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Comet Grumman F6F Hellcat - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 3503-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$46   

1970s large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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.

Guillows Cessna 150 - 24 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, 309

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the very late 1960s/early 70s. Can be built for display, free-flight rubber or gas engine free-flight and has instructions for all options. Features color decals, quality die-cut balsa wood, strip wood, excellent vacuformed full cowl, vacuformed wheel pants, pilot and spinner, finished wooden wheels and thrust button, die-cut plywood firewall for 1/2A gas engine, clear cockpit glass material, plastic prop, rubber motor and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/19, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from about 1970s. Can be built for display, rubber free flight or powered by a 1/2A gas engine. Includes instructions for all options and flying tips. Measures to about 1/16 scale and has a 24 inch wingspan. Features very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood, vac full engine cowling and details, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear window material, tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - No. 1 Sqn FO A.V. Clowes D.F.M. Battle of Britain Sept/Oct 1940, 1/72, 02067-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Dated 1978. Issue with green colored box side text. Features decals for this 12 kill ace from the Battle of Britain. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman TBM-3 Avenger - CV36 USS Antietam / CV17 USS Bunker Hill, 1/72, 03033-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Well molded kit. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, three crew members, moving ailerons, all correct clear windows, optional position landing gear, underwing rockets and decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Messerschmitt Bf-110G-4 or G-2 - Major Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer NJG4 (121 victories) or 5 Staffel/II Gruppe NJG200, 1/72, F202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Includes parts and decals to make either version/aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.9 or Mk.59 - RAF No. 54 Sq 1969 or Swiss No.1 Sq 1964, 1/72, F204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Late 1970s final logo issue. Includes parts and decals to make either version/aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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, Blue, 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.

MPC McDonnell F2H-2 or F2H-2P Banshee - (ex-Airfix) - (F2H2 F2H2P), 1/72, 1-4305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very nicly molded. Includes USN markings for the box art aircraft and parts to build -2 or -2P photo version.

Jetco Thermic Trio - Flying Wing / Orthodox / Tail First - Three Hand-Launched Balsa Wood Gliders, SG-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$42   

From the 1950s. This kit contains three small balsa gliders. All parts are die cut. Full size plans are included. These are magnificent fliers. The kits have never been started and are complete with all parts unpunched and plans.

Mania Mitsubishi C5M1 Ki-15 I Babs, 1/72, R-2001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Very high quality kit with full interior and excellent detail throughout. Has markings for several aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Otaki Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2 Ocean Liner QE2 - Motorized, 1/450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$285   

Excellent model with superb mold quality and very good detail. Large-scale model can be built for static display or fully motorized with twin RE-280 or RE-260 motors (included) and easily converted to R/C (radio control). Inside, the kit it as new. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes all running hardware.

Hawk Republic F-84 Thunderjet - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$89   

Rare early first issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box from 1949. (Please see the article about early USA plastic kit development on this site.) The kit is in fantastic collector condition inside and out. The kit is molded in the correct light gloss gray with the early style stand and correct instructions. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this early first issue. The instructions make it clear how to paint the markings, which are raised on the moldings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Hawk was a manufacturer of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models back in the 1920s (well before plastic), but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48, such as this kit.

Lindberg FJ-2 Fury Jet Fighter - First Logo Small Box Issue, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$95   

Very early Lindberg first issue, featuring the circular Lindberg logo and early short, flat two-piece box. Wonderful Ray Gaedke box art. Correctly molded in brilliant metallic blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Correct early decals and instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg created plans for stick and tissue flying models that were published in popular modeling magazines in the 1930s. During this time, he marketed wooden flying kits, asking builders to request that your local dealer carry "The Lindberg Line" of models. When plastic kits first appeared, Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen founded O-Lin models, purchased the unsuccessful Varney molds for the Fleet Sub, PT Boat, LST and PT-17. After mold modification, they entered production and quickly cut new molds such as the P-80, Seabee and more. The association with Mr. Olsen did not last long, and Paul Lindberg took over or bought out the molds, thus starting the famous plastic "Lindberg Line". The first box art was simply carry over from O-Lin. Early O-Lin artwork was simple and two -color. However, Ray Gaedke did some late O-Lin boxes such as the Corsair, which was also used by Lindberg. Gaedke artwork was colorful and bold, and Paul Lindberg wasted no time in having Gaedke make the new artwork for the Lindberg Line.

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.

Frog Republic F-105 Thunderchief - 388th TFW Korat AFB Thailand 1967 or 18th TFW 5th AF Okinawa 1963 (Hasegawa molds), 1/72, F269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

This is the quality Hasegawa kit that was re-boxed by Frog and marketed in the UK. Has decals for Vietnam camo and natural finish aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Russian Vostok A-Type Launch Vehicle, 1/144, 05172

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$69   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit with 102 parts. Features adapted R-7 ICBM/Carrier, and Sputnik/Soyuz and Vostok modules that you can display with the rocket.

Revell Republic F-105B Thunderchief, 1/75, H166

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

1975 Revell Great Britain issue with unique box art. This kit is from the 'S' molds. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco - US Marines (Markings for 2 Aircraft), 1/72, JS-022-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$29   

Rare first logo issue. Has decals and paint guide for gray or green paint scheme. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog HS Harrier GR Mk.1 - XV741 or XV744 RAF Wittering Harrier Conversion Unit, 1/72, F273

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Orange Series kit with decals for both aircraft listed. Nicely molded kit with fine raised panel line detail. Features nicely done intake and exhaust, optional position speed brake and landing gear (including outriggers) and a variety of load-outs including drop tanks, iron bombs and rocket pods. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aliplast Fiat G.55 Centauro (G-55) - Luftwaffe / Italian / Syrian Air Forces, 1/72, 101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

This is the one and only kit from Aliplast. Originally the owners had envisioned a vast line of kits, but differences caused them to split up after this kit into Supermodel and Italaerei. The kit features decals for two Italian, one Luftwaffe and one Syrian Air Force Aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.