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Airfix Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat, 1/72, 05280

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nicely detailed, full-hull model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Bristol F2B Brisfit - (F-2B / F2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed and from 1963. A few years after setting into the new West Hempstead, Long Island factory, Aurora unveiled it's most successful kit line: the 1/48 WWI Aircraft. The first models were issued in 1956 and new kits were added up to the early 1960s. These were so popular that many continued to sell right up until Aurora's end in 1976.

Aurora Captain Kidd - The Bloodthirsty Pirates - Orginal Issue, 1/8, 464-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed and very rare in this condition. First issue hardbox dated 1966. The factory seal is complete but there is a 3" split on the back. The model displays better than the 'sealed excellent+' grade but is rated as such because the bottom box ('tray') is concave (pressed inward) about 1/2" at the right lower corner and side. This can only be seen if you turn the box over. Please note that this model must be shipped insured.

MPC Cooters Cruiser The Dukes of Hazzard - Chevrolet Stepside Pickup Truck, 1/32, 1-3220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Dated 1980 on the box and instructions. Rare kit of Cooter's truck that may or may not have made it to the show. Features rotating wheel, interior detail, molded in underside detail and Cooter decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker D-VIII - Flying Razor, 1/48, 135-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed but the seal has a small split near the background aricraft. Second issue dated 1959 with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork and Famous Fighters Sunburst logo. This model of the dreaded 'Flying Razor' of WWI is usually molded in a beautiful metallic high-gloss green and black plastics; I say 'usually' because the box is factory sealed so I cannot confirm the plastic color. Never started. The Fokker D-VIII was a great performer but it came too late to change the tide of the air war. It started life as the Fokker E.V, one of the first warplanes to have the cantilever wing. This advancement was the result of a long-term Fokker project to perfect this technology. In addition to greatly reducing drag, a properly built cantilever wing is very light and strong. This wing was first used on prototype V17 and then on V28 which took part in the Second Fight Competition (July 6-14 1918) where the most experienced German front line pilots chose new fighters for late war service. V28 was chosen for it's excellent flying properties and 200 of the production aircraft, known as the Fokker E.V, were ordered. Over 289 aircraft were delivery. The E.V began front line service on August 5, 1918; Lt. Emil Rolff of Jasta 6 reported an aerial victory on August 17. However, the day before, an E.V suffered catastrophic wing failure. Two days later, the same failure cost Lt. Rolff his life. All E.Vs were immediately grounded. A detailed investigation showed that there were fatal defects in the wing assembly caused by slack manufacturing processes. Although it was not his fault, Fokker took this opportunity to re-design and strengthen the wing. Existing E.V aircraft received new wings and newly built aircraft were designated D.VIII. Modified aircraft made it back to the front in November, too late for service. However, the aircraft saw active service after that war with the Freikorps air units, the Polish Air Force against Russia, the Dutch Air Force and an unspecified number went to France and the USA.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Grumman F6F Hellcat - Flying Scale Model, G12-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Scale flying wooden rubber powered model from the early 1950s. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top, as this F6F kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut, factory painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings (the famous and beautiful 'Monofoil'), carved wheels and numerous plastic details like the cowling, pilot, missiles, prop and more, depending on the kit. Assembly was by detailed, illustrated plans. The F6F features die-cut blue painted balsa parts, a perfect Monofoil wing, carved fuselage block, stringers and dowels as required, completely finished wheels and metal hardware, plastic cowling/engine face, plastic propeller and pilot bust, clear vacuform canopy (still in mint condition, clear and not yellowed), rubber motor, sandpaper, full color decals, covering material and full instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present.

Aurora Fokker D-VII - (D7), 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

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Still in the factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box art is from the original 1956 issue, and the date on the kit is 1958. However, due to the one dollar price extension and blue logo we know this is from the mid 1960s. Aurora's 1/48 scale WWI line debuted in 1956 with six new kits, and the D-7 was #6. The line proved so successful that Aurora added kits almost every year well into the 1960s. Many of them sold well right up until the end of Aurora in 1976.

Monogram US Navy Grumman TBF Avenger - Torpedo Bomber Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA31-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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First issue hardbox from 1958. This classic kit features wings that fold properly as on the real aircraft, retractable landing gear, opening bomb bay doors and dropping torpedo, elevating machine gun & rotating turret, rotating propeller and wheels, chocks, pilot, gunner and two ground crew figures and more. Molded in dark blue and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bell P-39 Airacobra - 'S' Issue, 1/45, H222-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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1955 'S' issue and a very nice kit for that time in near 1/48 scale. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, detailed pilot figure and optional position cockpit door and a belly drop tank. Molded in beautiful high-gloss olive drab and clear with the Revell 'Globe' base. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is in amazing 'near mint' condition with incredible color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape (other than the original factory sealing tape), no torn or missing litho and no creases. Flaws include very minor edge wear, a pen circle with an "OK" over the "S" on the left short side and other very light and isolated wear. Richard Kishady did the famous painting for this kit and originally included German kill markings on the nose of the P-39. Very shortly after this, Revell began to export kits to Europe and many European countries had banned the swastika - so the box art was changed to Japanese kill markings, which is this issue.

Dragon Neubau-Fahrzeug Nr.3-5, 1/35, 6690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. From all new molds and very highly detailed.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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First release dated 1957 with the yellow panels on the short box sides and no Parents' Magazine Seal. This is just one of the many incredibly successful 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits from Aurora. A few years after settling into the new plant at West Hempstead, one of the the major projects was to launch this line in 1956. New subjects were added as late as the early 1960s. The line was so successful that many were selling right up until the end of Aurora in 1976. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

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Still mint in the factory seal. This hardbox issue is dated 1963 and has superb Jo Kotula artwork. The model is actually from the mid 1960s due to the one dollar price extension on the part number. Nicely done kit for that time with fair cockpit and engine detail, ground base, pilot figure and mechanic.

Nitto M8A1 Cargo Tractor Motorized - (M8-A1 Tractor Cargo), 1/35, 93-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare motorized version. Designed for realistic track-drive operation and features fully functional metal sprint suspension, metal gearbox with brass gears, brass axles, switch, electrical wire and more. The actual kit is very nicely detailed with rougly 200 parts, many working features, flexible tracks (in excellent condition and not brittle) and more. Includes decals for 8 different vehicles. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original RE26 electric motor, which is normally not present.

Mitsuwa M36 Buffalo - Motorized Remote Control, 1/48, 358

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very rare. Older but nicely detailed model featuring dual electric motor drive in a completely factory-assembled and wired cassette gearbox system, flexible track final drive with differential speed turning action, forward and reverse, hand-held (wired) remote control and more. The treads are in excellent condition and still fully intact and flexible. Never started. Inside, all of the original factory display cardboard and packing material is still present. Many parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the green parts bag had split so I inventoried it and it is complete. With all instruction sheets (English and Japanese) and decals.

Otaki Japanese Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer K5Y1 Willow - Markings for Two Orange and One Silver Aircraft, 1/48, OT2-8-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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With beautiful full color painting guide. Very nicely molded kit featuring very good cockpit and engine detail, pilots, decals for three colorful aircraft and rigging wires and rigging information. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Nitto Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer Willow, 1/32, 391-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Well detailed and molded kit from 1982. Features rubber tires, metal rigging lines and rigging instructions, excellent engine and cockpit detail, separately molded rudder, four positionable figures (two sitting and two standing) and more. Includes an extensive painting guide and decals for three different aircraft. Molded in orange, dark wood brown, clear and white plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. DD-792 USS Callaghan was sunk July 9, 1945, by a Willow configured for kamikaze attack. It has been reported the light construction of the aircraft prevented the ship's AA ammunition proximity fuses from detonating. The type was also reported to have been used by Indonesian forces against Dutch colonial rule in 1947.

Fujimi Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100 With Color Painting Guide, 1/70, FC-8-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Mokei/AHM issue probably from the late 1960s. Includes full color painting guide that is beautifully done and shows 4 different markings. Features rotating prop, retractable undercarriage, working elevator, ailerons and rudder and opening canopy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora German Pfalz D-3 - (D-III), 1/48, 109-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the second issue; please note 69 cent price extension, 'Famous Fighters' logo border and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the right. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Aurora Fokker DR-1 Triplane, 1/48, 105-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

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Still factory sealed and in amazing 'Near Mint++' condition. Rare forth issue of this kit and most likely from 1958/ 59. Please note the Sunburst Logo with the 'Famous Fighters' in the border and the lack of a Parents' Magazine logo. Aurora retained the original, classic Jim Cox artwork from the '56 issue but painted out the rectangular logo, replacing it with the new one. For some reason, this and the second issue turn up far less than the others. Aurora experimented with a number of different plastics for sealing, and this is one of the thicker ones.

Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Windmill - (ex Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in amazing, investment-grade 'Mint' condition. The box and seal are still factory near. Most likely the second issue from around 1962/63. Please note the oval logo where the original rectangular one was. The original issue has the same great box art but with the 'Northern Lights' logo at the upper right. The model is from the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds and was an excellent kit for the early 1950s. Features features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.