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Renwal Nike Ajax Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile - With Launcher and Crew - (MIM-3), 1/32, 85-7815

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 2013 Revell reissue from the original 1950s molds. Includes the original classic box art showing the Nike Ajax blowing up what appears to be a B-17 over an American city. Excellent model for that time featuring operating launcher that is made to hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery.

Matchbox Heinkel He-115 - Finnish or Luftwaffe, 1/72, PK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. From 1975. Markings for Finnish LeLv 46 1942, Luftwaffe 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 706 Denmark 1940 and 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 406 Tromso Norway 1942. The last group took part in the attacks on Convoy PQ17 in June/July of 1942 in which 23 of 36 vessels were sunk by air attack and U-boats.

Lindberg Caravelle French Jet Liner - Cellovision Issue, 1/180, 454-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Late 50s issue with an intact 'Cellovision' panel. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. The box displays better than the 'very good+' grade but is rated as such because there is clear tape on the right short side panel.

Revell Redstone Booster with Mercury Capsule, 1/105, H1832-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Original and only issue of this rare kit in a hardbox dated 1961. This model was hurried into production after Shepard's First US Manned Space flight on May 5, 1961. Revell took the original Redstone kit, modified them to match Shepard's craft by adding the Mercury capsule, modified the decal sheet and created the 'Newsprint' box you see. Contains Redstone Booster, Mercury Capsule with re-entry and emergency escape rockets, astronaut and interior seat, Launch Pad/Stand, Testing Unit and 3 man ground crew. Also has special booklet. Never started. Inside the kit is like new with all parts and paperwork still sealed in the internal clear factory bag.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray - (F4D1), 1/48, 562-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare 'green' box art issue from the late 1950s. Fantastic artwork is by Ray Gaedke, who painted both of the Skyray issues for Lindberg. Kit features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box displays much better than the grade but is ranked 'good-' because one short panel has stains, wear and three (later) price stickers. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Fujimi CH-53G - 30 Year Anniversary - Luftwaffe, 1/72, S-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare issue with special markings. This kit is from when Fujimi set the world standard for model kit quality. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail, complete cargo section with floor and interior rib detail, optional position crew door and stairs, optional position rear cargo ramps and more. Includes decals for the box art helicopter. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Monogram Republic F-105F Thunderchief, 1/72, 5438

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Rare issue of the early two seat Thud. Molds were later altered to make "G" variant. Very nicely detailed model featuring excellent dual cockpit, two crew members, opened or closed canopies, detailed gear wells, optional position exhaust speed brakes, drop tanks, two sizes of iron bombs and more. Includes very colorful hi-vis decals.

Airfix F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon, 1/72, 904025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1986. Features good cockpit detail, weapons and drop tank load out and more. There are decals for Dutch and alternate markings as well. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-2 Panther - US Navy VF-123 / Marines VMF-115 / 1949 Blue Angels - (F9F2), 1/72, D11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very nicely molded fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, two piece canopy, pilot figures, optional position speed brakes and 6 under-wing rockets. Builds any of the three aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Matchbox Bell OH-58D Aeroscout - US Army 1987, 1/72, PK-43

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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From 1986. Military version of the Bell Jet Ranger. Very nicely molded model with recessed and raised panel lines, full interior, optional position cabin doors and decals for two US Army helicopters. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors F-5A Tiger Freedom Fighter - USAF 10th Fighter Command Squadron Bien Hoa Vietnam 1965 / First Prototype Edwards AFB 1959 - (ex Hawk), 1/48, 521

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From quality ex-Hawk molds. Very cleanly molded 'A' variant of the famous aircraft features opening canopy, pilot figure, two AIM-9 Sidewinders, two 750 lb bombs and two Bullpup Missiles. Decals and paint guide are for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1973 issue. This kit was created by heavy modification of the Electra mold. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you are interested in the story of the mold modification, please see the article located on this website.

Monogram Hawker Hurricane - Mk IIA/Mk IIB/Mk IIC/Mk IID/Mk IV - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA90-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Fantastic 'near-mint' condition first issue of this classic kit in the 'Four Star' hardbox dated 1964. This kit is part of a very successful 1/48 scale line of World War II kits that Monogram issued in the 1960s. Has all parts and decals to build any of the five versions. Will also make two additional versions - Mark IIA and Mark IIB as per the introduction on the instructions. Features a wide variety of guns/bombs/rockets and cannon, retracting landing gear and rotating prop and wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed C-141A Starlifter, 1/108, 376-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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1969 Big "A" logo hardbox issue and the first release of this model that is still the biggest injection molded Starlifter model ever made. This model is the product of Aurora's serious attempts to complete with Monogram and Revell; as a result, it is very cleanly molded with recessed detail enclosed wheel wells, clear cockpit windows, very good engine intake and exhaust, optional position landing gear, MAC decals and more. Since this is the first issue, it includes the large version of the old style Aurora clear plastic triangle 'globe' stand. It has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram P-38J Lightning Richard Bong - Day Fighter / Droop Snoot / Night Fighter - Major Richard Bong WWII US Ace of Aces, 1/48, 5479

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. 1992 reissue of the high quality 1960s Four Star kit. Comes with marking for Richard Bongs aircraft 'Marge', Droop Snoot 'Bomba-Dear' and night fighter 'Night Lightning' and parts for all three versions.

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

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. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed are inventoried complete. 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.

Revell Chevrolet Impala SS, 1/25, 6399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very nice model with 66 parts, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior, and more. Molded in the correct colors (gloss black, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires) so no painting is needed. Decals are extensive and include instrument faces. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Life-Like Corythosaurus Dinosaur - Ex Pyro Prehistoric Monsters, 09280

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From the early to mid 1970s and from the original molds dated about 1968. This one originally one of the eight popular Pyro Dinosaur kits. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

AMT-Hasegawa North American F-100 Super Sabre - Hi-Vis or Camo US Air Force, 1/72, A692-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Includes markings for both aircraft. This kit is from quality Hasegawa molds and was part of a short-lived AMT marketing strategy in the 1970s.

Monogram First Lunar Landing - Apollo 11 Astronauts On The Moon, 1/48, 5503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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This is the second issue (1979 - 10th Anniversary Commemorative Issue) of this classic kit. It is widely considered the highest quality model kit available of the Apollo 11 moon landing scene. Features LEM, moon base, solar wind detector, seismometer, flag, astronauts, laser reflector, stereo camera, TV Camera, amber-tinted clear windows, gold foil with cut lines printed on the back, full painting and foil application instructions and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are flat and 100% intact and not peeling, but they have a dark stain on the backing paper due to moisture damage.