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Monogram SeaQuest DSV Submarine from the TV Series, 1/600, 3600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

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Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find kit from 1993. This kit was made as a tie-in to the successful TV series from Universal City Studios. Comes with display stand and support vehicles.

Lindberg USS Lexington CV-16 Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class), 1/525, HL436-12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. This makes an ideal 'Classic Builder" as it is a reissue of the hard-to-find large Wasp (Essex class) aircraft carrier model from the 1950s. Features 32 aircraft (straight wing and folded wing), full-length inner hanger deck, full hull with prop and rudder detail, three optional position elevators, detailed island and extensive AA weapons - dual 5 inch turrets, 40mm quad mounts and single 20mm mounts.

Lindberg USS DeLong DE684 Destroyer Escort (Rudderow Class), 1/300, 70863

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Large scale 1/300 destroyer escort from older molds. Features full hull, detailed superstructure and deck, K guns, stern depth charges and racks, twin 5 inch turrets, 20mm guns with shields, 40 mm guns and more. Also, the plastic parts for motorizing are usually included with this kit although there are no instructions for them.

Hasegawa Boeing P-12E - USAAF 8TH / 16TH / 27TH / 95TH Pursuit and Attack Squadrons, 1/32, JS061

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Highly detailed. Has decals for all four aircraft from the squadrons listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Devastator TBD-1 - VT-2 Lexington 1939 / VT-6 Enterprise 1939 / VT-8 Hornet 1941 / VT-6 Enterprise 1942, 1/48, 7575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1974 but this is a later 1970s edition in the 'short' box. Very highly detailed kit for that time with full interior, folding wings, moving tail gun, prop and arresting gear, optional position gun compartment doors, canopy, and bomber or torpedo versions with markings for VT-6 USS Enterprise (CV-6),VT-8 USS Hornet (Midway)and VT-2 USS Lexington (CV-2).

Hasegawa Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune - (P2V7) US Navy VP-1 or Japanese Self Defense Force, 1/72, K6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Large and well detailed model includes decals for both US Navy and Japanese SDF.

Airfix ImageTest Martin Marauder Moth Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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First issue with the Airfix "Banner" type logo. Still factory sealed but the header has a tear as shown.

RN Models Bill Englehardts 1940 So Long Free Flight Old Timer 32.25 Inch Wingspan - (ex- FAI Model Supply and R/N Models), 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Modern kit of this classic design. Features many sheets of die-cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood, stringers and spare, metal and wood stock as required, fully formed wheels and full size plans. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed are complete.

RN Models Earl Stahls Taylorcraft Grasshopper 0.57 - 32.5 Inch Wingspan Flyer, CG505

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Excellent kit of this free-flight model that can be converted to R/C. Features high quality balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, other wood parts cut to shape, balsa stock, metal stock and hardware and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans/instructions.

Megow Rearwin Speedster - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/13, J9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Rare wartime issue from about 1943 and an ideal builder. Large scale (1/12.8) flying model has stick and tissue construction. Features quality balsa printwood, spars and stringers, fully formed wheels, metal stock as required, pre-carved prop, rubber motor, sealed envelope of small parts, two colors of tissue and very nice full size plans. I have done an inventory and I would say the kit is complete with all parts. The plans show the motor hum device, but that did not come with wartimes issues because was made from strategic materials (metal).

Tamiya North American P-51B Mustang - USAAF 336 FS 4th FG Capt. D. Gentile / 358 FS 355 FG Lt. William Hovde / 339 FS 504 FG, 1/48, 61042-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Well molded with all recessed panel detail, excellent cockpit with pilot, optional position canopy, choice of optional exhausts, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, optional closed or open position rear radiator shutter, drop tank or 500lb loadout and decals with paint guide for the three aircraft listed.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190 Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 30A-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Rare kit and even rarer in investment-grade 'Near Mint' box condition like this example. The box is exceptional with four solid corners, no stains, no fading, no price tags or tape (except one tape mark from the thin factory sealing tape), no tears and no litho damage. The only flaws very slight surface and corner wear. Likely the 2nd issue of this kit. The first issue had the landing gear, etc but had swastikas on the tail and decals. This version has the iron crosses. Dates from the mid 1950s (probably 1954/55) with small 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo and 'Famous Fighters of All Nations'. Molded in correct gloss black and clear with rectangular clear two-piece stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions are 'excellent++' with yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are 'good++' with typical yellowing and a slight curl (not rolled up, but curled into a 1/2 circle.

Aurora Fokker D-7 (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Second issue of this kit. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the to-be classic sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. The price extension is 69 cents. The third issue is identical except for a 79 cent extension. The box is in exceptional condition. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader (F-8) - (F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. Box is exceptional with no significant flaws and brilliant colors. Model has many interesting features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section and jet engine. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Correct 1st issue large rectangular stand and decal sheet. Correct early instruction sheet; all in mint condition.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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First issue from the early 1950s. Box color and gloss is as new and the box grades a very strong 'Near Mint' overall. Has moving control surfaces and rotating wheels and propeller. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing P-12E, 1/48, 121-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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The box is in 'Near Mint' investment-grade condition. Has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, not tape or price tags, no marks from any tape or tags, no fading and no torn or missing litho. Has light wear as shown, and that is the only falw. Features fantastic Jo Kotula artwork and is dated 1958. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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Dated 1960 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. The box is in stunning 'Near Mint+' condition with as-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading and no tears or litho damage. Very light wear is the only flaw. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram SA-16B Albatross Air Rescue Amphibian, 1/72, PA20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Second issue hardbox dated 1957. Finely molded and detailed kit with superior fit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position rear cabin door and two survivors in life rafts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there is a small hole in the instructions and decals are intact but have age cracking. Please see the article (on this website) about using and restoring old decals before using these or any older decals. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

Monogram US Army M-29C Amphibious Weasel Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/35, PM24-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1994 reissue of the original 1957 'Four Star' kit. High quality kit with excellent detail. Has flexible treads, movable windshield/rudder, full interior detail and four soldiers with arms and equipment. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Focke-Wulf FW-190 F-8 With Bomb Loading Set - (Bomb Cart / Two Mechanics and Pilot Figures) - (FW190F8), 1/48, 61104-3000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Dated 2008. Very highly detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and more.