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Monogram 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT, 1/24, 85-2242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. 2004 issue from original 1984 molds. Features detailed engine and suspension, complete interior, opening back hatch, optional parts and spoiler.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1953 early issue molded in very light green plastic. The kit has not been started. It is still internally sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag with the instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Keystone Keystone Company Houses (Three Houses) Craftsman Kit - HO Scale, 1/87, HO-122

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Builds three good sized, complete company houses; each is two stories with an attic, a front porch and a back overhang or 'lean to.' Very high quality kit consisting of dozens of high quality cast metal details such as window frames, chimney, doors, roof trusses and much more and factory cut and scored hardwood parts. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes full instructions and excellent plans.

Classic Miniatures Silver Plume Store Colorado - HO / HOn3 Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, CM-11

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Quality model kit with factory cut and scored hardwood, plastic details and other materials. Never started. The small detail parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions.

Monogram Grumman EA-6B Prowler With Black Box Cockpit / Paragon Wing Folds / Microscale Marines VMAQ-2 And US Navy Nimitz VAQ-135, 1/48, 5611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Build the ultimate Prowler! Includes Black Box Avionix #AV48003 EA-6B Resin Cockpit Set (internally sealed), Paragon #48141 EA-6B Prowler Wing Fold Set (sealed) and Microscale #48-154 EA-6B VAQ-135 aand VMAQ-2 Decal Set in mint condition. The actual kit is very well molded and features raised and recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopies, detailed gear bays, underwing stores and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes Monogram decals and instructions.

Pyro Robert E. Lee Mississippi Steamboat, 1/163, 237-795

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Late 1950s or early 1960s issue in exceptional 'excellent++' condition. The excellent artwork is by A.V. Rudisill who did a large number of box paintings. Very large and well detailed model for that time. Has over 360 parts andm easures 22 inches long when assembled. Molded in gloss white and tan plastic. The details of the real ship are well duplicated, including the railings and carvings. The kit has never been started. Many small parts are still in the sealed bags. Two bags were open and they have been inventoried complete and re-bagged in ziplocks. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including flags and instructions.

Testors Lockheed F-104C Starfighter USAF - (ex-Hawk), 1/48, 523

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. From quality ex-Hawk molds. Includes decals for the very colorful box photo aircraft.;

Aurora Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/82, 390-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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From about 1954. Rare first issue from the mid 1950s. Has the 'Famous Fighters Of All Nations' and the old Aurora one-color logo on the two short sides. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: fuselage was once glued together with wood glue; since that glue does not stick, it has fallen neatly apart. There is no other assembly. The decals are all there but curled and split - 'fair' condition at best.

Kyosho Valencia 1800 Motor Glider ARF - 70 Inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft, 4033

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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A superb almost-ready-to-fly model. Features beautiful factory-built wings, fuselage and more. There are a small number of parts so assembly is quick and easy. The electric motor is included and the aircraft is designed for two or three channel R/C. Never started. Most parts are still in the factory sealed internal bags. The few parts that are not have been inventoried and are complete. With instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Kyosho Convair B-36 Peacemaker Bomber - 9.3 Foot Wingspan 6 Engine Flying Model Airplane, 1/18

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Listed as "S&E" but there is no doubt that this is Kyosho's famous flagship kit from the 1960s. NOTE: builder kit only, please read very carefully as it is missing some parts. Very Rare and Very Large model from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Approximately 1/18 scale flying model aircraft kit with a 112.5 inch (9.375 foot) Wingspan and a overall length of 78 inches (6.5 foot). Designed for powered flight on 6 gasoline engines and control line. It was once popular to convert this kit to RC but great skill is required. Highly prefabricated kit of precut hardwood, precut plywood, precut and pre-shaped balsa, vacuform plastic canopies and blisters, completely prefabricated sprung main landing gear with metal hubs and rubber tires. Includes metal hardware also. There are two very large sheets of full size plans in 'very good++' condition. There is no assembly. NOTE: someone built the easy part of the fuselage (the perfectly round section), installed the nose strut and never touched the rest of the kit. The portion they built is gone. So the kit ONLY INCLUDES the wing parts, nacelles, main landing gear struts and wheels, clear canopy and other clear parts as required, horizontal and vertical stabilizer, rudder and elevator parts, aft fuselage parts and of course the two large plans sheets. I have inventoried those to the best of my ability -not an easy task with this kit - and everything major is there. It may be missing a small balsa block or two or some basic hardware, but everything important is there. Sold as-is.

Comet North American P-51D Mustang - 22 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1624-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. Purchased new on April 18, 1973. Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. 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.

Revell P2V-7 Neptune 'S' Issue - (P2V7), 1/104, H239-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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Fresh from a long-closed hobby shop and in amazing investment-grade "Near Mint++" condition. 1955 first issue hardbox has timeless 'S' box art and factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, no fading, rips or tears, no stains, no price tags or marks from them and no tape or tape marks (other than the factory tape marks, of course). The only flaw is very slight wear in a few isolated locations. this was a nicely molded and detailed kit for that time. Plastic is the correct gloss silver and clear and includes the famous Swivel Base Display Stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell German Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen - (Hipper Class), 1/720, H481-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1967 first issue with amazing box artwork. This was an excellent kit for that time, featuring options for waterline or full hull with props and rudder, movable turrets, full primary and secondary armament, detailed superstructure, cranes & ships boats, Ar-196 floatplane and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

ITC Stinson Model T Tri-Motor - Eastern Air Service, 1/61, 3722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. This famous early 1930s transport was the primary competition of the Ford Tri-Motor and saw widespread use. It was the idea of E.L. Cord, the money behind the aircraft and the owner of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg automobile company. Cord also owned Lycoming, the engines that ended up on the final product. Another of Cord's companies was Century Airlines, which naturally used the aircraft. Century later became part of American Airlines. The Model T was used by many other airlines including Eastern, Delta, Braniff, TWA, United and American when they rolled up Century. The Tri-Motor carried 10 passengers, baggage and of course the mail, which was critical to early airline revenue. The aircraft proved successful and economical to operate. Includes clear windows, interior with passengers and pilots, Eastern Air Service decals and clear blue-tinted display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The clear parts and decals are still in the factory sealed bag.

Thomas Designs Monocoupe 110 - 26 Inch Wingspan Laser Cut Flying Aircraft, 104

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Ex+

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A superbly designed and executed model by Greg Thomas. Features laser cut wood and plastic parts, nylon thrust button, full size plans, high grade Esaki tissue, laminated outlines, select balsa sheets and sticks, plastic prop, extensive hardware package, vacuum formed plastic parts and more. It has a wing area of 138 square inches and is designed for the experienced stick-and-tissue model builder. Never started and all parts are still factory packed and complete.

Matchbox DH-82 A/C Tiger Moth - With Wheels / Skis / Floats, 1/32, PK505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Dated 1983. Very large (1/32 scale) and well detailed from the time. Can build the RAF land-based primary trainer, the float version or the one with skis. Also has markings for all three aircraft. Features highly detailed engine with removable cowling and full cockpit detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair Terrier Missiles with Launcher - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1813-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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One and only issue dated 1958 of this very rare kit with great box art. The box is in incredible investment-grade "Near Mint+" condition with factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, no stains and no tears. The only flaws are very light shelf wear. Features two missiles with removable boosters, swiveling and elevating launcher, crew of three and instrumentation equipment. The missiles are molded in white and the launcher in medium gray. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and perfectly flat and intact in 'excellent++' condition with the only flaw being very slight age yellowing. The instructions are 'excellent' with the only flaws being typical age yellowing and a short closed split on a factory folded crease.

Phoenix Mitsubishi IMFI-10 (1921) - Bagged, 1/72, P11

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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Rare kit of a rarer subject; still the only model ever made of this aircraft. Features superb moldings with fine recessed detail, full cockpit and more. This kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts. Not recommended for builders who are not experienced with vacuform kits.

Execuform Vultee BT-13A Valiant / Vibrator - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. 1/72 scale vacuform kit. Basic kit only with essential airframe parts, engine front, wheels and clear canopy. Vacuform kits are only recommended for people experienced with this type of kit. Previous experience and scratch building skills are required.

AZ Model Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard Finland / Latvia / Russia - (F-4), 1/72, AZ7342

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very nice kit with well detailed injection molded parts, resin engine, full color paint guide and decals for the three air forces listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.