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Revell Harbor Tug Taurus / Gowanus / Los Angeles - (ex-Long Beach Tugboat), 1/108, H314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Lodela issue from 1977. This is a reissue of the famous 1950s 'S' Long Beach tug. Includes decals for all three tugs. Large scale (1/108) kit features very good detail for that time, full hull with prop and rudder detail, full deck fittings, railings, and even crew members. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Long Beach, of which Taurus is listed as one of her class, was built in Decatur, Alabama in 1943 and was one of a fleet of tugs operated by the Wilmington Transportation Company. She had a registered length of 81.1 feet and a beam of 24 feet. Gross tonnage was 146 inches and she drew 8 feet of water. Powered by a 700 hp diesel, the range was just over 3,500 miles.

Sterling Aeronca Champion - 21 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, Peanut, K1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

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Still factory sealed. A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, clear window material, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions sheet. The Aeronca Champion was a typical trainer manufactured after WW II in anticipation of teaching masses civilian pilots. The aircraft won great attention and high praise. It was a forgiving machine with a top speed of 100 mph and it would cruise at 83 to 90 mph. The fuel capacity was 14 gallons which was good for 270 miles at cruise. Most Champions had enough instruments and equipment for almost any single engine training program.

Sterling Curtiss JN-4 Jenny - 32 inch Wingspan RC Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, E1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Excellent model with a 32.35 inch wingspan kit for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying detailed scale build. Features all die-cut balsa and plywood parts, numerous detailed light-weight plastic parts (engine heads, exhaust, cowls and more), rubber motor, plastic prop, formed wire landing gear, clear material for windshields, strip wood, real rubber tires with completely finished hubs, control hardware, hinge material, covering material, beautiful full size plans and a huge, colorful decal sheet. 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 decals and instructions. 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 and very complete.

Sterling Cessna 170 - 21 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, Peanut, K4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, clear window material, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions sheet.

Sterling Curtiss P-6E Hawk - 16 inch Wingspan Flying Model Aircraft that Drops Bombs in Flight, A10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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16 inch wingspan kit for free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping bombs in flight. 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 featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and instructions for conversion to control line. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Monitor and Merrimac with Diorama Seascape Base, 77257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but there is a moderate crush at the upper left. Very nice package with both kits and a plastic seascape battle display base. Merrimac measures just shy of 13 inches long and the Monitor measures 8.25 inches long. These are the two American Civil war ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the St. James. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862.

Micro Models The 1940 Playboy Sr - 38 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft (ex-Cleveland) - (later Midway Model Company), 2/5, F112

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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This is an authentic reproduction of this classic design and is just over half the original size. It features full size plans, quality printwood parts, spare and strip stock, plywood motor mount, two colors of covering tissue and excellent full size plans. Never started and complete. A great gas model designed to climb fast and high then 'Sniff for Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Micro Models originally reissued many of the gas free-flight classics. The line was taken over by Midway Model Company around the early 1980s.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Fighter, 1/48, 33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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The box is in 'excellent+' condition with as-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tape marks, no price tags and no tears. The only flaw is very light general wear. Hardbox is dated 1958, but the logo and 98 cent price extension tells us that this is probably and early to mid 1960s issue. Includes the correct triangle two-piece clear display stand as well as full landing gear and rockets. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This is reissue of one of Aurora's first two kits (F-90 and F9F) which were copies of the Hawk molds.

Tamiya Glostor Meteor F.1 With V-1 Fieseler Fi-103, 1/48, 61065-3000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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1999 issue. Includes both models- the superb V-1 and Meteor. Both are highly detailed and well molded with all recessed panel lines. The Meteor has a very good cockpit, detailed gear wells, detailed jet engine, optional position canopy, decals for multiple aircraft and more. The V-1 has a transportation dolly and full decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell USS Aaron Ward DD-132, 1/240, H427

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1962 issue with John Steel box art. Well detailed, large scale model measures 15.75 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Aaron Ward served as a station ship during the first trans-Atlantic flights of NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 in 1919. During that time she was commanded by the famous Commander R.A. Spruance (later Admiral) of Midway fame. After that she served in the Pacific Fleet. In 1940 she became part of the famous Lend-Lease arrangement and was renamed HMS Castleton and saw heavy duty as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic till 1944.

AMT Douglas A-20B/C Havoc - RAF or USAAF - (A-20B A-20C A20B/C), 1/48, 8644

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. From 1995 and long out of production. Large scale 1/48 Havoc builds the "B" or "C" variant. Includes decals for USAAF 86th BS, 47 BG Italy 1943 and RAF No.114 Sq North Africa 1942. Very well molded kit with over 95 parts featuring all recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and bomb bay, rear gunners station, optional parts for different variants, optional position bomb bay doors, weighted tires, optional position landing gear. optional long range ferry tank and more.

Gemini Jets GJNAL169 DC-10 National / GJASA Convair 990 Alaska / GJHAL225 Boeing 767-300 Hawaiian Airlines / GJTCA046 Boeing 727-100 Trans Caribbean / Dragon 55204 B767-222 United, 1/400

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++ to Exc+

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Includes all five high-quality, die-cast factory painted and completely finished aircraft models. All have never been displayed or used and are still in the original boxes and packing materials.

Monogram US Army Military Jeep and M3-37mm Gun - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PM21-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare kit in the 1957 dated short box. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is a 2" closed tear on the edge of the instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Second issue hardbox dated 1957. An excellent kit with finely molded detail and excellent fit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position 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. 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. The first issue is P20 and the second is PA20; the 'P' designation lasted less than a year.

Heller DC-8 Super Jet UTA - Union de Transports Aeriens, 1/125, L705

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very rare. From the early to mid 1960s. Early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV) and this model is no exception. It has retractable landing gear and closing gear doors, and without painting it will look very much like the airplane on the box top. Molded in white, silver/gray, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in silver along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There is one large sheet of very colorful TAI decals including complete side pinstripes and tail design in 'excellent' condition and still protected by the factory wax paper. The landing gear and gear doors also function on this model. It even includes a factory tube of glue in a yellow capsule. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Airbus A300 B2 (A-300) - Air France or Lufthansa, 1/125, 461

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Black box issue. Nice B2 variant with 76 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Includes decals for Air France and Lufthansa. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell USS Helena CA75 Heavy Cruiser - (Baltimore Class) Los Angeles / Fall River / Baltimore / Pittsburgh / Columbus / Bremerton / Canberra / Toledo / Quincy / Chicago / St. Paul / Macon / Boston, 1/481, 85-0370

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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2009 SSP reissue of the 1964 kit that retains the Commander Series Artwork and includes hull numbers and stern names for all of the ships listed. Older but nicely detailed full hull model that is still a favorite 'classic build.' The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Revell North American X-15, 1/65, H164

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1994 reissue from the original 1961 molds. Excellent mold quality. Model has movable vertical fin and dive brakes, removable rocket engine, hinged landing skids and removable canopy.

Monogram Bell P-39 Airacobra - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6844

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1973 issue with little-seen box artwork. Well detailed kit. This is the Monogram-Mattel issue with the Mattel logos on the sides. Features full cockpit, gun bay and engine detail, removable panels, opening door and external stores. Molded in green and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the box displays better than the 'good+' grade but is graded as such due to heavy age spotting on one short side.

Tamiya McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II Marines, 1/32, 60308-11000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Superbly detailed, large scale kit featuring fully detailed intake and exhaust, cockpit, landing gear and gear wells. Has optional position speed brakes, wing flaps, canopy and refueling probe. Includes extensive underwing stores with AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder, drop tanks and two types of iron bombs. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.