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Guillows Hawker Mk1 Hurricane - 16 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model, 506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1976 stick and tissue flying model. One of a very popular series of World War 2 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 insignia 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 2016.

Hasegawa H6K5 Mavis Flying Boat, 1/72, K5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large and nicely detailed kit featuring cockpit and crew, moving control surfaces and beaching gear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Hi-Flier Howard DGA 8 16.5 Inch Wingspan / Monocoupe 16 Inch Wingspan - Flying Balsa Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG to Sealed Exc

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Includes both very nice stick-and-tissue flying models. The DGA is still factory sealed but the seal has split. The Monocoupe is open but never started and complete with all parts and plans present.

Jo-Han 1964 Dodge Super Stock, 1/25, GC-2864

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Factory sealed 1960s issue. Includes decals for 'Re-Charged', s/s hood, two 4 bbl carburetors, dual quad manifold, s/s exhaust headers, M&H cheater slicks, front drag tires and dual electric fuel pumps. Features full under hood detail and firewall, opening hood, complete interior and chassis detail.

Aurora Boeing 747 Continental Airlines, 1/156, 379-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1972 issue with very large and colorful Continental decal sheet. Molded in white and clear with the large black stand. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions present. NOTE: decals are missing one vertical stabilizer decal. Otherwise complete and in amazing 'near mint' condition.

AMT-Frog Westland Lysander - French or RAF, 1/72, A607-80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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The box has a cut on the top but the kit inside is like new. Rare, short-lived AMT marketing promo to sell quality Frog kits in the USA. Well detailed and features decals for the two versions listed and optional extra fuel tank for clandestine missions that the short-take-off-and-landing Lysander performed so well. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals, color painting guide and instructions.

Xotic-72 Ki-76 Stella ASW Aircraft - With Markings for Three Aircraft, 1/72, AU2024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Well molded kit with photoetched parts. The Stella was a STOL aircraft much in the sense of the Fi-156, but it's performance was superior in every way. Horsepower was almost 30% greater and fowler flaps were fitted and synchronized with variable incidence horizontal tail surfaces for dramatic STOL performance. The ship was easy to fly and found favor in all theaters as a communications aircraft. In 1942 7 Stella were placed on the Akitsu Maru and used as ASW aircraft. Decals are included for two Akitsu Maru paint schemes and one unknown unit.

Pavla Borovkov-Florov I-207 / 3, 1/72, 72024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Limited issue kit with injection molded main parts, fine recessed panel lines, many cast resin details, vac canopy and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Tupolev SB-2 'Katyushka' Soviet/Luftwaffe/Czech/Spanish Republican Air Forces - Green Series, 1/72, F176

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1970s issue. Very nicely detailed, and molded. Has markings for the three air forces listed in the title. Can be built with skis or wheels and includes other optional parts for different versions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

AMT 1995 Ford Ranger XLT, 1/25, 8945

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely done kit. Includes over 110 parts and molded in gray, clear, red tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features detailed engine, removable hood, full interior, working tailgate and detailed underside.

Easy Built Models Fokker D-VII - 17.5 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/20, EB13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, several light weight plastic detail parts, wheels, strip wood, plastic propeller and thrust button, rubber motor, metal hardware, full insignia (cut out), three colors of covering tissue, full sized plans and detailed building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete.

Easy Built Models Rearwin Speedster - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, Peanut, FF-40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, stripwood, plastic propellers, rubber, clear window material, metal hardware & full sized plans. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Comet Zippy - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very old flying model in nice overall condition. Most likely from the late 1930s or 1940s. Kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, printwood, stripwood and other parts has needed. The kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. 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.

12 Squared Hawk P-6E / Chester Special / Sikorsky S-43 China Clipper - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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No Box. Dated 1937 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Missing the F4B-4. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown. Also includes Airway 1937 instructions for the Bristol F2B, SE-5, Fairchild 22 and Argonaut Amphibian, as well as a Ace Whitman field gun.

Novo Fairey Gannet Mk.1 or Mk.4 - FAA HMS Ocean 1956 or 1 Marinefliegergeschwader Kreigsmarine 1958 - Bagged - (ex-Frog), 1/72, F228

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Cleanly molded ex-Frog kit with decals for Royal Navy or West German Navy. The kit has never been started. Factory staple sealed or Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Novo Gloster Whittle E28/39 Pioneer - Bagged (ex Frog), 1/72, F174

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. From quality Frog molds and a nice kit of this early British Jet.

Renwal Fokker DR-1 Triplane Rittm. M. von Richthofen's Aircraft, 1/72, 269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Contains markings for the famous Red Baron's aircraft.

Lindberg Tuna Clipper 'Ann' (Gulf Star) - (Ex-Pyro and Life-Like), 1/58, 70896

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds dating from the early 1960s. Modeled from the two Tuna Clippers (Gulf Star and Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Pyro actual designed these for water operation (with the Boat PowerPack which sold separately), so they make nice small R/C models. Hard-working tuna boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wrecked on a reef off Peru.

Continental Model Airplane Co Brown Racer - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 14.5 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Revell Messerschmitt Bf-110G, 1/32, 4745

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Large and well detailed kit. Features markings of German Ace Hptm. Martin Drowes, special night fighter nose and radar, fully detailed cockpit and engines and pilot/gunner figures.