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Berkeley Curtiss A-12 Shrike Flying Model Airplane Kit, 7-4 595

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Large high quality kit in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. Wingspan measures 33 inches. Rugged design is completely wood covered - no tissue. Originally designed as a gas powered model for control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features full metal cowl, plastic dummy engine, shock mounted landing gear, full size plans, die cut balsa and plywood parts, shaped leading and trailing edges, metal hardware, formed wire landing gear, wheels and authentic decor. 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. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Most all Berkeley kits contain a high degree of prefabrication to speed up assembly. 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.

Hasegawa Curtiss Seagull SOC-3 or SOC-4 Coast Guard or USS Pennsylvania, 1/72, 051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Colorful pre-war high-vis version of the Navy's reliable seaplane. Contains decals for either aircraft version.

Revell Brewster Buffalo F2A USN, 1/72, H636-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++


Classic box art of the Buffalo departing from a Lexington-Class Carrier in early configuration. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tern Aero Starduster Sportplane - Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Airplane Model - 16.5 inch Wingspan - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. Hand launched or ROG light weight, high performance design. Features quality balsa wood, two color tissue, high-thrust propeller, derlin nose plug, balloon wheels, rubber, all necessary parts, full size plans and complete instructions. A high quality kit.

Tern Aero Gone Goose Cabin Rubber Powered Flying Airplane, 101-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very high quality rubber powered free-flight model with simplified stick and tissue assembly and a wingspan of about 15 to 17 inches. Kits contain colored tissue, plastic propellers and wheels (if required), printwood, strip wood, rubber and well made full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Ford Rokstock Operating Visible Turbo Engine with Optional Race Parts, 1/3, 8879

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


Hard-to-find from 1985. Very large and highly detailed motorized clear kit. Can be built in two versions, Stock or Race. Motor drives pistons, connecting rods, crank, camshaft, fan and distributor system. Lights 'fire' for ignition in each cylinder. The kit has never been started. The rubber and electronic parts as well as the gray and red parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The other parts- clear parts and black parts - have been inventoried 100% complete and bagged for safety. Includes instructions.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA70-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Original issue 4-Star kit from 1961. Very highly detailed. The kit has several 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, bracing material and instructions for rigging. Molded in red, yellow, silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are visibly cracked and have some peeling. The instrument panel has been cut out and is missing - the other decals are present.

Rareplane Lockheed L-1049 / EC121H / WV-2 Super Constellation, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Although the excellent Heller Super Connie kit has been introduced, it is out of production. This kit contains the parts needed to perform a conversion of the still-available Heller civil L-1049 to the USAF EC-121H or the USN WV-2. The kit was owned by a professional model builder who cut out the parts. This was done very accurately and correctly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 3 Feet Long, 1/96, H394-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1964 issue. Fantastic box art by John Steel. This is an early issue that has the factory painted copper hull below the waterline. Condition of the factory paint is excellent. The kit is molded in black, dark brown and ivory/white. Large and highly detailed kit. Measures 36 inches long and 22 inches high when assembled. Features 20 crew members, full deck details, preformed rat lines, decals, flag sheet and excellent instructions for rigging and ship assembly. Includes all required rigging thread, blocks and chain. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Revell Robert E Lee Steamboat - 'S' Kit, 1/275, H328-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


1956 'S' kit first issue. Very nicely detailed model. Includes boilers. When the motorized version was made later, the boilers were deleted when the molds were modified. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Northrop F-89D Scorpion, 1/72, 4455

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Hard-to-find release from 1992. This kit is from completely new molds. Superbly detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional wing tanks, optional position canopy, Genie and Falcon air-to-air missiles and a very large, extensive decal sheet for the checkerboard aircraft on the box art. 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.

Hasegawa IAI Kfir C-2 Lion Cub, 1/72, D15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Very finely molded. Features very fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail, optional position canopy and pilot boarding ladder and a good variety of underwing stores - drop tanks, AIM-9 Sidewinders and more.

Monogram OS2U-3 Kingfisher - RAF or US Navy Blue Box Issue - (OS2U3), 1/48, 6834

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Features decals for both versions, and can be built with wheels or floats. Nicely molded kit in the Monogram tradition.

Matchbox Hunter T.Mk7 or Mk.F.6 (Dual or Single Cockpit), 1/72, PK117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Builds either version including rare side-by-side two seat version. Markings from RAF No. 45 Squadron 1974 and No. 58 Squadron 1974. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Gloster Gladiator II -Norwegian Fighter Wing Stavanger Airfield Norway April 1940 or RAF 247 Sq Plymouth 1940, 1/72, F429

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Very nicely molded kit with fine detail. Contains both decals. 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, 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.

Airfix Cessna Bird Dog USAF O-1F or South Vietnamese 0-1E/F, 1/72, 01058

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Has decals for both versions, one from 21st TASS Phu Cat and 23rd Tactical Group Bien Hoa. Well detailed kit features interior details and underwing smoke-marker missiles. Still factory sealed.

Sterling The Polish Fighter (P-11) - 36 inch Wingspan Control Line Model, C-5

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very rare. Large Control Line model of this classic Polish 1930s fighter that saw action during WWII. This kit is likely from the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Monogram F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 5416

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. 1980 issue of the detailed Monogram kit. has decals for High Vis or Vietnam Camo variants. Kit features full cockpit and wheel well details, visible gun bay with optional hatch, realistic internal inlet, optional jet exhaust and refueling probe for camo or natural finish, optional position speed brakes and canopy, full underwing stores - bombs, missiles, drop tank - and boarding ladder with ground crew member.

Revell Netherlands Coast Guard Emergency Towing Vessel ETV Waker, 1/200, 05240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Large 1/200 scale kit with excellent detail. Features full hull, detailed deck fittings, equipment and winch, radio and radar masts, propellers, clear windows and portholes, complete deck railing, 3 fire fighting guns, 2 inflatable boats, 2 cranes, helicopter landing platform, stand and full decals.

Revell Nike Hercules Missile - 'S' Kit Issue, 1/40, H1804-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-


Original 1958 dated 'S' issue hardbox with dramatic box art. Not the common reissue. The box is graded 'Near Mint' with exceptional as-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks with the exception of the factory sealing tape. Includes many action features - booster stage separates, operating launcher and three man crew. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.