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Micro Models The 1935 Miss American (Reproduction) - 36 inch Wingspan Free Flight Balsa Airplane Model, 1/2, F105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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This is a reproduction of a classic design and is half the size of the original. It includes full size plans, pre-cut parts and is authentically scaled from the original design. 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). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Heller Messerschmitt Bf-109F - 'White 5' Luftwaffe Africa 1942, 1/72, L081

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1960s 'L' kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the aircraft shown in the box art. 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.

AMT-Frog Junkers Ju-88 A-4 Bomber Luftwaffe - Romanian or Finnish Air Forces, 1/72, 3703-80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare short-lived AMT marketing promo to sell quality Frog kits in the USA. One of two known issues, each with unique box artwork. This is the 'short box' version - the other AMT-Frog Ju-88 is in the long box. Very high quality moldings with fine panel lines. Can be built to a very realistic model, especially with the complete lack of rivet detail. Features separately molded rudder, aileron and elevator control surfaces, three crew members and external bomb load. Features decals for one Luftwaffe aircraft and one each from the Romania and Finland. Includes color painting guide for both planes. 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.

Hobby Craft Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk, 1/72, HC2202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Factory sealed.

4Ks Models Dick Korda's 1939 Wakefield Winner - Rubber Free Flight Balsa Airplane Model, C-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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High quality 1970s reproduction of the legendary craft that won the international Wakefield competition. Large wingspan rubber powered free flight ship. 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). NOTE: this kit was factory packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise.

Comet Gull by Carl Goldberg - 42 inch Wingspan Wakefield Type Flying Model, Y13-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1950s/early 60s issue that was purchased new on January 30, 1963. Please note the 'Coca-Cola' bottle box near the lad's snack tray. This is one of the famous Carl Goldberg designs of a cabin class competition endurance model. Features high quality printwood, strip wood, spars and other wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, beautiful large machine-cut balsa prop, finished thrust button and other factory cut parts, metal stock and a huge set of detailed, full size plans with construction notes. Never started and inventoried complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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.

Airfix Scorpion Tank Light Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle, 1/76, 01320

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Kit features very good detail, flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram M48 A2 Patton (M-48A2) 90mm Gun Tank - With Diorama Instructions and Eight Figures, 1/35, 8217

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1972 reissue of the original Four Star kit. Includes desirable diorama instructions and a total of 8 soldiers in various positions. Large scale kit with many working features. Has flexible treads, rotating turret and cupola, elevating 90mm main gun and machine gun, three opening and closing hatches and working wheels/sprockets. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts including decals and instructions.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 - A-7/R2 - A7/R3 - A-5/U8 - A-8/R1 - A-5/U3 Tropical - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA107-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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"Blue Box" issue dated 1967. This is one of two box art variations that share this part number. Second issue of the classic 'Four Star' kit. Very well molded kit can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf Fw-190 A-5/A-8 - JG54 Walter Nowotny / Kdr. JG26 Josef Priller / II.JG300 Ernst Schroder, 1/32, ST6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Features cockpit and detailed pilot, optional position canopy, detailed engine and gun bay with separately molded access panels, detailed gear wells, optional position flaps, drop tank and decals with paint guide for the three aircraft listed. Never started. Sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.

Comet Convair B-58 Hustler Supersonic Jet Bomber, 1/175, PL-31-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare. Dates from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Two piece box issue that still includes an never used tube of cement. This is the smaller of the two Comet B-58 kits. Very nicely molded and detailed for it's time with all recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. In the mid 1950s Comet, then known for it's line of stick and tissue flying model aircraft, branched out into plastic model kits. By 1963, Comet sold all production molds to Aurora, and Aurora reissued the kits. This lead to Aurora having three different scale B-58 kits in stock - their own near 1/72 and the two from Comet.

Comet North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/103, PL2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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29 cent first issue from the mid 1950s. One-piece flip-up type box. Well molded with recessed panel detail with in-flight configuration and Comet Stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. In the 1950s Comet made a beautiful line of small scale aircraft and missile models with colorful boxes. When Comet went out of business in 1963, these molds saw action for years with Aurora.

Aurora-KB Fokker E.III, 1/48, 1134-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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1972 Collector's Series issue with greatly improve molds and terrain display base. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Testors 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera, 1/24, 393

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Highly detailed kit with more than 200 parts. Features positionable front wheels, detailed engine and drive line, opening trunk, optional engine display stand, opening hood with detailed compartment, full interior and more. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Airfix McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 - American Airlines or SAS - With ATP Windows and Frames Decals, 1/144, 06180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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This kit includes the ATP decal sheet in 1/144 scale with black windows and silver frames. The kit itself is nicely molded with clear passenger and cockpit windows, detailed landing gear and a large sheet of colorful Caledonian decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Testors Lockheed YF-12A Interceptor, 1/48, 588

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Hard-to-find large 1/48 scale kit. Features markings for a natural finish, all black NASA test craft and the world record aircraft. Features AIM-47 missiles, dual position canopies and optional position landing gear and missile bay doors. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. The YF-12A was the super-secret interceptor project that lead to the SR-71 and the AWG-9/Phoenix Missile system for the F-14 Tomcat.

MPC Chevrolet 1957 Corvette - Fuel Injection or Dual 4 Barrels, 1/16, 13071

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1979 release. Large 1/16 scale model of an American Classic sports car. Kit builds up with a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features detailed engine with choice of fuel injection or dual 4 carbs, metal suspension springs and operating suspension, factory chrome wheels or custom wheels, complete exhaust and underside, opening hood and full engine compartment, detailed interior with opening doors, optional side exhausts, optional soft top or hard top, factory and custom decals and more. Molded in red, clear, black, red-tinted clear and with real rubber tires. The model has not been started. NOTE: one metal front suspension spring is missing. The other parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Supermarine S6B, 1/48, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Very rare kit for the advanced collector. The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the Curtiss box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. Hawk made the switch to polystyrene in 1949. This kit is the one in polystyrene in about 1950 but is evidently the second box art issue as the first one showed an aircraft in the air and on the water. Like the first issue, this is a one-piece 'flip-top' box. The box is poor but the kit inside has never been started and is in mint condition.

Engines & Things Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57/77 Double Wasp Engine, 1/48, 48159

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Highly detailed resin castings. R-2800 was used in many aircraft, but this one is specific for the P-47 M/N. Never opened.

Bandai Mobelwagen Flakpanzer IV, 1/48, 8285

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. Part of the Bandai 1/48 Pin Point series. Features super detailed interior. Very nicely molded, like most all Bandai armor kits. Includes several crew members that can be assembled in almost any position desired. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.