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Lindberg Ryan NYP - Spirit of St. Louis, 1/48, 520-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Earlier issue with rectangular Lindberg Line log on the box top but the old circular first logo on all four box sides. 1950s issue with wonderful Ray Gaedke artwork showing Lindberg over Paris. Large 1/48 NYP kit that was nicely molded for it's time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Comet Piper Apache - Kleeware (England) Issue, 1/64, 9110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Hard-to-find near 1/72 scale Apache kit. This is the Comet Great Britain issue with 'Kleeware' on the lower box top. Excellent box art and colors. Well molded with fine all recessed panel line detail. Early 1950s version before Aurora bought these molds and others when Comet went out of business. Features clear windows and windshield, rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and Comet 'teardrop" stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Ryan Navion, 1/48, 507-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet Aero Commander 680, 1/81, PL-24

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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The Aero Commander was a state-of-the-art twin engine light transport in the early 1960s. It was built by Aero Design and Engineering Co. of Bethany, Oklahoma. It was the first twin engine aircraft to be used the President of the United States and was in Presidential service in the early 1960s. This high performance 5 to 7 place was popular with business travelers and had a range of 1,050 miles and a ceiling of 22,000 feet. The Aero Commander led to the Jet Commander, which became the IAI 1121 through 1124 Westwind Business Jet. Aero Commanders can still be seen at some airports in excellent condition, but many are neglected as newer aircraft are in favor. NOTE: has minor assembly. Side windows have been installed. Five windows are installed perfectly - one has some fogging but could easily be sanded out and polished. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Ercoupe, 1/48, 506-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare kit of the popular private aircraft in 1/48 scale. Beautiful 1950s Ray Gaedke artwork. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Airfix RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Ocean Liner, 1/600, 06203-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very nicely detailed kit of the replacement for the original Queen Elizabeth. Well molded like most Airfix ship models. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

RCM A-26 (A/B-26) Invader - B to K Variants, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Contrail Consolidated PB2Y - 2 - 3 Coronado, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Nicely molded large vacuform kit. Contains optional parts to build the PB2Y-2 or PB2Y-3. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions/plans.

Hobby-Time Martin XB-51 Panther Light Bomber, 1/97, 285

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1950s solid wood model. Includes pre-cut wooden parts, clear canopy, plastic stand and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and full size plans/instructions.

Hawk Lockheed U-2 Spyplane, 1/48, 209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Late 1960s issue with Bill Campbell artwork. Kit is neatly molded with good detail. Big 1/48 scale with twenty-inch wingspan. Includes standing and sitting pilots, optional outrigger wing-tip landing gear and high-altitude air sniffer. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Nicely molded smaller scale full hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and black. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including flag sheet and instructions.

Pyro Brig of War American Privateer, C368-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Early issue in a hardbox with great artwork. Kit is of the earliest ships built by Yankee craftsman during the Revolutionary War. The ships were speedy and handled so well that the British copied a captured brig. They were well suited to commerce raiding but were not of the size and strength needed to take on Royal Navy units. Nicely molded small scale ship model. Includes display stand and billowing sails. NOTE: hull, yards and masts have been painted. Quality of paint is only good. It can be stripped with a safe plastic paint stripper. Inventoried complete with all parts, stand and instructions.

Pyro US Civil War Navy 36 Pistol, 1/1, C208-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Hardbox issue from about 1966. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This is a full size model features minute gunsmith detailing, movable trigger, hammer and ramrod and is molded in gunmetal and woodgrain colored plastic. The Civil War Navy 36 was second only in popularity to the Western 44 1860 Army model. The 36 was known for its sturdy construction and reliability. It was a cap and ball type revolver and proved very popular among the early Western settlers and cowboys.

Airfix Boeing 707 - British Airways with Markings for 3 Aircraft), 1/144, 04170-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. 1970s issue with the Type Four logo. Contains decals for three aircraft G-APFM, G-APFC and G-APFI. Nicely detailed and molded kit.

Revell NASA/McDonnell Gemini Spacecraft Capsule - History Makers Issue, 1/24, 8618

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Hard to find kit from the 1982 History Maker's series. Very nicely detailed kit of this historic spacecraft. Large scale (1/24) model features full interior, detachable equipment module with internal details including oxygen supply, fuel cells, batteries, electronics and more. The model has never been started. The box is only fair, but inside the kit is still sealed in the original factory inner bag. Includes decals, clear window material, instructions and the Gemini Program booklet.

Lindberg Fire Boat - 'Motorized' Issue, 1/180, 803-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Small scale, one piece box issue from the 1960s. Great Ray Gaedke artwork. This is the 'motorized' version with a motor stick, rubber band, large prop and two brass bushings. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Tug Boat 'Grindel' (Harbor Tug) Motorized, 770-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Earl 1960s kit with classic box art by Lacina. The kit is motorized with a rubber band and a large propeller. No scale is given, but the one-piece hull is 4.5 inches long. Nicely detailed and cleanly molded kit. 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 Swordfish Mk.1 - 810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Includes decals for both historic aircraft and a color painting guide as well. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or 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.

Airfix Concorde Supersonic Airliner Sky King Series - British Airways or Air France, 1/144, 06175-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes decals for both airlines. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing the three nose gear doors, #34, 47 and 48. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

LS Mitsubishi G3 M3 Type 96 Mk.23 (Nell), 1/72, 160-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very high quality kit with legendary LS attention to detail. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons, optional torpedo or bomb loadout and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for multiple 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. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.