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Revell North American P-51D Mustang - 'Man O'War', 1/48, H31

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

1978 issue. Features raised and recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and drop tanks. 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.

Cal Aero-Model Brooklyn Dodger (Reproduction) - 32 1/4 inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Smaller scale repro kit of the famous Sal Taibli's Brooklyn Dodger competition free-flight aircraft, originally issued by H&F with a 56 inch wingspan. For .020 power free flight or RC. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Aurora Fokker D-7 (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$65   

Mint factory seal. Kit is dated 1958, but still has original 1956 box art. The actual issue date is from the mid-1960s due to the 1 dollar price extension and the blue oval logo.

AMT XB-35 or YB-35 Flying Wing, 1/72, 8615

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$65   

Still factory sealed. Builds either version of Jack Northrop's famous flying wing bomber. Large and very well detailed.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 40 Foot Wood Box Car - DMIR (Messabe) with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, cast metal underframe, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Contrail Yak-15, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$10   

Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

Aurora French Nieuport II, 1/48, 101-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$70   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo and 69 cent price extension on the part number. This 'NL' Rectangular logo was used for this one year only - in 1957 the oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo was launched. Classic early Jim Cox artwork. This kit is one of a very successful line of 1/48 WWI aircraft that Aurora launched in 1956. The line sold so well that new kits were added into the 1960s. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi T-2 JSDF Trainer - With Decals for Three Aircraft, 1/72, 705

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Very nicely molded kit. Features decals for two squadrons, very fine raised panel lines and recessed control lines, very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopies and crew of two. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. The T-2 was first flown in 1971 as Japan's first supersonic trainer. The design proved successful and served until replaced by the F-2 in 2006

AMT-Frog Douglas A-20 Havoc - RAAF Royal Australian Air Force or USAAF, 1/72, A648-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue from the 1970s when AMT bought Frog kits from Great Britain and put them in US boxes and marketed them in North America. Has decals for early USAAF with the red/white rudder flash and a camo machine from the RAAF. High quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers.

Frog Westland Wessex I (S-58) - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - Red Series, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Molded in light gray-blue. Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all helicopter parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: box is graded lower than it looks because there is a big tear and much missing cardboard on the right small side flap. 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.

Airframe Westland- Hill Pterodactyl MK 1, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$19   

Still factory sealed. Basic but very well molded vac kit of this unique aircraft. Not recommended for builders who are not experienced with vacuform kits.

Flyline Models Stinson Voyager - 30.5 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 111

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to electric RC with today's light and tiny servos and receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, pre-cut spars and stringers, decals, plastic prop, clear window material, covering tissue, hardware and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18 - with Aeroclub Metal Props, 1/88, 284-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Kit includes two Aeroclub #AP027 Hamilton Standard two-bladed props that were used on a period PT-17/PT-13. The kit itself is the 1963 issue. Ex-Comet molds smaller scale (1/88) issue. Features rotating prop, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one propeller. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts including decals and instructions. If you trim the length of the Aeroclub props they make excellent replacements for the Aurora props.

Revell USS Burton Island Icebreaker - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/292, H379-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$82   

1960 Picture Fleet hardbox issue with framable John Steel artwork. Very well detailed large scale kit. Features detailed helicopter, life boats, Captain's launch, movable gun turret, swiveling cranes, antennas and masts, full decals and color flag sheet. Never started. All parts and paperwork is still in the factory sealed internal bag.

Monogram Cylon Raider from Battlestar Galactica, 1/48, 6026

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

Original release from 1978 with an excellent condition box top. Color and gloss are like new. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 - KLM, 1/144, 03176-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$39   

Factory sealed 1970s issue with the 'NEW' logo in the top left. Hard to find -30 version of the venerable short-haul transport. Features optional position boarding and baggage doors, optional position landing gear, optional position rear airstair door, clear windows and KLM decals.

Revell Grumman A-6E or A-6 TRAM Intruder - USS Saratoga VA-85 or USS Coral Sea VA-196 - Bagged, 1/48, 4578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$29   

Bagged kit - not box. The box is shown for reference only. Large scale Intruder. Features detailed cockpit, complete underwing stores, detailed gear wells and decals for both aircraft. Never started. NOTE: missing (4) #103, a tiny rectangular rear view mirror for the canopy. Can be made from stock plastic. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions in as-new condition.

Airfix M3 (M-3) Half-Track - Personnel Carrier and Trailer - Bagged, 1/76, A13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

1960s issue bagged kit with header. Very nicely detailed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lehigh 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - 'Borden's Fine Cheeses' - HO Craftsman Kit with Trucks, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Very good quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate prototype of the 40' Wooden Reefer in colorful Borden's Cheese colors of red, white and blue. Includes cast metal trucks. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed sides and car ends of heavy bristol board that are factory printed for Bordens. Also includes pre-cut and milled floor and roof, other cut wood and wood & metal stock as needed, metal roof walk, ice hatches, brake wheel and system, brake platform, couplers, end sills, roof ribs and ladders. The model has never been started. Inventoried complete. Includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these 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/

Lindberg Douglas X-3 Stiletto, 1/48, 530-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke artwork. Large-scale kit features detailed engines, opening inspection hatch, pilot and ejection seat. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.