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Comet De Havilland DH-4 Mail Plane - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3305

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right short side. From the 1960s. Large wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber or electric and even made R/C with modern servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, markings for US Mail aircraft, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels, colored tissue and propeller. 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.

Lindberg Grumman TBF Avenger with Movable Control Surfaces from the Cockpit and Motorized Prop, 1/48, 527M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++++

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1950s issue of this very rare action kit. The box is in exceptional, investment-grade condition with perfect gloss and color, four perfect corners, no tape or price tags, no marks for tags or tape, no fading, no stains and litho damage. The only flaw is that the box top is slight concave from the seal that was recently removed (because it was brittle and falling apart). Open the clear canopy and move the pilot's control stick or rudder - they actually moves the wing, elevator and rudder control surfaces correctly! Landing gear retracts and extends. Bomb bay opens/closes and contains bombs, sonobuoys and torpedo. Detailed cockpit. Crew door opens and closes. Engine is motorized. Includes a crew of three, torpedo cart, tow bar, tow tractor and driver. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, motor and instructions.

Lindberg Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/64, 525-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Classic kit from the late 1950s. 'Excellent+' condition box with dramatic box art by Ray Gaedke. Color and gloss are as new with the only flaws being very light general wear and two closed corner splits. If you have built this model, then you know the kit goes together very nicely and is very well molded and detailed for the the 1950s. It features movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, rotating and elevating gun turrets, retractable main landing gear and tail gear, crew members, good cockpit detail for that time, rotating props and wheels and a large, clear adjustable display stand. Inside, the kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - US Navy Fighter Bomber USS Ranger 1934, 1/32, JS064-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Highly detailed but older kit. Includes markings and painting guide for any of the VB-5B aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing F4B-4 - (F4B4), 1/48, 122-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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1958 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula boxart. The box is in exceptional condition with vibrant colors. This is the Parents' Magazine issue with the seal located in the lower right. Classic 1930s Navy Biplane Fighter that is still famous for their colorful paint jobs at that that time. Cowl, tail and trim color would vary with the Aircraft Carrier (Ranger, Lexington or Saratoga) that the group was based on and the aircraft's position in the flight formation. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Merlin Models North American FJ-4B Fury US Navy Fighter, 1/72, 20

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Limited run injection molded kit. Includes cast metal details and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa RF-4B Recon Phantom II - VMFP-3 Black Special US Marines, 1/72, 00056

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Beautifully made kit. Well molded - this kit is from new molds and not the 1970s F-4 molds. Very highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre Jet - USAF 39th FIS Capt. Harold 'Hal' Fischer's 'Paper Tiger' (10 victories), 1/72, 1015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Early issue small box. likely from the late 1970s or early 1980s. Well made and molded kit. Features optional position speed brakes and landing gear, drop tanks and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F9F-2 Panther - VF-123 Navy / VMF-115 Marines / Blue Angels - (F9F2), 1/72, 1138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very nicely molded and detailed. Includes decals for all three aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have very light staining on the backing sheet.

Hasegawa Lockheed S-3A Viking - VS-38 USS Enterprise, 1/72, 1142

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Highly detailed kit features full cockpit detail, optional position crew boarding door, detailed wheel wells, extending MAD boom, external fuel tanks and weapons. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, 1/72, 047

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Features opened or closed missile bay, full Falcon missile load, optional position landing gear and wing mounted drop tanks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are present but in very bad condition, they cannot be used. When designed in 1950 the F-102 was a radical departure from conventional early jet fighter design. The delta wing allowed supersonic performance and good low speed handling. It was the first US Aircraft to be armed with missiles alone, 6 Falcons carried internally and 12 x 2.75 inch HVAR rockets in the weapons bay doors. The F-102 equipped all 25 of the ADC squadrons in the day, served in SE Asia and equipped many ANG units.

Sterling Ford Tri Motor 'Island Airlines' - 34 Inch Wingspan For RC / Control Line / Free Flight / Co2 / Rubber Power / Static Scale Display, E12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Very large scale with a 34+ inch wingspan. Can be built for static display, rubber powered or gas powered free-flight, CO2 powered, control line or RC/radio controlled. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and wing spars, plastic engines and other details, finished rubber wheels, preformed wire parts, hardware pack of control line parts, a big set of color decals for the box photo aircraft shown, covering material, instructions and plans and more.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: 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. 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.

Monogram Devastator TBD-1 with Midway Diorama Instructions, 1/48, 7575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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First issue dated 1974 with the 'tall box' and the excellent diorama instructions showing you how to make a ditched TBD at the Battle of Midway in WWII. Very highly detailed kit with complete interior features, folding wings, elevating and rotating tail gun, prop and arresting gear, optional position gun compartment doors, canopy, and bomber or torpedo versions with markings for three aircraft including the yellow-winged pre-war versions and Torpedo 8 from the Battle of Midway. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

21st Century Macchi C-205 Veltro, 1/32, 22113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Large scale (1/32) Veltro. Features engraved panel lines, opening canopy with detailed cockpit, operating main landing gear, pilot and decals for three aircraft.

Air Lines Martin Baltimore Bomber RAF - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Purchased new on November 6, 1865 at Grants in Cleveland, Ohio. Kit is very finely molded for that time and contains no rivets - just fine panel lines. Features rotating turret, crew of three and some interior detail and optional position landing gear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Air Lines Bristol Beaufort Mk.II / Mk.VIII Torpedo Bomber (ex-Frog), 1/72, 7907

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Purchased new on November 22, 1965 at Kresge Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio. Features separately molded rudder, elevators and ailerons, rotating turret and crew. This kit has never been started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Revell Convair B-24 Liberator 'Blue Streak' WARBIRD, 1/72, H203-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1964 issue softbox. Has many action features: landing gear retracts and extends, control surfaces move, guns elevate and turrets rotate, wheels and props spin, flaps extend/retract, 4 crew and has optional position side gunner's position (open or closed). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Bell, 1/72, H201-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Early release hardbox from 1962 in excellent condition with as-new color and gloss. The famous Memphis Bell was the first 8th Air Force Bomber to complete the 25 mission rotation over Hitler's Germany. Kit has many operating features including movable gun turrets, movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay, rotating props and wheels and retracting landing gear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Focke-Wulf FW-200C Condor - KG40 (F8+DH) Bordeaux 1940, 1/72, H204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Revell of Germany 1960s issue with all-English language box and instructions. Has many operating features: movable control surfaces, rotating props, wheels and gun turrets and full crew. Molded in gloss light blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. One prop blade is broke at the hub base but it is present.