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Elite Force Messerschmitt Bf-109 The Black Devil Of The Ukraine, 1/18, 003771

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and still in the original Elite Force shipping box. Please note, this is not a kit but a factory painted and mostly assembled, large 1/18 scale model of very high quality. Unless you specify otherwise, it will be shipped in the original box. If you wish to have it placed in another box, then please let me know and additional shipping may apply.

Monogram The Wolfman Luminators (ex-Aurora), 1/8, 1621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1991 Monogram issue of the famous ex-Aurora Molds. Comes with figure and base molded an translucent, glowing yellow-green. Great builder kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts and instructions present.

Monogram Wright Cyclone Engine Heritage Edition, 1/12, 6052

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Well detailed large-scale engine kit with the service cart included. 1983 Heritage Edition reissue of the classic 1959 'Four Star' kit of the famous Wright Cyclone 9 (C9HE)that powered The SBD Dauntless, B-17, DC-3, A-12, SA-16 Albatross, Stratoliner, B-18, B-10 and so many others. Large scale kit is molded in black, red, gray and copper so no painting is needed. Has cut-away operational cylinder if you wish to add it. 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 decals and instructions.

Preiser Model Figure Eve - 7 Positionable Female Figures, 1/24, 58001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very well detailed. Included seven total figures broken down in 47 parts as heads, torsos and arms and legs in various positions. Never used and complete.

Cleveland Howard's 1935 Mr. Mulligan Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-52

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. 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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 'Aviations 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.

Skywave Fletcher Class USN Destroyer - Two Kits, 1/700, SW500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Contains two complete kits. Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-106 Delta Dart - 456th FIS Capt. B.B. Patterson Castle AFB California 1963 / 48th FIS Capt. Malcolm Emerson Langley AFB Virginia 1972 - (ex-Monogram), 1/48, 85-5847

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 2005 issue from quality Monogram molds. Very highly detailed and well molded kit. Large 1/48 scale with full cockpit, wheel wells and opened or closed missile bay with Falcon missiles. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet for two aircraft, including the box art aircraft.

Monogram F-84F Thunderstreak with Bomb and Cart - Texas Air National Guard (camo) or Commanding Officer of 131 Tactical Fighter Wing Missouri Air Guard (natural finish), 1/48, 5432

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1984 issue. Well detailed and features optional position canopy and speed brakes, complete cockpit, detailed wheel wells, drop tanks, bomb load, bomb cart and pilot figure. Contains decals for camo or natural silver finish with very colorful markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram USS Columbus CG12 Guided Missile Cruiser - (Albany Class), 1/506, 3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. From 1976. Rare full-hull kit that is 16 inches long when complete. Features 'very good' detail and the missile launchers turn with the directors. USS Columbus was originally built as a heavy cruiser in 1945. In the early 1960s she was stripped down to the hull and refitted as an Albany Class Guided Missile Cruiser with Talos and Terrier missiles.

Revell Avro Lancaster MKI S for Sugar or Q for Queenie, 1/72, H207-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Original hardbox issue copyright dated 1965. 'S For Sugar' flew 137 missions in WWII, more than any other Bomber Command surviving aircraft. Kit features movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay doors, retractable landing gear and full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas X-3 Stiletto Research Aircraft - 'S' Issue, 1/65, H259-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Original 1955 hardbox issue in white plastic with green-tinted clear and clear parts, tow tractor, driver and tow bar. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Phantom Fury - 32 Inch Wingspan Endurance Competition Flying Airplane, 3207-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1970s reissue of one of the more famous free-flight models of the 1930s. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood and spars, fully formed wheels and thrust button, nose block, covering tissue, rubber motor, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried 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.

Aurora Cessna 310, 1/62, 283-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1963 issue from ex-Comet molds. Neatly molded with all recessed panel lines, clear side and front windows, tip tanks, rotating propellers, display stand and full pinstripe decals. Molded in blue and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Aurora had started a line of inexpensive 29 cent kits in about 1957. The line was a success, and it was expanded. The line grew again when Aurora purchased the Comet molds. Many of them were small scale civil aircraft like this one. It appears that Aurora was encouraged by the sale of the ex-Comet civil aircraft, as it expanded the line with it's own molds in the early 1960s.

Frog Combat Series Focke-Wulf FW-190 and Bristol Beaufighter, 1/72, F522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very Rare. Unique issue from about 1973. It includes all the same features as the 1969 Battle of Britain issue. The FW190/Beaufighter combination was only issued in the "Combat Series." Production numbers were very low vs. the BoB sets. This one was about 8,000 vs. 40,000+ for each BoB set. Features both model kits with a picture frame display stand. You can cut out the box art from the box top, put it in the picture frame and the frame has special stands for each model! The kit has never been started. The FW190 is still in the internal factory sealed bag and the Bristol has been inventoried 100% complete. Complete with picture frame and stands, large 'Frog Picture Frame Display Stands' instruction sheet, color painting guide (on the box side), aircraft instruction sheets and 'very good++' decals for both aircraft. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Hasegawa Locheed T-33A Shooting Star Thunderbirds, 1/72, 00171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Nicely detailed older kit. Has extensive detail sheet for Thunderbirds. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Bilek Mig-19 P Farmer B, 1/72, 957

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed.

Guillows Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - 31 inch Wingspan RC Flying Model Airplane, 1003

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Excellent, large scale stick and tissue flying or static model with a 31 1/4 inch wingspan. Easily converted to control line or RC. Features operating bomb trapeze, retractable landing gear, movable dive breaks, detailed cockpit and sliding canopy, movable tail surfaces, pilot and gunner figures, quality die-cut balsa printwood and strip wood, die-cut plywood, numerous lightweight plastic parts, clear canopy, wide-blade prop and 6 feet of rubber, light silkspan, full size plans with detailed building instructions, full color decals and more.

Guillows Messerschmitt Messerschmitt Bf-109 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, 1/16, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. From the 1970s. Large scale, well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric RC using modern small and light equipment. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform engine cowl and spinner, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Comet Curtiss P-40E Tiger Shark Super Stars Series - 31 inch Wingspan R/C Flying Aircraft, 1/17, 3649

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. From the early to mid 1970s. Big scale model is designed for R/C operation, gas .020 or .049 control line/free flight, rubber powered or even as a detailed static display model. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. This is a very nice and well detailed model for that time featuring 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction, 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' light-weight plastic spinner, lower fuselage, upper fuselage cowl, exhaust manifolds, wheels, main gear struts, radiator machine gun leading edges and mcuh more, beautiful clear vacuformed canopy (in great condition, not yellowed), completely formed metal gear struts, nose button, hardware, rubber motor, all die-cut balsa wood, factory-cut stripwood and leading & trailing wing edges, covering tissue, big 9" plastic flying prop, very colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, detailed full size plans with building instructions and more. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts. 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.

Comet Junkers Ju-87 D-7 Stuka Super Stars Series - 31 inch Wingspan R/C Flying Aircraft, 1/16, 3650

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown. Rare. From the early to mid 1970s. Big 1/16 scale model is designed for R/C operation, gas .020 or .049 control line/free flight and rubber powered- or even as a detailed static display model. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. This is a very nice and well detailed model for that time featuring 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction, 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' light-weight plastic nose cowl, spinner, wheel pants, bomb, radiators (under wing and chin), machine gun and more, beautiful clear vacuformed 'greenhouse' canopy (in great condition, not yellowed), completely formed metal gear struts, finished wheels and nose button, plywood firewall, all die-cut balsawood, factory-cut stripwood and leading & trailing wing edges, covering tissue, very colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, detailed full size plans with building instructions and more. 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.