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Aurora Fokker D-7 (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Second issue of this kit. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the to-be classic sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. The price extension is 69 cents. The third issue is identical except for a 79 cent extension. The box is in exceptional condition. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader (F-8) - (F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. Box is exceptional with no significant flaws and brilliant colors. Model has many interesting features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section and jet engine. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Correct 1st issue large rectangular stand and decal sheet. Correct early instruction sheet; all in mint condition.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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First issue from the early 1950s. Box color and gloss is as new and the box grades a very strong 'Near Mint' overall. Has moving control surfaces and rotating wheels and propeller. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing P-12E, 1/48, 121-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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The box is in 'Near Mint' investment-grade condition. Has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, not tape or price tags, no marks from any tape or tags, no fading and no torn or missing litho. Has light wear as shown, and that is the only falw. Features fantastic Jo Kotula artwork and is dated 1958. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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Dated 1960 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. The box is in stunning 'Near Mint+' condition with as-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading and no tears or litho damage. Very light wear is the only flaw. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram SA-16B Albatross Air Rescue Amphibian, 1/72, PA20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Second issue hardbox dated 1957. Finely molded and detailed kit with superior fit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position rear cabin door and two survivors in life rafts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there is a small hole in the instructions and decals are intact but have age cracking. Please see the article (on this website) about using and restoring old decals before using these or any older decals. 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.

Monogram US Army M-29C Amphibious Weasel Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/35, PM24-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1994 reissue of the original 1957 'Four Star' kit. High quality kit with excellent detail. Has flexible treads, movable windshield/rudder, full interior detail and four soldiers with arms and equipment. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Focke-Wulf FW-190 F-8 With Bomb Loading Set - (Bomb Cart / Two Mechanics and Pilot Figures) - (FW190F8), 1/48, 61104-3000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Dated 2008. Very highly detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and more.

Hasegawa Lockheed F-104C Starfighter - USAF, 1/32, 1104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Large and well detailed kit with very colorful decals for the box top aircraft. Features good cockpit detail, removable jet engine and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Yak-25 - Brooklyn Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 66-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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First issue early 1950s U-Ma-Kit from Brooklyn factory. The Yak-25 did not exist; it was copied from a popular magazine illustration. In the next issue the aircraft is called a Mig-19. Molded in the correct Brooklyn high-gloss medium pea-green and clear plastic, with the correct "Brooklyn" stand, instructions and decals. The box is in excellent shape with light surface wear being the only flaw. NOTE: the fuselage halves have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent - very neat and clean. No other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 314 Pan Am Clipper - 'Dixie' or BOAC 'Berwick', 1/144, 1415-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1960s Craftmaster issue. Very well molded and detailed older kit with decals for both aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, front clear windshield. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: three small parts are a different color plastic; they are from a later issue of this same kit. In the 1930s Pan Am was a household word in the USA for their romantic foreign routes and the glamorous 'China Clippers' that crossed the Pacific Ocean, stopping at such ports as Wake Island. Pan Am's attention soon turned to the Atlantic. Since non-stop service would be needed, a new aircraft was designed. The Boeing 314 was chosen. This huge flying boat started flying the Atlantic mail in 1939 with a trip over 26 hours long. Before the war, the 314 fleet flew the Pacific, Atlantic and other routes. The airliner was a palace compared to the cramped jets and limited service of today. The flight deck compared to the bridge of a ship and housed 6 crew. It was connected to the passenger cabin by a spiral staircase. The luxurious cabins were divided into 5 standard compartments, each seating 10 passengers, a dining salon for 14, a special compartment for four and a deluxe bridal suite. 74 could be carried on day trips and 40 when sleeping quarters for all passengers was required. Chefs prepared gourmet meals while passengers lounged in deeply cushioned wicker chairs and enjoyed a grand view of the scenery from about 5,000 feet. The age of the Clippers ended shortly after WWII when land planes could operate at much higher speeds than the flying boats.

Revell Curtiss P-40E Flying Tiger Warhawk, 1/32, H283-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. One piece box first issue dated 1967. Features authentic Flying Tigers Chinese markings, detailed Allison engine, highly detailed cockpit, retractable landing gear, movable wheels and prop, movable control surfaces, belly tank and pilot figure.

Monogram Devastator TBD-1 with Midway Diorama Instructions, 1/48, 7575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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First issue dated 1974 with the 'tall box' and the excellent diorama instructions showing you how to make a ditched TBD at the Battle of Midway in WWII. Very highly detailed kit with complete interior features, folding wings, elevating and rotating tail gun, prop and arresting gear, optional position gun compartment doors, canopy, and bomber or torpedo versions with markings for three aircraft including the yellow-winged pre-war versions and Torpedo 8 from the Battle of Midway. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Russian T-34 Tank S Issue, 1/40, H538-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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Original hardbox issue from 1958. Not the common 1990s reproduction. The box is in amazing 'near mint-' condition with like-new color & gloss and four solid corners. The box top is free of price tags, tape or even tape marks. Very light general wear is all that keeps it from being 'mint.' Kit features working, flexible treads, rotating turret and elevating gun, optional position hatches and four troops. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions have been inventoried 100% complete and are correct for this early issue.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition with factory-new color and gloss, four perfect corners, no repairs, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (except for the factory sealing tape, of course), no fading and no tears. The only flaws are isolated cases of very light wear. Features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. 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.

Monogram Hawker Typhoon and P-51D Mustang With Glue and Paint, 1/48, 6370

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1994 issue that contains both kits, several colors of paint, a paint brush and glue. The two kits have never been started. They are still in the factory bags with all accessories, decals and instructions.

Airfix Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Air Canada, 1/144, SK621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Type three logo issue. Kit features optional position cargo and passenger boarding doors, clear cabin and cockpit windows, optional position landing gear and display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Although the box is rough, the decals and instructions are in 'excellent' condition.

AMT 1974 AMC Gremlin X Funny Car, 1/25, T368-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1970s issue. Very well detailed kit that builds up like the real funny car. Features full frame with complete suspension, linkage and driveline detail, full interior with front and rear roll cage, bucket racing sear, fire extinguisher, wheelie bars, optional stock or custom fiberglass grill, racing fuel tank, optional spoiler, drag chute and more. Body lifts up to show details. 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 amaxing condition 'near mint' decals.

AMT Macho Mustang 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 1/25, 2901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate 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.

MPM FW-190S S5 or S8 Two Seater Conversion Trainer, 1/48, 48028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very good quality limited edition model featuring injection molded main parts with all recessed panel lines and resin & photoetched details. Features excellent cockpit, film instruments, detailed resin wheel bays, choice of versions with different upper cowls and canopies, separately molded rudder and more. Has decals for one S-5 1944 and three different S-8s. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.