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MPM Mc Donnell XF-85 Goblin, 1/72, 72042

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Limited run injection-molded kit with brass photoetched detail parts and full decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Comet Taylorcraft - 54 Inch Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y8-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, and other balsa stock as required, big machine-cut balsa wood prop, completely preformed wood wheels, wood thrust button, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. At the time of this kit, the entire Comet "Y" line consisted of Y1 F-51 Mustang, Y2 A-26 Invader, Y3 P-47, Y4 Hellcat F6f, Y5 P-38 Lightning, Y6 F-84F Thunderflash, Y7 Cougar F9F, Y8 Taylorcraft, Y9 Douglas Skyray F4D, Y10 Piper Cub Super Cruiser, Y11 Douglas Skystreak D558-1, Y12 F-86 Sabre, Y13 Gull and Y14 Aeronca Chief. 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 Aeronca Chief - 54 Inch Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y14-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, and other balsa stock as required, big machine-cut balsa wood prop, completely preformed wood wheels, metal prop shaft, wood thrust button, covering tissue (still folded in the instructions like it left the factory) and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. At the time of this kit, the entire Comet "Y" line consisted of Y1 F-51 Mustang, Y2 A-26 Invader, Y3 P-47, Y4 Hellcat F6f, Y5 P-38 Lightning, Y6 F-84F Thunderflash, Y7 Cougar F9F, Y8 Taylorcraft, Y9 Douglas Skyray F4D, Y10 Piper Cub Super Cruiser, Y11 Douglas Skystreak D558-1, Y12 F-86 Sabre, Y13 Gull and Y14 Aeronca Chief. 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.

Revell OS2U Kingfisher - Blue or Pre-War Yellow Wing Markings (ex-Monogram), 1/48, 85-5260

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. From quality Monogram molds. Includes paint guide and markings for the box art aircraft or silver/yellow wings/blue tail colorful pre-war 'High Visibility' paint. Can be built with wheels for land operation or floats.

Heller Boeing C-135 FR Tanker, 1/72, 80384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very large and well detailed 1/72 scale kit. Features 145 parts, very good engine detail, detailed cockpit and full interior, detailed gear wells, rear 'flying boom' refuel port and two wing tip refuel ports, optional position cargo door, optional position crew door and boarding stair, full paint guide and a large and extensive decal sheet for 93-CN or 93CF.

Aurora C-119G Flying Boxcar, 1/72, 393-250

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

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Still factory sealed. Close to 1/72 scale. Kit has many working features: cargo doors open and close to show full interior - removable loading ramps - Field gun/parachute/sled cargo - Jeep/parachute/sled cargo - rotating props and full cockpit.

Revell North American P-51B Mustang - 'BEE' Major Duane Beeson (19 Kills) 334th Fighter Squadron, 1/32, 4773

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1993. Features detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine, removable cowl, full cockpit detail, pilot figure and rotating wheels and prop.

Maircraft Chance Vought F4U-1 Corsair, 1/48, H-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, printed plywood for prop and hub, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Hawk Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/48, 3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From 1945. Rare kit for the advanced collector. This issue is in a very 'fancy' box for solid model kits from this time. It is a hardbox with a litho 'slick' showing a nice illustration of the aircraft. The model contains a 3D carved and tapered wooden main fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, rudder and elevator, two metal seats for the interior, wood stock, clear vacuform canopy in excellent condition, plastic propeller, pre-carved wheels, color decals, large and complete cardboard template set and full-size, well-detailed plans with full instructions. The model has not been started and is 100% complete. Even includes original factory tissue packing paper and a metal display stand. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Airfix Vought Kingfisher OS2U-1 - USS North Carolina Floatplane or High-Visibility (Yellow and Silver) Landing Gear Versions - (OS2U1), 1/72, 251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. 1960s Type 3 logo issue. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Has decals and optional parts to build a floatplane or landing gear equipped land plane. Decals are for either the USS North Carolina in 1944 or a High Visibility version. Features very fine raised panel lines, cockpit interior and crew of two with rear gunner and machine gun, five piece windshield, bomb load and aircraft painting guide.

Monogram OS2U Kingfisher with PE Details, 1/48, 5488

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. High Tech edition from 1993 includes dozens of photoetched details. Can be built with wheels or floats. Includes decals for US Navy or RAF versions.

Revell USS Wasp Gemini Recovery Vessel, 1/520, H375

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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SALE!! Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave as shown. 1969 issue. Highly detailed model that is 20" long when assembled. Includes Grumman S-2 Trackers, Sikorsky Sea King helicopters, movable elevators, Gemini capsule, flags and large decal sheet.

Life-Like Stock Pen / Stock Yard - With Twelve Hereford Cattle - HO Scale Model Kit, HO, 1378

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very nice modular kit. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, cows and instructions.

Comet Stinson SR-7 - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3209-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Purchased new on April 1, 1972. 70s reissue of the older kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wire stock, completely preformed wooden wheels, clear material, rubber, 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.

Revell CH-3C Jolly Green Giant Helicopter, 1/72, 4346

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Features good cockpit detail, crew of two, rotating main and rear rotor, rolling wheels, working rear cargo door and drop tanks. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. Please note that there is some ink on the decals from the bag coming into contact with them. The decals should be OK since that ink is above the clear decal coating, but you never know so be prepared with other decals.

Revell Junkers Ju-87B Stuka - Luftwaffe 3.St.G.5 or 4.St.G.77 Balkans, 1/32, 4661

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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1994 issue using the original molds from the original 1969 issue. Large scale with very good detail for that time. Features full Jumo engine with removable cowling, detailed interior, sliding canopy, bomb load and crew figures. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Tiger Ausf. E Late Panzerkampfwagen VI, 1/35, 293

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. From 1996.

Revell Supermarine Spitfire Mk1 - 610 Sq 'County of Chester', 1/32, H282

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Dated 1971. From the original 1967 molds in large 1/32 scale. Has many action features - canopy slides to show fully detailed cockpit, wheels and prop rotate, retractable landing gear, removable cowling shows finely detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions but

Hawk F-104 Starfighter Chrome Plated - USAF / Luftwaffe / RCAF, 1/48, 203-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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First F-104 plated issue with an amazing 'mint' condition box. It is mint because I had to remove the original seal which was splitting and crumbling. Has decals for USAF F-104C /Luftwaffe F-104G or Royal Canadian Air Force CF-104. Plating is in 'very good' condition with some typical spotting and wear. Includes standing and sitting pilots and boarding ladder. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Nichimo Nakajima B5N2 Kate Motorized - Radar Aircraft 931 Sq / Carrier Zuiho / Commander Fuchida's Aircraft IJN Zuikaku / IJN Shokaku, 1/48, S-4813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very nicely molded model with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features highly detailed interior, engine, crew, choice of four load-out options and decals for four aircraft and painting guide. Markings are included for Fuchida's Pearl Harbor aircraft from Zuikaku (bomb load), Shokaku (many smaller bombs), Zuiho (Torpedo load) or a radar equipped aircraft from the 931 Air Squadron. The kit is intended to be motorized with the Mabuchi Baby motor and has full instructions for such, but the motor itself was not furnished by Nichimo. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bags with decals and instructions.