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Airfix RA-5C Vigilante, 1/72, 492

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1960s issue with Type 3 logo and box artwork. Nicely molded and detailed for that time. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix RMS Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, S1-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1960s issue with fantastic Craftmaster artwork of the famous Queen entering NY Harbor. Very highly detailed and well molded for that time. Full hull model with complete rudder and propeller detail, full deck fittings, detailed superstructure, independently molded davits & lifeboats and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The famous Queen Elizabeth was the largest liner in the world when launched in 1938. She saw extensive service during WWII as a troop transport. After the war, she and the original Queen Mary formed the backbone of Cunard Atlantic Service in unparalleled luxury. Some customers favored the Queen Elizabeth for her modern lines and more modern interior fittings. She was supposed to be on display in the USA on the opposite shore of the Queen Mary, but buyers never materialized. While serving as a 'College Ship' she burned in Hong Kong Harbor where she was scrapped, but only after appearing in a James Bomb Film as a MI-6 hide-out.

Guillows Vought F4U-4 Corsair - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Model - (F4U4), 1/16, 1004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very large 30.75 inch wingspan (78 cm) flying or static model. Can be flown rubber powered, free flight, U-Control or R/C. Features stick and tissue constructions, quality die-cut balsa and stripwood, plywood firewall, extensive vacuform details such as engine, cowling, landing gear, intakes, dropping bomb and much more. Never started. The parts that Guillow's factory sealed are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.

Hubley 1932 Chevrolet Coupe, 1/20, 4869-400

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits by Hubley. The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Features cast metal body, frame, hood, rumble seat cover, engine, suspension and more, injection molded wire wheels, interior seats, a large tree of chrome plated parts, real rubber tires, whitewalls and decals. Features full rolling chassis with engine, exhaust, suspension and driveline just like the real car, removable hood, opening rumble seat, complete interior, aft trunk (luggage) rack and more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.The box displays much better than 'fair++' but is graded as such because there is significant litho damage to the top long side panel.

Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6838

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. 1973 release. Markings for Gabreski's aircraft of the 56th Fighter Group. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features detailed cockpit, opening canopy, optional pilot figure, detailed gear wells, drop tank, two bombs and full painting guide.

Revell Flying Cloud Clipper Ship, 1/232, H344-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Softbox issue dated 1956 but since it lacks the 'S' logo, it is from the 1962 to 1965 period. Like most early Revell sailing ship models, the molds were cut by true craftsman and has very good detail. Features full hull and display stand, complete deck fittings and deck cabins, pre-formed ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, rigging thread, decals, flag sheet, running and standing rigging instructions and more. Builds to a beautiful model. The kit has never been assembled. NOTE: three small parts are very neatly painted black. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: Two small parts are white plastic; they are from an earlier issue of this same kit. One big railing is broke in two but fits back together perfectly for an easy repair.

AMT 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Fastback 3 In 1 Customizing Kit, 1/25, 6923-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare original issue from 1963. Features all parts for stock, custom or competition versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside and complete interior. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires & metal axles. Never started. Inventoried with all car parts 100% complete and includes instructions. NOTE: includes whitewall stickers but missing main decal sheet. Instructions are quality photocopies. There are a few very small burns: one to the left 1/4 panel and on the back of the fan shroud. The tweezer tool has a significant burn.

Hasegawa Kyushu J7W1 Shinden, 1/48, JT22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Dated 1995. Well molded with full cockpit, detailed landing gear wells, very fine raised panel lines, standing pilot figure and optional position landing gear and canopy. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The amazing Shinden was a radical design and the first canard aircraft in Japan. The basic design was first tested in the MXY6 motor glider with a 22 hp engine in 1943. The tests were considered a success, and design of the J7W1 begane in June of 1944. Various configurations were tried, and the prototype modeled here has the rear mounted 2000 hp engine, 6 blade prop, 20 degree sweep back to the wing, two vertical stabilizers and four nose mounted 30mm cannon. It flew two weeks before the end of WWII but never saw combat.

Tamiya German Army Tank Crew, 1/35, 3519-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes tank crew of four, two 55 gallon drums and paint guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Apollo Lunar Spacecraft - Large 20 inch Top of Saturn V in 1/48, 1/48, H1838-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1967 first issue of this fantastic kit. Includes Apollo Program Fact Booklet. Essentially, this model is the complete top section of the Saturn V in 1/48 scale. The model has five highly detailed sections which are removable: Command Module, Service Module, Launch Escape Tower, Lunar Module and Apollo Saturn Adapter Section. Stands over 20 inches high when assembled. Two display bases are included for in flight and for lunar landing. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the Revell factory sealed internal clear bags. With instructions, special booklet, decals and clear window strip.

Cavacraft P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. From the late 1940s/early 1950s. This is the first issue, which has the three color printed box. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent - as good or better than Strombecker. Also features clear canopy, die cut smaller wooden parts, a sealed small detail parts bag, full color decals, CASCO glue and excellent plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete. Please note, the box is missing two of the small inner flaps and one flap is taped on (from the inside).

Cavacraft P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. Second issue. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent - as good or better than Strombecker. Also includes clear canopy, die cut smaller wooden parts, a sealed small detail parts bag, full color decals, CASCO glue and excellent plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Cavacraft F-86 Sabre - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/55, J-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. From 1951 or '52. This kit is among Cavacraft's excellent final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby, and it is as good or better than Strombecker. The fuselage and wing are completely machine cut to shape with only final sanding needed. The quality is excellent - as good as some Strombecker kits. The rudder and elevator are still in the die-cut hardwood sheet. Also includes pre-shaped wooden wheels, metal gear struts, vacuform canopy, sanding stick, sand paper, decals, full size plans and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed envelope. All other parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Other kits in this series include the British SE-5, Mig-15, Mustang P-51D and Cessna

Revell A-5A A3J Vigilante - Strategic Air Power Issue - VAH-7 USS Enterprise, 1/82, H134-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. 1968 issue. This is the about the third issue of the Vigilante bomber "S" kit that Revell first produced in 1959. This model marked a turning point in Revell kit quality. Features all recessed panel lines, excellent scale detail, opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots.

Guillows Supermarine Spitfire - 27 inch Wingspan Rubber / RC / CL Flying Model, 1/16, 403

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on May 23, 1967 in Northern Ohio. Large scale model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. 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.

M News North American P-51H Mustang - 62nd FS 56th FG USAAF Ladd Field Alaska 1946, 1/72, 72005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Hard-to-find P-51 "H" variant kit with fine recessed panel line detail. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya British Eighth Army Infantry Set Desert Rats, 1/35, MM132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Contains eight very well detailed soldiers with accessories. Never started complete with all parts still sealed in the factory bag.

Tamiya Russian Army Infantry, 1/35, MM122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Four well detailed 1/35 scale figures with many accessories.

Monogram Speedee Bilt B-26 Invader Wood Kit, 1/46, H-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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This is one of the very famous multi-engine, De Luxe 'Speedee Bilt' completely pre-fabricated wood and plastic kits from the early 1950s. The other three in the series were the B-25, B-24 and B-17. They are easily the most popular and collectible of the expensive pre-fabricated 'flagship' models from the early 1950s. Features 34 plastic parts molded in yellow, red & clear, pre-carved and machined balsa parts, Mono-Foil Wings, die-cut, pre-painted balsa sheet parts, full size plans, very detailed instruction manual, full color decals, sandpaper and a small Monogram Kit Catalog. Inside, the intricate parts display is like new. All the colored and printed cardboard is intact and in excellent condition. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions and plans are in 'excellent' condition but please NOTE: the decal backing paper has bug damage. The actual transfers do not have bug damage. The box has selective aging as shown; where something was on top of it, there is no fading. But outside that, there is fading as you can see. This kit must be shipped insured.

Revell Northrop SM-62 Snark Intercontinental Guided Missile, 1/80, H1801-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare 1957 original issue with fantastic artwork. An excellent kit for that time, it features a detailed Snark with launch boosters and drop tanks as well as extensive decals, base and working launcher with fueling tank, instrumentation, access stairs and platform, base control unit and crew of two. Molded in the correct glossy red plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note, the box displays much better than the "Very Good++" grade but is graded as such because there are some light brown stains on two of the sides.