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Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Honest John Missile with Mobile Carrier Truck 'S' Kit, 1/48, H1821-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Rare 1958 original hardbox 'S' issue- not the more common reproduction. Has many operating features. The missile can be disassembled and put into individual crates on the trailer. The trailer unhitches from cab and all 18 wheels rotate. Detailed truck has opening hood with full engine and cab interior. Includes a crew of 2 and is molded in gloss green and white plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Junkers JU-87G Stuka - Hungarian Air Force or Hans Rudel, 1/72, F181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$22   

Kit includes Stab/Stukageschwader 2 Hans Rudel and Hungarian 102/1 Dive Bomber Squadron (1943) markings. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. 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, Blue, 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.

Hawk Supermarine Swift K-4 - One Piece Box Issue, 1/72, 607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

Rare one-piece 'flip top' box issue from the late 1940s/early 1950s. Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. Molded in the correct gloss silver with green-tinted clear canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-410 Hornet, 1/72, 440-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$16   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

CM USS Tennessee BB43 Battleship at Pearl Harbor December 7 1941, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$359   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production, full-hull kit with quality high-definition resin castings and photoetched brass details. Complete model with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Revell Paddle Steamer Goethe, 1/160, 05232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Sale Pending
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Hard-to-find. Dated 2004. Very well detailed with 294 parts. Features one piece full hull, detailed superstructure, decks with interior seating, chair, benches, two movable paddle wheels, detailed bridge, lifeboats, decals, flags and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box has significant wear and creases as shown but the kit inside is in 'new' condition.

Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk - 49th FG 7th FS Lt. J.B. Paris New Guinea 1944 / 80th FG 89th FS Assam Valley Naggaghuli Base India 1944, 1/72, AT10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines. Includes decals and paint guide for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet Bonanza Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$95   

Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell McDonnell F-101A Voodoo 'S' Issue, 1/75, H231-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

1956 first issue 'S' kit with fantastic box art. Nice model of the single seat Voodoo in near 1/72 scale. Includes three drop tanks as shown and the famous clear 'Revelving' swivel base globe stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has very good color and gloss, light wear as shown and light insect litho damage on the sides.

Ventura Supermarine Spitfire Mk 14e Belgian Air Force, 1/72, V0202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Limited run kit. Features recessed panel lines, metal accessories and screen. Includes Belgian markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram B-26 Invader - Four Star Issue, 1/67, PA6-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

Early Monogram 'Four Star' aircraft kit with the artwork dated 1955. This is the fourth issue of this kit since it has 'PA6-98' and 'The Name For Quality Hobby Kits' in the box top logo (the third issue has 'Four Star Plastikit' in the logo). The actual release for this kit is probably between 1961 and 1966. Although created to 'box scale' (1/67 in this case), this model was very popular and remained in the catalog right up into the 1970s. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. The kit has never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Easy Built Models Miss Canada Senior - 36 inch Wingspan for Free Flight - (Red Box Issue), FF-11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$27   

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.

UPC Nakajima Ki-44 Tojo - (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8013-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

From older but quality Fujimi molds. 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. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

UPC Nakajima Ki-84 Frank - (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8028-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

From older quality Fujimi molds and with box art by Scott Eidson. Features very fine raised detail, moving ailerons and full color decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Tamiya KV-1 Type C Motorized, 1/35, MT134-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

Older but very well detailed and molded. Includes Mabuchi 26 motor still in the Mabuchi box, all-metal gear box and all hardware for motorized operation. The model has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$110   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of sealed detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, envelopes of wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the box is only fair. The ends are heavily taped and the tape extends onto the box top and bottom. It is graded 'fair', not collectible but an ideal builder as the parts and paperwork are all in very good condition. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Marx Chris Craft Constellation Motor Yacht, 1/20, 5707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$525   

Sale Pending
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One of the finest motor yacht kits ever made. From the late 1950s. Features very good detail and 225 parts. Measures approximately 30" long, 10" high and 8 inches wide when assembled. Can be made for radio control or as a highly detailed static model. This is the finest example of this model that I have had. The outer box is very good with some wear but has perfect color and shine. The model has never been started. This kit is in mint condition inside - all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The very large instructions/plans are mint also. Molded with cast metal accessories, metal and brass hardware and classic 1950s turquoise, brown, white, clear and peach colored and chrome plated plastic. Includes the famous Captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'. Shipping insurance is required for this model.

KVZ Yak-24P Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

Hard-to-find kit of the Yak-24 in civil service colors. Well detailed for a KVZ kit and molded in white, silver, clear and black. Never started. NOTE: missing one clear round window. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.