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Aurora P-51 Mustang Screwdriver Issue, 1/27, 377-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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Original issue dated 1969 and in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint++' condition. The box has only a tiny bit more wear than when it came off the assembly line. This kit was originally designed as a gas powered flying model. However, Aurora discontinued the gas powered line very shortly after introduction due to returns and liability issues. Since the mold investment was already made, Aurora marketed these kits as large scale static models and they became know as "Screwdriver Kits" to collectors. For example, the 1/32 scale B-25 was issued in Gas U-Control and then static - but the P-51 may have only been issued in static. Molded in dark blue, light blue and clear & with many metal parts. Never started. The metal parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals in amazing, perfect 'Mint' condition and instructions in 'excellent' condition with yellowing as the only significant flaw. Even includes the original factory screwdriver with the clear yellow handle.

Monogram OS2U Kingfisher High Tech - Landplane or Seaplane - Prewar 'High Visibility' (yellow wings) / Wartime US Navy with 'Donald Duck' markings / RAF, 1/48, 5488

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1993 Kingfisher High Tech edition features includes dozens of photoetched details, can be built with wheels or floats and includes decals for all three aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6851

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1967 Mattel logo issue that is a superb model for that time. It features a unique landing gear retraction and extension system that works well- when you pull the propeller outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Now rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the propeller in, and it freewheels as normal. Also features movable ailerons, rudder & elevators, detailed cockpit, sliding canopy and more. Includes colorful decals and instructions for rigging. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note that the decals have typical age microcracking; please see the two articles on this website that explain how to save these decals or reproduce them at home.

Jetco Jet 50 - 22 Wing Span for Jetex Engine, J-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Quality balsa kit intended as a 'Jet Glider' with any of the pellet jet engines of the day. Never started and complete with all parts and full plans/instructions. Did not come with the engine. In 1969 the entire Jetco 'Superflite' series consisted of the following: hand launched gliders SG-4 Thermic B, SG-1 Thermic 20, SG-1 Thermic Dart, SG-5 Thermic Trio, SG-2 Thermic 18. Towline gliders G-1 Thermic C, G-5 Trooper. Rubber models R-2 Hawk, R-1 ROG, R-3 Lark. Jet models J-3 Jet 50, J-1 Cougar F9F and J-2 Cutlass F7U.

Italeri Autoblinda AB 41 - Pz.Sp.Wg.AB 41 201(i) Armored Car, 1/35, 6442

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Includes soft rubber tires and a full color painting guide and decals for five versions (German and Italian).

Tamiya M247 Sgt York - US Air Defense Gun System, 1/35, mm126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very well detailed model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RedYCut Midget Race Car With Trailer, 1/24, 326

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From the late 1940s or early 1950s and includes the scale race car and trailer, which can be towed by any of the other RedyCut same-scale vehicles. Features all parts cut to shape, fully formed wheels, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view plans and exploded assembly diagram. RedYCut was well known for their wooden kits with a high degree of precise prefabrication. The model line was quite large and this list includes just a few of them: Sport Jeep, US Amphibian Jeep, Speed Boat With Trailer, Station Wagon, US Army Jeep, US Army Traier, Motorcycle, US Army Tank Gun, Midget Race and Midget Racer with trailer.

Life-Like NS Savannah- (ex Adams ), 1/457, 09252

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Rare. Still factory sealed but the seal has splits, mainly along the bottom. This model is from quality Adams molds and is an accurate and well detailed kit of the world's only nuclear cargo/passenger ship. It features full hull, propeller and rudder detail, detailed deck fittings and cargo hatches, davits and life boat, separately molded booms and masts, rear awning and cool 'Atomic' display stand.

Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante - With Aftermarket Detail Sets, 1/48, 02809

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Includes the following factory-sealed aftermarket sets: SAC 48090 Metal Landing Gear, Master AM-48-080 RA-5C Brass Pitot Tube and ADA Probe, Master AM-48-033 NATO Standard Refueling Probe and Aeromaster 48-741 RA-5C RVAH-5 USS Ranger and RVAH-6 USS Kitty Hawk Decal Set. The actual kit is a beautifully molded, large scale RA-5C with 237 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II VA-195 Dambusters, 1/48, 09465

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very highly detailed, featuring fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and electronics bay with optional position hatch, detailed air inlet, optional position speed brake, folded or straight wing tips, optional position wing flaps and leading edge slats, weapons load and decals for the aircraft listed. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat British Carrier Fighter - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 558-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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Rare 1950s issue with great Ray Gaedke artwork. The kit features external bomb load and centerline fuel tank, pilot with seat and display stand. Molded in dark blue and clear and has Fleet Air Arm decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the box looks better than the 'Fair-' grade but is rated as such because the back panel has been cut through on one long an done short side and taped back on with clear tape - and a very heavy application of the tape. The box is not in collectible condition; ideal builder kit.

Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Balsa Flying Model Airplane, 3408

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare large flying model and the 1970s reissue of the popular 1930s kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood sheets, factory-cut stringers and spars, hardwood stock, metal stock, fulling formed and finished wheels, fully formed metal propeller shaft/rubber hook, canopy material, covering tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions/notes. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of sight, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

LDM Pitts S-2A Special - G-BECM Jubilee Duo - S2A, 1/48, 1b

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Superb limited issue all-metal kit with very clean and detailed castings, windshield and a full decal sheet with all stripes and lettering. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. LDM was Lawrence Design & Models, which was founded by Brian Lawrence around 1980 in Worchester Park, Surrey, UK. The kits produced are of unique subjects and of top quality metal castings. This has made them highly desired by modern builders and collectors.

Accurate Miniatures North American P-51B Mustang Merlin Powered - 8th Air Force, 1/48, 3418

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still factory sealed. From 1996. Highly detailed kit with over 60 parts, recessed panel lines, complete cockpit, full wheel wells and optional weighted tires.

Hobby Boss F-105G Thunderchief Wild Weasel, 1/48, 80333

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. A very nice kit from all new molds.

Hasegawa Boeing B-47E Stratojet, 1/72, 1223

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very nicely detailed with fine raised panel detail, cockpit, open/closed bomb bay doors with internal iron bomb load, tail "stinger" and detailed landing gear with good wheel well detail. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The B-47 was a very advanced aircraft at the time. The XB-47 first flew in 1947. The big jet's speed was equal to or greater than all current fighter aircraft, so it received radar-controlled twin 20mm cannons in the tail as the only guns. Through the use of mid-air refueling, the B-47 gave SAC it's first all-jet force for nuclear or regular bomb delivery. Although it was tricky to fly, Stratojets flew into the mid 1960s. A program to strengthen the wings for low-level attack was responsible for prolonging the service life.

Tamiya US Army Infantry / US Infantry Seapons Set / Ford GPA Jeep US Amphibian / US Modern Elite Infantry With Accessory Set, 1/35, MM113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG to Good

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SALE! Includes all four 1/35 scale model kits. The models have never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals (where supplied; which is the jeep and elite infantry) and instructions. NOTE: the Elite Infantry is missing the instructions.

Tamiya Long Range Desert Group 30cwt Chevrolet Truck - LRDG, 1/35, MM192

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Detailed kit from high quality molds. Includes a crew of two. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Monogram SA-16B Albatross - Air Rescue Amphibian, 1/72, P20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. This is the 1995 reissue of the 1957 kit that uses the original box art and molds. This is an excellent model with finely molded detail and fit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

Lindberg B-58 Hustler, 1/64, 5304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1973 issue of this popular kit. This Hustler is loaded with operating features and 'good' detail. It features retracting main and nose gear and opening/closing gear doors, detailed cockpits with opening entry hatches, movable control surfaces, crew of three, four detailed engines with removable panels and more. Never started and inventoried complete. Molded in white and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.