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Topping Martin Bullpup-B ASM-N-7b (AGM-12C) Air-to-Ground Missile

Plastic Model Kit

$475   

Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Martin. Larger version with 10 inch missile. Condition is exceptional. Missile is 'mint' and base is easily 'near mint ++.' The correct, original stand says 'Martin Bullpup B.' There are no repairs, no touch-ups and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Hawk Visible Dodge Hemi Race Engine, 1/4, 11055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Sale Pending
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Dated 2006. Large scale kit with over 125 parts. Features die-cast crankshaft that rotates and the other parts are plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Lindberg Convair XFY-1 Vertical Take-Off, 1/48, 526-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$129   

Dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Rare early issue from the 1950s. The Convair VTO was a Navy program for a high performance zero-length take off fighter. The aircraft flew well but transition from vertical/horizontal and back was tricky. This, combined with the performance of the new jets signaled the end of the program in 1955. Comes with boarding ladder. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Pavla Culver PQ-14a, 1/72, 72012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$36   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed and molded kit. Includes many photoetched parts and film instruments.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 515-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Rare first issue from 1955 or very early 1956. This is the narrow box with the first Lindberg logo ('Round Script') on the top and sides, as well as great Ray Gaedke art. Large scale kit that is molded in a stunning metallic gloss dark glue and clear. The decals and instructions also have the correct round logo on them. Decals are excellent; the instructions are also except for a 2" closed tear at the bottom. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora US Navy Sealab III, 721-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$799   

Very rare first and only issue from 1969. A large and well detailed kit of this unique underwater habitat. Molded in tan (ocean base), orange/yellow and clear. The delicate clear part is in 'excellent' condition with scratches and minimal wear; it has been protected for shipping. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals has one of the 'AB' from LAB missing. The box displays much better than the 'good-' grade but it is graded as such due to light staining to the left short side of the box top and heavy staining to the right short side. Box bottom (tray) has some light staining also but not much. This kit must be shipped insured.

AMT-Hasegawa Boeing B-47E Stratojet SAC - (Hasegawa Molds), 1/72, A671-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

This kit is part of an early effort in the 1970s by AMT to market quality Hasegawa kits in the USA. Hasegawa made the kits and decals in Japan and shipped them to AMT, who supplied the boxes and marketing. Kit is very nicely detailed with fine panel detail, cockpit, open/closed bomb bay doors with internal iron bomb load, tail "stinger" and detailed landing gear with good well detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The B-47 was a very advanced aircraft at the time. The XB-47 first flew in 1947. The big jet's speed was equal to or greater than all current fighter aircraft, so it received radar-controlled twin 20mm cannons in the tail as the only guns. Through the use mid-air refueling, the B-47 gave SAC it's first all-jet force for nuclear or regular bomb delivery. Although it was tricky to fly, Stratojets flew into the mid 1960s. A program to strengthen the wings for low-level attack was responsible for prolonging the service life.

Revell Sikorksy HH-53C Vietnam Rescue with Jeep and 105mm Gun, 1/48, 4542

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$68   

Still factory sealed. Large and nicely detailed kit from 1985. The HH-53 used improved versions of the rotors, gearboxes and control systems from the Skycrane to achieve heavy lift capability. In Vietnam, these helicopters would actually lift wreaked aircraft from the crash site and return them to base for spare parts, repair, or simply to keep them out of enemy hands. Features full cockpit and interior detail, opening cargo doors and swing-down ramps, rotating rotors and wheels, external tanks and refueling boom. Includes payload of one Army Jeep and 105mm Howitzer.

Revell Bubble Tops Headlights and Taillights, 1/25, C1151

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$28   

Rare. Factory sealed card-mounted 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. Includes a wide variety of clear headlight sizes, two different bubble tops and a huge variety of red-tinted clear stock and custom tail light lenses and panels. Parts are molded in clear and red and the instructions are on the reverse of the card.

Williams Brothers Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr Engine Cylinder Kit - for Large Scale RC Aircraft - Bagged, 1 Inch

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$4   

Still factory sealed. Originally made for large scale RC Aircraft. Cylinder measures 1 inche high and .75 inches in diameter near the top of the cylinder.

Comet Ryan SC - 15 inch Wingspan Powered Flying Model, 3103-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacture 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 F4U-1D Corsair - USN VF-17 Lt. Merl Davenport Ondonga Dec 1943 / FAA Corsair IV 1836 Sq Air Group Leader 14th Carrier Air Group HMS Colossus - (F4U1D), 1/32, 4781

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$36   

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Still factory 'round tape' sealed. 1989 Revell of Germany issue. Classic, well-detailed large-scale kit from the original 1970 molds. Kit features detailed Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine and removable cowling, opening canopy and complete cockpit, folding wings, clear landing lights, optional position landing gear and movable wheels and propeller.

Frog Spitfire XIV and V-1 Flying Bomb, 1/72, F194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Well molded kit includes V-1, Spitfire and special stand that holds both models 'in flight.' Spitfire has optional markings for 'Punjab' Sq RAF Dienst Belgium 1945 or No.132 Sq RAF SEAC Kai Tak Hong Kong 1945. 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 manufactures 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 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1/25, T310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$42   

Still factory sealed. Very cleanly molded and detailed. Features complete Blue Flame 6 engine with three side mount carbs, Powerglide transmission, full interior, rolling chassis construction like the real car, complete underside details, opening hood, removable top, and custom features: special grille and road lamps, headlight fillers, Kelsey 20 Spoke Wheels, wide low profile tires, custom valve cover and steering wheel. Molded in white, chrome and clear with real rubber tires.

Revell T-6G Texan - USAF Training Command Hondo AFB USA 1953 / French Air Force EALA 5/72 in Algeria 1957 (Ex-Monogram), 1/48, 04516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1998 issue. From original high-quality Monogram molds and includes extra tree with guns, etc. Very well molded. Highly detailed cockpit including structural members with an optional position canopy and detailed gear and flap wells. Includes optional parts for French aircraft and decals and paint guide for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airmodel Bolchowitinow BI-1 Rocket Powered Aircraft, 1/72, 40

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$8   

Nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. In white and clear plastic with instructions/plans. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Vac kits are only recommended for experienced modelers and some scratchbuilding may be required.

Cramer Craft 72-001 LFG Roland D-II and 72-002 Wright-Martin M-8, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Includes both models. Older, very basic vacuform kits. Contains white plastic main airframe parts only. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans. Please note that all Cramer models are very basic kits. I do not recommend them unless you are highly experienced with older vacuform kits, have an extensive spares box and are an experienced scratch builder.

Novo Handley Page Dart Herald - (ex-Frog) - Bagged, 1/72, F363

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$145   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Hard-to-find and from original Frog molds. One of the very early British Prop-jet airliners, Heralds carried 56 passengers or 6.5 tons of freight at a range of 1000 miles and a cruising speed of 275 mph. Kit features separately molded rudder, ailerons and elevators, two position passenger and cargo doors, rotating props and wheels, boarding stairs, seated and standing pilots. Never started. NOTE: Missing the narrow cargo door half. Easily made and I have included plenty of stock plastic to make one. Inventoried with all other plastic parts present and photocopied instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Heller Panavia Tornado IDS - Lufwaffe Marinefliegrgeshwader 2 Eggebeck 1993 / Italy 154 Gruppo 6 Stormo 1987, 1/48, 80430

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. Large scale kit that is very nicely molded and detailed with 118 parts and a paint guide and markings for the two aircraft listed.

Air Lines Miles Magister - (Ex-Frog), 1/72, 3900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$19   

From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one of two tiny canopies. It has been inventoried with all other parts included and has decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.