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Airfix Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress - A Bit O' Lace, 1/72, 05005-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Type Four logo issue. Dramatic artwork showing 'A Bit O' Lace' on a bombing run over Germany. Kit features many moving parts: turrets rotate and guns elevate, landing gear retracts/extends, wheels and props turn and all control surfaces move. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Micro Models The 1937 Cavalier (Reproduction) - 36 inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight, 1/3, F104

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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This is a reproduction of a classic design and is 1/3 the size of the original. It includes full size plans, pre-cut parts and is authentically scaled from the original design. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Micro Models The 1941 Request (Reproduction) - 30 inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight, 2/3, F102

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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This is a reproduction of a classic design and is 2/3 the size of the original. It includes full size plans, pre-cut parts and is authentically scaled from the original design. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Micro Models The 1940 Clipper Mk.II - Reproduction 36 inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight, 1/2, F107

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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This is a reproduction of a classic design and is half the size of the original. It includes full size plans, pre-cut parts and is authentically scaled from the original design. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Frog Bristol Blenheim Mk 1 Bomber or Mk 1F Night Fighter Finnish - Romanian or RAF - Green Series, 1/72, F190

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Will build night fighter or bomber version and has decals for all three aircraft. Typical excellent Frog quality moldings - clean with no rivets, just panel lines. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. Has color painting guide. 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, 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.

Tamiya British Army Saladin MkII Armoured Car - Motorized, 1/35, DT108-1498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very well detailed and molded kit. Features FA-130 motor (included) and metal gear box and axles with nylon gears. Drive is on the rear wheels and the batteries are in the center. The front wheels can be steered. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram First Lunar Landing Apollo 11 - Astronauts on the Moon - Heritage Edition Issue, 1/48, 6060

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Arguably the highest quality large-scale kit available of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Features LEM, moon base, solar wind detector, seismometer, flag, astronauts, laser reflector, stereo camera, decals, gold foil, and TV Camera.

MPC Darth Vader Tie Fighter Star Wars, 1-1915

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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First issue dated 1978. Measures 7.5 x 6.75 x 4.5 inches when assembled. Features Darth Vader figure, detailed cockpit and landing gear for display. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has two closed split corners.

Revell Bell Huey Attack Helicopter UH-1D, 1/32, H259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Softbox issue dated 1970. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors, moving rotors and weapons system with SS-11 Missiles, M-6 Machine Guns, 7.62 MM Machine Guns and M-6 Guns with Rocket Pods. Includes pilot and gunner figure. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Peerless-Max M-26 Tractor Truck & M15-A1 45 Ton Semi-Trailer Tank Transporter Motorized - (M26), 1/35, 3501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Large motorized kit that is highly detailed. Includes motor. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Shinmeiwa PS-1 or SS-2, 1/72, JS062-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Large STOL ASW Amphibious Aircraft of the JSDF. Very nicely detailed kit of this fantastic and rugged all-weather seagoing aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the rear rudder 'pod' is broke off one fuselage side. The piece is present and is a easy fix.

MPC Lockheed C-130E Hercules - USAF MAC, 1/72, 1-4502

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

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave at the top. Kit has many operating features and details: full interior including cargo bay - opening cargo doors - optional position landing gear - moving control surfaces - rotating wheels and props and optional position boarding stairs.

Monogram US Army M-29C Amphibious Weasel - Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/35, 8212

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1972 'White Box' issue. High quality kit with excellent detail. Has flexible treads, movable windshield/rudder, full interior detail and four soldiers with arms and equipment.

Williams Brothers Douglas World Cruiser, 1/72, 72-424

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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The only kit of the first aircraft to fly around the world. In 1924 four World Cruisers set out on a 27,553 mile flight that lasted 175 days. The epic flight was an adventure to say the least, and one aircraft (Boston) was lost, only to be replaced by the factory prototype, which was quickly renamed Boston II. Includes decals for all five aircraft. Well molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Messerschmitt Me-262A - 1st Staffel/1 Grouppe/KG51 or 3rd Staffel/JG7 1945 - Red Series, 1/72, F248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Includes decals for both aircraft and a color painting guide on the box bottom. As with most Frog kits, this one has fine panel line detail and no rivets, so it builds up to a realistic model. 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, 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.

Aurora M-46 General Patton Tank (M46), 1/48, 301-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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First issue from 1956 with the rectangular Northern Lights logo and Jim Cox artwork. This was the only year for this logo. Molded in gloss olive green with flexible black treads. Features a crew of four, rotating bogie and sprocket drive wheels, four optional position hatches, rotating turret, elevating gun and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon - YF-16 or USAF markings, 1/72, 110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Late 1970s/early 1980s 'Black Box' issue. Contains decals for two aircraft. Very well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and under-wing weapons. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Albatros C-III - (C.111) With Metal and Photoetched Details, 1/48, 8009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very highly detailed kit. Features several cast metal details and a very large photoetched detail sheet including interior. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat - US Marines or Blue Angels US Navy 'Beetle Bomb' Aircraft - Bagged - (F8F2), 1/48, 589

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. From ex-Hawk molds. Includes decals for the aircraft on the box cover and 'Beetle Bomb' of the famed Blue Angels. Includes optional underwing bombs, drop tank and missiles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply US Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (USCG) - 22 Inch Long Wooden Model Kit

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

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Great model from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. The kit probably dates from 1943. I have seen this kit built, and it is beautiful and nicely detailed. Measures 22 inches when completed. Features a very nicely pre-carved hardwood hull (not balsa), three bags of metal, wood and other small parts, wooden stock as required (still held together by the original rubber band), sandpaper, two envelopes of CASCO wood cement, two large sheets of nicely printed bristol board parts and very nicely drawn plans with numerous templates, details and perspectives. This kit is almost untouched inside down to the packing paper. Never started. Some small parts are still factory sealed. The parts not sealed have been inventoried complete with the plans.