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Monogram F-8 Crusader, 1/48, 5826

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$56   

Still factory sealed but the seal has pulled the box concave. Large kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position air-to-air refueling probe, optional position folding wing tips, optional position canopy and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.

Revell Northrop SM-62 Snark - Intercontinental Guided Missile - 'S' Kit, 1/80, H1801-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$115   

Rare 1957 original 'S' issue with fantastic artwork. Very nicely detailed kit includes drop tanks, strap on boosters, base, launcher and crew of two. Molded in the correct gloss red. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Duro-Matic Invader Class B Control Line Metal Racing Aircraft

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$495   

Very rare, especially when found in new in the box. From the late 1940s or early 1950s. The box in in 'very good++' condition. General wear is the only flaw. The display box folds very nicely so you can show it either way. It has never been flown. It is designed for a McCoy 29 size engine (not included). NOTE: this kit has very minor assembly. Final fitting and trimming was done to the wooden center spar and the bell crank was fit to the spar. Quality of work is 'excellent' and the spar fits perfectly now. There has been no other assembly. The model has been inventoried with all airplane parts present, the Duro-Matic booklet 'Speed Tips", large fold-out plans/instructions and additional fuel tank instructions. NOTE: missing decal. This kit must be shipped insured.

Nitto SchwimmWagen / R75 Motocycle / 37mm Gun / Soldiers, 1/76, 8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Includes all items seen on the box top. Well detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags 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: VG

$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. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all airplane 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.

Heller Boeing C-135 FR Tanker, 1/72, 80384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Very large and well detailed 1/72 scale kit. Features 145 parts, very good engine detail, detailed cockpit and full interior, detailed gear wells, rear 'flying boom' refuel port and two wing tip refuel ports, optional position cargo door, optional position crew door and boarding stair, full paint guide and a large and extensive decal sheet for 93-CN or 93CF.

Aurora MG TD Sports Car, 1/32, 511-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. From 1958. Hard-to-find second issue with classic artwork. From ex-Advanced molds. Kit features good outline, good interior with seats, dash board, steering wheel and column and floor with carpet texture, convertible top cover, gas tank and filler cap, front and rear bumpers and real rubber tires. Molded in a bright gloss red. NOTE: the wheels, steering post, w/s frame and bumpers have been neatly painted silver. There is no other painting and zero assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: the instructions have bug damage.

Aurora Boeing 747 KLM, 1/156, 361-KL

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$175   

1960s issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

O-lin F-80C Shooting Star, 1/48, 500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

First issue. Later to become Lindberg F-80C. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Cooperativa Sukhoi Su-9 Fishpot B, 1/72, R72006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Finely molded with all recessed panel lines and photoetched details. Has markings for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. First flown in late 1958, the Su-9 carried 4 RS-2 US/K-5 (AA-1) radar guided 'Alkali' missiles and was the most used supersonic interceptor in the PVO (Air Defense Force) for many years.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. The model has never been started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee - (F2H2), 1/48, 501-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

1964 softbox issue with boxart by Tom Morgan. Kit features raised and recessed panel lines and very good detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Supermarine Swift K-4, 1/72, 943

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Nicely molded older Swift with full decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Benz 200 HP In-Line Engine, 1/72, E074

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$5   

Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.

Aeroclub Browning .303 Caliber Fixed Machine Guns (2), 1/72, G019

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$3   

Precision metal cast machine guns. Superior to plastic injection molded parts and an ideal upgrade for your kit. Never used and inventoried complete.

Lindberg Grumman TBF Avenger, 1/72, 480-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$15   

Two-piece softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Dated 1968. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Late 1950s issue hardbox with the yellow rectangular 'Lindberg Line' logo on top and the older 'round' log on the box sides. Dramatic Ray Gaedke box artwork. Never started. NOTE: missing display stand. Inventoried with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions. Please note the box damage at the lower right; the damage extends down (and gets worse )on the lower and right side panels as well, hence the low box grade. 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 Lacrosse Missile with Mobile Launcher - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1816-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$165   

Rare first issue from 1958 in the 'S' hardbox. The box is in investment-grade near mint condition with perfect color and gloss. All four corners are solid and have not been repaired. There are no tags or tag marks and no missing litho. This hardbox kit is not the common soft-box reproduction. Very highly detailed with working launcher, opening doors, sliding ladders, rotating wheels, rubber tires, moving fins and a launch crew of three. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

RCM C-46 Commando, 1/48

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$108   

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.

Cleveland Douglas O-38 - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.