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Maircraft V-1 Robot Bomb, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From about 1944/45. Solid wood kit featuring a 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, engine block, other wood as required and superb plans with step-by-step building instructions. Even includes a cut-away of the actual V-1. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Pyro Monitor and Merrimac Ironclads - American Civil War, B257-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From original Pyro molds. Great hardbox artwork by AJ Rudisill from the late 50s or early 1960s. 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. The Monitor is 10 inches long and the Merrimac is 11 inches long when built. Both are full hull models and include display stands. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Although dated, these kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg issues of the same ships.

Testors B-66B Destroyer (A-3A), 1/72, 677

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Hard-to-find 1/72 version of the gun-tailed B-66. This is the USAF version of the very large Navy Skywarrior A-3 or "Whale" as the carrier crews and flight crews called it due to it's large size for a carrier aircraft. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed gear wells, cockpit detail and optional position landing gear. Contains a large, colorful decal sheet for two USAF aircraft - RB-66B 42nd TRW-England 1960 and RB-66B 19th TRW-England 1958. This is the early B-66 which is not that far removed externally from the original Navy A-3 Bomber and still retains the rear stinger. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside Pickup Truck, 1/25, 6310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Very well detailed model. Builds a rolling chassis with detailed drive line, exhaust, suspension and linkage just like the actual truck. Features a detailed 'Stovebolt 6' Chevy engine, full interior, detailed engine compartment, opening hood (with optional detailed hinges), full bed and optional position tailgate.

Cleveland Condor 6 Foot Wingspan Class D Soaring Glider, E-19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Dated 1947. This famous and efficient design has a large 72 inch wingspan of 294 square inches area. This model can be easily adapted to radio control if you have the experience necessary. Features high quality printwood, an abundance of stick and spar material, balsa nose block, fully finished centerline wheel, clear windshield material and templates, covering material and the famous C-D (Cleveland Designed) full-size plans with instruction. Never started and inventoried complete. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Frog Westland S-55 Whirlwind - Royal Navy, 1/72, 322P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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Rare issue from the 1950s but please read carefully. Nicely molded older kit in bright yellow and clear plastic. Never started. NOTE: missing brace for the a main strut and one main front landing gear. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present and even includes the original glue capsule and metal nose weight. NOTE: The stand base is damaged by whatever impact put the big tear in the box top.

Guillows Cessna L-19 Bird Dog - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare stick-and-tissue model dated 1954. This was part of Guillow's extensive '50' line of models with wingspans between 16 and 24 inches. These were very advanced kit for their day, featuring all die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, lightweight plastic cowl and wheels, clear vacuformed cockpit and cabin windows, thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. Never started and 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.

Skymarks Boeing 707 Braniff Airlines, 1/150, SKR489

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Beautifully done 'in flight' model that is completely factory painted and decaled. A true scale model that snaps together and includes a display stand. Molded in 'in flight' configuration only. Never used and complete with all parts.

Life-Like 1909 Cadillac 30 Tourer - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09458

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1970s issue from original 1967 Pyro molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass colored (not plated) parts, light blue plastic and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor, removable hood, full interior and more.

Revell McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - US Navy, 1/32, H188

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1972 issue. Well detailed with removable J-79 engine, removable radome nose with detailed scanner dish and electronics, opening canopies, detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear and Sparrow missiles are included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Japanese Zero, 1/48, 88-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Unusual issue copyright 1959 but actually from 1963-65. Please note, it has the early 79 cent price extension but with a non-famous fighters logo. The box has like new color and gloss and four solid corners, but the seal drew the box slightly concave. There are no tape or price tags, no fading and no stains. It is molded in that fantastic bright yellow and clear with the triangle-shaped 'world' base stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 'near mint' and flat and instructions are also 'near mint.'

Hawk Lockheed U-2 Spyplane, 1/48, 209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Early hardbox issue with Bill Campbell artwork and dated 1962. Features good detail including fine raised panel lines, 'good' cockpit with pilot, two piece canopy that can be displayed opened or closed, full landing gear and outriggers, standing pilot, optional position air brakes, optional antenna and 'sniffer' pod, decals and 22 inch wingspan. This kit is actually the basis for the Testors U-2 variants in this same scale. Molded in a very dark blue and clear with a large display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Dated 1963 with boxart by Jo Kotula. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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SALE! 1963 dated hardbox issue with Jo Kotula artwork. Nicely done kit for this early time with fair cockpit and engine detail, ground base, pilot figure and mechanic. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora German Albatross D-3 (Albatros D.III / DIII), 1/48, 104-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

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1960s issue hardbox in amazing 'mint' condition. It has no more wear than you would expect if you removed it from the factory shipping box. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Revell Attack Transport USS Montrose, 1/350, 05045

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1994 reissue from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Very well detailed for that time with 83 parts. Features one piece hull, detailed deck and superstructure, 12.5cm cannon, 20mm twin anti-aircraft guns, life rafts, detailed masts, cargo booms, 15 very nicely molded landing craft, flag sheet and decals for the Montrose, Randall and full markings for the landing craft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The USS Montrose was on of 57 Haskell Class Attack Transports built for service in and immediately after WWII. The ships were designed to carry troops close to the beachheads, transfer them to landing barges (carried on board) and to supervise the landing operations. Her length was 455 feet and she could handle 1,560 troops and carry 3000 tons of equipment.

Aurora Russian 'Golf' Class Guided Missile Submarine, 1/300, 726-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare kit of the early Soviet Golf Class Ballistic Missile Submarine. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox BAC Lightning T55 Kuwait or Royal Saudi Air Force, 1/72, PK-126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed eXC+

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Has marking for both unusual operators of the venerable Lightning in 1970.

UPC BAC Lightning F.Mk.53, 1/72, 5082-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From quality Hasegawa molds. Includes decals for RAF or Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force. This kit is 100% complete, but the fuselage has been assembled and the speed brakes filled. The quality of the work is above average and it would be easy to finish the model. Includes all parts, decals and instructions.

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Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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