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Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Dated 1956. Very rare in this condition. The model is an excellent representation of the first commercial 'Jet Prop.' Includes full landing gear, rotating props, clear cockpit and cabin windows, scale passengers, full color decals and even a boarding ramp.

Tamiya Ford M151A2 Mutt - Utility Truck 1/4 Ton 4x4, 1/35, MM223A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Detailed kit from high quality molds that includes fording equipment and driver figure. With decals for US Marines or US Army.

Trumpeter British 155mm AS-90 Self Propelled Howitzer, 1/35, 00324

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Has 309 pieces and is very well detailed and molded.

Lindberg LCVP Landing Ship Vehicle Personnel Motorized, 1/32, 7411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1976 issue with John Steel box art. Big-scale kit from 1976 is motorized for operation in water. Nicely detailed for that time and from the original 1960s molds. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that part #71 on the instructions is a factory mistake. This part was always molded onto another piece and was never a separate part.

Tamiya US Jeep 1/4 Ton 4X4 Willys MB, 1/35, MM219

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Detailed kit from high quality molds. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya British Universal Carrier MkII, 1/35, 3589

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Excellent armor kit, probably from the 1970s. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Heinkel He-219 A-7 Uhu Owl, 1/48, 61057-3600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1997. Well molded with all recessed panel detail, excellent full cockpit with pilot and radar operator, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, detailed radar arrays and decals with paint guide for three aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Warthog, 1/48, 5505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large 1/48 scale release from 1986. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features highly detailed cockpit, pilot, detailed gear wells, opened or closed 'decelerons' on the outer wings, optional position canopy and crew boarding stair, and a very large and complete under-wing loadout of bombs and missiles. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Northrop F-20 Tigershark, 1/48, 5445

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Hard to find prototype F-20. Traditional high quality Monogram kit. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, highly detailed ejection seat and cockpit, optional position canopy and speed brakes with detailed wells, full weapons load with Sparrow, Sidewinder and drop tank and more. Has markings for red/white version shown on box top and for dark gray 'operational' version. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-5E Tiger II, 1/48, 5407

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From 1978 and with Aggressor markings. Features full cockpit, wheel well detail, auxiliary fuel tanks, 20mm gun pods, pilot boarding ladder and markings for the kit shown on the box. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft Lockheed L-188 Electra - American Airlines 'Flagship Chicago', 1/144, 14476

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes very colorful markings. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet P-40 Tiger Shark - 18 inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N1-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit, at least at that time): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. 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.

Cleveland Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc - Balsa Flying Aircraft, SF-78

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). NOTE: two wing ribs have been cut from a sheet. There is no other cutting and no assembly. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder - 'Mild and Bitter' 450th BS 332nd BG 9th AF (First B-26 To Complete 50 and 100 Missions) / 'Barracuda 495th BS 344th BG, 1/48, 85-5529

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Features excellent interior detail, crew members, rotating turrets with elevating guns, full wheel well detail, opened or closed bomb bay doors with bomb load, rotating props and rear boarding ladder and more. There are decals and paint guides for the two aircraft listed.

Monogram Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver Pro Modeler Issue - 'Baby II' Or VB-84 From USS Bunker Hill During Tokyo Raids Feb. 16-23 1945 - (SB2C4), 1/48, 85-5983

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Very high quality kit - not a reissue of the original Monogram 1/48 Helldiver, but a completely new kit from modern, detailed molds. Features fine and all recessed panel line detail, super-detailed interior, extensive photoetched parts including ignition harness and dive brakes, complete bomb bay, optional position bomb bay doors, optional bomb load, detailed wheel wells, weighted tires, optional position canopy and decals for the two aircraft described.

Monogram P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1977 release. This model and the Bubble Top variant are among my favorite Monogram 1/48 builders due to the excellent detail and superb fit and finish - they almost fall together. Features full wheel well and cockpit detail, pilot figure, drop tank, underwing bomb and rocket tubes and more. Has markings for olive drab "Little Chief" and silver "Pengie III", both from the 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Voodoo F-101B - White Box Issue, 1/109, 6791

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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The 1973 release of the 1960s '49er' kit. Very nicely molded small-scale model with very fine raised panel detail, crew of two with ejection seats, optional position landing gear and two Genie unguided nuclear air-to-air rockets. Still factory sealed.

Monogram Consolidated B-24D Liberator With Iliad Design Sub Hunting Liberators Decals, 1/48, 5604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Includes mint condition Iliad Design 'Sub Hunting Liberators' decal sheet and marking & color paint guide. Includes decals for 'Gallopin Ghost Of The Brazilian Coast' VPB-107 based at Natal Brazil early 1943 / 'Subduer' of VPB-107 also from Natal Brazil / 'Skeezix' + 'Davey Jones' Helper'(on the other side of the nose) of 480th Antisubmarine Group Port Lyautey French Morocco 1943, 1st Sea Search Attack Group Langley Field late 1942 / 13th Antisubmarine Sq Grenier Field NH Summer 1943. The actual kit is the 1983 issue. Excellent kit featuring full interior, landing gear, gear well and bomb bay detailing, rotating props, turrets, wheels, pivoting nose wheel, bomb load, optional waist gun covers, optional position bomb doors, boarding ladder and crew of four. This kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present and instructions. NOTE: missing the Monogram Decals. Also, the box looks better than the grade but is rated as such because there are split corners and one rough short side + the stain shown at the left side in the photo.

Accurate Miniatures Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - Battle of the Coral Sea May 1942 USS Lexington, 1/48, 3411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Widely considered the finest 1/48 SBDEE and a very highly detailed kit with over 110 parts, all fine recessed panel lines, positionable perforated dive brakes, opened or closed canopies, fully detailed interior and R-1820-60 engine and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Douglas A-20J Havoc, 1/48, 8895

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From 1996. Rare large scale 1/48 Havoc 'J' variant. Finely molded with all recessed panel lines. Very nicely detailed interior. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.