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Mastercraft TS-11 Iskara 200 BR -or TS-11 bis D - Polish Air Force, 1/72, 7201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

Nicely molded older kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpit and jet engine, one and two piece canopy, full under-wing loadout, parts for 200BR or bis D variants and decals and paint guide for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Mirage IIIE/O - French Esc de Chasse 1/3 'Navarre' Nancy Air Base 1972 or Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No.3 Sq Butterworth 1972 (Wg. Cdr. P.J. Skully's Aircraft), 1/72, F400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$20   

Still factory sealed but seal has splits. Features optional position landing gear, load out with drop tanks and air-to-air missiles, optional parts for IIIE or IIIO versions and color paint guide and decals for the two aircraft listed.

DML Messerschmitt Me-1101 Nachtjager - with Ruhrstahl X-4 Air-to-Air Missile, 1/72, 5014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$28   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed model. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpit, complete turbojet engine, detailed gear wells, X-4 wire guided air-to-air missiles, radar and more.

Renwal Bleriot 1909 Monoplane and Kitty Hawk 1903 Biplane, 1/72, 234-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Hard to fine early 1960s hardbox issue. Kit includes both models. The Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk was the first aircraft to make powered and controlled flight, and the Bleriot Monoplane was the first aircraft to fly over the English Channel. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kit has never been started. The Bleriot is complete; the Kitty Hawk is missing the pilot but is otherwise complete. Includes covering tissue, instructions and Testors's covering glue which is still good!

Tamiya M4 Sherman Early Production Medium Tank, 1/35, MM190

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Very highly detailed kit with numerous operating features. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Su-27 Flanker 'B', 1/72, 655

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and well detailed kit.

Frog Blackburn Shark Torpedo Bomber - FAA RNAS Ford (1940) / Portuguese Navy Lisbon 1936 / 820 Sq FAA HMS Courageous 1937, 1/72, F179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$28   

Still factory sealed. Final logo issue from the late 1970s just before Frog ceased production. Nicely molded kit contains parts and decals for all three versions. Kit features movable control surfaces, prop, wheels, optional floats or wheeled version and torpedo and bomb loads. With color painting guide. 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.

Revell Bell Huey Helicopter UH-1D, 1/32, H286

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Sale Pending
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1969 dated issue of the non-gunship model. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors and moving rotors. Includes pilot and gunner figure. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have fine age cracks.

Hasegawa H6K5 Mavis Flying Boat, 1/72, JS26-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Earlier issue with high gloss box top, likely from the early 1970s. Very large and well detailed kit for that time. Features full cockpit, moving control surfaces, beaching gear and a large display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Although the box has stains, the instructions are 'excellent' and the decals are still factory sealed in plastic and appear 'very good++.'

Easy Built Models Grumman F6F Hellcat - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-73

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Originally manufactured by Model Craft back in the 1940s. Reissued in 1986 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Cramer Craft AEG G-IV Medium Bomber - (A.E.G. G.IV), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Older, very basic vacuform kit. Contains white plastic main airframe parts only. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans. Please note that all Cramer models are very basic kits. I do not recommend them unless you are highly experienced with older vacuform kits, have an extensive spares box and are an experienced scratch builder.

La Belle D & RG Double Deck Stock Car - HOn3 Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HOn3-35

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

From 1975. Top quality craftsman kit. Features full markings, completely shaped wood stock, two factory sealed bags of small fittings and detailed instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the

Williams Brothers Wright J-5 'Whirlwind' Radial Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$89   

1970s issue of the engine that powered Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic Ocean. Large 1/8 scale and well detailed with over 150 parts. Complete engine includes crankcase, 9 cylinders, two magnetos, carburetor air heater, fuel pump, oil pump, accessories, mounting ring, carburetor and fuel system, vinyl wires for the distributor blocks and dual ignition system and more. A name plate label is included with a Wright J-5 decal. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. The Wright J-5 powered a great many famous aircraft of the day - the Bellanca 'Columbia', Boeing Model 72, Cessna Cabin, Curtiss Lark, Fairchild Cabin, Fokker Universal and C-2 / F-7 Trimotors, early Ford Trimotors, Keystone Pathfinder, Lockheed Vega, Sikorsky S-36 and many others.

Airmodel Curtiss XP-55, 1/72, 189

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$12   

Basic vac kit that is nicely molded with recessed panel lines. In white and clear plastic. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Vacuform models are not recommended for beginners; experience is required as well as scratch building skills for many details.

MPC Star Wars Luke Skywalker X-Wing Fighter, 1-1914

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

First issue dated 1977. Large kit measures a foot in length with a wingspan of 10 inches. The kit has never been started. The white parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The clear parts were never factory sealed and are complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Ambroid Speedy Poultry & Reefer Combination Car With Sprung Trucks- HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 10

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$58   

Rare combination 1920/30 live poultry and ice reefer car of a very unique design. Includes real sprung metal trucks. Limited edition - one of 5000 made. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber. Includes pre-cut and carved hardwood pre-scribed sides, roof and floor as required, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an inventoried envelope of metal detail parts, ventilated sides for the poultry section, ladders and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO 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/

Adams Honest John Store Display, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$625   

Sale Pending
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For the advanced collector and investor. Very rare and in exceptional, all original condition. This is a Adams-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these dioramas, potential buyers would see the model build and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive, so few hobby shops could afford them back in the 1950s. And of the ones made, there was heavy attrition. Parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and painted and has no breaks and no repairs. It is complete other than the front brace and side rear view mirror. These could be easily replaced from a parts kit. The paint and decals are in 'excellent' to 'very good' condition with the ones on the missile displaying the typical yellowing. The 3-D cardboard display has like-new color and gloss. There are no rips, tears, missing material, repair or even tape. The only damage is crease up near the words ' real war games at the upper left and a slight crease near the kneeling men. The missile is removable and will be shipped out of the launcher. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. NOTE: It will be packed as well as possible in a double box, but be aware that some small parts or men may come loose during shipping and may have to repaired on your end.

Tasman CAC CA-13/19 Boomerang - RAAF Late WWII BF R, 1/48, TN1004

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Limited edition kit. Injection molded main airframe parts, numerous cast metal details, two Falcon 'Clear-Vax' canopies, a large fold-out with 12 photos, 6 drawings and text details and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

LS F-15J Eagle / Panavia MRCA Tornado / Mig-25 Foxbat / Jaguar / F-4EJ Phantom / Mitsubishi F-1, 1/144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$27   

Includes all six small-scale kits. Very high quality as you would expect from LS. The F-1, Tornado, Mig-25 and F-4 are still factory sealed. The F-15J and Jaguar are open but have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Sturmgeschutz IV Sdkfz163, 1/35, MM87

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$27   

Very well detailed and molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.