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Minicraft 1901 De Dion Bouton Automobile - (ex Entex / Bandai / Union), 1/16, 11206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. This is a large-scale model with excellent detail. It features steerable front wheels, full suspension, detailed undercarriage and full interior. In 1901, Count Albert de Dion and M. George Bouton produced a remarkable engine that produced 3/4 horsepower at 1800 rpm. This was double the speed of the then famous Daimler 'High Speed' engine. Upon hearing of the engine, Daimler's engine engineer said that the motor would not last but 1/2 the time of a 500 HP engine. However, many of the de Dions are still running today. At first, de Dion Bouton used the engine for tricycles (which were popular at the time) and sold the engine to other manufacturers. The company then decided to make the first "people's car" that was affordable and easy to drive - the Type G was the result. It was powered by a water cooled engine of 4.5 HP and used a constant mesh gear system and famous 'de Dion axle', which was still used by sports cars into the 1970s. The car had a top speed of 26 MPH.

MPM FH-1 Phantom (First Navy All-Jet Aircraft) - Marines or VF-17A USS Saipan, 1/72, 72015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Hard-to-find, limited release kit. Features all recessed panel line detail and decals for VF-17A USS Saipan 1947 and Marines VMF-122 1948-50. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPM Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket - (XF5F1), 1/72, 72022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Limited edition injection molded kit. Finely molded and detailed with photoetched details and film instruments. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Rareplane Grumman F3F-1 or F3F-2 - (F3F3 F3F2), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Still in the original cardboard sleeve. Very well molded and highly detailed vac kit. Features very fine panel lines and molded detail, full cockpit, engine, struts, full landing gear and two canopies. Includes optional parts to convert this or your favorite injection molded kit to the -2 variant. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Matchbox HS Buccaneer S2B, 1/72, 40106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1983 issue that was nicely molded for its time. Includes decals for 16 Sq 2ATAF 1973 and 15 Sq 2ATAF Laarbruch 1971. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell F-8E Crusader VF-24 USS Hancock, 1/72, 4364

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely done kit with all recessed panel lines, optional bomb load, AIM-9 Sidewinders, detailed landing gear wells and optional position canopy.

Airfix English Electric Lightning F-1A, 1/72, 02068

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Fourth logo type. Dated 1986. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

George DeWolf Payment Link Only

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rich Niederhof Special Payment Link Only

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Minicraft Gerald Nowotny Only - Payment Link, 1/16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Douglas Brady Payment Link Only

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Hasegawa Saab J-350 (J-35) Draken Austrian Air Force, 1/72, BP2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. From 1995. Very nicely molded and correct J-350 Austrian variant with all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, two piece canopy and drop tanks.

Hasegawa Kawasaki KI-45Kai Koh Nick, 1/72, CP3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1995 and has 78 pieces.

Strombecker North American F-86F Sabre Jet - Woodline Issue, G-44

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

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Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag and includes instructions.

Monogram Curtiss P-40 Warhawk 'Superkit' - Balsa/Plastic Model Airplane Kit, 1/54, T6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare multi-media 'plastic and pre-carved wood' kit. Before there were injection molded plastic kits, model builders worked in wood or metal. Advanced companies, like Monogram, saw the advantage of plastic and began marketing kits with plastic details and fully-carved fuselage, wings, etc. This beautiful kit is one the highest quality composite static kits from the early to mid 1950s. Includes finished wings with airfoil, completely carved fuselage, colored die-cut wooden parts, plastic canopy, pilot, headrest, tail wheel, prop, cowling, pitot tube and more. The model has not been started. Some parts are still in factory sealed bags and the others have been inventoried 100% complete with decals, cardstock parts, small catalog, sandpaper and instructions. NOTE: a section of the back of the sandpaper sheet is stuck to the decals. Also, there is a tear and missing litho on the right short panel.

StromBecker Piper Cub Super Cruiser, C-34

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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From the 1950s. StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood kits. All quality hardwood - no balsa. Builds to an impressive display. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

AMT Tandem Semi Truck Vans - Two 27 Foot Exterior Post Trailers, 1/25, T521

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Early issue. Includes two very highly detailed van kits. Features hollow rubber tires, over 230 parts, vinyl air hose tubing, parts so you can attach the vans to any 1/25 scale semi truck, sliding loading doors, CF decals and more.

AMT BJ and the Bear Kenworth Aerodyne Cabover, 1/25, 5021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very rare in this condition and in 1/25 scale. Dated 1980 and released with the popular TV series of the same name. Features detailed frame and suspension, 'Bear' figures, full interior, correct 'Billy Joe McKay' decals and more.

Capitol Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 40 inch Wingpsan for R/C Conversion for Free Flight, D-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare 1940s kit from Capitol Model Aircraft Company, Brooklyn, NY. Very nice kit builds to a large flying model that could be converted to electric power and rc. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Cleveland Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-77

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. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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.