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Aurora Spitfire Sealed, 1/43, 20-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Factory sealed. Late 1950 to early 1960s issue.

Precise General Dynamics / Grumman F-111A Fighter Bomber

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Very rare promotional model given to Air Force Brass to promote the swing-wing fighter-bomber of the F-111A. The F-111 was to replace the B-58. This model is in excellent condition with all original paint and decals. The paint is near mint - all decals are excellent except the 'US Air Force' markings under the cockpit show wear as does the black anti-glare marking. Wings swing nicely. This model is missing the base. The airplane measures 10.25 inches long.

Arii Mitsubishi Ki-36-3 Dinah Japanese Army Scout Plane, 1/72, 2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Nicely molded. Markings for two squadrons. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Italaerei Reggiane Re-2001, 1/72, 102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Nicely molded. Very early Italaerei kit released soon after the owners of Aliplast split to go their own ways. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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, 1/48, 6804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Factory Sealed 1973 Mattel/Monogram release. This is the "White Box" issue of the impressive 'Four Star' kit from 1965. 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. Seal has a small split on the side.

Comet Globe Swift - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 3202-98

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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.

Pyro USS Maine Battleship - 'Remember the Maine' Spanish American War, 1/240, 298-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Rare first issue hardbox with dramatic box art of the Maine under fire. Very rare model of the ship that was reportedly blown up in Havana Harbor, which lead to the Spanish American War. Built kit measures 17 inches long. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: Two parts are white; the rest of the kit is gray. The parts are absolutely correct, but from a later edition of the kit.

Cleveland Lockheed F-80A Shooting Star (P-80) Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, SF-90

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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 running single-owner (77 years) 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.

Rareplane Breda BA-65 (Ba65), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very highly detailed and well molded vacuform kit with full interior detail. Never started and complete.

Frog McDonnell F-4K / F-4M Phantom II - Fleet Air Arm or RAF (Hasegawa Molds), 1/72, F262

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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This is a high quality Hasegawa kit that was re-boxed by Frog and marketed in the UK. Has decals for both aircraft. 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 McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (Frog-Hasegawa Issue), 1/72, F282

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Rare issue. 66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing England 1964 or 45th Tactical Reconnaissance Sq USAF South Vietnam 1967. 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. This is a quality Hasegawa kit marketed by Frog in the UK.

Heller Avenir Car Ferry Steamer, 1/200, 80625

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare. Very large kit of this Deluxe Automobile Ferry from the 1960s. measuring 26 inches long when built - ideal for RC conversion. Molded in white and clear. Very highly detailed down to individual clear portholes and railings. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and decals and instructions are included.

Revell Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien 'Tony', 1/32, H276

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare kit in the USA issue dated 1972. Molds are rumored to be destroyed in a shipping accident off Japan. Very nicely detailed kit. Features full engine detail with removable cowling panels, complete cockpit, optional position landing gear and canopy, and rotating wheels and propeller. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle, 1/72, H201-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Early 1st release in a 1962 dated hardbox. The famous Memphis Belle was the first 8th Air Force Bomber to complete the 25 mission rotation over Hitler's Germany. Many operating features including movable gun turrets, movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay, rotating props and wheels and retracting landing gear. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Airfix Great Western Atlantic Ocean Liner, 1/180, 1701-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Large scale box issue. Fantastic Craftmaster artwork. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857. Never started. All parts still factory sealed. Includes billowing sails and pre-made ratlines.

Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109 E4/7 Trop, 1/72, 60755

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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

Life-Like 155mm M40 Self Propelled Gun 'Choo Choo Baby' with Crew (Ex Adams), 1/40, 09659

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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From old Adams molds. Very highly detailed down to a complete interior. Contains many moving parts and features, typical of Adams Action Models. NOTE: kit has minor assembly. Two wheels are assembled and the chassis was assembled at one time. The glue was so old that the chassis simply fell apart. No parts are broken. Quality of assembly was excellent with no excess glue. Missing one part: small 'black out" light #77 (looks like a headlight). Inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Master Modell Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E 'British Airways', 1/100, 1019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Ex-KVZ East German Cold-War kit. Large scale Trident. Ideal builder. Still factory sealed.

Airfix Lockheed S-3A Viking - VS-29 USS Enterprise, 1/72, 5012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1980s issue. High quality kit and well molded. Features detailed cockpit, crew of two, detailed weapons bay with optional position doors, optional position landing gear, separately molded rudder and elevators, torpedo load out for the weapons bay, optional drop tanks and Harpoon missiles. 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.

Revell Apollo Astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Moon, 1/10, H1860

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Original 1970 issue in a near mint box. Very large 10 inch size figure complete with highly detailed ILC Space Suit, gold tinted face mask, portable Life Support System chest pack, special camera, Lunar Module leg section with ladder and moon surface base. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.