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Lindberg Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk (F11C2), 1/48, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1950s Ray Gaedke artwork on an excellent hardbox with near perfect color and gloss. Very nicely molded kit. Includes rigging photos for spreader bars and wire placement. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Walter Ward Payment Link Only, 04208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Cleveland Spad XIII Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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This is a Cleveland Master Kit Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, other wood stock, fully carved cowl/engine, completely formed hardwood wheels, thrust bearing and rubber retainer, clear celluloid for the windshield, metal stock, four sheets of color insignia including the instrument panel with gauges, rigging threat, covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork. 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) and 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 this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they 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 operating single-owner 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.

Hobby Craft Avro CF-105 Arrow, 1/48, HC1651

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large scale Arrow with recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Douglas A-20 Havoc, 1/48, D-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. Has a 15+ inch wingspan when built. Features factory 3-D cut fuselage (not just profile cut), profile-cut nacelles, inboard and outboard wings and stabilizers, quality print wood, a factory sealed paper envelope of small detail parts, full color decals and excellent plans with templates and instructions. Never started and complete - the small parts are still factory sealed.

Roundhouse-Model Die Casting Southern 40 Foot Gondola - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, G100

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Excellent, all-metal kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Features factory painted and lettered sides in 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. No parts are warped; everything is straight and usable. There are no trucks with this kit.

Bev-Bel A.A.R. 40 Foot Box Car NYC New York Central System - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 134

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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An excellent, high-quality kit the builds a realistic prototype. Features completely cut, milled and scribed wood for all major box car parts, wood stock as needed (that will need to be cut to size only), numerous metal details (such as ladders, car ends, brake parts, etc, that vary from kit to kit) full size plans, instructions and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff 40' Wood Sheathed Billboard Reefer YOHP - Refrigerator Car Craftsman Kit, HO

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very high quality model. Features factory painted and lettered sides for YOHP - Spruce Creek Division, fully cut roof, floor and car ends, scribed wood and wood stock as required, a sealed packet of KD couplers, a sealed packet of Air Hoses #30, brass underframe beam, a sealed bag of brass and cast metal details, a sealed bag of cast metal ice platforms and hatches and full instructions. 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 instructions.

Silver Streak New York Central System 40' Wooden Box Car - Central of Georgia HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 929-221

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed and well made kit that is accurate to the prototype. Silver Streak was one of the manufacturers who made very realistic wood and metal kits during the Golden Age of Railroad craftsman kits from the 1940s/early 1950s. Features hardwood pre-scribed and factory painted, decorated and lettered car sides for New York Central System, pre-cut and milled hardwood roof, floor and inner sides, other metal and hardwood stock as needed. high quality diecast car ends, doors, coupler pockets and covers, roof walk saddles, brake equipment, brake wheel and much more, steel ladders, roof ribs, door guides (for opening doors), grab irons, chain and more. Please note that is kit is designed for full underbody detail with complete brakes - a challenging but very rewarding task. The kit has never been started. All parts are still internal factory bag sealed and instructions are included.

Artesania Latina Santa Maria 1492 Columbus' Flagship, 1/65, 20411

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Superb plank-on-frame model that measures 560 mm long (22 inches) when assembled. Features precision 'High-Tech' factory cut hardwood and plywood parts (looks like laser cutting to me), quality stripwood, sailcloth, all fittings (wood and metal), numerous types of rigging cord, full color cloth flags, full size plans, instructions and even large color photos of the construction in progress on the inside of the box lid. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky CH-53G (HH-53C) - Luftwaffe or USAF, 1/48, 4576

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split. From 1986. Includes decals and optional parts for USAF or Luftwaffe versions. Large and highly detailed kit. Features movable main and tail rotor, auxiliary fuel tanks, detailed full cockpit, full cargo interior, opening cargo door, working drive-on ramps, scale army jeep and 105mm howitzer, refueling probe, optional rescue hoist and more.

MPC Concorde SST - British Airways (Airfix Molds), 1/144, 1-4733

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1982 issue from quality Airfix molds. This is from the 2nd set of Airfix molds, which are the most accurate. Very finely molded and nicely detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are all in the internal factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions. NOTE: I have included the Airfix decals for British Airways with this model because the original decals are intact but water damaged.

AMT-Frog Shackleton Mk III - (Ex-Frog) - RAF or South African Air Force, 1/72, 3902-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. From high quality Frog molds. Has decals for both aircraft. Well detailed model with rotating props, movable ailerons, rudders, and flaps. Can be built with gear up or down and radome extended or retracted. 20 inch wingspan.

Airfix Short Stirling Bomber - with Tractor and Bomb Carts Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1602-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1960s Craftmaster issue. Includes accessories as shown on box cover. Kit features elevating guns, rotating turrets, interior, rotating props and wheels, movable control surfaces, optional position bomb bay doors, bomb bay detail and bombs and optional position undercarriage. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Italeri Dornier Do-24T Reconnaissance Seaplane - Luftwaffe 106th Coastal Patrol Wing Baltic Sea or Air/Sea Rescue Wing Syracuse 1943 or Swedish Air Force, 1/72, 122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed kit with 116 parts. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, rotating turrets, separately molded elevators and markings for three aircraft - two Luftwaffe and one Swedish. The Do-24 was being built in Holland under license. When the Germans invaded, they found 3 done and 25 in various states of completion. The Air Ministry was looking for aircraft suitable to salvage sunk aircraft, and the Do-24 fit the bill. The American Wright engines were removed and BMWs installed. The Do-24 went on to see successful service in WWII as recon, supply and ambulance aircraft. A squadron was supplied to Spain, and one Do-24 remained operational until 1970.

Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb - USAAF, 1/32, 1127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, complete and highly detailed cockpit (almost a model in itself), positionable pilot figure, detailed gear wells and optional position canopy and cockpit door. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Hood - Craftmaster Release, 1/600, S2-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Factory sealed. Dramatic Craftmaster artwork.

Airfix Handley Page Halifax B.Mk.III Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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From the 1960s. Kit features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Craftmaster kit were Airfix kits made in England and distributed by MPC in the United States.

Fador 1909 EMF Single Seater / EMF Touring / EMF Roadster - 3 in 1 - Builds Your Choice Of Three, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare kit from about 1949. Very unique in that it may well be the first use of the term '3 in 1' when referred to a model kit. Big scale model is highly detailed for that time and measures 8.75 inches long when assembled. Includes parts and instructions for building one of the three versions listed. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels, grill/radiator, steering wheel, headlights, lanterns and horn. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Includes plans with four elevation drawings, a great many detail drawings, templates and even the correct tufting pattern for the seats! Extensive text instructions are furnished also and there is even a detachable tonneau and detailed painting instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: Missing (1) very fine paper strip (easily made). Not missing another parts. The rear differential has been painted. There is no other painting or assembly. NOTE: plans and instructions are a 78% size photocopy of the original on many 8.5"x11" sheets of paper. The EMF 30 was produced by the EMF company which stood for Everett, Metzger and Flanders - the three owners. But in the early days it was jokingly referred to as 'The Every Morning Fix It" and "Every Mechanical Failure." Each car came complete with a catalog numbering every single part, which made replacements easily obtainable. The engine was four cylinders and turned out a very respectable 30 horsepower. It had a 106 inch wheelbase and held 15 gallons. All cars were painted EMF Red and were a sight to behold. The EMF 30 price with standard equipment was $1250 and included acetylene headlights, generator, side oil lamps, tail lamps, lamp brackets, tube horn, tire repair kit and magneto. 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. First issue of this classic large-scale 'Action Model.' Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts 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 30 years old and functions like new! Great detail. 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.