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Monogram 1987 Pontiac Firebird GTA, 1/24, 2743

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1987 first issue. Features complete engine, removable hood, detailed chassis, full interior and more.

Matchbox Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress with Regular and Cheyenne Tail - 'Kwiturbitchin II' 414 BS 97 BG 15 Air Force Italy 1945 / 'Hikin' For Home' 322 BS 91 BG 8th Air Force / '2nd Patches' 346 BS 99 BG 15th Air Force Italy 1944, 1/72, 40603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Nicely molded and detailed "3 Color" kit. Contains two different tail gun fuselage sections and features very fine raised panel and some recessed panel lines, crew, cockpit, rotating turrets, wheels & props, movable rudder and decals for the three named aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Swordfish Mk.1, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Includes decals for both historic aircraft (810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938) and a color painting guide as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried with all aircraft parts complete but NOTE: missing stand. With decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Modelik Lockheed L-14H Super Electra - LOT Airlines, 1/33, 2-99

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Large scale, highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. The exterior parts of the aircraft are printed in a stunning metallic silver. No painting required - just build! Has very good cockpit detail. Features general English instructions and two pages of detailed assembly drawings.. You should be experienced with card models before building this model. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete.

Hawk T-6 Texan Trainer 'Picture Gallery' Issue, 1/72, 610-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Hard-to-find hardbox 'Picture Gallery' issue from the late 1950s. Very nicely molded in silver plastic with a clear green-tinted windshield and instructions and decals that are correct for this early release. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Italaerei Messerschmitt Me-321 Gigant German Glider - Bagged, 1/72, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Very large kit of the oversized Luftwaffe transport that was originally designed for Sealion, the invasion of Great Britain. The glider was to be towed by a He-111Z tug. This glider version proved to be a bit dangerous, so the Luftwaffe installed engines on the aircraft. It was much more successful that way. Detailed kit has over 250 parts. Cargo doors can be opened or closed. Features interior detail in the cargo bay and cockpit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals have light brown marks on the backing paper but the actual transfers are clear.

Italeri Gotha Go-242 / Go-244 - Glider or Twin Engine Transport, 1/72, 111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very well detailed kit. Builds glider or twin engine transport. Features full interior detail and opening rear cargo hatches. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell American Space Pioneers Apollo Spacecraft / Mercury Capsule / Gemini Spacecraft - 3 Kit Gift Set, 1/48, H1847-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1969 first and only issue. Includes all three 1/48 scale models - Mercury, America's first manned satellite, Gemini, American's two man space capsule and Apollo, the three man lunar spacecraft. The kit has never been started. All the parts are still the factory sealed bags with the correct paper labels and decals inside. With near mint condition instructions, the original Revell Sweepstakes Entry Form and the 'American Space Pioneers' historical booklet. The box does have wear as shown but is still displayable.

Revell Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, 1/144, 4748

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1983 issue and the final Revell release. This is the largest injection-molded C-5 available and it is very nicely molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Avro Lancaster B Mk.I/III Special Edition, 1/48, 61112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare special edition with new parts such as propellers, engine exhausts, front canopies, optional factory painted or unpainted canopy frames, 5 crew members, parts for either MkI or MkIII (early to late production) variants and four kind of unique markings. Very highly detailed large-scale kit. Never started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions.

Nichimo Grumman TBF-1 Avenger Motorized, 1/48, S-4809-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970s/early 80s issue with great box art. This model is an almost exact copy of the Monogram 1/48 Avenger. Includes rotating and elevating turret/gun, folding wings, working arresting gear, retracting tail wheel and main gear, opening bomb bay doors and dropping torpedo. Includes English instructions with motorizing details (Nichimo did not furnish the motor; it had to be purchased separately). Never started. Almost all parts are still in factory sealed bags with Nichimo headers and even a decorated cardboard backer. The large parts (fuselage tree) is not sealed and is complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Bronco Piper Cub L-4H Rosie The Rocketeer, 1/35, CB-35018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Large 1/35 scale kit that includes photoetch parts. Very well molded and features highly detailed interior, separately molded ailerons, full engine and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

HiPM Arado Ar-196, 1/48, 48-002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Limited edition kit. Includes photoetched detail parts. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Otaki Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2 Ocean Liner QE2 - Motorized, 1/450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Excellent model with superb mold quality and very good detail. Large-scale model can be built for static display or fully motorized with twin RE-280 or RE-260 motors (included) and easily converted to R/C (radio control). Inside, the kit it as new. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes all running hardware.

Revell Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 3 Feet Long, 1/96, H364-995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Rare first issue of this kit dated 1960. Large and highly detailed, measuring 36 inches long when built. Although older, this kit is the standard that other large-scale plastic sailing ships models are measured by. Since this is the first issue, the model has the factory painted copper hull below the waterline. The factory paint is in amazing 'excellent++' condition. Since this is a first edition it also contains the larger-format earlier booklet about the Cutty Sark. The model features highly detailed deck, deck houses, cargo holds and removable covers, masts, yards and booms, bilge pump, windlass, 20 crew figure, lifeboats with oars, life preservers, anchors and anchor chains. With draftline and transom decals, figurehead, finely detailed hull, preformed ratlines and molded deadeyes, pin rails and blocks, full standing rigging instructions and diagrams and thread & chain for rigging. Molded in three colors - black, ivory/white and dark swirl wood tan. The kit has never been started. Beside the hull, all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. With instructions, rigging plans and decals included. Please NOTE that the box is graded fair. It is complete but in rough condition and previously had fabric-reinforced packing tape across the box top.

Revell Harbor Tug Long Beach, 1/108, H314-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Rare and famous early Revell model from 1955 and with colorful box art. Large scale kit features excellent detail for that time and all features shown in the box art - even the crew members. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Long Beach was built in Decatur, Alabama in 1943 and was one of a fleet of tugs operated by the Wilmington Transportation Company. She had a registered length of 81.1 feet and a beam of 24 feet. Gross tonnage was 146 inches and she drew 8 feet of water. Powered by a 700 hp diesel, the range was just over 3,500 miles.

Berkeley Pitt's Special Little Stinker Signed By Betty Skelton - 25.5 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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The plans were signed by the world-famous stunt & speed pilot Betty Skelton on 9-23-51 in Rapid City South Dakota. The personal note and signature are big and beautiful. This is appropriate, since this Berkeley kit is a model of her exact aircraft! Also included is a news paper biographical article and photo of Skelton. The actual kit is large-scale and highly detailed. Originally designed for .19 to .33 gas powered control line, it can be converted to electric power. Features precision die cut parts in balsa and plywood, fully finished and slotted leading and trailing edges for both wings, all planking and sheeting material, a beautiful metal cowl and metal wheel pants, fully finished main and tail wheels, completely formed landing gear struts and brace, extensive hardware packet, covering tissue, three huge decal sheets with every red stripe and red area included, one small 'The Little Stinker' decal sheet and beautiful plans with instructions. Never started and complete. 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.

Classic Airframes Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV - RAF 68th Sq High Ercall '41 / Free French Egypt 1941 / Finnish late 1942 / 84th Sq Palestine April 1941 / 105 Sq Lossiemouth late '41, 1/48, 4138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very rare. Well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed resin interior and more. Includes paint guide and decals for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora DC-9 Medium Distance Commercial Jet TWA, 1/72, 356-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1965 first issue hardbox. This is still the only 1/72 scale injection molded DC-9 kit. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'triangle globe' stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. Decals are in 'excellent+' condition - 100% intact, flat and with the typical yellows as the only flaw.

MPC 1970 Dodge Charger Sub Lime Promo With Original Box and Decals, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very, very rare promotional model, especially in this condition and with the original box and decals. The box is stamped "CHARGER SUB LIME." This model was obtained in 1972 in Lexington KY by a very discriminating adult collector. The model is in amazing condition. The paint has like-new color and gloss, the chrome is in factory-new condition and the model has never even been displayed outside the box. There is zero body warp and the clear is in 'near mint' condition. I would grade this one 9.5 out of 10 with 10 flawless. The deduction is for light box scratches on the roof. The decals are also very nice, with very light wear and a small amount of foxing being the only flaws. Even includes the original factory packing paper. The box is complete with all flaps and solid but has wear as shown and age foxing.