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Sterling Golden Hind - 9.75 inch long Solid Wood Ship Kit with Cloth Sails and Metal Fittings, G5

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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In the late 1970s/early 1980s Sterling issued these simplified wood kits for beginners. They included a completely carved hull with very little sanding needed to complete. Also included are full size plans, two sheets of printwood, fully shaped wooden parts, numerous cast metal fittings, pre-cut blocks, hardwood dowels, instructions, standing and running rigging line, rigging diagrams, printed cloth sails and a large, colorful decal sheet. I remember building some of these - it was an ideal project for someone who had never built a solid wooden kit but wanted the experience. The kit has never been started. The fittings bag was sealed but it split while I was inspecting it - I have sealed it in a ziplock. The other parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

DML USS Ohio / Soviet Alfa / Tu-95 Bear D / (2) Ka-25B Hormones, 1/700, SA-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Contains all 5 models. Very finely molded and detailed. Submarines can be built waterline or full hull and include display stands. Aircraft can be 'in-flight' or 'ground' configuration and include extensive decals and display stands. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

DML USS Dallas and Soviet Alfa Attack Submarines, 1/350, 1005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Includes both well molded kits and display stands. Has parts for one of three versions of the Los Angeles and decals for the entire class.

Tamiya IJN Kumano Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, 7719

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1/700 scale water line ship. Very finely molded and highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Astronaut in Space 6 inch Figure from Gemini Project, 1/12, H1841-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Original issue from 1968 with the clear yellow-tint visor, not the common 1990s reissue. Very good mold quality. Features maneuvering unit, clear face plate, decals. NOTE: all sub assembled are neatly built but the final assembly was never done. The following 'halves' are assembled - legs, hands, arms, chest pack, camera and MU. The MU and Camera are the only fully assembled parts. Quality of assembly is 'very good++' to 'excellent.' NOTE: missing 3 parts, all from the base (capsule housing, 2 parts, and umbilical cord). Includes decals and instructions.

Comet Fokker D-VIII Struct-O-Speed - 9.3 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, 2105-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From the 1960s. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Kit features all die cut balsa wood parts, formed and finished wheels, wood prop, insignia (on the plans) and full, illustrated instructions. Complete and never started. At the time this kit was made, the entire '2100' series (as Comet called it) consisted of 2101 Piper Cub, 2102 Taylorcraft, 2103 Stinson Voyager, 2104 Cessna, 2105 Fokker DVIII, 2106 Beech Bonanza, 2107 Ryan Navion, 2108 Globe Swift and 2109 F-51 Mustang. 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.

Wilhelmshaven TSS Olympia Greek Line Turbine Ocean Liner, 1/250, 1002

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very large scale and highly detailed kit of this famous and attractive liner. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.

Pacific Monograph 1776 Bushnell Turtle - World's First Operational Submarine 96th Fleet, 1/96, 1000-196

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare. Large scale but a small kit in that scale. Features cast resin parts and numerous PE details along with a PE name plate for display. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The instructions are very detailed and excellent, and also included an extensive Turtle history and a full page on 'Building a Multi-Media Model.'

Entex Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, 1/12, 9022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very large (1/12 scale) and very highly detailed kit. Has numerous metal parts, and is molded in blue tinted clear, black, white, gray-blue, metallic dark gray, red tinted clear, orange tinted clear, chrome, sliver and with real rubber tires. Features very highly detailed engine with ignition wiring, full engine compartment, opening hood and trunk, complete suspension and underside detail, steerable front wheels, complete interior with opening doors and full luggage compartment. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Porsche 924 Group 4 Martini Racing, 1/24, 2112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1978 and a nice kit of the first 'Pretty Porsche.' Features full interior, molded detailed underside, ground-hugging air dam, flared fenders, roll bar, alloy-style wheels, Pirelli tires and colorful decals. Moled in color, clear and chrome.

Skybirds 86 LVG C-II - (L.V.G. C.II), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare, and believed to be the only injection molded kit of this subject. Features excellent plastic main airframe parts, numerous high-quality cast metal details, many photoetched brass parts, full decals, excellent cockpit, very good engine detail (all metal) and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg French Jet Airliner Caravelle - With Full Interior and Engines and Transparent Fuselage and Cowling - Cellovision Issue, 1/96, 553-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. From the 1950s. First issue of this rare kit. The cellovision clear panel is mint and attached and the sealed box is in 'very good+' condition, which is rare. Beautiful Ray Gaedke box art of an Air France Caravelle departing over downtown Paris. This kit is loaded with unique features. Model can be built as a large scale non-visible or visible model with full interior. Features one clear fuselage 1/2 and one clear engine cowl, complete passenger compartment and cockpit, mens/womens bathrooms, passengers, pilots and hostess, retracting landing gear, movable wing flaps, moving control surfaces, jet engine, boarding ramp and display stand. Includes Air France decals. The later hardbox issue included United Air Lines, since United once bought the Caravelle for North American routes.

Aurora Russian 'Golf' Class Guided Missile Submarine, 1/300, 726-100

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

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Still factory sealed. Rare first issue with 1967 dated hardbox. This is the only injection molded kit of the early Soviet Golf Class Ballistic Missile Submarine.

ESCI Northrop F-5E Tiger II - USAF Aggressor US Navy - Two Different Paint/Marking Schemes, 1/48, 4085

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Older but well molded and detailed kit. Features very fine fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, boarding stairs, drop tanks, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and full painting and marking guide for the two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg HMS King George V Battleship, 1/750, 783

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1975 softbox issue in excellent condition. Full hull, small scale kit with Tom Morgan artwork. 12 inches long when assembled. Features triple propeller and twin rudder detail, separately molded main + secondary turrets and superstructure and some other details.

Aurora Old Timers 1911 Buick Bug, 1/16, 574-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. 1963 first issue of Aurora's 'Super Detailed Museum Model with Plated Parts.' Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'Old Timers' in the series represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. The kit features full engine, transaxle and driveline detail. It builds up a rolling chassis like the real car, and includes full exhaust and a detailed interior. Molded in gloss dark green, gloss ivory and with plated parts and real rubber tires. Never started. NOTE: Missing one front spring and one clear lens. Lens has no pattern, so it will be easy to reproduce. Front spring can be cast in resin using the present side as master. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. There are some tire 'burn marks' but nothing that cannot be fixed. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

Wardie-Jay Tank Wagon / Generator Wagon / Cage Wagon Circus HO Scale Craftsman Kits, 1/87

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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SALE! Includes all three detailed assembly kits. Each features hardwood construction with metal details and full plans/instructions. Never started and complete.

Life-Like Rock Quarry Build-A-Scene, HO, 1371

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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NOTE: builder kit only Rock formations and trees are missing. Otherwise complete, sealed in the factory bags and never started. Includes grass matt, scale real crushed rocks, grass and dirt material, decals, shack, and the following fully painted parts: work crew, compressor truck and derrick, bulkhead, wheel barrel, oil drums, barrels, barricades and crate.

Revell USS Buckley Destroyer Escort - (Advent Issue), 1/249, 2506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed from 1979. This is a reissue from the original 'S' kit molds. Large scale kit is full hull and is very nicely detailed. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, prop shafts, props and rudder, deck mounted torpedo tubes and depth charges, three 3 inch guns, eight 20mm guns, one twin 40mm, whale boat, four life rafts, two searchlights, gun directors, range finder and display stand.

Guillows Sopwith Camel - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Purchased new in 1965. One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with 18 inch wingspan. Kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, colored tissue, rubber motor and full decals. Includes full size detailed plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.