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Airfix Handley Page Halifax B.III LV917-C 100 Missions, 1/72, 05004-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Type four box logo. Kit features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels. LV917-C was a Halifax operated by 158 Squadron that completed 100 operational missions and survived the war. Only one other Halifax had more missions, 'LV917-E 'Friday the Thirteenth', also of 158. NOTE: the inside of one gun turret tub is neatly painted zinc chromate green. There is no other painting and no assembly at all. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell HMS King George V British Battleship, 1/568, H380

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1974 issue. Great box art and a very nice kit. Features Walrus float plane, rotating cranes, rotating turrets and elevating guns, detailed secondary and AA guns, stand and flag sheet. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, flag sheet and instructions.

Frog Junkers Ju-88A-4 - Green Series, 1/72, F160

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Green Series issue with a desperate box art scene. Ground crew flee for their lives as Typhoons lob rockets into an airfield of gassed and about-to-be armed bombers. Well detailed and molded. Has 74 parts including separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. 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. 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 manufacturers 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.

Fujimi Aerospatiale SA-341G Gazelle, 1/48, 5A42

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very nicely molded kit with full cockpit, detailed rotor hub, excellent exhaust with some engine detail and markings for two helicopters. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Hawk Supermarine Swift Ground Attack Fighter, 1/72, 607-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. The model has excellent fit and recessed and raised panel lines. Can be assembled with or without landing gear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.

Allyn Douglas D-558-1 Navy Skystreak - (D5581), 1/48, 900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare kit from the early 1950s. The box has very good gloss and color, four solid corners, no repairs, and general wear as shown. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. The decals and small parts are still in the factory 'krinkle' bag, the fuselage halves are molded in a bright gloss red plastic and still fit together perfectly. The instructions are excellent, and the clear stand and stand arm are still wrapped in the factory tissue paper. Never started and 100% complete. Allyn produced 'Factory Display' models and also released some of them to the public as standard, unassembled model kits. The Allyn kits were produced from the early 1950s and by the late 1950s production had been discontinued. Today they are all highly prized collectors items.

Hasegawa Douglas A-4B (A4D-2) Skyhawk - VA-72 'Blue Hawks CVG-7 Commander's Aircraft / VA-106 'Gladiators' CVG-10 Commander's Aircraft USS Essex - (A4D2), 1/48, 09426

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hard-to-find early Skyhawk 'B' variant in 1/48 scale. Very well detailed and molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, intake and exhaust detail, optional position leading edge slats and wing flaps, detailed gear wells, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, optional position canopy, boarding ladder and more. Very large and colorful decal sheet for the two aircraft listed. NOTE: the interior surfaces have been neatly airbrushed white and gray. The wing underside, stabilizers, flaps and pylons have been neatly airbrushed as well. The quality of painting is excellent. There is no other painting. There has been no assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, 1/32, 0200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Limited reissue from 1996 using the original 1956 Revell molds. Includes engine with some engine compartment detail, opening hood, detailed, molded chassis with separate front and rear suspension parts, very good full interior and two figures. Molded in ivory and chrome plate. 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 have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Hasegawa F-86F Sabre - USAF 'SHE' or South African Air Force, 1/32, JS084

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Deluxe kit. Very highly detailed down to jet engine wiring and plumbing. Includes separately molded ailerons, wing flaps and rudder, complete cockpit and pilot, removable rear body as the real aircraft and removable jet engine, full underwing load out, opening canopy, detailed gear wells and landing gear, removable gun compartment panel and detailed gun bay, highly detailed air brake bays and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman F3F-3 Fighter - (F3F3) Blue Box Issue, 1/32, PA186-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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2nd issue of this kit with the 'Blue Box' dated 1967. Very highly detailed. The kit has many action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy and instructions for rigging. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk Albatros D-V (DV) Solid Wood Model Kit, 1/48, 58

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This kit dates from 1947 and contains profile precarved wooden main aircraft parts, injection molded wheels, prop, machine gun, wooden stock as needed, metal seat, one color German insignia and full size well-detailed plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

299 Models B-17H / SB-17 & PB-1W Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, 017-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare. Designed for use with the Hasegawa B-17G kit. Will convert to a B-17H, SB-17 or PB-1W. All injection molded with instructions. NOTE: parts 8 and 9 (chin turret fairing) and 5 and 6 (radar dome halves) have been neatly assembled. The life raft has been cleaned and primed - quality of work done is excellent. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Some Yagi antenna elements (very small and cylindrical) are broke but still present.

Revell Lockheed F-104A Starfighter - 'S' Issue, 1/64, H251-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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First issue dated 1956. Dramatic hardbox artwork. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear, with the famous Revell clear 'Globe' stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora-KB Boeing P-26A - 34th Attack Squadron - K&B Issue, 1/48, 1115-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1972 hardbox release with updated molds, making it a much nicer kit than the earlier issues. Features movable control surfaces, terrain display base and detailed painting/rigging instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Inpact Bristol Bulldog - 32nd Sqn RAF, 1/48, P203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Large (1/48) kit. Well molded with many parts and fine detail. Has realistic subtle cloth texture on the areas covered by fabric and a smooth surface on metal sections. Includes display stand, rigging material and very colorful decals. Never started. NOTE: missing pilot. Inventoried with all other parts, rigging material, decals and instructions.

Artiplast Fiat CR-42 Falco Italian Air Force, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Early issue with very high gloss box art. Molded in green, black and clear plastic with Italian Air Force decals. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa Douglas A-4C Skyhawk / VA-15 Valions USS Forrestal / VA-153 Blue Tails USS Coral Sea, 1/48, PT22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hard-to-find early Skyhawk 'C' variant in 1/48 scale. Well detailed. Very large and colorful decals sheet. NOTE: the interior surfaces have been neatly airbrushed gray, white and black. The wing underside, stabilizers, flaps and slats have been neatly airbrushed as well. Quality of painting is excellent. There is no other painting. NOTE: the drop tanks have been very neatly and correctly built. There has been no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg CV-45 USS Valley Forge Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class - Angle Deck Modification) - Cellovision Issue, 1/1550, 738-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in exceptional condition. Nicely molded small-scale kit with Ray Gaedke boxart and trading card on the back.

Lindberg Douglas X-3 Stiletto, 1/48, 530-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hardbox issue from the late 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke artwork. Large-scale kit features detailed engines, opening inspection hatch, pilot and ejection seat. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT Miller Fruehauf 40 Foot Semi Trailer, 1/25, T559

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. From the 1970s. Well detailed kit with over 100 parts and 'Miller' markings. Features operating 'Select-A-Point' sliding suspension, 'Spyder' spoke dual wheel assemblies, two position support assembly, detailed F-2 Tandem Suspension, opening doors and more. Molded in color with real rubber tires.