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Delphis Models R.I. Eugenio Di Savoia 1942 Cruiser, 1/700, DMK 022

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare. Beautifully resin cast waterline ship kit. Very highly detailed. Includes paint guide, large illustrations and detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell S-100 Class German Fast Attack Craft, 1/72, 05051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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From 2001. Very highly detailed, large 1/72 scale Schnellboot model from new molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Sd.Kfz.171 Ausf. A Panther V Tank, 1/35, MM165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Highly detailed and well molded armor kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Peerless Bedford QL Gun Portee (AT Portee and Fire) 3 Ton 4x4 with 6lb Gun, 1/35, 3509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very highly detailed kit. Features very fine moldings, a full rolling chassis with engine, suspension and exhaust detail just like the real vehicle, fuel tanks, tool boxes, complete cab interior, driver, platform with fully detailed underside, topside, winch, ammunition boxes and accessories, optional up or down windshield and tarp top, 6lb Gun and ramps. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora SNJ Trainer, 1/48, 80-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very likely the 3rd issue of this kit because the boxtop oval logo does not have the 'Famous Fighters' in the border, making this the 1963+ issue. This was a good kit for the time, featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot and student figures, rotating prop and US Navy decals. Molded in yellow and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile with Transporter/Loader and Tractor, 1/48, PD42

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality Monogram Four Star kit with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, transporter/loader that actually cranks up and down and moves side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has no assembly. NOTE: the tractor tread parts have some black painting in them (about 20% painted). There is no other painting to any other parts. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Hawker AV-8A Harrier - US Marines or RAF, 1/48, 5420

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1981 issue. Includes decals for both versions. Features detailed cockpit and gear well, optional position nozzles, speed brake, canopy, underwing stores and optional refueling probe. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5) Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA80-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1967. Most likely the second issue of this classic kit and the first 'Blue Box' issue. Dated 1967. A great kit for that time that has many any action features - wings fold properly as on actual aircraft, landing gear retracts including tail wheel and arresting hook, wheels and prop rotates and it includes bombs, drop tanks and rockets. Molded in a beautiful gloss dark blue, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the decals are 100% intact but have age micro cracking. Please see the article (on this website) about using these or any older kit decals.

Revell USS Missouri - Pre 'S' Issue Narrow Box, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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First release 1953 hardbox pre 'S' kit. This is the first ship that Revell cut the molds for. Earlier Revell ship releases were Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds for the small scale sailing ship series. The box is graded Excellent and it is one of the better (not the best but close) I have seen, with excellent color. There is some edge wear and clear tape neatly applied to one corner. Inside the kit is 100% correct. The plastic is the high gloss medium gray. The instructions are the correct 'large' release for the first issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, flag sheet and instructions present.

Revell F-100 Super Sabre 'S' Issue Box, 1/70, H236-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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NOTE: builder kit ONLY. Please read carefully. This is an original "S" kit hardbox with original "S" instructions. However, the kit inside is from the original "S" molds but is a much newer issue, probably from the late 1970s. The plastic is silver like the original but not as glossy. The decals are from this newer issue too and are in 'mint' condition. There is an original Revell "S" clear Swivel Globe base included but NOTE it is missing the small clear clamp. Kit features pilot and cockpit, drop tanks, bombs and full landing gear. The airplane has never been started and is complete with all parts.

Comet North American P-51B Mustang Speed Glider - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Model, G2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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From 1944. The 'Speed Glider' here was designed by the great Carl Goldberg. This type of model was tied to a string, which was in turn connected to a wooden stick 2 or 3 feet long. An accomplished pilot could whip the aircraft around, performing an excellent variety of stunts. As you can imagine, the kit has very sturdy construction to take these high speed maneuvers. It features two sheets of die cut, thin hardwood parts, hardwood and balsa stock, two sheets of full color covering material with complete aircraft color, windows and insignia (which completely eliminates painting) and detailed plans with balance and flight information. The fuselage is profile, while the wings and tail surfaces are built up the traditional stick and tissue way. Although in the end, there is no tissue but the superb full color decorated paper wraps that cover all the surfaces of the model. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, covering papers and plans. 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 Piper Cub J-3 - 25.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft (J3), 1623

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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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. 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 Ryan SC - 15 inch Wingspan Powered Flying Model, 3103-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. 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 Taylor Cub - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, 3211-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits. From the mid 1970s. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue and propeller. 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.

Mod-Ac Horse And Harness, 1/24, 053

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare. Age unknown - likely 1940s. This model contains a horse and full harness as an accessory to the extensive Mod-Ac carriage line in the same (1/24) scale. The horse is beautifully cast in one piece to the pose on the box top. There is no carving needed. Also includes harness material, formed wire parts, harness cutting templates and full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The other parts have been inventoried complete with the directions. If it were not for Mod-Ac, we would not have many accurate models of early historic Western transportation; as an added bonus, they were all made to a uniform 1/24 scale. Mod-Ac was a manufacture of early hobby kits out of Los Angeles California. During World War II they issued a well known kit line of military vehicles. The company was innovative as this kit shows - the wide variety of materials, pre-carved wood and highly detailed plans and instructions put this model many notches above the 'make wood look like vehicle' type of kit.

Mod-Ac Hansom Cab Two Wheel Hackney One-Horse Carrige, 1/24, C9411

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare. Age unknown - likely 1940s. This is a very highly detailed period kit of a low, single-horse enclosed carriage invented by Joseph Hansom in 1834. It was used extensively in England and France and later came into use in the United States. The kit consists of black injection molded spoke wheels and clear carriage lamps, die cut flexible 'leather' plastic for the spring leaves, body sides, floor and roof from die-cut plastic sheet, wood parts all cut to shape, wire parts, leatherette upholstering material, shafts, full size plans and detailed instructions. The actual carriage itself (no horse equipment) measures about 4 inches long and the same in height when assembled. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed; the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions. If it were not for Mod-Ac, we would not have many accurate models of early historic Western transportation. Mod-Ac was a manufacture of early hobby kits out of Los Angeles California. During World War II they issued a well known kit line of military vehicles. The company was innovative as this kit shows - the wide variety of materials, pre-carved wood and highly detailed plans and instructions put this model many notches above the 'make wood look like vehicle' type of kit.

Revell Convair B-24 Liberator The Blue Streak - WARBIRD Issue, 1/72, H203-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1964 first issue hardbox with very good color and gloss. Has many action features: landing gear retracts and extends, control surfaces move, guns elevate and turrets rotate, wheels and props spin, flaps extend/retract, 4 crew and has optional position side gunner's position (open or closed). Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Grumman TBF Avenger - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA31-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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First issue hardbox 'Four Star' kit from 1958. Model has many action features: Wings fold properly as on the real aircraft, landing gear retracts, bomb bay doors open and torpedo drops, machine gun rotates and elevates, and the prop and wheels turn. Includes four airmen. NOTE: kit has been started. cockpit tub has been painted and glued to the wing. Prop, engine and gun have been painted. Quality of work is excellent. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram T-28D Close Support F/B, 1/48, PA121-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Four Star kit dated 1965. Has many operating features. Canopy slides open, gear retracts, prop spins, and has instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA82-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1963 first issue hardbox with the early logo. Part of a hugely successful line of Monogram 1/48 scale World War II models. Features 'Working Action' with folding wings, retracting landing and tail gear landing gear, working arresting gear and rotating wheels and prop. Molded in gloss dark blue, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions present.