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Aurora 1929 Ford Pickup Beatnik Box, 1/32, 529-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From 1962. One in a very popular series of 1/32 scale Aurora cars. Fantastic box artwork. Kit is nicely detailed and molded for that time and features detailed engine with blower, full interior, pick up truck bed with separately molded tail gate, four 'bicycle' fenders, optional rear slick wheels or road wheels, optional convertible top and rear curtain and full decals. Molded in bright gloss yellow and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-104 A Starfighter 'S' Kit, 1/64, H251-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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First issue dated 1956. Dramatic hardbox artwork with excellent color and gloss. The box displays much better than the 'very good' grade; I have graded it such due to some clear tape residue on the long sides and bottom tray. Molded in the correct silver and clear and includes the famous clear Revell Swilvel Base 'Globe' display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Great Lakes Trainer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot’s English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh’s 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called “The Aviation Craze” that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh’s flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream – to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world’s longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane supply business – Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called ‘Aviation’s great Recruiter – Cleveland’s Ed Packard’ by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Modelcraft Whitley Mk. V - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 72-030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Ex Frog molds in the Mark V version. Very nicely detailed and molded like most Frog kits. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Blackburn Skua Red Series, 1/72, F162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Red Series issue. Very finely molded in medium gray. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix CA-13 Boomerang Australian Fighter - Bagged T3 Issue, 1/72, 121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1960s issue of the first Australian fighter aircraft. The Boomerang was developed from the Wirraway as a stop-gap defender. The prototype flew on May 29, 1942. 250 were built and the aircraft was used extensively in New Guinea for ground support. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller Breguet 693, 1/72, L392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1906s issue. A very good effort by Heller - well detailed and molded for it's time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Sleek and beautiful, the Breguet 693 was a fast low-level twin engine attack bomber with a crew of two. Armament was one 20mm cannon and two machine guns in front and one turret mounted machine gun facing aft. Bomb load was six to eight 50kg bombs.

MPC Roland C-11 (C11) (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 5001-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Includes standard and custom decals. NOTE: there is no assembly, but the gun, exhaust, 2 wheels, tail skid and brake have been painted. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are in excellent condition which is rare for this era of MPC aircraft kit. Before using these or any other older decals please read the articles about saving old decals, which is located on this website.

AMT-Frog Northrop P-61B Black Widow - (Frog Molds), 1/72, 3801-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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From quality Frog molds. Includes crew and decals for multiple aircraft. This was part of a short-lived AMT marketing idea to market Frog kits in the USA. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Martin Baltimore Bomber - RAF - Green Series, 1/72, F339

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Green Series issue that shares dramatic Jo Kotula box art with the Air Lines issue. Kit is very finely molded and contains no rivets - just fine panel lines. Features rotating turret, crew of three and some interior detail and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes 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.

Monogram RF-101B Voodoo Photo-Reconnaissance, 1/48, 5818

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Hard to find kit. Kit has typical high Monogram quality and detail. Features full dual cockpits, detailed nose and main gear wheel wells, engine inlet tubes and compressor blades, full exhaust detail, clear camera windows, optional position canopy and speed brakes. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Heinkel He-177 A-5 Grief with Hs293 Guided Missiles, 1/72, 589

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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1960s issue in a rare 'Near Mint' condition box. Very well detailed kit. Features complete crew, elevating guns and rotating turrets, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and props, opening bomb bay doors with full bomb load and optional wing-mounted Hs 293 Guided Missiles. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Westland Scout - Bagged T3 Issue, 1/72, 122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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From the 1960s. Very highly detailed and well molded kit for that time. It has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A - USAF, 1/72, B12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very well molded kit with 52 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, Cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks and Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Includes decals for two USAF aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix Curtis Helldiver SB2C - T4 Logo US Navy VB-8 USS Ticonderoga in 1945 / Post War Reserve Squadron Glenview 1948, 1/72, 02031-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very finely molded and well made kit. Features folding wings, optional spinners for S2BC-4 or -5 variants, interior detail, canopy molded in the correct five different sections for optional positions, two position bomb bay doors, internal bomb load and external drop tanks and wing mounted missiles. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Avro Anson, 1/72, 02009-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970s issue with the fourth type logo. Features full interior, operating gun turret, retractable landing gear, rotating props and wheels and separately molded wing control surfaces. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing one (of two) #49- a very small "C" shaped part that could be easily made.

AMT 1958 Ford Sunliner Convertible - Assembly and Customizing Kit, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare and never reissued. Nicely molded and detailed kit for that time. Molded in ivory white, clear, chrome and black rubber whitewall tires. Chrome and windshield are excellent for this model. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all stock parts, most if not all customizing parts and correct flame decals. NOTE: missing instructions and one metal axle.

Aurora Atomic Submarine SSN Nautilus SSN-571 - First Under The North Pole, 1/242, 708-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1958 issue with fantastic 'North Pole' box artwork by Jo Kotula. The box has very good color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags, no tag/tape marks, tears, fades or stains. Edge wear and general wear(as shown) are the only flaws. Molded in the correct high gloss black plastic. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Northrop YF-23A, 1/144, 04017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From 1994. Features some cockpit detail, opened or closed weapons bay, a load of four air-to-air missiles and complete decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Douglas F4D Skyray, 1/88, 292-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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Smaller box issue from the late 1950s/very early 1960s. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.