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Unknown Junkers Ju-52 Tante Ju Transport, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very high quality vac kit with metal details. Molding detail is of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Can be built civil or military, wheeled version only. Features optional wheel pants, cockpit interior with floor, seats, instrument panel, center engine/instrument console, rudder pedals and metal details, superb vacuform main parts, numerous cast metal details including full engines, props, exhaust, tail wheel strut, main gear struts and more, optional fuselage-top machine gun assembly that is a full kit by itself with cast metal parts and numerous photoetched brass parts, clear vac canopies and blister (still in excellent shape and not yellowed) and full size, detailed plans with detailed assembly drawings & full instructions (in German). You can translate them to English by typing them into Google Translate online. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will ship in the sturdy original shipping box. The manufacturer is unknown, but the kit was made in Germany. It may have been made by Hobbymodellbau F. Schmidt Mufferstadt Germany. I say this because their name is on the Ju-52 upper gun mounting mini-kit.

Hasegawa H6K5 Mavis Flying Boat, 1/72, JS26-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Earlier issue with high gloss box top, likely from the early 1970s. Very large and well detailed kit for that time. Features full cockpit, moving control surfaces, beaching gear and a large display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Although the box has stains, the instructions are 'excellent' and the decals are still factory sealed in plastic and appear 'very good++.'

AMT Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing, 1/72, 8619

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Well detailed, large kit of Jack Northrop's ideal clean bomber design. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors SR-75 Penetrator 'Top Secret Aurora Program', 1/72, 568

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large kit of the secret aircraft that has reportedly replaced the SR-71. Never started. The box has wear as shown but the kit is as new inside with all parts still in the factory sealed bags with both decal sheets and instructions present.

Hasegawa Grumman F11F-1 Tiger Short Nose - (F11F1)Special Edition VA-156, 1/72, 00357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very rare. Includes conversion parts for short nose Tiger, and special decals for VA-156 'Iron Tigers.' The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Sniffer - 29 inch Wingspan Contest or Sport Free flight Model Airplane, FG1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Built 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 early gas powered models, all powered 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 without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol (with a clever cabin) style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Comet Aeronca Sedan Struct-O-Speed Deluxe Issue, 2301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Deluxe version; please read carefully. 1960s issue with a 13.25 inch wingspan. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. This exactly model is highly prefabricated and more along the lines of a Speedee-Bilt than a Comet kit. Features a completely machine formed and finished wing with airfoil (like the Monofoil wing), other factory carved parts, die-cut and factory painted balsa sheet parts, a beautiful scale plastic full cowl, plastic prop and thrust bushing, fully formed wire landing gear and prop shaft/rubber hook, finished wheels, rubber motor, complete plans with instructions and even color insignia. Never started and complete. 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.

Frog HS Buccaneer S.Mk 2A / S.Mk 50 - RAF No. 12 Sq Honington 1970 or South African SAAF No. 24 Sq Waterkloof 1970, 1/72, F238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Typical high quality Frog kit with no rivets and fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features steering nose strut, four anti-ship missiles on wing pylons and optional position landing gear. Has decals for both Air Forces. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. Never started. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.

Airfix Boeing 314 Pan Am Clipper - 'Dixie' or BOAC 'Berwick', 1/144, 04172

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Dated 1988 and originally from the 1970s. Very finely molded and detailed kit for that time with 76 parts. Has decals for both aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: two prop blades are cleanly broken off at the hub - the blades are present so it can be repaired. One prop is a slightly darker plastic than the others - it is from the original issue of this same kit. In the 1930s Pan Am was a household word in the USA for their romantic foreign routes and the glamorous 'China Clippers' that crossed the Pacific Ocean, stopping at such ports as Wake Island. Pan Am's attention soon turned to the Atlantic. Since non-stop service would be needed, a new aircraft was designed. The Boeing 314 was chosen. This huge flying boat started flying the Atlantic mail in 1939 with a trip over 26 hours long. Before the war, the 314 fleet flew the Pacific, Atlantic and other routes. The airliner was a palace compared to the cramped jets and limited service of today. The flight deck compared to the bridge of a ship and housed 6 crew. It was connected to the passenger cabin by a spiral staircase. The luxurious cabins were divided into 5 standard compartments, each seating 10 passengers, a dining salon for 14, a special compartment for four and a deluxe bridal suite. 74 could be carried on day trips and 40 when sleeping quarters for all passengers was required. Chefs prepared gourmet meals while passengers lounged in deeply cushioned wicker chairs and enjoyed a grand view of the scenery from about 5,000 feet. The age of the Clippers ended shortly after WWII when land planes could operate at much higher speeds than the flying boats.

Trimaster Focke-Wulf FW-190 D-9 - Langnasen-Dora With Cutting Edge Cockpit / Eagle Parts Update / Aeromaster Decals / Lifelike Decals, 1/48, MA-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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From 1987. Includes four aftermarket accessories: Cutting Edge CEC48085 Cuper Detailed Cockpit (factory sealed), EagleParts #4-48 FW-190D-9 Update Set (never used and complete), Aeromaster #48-719 Late Doras Part 1 (never used and mint) and Lifelike Decals #529 FW-190 markings including two markings for D-9s (never used and mint). The kit itself if of legendary Trimaster quality. Kit features two frets of photoetched parts, numerous metal castings, brass and metal rod as well as all recessed detail on the plastic moldings. Large decal sheet and paint guide for several different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Boss F-111D / F-111E Aardvark + 3x Eduard PE Detail Sets, 1/48, 80350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Includes Eduard #48668 F-111 Engine PE Details, Eduard 49500 F-111 PE Late Seatbelts and Eduard #FE505 Painted FE Cockpit details. All three are still factory sealed. The model itself is from recent molds and is very impressive. It is likely the finest 1/48 F-111 kit ever produced. It features all recessed detail, excellent cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed radar with removable nose, detailed main and nose gear wells, separately molded leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps, optional position wing spoilers, two detailed engines, detailed internal weapons bay with optional position doors, a wide variety of weapons and decals for 55th TFS 55FS 'Heart Breaker or 'Tigers Head' Fairford 1991. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Devastator TBD-1, 1/48, 7575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1974 but this is a later 1970s edition in the 'short' box. Very highly detailed kit for that time with full interior, folding wings, moving tail gun, prop and arresting gear, optional position gun compartment doors, canopy, and bomber or torpedo versions with markings for VT-6 USS Enterprise (CV-6),VT-8 USS Hornet (Midway)and VT-2 USS Lexington (CV-2).

Microscale A2D-1 Skyshark, 1/48, MS4-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From ex-Allyn molds. Aircraft is in 'in flight' configuration like all Allyn models. This kit has not been started. The aircraft is complete with all parts, 'excellent' decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the display stand is missing the top small 'socket' piece.

Monogram OS2U-3 Kingfisher - RAF or US Navy Blue Box Issue - (OS2U3), 1/48, PA135-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1966. This kit is part of the very famous line of 1/48 scale World War II action kits. Finely molded and detailed for that time with traditional Monogram quality. Features optional parts so you can built a the ship-based (float) or wheeled land version, good cockpit detail, underwing bombs, elevating and rotating gun, pilot and gunner figures, five piece canopy that can be positioned closed or in several open configurations and choice of US Navy or Royal Navy decals. The Royal Navy aircraft were called Kingfisher I and 100 of them were delivered with both wheel and float gear. The US Navy aircraft is that of Lieutenant William F. Eadie from a Kingfisher squadron based in the Ellice Islands. He spotted and rescued Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and his companions after they had been on a raft in the Pacific for 21 days and virtually given up for lost. Lt. Eadie moved the most injured into the radio compartment while Rickenbacker and the other crew member were lashed to the wings. Eadie figured that the aircraft could not fly, and luckily he met a PT boat and transfered the uninjured men to it.

Enterprise Pee Wee Sportster 1/2A - 32 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Original free flight design by Jerry Brofman. Very high quality complete kit with all die cut parts and complete plans. Good for sport, precision and PAA flying. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Rareplane Fisher P-75A Eagle - With Injection Molded Details, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very fine detail, complete cockpit and interior, clear canopies and instructions/plans as well as paint and marking guide. Never started. Factory bag is still sealed. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Airfix RE-8 Recaonnaissance Aircraft 1916 - T2 Bagged, 1/72, 1401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From the 1950s. Early 2nd style Airfix logo bagged kit with header. The kit is still factory staple sealed with a 'very good' header, but the plastic split open on one end. So I inventoried the kit and it is missing one 'L' shaped exhaust manifold. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions (in the header).

Airfix Apollo Saturn V, 1/144, 7060

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Still sealed. From 1979. Hard-to-find USAirfix issue. Very well detailed. Includes five separate stages, individual Lunar Excursion Module, Command Module and Service Module, astronaut figures, escape rocket and display stand.

Revell 3 Pacific Sky Fighters F4F Wildcat / Thai Ki-43 bOscar Hayabusa / P-39 Airacobra, 1/72, H681-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1966 one-piece box issue contains all three aircraft. This model was bought new on February 19, 1967 at Woolworths in Cleveland, Ohio. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Air Aces of WWII Luukkanen's F2A Buffalo / Eagleston's P-47D / Molders' Bf-109E, 1/72, H684-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory tape sealed on both ends. 1966 one-piece box issue contains all three kits with decals for the famous aces listed. This kit was purchased new on October 4, 1966 at Grants in Cleveland Ohio.