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Frog Swordfish Mk.1 - 810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Includes decals for both historic aircraft and a color painting guide as well. 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, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers 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.

Addar F3D Skyknight and F4D Skyray - 2 in 1 (Ex-Aurora / Comet), 901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$34   

From ex-Comet(and ex-Aurora) molds. Addar was an attempt by ex-Aurora employees to carry on the name when Aurora went under. The Skyray is 1/88 scale and the Skyknight is 1/99. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Grumman A-6E Intruder, 1/48, 4578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1988 issue with highest mold quality. Large scale Intruder features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, complete underwing stores, detailed gear wells and decals for both aircraft.

ESCI McDonnell F-4 Phantom II - Bicentennial Aircraft VX-4, 1/48, 8459

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

1/48 scale Phantom with large, colorful and extensive VX-4 Bicentennial decals. Features all recessed panel lines, 'detailed cockpit with optional position canopies, optional position landing gear and centerline fuel tank. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. Decals are in excellent' condition. Please read the two articles about saving old decals (located on this website) before using any older decals.

Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Vb - 601 Sq RAF Sicily 1943 / 303 Sq RAF Spring 1942 / 145 Sq (Desert Camouflage) RAF Helwan May 1942, 1/32, S18

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Excellent older kit with very good detail features optional parts for all three aircraft, excellent cockpit and gear well detail, optional position pilot boarding door and canopy, and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aoshima Mitsubishi A7M2 Reppu - Sam, 1/72, 201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

From the very early 1960s. Rare Japanese kit with a high gloss box top and very collectible artwork in 'Excellent' condition. The model was nicely molded for the time and features fine raised detail, folding wing tips, retractable landing gear and pilot. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Army Military Jeep With Anti-Tank Gun - With 3 GIs - M3-37mm Field Gun, 1/35, 6302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$72   

Still factory sealed. 1982 issue from the original 1957 'Four Star' molds. A fine model that features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun.

MPC ChopperChopper - Sikorsky Sea King SH-3 Police Rescue Helicopter with Ground Crew - USN or Civil (Police), 1/72, 2-0233

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit comes with decals for Police version but also includes all parts for the Navy version and torpedo weapons load. Kit features working main and tail rotors, cockpit and interior detail including cargo deck, opening side doors and more. In 1982, during the Falklands War, H.R.H. The Duke of York flew Sea Kings on 820 NAS, embarked in HMS Invincible, marking one of few occasions in modern history when an English Royal has actually participated in armed conflict.

Airfix BAC Strikemaster / Jet Provost MK5 - Oman AF or RAF Red Pelicans, 1/72, 2044-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed and dated 1973. Contains optional parts to build either aircraft with full underwing stores. Older but very finely detailed and molded kit for that time and includes decals for both aircraft listed.

Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI, 1/48, 61053

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Very highly detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and crew station, two crew members, detailed engines, optional position canopy and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora German Pfalz D-3 - D-III, 1/48, 109-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$58   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the first issue of this kit - please note 69 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst logo. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Revell HMS Exeter - Or HMS Southampton, 1/700, 05025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

1997 issue features optional parts and decals for either the Exeter or Southampton, waterline or full hull versions, detailed superstructure and deck fittings, helicopter, full propeller and rudder detail, display stand and extensive decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae, 1/48, T642

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$38   

Still factory sealed. In 1933, Wiley Post made solo flight around the world in the Lockheed Vega 'Winnie Mae'. Not only was it the first solo flight around the world, but it broke the previous record set by Post and his Navigator Harold Gatty. Vegas did see military service, with a few operated by the RAAF, Spanish Republic Air Force, and USAAC. (This kit does not include military decals.)

Ambroid NYC New York Central Container Car With Wood Containers And Metal Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 12

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

From about 1965. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. Includes metal sprung trucks that are factory assembled and an unopened tube of Ambroid Cement. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Eduard Sopwith Baby Floatplane - No.445 Flight No.229 Sq RNAS 1918 / Royal Norwegian Navy early -1920s / Palestina (damaged near El Arish Sept 9 1917) / Ansaldo Baby Italian Navy 1918, 1/48, 8006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Highly detailed kit with injection molded parts, cast metal engine, a large set of brass photoetched parts and a large, colorful decal sheet for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller AMD-BA-Dornier Alpha Jet - Patrouille de France / Luftwaffe, 1/50, 504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Early issue Heller large 1/50 scale Alpha Jet model. Good detail and 56 parts. Includes decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Hawker Typhoon MK 1B - History Makers Issues, 1/32, 8616

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$62   

1982 'History Makers' issue. Has decals for Wing Commander Beamont's 1943 aircraft from No. 56 Squadron, the first to fly the Typhoon. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Peerless Canadian Chevrolet Field Gun Tractor - British Commonwealth Forces World War II, 1/35, 3510

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Very nicely detailed and with decals for multiple trucks. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe Convair Satellite - ex Strombecker Convair Manned Observation Satellite, 1/200, 05911

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$62   

Still factory sealed. This reissue is from the original 1950s molds of the famous and classic Strombecker sci-fi kit. Designed by Krafft Ehricke of Convair's Astronautics Division as a 200 foot long, 600 mile-high orbiting laboratory for 4 men. 24 inches long when assembled.

Matchbox Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless - US Marines VMSB-231 1944 / A-24B French Air Force 1944 / Royal New Zealand Air Force 25 DBS 1944, 1/32, PK-503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Big scale model dated 1985. Nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features complete cockpit, detailed Wright Cyclone engine front, perforated dive flaps, bomb load and more. Includes decals for US Navy, French Air Force and New Zealand. Decals grade 'good.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.