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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 Douglas DC-8 Jet Mainliner United - Commercial Jet Series - Kikoler Issue, 1/143, H242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$110   

Mid 1960s release that is still factory sealed. Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue. This kit uses the same molds as 1955-1959 'S' issue. Has many special features: cowlings snap off to show detailed engines - wheels turn - doors can be opened or closed - passenger loading ramp included with United Decals.

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.

Pocher Rolls Royce 1932 Phantom II Sedanca Coupe, 1/8

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++ Internally Sealed

$1600   

This kit is still factory sealed inside. When you lift the lid, the lower box is still completely sealed with Pocher factory tape. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production kits is amazing. This kit has over 2100 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many more. Working features include brake pedal operates brakes on all four wheels - emergency brake lever operates rear brakes on an independent system - operating steering - working suspension - lights that operate from the dashboard - doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles - windows that raise and lower with the working cranks - the starting handle operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, fan, dynamo, etc in the engine - roll back top - and much more. Recommended for experienced models only. NOTE: This is the version with most realistic but complex wheel construction. Each wheel consists of well over 100 parts with individual spoke placement.

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.

Monogram F-51D (P-51D) Mustang Action Model - Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA77-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$135   

Dated 1962. First issue of this classic 'Action Model' with great detail and mold quality. Features opening canopy to show the highly detailed cockpit, tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs, a small knob on the bottom rotates and extends and retracts the main gear and tailwheel; all gear doors including tailwheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is over 30 years old and functions like new! Molded in silver, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box has damage as shown; there is a close split at the upper left and creases. This kit has an interesting history. In 1961, Monogram introduced the 1/32 scale Phantom Mustang. This was a very ambitious project. The kit was transparent, highly detailed and included two electric motors. One motor raised and lowered the main gear and tail wheel while the other spun the prop. Two small levers on the base dropped bombs from the wings. It was molded in clear, silver, black, red and zinc chromate green. Although successful, the kit was expensive to produce and Monogram charged a hefty retail price of $4.98. As a way to create more revenue from the molds, Monogram cleverly created this kit - using some of the same molds as the Phantom Mustang. The silver parts tree was completely re-cut and does not match the Phantom version. The red stand, gears and motorizing features were simply left out and the model molded in solid colors. The gear retraction/extension features was retained, but not motorized. On the new silver parts tree they added a small knob (placed on the bottom of the wing) and the same for the bomb dropping mechanism. This lowered the price to $1.98 and this additional revenue hopefully helped pay down the original mold costs.

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.

Revell USS Independence CV62 - Aircraft Carrier, 1/542, H359

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

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Dated 1970. Highly detailed full, one-piece hull kit with 16 scale aircraft, deck tow trucks and crane and moving elevators. Molded with gloss medium gray hull and details and blue flight deck/elevators. The kit has not been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, excellent decals, flag sheet and instructions present. The box looks better than the 'good' rating but is graded as such due to two split corners, tape on one corner and a litho tear on the lower long side.

Revell Ford Aeromax 120 Semi Truck / Tractor, 1/24, 7247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$79   

Still factory sealed. Superbly detailed. Features full rolling chassis construction just like the real truck. With detailed engine, full drive line, suspension, opening engine cover, detailed cab interior and much more.

MPC Donnie Allison NASCAR Mercury Cyclone, 1/25, 1-1704-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Original issue from the early to mid 1970s. Well detailed with full race interior and roll cage, full suspension, detailed engine and driveline, opening hood and much more. Molded in white, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The chrome and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete including (near mint) decals and instructions.

Aurora Spitfire - Famous Fighters of all Nations First Issue, 1/48, 20-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$375   

Rare first issue with minimal surface detail. The second and all other issues had greatly increased rivit detail and were metallic blue plastic. Correct square stand and wonderful non-metallic medium blue plastic. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

AMT Kenworth T600A Semi Truck, 1/25, 6976

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Super detailed truck with over 260 parts and many in chrome. Has full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle. Features complete frame, suspension and exhaust detail, complete interior, sleeper with bunk, cabinets and storage areas, fifth wheel assembly, hollow vinyl truck tires, detailed turbo-charged diesel engine and removable hood. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Hot Shot Jet Racer - CO2 Powered Racer, 1/30, R1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

For the advanced collector. This is Monogram's first car kit, number R1 and made in 1946. This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. The box is in exceptional condition, as is the kit inside. The Hot Shot Jet racer kit consists of a pre-carved balsa wood body with the grill design completely pre-cut, a sheet of printed wood parts, four rubber tires, a vacuform clear canopy (that has not turned yellow), axles, color decals and full size plans/instructions including details on how to power the car with a CO2 jet engine. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed Electra II Los Angeles Dodgers, 1/115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$225   

SALE! Very rare. Special issue of the Dodgers Team Aircraft made by Revell just for the concessions dealer 'Danny Goodman' for the LA Dodgers, Inc. I purchased this kit along with the Revell factory shipping carton. This carton was originally sold to Union 76 Service Station #3459, located at 12080 Ventura Blvd in Studio City California. The case was shipped directly from Revell in Los Angeles to the Union Oil Station; the gas station owner's son confirmed this. (Somehow Danny Goodman was bypassed in the transaction!). The kit is fresh from the original shipping carton with no more wear than you would expect. The box is in investment grade 'near mint' condition with the only flaws being some yellowing and light wear on the paper label. Inside, the kit is factory new. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the Revell factory bag. The kit includes a wonderful photo of the 1963 Dodgers - World's Champions!

Monogram Focke-Wulf Ta-154 A-O Moskito Pro Modeler, 1/48, 85-5959

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1999 Pro Modeler issue. Very highly detailed and features all very fine recessed panel lines and a very good cockpit.