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RCM USS Ward DD139 - WWI / WWII, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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Very large (1/72) partial) kit of this historic destroyer. Includes information so you can build it as she was in World War I or World War II. This is a really basic kit consisting of a 2 piece hull, some small vac pieces and a lot of resin small items such as the screws, bitts, cleats, guns, etc. It includes full size plans and 15 pages of detailed instructions that include photographs. The instructions list the fittings required (Bluejacket and Model Shipways). SPECIAL ORDER only; not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. This model is not recommended for builders lacking experience with vacuform kits. Scratch building skills will be essential. The USS Ward is said to have fired the first shots of World War II. Before the main strike on Pearl Harbor, the Ward was on patrol. She located and sank one of five Japanese Midget Submarines.

Hales FrogFlite Tiger Moth Quick Build Series, FF109

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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An excellent, highly prefabricated and pre-decorated all-balsa flying model kit. Features quality die-cut balsa parts that are factory painted, all wood construction (no tissue is used), rubber motor, windshield material, fully formed wheels and metal landing gear struts, nose button and plastic prop, hardware and excellent illustrated step-by-step instructions & flying notes. Never started. The smaller parts are still in the factory sealed wax bag; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Frogflite kits were made by A.A. Hales Ltd P.O. Box 33, Hinckley, Leicestershire, Great Britain. If constructed properly, they were fast to build and flew quite well.

AMT 1964 Buick Rivera 3 In 1 - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 6554-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very rare original issue - and never reissued. This is one-owner kit purchased new in 1964. Very well detailed model with full engine and engine compartment, complete interior, opening hood and many optional parts. Molded in white, chrome and clear and with rubber wheels, metal axles and metal chassis screws. The kit has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. Decals, white wall decals and instructions are included and in 'excellent+' condition. NOTE: the box would grade better, but there is a price tag tear (~ 1" x 3/4") on a short side.

Hasegawa H8K2 Emily Flying Boat, 1/72, QP17

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very large and nicely molded kit. Features rotating gun turret, optional position crew doors, working rudder, elevators, ailerons and flaps, good flight deck and engine detail, pilots, optional position engine maintenance stairs, beaching gear, torpedo and bomb load, rigging instructions and a 1/72 tow tractor with driver. There are markings for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC A-26B/C Invader Profile Series - USAF Korean War / 452 BG WWII / 'Monie' USAF Korean War, 1/72, 2-2003-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. W ell detailed featuring cockpit, rotating turrets w/elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose and dual position bomb bay with internal load. Never started. Factory sealed parts bag with decals and instructions. The decals are in 'mint' condition which is very rare for MPC kits from the 1970s.

Heller Bloch 210 French Bomber, 1/72, 397

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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French Night Bomber from 1933. 1970s Black Box issue that is nicely detailed and molded for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RPM PWS-16 bis, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Cleanly molded kit with nice detail. Includes full cockpits, rigging diagrams and markings for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Gato Class Submarine / USS Cobia / USS Silversides / USS Flasher / USS Growler - 52 Inches Long, 1/72, 85-0384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very large scale Gato is 52 inches long and very highly detailed. This kit can be converted for RC operations (conversion parts not included). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1910 Ford Model T Torpedo Convertible, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Large-scale model measures 8 inches long when built. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, headlights, steering wheel, horn, lanterns and grill, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all other have been inventoried complete with full-size plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Monogram A-7 Corsair II - VA-72 USS Kennedy - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5418

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1970s release. Good quality kit with full cockpit, wheel well detail, optional position canopy and a large load of external stores with drop tanks, AIM-9 Sidewinders and iron bombs. Decals for VA-72 USS John F Kennedy. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram A-7 Corsair II - VA-72 USS Kennedy, 1/48, 5418

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. 1979 issue "White Box". High quality kit with full cockpit, wheel well detail, optional position canopy and a large load of external stores with drop tanks, AIM-9 Sidewinders and iron bombs. Decals for VA-72 USS John F Kennedy. This kit has a very interesting history. Aurora originally cut the molds just a few years before they shut down. The A-7 was an excellent kit for that time as Aurora did everything they could to make it so. It features all recessed panel lines, realistic retractable landing gear with opening and closing doors, rotating wheels, good cockpit and a huge loadout of iron bombs, Sidewinder missiles and drop tanks. The molds were sold in 1977 to Monogram, and the A-7 molds survived the train accident on the way to Chicago. Monogram only reissued the finest Aurora kits; however, to meet Monogram standards, they often received significant upgrades, like the 737, DC-10 and 747 did. However, the A-7 upgrade was so extensive that it is a challenge to tell if it came from Aurora or not. For years I read that it did, but the differences are so significant that I wanted to compare them side-by-side. I finally got that chance. My conclusion is that this certainly is the old Aurora kit, but it has been modified so extensively that it may be the largest, most comprehensive mold rework ever done in the history of plastic modeling. First, it is from the Aurora molds because of the identical parts tree layout for the trees and parts that Monogram did keep - down to the millimeter, right down to the part number tabs. Also, the dimensions of the wings, horizontal stabs and most other major parts are identical along with many other smaller clues. But the amazing things are the changes. This is not a complete list, but Monogram did the following- on the fuselage halves they made the nose slightly longer (2MM) and wider; added the cockpit cowl, moved the front landing gear bay forward by 5mm, added the main wheel bays to the fuselage parts and removed all surface detail, replacing it with fine raised details. Antennas and lights were modified or added, as well as refueling probe storage. The wings were lengthened by 2mm each; while the recessed lower control surface lines were replace, the rest of the surface detail was redone complete. The horizontal stabilizers were reworked for surface detail and in doing so, they removed the reinforcement plates at the hinges; you can still see the tooling marks from this removal. The retractable landing gear was eliminated. The main gear struts were simply given strut detail, while the nose strut is almost completely new. The landing gear doors were almost left intact, but the tabs (for retraction) were removed and interior detail was added. The cockpit is completely new. The bomb loadout and ejector racks are almost the same, but the racks received new surface detail. The AIM-9s are almost completely Aurora - all Monogram did was remove the mounting tab. You can still see the original ejector pin marks, tree layout and even the same part number tab. There are many more changes, but this gives you a good idea of the trouble that Monogram went to in making accurate models.

ESCI LTV A-7E Corsair II - VA-113 'Stingers' USS Ranger / VA-83 USS Forrestal, 1/48, SC-4014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded with very fine raised panel lines. Features cockpit and gear well detail, decals for both colorful high-vis squadrons and a huge variety of weapons.

Italeri Grumman TBF-1 / TBM-1 Avenger - FAA Tarpon Mk1 846 Sq 1944 / USS San Jacinto July 1944 / USS Natoma Bay Feb 1944 / USS Mission Bay Dec 1943 / USS Block Island 1944 / Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Whenvapai 1944 - Ex-Accurate Miniatures, 1/48, 2644

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From high quality ex-Accurate Miniatures molds. Very highly detailed kit inside and out with over 100 parts and all fine recessed panel lines. Features completely detailed cockpit, interior, turret and weapons bay and much more. Includes decals for all 6 versions listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Academy Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 2155

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very well molded and features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, gear wells, engine and gun bay, optional position canopy, extensive under-wing stores and colorful decals with paint guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

H&F Model Airplane Co Ryan ST Trainer - 50 Inch Wingspan Flying Scale Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare kit from the late 1940s. Very large wingspan, true scale model was designed for free-flight rubber power but is perfectly suited for conversion to R/C and electric power. Features quality printwood, stripwood and spars, prefabricated wheel pants, finished hardwood wheels and thrust button, profile cut and partially shaped wooden nose, other factory cut wooden parts, metal stock, tissue paper and very nice full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

RN Models Fleet Trainer 16B - 28 Inch Wingspan For R/C Or Free Flight, UA411

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very nice scale flying model that be powered by a .020 gas engine or rubber and flow R/C. Features quality printwood, strip wood, spars and metal stock as required, formed plastic wheels and engine cylinders, plastic prop, covering tissue, full text instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including all paperwork.

Herr Engineering Piper Super Cub On Wheels Or Floats - 30 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, K-109

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large 30 inch wingspan wooden kit for scale rubber flying or conversion to electric RC. Includes numerous quality laser cut balsa wood parts, complete hardware, colorful tissue, clear windshield, contest rubber and plastic prop, wheels, optional floats, complete building instructions, full size plans and full decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there is adult writing and notes on the plan in red ink.

Guillows Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large-scale and well detailed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern servos and receivers. Features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, plastic nose cowl, plastic radial engine, full decals, coveringtissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has no assembly but NOTE: the plastic wheel halves are painted. There is no other painting. The model has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Guillows B-25 Mitchell U-Control or Static Balsa Model, 1/32, 805

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Large 1/32 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static or twin .012 to .049 engine U-Control. Features decals, numerous plastic parts such as cockpit surround, engine nacelles and more, movable control surfaces, detailed landing gear, hinged landing gear doors and more. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Scale Flight Comet's Heath LNS-4 Parasol - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.