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Novo DH-88 Comet Racer - ex Frog - Bagged, 1/72, F168

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

This older but excellent quality kit build a realistic model of the famous 'Golden Age' of aviation racer. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Includes figures of Capt. Scott and Capt. Black, the famous Comet pilots who won the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. The DH-88 was designed specifically for this race and performed wonderfully.

AFV Club NATO AIFV Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle - 25mm Cannon, 1/35, AF35016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$29   

Features optional dust cover, American-style tracks, optional rear 5 gallon water tank or spool of telephone wire and includes markings and paint guide for several different NATO countries. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 / 307C Luftwaffe, 1/139, H108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$46   

Rare 1971 Revell of Germany issue. Never started. Features moving rudder, optional position cabin crew/passenger boarding doors, detailed engines and full landing gear detail. The kit is mint inside - all parts, decals and instructions are still in the factory sealed bag.

Revell Avro Lancaster MKI - S For Sugar or Q for Queenie, 1/72, H207-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

Original 1965 hardbox issue. S For Sugar flew 137 missions in WWII, more than any other surviving Bomber Command aircraft. Kit has movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay doors, retractable landing gear and full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Dornier Do-18 Civil or Military G-1/V-2 - Luftwaffe Calais-based 3/KuFlGr 406 (1940) or 2/KuyFlGr 506 Kiel 1938 or Civil D-AANE 'Zyklon' Lufthansa South Atlantic Mail Service (1938), 1/72, PK-409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$37   

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Dated 1979. Nicely detailed kit for that time with markings for the three aircraft listed above. Never started. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lufthansa was a pioneer in trans-oceanic mail services and the Do-15 and Do-18 grew to fit this need. Given the German interests in South America, it was no surprise that they established one of the first airmail services between Europe and that continent. This kit will build one of those aircraft, the Lufthansa South Atlantic Mail Aircraft (1938) D-AANE 'Zyklon' or the military version. The Do-18 was an improved D0-15 'Wal' and set several records during it's long useful life.

Frog Junkers Ju-88A-4 Fighter/Bomber - Luftwaffe Trop.1 St(F)/121 Martuba Libya 1942 Or II/KG54 Totenkpf Russia 1942 Winter Scheme - (Ju-88), 1/72, F292

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

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1970 final log issue is nicely detailed and molded featuring fine raised surface detail, no rivets, crew of three, optional position landing gear, two wing pylons with bombs, separately molded ailerons, elevators & rudder and more. Incluces decals for the two different aircraft listed and a 3 view color painting guide on the back of the box. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag with 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.

Easy Built Models Fairchild 24 - 12 inch Wingspan for Free Flight, FF-37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Monogram Space Taxi - Willy Ley Space Model, 1/48, 0194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$64   

Still factory sealed. 1996 reissue of the original 1959 kit using the same molds and box artwork. Big 1/48 scale kit with excellent detail and one of a very famous series of space kits that Monogram made with the famous scientist and designer Willy Ley. Features four figures and special 'Globe' mounting base. Molded in white and clear.

Eduard Bristol F-2B Fighter - (F2B), 1/48, 8489

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

Well detailed model that includes decals and a full color paint guide for the two aircraft shown on the box top. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Verlinden Flakpanzer 3cm Kugelblitz Turret - Conversion Kit, 1/35, 612

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Excellent conversion kit made from high-definition resin. Includes illustrated instructions. Never started with all parts still factory sealed inside.

Revell German V-2 Missile - With Trailer and Launcher - History Makers Issue, 1/69, 0560

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$62   

Still factory sealed. 1994 re-release of the 1982 release- which itself is from the very popular 1960s original molds. Has many operational features including the V-2 missile with removable panel with full interior including fuel tanks, rocket engine and more, working launcher and transport trailer/erector and crew members. Please note that Revell lists this kit as 1/54 but I have noted it as 1/69 because the built missile measures 8" tall and the actual missile is 45.9 feet tall. That comes out to be 1/69.

Modelkrak Russian Cruiser Kolchida 1917, 1/700, MKs-R002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Finely cast resin waterline model that includes PE parts and illustrated instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Kolchida was the former yacht Tamara built in 1898. She was purchased by the Russian Naval Ministry in June 1913 and converted into a communications vessel attached to the Black Sea Fleet HQ. During conversion she was fitted with an extremely powerful radio set that was able to communicate directly with St. Petersburg, which gave her a significant place in Russia's naval history.

Kemziv Antonov AN-2M - (ex-MEE), 1/50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare and likely from the late 1970s. One of at least two Kemziv issues, and probably the earliest of the two known. Large almost 1/48 scale kit of the popular and successful AN-2, the world's largest single engined biplane. The model has never been started and all parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' clear plastic bags. Includes color insignia sheet and full instructions. The insignia are CCCP and Aeroflot for a civil AN-2 transport. This model is the Ex-MEE 1/50 AN-2 kit that was sold as a built up display model and a kit. Production ended at MEE in about 1984. Some molds passed to Genton at that point, and obviously Kemziv got them at some point. Thanks to Tom Marino for help on this.

Frog North American F-100 Super Sabre - French or Danish Markings - (Hasegawa), 1/72, F280

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$24   

Quality Hasegawa kit marketed in the UK by Frog with their own decals and instructions. Contains decals for the French 11e Escadre de Chasse or Danish 727 Sqn., Tactical Command. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: wing halves assembled; drop tanks built; seat glued to floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell F-105B Thunderchief - 'S' Issue, 1/75, H285-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

1958 first issue with dramatic hardbox artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Bandai Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.D - Sd.Kfz.161, 1/48, 8224-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Rare early issue with swastika on box top and short sides. This hard to find model is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be assembled in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The parts are either inventoried complete or still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P-51B Mustang - Capt Duane W Beeson's 'BEE' 4th FG 334th FS Debden April 1944, 1/32, 4773

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$40   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1993. Features detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine, removable cowl, full cockpit detail, pilot figure, rotating wheels & propeller and more. Includes decals for the famous aircraft represented by the box art.

Monogram 1956 Chevy Custom - 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop, 1/24, 2255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$25   

1995 issue of this popular kit. NOTE: excellent builder model only. The kit has been started, please read carefully for detailed. Features detailed engine with optional 2x4 carbs with batwing air cleaner or blower, opening hood, very good front and rear suspension, full interior with roll bar, stock hood with optional scoop and more. NOTE: this kit has very neat 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: block halves, heads, headers, valve covers and belt/pulleys are assembled. Supercharger is built but not glued to the engine. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing oil filler tube and one stock exhaust manifold. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Cavacraft Fokker D-7 - Factory Built Control Line Flying Model 1/2A Engines - 14 Inch Wingspan - (DVII), G-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Very rare and from 1955. This is a very highly prefabricated model. Cavacraft used a generic box (with a SE-5 and DVII) for all of these and the only way to know the contents is by the ink stamp on the side. This box is correct for the DVII. NOTE: build only, please read very carefully for the condition. 1950s wood pre-fab flying model for gas power U-Control. I am almost certain that the box artwork was originally painted by Jim Cox who also did all of the early Aurora box art paintings. Regardless of the manufacturer he was working for, Mr. Cox had a strong tendency to show the D-VII and it's pilot in horrible, certain death situations. Here the Scout pilot pours lead directly into the unfortunate Luftstreitkrafte pilot while his stricken engine spews oil and smoke. Cavacraft pulled out all the stops on this model. When you open the lid, the first thing you see are the factory-built wings installed in the fuselage with the tail feathers in place. It is literally ready to assemble. Everything is sheeted but the wings, for which covering material is provided. All of the main balsa parts are pre-carved and finished, while the flat ones are die-cut. includes a die-cut plywood firewall, fully formed wire landing gear, completely finished wheels, hinge material, covering tissue for the wings and some hardware. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing the plans/instructions and missing the decals, as well as the screws for mounting the engine of your choice (the engine was not included with the kit). I believe that the model is complete other than those things listed; this collector loved to remove the instructions and decals from his kits for 'safe keeping' but that location was never discovered. Please be aware that this is sold AS-IS as I cannot do a complete inventory as there are no instructions. Although I have not seen them, this box and art were clearly used for more than one kit. The only way to identify what is inside is by the ink stamp on the left and right sides of the box. The kit number "G-3" implies there may have been at least three kits, and one of them may have been a Sopwith Camel. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we know that G2 was the British SE-5.

Verlinden T-72 M1 Update Set, 1/35, 781

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. Excellent detail set made from high-definition resin and photoetched parts.