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Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 27 inch Wingspan Gas/RC/Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 1/16, 405

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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One of a very popular 1/16 scale series with a 27 and 7/8 inch wingspan. Roughly 1970s scale stick and tissue powered flying model designed for gas power, radio control (RC) or rubber power.. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but are 25% water damaged. 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.

Revell USS The Sullivans DD-537 Destroyer - Bagged, 1/301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Large scale kit of the destroyer that was named after the 5 brothers - George, Frank, Joseph, Madison and Albert Sullivan - who died when the USS Juneau was sunk in the Battle of Savo Island off Guadalcanal. Never started. All parts and paperwork is still in the factory sealed bag

Eduard Albatros D-V, 1/72, 7018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very finely molded and well detailed 1/72 scale kit. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals. Otherwise complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell McDonnell F-101A Voodoo 'S' Kit, 1/75, H231-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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1956 'S' kit in very close to 1/72 scale. Nice kit of the single seat Voodoo. Includes three drop tanks as shown and clear 'Revelving' swivel base globe stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Kearsarge Historic Civil War Steam Sloop, 1/96, H391-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Very hard-to-find first issue from 1961. Includes beautiful John Steel framable box art titled 'Victory Off Cherbourg', site of the Kearsarge's famous duel with the Confederate ship Alabama off the coast of France. Very large 1/96 scale ship that measures 34.5 inches long when assembled. Very highly detailed and well molded. Features pre-formed ratlines, two position gun ports, guns that turn and elevate, movable propeller, special stand and name plate and 20 action figures. Inside the kit has never been started. Since this is the first issue, the hull is factory painted copper below the waterline. This paint in in near mint condition and the special cardboard insert that holds the hull halves in place is still present. The parts are still in factory sealed bags and complete with rigging material, metal chains, rat lines, instructions, rigging diagrams and flags.

Airfix Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star, 1/72, 02043-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Well detailed and molded kit of the famous fighter. Features detailed gear wells, cockpit detail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, two types of wing tanks and external bomb load. Never started. Factory bag sealed or inventoried and 100% complete with all parts/decals and instructions.

Astra Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk.4 or Mk.5 Bagged, 1/72, 72002

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Very highly detailed kit. Contains full interior and fine recessed panel line detail. Can build either version. Large full color decal sheet. Still factory sealed.

Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Vb, 1/32, 127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1/32 kit is very nicely molded kit. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, complete and highly detailed cockpit (almost a model in itself), positionable pilot figure, detailed gear wells and optional position canopy and cockpit door. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix RMS Queen Elizabeth II Ocean Liner, 1/600, 06203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Nice 1/600 scale kit of the classic Cunard liner. Still factory sealed.

Aurora Impetus Nuclear Airliner 'Around the World in 3 Hours', 1/200, 129-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Classic kit from Aurora dated 1959. First and only issue as the 'Impetus'. Kit features removable nuclear reactor, opening door with emergency rocket, clear upper and lower observation windows and removable 'donkey' pusher aircraft that would help during take-off. Colorful decals for Nuclear World Airlines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-134 Interflug ' Crusty', 1/199

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare kit of this Soviet Transport nicknamed 'Crusty' by NATO. The Tu-134 is a design similar to the DC-9 and has seen widespread and successful service. It is perhaps most famous (or infamous) for the death of Mozambican president in 1986. The Tu-134 was a gift from the Soviets. When returning from the meeting, the aircraft crashed into mountains inside South Africa. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. KVZ was a Eastern German manufacturer of kits during the Cold War. They made a fascinating range of civil and military subjects. If it were not for their efforts, there would be many 'Iron Curtain' subjects (especially civil) that we would never have injection molded kits of.

Airfix Boeing 707 - British Airways (Markings for 3 Aircraft), 1/144, 04170-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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1970s issue with the Type Four logo. Contains decals for three aircraft G-APFM, G-APFC and G-APFI. Nicely detailed and molded kit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Strombecker De Havilland Otter Royal Canadian Air Force Utility Transport, 1/48, FM25-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Large scale flying scale flying model kit. Features vacuform main components, hardware and very colorful decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

KVZ Antonov AN-2 Colt Czech/DDR Civil or USSR, 1/75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Very near 1/72 scale DDR kit from the East German cold war model manufacturer. Has markings for civil or USSR Air Force issues, as well as Czech civil markings. Kit features clear parts and silver injection molded parts. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopied.

Frog Curtiss P-40E / Kittyhawk Mk.Ia - Royal Canadian Air Force or No. 450 Sq Royal Australian Air Force 1942 - Bagged, 1/72, F218F

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Well molded kit with decals for both aircraft.

Hasegawa IJN Hayanami (Yagumo Class), 1/700, WLD048-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. Still factory sealed.

Lindberg Magister and Venom - (Two Kits), 1/140, 428-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG-

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Still factory sealed. One-piece box issue from small scale ex-Busch molds. Contains both aircraft.

Hasegawa-Monogram Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB - Hasegawa Monogram Issue, 1/48, HM013-1600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very limited issue kit from Hasegawa for the Japanese domestic market utilizing Monogram molds and name. Features the excellent Monogram kit with optional position landing gear, detailed wheel wells, full cockpit interior, rotating wheels and prop and optional position canopy. The instructions were completely re-written by Hasegawa and also carry the combined Hasegawa Monogram logos. As is typical for Japanese domestic releases of foreign kits, this one contains improved and additional decals. Markings for TPF No. 198 Sq 1944 are included as well as F3T No. 438 Sq 1945 as well as a beautiful full set of Normandy Invasion stripes. Inside the kit is as new. The parts are still sealed in the factory bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Sterling Fokker D-8 (D-VIII) - 21 inch Wingspan for RC - Drops Twin Bombs in Flight, A16-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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21 inch wingspan kit for RC, free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping twin bombs in flight. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26D Marauder, 1/46, 371-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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Late 1950 to early 1960s issue. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.