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MPC Concorde SST - British Airways (Airfix Molds), 1/144, 1-4733

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1982 issue from quality Airfix molds. This is from the 2nd set of Airfix molds, which are the most accurate. Very finely molded and nicely detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are all in the internal factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions. NOTE: I have included the Airfix decals for British Airways with this model because the original decals are intact but water damaged.

AMT-Frog Shackleton Mk III - (Ex-Frog) - RAF or South African Air Force, 1/72, 3902-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. From high quality Frog molds. Has decals for both aircraft. Well detailed model with rotating props, movable ailerons, rudders, and flaps. Can be built with gear up or down and radome extended or retracted. 20 inch wingspan.

Airfix Short Stirling Bomber - with Tractor and Bomb Carts Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1602-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1960s Craftmaster issue. Includes accessories as shown on box cover. Kit features elevating guns, rotating turrets, interior, rotating props and wheels, movable control surfaces, optional position bomb bay doors, bomb bay detail and bombs and optional position undercarriage. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Italeri Dornier Do-24T Reconnaissance Seaplane - Luftwaffe 106th Coastal Patrol Wing Baltic Sea or Air/Sea Rescue Wing Syracuse 1943 or Swedish Air Force, 1/72, 122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed kit with 116 parts. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, rotating turrets, separately molded elevators and markings for three aircraft - two Luftwaffe and one Swedish. The Do-24 was being built in Holland under license. When the Germans invaded, they found 3 done and 25 in various states of completion. The Air Ministry was looking for aircraft suitable to salvage sunk aircraft, and the Do-24 fit the bill. The American Wright engines were removed and BMWs installed. The Do-24 went on to see successful service in WWII as recon, supply and ambulance aircraft. A squadron was supplied to Spain, and one Do-24 remained operational until 1970.

Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb - USAAF, 1/32, 1127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, complete and highly detailed cockpit (almost a model in itself), positionable pilot figure, detailed gear wells and optional position canopy and cockpit door. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Hood - Craftmaster Release, 1/600, S2-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Factory sealed. Dramatic Craftmaster artwork.

Airfix Handley Page Halifax B.Mk.III Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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From the 1960s. Kit features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Craftmaster kit were Airfix kits made in England and distributed by MPC in the United States.

Fador 1909 EMF Single Seater / EMF Touring / EMF Roadster - 3 in 1 - Builds Your Choice Of Three, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare kit from about 1949. Very unique in that it may well be the first use of the term '3 in 1' when referred to a model kit. Big scale model is highly detailed for that time and measures 8.75 inches long when assembled. Includes parts and instructions for building one of the three versions listed. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels, grill/radiator, steering wheel, headlights, lanterns and horn. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Includes plans with four elevation drawings, a great many detail drawings, templates and even the correct tufting pattern for the seats! Extensive text instructions are furnished also and there is even a detachable tonneau and detailed painting instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: Missing (1) very fine paper strip (easily made). Not missing another parts. The rear differential has been painted. There is no other painting or assembly. NOTE: plans and instructions are a 78% size photocopy of the original on many 8.5"x11" sheets of paper. The EMF 30 was produced by the EMF company which stood for Everett, Metzger and Flanders - the three owners. But in the early days it was jokingly referred to as 'The Every Morning Fix It" and "Every Mechanical Failure." Each car came complete with a catalog numbering every single part, which made replacements easily obtainable. The engine was four cylinders and turned out a very respectable 30 horsepower. It had a 106 inch wheelbase and held 15 gallons. All cars were painted EMF Red and were a sight to behold. The EMF 30 price with standard equipment was $1250 and included acetylene headlights, generator, side oil lamps, tail lamps, lamp brackets, tube horn, tire repair kit and magneto. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design & parts breakdown of the kits are very similar. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. Hudson Miniatures, launched in 1948, apparently beat Fador to the market by at least a year or more. Hudson's national success probably lead Fador to choose the same subject (antique cars) and in the same scale, 1/16. Hudson snatched up the most obvious classic automobiles for kit subjects, forcing Fador to select very carefully. Fortunately, they chose well and they are still the only models ever made of these subjects. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Revell/Gowland Highway Pioneers and the models that quickly followed probably drove them out of the market. This was the fate of most wooden kit manufacturers who did not make the transition. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Action Model (P-51) - Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA77-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. First issue of this classic large-scale 'Action Model.' Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tailwheel; all gear doors including tailwheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and functions like new! Great detail. This kit has an interesting history. In 1961, Monogram introduced the 1/32 scale Phantom Mustang. This was a very ambitious project. The kit was transparent, highly detailed and included two electric motors. One motor raised and lowered the main gear and tail wheel while the other spun the prop. Two small levers on the base dropped bombs from the wings. It was molded in clear, silver, black, red and zinc chromate green. Although successful, the kit was expensive to produce and Monogram charged a hefty retail price of $4.98. As a way to create more revenue from the molds, Monogram cleverly created this kit - using some of the same molds as the Phantom Mustang. The silver parts tree was completely re-cut and does not match the Phantom version. The red stand, gears and motorizing features were simply left out and the model molded in solid colors. The gear retraction/extension features was retained, but not motorized. On the new silver parts tree they added a small knob (placed on the bottom of the wing) and the same for the bomb dropping mechanism. This lowered the price to $1.98 and this additional revenue hopefully helped pay down the original mold costs.

Revell Bell UH-1D Huey Gunship - US Army, 1/32, 4421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. From 1982. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors, moving rotors and weapons system with SS-11 Missiles, M-6 Machine Guns, 7.62 MM Machine Guns and M-6 Guns with Rocket Pods.

Aurora Halberstadt CLII - (CL-II / CL.II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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SALE!! The first issue of this kit, dated 1959 with 98 cent price extension, 'Famous Fighters' around the early oval sunburst logo, Parents' Magazine seal and Jo Kotula boxart. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Mark Bradly Payment Link Only

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Entex Mazda Wankel Rotary Engine - Motorized, 1/5, 8201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Box is worn but the kit inside is mint. Large working engine kit. Visible with clear parts. Has electric motor, stand and flashing lights for ignition. Never started. All parts still sealed in factory bags.

Blue Ribbon DeHavilland FB.5 Vampire - (ex-Heller) - Bagged, 1/72, RO 8283

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. From ex-Heller molds and made in Mexico. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes decals for RAF 112 Sq or 4 Esc 1/4 Lafayette Frierdrichafen Germany 1951.

MPC Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna Cale Yarborough / Junior Johnson NASCAR, 1/25, 1-1709

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very rare first issue.

Estes SWAT 34 inch Flying Model Rocket, 2017

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Complete and never started.

Renwal The Visible V8 (V-8) - Transparent Motorized Operating Auto Engine, 1/4, 802-1298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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The early issue from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Classic motorized kit with over 100 moving parts. All internal cardboard and cello display packing is present. Includes the Renwal parts order sheet, packing inspection ticket, instructions and original V-8 booklet. When built, all major internal parts move via electric motor and spark plugs (red lights) flash in time. This kit has never been started. Inside, the kit has never been started. I did a complete inventory on all clear, red, black and metallic colored parts. Most small parts packets are still sealed, but the ones that are open have been inventoried complete. Does not include Renwal plastic cement. The box shows better than the 'Fair++' grade but it has much clear tape on it, especially the sides.

Hawk Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, 1/72, 608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Testors-Hawk Canada issue. Dated 1965 but this is a later version in the softbox but still with classic Tom Morgan artwork. Very nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines and excellent fit. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Sa 330 Puma Helicopter, 1/50, L340

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare old issue in the larger scale. From the early 1960s. Features good cockpit detail, rear cabin floor and bulkhead, opening side doors, detailed rotor hubs at front and rear and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pacific Pike 40' Single Sheathed Wood Box Car - Canadian National - - Wood and Metal HO Craftsman Kit With Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, BX-2

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very high quality HO craftsman kit. This model builds a very accurate prototype and is made from the same primary materials as the actual car. Features precut and milled hardwood roof, cut sides and floor, prescribed and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides, and ends and other parts cut to size, metal and wood stock as required, metal detail parts, detailed full size plans with instructions. This kit is designed for full underside car detail - for advanced modelers only but well worth the effort. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags, and the parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete.