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KVZ Tupolev Tu-144 Supersonic Transport, 1/100

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

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Classic Cold War Airliner kit and the world's first supersonic transport. This kit is a very large 1/100 scale. Molded in ivory, clear, black and silver and with colorful Aeroflot decals. Although the USSR manufacture Yunyj Tyechinik issued it's own 1/100 Tu-144, it appears that the molds were created by KVZ for their own kit. 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.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-114 Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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'Dark Blue' box trim issue. The other issue has a very light blue left side trim and is factory painted. Large scale kit of the civilian 'Bear' Bomber. In keeping with the Soviet Doctrine that even airliners should be ready for military service, it still sports the navigator/bombers glazed nose. Large kit molded in clear, silver, black and white. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. NOTE: the side windows have been glued into the model. Quality of assembly is very good but not flawless. The rudder has some putty put on to fill sink marks and is ready for sanding. The clear nose is missing and one 'ILLY' decal is missing. The instructions are photocopied. No other assembly and the kit includes all other parts and decals.

LS The 44-40 W.C.F. Colt Bluntline Special, 1/1, P1007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Fantastically detailed full size model.

Moebius Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde, 1/8, 460

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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Modern replica in the spirit of the classic Aurora Monster kits of the 1960s. Very nicely molded. The test tubes, flasks, spider web and other glass container are molded in clear, and the figure, base and table are molded in brown. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell The Palomino Horse, 1/8, H962

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1971 large 1/8 scale horse kit. Very nicely detailed. Kit features horse body molded in Palomino Gold color and engraved with realistic horse-hair texture, complete western bridle with bit and reins, actual white hair for the mane and tail, Palomino Parade Saddle with simulated silver trimming (plated silver) and more. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, hair mane and tail and instructions. NOTE: the kit had the leg 1/2, head and body 1/2s glued at one point. The glue was of poor quality and all part fell cleanly apart.

Revell Aerospatiale/Westland SA-330 Puma BGS, 1/32, 04412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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This is the excellent Matchbox kit with additional parts including large auxiliary tanks with floats, rescue cable winch, weather radar segment and decals for one BGS sea version and a regular BGS variant. Features complete interior, folding passenger seats, optional position floor exit, detailed jet engines with removable cowls, complete cockpit, rotating main and tail rotors, opening doors and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram US Air Force Refueling Group B-47 & KC-135, 1/240, P409-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Very rare. When Monogram invested in the tooling for the 18 aircraft "Airpower" kit, the sales did not meet expectations. In order to increase revenue from the molds, Monogram issued the "Refueling Group", "Bomber Group" and "Fighter Group" in the "Forty Niner" series with the Tu-16 Badger, F-101 and P-40. These kits used airplanes from the set with new blue-molded stands and unique decal and instructions sets. All aircraft are well molded with recessed panel line detail. Decals are in as new condition. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Strombecker Piper J-3 Cub Flying Model - 14 inch Wingspan, 1/24, MF27-100

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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In addition to a fine line of solid wooden models and a handful of injection molded kits, Strombecker branched out into flying models. One feature of this line was some fantastic box art by Cal Smith. This kit contains vacuform plastic parts (31 total) and has a wingspan of 14 inches. Power is by rubber band motor with a plastic prop. The kit has not been started and is complete. Includes all plastic/metal parts, full decals and complete instructions.

Revell Dirty Charlie's Incredible Flying Machine Motorized with Make Your Own Sign, 1/32, 8104

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

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Very rare. Dated 1980. The "Incredible Flying Machine" actually uses it's motorized propeller to fly around in circles while displaying any custom sign that you wish to make. Comes with pre-colored pilot Dirty Charlie, Whoops the mechanic, yellow and chrome plated parts, electric motor, metal hanger, clear plastic sign holder and a very large sheet of bright orange pre-cut letters. Kit has not been built and is in mint condition inside. The pilot and mechanic as well as the letters have never been punched out. All parts are present and accounted for. Includes full instructions.

Berkeley Buhl Pup Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/10, 4-10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Big 1/10 scale model with a 37.5 inch wingspan. Originally designed by Henry Struck as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features covering material, full size plans, formed wire parts, die cut balsa and plywood parts 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.

Top Flite Rascal RC - 27 inch Wingspan Free Flight or RC Airplane, RC2-295

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

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Very nicely designed 'compact rc' kit. Features all balsa JIGTIME construction, sheet wing built up, warp free assembly system, formed landing gear, precision die cutting, vacuum-formed windshield, wheels and more. No covering needed! For rubber power or .01 to .02 engines. 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).

Frog Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress - 'Suzy Q' 93rd BS 19th BG Pacific Early 1942 / 'Yankee Doodle' 97th BG 8th AF 1942, 1/72, F213

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Frog is well known for making realistic, detailed models at a time when most manufacturers were not making kits strictly to scale and embellishing kits with oversized rivets. Frog, on the other hand, strived for scale fidelity and almost never showed rivet detail. This B-17E is no exception and is a fine kit that would built to a realistic display model. Decals are included for two historical aircraft - Suzy-Q, a very early Pacific Theatre aircraft from 1942 flown by Captain Felix Hardison USAAC and Yankee Doodle, the ship that General Ira C. Eaker flew in as an observer during the 8th Air Forces first bombing mission against the railway marshalling yards at Sottenville, near Rouen France on August 17, 1942. The kit is well molded with fine raised panel lines and features a full crew, optional position landing gear and a large display stand, elevating tail guns, rotating and elevating top and belly turrets with the blocking panel for Suzy-Q, opening bomb bay doors and bomb load and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle (Lincoln Issue), 1/72, H201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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This is an unusual Revell Lincoln issue made in New Zealand. 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. Softbox is from the late 1960s or early 1970s. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Aoshima Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Fighter, 1/72, 308-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Older release with a high gloss box top. Nicely molded kit for it's time. Features folding wing tips, retractable landing gear, working flaps, drop tank, optional opened or closed canopy and pilot. 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.

Nichimo Messerschmitt Me-262 Strumvogel - I/KG51 Luftwaffe, 1/48, S-4812-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1960s kit with very collectible box art on the high gloss box top. Very nicely molded with all fine raised details. Excellent details including nose cannons and removable access hatch, retractable landing gear, movable rudder and ailerons, detailed gear wells, rotating wheels, complete detailed engine with opening access panel, external bomb load, pilot and display stand. 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.

PZW Mig-15 'Fagot' - Polish Air Force, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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PZW stands for Podlaskie Zaklady Wytworcze. PZW made early Polish injection molded kits and they were among the first such kit to be imported to the USA. This is a complete but basic older kit with raised panel detail and full landing gear. 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.

Airfix AC-47 Gunship (DC-3) US Airfix Issue, 1/72, 50010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Kit is well detailed and includes movable control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional position cargo doors, and machine gun/miniguns. Still factory sealed.

Joystick Ansaldo A1 Balilla, 1/72, 15

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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High quality moldings, decals for two aircraft and many cast metal details. Never started and complete.

Sierra Morane-Saulnier N, 1/48, 48-11

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Very high quality vac kit. Includes many metal details such as engine, prop, guns and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram United States Earth Satellites Vanguard and Jupiter C with Launching Pad and Crew - Built Up, 1/96, PD41-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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This is for the built up kit only, there is no box. Very rare. First and only issue from 1958. Very nicely detailed and molded in silver, grey and white plastic. Features missiles, launching pad with railings, ladders and crew. The model has never been painted but it has been glued and the decals have been applied. A few small parts are missing as shown. Quality of assembly is very good. The job was done neatly, as there are no gaps. But there is a little glue showing here and there, and that glue has turned yellow as old glue will do.