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Serial San Gabriel 1497 - High Speed Spanish Ship - 14 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Wood and Metal Ship Kit, 1/200, 04036

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. 1/200 scale plank-on-frame kit from Serial Modellbau of West Germany. Kit likely dates from the 1970s. Very nicely designed and detailed. Includes full instructions in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, superbly drawn full size plans with numerous with detail views, precut cloth sails, plywood bulkheads, keel and mast caps, numerous metal parts including brass cannons and mountings, lantern, hinges, lifeboat, anchors, chain, ladders (wood) and much more, wooden blocks and deadeyes, mahogany planking and other hardwood planking, wood stock as needed, rigging thread, full rigging diagrams, precarved hardwood stand and more. NOTE: there has been no assembly, but the printwood has been neatly cut out. The work done is excellent and will be a time saver is you are building the kit. All of the small fittings and planking are still in numerous factory sealed bags. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. This high quality line of ships probably appeared in the 1970s. Kits listed in this series include Bluenose (1921), L'Ann Alexander (1836), Royal Yacht (1661), Armistad (1832), San Gabriel (1497) and Prince Neufchatel (1802). All kits are plank on frame construction.

Aeroclub Hawker Hunter Fighter Canopy, 1/72, C023

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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High quality vacuformed canopy. Never used and still factory sealed in the original packaging.

Hawk SNJ (T-6 Texan) Navy Trainer - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/72, 609-50

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

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From the mid 1950s. Please note early Hawk logo that goes back to the wooden kit days. Rare early issue hardbox kit. The rare and beautiful 'Picture Gallery' series was Hawk's first move to full color artwork and away from the one or two color thin one piece boxes. The artist doing this early work fell sick and Hawk needed the artwork immediately - Bill Campbell was contacted and did box art for Hawk from that point on. Very nicely molded kit with excellent fit. This kit is molded in an unusual dark orange plastic with the early Hawk 'green-tint' clear canopy. Kit features one piece wing, full landing gear and crew of two. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro American President Liner - President Wilson or Cleveland - Bagged, 1/547, B279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. From the original molds, most likely from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Nicely detailed full hull kit for that time. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. Since they are sister ships, the kit can represent the ocean liner SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies

Seaglen Megow's Fairchild Ranger -30 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Reissue of the 1930s Megow large scale kit. Easily converted to electric RC, or free flight with rubber, gas or electric power. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, strip wood, nose blocks/propeller/rubber/wheels/bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and very highly detailed instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Minicraft 1939 Jaguar SS-100 Roadster (SS100), 1/16, 11216

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Likely from original Bandai molds. Very large 1/16 scale and highly detailed. Molded in chrome, white, black, dark silver, clear and red with rubber tires and real metal hood hinges. Features detailed engine with transmission and full ignition wiring, rolling chassis build up like the actual automobile, complete suspension and exhaust, steerable front wheels, full engine compartment with opening hood, full interior with excellent dash detail, separately molded doors, brake drums, wire wheels, optional top or boot and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Clerget 9B Rotary Engine - 130 HP, 1/8, 1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Large scale (1/8), highly detailed aircraft engine kit. The Clerget 9B represented the height of rotary radial engine technology in 1917 at a remarkable 3.3 lbs per horsepower! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decal and instructions.

Heller La Belle Etoile Clipper Ship, 1/250, 80611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit with 92 parts measuring 27.4 cm when completed (almost 11 inches). The Belle Etoile was a fast clipper at the turn of the 20th century. She was small four-masted ship with a slim wooden hull and large sail area for high speed.

Testors 1933 Cadillac Town Cabriolet V-16, 1/24, 837

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Nicely molded and detailed kit with over 170 parts. Features detailed V-16 engine, engine compartment, removable hood, detailed chassis with drive train, suspension, fuel tank, exhaust system and mufflers, complete interior with inner door trim and clear windows, dual spares and over 60 chrome plated parts.

Aurora Avro CF-100 Canuck All-Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Fantastic factory sealed investment-condition box. This issue is dated 1960 and has fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork.

Lindberg Convair XFY-1 Vertical Take-Off Fighter, 1/48, 526-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Rare early issue from the 1950s. The Convair VTO was a Navy program for a high performance zero-length take off fighter. The aircraft flew well but transition from vertical/horizontal and back was tricky. This, combined with the performance of the new jets signaled the end of the program in 1955. Comes with boarding ladder. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is only 'fair' and the decals are intact but have several small tears. 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.

Monogram P-38L / P-38M 2 Seat Night Fighter / P-38J / F-5 Lightning - Four Star Kit, 1/48, PA97-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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First issue 'Four Star' kit from 1964. Very highly detailed and well molded kit. Builds any of four versions including 2-Seat Night Fighter, day fighter, 'Droop Snoot' with bomber nose and F5 photo recon version. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are from the late 1960s issue of this kit, #6848. They identical except they have a '6848' on the instead of 'PA97'. Decals are excellent.

The Car Shop 2 Window Wood Transfer Caboose - Brass HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 10420

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very highly detailed museum quality brass construction kit. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes detailed instructions. Recommended for advanced model builders only.

Revell Fokker Friendship F-27 (F27) NLM 'City Hopper', 1/94, H102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Nicely detailed kit from the original 1958 'S' kit molds. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and optional position cabin door with boarding stairs. Never started. Factory sealed inner parts bag with decals and instructions present.

Bandai Maultier Opel Sd. Kfz.4, 1/48, 8226-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 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. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Decals are still bag sealed but look slightly dirty.

Lindberg Navy R4Y Samaritan (Navy C-131 Convair 340), 1/165, 458-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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The Military version of the famous Convair Airliners. Features decals for Navy R4Y. Can be built as civil Convair 340 but modeler will have to provide his own decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box would grade higher but the original hobby shop stamped their name on the box top as shown.

Jetco Top Kick - 47 inch Wingspan Championship Nordic A-1 Glider, G-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1961 and 1963 Air Force High Point Champion design by National Champion Reid Simpson. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Walthers Two Stall Engine House - HO Scale Buildings, HO, 933-3007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nicely detailed structure for steam or diesel era layouts. Molded in color and includes clear windows, pillar crane, movable doors, oil rums and driver tires. Can be combined with other engine houses to make a much larger unit. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Walthers Merchant's Row I - HO Scale Buildings, HO, 933-3028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nicely detailed structures for steam or diesel era layouts. Includes five separate stores in one block. Very nicely detailed kit that is molded in color and includes clear windows, sidewalk, signs and extensive decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Pola Machine Factory (Maschinenfabrik) - Old Style Machine Factory With Cooling Tower, HO, HO811

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed two story brick old-fashioned factory. HO scale kit measures 285 x 160 x 150mm when assembled.