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Aurora British Centurion Tank, 1/48, 300-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit with John Steel box art dated 1963.

Comet 1950s Balsa Wood Glider - 11.5 Inch Wingspan - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. From the 1950s. This very attractive flying model has a fuselage and vertical stabilizer with blue designs and a wing and horizontal stab with red designs. It is from the famous Chicago based manufacture, Comet. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying, gas, gliders and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached the peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

North Pacific Sleek Streek Rubber Band Powered Flying Aircraft - Bagged, 250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Rare. Still factory sealed. The renown Sleek Streek was North Pacific's best rubber band balsa flyer, and arguably the best flyer of any of the readily available aircraft by Guillow's or other makes. The main reason was that Sleek Streak was not only well designed, but light. The Guillow's competition was simply too heavy, and the North Pacific Star Flyer (a bigger model) was a bit heavy also (for the power). The performance was so legendary for this category that Sleek Streeks were modified and regularly recorded flights of over one minute and much more. There is even a famous article about how to modify this aircraft for that performance! When I was growing up I didn't have the article (or even the skill if I did), so I would remove the landing gear and shave off a little here and there - even this provided flights that were memorable to this day.

Hawk Mitsubishi Zero A6M5, 1/72, 8-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1967 issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Very nicely molded with fine raised panel lines and excellent fit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows SE-5 Scout - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From 1965. This is one of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft "stick and tissue" kits with 18 inch wingspans. Features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, covering tissue, rubber motor and full decals. Includes full size, detailed plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Airfix A.W. Seahawk FGA 6 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Not in factory bag. Inventoried 100% complete and unstarted. Instructions and decals (Luftwaffe Marine) are intact also.

Comet Ercoupe - 15 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R8-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet F-86D Sabre Jet - 13.25 Inch Wingspan Flying Wooden Sabre Dog - Coke Bottle Box Issue, R5-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare; dated 1952. Features vacuform clear canopy, high quality printwood sheets, stripwood and spars as required, nose block, completely formed wooden wheels, covering tissue, insignia (on the plans), full size plans with detailed instructions and flying instructions also. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hawk Mitsubishi Zero Fighter, 1/48, 91

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from about 1943. Features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully cut and turned hardwood nacelle, fully finished wheels, a very early injection molded propeller, wood stock as necessary, full color insignia sheet, an excellent and highly detailed fold-out from the "Federal Security Agency US Office of Education" showing how to build solid models and of course the excellent Hawk full size plans. Even includes factory tissue packing paper. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Monogram Boeing B-29 Superfortress - with Atomic Bombs, 1/48, 5706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1991. Very large and highly detailed kit in 1/48. Features extensive interior detailing, optional position bomb bays, bomb load, detailed wheel wheels and more. Comes with decals for 'Lucky 'Leven.' This kit does include the bomb cart, 1000 lb bombs, conversion parts to make the kit one of the two atomic bombers and the atomic bombs 'Fat Man' and 'Little Boy' which were deleted from later issues.

Italeri StingBat LHX Stealth Concept Helicopter, 1/48, 826

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Unusual concept model of the mysterious LHX helicopter. Features internal weapons bay, low radar profile rotors, faceted fuselage shapes, NOTAR (no rear tail rotor) fuselage and more.

Monogram 1965 Corvette Stingray Metal Flake, 1/8, 2613

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and a section missing on the right short side. Dated 1988. Very large 1/8 scale model that measures 22 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed and well molded for that time. Features complete 327 CID Fuel Injection engine and detailed engine compartment, opening hood, exhaust, suspension and chassis detail, steerable front wheels, complete interior, headlights that open and close and more. Molded in metalflake blue, black, clear and chrome and with real rubber tires.

Quality Craft Models Trailer Train Bulkhead Flat Car With Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, F-2

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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With trucks. Excellent kit that builds a detailed duplicate of the prototype. Features hardwood parts that are completely cut and milled to shape, numerous cast metal accessories, detailed instructions and plans and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Silver Streak Union Pacific Wood Caboose With Metal Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, S111-350

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Deluxe kit features factory painted and lettered car sides in yellow with red Union Pacific and car number, completely pre-cut hardwood parts, metal cupola, car ends and stairs, brass ladders, numerous cast metal parts, metal sprung trucks, paint guide and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed plastic tube. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Roller Bearing Models GATX 40 Foot 14000 Gallon Tank Car and PRR Pennsylvania 65 Foot Gondola - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 627-604

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes both excellent kits. Tank car is made of brass, cast metal and a primed resin tank with ends and includes full decals. The Gondola has wood and metal constructions and also decals. The kits has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. (The gondola has a still-sealed fittings packet)

Fujimi Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 Hungarian Puma, 1/48, J

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. One in a popular series of 1/48 scale, nicely detailed BF-109 kits from high quality Fujimi molds.

Monogram Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina Dumbo the Great - Blue Box Issue, 1/104, 6820

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1967 release. For some reason, the Blue Box PBY turns up less than the earlier and later issues, and appears even less in this condition. From the original 1955 molds.

Tamiya Panzer Kampfwagen III Ausf. M/N, 1/35, MM111-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Highly detailed and beautifully molded and includes a crew of 5 as shown. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes Fairey Battle Trainer, 1/48, 429

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Highly detailed. Includes full resin cockpit and markings for two aircraft.

Revell Apollo Lunar Spacecraft - Large 20 inch Top of Saturn V, 1/48, H1838-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Dated 19679 and is the second issue of this fantastic kit. Includes 'The Story' Booklet. Essentially, this model is the complete top section of the Saturn V in 1/48 scale. Features five highly detailed sections which are removable: Command Module, Service Module, Launch Escape Tower, Lunar Module and Apollo Saturn Adapter Section. Stands over 20 inches high when assembled. Two display bases are included for in flight and for lunar landing. Inside the kit is like new. It has never been started and all parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes instructions, booklet decals and clear window material in excellent condition.