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Lindberg Stinson Flying Station Wagon, 1/48, 476-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke 'ground' box artwork. Box is in excellent condition. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya IJN Light Cruiser Yubari, 1/700, 205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. 1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded.

Tamiya IJN Kumano Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, WLC019-275

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1/700 scale water line ship. Very finely molded and highly detailed. 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.

MPM U-Boat Type XXIII Submarine, 1/72, 72001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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Large kit with superior details. Features beautifully injection molded hull, high-definition cast resin parts and extensive photoetched detail parts. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Doyusha Douglas DC-8-61 Japan Airlines JAL, 1/200, 200-D8-1500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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High quality molds. Features extensive decals, optional position landing gear and display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Mile Fliers The New Norseman Cabin Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, C-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Early World War II kit. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot’s English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh’s 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called “The Aviation Craze” that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh’s flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream – to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world’s longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business – Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called ‘Aviation’s great Recruiter – Cleveland’s Ed Packard’ by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Novo Martin Baltimore Medium Bomber (ex-Frog), 1/72, F339

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Made from quality ex-Frog molds.

Lindberg Vought OS2U Kingfisher - Wheels or Floats, 1/72, 940

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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1981 issue is still factory sealed. Includes all parts for a land based Kingfisher or floatplane as shown on the box artwork. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Aoshima Kawanishi E15K Shiun 'Norm' 3 Seat Float Plane, 1/72, 204-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1960s issue with very collectible box artwork. Nicely molded kit for the time with fine raised panel lines, working ailerons, counter-rotating propellers and a clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah, 1/72, 02016-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very nicely molded kit with no rivets and good cockpit detail. Never started. Factory bag sealed or inventoried and 100% complete with all parts/decals and instructions.

Lindberg US Navy LST - Landing Ship Tank - Motorized, 1/250, 725M-198

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

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Dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork on this late 1950s issue. The hard box is in excellent condition and color and gloss are like new. Well detailed larger scale kit. Includes electric motor and hardware for water operation. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. This kit was originally produced by Varney in 1944. It was novel at the time as it had a wooden hull, cardstock but all injection molded tenite deck parts and details. When the early Varney aircraft and ship kits did not sell well, Gorden Varney sold the molds for the kit to O-lin (Olsen and Lindberg). O-Lin reworked the kit using a vacuform hull, cardstock deck, metal railings and tenite parts. When Lindberg took full control of O-lin, he modified the molds for a third time so the kit has metal railings and all other parts are injection molded. In the fourth and final modification (this kit), all parts are injection molded plastic.

Hawk North American P-51D Mustang - USAF or Israeli Air Force, 1/48, 546

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1964. Has decals for both Air Forces. Well detailed kit for the time. Includes drop tanks, rotating prop and wheels, rocket launchers and optional position canopy. Has recessed and raised panel lines. NOTE: there is a pencil-sized hole in the upper right of the box near the price tag.

Otaki Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden 'Jack', 1/48, OT2-9-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, decals for multiple aircraft and painting guide.

Artiplast Aermacchi MB-326, 1/50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Large scale kit of a very early variant. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Doyusha IJN Shinano CV Motorized, 1/250, S3-12000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Large motorized kit for remote control Never started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Mastercraft Mil Mi-8 Hip SAR Meet 91, 1/72, K-83

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Penetration Fighter, 1/48, 33-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare 1/48 scale kit from Aurora Plastics of Canada LTD, Toronto, Rexdale, Ontario. Hardbox has the starburst logo without Famous Fighters, dating it to very late 1950 to early 1960s issue. This is reissue of one of Aurora's first two kits (F-90 and F9F) which were copies of the Hawk molds. This is the 2nd issue with landing gear, missiles and the correct triangle two-piece clear base. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Carl Goldberg Models Ranger - 21 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model, D3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Scale rubber powered flying model with stick and tissue construction. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Testors F-19 Stealth Concept Fighter - Bagged, 1/48, 595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Rare 1/48 large scale version of the incorrect Stealth Fighter. Much money was spent to manufacture the molds for this kit, but it was quickly pulled from production as soon as photos of the real fighter revealed significant difference. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Revell Dassault Rafale M - Prototype M02 or Flotille 12F French Navy, 1/48, 85-5842

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very nicely molded Revell of Germany kit from 2000. Well detailed large 1/48 scale. Features extensive decals for both aircraft listed, fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, optional position canopy, detailed landing gear struts and weighted tires and an extensive array of weapons including MICA missiles, Matra Magic AAM and 2000L drop tanks. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.