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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.

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.

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.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 - A-7/R2 - A7/R3 - A-5/U8 - A-8/R1 - A-5/U3 Tropical, 1/48, PA107-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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"Blue Box" 1960s issue. Second issue of the classic 'Four Star' kit. Very well molded kit can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Planet Models Messerschmitt Me-209 H / V1, 1/72, 005

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Limited edition high definition cast resin kit. Fine recessed panel lines and full decals. The Me-209H was one in the long line of '209 fighters that were built but never entered series production. The 'H' variant is an earlier effort and looks much more like the '109. The 'H' was a high altitude variant designed to operate at 42,000 feet and was powered by a DB627. The aircraft was built but there is no record of flight testing. Never started and still internally sealed.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden 'Jack' Type 21 - 1st Sq 302 FG (Markings for Two Aircraft), 1/48, JT148

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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No box but the kit is in the factory sealed bag. Very nice large scale (1/48) Jack. Includes decals for two aircraft from the 302nd. Features all fine, recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit (almost a kit in itself) and wheel well detail, drop tank and optional high performance propeller. Never started. Sealed factory bag complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Midwest Strikemaster - 55 inch Wingspan RC Flying Wood Model Airplane, 130

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1970s design with foam core pre-cut wings to speed assembly. Features all die cut and machine cut parts, formed wire parts such as landing gear, complete hardware, fuel proof decals, full size plans and detailed step by step instructions. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). NOTE: this model was factory packed in a very strong box, and was originally shipped in it. Unless otherwise specified, the kit will ship in this box.

Frog Miles Magister 1 Trainer - Blue Series, 1/72, 153P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Finely molded in dark yellow. 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. 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.

Entex McDonnell Douglas DC-10 United, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is an Entex DC-10 in a Nitto L-1011 Box. There is no L-1011, just the DC-10. The decals for the DC-10 are custom made for N1825U in late 1977. The decals are digitally mastered for correct color and printed at 600 dpi resolution. The model has not been started. NOTE: it is missing two main gear wheels and the display stand. All other parts are included with the new decals and instructions. Instructions are photocopied.

AMT Star Trek (TV Series) USS Enterprise, 1/635, 6676

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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1983 reissue of the original 1960s kit. Still factory sealed.

Revell Convair B-58 Hustler 'Air Power' Issue, 1/94, H252

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

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Early 1960s Air Power issue from the original "S" kit molds. Very nicely detailed. Features three crew members and three opening cockpit hatches, rotating wheels, 'The Pod' and highly detailed gear struts/braces. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Testors Concorde SST British Airways or Air France, 1/100, 597

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very large kit. Ex-Doyusha molds. Measures 22 inches long when assembled. Nose can be move to flight or take off/landing position. Optional position speed brakes. Decals for Air France or British Airways versions. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Lindberg Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 438-50

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

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1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. 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.

Airfix RMS Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner, 1/600, 06201-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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The famous Queen Elizabeth was the largest liner in the world when launched in 1938. She saw extensive service during WWII as a troop transport. After the war, she and the original Queen Mary formed the backbone of Cunard Atlantic Service in unparalleled luxury. Some customers favored the Queen Elizabeth for her modern lines and more modern interior fittings. She was supposed to be on display in the USA on the opposite shore of the Queen Mary, but buyers never materialized. While serving as a 'College Ship' she burned in Hong Kong Harbor where she was scrapped, but only after appearing in a James Bond film as a MI-6 hide-out. Well done model with good details. Never started and complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk - VA-93 USS Bon Homme Richard, 1/72, 1048

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very nicely detailed kit with 69 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail and a wide variety of load-outs including centerline and wing drop tanks, wing and centerline iron bombs (4 to each pylon) and Bullpup & Sparrow missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

KP Mig-17PF Fresco, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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Good moldings with some flash. Fine raised detail. Includes full cockpit, optional position landing gear and two drop tanks. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Czech Model Breguet 19, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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Very high quality kit with fine detail. Cast in high definition resin. Complete and never started. No instructions.

Aurora Douglas DC-8 Jetliner Delta Airlines, 1/103, 389-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare early Delta version dated 1959. This is one of the earlier paint schemes on Delta Jets. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. One part, a jet fan, is missing a small chip on one edge.