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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.

Jetco Jet 50 - 22 Wing Span for Jetex Engine, J-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Quality balsa kit intended as a 'Jet Glider' with any of the pellet jet engines of the day. Never started and complete with all parts and full plans/instructions. Did not come with the engine. In 1969 the entire Jetco 'Superflite' series consisted of the following: hand launched gliders SG-4 Thermic B, SG-1 Thermic 20, SG-1 Thermic Dart, SG-5 Thermic Trio, SG-2 Thermic 18. Towline gliders G-1 Thermic C, G-5 Trooper. Rubber models R-2 Hawk, R-1 ROG, R-3 Lark. Jet models J-3 Jet 50, J-1 Cougar F9F and J-2 Cutlass F7U.

Hawk 1959 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible or Coupe - General Mills Trix Cereal Premium Issue, 1/32, 630-631

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very rare. This is a General Mills premium of the scale Hawk Lark kit, which can be built as a coupe or convertible and is motorized with a unique rubber band drive which includes the winder. The model is molded in gloss dark red and silver plastic, has never been started, and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions, right down to the original rubber bands (2 lengths) and a letter from the General Mills Executive Offices apologizing that they decided not to include the small glue capsule - due to a fear that smaller children may think it was candy or a pill and eat it. And if you were unhappy, you could return the kit and get your original 10 cents back along with the cost of postage! The kit is in the original mailing box that it came in. This was a Trix piece as the instructions include the fact that your 'Trix Trailer' can be hooked right up to the Lark, and that the Lark rubber motor has plenty of power to pull them both! (The trailer was inside Trix and not included with the kit.) A great piece for the advanced collector.

Aurora CV-6 USS Enterprise - Aircraft Carrier From World War II, 1/600, 714-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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First issue hardbox dated 1960. This is the true first issue because of the 'Famous Fighters' text in the border of the logo. Features fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. This kit was the first and one of the few injection molded kits of the historical CV-6, the US Navy's Most Decorated Ship. Model features full hull, large and small AA guns, detailed superstructure, pre-war 'EN' flight deck markings, aircraft and display stand. Inside the kit is like new and never started. Even includes the original factory packing tissue paper. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Northrop F-89D Scorpion - Academy Issue Great Britain, 1/80, H126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Ideal builder from the original 'S' kit molds. The Academy Series (like this model) dates from the early 1960s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Golden Age Reproductions Fokker D-VII (D-7) - 18 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Golden Age is committed to reissuing high-quality, classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the Golden Age of flying models, the 1930s. Features quality balsa printwood, strip wood, waterslide decals, plastic wheels, rubber motor, propeller, nylon thrust button and hardware, beautiful copies of the original full size plans, colored covering tissue and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback or Bubble Top Versions, 1/48, 500-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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NOTE: perfect builder kit, not collectible. Please read carefully. Great older model with nice detail. Softbox has a copyright date of 1965 and shows a action diorama with both Jugs warming the engines up. Can make Razorback or Bubble Top versions. NOTE: this model has minor and neat assembly. The drop tank is built and primed. Quality of work done is 'professional.' No other work is done. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. NOTE: one small part is a different color; it is from an earlier version of the same kit. NOTE: decals are included but they from the Monogram 1/48 Jug #5302 with the nose art 'Little Chief.'

Hawk Grumman F9F-3KD Drone - (F9F3KD), 1/48, 502-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From 1965 with artwork by Tom Morgan. Molded in yellow and includes a colorful decal sheet for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Rumpler C5 - (C-V) 24 inch Wingspan RC/Gas/Rubber Kit, 206

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large-scale, well detailed kit and one of the harder Guillow's kits to find. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.