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Frog Westland S-55 Whirlwind - Royal Navy, 1/72, 322P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$22   

Rare issue from the 1950s but please read carefully. Nicely molded older kit in bright yellow and clear plastic. Never started. NOTE: missing brace for the a main strut and one main front landing gear. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present and even includes the original glue capsule and metal nose weight. NOTE: The stand base is damaged by whatever impact put the big tear in the box top.

Frog Mitchell Mk.II (B-25C) Medium Bomber - RAF - Orange Series, 1/72, F159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

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Older but nicely molded. As with most every Frog kit, there are very fine panel lines and no unrealistic surface detail. This allows you to build the model up into a realistic depiction of the actual aircraft. Features cockpit, crew, detailed engines, separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudders and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Frog English Electric BAC Canberra B(1) Mk.8 - or B(1)Mk. 12 South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Like most Frog kits, this model has very fine panel lines only, which builds up to a realistic model. Includes parts and decals for either version: RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Canberra Mk.8 / 12 Low Level Bomber South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$32   

Still factory sealed. Final Frog logo from the late 1970s. Has parts and decals for either version- RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. 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.

Airfix Ford Tri-Motor American Airlines - (Trimotor) Type Three Logo, 1/72, 489

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

1960s logo with American Airlines decals. Beautifully molded for that time and an excellent representation of the legendary 'Tin Goose.' Features full interior and very good detail throughout. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are from the MPC issue (which is the exact same kit).

Airfix MBB Bo-155C - West German Army Celle 1977 - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01068-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$19   

Still factory sealed. 1976 Blister Pack issue that is nicely detailed and molded. Fetaures full interior with pilot figure, color paint guide and decals.

Airfix Hughes AH-64 Apache, 1/48, 907101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit from 1984. Features full cockpit, detailed rotor heads and armament, full weapons loadout and alternate markings.

Fujimi E-2CJ Hawkeye - JSDF Batman, 1/72, Q-10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very nice kit from older molds. Features fine recessed panel lines and very fine raised rivet detail, very nice cockpit detail, rotating props, paint guide and decals for one of 8 aircraft from Air Warning Group 601 Squadron. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The fuselage tree was not factory sealed and has been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Novo English Electric BAC Canberra B(1) Mk.8 or B(1)Mk. 12 - RAF No. 88 Sq Wildenrath W. Germany 1960 or South African No. 12 Sq. Waterkloof 1969 - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 78090

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

From original Frog molds. Like most Frog kits, this model does not have out-of-scale rivet detail but has very fine panel lines only, which makes it easy to build up to a very realistic model. Includes parts and decals for either version. The kit has never been started. NOTE: Missing one clear part, the nose tip. It has been inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Pocher Fiat 130 HP Grand Prix de France 1907, 1/8, K70

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$475   

Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This kit is a prefect reproduction of the original car that won 1st place at the 1907 Grand Prix de France with an average of 113.612 KPH with Felice Nazzaro as the pilot. The prototype of this car was used with the original drawings to create this model. It has 823 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper, aluminum and other materials. Features include super detailed engine, opening hood, complete interior, all pilot controls, operating steering, working suspension, operating steel drive chains and more. NOTE: this kit has very minor, neat assembly. The follow sub assemblies are built to the quality in (): block, oil pan and drain plug (3 parts, professional quality), magneto assembbly (professional), radiator (4 parts, professional), handle to engine crank (2 parts, professional), radiator cap to radiator band (2 parts, professional) and the "F2" decal is applied to the radiator front (professional). There is no other assembly. Most parts are still in the factory sealed bags, but about 10 bags were opened and four more had the typical age splits; I inventoried those bags and they are complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions. Recommended for experienced models only. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.

Revell USS Constitution 'Old Ironsides' With Sails, 1/96, H398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Dated 1976. Very large (1/96) scale model of the famous American Frigate. Features full deck and much interior detail (gun deck, captain's quarters), all rigging line and thread, pre-formed ratlines, full instructions for building and standing and running rigging, and optional billowing sails. There is no assembly but NOTE a very small section (2 inches) of the white band has been neatly painted on one hull half. There is no other painting. All parts are still sealed in factory bags and the kit is complete with all bags, clear window material, flags, preformed ratlines, rigging guides, sails and all instructions. Vacuform sails have the typical wear and dents.

AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler Tractor Semi Truck, 1/25, AMT866-06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed. Reissue from 2015. Super detailed truck with over 250 parts and over 70 in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle, removable hood, giant 567 CID Detroit Diesel engine, hollow vinyl truck tires, dual exhaust, running lights, horns, Goodyear tires, and fully detailed cab.

Heller Sud Aviation SA-3200 Frelon - (S.A.3200), 1/50, 325

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. Rare. 'Yellow' box issue from the 1960s. Large, well detailed kit for that time.

Heller AS-350 Ecureuil Gendarmerie Nationale, 1/50, 80487

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$29   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Large scale helicopter kit with 45 parts.

Glencoe Piasecki ZV-8P or 59L Airgeep - (Ex-ITC), 1/35, 05202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$36   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit from ITC molds. The Airgeep was made for the US Army to increase mobility by combining the best of a jeep and helicopter. The Airgeep traveled at up to 150 miles per hour and could carry several fully equipped troops. Includes three crew members and six scale troops. Has decals for the US Army version and experimental version.

Heller Super Frelon SA-321 and Exocet - Israeli / French Navy or Air Force, 1/35, 81196

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$85   

Still factory sealed. Very large 1/35 scale kit. Highly detailed with 413 pieces. Includes figures, well detailed cockpit, rotor hub & passenger interior, opening rear cargo door, complete engine exhaust system, opening side doors, crew boarding ladder and decals for Israeli or French 'Marine' versions.

KVZ Mil Mi-10K Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$36   

Still factory sealed. Early issue in the shorter and narrow box. Large Soviet helicopter with a unique gondola below the cockpit for the crane operator. It is very nice for a KVZ kit with 'good' detail. Molded in white, silver, clear and black. Includes full color large decal sheet with Aeroflot markings. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

KVZ Yak-24P Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

Hard-to-find kit of the Yak-24 in civil service colors. Well detailed for a KVZ kit and molded in white, silver, clear and black. Never started. NOTE: missing one clear round window. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Yunyj Tyechinik Mil Mi-8 Hip Aeroflot, 1/50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Rare. The box is in usually good condition; this box is in 'very good+' condition with only general light wear. They are very flimsy and normally damaged. Very large 1/50 scale model of this Soviet Union civil and troop carrier helicopter. This is the 'Yunyj Tyechinik' issue. Nicely done for a Soviet kit with raised panel lines, pilot and cockpit detail, detailed rotor head and landing gear and even a display stand. Molded in ivory, light gray, black, pink and clear. Never started. Factory sealed bag and complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Yunyj Tyechiniky succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s.

Hawk Silly Surfers Hodad Makin' The Scene With A Six Pack, 543-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

This is the original 1964 Hawk issue, not the common reissue. Very nicely molded with base and features stupendous, smelly stogie, detailed personable pelican, finely sculptured features ("charming - debonair"!), six pack, crushed cans, clam and more. The poem on the instructions really puts this into perspective with Hodad's '...dirty hair and greasy fingernails...and messy trails.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In 1962, Bill Campbell thought that kids may be tired of the same old modeling subjects, and he created the Weird-Ohs, which lead to the Silly Surfers. Of course it was not that simple - it never is. Please read Bill's own account of the Weird-Ohs on this website. Regardless of the path, the Weird-Ohs became an overnight sensation that helped launch the 'monster' and the 'figure' phase of modeling.