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Tamiya HMS Hood Battle Cruiser, 1/700, 127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1/700 scale waterline kit that is very highly detailed and finely molded. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Dyna-Model Grumman F9F Panther - Wood and Metal Model Aircraft, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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In the 'Golden Age of Aviation Modeling' (1930s and '40s), most modelers built the flying 'stick and tissue' type kits with rubber, CO2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited technology. Many manufacturer's kits consisted of blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few, like Dyna-Model Products Company, attempted to provide true-scale static models with a high level of detail. Today Dyna-Models are legendary and sought after collectibles. When you first open the kit, you see a black and white cardstock display with all the needed jigs and templates for assembly. Underneath, the fuselage is rough carved to ~95% of final shape (not just profile cut) and all other parts are either profile (2D) or die cut. Includes color decals, full size high-quality plans and the crowning jewel, a box of finished metal castings for super detailing your aircraft. Never started and inventoried complete.

Dyna-Model Vought F4U Corsair - Wood and Metal Model Aircraft, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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In the 'Golden Age of Aviation Modeling' (1930s and '40s), most modelers built the flying 'stick and tissue' type kits with rubber, CO2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited technology. Many manufacturer's kits consisted of blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few, like Dyna-Model Products Company, attempted to provide true-scale static models with a high level of detail. Today Dyna-Models are legendary and sought after collectibles. When you first open the kit, you see a black and white cardstock display with all the needed jigs and templates for assembly. Underneath, the fuselage is rough carved to ~95% of final shape (not just profile cut) and all other parts are either profile (2D) or die cut. Includes color decals, full size high-quality plans and the crowning jewel, a box of finished metal castings for super detailing your aircraft. Never started and inventoried complete.

AMT 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454, 1/25, AMT1143M-12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. This is the 2018 reissue from the original molds. Features 454 CID big block engine, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, SS trim, detailed chassis, full interior, rally wheels and more.

Miniature Masterpieces Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, 1/48, K502-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare early to mid 1950s original issue that is molded in brown. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. In addition to the carriage, it includes horses, the General, his lady, driver and a display base. The model includes detailed instructions (rare for the early 1950s) and a wonderful (and long) history of this particular carriage. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lew Glaser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare. And from J. Boyle - The actual carriage still exists and is displayed at the Studebaker National museum in South Bend, Indiana. It seems the Studebaker firm bought the carriage at the turn of the last century. When Studebaker quit building cars, it was donated to the City for eventual placement in a museum, along with many cars and other historic horse-drawn carriages collected by the firm.

Revell 1895 American La France Water Tower - American Firefighters - Pre S Issue, 1/48, H706-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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1955 issue with fantastic box art. Features three highly detailed horses, hitch, metal chain, carriage with frame detail, three firefighters and a Dalmatian dog. Molded in the correct white, red and gold. There is no assembly but NOTE: there is minor and very neat paint to the nozzle, nozzle stand and gears. There is no other painting. All of the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed 'krinkle' bags; the few large parts were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with the instructions. The American Firefighters models have an interesting history. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters (Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel) in 1952. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. These first issues were from when Revell still had the marketing agreement, and those boxes say 'Trade Mark Copyright 1953 Marlin Toy Co. Inc' on the box top and 'Collector's Kits, Inc, Closter, N.J.' on the side. Upon termination of the marketing agreement in 1955, Revell purchased the molds and released the much fancier Pre S issue, like this Water Tower kit for sale here. These model made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After run by Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Action Model - (P-51), 1/32, PA77-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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Dated 1962 and the first issue of this classic 'Action Model' with great detail and mold quality. Features opening canopy to show the highly detailed cockpit, tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs, a small knob on the bottom rotates and extends and retracts the main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is over 50 years old and functions like new! Molded in silver, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals and instructions are both in amazing 'near mint' condition. This kit has an interesting history. In 1961, Monogram introduced the 1/32 scale Phantom Mustang. This was a very ambitious project. The kit was transparent, highly detailed and included two electric motors. One motor raised and lowered the main gear and tail wheel while the other spun the prop. Two small levers on the base dropped bombs from the wings. It was molded in clear, silver, black, red and zinc chromate green. Although successful, the kit was expensive to produce and Monogram charged a hefty retail price of $4.98. As a way to create more revenue from the molds, Monogram cleverly created this kit - using some of the same molds as the Phantom Mustang. The silver parts tree was completely re-cut and does not match the Phantom version. The red stand, gears and motorizing features were simply left out and the model molded in solid colors. The gear retraction/extension features was retained, but not motorized. On the new silver parts tree they added a small knob (placed on the bottom of the wing) and the same for the bomb dropping mechanism. This lowered the price to $1.98 and this additional revenue hopefully helped pay down the original mold costs.

Hasegawa IJN Battleship Ise Hybrid Carrier, 1/700, B2-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Older hardbox issue. 1/700 scale waterline kit. Highly detailed and finely molded. All trees are still sealed in factory bags. Complete with instructions and decals.

Monogram Curtiss P-40E Warhawk Pro Modeler - RAAF or USAAF, 1/48, 5921

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed and molded 1995 Pro Model issue. Features very well detailed cockpit, four piece canopy, excellent intake and exhaust, detailed gear wells, drop tank, weighted tires, two ground figures and superb instructions. Contains decals for 'Star Dust' piloted by Capt. Andrew Reynolds from the 9th Fighter Squadron of the 49th FG or 'Schuftie', piloted by Flt. Lt. Les Jackson of the 7th Sq of the Australian Air Force.

Hasegawa F-105B Thunderchief High Visibility, 1/72, 1014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Hard-to-find "B" variant with very colorful paint scheme. This is a late 1970s kit with excellent detail for that time featuring 46 parts, optional position landing gear, 2 450 Gallon Drop Tank, 1 650 Gallon Centerline Drop Tank and 2 Bullpup Missiles. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Messerschmitt Me-410 Hornet, 1/72, H97

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1978 issue features very fine raised panel detail, cockpit seats and crew of two, workings ailerons, rudder and elevator, rotating wheels and propellers and the large air-to-air cannon. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram B-17G Flying Fortress With Diorama Instructions - 748 Sq 457 BG 'El Lobo II' or 322 Sq 91 BG 'Chow Hound', 1/48, 5600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1991 issue that (strangely enough) includes the desirable, full color Diorama Instructions. Widely considered the finest and most highly detailed 1/48 B-17 kit available. Features interior detail for bombardier, navigator, radio operator, cockpit and gunners. Turrets rotate as well as the props and wheels. Decals for 'El Lobo II' and 'Chow Hound'. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell B-58 Hustler - Jet Command Issue, 1/94, H272-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1964 hardbox issue. Reissue of the old 1950s 'S' kit so it is an ideal 'Classic Builder' without sacrificing your more valuable older original issue. Very nicely detailed and features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, full crew, three opening cockpit hatches, rotating wheels, 'The Pod' for weapons and fuel and highly detailed gear struts and braces. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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1950s hardbox issue in amazing, investment-grade "Near Mint++" condition. This is an excellent kit for that time featuring very fine raised surface detail, pilot figure, complete landing gear, under-wing drop tanks & rockets. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis - The Rattlesnake Of The Ocean, 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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First issue hardbox is dated 1959 and has the "Famous Fighters" in the oval 'Northern Lights' logo. This is the only kit made of the infamous German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags.' The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full-hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 float plane. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box is graded 'excellent+' which is rare. It has very nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, fading, staining or tears, no tape or tape marks and no price tags or tag marks. Flaws include light general wear, edge wear (as shown at the top) and corner wear. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. From modeler Stephen Payne: I recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Hasegawa XF5U-1 Flying Pancake - Flapjack (XF5U1), 1/72, SP63

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare. From 1992. Very highly detailed and finely molded. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Rareplane Boeing KC-97G Stratocruiser Tanker, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Deluxe vac kit with fine surface detail- better than many injection molded kits. Has full plans, injection molded details, decals and clear parts. Never started. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the larger airframe parts have been very neatly adult-cut. There is plenty of extra plastic left around all of the parts and no sanding has been done.

Albatross USS Allen M. Sumner Destroyer, 1/700, 1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very well detailed with has excellent mold quality. It represents the Sumner in World War II as-completed configuration.

LTD Dewoitine D-520 - Two French or Bulgarian Air Forces - (D520), 1/48, 9801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Features very fine recessed surface details, very good cockpit and more. Includes a full size painting guide and decals for two French and one Bulgarian D520 including Adjutant Pierre Gloan with 22 kills total; the aircraft models is the one flown when he shot down 5 Italian aircraft on June 15, 1940. The other French marked aircraft is from Vichy in 1944. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1956 Ford Victoria Hardtop, 1/25, 6547

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Highly detailed kit with over 170 parts. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome and rubber. Has parts for stock or custom versions. Features full engine, interior, opening doors and hood. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.