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Guillows Cessna L-19 Bird Dog - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare stick-and-tissue model dated 1954. This was part of Guillow's extensive '50' line of models with wingspans between 16 and 24 inches. These were very advanced kit for their day, featuring all die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, lightweight plastic cowl and wheels, clear vacuformed cockpit and cabin windows, thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. Never started and complete. 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.

Skymarks Boeing 707 Braniff Airlines, 1/150, SKR489

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Beautifully done 'in flight' model that is completely factory painted and decaled. A true scale model that snaps together and includes a display stand. Molded in 'in flight' configuration only. Never used and complete with all parts.

Life-Like 1909 Cadillac 30 Tourer - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09458

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1970s issue from original 1967 Pyro molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass colored (not plated) parts, light blue plastic and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor, removable hood, full interior and more.

Revell McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - US Navy, 1/32, H188

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1972 issue. Well detailed with removable J-79 engine, removable radome nose with detailed scanner dish and electronics, opening canopies, detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear and Sparrow missiles are included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Japanese Zero, 1/48, 88-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Unusual issue copyright 1959 but actually from 1963-65. Please note, it has the early 79 cent price extension but with a non-famous fighters logo. The box has like new color and gloss and four solid corners, but the seal drew the box slightly concave. There are no tape or price tags, no fading and no stains. It is molded in that fantastic bright yellow and clear with the triangle-shaped 'world' base stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 'near mint' and flat and instructions are also 'near mint.'

Hawk Lockheed U-2 Spyplane, 1/48, 209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Early hardbox issue with Bill Campbell artwork and dated 1962. Features good detail including fine raised panel lines, 'good' cockpit with pilot, two piece canopy that can be displayed opened or closed, full landing gear and outriggers, standing pilot, optional position air brakes, optional antenna and 'sniffer' pod, decals and 22 inch wingspan. This kit is actually the basis for the Testors U-2 variants in this same scale. Molded in a very dark blue and clear with a large display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Curtiss SBC4 (SBC-4) Helldiver - US Navy USS Enterprise Group Commander 1940 or RAF Cleveland 1 'A' Flight 24 Sq Hendon 1940, 1/72, PK-35

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Contains decals for either version and a full color painting guide. USN version is 'Hi-Vis' with silver dope and yellow wings.

Azur Breda Ba-65 - Italian Air Force and Spanish Civil War, 1/72, 002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, resin details, photoetched details and full decals.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Dated 1963 with boxart by Jo Kotula. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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SALE! 1963 dated hardbox issue with Jo Kotula artwork. Nicely done kit for this early time with fair cockpit and engine detail, ground base, pilot figure and mechanic. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora German Albatross D-3 (Albatros D.III / DIII), 1/48, 104-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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1960s issue hardbox in amazing 'mint' condition. It has no more wear than you would expect if you removed it from the factory shipping box. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Revell Attack Transport USS Montrose, 1/350, 05045

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1994 reissue from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Very well detailed for that time with 83 parts. Features one piece hull, detailed deck and superstructure, 12.5cm cannon, 20mm twin anti-aircraft guns, life rafts, detailed masts, cargo booms, 15 very nicely molded landing craft, flag sheet and decals for the Montrose, Randall and full markings for the landing craft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The USS Montrose was on of 57 Haskell Class Attack Transports built for service in and immediately after WWII. The ships were designed to carry troops close to the beachheads, transfer them to landing barges (carried on board) and to supervise the landing operations. Her length was 455 feet and she could handle 1,560 troops and carry 3000 tons of equipment.

Aurora Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/76, 375-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare hardbox issue dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. Big-scale kit is molded in gloss gray and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High B-2D Martin Marauder, 1/46, 347-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very rare, first and only hardbox issued as a tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Television's hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora is no exception. Molded in silver and clear with the correct large 'Battle Damaged' decal sheet, which is in 'excellent++' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the box bottom has a closed split along one long side. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, P-38, Me-109 and FW-190.

Aurora Northrop P-61 Black Widow, 1/48, 392-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1960. True first issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border and the 198 price extension. Large 1/48 scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. For that time it was a well detailed kit with good cockpit detail, three stations and crew and rotating propellers. Molded in black and clear with the correct clear two piece stand with a triangle 'World' base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 707 Pan Am Clipper, 1/104, 381-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Dated 1958, but likely from the very early 1960s judging from the oval logo with no 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder. Wonderful box artwork by Jo Kotula. One of Aurora's first airliner kits. Molded in white and clear with the large clear 'Triangle' Globe base. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Douglas DC-8 Jet Clipper Pan Am Airlines, 1/103, 386-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1959 issue. One of the lesser seen box art variants of the DC-8 kit. Very close to 1/100 scale. Molded in gloss white and clear with the large triangle-based two piece clear stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: decals have light stains on the backing paper but the actual transfers are free of stains.

Aurora Albatross D-3 (Albatros D-III), 1/48, 104-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Third issue of this kit. Box is dated 1956 but this is the ~1959 issue with the 'Famous Fighters' logo, 79 cent price extension and no Parents' Magazine Seal. This is a true 70b cent box - there is no 'stamp out' of the old 69. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker D-7 - (D-VII), 1/48, 106-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Fourth issue of this kit. Until recently, I did not think that there was a 'blue logo' and the 79 cent price extension, but here it is. It retains the original 1956 box art this kit is famous for. Molded in gloss dark green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Dated 1960 and the first issue with this artwork. Note the 79 cent price extension and "Famous Fighters" in the border of the oval sunburst logo, which is unique to the 1960 release. Molded in gloss black and clear, with the two piece clear triangle-shaped stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.