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Frog Westland Wyvern - 830 Sq HMS Eagle Suez 1956 / 827 Sq HMS Eagle 1955 - Red Series, 1/72, F198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Has markings for both aircraft. Very nicely molded kit with no rivets - just fine panel lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags 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, 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 Javelin FAW.9 / 9R All Weather Fighter - RAF No. 64 Sq or No. 5 Sq, 1/72, F408

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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High quality 'Orange Series' Frog kit. Contains decals and parts for both squadrons and aircraft. 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, pilot and co-pilot, under wing missiles and drop tanks, and detailed optional position landing gear. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Badger Tu-16 'Forty-Niner', 1/195, P403-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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'Four Star' kit first release from 1960. Very nicely molded small-scale Soviet bomber. 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.

Guillows Douglas A-1H Skyraider, 904

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1970 scale stick and tissue rubber powered flying model. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose/spinner, wheels, metal landing gear, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, rubber motor, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2014.

AMT Airwolf Helicopter (Bell 222B), 1/48, 6680

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Hard-to-find kit from 1984. Kit can be built in two versions - as the civil Bell 222B or the Airwolf. Airwolf was a popular television series in 1984 from Universal Studios, and this AMT kit build upon the success of the series. Kit features detailed cockpit and cabin interior and optional parts for 'Airwolf' version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Hawaiian Pilot C-3 Freighter, 1/400, 05236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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2005 reissue of the famous 'S' kit from the 1950s. Very nicely detailed kit for that time. Features one-piece hull, full deck details, excellent superstructure and all booms and lifeboats. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Suffolk Heavy Cruiser, 1/600, 03203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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1990 issue. Very finely molded and well-done full hull kit with 128 parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Tamiya Scharnhorst Battle Cruiser, 1/700, WLB118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals (if furnished) and instructions.

Hasegawa USS Essex Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, WL-A108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, instructions and decals. NOTE: decals are present but ruined due to moisture damage. Instructions are fully usable but have a water stain on the left side.

Tamiya IJN Taiho Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, 7750

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora USS New Jersey Battleship, 1/600, 724

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Factory sealed but seal has split on one long side. Big 'A' logo issue from 1972. Full hull kit with good detail for that time. Features rotating turrets, elevating main guns, scribed deck, two floatplanes and catapults, props and rudder, display stand, name plate and decals.

Kyosho B-25 Mitchell 47 Inch Wingspan U-Control Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Very rare. Older, large and very high quality Japanese manufactured kit probably from the 1960s and with a high degree of prefabrication. Measures 36 inches long with a wingspan of 47.25 inches. It is incredibly sturdy, made primarily from a plywood inner structure and completely sheeted with balsa wood. Designed for two .19 to .29 engines. Features completely cut out plywood frames, bulkheads and ribs, balsa parts cut in three dimensions from blocks (need sanding only to finish), two spun aluminum cowls, two fuel tanks, vacuformed clear turret, completely formed metal landing gear struts (3), main and nose balloon type wheels, hardware packet, sheeting material, clear material for windows and very large full size plans. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still either factory bagged or wrapped in the original Kyosho factory red and clear tape or rubber bands. The few parts not secured as such have been inventoried complete. Includes plans.

Heller Lockheed 1049 Super G Constellation - TWA, 1/72, 80314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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The model is the only 1/72 kit of the famous 'Stretch Connie' and comes with colorful full TWA Decals. Well detailed and molded. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent.'

Pegasus Halberstadt D.II - (D-II), 1/72, 2022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very successful German second generation fighter aircraft from 1916. Limited production kit. Only 1500 made. Injection molded main parts with many metal details and complete decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes Messerschmitt Bf-109A - V4 Prototype W.Nr. 878 1937 / Prototype (~V5) D+IEKS / 2JG/88 Spanish Nationalist 1937 / 11/JG132 1937, 1/48, 4123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed resin interior and more, film instruments and a fret of photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes Fairey Battle - 301 Polish Squadron / Flying Offer Garland (VC) & Sgt Gray (VC) No. 12 Sq / 33 Mira Vomvardismou Royal Hellenic Air Force Oct. 1940, 1/48, 428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed resin interior and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Highway Pioneers Five Kit Gift Set - 1903 Model A Ford / 1910 Model T Ford / 1909 Stanley Steamer / 1903 Cadillac / 1900 Packard, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare. From about 1953. Early Gowland-produced set with no part number. Gowland designed and molded these kits as well as providing the box artwork and instructions - Revell did the marketing. Inside, the kit is correct with all cardboard dividers, tires molded in black and the cars molded in red, black, dark blue, yellow and green, correct instructions and the small parts are in the factory wax paper bags. The models have never been started. All kits have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell Republic P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt - 'Bonnie' Major Bill Dunham (14 Kills), 1/32, 4554

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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From 1990. Has a colorful decal sheet for the cover aircraft in the Pacific Theater. Well detailed kit features full cockpit, opening canopy, complete engine with removable cowling doors, optional position landing gear, and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed P-38J Lightning, 1/32, 4749

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From 1992. Features full underwing stores, detailed Allison engines with removable cowls, fully detailed cockpit, four 50 cal. Machine guns and one 20mm cannon and movable wheels and props. Has decals for 'Pudgy IV'. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-27 Type 97 'Nate', 1/72, A34

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very well detailed model. Likely this is the ex-Mania molds. Includes colorful decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.