Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
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
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
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.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1960s issue bagged kit with header. Very nicely detailed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
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/
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Well detailed kit from FROG molds. Never started. NOTE: missing one of four straight float braces. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Novo issue from quality Frog molds. Very fine and cleanly molded in medium gray. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Beautifully molded kit of the popular 1930s private aircraft pressed into military service. Has USAF or RAF markings. Could be build at a civil version if you provide your own civil decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
One-piece soft box dated 1965. However, the price extension of 39 cents means this issue is probably a year or two later. This box is in excellent condition which is most unusual for these thin boxes. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory sealed. Bagged kit with header. Limited production injection molded kit with excellent molded detail and very clean parts. Includes cast metal details and full decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1970s issue. Has optional parts to build any version listed, and colorful decals for VF-51. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.