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Monogram F-16XL Delta Wing, 1/72, 5206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From 1983. Unique advanced aerodynamic test bed F-16. Traditional high-quality Monogram kit that is very finely molded and detailed for that time. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-16XL Delta Wing, 1/72, 5206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Unique advanced aerodynamic test bed F-16. Traditional high quality Monogram kit that is very finely molded and detailed. Never started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, nose gear door. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, 1/48, 5401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1995 issue from the popular older molds of this early F-16 with AIM-9 Sidewinders and two wing mounted drop tanks. Features full cockpit, fine panel lines, detailed wheel wells and more.

Revell Israeli Mirage 5J or French Mirage 5F, 1/32, H155

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare 1975 release. Builds either version, 'F' or the 'J.' Well detailed for that time with mixed fine recessed and raised panel lines, removable jet engine, full cockpit, opening canopy, missile/bomb/rocket pod load-out and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and decals and instructions, both in 'excellent+' condition. Please read the two articles on this website about saving old decals before using any older kit decals.

SMB Technik RC-Stratos - 81.5 inch Wingspan 1 to 3 Channel R/C Glider, 1364

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Large RC glider made in West Germany. 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).

Guillows Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis - 34.5 Inch Wingspan, 1/16, 807

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Large scale display, rubber powered, gas powered or R/C model. Very well engineered and detailed. Features all die-cut balsa, dozens of vacuform details, pre-cut wooden stock as needed, metal stock, covering tissue, large and complete decal sheet, detailed and illustrated instruction sheet, full size plans, completely formed wheels and prop, U-Control handle with control horn and thread and more.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire Interceptor - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/56, H210-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1954 Pre-S issue. The box is solid and has excellent color and gloss but has significant wear has shown. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in 'excellent' condition. This kit has a fascinating history The first issue was in the simple and thin one-piece box and Revell quickly converted to this two-piece box as it was much more durable and a full-color lithographed 'slick' could be used. For the second issue, Revell added rivet and raised panel line detail as well as landing gear, a two piece box and H210-79 kit number. The famous 'Globe' clear stand was added, but in this issue it had the rare one piece stand arm and the instructions reflected that. Revell quickly realized that the one-piece arm was not strong enough, and quickly modified it to the familiar three piece arm for the 3rd (this) issue. The kit went on to be reissued several more times with different box art and even Revell of Germany and England had European issues as well.

Revell Fokker Triplane DR-1 'S' Issue, 1/28, H270-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1957 first issue 'S' kit. Large scale (1/28) detailed kit with movable prop, wheels, control stick, detailed engine, cockpit and three figures. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fador 1905 REO Runabout, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare kit dated 1949. Very well detailed for that time. Big-scale model features numerous die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts, excellent plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lanterns and horn, other metal parts and metal stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Come with superb, large fold out plans that show four elevations drawings, many various detail drawings, a photo of the finished model and extensive text instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design & parts breakdown of the kits are very similar. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. Hudson Miniatures, launched in 1948, apparently beat Fador to the market by at least a year or more. Hudson's national success probably lead Fador to choose the same subject (antique cars) and in the same scale, 1/16. Hudson snatched up the most obvious classic automobiles for kit subjects, forcing Fador to select very carefully. Fortunately, they chose well and they are still the only models ever made of these subjects. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Revell/Gowland Highway Pioneers and the models that quickly followed probably drove them out of the market. This was the fate of most wooden kit manufacturers who did not make the transition. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.

Consolidated Model Engineering Vought F4U Corsair U-Control Redi-Carved - 16.5 Inch Wingspan for 1/2 A Gas Engines

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very Rare. From the early 1950s. Please note, these came in generic boxes with the model stamped on the end. All of them have a photo of a P-51, but the kit inside is a Corsair as stamped on the box end. The Consolidated 'Deluxe Models' were excellent kits and highly prefabricated. The were solid wood (no tissue) U-control model designed for 1/2 A size engines. Features a factory carved upper and lower fuselage, shaped (profile cut) wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully formed main and tail wheels, balsa and metal stock, a wax paper envelope with hardware and smaller parts, decals and full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Consolidated Model Engineering Bay Ridge Pacer by Sal Tabi With Liquids - 53 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare 1941 model and even rarer in unbuilt, complete condition. The Pacer was a Sal Tabi gas free flight design but can be easily converted to R/C and electric power. This model came from the estate of a very active & particular early aircraft kit collector. It is factory-new inside features quality balsa printwood, factory-cut-to-shape balsa blocks, stringers and spars, plywood firewall, hardwood parts (some factory cut and routed), silkspan covering material, a set of Trexler Balloon Wheels (still in the original box), two pages of detailed instructions and superb full-size plans. It even includes the liquids advertised on the box top - two sealed tins of dope and color. Never started and complete. The Pacer, like many other early gas aircraft, was designed to climb rapidly to maximum altitude then enter a very stable glide and 'Sniff For Thermals'- the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol (with a clever cabin) style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft.

Consolidated Model Engineering Burkard F6F Hellcat - With Redi-Carved Fuselage and Paint

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare deluxe kit from the late 1940s. This is a solid wood scale model with a wingspan of 9.75 inches. Features completely carved fuselage with cockpit cutout that needs only final sanding, excellent profile-cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, finished wheels, wood stock as required, beautiful cast metal three-blade propeller, a corked glass bottle of factory glue, a corked glass bottle of factory blue dope, a blue insignia sheet with stars and bars, aircraft numbers and 'Felix the Cat' with bomb nose art, another color insignia sheet with a very large variety of kill markings (flags and kill profiles), canopy celluloid and excellent full size plans with building instructions, aircraft tips and cross sections for making templates. Complete and never started. Please NOTE that while the canopy material is present, there are no printed frames on it. Often these kits have printed frames on the clear material. Burkard Giant Solid Models were made by Consolidated Model Engineering Co., Bronx, New York.

Consolidated Model Engineering Javelin - 48 inch Winspan Class A or B Gas Powered For R/C Conversion or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Rare late 1930s/40s free flight design. 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).

Revell IL-38 Bison Russian Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/169, H235-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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Fresh from a long-closed hobby shop. First issue in amazing, investment-grade "Near Mint++" condition. "S" hardbox is dated 1956. The box has factory new gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tags or marks from them, no tape or tape marks (at all - this box even escaped the factory sealing machine!), no fading, no missing or torn litho and no stains. The slightest of wear is the only flaw. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear Revelving Globe stand. The kit has never been started. Inside, all the small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The decals and instructions are 'near mint' condition with typical yellowing as the only flaw.

Revell 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2 Door Hardtop, 1/24, 85-2443

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1998 issue with 64 parts. Features complete engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, complete interior and more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

DML Arado Ar-234B Nachtigall, 1/72, 5012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very highly detailed and superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features a highly detailed cockpit, detailed gear wells, photoetched parts and more. Has decals for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Squadron (2) F4U-1 Corsair 'Birdcage' Replacement Canopies - (F4U1), 1/72, 9119

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Very well molded, crystal clear two canopy set in 1/72 scale. Never used and still sealed in the original Squadron ziplock bag. These clear and thin canopies are a superior upgrade to the thick canopies supplied with most kits.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109E 4/7 Trop - 2/JG27 / 3/JG27 (Two Different Aircraft) / 1/JG27 /, 1/72, AP10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Dated 1992 and very cleanly molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes two types of canopies, cast metal pilots seat, good cockpit detail, bomb or centerline drop tank and a large decal sheet for all four aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare kit dated August of 1950. Very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Has excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. We think of electric cars of new; nothing could be further from the truth. From 1900 to 1915 at least 25 well-known electric car manufacturers advertised vehicles which '...were clean, quite, stylish and easy to operate - the only car for a lady.' And how true this was! Early automobiles were notoriously noisy with dirty exhaust and the constant requirement to handle smelly gasoline by hand. The Baker Electric was one of the longer ranged models - when all six batteries were fully charge it could travel about 75 miles - acceptable even today for a commute. The wheelbase was 80 inches and it had a convertible top that could be lowered or raised. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design & parts breakdown of the kits are very similar. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. Hudson Miniatures, launched in 1948, apparently beat Fador to the market by at least a year or more. Hudson's national success probably lead Fador to choose the same subject (antique cars) and in the same scale, 1/16. Hudson snatched up the most obvious classic automobiles for kit subjects, forcing Fador to select very carefully. Fortunately, they chose well and they are still the only models ever made of these subjects. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Revell/Gowland Highway Pioneers and the models that quickly followed probably drove them out of the market. This was the fate of most wooden kit manufacturers who did not make the transition. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.

Hawk Chrome Plated Lockheed U-2 - (Authenti-Plate), 1/48, 300-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare 1962 hardbox kit with Bill Campbell artwork. Large scale with 20 inch wingspan. Completely chrome plated. The chrome is just in 'good' or 'average' condition with the typical age wear and flaws. The kit has never been started. The actual aircraft is complete including decals and instructions but NOTE: missing display stand.