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Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

Long hardbox issue dated 1966. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there are tread burns on the bottom of the belly pan.

Aurora Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/65, 497-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Dated 1962 but is from the early 1960s since the price extension is 70 cents and there is no Famous Fighters in the logo border. Most likely the third issue. Molded in dark blue and clear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora De Havilland Tiger Moth, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the bottom and left, and the box has damage as shown on the left. First issue dated 1958 with brilliant Jo Kotula box artwork. This was a very nice kit for that time.

Frog Westland Wessex I (S-58) - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - Red Series, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$28   

Molded in light gray-blue. Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 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.

ITC Piasecki VZ-8P or 59L Airgeep Aerial Jeep, 1/35, 3674-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

Well detailed kit from about 1960. The Airgeep was made for the US Army to increase mobility by combining the best of a jeep and helicopter. It traveled at up to 150 miles per hour and could carry several fully equipped troops. Includes three crew members. Has decals for the US Army prototype. Never started. NOTE: missing three ground troops, ground base and #9, very small foot pedals. The pedals can be easily made from strip plastic. Includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Helo - (ex-Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$225   

Second issue, likely from around 1962/63 because of the logo and 98 cent price extension. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the border) at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds. Features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 737 Commercial Jet United Air Lines, 1/72, 359-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$175   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. The seal is present and intact except for a 1/2 inch split on the bottom. The box has no damage at all. Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. This is the first issue artwork but the third price extension change. This kit has the 2.50 price instead of the earlier 1.98 or 2.49. Given the 250 price extension, this exact kit was likely issued around 1967/68. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley Hawk HS-1182, 1/72, PK27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Dated 1975. Includes color painting guide and decals two versions - XX154 Jet Trainer RAF prototype and XX156 Ground Attack RAF Prototype. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Kader Vickers Viscount BEA - British European Airways, 1/121, 393

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Ex-Lincoln molds. Very close to 1/144 scale. Good detail and complete decals including all pin stripes. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box has a stain on the bottom tray- outside only. All parts, decals and instructions are 'excellent' and undamaged.

Kader Douglas DC-7 - BOAC, 1/150, 395

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Ex-Lincoln molds. Very close to 1/144 scale. Good detail and complete decals including all pin stripes. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix De Havilland Tiger Moth, 1/72, 01015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$16   

Still factory sealed. Older but nicely molded kit that builds into a nice display model.

Airfix German Assault Gun Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M1-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1960s issue with colorful and dramatic artwork.

Airfix Sturmgeschutz GIII 75mm Assault Gun - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M1-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Classic 1960s artwork. 'White' box sides issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: decals are a partial sheet from the Tiger tank and are not correct for this kit. Since they consists of numbers and iron crosses, they can certainly be used on this kit.

Airfix F4F Wildcat Craftmaster, 1/72, 3-46

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very colorful 1960s issue with great box artwork. 'Black' box issue with black side panels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix DH Tiger Moth II Craftmaster, 1/72, 4-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Great colorful 1960s artwork of a pilot and his instructor making a low pass at the airfield. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies

Hasegawa Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 F-13 Fishbed - Egyptian or Israeli Air Forces, 1/72, 1012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Nicely molded kit. Features supersonic drop tank, Atoll missiles and decals for Egypt and captured Israeli aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has a very light stain on the right; so light that it did not show up in the photo.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

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

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$22   

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

Fujimi SU-85 Tank Destroyer, 1/76, 15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

High quality armor kit as you would expect from Fujimi. Molded with very fine detail. Includes flexible treads, full decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Junkers JU-88A-4 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left side and is missing a section of cello wrap. Very colorful Craftmaster artwork showing the last moments of a Ju-88 under the guns of RAF Spitfires. Well molded kit with cockpit detail, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, working dive brakes, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and props and external bomb load.