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Maircraft Taylorcraft - 'Little Gems' Series Scale Solid Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1/72, G-5

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

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These kits are good candidates for the first line of 1/72 model aircraft produced in the USA. Although not as old as the Frog injection molded 1/72 scale kits, these solid wood and metal models were made in the late 1930s or 1940s to 1/6 inch scale - which is commonly known today as exactly 1/72 scale. Maircraft announced kits G-1 through G-6 with 'more to come', but it is likely that no others were produced as Maircraft was out of business by 1948. The highpoint of the Little Gems series was the plans and instructions. Wonderfully illustrated and written, they show step by step how to carve and contour the model and how to finish it. Includes excellent three view full size drawings and templates. The kit consists of balsa wood with printed outlines for all parts and a metal parts sheet with wheels and propeller. This kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and plans/instructions. 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), and eventually even made these 1/72 scale series 'Little Gems'.

Revell Hawker Siddeley Harrier - RAF or US Marines VMA-513 - England Issue, 1/32, H248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Revell of Great Britain issue dated 1972. Large 1/32 scale kit measures 17 inches long when assembled. Contains decals for both RAF and US Marines version. Features detailed rotating side jet nozzles, detailed engine, removable engine inspection panel, optional position landing gear, optional position speed brake, full cockpit with pilot, underwing loadout of rocket pods and drop tanks, opening canopy and movable wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Chevy II 'Rat Packer', 1/25, 21344P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Nicely molded kit with 427 fuel injected motor, opening hood, full interior with competition racing instrument panel, custom bucket seats, roll bar, pro stock tube chassis, tubular front axle and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bismarck - German WWII Battleship, 1/570, H350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Softbox issue dated 1975 with wonderful box artwork. Accurate and well detailed full hull kit.

Airfix Junkers Ju-52/3M - Floats or Landing Gear Luftwaffe or Swiss- Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Colorful Craftmaster artwork issue. This is the 'Black' side panel of the two Craftmaster releases. The famous 'Iron Annie' of inter-war and WWII. Ju-52s saw service in almost every operational area of the war and served as transports, bombers, minesweepers and more. Kit features movable control surfaces, detailed cockpit, optional floats or landing gear, rotating wheels and props. Sealed factory bag or inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Testors Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat - US Marines - (F8F2) - Bagged, 1/48, 562

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit - the box is shown for reference only. Nice kit from ex-Hawk molds. Includes optional underwing bombs, drop tank and missiles. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one of four missiles. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, excellent decals and instructions.

Monogram Curtiss P-40B Tiger Shark - USAAF / RAF / Flying Tigers - Bagged, 1/48, 6803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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1973 issue using the same molds as the classic Four Star model. 1973 issue of the original classic Four Star kit. Bagged kit - the box is shown for reference only. Perfect builder. This kit was never damaged. The collector stored his kits in bags because of limited storage space. He was very precise; the canopy is bagged separate to prevent scratching, the small parts are in a zip lock for protection and then put into a larger sealed bag with the bigger parts and instructions. Decals are excellent. Very nicely molded and detailed model in the best Monogram tradition. Features very fine raised panel detail, full cockpit, optional position landing gear, optional closed one piece or open four piece canopy, pilot, belly tank and working landing flaps. Includes decals for USAF, RAF and AVG Flying Tigers (Chinese). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Akagi IJN Aircraft Carrier - Full Hull High Grade Issue - With Tom's Photoetch Sets A and B, 1/700, 43156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Includes factory sealed Tom's #702 Japanese Carrier Set A and #703 Japanese Carrier Set B. These include many Akagi-specific parts, generic details used on all carriers and air wing details such as landing gear and propellers. Instructions are included with each set. The model itself is the rare 'High Grade' version with an option for full hull or waterline, a hardwood display base, cast metal details, display plaque, air wing with decals and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Thermopylae Clipper Ship - 24 Inch Long Display Model with Sails, 1/146, H365

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Beautifully molded model. Features molded ratlines, three sheets of vac sails, full deck details, decals, flag sheet, display stand, rigging thread and rigging instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Dornier Do-17Z Flying Pencil - German Luftwaffe or Finland, 1/48, HC1602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Features engraved panel lines, detailed cockpit, full landing gear and decal for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Bunker Hill Pistol, 1/1, G204-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Mid 1960s hardbox - most likely the third issue. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This is a full size 15 inch long copy in wood grain and metal colored plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Modav Vosper Thornycraft K.D. Perkasa Gas Turbine Patrol Boat - 37 Inch Long Radio Controlled Boat Kit, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Rare. From the 1970s. Large 1/32 scale kit measures 37 inches long (935mm) with a beam of 9.25 inches (235mm) when assembled. Nicely detailed kit for static display or operation on water. Recommended power is .19 gas engine, but it could be easily made electric power. With the exception of a few metal and plastic parts, the kit is completely die-cut lite plywood (mainly birch) with a very fine grain. Details are balsawood and hardwood with metal stock. Paperwork includes highly illustrated instruction book with class history and step by step instructions, parts layout sheet and parts list and fold out plans. The kit has never been started. All the small sub assembles (such as the gun, cooling stacks, lockers, etc) are still sealed in the factory bags. All other parts have been inventoried complete and un-punched. Modav, or Model Avionics, made this kit and others in the early 1970s. Later they became known as Precedent. This kit seems to have been issued on the edge of the transformation as the box is Modav and the paperwork is labeled Precedent and Modav (even on the same sheets).

Pyro Bismarck Battleship - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, 380-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Nichimo Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX, 1/48, S-4808-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1970 kit with very collectible box art. This one has a wonderful painting of a Spitfire buzzing a V-2 site while the crew erects the rocket. Very nicely molded with excellent raised detail and retractable landing gear. Features decals for the RAF Czech squadron shown on the box artwork. Color painting guide and world 'Globe' stand are included. I believe this model is from Monogram molds. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Fujimi Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 21 Zero - Tainan Air Corps Lae New Guinea Nov 1942 - Shokaku Pearl Harbor - 6th Air Corps New Guinea Oct 1942 - Ohita Air Corps Training Unit 1944 - 3rd Air Corps Kendari Celebes 1942 (11 victories), 1/48, 0787

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Bachmann/Fujimi Issue. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Includes a large colorful decal sheet with markings for the five aircraft listed as well as a color painting guide. The model features all recessed fine panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position landing gear and pilot figure. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact, but have been cut into about 7 sections.

Airfix HMS Fearless - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/600, F305S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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1960s issue still in the factory seal. Type three logo. Very highly detailed and well made for the time. Some moldings are so fine that you may need a magnifier properly paint and build the kit. Features moving cranes, helicopters, opening floating dock door and landing craft.

AHM USS Long Beach CG(N)-9 - (Revell Molds), 1/508, N301-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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AHM issue of the famous Revell "S" kit. Well detailed full hull model contains Regulus II Cruise Missile - nuclear reactor - Helicopter - Terrier Missiles- Talos Missiles. CGN-9 U.S.S.. LONGBEACH was the worlds first nuclear-powered warship. She was launched in July of 1959 as the lead ship of the first new cruiser class since WWII. Originally designed as an all-missile cruiser, she was later fitted with two 5/36 caliber guns amidships. After serving more than 33 years, she was decommissioned on 1 May 1995. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle - with Sails, 1/254, H347-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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Second issue hardbox from roughly 1960. This issue used the same dramatic box artwork as the original issue 'S' kit and is molded in the same colors - white, light wood tan and dark brown wood. As with most early Revell sailing ship kits, it is very nicely molded and well detailed. Includes rigging instructions, rigging material and vacuform billowing sails. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The 295 bark rigged sailing ship was built in 1936 in Bremerhaven, Germany, for the German Navy. It was originally named Horst Vessel. The vessel was acquired in 1946 as a World War II war reparation. The ship was named the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, and has been used ever since as a training ship for future U.S. Coast Guard Officers. Eagle is based in New London, Connecticut.

Strombecker Bell X-1B With Chuck Yeager Bust, 1/48, D30A-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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One of Strombecker's few injection molded models. Dramatic artwork by Cal Smith. Includes a large scale bust of Chuck Yeager. The 'Pin-Up' Box Cover is in exceptional condition, as is the clear panel below it. Includes full instructions with three photos of the real aircraft and excellent full color decals. Kit features include landing gear, clear canopy and display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, bust, decals and instructions. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. After making the Sea Dart kit in 1956, they added four more for a total of 5 injection molded aircraft kits. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s.

Estes Scissor Wing Transport Boost Glider, 1265

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Reissue of the classic 1970s design. Features laser cut balsa wood, paper tubes and injection molded nose cone. Launches as a rocket then glides back with unique scissor action wing. Still factory sealed.