubber Powered Balsa Airplane Model, C-14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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This kit is a reproduction of Ed Lamb's 1941 Nationals Award Winning design. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started but is not in the original box. Complete with all parts, plans and decals. NOTE: the original box was damaged, and the model was re-packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise.

Aurora Piasecki H-25A Army Mule, 1/48, 502-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc ++++

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First issue about 1956 with Northern Lights logo. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Monogram Curtiss P-40B Tiger Shark (Warhawk) - USAAF / RAF / Chinese AVG Flying Tigers - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA96-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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First issue dated 1964 in the correct 'Four Star' hardbox. This model is part of a very popular and successful line of 1/48 World War II aircraft that Monogram released through the 1960s. The box is still in mint condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape and no price tags. Very nicely molded and detailed model in the best Monogram tradition with very fine raised panel detail, full cockpit, optional position landing gear, optional full or open canopy, pilot, belly tank and working landing flaps. Contains decals for USAF, RAF and AVG Flying Tigers (Chinese). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Personnel Carrier M3A1 Half Track Vehicle - Combat Series Issue, 1/35, PM157-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1966 Green Box 'Combat Series' issue. Features very good detail with complete crew cab, opening doors, detailed underside, rotating wheels and moving tracks/bogies, opening rear door, elevating and rotating .50 caliber machine gun, troop packs and bed rolls and 13 soldier and crew. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Military Jeep with M3-37MM Gun and 3 Soldiers, 1/35, 6864

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1966 reissue of the rare "4 Star" kit. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: one half of a jerry can is a different shade of green. It is correct for this kit but is from a later issue. All other parts are the correct issue color.

Revell RF-4E Phantom II (F-4F) Luftwaffe, 1/32, 4754

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. From 1985. Large F-4F kit is well molded and includes a very large and colorful decal sheet.

Monogram Ford Aeromax Semi Tractor, 1/32, 1216

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Hard to find scale. Still factory sealed. Snap-Tite kit.

Revell 1913 Mercedes-Benz - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H54-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1959 issue molded in green plastic. This issues still says '1953 Gowland & Gowland' as a copyright on the instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Premier 1900 Packard Model B Runabout - Old Time Autos Issue Bagged, 1/32, 103-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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This bagged kit is still factory sealed. It dates from the early or mid 1950s and appears to be well-made copy of the Revell Highway Pioneers Packard.

Revell Olds Delivery Van - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H44-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

ITC Savoia-Marchetti S-55 Flying Boat - Ringo Issue, 1/96, C548-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed but the box is only good. The first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic in formation! The S-55 was a unique aircraft with the passenger compartments in the floats and the cockpit in the wing; the two engines are mounted in tandem push/pull above the cockpit. The S-55 proved to be very reliable and airworthy, setting 14 world records for speed, altitude and distance with a payload. Three months before Lindbergh's solo Atlantic flight, and S-55 flew with stops from Italy to Rio and NY City. In 1933 Marshal Balbo led 25 S-55s to Chicago in about 48 hours. He then flew back without incident. This is from the original ITC molds. Ringo was in charge of cleaning out ITC inventory when ITC quit the model business.

Revell Geopotes 14 - Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger, 1/300, 5222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1985 issue. Well detailed kit of an usual subject. 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.

Italeri Junkers Ju-86 Civil Swiss Air or Lufthansa, 1/72, 29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Has decals Lufthansa or Swiss Air.

Lindberg Confederate Horse Drawn Field Artillery - USA Civil War, 1/16, 352

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1980 issue. Very large kit measures 2.5 feet long when assembled. Includes four horses, soldiers, gun and wagon. Features highly detailed cannon with ramrod, water bucket, locking chains, Confederate and Union flags and over 240 parts.

Lindberg Wells Fargo Overland Concord Stagecoach with Figures and Horses, 1/16, 351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1974 issue of this very large (1/16 scale) and classic kit. Very highly detailed model can build to a wonderful mantle piece. Includes 0ver 250 parts - coach with full interior, full suspension, luggage rack, horses, harnesses, whip, metal chain, luggage trunks and 6 figures. The figures are beautifully molded and detailed.