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Interavia BMP-2 / ASU-85 / BRDM-2 SA-9 / BTR-70 / BTR-70, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+ to Exc

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SALE!! Includes all 5 kits. None have been started. All are either still in the factory sealed internal bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions. The BRDM-2 / SA-9 and the two BTR-70s includes photoetched details.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1970s issue features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, factory cut spars and stripwood, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material), 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.

Frog Handley Page Victor B.1. Crescent Wing 'V Force' Bomber, 1/96, 355P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. Classic 1950s Frog kit in large 1/96 scale of this famous 'V Force' Bomber. The box displays well with very nice color and gloss, but is graded only 'good' because one corner is split and has clear tape on it, there is clear tape on the sides where someone taped the box shut, and there is general wear as shown. Nicely molded kit with all recessed pane lines and full landing gear that can be installed up or retracted. The kit is molded in off-white and clear with the large, black Frog stand that was unique to the bigger kits. The decals are flat and in excellent condition - even the clear wax paper covering is intact. Instructions are excellent also. There is even an unopened tube of FROG Polystyrene Cement! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Comet Aeronca K Floatplane - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3208-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970s reissue of the 1950s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood sheets, pre-cut balsa stringers and spars, detailed full size plans, building instructions, clear material for windows, tissue and propeller. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The box looks better than the 'good+' grade but is rated as such because there is age foxing on the reverse side. 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.

Comet North American F-100 Super Sabre - Balsawood Flying Model, 3409-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1960s/early 70s issue features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, clear vacuformed canopy, formed main and nose wheels, tissue covering, detailed full size plans/building instructions and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire IX - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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1970s reissue of the older and still very popular kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wire prop shaft, fully formed and finished wood wheels and thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. 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.

Comet Ercoupe - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3407

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970s issue features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware, clear canopy material, tissue covering and detailed full size plans/building instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. 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 their 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.

Tamiya Fairey Swordfish Mk.1 - Plus Eduard 48-362 PE Set And Tamiya Bracing Wire Photoetch Set - 825th Sq Lt Commander E. Esmonde / Bismarck Attack Lt. AWD Beale / 823rd Sq, 1/48, 61068

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Includes two factory sealed, aftermarket accessory kits: Eduard 48-362 Swordfish Mk.I Floatplane PE set and Tamiya #61069 Fairey Swordfish Photo Etched Bracing Wires Set. The actual model is very highly detailed and finely molded. Features complete cockpit, crew of three, optional folded or straight wings, detailed engine and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Walker Model Service 1926 White Wrecker Truck - HO Scale, HO, 5085

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Highly detailed and well made kit from Walker Model Service. Walker was famous for excellent metal HO vehicles and accessories. Features finely detailed cast metal main parts. Includes full instructions with an exploded parts diagram and step-by-step text assembly steps. The kit has never been started; it is exactly as it left the factory. The small parts are all still in factory sealed bags; the few large parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete.

Walker Model Service 1926 White Light Delivery Truck - HO Scale, HO, 5087

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Highly detailed and well made kit from Walker Model Service. Walker was famous for excellent metal HO vehicles and accessories. Features finely detailed cast metal main parts. Includes full instructions with an exploded parts diagram and step-by-step text assembly steps. The kit has never been started; it is exactly as it left the factory. The small parts are all still in factory sealed bags; the few large parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete.

Walker Model Service 1926 White FlatbedTruck With Load - HO Scale, HO, 5057

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Highly detailed and well made kit from Walker Model Service. Walker was famous for excellent metal HO vehicles and accessories. Features finely detailed cast metal main parts and wood parts for the load. Includes full instructions with an exploded parts diagram and step-by-step text assembly steps. The kit has never been started; it is exactly as it left the factory. The small parts are all still in factory sealed bags; the few large parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete.

Walker Model Service 1926 White Canopy Truck - HO Scale, HO, 5088

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Highly detailed and well made kit from Walker Model Service. Walker was famous for excellent metal HO vehicles and accessories. Features finely detailed cast metal main parts. Includes full instructions with an exploded parts diagram and step-by-step text assembly steps. The kit has never been started; it is exactly as it left the factory. The small parts are all still in factory sealed bags; the few large parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete.

Dennis Storzek Soo Line Standard Wood Caboose 1906-1913 With Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Highly detailed and well made kit by Dennis Storzek, who was famous for fine HO craftsman models. Features finely detailed high-definition resin main parts with details in cast metal, plastic and wood. Includes complete trucks, full instructions and extensive decals. The kit is exactly as it was shipped, including the original packing paper. The small parts are all still in factory sealed bags; the resin parts are in the factory wrapping and have never been removed. With full instructions.

Revell Vought F-8E Crusader - US Navy VF-194 USS Ticonderoga 1966 / French Navy 12 Flottille Carrier Clemenceau 1987 - (F8EFN / F8U) - (ex Monogram), 1/48, 04547

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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2000 Revell reissue of Monogram's original classic. This is a Llarge kit with the quality we expected from Monogram. Features 133 pieces, very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position air-to-air refueling probe, optional position folding wing tips, optional position canopy, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and external bomb loads. There is an excellent decal sheet for the colorful US Navy aircraft and for the French Navy. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon - USAF, 1/72, 815

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Superbly molded kit with 87 pieces that builds up to a wonderful model. Features all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopy and pilot boarding stair and a variety of loadouts. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-111B or F-111A TFX - Tactical Fighter Prototype, 1/72, H208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1969 issue. Hard-to-find model builds either Air Force F-111A or short nose and wingspan Navy F-111B. Features operating variable position wings, movable stabilizers, removable nose with detailed radar, fully retractable landing gear and removable crew escape pod. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Northrop P-61A / P-61B Black Widow - Snuffy Smith or Husslin' Hussy, 1/48, 7546

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Early issue dated 1974 but likely from the later 1970s. Excellent model features optional parts, decals & paint guide to make the A or B variants, very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface outlines, highly detailed interior with all crew stations, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, removable cowl with detailed engine, optional position wing flaps and crew boarding door with stairs, rotating turret with elevating guns, optional drop tanks, 55 gallon drum, three ground crew figures and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell F-8E (F8EFN / F8U) Crusader - US Navy VF-194 USS Ticonderoga 1966 / French Navy 12 Flottille Carrier Clemenceau 1987 (Ex-Monogram), 1/48, 04547

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Large kit with traditional Monogram quality. Features very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position air-to-air refueling probe, optional position folding wing tips, optional position canopy, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and external bomb loads. There is an excellent decal sheet for the colorful US Navy aircraft and for the French Navy.

Revell HH-3E Jolly Green Giant, 1/72, H144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970 issue. Features movable rotors, hinged cargo ramp, refueling probe and crew. NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat assembly as follows: side windows (8) glued to fuselage, to 'excellent++' quality. There is no other assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts present and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman A-6E or A-6 TRAM Intruder - USS Saratoga VA-85 or USS Coral Sea VA-196, 1/48, 4578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Nicely molded featuring detailed cockpit, complete underwing stores, detailed gear wells and decals for both aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.