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Aurora National DC-10 Barbara, 1/144, 390-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1972 'Big A' logo issue. Molded in white and clear, with the big tripod-based stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'as new' condition. When Monogram bought the Aurora molds, this was one of the few kits that was re-released under the Monogram name. Monogram was careful to only release the more quality kits, which is a nice testimonial for this model.

Aurora The Barnstormers Customizing Kit DH-4 and JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 200-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare one and only 1960 issue that contains both the DH-4 and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. Aurora really went out of the way to make this a special kit; however, it did not sell well and was retired after one year. Features completely new box artwork, the DH-4 molded in dark green, the JN-4 molded in bright yellow, great custom decal sheets for both aircraft and special 'Barnstormer' instructions for each aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa TA-4J Skyhawk With Black Box Cockpit / Yellowhammer Blue Angel Decals / Upgraded Metal Landing Gear and Rubber Tires - US Navy VF-126 Bicentennial 1776-1976, 1/32, S24

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Includes the following aftermarket accessories: Black Box TA-4J Skyhawk Cockpit Set #CS32040 (complete, never started), all-cast metal landing gear, wheel hubs, strut braces, rubber tires and more from the Hasegawa High-Grade issue of this same kit (never used, mint), Yellowhammer Models Y32-08 Decals for all the Blue Angels A-4F aircraft (mint, never used) and the majority of the Hasegawa 'High Grade' PE sheet (some parts are gone). The actual model is the bit 1/32 scale version of the two seat Skyhawk trainer. Features highly detailed cockpit, two pilots with positionable arms, optional position speed brakes and leading edge slats, detailed gear wells, drop tanks and optional position canopy. There is no assembly or painting done. The kit has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, E7 the bulkhead at the back of the canopy. This part can be made from sheet styrene as it is composed of flat surfaces.

Revell 1908 Buick 10 Rumble Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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1952 first issue in 'near mint-' condition. It is molded in the correct bright red and black gloss plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carries their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. The parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it includes 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.

Revell 1904 Nash Rambler Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H47-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is good as shown in the photo, and inside has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the instructions in excellent condition. Molded in a beautiful, bright yellow acetate plastic. 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.

Peerless Dodge WC-55 Truck M6 37mm Gun Carriage - US Army, 1/35, 3504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very finely molded and highly detailed with full chassis, suspension, drive line and exhaust, crew of three, complete interior, many accessories, a complete 37mm gun with armor shield and more. Includes decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram 43 Pontiac Grand Prix Richard Petty STP/Curb Stock Car, 1/24, 2722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Kit is from 1985. Very well detailed and features lift-off body, detailed engine, opening hood, exhaust and underside, roll cage, full interior, extensive decals and more.

Monogram Wrangler Thunderbird Grand National Stock Car, 1/24, 2206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Kit is from the 1980s. Very well detailed and features lift-off body, detailed engine, opening hood, exhaust and underside, roll cage, full interior, extensive decals and more.

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder Flak-Bait - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. From 1978. Classic large scale B-26 kit with decals for the famous 'Flak Bait.' Features excellent interior detail, crew members, rotating turrets with elevating guns, full wheel well detail, opened or closed bomb bay doors with bomb load, rotating props and rear boarding ladder.

Hasegawa Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - US Enterprise CV-6 VB-6 May 1942 / VS-8 USS Hornet Midway July 1942, 1/48, JT109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1995. Very highly detailed with 150 pieces. This issue has a large fret of photoetched parts including the dive brakes and other details as well. Features fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, engine and wheel wells, optional bomb load, optional position dive brakes and more. Contains decals for both aircraft.

Tamiya Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - VF-41 USS Ranger / VMF-223 Marines / VGF-29 USS Santee / VF-22 USS Independence- (F4F4), 1/48, 61034

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Highly detailed and beautifully molded kit, still the favorite 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat. Features all very fine recessed details, full cockpit, detailed engine, detailed gear bay and optional position canopy. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Frank Luke's Spad XIII, 1/28, H290

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Very large scale kit from 1969. This is a reissue of the famous 1957 'S' kit. Nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features markings for Frank Luke's personal aircraft, detailed Hispano-Suiza engine, removable inspection panels, detailed machine guns, full cockpit, rotating wheels and prop, very fine 'fabric' detailing over ribs and stringers and full rigging instructions.

Battle Axe Fokker E-III Eindecker - 422/15 or Ernst Udet 105/15 of Kampfeinsitzer Kommand Habscheim - (EIII), 1/32, 32BA02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Well detailed limited edition kit with main injection molded parts, photoetched brass details, resin details, a large decal sheet and a paint guide and markings for the two aircraft listed. Features highly detailed cockpit, engine and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with decals and instructions.

Roden Pfalz D-III - (D.III), 1/32, Ro613

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Completely new kit that is very cleanly molded and well detailed. Includes paint guide and full decals for 6 different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Fokker DR-1 Red Baron, 1/28, HC1702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Large scale kit that is very nicely molded and features a very good full cockpit, detailed engine and machine guns and more.

Monogram OS2U Kingfisher - Wheels or Floats / Royal Navy / USN Wartime Blue / Pre-War Yellow Wing Markings - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1977 release from the quality 'Blue Box' first issue. Can be built with wheels for land operation or floats. Includes paint guide and markings for the box photo, a Royal Navy aircraft and the silver/yellow wings/blue tail colorful pre-war 'High Visibility' paint. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers. This kit is in very rare investment-grade 'near mint++' condition. It is from original hobby shop stock that has never been for retail sale until now. Inside, the kit is nice as it is outside. It is never started, and all the parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. With 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.

Tamiya F-4K / F-4M Phantom II - Royal Navy or Royal Air Force, 1/100, PA1014-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nicely kit in Tamiya's famous 1/100 scale series. Features very good detail and decals for three Royal Navy aircraft and one RAF F-4M. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions present.

Special Hobby Heinkel He-59D, 1/72, SH72039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Limited run kit that includes injection molded parts with fine, recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Thonier Armor Dundee Type Tuna Fishing Vessel, 1/125, 60609

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very nicely detailed full-hull kit with full deck fittings, billowing sails and rigging diagram. Measures about 8 inches long when built. The kit has never been started and all parts are still factory sealed. Complete with instructions, decals, metal chain, five sealed Humbrol paint tins, plastic glue and a paint brush.