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Monogram A-26B Invader Gun Nose Pro Modeler, 1/48, 5920

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1995 first issue. Hard-to-find kit of the solid or 'gun nose' Invader in large 1/48 scale. Features full interior with all stations represented, optional position landing gear and bomb bay doors with detailed bay and weapons and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas MD-90 Two Kits - JAS Japan Air System, 1/200, LL18

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. High quality molds from 1997. Features extensive decals, optional position landing gear and display stand.

Hasegawa Boeing 767 Delta Air Lines, 1/200, LC14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1987. Very nicely molded in two colors and clear. Features optional position landing gear, display stand and extensive, full color Delta markings.

Hasegawa Boeing 737 Aloha Airlines, 1/200, LA6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Features extensive decals of one of my favorite 737 paint jobs, optional position landing gear and display stand.

Wilhelmshaven Stier (HSK6) Armed Merchant Cruiser WWII (Hilfskreuzer Schiff 23), 1/250, 1228

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Large and highly detailed waterline kit of a rare subject. Originally the freighter Cairo launched in 1936, she was converted to an armed merchant cruiser and broke out in May of 1942 - the last German merchant raider to do so. She operated in the South Atlantic for 4.5 months, sinking three ships. The Stier attacked the converted liner Pasteur (after the war, the German Bremen) but she was to fast and easily outranged the raider. She appeared to be headed for victory #4 when she spotted the SS Stephen Hopkins. The Hopkins was very badly outgunned on paper, but scored early and critically with her one 4" gun. The broadside from Stier was too much however, but by then both ships were mortally wounded. Only fifteen survivors made it to Brazil from the Hopkins, while only two from the raider were lost, with the rest picked up by the near-by supply ship Tannenfels. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.

Artesania Latina 1848 Stage Coach US Mail - Wood and Metal Scale Model, 1/10, 20340

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Museum quality, highly detailed kit that is 1/10 the size of the actual prototype. The kit is made from the same materials as the actual coach - hardwoods and metal. Almost all parts are die-cut and other parts are completely shaped, carved and drilled. There are many photoetched brass parts and brass/metal and wood stock as needed. Assembly is by detailed booklet with assembly photographs and full size plans. The extensive instructions have over 400 color photos. The kit has never been started. All parts and paperwork are still factory sealed inside. Please note that this is a kit for the experienced builder only.

Elite Force Messerschmitt Bf-109 The Black Devil Of The Ukraine, 1/18, 003771

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and still in the original Elite Force shipping box. Please note, this is not a kit but a factory painted and mostly assembled, large 1/18 scale model of very high quality. Unless you specify otherwise, it will be shipped in the original box. If you wish to have it placed in another box, then please let me know and additional shipping may apply.

Monogram The Wolfman Luminators (ex-Aurora), 1/8, 1621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1991 Monogram issue of the famous ex-Aurora Molds. Comes with figure and base molded an translucent, glowing yellow-green. Great builder kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts and instructions present.

Preiser Model Figure Eve - 7 Positionable Female Figures, 1/24, 58001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very well detailed. Included seven total figures broken down in 47 parts as heads, torsos and arms and legs in various positions. Never used and complete.

Cleveland Howard's 1935 Mr. Mulligan Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Skywave Fletcher Class USN Destroyer - Two Kits, 1/700, SW500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Contains two complete kits. Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas X-3 Stiletto Research Aircraft - 'S' Issue, 1/65, H259-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Original 1955 hardbox issue in white plastic with green-tinted clear and clear parts, tow tractor, driver and tow bar. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Cessna 310, 1/62, 283-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1963 issue from ex-Comet molds. Neatly molded with all recessed panel lines, clear side and front windows, tip tanks, rotating propellers, display stand and full pinstripe decals. Molded in blue and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Aurora had started a line of inexpensive 29 cent kits in about 1957. The line was a success, and it was expanded. The line grew again when Aurora purchased the Comet molds. Many of them were small scale civil aircraft like this one. It appears that Aurora was encouraged by the sale of the ex-Comet civil aircraft, as it expanded the line with it's own molds in the early 1960s.

Frog Combat Series Focke-Wulf FW-190 and Bristol Beaufighter, 1/72, F522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very Rare. Unique issue from about 1973. It includes all the same features as the 1969 Battle of Britain issue. The FW190/Beaufighter combination was only issued in the "Combat Series." Production numbers were very low vs. the BoB sets. This one was about 8,000 vs. 40,000+ for each BoB set. Features both model kits with a picture frame display stand. You can cut out the box art from the box top, put it in the picture frame and the frame has special stands for each model! The kit has never been started. The FW190 is still in the internal factory sealed bag and the Bristol has been inventoried 100% complete. Complete with picture frame and stands, large 'Frog Picture Frame Display Stands' instruction sheet, color painting guide (on the box side), aircraft instruction sheets and 'very good++' decals for both aircraft. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Ford A Model, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1949 and very highly detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut, machined and cut wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, lights, steering wheel, horn and other accessories, metal parts and die cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans/instructions. This car was one of the first Ford Automobiles and the first 'A' model. It sold for $900 in 1903. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Monogram DeHavilland Mosquito NF II / Mk IV / FB VI / II - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA129-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Second issue from 1966 with 'PA' number and price extension before the association with Mattel. Well detailed model build one of four variants: NF II Night Fighter, MK. IV Day Bomber, FB VI Fighter Bomber and Mosquito II Night Intruder. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are 100% intact but only grade 'fair.'

Comet Aeronca Chief - 54 inch Wingspan for R/C for Free Flight, 3506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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.

Hasegawa Fieseler FI 156C-1 Storch, 1/32, S21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Nicely detailed, big-scale Storch that features figures, complete interior, highly detailed engine and firewall, removable cowling, optional position doors and wire landing gear. Includes decals for either the splinter camo SB+UG or SF+R1. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 3502-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the top long side. 1960s/70s large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, balsa spars and other wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, prop, rubber motor, thrust button, prop shaft insignia, detailed full size plans and building instructions. 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.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply CV-7 USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier - 18.5 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare kit from 1941. Measured 18.5 inches long when assembled. Nicely designed kit that includes a very unusual detailed hanger deck assembly. Issued shortly before the war, the model was not reissued after the war since the Wasp was lost off Guadalcanal by what is likely the most damaging submarine torpedo salvo in history. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the oval funnel) and two packs of Casco Glue. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail view of the ships substructure and a detailed view of the hanger deck, flight deck with pre-war markings and island. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.