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MPC 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - The Great Street Machines, 1/25, 1-3701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Features detailed engine and engine bay, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside and many optional parts.

AMT 1957 Corvette 283 Engine - Small Block Fuel Injected, 1/6, 8337

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed model for advanced model builders. Includes over 300 parts with engine stand, photo-etched parts, vinyl belts and ignition wiring. The kit allows you to build the complete interior of a 283 - moving pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft, working distributor shaft, timing chain and gears, crankshaft, flywheel, cam, oil filter, starter, fuel pump, individual valves and springs, complete fuel and ignition lines and much, much more. Engine can be torn down to show functional parts.

Combat Three LCM-3 Navy Ships, 1/35

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Includes THREE Combat Models vacuform LCM-3 models with two sets of plans/instructions. They have never been started and are complete. Please note that this is a very basic kit with only a few vac parts each (hull, deck and sides). The builder will need to furnish the details. Scratch building required; not recommended for beginners or modelers who are not highly experienced with vacuform kits. These three models will be shipped in the original white Combat models shipping box unless you specify otherwise.

SMER De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth - (Ex-Aurora), 1/48, 111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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SMER illegally copied the Aurora parts to make their own molds. Ideal builder. Has British decals as per the box art. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk - (F11C2), 1/48, 535-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. 1969 two-piece box issue utilizing the original Ray Gaedke artwork from the 1950s issue. Very nicely molded kit. Includes rigging photos for wire placement and spreader bars. 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.

Williams Brothers Granville Gee Bee R-1 or R-2 Racer - 1932 Thompson Trophy Winner, 1/32, 32-711

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very nicely molded and detailed large scale (1/32) version of the famous 1930s racer. Has parts to build either the R-1 or R-2 versions. Features nicely detailed cockpit and engine, hard or flexible tires, rigging material and diagrams and decals for R-1 or R-2 aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

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Still factory sealed but the box has light creases as shown. Dated 1963 but may be from around 1965 due to the 100 price extension. Molded in gloss olive drab and black.

Ark Yakovlev Yak-7 DI - USSR (Yak-7DI), 1/48, 48004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Made in Russia and a nicely molded kit. Features detailed engine, full cockpit including side stringers, removable cowling to show the engine and gun bay, separately molded exhaust stacks and decals and paint guide for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-5 Hohenjager, 1/48, 48014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1995. Very nicely molded kit from when Fujimi set the standard for world quality.

Entex Cessna 150 or 150L Aerobat, 1/48, 8515C

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Larger scale kit that is well detailed. Includes four figures that can be built in any pose, full interior, detailed engine with optional position cowling and decals for the 150 or 150L as well as enough "N" numbers to make almost any registration. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang Man 'O War, 1/32, 1086

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Finely molded and well detailed model from the 1980s. Features complete engine, removable panels, full cockpit, choice of bombs and drop tank load outs, detailed machine gun wing bays with removable panels, sliding canopy and detailed wheel wells. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT-Frog Lockheed P-38J P-38L Lightning, 1/72, A-606-80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. From quality Frog molds. Includes decals for three aircraft: Richard Bongs Aircraft "Marge," USAAF Olive Drab P-38J and an additional natural finish P-38L. This was part of a short-lived campaign to increase AMT and Frog sales in the USA. AMT bought Frog kits, imported them and reboxed them in the USA and marketed them in North America.

Frog Battle of Britain Bristol Blenheim MkI and Messerschmitt Bf-109F, 1/72, F512

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare. Unique issue dated 1969. Features both model kits with a picture frame display stand. You can cut out the box art from the box top, put it in the picture frame and the frame has special stands for each model! The kit has never been started. Both aircraft have been inventoried with all parts present. Complete with picture frame and stands, very large 'Frog Air Combat Kits' Painting Guide, instruction sheets and 'excellent' decals for both aircraft. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Frog Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane and Junkers Ju-87 Stuka, 1/72, F510

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. Unique issue dated 1969. Features both model kits with a picture frame display stand. You can cut out the box art from the box top, put it in the picture frame and the frame has special stands for each model! The kit has never been started. Both aircraft are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Complete with picture frame and stands, very large 'Frog Air Combat Kits' Painting Guide, instruction sheets and 'excellent+' decals for both aircraft. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Stutz Bearcat Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden and metal main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. The instructions even warn that this kit will take more time than usual due to the 'tedious detail.' This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Premier 1910 Ford Model 'T' - Old Time Autos Issue Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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This model dates from the early or mid 1950s. Due to the instant and wide-spread popularity of the Revell Highway Pioneers, many companies jumped on the car model bandwagon and Premier was one of them. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. NOTE: this kit is not in the original bag.

Aurora Piasecki H-21 Work Horse, 1/48, 504-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Dated 1963 with John Steel artwork. This is likely the 4th issue of this kit. The box has exceptional color and gloss, and four solid corners. This is the second artwork Aurora issued for the kit, and likely the 4th box/part number variant overall. Large 1/48 scale model. Features cockpit, spinning rotors, rotating wheels and opening doors. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC 1976 Chevrolet Corvette - Stock / Drag / Street Custom, 1/20, 1-7630

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. Bigger (1/20) scale model kit that was nicely detailed for that time. Can be built one of the three ways listed. Features detailed engine and engine bay, opening hood, full interior, detailed suspension and a large number of optional parts.

Entex 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 1/16, 9107

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nice, large-scale model with detailed engine with ignition wiring, detailed compartment with opening hood, excellent front suspension, full interior, opening doors, detailed underside, optional T-Tops and more. Molded in white (body parts), black, silver, clear and chrome plate with rubber tires. 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.

Aurora M8 Munitions Carrier and 8 Inch Howitzer, 1/48, 333-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hard-to-find 1/48 scale model includes both kits. M8 features movable tracks and bogie wheels, movable bulldozer blade and ammunition loader. The Howitzer has a movable breech and wheels, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails and 7 figures. The kit has never been started. The Carrier is still in the internal factory sealed bag. The gun was not sealed and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Aurora did not issue a terrain base with this kit.