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Italaerei B-25B / B-25C Mitchell - USAAF Col. James Doolittle Tokyo Raid April 18 1942 / RAF 226 Sq Oland 1944, 1/72, 123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Hard to find B and C variant. Well detailed throughout featuring all the optional parts for either B or C variants, full cockpit, crew members, rotating turret and elevating guns, detailed dual row engines, rotating props, and decals for both variants. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Jeep Wrangler Hardtop, 1/24, 24150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Features full engine detail, opening hood, completely reproduced exterior & interior and more.

Hudson Miniatures 1904 Stevens-Duryea Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very well detailed, large 1/16 kit from 1954. Features excellent plastic wheels, driving lanterns and leaf springs for all four wheels, black cloth convertible top cut to shape, red and black upholstery material, metal and wood accessories and wooden die-cut and stock material main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Please note, there are adult notes written on the plans to improve the accuracy of the model. The owner of these kits was a keen researcher and actually won a Hudson Miniature Old Timers Model Building Competition. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. The 1911 Mercer Raceabout is one of the rarest American cars. The Mercer was built in Trenton, NJ and powered by a 30 hp T head 4 cylinder engine. Displacement was 300.7 cubic inches and the car had a wet clutch four speed transmission. The car weighed 2,500 lbs and cost $2600 and could do 112 mph. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of the time. It was rugged, handled very well and had excellent performance.

Polar Lights Lost in Space Cyclops and Robinson Family - (ex-Aurora), 1/32, 5031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Don't build your rare Aurora kit or spend days restoring an old glue-bomb! This is an ideal builder from the original Aurora molds. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Testors 1930 Laird Solution / 1929 Travel Air Mystery Ship / 1932 Howard Ike / 1931 Supermarine S-6B / 1925 Curtiss Racer R3C-2 - (ex Hawk), 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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SALE!! Includes all five factory sealed kits from quality ex-Hawk molds. These are all the 1976 issues.

Revell Clipper Stag Hound 'The Largest Merchant Ship of Her Day', 1/216, H317

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Dated 1972 and from the superior 1950s 'S' kit molds. Very nicely detailed like all early Revell sailing ships. Features full hull, display stand, injection-molded ratlines, detailed deck fittings, optional vac sails (in mint condition), standing and running rigging material and illustrated, extensive rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present. Includes flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: missing decals. Several small deck parts are a different color plastic; they are from the earlier issue of this same kit. The Stag Hound was designed by the famous Donald McKay and was launched on December 7, 1850. She is famous for her great speed and turned a nice profit for her owners. The most notable event was when the Stag Hound was asked to take a copy of President Lincoln's inaugural address to London. During this run, she raced the steamer 'America' and won easily. Shortly after this she was lost off Brazil to a spontaneous combustion of her coal cargo. The crew successfully abandoned ship. The captain was the last to leave. He lowered the American Flag, wrapped it around himself and jumped overboard.

Monogram Chaparral 2D Coupe With Prepainted Driver Figure - Jim Hall Daytona 1966, 1/24, 85-2850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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2004 reissue from the original 1966 molds. Features highly detailed full interior, completely factory-painted seated driver figure with helmet, goggles, shoulder harness and seat belt, detailed exterior with air scoops, authentic rear fender fins, movable rear spoiler and chrome velocity stacks. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Gowland & Gowland Golden Hind Shipyard Ships in Bottles

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded for that time and includes a clear plastic 'bottle' for display inside. Features detailed hull, masts, sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and even rigging. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. There is no assembly but NOTE: the hull is neatly painted red below the waterline. There is no other painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, bottle, cork and includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular or 'Ship In A Bottle' (like this one) versions. The 'Bottle' was also available separately; it was cleverly molded so that the seam was exactly where a bottle seam was normally located back then and a cork stopper was included. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Timberline Models Red Mt Mine - (Red Mountain Mine) HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 104-1450

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large and well detailed kit featuring numerous factory cut and scored hardwood parts, roofing material and plastic window frames, doors and other accessories. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell 1937 Ford Convertible with Trailer, 1/25, 7245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. 1994 issue. Well detailed kit builds up a rolling chassis just like the real car. Features detailed Chevrolet V-8 engine, complete suspension, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, optional position convertible top and unique trailer. Molded in blue, chrome, clear and with rubber tires.

Tamiya Shimokita JMSDF LST-4002, 1/700, 31006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded, featuring excellent interior hull detail, optional position cargo drive on doors, optional position rear sea door, and incredible payload of LCAC hovercraft, Type 1 Missile boats, small trucks of various types, CH-47J and SH-60J Helicopters, Type 82 Command Post, Type 96 Armored Cars, Type 90 and Type 74 tanks, Type 89 ICV, Type 73 large trucks with and without water tanks and more. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with extensive decals and instructions.

Varney Baggage Coach (Combine) Great Northern Streamliner - HO Metal Kit, 1/87, S-16

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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One of the most known names in early HO model railroading was Varney. This kit is from the unusual 1950s Varney streamlined passenger car line. The main car bodies are metal with lithographed color sides. The paint is in excellent condition and still has great gloss. The kit also includes ends, floor, bolsters, handrails, couplers and trucks. Never started and complete with instructions and all parts, most still sealed in small envelopes. These make great stand alone kit or as functional cars for your HO railway.

Trumpeter USS The Sullivans DD537 Destroyer, 1/350, 05304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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A state-of-the art model from new molds. It can be built full hull or waterline and it extensively detailed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Fairchild 24 - 25 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 701

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From 1993 and a reissue of the famous 1960s flier. Large and well engineered stick and tissue model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Nicely detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried complete. 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 as of 2009.

Aurora AT-6 Texan Trainer, 1/48, 70-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Factory sealed. Dated 1960 but is actually later than that because there is no 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logo.

Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - (F11F1), 1/48, 531-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Original issue hardbox first issue from the late 1950s. It has classic Ray Gaedke artwork and is still the only short-nose Tiger in 1/48 scale. Features movable ailerons, rudder and elevators, detailed jet engine with opening inspection panel and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Vought Corsair F4U-ID - (F4U1D), 1/72, 604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1965 softbox issue with ground attack artwork by Tom Morgan. Excellent kit for that time and features pilot, clear canopy, full landing gear and all 6 main and 2 tail gear doors, drop tank and under-wing bombs and rockets.

Hawk US Marines Vought AU-1 Corsair (F4U), 1/72, 621-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Softbox is dated 1959 with Bill Campbell artwork. Well molded with all recessed panel lines and excellent fit.

Hawk Douglas A-24 (SBD Dauntless) - Picture Gallery Issue, 612-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Early hardbox kit with attractive Picture Gallery artwork. Nicely molded kit with excellent fit and recessed panel lines. Molded in silver with green-tinted clear canopy, stand and stand arm. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one part, the engine is light gray. It is from the same kit but a later issue.

Hawk Vought AU-1 Corsair (F4U) - US Marines, 1/72, 621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Softbox dated 1959 with Bill Campbell artwork. Due to the lack of a price extension, this kit is likely from the late 1960s. Well molded with mostly recessed panel lines and some fine raised lines. Includes full landing gear, drop tank, bombs and missiles. Molded in off-white and clear and with colorful Marine decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.