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Monogram Grumman Hu-16B Albatross - Blue Box Issue - (SA-16B), 1/72, PA160-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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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 model is dated 1967 and the 3rd issue of the classic 'Four Star' kit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in a life rafts. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Academy P-47D Thunderbolt, 1/48, 2159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very nicely molded. Features very fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit with full tub, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and gun bays with removable panels, very good engine detail and choice of bombs, drop tank (two types) or rocket launcher loadouts and decals for two very colorful aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes Fiat CR-42 B Biposti - 1st Zona Aerea Territoriale Milano 1946, 1/48, 499

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Factory sealed. Highly detailed kit with many photoetched parts, resin engine & super-detailed cockpits. Includes paint guide and decals for the aircraft noted.

Athearn Sante Fe ATSF F3A And F3B Freight Locomotives Genesis - HO Scale, 1/87, 0G2502B

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Superbly detailed Genesis issue powered A and B locomotives. Although in excellent condition, these have been run because I can see some wheel wear. They were run more than just a test run; however, they were not run very much as there are no other signs of wear and use. The "B" unit is in perfect physical condition. The "A" unit has one flaw - one horn is broken off, but that horn is present so you can repair it. Each is 100% complete and includes all three factory boxes (a box for each locomotive and the external sleeve for both those boxes), all the original factory black foam packing material and one Genesis "Owners Guide" with exploded parts diagram on the back. I have no way to test these locomotives so they are sold as-is.

Evergreen Hill Designs AH&D Two-Spool Hoist - HO Scale, 1/87, EH506

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. The type of material is unknown, but I suspect these are either injection molded or metal kits.

JV Models Wigwam Sawdust Burner - John Rendall Scale Model Division - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 2030

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Excellent kit made primarily from wood with metal parts and some plastic details. Ideal for smaller saw and planing mills. Includes burner, conveyor, sawdust, templates, screen and scale 'metal' sheeting. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Accurail 55 Ton USRA Hopper Car - Black with White Data - HO Scale Model Train Kit, HO, 2497

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very finely molded and accurate car kit. Factory finish requires little or no painting. Does not include a road name; just has data factory printed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag including instructions.

Monogram Jaguar XK-E Coupe, 1/8, 2612

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very large 1/8 scale kit with traditional high Monogram quality and detail. Features include: opening and closing doors, windows that roll up and down with the cranks, front wheels steer from the steering wheel, operational front spring suspension, full engine detail with carbs, spark plugs, ignition wires, cooling system hoses, brake fluid reservoirs and plated valve covers. Includes hollow real rubber tires and plated knock-off wire wheels. Molded in red black, clear, red-tinted clear and chrome plate with hollow rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inside, the kit is exactly as it came from the factory. All the parts were factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The few parts that were never sealed (large body panels, red-tinted clear, chrome and tires) have been inventoried 100% complete, including decals and instructions.

ITC Halibut Diving Motorized Submarine - (SSGN 587 Cam-A-Matic Electric Powered Regulus Sub), 1/175, 3660-998

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From 1960. This model is the zenith of the ITC Design and Engineering Team, and maybe of all operational plastic model kits. It is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch submarine sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes headings, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic and a major break-through for that time. The model worked, and did work well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. The high price ($9.98) and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly and operation made for a short production run. The fact the ITC left the model business for good shortly after releasing the kit contributed to the scarcity as well. Inside, the kit is in excellent condition. It has never been started. Remarkably, all the parts that ITC factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags. The few that were never sealed were displayed on the blue cardboard and are 100% present. The blue display cardboard is all present and in 'excellent' condition with no stains and very light discoloration as the only flaw. The boxtop is only graded 'good'; it is complete and has brilliant color and gloss but has most of the typical problems. There is plenty of general wear, a very light stain, edge wear, creases and corner wear and storage scuffs. One outside corner has been very neatly taped. The long top and bottom edges had the usual closed splits; these and the other split corners were correctly and neatly repaired from the underside. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Lindberg Benny Howard's Pete - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 419-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Late 1950s Cellovision issue with a clear panel on the front, color trading card on the back and classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale kit of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Scientific Buckeye Jr Speed Boat - For .020 to .099 Gas Engines / CO2 Power / Electric Power

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare and very nice model kit from the late 1940s or 50s. 13.5 inches long when assembled and can be powered by a large variety of small gas engines (details are in the instructions) and electric motors are mentioned as working well also. Features a completely carved 13.5" long solid wood hull that is also hollowed out, die-cut mahogany parts, other wood parts, a brass gasoline tank, brass and metal parts, full running hardware that is still in the factory 'Hardware Set' box, a big solid brass flywheel that is still in the Scientific sealed bag, a clear windshield with a plastic frame that is also still in the colorful factory box, a big decal sheet, an American flag for the stern as well as full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory boxes. The other parts have been inventoried complete.

Planet Models Focke-Wulf Triebflugel, 1/48, 075

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Limited edition resin model featuring very fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and more. Nicely detailed with many parts. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Triebfluegel was designed as a point defense weapon needing nothing more than a flat area for take off and landing. Although ingenious, the pilot would have faced the same problems of the later VTOL designs from the 1950s.

Alliance Pulqui I IAe-27 - Argentine Air Force, 1/72, 72010

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. Beautifully cast in high-definition resin with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit, optional position landing gear and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The IAe-27 Pulqui was the first jet aircraft to be designed and built in Argentina supposedly it was the 6th nation to accomplish this feat. It was designed as a single-seat interceptor capable of operating from relatively short and unprepared runways. The first prototype flew for the first time on August 9th, 1947 but the performance was disappointing. With the FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II already in the advanced design stage, test flights continued but there was no production. The single prototype has been restored and is on display in Argentina. Although it did not see service, it was an important step in Argentina's aerospace history.

MPM Petlyakov Pe-2 FT Tactical Bomber - USSR Black Sea Fleet / Polish Air Force / Czech Air Force, 1/48, 48041

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large-scale PE-2 features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail, very good interior details and decals for the three aircraft listed. The model consists of injection molded gray and clear parts and cast resin details. Never started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Northrop F-5E Tiger II Aggressor - With Microscale Decals - Revell Decals for Navy Top Gun Pilot Lt. Garland 'Gringo' / USAF 57th Fighter Weapons Training Nellis AFB Nevada Col Chuck Cunningham Commander - (ex Monogram), 1/48, 85-5495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From 1999 and from quality Monogram molds. Also includes Microscale 48-141 F-5E Korean and Nationalist China (Taiwan) Air Forces in mint, factory sealed condition. The actual kit features fine raised panel line detail, full cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear and speed brake wells and full weapons load-out including gun pods, air-to-ground guided bombs, AIM-9 Sidewinders and centerline drop tank. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram US Navy Grumman TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber - Classics Issue, 1/48, 85-0031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1999 reissue of the 1958 'Four Star' kit that includes the cloth patch. It has the same box art and is even molded in the same colors as the original issue. Features wings that fold properly as on the real aircraft, retractable landing gear, opening bomb bay doors open and dropping torpedo, elevating machine gun and rotating turret, two crew and two ground crew members, optional position rear boarding door, rotating wheels and propeller and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Republic F-84 Thunderstreak Thunderbirds - With 5 Crewmen (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 2-0208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Includes very colorful Thunderbirds decals as illustrated on the box art and 5 crew members. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: 1/2 of the decals has a light stain on the backing sheet. I can see age micro-cracking. Please read the two articles (located on this website) about how to save / reproduce old decals like these. While these decals are complete, they cannot be used 'as-is.'

Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/18, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from about 1970s. Can be built for display, rubber free flight or powered by a 1/2A gas engine. Includes instructions for all options and flying tips. Measures to about 1/16 scale and has a 24 inch wingspan. Features very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood, vac full engine cowling and details, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear window material, tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Lockheed C-130 Hercules - USAF - (ex Airfix), 1/72, 2-3400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1970s issue features over 150 parts, detailed cockpit & crew members, full interior including cargo bay, opening rear cargo doors, optional position landing gear, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and optional position boarding stairs. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Although the box is damaged, the decals and instructions are in 'excellent+' condition. Before using these or any older kit decals, please read the two articles (on this website) about how to save old decals. Please NOTE that the box displays slightly better than the grade. It is rated as such because there is tape residue / masking tape along the lower border of the four sides.

Airfix Handley Page Hampden B. Mk. I, 1/72, 04011-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1975 issue featuring movable control surfaces, opened or closed bomb bay with bombs, full crew and optional position undercarriage. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Hampdens, along with Whitley and Wellingtons, formed the RAF's Heavy Bomber force at the outbreak of WWII.