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Tamiya R/C German King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 Ausf. B Tiger II Panzer VI Konigstiger - Motorized For Remote Control, 1/16, RT1604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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NOTE: BUILDER KIT ONLY. Please read carefully. Very well detailed and beautifully molded plastic and metal operating tank model. Features 360 degree servo controlled turret rotation, servo controlled gun flashing, duralumin chassis, factory assembled metal gear box and large, powerful electric motor, metal suspension, realistic forward, reverse and turning and more. Metal parts include lower hull, inner and outer drive sprockets, idler wheels, idler tension drums, idler arms, wheel shafts, suspension housing, tension shaft, torsion sway bar and dozens and dozens more. Essentially the entire fully functioning suspension and wheels are metal. NOTE: this kit has significant professional quality assembly. There are no gaps and zero visible glue - a superb job. Everything fits perfectly also. As you can see, the basic hull and turret have been built. A few details are built, but almost all have been left off (so the model could be painted first). There has been zero painting. The model has been inventoried and the following parts are missing - one cosmetic part, the short machine gun barrel (can be made). All other cosmetic parts are present. The following non-cosmetic parts are missing: clutch assembly, one small screw (for turret motor), generic battery box (easily replaced), a small common 3mm washer and 2 spacers (can be made from tubing cut to size). Also, the old mechanical speed control is missing - which everyone replaces with a small (and safer) ESC (electronic speed control). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. With decals and high-quality photocopied, complete instructions on large format paper.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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In amazing 'near mint+' investment-grade condition. Dated 1957, but Aurora marked out the '79' price extension at the factory - which makes this kit from about 1961/62. Molded in the correct gloss gray and black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both also in 'near mint' condition.

Aurora Fokker D-VII - D-7, 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still mint factory seal and in investment-grade condition. Kit is dated 1958, but still has original 1956 box art. The actual issue date is from the mid-1960s due to the 1 dollar price extension and the blue oval logo.

Aurora Boeing P-12E, 1/48, 121-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Second issue with the 79 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst oval. Dated 1958. Features fantastic Jo Kotula artwork.

DML Arado Ar-234 B-2/B-2b Blitz Jet Bomber - 8/KG76 (Aircraft at the NAS Museum USA 1990) - 8/KG76 Germany 1945 / B-2b Germany 1944, 1/72, 5003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very highly detailed model that is superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features parts for either version (including detailed cameras for the B-2b), highly detailed cockpit, detailed gear wells, photoetched parts and bomb load for B-2 variants. Has decals 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.

DML Dornier Do-335 A-1 Pfeil (Arrow) Anteater, 1/72, 5009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1992. Beautifully molded kit with fine recessed panel lines, photoetched details and 88 parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet TWA, 1/144, 3402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk & split, drawing the box top concave as shown. 1979 Revell Advent issue from original Revell molds.

Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - (F11F1), 1/48, 531-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Original issue first dating from the late 1950s. Nice short-nose early F11F with Ray Gaedke artwork. This is a one-owner kit purchased new on 5-4-1964 in Lexington, KY. Has all the great features that made kits from this time so special. Has movable ailerons, rudder and elevators, detailed jet engine with opening inspection panel and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Bell Airacomet P-59A, 1/64, H4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few manufacturers made expensive super detailed kits with metal accessories (like Dyna-Products). Comet came in the middle and struck a nice balance of detail and cost. The P-59 features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, pre-cut engine block, color decals, finished wheels, printwood, full template sheet of cardstock, wood stock and a very large and detailed sheet of drawings including detailed construction steps. Never started and complete. 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.

Lindberg Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - Boy Craft Cellovision Issue - (F7U1), 1/48, R510-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair

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Still sealed. Cellovision box featuring Ray Gaedke artwork. "Boy Craft" was the name used by Lindberg to market early Cellovision (clear panel) kits from 1956 to 1958; after this they were simply called Lindberg Cellovision kits. 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.

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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Rare in near mint, investment-grade condition. First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. The box is exceptional with factory-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, four solid corners and no fading. It does have very light general wear, mainly on the sides. Nicely detailed kit for 1958 with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair F-102 Dart - (Delta Dagger), 1/121, 290-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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1957 hardbox issue. The box is in mint condition with as new gloss and color. Please note that this is an earlier issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the Aurora logo. Small scale kit with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely molded kit with clear canopy, full landing gear and display stand. This is a model of the very early YF-102 prototype with the straight (non-area rule) fuselage. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Around this time, Aurora issued a series of inexpensive (usually 29 cent) small scale kits that were designed to sell at almost any type of retail location. The line was successful and further expanded - when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they fit in nicely with this established line.

Special Hobby Avro Anson Mk.1 Colorful Annie, 1/48, SH48081

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large-scale Anson that is injection molded with numerous high-definition resin and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram P-38L / P-38M 2 Seat Night Fighter / P-38J / F-5 Lightning - Four Star Kit, 1/48, PA97-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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First issue hardbox from 1964. Highly detailed and well molded for that time. Builds any of four versions including 2-Seat Night Fighter, day fighter, 'Droop Snoot' with bomber nose and F5 photo recon version. Molded in the correct gloss silver, black and clear plastic. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Heller Amiot 143 Bomber, 1/72, 390

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Late 1960s 'L' style issue with wrap around full wrap around box artwork and yellow-backed Heller logo. Nicely molded and detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Amiot 143 design was first flown in 1934 and was ordered into series production with the first deliveries in August of 1935. A very capable aircraft for it's day, it was obsolete but still in service with 5 bombing groups when WWII broke out. Brave air crews attacked not only night targets in Germany proper but made daylight raids on bridges at the Sedan during the Blitz.

Supermodel Savoia SM-81 Pipistrello, 1/72, 10-008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Nicely detailed and nicely molded kit that is most likely from the 1980s. FEatures two cowls for Piaggio and Alfa Romeo engined versions, full interior details, retracting and rotating turrets with elevating guns, optional position crew doors, separately molded control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional torpedo and markings for two aircraft (camo and Pipistrello). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The SM 81 was an Italian bomber / torpedo bomber / transport in service from 1935 and 1945. It was derived from the MS 73 transport in 1934 and ordered into mass production following successful testing. The aircraft saw action in Eritrea/Ethiopia, Spain and Spanish Morocco, Libya, Albania, Italy and East Africa. Some even saw action in the Italian and Finnish Air Forces after WWII.

Plast Aero HMS Tartar (Tribal Class) Destroyer - 1944, 1/600, 00301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed.

Ambroid TWO Hoppers Plastics ACF Center Flow Hopper Cars - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 3

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From about 1962/3. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, two full sheets of colorful and extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Ambroid Burlington Route 50 Foot Plug Door Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-4

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Silver Streak 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - Swift Refrigerator Line - HO Craftsman Kit With Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, S412-295

Wood and Metal 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 pre-scribed and cut and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides decorated with Swift in red and white, and all other required markings, fully milled and cut hardwood roof and floor, fully cut and prescribed bristol board car ends , metal door hardware and cast brake parts including levers, cast coupler pockets, underside girders, bolsters, ice hatches, brake wheel, metal ladders, grab irons, roof ribs and brake linkage, scale chain and more. This kit has complete underside detail and instructions to help with this tricky but rewarding task. Includes full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. All parts are still internal factory sealed bags. 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/