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Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff 36 Foot Wooden Billboard Reefer Wilsons Canned Meats - 'S' Scale Craftsman Kit, S, 557

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Excellent, highly detailed craftsman kit in unusual 'S' scale. Features cut and prescribed hardwood car sides that are factory painted and lettered, fully milled hardwood roof and floor, pre-cut and scribed car ends and doors, wood stock as required, cast metal bolsters, lower car ends and brake cylinder, ice doors, metal brake wheel, platform, grabirons, chain, car door slides and more. 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 detailed, illustrated instructions.

Varney 40' Billboard Reefer Fairmont Dairy Line Car with Sprung Trucks - Craftsman Kit, HO, RW-4

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Excellent kit featuring real sprung trucks and steel car sides and ends that are factory prepainted and lettered for Fairmont. The roof is also metal and factory painted. This issue has a plastic underbody that is factory mint - it has not warped. 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 instructions.

Main Line Models 36' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - Private 'Oppenheimer Sausage'- HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-7

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted blue with black and red design for Oppenheimer Sausage, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The details and other parts are still factory sealed. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Lehigh 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - 'Borden's Fine Cheeses' - HO Craftsman Kit with Trucks, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very good quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate prototype of the 40' Wooden Reefer in colorful Borden's Cheese colors of red, white and blue. Includes cast metal trucks. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed sides and car ends of heavy bristol board that are factory printed for Bordens. Also includes pre-cut and milled floor and roof, other cut wood and wood & metal stock as needed, metal roof walk, ice hatches, brake wheel and system, brake platform, couplers, end sills, roof ribs and ladders. The model has never been started. Inventoried complete. Includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Contrail Short Sturgeon TT2, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Nicely molded vac kit with injection molded and metal details and reference material. Features white main airframe parts, clear canopies, injection molded landing gear struts, wheels, tail wheel and engine exhaust, excellent metal counter-rotating props, detailed plans with photos of the actual aircraft. There has been no assembly, but NOTE: the kit has been neatly cut out. Quality is professional. Some parts have even been pro sanded to fit. NOTE: missing gear doors (simple to make) and decals. The rear turret location has a white plastic dome; it is not clear.

Esoteric BFC-2 Conversion With Decals - For Monogram F11C-2 Bagged, 1/72, NB-4

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged Sealed

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Rare conversion kit. Contains full instructions, complete decals, excellent vacuform parts (with better quality than some injection molded kits) and two vac clear canopies. Never used and complete.

Monogram Curtiss P-40B Tiger Shark (Warhawk) - USAAF / RAF / Chinese AVG Flying Tigers - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA96-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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First issue dated 1964 in the correct hardbox. This model is part of a very popular and successful line of 1/48 World War II aircraft that Monogram released through the 1960s. Very nicely molded and detailed model in the best Monogram tradition with very fine raised panel detail, full cockpit, optional position landing gear, optional full or open canopy, pilot, belly tank and working landing flaps. Contains decals for USAF, RAF and AVG Flying Tigers (Chinese). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. There are tiny specks on the decal backing paper but the actual transfers are clear and clean.

Skywave LSM / LCI / LCT (R) / LCT US Navy and Royal Navy, 1/700, SW-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare. Includes eight ships total - two of each type. Very highly detailed and well molded. Includes extensive decals for more than 8 ships. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Tupolev Tu-104 Aeroflot, 1/175, 413-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Early to mid-1960s hardbox issue. Features one of my favorite Tom Morgan box illustrations. Nicely molded small scale kit with full Aeroflot decals and display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Rockwell B-1B Bomber, 1/72, 5605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very first release with SAC Badge. Has operating swing wings and stabilator, detailed undercarriage, wheel wells and full cockpit. Includes 17 cruise missiles and a crew of 4. Very high mold quality, as typical with the first run. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. The decals have age spotting on the backing sheet only; the actual transfers are clear. Please note this is the same molds as later camo issues of the B-1B - it just has earlier decals.

Tamiya 3 Speed Crank Axle Gearbox No.93, 70093-660

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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An excellent, quality accessory primarily intended for R/C tanks, but has unlimited other uses. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Tamiya High Power Gear Box HE High Efficiency No.3, 72003-980

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. An excellent, quality accessory primarily intended for R/C tanks, but has unlimited other uses.

Tamiya Harbour Set - Crane / Naval Port Building / Floating Pier / Oil Storage Tank / Mooring Buoy, 1/700, WL200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Contains all items listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The manufacturer is not listed on the box; however Dusty Rhodes located these in a 1991 Tamiya Catalog. They may have been issued by other Japanese manufacturers as well.

Pyro Kentucky Long Rifle, 1/1, C195-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare first issue with fantastic box art. Very large, full size model measures 4 feet 5 inches long when assembled. Has many operating parts. Molded in authentic gunmetal and wood grain plastic. Never started. NOTE: missing the internal metal spring for the trigger and (2) of (8) of the small side decorations. You can cast these in resin from the present ones so you can build the model. Otherwise 100% inventoried with all other parts and instructions present. Box has significant wear as shown.

Pyro Bunker Hill Antique Pistol, 1/1, 204-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Early hardbox - most likely the 2nd issue. Molded in gun metal silver and dark wood brown. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (silver ones) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (brown) have been inventoried complete including instructions. From the mid-1960s. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This is a full size 15 inch long copy in wood grain and metal colored plastic.

Monogram Willy Ley Passenger Rocket, 1/192, PS47

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

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Still factory sealed. Not the 1950s original issue but the 1996 reproduction using the original molds and box artwork. Kit was one in a series of Willy Ley Space Models including the Orbital Rocket, Space Taxi and TV Orbiter. Features two separating stages, retracting landing gear, launch pad and 5 figures.

Monogram OS2U-3 Kingfisher - RAF or US Navy Land or Floatplane - (OS2U3), 1/48, 85-0135

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1999 classic replica release with cloth patch. Features decals for both versions, and can be built with wheels or floats.

Monogram A-37 Dragonfly - USAF or South Vietnam AF, 1/48, 5486

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1992. Very nicely detailed high quality Monogram kit. A-37s served as close support aircraft in Vietnam. The Dragonfly carried a nose mounted minigun that fired 6000 rounds per minute and had a large variety of underwing stores.

Mamoli USS Constitution Cut Away - Amidship Section, 1/92, MV32

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very highly detailed sectional kit in large 1/92 scale. Features wood and metal construction with plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags/trays with instructions.

Nichimo French Army AMX13 VTP Personnel Carrier (A.M.X.-13-V.T.P.) - Motorized, 1/35, R3507-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Probably from the 1970s. Motorized kit includes metal gear box with nylon gears and running hardware. The kit is nicely detailed with 8 soldiers in the back, optional position rear hatches and commander figure. Nichimo did not include the motor with this issue. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.