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Monogram 1970 Plymouth Superbird, 1/24, 2758

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Features detailed chassis, interior, engine and engine compartment. Hood opens to show 440 CID V-8 Engine.

Tamiya British Eighth Army Infantry Set Desert Rats And British Army Infantry, 1/35, MM132-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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SALE!! Includes both kits. They have never been started and are both are either inventoried complete or still sealed in the internal factory bag. With instructions.

Lindberg Northrop SM-62 Snark Intercontinental Guided Missile, 1/48, 687

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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The Snark was America's first Intercontinental Cruise Missile. Maximum speed was 650 MPH and the range was 6000 miles; guidance was by an internal celestial system and the warhead was nuclear. SAC units operated Snark from 1958 to the early 1960s. Kit features mobile launching platform, detailed missile, stair lift check stand, tractor and jet engine. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing crew and decals. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts and instructions present.

Revell Wright Flyer First Powered Flight - (ex Monogram), 1/39, 85-5243

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nice, large-scale model from the original high-quality Monogram molds. Features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, monorail launching track and carrier dolly and historical accessories- "C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery that were all present at the first flight. Even includes diorama instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Italaerei Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38t, 1/35, 209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Older but nicely detailed and molded model with flexible tracks, crew members and decals for multiple tanks. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Dragon M4A3 HVSS POA-CWS-H5 Flamethrower - Korean War Sherman - New Tooling, 1/35, 6807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Features 693 pieces, realistic individual track links and decals for the 1st Marine Regiment Yongdung-Po Korea 1951 and 1st Marine Tank Bat., Wonju-Hoenson area Central Korea 1951. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Iron Shipwrights SS John Ericcson - Great Lakes Ore Carrier, 1/72, 8-012

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Sells new for $45.00 Small-scale waterline model is highly detailed and features cast resin hull, resin details and instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

MPM Stinson L-1 Vigilant - O-49 Model 74, 1/72, 72503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Nicely molded limited-issue kit. The Vigilant was based on the Model 74 civil aircraft and saw service on all fronts in WWII as spotter and for liaison duties. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pavla Curtiss O-52 Owl - Soviet or USA, 1/72, 72031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Designed as a two seat observation aircraft in the 1930s, 203 of these aircraft were built for WWII. First flight was made in 1941. However, battlefield experience proved that it would likely be a one way mission, so they were used for training. 19 were supplied to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease. Includes resin details and full decals for either version. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1903 Model A Ford Factory Display - Built Up With Flower Style Case - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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This is a Revell-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use around 1952 or 1953. This one of the earliest examples with the model screwed to a hardwood base and a folded and glued celllophane cover nailed into place with one nail on all four sides. The cellophane cover was like that used by florists to protect their flowers for sale. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. It is still sealed - the cover had never been removed as all nails are intact. The car is 100% complete with no damage. Even the wooden base, etched gold name plate for the car and fragile flower case cover are in excellent condition. It would be hard to find such a fine example of early USA plastic modeling history. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell 1904 Nash Rambler Factory Built Up With Case - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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This is a Revell-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use around 1954. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. It is 100% complete and has no breaks and no repairs. Even the base, base decal and 'jewel case' cover are in very good condition; however there are tape marks on the two short ends of the clear cover and a tiny chip at the base on one side. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Factory Display With The Original Box - Built Up With Case - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare and even more so with the original shipping box. This is a Revell-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use around 1954. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. It is 100% complete and has no breaks and no repairs. Even the base, etched gold name of the car and 'jewel case' cover are in excellent condition. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell 1903 Cadillac Action Miniatures - Pre Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From the very early 1950s; very rare and in the original box. It is easy to forget that the birth of the modern USA model kit industry was an accident. Before the plastic kit age, Revell, Gowland & Gowland, Aurora and others were completely involved in making toys and an occasional injection molding contract job. Toys were the way to make money, but it was risky business and hit-or-miss. J.P. Gowland was a very creative and innovative toy company with many patents and they often sold their ideas to other companies or marketed them through another manufacturer. Gowland created many other action toys such as Champ, Chu-Chu the Maxwell and many more. What would become the Highway Pioneers began as the 'Revell Action Miniatures.' The simple car model was factory assembled and airbrushed, then a 'Controlit' knob and flexible metal control line was attached to the car, braced at the lower radiator and then hooked to the rear differential, which was mounted on a pivot. When you moved the lever, the rear end jumped down, throwing the back of the car into the air and somewhat forward. Well, someone at Revell or Gowland got the very bright idea that perhaps these would sell without the Controlit attachment and in parts that had to be assembled! It was a smashing success that swept the entire country...thus the Highway Pioneers and the modern US Plastic Modeling industry was born. When you look at your early Highway Pioneers models, you can spot the older 'Action Miniature' molds because these is a round acceptor molded into the lower part of the radiator, which braced the front of the Controlit assembly. The hinged rear end was unique to the Action Miniatures and was eliminated for the Highway Pioneers. This example is in excellent condition as shown with the original box. The Controlit action feature works perfectly. These were very short lived because of the wild success of their non-assembled, non-action version, the Highway Pioneers. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Pyro 1912 Packard Model 30 Touring Car - Brass Car Series, 1/32, C457-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. This Pyro car model is based on the Model 30 that was on display in the Auto Aviation Museum in Cleveland, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Monogram F-100 Super Sabre - With SuperScale Decals - Fighter Bomber Camo or Natural Finish, 1/48, 5416

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Includes the incredibly colorful SuperScale International #48-226 "F-110 Super Sabers USAF 429 FBS 474 FBW & 50th TFW." In mind condition and never used. The actual model is the 1980 issue of this detailed Monogram kit. Includes paint guide and decals for High Vis or Vietnam Camo variants. Features full cockpit and wheel well details, visible gun bay with optional hatch, realistic internal inlet, optional jet exhaust and refueling probe for camo or natural finish, optional position speed brakes and canopy, full underwing stores - missiles, drop tank and boarding ladder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing pilot and ground crew figures. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Amphibious Weasel - M-29C Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/35, 8212

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still factory sealed. 1972 'White Box' issue is a high quality kit with excellent detail. Features flexible treads, movable windshield/rudder, full interior detail and four soldiers with arms and equipment.

Tamiya M577 US Armoured Command Post, 1/35, MM171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Most likely from the 1980s. Excellent kit featuring opening rear door, several crew members, accessories shown on the box top and a paint guide and decals for two different vehicles. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya British Ambulance Rover 7, 1/35, MM182

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Likely from the very late 1970s or 1980s and well molded and detailed for that time. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Sd. Kfz 222 Leichter Panzerspahwagen, 1/35, MM151

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Detailed kit from high quality molds. Includes commander figure and screen material for top of turret. Never started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 3 Feet Long, 1/96, H364-995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare first issue of this kit dated 1960. Large and highly detailed, measuring 36 inches long when built. Although older, this kit is the standard that all other large-scale plastic models of sailing ships are measured by. Since this is the first issue, the model has the factory painted copper hull below the waterline. The factory paint is in amazing 'excellent++' condition. Since this is a first edition it also contains the larger-format earlier booklet about the Cutty Sark. The model features highly detailed deck, deck houses, cargo holds and removable covers, masts, yards and booms, bilge pump, windlass, 20 crew figure, lifeboats with oars, life preservers, anchors and anchor chains. With draftline and transom decals, figurehead, finely detailed hull, preformed ratlines and molded deadeyes, pin rails and blocks, full standing rigging instructions and diagrams and thread & chain for rigging. Molded in three colors - black, ivory/white and dark wood tan. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts present. Includes instructions, rigging plans and decals. Please note that the box displays better than the 'good-' condition grade. That is because there is significant litho loss on the left short side panel.