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Revell Boeing 747-122 United Jumbo Jet Cut Away 'Show Off' - With Full Interior, 1/144, H197

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed and the seal has split and shrunk, drawing the box top concave as shown. Rare original issue from 1974. Large model features highly detailed full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Landing gear can be built up or down. Revell issued two airliner models in the 'Show-Off' series - this 747 and the TWA L-1011.

Revell McDonnell F-4K Phantom II - British Royal Navy, 1/72, H129-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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1967 issue hardbox. Features four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, optional position landing gear, two crew and clear canopy, Rolls Royce Spey afterburners and Royal Navy decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: box is graded 'poor' because the right short side is missing.

Revell General Dynamics F-16N US Navy Fighter Weapons School, 1/32, 4767

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1987 issue. Features detailed cockpit and ejection seat, detailed landing gear and wells, two Sidewinder AIM-9 missiles, 20mm cannon and ACMI pod, markings for the Navy 'Top Gun' school and more.

Revell 1910 International Auto Wagon / International Harvester Truck - Highway Pioneers US Antique Series, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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First issue from about 1952. Molded in bright yellow plastic. Please note that this issue has no part number, and Revell called it the "International Harvester Truck." When the same kit was reissued around 1954, they called it the International Auto Wagon. Never started. All parts are still factory sealed in the early style 'krinkle' bag. With the early, simple, text-only instructions sheet. 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.

Aurora Pfalz D-III Collector Series - (DIII), 1/48, 1109-260

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1972 issue with revised molds. Much better kit that previous releases. Includes painting guide, rigging guide and Battle Terrain Display Base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Gotha G-V Collectors Series - (G.V), 1/48, 1126-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1972 issue with painting and rigging guide and Battle Terrain Display Base. NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. There is no assembly but the small gun ring has a dot of cement on the bottom of it. One engine radiator has some glue on the back and one small edge is broke off and missing. One brace for the landing gear struts is painted. There is no other painting or glue on the parts. NOTE: missing one brace (of two) for the struts. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Guillows Cessna 180 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model, 601

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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One of the Junior Contest Flying Model Airplane series. Stick and tissue light weight flying kit. Includes all materials needed to build and fly the aircraft. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts 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.

Aurora 1914 Stutz Bearcat American Classics Issue, 1/16, 156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1974 issue of Aurora's 'Super Detailed Museum Model with Plated Parts.' Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'American Classics' (previously released as the 'Old Timers') represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. The Bearcat builds up a rolling chassis with transaxle, suspension, exhaust and drive line detail and includes a detailed interior with separately molded instruments. Molded in bright red, black and with brass plated parts and real rubber tires. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

Revell F4U-1 Corsair - (F4U1), 1/32, H278

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Classic large-scale model dated 1970 and well detailed for that time. Decals are for Corsair flown by Pacific Ace Ira Kepford. Kit features detailed Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine and removable cowling, opening canopy and complete cockpit, folding wings, clear landing lights, optional position landing gear and movable wheels and propeller. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe Promo With Original Box, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare, especially in this condition. Original promotional model in a stunning medium metallic blue with a white chassis (four rivets) and metal axles. One-owner model was obtained new in 1972 in Lexington, KY by a very discriminating adult collector. The box is original. The model has perfect color and gloss, the chrome is like new and has never even been displayed. Tires are perfect (never rolled) and it has never even been displayed. It displays as 9.7 out of 10 (with 10 being perfect) but NOTE: missing hood ornament. Because of that, would grade it 8 out of 10.

Academy General Motors F4F-4 Wildcat - (F4F4), 1/72, 1650

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. From 1987. This model builds a 1943/44 General Motors produced F4F-4. Well nicely molded and detailed kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, correct lower clear windows, nice engine and landing gear detail and optional position gear.

Academy Grumman F6F-3/5 Hellcat - (F6F5 F6F3), 1/72, 2121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very nicely molded kit from 1992. Features very fine recessed panel lines, parts for -3 or -5 variant, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and landing gear and optional bombs or drop tank. NOTE: the prop and instrument panel have been neatly airbrushed black. Quality of paint is excellent and there is no other painting and no assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aoshima Kawanishi E15K Norm Shiun Floatplane, 1/72, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Early 1960s Japanese kit with great artwork. Features working ailerons, crew of two and beaching stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1999 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning, 1/25, 85-7665

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1999 issue. Features 130 parts and is molded in white, clear, clear with red tint, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Features custom body aero package, detailed supercharged engine and chassis, full interior and stock factory Lightning decals.

Airfix North American P-51B Mustang - 'The Hun Hunter Texas' - Lt Henry W.Brown 354 FS 355 FG 8th Air Force England June 1944, 1/72, 02083

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Includes decals for Lt. Brown. Brown was the top scoring ace of the 355th group with 17 air and 14 ground victories before being shot down and becoming a POW in October of 1944. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Messerschmitt Bf-110D Destroyer, 1/72, 286

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Type three logo issue from the 1960s with fantastic, classic box artwork. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix P-51D or P-51K Mustang, 1/72, 02045-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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T4 logo from the 1970s. Includes parts and markings for both aircraft - USAAF 'Cripes A'Mighty' or P-51K RAF. Features cockpit detail, optional position landing gear, drop tanks and bombs and painting guide for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-47 Thunderbolt, 1/48, 341-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very Rare limited issue hardbox dated 1965. Issued as a promotion with the famous TV show "12 O'Clock High," which centered on the exploits of USAAF B-17s flying over Hitler's Germany. Other kits in this rare series include the B-17 Bomber Formation (3 kits with a special 'bombing' stand and battle-damaged decals), P-38 Lighting, ME-109 (Bf-109), P-51, B-26, B-25 and Fw-190.

Monogram Grumman Tigercat F7F-3 - (F7F3) - White Box Issue, 1/72, 6813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Mattel/Monogram issue dated 1973. Excellent kit with traditional Monogram quality. This is one of at least two White box variants; the main difference is the text and its location. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jewel-Like Models Lockheed L-188 Electra Northwest Airlines - Bagged, 1/144

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Vacuformed kit with beautiful Scale-Master Western decals and ATP cockpit & cabin windows with silver frames and doors. Nicely molded full kit. With instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note- vacuform models are not for beginners. Experience with vacuform kits and scratch building is highly recommended.