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Lindberg Diamond Duster Motorized, 1/12, 636M-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare original issue in exceptional condition. Very large kit dated 1972 of the futuristic show rod. The box is in 'Excellent' condition with four solid corners, no fading, rips or missing litho, four solid original corners, no tape or tags and no marks from either. Light general edge and shelf wear are the only flaws. Inside, all of the factory parts presentation cardboard is intact and excellent and it even includes the original factory packing tissue. This issue (and this issue only) has the body parts molded in an amazing metalflake red plastic. Very nicely detailed model that features working headlights, working steering, motorized drive on two 'D' batteries, complete chrome rolling chassis build just like a real car including working spring shocks, complete underside and suspension detail, highly detailed V-8 engine with ignition wiring and working clutch in the transmission, full interior with cloth seatbelts and instrument face decals, whitewall tires, opening hood and trunk and much more. Molded in an amazing red metal flake, four big trees of chrome plated parts, ivory, clear, black and rubber-like tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions. This kit has an amazing history. It all started with the GT200 Bubble Top Dream Car in 1964; in 1972 it was issued as the open (no top bubble) Diamond Duster but also as the SC-100 with the bubble top. In 1981, the roofed version was again issued, this time as the Silver Streak 1990 GT Sport Coupe. In the 1990s Lindberg reissue the Diamond Duster open car in a limited numbered edition of 3500 units.

Rio Grande Models Carter Brothers 24 Foot Flat Car With Metal Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3093-CF

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring laser cut and factory saw-cut hardwood parts, hardwood lumber stock, very fine metal castings, some plastic details and full, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Long box Canadian issue dated 1967. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Pre-'S' Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1954 issue of this classic kit. This is the thrid Pre 'S' release. Note that the artwork is a modified version of the first and second releases. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear 'Revelving Swivel Base.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are missing the 'Parts Order Form.' It was cut out, probably by the first owner. The kit is complete.

DML Lockheed C-141A Starlifter - Bagged, 1/200, 2003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Bagged kit. Newer smaller scale kit that is finely molded and detailed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Roden Nieuport 24 bis - Esc N.159 Feb 1918 / USAS Training Squadron France late 1917 / Soviet Air Group August 1918 / 5th Sq Polish Air Service 1919, 1/32, RO611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Large scale model from new molds featuring very good cockpit and engine detail, control horns, rigging instructions and paint guides and decals for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Airbus A300 Thai Air Lines, 1/200, Lc11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. High quality kit features extensive decals, optional position landing gear and display stand.

Hasegawa Boeing 727 Ansett Airlines, 1/200, Lb3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Features excellent decals, optional position landing gear and display stand. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part - cockpit windshield. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions. Please note, this is clearly factory sealed and the Hasegawa factory has silver-painted out the 'Boeing.' I have seen this before on other Hasegawa Boeing kits and wondered if it was part of a licensing issue.

Hasegawa Boeing 747-300 Jumbo KLM Airlines, 1/200, Ld11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed model with a large and extensive KLM decal sheet. Can be built with the gear up or down and includes a display stand.

Revell SH-2F Seasprite Helicopter, 1/48, 4823

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1996. Rare large scale Seasprite. From well-detailed ex-Matchbox molds.

Dumas Running Hardware Kit for 48, 2358

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Rare, factory sealed running hardware kit for the big Dumas PT-109. Includes one each of the stainless steel prop shaft, stuffing box, rudder arm, brass rudder, brass rudder shaft, brass rudder tube, 3/16" coupling socket, brass stuffing box pin, nylon washer, drive dog, prop nut and set of misc fasteners. Please note that one hardware set is required for each prop depending on how you decide to drive the model.

Hasegawa IJN Shinano Aircraft Carrier Motorized, 1/450, A5-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has a split. Hard to find motorized scale kit of this huge aircraft carrier. The Shinano was originally laid down as the third unit of the Yamato class super battleships; but the carrier losses at Midway prompted the Japanese to convert the hull into a huge aircraft carrier, the Shinano. Kit features a one piece, factory painted hull, detailed AA guns, airwing, motor drive on two shafts through a metal gearbox and more.

Monogram 1932 Ford Street Rod Roadster (Big Deuce) - Street Rod or Classic Highboy, 1/8, 2602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare kit from 1977 and an exceptional model for that time. Measures 20.5 inches long when assembled. Very highly detailed with over 200 parts molded in color and a very large number of those are chrome plated. Includes optional parts so you can make the classic roadster or the highboy. Builds up a realistic rolling chassis just like the real car, with all suspension, driveline and exhaust parts present. Features operating doors and trunk lid, operating windshield with wind wings, super detailed Pontiac engine with six Stromberg carburetors, individual spark plugs and ignition wires, removable hood, detailed rolled and pleated interior and trunk, dash panel with S-W instruments, chrome plated under-carriage and Le Mans wheels, realistic rubber tires, custom chrome firewall with instruments, plated dropped front axle, flexible radiator hoses, optional top with detailed top bow frame and much more. Inside, the kit has never been started. All of the chrome parts were factory sealed and are still in the factory sealed bags in superb factory-new condition. The parts that were never factory sealed have been carefully inventoried and and are 100% complete; many are still wrapped in the factory tissue paper. With instructions and decals. This kit has an interesting history. In the early 1960s Monogram invested in a series of huge 1/8 scale models with extraordinary details. The complete line consisted of the Big 'T' Street/Rod, Big Drag Competition Roadster, Big Rod Show/Go Roadster, Big Tub Custom Phaeton and the Big Deuce '32 Ford Roadster. The Deuce Roadster molds cost over $150,000 to produce - an absolute fortune at the time. The design work alone for the molds was $50,000. The total cost of the project was over $1,000,000 - in 1963 money. The result was a nearly flawless large American Automotive model that has never been equaled to this day. The Big Deuce was one of the series by famous customize Darryl Starbird and the first issues were in red or yellow bodies - this is the later black issue.

ITC Dornier Do-X Flying Boat - (DoX), 1/156, 3721

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Famous German Flying Boat of the 1930s. Dornier dreamed that this huge aircraft would become a trans-oceanic airliner. Passenger traveled in ocean-liner like luxury. A tour of South and North American was conducted, but orders never materialized due to excessive fuel consumption and a lack of power. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 White Box Issue - A-8/R-3 / A-7/R2 / A7/R3 / A-5/U8 / A-8/R1 / A-5/U3 Tropical, 1/48, 6804-0125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1973 Mattel/Monogram release with the last of the price extensions. This is a reissue of the impressive 'Four Star' kit from 1965. The White Box has two variants - one with the aircraft facing to the right, and this one to the left. Very well molded and can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are complete and intact but have visible microcracking. Please read the article (located on this website) about how to fix and restore old decals.

Aurora United States Marine, 1/8, 412-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Rare kit dated 1956 and in investment grade 'near mint' condition. The box has like-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no tears, no tape or tags, no tape or tags marks or fading. The only wear is very light corner wear. Very nicely detailed kit with 1/8 scale Marine figure with sword and scabbard, optional rifle, detailed cap, display base and US Marines Insignia. Decals are included for rank. Molded in the correct dark blue. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora United States Sailor, 1/8, 410-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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First issue dated 1957 and with artwork by Marinelli. Part of the famous early Aurora 'figure' kits, which were launched with the purchase of the Crown knight molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Iowa BB61 Battleship Picture Fleet Issue, 1/535, H369-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare Picture Fleet hardbox issue dated 1960 with incredible John Steel artwork. Measures 19 7/8 inches long when built and features elevating main guns, rotating turrets and crane, two helicopters and more. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory. Never started and all the parts and paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Furuta I-58 and U-Boat Type IXB

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes both small scale kit. Amazingly well detailed and completely factory painted - each has several smaller parts that you need to assemble. Never started and complete, with display stand and full instructions. I-58 measures 4 3/4 inches long and the U-Boat is almost the same length.

Pit Road I-201 and I-35 IJN Submarines, 1/700, WL-20

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Includes both waterline submarine kits cast in high definition resin with brass stock for periscopes/antennas. NOTE: each sub has minor assembly - the sail has been neatly glued to the hull. Quality of assembly is 'excellent++' and there is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions/plans.