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AMT Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-29 Fulcrum - USSR or East Germany, 1/72, 8828

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

Very well molded kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, decals for almost any Soviet and one DDR aircraft, and detailed cockpit and gear wells. 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.

Lindberg Avro Vulcan Jet Bomber, 1/96, 579-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$69   

Still mint in the factory seal. 1967 issue. The condition is 'fresh from the factory shipping box'. This kit features what may be my favorite Tom Morgan box art. Features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand.

Monogram F-100 Fighter Bomber Camo 'Carol Ann', 1/48, 5424

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$46   

Still factory sealed. Unusual camo version. 1981 issue of the detailed Monogram kit. Kit features full cockpit and wheel well details, visible gun bay with optional hatch, realistic internal inlet, optional jet exhaust and refueling probe for camo or natural finish, optional position speed brakes and canopy, full underwing stores - bombs, missiles, drop tank - and boarding ladder with ground crew member.1

Lindberg Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 471

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$18   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Two piece 1972 softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. 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.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - Kikoler/Brazil Issue - (R3Y2), 1/168, H178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Ideal builder. Same molds as the classic 1950s 'S' kit. Features counter-rotating props, opening cargo nose and loading ramps. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Kikoler issue made in Brazil using the original 'S' box artwork. Likely from the early to mid 1960s.

Heller Hawker Hurricane MkIIc - 253 FRS RAF 1041 or 1st FS Indian Air Force, 1/72, 269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for both 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.

Heller Republic F-84G Thunderjet - French or Norwegian Air Forces, 1/72, 278

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Very nicely molded for that time with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for both 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.

Heller Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I - RAF 1940, 1/72, 280

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$20   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for the aircraft shown in the box art. 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.

Heller Morane Saulnier MS-230 - Armee de l'Air 1938, 1/72, 217

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. 1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design. Includes markings for the aircraft shown in the box art.

Heller Messerschmitt Bf-109F - 'White 5' Luftwaffe Africa 1942, 1/72, 232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the aircraft shown in the box art. 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.

Heller Hawker Tempest MkV - 3rd Sq 122 Wing 1945 or Newchurch Wing 1944, 1/72, 274

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$16   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Messerschmitt Me-109K (Bf-109K) - I/JG 77 or III/JG 27 1945, 1/72, 80229

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Contains markings for both 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.

Aurora-Heller Messerschmitt Bf-109K - JG77 / JG27 / Major Erich Hartmann (ex-Heller), 1/72, 6609

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$10   

Contains decals for the three aircraft listed. Unusual Aurora-Heller kit. One of Aurora's last efforts was to market quality Heller kits with the "Aurora-Heller" name. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora-Heller Messerschmitt Bf-109G - 2 Russian Front and JG52 Barkhorn (301 victories) or JG3 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke (162 victories), 1/72, 6602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$9   

Contains decals for the four aircraft listed. Unusual Aurora-Heller kit. One of Aurora's last efforts was to market quality Heller kits with the "Aurora-Heller" name. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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 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.