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Monogram Apollo Saturn V Rocket - Heritage Edition, 1/144, 6051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1983 issue from the original 1968 molds. Widely considered the best Saturn in this scale. All three stages separate from each other in order to demonstrate a simulated flight. Apollo upper section opens to release lunar module with two stages and operating landing legs. Includes three figures and launch pad stand.

Comet P-38 Lightning - 34 Inches Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y5-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s/early 1960s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Big-wingspan model features traditional wood/tissue construction, high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, balsa nose and engine blocks, fully formed wooden thrust buttons, scale wood props, other balsa stock as required, completely preformed wood wheels, one big insignia sheet that also has windshield cutting patterns, air scoops and other details, another large sheet with fillets, gear doors and many other patterns, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. NOTE: a narrow strip (.5 inches x 4 inches) of one print wood sheet is not present; it appears to be a factory flaw in the wood. There is one part effected: one prop blade. At the time of this kit, the entire Comet "Y" line consisted of Y1 F-51 Mustang, Y2 A-26 Invader, Y3 P-47, Y4 Hellcat F6f, Y5 P-38 Lightning, Y6 F-84F Thunderflash, Y7 Cougar F9F, Y8 Taylorcraft, Y9 Douglas Skyray F4D, Y10 Piper Cub Super Cruiser, Y11 Douglas Skystreak D558-1, Y12 F-86 Sabre, Y13 Gull and Y14 Aeronca Chief. 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.

Faller Signal Tower Interior Equipment - HO Scale, HO, 120118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Complete signal tower interior set contains 168 parts in three colors. Includes switch equipment, boards, desks, tables, chairs, lockers and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Victorious Aircraft Carrier, 1/600, 904201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nicely detailed model; finely molded. Airwing includes A-1 Skyraiders, Sea Vixens and Scimitars. Kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one of six Sea Vixen aircraft. Inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Verlinden British Chariot Human Torpedo, 1/35, 236

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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This is a very large scale diorama model as the Chariot is one part with the water base. Very well molded and detailed. Includes one piece water/chariot and pilots as shown on the box top illustration. Never stared and complete. This is a very simple kit, it did not come with instructions.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley Sea Harrier FRS1 - Lt Cdr N.D. Ward 801 NAS FAA HMS Invincible 1981 / FRS51 Indian Navy 1982, 1/72, PK-37

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Nicely done older kit with recessed panel lines. Includes decals for both British Fleet Air Arm and Indian Navy.

Hawk Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Marines, 1/48, 562

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box concave. Dated 1967 but most likely from the late 1960s because this is a softbox issue with the no price extension. John Andrews did the box art, and this model features over 40 parts with pilot, 4 HVAR rockets, (2) 1000 lb bombs, detailed landing gear and engine, drop tanks and US Marine decals.

Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (F11F1), 1/48, 531-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

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Factory sealed. Short Nose early F11F. Gaedke artwork. Classic 1950s kit with all features that made these kits special. Has movable ailerons, rudder and elevators and detailed engine with opening inspection panel. Still the only early short nose F11F Tiger kit in 1/48.

AMT Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat - Marine Night Fighter - (F7F3N), 1/48, 8842

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Large and highly detailed kit with 120 parts. Features full cockpit and engine detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Decals are for VMF(N)-513 (Korea 1952) and F7F-3N VMF(N)-312 August 1950.

Allyn Metal Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - Desktop Model 11 inch wingspan

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Solid cast metal. No box. No stand. Aircraft is complete except for wing slipper tanks. Unfinished. Some of these were displayed chromed plated with stars and bars decals and others were painted.

ESCI Fiat G-91 Gina Pan - Frecce Tricolori, 1/48, SC-4028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Large scale (1/48) Gina. Kit features cockpit detail, optional position speed brakes and canopy, detailed gear wells, smoke tank and blocked gun ports. Includes large and colorful decal sheet for the Italian Air Force Acrobatic Team 313 Gruppo G-91R-1B (modified). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora The Mummy Glow, 1/8, 452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1970s issue. Never started. Complete with all non-glow parts but is missing one small optional glow wrappings (part #16).

Hasegawa F9F-2 Panther - VF-123 Navy / VMF-115 Marines / Blue Angels - (F9F2), 1/72, 1138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded fine recessed panel lines. Includes decals for all three aircraft. Very nicely molded and detailed.

Revell Albatros D-III, 1/72, H629-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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This issue is dated 1963 and has a two-piece box with framable box artwork. This is one of my favorite compositions as it shows the Albatros sharing the sky with a very large Zeppelin. The kit is molded in bright red. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Jagdpanzer V Jagd Panther Motorized with Remote Control, 1/35, MT224-850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare. Older but very nicely detailed. Contains dual RE-14 motor drive with all steel and brass gear drive box, hardware and all special parts for (wired) remote control. Never started. All metal and electrical parts are still on the factory sealed display card. All small parts are still factory sealed with Tamiya header bags. Only the two hull parts were never factory sealed and they are complete. With decals and instructions present.

Lindberg Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 438-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Life-Like Joseph Conrad Cadet School Ship - (ex-Pyro), 1/88, 09215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split and the box has superficial damage as shown. From original Pyro molds. The Joseph Conrad was built in 1882 in Denmark as the Georg Stage. Alan Villiers bought the ship in 1934 and saved it from the breakers. He renamed it Joseph Conrad for the famous maritime author. The ship made a famous round-the-world voyage from which Villiers wrote three books about the travels. The ship is now a museum ship at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut and is still used for static sailing ship training. The kit was originally made in the early 1960s and is nicely done for that time. Measures about 16 inches long when built. Includes detailed hull and deck, billowing sails, rigging material and rigging guide photos. Molded in black and ivory.

Revell F-4E Phantom II Mig Killer - 131st TFW Missouri Air National Guard 30th Anniversary / 141 TFS 108th TFW New Jersey Air National Guard, 1/32, 85-4668

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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From 1998. Features all recessed panel lines and excellent detail. Includes a full cockpit with detailed ejection seats, crew boarding ladder, optional position canopies, detailed radar array, optional position nose, detailed gear wells, excellent intake and exhaust details, weighted wheels, optional position landing gear, full sensors and antenna, AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder, centerline and wing drop tanks and more. Decals are for Commander Jim Renschen, 131st TFW, Missouri Air National Guard 30th Anniversary markings and Major Pat Dunn, 141 TFS, 108th TFW, New Jersey Air National Guard. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. The ejection seat frames (3 parts each) have been neatly built and painted. There is no other assembly. The seat cushions and instrument panels have been very neatly painted. There is no other painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, instructions and decals present. NOTE: decals are intact but if you look closely there is micro-cracking.

Tamiya (2) Gato Class Submarines / (2) Japanese Sub Chasers / (2) B-24 Bombers - (ex-Skywave_, 1/700, 31903-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Hard-to-find. Excellent molds with all recessed panel lines. Includes two full-hull or waterline Gato subs, two Japanese Sub Chasers (waterline), two B-24 Liberator Bombers and an extensive decal sheet for all listed. Never started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Revell Allison 501-D13 Prop-Jet (Turbo prop) Engine - History Makers Issue, 1/11, 8606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has several splits as shown. Very highly detailed model of the inside and outside of of the 501-D13 that powered the Convairs and other aircraft. Has many moving parts. Includes full internal engine details. All turbine and compressor blades rotate as well as the prop. Prop blades change pitch. Doors open to show engine interior.