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Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS Essex Frigate, 1513

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very rare as the box is in amazing, investment-grade "Near Mint" condition. It has no more wear than if it just came off the assembly line. Ideal ship kits seldom surface, but almost never in this condition. Solid wooden ship model dated 1950. Features and excellent factory-carved hull, three sheets of printwood, numerous hardwood dowels and other strip wood stock, cast metal fittings, rigging beads, black standing rigging thread and superb full size plans. The plans also include complete text building instructions and assembly step/details drawings as well as rigging information. Measures about 15 inches long when complete. Never started. The fittings are all still factory sealed in a small bag. The other parts have been inventoried complete and includes plans. Please NOTE, the plans have never been used but due to age, they have closed splits on some seams and a closed tear.

Revell Ilyuschin Il-4, 1/72, 4324

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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From 1991. The Il-4 was the most deployed Soviet bomber in WWII. Can be built as a long range day bomber (1943) in camo finish, long range night bomber (1944) and Soviet Navy torpedo bomber (1942). NOTE: this kit has 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: two seats to the floor; wing and horizontal stabilizer halves assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions.

MPM Bell P-63A Kingcobra - USA or USSR, 1/72, 72021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Limited issue kit with decals for both variants. With brass photoetched parts and film instruments. Never started. Internal factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Mastercraft Yak-6 Soviet Light Bomber with Skis or Wheels, 1/72, MK2716

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Features separately molded control surfaces, crew of two, wheeled undercarriage or skis and markings for four aircraft with winter or summer camo paint jobs. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix Swedish Warship Wasa, 1/144, 909256

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1984 issue of this large scale and well detailed kit. Full hull model features numerous parts, pre-formed rat lines, colorful flag sheet, full rigging instructions and vac billowing sails. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sword SO3C Seamew Wheeled Version - USS Columbus Summer 1942 / Seamew I FN 628 Of 755 Sqn FAA April 1944, 1/72, SW 72049

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Still the only 1/72 scale injection molded model of this subject with wheels. Very well detailed featuring beautifully molded injection parts with recessed panel lines, many resin parts, excellent cockpit and crew station and decals for the two different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Albatros D-V - Pilot-Lt. Paul Baumer (44 victories) or Jasta 5 'Green Tail' (pilot unknown) - (DV), 1/48, 752

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. 1976 issue from improved molds. This is a much better kit that the original release. Includes full rigging instructions, improved wing assembly, pilot and decals for the two colorful aircraft listed.

Comet Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3304

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Large wingspan flying model can be powered by rubber, electric or made R/C with the modern tiny and lightweight servos and receivers. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans and building instructions, quality die-cut printwood, spars, stripwood, fully formed and finished wheels, wire stock, thrust button, metal prop shaft, plastic prop, tissue, rubber motor and color insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. 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.

Hasegawa P-51K Mustang or RAF Mustang Mk.IV - 'Worldly Wench' 529 FS 311 FG 10th Air Force / 'Dooleybird' RAF No.19 Squadron, 1/72, AP21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1994. Very highly detailed and superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit and landing gear well detail, optional position canopy, two types of drop tanks and a very large and detailed decal sheet for both aircraft described.

Fujimi D4Y2 Type 12 Suisei Judy - Carrier Dive Bomber - 532 Kokutai, 1/72, 5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed gear wells, very good cockpit detail, optional bomb and drop tank loadouts and more. Decals represent an aircraft from the 532st group. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver Pro Modeler Issue - BAGGED - (SB2C4), 1/48, 5935

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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NOTE: Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. BUILDER KIT ONLY - please read carefully. Very high quality kit - not a reissue of the original Monogram 1/48 Helldiver, but a completely new kit from different molds. Features fine and all recessed panel line detail, super-detailed interior, extensive photoetched parts including ignition harness and dive brakes, complete bomb bay, optional position bomb bay doors, optional bomb load, detailed wheel wells, weighted tires, optional position canopy and decals for VB-85 USS Shangri-La or VB-3 USS Yorktown. The model has not been started. The gray and clear plastic parts are still in factory sealed bag and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: MISSING photoetched parts.

Artesania Latina Bluenose II - Wood and Metal Plank-On-Frame Ship Kit, 1/75, 20500

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very highly detailed and intricate ship kit. Measures 23 inches long and 23 inches high when assembled. Castings are in solid brass or Britannia metal. Includes full size plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the sealed bags. Includes excellent plans and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS Constitution Old Ironsides - Wooden Ship Model, 1519

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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From 1952. Ideal kits seldom turn up and are even rarer in this condition. The box is in 'excellent+' condition which is very rare. Measures about 14 inches long when assembled. Features an excellent precarved wooden hull that only needs finish sanding, three sheets of quality printwood, stock wood and hardwood dowels, a sealed bag of many cast metal fittings and rigging beads, rigging line and full size plans with detail and assembly drawings, complete text instructions, rigging detail drawings, hull templates, flags and more The kit has never been started. The fittings are still factory sealed in a bag. The other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Life-Like Monitor and Merrimac - (ex Pyro Molds), 09257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. The Monitor is 10 inches long and the Merrimac is 11 inches long when built. These are not the Lindberg kits but are from the original Pyro molds and have superior detail to the Lindberg issues. The Monitor and Merrimac are the two American Civil War ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the St. James. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862.

Revell Kawasaki Ki-45 KA1c Kai Toryu - Brasil Kikoler Issue, 1/72, H104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Most likely from the mid 1970s and a well molded model for that time. Features good interior detail, optional armament and a choice of three versions.8 Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Originally designed as a fighter, the Toryu (Dragon Slayer) was used to oppose B-29 raids.

Comet De Havilland DH-4 Mail Plane - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3305

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

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Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and drawn the box top concave. The original kit is from the 1960s but this is a mid 1970s issue judging from the barcode. Large wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber or electric and even made R/C with modern servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, markings for US Mail aircraft, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels, colored 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.

Comet Messerschmitt Bf-109E - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3306

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. From the early 1970s. Features traditional stick and tissue construction, color insignia, fully finished wood wheels, rubber motor, hardware, tissue, plastic propeller and detailed full size plans/instructions. 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 Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 5401-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From the late 1960s. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wire shaft, fully formed and finished wood wheels and thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. 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 Dassault Mirage III S / E / R / RS - Swiss or French Air Forces, 1/32, H185

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. This 1973 first issue has wonderful box art and is well detailed for that time. Can be built as one of four versions with two air forces: Swiss 'S' fighter or 'RD' Reconnaissance or French 'R' Reconnaissance or 'E' Fighter. Features detailed cockpit with hinged canopy, four under-wing fuel tanks, removable Snecma Atar 9C engine, AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, 10 bombs, pilot, movable wheels and clear lights.

Airfix Canadair Sabre F.4 / North American F-86E(M) - RAF No.112 Sq Germany Exercise Carte Blache June 1955 / Yugoslavian Air Force 1965, 1/72, A03083

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very nicely molded kit and the most correct Canadair Sabre in this scale. It is easy to see why the all-new mold Airfix Red Box kits are in high demand. This on features excellent moldings with all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, two piece canopy, full wheel bays and much more. Includes a full color paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed. NOTE: this kit has very minor 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seat and bulkhead assembled to the floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions.