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Comet Sparky 32 inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Balsa Flying Model Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R9-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s. Rare, large flying model with a Coke bottle next to the young model builders snake plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Revell McDonnell Douglas KC-10 (DC-10) Extender Tanker with F-15, 1/144, 4524

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare. 1983 issue. Features both aircraft in 1/144 scale, optional position landing gear, optional position fueling probe, optional stand that can hold the aircraft in refueling position and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Vietnam US Navy Swift Patrol Boat - (ex- Monogram), 1/48, 5104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Revell reissue from quality Monogram molds. Large model features detailed deck fittings, clear cabin windows, elevating .50 caliber machine guns, working gun ring, 81mm mortar, display base and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Lancaster BMk.I/III - 9 Sq RAF December 1944/45 'Tallboy' 12,000 lb Bomb Tirptiz Raid/ Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 1945 / RAF 106 Sq Coningsby 1942, 1/72, PK-602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

From 1983. Very nicely detailed for that time. Features very fine raised panel lines and some recessed panel lines. Includes cockpit and crew, rotating turrets, optional parts for all versions including unique RAAF aircraft, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position bomb bay doors for two variants (no bomb load included) and decals with paint guide for three aircraft. The RAAF aircraft is a natural silver finish. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog JU-87G Stuka Red Series, 1/72, F195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel detail. Kit includes cockpit and crew of two, two underwing anti-tank cannon and decals for either Hungarian Air Force 102/1 Dive Bomber Sq or Stab/Stukageschwader 2 Hans Rudel with 1000 Tanks Destroyed. 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.

Microscale Convair 990 - Alaska / Swissair / Northeast Decals, 1/144, MS4-6

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$85   

From ex-Topping molds. Accurate injection molded kit with full color decals for all airlines listed and a display stand. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent+.' Please see the two articles on this website about decal restoration and using older decals.

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: Exc

$32   

Has decals for both versions and color painting guide. Kit is very finely molded 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. 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.

Revell Coast Guard PBY-5 Catalina, 1/72, H277-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1971 issue with unusual and colorful Coast Guard markings. Features beaching gear for land operations, retractable wingtip floats and detailed engines with movable propellers.

ESCI LTV A-7E Corsair II - VA-113 'Stingers' USS Ranger / VA-83 USS Forrestal, 1/48, SC-4014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$29   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded with very fine raised panel lines. Features cockpit and gear well detail, decals for both colorful high-vis squadrons and a huge variety of weapons.

Airfix North American B-25J / B-25H / B-25J Gun Nose Mitchell - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Mid-1960s release. This issue has the black short box ends. Includes parts and decals for three versions - B-25J "Lady Luck", B-25J Modified Gun Nose and B-25H "Norma Sue." Has many working features and details- gun elevate and turrets turn, full crew and interior, opening bomb bay doors, opening fore and aft boarding doors with optional ladders, rotating wheels and props and moving control surfaces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Craftmaster kits were Airfix models made in the UK and marketed by MPC in the USA.

Monogram P-40N Curtiss Warhawk - Blue Box Issue, 1/64, PA165-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Blue box issue from 1967. Very finely molded with excellent detail and traditional Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Dornier Do-335 Arrow - Prototype V-10 or A-6 Nightfighter, H96

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1978 issue. Builds either version; please note that BOTH versions are two seaters. Features optional position landing gear, radar antennas, clear canopies, rotating props and wheels, flame dampers on the exhaust and decals for either aircraft listed.

AMT 1971 Plymouth Duster 340 Pro Shop - Completely Factory Painted, 1/25, 31949

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$46   

One of the superb discontinued 'ProShop' series from 2001. The nice thing about this model is that no painting is required - all parts are professionally and correctly painted. Features detailed 340 CID engine, detailed engine bay, removable hood, full interior, rubber tires and detailed underside with suspension and exhaust. The kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed the many individual factory bags. With instructions.

Otaki Japanese Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer K5Y1 'Willow' - Markings for Two Orange and One Silver Aircraft, 1/48, OT2-8-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Very nicely molded kit featuring very good cockpit and engine detail, pilots, decals for three colorful aircraft and rigging wires and rigging information. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe Vickers Viscount - Capitol or BEA - (ex-Hawk), 1/96, 05501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit from quality ex-Hawk molds. Includes a large, colorful decal sheet for Capital Airlines or BEA.

Monogram P-38J Lightning Richard Bong - Day Fighter / Droop Snoot / Night Fighter, 1/48, 5479

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$28   

Still factory sealed. Reissue of the high quality 1960s Four Star kit. Comes with marking for Richard Bongs aircraft 'Marge', Droop Snoot 'Bomba-Dear' and night fighter 'Night Lightning' and parts for all three versions.

IMC F-105D Thunderchief with Optional Battle Damaged Parts, 1/72, 483-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed. Original issue from the 1970s. Great kit features stock parts and additional 'Extra Battle Damaged Parts' with realistically damaged fuselage, rudder and canopy. Has decals for camo version or natural metal finish.

Revell North American B-25J Mitchell With IMPS CP-002 B-25J Solid Nose 8 Gun Gunship - 'Jaunty Jo' 498th BS Biak Island New Guinea May 1945 / 'Finito Benito Next Hirohito' 12th Air Force Corsica 1944 - (ex-Monogram), 1/48, 85-5512

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Includes the injection molded solid-nose J gunship IPMS Conversion with full instructions including illustrations. Complete and never used. The actual kit is the 2004 issue from high quality Monogram molds. Includes colorful decals and numerous optional parts for both aircraft. This kit can build a bomb nose 'J' with the Nordon bombsight or a 'gun' nose 'J' with the bombardier's nose. Excellent detail inside and out. Features full interior detail, optional position bomb bay with bomb load, rotating turrets and elevating guns, optional position crew hatch, and rotating props. The kit has never been started. One bag is opened and those parts have been inventoried 100% complete and all other parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed WV-2 Radome Early Warning Aircraft - Kikoler Issue, 1/128, H174

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed. Kikoler Revell of Brazil release from the 1960s. From the famous and rare 'S' molds dating from the late 1950s.

Monogram F-84G Thunderjet Pro Modeler, 1/48, 85-5951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$48   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Very high quality kit with a large colorful decal sheet and many photoetched parts. Kit features detailed wheel wells and cockpit, optional position speed brake and canopy, iron bombs, nuclear bomb (SAC version), rockets, optional position wing flaps, boarding ladder and standing pilot figure. Includes decals for "Night Take Off' piloted by Col. Charles Jordan, Commander, 58th Fighter bomber Wing, Korea, 1952 or 31st Fighter Escort Wing, SAC Command, Nouassuer Air Base, French Morocco during Operation Long Stride (August 1953).