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Monogram Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5) 'White Box' Issue, 1/48, 6832

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. White Box issue dated 1973 of the classic Four Star kit from 1963. Wings fold properly as on actual aircraft - landing gear retracts including tail wheel and arresting hook - includes bombs, drop tanks and rockets. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.

Monogram USS Halsey Guided Missile Frigate, 1/415, 6856

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Rare 'White Box' Monogram ship model from 1973. Measures 16 inches long when built. Excellent detail. Features two twin Terrier Launchers, one 8 tube ASROC launcher, ASW Helicopter, two triple torpedo tubes and a 3" AA gun. The kit has never been started. NOTE: decals are water damaged and the four Terrier missiles are missing (the launchers and rails are present). Inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Fujimi Mirage III R French - Israeli or South African Air Forces, 1/48, FJ-5-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Has decals for all three aircraft. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, cockpit with pilot, drop tanks, air-to-air missiles and air-to-ground missiles as well. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Box is grade 'poor' because the end flaps are missing.

Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190D, 1/32, H215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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1971 issue. Features full cockpit, removable cowl to show Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure and moving wheels and propeller. Never started. NOTE: missing propeller shaft - can be made from round stock. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are lifting.

Fujimi Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V A/B/C Motorized - 303 Polish Sq - Commander John A. Kent Wing Leader at Northolt (Polish) - 'City of Bombay' Sq Normandy Invasion - FO G.W.H. Reynolds Spring 1942, 1/48, 5A15-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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This kit was engineered to be motorized with Mabuchi Mini-Baby motor. As with most all kits of this period, Fujimi did not include the motor as it was purchased separately. Very nicely molded kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, parts for three variants, cockpit detail and pilot figure. Includes a very large decal sheet for at least the four aircraft listed - perhaps more. There is a full color painting guide on the bottom of the box for these four aircraft, and an additional painting guide for other aircraft in the instructions. 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.

Frog Heinkel He-219 'UHU' Owl - Night fighter Camo or Natural Finish - Bagged, 1/72, F177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit- no box. The box is shown for reference only. Very finely molded with realistic detail; builds up to a very nice model. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudders, crew of two and decals/painting instructions for two aircraft, G9+FB finished in night fighter paint and a natural finish variant. This kit has never been started. It is 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.

Airmodel Nord 1550-02 Griffon with Resin Details, 1/72, AM-093

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Unusual Mach 2+ ramjet/turbojet design. Kit has main vacuform parts with fine recessed panel lines and a very large number of resin details including wheel, struts, intake, canards and more. The Griffon was duel propulsion like the Leduc 022; a turbojet was used for takeoff and got the airplane to speed, where the ramjet took over. The Griffon performed well, reaching a top speed of Mach 2.19 in 1958. Heat limited on airframe materials limited the top speed. However, there were difficulties with the ramjet design and large fuel consumption. The program was cancelled in favor of the Mirage family of fighters by Dassault. Never started and complete.

Novo Caravelle Jet Airliner (Frog Molds), 1/96, F357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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The Caravelle is still described as one of the most beautiful jet airliner ever made. Rare large scale ex-Frog kit. Still factory sealed.

Frog De Havilland 89 Dragon Rapide, 1/68, 399P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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Rare early version in an exceptionally nice box. Never started. Kit is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows P-51D Mustang - 17 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 905

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Roughly 1980s scale stick and tissue rubber powered flying model. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose/spinner, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Revell Battle of Midway Aircraft Carrier - CV-6 USS Enterprise / CV-5 USS Yorktown / CV-8 USS Hornet, 1/490, H501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1976 issue. Includes parts and decals to build one of the three sister aircraft carriers listed. There are a great deal of different parts to properly represent each carrier - from island searchlight platforms, island levels, radar, AA guns, gallery decks, boats and more. Kit is over 20 inches long and includes a one piece hull, propeller and rudder detail, aircraft, moving cranes, display stand with 3 name plates and complete decals and flags.

Aurora VTO Lockheed XFV-1 Pogo Vertical Take Off, 1/48, 50-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Rare first issue 'short box' from the early 1950s with the "Famous Fighters of All Nations" logo at the top of the box and the one-color 'Aurora' logo on the two short ends only. This kit pre-dated the first 'square' color logo. This kit has the West Hempstead, Long Island address. The box top is solid but has wear as shown.

Revell Space Station 'S' Kit, 1/96, H1805-498

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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One if not the Holy Grail of old Revell models. First and only issue dated 1959 of this large kit. The molds have been damaged which prevents a reissue. Box condition is excellent minus with no torn or split corners, no tape marks (except yellow from the factory tape), no price tags, etc. The only flaws being very light edge wear and slight fading. Highly detailed with many moving parts. Includes main space station with opening walls, airlocks, rotating top and bottom sections, rotating radar assembly and fully detailed interior. Interior includes sleeping quarters, living quarters, operations and laboratory areas, terrestrial and celestial observations rooms, conference and dining rooms and more. Also includes 4 other space ships that can be docked/un-docked and displayed with the space station - maintenance vehicle - space taxi - research vehicle and Space ship with airlock. Special large clear stand is included. Molded in the correct silver, teal green, black, orange and clear. Includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the science fiction booklet on how to operate the station is missing. Kit includes two original decal sheets, both 90% complete but missing the same small area - these very few decals were applied to a part. A professionally produced reproduction decal sheet is included - it so detailed you can read the astronaut's names. There has never been any assembly or painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

Revell Moon Ship 'S' Kit, 1/96, H1825-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Rare 1957 first and only issue. The box art invites you to 'Enter the Age of Space' with the action features: landing ski retracts - removable fuselage section reveals detailed cabin and crew of three. Includes special 3-D Moon Base Display stand. Molded in correct baby blue plastic and not started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions in excellent condition also.

Revell Convair Space Shuttlecraft by Krafft A. Ehricke - 'S' Kit, 1/156, H1828-98

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

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Very rare original issue "S" Kit from 1959. Hardbox has superb gloss and would be near mint except for small crunch in the lower left corner. Molded in the correct baby blue plastic. Designed by Kraftt Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, this craft shares many traits with the modern day shuttle. The decals and instructions, as the parts, are original and correct for the first issue of this kit. The kit features separating booster and shuttle stages, detailed interior with removable canopy, crew member and ground team with launch pad base. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Tranquility Base (Apollo 11) with Lunar Base - History Makers Issue, 1/48, 8604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1982 limited edition. Very highly detailed large scale kit of the Eagle. Includes two astronaut figures (with one stepping on the moon) separable ascent (upper) and descent (lower) stages, clear windows, interior, retractable landing gear, gold foil and moon base. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Strombecker Douglas DC-6 Flagship - American Airlines - 13.5 inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model, C-36

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Builder kit only - please read carefully. Classic large 13.5 inch wingspan kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators and nacelles all cut to shape, nose weight, wood filler, cement mix and sandpaper and large full color American Airlines decal sheet. NOTE: Those are the only parts present. The rudder, wheels, gear struts and props are missing. The instructions show the full size rudder, so making one is simple. The glare shield has been cut from the instructions but is present, but a corner of the glare shield is missing. The kit has never been started. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood pre-shaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Heller Bloch 210 French Bomber, 1/72, L545

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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French 1933 Night Bomber. Well detailed and molded. 1960s 'L' glossy box with wrap-around full artwork and yellow background Heller logo. Never started. Factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Tri-ang Vickers Viscount 800 - NAC National Airways Corporation New Zealand - Tri-ang/Frog New Zealand Issue, 1/96, F352

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Rare. Frog marketed under the Tri-ang name in France and New Zealand. This is the New Zealand issue with rare NAC markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. One side of the decals has some slight flaking but the rest are intact.

Monogram Dornier Do-17Z 'White Box' Issue, 1/72, 5305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still mint in the factory seal. 1978 White Box issue. Very nicely molded and detailed kit.