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Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - (F11F1), 1/48, 531-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Original issue first dating from the late 1950s. Nice short-nose early F11F with Ray Gaedke artwork. This is a one-owner kit purchased new on 5-4-1964 in Lexington, KY. Has all the great features that made kits from this time so special. Has movable ailerons, rudder and elevators, detailed jet engine with opening inspection panel and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Bell Airacomet P-59A, 1/64, H4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few manufacturers made expensive super detailed kits with metal accessories (like Dyna-Products). Comet came in the middle and struck a nice balance of detail and cost. The P-59 features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, pre-cut engine block, color decals, finished wheels, printwood, full template sheet of cardstock, wood stock and a very large and detailed sheet of drawings including detailed construction steps. Never started and complete. 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.

Lindberg Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - Boy Craft Cellovision Issue - (F7U1), 1/48, R510-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair

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Still sealed. Cellovision box featuring Ray Gaedke artwork. "Boy Craft" was the name used by Lindberg to market early Cellovision (clear panel) kits from 1956 to 1958; after this they were simply called Lindberg Cellovision kits. 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.

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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Rare in near mint, investment-grade condition. First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. The box is exceptional with factory-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, four solid corners and no fading. It does have very light general wear, mainly on the sides. Nicely detailed kit for that time with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair F-102 Dart - (Delta Dagger), 1/121, 290-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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1957 hardbox issue. The box is in mint condition with as new gloss and color. Please note that this is an earlier issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the Aurora logo. Small scale kit with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely molded kit with clear canopy, full landing gear and display stand. This is a model of the very early YF-102 prototype with the straight (non-area rule) fuselage. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Around this time, Aurora issued a series of inexpensive (usually 29 cent) small scale kits that were designed to sell at almost any type of retail location. The line was successful and further expanded - when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they fit in nicely with this established line.

Special Hobby Avro Anson Mk.1 Colorful Annie, 1/48, SH48081

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large-scale Anson that is injection molded with numerous high-definition resin and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Amiot 143 Bomber, 1/72, 390

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Late 1960s 'L' style issue with wrap around full wrap around box artwork and yellow-backed Heller logo. Nicely molded and detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Amiot 143 design was first flown in 1934 and was ordered into series production with the first deliveries in August of 1935. A very capable aircraft for it's day, it was obsolete but still in service with 5 bombing groups when WWII broke out. Brave air crews attacked not only night targets in Germany proper but made daylight raids on bridges at the Sedan during the Blitz.

Supermodel Savoia SM-81 Pipistrello, 1/72, 10-008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Nicely detailed and nicely molded kit that is most likely from the 1980s. FEatures two cowls for Piaggio and Alfa Romeo engined versions, full interior details, retracting and rotating turrets with elevating guns, optional position crew doors, separately molded control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional torpedo and markings for two aircraft (camo and Pipistrello). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The SM 81 was an Italian bomber / torpedo bomber / transport in service from 1935 and 1945. It was derived from the MS 73 transport in 1934 and ordered into mass production following successful testing. The aircraft saw action in Eritrea/Ethiopia, Spain and Spanish Morocco, Libya, Albania, Italy and East Africa. Some even saw action in the Italian and Finnish Air Forces after WWII.

Plast Aero HMS Tartar (Tribal Class) Destroyer - 1944, 1/600, 00301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed.

Ambroid TWO Hoppers Plastics ACF Center Flow Hopper Cars - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 3

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From about 1962/3. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, two full sheets of colorful and extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Ambroid Burlington Route 50 Foot Plug Door Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-4

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Silver Streak 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - Swift Refrigerator Line - HO Craftsman Kit With Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, S412-295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Classic kit from the Craftsman Era of HO kits. Very detailed and well made kit. Silver Streak was one of a number of manufacturers that created very realistic wood and metal kits during the 1940s and 1950s. This is, in my opinion, an exceptional kit. Includes pre-scribed and cut and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides decorated with Swift in red and white, and all other required markings, fully milled and cut hardwood roof and floor, fully cut and prescribed bristol board car ends , metal door hardware and cast brake parts including levers, cast coupler pockets, underside girders, bolsters, ice hatches, brake wheel, metal ladders, grab irons, roof ribs and brake linkage, scale chain and more. This kit has complete underside detail and instructions to help with this tricky but rewarding task. Includes full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. All parts are still internal factory sealed bags. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Verlinden Luftwaffe Aircraft Guns, 1/48, 1261

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Includes all guns shown and PE detail parts. Ideal for most Luftwaffe 1/48 bombers.

Revell Submarine Wilhelm Bauer/ U-2540 Type XXI U-Boat, 1/144, 05072

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1995. Large scale kit that is very highly detailed and well molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Wilhelm Bauer was originally commissioned as the U2540, a Type XXI submarine in WWII. She was sunk at the end of the war, and raised in 1957. She was rebuilt and recommissioned.

Scientific Cessna L-19A Bird Dog U-Control Flying Scale Aircraft - 18 Inch Wingspan And For Gas Engines .035 to .074, S6-169

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Highly prefabricated kit from the late 1950s or very early 60s. Features fully carved fuselage, excellent factory-cut solid wing, die-cut, solid horizontal and vertical stabilizers, diecut plywood firewall, metal cowl, fully finished wheels and metal gear struts, hardware, two sheets of decals and detailed, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Messerschmitt Me 262-1a, 1/72, H624-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1971 issue in the one piece box with framable artwork. Features movable wheels, optional position landing gear, and pilot figure with some cockpit detail. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, flat inner gear door (easily made from sheet plastic). Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Aoshima Curtiss P-36A Hawk Motorized, 1/72, 7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Late 1950s/early 1960s rare early issue with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. This kit is intended to be motorized with the Mabuchi Baby motor, which was not furnished by Aoshima. Nicely molded kit for that time, features working wing flaps and ailerons, optional position canopy, USAAF markings and wired remote control battery holder. It is engineered to be motorized with a Mabuchi Baby Motor, which Aoshima did not furnish (it was available separately). The model as never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory clear internal bag. With the original tube of cement, decals and instructions. The box was 'fair' but has been neatly repaired to 'good-' standards.

Academy Boeing B-17E RAF Coastal Command Flying Fortress, 1/72, 2141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Beautiful and highly detailed model of the early Fortress. 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.

AMT Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero / P-51D Mustang / P-47D Thunderbolt, 1/48, 8872

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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SALE!! Includes all three factory sealed models dated 1990. The Zero features very fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, detailed gear wells, centerline drop tank and decals for three aircraft. The P-51D features very fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional bomb load and decals for all three aircraft. The P-47 features very fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit with side panels, detailed gear wells, optional wing and centerline bomb load, standing mechanic figure and decals for both famous USAAF aces and RAF Training Squadron.

Guillows Catalina PBY-5A / PBY-5, 1/28, 2004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Large 1/28 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static as designed, or, if you are experienced, converted to RC. Instructions are not included for RC conversion. Features the choice of three building options - PBY-5A with floats and gear extended, same with floats and gear retracted or as PBY-5 float plane only. Features die cut high-grade balsa parts, numerous vacuform plastic parts such as engine nacelles, gun listers, canopy, nose cowl, nose turret and more, covering tissue, WWII period decals, step by step instructions and detailed plans.