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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Dated 1962. First issue of this classic 'Action Model' with great detail and mold quality. Features opening canopy to show the highly detailed cockpit, tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs, a small knob on the bottom rotates and extends and retracts the 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 over 30 years old and functions like new! Molded in silver, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box has damage as shown; there is a close split at the upper left and creases. 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.

AMT Enterprise B NCC-1701-B Star Trek Generations - (NCC1701B), 8762

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Over 18 inches long when assembled. Never started. All internal parts bags are still factory sealed. Complete with all decals and instructions.

ESCI Mercedes Benz 230G Feuerwehr, 1/24, 3023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Nicely detailed kit with full frame assembly with separately molded driveline and suspension, detailed interior, accessory load shown on the box cover, optional position tail gates and more. Molded in red, clear, brown and black and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Kampfpanzer Leopard, 1/35, MM-164

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Well molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Bellanca Junior, 3102-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From the 1960s and a reissue of the 1950s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, formed wire landing gear, completely preformed wooden wheels, wood stock as required, rubber, tissue and plastic propeller & thrust button. 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.

Airfix Henschel Hs-123 - Type 3 Logo - Bagged, 1/72, 136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Still factory sealed. 1960s bagged kit with header. The Hs-123 was the Luftwaffe's first in- service dive bomber and was built by the famous locomotive maker Henschel. The '123 had been replaced by the start of WWII by the Stuka, but demand continued for the aircraft and they were of great use in Belgium and France. During the terrible weather of the Russian campaign, the HS-123 once again found itself in demand. When conditions were so bad that other aircraft could not fly, the Hs-123 would often be in the air. The sturdy construction and good flying characteristics made it a favorite among pilots.

Matchbox RY3 C.Mk.IX / PB4Y-2 / P4Y-2 Privateer Liberator - US Navy 'Redwing' Nose Art Palawan Philippines May 1945 / French Navy P4Y-2 Bizerte Tunisia April 1958 / RCAF Canadian R3Y 'Rockcliffe Ice Wagon' 1948 - (PB4Y2), 1/72, PK-606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1983. Single-tailed B-24 model that was well detailed for that time. Optional parts, large, colorful decal sheet and full paint guides allow you to accurately build any of the three versions listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC North American P-51D Mustang, 1/24, 2-3505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1977 and from Airfix molds. Very large (1/24) scale kit is highly detailed. Features removable body panels showing complete Packard-Merlin engine and firewall, sliding canopy and full cockpit, retractable landing gear, moving control surfaces and more.

Lindberg Fulton's Clermont Side-Wheel Powered Steamboat, 1/96, HL200-06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still sealed but the seal has split and the box is only 'good' because the seal has shrunk and drawn the box concave. Modern reissue from the original late 1950s molds Large 18 inch long, 186 piece kit with excellent detail and realistic drive train. Features full hull, detailed deck and fittings and figures..

Monogram 1965 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hardtop SS 396, 1/24, 85-2470

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Dated 1996. An excellent modern kit with superior detail. Features full engine and compartment, opening hood, underbody, suspension and exhaust detail, complete interior and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-106 A Delta Dart 'S' Issue, 1/67, H298-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1958 first issue with the famous box art that makes this kit so collectible. This was a fantastic kit for that time and features very realistic, all fine recessed panel lines and tiny rivets, working ailerons, opening canopy, pilot and ejection seat and gear well detail. Molded in gloss silver and clear and with the famous 'Swivel' clear globe stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box would grade higher but it has two small tape tears from the factory sealing tape on the two long sides.

Aurora McDonnel Douglas DC-10 United Friend Ship, 1/144, 385

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1972 issue. Features full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, jet engines with inlet fans and exhaust cones and can be built gear up if you wish. Molded in white, clear and with the large, black tripod stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya M3A2 Halftrack Armored Personnel Carrier, 1/35, MM170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Well detailed kit from quality Tamiya molds. Includes nine figures and numerous accessories. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Matchbox A-4M Skyhawk Marines - VMA-324 or VMA-331, 1/72, PK29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Has markings for both colorful Marine Squadrons. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Historic F-51H / P-51H Mustang - 6nd FS Alaska 'Ah'm Available' / 57th FG Alaska / Massachusetts Air National Guard, 1/48, 48-005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, photoetched parts, film instrument panel, excellent cockpit, two canopies (one closed and one opened), detailed gear wells and very well detailed landing gear and a full painting guide and large decal sheet for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Supermarine S6B Racer - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/48, 700-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare. From 1956. The hard-to-find 'Picture Gallery' series was Hawk's first move away from the thin one piece boxes and to full color artwork. The artist doing this early work fell sick and Hawk needed the artwork immediately, hence the short run. Bill Campbell was immediately contacted and did box art for Hawk from that point on with Tom Morgan. Molded in correct, beautiful dark gloss blue plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Mister Mulligan - Benny Howard's Famous Racing Plane, 1/48, 619-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Hardbox release dated 1958. Very well molded model with all fine, recessed panel lines, clear windshield, display stand and full decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Junkers Ju-87 Stuka Drops Bomb In Flight - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For Rubber Powered / Gas / Control Line / R/C, A6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1963 but this box was used into the early 1970s, when I bought and built one. Yes, it did drop the bomb in flight! 20 inch wingspan model for RC, free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping the centerline bomb in flight, large, full color decals, high-grade die-cut balsa, stripwood and spars, light vacuform plastic detail parts, clear vacuform canopy (in mint condition), fully fininshed wheels and thrust button, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and notes on RC or control line conversion. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they were very complete.

MPC 1932 Chrysler Imperial 8 Roadster with Police Motorcycle / Two Gangsters / Optional Bullet-Riddled Parts / Safe / Jewel Box / Money Case / Guns, 1/25, 204-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1960s early issue renowned for it's extras. The kit includes two scale Gangsters or 'Gangbusters' with optional heads and arms for different poses, jewel case with clear 'jewel' insert, opening money case with money decal, opening safe, early 1930s style radio (battery type tube set), running board spot lamp and front siren. The car is a beautiful classic Chrysler from the golden years of the Imperial. Features opening hood, detailed straight 8 engine, wire wheels, full build up rolling chassis like the real car with complete suspension, running gear and exhaust, opening rumble seat, opening golf club bag door, front wheels that turn from the steering wheel, optional position top and top boot, folding luggage rack, chrome running board strips and full interior detail. Molded in black, chrome, clear and with rubber tires. Even has a complete motorcycle in 1/25. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: there are light tire burns on the seat, a burn on the back of one whitewall insert, one cycle rim and one small flat clear window (for the back).

Hawk 2 Battling Bluejackets / Corsair F4U-1D / Dauntless SBD - (F4U1D), 1/72, 524-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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1960 hardbox issue with Campbell artwork. The box is in superb condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from either and no fading. Light general wear are the only flaws. The kit has never been started. The SBD is still factory sealed. The Corsair was not factory sealed and has been inventoried complete with all parts and both kits include decals and instructions.