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Berkeley Piper Comanche 'King Size' RC Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/8, 3-9 795

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very large scale (1/8) model of the famous private aircraft and trainer. Wingspan measures 54 inches. Originally designed as a gas powered model for RC (radio control) gear- can be converted to electric power if you desire. Kit features precision cut wood parts, full color decals, operating wing flaps, silkspan covering and planking, die cut windshield, shock mounted wing and landing gear, formed struts hardware and more. 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. 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.

Revell Prototype F-111 TFX (US Air Force F-111A or US Navy F-111B), 1/72, H208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+++

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Still factory sealed. Softbox issue dated 1969. Builds either Air Force F-111A or short nose and wingspan Navy F-111B. Features operating variable position wings, movable stabilizers, removable nose with detailed radar, fully retractable landing gear and removable crew escape pod.

Aurora USS Forrestal, 1/600, 701-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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First issue from 1956. This is the only issue with this dramatic Jo Kotula artwork and the rectangular Northern Lights logo. Features a one piece hull, positionable elevators, AA guns and airwing. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

MPC HP Halifax Profile Series - Prototype R9543 / No.347 'Tunisie' Free French Air Force / No.408 'Goose' Sq No.6 Group Yorkshire, 1/72, 2-2504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Profile Series - builds any of the the three aircraft. Well detailed kit. Kit features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and 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. NOTE: six prop blades are broken off. All six are included. The box is poor but the decals and instructions are excellent.

UPC North American A3J-1 Vigilante (ex-Marusan) - Bagged, 1/129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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NOTE: bagged kit only - no box. The box is shown for reference only. From quality Marusan molds. Features full landing gear and clear canopy. When the nose probe is pulled, the canopy opens. 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. 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 UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Pyro Design-A-Car Automobile Designing and Construction Set, 361-698

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Unique kit build 14 inch long cars with the "Design-A-Car Computer" shown on the box cover. Makes custom, hardtop, convertible, sedan or sports cars. Decals, instructions and computer are as new. The kit normally comes with enough parts to make 2 cars at once; but this kit is missing parts so you can only build one. Missing: one car interior (other one complete and present), one bumperette #49 (many other bumper types includes), and two #49 fenders (there are other fenders present). All other parts are included.

Cleveland Douglas DC-2 Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/24, D-55

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is a Cleveland 'D' or dwarf kit. The term 'Dwarf' is deceptive here. Most Cleveland kits were designated 'SF' or Scale Flying - 1/16 scale. The Dwarf kits were needed to fill a market demand for smaller flying models - especially of the larger aircraft. The 'D' kits, like this DC-2, are 1/24. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the 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.

AMT 1961 Lincoln Continental Hardtop - 3 in 1 Kit, 1/25, K421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare first issue. Can be built one of three ways - Stock, Prestige Car (with Government decals) or Custom. Includes numerous additional parts for the custom version as well as 'show' chromed brake drum, jack, 3 trophies and much more. Features full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one part, the 'wall display shelf' listed on the side. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

Delta S-55 X Savoia Marchetti (S.55), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

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Rare early Italian issue from Delta. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the two main fuselage sections have some cracked and broken off side wall sections. The breaks are clean with no bending, and the parts dry fit back perfectly. It would be a simple repair. The first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic in formation. The S-55 was a unique aircraft with the passenger compartments in the floats and the cockpit in the wing; the two engines are mounted in tandem push/pull above the cockpit. The S-55 proved to be very reliable and airworthy, setting 14 world records for speed, altitude and distance with a payload. Three months before Lindbergh's solo Atlantic flight, and S-55 flew with stops from Italy to Rio and NY City. In 1933 Marshal Balbo led 25 S-55s to Chicago in about 48 hours. He then flew back without incident.

Lindberg TWA Future Mach 3 Jetliner (XB-70 / B-70 Civil Version), 1/169, 573-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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1950s Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. Rare issue of the proposed single vertical stabilizer XB-70 in civil colors. Kit features working rudder and elevons, retractable landing gear and optional position drooped or straight wing tips and full color TWA decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram C-47 Skytrain with Paratroopers, 1/90, P11-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Rare first issue dated 1955 (First issue is numbered P11 and the second is PA11). Beautiful mold quality and detail. Features rotating props and wheels, optional position main doors with ladder, paratroopers and a crew of two pilots. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lincoln Bristol Britannia - BOAC, 1/166, 106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed but the seal is damaged. Nicely made small scale kit. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Pegasus Ansaldo SVA5 (SVA-5), 1/72, 1004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Limited run injection molded kit with metal details and full color decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Missing decals.

Airmodel Lockheed TF-104G and F-104A Conversion Kit, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Contains injection molded parts and canopy to build early F-104A version and two seat trainer TF-104G version. Requires base kit (Airfix recommended). Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts and instructions present.

Airfix Blohm & Voss BV-141 (BV 141), 1/72, 03014-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Well molded with good detail including interior, bomb load and optional position landing gear.

Hawk North American OV-10A Bronco Plated, 1/48, 214-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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1967 Chrome plated hard box version with John Andrews box artwork. Chrome finish is in excellent condition, which is unusual. Never started. 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

MPC 1970 Jeepster - Stock or Safari Wagon, 1/25, 2070-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare. Can be built as showroom stock or as a Safari Wagon. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. NOTE: the chassis, suspension, engine block halves, oil pan, heads and water pump have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent. There is no other assembly and no painting. NOTE: the stock version is complete but the Safari version is missing four safari tires and one of two accessory rifles. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

Bandai Jagdpanzer Hetzer 38(t) 75mm (Kfz 138) Pz Jag Wag 638/10, 1/48, 8239-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Bandai Russian Medium Tank T34/76 (T-34/76), 1/48, 057373

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix HP 42 'Heracles' 1930s Airliner, 1/144, SK502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1960s third style logo issue. Beautifully detailed kit of one of the classic airliners of the 1930s. Imperial Airways equipped these aircraft with deluxe interiors and provided full service. Customers were thoroughly pampered and had superb views of the ground from only a few thousand feet. Never started. NOTE: missing two rectangular very thin vertical stabilizers (can be easily made from stock plastic) and two exhausts (easily made from thin wire or stock round plastic). Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.