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R&L Tow Truck, 1/87

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed small scale vehicle in HO scale. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

R&L Antarctic Snow Trac - Bagged, 1/80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Still factory sealed. Very well detailed small scale vehicle in near HO scale. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

R&L Boeing 727, 1/530

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Still factory sealed. Small scale model from Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently and they were also sold as the Aurora Snaparoos and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums. Very well detailed and molded. With full landing gear.

Airfix Hawker Hart - Bagged, 1/72, 1398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory staple sealed. Second Airfix logo. Bagged kit with paper header.

Airfix Westand Lysander - Bagged, 1/72, 84

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. Third type Airfix logo. Very nicely molded kit.

Heller German World War II Battlecruiser Scharnhorst, 1/400, 81085

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Large 1/400 scale full-hull kit with 307 parts. As with most Heller ship kits, this model is very highly detailed and very finely molded. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Testors YF-22 (F-22) ATF Raptor, 1/72, 656

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very finely molded and detailed. Features detailed cockpit, internal weapons stores and optional position weapons doors. 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.

Airfix Sepecat Jaguar Strike Aircraft - RAF, 1/72, 03011-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Nicely detailed kit with fine panel lines. Has a very large variety of external stores including air-to-ground missiles, air-to-air missiles, rocket pods, iron bombs and two types of rocket pods. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Rareplane Bell XFM-1 Airacuda, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very fine detail, complete cockpit, clear canopy, markings and painting guide and instructions/plans. Never started. Factory bag is still sealed. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Rarejets North American F-86D Sabre Dog, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very fine detail, complete cockpit, clear canopy, markings and painting guide and instructions/plans. Never started. Factory bag is still sealed. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Aurora North American P-51 Mustang, 1/48, 118-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Second issue. The artwork is still dated 1956. This kit is from 1957. Please note the new oval 'Starburst' logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border at the upper right. You can still see where the 1956 square 'Northern Lights' logo was placed. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowling, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa General Dynamics F-16C Falcon Fulcrum - 64th AS FWW USAF / 64th AS 57th FWW USAF, 1/48, SP32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very highly detailed kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and wheel wells, optional position canopy and boarding ladder, full underwing load outs, decals for the two aircraft listed and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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.