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Air Lines Vickers Alcock & Brown Vimy - First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight (ex-Frog), 1/72, 12901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very colorful box artwork issue and an excellent kit from Frog molds. Finely molded with separate ailerons, elevator and rudder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one lower elevator was slightly short shot, so I also included a Frog lower elevator. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo.

Aurora-KB Halberstadt CL-II Collector' Series - (CLII), 1/48, 1136-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1972 hardbox issue with great box art. Includes pilot, gunner, ground officer and 'Terrain Display' base. Molded in dark red and black. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one part, the seat support. Not visible when built and easily made from scrap plastic. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present, as well as decals and instructions.

Aurora German Gotha G.V Bomber, 1/48, 785

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1976 issue with revised molds. Much better kit than the previous releases. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: two small parts are a different color. They are still from the modified molds release, but the K&B Aurora Issue.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Please note that the box has significant wear; ideal builder kit. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Cleveland Curtiss P-6E Hawk Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-21

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From the 1930s. 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. The kit is in the older cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' in silver print. The P-6E was considered a 'flagship' among the single engine 1/16 scale models and this is a fantastic kit. 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 markings/decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. 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.

Monogram F-51D (P-51D) Mustang Action Model - Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA77-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Dated 1962. First issue of this classic 'Action Model' with great detail and mold quality. Features opening canopy to show the highly detailed cockpit, tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs, a small knob on the bottom rotates and extends and retracts the main gear and tailwheel; all gear doors including tailwheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is over 30 years old and functions like new! Molded in silver, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box has damage as shown; there is a close split at the upper left and creases. This kit has an interesting history. In 1961, Monogram introduced the 1/32 scale Phantom Mustang. This was a very ambitious project. The kit was transparent, highly detailed and included two electric motors. One motor raised and lowered the main gear and tail wheel while the other spun the prop. Two small levers on the base dropped bombs from the wings. It was molded in clear, silver, black, red and zinc chromate green. Although successful, the kit was expensive to produce and Monogram charged a hefty retail price of $4.98. As a way to create more revenue from the molds, Monogram cleverly created this kit - using some of the same molds as the Phantom Mustang. The silver parts tree was completely re-cut and does not match the Phantom version. The red stand, gears and motorizing features were simply left out and the model molded in solid colors. The gear retraction/extension features was retained, but not motorized. On the new silver parts tree they added a small knob (placed on the bottom of the wing) and the same for the bomb dropping mechanism. This lowered the price to $1.98 and this additional revenue hopefully helped pay down the original mold costs.

AMT Enterprise B NCC-1701-B Star Trek Generations - (NCC1701B), 8762

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Over 18 inches long when assembled. Never started. All internal parts bags are still factory sealed. Complete with all decals and instructions.

ESCI Mercedes Benz 230G Feuerwehr, 1/24, 3023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Nicely detailed kit with full frame assembly with separately molded driveline and suspension, detailed interior, accessory load shown on the box cover, optional position tail gates and more. Molded in red, clear, brown and black and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Kampfpanzer Leopard, 1/35, MM-164

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Well molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Bellanca Junior, 3102-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From the 1960s and a reissue of the 1950s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, formed wire landing gear, completely preformed wooden wheels, wood stock as required, rubber, tissue and plastic propeller & thrust button. 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.

Matchbox RY3 C.Mk.IX / PB4Y-2 / P4Y-2 Privateer Liberator - US Navy 'Redwing' Nose Art Palawan Philippines May 1945 / French Navy P4Y-2 Bizerte Tunisia April 1958 / RCAF Canadian R3Y 'Rockcliffe Ice Wagon' 1948 - (PB4Y2), 1/72, PK-606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1983. Single-tailed B-24 model that was well detailed for that time. Optional parts, large, colorful decal sheet and full paint guides allow you to accurately build any of the three versions listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC North American P-51D Mustang, 1/24, 2-3505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1977 and from Airfix molds. Very large (1/24) scale kit is highly detailed. Features removable body panels showing complete Packard-Merlin engine and firewall, sliding canopy and full cockpit, retractable landing gear, moving control surfaces and more.

Lindberg Fulton's Clermont Side-Wheel Powered Steamboat, 1/96, HL200-06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still sealed but the seal has split and the box is only 'good' because the seal has shrunk and drawn the box concave. Modern reissue from the original late 1950s molds Large 18 inch long, 186 piece kit with excellent detail and realistic drive train. Features full hull, detailed deck and fittings and figures..

Monogram 1965 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hardtop SS 396, 1/24, 85-2470

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Dated 1996. An excellent modern kit with superior detail. Features full engine and compartment, opening hood, underbody, suspension and exhaust detail, complete interior and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-106 A Delta Dart 'S' Issue, 1/67, H298-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1958 first issue with the famous box art that makes this kit so collectible. This was a fantastic kit for that time and features very realistic, all fine recessed panel lines and tiny rivets, working ailerons, opening canopy, pilot and ejection seat and gear well detail. Molded in gloss silver and clear and with the famous 'Swivel' clear globe stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box would grade higher but it has two small tape tears from the factory sealing tape on the two long sides.

Aurora McDonnel Douglas DC-10 United Friend Ship, 1/144, 385

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1972 issue. Features full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, jet engines with inlet fans and exhaust cones and can be built gear up if you wish. Molded in white, clear and with the large, black tripod stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya M3A2 Halftrack Armored Personnel Carrier, 1/35, MM170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Well detailed kit from quality Tamiya molds. Includes nine figures and numerous accessories. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Matchbox A-4M Skyhawk Marines - VMA-324 or VMA-331, 1/72, PK29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Has markings for both colorful Marine Squadrons. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Historic F-51H / P-51H Mustang - 6nd FS Alaska 'Ah'm Available' / 57th FG Alaska / Massachusetts Air National Guard, 1/48, 48-005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, photoetched parts, film instrument panel, excellent cockpit, two canopies (one closed and one opened), detailed gear wells and very well detailed landing gear and a full painting guide and large decal sheet for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram MG TC Roadster With Metal Body, 1/24, 6102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Limited edition from 1977 with very nicely cast metal body components. Well molded and detailed. Builds a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features complete engine detail, suspension, drive line, engine compartment, removable hood ('bonnet'), complete interior and optional 'top up' or boot. Molded in metal, dark green, chrome, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.