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Revell History Makers V-2 with Trailer and Launcher, 1/54, 8601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed but the seal has tears. 1982 release. Re-release of the popular early 1960s kit. Has many operational features. Missile has removable panel with full interior featuring fuel tanks, rocket engine and more. Includes launcher and transport trailer/erector.

Revell Magnum P.I. - T.C.'s Chopper (Hughes 500), 1/32, 4416

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. 1981 kit issued to tie into the famous TV Series. With large colorful decal sheet. Nicely detailed with full interior and molded in metallic brown. Includes a large decal sheet with stripes for TC's 'Island Hopper' helicopter.

Lindberg LSI Infantry Landing Ship, 1/150, 754-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Large scale and well detailed. Measures 12 inches long when assembled. Still sealed in a Cellovision box.

Aurora The Gladiator, 1/8, 406-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++


Rare. 1964 hardbox issue in excellent condition. Well detailed kit with trident, net and lion in cage. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Frog Douglas B-26B Invader, 1/122, 385P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


From about 1957. Rare first logo Frog kit in a small scale. Molded in silver and clear with all recessed panel lines, full decals and correct early display stand. Includes green and brown capsules - the brown one has burst and is stuck to the box bottom. 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, 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.

Sasquatch Boeing 747SP Conversion Kit, 1/144, SQ-40

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare conversion kit. Makes any 1/144 747 into the SP version. Contains resin fuselage halves with rudder and correct SP horizontal stabilizers. Requires 1/144 scale 747 base kit to complete. Never started and complete.

KeilKraft Nieuport 11 - 15 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


KeilKraft was produced by the E. Keil & Company, Limited of Wickford, Essex Great Britain. Keil specialized in stick and tissue scale flying models and gliders. Kit includes high quality balsa printwood parts, strip wood, plastic nose/wheels/propeller/bearing, full size plans and even KeilKraft glue. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Rareplane Douglas DC-4 / C-54 / R5D-3 Skymaster with Merlin Conversion, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very large and rare 1/72 DC-4 kit. Very nicely molded with fine panel line, window, door and rivet detail. Builds either of three versions and includes full paint and markings guide. Also includes all needed parts for the Merlin engine conversion. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Monogram Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5) Blue Box Mattel Issue, 1/48, 6832

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still mint in the factory seal. Most likely the third issue of this classic kit and the second 'Blue Box' issue. Dated 1967 like the first Blue Box issue, but has the later Mattel logo. Many action features - wings fold properly as on actual aircraft - landing gear retracts including tail wheel and arresting hook - includes bombs, drop tanks and rockets.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC with Interior - and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare. Great hardbox kit from 1958 with interior and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show full interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: box top would grade higher than 'Good+' but there is writing on the box top and one short side where a previous owner has crossed out the 'IV' and put 'III' in it's place.

Monogram Piper Tri-Pacer, 1/32, 6822

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1970s "White Box" release of this great large-scale model. Has opening doors, full interior, removable cowling, engine detail and two figures (including politically incorrect mountain lion). Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Monogram AT-6 Texan - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


1970s 'White Box' release. Very finely molded and detailed in the highest Monogram tradition. Highly detailed cockpit including structural members. Optional position canopy. Detailed gear and flap wells. The model has 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.

Monogram B-52 Stratofortress - Big Bad and Beautiful Issue, 1/72, 5709

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-


1989 release of the classic B-52D BUFF kit. Very nicely detailed. Features crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts including decals and instructions. NOTE: there is tape on the fuselage and wings to prevent warping. NOTE: the cockpit glass is broken in two. Both parts are present and the break is clean.

AMT BMP-1 Soviet MICV, 1/35, 8678

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit with detailed bogie wheels, hull, anti-tank missile, rotating turret and more.

Greenbank Ryan M-1 Mailplane (Hisso or J-4B) Colorado Airways or Pacific Air Transport - Advanced Release Copy - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged


Very rare kit - and an early 'Advanced Release' copy as well. Has optional parts to build one of two versions, the Hisso or J-4b powered. Complete injection molded kit in two colors with rubber wheels, full decals for US Mail-Colorado Airways or Pacific Air Transport Air Mail, instructions and marking guide. The kit has never been started and is complete with the decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. The M-1 holds two very special places in American Aviation History. First, it is the first production monoplane and played a key roll in early airmail. In the 1920s, Government contracts for flying airmail on a $/mile basis was about the only thing keeping commercial aviation alive and growing. In 1926, the M-1 was the first aircraft to fly with PAT, Pacific Air Transport. PAT linked Seattle to LA with mail contracts. The other unique item is that this was the Ryan NYPs (Lindbergh's aircraft) father. When Lindy visited Ryan in 1927, he flew the M-1. He requested an airplane that was similar but larger - thus the NYP was born and aviation history was made.

AMT 1978 Dodge Li'l Red Express Truck, 1/25, 31938

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. 2003 issue. Features detailed engine and compartment, removable hood, complete interior, detailed underside and more.

Monogram Bad Actor - 1960 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery Hot Rod, 1/24, 2267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


1980 issue. Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed kit in the Monogram tradition. Features front end spoiler, offset hood scoops, ribbed roof, Centerline alloy wheels, Goodyear tires, detailed chassis, Chevrolet V-8 engine, flip-up front end, full interior and more. Molded in off-white, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

AMT Silhouette Show Car with Custom Trailer and Pen Holder Display Base, 1/25, 6502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed from 1987. The incredible Silhouette custom automobile is one of the most recognized and famous customs of all time. Bill Cushenbery of Cushenbery Custom Shop finished the car in 1963. That same year, he entered it in the 1963 Grand National Roadster Show and won first prize - a trip for two to Europe. Bill believed that a car should be a car, and the Silhouette was fully operational. It was originally equipped with a Buick engine, but in 1967 was replace with a Ford 427. Electrical switches and motors operated the power bubble top, hood, trunk, headlights and blowers. The car was stolen in 1983 and has not been recovered. The kit is well detailed and can be built one of two ways - original or further customized. Features enclosed trailer with opening rear gate, detailed supercharged engine, full interior and opening hood, trunk and bubble top.

Monogram Mork and Mindy Jeep, 1/24, 2261

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++


Still factory sealed. 1979 issue of an excellent Jeep model that tied into the smash TV series Mork & Mindy starring Robin Williams. Jeep features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, plated and blue parts, underside detail, full interior and more.

AMT Budweiser Clydesdale 8-Horse Hitch and Wagon, 1/20, 7702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Large 30 inch long model of the famous Beer Wagon. Well-detailed kit contains 8 Clydesdale Horses, full hitch equipment, wagon, driver, Dalmatian Dog and woodgrain display base with cobblestone-textured top. Molded in several different colors of plastic and brass plate to minimize painting. Also includes metal chain and soft, leather-like reins and harness. Inside the kit is like new. It has never been started. All parts that AMT sealed are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that AMT did not seal (the horse halves) have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions in excellent condition.