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Testors Airspeed 51 Horsa Mk I or Mk II D-Day Invasion Glider, 1/72, 862

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Very detailed and finely molded kit. Features complete cockpit and full interior with floor and benches, optional position boarding doors and stairs and more. 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. Horsas were perhaps the most advanced gliders built during WWII. They had full instrumentation, power operated flaps and brakes, a powered device for jettisoning the landing gear upon touchdown. The Horsa MkI carrier troops while the MkII carried vehicles which loaded through the swing nose and unloaded from an explosively-released rear fuselage after landing. Gliders carried in 20% of the reinforcements and supplies for D-Day, and most were Horsas. They also saw action against the German Heavy Water (Atomic Bomb) plants in Norway and targets in Sicily, Arnhem and the Rhine.

MPC Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star - with Ground Crew (Ex-Airfix), 1/72, 22105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is from the MPC 'Air Combat Collection', which includes ground crew. Dates from the mid 1970s. Note that this issue does not have 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued (possibly with this issue) although MPC continued to distribute Airfix models. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Martin 167 Maryland - Reconnaissance Bomber 'Nantes' GBII/20 Free French North Africa 1941/42 or South African 24th Sqn No.3 Wing Desert Air Force 1941/42- Green Series, 1/72, F241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Has decals for both versions and color painting guide. Kit is very finely molded and contains no rivets - just fine panel lines. Features rotating turret, crew of three and some interior detail and optional position landing gear. Includes decals for Free French 'Nantes' GB II/20 North Africa and South African 24 Sq No 3 Wing North Africa. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been 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, 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.

Airfix Lockheed Hudson I (A-29) - Coastal Command Sq 206, 1/72, 03006-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. From 1975. Well detailed model for that time. Features separately molded ailerons and elevators, extensive clear windows, rotating turret with elevating gun and rotating props and wheels.

Heller North American F-86F Sabre - John Glenn 'Mig Mad Marine or Luftwaffe, 1/72, 277

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$14   

1970s Heller 'Black Box' issue. Nicely molded. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface outlines, cockpit detail, two piece canopy, drop tank, realistic blocked off inlets and exhaust and optional position speed brakes with detailed brake wells. Has markings for Luftwaffe 2nd Staffel Jagdgeschwader 71 'Richthofen' 1958 or Marine 51st Sq, John Glenn's aircraft from 1953. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Softbox is dated 1961 and has the later price extension. Nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram F-101B Voodoo, 1/109, P401-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Part of the 1960s Forty-Nine Cent Series. Very nicely done model with two Genie Missiles (Genie was an air-to-air unguided nuclear rocket). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Lagg-5 - (Lagg5), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$78   

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.

RCM CH-37 Mojave, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$54   

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. Basic Vacuform kit. Contains basic airframe componants and full size plans only. Does not contain details such as interior - props - engines - landing gear - etc. These items must be scratch built or from the spares box. 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.

Golden Age Reproductions Peerless Models Fleet Trainer - 22 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$38   

Reissue of the 1936 Peerless Model Airplane Company Kit. Peerless was not around for long until they were bought out by Cleveland. As a result, Peerless kits are considered rare, so this is an ideal way to obtain a 'builder' model. Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the Golden Age of flying models, the 1930s. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, strip wood, nose block, plastic propeller, rubber motor, vac wheels, prop shaft, thrust button and bearings, beautiful copies of the original full size plans and covering material. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Reefer) - G B & W Lines 'Greenbay Route' Western Refrigerator Line - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-43

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted gray and decorated with white, red and black lettering for the Greenbay Route, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and 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/

Fujimi Russian Heavy Tank KV-1A - Type 1941, 1/76, 2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

High quality armor kit as you would expect from Fujimi. Molded with very fine detail. Includes flexible treads, full decals and painting guide. 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.

Monogram North American P-51D Mustang - 'Ridge Runner', 1/65, 7576

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1974 issue. Very finely detailed and molded snap kit right down to the gear well detail. The model has 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.

MPC Dodge Charger 'General Lee' - From The Dukes of Hazzard, 1/25, 10661

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$65   

1979 issue of the Dodge Charger in General Lee colors from the famous TV series. Molded in clear, chrome, red tinted clear and with rubber tires. The model has not been started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

1960 Picture Fleet 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. NOTE: missing one (of four) helicopter pad supports. This is a simple round dowel, easily made from pulled sprue or plastic stock. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Silver Streak Central of Georgia HO Box Car - Craftsman Kit, HO, SS207

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Very detailed and well made kit. Silver Streak was one of a number of manufactures that created very realistic wood and metal kits during the Golden Age of Railroad craftsman kits (please read the article about this era on this website). Includes a pair of all metal real sprung trucks. Features pre-painted and lettered stock car sides, precut wood ends, roof and floor and stock wood as needed, metal underside parts, ladders and stock material and a factory sealed bag of metal fittings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Texas Ranger Noseart, 1/84, 498-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$49   

1964 issue hardbox. Earlier issue with 49 cent price extension. This is the kit with the 'Texas Rangers' nose art decal, although the box art never shows it. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya British Battleship HMS Rodney, 1/700, 102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded.

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - New York Central 'Early Bird Fast Freight Service' MDT - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-49

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted orange and decorated with white and black lettering for New York Central 'Early Bird Fast Freight Service', cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, underframe, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and 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/

Huma Model Messerschmitt M 35b (M-35), 1/72, 2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

This aircraft is an interesting part of the Bf-109 family line. The M 35 was a successful light sport acrobatic aircraft from 1933. The redesign was designated M 37, which became known as the Bf-108 Taufinthe lead-in to the famous Bf-109. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.