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Lindberg F4U-5N Corsair, 1/48, 512

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very rare kit from about 1954 or earlier. First Lindberg issue with no price suffix and borrowing the Ray Gaedke artwork that he did for the O-Lin issue. As a matter of fact, this box still says 'For Best Results Use O-Lin's Polystyrene Cement' This kit is in fantastic investment grade 'near mint' condition. The box has fantastic color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks and no tape other than the light marks from the factory tape. The only flaws are light general wear. Inside, the kit is factory-new, molded in a brilliant metallic high-gloss dark blue and clear. It has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag and all other parts have been inventoried present, along with beautiful flat decals and 'excellent' instructions.

Lindberg Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/48, 519-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++++

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Late 1950s kit with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Probably the second issue of this kit. Color and gloss are as new, there are no price tags or tag marks and all four corners are solid and original. Box displays 'near mint' but was graded 'excellent++++' due to clear tape on the sides once used to keep the box closed. Features two pilots with seats, clear canopy, raised panel detail, full landing gear (can easily be built with gear in the retracted position also), 'rocket' nose, display stand and colorful decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Lindberg Junkers Ju-87B Stuka, 1/48, 524-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Late 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke box artwork. Please note that this is an early issue (probably the first, see below) with the white circle on the rudder hiding the swastika. However, the decals had the swastika, so the factory partially cut them from the sheet. As a historical note, Rau Gaedke painted the original artwork with swastikas, and the decals were made that way also. Lindberg quickly recognized that this was poor publicity and more importantly that the kit could not be sold in Europe. A box with the swastikas has yet to be found, so at this point we assume that the original artwork was modified just before the first issue - and that this is the first issue. The second (and much more common) issue had the white circle painted green like the rudder and the decal sheet was completely redesigned to exclude it also. Molded in correct gloss medium green and clear, with the futuristic Lindberg 'V' shaped clear stand. For it's time, this was an excellent kit with fine panel and rivet detail. Features crew of two and seats, separately molded rudder and flap/ailerons, four small wing load bombs and a center bomb with 'swing arm' so that it would clear the prop in a dive. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes for this information: The markings with this model, A5+HL, are from a -B2 (Trop.) captured intact in North Africa, 1941 and shipped to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It is still there today (2020). This may very well be the aircraft that Lindberg Skokie-based designers examined as a basis for this model.

Lindberg Japanese Fighter A6M2 Zero, 1/48, 514-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Early 1950s first issue with script logo and Ray Gaedke illustration. Box originally had the lower price extension on the part number, but has been factory blacked-out and changed to "79". 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.

Lindberg McDonnell F-88 Voodoo, 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1950s first issue. Features movable controls, detailed ejection seat and pilot, scale jet engines with inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional wing tip tanks, full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are from a later version of this kit and are in 'excellent++' condition. They are better and more accurate decals than the original but do not have the F-88 script. 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.

KVZ Interflug Ilyushin IL-18, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Rare 1/100 scale kit of East German manufacturer. KVZ created models during the 'Cold War' years and included many interesting subjects and some great box art.

Robert Laney Special Payment Link, 7575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Estes Aztec Two Stage and Sizzler - Flying Model Rockets

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Includes both factory sealed kits. The Aztec has two stages, streamer recovery and can fly over 2000 feet high. It is 15.25 inches tall when built. The Sizzler is about 12 inches tall when built.

Charles Hardison Special Payment Link Only, C-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Revell The Visible V8 Transparent Motorized Operating Auto Engine - (ex-Renwal), 1/4, H902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1977 issue. This model is a very early Revell issue shortly after the Renwal molds were purchased. Because of that, it is the only time that Revell issued the kit exactly as Renwal did. The model is motorized and features over 100 moving parts. It is molded in clear, red, black and silver. When built, all major internal parts move via electric motor and spark plugs (red lights) flash in time. This kit has never been started. All plastic parts but the black ones still in the factory sealed bags. The black parts had a tear in the bag, so I opened them, inventoried them complete and put them in a new bag. Includes 'How An Automobile Engine Works' book (ex-Renwal book) and full instructions.

Bandai Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless - US Navy, 1/48, 8502-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Early issue with great box art. Kit is actually a close copy of the nice Monogram SBD with some added features such as moving ailerons, rudder and elevator, operating dive brakes, dropping center bomb, retracting/extending landing gear, four piece canopy and the rear machine gun elevates and rotates. There is a full color painting guide on the center stapled parts retainer cardboard. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Box is graded low because there is clear tape and masking tape on it as well as general wear.

Monogram M-8 Armored Car, 1/35, 6402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1982 issue. Nice kit of the 6 cylinder powered recon cross-country vehicle. Armed with a 37mm gun and .30 cal machine gun. Well detailed kit including underside. Includes a crew of two plus bedrolls, tarps and stowage packs. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B - RAF 208 Sq Lossiemouth 1988 or 12th Sq Lossiemouth 1985, 1/72, 03055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From 1992 and has 78 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, 'good' cockpit detail, optional drop tanks, Radar Martel, T.V. Martel and Sea Eagle missiles, two piece canopy and extensive paint guide and excellent decals for the two aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.

Billing Boats Santa Maria 1492 Columbus' Flagship, 1/75

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large plank-on-frame kit measures 23 inches LOA (length overall) with a 16 inch long hull. Features excellent factory cut keel, bulkheads and other parts, quality stripwood for planking, many blocks that are factory cut and numbered, printwood, dowels (tapered and straight) for masts and yards, printed sails on a cloth-like material, excellent full size plans with many detail drawings and text instructions in many languages including English. The kit has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts and plans/instructions. Please note, the optional fittings kit is not included.

Model Railways Jubilee - Rail Car Ferry Boat - HO Scale Ship Kit, HO, MR1008

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed HO scale kit from laser cut basswood, scribed wood, brass and cast metal. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were factory bag sealed are still sealed; the few that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With full instructions.

SMER 1/40 Spad VII / 1/48 Fokker D-VII / 1/50 106 Ansaldo SVA-5 / 1/50 106 Ansaldo SVA-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+ to Sealed

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SALE!! Includes all four larger-scale kits. Three are still factory sealed. The one SVA-5 has been opened but not started; all the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions.

Bandai Panzer Jager Tiger 88mm Pak 43 Elefant Sd.Kfz.184, 1/48, 8269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Paul Weber Special Payment Link, 522-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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IMC F-105D Thunderchief with Optional Battle Damaged Parts, 1/72, 483-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Classic kit with normal and 'Battle Damaged' parts including drop tank, wings and elevator. Includes decals and paint guide for camo or natural silver finish. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the decals have some of the typical lifting. A few small parts are a darker shade of plastic color.

Special Hobby Grumman AF-2W Guardian Submarine Hunter, 1/48, SH48158

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Rare. Limited issue, large scale kit with excellent detail.