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Heller Fiat CR-42, 1/50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Early issue with no part number and a very high gloss box with wrap-around artwork and yellow-backed Heller logo. Likely from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Large scale kit with 47 parts. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Miniature Masterpieces The State Coach of England - Circa 1760, 1/48, K500-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare early 1950s original issue. Molded in red. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. The model includes detailed instructions (rare for the early 1950s) and a wonderful history of this State Coach which was built for King George III. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare.

Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, 1/72, H48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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1978 issue from the same molds as the popular 1960s kit. Ideal builder. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Renwal Lt. Morton T. Seligman's Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk - (F11C2), 1/48, 282-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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I purchased this model from the collector who bought it brand new in the late 1950s/early 1960s. He opened the kit but left the plastic intact, thus keeping the box in mint, factory new condition This is one of Renewal's famous Aeroskin kits, and a rare large one in 1/48. Features markings for the aircraft of "High Hat Squadron", VF-1B commander Seligman aboard the USS Saratoga in the early 1930s. The model has an injection molded inner structure of ribs and stringers like a real aircraft, then the modeler covers it with provided authentic pre-colored Aeroskin fabric. There is no painting needed as elaborate finishes are printed directly on the Aeroskin covering. This results a very realistic and colorful model. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Aeroskin and instructions.

Renwal USS Compass Island Experimental Ballistic Navigational Ship, 1/500, S606-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very rare. In the 1950s, the US Navy began a program called the "Fleet Ballistic Missile". Since missiles of the day had short range, it made sense to sail Navy ship within range and fire missiles from then. Nothing had ever been done like this before, so a special research ship was converted from a "Mariner" class cargo vessel. The USS Compass Island was the US Navy's experimental forerunner of ballistic missile-launching vessels. She was commissioned at the New York naval Shipyard on December 3, 1956. Displacing 17,000 tons, the Compass Island was designed to assist in the development of SINS, or the Ship Inertial Navigational System. Missiles can only hit targets if they know exactly where they were launched from. This early system was a distant relative of GPS, the Global Positioning System. The ship carried the usual crew in addition to many scientists. She was equipped with Regulus I missiles for testing as well as many other instruments from research on navigation done at the Instrumentation Laboratory and MIT. The Compass Island was also equipped with the Sperry Gyroscope Company's new Gyrofin Ship Stabilizer. These are included in the model and move as the real ones did to keep the Compass Island from rolling. Each fin provided 3,000 foot-tons of lift and reduced this motion by 90%. This kit is highly detailed, very finely molded and includes the Regulus I missiles and launcher. The kit has not been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Ferrari 250 LeMans Motorized, 1/32, 6211M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very nicely molded kit and fully motorized. Features assembled electric motor, well molded body, interior with seats, dash and steering wheel, metal axles, battery box, switch decals and full instructions. The car is molded in green, clear chrome and with rubber tires. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Lindberg Ford GT Motorized, 1/32, 6212M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Very nicely molded kit and fully motorized. Features assembled electric motor, well molded body, interior with seats, dash and steering wheel, metal axles, battery box, switch decals and full instructions. The car is molded in green, clear chrome and with rubber tires. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

StromBecker Convair Manned Nuclear Interplanetary Vehicle, 1/91, D38-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Rare kit in investment-grade condition. Near mint box with only the slightest amount of edge wear. The Manned Nuclear Interplanetary Vehicle was designed by Krafft Ehricke of the Convair Astronautics Division. 1950s kit is 18 inches long when assembled. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Koster Boeing B-17C / B-17D / B-17E / Late B-17G Conversion, 1/48, 4

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Rare 1/48 conversion. Very high quality vac moldings - better than many injection molded kits. Contains all parts needed to convert a Monogram 1/48 B-17 to any version listed. Also includes clear parts and decals with full instructions and a painting guide. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Gotha G.IV German WWI Bomber, 1/72, 78

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Limited production kit, less than 2000 made. High quality injection molded kit. Contains cast metal details and decals. The first German heavy bomber to bomb Great Britain and London. Derived from the G.III, the IV had better engine placement and one-engine performance. The first massed attack on Great Britain took place on 25th of May 1917. One June 13th 14 G.IVs attacked London for the first time causing the worst air raid casualty numbers of WWI. The heavy casualties forced the British to bring fighters back from the Continent for air defense. Still factory tape sealed.

Revell Nakjima Mitsubishi A6M2-N Rufe - Lodela Issue - (A6M2N), 1/72, H98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Revel Lodela (Mexico) issue. Has two sets of decals - one for IJN Korea 1945 and one for IJN Yokosuka, Japan 1943-44. Also includes unique clear stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Kasiner Hobbies Metal Streamliner Observation Car - HO Scale Metal Kit, HO, 35

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During this time, Kasiner created a fine line of real metal streamliner cars. The bodies are made from cast aluminum with aluminum ends as well.. If you polish them and assemble the model, the look like the real thing. The kit comes with pre-printed windows with shade/blind detail, end diaphragm, decals for NY Central, wood for underside details, sealed parts packet, wooden floor and detailed instructions with full size diagrams.. The aluminum is in excellent condition and has not corroded. The model has not been started and is complete.

Monogram Oldsmobile Aerotech 'High Performance' Issue, 1/24, 2901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1989 issue of this hard-to-find kit. The Olds Aerotech was driven by AJ Foyt to a closed-course world record with a top speed of 278.357 miles per hour. The kit can build either the 'short tail' version or the 'long tail' dual turbo version. Very nicely detailed with full engine compartment with flexible ignition wire and hoses, complete suspension and underside details, opening hood and full interior. Molded in chrome, silver and clear with black rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are either factory sealed or inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions but is missing decals.

Monogram Predicta Personal Car by Darryl Starbird, 1/24, 85-0095

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find reissue from 2000. This kit uses the original molds from this 1964 kit. The Starbird-designed Predicta was the crowd's favorite, traveling over 50,000 miles coast-to-coast and winning many car shows, including the famous Oakland Roadster Show. She was the first in the custom field to have an electrically operated full Lucite Bubble Top and 'Unistick' steering where the wheels are turned by a centrally-located aircraft style control stick. Power was provided by a 392 CID '57 Chrysler Fuel Injection engine. The kit features operating 'Unistick' steering, working bubble top, opening hood, detailed engine, deep dish chrome plated wheels and highly detailed interior. The kit is molded in color and clear with chrome parts and real rubber wheels.

Aurora US Army 8 Inch Howitzer Gun, 1/48, 307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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First issue of this rare kit with Jo Kotula artwork. Oval sunburst logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder dates this kit from 1957/59. Well detailed with 96 parts featuring moving wheels, breech, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails. 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.

UPC Lockheed P-38L Lightning (ex-Marusan) USAF, 1/50, 5055-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Larger scale kit from Marusan molds. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Swee' Pea Goodyear Trophy Midget Air Racer, 1/48, 402-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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The first Goodyear Trophy Air Race was held in 1947 at the National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio. This was the first race for the midget racers. This kit, the famous Swee' Pea (named after the famous comic character) received second place. The aircraft was designed by Art Chester and flown by Paul Penrose. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1962 Plymouth Fury Convertible, 1/25, C-4762

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare kit from the mid 1960s. Molded in light tan, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features detailed engine and compartment with opening hood, complete interior, 'Torsion Bar' suspension and underside detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Hardtop Convertible 'S' Kit, 1/25, H1227

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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First issue from 1958. Hardbox has excellent gloss and color. Molded in the correct light green, clear and chrome with whitewall decals for the tires. Kit features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior and hardtop the retracts like the real car. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: a small section is broken from the front window frame, but the part is present and would be an easy fix.

Monogram OS2U-3 Kingfisher - RAF or US Navy Blue Box Issue - (OS2U3), 1/48, PA135-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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First issue. Never started. Includes all parts and instructions but missing decals.