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Aurora Fokker D-VIII 'Flying Razor', 1/48, 135-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1967 Canadian hardbox issue. Excellent color and gloss hardbox issue of the famous and dreaded 'Flying Razor' of WWI. The D-VIII had what it took to turn the tide in the air, but was introduced too late and in too few numbers to make a significant difference. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Veeday BE-2c (B.E.2c), 1/72, 005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Nicely molded rare kit. The kit has never been started - all parts, decals and instructions have been inventoried complete. Veeday was British company that produced some of the early 'short run' injection molded kits. Production lasted from 1978 to 1982. In all, 16 kits were issued if you count the Cierva C30 RAF and the C30 civil issue as two kits. Less than 1000 of each kit was produced and all kits were boxed. Two bagged kits (Pfalz D.XII and Spitfire 24) were issued after Veeday ceased production by someone who purchased the left-over stock.

Revell 1957 Ford Ranchero Customizing Kit Motorized, 1/25, H1241-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare. One and only issue from 1960. Hardbox has wear as shown. The kit has never been started. It is still in the factory sealed original bag with the instructions, decals and motor parts.

Aurora-ESCI German Assault Engineers with Goliath Demolition Vehicle, 1/35, 6303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Nicely detailed 1/35 kit with over 115 parts. Includes four figures, Goliath tank with control box and numerous accessories. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Berkeley Buccaneer 'C' Special Gas Free flight Flying Model Airplane Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Early free flight gas model design. Very large 72 inch wingspan. These make incredible RC aircraft - they are light and strong. Power it up, fly to altitude and shut done the engine - it may be a very long time till she comes down. Early gas flight was a true art form - the demands on the aircraft design were unique. First, the aircraft had to take off under power, climb rapidly and stay in the contest area. Secondly, when the motor shut down, the model had to glide like a glider and hopefully still stay in the contest area. These contradictions in aircraft performance lead to some amazing designs. One persistent issue was spins - this Buccaneer features slotted leading edges to prevent 'whip stalls', which was a very common problem at the time. It also has a tail design that "...arrests spins". Model features ready made landing gear, complete full size plans, plywood firewall, semi-finished wood blocks, rubber wheels, plastic windshield, silkspan covering and printed wooden parts. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Makes and idea conversion to electric and RC - these are light aircraft, so you simply climb to altitude, shut down the motor and glide.Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Revell DC-8 Super 61 United Airlines- With ATP Transamerica / US Flag / Windows / Door Decals, 1/144, H270

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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This kit comes with ATP #AD5036, a very extensive and colorful two sheet Transamerica Airlines set. This set will finish this DC-8 or a Revell 747. Also includes an ATP American Flags decals sheet and ATP DC-8 windows, doors and window frames sheet. The kit itself is the Lodela issue. The United decals are excellent. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Doyusha McDonnell Douglas DC-9 with Tow Tractor - Hawaiian Air lines, 1/100, 100-D9-1500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Large 1/100 scale DC-9. Very nicely molded and detailed with recessed panel lines, clear windows for cockpit and cabin, opening and closing rear 'Airstair' door, detailed engines, 1/100 scale tow tractor with tow bar and complete, full color Hawaiian Airlines decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Huma Model Focke-Wulf Triebflugel (Triebfluegel), 1/72, 3502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Limited edition injection molded kit with very fine recessed panel line detail. Nicely detailed with many parts. Includes an injection molded canopy and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Triebfluegel was designed as a point defense weapon needing nothing more than a flat area for take off and landing. Although ingenious, the pilot would have faced the same problems of the later VTOL designs from the 1950s.

Revell Beriev Be-6 Madge Flying Boat, 1/72, 4322

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Features raised panel lines, moving ailerons, twin gun rear turret and moving propellers. Includes markings for several aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that one exhaust tip is broke off the cowling. The broken parts are present and are a very straight-forward repair.

Italeri Northrop YF-23 Black Widow II - Bagged, 1/72, 191

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. The YF-22 and the YF-23 were the two fighter designs chosen to compete to replace the F-15 Eagle. At the time this kit was produced, the winner was not known; now we now know the F-22 is the contract winner. Never started. NOTE: missing four air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM or Sparrows) and part #35, a small gray brace that goes across the inside back of the canopy. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier - US Marines VMA-331, 1/48, 85-5448

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1998 Revell/Monogram reissue from original high quality Monogram molds . Features positionable thrust nozzles, detailed cockpit and landing gear and full stores. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra Gunship Helicopter, 1/32, 85-4677

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. From original Revell molds. Large scale kit featuring full cockpit and engine detail, crew, removable engine cowl, rotating blades, crew and optional weapons loads. Has decals for box art copter and for 'VooDo Lady'.

Matchbox Fairey H9A Seafox - Cruiser HMS Asturias 1942 or HMS Arethusa 1939 Malta, 1/72, PK-36

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very nicely molded kit of the Royal Navy cruiser floatplane. Has markings for both aircraft. Includes color painting guide. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Fujimi Vought F7U-3P Cutlass - (F7U3), 1/72, H-11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Beautifully molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, separately molded ailerons, optional retracted or extended leading edge slats, two piece canopy and drop tanks. Includes decals for two aircraft and painting and marking guide.

Renwal See-Thru SSBN 618 Thomas Jefferson Polaris Nuclear Submarine, 1/200, 653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Classic 1950s boxart at it's finest. The box has like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no price tags or tag marks. The only thing keeping it from being 'near mint' is very slight corner wear and one short tape pull on a long side. Large 24 inch long kit with clear right half that is hinged to open. The Jefferson is the only Renwal submarine that has the clear hull half - all others have a gray hinged half. Heavily detailed interior and actual 'launching' Polaris missile from a spring loaded tube. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory internal bag sealed are still sealed, and the parts that Renwal never sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions and decals both in excellent condition and the Renwal parts sheet as well.

Frog Westland Lysander Mk1 or Mk3 - No.2 Army Coop Sq France 1939 or No.357 Special Duties Sq Burma, 1/72, F193

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Includes parts and decals for both variants, with the Spy Plane decals for SEAC Burma as well as two secret agent figures. Iinventoried 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.

Frog Hurricane IIC -Tank Buster / Sea Hurricane Night Fighter or Fighter Bomber, 1/72, F171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Builds on of any three versions. Never started. Parts still sealed in factory bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Aurora F7U Cutlass Navy Jet Fighter, 1/70, 496-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Early issued dated 1959. Please note that the logo is the 'Famous Fighters' in the border with the sunburst inside - the earliest oval Aurora logo. Great, classic box art by Jo Kotula that made these kits famous and so collectible today. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Speedee Bilt B-26 Invader Wood Kit, 1/46, H-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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This is one of the four very famous non-flying 'Speedee Bilt' completely pre-fabricated wood and plastic kits from the early 1950s. The other three in the series were the B-25, B-24 and B-17. Features 34 plastic parts, pre-carved balsa parts, Mono-Foil Wings, pre-painted flat balsa parts, full size plans, very detailed instruction manual, full color decals and a small Monogram Kit Catalog. Inside, the kit is like new. All original display cardboard is intact and in excellent condition. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present and in excellent condition.

Revell SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) German WWI Commerce Raider, 1/232, H382-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare 1960 hardbox first issue with John Steel artwork. Includes original, never used tube of Revell 'S' Cement still wrapped in the factory paper. This is a kit of a fantastic subject -the famous WWI sailing commerce raider of Count Felix Von Luckner. Very well detailed kit. Full hull kit is molded in gray, brown and black and includes rigging thread and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small deck wall #8 and lifeboat #68. The deck wall can be made from flat plastic stock. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, flag sheet and instructions. The SMS Seeadler was a unique WWI raider in that it was not designed to elude the British blockade and break out to sea...it was designed to pass right through the blockade within full view of the British before attacking allied shipping around the world. No detail was overlooked in the Seeadler's preparation, right down to a Norwegian-speaking crew. The plan went perfectly - and the Seeadler passed inspection at the British Blockade. Her non-threatening appearance helped her in an active and colorful raiding career that nearly went around the world. I highly recommend reading any of several books that you can find about this ship. Von Luckner himself became quite a celebrity for his exciting exploits.