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Monogram B-25J or PBJ-1J (Navy) Mitchell, 1/48, 5502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1981 issue. Kit can be finished as a USAAF 396th BS, 41st BG aircraft from the Central Pacific or a unique Navy Blue/Grey scheme PBJ-1J. Excellent detail inside and out. Features full interior detail, optional position bomb bay with bomb load, rotating turrets and elevating guns, optional position crew hatch, and rotating props. NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat assembly: the four nacelle halves are assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box is rough and not in collectible condition.

Hasegawa A-4 Blue Angels Skyhawk, 1/32, 1103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very large (1/32 scale) and highly detailed kit of the light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Molded in dark blue and includes large and colorful Blue Angles decal sheet for aircraft numbers 1 through 6. Kit features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional parts for E or F versions, optional position leading edge slats and speed brakes, external fuel tanks, Bullpup missiles, 500lb bombs and optional position canopy. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Microx Piper Cub - 26 inch Wingspan Scale Rubber Powered Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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High quality contest performance 26" wingspan scale stick and tissue kit. Could be easily converted into electric-powered RC with modern light-weight servos and receivers. Includes printwood, 18 inch strip wood, colored tissue, window material, easy to read full size plans and building and flying instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Vac Wings Brewster SB2A Buccaneer Bermuda - Bagged, 1/48, WV4821

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. Rare, and the only 1/48 SB2A model ever made. Very high quality vacuform kit with fine recessed panel lines, numerous excellent cast metal details, full plans/instructions and clear parts as needed. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Monogram USS Constitution Old Ironsides Frigate, 3501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. From 1977 with John Steel box art. This is an excellent kit with simplified assembly; a slightly easier build than Revell's kit of the same size. The scale is not mentioned but this one measures just over 16 inches long when assembled. I estimate that it has been 75 to 100 parts. Features finely engraved one piece hull, detailed deck with all fittings, one-piece masts and yards, molded ratlines, superb vacuform sails (some of the best I have seen), rigging thread, rigging instructions, display stand and decals. Molded in black, wood tan and the sails in ivory vacuform plastic.

Monogram High Tech P-47D Thunderbolt with Photoetched Parts, 1/48, 5487

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Limited edition issue from 1993 with photoetched details. This is one of my favorite 'builders' because it is an accurate model with excellent fit and finish. The photoetched parts add nicely to the kit. Features excellent cockpit, opening canopy, pilot figure, detailed gear wells, optional centerline drop tank, two bombs and more. Never started. All plastic parts and instructions are present and complete. NOTE: decals are present but are missing markings "R" which are two wheel hub decals. Includes all other markings.

Revell Hawk Surface-to-Air Guided Missile MIM-23 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1817-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare. First issue dated 1958 and featuring some of Revell's finest box artwork. It is also a very well molded model for that time and features 3 Hawk missiles, elevating and swiveling launcher, rubber tires that rotate, control panel hatches open and has separate radar scope equipment. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing four crew figures and their stands. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Corporal Missile with Transporter, 1/40, 85-7852

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. 2010 reissue of the venerable large-scale 'S' kit from the 1950s. The model has excellent overall detail and features the Corporal Missile and transporter-erector/launcher that functions like the real one.

Matchbox Dassault Mirage IIIC - No. 2 (Cheetah) Sq South Africa 1964 / French 3e Escadre de Chassse (Escadron 111/2 'Alsace') 1968, 1/72, PK20

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

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Still factory sealed but the box and seal have some wear and are not mint. From 1973. Nicely molded kit with decals for the two aircraft listed and a full color painting guide on the back of the box.

Tamiya Leopard A4 With Conning Tower and Figure, 1/35, 35112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Excellent and well detailed armor model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Lockheed F-117A Stealth Fighter, 1/72, 8814

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Nicely molded with recessed control surface lines. There are no panel lines since the actual aircraft does not have them. Very good cockpit detail and optional position weapons bay doors with BLU-109 laser guided bomb and AGM-65 Maverick Missile. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell A-4D Skyhawk With Bullpup Missiles - 'S' Issue, 1/50, H299-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very rare. First and only issue dated 1958. From the amazing box art you can clearly see why these kits are so collectible. This kit uses modified 1956 molds from H232-89, the original S Skyhawk issue. Revell added two Bullpup Missiles (improperly labeled as 'Air-To-Air Missiles' on the box top), two missile trailers with towbars, four figures, three figure bases, weapons pylons, separate flap hinge covers and of course a completely new decal sheet. Molded in the correct gloss gray and clear. Never started. NOTE: missing one (very small) flap hinge cover and drop tank. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present, plus very nice decals and instructions. NOTE: the box shows better than the 'good-' ranking but is graded as such because there is excessive wear on two sides - the top long and right short. Two corners have closed splits and are taped (with clear tap) and there is a tape tear on the top long side.

Fine Scale Miniatures Rail Car Shed HOn3 Maintenance Facility - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 175

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare and extremely detailed. Includes all hardwood building parts that are cut to length and shaped if needed, as well as a large box with 170 cast metal fittings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and a factory tape-sealed fittings box. With instructions and plans.

Monogram 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT, 1/24, 85-2242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. 2004 issue from original 1984 molds. Features detailed engine and suspension, complete interior, opening back hatch, optional parts and spoiler.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1953 early issue molded in very light green plastic. The kit has not been started. It is still internally sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag with the instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Keystone Keystone Company Houses (Three Houses) Craftsman Kit - HO Scale, 1/87, HO-122

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Builds three good sized, complete company houses; each is two stories with an attic, a front porch and a back overhang or 'lean to.' Very high quality kit consisting of dozens of high quality cast metal details such as window frames, chimney, doors, roof trusses and much more and factory cut and scored hardwood parts. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes full instructions and excellent plans.

Classic Miniatures Silver Plume Store Colorado - HO / HOn3 Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, CM-11

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Quality model kit with factory cut and scored hardwood, plastic details and other materials. Never started. The small detail parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions.

Pyro Robert E. Lee Mississippi Steamboat, 1/163, 237-795

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Late 1950s or early 1960s issue in exceptional 'excellent++' condition. The excellent artwork is by A.V. Rudisill who did a large number of box paintings. Very large and well detailed model for that time. Has over 360 parts andm easures 22 inches long when assembled. Molded in gloss white and tan plastic. The details of the real ship are well duplicated, including the railings and carvings. The kit has never been started. Many small parts are still in the sealed bags. Two bags were open and they have been inventoried complete and re-bagged in ziplocks. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including flags and instructions.

Testors Lockheed F-104C Starfighter USAF - (ex-Hawk), 1/48, 523

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. From quality ex-Hawk molds. Includes decals for the very colorful box photo aircraft.;

Aurora Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/82, 390-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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From about 1954. Rare first issue from the mid 1950s. Has the 'Famous Fighters Of All Nations' and the old Aurora one-color logo on the two short sides. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: fuselage was once glued together with wood glue; since that glue does not stick, it has fallen neatly apart. There is no other assembly. The decals are all there but curled and split - 'fair' condition at best.