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UPC Airship R-100 with Mooring Mast (ex-Frog), 1/500, 5040-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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UPC (Universal Power Master)kit from quality Frog molds. Rare and excellent kit. Features a large Montreal Mooring Mast and detailed airship with clear engine pods and passenger gondola. The model includes a clever set of metal rods that allows the airship to be displayed 'floating' in mid-air from the mooring mast. R-100 measures about 17 inches long. The kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the internal factory plastic bag. Complete with decals and instructions. The R-100 was built by a Vickers Subsidiary. The famous Barnes Wallis worked on her design, which lead to the innovative geodesic airframe used for the Wellington and two other aircraft. The R-100 made a successful Transatlantic flight. Although there were issues, the design was sound. However, the government-built R-101 was not as soundly engineered and crashed on her maiden voyage, forever bringing an end to the Airship in the British Isles. The R-100 was sold for scrap and R-102 was never built. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did almost all the UPC box art in the 1960s, but this kit is unusual in that it kept the Frog Green series artwork. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

ITC US Navy Blimp with Mooring Mast - Tractor and Ground Crew, 1/330, 3723

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very nicely done model. Original ITC issue. Comes with blue-tinted clear base, tractor tug, ground crew, mooring mast and metal support stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: one prop blade is broken but is present.

MPM FH-1 Phantom (First Navy All-Jet Aircraft) -Marines or VF-17A USS Saipan, 1/72, 72124

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Hard-to-find limited release kit with resin cockpit, gear wells and other parts. Finely molded with all recessed panel line detail. Contains decals for VF-17A USS Saipan 1947 and Marines VMF-122 1948-50. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Mattel Mattel Vac-U-Form Machine (Vacuform), 0422

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box Top

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From 1962. This is the original Mattel Vacuform machine. It has been well used - some child had a very good time with this machine. This has been in climate controlled storage since 1962. Includes some molds in conditions varying from very good to poor. Here is a link to a website that sells repair and improvement parts for this machine: http://www.gaugepods.com/vacuform/index.htm

Airmodel ZMC-2 (Z MC-2) Metal-Clad Rigid Airship - US Navy 1929 - Bagged, 1/72, 237

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box Top

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Rare. Very large 1/72 scale US Navy Rigid Airship. Measures just over 24 inches long when assembled. Features white plastic vacuformed main body, fins , details and a clear vacuform gondola shell. Includes history and instructions/plans. Never started and complete. Typical vacuform kit - some scratch building skills will be necessary. The idea of a rigid airship using a monocoque metal skin had been tried in Germany in 1897 with the 'Schwarz'. In 1929 the ADC tried a more successful experiment with the ZMC-2 - the MC stood for 'Metal Clad'. A supporting structure of twelve ring frames mounted on twenty-four longitudinal lattice beams. This structure was entirely covered with duralumin and pure aluminum foil sandwich skinning amounting to no more than a few hundredths of a millimeter in thickness. This metal envelope was gas tight and was directly filled with helium. Two Wright Whirlwind engines of 220hp were used. The ZMC-2 first flew on August 19, 1929. She had a maximum speed of 48 mph and entered the US Navy as a training vessel. It was scrapped in 1942 after 12 years of trouble-free service.

Airfix HS 125 Dominie (DH-125 HS-125 Bae-125) Hawker, 1/72, 03009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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This is the RAF Military version of the one of the most popular business jets in the world. Can easily be built to business aircraft configuration. Features cockpit detail and crew, optional position main and emergency doors, separately molded elevators and ailerons and optional position landing gear. Includes decals for No.3/No.55 Reserve Squadron, RAF Cranwell, 1997 and the same squadron in 2004 with a unique black paint job. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Monogram Piper Tri-Pacer America's Fun Plane, 1/32, PA199-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Second release of this great large scale model. Has opening doors, full interior, removeable cowling, engine detail and two figures (including politically incorrect dead game cat). Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Revell Magnum PI - 308 GTS Ferrari, 1/24, 7378

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare 1982 original issue that used the very popular Magnum PI TV series as a tie-in. Features opening rear hatch with detailed engine, complete interior, opening hood with spare tire, pop up headlights, steerable front wheels and rubber tires. Molded in black, red, and gray-tinted clear.

Aurora Boeing 747 TWA Jumbo Jet, 1/156, 363-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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1971 hardbox issue with the block 'AURORA' logo. Molded in white with the Aurora black plastic triangle base. The TWA decals are excellent with no yellowing and they are flat. 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.

Revell KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Kit, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. The hardbox is in near mint condition and has remarkable as-new gloss and color. Molded in the correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Northrop Snark SM-62 - 'S' Issue, 1/80, H1801-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare 1957 original issue with fantastic artwork. Very nicely detailed kit with complete launcher, display base and crew of two. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-7C 'Seven Seas' Swissair - 'S' Kit, 1/122, H267-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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First issue dated 1957. Hardbox 'S' kit with fantastic artwork. Features pilot figure, optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position landing gear, passenger boarding stairs, full color Siwssair decals and Revell 'globe' base swivel stand. The instructions have a Swissair route map and a large photo of a Swissair crew in the cockpit of the DC-7. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird - Takara Issue, 1/72, H212-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Unusual Revell of Japan Takara issue. As with most Revell Japan kits, this one contains additional decals not included in the Western releases. This sheet contains markings for 17974 'Ichi Ban', 17978 'Playboy', and 17955 with tail squadron logo. Well molded and has detailed radar, removable radome and rotating wheels. 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.

Revell Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket with RealSpace Command Module, 1/96, 04805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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This model includes a bonus RealSpace scale Command Module kit molded in high definition resin. The Revell Saturn V is the finest large-scale injection-molded kit of the legendary workhorse. Model actually comes apart and each sequence configuration of the Apollo Mission can be demonstrated with this model: Lift Off, 2nd stage, 3rd stage, separation, docking, lunar orbit, lunar module separation, lunar descent, lunar exploration, lunar lift-off, docking, starting for earth, separation, and reentry/recovery. Includes a clear panel so you can view the stowed lunar module. Never started. All parts that were bagged at the factory are still in the factory sealed bags. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete and includes the decals and instructions.

Airfix Lockheed C-130E Hercules USAF or RAF C-130K Hercules C. Mk 1 Lyneham Wing UK 1976, 1/72, 09001-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Kit is well detailed with movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, optional position undercarriage, full cargo bay and cockpit detail, external fuel tanks and rotating props. Includes decals for both USAF or RAF versions.

Czech Model Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet, 1/48, 4808

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Limited run injection molded kit with highly detailed resin cockpit, wheels and wheel wells. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Airfix Yak-9D - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Includes header but header is in very poor condition. The kit is mint. It has never been started and is complete with all parts and decals.

Monogram First Lunar Landing Apollo 11 - Astronauts on the Moon, 1/48, 5503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. This is the second issue (1979 - 10th Anniversary Commemorative Issue) of this classic kit. Perhaps the highest quality kit available of the Apollo 11 moon landing scene. Rare kit includes LEM, moon base, solar wind detector, seismometer, flag, astronauts, laser reflector, stereo camera and TV Camera.

Monogram First Lunar Landing Apollo 11 Astronauts on the Moon, 1/48, 5081

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Perhaps the highest quality kit available of the Apollo 11 moon landing . Rare kit includes LEM, moon base, solar wind detector, seismometer, flag, astronauts, laser reflector, stereo camera, decals, gold foil, and TV Camera. Never started. NOTE: missing flag pole. Inventoried with all other parts, metal foil, decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman F9F-8 Cougar - Famous Aircraft Series - (F9F8), 1/52, H168-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This 'Famous Aircraft Series' hardbox kit dates from about 1961 and features incredible box art by Bart Doe. The original 'Famous Artist Series' and it's follow on 'Famous Aircraft Series' feature some of the finest paintings to be put on model boxes. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.