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Revell F-89D Scorpion - Academy Issue, 1/65, H126-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1961 issue hardbox in very nice condition. This kit is from the original "S" molds and makes a fine builder. Never started. Inside, it is factory-new. All parts and even all paperwork are still sealed in the factory bag.

Revell Boeing 727 Trans Brasil Airline - Lodela Issue, 1/144, H299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$79   

Still factory sealed and very rare Kikoler / Revell of Brasil issue. This is Revell's excellent 51 piece 'short body' 727 kit with colorful Trans Brasil Decals. The landing gear can be assembled up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door).

LS Panavia MRCA 200 Tornado and Hobby Craft General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon, 1/144, 1035

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

SALE! Includes both kits. Never started. Both are still in the internal factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions (printed on the underside of the box lid or on the box bottom).

Guillows Jetfire Glider - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$34   

Still factory sealed. This 15 Cent issue from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The famous and popular Jetfire features a light-weight plastic canopy with pilot outline and completely diecut balsawood parts with colorful red printing. It can be assembled in less than a minute and was ready to fly! Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2014.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$36   

Still mint in the factory seal. 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.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded smaller scale full hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Varig - Kikoler Issue, 1/144, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$89   

Rare Kikoler (Brazil) issue. This is the early version 707 with the short vertical stabilizer and turbojet engines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions. NOTE: one nose wheel is a different color. It is from another issue of the same kit.

Frog Bristol Beaufighter Mk.21 Spin Issue - 31 Sq 77 Wing Dutch East Indies 1944 / 22 Sq RAAF Australian Air Force Sanga Sanga Phillipines Late 1944 - Green Series, 1/72, F291Spin

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Hard-to-find 1970s 'Spin' version. This kit contains the extra parts required to accept the Frog F20 Spin-a-prop motorizing kit (not included). Nicely molded kit with no rivets for a realistic model when built. Has load-out and markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The actual airplane has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand. 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.

Woodcrafter Kits Air Fleet Biplane - Bagged, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$12   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Highly prefabricated all hardwood model. The fuselage is cut and sanded in all three dimensions while all other parts are cut to profile (2D). Scale is unknown, but the wingspan is exactly 6 inches (15.24cm). With full instructions.

Revell Chance Vought Cutlass F7U-3 with Sparrow Missiles - Famous Aircraft Series - (F7U3), 1/59, H171-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

1960 Revell of Canada issue. This kit is from the 'S' molds but has the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and missile pylons added. Never started. All the parts and even the paperwork is still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Monogram McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 1/72, 5434

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$30   

Still factory sealed. 1984 issue of the famous two-seat strike aircraft. Well detailed and molded for that time. Features conformal fuel tanks, detailed landing gear and wheel wells, four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, two 1000 lb bombs, eight 500 lb bombs and 30mm gun pod.

AMT Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker, 1/72, 8848

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Large-scale USAF KC-135 tanker that features full cockpit and interior detail, optional position crew and cargo doors, four PW J57 engines, complete boom station and optional position boom. Never started. Most small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes photocopied instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Nitto Tupolev Tu-144 Supersonic Transport, 1/132, 173-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$98   

Rare early issue of the very near 1/144 airliner. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Tu-144 was the worlds first supersonic transport, beating the Concord into the air. A series of accidents, however, robbed the aircraft of the fame it might have had. She cruised at mach 2.35 and carrier 120 passengers.

Megow Vultee Vanguard, S52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

1930s solid wood display model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans/instructions.

Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre - Decals for Two JSDF Aircraft, 1/72, 015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$15   

Very nicely molded kit with fine raised panel lines, AIM-9 Sidewinder loadout, optional position speed brakes, two drop tanks and decals for two colorful 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, decals and instructions.

Airfix Russian T-34 (T34) Tank - Bagged, 1/76, A16V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$19   

Still factory sealed. Type three logo bagged kit with header. From the 1960s. Part of the excellent Airfix 1/76 armor series.

Crest-Armtec 86mm German PAK Gun - Bagged, 1/76, 7

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$12   

Factory sealed. All metal kit from the early 1960s with excellent detail.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$68   

Still factory sealed. 1964 issue. Features colorful American Airlines decals, fan-jet engines, optional position landing gear and passenger doors and moving rudder and wheels.

Heller Republic F-84G Thunderjet - Norway 331st Squadron 1957 / France 1st Escadre St Dizier 1955, 1/72, 80278

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines, good cockpit, two piece canopy, optional position speed brakes, drop tanks and a painting guide and decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Scale Models 1929 Ford Model A Station Wagon - (ex Hubley), 1/20, 4006

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

$72   

Large 1/20 scale kit from former Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier by Gabriel). The model has over 75 metal castings including body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details and a tree of chrome plated parts as well. With real rubber tires. Features working steering, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hose and more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.