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Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$475   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

RCM Vickers Wellington - 1a / 1c/III / IV / VIII / X / XI / XIII / XIV, 1/32

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$125   

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.

Frog Canadair Sabre Mk6 or Mk 32 (F-86) - Luftwaffe or Royal Australian Air Force - Red Series, 1/72, F267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

Molded in silver and contains decals for both air forces. 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.

Monogram Grumman TBF Avenger, 1/48, 5210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

1990 issue of the classic 'Four Star' kit. Model has many action features: Wings fold properly as on the real aircraft, landing gear retracts, bomb bay doors open and torpedo drops, machine gun rotates and elevates, and the prop and wheels turn. Includes four airmen. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC H.M.S. Iron Duke Battleship, 1/600, 1-5104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

From Airfix molds. Nicely detailed full hull kit. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with instructions.

Dragon Messerschmitt Bf-110 D-3 - With Engines - 6/ZG76 Greece 1941 / 4/ZG76 Iraq 1941, 1/48, 5555

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

Wing-Tech Cyber Hobby first release with bonus full engines, PE Parts and two decal sheet. Very highly detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, opened or closed canopy, drops tanks, positionable control surfaces and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet 40' Billboard Reefer ART American Refrigerator Transit Co. - Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car Craftsman Kit, 1/87, R6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Comet was a very famous manufacture of flying stick and tissue as well as solid aircraft models. What is less well known is that Comet produced HO equipment during the HO boom of the late 1930s/1940s. This is an excellent kit from that period. The kit features precut and shaped wooden roof, underside and frame, metal ladders, grab irons and other small parts, and heavy embossed and pre-decorated cardstock sides and ends for ART. Features very well drawn full size plans. 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.

Hasegawa Vought F4U-1D Corsair - (F4U1D), 1/72, 1178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$14   

Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, cockpit, drop tank and decals for the model shown on the box top including full checkerboards for the nose and tail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa HMS Vanguard - Royal Navy Battleship - Motorized, 1/450, A-10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Rare motorized 1/450 scale kit of the last British Battleship. 145 parts. Includes prop, shaft, motor and all needed motor hardware. Easily converted to RC with modern small components. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: one part, a mast yardarm, is a darker gray than the other parts. It is from a later issue of this kit.

Fujimi Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair - (F4U4), 1/70, FC-9-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

From the late 1960s or early 1970s. AHM/Fujimi issue with very nice box artwork. Features rotating prop, working ailerons and pilot figure. 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.

O-Lin Republic Seabee Amphibian, 1/48, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Very rare kit. The Seabee was produced as a high performance sport amphibian. This is a very hard-to-fine original O-line kit in the small box and advertisement for O-line cement on the top. Produced in 1949 or just before. Molded in high-gloss light gray with a beautiful swirl stand and stand arm. The model has not been started. Inside, it is as new. The small parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. O-Lin (Olin) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-line produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg.

Airfix RAF Rescue Launch, 1/72, 05281

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed large-scale kit.

AMT 1953 Ford Pickup Truck - Cruisin USA by George Barris - Bagged, 1/25, 2257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$16   

Bagged kit with no box- the box is shown for reference only. 1980 special Barris issue. Very nicely molded kit that builds up a rolling chassis with suspension, drive line and exhaust detail just like the real truck. Features two complete engines - stock Ford V-8 or Hemi V-8 with multiple carbs, flexible tires and mags, complete interior with custom steering wheel, speaker, custom grill and front/rear bumpers, opened or closed tail gate, stock or custom Chevy rear fenders, side mirrors, exhaust stacks and more. Accessories include welding tanks, torch, hammer, screwdriver, wrenches, jack and handle, fire extinguisher and more. Molded in yellow, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes both the special Barris-designed sheet and the special effects decals shown on the box top. With instructions.

Bandai Piper Super Cub PA-18, 1/48, 8530P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Large scale (1/48) kit. Well detailed. Includes figures, full interior, detailed engine with optional position cowling and enough 'N' numbers to make almost any registration. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Monogram A3J Vigilante A-5A - Four Star Issue, 1/76, PA53-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

First hardbox dated 1959 with the "Four Star" logo. (If you have a "P53" instead of "PA53", please email me). This is the early nuclear bomber version of the Vigilante, which was the original design. When you press a small button, the bomb ejects out the back between the two engines like the real aircraft. Still factory sealed. Small sections of seal are missing one one end and the seal has splits.

Revell USS Aaron Ward DD-132, 1/240, H427

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

1962 issue with John Steel box art. Well detailed, large scale model measures 15.75 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Aaron Ward served as a station ship during the first trans-Atlantic flights of NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 in 1919. During that time she was commanded by the famous Commander R.A. Spruance (later Admiral) of Midway fame. After that she served in the Pacific Fleet. In 1940 she became part of the famous Lend-Lease arrangement and was renamed HMS Castleton and saw heavy duty as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic till 1944.

Aeroclub Supermarine Sea Otter II, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare kit. Features very high quality vac fuselage, injection molded wings, interior, nacelles, floats, etc and cast metal cowling, prop, engine and many other parts. Includes full decals and instructions. 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 decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas Thor / Thor-Able Missile - with Truck and Trailer - 'S' Issue, 1/110, H1823-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$500   

Rare. This 1958 "S" hardbox release is the only single issue of this kit. Features elevating missile trailer, four figures, movable fuel boom, fuel truck and trailer, launch pad/blast shield/missile supports, launcher base and more. Includes optional parts are decals for making the Thor-Able version. Molded in correct white and dark blue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'exc'. Box would grade slightly higher but it has one neatly split corner.

Airfix HMS Hood - Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, 1801-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Dramatic Craftmaster box artwork. Very nicely molded and detailed like most early Airfix ship kits. Full hull. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Huma Model Bucker Bu-131 - Swiss Civil/German Civil/French Civil/Luftwaffe, 1/72, 2504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Nicely molded and detailed. Includes large decal sheet for several Luftwaffe aircraft and civil aircraft from Switzerland, France and Germany. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.