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Testors 1948 Ford Coupe, 1/25, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Highly detailed kit. Builds up the rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features full engine and engine compartment detail, complete suspension, flip up front seats, full interior, opening hood and rubber tires, black and chrome plastic parts. Never started. NOTE: missing two parts: one small seat scuff panel (easily made from flat sheet styrene using the other side as a pattern) and one (of two) upper radiator hoses. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, foil side trim stickers and instructions present.

AMT Jaguar XKE Coupe, 1/43, M789-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Nicely molded small scale kit that comes with a very nice clear display case. Features color molded body, full interior and underside, many chrome plated parts, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Douglas A-1J Skyraider, 1/72, 02030-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. 1970s kit with good detail. Has decals for US Navy for high vis or camo finishes. Features folding wings, optional position speed/dive brakes and a very large load out with rockets, drop tanks and bombs.

Testors Lockheed U-2R Spyplane, 1/48, 508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Hard to find R variant with wing superpods equipped with 'Senior Spear' electromagnetic spectrum reconnaissance equipment. Well detailed with 74 parts, detailed cockpit, open or closed canopy, optional position speed brakes, additional sensors (other than wing mounted) and complete landing gear with outriggers.

AMT Phil Bonner's WARBUCKS Ford Mustang Funny Car, 1/25, 21639P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very well done model with full engine detail, tube funny car frame, cockpit, special large decal sheet for the car on the box art and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling Corsair F4U-1A - 36 Inch RC or Control Line Flying Model (F4U1A), FS-36

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Excellent kit for static, radio control or control line. Mostly sheeted construction. Measures 27 2/3 inches long with a 35 inch wingspan. Features inter-notched parts for fast, rugged construction, precision-cut contest grade balsa wood, die-cut balsa ribs, bulkheads, etc, die-cut structural plywood engine and landing gear bulkheads and more, motor mounts, hardware kit, shaped, plastic cowl, clear vacuform canopy full decals for Pappy Boyington's 'Lulubelle' on October 17 1943, fully sheeted fuselage, solid rudder and elevator, covering material for the wings and full size plans/instructions.

Cleveland Spad XIII C.1 Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, fully formed wooden wheels, fully formed balsa nose and thrust bearing, wood blocks as required, clear material for the windshield, highest quality plans and 5 sheets of color insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Cleveland Spad XIII C.1 Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, fully formed wooden wheels, fully formed balsa nose and thrust bearing, wood blocks as required, clear material for the windshield, highest quality plans and 5 sheets of color insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Sterling Piper Tri-Pacer - 44 Inch Wingspan Radio Controlled Flying Aircraft, FS37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Rare and superb older kit designed for radio control and .049 to .10 engines - could be easily converted to electric power if you wish. Features all die-cut quality balsa and plywood, very rugged 50+% sheeted construction, pushrods, hardware, heavy plastic nose and air scoop, clear windows, complete decals and much more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The other parts have been inventoried and they are all present except the plastic hinge material. With decals, plans and detailed instructions on the plans.

Airfix Heinkel He-111 H-20 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dramatic artwork of He-111s on a low-level bombing raid over London. Kit features elevating and rotating gun and turret, full crew, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear and external bomb load. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Peterbilt 379 Wrecker Truck, 1/25, 7541

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very highly detailed kit with hundreds of parts. Features full engine, removable hood, rolling chassis built just like the actual truck, full suspension and steering, complete interior and more. There is a very large and intricate decal sheet with all the red trim and stripes. Molded in white, brown, gray, clear,chrome plate and with rubber wheels. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Hawk 1909 Hupmobile - Highway Classics, 1/24, 635-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare hardbox kit from 1964. Hawk did not issue many automobile kits, but when they did they chose interesting subjects. Molded in 1/24 scale in bright yellow plastic and black wheels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The 1909 Hupmobile was among the first cars to look 'long, low and lovely' with a racy appearance. Rarely seen now, the Hupmobile was very popular in that day due to good performance, looking a bit like a Mercer or Stutz but sporting a much lower price tag. And this kit has a very interesting history also! The molds were originally cut by Kaysun in Japan @ 1954. The kits were a huge advance over the 'Highway Miniatures' and if put side to side put the Revell offerings to shame. I do not know of other kits from Kaysun beyond the two cars. Later in the 1950s Strombecker purchased these molds and issued them in very colorful boxes. However, Strombecker discontinued all plastic kit production in the late 1950s. In 1964 Hawk somehow located these molds. Always with an eye to quality, the Mates brothers knew these were perfect kits for their expanding line of models. The called the Rambler and Hupmobile 'Highway Classics' and issued them in full color boxes that sported photos of the actual built models. There were at least three issues; one at 50 cents, one at 60 cents and one with a special case. However good the kit, the subject matter simply did not catch on and eventually the kits were withdrawn from the line. Polks Hobby Modelcraft found and purchased the molds in 1982 but did not issue the kits. In 1988 Mandrill Manufacturing purchased the Strombecker molds and it is possible these two Kaysun kits is among them.

Aurora The Charger 1923 Ford Model T Rod, 1/32, 536-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Features great hardbox artwork of children taunting the young rod owner while the police makes out a ticket. Dated 1963 and one of Aurora's finer early efforts in this scale. Well detailed for that time. Features full engine and exhaust, full interior, good molded-in underside detail with separate front axle/springs, custom body, top, stake rear body and full decals. Molded in antique gold and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk 1909 Hupmobile - Highway Classics, 1/24, 635-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare hardbox kit from 1964. Hawk did not issue many automobile kits, but when they did they chose interesting subjects. Molded in 1/24 scale in bright yellow plastic and black wheels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The 1909 Hupmobile was among the first cars to look 'long, low and lovely' with a racy appearance. Rarely seen now, the Hupmobile was very popular in that day due to good performance, looking a bit like a Mercer or Stutz but sporting a much lower price tag. And this kit has a very interesting history also! The molds were originally cut by Kaysun in Japan @ 1954. The kits were a huge advance over the 'Highway Miniatures' and if put side to side put the Revell offerings to shame. I do not know of other kits from Kaysun beyond the two cars. Later in the 1950s Strombecker purchased these molds and issued them in very colorful boxes. However, Strombecker discontinued all plastic kit production in the late 1950s. In 1964 Hawk somehow located these molds. Always with an eye to quality, the Mates brothers knew these were perfect kits for their expanding line of models. The called the Rambler and Hupmobile 'Highway Classics' and issued them in full color boxes that sported photos of the actual built models. There were at least three issues; one at 50 cents, one at 60 cents and one with a special case. However good the kit, the subject matter simply did not catch on and eventually the kits were withdrawn from the line. Polks Hobby Modelcraft found and purchased the molds in 1982 but did not issue the kits. In 1988 Mandrill Manufacturing purchased the Strombecker molds and it is possible these two Kaysun kits is among them.

Revell 3 Motorcycles Gift Set / C1163 Harley Custom Show Bike / C1161 Triumph Show Bike / C1185 BSA Motorcycle, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very Rare and from the mid 1960s. Special printed heavy cardboard car includes all three kits. The entire assembly is still factory shrink wrapped, although there is a split.

Varney 40' Billboard Reefer Gerber Baby Food Car with Sprung Trucks - Craftsman Kit, HO, R-39

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Excellent kit featuring real sprung trucks and steel car sides and ends that are factory prepainted and lettered for Gerber. The roof is also metal and factory painted. This issue has a plastic underbody that is factory mint - it has not warped. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 40 Foot Wood Box Car Quaker Oats - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, HO, 24

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. This kit has very colorful Quaker Oats advertising. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, numerous cast metal parts still in the factory envelope, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Ambroid Speedy Poultry & Reefer Combination Car With Sprung Trucks- HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 10

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare combination 1920/30 live poultry and ice reefer car of a very unique design. Includes real sprung metal trucks. Limited edition - one of 5000 made. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber. Includes pre-cut and carved hardwood pre-scribed sides, roof and floor as required, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an inventoried envelope of metal detail parts, ventilated sides for the poultry section, ladders 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. 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/

Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190 D-9 Dora - (FW190D9), 1/32, 4775

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1998 Revell of Germany issue in large scale. Features full cockpit, removable cowl to show Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure and moving wheels and propeller. There is a large, excellent condition decal sheet for the aircraft shown on the box top photo. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pocher Mercedes-Benz 500K-AK Cabriolet 1935, 1/8, K93

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production kits is amazing. This kit has 1606 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many more. Working features include operating steering, working suspension, doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles, windows that raise and lower via the working cranks, starting handle that operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons etc. in the engine, convertible top that can be raised and lowered and much more. This kit has never been started and all parts are still sealed in the factory bags. Includes decals and instructions. Recommended for experienced models only. Please note that this is the version with the simplified wheel construction. Each wheel features only about 12 parts. The previous method is very detailed but each wheel is built with well over 100 parts via individual spoke placement. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.