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Hobby Craft Vampire FB9 Desert Fighter - Iraqi or Zimbabwe Markings, 1/48, HC1550

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Nicely molded with recessed panel lines, good cockpit, twin underwing external tanks, detailed landing gear and a full paint guide and decals for both countries. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Sukoi Su-25 Frogfoot - USSR or Czech Air Forces, 1/72, HC1832

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

The Su-25 became operational at the end of the 1980s as the equivalent of the US A-10 Warthog/Thunderbolt II. Kit is well detailed and molded with fine recessed panel lines and decals for two air forces. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.Mk.1 - US Marines / RAF 20th Sq / RAF 1st Sq, 1/48, MA112-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

Very nicely molded model that features very fine raised panel lines, detailed pilot, opening canopy, opening and closing hatches to view the detailed Pegasus engine, rotating nozzles, large weapons load, optional position air brakes, movable flight controls and optional position landing gear as well as decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Fiat G-91 (G91) / R1/ R4 - Italian Acrobatic Flight Team / Italian Air Force (2 aircraft) / Greek Air Force, 1/100, PA1007-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

Part of Tamiya's extensive and well detailed line of 1/100 aircraft. Includes decals for all four aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. In 1961, the US Army evaluated four 'Ginas' for possible use in the close support/forward air control role. Despite much anticipatory rejoicing by Army aviators, this interesting project was abandoned when most fixed wing types were transferred to the USAF.

LTD PZL P-11c Lt. Gnys - (P11), 1/48, 9803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Limited production kit. Includes markings for three aircraft, including Lt. Gnys of 121 Sq Krakow on September 1, 1939. Gnys scored the first Allied victories of WWII when he shot down two Do-17Es near Krakow. The other two markings are No 112 Sq Warsaw and No 113 Sq Warsaw. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions present.

UPC Fairey Barracuda - (ex Frog), 1/72, 5086-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$19   

From quality ex-Frog molds. Nicely molded with fine panel line detail and no rivets. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators, rudder, crew of two and torpedo loadout. 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.

UPC Fairey Gannet Mk.1 or Mk.4 - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 5081-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$19   

From quality Frog molds. 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.

Frog Martin 167 Maryland - Reconnaissance Bomber 'Nantes' GBII/20 Free French North Africa 1941/42 or South African 24th Sqn No.3 Wing Desert Air Force 1941/42- Green Series, 1/72, F241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

1970s issue includes a color painting guide and decals for both aircraft. Well molded for that time and contains no rivets - just fine panel lines. Features rotating turret, crew of three and some interior detail and optional position landing gear. Includes decals for Free French 'Nantes' GB II/20 North Africa and South African 24 Sq No 3 Wing North Africa. 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.

Hasegawa Kugisho P1Y1-S Ginga Frances Type11 Night Fighter 302nd Group, 1/72, CP101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. From 1996. Very nicely detailed and molded kit with 77 pieces.

MPC Dodge Charger Street Machine, 1/25, 1-0763

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Dated 1984. Well detailed and desirable kit. Features detailed supercharged 426 Hemi engine, opening hood, detailed chassis and suspension, full interior, side pipes, many optional parts and full stripe decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1994 GMC Sonoma SLS Pickup Truck, 1/25, 8128

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1994 issue. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, detailed chassis and full interior.

Revell Bell X-5 History Makers Issue, 1/40, 8619

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$40   

The X-5 was the first aircraft to change the angle of wing sweepback in flight, and paved the way for the legendary F-111 and F-14. Many action features. Variable sweep wings move, landing gear retracts, detailed jet engine and movable control surfaces. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Ford Econolline Van Stock or Vantom Custom, 1/25, T418

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Original issue from the early 1970s. Highly detailed stock or custom van with detailed engine, opening hood, superb chassis, suspension, driveline and exhaust detail and many custom parts. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. NOTE: decals have age micro-cracking and some edge damage.

KP Letov S-328 Floatplane (S.328), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very attractive 1930s float plane. Contains markings for Czech Air Force. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. And thank you to Ales Pakosta for the following information- The actual use of the S-328 floatplane was quite unique- it was used as a training target tug plane during the CzechoslovakAnti-Aircraft Artillery maneuvers in the contemporary Yugoslavia, in theBoka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor, now in Montenegro). In fact, it was not navalartillery training, but the arrangement was done in this manner so thatshells fired from shore fell into the sea to preventdamage on the land. As there was no appropriate airfield nearby, thetarget tug aircraft had to operate from the sea surface. About three piecesof this aircraft were produced as a modification of the contemporaryCzechoslovak light bomber-scout biplane. They replaced the classic fixedundercarriage with a pair of floats purchased from the British Shortcompany. The seaplanes remained in use for a several years in their specialrole. The land-based versions of the S-328 (which can be built from the kitas well) were very popular in the Czechoslovak Air force in the midthirties; many were seized by Luftwaffe in 1939. The last knowncombat use of these machines came in 1944 during the Slovakian NationalUprise, when their pilots had to fight such planes as Messerschmidt Bf109G.

Hasegawa Hughes 500 MD ASW - Taiwan (ROC) Navy, 1/48, U7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Rare 1/48 Hughes 500 ASW version. Very nicely molded with fine raised and recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and cabin, smoke markers, MAD and torpedo, separately molded cabin door and more. Includes decals for Taiwan and the Hughes Paris Air Show demo ship. Also includes a painting guide for the Kenya Army and California Highway Patrol (CHiP). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors SR-75 Penetrator Aurora Project, 1/72, 568

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$129   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Well molded and detailed kit large model of the secret aircraft that has reportedly replaced the SR-71.

Italeri DC-130 with Teledyne Ryan Q2C or 147 NX Firebee Drones - US Navy or USAF, 1/48, 820

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Big 1/48 scale model with a very large 33 inch wingspan and four drones & all related C-130 Drone Carrier modifications. Features great detail with full cockpit and flight deck, complete cargo hold interior, opening cargo doors, optional position crew door and stairs and much more. Has decals for USN VC-3, North Island, California 1971 and USAF 11th TAC Drone Squadron 355th TFW, Davis Monthan AFB 1971. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop/Convertible, 1/25, T392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

1970s issue. Features very good engine and engine compartment detail, opening hood, full interior, optional hardtop, detailed (molded) underside and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear and with black tires. Never started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bag except the chrome and clear, which were never factory sealed. Those have been inventoried complete. With instructions.

Dolphin Capellini Italian Navy Submarine Marcello Class, 1/400, D012

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$54   

Very rare. Beautifully cast resin kit with numerous cast metal details, many photoetched parts, options for waterline or full hull and even a display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. CAppellini was a very successful Italian Navy submarine with a very interesting war record. She was started in Le Spezia on April 25, 1938 and launched on May 14, 1939. The Regio Marina took delivery of her on September 23, 1939. After training and working up, Cappellini left for her first war patrol with Captain Cristiano Masi for the Atlantic. The patrol did not go well; she was sighted at least twice and the British destroyer Vidette fired torpedoes at the submarine, which missed. But the Cappellini failed to score and eventually went to a Spanish Harbor then to La Spezia. The Navy changed commanders, putting Corvette Captain Salvatore Todaro in charge and this seemed to make a big difference. He navigated the Straight of Gibraltar submerged on Sept. 29 and broke out into the Atlantic. She sank the armed vessel Kabalo with torpedoes and used guns to sink the British merchant Shakespeare. On January 14 she sunk the British auxiliary cruiser Eumaeus after a long two hour battle involving both torpedoes and guns. On another mission in April of 1941, Todaro attacked two large vessels and sank one. Command changed for the next voyage to Lieutenant Aldo Lenzi and he proved as brave as Todaro, sinking the British Miguel de Larrinaga with two torpedoes near the Azores. Lieutenant Marco Revedin commanded Cappellini next, sinking the merchant vessel Tisnaren and the tanker Dinsdale. On Sept 13 she took part in the search for survivors from the Laconia, which U-156 had sunk. She rescued many survivors but naturally had little room for them; Revedin call the French and they too the survivors to shore. In may of 1943, Cappellini was converted into a 'carriage' submarine for cargo and placed under Captain Walter Auconi; she left for Singapore and arrived on July 10th and was given the new name Aquila III. According to official reports, the submarine was so overloaded that she was hardly buoyant; only the tip of the bow and part of the conning tower were above the water. After avoiding many air attackers, she did arrive safely but with completely dry fuel tanks. After unloading cargo Cappellini went to Sebang as planned to meet the submarine Giuliani. But with the situation in Italy in flux, the Japanese made various excuses and seized the submarine. The put the crew in a POW camp. And handed the submarine over to the Germans as UIT-24. However, some of the enlisted men in the POW camp decided to fight alongside the Germans and a mixed crew was formed with Oberleutnant-zur-See Heinrich Pahls as commander. She had five patrols like this until Germany surrendered; at that point the Japanese took her over again and assigned the name I-503. She operated that way until the end of the war. The Cappellini was eventually captured by the United States and sank in the deep waters off Kobe on April 16th, 1946.

Revell American Air Lines Boeing 707 Astrojet Jet Horizons Series, 1/140, H243-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$64   

1964 hardbox issue in rare investment-grade condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no fading, stains, tears, tape or missing litho. There is an original price tag on one short side. Features colorful American Airlines decals, fan-jet engines, optional position landing gear and passenger doors and moving rudder and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'near mint' condition decals and instructions.