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Monogram Bonhomme Richard John Paul Jones Ship - (ex Aurora), 1/124, 85-0388

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Hard-to-find 2010 reissue of the rare Aurora kit from 1966. Large scale model measures 2 feet long when assembled. Well detailed and molded for that time. Includes molded billowing sails, ratlines, running and standing rigging material, full rigging instructions, metal chains, flags and much more. 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 decals and instructions. On September 23, 1779, John Paul Jones on board the Bonhomme Richard (40 guns) sighted a British Convoy, escorted by the 50 gun Serapis. The battle was one of the most devastating every fought by sailing ships.

Airfix Hannover CL-III A - Blister Pack - (CLIIIA), 1/72, 01050-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Hard-to-find kit that is very nicely done for that time. Includes a full color, three view painting guide on the back for a 1918 aircraft.

Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From the late 1960s. Large scale model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, die-cut plywood firewall for gas operation, light plastic cowl, pilot bust, machine guns, engine and more, scale plastic wheels, rubber motor, thrust button, plastic propeller, big sheet of full color decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete. 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 Grumman F6F Hellcat - 16 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, 1/32, 503

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. 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 kit has never been started. It 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.

Revell P-47D Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force - 1st Grupo De Caca de FAB (Forca Aerea Brasileira) - Kikoler Issue, 1/32, H296Br

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition.

Aurora SNJ Trainer, 1/48, 80-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1960, but most likely from about 1964/65 due to the factory 100 price price sticker on the part number and the oval logo minus the 'Famous Fighters' in the border. This was a nice kit for that time, featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot and student figures, rotating prop and US Navy decals. Molded in yellow and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

SK Model Westland Whirlwind - 263 RAF 1940 / 137 RAF 1941, 1/72, TB1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Nice kit with very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface outlines. Features 'good' cockpit detail, pilot figure, detailed landing gear, rotating wheels and props and decals and paint guide for the two aircraft listed. Molded in light gray and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1949 and very well detailed for that time. Big scale kit features numerous die-cut and machined-to-shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels and lanterns and a small number of metal parts, accessories and die-cut cardstock. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and all other parts have been inventoried present. Includes large, excellent, detailed plans with instructions. The 1904 Oldsmobile was the first production car in America and was considered very dependable. To emphasize its simplicity and dependability, Oldsmobile invented the slogan 'Nothing to Watch but the Road.' Gus Edward's hit song of 1905, 'In My Merry Oldsmobile' was a tribute to the popularity of the car. It was powered by a single cylinder engine of 4.5 horsepower. 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.

Matchbox Supermarine Walrus MK-1 - HMS Sheffield 1938 or 283 Sq RAF Italy 1944, 1/72, PK-105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Dated 1983. Famous British warship/harbor based flying boat from WWII. Nicely detailed kit for that time that includes markings for HMS Sheffield's aircraft and No. 283 Squadron RAF Italy 1944 as well as a color painting guide on the back of the box. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Colorful 1960s artwork issue. This is the 'Black' side panel of the two Craftmaster releases. A very nice kit of the famous 'Iron Annie' of inter-war and WWII. it includes parts to build any of the versions listed. 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. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Brush Model C Delivery Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including two sheets of excellent plans/instructions. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Mercer Raceabout Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden and metal main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. J. Fetterolf of Buckingham, PA. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Please note, there are adult notes written on the plans to improve the accuracy of the model. The owner of these kits was a keen researcher and actually won a Hudson Miniature Old Timers Model Building Competition. 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. The 1911 Mercer Raceabout is one of the rarest American cars. The Mercer was built in Trenton, NJ and powered by a 30 hp T head 4 cylinder engine. Displacement was 300.7 cubic inches and the car had a wet clutch four speed transmission. The car weighed 2,500 lbs and cost $2600 and could do 112 mph. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of the time. It was rugged, handled very well and had excellent performance.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a or A-2a - Luftwaffe 11/JG7 or KG51 'Edelweiss', 1/72, 851

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed and well molded with very fine recessed panel lines. Includes decals and parts for both variations. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Vengence Mk.II A-32 - Royal Australian Air Force 24 Sq/10 Group or RAF 84th Sq India 1944, 1/72, F199

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Red Series issue features parts and decals to make either aircraft and an excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box for both aircraft listed. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune (P-2H) - (P2V7) US Navy VC-5, 1/72, JS082-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed and molded kit with typical high Hasegawa quality. Contains markings for VC-5 and optional top gun turret.

Tamiya Japanese Navy Submarine I-400 With M6A1 Seiran, 1/350, 78019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very well detailed kit with photoetched parts for the submarine and the aircraft. Features full I-400 history, choice of waterline or full hull, stowed or extended diving rudders, stowed or raised masts, four aircraft with wings folded or extended, excellent sail and hanger detail, deck catapult, full color painting guide and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Alouette II Attack With Nord SS-11 Missiles, 1/32, 04478

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Large 1/32 scale kit that is very well detailed. Has decals for five different Bundeswehr helicopters.

Tamiya M113 ACAV, 1/35, MM135

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and a superb kit featuring complete interior, driver's station, troop benches, detailed engine and drive train, optional position hatches and doors, flexible tracks, copper wire, netting material, added accessories for diorama use and three positionable soldiers.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - Kikoler/Brazil Issue - (R3Y2), 1/168, H178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Ideal builder. Same molds as the classic 1950s 'S' kit. Features counter-rotating props, opening cargo nose and loading ramps. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Kikoler issue made in Brazil using the original 'S' box artwork. Likely from the early to mid 1960s.

Tamiya M3 Stuart US Light Tank, 1/35, 35042

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Well detailed armor kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.