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Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190D Dora, 1/32, H215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1971 issue. Features full cockpit, removable cowl to show Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure and moving wheels and propeller. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal CLG-3 USS Galveston Light Cruiser - (Cleveland Class Light Cruiser converted to Galveston Missile Cruiser), 1/500, 609

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare kit from the very early 1960s and still the only model ever made of this ship. Full hull model that is very finely molded and detailed for that time. Features one piece hull, display stand, full rudder and prop detail, detailed deck, forward and aft superstructures with rangefinders, gun directors, searchlights and missile radar, two twin Terrier Guided Missile launchers (with missiles) that elevate and rotate, nine 6-inch main guns that elevate individually, rotating main and secondary turrets, helicopter, full decals including draft markings and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: one secondary (5 inch) gun barrel has broken off - it is gone and can be made from pulled sprue.

Monogram Apollo Saturn V - 30 Inch Tall Moon Rocket, 1/144, PS193-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. First issue from 1968 and the rarest box art of all issues with the "ACTION! Lunar Module Included" artwork at the lower right. Still the best Saturn in 1/144 scale due to the excellent detail that Monogram was famous for. All three stages separate from each other in order to demonstrate a simulated flight. Apollo upper section opens to release lunar module with two stages and operating landing legs. Includes three figures and launch pad stand. Although I cannot confirm it because the kit is sealed, this issue normally includes the beautiful illustrated "Apollo-Saturn Manned Flight To The Moon" large pamphlet and is molded in white, silver and with a yellow base.

Mars Model Industries US Navy Landing Craft Deluxe Kit With Cement and Paint

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare kit from 1945 and in superb, investment-grade condition. Excellent and well detailed model for that time. All-wood 'DeLuxe' model that has 'All Parts Prefabricated - No Cutting Necessary' and also included paint and cement. Scale is not given, but this is a scale model and measures about 8 inches long when assembled. Features all pre-cut hardwood parts, a sealed envelope of small parts, glass bottles of glue and paint (intact but dried), sandpaper and detailed, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed envelope. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Revell Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - (F4F4), 1/32, H299-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Dated 1969 and this is the issue with the record offer inside, so it is slightly later. Features detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and props and removable cowl to show the Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine.

Fujimi Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat With Mabuchi Mini-Baby Motor - VF-21 USS Princeton / CV-9 USS Wasp / CV-27 USS Langley - (F6F), 1/48, 0766-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Early Fujimi Mokei issue includes a Mabuchi Mini-Baby motor still factory sealed in a small, clear plastic bag. The actual model is an older but very nicely molded kit. Includes decals for the the three listed aircraft and many more on a large sheet, color painting guide on the bottom of the box and a markings guide on the instructions for all the major USN Aircraft Carrier Hellcats in the Pacific Theater. Features very fine raised panel detail, cockpit, optional plastic parts for motorizing, bombs and drop tank and working arresting hook. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Aichi D3AI Val - T3 Issue, 1/72, 294

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave as shown. 1960s type three logo issue. Nicely molded and detailed with very fine raised panel lines, seats and two pilots, three piece canopy, rotating wheels and propeller, bomb and swing away bomb gear, arresting hook, decals and paint guide.

Monogram Tiger Shark P-40B - USAF/ RAF / AVG Flying Tigers, 1/48, 5209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1985 reissue of the classic and excellent Four Star kit; even the decal sheet is exactly like the original and the plastic parts are the same colors too. Very nicely molded and detailed with very fine raised panel detail, full cockpit, optional position landing gear, optional full or open canopy, pilot, belly tank, working landing flaps and more. Contains decals for USAF, RAF and AVG Flying Tigers (Chinese). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Curtiss P-40E Aleutian Tiger (Warhawk), 1/32, H271-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade "Near Mint" condition. 1969 issue that features authentic Aleutian markings, detailed Allison engine, highly detailed cockpit, retractable landing gear, movable wheels and prop, movable control surfaces, belly tank and pilot figure.

Heller P-47D Thunderbolt / T-6G Texan / Bell P-39Q Airacobra / Bf-109 B1/C1 / Focke Wulf FW-56 Stosser, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG to Sealed NM

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SALE!! Includes all five kits. The T-6G Texan is still factory sealed. Three of the models are never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: P-39 has not been started but is missing the pilot's seat. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Heller Bell P-39 N/Q Airacobra / Bloch MB-152 (SMER Issue) / T-6G Texan Black Box Issue / T-6G Red Box Issue, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to Sealed Mint

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SALE!! Includes all four kits. The Black Box T-6G is still factory sealed. The P-39 is never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The other two kits have not been started but please NOTE: MB-152 is missing the pilot. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: red box T-6G is missing the decals. Otherwise complete with all parts and instructions.

Guillows Piper Super Cub 95 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 303

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Modern reissue of the original 1961 kit. Large-scale, detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern servos and receivers. Features quality balsa die-cut parts and strip wood, firewall for gas engine installation, scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light plastic nose cowl, excellent full color decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production.

Easy Built Models Spad S XIII - 16 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight, 1/20, EB14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. At some point, they were bought out or moved to America, with a given address in Fairview, PA. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber motor, wheels, covering material, insignia, instructions and full sized plans.

AMT 1968 Ford Galaxie XL GT 428 2 Door Hardtop Promo With Original Box, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare, especially in this condition. Original friction-drive promotional model in a stunning yellow with a black chassis and metal axles. One-owner model was obtained new in 1969 in Lexington, KY by a very discriminating adult collector. The box is original. The model has perfect color and gloss, the chrome is like new and has never even been displayed. Tires are perfect (never rolled) and it has never even been displayed. I would grade it 9.7 out of 10 with 10 being flawless. I naturally hesitate to declare anything 'flawless.'

Lindberg USCG Cape Gull (WPB-95304) Patrol Boat CG-95304 - Motorized, 1/80, 707M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare. Late 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Large 1/80 scale kit of this beautiful ship. Very highly detailed for it's time - still a fine model today. Includes all parts for motorizing. Could be easily made RC with today's small systems. Features finely engraved hull with raised panel lines, detailed superstructure with ammo boxes, pump case, life rafts and rings, searchlights, horn , DF loop antenna, clear windows, ships wheel and even tiny engine speed control levers. Weapons include 20mm gun with magazine and shield, two angled Mk20 boxes, depth charges and racks and two hedge-hog launchers with four hedgehogs each. Deck fittings are complete with bitts, hatches, towline bitt and stops, staffs, vents, anchor, lifeboat, mast with radar antenna and platform light and stanchions that you can easily rig to create a railing. Includes a nice display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flags and instructions.

Revell M-35 Military Truck, 1/40, H537-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare original issue dated 1958 with superb hardbox artwork. This is a very well detailed kit for that time. Features good underside detail (mostly molded in), rotating wheels, guard rails that convert into seats, opening tailgate, opening cab doors, detailed interior, driver figure and 6 soldiers with reels, duffle bags, radio, rifles, generator, mortar, machine gun and tripod. Molded in olive drab, clear and with flexible rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Supermarine S.6B (S-6B S6B) Acetate 1948 One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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For the advanced model collector. This is the first issue in acetate from 1948. It has a fascinating history for it is among the early injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly added two-color art work to the Curtiss box and molded the kit in bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one of the early acetate examples from 1948. (Hawk made the switch to polystyrene in 1949.) The acetate is a high-gloss medium gray and has very little warping. With a little pressure, all parts fit together perfectly. This is very unusual as acetate usually warps badly. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed in the clear 'krinkle' bag and the big parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and are the rare, original first issue with text only and no illustrations. One side of the box is 'excellent' (as shown) and the other side is only 'good.' - hence the overall 'good++' grade. All end flaps are present and attached. There is tape on both end flaps and a tape tear on one. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual, as the one-piece boxes were not very strong. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals or a clear windscreen with the first issue of this kit.

MRC OH-58D Kiowa Black Death, 1/35, 2195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. From original MRC molds; this is the joint Academy/MRC issue. Very well detailed, large-scale kit.

Hobby Lobby Telemaster 66 Trainer - 66 Inch Wingspan R/C Quick Build

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very large model with 'real aircraft' handling and wind penetration. Advertised at the time as the "World's Best R/C Trainer" for flying and building. Wings and fuselage assemble '...in only minutes.' Features all die-cut balsa, hardwood and plywood parts, notched wing spar, tapered trailing edges, factory cut leading edges, engine mount, aileron horns, pushrods for all controls, main landing gear and tail wheel struts, wheel collars, hinges, hardware pack, wood stock as required, decals, excellent illustrated assembly instructions and more. Never started. It has never been started and all the factory sealed parts are still factory sealed. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and all paperwork.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang American Aces, 1/48, 09779

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Highly detailed with 118 parts. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, bomb and rocket load-outs, two piece canopy and decals for multiple US aces.