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Aurora VTO Lockheed XFV-1 Pogo Vertical Take Off, 1/48, VTO-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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First issue rare 'short box' from the early 1950s with the 'Famous Fighters of All Nations' box and logos. Aurora's second logo is on the side with the West Hempstead address. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Monogram McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, 1/72, 7580

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. First issue from Monogram in this scale from 1974. Very well detailed kit with typical Monogram high fit and finish. Canopy opens and closes, nose radar and cockpit are fully detailed. Includes full AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder and drop tank loadout, pilot and crew chief.

Guillows Nieuport 28 - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with 18 inch wingspan. Kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, colored tissue, rubber motor and full decals. Includes full size detailed plans. 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. 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 B-58 Hustler 'Jet Command' Box, 1/94, H272-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1964 softbox issue. Reissue of the old 1950s 'S' kit. Ideal builder without sacrificing your more valuable 'S' kit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Ford Tri-Motor - 1929 Antarctic Expedition with Skis, 1/77, PA15-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Second issue hardbox from 1956 (PA15 instead of P15). Box is in near mint condition. Features skis and wheels, dog sled team and crew in Parkas and full markings for the 1929 Antarctic Expedition aircraft that is currently at the Henry Ford Museum. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts decals and instructions present.

Pyro Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Oyster Boat 'Carrie Price', 1/60, 269-98

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. The skipjack 'Carrie Price' is an exact replica of a typical small sailing vessel used along the Chesapeake Bay area to dredge for oysters. The center keel stabilizer could be pulled up for working in very shallow water. Until 1942 sail was the only power permitted for oyster dredging; after 1942 the state passed a law allowing power boats to be used. This lead to almost all the skipjacks being converted to power and having the main mast cut down. Although it's days are past, many yachtsmen restore and sail this beautiful small craft today. This kit has excellent detail and is well molded. The model has never been started. Factory sealed parts bag and instructions.

AMT-Frog Douglas A-20 Havoc - Royal Australian Air Force or USAAF, 1/72, A648-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Limited issue from the 1970s when AMT bought Frog kits from Great Britain and put them in US boxes and marketed them in North America. Has decals for early USAAF with the red/white rudder flash and a camo machine from the RAAF. High quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. 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.

LS Mitsubishi A6M5 Type 52 Zeke, 1/72, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very early LS kit. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for it's quality. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, decals for several aircraft, moving rudder, wing flaps and ailerons, choice of drop tank or bomb, sliding canopy and retracting landing gear. 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. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Guillows Spitfire - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 kits. This later issue is still factory sealed. The original issues were from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Scale stick and tissue rubber powered flying model. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building 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.

Guillows Cessna O-1E Bird Dog - 17 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Flying Model, 902

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.

Aurora Boeing F4B-4 - (F4B4), 1/48, 122-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Second release dated 1959. Has sunburst inside the 'Famous Fighters' Aurora oval logo.Classic 1930s Navy Biplane Fighter. These are famous for the colorful paint jobs of the day. Cowl/Tail/Trim color would vary with the Aircraft Carrier that the group was based on. Each ship-Ranger, Lexington, and Saratoga all had their own colors. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions

Mantua Pacific 4-6-2 HO Scale Metal Locomotive Kit, 1/87, 212

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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This kit is from the late 1940s or very early 1950s. Manuta was legendary for it's quality and attention to detail. After doing a piece-by-piece inventory on this kit, I can understand why. The tender and locomotive body are die cast. The castings are of high quality without the usual impurities, so they are in excellent conditions without the usual cracks. The kit is complete with all parts needed and the motor. The valve gear is a work of art in itself with plated nickel steel and tiny rivets. Includes complete instructions, guarantee card and a list of Mantua approved service stations. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts.

Revell Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet - Lufthansa Airlines, 1/144, H176

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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1970's Revell of Germany issue with great, unique box artwork. Nicely molded large kit featuring detailed engine pods and landing gear, clear cockpit windows, through-molded passenger windows, display stand and a large colorful Lufthansa decal sheet. The kit has never been started. All parts, decals and instructions are still in the factory sealed bag. Note the box art shows a 747 with 3 upper deck windows, but the kit has 10 upper deck windows per side.

Jewel-Like Models Grumman XF5F-2 Skyrocket Long Nose/ Grumman Project G-39 - (XF5F2), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with clear canopy and full plans/instructions. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Contrail Saunders-Roe A.27 (A-27) London Mk II - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Contrail bagged kit with header. The kit is still factory staple sealed. The London first flew in 1934 and production began in 1936. The design was considered successful for Maritime patrol and the London carried a respectable load of bombs, depth charges or mines. They saw action from Great Britain up to mid 1940 and the 202 Sq. continued to use the London from Gibraltar up to June 1941 when Hudsons and Sunderlands took over their duties.

Pyro Fairey Flycatcher, 1/48, P610-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very nicely molded with good details. Features full engine, cockpit and a very fine 'fabric' design where the real aircraft was cloth covered. Never started. NOTE: missing two "V" pushrods. Easily made. Other wise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

KMK AP-35 Mabuchi Geared Motor and Battery Case for Free-Flight TK-1 or other Airplanes, AP-35

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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It is said that the Mattel Superstar (late 1971) was the first mass produced electric powered free-flight rechargeable airplane. This primitive geared electric drive certainly predates the Superstar but does not use rechargable batteries. The intended aircraft - TK-1 - is likely pictured on the cover. Has a clever method of controling how long the motor stays on - similary to the Ideal wooden flying kits 'gear extension' method of the 30's and 40s. Contains fuse material that is lit when the aircraft is lauched. The fuse burns and releases a rubber band that disconnects the battery power. I assume this kit is from the 1960s but it is not dated. Made from very light-weight plastic and metal. Never used and mint in the box. Two sheets of instructions - Japanese and English.

Revell Cunard Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary (1938), 1/568, H311-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1962 hardbox with framable John Steel box art. First release. Very nicely detailed full hull kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions present.

Revell Motorized Chris Craft 42' Sport Fishing Boat, 1/56, H400-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. 1962 hardbox issue with John Steel boxart. This kit was originally the Pre-'S' Chris Craft Flying Bridge Cruiser. In about 1960 the mold were reworked to make it a fishing boat. In 1961/62 Revell was attempting to motorize everything that it could. This trend did not last, with most kits being limited to only one issue. Today they are valuable collectors items. The kit inside is mint. All parts and instructions are still in the factory sealed bags, with the motor and motorizing parts sealed in another bag.

Revell Queen Mary (1938), 1/568, H311-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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First release hardbox dated 1962 with John Steel box art. Well detailed 20.75 inch long, full-hull kit of the classic Cunard Ocean Liner. Features full rudder and propeller detail, separately molded davits and life boats, detailed deck with full fittings and ventilators, swimming pool, sports deck, radar, masts and cargo booms and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.