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Hobby Craft A-4C Skyhawk Viet Nam - US Navy VA-76 / Argentina Falklands / Malaysian Air Force, 1/48, HC1434

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very cleanly molded 1/48 early Skyhawk features all recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail, optional parts and decals for US Navy, Malaysian and Argentine aircraft, optional position leading edge and a wide range of load options from rockets, drop tanks and iron bombs to AIM-9 Sidewinders. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Korean War T-33 - Lockheed Thunderbird (T-Bird) Shooting Star - USAF Korean War - 21st FIS 'We Too' / 51st FIS 'Paddy Daddy', 1/48, HC1548

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Large 1/48 scale T-33 features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpits, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, drop tanks, optional position canopy and decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas SBD-5E Dauntless - US Marines VMSB-231 South Pacific 1944 / MSS-3 AS Bourne Field St. Thomas Virgin Islands 1944 / French Navy Sq 4 FB Cognac Late 1944, 1/32, 04711

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1999 issue of this big 1/32 scale kit. Features complete cockpit, detailed Wright Cyclone engine, perforated dive flaps, bomb load and more. Includes decals for US Marines (2 aircraft) and , French Navy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram De Havilland Mosquito - N.F.II / Mk.IV / F.B.VI / II Night Intruder, 1/48, 85-0129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. 1999 reissue using the same molds as the 1965 'Four Star' kit. Even has the same box art and is molded in the same colors as the original. Features parts and decals to build any one of four versions: NF II Night Fighter, Mk IB Bomber, Mk VI Fighter Bomber and MkII Night Intruder. Very finely molded and detailed kit for it's day.

AMT Volkswagen VW Rabbit - Custom or Stock, 1/25, 2001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Nicely detailed model that can be built one of two ways. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior, trim and decal options, many custom parts and more. There is no assembly but NOTE: two small parts are painted silver. Inventoried and all stock version parts are complete. NOTE: missing (1) custom part, a wide tire. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. The instructions are high quality photocopies of the originals.

Academy Piper PA-28 Cherokee 140 Cruiser, 1/48, 1610

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


High quality model, most likely from ex- Bandai Molds. Features excellent full interior, well detailed engine, removable cowling and enough letters and numbers for almost any registration you desire. Never started. Factory sealed parts bags with decals and instructions present.

Academy Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress Fort Alamo, 1/72, 2142

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Beautiful and highly detailed model of the Fortress 'F' variant. Molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features excellent cockpit detail, rotating props and wheels, bomb bay detail and full bomb load and optional position doors.

MPC McDonnell Douglas DC-9 - Eastern Airlines (DC930)- (ex Airfix), 1/144, 1-4703

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find 1982 issue with Eastern 'Hockey Stick' livery. This is the -30 version of the venerable short-haul transport and is from quality Airfix molds. Features optional position boarding and baggage doors, optional position landing gear, clear windows and Eastern Airlines decals.

Airfix Douglas DC-9-30 KLM and Iberia, 1/144, 03182

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit featuring optional position cabin and baggage doors, opening/closing rear airstair door, optional position landing gear and a large and colorful decal sheet for both airlines.

Revell Corporal Missile - With Transporter - History Makers Issue, 1/40, 8649

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the front (and was taped to keep the split from widening). 1983 limited edition of this large and highly detailed kit from the original "S" molds. Contains transporter/erector/ launcher that functions like the real one, removable missile and ground equipment.

Revell USS Dallas And SH-60B The Hunt for Red October, 1/400, 4007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1990 issue as a tie-in with the famous motion picture. Includes two very nicely molded kits. The USS Dallas is 1/400 scale, full hull and has recessed panel lines. The SH-60B is 1/100 scale and has recessed panel lines and good cockpit detail. The kits have never been started. The have both been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt High Tech - With Photoetched Parts, 1/48, 5487

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Limited edition issue from 1993 with photoetched details. Older but excellent kit features full cockpit, opening canopy, pilot figure, very fine raised panel lines, recessed control surfaces, detailed gear wells and more This is one of my favorites to build because it is an accurate model with excellent fit and finish. The photoetched parts add significantly to the detail of the model.

Accurate Miniatures Grumman TBF-1C Avenger - Battle of the Atlantic May 1944 USS Block Island (TBF1C), 1/48, 3403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Highly detailed and widely considered the finest Avenger in 1/48 scale. Features over 100 parts of excellent mold quality, fully detailed crew stations, excellent rear turret, full engine, separately molded rudder, detailed bomb bay with weapons load and optional position bomb bay doors, bomb cart, optional position pilot's canopy and rear crew entry door and decals and paint guide for the listed aircraft.

Monogram M-34 6x6 2-1/2 Ton Cargo Truck Troop Carrier, 1/35, 6400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. 1982 version of the Monogram 'Four Star' Eager Beaver kit. This high quality model features heavy lugged true scale tires, complete chassis and suspension, detailed interior, opening doors, rolling wheels, removable simulated canvas tarpaulin and working tail gate.

Lindberg President Ocean Liner President Wilson, 1/547, 77224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed. Reissued from the original Pyro Molds. Full hull model of a rare subject. Box photo shows a built-up of the actual model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes for pointing out this excellent MARAD internet write up of this famous ship: SS President Wilson was a U.S. flag passenger ship (design type P2-SE2-R3), constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Company in Alameda, California and completed on April 27, 1948. Originally intended to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II as the Admiral F.B. Upham, the U.S. Maritime Commission canceled its order for the vessel as the war was ending. In 1948, the ship was bareboat chartered to American President Line (APL) and renamed SS President Wilson. The shipping line bought the vessel outright on August 27, 1954.During its service with APL, President Wilson operated on a Pacific Ocean route, traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Hawaii, the Philippines, China, and Japan before returning on the reverse itinerary. By the late 1950s, passenger liners were being eclipsed by jet airplanes as the preferred mode of trans-oceanic travel, but APL redirected its marketing efforts to pleasure travelers and continued its liner service well past the retirement of many of President Wilson's contemporaries.On February 1, 1964, while underway about 600 miles southeast of Tokyo, Greek cargo ship Agia Erini L. (formerly the liberty ship Richard J. Hopkins) transmitted a general message notifying all ships in the vicinity that there were cracks in the ship's hull and requested that all ships indicate their positions. The following day, the ship's crew sent another message stating that its condition was critical and requested that President Wilson, the closest vessel, come to its aid. The captain of President Wilson, J. D. Cox, immediately altered course and steamed toward the ship. Four other vessels in the area also changed course to assist the stricken ship.When President Wilson arrived, the crew found that Agia Erini L.'s condition had deteriorated and feared that the crew would soon have to abandon ship; in the early morning hours of February 3 the crew of the Green ship began to abandon their vessel. Earlier, two ships, SS Stolt Victor and SS Rolv-Jarl, had arrived on scene and Captain Cox directed the ships' crews to position their vessels downwind of Agia Erini L. in the case escaping crew members were swept away.Several crew members were able to escape the sinking ship via motor life boat, but the remaining began to jump over the side and into the sea. In response, President Wilson launched its #3 motor boat with a 13-man crew with Chief Officer Carl Larkin in command. Later, Larkin explained that his greatest concern was to avoid hitting any of the men with the boat's propeller. Just 45 minutes after Larkin and crew set out, they returned to President Wilson with 18 survivors. The master of Rolv-Jarl also joined the rescue effort and maneuvered his ship close to the lifeboat to create a wind-break. Rolv-Jarl also rescued the final eight Agia Erini L. survivors from the water.According to Captain Cox "the success of the operation rested entirely on Chief Officer Larkin and his crew." He also stated the operation was the most dangerous operation he had witnessed in more than 40 years at sea.President Wilson continued to serve as a passenger vessel for American President Line until it was sold to Oceanic Cruise Development, Inc. in April of 1973 and renamed Oriental Empress. In 1976, Oriental Empress was laid up in Hong Kong. In 1984 the ship was sold in Taiwan for scrap.

KVZ Antonov AN-2 Colt - Czech / DDR /Civil / USSR, 1/75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very near 1/72 scale DDR kit from the East German cold war model manufacturer. Has markings for civil or USSR Air Force issues, as well as Czech civil markings. Kit features clear & silver injection molded parts and fine antenna material. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT Ford Econolline Van Stock or Vantom Custom, 1/25, T418

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Original issue from the early 1970s. Highly detailed stock or custom van with detailed engine, opening hood, superb chassis, suspension, driveline and exhaust detail and many custom parts. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. NOTE: decals have age micro-cracking and some edge damage.

Revell Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF - Flt./Lt. John ' Cat's Eyes' Cunningham's Aircraft and RAF Aircraft 'PNB' - Revell Japan Issue, 1/32, H251-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare 1975 Japan issue with unique and beautiful box artwork. As with most Japan issues, this one contains extra features not available in other issues. First, there are decals for a total of two aircraft. Second, the huge 16.5" x 11.5" instruction front page is a full-color, glossy painting guide for the model and also has a large color photo of the assembled kit. Large-scale and well detailed (for that time) model of the British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, whose markings are included. His final score stood at 20 victories and his aircraft is one that can be depicted in this model. Features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Sopwith Camel, 1/28, 4419

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1981 reissue of the famous 1957 'S' Kit. Large 1/28 scale kit is nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed rotary engine the moves with the prop, authentic fine fabric texture finish over ribs, complete cockpit with movable control stick and rudder bar, removable cowling, standing pilot figure, complete rigging instructions and more. The model has never been started. Inventoried and includes all plastic parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Minicraft 1907 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Touring Car- (ex-Entex / Bandai), 1/16, 11215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Most likely from ex-Bandai molds. Large scale (1/16) and highly detailed. Features a rolling chassis build just like the full-size vehicle, detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full suspension, driveline and exhaust, complete interior, optional top and many accessories. Molded in multiple colors, clear, brass plating and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.