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Frog Canadair Sabre Mk6 or Mk 32 (F-86) - Luftwaffe or Royal Australian Air Force - Red Series, 1/72, F267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Molded in silver and contains decals for both air forces. 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.

Czech Model Ki-10 Perry - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Very high quality complete resin kit. Excellent detailed. Never started and complete with all parts.

Aeroclub DH-82a or DH-82c Tiger Moth - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Nicely done multimedia kit. Builds the De Havilland DH-82a or Canadian DH-82c(DH.82)Tiger Moth. Features well done injection molded parts, metal tailwheel, propeller and seats, choice of two different clear canopies, extruded airfoil strut material and full decals for multiple aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa North American F-100D Super Sabre, 1/72, 1035

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

Late 1970s/early 1980s issue with markings for the very colorful high-vis aircraft shown. Features optional position landing gear, speed brakes and refueling probe. Weapons include 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders, 2 Bullpups, 2 napalm tanks and 2 external fuel tanks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - With Markings for Three Aircraft - Takara Issue, 1/56, S33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique box artwork and collectible high-gloss box top. The kit is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains a special decal sheet and painting guide for three different Starfires. 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.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 / E-7 - Helmut Wick Oct '40 Belgium / Wick Sept '40 France / Joachim Muncheberg Spring '41 Sicily / Assi Hahn Oct '40 France / Gunther Rutzow Sep '40 France / Ltn. Steindl '42 Lenningrad Sector, 1/48, J2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Dated 1988. This line is widely considered the best and most accurate '109 series in this scale. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit and landing gear well detail, drop tank, separately molded leading edge slats and split flaps, multiple piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts or the parts are still sealed in the factory bag. With decals and instructions.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley HS-125 Series 600 - (DH-125 - Hawker), 1/72, PK-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$60   

Still factory sealed. The only 1/72 scale model of the popular 600 series HS-125 business jet. Includes decals for first HS Demo Aircraft or RAF No. 32 Squadron.

Novo DH-88 Comet Racer - ex Frog - Bagged, 1/72, F168

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Excellent quality kit that builds into a realistic model. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Admiral Focke Wulf FW-190 A-4 Jabo - Walter Nowotny Staffelkapitan 1/JG54 1943 / Otto Berchtold I/SKG 10 1943, 1/72, KPL72001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Very high quality model from new molds. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cast resin and PE parts, excellent cockpit,good gear well detail, bomb load and paint guide and decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, X481-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare Airfix Japan issue. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions.

Tri-ang Douglas Boston III, 1/72, 151P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$19   

From quality Frog molds. Features working ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear, very good engine detail and RAF decals. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing two pilot figures. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies from the FROG issue.

Kora Bucker Bu-134 Light Aircraft, 1/72, 7247

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Excellent limited edition kit. Features main airframe parts in professional grade castings, detailed full interior, clear windows, photoetched parts, printed instruments, painting guide and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix German Tiger Tank - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M8-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1960s issue with dramatic artwork. Well detailed and molded small scale (near 1/72) tank kit; ideal for dioramas. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pegasus Miles Master Mk1 - Bagged, 1/72, 2003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$24   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue kit. Bagged kit does not include header. Very nicely molded with very fine recessed detail. Includes cast metal details and full decals.

Jet-X JXM163 B1 720 Boeing 720 Braniff (Orange/Yellow) / JX113 B1 720 Boeing 720 Braniff (Dark Green/Lt Green) / JX112 B1 720 Boeing 720 Braniff (Dark Blue/Lt Blue) / JX111 Boeing 720 Braniff (Dark Red/Yellow) / Gemini Jets GJBNF009 Boeing 747SP-27 Braniff (Ora, 1/400

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+ to Exc+

$65   

Includes all five high-quality, die-cast factory painted and completely finished aircraft models. All have never been displayed or used and are still in the original boxes and packing materials.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15D / F-15DJ Eagle - USAF 12 TFS 18TFW PACAF / 32 TFS USAFE / 201Sq 2nd Air Wing JASDF / 202nd 5th AW JASDF / 203rd 2AW / 303rd 6AW /, 1/72, K26

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Very finely molded and detailed. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed dual cockpits, realistic and very detailed intake and exhausts, optional position speed brake and canopy, gear well detail, drop tanks, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder load-outs, extensive decals for multiple aircraft and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including large decal sheet and instructions.

Lindberg F-86 Sabre Jet NATO Jet Fighter - with Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 310M-120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$62   

1965 hardbox issue in 'excellent++' condition. First motorized release. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 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.

Testors Martin B-57G Canberra, 1/72, 653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$46   

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Rare. Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find "G" variant. From well-detailed Italeri molds. Includes full cockpit, underwing stores, tip tanks, full bomb bay load, optional position landing gear and speed brakes and decals for two aircraft.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi T-2 JSDF Trainer - With Decals for Three Aircraft, 1/72, 705

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Very nicely molded kit. Features decals for two squadrons, very fine raised panel lines and recessed control lines, very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopies and crew of two. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. The T-2 was first flown in 1971 as Japan's first supersonic trainer. The design proved successful and served until replaced by the F-2 in 2006