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Frog Messerschmitt Me-262A - 1st Staffel/1 Grouppe/KG51 or 3rd Staffel/JG7 1945 - Red Series, 1/72, F248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$16   

Includes decals for both aircraft and a color painting guide on the box bottom. As with most Frog kits, this one has fine panel line detail and no rivets, so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes 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.

RCM Convair 240 / C-131, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   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.

ITC Santa Maria and Mayflower - Precision Miniatures Historical Ship Models, 3756-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$18   

Very nicely molded, small scale kits. Contains both ships. The Mayflower and the Santa Maria are about 3 inches long when assembled and features full hulls, display stands billowing sails and rigging diagrams. The kits has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Nichimo Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude - Navy Carrier Fighter, 1/72, S-7202-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

From the late 1960s or very early 1970s. Well molded with fine detail. Features working split wing flaps, rotating wheels, cockpit detail, rotating prop, drop tank and color decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are either inventoried complete or still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Chrome Plated Lockheed U-2 - (Authenti-Plate), 1/48, 300-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$90   

1962 completely chrome plated hardbox kit with Bill Campbell artwork. Large scale with 20 inch wingspan. While the box is only fair, the chrome is above average condition with typical light wear. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions.

Life-Like Chevrolet 1937 Custom Convertible (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Life-like issue from original Pyro molds. This model is nicely detailed for it's time and the box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: the kit contains Lindberg instructions. They are for this kit. This kit may have been sold just after Lindberg purchased the Life-Like molds and stock.

Fotocut German Spandau Machine Gun Kit - Two Guns, T66

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Bagged

$4   

Very highly detailed gun set in 1/72 scale. Includes parts for two guns. Still factory sealed.

Lindberg Ford Model T Custom Pickup - Build One Of Three Different Ways, 1/25, 72334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$23   

Very well done kit with detailed chassis, engine, full interior, optional parts for three different trucks and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Alpha RO-37/BIS, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$8   

Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

CM LCS(L) Support Landing Craft, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$50   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Revell Sopwith Camel - 'S' Issue, 1/28, H197-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

1957 'S' kit with classic box art. Large 1/28 scale kit is nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed rotary engine the moves with the prop, authentic fine fabric texture finish over ribs, complete cockpit with movable control stick and rudder bar, removable cowling, pilot and crew figures, rigging material, complete rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts including decals and instructions.

Heller Dewoitine D-510 - French Air Force or Navy, 1/72, 102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$24   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box concave. 1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for two aircraft.

AMT Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car - Ratt'tle Trap / Heavy Chevy / Jersey Hopper / Crankin' Camarrow / Motion Magic / Zombie / Hayden Chevrolet, 1/25, 21775P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Very well done model with full engine detail, tube funny car frame, tilt-up body, full cockpit and two very large decal sheet with all the names listed as well as the complex strip schemes shown on the box top. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Hood - Craftmaster Release, 1/600, 1801-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$36   

Dramatic Craftmaster box artwork. Very finely molded and detailed like most early Airfix ship kits. Full hull. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Nichimo Kawasaki KI-61-2 Hien 'Tony' - (Ki-61) Army Type 3-2 Fighter, 1/70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Late 1950/early 1960s Japanese kit with very collectible box art and high gloss box top. Nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features moving control surfaces, retracting landing gear and rotating prop and wheels and a stylish black display stand. The model as never been started. NOTE: missing metal stand arm ring. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present, including decals and instructions.

AV USK Imam RO-37, 1/72, AV1016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Limited edition kit. Very well detailed. Features a brass fret with many photoetched parts. Includes film instruments and a large decal sheet for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Breda Ba-88 Lince (Lynx), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$96   

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.

Lindberg USS Iowa BB61, 1/1560, 9707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. From 1974. Small scale full-hull kit with Tom Morgan boxart.

Revell Space Shuttle Columbia - with Spacelab, 1/72, 4702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$45   

1979 issue. Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and has drawn the box concave. Very large 1/72 scale kit. Well detailed. Has fine, engraved tile detail. Has decals for all four shuttles. Includes full cockpit, Space Lab Module and airlock, ESA Experiment Module with Telescope, Articulated arm, opening/closing bay doors and two position landing gear. Includes crew members.

Comet North American P-51D Mustang - 18 inch Wingspan Scale Balsawood Flying Model, 3204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. 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.