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Frog DH-60G Gipsy Moth, 1/72, F169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Very nicely molded kit. Includes a realistic standing figure of the famous Amy Johnson. This kit has never been started. 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.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$319   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). 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 plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Royal Cessna 500 Citation 1 - 67 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

NOTE: parts or builder kit only, please read carefully. Very large scale kit designed for ducted fan RC operation. The kit has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed. The parts that were never factory sealed are present but have some serious damage. NOTE: Damage is restricted to die-cut balsa sheets, decals and plans. NOTE: Damage to the die cut balsa sheets is sever. Up to 70% of the sheets have some damage. Damage ranges from 5% eaten up to 70% eaten. The blocks, wing edges, plywood and other larger parts are 'good' to 'mint'. NOTE: decals and the plans have bug damage. Bug damage to the plans is minimal; damage to the decals is significant (they are 15% eaten).

SIG Mid Star 40 - 64 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, RC-56

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

$75   

From 1991. Big radio controlled kit. Features ultra-simple lite-ply fuselage construction, removable hatch for easy fuel tank access, fast-building wing with spruce man spars.

KMC Boeing 727-200 American Airlines, 1/72, PA01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$450   

The only 727 ever made in 1/72 scale and long out of production. Large and well molded kit features injection molded main airframe parts with all recessed panel lines, details cast in high-definition, clear injection molded windows and a large decal sheet with full American Airlines markings and stripes. I was discussing this kit with the original manufacturer, and he told me that the molds for this kit have been destroyed, so no reissue is possible. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Top Flite DC-3 Gold Edition - 82.5 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft - Eastern or C-47 Markings, 1/14, TOPA0500

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$179   

Very large RC 1/14 Sport Scale Airplane. The Golden Era of Aviation Eastern Air Lines replica is IMAA Legal with a fully-sheeted fuselage and wingspan of 82.5". The original airplane was designed for commercial passenger travel, and some still fly today. This is a great introduction into building and flying a scale twin-engined kit. Features excellent flying characteristics; because of the engine angle and modified aerodynamics, this kit flies extremely well, even on one engine. (Most models of the DC-3 will go inverted and crash.) The kit is primarily wood and precision-formed ABS (tail cone, engine nacelles, wing fairings, and cockpit top). An interlocking fuselage frame builds flat on the plans and the large round fuselage requires very little carving or shaping. Can be built with split-flaps and the scale aerodynamic "Balance Tab" rudder which uses the air deflection to help turn the plane. Includes Eastern Air Lines and Optional Military C-47 decals. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside. All small parts are still factory sealed. All other parts are still in the factory rubber band bundles and have been inventoried complete including decals, great instructions and plans. NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, the kit will be shipped in the box shown. There will be an additional charge to pack and ship it in another box.

Sealand McDonnell Douglas DC-9 - Air Canada, 1/100, 101-428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Very rare. A limited number of DC-9s and some 737 kits were marketed by Sealand Imports, Ltd of Burnaby Canada and originally made by Maquettes M&B (Scale Modelers M&B) of Ville de Lorraine, Canada. Inside is a very high quality large 1/100 scale Nitto DC-9 kit with very fine recessed panel lines, full instructions, a very large, colorful and complete Air Canada decal sheet for any registration number, decal placement sheet and a very large foldout color poster of the Air Canada DC-9. NOTE: the nose gear well was glued into one fuselage half at one point. The glue got old and it fell out. There is no other assembly and no painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, excellent decals and instructions.

Heller Airbus A300 B2 (A-300) - Air France or Lufthansa, 1/125, 461

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Black box issue. Nice B2 variant with 76 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Includes decals for Air France and Lufthansa. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 - KLM, 1/144, 03176-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$39   

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.

Revell Douglas Super DC-8 61 - African Safari / ASA - (DC-8-61), 1/144, 4231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Kit features optional position landing gear, excellent moldings, boarding stairs and large colorful complete ASA decals as shown on the box art. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 737 PSA, 1/72, 387

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$159   

1974 block letter 'AURORA' logo issue. This is still the only 1/72 scale injection molded 737 kit to ever be made. Includes clear cockpit windows, full landing gear, display stand and a large PSA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The decals are in rare 'excellent++' condition; the only flaws are foxing to the backing paper. The actual transfers look brand new. Before using any older kit decals, please read the article (on this website) about saving old decals.

Revell Boeing 727-100 AeroPeru - Lodela Issue, 1/144, 4311

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$85   

Still factory sealed. Rare. This is the original 'short' -100 727 kit issued by Lodela/Revell with AeroPeru decals.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard - BEA Airlines, 1/144, SK501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Type three logo issue. A very nice kit featuring optional position cabin doors, clear side and cockpit windows, rotating props and wheels, two push-up boarding stairs with railings and extensive BEA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE that one prop retainer and one prop are gray instead of silver.

Guillows Catalina PBY-5A / PBY-5, 1/28, 2004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$59   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. Large 1/28 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static as designed, or, if you are experienced, converted to RC. Instructions are not included for RC conversion. Features the choice of three building options - PBY-5A with floats and gear extended, same with floats and gear retracted or as PBY-5 float plane only. Features die cut high-grade balsa parts, numerous vacuform plastic parts such as engine nacelles, gun listers, canopy, nose cowl, nose turret and more, covering tissue, WWII period decals, step by step instructions and detailed plans.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop United, 1/96, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Rare model from 1954 of the first commercial turboprop airliner. Model includes boarding ramp and scale passengers. Very colorful complete United Air Lines decals. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Welsh Handley Page HPR7 Herald 200 Series Channel Express - Bagged, 1/144

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

Still factory sealed. Excellent vacuform kit. The moldings are of better quality than many injection molded kits. Includes cast metal details, resin nacelles and extensive decals. Includes instructions/drawings.

Revell Howie Keefe's Miss America P-51D Mustang Racer, 1/32, H274

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

1972 issue. Kit features colorful decals and painting templates to duplicate the famous Keefe racing aircraft. Kit features detailed supercharged Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, removable cowling, opening canopy, highly detailed cockpit, moving wheels and prop, and instructions on how to duplicate the "Hoerner Tip" Clipped wings. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Entex De Havilland No.1 (DH-1) 1910 / Antoinette 1908 Monoplane / Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane 'Early Birds' - (Ex-Taimei and Fuji), 1/72, 8448

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$98   

Rare and highly detailed kits from original Taimei molds. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags with instructions and covering material.

Williams Brothers Lockheed 10 (XR20-1 - XR30-1) Electra Amelia Earhart / Navy / Coast Guard, 1/53, 53198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$79   

Still factory sealed. Rare large scale Electra 10 kit. Contains parts and decals to build either the Electra 10-E Earhart's Around the World aircraft, XR20-1 Electra Navy Command Transport or XR30-1 Electra US Coast Guard. Kit features full cockpit and optional full passenger cabin detail, choice of real rubber or plastic tires and rigging thread for antenna.

Williams Brothers Caudron Racer 1936 Thompson Trophy Winner - Serial No. 6907 / 6908 / 6909 / 6910, 1/32, 32-460

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. The French Caudron was a aerodynamically beautiful aircraft. It won the 1936 Thompson and Greve Trophies as well as the 1933, '34 and '35 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe European races. Includes a very large decal sheet with full markings for four aircraft, detailed interior and all parts needed to build one of four aircraft.