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Frog DH-88 Comet Racer - Trail Blazers Issue, 1/72, F168

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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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. 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 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.

Testors Concord SST, 1/100, 597

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Very large kit. Ex-Doyusha molds. Decals for Air France or British Airways versions. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Comet HO Wabash Wooden Outside Braced Automobile Box Car, 1/87, R8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Comet was a very famous manufacturer 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 Wabash. Features very well drawn full size plans. 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 and instructions.

Ulrich Offset Side Hopper - Chicago-Milwaukee-St Paul and Pacific - HO Metal Kit, HO, OH7 335

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During this time, Ulrich created fine cast metal models. When you build them, they look just like the prototypes since they are made of the same materials. The model is factory painted and lettered for the Milwaukee (MILW). The paint is in new condition. This kit is all metal and includes all underside and interior details of the hopper as well. When used with the Ulrich Automatic Coal and Sand Loader Kit, it will load and unload your Ulrich hoppers without touching them. The model has not been started and is complete.

Penn Craft Alligator Amphibious Tank, 1/25, 100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1940s wooden display model with precarved parts. Scale is approximate. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS Frigate Essex, 151

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1930s solid wooden ship kit. Features metal fittings and precarved hull. About 11 inches long when complete. Never started and 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Crown Messerschmitt Me-110C Destroyer, 1/144, K416

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed and well molded small scale kit. Features fine panel detail, clear canopy, optional position landing gear, display stand and color decals. 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.

Crown Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/144, K402-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed and well molded small scale kit. Features fine panel detail, clear canopy, optional position landing gear, display stand and color decals. 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.

Crown Supermarine Spitfire Mk.5, 1/144, K403-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed and well molded small scale kit. Features fine panel detail, clear canopy, optional position landing gear, display stand and color decals. 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.

Crown Bell P-63A King Cobra, 1/144, K423

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed and well molded small scale kit. Features fine panel detail, clear canopy, optional position landing gear, display stand and color decals. 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.

Crown Lockheed P-38J Lightning, 1/144, K414

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed and well molded small scale kit. Features fine panel detail, clear canopy, optional position landing gear, display stand and color decals. 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.

Crown Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zero-Sen Carrier Fighter, 1/144, K409-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed and well molded small scale kit. Features fine panel detail, clear canopy, optional position landing gear, display stand and color decals. 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.

Renwal Capt. Elliot W. Springs SE-5A Scout with Aeroskin Fabric, 1/72, 262-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. 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, Aeroskin fabric and instructions.

Renwal Capt. E.V. Rickenbacker's Spad XIII with Aeroskin Fabric, 1/72, 261-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. 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, Aeroskin and instructions.

Revell Mig-21 PF/PFM - Great Britain Issue, 1/32, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1974 Revell Great Britain issue with unique box art showing an Atoll-armed Mig evading a Sidewinder fired by the nearby Crusader. Kit features Atoll air-to-air missiles, removable detailed RD-11 turbojet engine, optional position landing gear with rotating wheels, hinged clear canopy and detailed cockpit. Although the box has wear and splits, the inside is as new and all parts, instructions and decals are still sealed in the factory bag.

ESCI North American F-100A/F-100B/F-100C/F-100D Super Sabre - 481 TFS / 184 TFS Arkansas Air National Guard / French E.C. 4/11 'Jura' / Denmark (Danish) 730 Sq, 1/72, 8557

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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One of the finest 1/72 Hun models ever produced. Very finely molded and detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position speed brake, Bullpup, drop tank and AIM-9 Sidewinder load out, and parts and decals to build one of any version listed. 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.

Huma Model Henschel HS-132 Ground Attack Aircraft, 1/72, 2508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Work began on the HS-132 as a jet powered replacement for all the current dive and ground attack bombers which could not function without complete air superiority. Using the experience from the HS123 and 129, Henschel created a simple design where the pilot lay prone to combat "G" forces. The prototype was almost complete when the Russians captured it in 1945. Never started and complete.

Academy OV-10A Bronco 20th TASS/504 TASG 1969 / HML-267 US Marines 1970, 1/72, 1665

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Beautifully molded with all recessed detail. Decals for both aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Bandai Mig-19 Farmer B - East German / Soviet / Cuban / North Vietnam, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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High gloss box top with very collectible artwork. Very nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines. Has decals for all four air forces. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

ESCI Lockheed F-104C Starfighter - 479 TFW Vietnam (natural finish) / USAF Tactical Air Command / Puerto Rico ANG 198 TFS / 479 TFW Da Nang Vietnam (camo), 1/72, 9011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Excellent kit with all very fine recessed panel lines, gear well and cockpit detail, optional position speed brakes, drop tanks and AIM-9 Sidewinder loadout. Includes decals and paint guide for all four aircraft. 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.