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Airfix Grumman J4F Widgeon, 1/72, 10030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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US Airfix issue, probably from the 1970s and nicely molded for that time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Widgeon saw WWII service as a Coast Guard transport, trainer and recon aircraft. Before the war, the Widgeon was active in its original design purpose - as a luxury sport airplane and executive transport amphibian.

IMC F-100D Super Sabre with Battle Damaged Parts, 1/72, 482-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Original 1960s issue. Neat kit features stock parts and additional 'Extra Battle Damaged Parts' with realistically damaged fuselage, rudder and canopy. Has decals for camo version or natural metal finish. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Apollo Saturn V Rocket - Young Astronauts Issue, 1/144, 5903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1986 issue from the original 1968 molds. The best Saturn in 1/144 scale due to the excellent detail that Monogram was famous for. All three stages separate from each other in order to demonstrate a simulated flight. Apollo upper section opens to release lunar module with two stages and operating landing legs. Includes three figures and launch pad stand. Molded in white, silver and with a large yellow base. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, excellent decals and instructions. Includes Young Astronauts poster and membership form.

Minicraft 1829 Stephenson Rocket - The First Practical Locomotive, 1/26, 11101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Large scale kit is 10.25 inches long when built and is very nicely detailed with 110 parts with a display track. Features locomotive, tender, boiler, all valves and linkage and track display stand. Molded in yellow, steel gray and light blue. The world's first locomotive was the 1804 Trevithick, but it took another 25 years to make a locomotive suitable for carrying passengers or freight. The Rocket was the winner of an English competition sponsored by the Liverpool and Manchester Railroad. She pulled 3 timer her weight at 12.5 mph then hauled a passenger coach at 24 mph. The Rocket stimulated other locomotive growth and the railway network throughout Great Britain.

Airfix North American Harvard II T-6 - RAF 1340 Flight 1954 or RAF Boscombe Down 1978, 1/72, 02057-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Older but nicely molded kit which includes a painting guide and full decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Fokker D-XVII - Netherlands Air Force - Bagged, 1/72, B50

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. Very limited issue kit with very nice injection molded main airframe parts, cast metal details, extruded airfoil shaped strut material and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and plans/instructions.

Testors HMS Trafalgar vs Soviet Oscar Class SSGN and Nimrod MR2 and (2) Westland Seaking HAS5, 1/700, 903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very nicely molded and detailed with all recessed lines. Includes both subs, one aircraft, two helicopters and an excellent decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa USS Alabama BB60 Battleship With Eduard PE Detail Set, 1/700, 121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Includes a factory sealed Eduard 17-002 USS Alabama Photoetched Super Detail Set with two big frets and full instructions. Features guns, shields, anchors and chain, railings, ladders, platforms, aircraft crane, catapults, stairways and much, much more. The actual model is a very highly detailed waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa OV-10A Bronco Marines Forward Air Controller, 1/72, AT14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Limited edition with special decals for the aircraft on the box art. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Silver Streak 30' Offset Cupola Wooden 3 Window Caboose - Great Northern - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 929-113

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Classic kit from the Craftsman Era of HO kits. Very detailed and well made kit. Silver Streak was one of a number of manufacturers that created very realistic wood and metal kits during the 1940s and 1950s. This is, in my opinion, an exceptional kit. Includes wooden pre-scribed, cut and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides with precut windows, fully milled and cut wooden floor, roof, underframe and other details, cast metal windows frames, car ends + doors and brake parts including levers, cast metal coupler pockets, ends with stairs, bolsters, smoke stack and more, metal ladders, grab irons, hand rails and brake linkage, scale chain, full size plans and instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All parts are still internal factory bag sealed including 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/

Kibri Menck M154 LC Shovel / Tracked Excavator - HO Scale, 1/87, 10348

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nicely detailed and molded. Features good interior detail, moving parts, full rigging instructions and more. Molded in blue, silver, silver, black and clear with flexible tracks, rigging material and full decals (two sheets). Never started and inventoried complete. This kit was $46 new.

AMT USS Reliant NCC-1864 Star Trek, 1/650, 8766

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hard-to-find. Over 20 inches long when built. Never started. Parts still sealed in factory plastic. Complete with decals and instructions.

Blue Water Navy USS Houston CA30 (Northampton Class Heavy Cruiser) - February 1942 Battle of the Java Sea (CA26 / Chester CA27 / Louisville CA28 / Chicago CA29 / Augusta CA31), 35019

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very high quality model and the only 1/350 scale Houston model ever made. BWN said they made the finest ship models available and it was no idle boast. The master was researched in depth and built to museum standards. In making the molds, the silicone was de-aired in a vacuum chamber; then the resin was pressure cast. This method makes for virtually air-bubble-free parts with flawless detail. Scale fidelity and historical accuracy are top-rate throughout. Requires assembly and painting - photo shows assembled and painted model. Includes museum quality resin castings, metal castings and a large fret of photoetched brass parts. Can be built waterline or full hull. Includes very good pictorial and text instructions.

Minicraft Highway Pioneers (Ex-Gowland/Revell) 1907 Renault / 1910 Cadillac / 1907 Sears Buggy / 1910 Ford T, 1/32, 1502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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One of at least five such Highway Pioneer reissues by Minicraft and ideal builders. The original molds were used for these issues as evidenced by the engraved 'Gowland' on several kit parts. Includes all four cars listed. The kits have never been started. All four cars are still in the internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Minicraft Highway Pioneers (Ex-Gowland/Revell) 1900 Packard / 1903 Cadillac / 1903 Ford A / 1904 Olds Delivery, 1/32, 1501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. One of at least five such Highway Pioneer reissues by Minicraft and ideal builders. The original molds were used for these issues as evidenced by the engraved 'Gowland' on several kit parts. Includes all four cars listed.

Minicraft Highway Pioneers (Ex-Gowland/Revell) 1910 Stanley Steamer / 1911 International / 1910 Hudson / 1910 Studebaker, 1/32, 1503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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One of at least five such Highway Pioneer reissues by Minicraft and ideal builders. The original molds were used for these issues as evidenced by the engraved 'Gowland' on several kit parts. Includes all four cars listed. The kits have never been started. All four cars are still in the internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Revell 1910 Pierce Arrow Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H48-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is excellent and the kit is molded in bright red, glossy acetate plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. 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.

Aeroclub Mosquito PR34/B35 Deep Bomb Belly, 1/72, K814

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Still factory sealed. Contains very nicely molded deep belly with recessed panel line detail. Never used and complete.

Berkeley Steve Whitman's Buster R/C Pylon Racer, 1/4, 3-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very large quarter scale model for RC Pylon racing. Big 48 inch wingspan. Features stamped metal landing gear, full size plans with RC details, all die cut balsa and plywood, complete color decals and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Comet Bellanca Junior - 15 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3102

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. From the 1970s and a reissue of the 1960s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wire stock, preformed wooden wheels, clear material, rubber, tissue and propeller. 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.