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Airmodel Messerschmitt Bf-261 (Me-261) Ultra-Long Range Aircraft - Bagged, 1/72, AM-067

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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High quality multi-media kit of this rare subject. Features high quality vacform main airframe parts, high-definition cast details (pros, wheels, gear struts, spinners, tail wheel strut, tail wheel, instrument panel, seat, control column and much more) and clear canopies. The vacuform parts have fine recessed details and are higher quality than many injection molded kits. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions with aircraft history. P.1067 was the designation for the design that would fly the Olympic Torch non-stop from Berlin to Tokyo for the 1940 Olympic games. The specialized, long range monoplane eventually took the name Bf-261 when V1 and V2 were built. Power was provided by two DB 606A-1/B-1 coupled engines, each of which was a pair of DB601 liquid-cooled mounts driving a very large four bladed propeller. There was a crew of 5 and bunks were provided. The work slowed as hostilities picked up. Without it's intended mission, the 261 was considered for ultra-long range reconnaissance over the Atlantic Ocean, but the difficulty of fixing proper defensive guns caused engineers to give up the project. The three aircraft were used for performance calibration flights, some of very long range (almost 2,800 miles). V3 did see action in very long range military reconnaissance. No further aircraft were built.

Airmodel Focke-Wulf FW-191 Medium Bomber - Bagged, 1/72, AM-051

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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Very high quality multi-media kit of a rare subject. The kit consists of vacuform main airframe parts with very fine recessed panel lines, clear canopies and resin details. The vacform parts are of higher quality than many injection molded kits. The resin parts are of very high quality also and include props, engines, wheels, main gear struts, tail wheel strut, tail wheel and cockpit seats. The kit has not been started and is inventoried complete with all parts, plans, paint and marking guide, specifications, actual aircraft photos and aircraft history as well as drawing of the FW-191C. The FW-191 was Focke-Wulf's response to a winter 1939/40 Bomber 'B' RLM specification for a 373 mph medium bomber that could carry 8,820 lbs of bombs to any part of the British Isles from bases in France or Norway. In July of 1940, four firms submitted their proposals; the Arado Ar-340, Dornier Do-317, Fw-191 and Junkers Ju-288. The Ju-288 and the FW-191 were selected for full development. A shocking condition of the Focke-Wulf contract was that the 191 had to be produced with electrical systems throughout - no hydraulic or similar system were allowed. This earned the design it's nickname, 'The Flying Power Station' or 'Fliegendes Kraftwerk'. V1 and V2 were built and flight tested without the required Jumo 222 power plants. With the BMW 801A radials, the aircraft was underpowered and with the weight from the electrical system, overall performance sub-standard. None of this reflected badly on the design, and Focke-Wulf made repeated requests for changes and the correct engines. Finally, permission was given to suspend work on V3-V5 and make changes to V6. V6 flew well in the spring of 1943 on down-rated 222 engines providing only 90% of the promised output. But as early as mid 1942 the prospects for this 2,500 hp class engine were bleak due to a shortage of proper materials. In the end, this killed the B Bomber design. Focke-Wulf proposed other engines and combinations for the 191, but by that time Germany had other priorities and V6 was the last FW-191 built.

Aurora German Tiger Tank, 1/48, 312-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit. John Steel box art is dated 1964. Has "Famous Fighters" on the four side oval logos only. Never started. NOTE: missing one (of two) small rear hull hooks. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya West German Jagdpanzer Kanone - Motorized and Remote Control, 1/48, 30902-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Hard to find 1/48 motorized kit remote control kit. Well detailed and includes remote control box, two electric drive motors, gear box and flexible treads. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune - (P2V7), 1/72, 1082

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. Large and nicely detailed kit. Older issue with high-vis markings.

Monogram Ford Tri-Motor Island Airways (Trimotor), 1/77, 7592

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1975 issue of the old Four Star kit from the 1950s. The 1960s issue was for TWA, and this one is for Island Airways, a Lake Erie Regional Carrier. Very nicely molded and detailed kit.

Comet Taylorcraft - 54 inch Wingspan Flying Model for RC, 3505

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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NOTE: builder kit only. Please read carefully. 1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). This is a reissue of a much older Comet kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high-quality balsa pre-cut stringers, balsa printwood, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, rubber and tissue. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing prop and thrust button. Plans are complete but have closed tears. Most parts have been neatly cut out. Some parts (mainly ribs) were missing; new balsa in the correct thickness has been furnished and all missing parts have been traced on this new balsa. Inventoried with all other parts (original and traced) and includes plans. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Revell 1914 Stutz Bearcat Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H38

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1952 early issue molded in yellow plastic. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Italeri Junkers Ju-86 D1 Diesel Powered Medium Bomber, 1/72, 114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Military version of this unique aircraft. Has decals for Spanish Civil War or Luftwaffe. Powered by two 600 hp diesel engines, the Ju-86 was first used experimentally in the Spanish Civil War and saw limited use in WWII. Never started. NOTE: missing decals. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal parts bag with instructions.

Fujimi Sikorsky HSS-2B (S-61 / JMSDF) Anti-Submarine or Flying Department Fuji Type, 1/72, 7A30-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Includes parts for both variants. Features very well detailed full interior, optional position cargo door and more. Decals and paint guide for either version are included. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Fujimi Dassault-Breguet / Dornier Alpha Jet E - 314 Groupement Ecole 'Christian Martel' French Air Force, 1/72, 7A-A2-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Features good cockpit detail, boarding ladder and two wing mounted aux fuel tanks. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Airfix Scottish Aviation Bulldog 101 / T Mk.1 Primary Trainer - RAF or Royal Swedish Air Force, 1/72, 00061

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit with 40 parts and decals for both air forces - Sweden's 'Team 61' F5 Wing Ljungbyhed 1987 or RAF Central Flying School Cranwell 1997.

Monogram Hawker Mk 1B Typhoon, 1/48, PA213-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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First issue from 1968. Very high quality kit as you would expect from Monogram. Features optional position landing gear, detailed wheel wells, full cockpit interior, rotating wheels and prop and optional position canopy. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Minicraft Highway Pioneers (Ex-Gowland/Revell) 1932 Hot Rod / 1952 MG TD / 1953 Jaguar / 1952 Ferrari, 1/32, 1505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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One of three such Highway Pioneer reissues by Minicraft. The original molds were used for these issues as evidenced by the engraved 'Gowland' on several kit parts. Includes all four cars - H56, H52, H60 and H74. The kit has never been started. All four cars are still in the internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Monogram Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair White Box Issue - (F4U4), 1/48, 6833

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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1973 White Box reissue of the famous 'Four Star' kit from 1963. Many action features; wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and turning wheels and prop. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: Instructions have bug damage but are fully usable. Decals are mint.

Monogram AC-47 'Puff the Magic Dragon' Gunship, 1/90, PA203-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1994 issue with the original boxart. Well detailed kit is from the original 1960s mold. The original kit from the 1960s is the modified molds from the 'Four Star' C-47 with Paratroopers kit modified for Vietnam Gunship Duty. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Hawker Hurricane Mk IIA/Mk IIB/Mk IIC/Mk IID/Mk IV - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA90-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Second issue of the classic kit in the 'Four Star' dated 1968. Has all parts and decals to build any of the five versions. Features a wide variety of guns/bombs/rockets and cannon, retracting landing gear and rotating prop and wheels. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Supermarine Spitfire Mk14 (RAF or SEAC Kai Tak) and V-1 Flying Bomb - Red Series, 1/72, F194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Well molded kit like most all Frog models. Includes V-1 and Spitfire. Spitfire has optional markings for 'Punjab' Sq RAF Dienst Belgium 1945 or No.132 Sq RAF SEAC Kai Tak Hong Kong 1945. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing Spitfire canopy. 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, hangar, ambulance, sound locater, 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.

AMT-Frog Douglas A-20 Havoc - Royal Australian Air Force or USAAF - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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No box - bagged kit. The box is shown for reference only. Limited issue from the 1970s when AMT bought Frog kits from Great Britain and put them in US boxes and marketed them in North America. Has decals for early USAAF with the red/white rudder flash and a camo machine from the RAAF. High quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. Never started. NOTE: missing part #37, the optional top turret. Can be built without the top turret - all parts are included for the 'without' variation. Complete with all other parts decals and instructions.

MPC Rockwell B-1B Bomber, 1/72, 1-4551

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

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Still factory sealed. 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.