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Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet with Trailer / Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. Late 1950s issue. This is a very nice kit in large 1/48 scale with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver and the trailer/launcher in bright yellow. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Nieuport II, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Third issue still dated 1956 but probably from 1957 (no Parents' Magazine Seal). Jim Cox artwork. The square Northern Lights logo has been replaced with the first famous oval logo sunburst, but the square background remains. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the box would grade higher, but there is light bug damage on the end panels.

Monogram Mustang P-51B 'Ding Hao!' - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA136-6806

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1968 issue. This kit is one of the 'transition' kits between the old Monogram 'PA' kit number system and the future four digit system - note that the model uses both systems. Nicely molded kit. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Frog Northrop P-61 Black Widow - 'Double Trouble' or 'Husslin Hussey' - Bagged, 1/72, F170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Very nicely molded kit with fine raised panel detail - no rivets. 61 parts. Features separately molded ailerons, elevator and rudders as well as optional position landing gear, crew and crew stations and detailed motors. With decals for two aircraft. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other 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, Blue, 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.

Monogram Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II 'Warthog', 1/72, 5405

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1977 issue. Kit features boarding ladder, pilot, optional position engine inspection cover with detailed engine, complete cockpit, opening canopy, internal gun, 6 laser guided bombs, 18 additional bombs and an external fuel tank. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox Lancaster BMk.I/III - 9 Sq RAF December 1944/45 'Tallboy' 12,000 lb Bomb Tirptiz Raid/ Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 1945 / RAF 106 Sq Coningsby 1942, 1/72, PK-602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Very nicely detail model. Features very fine raised panel lines and some recessed panel lines. Includes cockpit and crew, rotating turrets, optional parts for all versions including unique RAAF aircraft, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position bomb bay doors for two variants (no bomb load included) and decals with paint guide for three aircraft. The RAAF aircraft is a natural silver finish. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox BAC 'S' Jaguar - RAF 54 or 6 Squadron, 1/72, PK-102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. Includes under-wing weapons load (missiles and rocket pod) and decals for both squadrons.

Matchbox LTV A-7D Corsair II - 356 TFS 'Green Demons' 354 TFW South Carolina 1972 or 357 TFS 'Licking Dragons' 355 TFW Arizona, 1/72, PK-101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Nicely molded kit with mainly recessed panel lines and some raised lines. Includes folding wing tips and a very large bomb loadout as well as decals for both aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: canopy is intact but has a 1/2 inch crack.

Matchbox Gnat Mk.1 Trainer, 1/72, PK-15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Has markings for 'The Red Arrows' RAF Aerobatic Team-RAF Kemble or No. 4 Sq Central Flying School-Little Rissington. Never started. Kit is either 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions or is factory sealed/factory sealed internal bags.

Lindberg F-100 Super Sabre Motorized with Jet Sound, 1/48, 309M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1965 hardbox issue. Large 1/48 scale F-100 with motorized jet sound, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail and opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: box would grade much higher than 'Good++' but there is clear tape along the lower sides.

Hawk Grumman F9F Panther - Flip Box Issue, 1/48, 400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Early rare Hawk kit. Hawk was active in manufacturing wooden kits and wooden kits with some injection molded details before all-injection molded kits came around. Among Hawk's early plastic kits were the F9F and F-90 in the flip top box. Oddly, the kits are more famous for the fact that Aurora purchased the F9F and F-90 and copied these molds to create their first two plastic kits. The earliest Hawk plastic kits were in these on-piece flip top boxes. The boxes proved fragile and were quickly replaced with sturdy two-piece boxes. This makes a flip-top box in excellent condition very rare - this is one of the finest that I have seen and does not even have the factory tape used to seal the kits before shipping. Correctly molded in a beautiful medium metallic blue with green-tinted clear stand, stand arm, nose probe and canopy and olive drab pilot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora USS Iowa Battleship - (With Decals for Iowa / Missouri / Wisconsin / New Jersey), 1/600, 705

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1972 'Big A' logo issue of this popular kit. Features one piece full hull, rotating triple 16" gun turrets, 5" secondary turrets, pom-pom guns, lifeboats, prop and rudder detail, 2 float planes with catapults, display stand and decals for the Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri or New Jersey. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Maritime Art Chesapeake Bay Workboat #3 'Drake Tail' Fitted For Oyster Tonging - HO Scale, HO, 3

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Very highly detailed waterline HO scale craftsman kit. Complete model - includes all parts as pictured. Includes resin hull, hardwood parts and stock, cast resin and/or wood details, metal stock, decals/stickers, templates (as required), written instructions and a CD with prototype and construction photos. Factory tape sealed box with clear cover. Inside, all small parts are still in factory sealed bags.

Guillows Sopwith Camel - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with 18 inch wingspan. Kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, colored tissue, rubber motor and full decals. Includes full size 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. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Revell The Thermopylae Clipper Ship - 3 Feet Long, 1/70, 5610

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split in the lower right. 1980 issue of the Cutty Sark's famous competitor. Beautiful boxart. Highly detailed large kit. Measures 36 inches long when built. Has complete running and standing rigging instructions; can be built with sails or without. Molded in green, black and ivory plastic. Includes rat lines, assembly instructions, rigging instructions, billowing sails, decals, flag sheet, rigging lines and metal chain.

Lunar Models Gerry Anderson's Fireball XL5 Spaceship - Bagged

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Rare. Fuselage measures just over 9 inches in length when assembled. Kit consists of accurately scaled vacuform fuselage, wings, rudder and other details, transparent canopies and instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Monogram Personnel Carrier M3A1 Half Track Vehicle with Diorama Instructions, 1/35, 8216-0200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1972 issue with desirable Diorama Instructions. Features very good detail with complete crew cab, opening doors, detailed underside, rotating wheels and moving tracks/bogies, opening rear door, elevating and rotating .50 caliber machine gun, troop packs and bed rolls and 13 soldier and crew. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram US Army Armored Half Track Multiple Gun Carriage - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PM23-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare original issue from 1957. Classic 'Four Star' kit with many operating features and excellent detail. Kit includes flexible tracks, revolving multiple machine gun turret and elevating machine guns, operating doors, full interior, rubber tires and a 5 Army soldiers with equipment. Very nicely detailed and molded. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Otaki Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100 - With Markings for Three Aircraft, 1/48, OT2-15-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very nicely molded kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, decals for three colorful aircraft and a full color painting guide. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Glencoe de Havilland Venom FB.4 - RAF No.118/No. 145 Sq/No.45 Sq / Swiss Flugwaffe/ Royal New Zealand Air Force No. 14 Sq / Royal Iraqi Air Force, 1/48, 05108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Features Scale-Master decals for all of the aircraft listed above. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. FB.4 was the last and best version of the venerable Venom, which was one of the world's first jet aircraft specializing in ground attack.