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Monogram Curtiss P-36A Hawk (Model 75) - White Box Issue, 1/72, 6790

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1973 Mattel/Monogram issue. Well molded and detailed. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The P-36A Hawk has the dubious distinction of fighting on both sides and for more countries than any other plane in history during the opening years of WWII. This Hawk, one in a long progression of famous fighter aircraft, was the winner of a 1935 competition. The USAA Corps received the first aircraft in April of 1938 and the French ordered 100 aircraft in May of the same year. French Hawks shot down just over 30 German planes during the battle for France. The Germans captured the aircraft and sold them to Finland. Others were captured when the Germans overran Norway. In all over 800 Hawks were produced and served in China, Netherlands East Indies, Portugal, Great Britain, Thailand, Argentina and Peru. Although an excellent fighter in 1935, the Hawk was outclassed by the time the war started but when flown properly still gave a good account of itself.

Airfix Douglas A-1J Skyraider - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/72, 260

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1960s kit with very good detail. Features folding wings, optional position speed/dive brakes and a very large loadout with rockets, drop tanks and bombs. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Academy Fieseler Fi-156 Storch / MS-500/502 Criquet, 1/72, 1661

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Features recessed panel lines, full interior and engine compartment and optional parts and markings for either version.

Comet Curtiss P-40E Tiger Shark Super Stars Series - 31 inch Wingspan R/C Flying Aircraft, 1/17, 3649

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare. From the early to mid 1970s. Big scale model is designed for R/C operation, gas .020 or .049 control line/free flight, rubber powered or even as a detailed static display model. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. This is a very nice and well detailed model for that time featuring 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction, 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' light-weight plastic spinner, lower fuselage, upper fuselage cowl, exhaust manifolds, wheels, main gear struts, radiator machine gun leading edges and mcuh more, beautiful clear vacuformed canopy (in great condition, not yellowed), completely formed metal gear struts, nose button, hardware, rubber motor, all die-cut balsa wood, factory-cut stripwood and leading & trailing wing edges, covering tissue, big 9" plastic flying prop, very colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, detailed full size plans with building instructions and more. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts. 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.

ESCI Mig-27 Flogger D, 1/48, SC-4020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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NOTE: great builder kit; not collectible because it has been neatly started. Large scale (1/48) Flogger. Features optional position canopy, variable position wings and full underwing stores. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly as follows: floor, seat and instrument panel (with decal) are assembled and painted to 'excellent' quality. This is glued into the front fuselage halves which are also assembled to 'excellent' quality. Wing halves are built to 'professional' quality and the nose wheels are painted to 'very good' quality. There is no other assembly or painting. Inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Panavia Tornado F3 - RAF 299 OCU/65th Sq Conningsby or 29th Sqn Conningsby 1987, 1/48, 09175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Large scale Tornado. Very nicely molded and detailed with marking for two aircraft. Never started. NOTE: missing front and rear clear canopies. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. The seal has split and drawn the box concave 1964 softbox issue with great Tom Morgan artwork. This was an excellent model for that time with quality fit and finish. Includes optional position landing gear, drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box.

Airfix HS Buccaneer S2B - RAF Lossiemouth Gulf Detachment-Desert Storm Bahrain 1991 / No 12 Sq Lossiemouth 1998 / No 208 Sq, 1/48, 08100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and finely molded with all recessed panel lines. Feature decals for 3 aircraft, detailed ejection seats and cockpit, detailed air inlets/compressor fans, optional position air brake, two piece canopy, folded or unfolded wings, detailed gear wells, optional slipper tanks, Sea Eagle Missiles, AN/ALQ 101, AN/ALQ 23E, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and more.

Sterling P-47 Thunderbolt With Operating Landing Gear In Flight - 20 Inch Wingspan For R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that lowers the landing gear before the model lands. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic full engine cowl, pilot bust and other details, beautiful clear vacuformed one-piece canopy (still mint not yellowed), rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of full color decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and complete with the small parts still sealed in the "Sterling" clear bag and all other parts inventoried present. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Sterling Real Sporty - 21 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, Peanut, K-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, vacuformed clear canopy, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Sterling Messerschmitt Bf-109G - 17 inch Wingspan That Drops Bomb in Flight, A8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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17 inch wingspan kit for rubber free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for dropping the centerline bomb in flight. Features color decals, high-grade die-cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, clear vacuform canopy, finished wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, finished thrust button, hardware, full size plans and more. The model has not been started. The small parts are still sealed in factory "Sterling" clear bag. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and plans. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling models to be deluxe kits.

Aurora Tiger Moth DH-82, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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1958 issue in rare, investment-grade 'Mint' condition. The original owner neatly cut the original seal along the bottom and kept it on the box top, thus preserving the factory fresh appearance. A nice kit for that time featuring cockpit with floors, seats, control sticks & instrument panels, clear windshields, rotating prop, pilot figure, clear triangle base display stand and RAF decals. Inside, the kit is like new. It has not been started and even has the original factory tissue paper. With 'excellent' condition decals and instructions.

Micro Engineering Co Hay And Grain Store - HO Scale Craftsman, 1/87, 70-600

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nice kit made from plastic, wood, cast metal details, separately molded window and door frames and with clear window glazing. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: the instructions are very simple text and not illustrated, but there are plenty of photos of the built kit on the internet.

Heller Submarine Daphne / Diane / Doris / Flore / Galantee / Junon / Psyche / Venus / Sirene, 1/400, 1073

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Unusual and very nicely molded kit of this French Diesel-Electric submarine that was built between 1958 and 1970. Full hull kit contains decals for all the submarines listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell T2-SE (T-2) Oiler Mission Capistrano / Buenaventura / San Fernando / Santa Clara - History Makers Issue, 1/400, 8624

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right top. 1982 issue from the original 1960s molds. Nicely done military tanker kit with full one-piece hull and very good deck detail. Has decals to make any of the four 'Mission' class T2-SE Oilers listed.

MPC AutoScape Jeep Commando Off Road - With Display Scene Diorama, 1/25, 1-0912

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Unique kit includes a vacuform terrain display base, colorful cardboard backdrop of 4WD territory and a nicely detailed Commando kit. The Jeep builds up with a full rolling chassis, just like the real vehicle. Features complete driveline, steering linkage, springs, front and rear differential, shocks, fuel tank, exhaust, detailed complete engine & compartment, opening hood, full interior and rotating wheels. Molded in orange, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

MPC Jeep Trailblazer, 1/25, 1-0852

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare kit of the legendary Jeep. Features full rolling chassis build up like the actual car with detailed suspension, exhaust and four wheel driveline, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, roll bar, big off-road tires and more. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the two seats. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Motorized Troop Attack Craft (LSI Infantry Landing Ship), 1/150, 779M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Motorized for use in water. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Boeing Fighter (F4B-4) - Midget Craft 6 inch wingspan Solid Balsa Airplane Model - (F4B4)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very old 1932 issue from Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company. Ideal was one of the first US model airplane producers, starting their business in 1911. During the early years of the Great Depression, Ideal switched to balsa wood and soon released a line of 'Six Inch Wingspread' solid scale models in a line called 'Ideal Midget-Craft'. Adds for this line can be seen in Model Airplane News and other major popular aircraft publications of the 1930s. The models included plans and the required wood and usually retailed for about 10 cents. This aircraft has been started, which in this case is good news. The fuselage from Ideal was simply wooden stock. The original builder has carved the fuselage very accurately and correctly to about 90% finished. No other work has been done and no other parts have been cut out of the printwood. The model is complete and would be easy to finish.

Monogram Ferrari F40 40th Anniversary Special, 1/12, 2804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Very large scale. Features well detailed engine, drive line & suspension, opening rear deck, full chassis and interior detail and more. Molded in red, black, silver and clear with satin chrome parts. With rubber tires. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (chrome only) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. NOTE: the decals are intact but there is damage on the left side of the sheet.