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Strombecker Boeing B-47 Strato-Jet (Stratojet) - 12.5 inch Wingspan Solid Wooden Aircraft Kit, C-45

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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NOTE: excellent builder only, please read carefully below. Classic large 12.5 inch wingspan kit. Made of solid, completely precarved Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, engine pylons and engine nacelles all cut to shape. Large and very well detailed USAF decal sheet is very good to excellent condition. NOTE: this kit has been professionally started, which is to the great advantage of the builder. All parts have been sanded to final shape, including correct airfoils on wings, stabilizers and rudder and engine pylons - including very sharp trailing edges on the wings and horizontal and vertical stabilizers. All parts have had sanding sealer applied and have been repeated sanded with very fine paper until they are perfectly smooth. The JATO holes have carved out in the fuselage. The clear canopies are in 'mint' condition. The decal sheet is in as-new condition, which is amazing. The stand and stand arm are missing, but all other parts are present. Includes full instructions in excellent condition. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only sanding would finish them.

Airfix Bristol Superfreighter Silver City Decals and Flyer - Type 2 Issue, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Rare second logo issue. This issue also contains an original fold-out flyer from Silver City Airways LTD. The flyer shows gives a minute by minute breakdown of how simple and fast the Silver City Air Ferry is to use. There is a route map and 14 photos on the flyer also. Large and nicely done kit. Features movable control surfaces, opening cargo loading doors, loading ramps and crew as well as Silver Cities decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Superfreighter was an improved version of the Bristol Freighter. It was designed in 1952 and entered service in 1953 with Silver City Airways. Superfreighter's ease of maintenance, rugged design and ability to carry large loads made it immediately successful with the RAF and eight other air forces around the worlds, as well as with several airlines. Channel Air Bridge even operated a car ferry service across the channel.

Airfix Grumman J4F Gosling/Widgeon - Bagged, 1/72, 1421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Airfix second type logo bagged kit with header. The header is excellent but the bag is not original. Very well molded and detailed kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram B-24 Liberator Speedee-Bilt, 1/60, H4-495

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Dated 1954. This is the finest H4 Liberator that I have seen. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and only light general wear. The inside is like new also. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speede-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speede-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are rare today due to their relatively high price of $4.95. This example is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, glue, dope, decals, sand paper, plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. Still has all internal packing as shown. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping. This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warp easily over time. Instructions, decals and plans are 'near mint' also, as are the parts sheet. No parts have been punched out. This kit must be shipped insured.

Williams Brothers Martin B-10B Bomber - 96th Bombardment Squadron / 11th BS / 31st BS, 1/72, 72-210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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The B-10 was a highly advanced aircraft for the 1930s, featuring fully enclosed crew, retractable landing gear, controllable pitch props and revolving turret. This model is very nicely detailed and molded. It features internal crew stations, retracted or extended landing gear with struts compressed or extended, external bomb rack and bombs, hard or flexible wheels and Microscale decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Handley Page Hampden B. Mk. I - 49 Squadron RAF, 1/72, 491

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Features movable control surfaces, opened or closed bomb bay with bombs, full crew and optional position undercarriage. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Hampdens, along with Whitley and Wellingtons, formed the RAF's Heavy Bomber force at the outbreak of WWII. Dusty Rhodes provided more information on the box art aircraft - Hampden AE240 took off from RAF Scampton at 1443 hours on the 12th February 1942, detailed to attack the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the English Channel. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and the aircraft and crew disappeared without trace. The Squadron lost 4 aircraft on this mission.

Best 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner, 1/30, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very rare kit for the advanced collector. In the early 1950s Best Hobby Kits (Best Plastic Corporation of Brooklyn, NY) entered the infant USA plastic model kit market with a series of Indianapolis 500 winners. Six kits were issued - the 1920 Monroe Special, 1922 Murphy Special, 1931 Miller Special, 1935 Gilmore Special, 1940 Maserati Racer and 1953 Fuel Injection Special. The kits were priced correctly and featured 'Super Detailed' parts (for the time). It is unknown why the line failed to sell - it may have been distribution. Best was certainly not a large player in the business. The kit features real rubber Firestone racing tires, decals and some interior detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora MG TD 'Bullet' With Extra Customizing Parts, 1/32, 541-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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From 1960. Hard-to-find MG kit that can be built stock or custom. From ex-Advanced molds with Aurora-added custom parts. Stock version features good outline, very good interior with seats, dash board, steering wheel and column and floor with carpet texture, convertible top cover, gas tank and filler cap, front and rear bumpers and real rubber tires. Custom parts include chrome plated front axle, custom grill and headlights, 'moon' wheels, exhaust and top cover. There is also a custom full top molded in black. The stock MG parts are molded in a bright gloss red and there are real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes custom decals instructions.

ID Models Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu 'Nick', 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare 1/32 large scale Fokker kit from the old ID Models. Long out of production. Includes all major airframe components, clear canopy and full size plans. Kit has not been started and is complete. Significant skills are need to assemble vacuform kits; they are not recommended for beginners.

Classic Warships SMS Moltke / Goeben Battlecruiser, 1/700, CW015

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very cleanly molded and detailed. Classic Warships pressure cast this kit to eliminate air bubble in the hull and parts. Features excellent waterline hull, resin superstructure parts and numerous cast metal details as well as full instructions. The Goeben is mentioned in the instructions but there are no drawings or details on what the differences were from Moltke. So if you wish to build the Goeben, you will need to do your own research. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The one bag that has been opened has been inventoried complete, including instructions.

Classic Warships SMS Seydlitz Battlecruiser, 1/700, CW016

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very cleanly molded and detailed. Classic Warships pressure cast this kit to eliminate air bubble in the hull and parts. Features excellent waterline hull, resin superstructure parts and numerous cast metal details as well as full instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Pit Road USS Okinawa LPH3 Amphibious Assault Ship, 1/700, WL-085

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare. Beautifully molded waterline kit featuring high-definition resin hull and details, cast metal details, injection molded details (from Skywave of course!) and extensive decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ICM Spitfire Mk.XVI - RAF 74 Sqn Drope Germany April 1945 / Sqn Ldr K. Pniak (7 victories) No. 308 Krakow Sqn England Summer 1945, 1/48, 48071

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nicely molded and detailed kit with 136 parts. It was the opinion of the first owner that this kit was not a Mk.XVI; all of the reviewers disagree and side with ICM. Features all fine recessed panel lines, complete engine with firewall and engine mounts, removable engine cowls, excellent cockpit detail, optional position canopy, detailed gun bays with removable panels, separately molded ailerons and rudder, optional centerline fuel tank or bomb load, outer wing station bombs and detailed paint and marking guide for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-03 V Tail, 1/48, GA10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare kit from the 'Gartex Division of Hasegawa.' The box says that 'Gartex stands for Limited Production Multi-Medium Kits.' Superb model with all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit an gear wells, separately molded split flaps and leading edge slats, optional position canopy, beautiful resin conversion parts, cast metal wheels/tires and tail wheel with strut and full painting guide with excellent decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa IJN Tenryu Light Cruiser, 1/700, WL-CO85

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very finely molded and highly detailed 1/700 scale waterline ship kit. Still factory sealed.

Hit Kit Potez XXVII A2 (Potez 27), 1/72, HK008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Limited run injection molded kit. Includes many photoetched parts and film instruments. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Flying Cloud Clipper Ship, B370-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From 1966. One of a series of small scale sail boats that Pyro produced. For their time, many had excellent detail. This kit measures almost 7 inches long when assembled and features full hull, molded wood plank detail above the waterline and on deck, very fine copper plating below the waterline, well detailed deck moldings with several separate fittings, molded ratlines, separate masts, billowing sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Pyro did an very nice job of capturing the lines of this famous clipper, which was one of fifty designed and built by Donald McKay. The Flying Cloud set the record for the voyage from New York to San Francisco on her maiden voyage. The time, 89 days and 21 hours was only beat when she bettered this record by 7 hours. She was 235 feet long with a beam of 40 feet and 8 inches. There were over a million feet of oak in her hull. The Flying Cloud ended her days as a lumber boat between St. John, Newfoundland and London. In June of 1875 she was wrecked off the New Brunswick coast. It has been said that the ear of the clipper ship came to a close when they burned her hulk for the scrap metal that was inside.

Pyro Bon Homme Richard - The Ship of Captain John Paul Jones, B367-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Nicely molded small scale ship model. Measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Includes full hull with molded wood plank and grain detail, separately molded anchors, cannons and masts, billowing sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one cannon. It has been inventoried with all other parts and includes instructions.

Airfix Rockwell B-1B Bomber, 1/72, 12003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Very nicely molded and detailed. Measures over 23 inches when assembled. Features detailed cockpit, swinging wings, opened or closed weapons bay with cruise missiles, moving elevators, detailed engine pods and intakes and optional position crew boarding ladder.

Airfix Hercules AC-130H Gunship - USAF 16th Special Operations Sq 1st SOE Hurlbert Field 1976 / Special Ops Sq 8th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing Ubon Air Base Thailand 1972, 1/72, 10001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit contains 160 parts and USAF decals for the two aircraft listed. Model features 7.62 and 20mm Gatling guns, 40mm Bofors, 105mm howitzer, chaff dispensers, ECM pods, 'Black Crow' radar, movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, full interior bay and cockpit detail, rotating props and more.