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H&F Model Airplane Co Ryan ST Trainer - 53 Inch Wingspan Wooden Flying Model - For R/C or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Rare kit from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Does not come with a box but is complete. Very large 53.5 inch wingspan model was designed for free-flight rubber power but is perfectly suited for conversion to R/C and electric power. Comes with a very nicely rough-carved prop than needs final sanding only, finished hardwood wheels and thrust button, profile cut wooden cowl/nose, prefabricated wheel pants and struts, four very thick cardstock sheets of printed parts, high quality strip wood, metal stock, tissue paper and excellent condition full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

Aurora 1922 Murphy Special Indianapolis 500 Winner, 1/30, 522-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare. From ex-Best molds. Aurora purchased the Best molds for the Indianapolis 500 Winners and made one issue in 1958. Kit is molded in gloss white with real rubber tires, spoked wheels and includes a crew of two and some interior detail. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The 'Murphy Special', winner of the Indy 500 in 1922, was a Duesenburg chassis and a Harry Miller engine of 183 CID. It was driven by the great racer Jimmy Murphy.

Cleveland Messerschmitt Me-109 (Bf-109) - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-74

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). The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or 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 Bleriots 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. Lindberghs 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 Lindberghs 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 worlds longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane supply business 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 Clevelands 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.

Koster B-24H B-24J B-24L and PB4Y-1 Conversion - for the 1/48 Monogram B-24, 1/48

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very high quality full conversion that makes B-24H/J/L and PB4Y-1 variants Monogram/Revell B-24 kit. Includes all needed parts vacuform (white front fuselage, turrets and other small parts and two sets of clear) and full instructions. Never started and 100% complete. Please note that this is NOT the big 'Single Tail' conversion for a PB4Y-2. This one retains the twin tails.

Airfix HMS Manxman & HMS Suffolk, 1/600, 04214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Kit includes both full-hull models in 1/600 scale. They are from the original 1960s molds and very nicely detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Manxman appears in the 1953 film Sailor of the King (1953), portraying a German commerce raider. The film is based on the Forester novel Brown onResolution.

Regia Marina Vittorio Veneto Battleship, 1/700, RM14

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very high quality kit and still considered the finest 1/700 scale model of this beautiful and fast Italian Navy WWII battleship. Features turned metal gun barrels for main and secondary guns, four full frets of photoetched details and numerous parts in high-definition resin. The resin parts are of superior quality and almost perfect; they were probably pressure cast to remove the air from the resin. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions/drawings.

HP Models Java Light Cruiser 1940 Netherlands Navy, 1/700, NL004

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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High quality resin kit of a rare subject. Features almost flawless moldings, a very high level of detail (even includes the float plane), exploded parts diagram, scale drawings of the completed kit and color flags. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes flags and instructions. The Java in service in the Netherlands Indies and sunk in 1942 at the Battle of the Java Sea. Japanese use of the 'Long Lance' torpedoes were responsible for sinking her and the newer De Ruyter.

Heller La Grande Hermine Exploration Ship, 1/150, 841

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large scale ship kit that is nicely molded and detailed. Features full hull, complete deck fittings, display stand and can be built with or without sails. Full rigging instructions are included. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: sails are badly aged damaged and are present but cannot be used. In 1534, the French Navigator Jacques Cartier was send by King Francois I to search for a passage to Asia from the north of the New World. Cartier reached Canada aboard the Grande Hermine, the subject of this model and an exploration vessel that was used only for peaceful purposes.

Monogram Predicta Personal Car by Darryl Starbird, 1/24, 85-0095

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Hard-to-find reissue from 2000. This kit uses the original molds from this 1964 kit. The Starbird-designed Predicta was the crowd's favorite, traveling over 50,000 miles coast-to-coast and winning many car shows, including the famous Oakland Roadster Show. She was the first in the custom field to have an electrically operated full Lucite Bubble Top and 'Unistick' steering where the wheels are turned by a centrally-located aircraft style control stick. Power was provided by a 392 CID '57 Chrysler Fuel Injection engine. The kit features operating 'Unistick' steering, working bubble top, opening hood, detailed engine, deep dish chrome plated wheels and highly detailed interior. The kit is molded in red, white and clear with chrome parts and real rubber wheels. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell CSS Alabama Confederate Sea Raider With Sails, 1/96, H392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare 1974 issue with John Steel framable artwork. Large and highly detailed kit. Measures 33 inches long when built. Features pre-formed billowing sails, preformed ratlines, chain and cord for running and standing rigging, 20 crew members, detailed armament, operating propeller hoist and detailed deck fittings. Also includes complete step by step assembly instructions and full rigging instructions/diagrams. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the hull halves and vacuform sails) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The vac sails are in 'very good' condition. NOTE: there is minor bug damage to the rat line cutting pattern and historical booklet.

Airfix Short Stirling B.1 / III, 1/72, 06002-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Kit features optional parts for either version, elevating guns, rotating turrets, some cockpit and interior detail, rotating props and wheels, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, optional position bomb bay doors, bomb bay detail and bombs and optional position undercarriage. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Includes accessories (bomb carts, tractor) as shown on box cover. Has markings for either aircraft. MG-K of 7th Sq served as a minelayer, bomber and one of the first units of the Pathfinder force, and EX-L of 199 Sq of No.3 Group which converted from Wellingtons in 1943 and performed bombing, minelaying and supply missions. In 1944 they flew with 100 Group on Radio Counter Measure (ECM) missions until 1945.

Airfix German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, S3-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Wonderful Craftmaster artwork hardbox. Unusual kit of the early Scharnhorst with the 'straight' bow. This was before her modification with the 'Atlantic' bow. Nicely molded full hull model. This is one of two known box issues for the Craftmaster Scharnhorst. This one has black side panels and S3-129 as the kit number. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hawk San Francisco Cable Car, 1/48, 517-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very well detailed kit from 1959. Hawk intentionally printed a silver rectangle on the box top; the reason is unknown. Features full interior, exterior, truck and under-body detail and track display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Golden Hind - The Ship of Sir Francis Drake, 365-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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One in series of many small scale ship kits that Pyro made in the late 1950s/60s. Measures about 5-6 inches long when assembled. Well detailed for the size with fine molded detail, separately molded cannons, anchors, masts, crow's nest and bowsprit + a full set billowing sails and flags printed on the instructions. Display stand included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. On November 15, 1577, Sir Francis Drake sailed from Plymouth, England in the 'Golden Hind,' accompanied by four smaller vessels. At the time, the great nations of Europe were squabbling for a share of the treasures to be found in the New World. Because Drake intended to visit land already claimed by Spain and Portugal, he was reported to be on a long voyage of discovery. The voyage lasted almost three years and his small ship completely circled the globe before returning to England. When she returned, the 'Golden Hind' was loaded with ingot and jewels plundered from the rich Spanish settlements along the West coast of South America.

Matchbox North American B-25H or B-25J Mitchell - 1st ACG 10th AF USAAF India/Burma 1944 / RAF Free French No.342 Lorraine Sq / RAF 180th Sq 1944, 1/72, PK-405

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1975. Nicely detailed and molded kit. Contains all parts to make clear nose 'J' or 75mm cannon 'H' variants. Has decals for three aircraft from the USAAF, RAF and Free French.

AV USK Fokker T-V Dutch WWII Bomber, 1/72, AU2021

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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First flown in 1938, the T-V was the only modern Dutch Medium bomber in service at the start of WWII. The aircraft was rugged, fast and handled well as evidenced by their performance during the Invasion of the Low Countries. T-Vs bombed and strafed ground troops outside of Rotterdam, attacked Ju-52 formations and supply concentrations/troops on the Meuse river. Hastily modified as a heavy fighter with 20mm cannon, the bombardier was able to bring down two Luftwaffe aircraft. Kit contains very high quality vac wings, fuselage and nacelles with two large trees of injection molded parts (engines, props, cowlings, landing gear, interior, rudders, elevator, guns, yokes, gear doors, etc) and a sheet of photoetched details with film instruments. Never started and complete.

Revell Messerschmitt Bf-109G Gustav, 1/32, H279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1969 release in big 1/32 scale and the Cessna 'Win an Airplane" contest on the box top. Has plenty of action features- fully detailed engine, removable panels, full cockpit, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and retracting/extending landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Cessna Super Skymaster, 1/48, 565-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Excellent large scale (1/48) kit with complete interior detail and full color decals (including all stripes) for the center aircraft on the box art. Molded in white and clear.

Hawk Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, 1/72, 606-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1950s release with classic box art by Bill Campbell. If you look closely, Bill painted one of Hawk's founders, Richard (Dick) Mates in the cockpit of the nearest fighter. Very nicely made model with excellent fit and all recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Grand Phoenix North American FJ-4B Fury - VMF-232 / VA-116 / VMF-451, 1/48, KT003

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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Very high quality model. Features injection molded parts, canopy masks, dozens of cast resin parts, metal nose gear and numerous photoetched details. Includes factory decals for the three aircraft listed on the box top. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.