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Revell Douglas DC-9 - KLM Dutch Royal Airlines- Japan Issue, 1/120, H718-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$79   

Rare Revell of Japan issue with colorful KLM markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Frog Supermarine S-6B (S.6B) Racing Seaplane, 1/72, F164

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Very finely molded model of the classic racer that paved the way for the Spitfire. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 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 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.

Gowland & Gowland Santa Maria Shipyard Ships in Miniature

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Monogram Wright Cyclone Engine - Heritage Edition, 1/12, 6052

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$125   

Still factory sealed. 1983 Heritage Edition reissue of the classic 1959 'Four Star' kit of the famous Wright Cyclone 9 (C9HE)that powered The SBD Dauntless, B-17, DC-3, A-12, SA-16 Albatross, Stratoliner, B-18, B-10 and so many others. Large scale kit is molded in black, red, grey and copper so no painting is needed. Has cut-away operational cylinder if you wish to add it.

Monogram Stinger Rear Engine Rail Dragster, 1/24, 2809

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the original 1975 kit. Unique Tom Daniel designed rail dragster. Body lifts off to show detailed chassis.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-2 Panther - US Navy VF-781 or ATU-206 - (F9F2), 1/72, 618

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

Very nicely molded kit with fine recessed panel lines. Features good cockpit and landing gear/well detail, optional position speed brakes, two piece canopy, rocket loadout, and decals for the two aircraft listed. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell A-5A A3J Vigilante - Strategic Air Power Issue - VAH-7 USS Enterprise, 1/82, H134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$58   

1969 issue. This is the about the fourth (perhaps fifth?) issue of the Vigilante bomber 'S' kit that Revell produced in 1959. Kit features all recessed panel lines, very good scale detail, opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Bandai Bismarck Battleship, 1/2000, 19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very finely molded and well detailed small (1/2000) scale ship model. Ideal for war gaming. Can be built full hull or waterline and features separately molded turrets, detailed deck fittings with many separately molded parts and a display stand. Molded in dark gray and red. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions, which are on the bottom of the box top.

Airfix HMS Nelson - T2 Issue, 1/600, F403S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$70   

Late 1950s second logo issue. Like most all Airfix ship kits, it is very finely molded and detailed. Full hull model. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Athearn 40' Steel Box Car C & E. I. - Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad - HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, A109

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype. Of the early metal box car kits, these are my favorites, with their popularity witnessed by the various reissues through the years. Almost all the parts that are metal on the actual box car are metal on the model. This and the factory paint, lettering and decoration makes these kits difficult to beat for scale appearance. Features stamped steel body, car ends and roof that are factory painted, lettered and decorated, steel ladders, doors, door guides and brake platform, cast metal running boards, bolsters, coupler pockets and three piece brake detail, stamped metal undercarriage beam with fine cross bearers, corner steps, grab irons and more. Includes trucks. The factory paint is excellent, and I have packed it so it will not be damaged in shipment. Due to the high degree of factory finishing, the only painting required for this kit is the interior floor and underside. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed envelopes and all other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Dragon Me-262A-1a/U3 Reconnaissance - 1/NAGr.6 Lechfeld Germany May 1945 (multiple aircraft), 1/48, 5535

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Very highly detailed 1/48 scale kit with cleanly molded injection molded parts and real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed parts bags including decals for several different aircraft and instructions.

RCM Grumman XF10F Jaguar (F-10), 1/48

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$69   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks.. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Monogram Twin Mustang F-82G - White Box Issue, 1/72, 7501-0175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

1973 "White Box" issue. Has parts and markings for both day (silver scheme) and night fighter (black) version. Features canopies that open and close to show cockpit detail, detailed gear wells, detailed gun bay with .50 caliber machine guns and removable hatch, rotating wheels and propellers and missiles, bombs and drop tank loadout. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Saab AJ-37 Viggen, 1/72, 03015-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. Airfix type 4 logo kit dated 1975. Nicely molded kit with optional position landing gear, two piece canopy, a very large variety of under-wing loadouts and decals for one Swedish Air Force aircraft.

Hobby Craft LA-5 WWII Soviet Fighter, 1/48, HC1589

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

The highly maneuverable La-5 was one of the best Eastern Front designs. This all-wood fighter was a favorite among Soviet pilots, including ace Vitali Popkov. Close to 10,000 were manufactured to counter the Blitzkrieg. Decals for USSR, Czech AF 1946 and Czech AF 1944 are included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Special 2 Door Fastback, 1/25, 38274

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, complete interior and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

AMT 1966 Chevrolet Nova Pro Street Machine 2 Door Hardtop, 1/25, 6769

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$32   

Includes over 115 parts with modified 327 CID engine, full custom interior, hood scoop and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Repulse Battlecruiser, 1/600, 06206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Nicely detailed full hull kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk, 1/48, 5436

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

1985 issue. High quality kit that is very finely molded and detailed. Features full cockpits, pilots, optional position leading edge slats, detailed gear wells, external load out missiles, bombs and drop tanks, optional position air brakes and canopy and pilot boarding ladder. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix German World War II Afrika Korps, 1/87, 01711-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$10   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Contains 48 pieces.