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Monogram Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat USN - Blue Box Issue - (F7F3), 1/72, PA163-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Possibly the first issue of this Monogram kit. Blue Box issue dated 1967 with the 'PA' code and price extension. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Molded in blue and clear.

Monogram Grumman F8F Bearcat - White Box Issue, 1/72, 6789

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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White box issue from 1973. Very nicely done 1/72 scale kit with rotating prop and wheels, drop tanks and missile/bomb loadout. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Mustang P-51B 'OLE-II' - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA143-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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First issue dated 1967. One of two 'Blue Box' box art variations that share this part number. Well detailed and finely molded with traditional Monogram quality. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya Lancaster BIII Dambuster or BI Grand Slam 22000lb Bomb, 1/48, 61021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Hard-to-find highly detailed model. Builds to one of two versions - the famous 'Dambusters' raid on the German dams or the Grand Slam 'Earthquake' bomber like the ones used to sink the Tirpitz. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Hawk McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee - (F2H2), 1/48, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1964 hardbox issue with boxart by Tom Morgan. Kit features raised and recessed panel lines and good detail for that time.

Hawk 2 Great Crates of WWI Spad XIII & Nieuport 17 C-1, 1/48, 525-98

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

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1960 hardbox issue that contains both kits. Hawk's Spad and Nieuport are considered classics and were very nicely molded kits for that time. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Nieuport 17 C-1, 1/48, 613-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1958. Cleanly molded with recessed and raised detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Short Sunderland Craftmaster, 1/72, 1-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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SALE! Hardbox is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition with as-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no fading and no tears. There is only light edge wear. A merchant ship is sinking on the left and the crew is in lifeboats in the foreground on lower side panel. The Sunderland is preparing to rescue them, while the other Sunderland depth-charges the U-boat responsible for the sinking. The Sunderland's 21-year record with the RAF has made it a legend. Derived from the Empire Class Flying Boat Airliners, Sunderland IIIs had a top speed of 210 mph and an endurance of 12 hours. These qualities made the Sunderland a superb platform for North Sea and North Atlantic patrols, ASW and SAR. Crews usually loved the airplane; its large size afforded many airborne comforts that bomber or fighter crews could only dream of, such as bunk, a head and an area for food preparation. Kit features beaching gear, rotating turrets with elevating guns, movable control surfaces, external bomb load and rotating props. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman Hu-16B Albatross - (SA-16B) Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA160-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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The 3rd issue of the classic 'Four Star' kit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. Never started. NOTE: missing one very small antenna - easily made. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

Pegaso Beechcraft Bonanza with Airport Diorama, 1/48, P5030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. With cardstock airport diorama. From ex-Lindberg molds.

Airfix Boeing 747 Big Orange Braniff Airlines, 1/144, 6101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Factory Sealed from 1980. From 1980. Nicely detailed kit with optional position cabin doors and baggage storage areas. Includes clear windows for the entire cabin and cockpit, optional position landing gear and Braniff decals for the 'Big Orange' aircraft pictured.

DML USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN640 vs Soviet Sierra with TU-26M Backfire and 2 Ka-27 Helix A Helicopters, 1/700, 7006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Excellent kit contains both subs that can be built waterline or full hull, display stands, and two each of the helicopters and one Backfire Naval Bomber.

Atlantis DC-9 Hughes Airwest or TWA (ex-Aurora), 1/72, AMC6004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. From original Aurora molds; very limited edition. Includes decals for both airlines.

Guillows (2) 601-150 Cessna 180 20 Inch Wingspan / 604-150 Lancer 24 Inch WS - Flying Model Airplanes

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc to Sealed

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SALE! Includes 3 kits. All three are from 1966 and were purchased new in that year. One Cessna 180 is still factory sealed. The other 180 and the Lancer have been opened but have not been started. They are both complete with all parts and plans. All three are stick-and-tissue style, rubber powered free-flight models.

Guillows De Havilland DH-80A Puss Moth - 24 inch Wingspan RC/CL/Rubber Powered Kit, 306

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From the 1960s. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern servos and receivers. A very nice kit featuring die cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood firewall, completely finished wheels, wood propeller (should be plastic!), vacuform nose, rubber motor, hardware, clear window material, very large decal sheet, green colored tissue and excellent full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions, except NOTE there is a wood prop instead of the plastic one it should have. The PUss Moth was the first aircraft to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic OCean from east to west. 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.

Sasquatch Boeing 747SP Conversion Kit, 1/200, SQ-22

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare conversion kit. Makes any Hasegawa/Minicraft 1/200 747 into the SP version. Contains resin fuselage halves with rudder and correct SP horizontal stabilizers. Requires base kit (not included). Never started and complete.

AMT Beechcraft G17S (G-17S) Staggerwing, 1/48, T638

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Kit is well molded and includes interior and engine detail. Optional position landing gear. The Staggerwing is still considered one of the finest civil aircraft designs to reach mass production. The brainchild of Walter Beech, the G17S had a top speed of over 200 mph and landed at 60 mph - all in 1932. It was faster than many fighter planes of the day.

Heller C-160 Transall Transport - French Air Force, 1/100, L711

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Nicely done 1/100 scale kit of this efficient French transport. Features cockpit detail, cargo bay floor, optional position rear cargo doors, rotating props and wheels and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F-14A Tomcat Atlantic Fleet Squadrons - VF-84 Jolly Rogers / CAG Aircraft VF-84 / VF-31 Tomcatters / VF-74 Be-Devilers, 1/48, P19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Easily the finest 1/48 scale Tomcat available. This issue includes metal wheel hubs, photoetched details and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE there are a few very light age stains on the decal backing paper. There are no stains on the actual transfers.

William H Low Co Two Horses and Boston Fire Department Style Harness - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, F16

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The scale is given as 1/2" (1/24). The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. These are the excellent horses, which are almost never seen. The animals are the correct scale for the equipment and come with a harness kit that used the Boston FD stand-by harness as the prototype. Includes detailed text instructions with excellent illustrations and even a painting guide for the harness equipment and the horse. The harness is still in the internal factory sealed bag and the horses are complete with instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and others.