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Monogram 1969 Pontiac GTO The Judge, 1/24, 2443

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit. Features full engine, interior and underside details, opening hood and real rubber tires. Molded in orange, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and Judge decals.

AMT 1972 GMC Stepside Pickup - Stock or Street/Show Custom, 1/25, T409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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First issue from the 1970s and nicely detailed for that time. Includes parts to build the versions described. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has very minor assembly as follows: several tire halves are assembled. Quality of assembly is 'excellent' to 'very good.' There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Palmer Gatling Gun - Early American Machine Gun, 1/24, 29-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Molded in colored plastic (usually gray or silver) and includes brass plating and metal chain. Measures about 6 inches long when built. The Gatling Gun was invented by Richard Jordan Gatling in about 1862. The first version fired .58 caliber bullets. Later improvements led to .30 caliber bullets being fired by a hand crank from a gravity fed magazine. Firing rate was 400 round per minute. The hand cranked gun stayed in production until 1911 and was first used during the US Civil War at the siege of Petersburg, Virginia.

Hobby Craft Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - With Aftermarket Resin Full Cockpit - US Navy Or Royal Navy FAA (Fleet Air Arm) - (ex Trumpeter), 1/32, HC1689

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Includes Grand Phoenix #32005 Cockpit Interior designed for this kit. Includes 23 resin parts and 22 photoetched pieces. Never used and still internally sealed. The actual kit is very well detailed and likely the finest Wildcat in this scale. Features all fine recessed panel lines, photoetched parts and real rubber tires, highly detailed cockpit, film instruments, complete engine and engine compartment, optional clear cowling, separately molded rudder, elevators, ailerons and wing flaps, detailed wing gun bays with removable access panels, optional fold or unfolded wings, centerline drop tank and more. With decals for both two USN and one Royal Navy aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Academy Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina, 1/72, 2123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Dated 1993. Excellent model that is very well detailed. Molded with very fine, all recessed panel lines. Features interior detail, beaching gear, optional bomb load, optional position wing tip floats, rotating propellers and very colorful decals for the pre-WWII aircraft shown on the box top. The kit has never been started. Two parts bags are still factory sealed. One parts bag was torn, so I opened it and did an inventory; it is complete. With decals and instructions.

Comet Piper Cub J-3 - 25.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft (J3), 1623-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From the early to mid 1970s. 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 sheet for civil or US Army versions, detailed full size plans with building instructions, die-cut printwood, factory-cut stripwood with leading and trailing wing edges, fully formed and finished wooden main and tail wheels & thrust button, hardware, tissue and plastic propeller. Never started and inventoried complete, but NOTE: all die-cut parts have been very neatly (adult) removed from the sheetwood. 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.

Comet Skylark Glider - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, G5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very rare model from 1945. The box is complete and in 'very good+' condition as shown. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is in factory-new condition - 100% complete and with all paperwork present. 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.

Sterling Hal Krier's Great Lakes Special - 24 Inch Wingspan, A24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Scale kit for RC, free flight or control line. Features large, full color decal sheet, high-grade die cut balsa, die cut plywood, vacuform plastic cowl with engine detail, wheel pants and pilot, clear canopy material, carved and painted wood main and tail wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, carved wooden thrust button, control line handle, firewall, elevator horn platform, metal hardware and pushrod wire, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line. The model has not been started. The small parts are still factory sealed; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes plans and decals. There is no assembly but NOTE: two sheets of parts are punched out to 'near mint' quality. The box is only grade 'fair+' because there is a closed tear at the center of the top wing. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I personally considered Sterlings to be 'deluxe' kits.

Berkeley Lockheed P-38 Lightning Controliner - 41 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/16, 8-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From the 1950s and very rare, Large, true scale model in the agreed museum scale of 1/16 and designed for two engine operation. For .14 to .36 displacement gas engines for control line or can be converted to electric power. Highly prefabricated and features carved and hollowed fuselage and nacelles, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, formed wire landing gear, rubber wheels, metal hardware, formed clear plastic bubble canopy (in 'excellent' condition, not yellowed), full size plans and more. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried present. Includes plans but NOTE: missing decals. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Berkeley Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Controliner - 21.5 Inch Wingspan, 1-10-295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Large 1950snprofile-scale model designed to fly a full stunt pattern at 65 miles per hour with a .09 engine. This is a highly prefabricated kit designed for strong, easy construction. Features pre-shaped hollow balsa wings with airfoil, die cut balsa and plywood, all necessary metal hardware, fully finished wheels, full size plans with complete building instructions and full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (larger wood parts and sheets of wood) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have bug damage to the backing paper but the actual transfers are undamaged. The plans have light, even bug damage as well which will not affect building the kit. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Monogram Mig-29 Fulcrum, 1/48, 5825

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown and drawn the box top concave. Dated 1991 and well molded and detailed for that time. Features detailed cockpit and engine air inlets, pilot, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, long range drop tanks and two types of air-to-air missiles.

Monogram F-16 Fighting Falcon, 1/48, 5421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1991 issue. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed and landing gear, two Sidewinder missiles and external tanks. There has been no assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing #40, the tiny clear gunsight. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram P-38J Lightning Richard Bong - Droop Snoot or Night Fighter, 1/48, 5479

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1992 issue from the original 'Four Star' molds. Includes decals for Richard Bongs aircraft 'Marge', Droop Snoot 'Bomba-Dear' and night fighter 'Night Lightning' and parts for all three versions. Well molded and detailed with 118 pieces. F-5 parts are included but not shown on the instructions, unlike the earlier versions. Never started. Many parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer, 1/32, C453-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' This kit has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Tamiya Israeli M51 - Super Sherman, 1/35, 35323

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very highly detailed and beautifully molded armor model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Nantucket Lightship - (Ex Pyro), 1/95, 717

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Large scale full hull kit measures 17 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed model of the most famous US Lightship. From quality ex-Pyro molds. Includes rigging material and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag; the larger parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes rigging threat and instructions.

Ikko Battleship of Nagamasa Yamada, 1/150, 221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very, very rare Japanese kit that is not even listed in Burn's guide. From the late 1960s. 'IM' was a slogan used by Ikko. This is an excellent model for that time with very good detail. Features full hull, detailed deck houses & fittings, cutter with oars, separately molded masts and yards, furled sails, preformed ratlines, display stand, large wood-grained display base, name plate decals, full color flags, rigging material & rigging diagram and more. Molded in wood brown, white (sails), black and gold plate. Measures about 10 inches long when assembled. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Burns Guide to plastic models only listed one historic sailing vessel by Ikko: the sailing 'Battleship of Shogunate Hideyoshi Toyotomi.' However, I assume that Japanese modelers have known all along. As a matter of fact, this box lists Hideyoshi and Yamada's ships as part of a series of kits of historic Japanese ships. Ikko ended production in the late 1960s.

Testors 1931 Bugatti Royale - Berlin de Voyage Type 41, 1/24, 832

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Very highly detailed model from 1980. Features over 150 pieces, complete rolling chassis build-up just like the actual car, detailed engine and compartment, complete suspension and exhaust, removable hood, complete interior and more. Molded in black, yellow, clear and with chrome parts. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Academy Merkava Mk.IV, 1/35, 13213

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very well detailed model that includes PE parts, realistic self-connecting tracks, optional position hatches and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram TWA Super G Constellation, 1/131, 6058

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1983 Heritage Edition Issue. From the original molds of the 1950s 'Four Star' issue. Molded in gloss white, gloss silver and clear to minimize painting just like the original issue. Includes two passenger boarding ramps, optional position passenger doors, two standing stewardesses and a tow truck.