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Nichimo Cessna Skyhawk 172 - Motorized, 1/20, S-2002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Large and very highly detailed multi-media model. Contains plastic, metal and rubber parts. Features working lights, engine was designed to be motorized (the Mabuchi 130 electric motor was not furnished by Nichimo), working expansion and contraction struts, real rubber tires, super detailed instrument panel and full interior. Engine detail is incredible and the motor is a kit itself. Each cylinder head is 31 parts - 30 of which are metal cooling fins. The engine alone is over 150 parts not including the firewall and detail there. Mold quality is very high; firewall detail is complete as in the actual aircraft. Five scale, positionable figures are included. Beautiful decals are included to reproduce the detailed two-tone blue striping on the box art. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory bags. Includes instructions and decals in as-new condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

MPC Bell P-39 Airacobra Profile Series- 362 Fighter Sq Hayward AFB Calif. 1943 / GC111/6 Free French Air Force N. Africa / 93rd FW 81st FG Tunisia 1953, 1/72, 2-1117-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top.

Silver Streak Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - North Western Mechanical Temperature Control Reeefer - HO Craftsman Kit With Metal Sprung Trucks, 1/87, S415-345

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Classic kit from the Craftsman Era of HO kits. Very detailed and well made kit. Silver Streak was one of a number of manufacturers that created very realistic wood and metal kits during the 1940s and 1950s. This is, in my opinion, an exceptional kit. Includes pre-scribed and cut and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides decorated for North Western and all other required markings, fully milled and cut hardwood roof and floor, hardwood scribed and pre-painted car ends, metal door hardware and cast brake parts including levers, cast coupler pockets, underside girders, bolsters, ice hatches, brake wheel, metal ladders, grab irons, roof ribs and brake linkage, scale chain and more. This kit has complete underside detail and instructions to help with this tricky but rewarding task. Includes full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still internal factory sealed containers and all other parts have been inventoried present. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Comet Lockheed P-38 Lightning -34 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 3504

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1970s or early 1980s stick and tissue flying model with a big 34 inch wingspan. Easily adapted to RC electric power with modern, lightweight receivers and servos. Features high quality printwood, pre-cut strip wood in multiple sizes, nose and other balsa blocks, dowels, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, rubber motors, hardware, propellers, other wooden stock as needed, insignia and full size plans. There has not been any assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

MPC Saber Vette Chevrolet Corvette Custom Street Racer, 1/20, 1-3751

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Bigger (1/20) scale model kit features wide custom body panels, custom decals by Harry Bradley, custom side pipes, wide racing tires on custom rims, detailed 427 engine with carbs or custom fuel injection, detailed engine bay, opening hood, full interior, "super detailed" chassis and suspension and more.

ESCI F-16 Fighting Falcon - USAF 388th TFW 34th TFS / Belgium 1Wing 349 Sq / Netherlands 312 Sqn / Denmark Eskadrille 727 / Norway 332nd SKV-OCU, 1/48, 4010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed, older kit with paint guide and markings for all air forces listed.

Monogram F-16 Fighting Falcon, 1/48, 5421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left short side panel. 1980 issue. Includes decals for the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing. Has optional position canopy, detailed cockpit and landing gear, two Sidewinder missiles and external tanks.

Revell USAF B-52 with NASA X-15, 1/175, H273

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Lodela issue from the later 1960s/early 1970s. Very nicely molded with zero to little flash. Kit includes Revell's original Pre-S B-52 model with a new style stand, a scale X-15, special starboard wing pylon for the X-15 and extensive, unique decals. Molded in off-white and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hi-Flier 52 Bellanca Sky Rocket 18 Inch Wingspan / 54 Rearwin Sportster 16 Inch WS / 105 Porterfield Collegiate 17 Inch WS / 108 Ryan ST 17 Inch WS

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG to Exc

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Includes all four stick-and-tissue flying model kits. They have never been started. Each is complete with all parts and plans present.

Comet Phantom Fury - 32 Inch Wingspan Endurance Competition Flying Airplane, 3207-98

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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1970s reissue of one of the more famous free-flight models of the 1930s. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels, tissue and propeller. 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.

Bluejacket British Whippet Tank, 1/32, 1203

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare, excellent and detailed kit. In 1991 Bluejacket launched the 'Evolution of the Tank' series of hardwood and pewter 1/32 scale model kits of historically prominent tanks. The wood parts are completely pre-fabricated - no woodworking experience is necessary. Features completely pre-cut, shaped and drilled basswood parts, a very large number of Britannia Pewter and brass fittings and excellent step-by-step instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (the numerous fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Skywave Echo II SSGN With Tu-95 / F-4E Phantom II / F-15C Eagle / F-15E Strike Eagle / F-16 A/C Fighting Falcon, 1/700, SW-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Hard-to-find. Excellent molds with all recessed panel lines. Includes two Echo II waterline models, (2) Bears, (4) Eagles, (4) F-16s and (4) Phantoms and a very large, extensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing F4B-4 - (F4B4), 1/48, 122-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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SALE!! Jo Kotula boxart is dated 1958 but judging from the 79 cent price extension, this kit is from the middle 1960s. In the day this was considered a fine kit and rated highly in reviews. The F4B-4 was a classic 1930s Navy Biplane Fighter that is still famous for their colorful paint jobs at that that time. Cowl, tail and trim color would vary with the group's Aircraft Carrier (Ranger, Lexington or Saratoga and the aircraft's position in the flight formation. The kit has never been started. NOTE: Missing two small wing bombs. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present and decals and instructions.

Amtech Focke-Wulf Ta-183 Huckebein, 1/48, 484601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Nicely detailed. Contains parts and markings for four versions and two engine options. Includes recessed panel lines, optional drop tank and X4 wire-guided air-to-air missiles. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Ta-183 was the winner of the Luftwaffe's emergency fighter competition of 1945 and was to enter full scale production. The aircraft never entered production, but the Russians and the Americans found the plans. From them, the Russians eventually build some aircraft and modified them till it was the Mig-15 while the Americans relied more on Messerschmidt plans for the basis of the F-86 Sabre Jet.

Italeri M60 Blazer, 1/35, 6391

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Nicely molded, well detailed older kit that includes decals for four versions.

Comet Stinson SR-7 - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3209-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wire stock, fully formed and finished wood wheels and thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. NOTE: the owner of the kit was a professional draftsman, and he neatly drew some assembly guide lines on the plans. 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.

Jo-Han 1962 Chrysler 300 2 Door Hardtop, 1/25, C-4062

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Early issue that is well detailed for that time. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior with seat belts, torsion bar suspension and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Airfix Boeing 737 'Special Edition' - Air France or British Airways, 1/144, 03181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1987 issue with colorful Air France and British Airways markings. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear.

Monogram Grumman TBF Avenger Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA31-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Dated 1966 and the second release of this classic Four Star kit from 1958. The model has many action features: wings fold properly as on real aircraft, landing gear, tail wheel and arresting hook all retract and extend, turret revolves, machine gun elevates, bomb bay doors open and torpedo drops.

Superior Plastics The Seeing Eye Anatomical Model, 1/375, 3100-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Hard-to-find and dated 1961. A very nice kit featuring a very large eye (2x size) with life-like muscle movement, all internal and external parts, skull section that it fits into (doubling as a display base) and heavily illustrated, color instruction book. Molded in ivory and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Superior Plastics Inc. listed their address as 426 N. Oakley Boulevard, Chicago12 , Illinois. They called themselves 'Custom Molders and Extruders.' From the sounds of things, Superior was an injection molding and extruding job shop which decided to go into the business of making model kits - and they did, cutting molds for a significant line of educational style model kits. Science kits appeared as early as 1962, and possibly earlier. Superior often referred to the kit line as 'Superlon' on the box top and instructions. The first building kit, 'Statue of Liberty', has a copyright of 1963. This kit was designed to be lit from the inside and came with lamp accessories. The second kit was the Taj Mahal and the third 'The Lincoln Memorial,' which could also be illuminated from within. Other kits included 'Yankee Stadium', 'United Nations Building', 'The Deep Sea Lobster', 'The Giant American Bull Frog', 'Unit of Life - Animal Vegetable Cell' and 'Amoeba.' They are best known, however for the anatomy series - 'The Thinking Man Human Skull', 'The Thinking Matter Human Brain', '3-D Human Body', 'Modern Man Skeleton', 'Vital Organs', 'The Beating Heart', 'The Mighty Molar', 'The Visible Pumping Heart', The Five Senses series with 'The Seeing Eye', 'The Listening Ear', 'Anatomy of Taste', 'Anatomy of Smell', 'Anatomy of Touch' and the 'World of Sensation', which was all five senses in one giant kit. The company was quite innovative and even had a patent on action for the Visible Pumping Heart. Sometimes the same kit was issued without a display case and sometimes with under a different part number. Other kits are said to exist are 'Grasping Hand' and the Skull and Brain together. Superior eventually sold off the molds, but the exact date is not know. Early boxes do not have zip codes, but later boxes list 60612, so production at least went into the later 1960s. The science kit molds were sold to 'Educational Products Inc' (EPI) and most of them were reissued. MDK bought the 5 building molds and reissued them all along with the Marx White House before the ceased production. The Statue of Liberty used to be for sale in the on-sight gift shop and still may be. Lindberg later purchased the all the science molds from EPI and have reissued many of them.