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Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort, 1/249, 5024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1987 reissue of the detailed large scale full-hull 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, prop shafts, props and rudder, deck mounted torpedo tubes and depth charges, three 3 inch guns, eight 20mm guns, one twin 40mm, whale boat, four life rafts, two searchlights, gun directors, range finder and display stand.

Revell Tirpitz Battleship - Commander Series, 1/570, H351-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1964 issue hardbox. Original "Commander Series" artwork. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note that there is some minor bug damage to the instructions and 4 small parts are a slightly different shade of gray. Those parts are from a later issue of this same kit.

Frog Bristol Blenheim Mk 1 Bomber or Mk 1F Night Fighter Finnish - Romanian or RAF - Green Series, 1/72, F190

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Will build night fighter or bomber version and has decals for all three aircraft. Typical excellent Frog quality moldings - clean with no rivets, just panel lines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Has color painting guide. 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.

Tamiya M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight European Theater, 1/35, MM346

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very highly detailed kit with numerous operating features. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya WWI British Tank Mk.IV Male Motorized, 1/35, 30057-6900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Hard-to-find. Fully motorized and highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter HMS Zulu G18 Destroyer 1941, 1/350, 05332

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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A state-of-the art kit from new molds. It includes photoetched details, a one-piece full hull and is extensively detailed with 250+ parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter HMCS Huron G24 Destroyer 1944, 1/350, 05333

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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A state-of-the art kit from new molds. It includes photoetched details, a one-piece full hull and is extensively detailed with 260+ parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter USS The Sullivans DD537 Destroyer With Gold Medal Models PE, 1/350, 05304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes Loren Perry's GMM Photoetched Brass Super Detail Set for WW2 Fletcher Class destroyers. This extensive set is made for this kit (and the Tamiya kit) and comes with full instructions. Never used and complete. The actual kit is state-of-the art and from new molds. It can be built full hull or waterline and it extensively detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell M3A1 Scout Car, 1/35, 03078

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very nice older kits with 188 parts. Can make one of five versions: 3rd US Armor Division 703rd Tank Destroyer Battalion Frankreich 1944, 5e RCA Frankreich 1944, Hellenic Army 70/80, Military Border Police Israel 1956, UN Mission Congo 1962. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Chuck Wagon with Three Figures and Four Animals - Miniature Masterpieces, 1/48, H507-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1954 Pre-S issue. Very nicely detailed kit of the classic Chuck Wagon. Features full suspension, rear shelves, back fold-down deck, coffee pot, pot, lamp, bell, accessories, two horses, calf, dog, two men and full suspension detail. Inside, the kit has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit - without figures and horses, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also. 1954 advertisements from Revell list the complete line as the H506 State Coach of England, H510 Ranch Wagon, H503 Covered Wagon, H502 Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, H504 Roman Racing Chariot, H501 Wells Fargo Stage Coach, H509 Western Figures and H507 Chuck Wagon.

Revell Ranch Wagon - Miniature Masterpiece, 1/48, H510-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare 1955 issue. Very highly detailed model includes wagon, accessories, base, four mules and two figures. Never started. Inside, the kit is like new with all parts still sealed in the original factory 'krinkle' bag. Includes instructions in excellent condition. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also.

Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H34-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1960 issue with the greatly improved box art. Molded in light green. This kit has not been started, and has been inventory with all parts present as well as 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.

InterMountain Railway Company 12 Panel 40 Foot Box Car Great Northern Rocky With Trucks - HO Kit, 1/87, 27132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Superb kit that is factory painted and lettered. Features trucks and a large number of very finely molded parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Athearn Kit Number 5168 Two 40 Foot Trailers Rock Island / 5002 40 Foot Box Car CB & Q Burlington 'Way Of The Zephyrs' - HO Kits, 1/87

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Includes both plastic kits which are factory painted and lettered. CB & Q is a metal box car with 'Burlington Route' on both sides and 'Way of the Zephyrs' on one and 'Everywhere West' on the other side. The Rock Island truck trailers are beautifully molded and factory painted silver and lettered red with 'Trailer Service.' Both kits have never been started and are complete with all parts and instructions.

Silver Streak 41 Foot Wooden Box Car 3M Minnesota Mining & Mfg Co. - HO Craftsman Kit with Metal Sprung Trucks, 1/87, S212-395

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From the 1950s. In my opinion, the Silver Streak 'DeLuxe Kits' were among the finest and most complete of the craftsman models. Features hardwood car sides that are completely factory painted and lettered as well as pre-drilled for grabirons, metal trucks with working springs, completely cut and shaped hardwood roof, floor, roof walk and more, a large bag full of precision metal cast parts such as car ends, brake wheel and mount, brake platform, brake gear, doors and more, stamped metal roof braces and slides so the doors open and close and a clear tube full of smaller metal and cast metal details such as bolsters, ladders, couplers, draft gear, screws, grabirons and more. The factory painted and lettered sides are in mint condition. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing two plastic washers that go between the trucks and bolsters. Otherwise inventoried complete.

Accurail Kit Number 5122 50 Foot Plug Door Box Car Rock Island / 37012 ARR 41 Foot Steel Gondola D & RGW / 1582.1 40 Foot Wood Reefer Great Northern / 4312 40 Foot OB Box Metal Ends CB & Q, 1/87

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Includes all four well-detailed plastic kits that are factory painted and lettered. None of the models have been started. The parts that were factory sealed inside are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Three include instructions; but NOTE that the CB & Q box car does not include instructions, but it is a very simple kit and easily assembled without them.

Atlas GP-40 Locomotive Rock Island With DCC Decoder, 1/87, 8934

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Not a kit but factory assembled. Super-detailed locomotive features pre-installed Atlas Dual-Mode Decoder, which allows this locomotive to operate on any kind of layout, analog or digital. Includes 5-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheel motor, realistic die-cast frame, directions lighting, blackened wheels, AccuMate couplers and more. The small parts package (includes safety rails and chains) is still factory sealed and has not been put on yet. The locomotive DOES look like it has been run but not much - you can only tell by looking at the wheels. The locomotive is very clean - and has no scratches or even dust build-up. It appears as new except for one slightly bent safely rail on the right side. All internal packaging and instructions are included. Please NOTE that I cannot test this, so it is sold as-is.

Dragon M3A1 Half-Track Smart Kit - 1939-1945 Series, 1/35, 6332

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Extremely well detailed model with over 350 parts, photoetched details and decals with paint guide for five different vehicles. Contains optional parts for M3, three different M3A1s and M3A2. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Dragon Zvezda #3610 German PAK-36 Anti-Tank Gun With Crew and Dragon #6444 Pak 38 5cm With Crew Premium Edition, 1/35

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes both kits. They are superbly molded, especially the Zvezda model. The kits have never been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Heller Gloster Gladiator I or II - Finnish or 263 Sq RAF, 1/72, 80270

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Heller-Humbrol issue. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.