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Competition Models Inc Sal Taibi's Starduster-X- 46 Inch Wingspan .049 Gas Powered Free Flight Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From the early 1960s. Large wingspan kit for .02 to .074 engines. This is one of the famous Sal Taibi's National award winning designs. Sal was one of the early 'Kings Of Gas Free Flight' and a very gifted designer. The model is from the 1950s. 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. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag; the other parts have been inventoried complete with the plans. Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals,' the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Life-Like Long Tom 155mm Gun with Carriage and High Speed Tractor - (ex Adams / Revell), 1/40, 09660

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From former Adams molds - also from the same molds as the Revell 'S' kit. These models are well detailed for that time. Features detailed carriage and tractor suspension, rotating and elevating 155mm gun that can also can be stored for travel. The tractor includes working bogies, flexible treads and elevating/rotating machine gun. With driver and gun crew. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies.

Hasegawa Aircraft Carrier Shoho, 1/700, 43217

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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

Aoshima IJN Aircraft Carrier Taiyo and WWII IJN Ordnance Set, 1/700, 01488

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Highly detailed and finely molded 1/700 scale waterline model. Also includes sealed WWII Japanese Navel Ordnance set with decals. Never started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Aircraft Carrier Taiho, 1/700, 31211

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1/700 scale waterline kit. Very 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.

Tamiya IJN Shinano Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, 31215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very finely molded and highly detailed water line ship. It has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya IJN Junyo Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, 31212

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1/700 scale waterline kit. Very 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.

Monogram B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/48, 6384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1994 issue. Widely considered the finest and most highly detailed 1/48 B-17 kit available. Features interior detail for bombardier, navigator, radio operator, cockpit and gunners. Turrets rotate as well as the props and wheels.

AMT Grumman F7F-2/2N Tigercat - Nightfighter VF(N)-52 and Naval Air Test Aircraft - (F7F2), 1/48, 8844

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Large scale Nightfighter Tigercat that features 120 pieces, recessed panel lines, well detailed cockpit, engines and landing gear, rubber tires and more. Includes markings for VF(N)-52 from the USS Antietam and the unique all yellow test aircraft from the Naval Air Test Center. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Vostok - Russia's First Spacecraft, 1/24, H1844

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1998 issue of the classic 1969 kit. Very large 1/24 scale, well detailed kit of Major Yuri Gagarin's spacecraft. Gagarin's flight was the first of 6 successful Vostok launches from the secret space center at Baikonur. Gagarin made one orbit in 108 minutes, which was enough to make him the first man in space. Titov followed in Vostok 2 and made 17 orbits. Other launches featured 4 mile passes in orbit, and Vostok 6 featured the first Woman Astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova. It is interesting that Vostok did not have attitude control for correct placement when re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The sphere was designed with the weight off-center, so it would automatically swing into position during the heat of reentry. Features detachable crew compartment, ejecting seat and Cosmonaut figure. Molded in metallic silver and clear and includes display stand.

Scientific Cutty Sark with Sails - 15 Inch Long, 174

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very nicely model measures 15 inches long when assembled. Includes factory-carved hardwood hull, printed sheet parts, wooden stock, standing and running rigging material, colorful decal sheet, hardwood display stand, pedestals and metal name plate, metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc) and chain, cloth sails, full sized plans, assembly and rigging instructions, a large sheet with five very nice photos of the completed model and more. The kit has never been started. The fittings are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk II - (F3F) Al Williams Stunt Plane - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, PA184-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Second issue dated 1967. This airplane was a civil F3F flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The Monogram model has many action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Also features movable rudder, aileron and elevator, detailed cockpit, opening canopy, standing pilot figure, full decals including striping, instructions for rigging and is molded in the correct orange, silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman S2F-1 (S-2A) Tracker - Hi-Vis Paint Scheme, 1/72, 102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Well molded and likely from the late 1970s or early 1980s. Has markings for US Navy VS-21 and JSDF. Features cockpit detail, retractable radome, optional position landing gear and rotating props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Over 1000 Trackers were completed for the Navy as carrier-based submarine hunters. Grumman was awarded the contract in 1950, and in 1952 the first XS2F-1 flew. The large belly radome contained the PAS-38 search radar and the ASQ-10 MAD detector was in the tail. ALD-3 ECM performed DF (direction finding) duties, and the 70 million candle power spotlight lit up targets at night. Sonobuoys were held in both engine nacelles and offensive weapons included acoustic torpedoes, depth charges, rockets and conventional bombs. Trackers saw service in several other Navies including Canada.

Renwal Lt. Col. R Collishaw's Sopwith Triplane Aeroskin, 1/72, 266-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft.

Clear Creek Models D&RGW Pipe Gondola Weighted HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Excellent, highly detailed model. Features beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock, small metal detail(s), and full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag, while the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete.

Monogram Lockheed P-38L / P-38M 2 Seat Night Fighter / P-38J / F-5 Lightning - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6848

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. This is the 'Tall' box issue dated 1973 that includes the Mattel logo on the two long sides and the extended part number. An excellent kit for that time, it builds any of four versions including 2-Seat Night Fighter, day fighter, 'Droop Snoot' with bomber nose and F5 photo recon version. Molded in silver, black and clear.

Revell US Army Spitfire Mk5C, 1/32, H281

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Hard-to-find 1975 issue is still factory sealed. Features removable cowling panels and detailed Merlin engine, sliding clear canopy to show the detailed cockpit, movable control surfaces and retractable landing gear.

Revell Flying Cloud Clipper with Sails - 'S' Issue, 1/232, H344-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Hardbox 'S' kit from 1957 with the 'S' logo displayed on both short and long sides. Like most early Revell sailing ship models, these molds were cut by true craftsman. Full hull model with excellent mold quality features very fine detail down to the coiled ropes on the deck, all fittings, pre-formed ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, rigging thread, detailed and optional simplified rigging instructions, silver braided anchor 'chain', color decals, flag sheet, stand and nameplate. The kit is beautifully molded in black, wood tan and white (sails). There is no assembly but NOTE: the deadeyes are neatly painted black and about a dozen small parts have one coat of white paint. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Novo Westland Wessex Mk1 or Mk31 (S-58) - ASW Helicopter - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - (ex-Frog) Bagged, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory staple sealed. From original Frog molds. Cleanly molded and nicely detailed older kit in medium gray and clear. Includes decals for both versions.

Premiere BAe Hawk T.Mk 1A, 1/48, P3101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Large scale 1/48 Hawk. Features detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and optional gun pack and decals for aircraft No. XX221 / XX286 No. 7P, 1 TWU / XX322 No. 151 Sqn, 2 TWU. The model has not been started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.