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Revell USS Nautilus SSN571 History Makers Issue, 1/305, 8627

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1982 History Makers issue from the original 1950s 'Pre-S' kit molds. Full hull model with V-1 'Loon' missile, launcher, missile container, twin props and full sonar, periscope and radar array. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Martin Marauder II (B-26C) - Orange Series, 1/72, 338P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Earlier issue with the "P" kit number, likely from the ealry 1960s. High quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. 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 manufactures 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.

Testors Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress - Prefabricated Wooden Kit, 1/72, 500

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very rare. This was Testors' answer to Strombecker's hardwood assembly kits. In some ways, it is superior to Strombecker. The hardbox has dramatic, full color artwork and certainly grabs your attention. The box is complete with four solid corners and no tape or price tags; there is general wear as shown. Inside it contains fully shaped hardwood parts, sandpaper, cement, wood filler, printed trim and insignia, glass bottles of colored dope, a paint brush and detailed step-by-step photographically illustrated instructions. As the box says "No Carving - No Guesswork!' The model is in the 'in-flight' configuration and even includes the Testors inspection tag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia, unopened glue, two bottles of colored dope, sandpaper, sealed wood filler, brush and instructions.

Revell Boeing 747 TWA Jumbo Jet - Lodela Issue, 1/144, RH136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. From the 1970s.

Hawk P-47D Chrome Plated - Bubble Top or Razorback - Major Glenn Eagleston's 354th FG 9th Air Force / 10th or 14th AF Burma-Based Razorback 1944, 1/48, 212-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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SALE!! From the early 1960s. Multi-textured chrome plated version with a realistic finish. Box top color and gloss are excellent. Also, the plating is in exceptional 'near mint++' condition, which is very rare. Builds either variant, Razorback or Bubbletop. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. All plated parts have been protected for safe shipping.

Revell Junkers Ju-88 A-4 / Ju-88 D-1 - Bomber or Reconnaissance Versions (Ju88A4 Ju88D1), 1/72, H113-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint

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1967 issue with a fantastic 'near mint' condition box with brilliant color and gloss. It would grade 'mint' but there is a 'sale' price sticker on the left short side. The is kit is modeled off the D-1 on exhibit at the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, USA. Includes parts and decals for D-1 or A-4 variants. Features removable cowling, two detailed engines, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, crew of three and four 550lb bombs and bomb racks for the A-4 bomber version. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Long Midget or Midget Mustang - Flying Scale Model, G6-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Scale flying rubber powered wooden model. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Nichimo Nakajima B5N2 Kate Motorized - Radar Aircraft 931 Sq / Carrier Zuiho / Commander Fuchida's Aircraft IJN Zuikaku / IJN Shokaku, 1/48, S-4813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nicely molded model with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features highly detailed interior, engine, crew, choice of four load-out options and decals for four aircraft and painting guide. Markings are included for Fuchida's Pearl Harbor aircraft from Zuikaku (bomb load), Shokaku (many smaller bombs), Zuiho (Torpedo load) or a radar equipped aircraft from the 931 Air Squadron. The kit is intended to be motorized with the Mabuchi Baby motor and has full instructions for such, but the motor itself was not furnished by Nichimo. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bags with decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Aichi B7A2 Attack Bomber Ryusei Kai (Grace) - 752dn Air Corps (Two Different Aircraft) / Yokosuka Air Corps, 1/48, JT49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very finely molded and detailed kit. Features very fine recessed panel lines, complete and highly detailed interior, open or closed canopy, decals for three aircraft and much more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Glencoe The Yacht Corsair II (USS Gloucester) - (ex-ITC), 1/128, 08303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From ex-ITC molds originally from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Glencoe reissue is dated 2005. Large kit that is nicely detailed for that time, similar to the other ITC ships such as Clermont, Oregon and Savannah. Corsair II was 1891 yacht of the famous J.P. Morgan. This ship served in the Spanish American War as the USS Gloucester and took part in the Battle of Santiago Bay, Cuba on July 3, 1898. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Waco CG-4A Assault Glider or British Hadrian D-Day Invasion Glider, 1/72, 118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Same as the Testors kit as Italeri made and owns the molds. The Waco CG-4 was designed and initially built by Waco Aircraft Company of Troy, OH. It first saw action in Sicily and the operation was termed a disaster. This likely had more to do with planning than the actual glider. Missions in Europe, including D-Day, went much better. The glider was even deployed to Burma. It could carry up to 13 troops, or a jeep and four men, or a 75mm Field Gun.

Italaerei Waco CG-4 Hadrian Assault Glider - USAAF Normandie / USAAF Sicily / RAF, 1/72, 118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Box is worn and stained, but the kit inside is like new. Same as the Testors issue, as Italaerei originally made the molds. Nicely detailed kit with a very fine fabric texture, full cockpit, complete interior including troop benches, wheels and skids and two paratroopers. Has markings for all three aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. Decals are 'near mint' as are the instructions. The Waco CG-4 was designed and initially built by Waco Aircraft Company of Troy, OH. It first saw action in Sicily and the operation was termed a disaster. This likely had more to do with planning than the actual glider. Missions in Europe, including D-Day, went much better. The glider was even deployed to Burma. It could carry up to 13 troops, or a jeep and four men, or a 75mm Field Gun.

Aurora Grumman S2F Hunter-Killer - ASW Aircraft (large scale) Canadian Issue, 1/54, 145-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Rare still factory sealed kit. The model is in investment grade condition and as just as it left the Aurora shipping box. From 1964 and labeled 'Aurora Plastics of Canada Ltd. Toronto (Rexdale) Ont.' From ex-Comet molds which are very close to 1/48 scale.

Hobby Craft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker - US Navy VS-20 USS Princeton 1956 or VS21 NAS Oakland 1959 - (Ex-Hasegawa), 1/72, HC1350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. From ex-Hasegawa molds or a directly copy of the Hasegawa kit. Nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines and the exact same parts as the Hasegawa offering. Includes decal and paint guide for both Navy Blue aircraft.

Lindberg FJ-2 Fury Jet Fighter - First Logo Small Box Issue, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very early Lindberg first issue, featuring the circular Lindberg logo and early short, flat two-piece box. Wonderful Ray Gaedke box art. Correctly molded in brilliant metallic blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Correct early decals and instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg created plans for stick and tissue flying models that were published in popular modeling magazines in the 1930s. During this time, he marketed wooden flying kits, asking builders to request that your local dealer carry "The Lindberg Line" of models. When plastic kits first appeared, Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen founded O-Lin models, purchased the unsuccessful Varney molds for the Fleet Sub, PT Boat, LST and PT-17. After mold modification, they entered production and quickly cut new molds such as the P-80, Seabee and more. The association with Mr. Olsen did not last long, and Paul Lindberg took over or bought out the molds, thus starting the famous plastic "Lindberg Line". The first box art was simply carry over from O-Lin. Early O-Lin artwork was simple and two -color. However, Ray Gaedke did some late O-Lin boxes such as the Corsair, which was also used by Lindberg. Gaedke artwork was colorful and bold, and Paul Lindberg wasted no time in having Gaedke make the new artwork for the Lindberg Line.

Comet Junkers Ju-87 D-7 Stuka Super Stars Series - 31 inch Wingspan R/C Flying Aircraft, 1/16, 3650

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. From the early to mid 1970s. Big 1/16 scale model is designed for R/C operation, gas .020 or .049 control line/free flight and rubber powered- or even as a detailed static display model. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. This is a very nice and well detailed model for that time featuring 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction, 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' light-weight plastic nose cowl, spinner, wheel pants, bomb, radiators (under wing and chin), machine gun and more, beautiful clear vacuformed 'greenhouse' canopy (in great condition, not yellowed), completely formed metal gear struts, finished wheels and nose button, plywood firewall, all die-cut balsawood, factory-cut stripwood and leading & trailing wing edges, covering tissue, very colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, detailed full size plans with building instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts. 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.

Monogram Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, 1/48, 5428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1983 issue. Detailed cockpit, machine gun bay with removable cover. Tail section comes off to show detailed turbojet engine; has stands for engine and tail. Colorful decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are photocopies of Monogram kit # 5404, which is another issue of this 1/48 F-80 with identical parts. The decals with this kit are correct and are for the aircraft on the box artwork.

Lindberg Concord Stagecoach (Wells Fargo Overland ) - with Figures and Horses, 1/16, 70351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Out of production. Very large (1/16 scale)classic kit measures 2.5 feet long when assembled. Very highly detailed model can build to a wonderful mantle piece. Includes 0ver 250 parts - coach with full interior, full suspension, luggage rack, horses, harnesses, whip, metal chain, luggage trunks and 6 figures. The figures are beautifully molded and detailed. NOTE: Lindberg packed this in a huge box - much larger than needed, so shipping can be expensive depending on your location. If you want the parts removed from this box and repacked, it would cost much less to ship. For overseas orders this is absolutely necessary. For USA customers the same is true and also the USPS shipping calculator has proven to be unreliable with big box sizes (near balloon rate) so please ask and as always- we will be happy to double check.

Hasegawa F8-E Crusader - VF-111 USS Shangri-La (F-8E), 1/72, 1146

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Older but finely molded kit with excellent landing gear, gear wells and very fine raised panel line detail. Includes decals for the colorful aircraft shown. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Fujimi McDonnell F-4S Phantom II - USN VX-4 Vandy 1 'Black Bunny' or VX-4 Vandy 5, 1/72, 7A-G1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Very well molded kit with fine, recessed panel lines. Features special 'S' variant parts, excellent full cockpits, detailed gear wells, 600 and 370 gallon drop tanks, AIM-9B Sidewinders, AIM-7E Sparrows and decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.