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Lindberg F-86 Saber Jet - Motorized, 1/48, 3110M-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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1/48 scale 1969 issue motorized for 'Jet Sound'. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

AHM S.S. Hope Hospital Ship - (Revell Molds) 'The World's First Peacetime Hospital Ship', 1/500, N304-325

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

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Still factory sealed. From original quality Revell Molds. This is the famous ship of Project Hope, which was financed by private citizens and US Industry. The ex-Navy Hospital ship was equipped with the latest technology and a staff of 6 doctors, nurses and technicians. They toured the world, treating disease and training doctors in the latest developments in medical science.

Revell USS Radford DD-446 Destroyer - Flanker Series, 1/301, H429-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1964 "The Flanker Series" issue with John Steel artwork. Large scale and well detailed kit.

Aurora Grumman F9F-6 Cougar - Canada Issue - (F9F6), 1/82, 293

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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1964 Aurora of Canada issue in the flip top one-piece box. Aurora Plastics of Canada LTD was based in Toronto, Rexdale, Ontario. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Pyro Dutch Staten Jacht (Yacht), B261-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Pyro is long out of the plastic model business but is famous today for the esoteric collection of kits they produced. The seemed to care little about popularity but designed kits based on historical significance or local interest. The quality of the kits is generally high. This model is no exception. During the 17th century, the Dutch built light, swift and beautifully finished yachts for pleasure and affairs of state. Charles II during his exile in Holland developed a fondness for Dutch yachts, and sailed home in a beautifully appointed Jacht that the Prince of Orange loaned to him. Later Charles built a flotilla of them and arranged races. Nicely detailed kit with full deck details and fitting, molded ratlines and billowing sails. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The scale is unknown, but the kit is about 8 inches long.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6851

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Mattel logo issue. Dates from 1967. Very highly detailed. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box looks excellent but is graded 'VG' due to 5 inches of masking tape on one short side.

Varney Varney Elco P.T. Boat (PT Boat), 1/64

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

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A rare kit from 1944 for the advanced collector. This model has a fascinating history. During the 1930s the Varney Company was in innovator in hobbies. In the earlier days of model railroading, Varney produced some of the first train models in "O" scale. In the late 1930s, this was revolutionary. Serious scale model railroaders never bought kits - they built from scratch and 'kitbashed' from tin plate trains. Traditional craftsman builders rejected Varney's kits, but they began to sell and sold well. They opened the market to growth of model railroading and the building of the American hobby industry in general. (Please see the article on this site called the "HO Scale Model Railroading Revolution of the 1940s"). Well before HO (1/87 or "Half O") was the favorite scale, Varney made the bold move of selling all of it's O scale tooling in the late 1940s and exclusively taking on HO kit and train production. Inspired by the public reaction to the train kits, Varney made what was perhaps the very first American all-plastic model kit in the early or mid 1940s - the PT-17 Stearman. At the same time they released what may have been the very first all plastic American ship models, the Fleet Submarine, LST and PT Boat. But in 1944, before these Varney plastic kits were issued, they made what was the finest ship model of the day - the Elco PT Boat. With this kit, Varney set out to make a highly detailed kit that would almost 'fall together' - like the plastic models of the future. The result was this completely prefabricated model. The hull, stand, stand arm and superstructure is of 100% precarved hardwood. The hull is 15 inches long. Other precarved hardwood is included, as well as die cut main deck parts and a very extensive variety of metal and injection molded details. In all there were 130 precision parts! The kit was ground-breaking in that you could built a fantastic display model even if you had no wood-working skills. The kit is very rare today for two reasons - the original high price of $3.95 and the fact that hobby dealers simply did not know what to do with these highly prefabricated kits. Many would not carry them or would 'high shelf' them out of sight. Since the kits were not marketed well, they did not sell and Varney soon abandoned kit production outside HO trains. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all pre-finished wood, plastic and metal parts parts, full size plans, detailed instructions and flag sheet.

Revell John F Kennedy PT-109, 1/72, H310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1978 John Steel box art issue. Well detailed kit. Just over 13 inches long when assembled. Features 4 torpedo tubes, 2 twin .50 caliber machine guns, 20mm cannon, life raft, 4 crew figures, rudder and prop detail and more. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Minicraft RMS Titanic Ocean Liner, 1/350, 1405

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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From original Revell molds. Large and highly detailed kit. Over 30 inches long when assembled Just about every aftermarket photo-etched accessory you can imagine is available for this kit, so you can create a museum masterpiece if you wish. Never started. Factory sealed bags and complete with decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply RMS Queen Mary 'Super Detail' Wood and Metal Model - 32 inches long, 1/380

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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Ideal was a famous producer of early model kits. In 1911 they released their first aircraft kit, which put them among the first USA model companies. Ideal was unique also in that they released large ocean liners in a 'Super Detail' series - giving us the only large scale Normandie, SS America, Rex and RMS Queen Mary models ever made. This model is from 1938. The Queen Mary measures almost 32 inches long when assembled. It has a solid wood hull that is pre-carved, cast metal fittings (stairs, winches, lifeboats), pre-cut davits, assorted wooden stock, many printwood sheets and printed cardstock. The plans are full size and very good. The assembly procedure is detailed in writing and with the drawings. Sectional profiles are included as well as detail views. Please note that three wooden parts have been cut out. Quality of the work is excellent. There has been no assembly or other cut parts. The kit is complete with all wooden parts and rigging material - the metal parts are still sealed as well as the davits. The plans and cardstock have the typical yellow tint but are otherwise excellent.

Monogram Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/72, 6794

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still mint in the factory seal. 1970 "White Box" issue. Finely detailed kit of the classic US Biplane fighter of the 1930s. P-6 variants were in production for 10 years, a remarkable feat in a time when airframe/power plant technology was changing rapidly. Markings from the 17th Pursuit Squadron, early 1930s, Selfridge Field, Michigan.

Revell Lockheed F-104C and F-104G Starfighter - USAF or Luftwaffe, 1/48, H236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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1977 issue. Has all parts and decals for both versions. Includes highly detailed cockpit with 3-D instrument panel, M-61 Vulcan cannon with optional position hatch, optional position landing gear, and more. 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.

Airfix Consolidated B-24J Liberator - USAAF 445th BG or 90th BG, 1/72, 05006-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Has markings for 445th BG and 90th Bomb Group aircraft with green or natural finish. Well detailed kit. Features elevating guns and rotating turrets, movable control surfaces, retractable landing gear, rotating propellers, optional position crew entry door and ladder and more.

Frog DH-20 Beaver, 1/82, 384P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Older issue with the early logo. Very nicely done with recessed panel detail. Molded in the correct light blue and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle, 1/72, H201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split. 1972 issue. The famous Memphis Belle was the first 8th Air Force Bomber to complete the 25 mission rotation over Hitler's Germany. Many operating features including movable gun turrets, movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay, rotating props and wheels and retracting landing gear.

Revell Battleship USS Arizona, 1/720, H482

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1987 Revell of Germany release. Can be built as a waterline or full hull model. Nicely detailed. 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.

Revell German Heavy Cruiser Blucher (Hipper Class) WWII, 1/720, H480

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1973 issue. Kit is waterline or full hull. Features movable turrets, full primary and secondary armaments, ships boats and Ar-196 floatplane. 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. The Blucher was the only German capital ship to be sunk during the Norway invasion of April 1940, repeating the history of the previous Armored Cruiser Blucher which was the only capital ship lost at the Battle of Dogger Bank in WWI. The WWII Blucher was surprised by Norwegian coastal torpedo batteries and guns from the fortress of Oscrsborg while sailing up the fjord towards Oslo. This is the only capital ship lost to shore based torpedo batteries.

UPC Curtiss P-40N-5 Warhawk (ex-Nitto), 1/72, 8012-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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From older Nitto molds probably from the early 1960s. Good quality for the time. Features separately molded ailerons and rudder, full landing gear and Flying Tigers decals. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Hasegawa US Willys MB Jeep - Trailer - 37mm Gun and Three Soldiers, 1/72, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very highly detailed kit contains all items listed plus accessories. Perfect for 1/72 scale dioramas. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed WV-2 Early Warning Radar Picket 'S' Kit, 1/128, H279-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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First issue from 1957. Great artwork. Ideal builder as the box has significant wear. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.