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Big Bag 'O Pilots And Ground Figures, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit

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This zip lock contains a dozens of injection molded figures left over from mostly 1/48 scale kits. I would say that 95% of them (if not all) are 1/48. I recognize figures from Hawk, Monogram, Aurora and others, so theres are older figures. Some are from the jet age; others from WWII and even WWI. Most are not painted; some are neatly painted. Sold as-is.

Verlinden Carrier Deck Equipment, 1/72, 2459

Resin Model Kit

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Very highly detailed resin casting for all of the items shown on the box top photo. Includes rubber hose. Never started with all parts still in the factory sealed bag. Please note, Verlinden did not issue instructions with this kit as it is self-explanatory using the box top photo as a building and painting guide.

Hobbymaster THREE WWII US Pilots And TWO Modern US Pilots - Blister Packs, 1/72, HP001

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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SALE!! Includes all five factory-painted pilot sets, ready to install in your 1/72 model kits. Three are US WWII tan uniforms and two are US modern pilots with white helmets and dark uniforms. All five sets are still factory sealed.

Novo Fairy Barracuda / Blackburn Skua (2) / Miles Magister 1 Trainer / Percival Proctor IV Trainer - (ex Frog) - Bagged, 1/72, F161

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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SALE!! Includes all five factory sealed ex-Frog kits with all headers in 'excellent' or better condition.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-8 Cougar - (F9F8), 1/72, 1139

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Late 1970s/early 1980s issue that is still demand today for it's high quality and detail. Includes markings for VT-26 or Blue Angels Aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa KA-3B Skywarrior - US Navy Tanker/Attack Aircraft, 1/72, K42

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Excellent quality kit from all new molds dated 1998. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells and much more.

AFV Club M16 MGMC Meat Chopper - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1/35, AF35203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very highly detailed inside and out. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AFV Club U-2A Dragon Lady - High Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1/48, AR48112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Excellent kit from all new molds. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear, removable 'pogo' wing tip outrigger gear, opened or closed airbrake, Trimetrogon Type A-2 Camera (which be displayed separately, U-2 specific 'Howdah' (ground heat shield for cockpit) and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling Northrop P-61 Black Widow - 37.5 inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, E-15

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. Very high quality, scale kit designed for R/C, rubber power, gas or CO2, control line or non-flying super detail scale. Features quality die-cut balsa printwood and stripwood, diecut plywood, numerous crisp vacuform parts such as cowlings, cowl flap rings, spinners, wheels, turret and more, clear vacuform canopy and rear bubble in 'mint' condition, light-weight plastic and prop, hardware, rubber motor, fully formed wire landing gear, complete full color decals, covering tissue, superb full size plans that include building and flying instructions and conversion details for R/C and other forms of flight. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed Sterling bag while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with a paperwork. 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 were very complete.

Sterling Ford Tri Motor Island Airlines - 34 Inch Wingspan For RC / Control Line / Free Flight / Co2 / Rubber Power / Static Scale Display, E12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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In amazing 'near mint' condition. Very large scale model that is well detailed. Can be built for rubber powered, gas powered free-flight, CO2 powered, control line, RC/radio controlled or static display. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and wing spars, plastic engines and other details, finished rubber wheels, preformed wire parts, hardware pack of control line parts, a big set of color decals for the box photo aircraft shown, covering material, instructions, full size plans and more. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the Sterling bag; the parts that were not have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork.

Guillows De Havilland DH-4 - 27 Inch Wingspan RC / Gas / Rubber Flying Model, 205

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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From about 1964 and in amazing 'near mint' condition. Large-scale, well detailed model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern servos and receivers. Features die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall, scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose / machine guns / pilot busts, two big sheets of full color decals, covering tissue 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.

Comet Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 34 inch Wingspan Rubber / Gas Control Line / RC Flying Balsa Aircraft, 3646

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Large 34 inch wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber, electric and made RC with modern lightweight servos and receivers. This is a deluxe Comet kit from the 1970s and features true scale appearance, rugged Super-X non-warping wing assembly, Tube-O-Matic fuselage construction, many lightweight plastic details - cowling, machine guns, pilot, bombs etc. for flying models or static displays, quality die-cut balsa parts, plywood firewall, factory cut spars and stringers, fully formed gear struts and wheels, windscreen material, covering tissue, hardware, weight for balancing, scale four-blade and flying (2 blade) propellers, rubber motor, huge color decorating sheet, detailed full size plans and building instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag, and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia and instructions. Please NOTE that the box has bug damage as shown, mainly along the edges but everything inside the box is is fine. 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.

Authentikit Vehicles 1903 Overland, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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VERY rare kit from about 1950 and the only large-scale model of this subject. Very well detailed for that time and a rather deluxe model featuring machine cut hardwood parts (many cut to final shape), excellent plastic wheels, brass lanterns, stock brass, stock metal, hardwood dowels and more. With excellent full-size plans including patterns, detail drawings and full text instructions. Even includes a painting guide. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all pieces and paperwork. Authentikit Vehicles was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures and Fador. Authentikit simply called their models "Antique Automobile Kits" while Husdon Miniatures called theirs "Old Timers" and Fador called their line "Smallersters." Authentikit Vehicles was located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and from what I can tell, it was a slightly superior kit to the more common Hudsons and Fadors. Authentikit advertised a "1902 Piece Motorette" on the instructions which could be purchased from a hobby shop or directly from the Pennsylvania office. So far these are the only two I have seen. The models are incredibly rare; to date only one Pierce and one Overland have traded hands publicly over the internet.

Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare kit dated August of 1950 and very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns, metal parts & stock and die-cut cardstock. includes excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Maxwell - Old Timers - First Issue, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very rare first issue dated 1948 inside with the short-lived yellow box and with metal fittings. In one year this box was replaced with the common white version. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features die-cut and machined to shape wooden parts, beautiful die-cast metal wheels, steering wheel, side lanterns, carbide headlights and other accessories, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions and full size plans. In 1911, Maxwell was one of the 'Big Four' in the automobile industry. The 1911 Maxwell was considered very stylish and dignified and was widely used by doctors, lawyers and businessmen. It featured a 2 cylinder engine, 12 horsepower and had a folding top. These cars were usually painted with a bright red body, red wheels, black top and fenders and with shiny brass fittings and lights. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley HS-125 600 - (Hawker 125 Series 600), 1/72, PK-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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The only 1/72 scale model of the popular 600 series HS-125 business jet. Includes decals for first HS Demo Aircraft or RAF No. 32 Squadron. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts present including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind Quad 20mm, 1/35, 35233

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very highly detailed armor kit. Never started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the one bag that was opened has been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya TWO M4A3 Sherman 75mm Gun Late Model - Ardenne December 1944 / Germany January 1945 / Germany Feb 1945 / Philippines January 1945 - (M-4), 1/35, MM222A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Both are never started with the parts still in the factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions. Very highly detailed kit with numerous operating features, optional position hatches, choice of two types of cupolas, wheels and sprockets, two figures, many accessories and decals for three different tanks.

Matchbox Westland Lysander Mk I/III, 1/32, PK-504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From 1978 and a well detailed kit for that time featuring full cockpit with pilot and navigator figures, separately molded control surfaces, opening canopy, optional bomb load, optional 'torpedo' human & cargo carrier, full engine, boarding stairs and more. NOTE: this kit has been started. There is 'excellent+' quality subassembly as follows: cockpit outer frame assembled; wing halves assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aoshima Nagato Battleship - IJN, 1/700, WLB014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1/700 scale waterline model that is highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.