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Airfix Curtis Helldiver SB2C, 1/72, 20020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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USAirfix issue dated 1979. Nicely molded, well made kit for that time. Features folding wings, interior detail, canopy molded in the correct five different sections for optional positions, two position bomb bay doors, internal bomb load and external drop tanks and wing mounted missiles. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa TA-4J Skyhawk, 1/32, 1163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave and the seal has split down the middle. Very large 1/32 scale kit of the two seat Skyhawk trainer. Features highly detailed cockpit, two pilots with positionable arms, optional position speed brakes and leading edge slats, detailed gear wells, drop tanks and optional position canopy.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Superkit - (P-51D), 1/57, T1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare multi-media 'plastic and pre-carved wood' kit. Before there were injection molded plastic kits, model builders worked in wood or metal. Advanced companies, like Monogram, saw the advantage of plastic and began marketing kits with plastic details and fully-carved wooden fuselage, wings, etc. This beautiful kit is one the highest quality composite static kits from the early to mid 1950s. Includes finished wings with airfoil, completely carved fuselage, colored die-cut wooden parts, plastic canopy, pilot, wheel, prop, cowling, scoops, exhaust and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the left side short panel is sun-faded.

Monogram Superkit F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/60, T5

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From 1954. Very rare plastic and precarved wood kit. Before there were injection molded plastic kits, model builders worked in wood or metal. Advanced companies, like Monogram, saw the advantage of plastic and began marketing kits with plastic details and fully-carved wooden fuselage, wings, etc. This beautiful kit is one the highest quality composite static kits from the early to mid 1950s. Never started. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory with the small plastic parts still in the factory sealed 'crinkle' bag, unpunched factory painted balsa parts, finished balsa fuselage and wings, red acetate stand, clear windshield, sandpaper, instructions and decals. It is 100% complete and never started.

Monogram Curtiss P-40 Warhawk 'Superkit' - Balsa/Plastic Model Airplane Kit, 1/54, T6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very rare multi-media 'plastic and pre-carved wood' kit. Before there were injection molded plastic kits, model builders worked in wood or metal. Advanced companies, like Monogram, saw the advantage of plastic and began marketing kits with plastic details and fully-carved fuselage, wings, etc. This beautiful kit is one the highest quality composite static kits from the early to mid 1950s. Includes finished wings with airfoil, completely carved fuselage, colored die-cut wooden parts, plastic canopy, pilot, headrest, tail wheel, prop, cowling, pitot tube and more. The model has not been started. Some parts are still in factory sealed bags and the others have been inventoried 100% complete with decals, cardstock parts, small catalog, sandpaper and instructions.

Monogram Republic F-105G Wild Weasel Thunderchief, 1/48, 5806

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very highly detailed kit of the two seat Thud. Features detailed cockpits, optional position canopies, two Shrike Missiles, one ARM Anti-Radiation Missile and external tanks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the cockpit tub is silver plastic and not green like the rest of the kit. It is from another issue of the same kit.

Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet 'Dragon 300' Atsugi 1995, 1/72, SP151

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed kit featuring all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail and pilot, optional position canopy, pilot boarding ladder, optional position speed brake, detailed gear and gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinders and drop tanks.

AMT McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom - US Navy VF-102 USS Independence, 1/48, 8878

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Nicely molded with all recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, optional position canopies, gear well detail, optional position landing gear and load-out of AIM-9 Sidewinders (4), AIM-7 Sparrows (4) and centerline and under-wing drop tanks. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Decals are only 'good.' They are 100% intact but have light background stains. Please see the articles (on this website) about saving old kit decals before using these or any other older decals.

Monogram F-18 (F/A-18) Hornet - US Navy, 1/72, 1103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1980 Snap-Tite release. The box photo shows the actual completed model.

Heller Potez 63-11 (63.11), 1/72, L396

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Nicely molded older kit with good cockpit detail and very fine raised panel lines. The 63.11 was a further development of the successful Potez 631 and was used in the scouting and observation role. Four squadrons were equipped with this type. They saw heavy action and losses for the 63.11 were the highest of all types that saw action during the Invasion of France.

Frog Dornier Do-17 Z-2 - Finnish or German Markings - Orange Series, 1/72, F205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Build rare Finnish Air Force variant from PLeLv 46 (1943) or German 1 Gruppe KG3, France (1940). Very nice kit done to high Frog standards. Can be build to a very realistic model as there are no rivets and only very fine panel lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes 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.

Revell Nieuport 28 C-1 - Lt. Campbell / 27th Aero Squadron, 1/72, H4111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From 1989. Nice kit from older molds. Features painting guide and very nice decals for both airplanes listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Aichi E13A1 Type-Zero 'Jake' (No Catapult), 1/72, NP10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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The 'Jake' is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. It has never been started. Missing the catapult.

Bluejacket S-48 Submarine - 30.5 Inches Long, 1/96

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very large scale and well detailed kit. Includes pre-carved hardwood hull, other wooden parts, a large number of high quality cast metal fittings, full instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the wooden parts (which were never factory sealed) have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

Model Shipways Rattlesnake 1781 Privateer 20 Gun Sloop - 28 inch long Wood and Metal Ship Kit, 1/64, 2028

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Big scale, highly detailed kit features an excellent pre-carved hardwood hull, numerous cast metal fittings, scribed wood decking, tapered hardwood yards/masts, all other wood and metal as required, four type of standing and running rigging material, instructions and multiple plans. The kit has never been started. The large parts (hull, wood, etc) that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. All the fittings are still in the original box and still in factory sealed bags. With all paperwork.

Lindberg Blue Devil Destroyer (Fletcher) - Motorized for R/C, 1/125, 815

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1975 and is from the original 1960s molds. Has very good detail for that time. Three-foot long WWII Fletcher DD for free run or remote control.

Lindberg LCVP Landing Ship Vehicle Personnel, 1/32, 815

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. John Steel box art issue dated 1976 but from original 1960s molds. Big-scale kit is fully motorized for operation in water. Nicely detailed for that time.

Revell Truck Racing Transport Semi Truck / Trailer / Racing Truck, 1/25, 7534

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1991. Amazingly large kit contains super-detailed Peterbilt hauler with sleeper, race trailer with cabin and detailed racing truck. Includes hundreds and hundreds of parts. Recommended for experienced model builders only. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still sealed in the factory internal bags. A few chrome trees, one clear and two small colored trees are not bagged; they have been inventoried complete. With excellent decal sheet and full instructions.

Nitto Hanomag Sd.Kfz 251/1 Half Track - Motorized- German Half Track With Rocket Launcher, 1/35, 388-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very collectible kit with high-gloss box artwork. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features all hardware and all metal gear box for motorizing - all required parts are included except for the motor which Nitto did not supply. Has pre-wired switch and rubber working tread and front tires. Front wheels steer. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. NOTE: treads are still factory sealed but have deteriorated.

Aurora The Black Knight of Nurnberg, 1/8, 473

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Classic and very popular Aurora knight kit from the original molds. Aurora of Great Britain issue from the late 1960s. Large 1/8 scale kit is molded gloss black and has both yellow and white plumes. The kit has never been started. It is still sealed in the factory bag and includes the instructions. In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits and they sported the 1956-only rectangular 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. The sales success of the Knight prompted Aurora to launch an entire line of figure kits. The knights themselves stayed in production in the USA and overseas long after many other figures were discontinued.