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Monogram USS Chicago CA-136 - US Navy Heavy Cruiser, 1/504, B3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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From 1945 and for the advanced Monogram collector. The early Monogram ships were among the very first kits issued by the legendary company. This one is the 3rd in the series. Includes precarved hull about 16 inches long and the other parts are wood, print wood, wire and cardstock. Kit features decals, floatplanes and full size plans and instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Franklin D Roosevelt - Midway Class Aircraft Carrier Picture Fleet Issue, 1/547, H321-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Revell's first aircraft carrier model. This is the 1961 Picture Fleet reissue of the original 'Pre-S' kit from 1954. Excellent kit of a straight-deck Midway class ship in the near original configuration. Features early heavy AA battery. Has correct hardbox in excellent condition. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct glossy light gray plastic. Never started. NOTE: kit is missing all aircraft except one F4U and one F9F. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Tee-Jay Bessonneau World War 1 Aircraft Hanger Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare. Limited issue kit - one of only 500 made. Large kit is big enough to hold several single seat fighters. The Bessonneau Type 'H' Canvas Hanger was used as a lightweight housing and maintenance area for World War 1 aircraft. The structure was light timber framed and covered with canvas. The hanger came in four sizes and the RFC and RAF used this 20 x 24 metre type. The hangers were used in France, Britain, Canada, Russia, the Middle and Far East, and at least one was captured and used by the Germans. The hanger was popular post-war, being used to house Hawker Harts in 1936, Meteors in Changi in 1957 and RAF Wessex helicopters in an aluminum framed Bessonneau from 1966-1968. The last known example was used at RAF Halton into the late 1970s. Still factory sealed.

Sharp South Pole Observation Ship Fuji, 1/300, 800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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In 1957 Japan opened her first Antarctic bases. In 1965 they built the ice-breaker Fuji as a support ship for the Showa South Pole Base. The ship served until the big ice-breaker Shirase was built in 1983. The Fuji is now a museum ship in the port of Nagoya, Japan. This unique kit is still factory sealed. Large 1/300 scale. This kit by Sharp and is not listed in Burn's guide. Still factory sealed. If you have any information about the original molds, please email me and I will update this information.

LS Combat Sets - Mk2 Hand Grenade and M67 Hand Grenade Full-Size Replicas, 1/1, P505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Life-size (1/1 scale) replicas for the Mk2 and M67 Hand Grenades. Very realistically molded. Include steel grenade pins. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Monogram Buck Rogers Marauder Space Fighter, 1/48, 6031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1979 kit that tied into the Universal City Studio TV Buck Rodger TV series. The Draconian Empire fighter comes molded in coral with a transparent red-tinted canopy. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Fokker D-VIII Flying Razor - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 106

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with 18 inch wingspan. Kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, colored tissue, rubber motor and full decals. Includes full size detailed plans. 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. 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.

Bandai Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (8-Rad) Sd.Krz.232, 1/48, 8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Rare 1/48 scale kit. Bandai Fuman issue. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.

Iron Shipwrights USS Hull DD-350 Farragut Class Destroyer 1944, 1/350, 4-044

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Limited issue high definition resin ship kit with photoetched details. Very nicely molded with detail superior to injection molded kits. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Sankyo Aero Commander 500B, 1/162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare. 1950s kit made in Japan by Sankyo. Scale is stated as 1/150 on the box, but it measures out to 1/162 for the 500B wingspan. Very nicely molded with fine panel line detail, separate propellers and landing gear. Includes decals and the instructions are on the back of the box. The kit and decals are still sealed in the factory bag, and the kit is complete. Many thanks to Tom Marino for solving the mystery of who made this kit.

Monogram Hot Rod - Monogram's 2nd Plastic Model, 1/24, P2-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Rare and historical kit. This is the second Monogram plastic kit which was issued in 1954. The first kit was P1, the Midget Racer. The 'Hot Rod' is certainly the rarer of the two. The box is in extraordianry condition. Inside, the kit is still sealed in the original cello bag. The bag does not have any splits, which is highly unusual due to the age and brittle nature of the cello. The instructions are mint. There is a small kit catalogue included, and it is the correct one as it shows only two plastic models in Monogram's complete line! Unlike many other Monogram automotive kits, this kit has never been reissued.

Aurora Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, 117-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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First issue from 1954 or 55. Please note the rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and 'Famous Fighters of All Nations' slogan. Features movable control surfaces, full cockpit, pilot and navigator and very good detail for that time. Includes correct rectangular clear stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/65, 497-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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First issue dated 1962. Fantastic John Steel hardbox artwork. Has "Famous Fighters" in the border of the Aurora Sunburst logo. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, 117-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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First issue from the mid-1950s. Has rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations. Features movable control surfaces and excellent detail for that time. Includes correct rectangular clear stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Pyro Avro Biplane 1911, 1/48, P605-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Beautiful kit of this early subject. Excellent detail and finely molded. Wings and control surfaces have realistic fabric texture. Full cockpit and engine with gasoline/oil tanks. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Westland Whirlwind Long Range Fighter, 1/72, 1406

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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First Airfix logo. Bagged kit with paper header. Kit has been very neatly opened and resealed. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Westland Whirlwind, 1/72, 1406

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Second Airfix logo. Bagged kit with paper header. Kit has been very neatly opened and resealed. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky H-19 Rescue Helicopter 'S' Kit, 1/48, H227-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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First issue of this kit dated 1955 with 'S' boxart by Richard Kishady. Kit features detailed cockpit and two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, detailed engine and optional position clam-shell nose doors, winch and 'downed' pilot and clear Revell "Globe" stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 kits. Roughly 1980/90s scale stick and tissue rubber powered flying model. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored 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. 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.

Berkeley Cessna 180 Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/12, 4-7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Big 1/12 scale model with a 36 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features rubber wheels, covering material, clear windows, full size plans, formed wire parts, full size plans, die cut balsa and plywood parts and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.