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Frog Douglas B-66 Destroyer - (ex Comet), 1/130, 379P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Rare. This kit was issued in 1956. Frog most likely leased these molds or bought the kit parts directly from Comet. Nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines. Includes clear Frog stand and one intact glue capsule, yellow in color. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the clear canopy. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. There is a small amount of black paint on one engine nacelle, likely from the previous bursting of the Frog black paint capsule.

Testors The Roswell UFO, 1/48, 555

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. This kit is based on drawings and interviews from witnesses and the case files of the USAF. Features detailed cockpit, 'alien' crew, clear cockpit cover and display stand.

Revell USS Repose Hospital Ship - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/500, H381-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1960 first issue with John Steel artwork. Nicely detailed 13" long kit of this "Mercy Ship." Features fully detailed deck and fixtures, ambulance-helicopter, landing platform, 12 lifeboats, 2 landing craft, 2 motor launches, 2 whale boats and display stand. Never started. All contents (even the paperwork) are still in the factory sealed clear bag.

Revell HMS Beagle Historic Sailing Barque - Charles Darwin's Ship, 1/110, H328-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1963 issue with fantastic John Steel artwork. Very well detailed model measures 40 cm long when built (about 16 inches). As with earlier Revell sailing ship kits, the moldings are fine and to scale. Includes rigging cord, preformed rat lines, vac billowing sails, colorful flag sheet and rigging instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes color flag sheet, 'excellent++' condition vacuform sails and instructions. Please NOTE that three parts (a yard, one anchor and one stock) are a different shade of brown. They are from an earlier issue of this same kit.

Airfix Short Skyvan - Oman Air Force / Olympic Airlines, 1/72, 04018-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Nicely molded and well detailed with civil or military crew, cockpit detail, full cabin with nicely detailed passenger seats, optional cargo (military) interior, separately molded control surfaces and more. Has decals for two variants including the Oman Air Force and Greek Olympic Airways. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: cockpit built; legs to passenger chairs; gear outriggers to fuselage halves; axles to outriggers; wings and inner nacelles with exhaust; horizontal and vertical stabilizers. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Roden Nieuport 28c1 - 94th Aero Squadron Lt. James A. Meissner France May 1918 / Same Pilot April 1918 / Same Sq Major John Huffer April 1918 France, 1/48, RO403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very nicely detailed and molded kit with decals for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Jacques-Yves Cousteau's Calypso - Ocean Exploration Vessel, 1/125, H575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Rare. 1976 first issue of Cousteau's Ocean Exploration Vessel. The Calypso was a US Navy YMS Class Minesweeper from 1942; so if you did the research and modifications, you could built a model of any of the YMS ships. Includes Hughes 300C helicopter, anti-shark cage, sharks, Galeazzi diving chamber, Zodiac Mk III 'Grand Raid' inflatable boats and two SP-600 mini-subs.

Revell Guided Missile Fleet Set ABC Navy Log Gift Set USS Norton Sound / USS Nautilus Submarine / USS Boston - 'S' Issue, G333-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare 1955 release. This is a very complete kit and it includes all three ship models with the small parts packets still factory sealed, instructions and decals, the three correct small bottles of paint (which still look good), brush and Revell 'S' Cement (opened). The box has wear as shown. The inner packing display cardboard insert is complete and in excellent condition. This gift set contains the USS Norton Sound, USS Nautilus and USS Boston. All kits have not been started. These are all original 1955 kits - the plastic color is the correct high gloss light gray and the decals and flags are correct as well. An unusually complete example of a rare kit.

Revell Me-262 B-1/U1 Night Fighter, 1/32, 04995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 2016 and a beautiful kit from completely new molds. Features 222 pieces, excellent dual cockpits, optional position canopies, detailed forward gun bay and wheel wells, choice of raised or lowered flaps, movable ailerons and rudder, replica of the Jumo 004 engine, two auxiliary fuel tanks and decals for two aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Borodino Scale Line Colorado & Southern RR 30 Foot Gondola Car Truss Rod Frame HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman KIt, 1/87

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. The box top is an actual photo of the assembled kit. Since the model is sealed I cannot give a detailed descriptions. I only know of these kits by reputation and have been told they are excellent.

Monogram Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair White Box Issue - (F4U4), 1/48, 6833

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1973 reissue of the famous 'Four Star' kit from 1963. This model has many action features; wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and turning wheels and prop. Molded in dark blue, black and clear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: decals are 100% intact and flat but have visible age micro-cracking.

Monogram Mig-15 - North Korean / Russian / Chinese Air Forces - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1976. Finely molded and detailed and includes markings for all three aircraft. Features detailed cockpit, wheel wells and speed brake openings, and optional position canopy, flaps and speed brakes. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Air Lines Martin Marauder II (B-26C) RAF - (Frog), 1/72, 12902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From the mid 1960s. Quality Frog kit with no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot, co-pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. This box has some of my favorite Jo Kotula boxart. Kotula originally did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

KPI Models TWO Brewster SB2A Buccaneer / Bermuda - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Includes TWO factory sealed models from 1982. Basic vac kit with white and clear canopy. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Scratch building is required. Not recommended for beginners.

Monogram Grumman TBF Avenger - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6829

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed and the seal has a split as shown. 1973 issue of the famous 1950s 'Four Star' kit and part of Monogram's incredibly successful 1/48 WWII line. Includes many action features: wings fold properly as on real aircraft, landing gear, tail wheel and arresting hook all retract and extend, turret revolves, machine gun elevates, bomb bay doors open and torpedo drops.

Revell USS Hornet CV-12 Anti-Sub Aircraft Carrier, 1/490, 5003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Well detailed kit in the Apollo Recovery configuration from 1969. Measures 20 inches long when assembled. Features one piece hull, in-scale Apollo Capsule, Grumman S-2 Trackers, E-1 Tracers, Sea King Helicopters and movable elevators and cranes. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

AMT Klingon Battle Cruiser Star Trek TV Series, 1/635, S952

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Early TV show issue; not the common reissue. Molded in the correct gray and green-tinted clear. Never started. The Battle Cruiser itself is complete with all parts but NOTE: Missing the display stand. Includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

AMT Star Trek TV Series USS Enterprise, 1/635, S951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed and still has a very old and intact 'SEARs' price tag. Original early issue and not a common reproduction.

AMT Klingon Battle Cruiser Star Trek - (TV Series), 1/635, S952-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Original large box issue with 1968 date. The original owner opened the kit but carefully left the cello wrap on the box top, leaving in in exceptional condition. This kit was marketed in conjunction with the original 'Star Trek' TV series. Features chrome plated parts, green-tinted clear and white parts and large clear stand and base. Never started. The white parts are still in the factory sealed bag and all parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Sterling Piper Cub J-3 - 30 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A22

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dates from the late 1960s. This kit is part of Sterling's expensive big-wingspan series that was designed for R/C and also includes numerous extra parts for control line operation. Can also be flown free-flight. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, cowl and other details, clear window material and template, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started. The small parts (hardware, etc) are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete including decals and plans. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.