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Frog HS Buccaneer S.Mk 2A / S.Mk 50 - RAF or South African Airforce, 1/72, F238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Has decals for both Air Forces, No.12 Sq RAF Honington, 1970 and No. 24 Sq SAAF Waterkfloof, 1970. Typical high quality Frog kit with no rivets and fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features steering nose strut, four anti-ship missiles on wing pylons and optional position landing gear. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook.

Frog Swordfish Mk.1, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Includes decals for both historic aircraft (810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938) and a color painting guide as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried with all aircraft parts complete but NOTE: missing stand. With 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.

Frog Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.9 or Mk.59 - RAF No. 54 Sq 1969 or Swiss No.1 Sq 1964, 1/72, F204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

Late 1970s final logo issue. Includes parts and decals to make either version/aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all airplane 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.

MPC English Electric (BAC) Lightning F.1A Interceptor, 1/72, 1-4109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

From Airfix molds. Nicely molded. Includes Firestreak missiles and large, colorful decal sheet with red and white checkerboards. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe Bristol Mk.51 Sycamore - Belgian Air Force / West German Wehremacht / Royal Australian Navy, 1/72, 04002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Contains markings for four Air Forces. The first Sycamore flew in 1947 and deliveries continued until 1957. This very successful design was in use well into the 1970s. Includes detailed interior and Scale Master Decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Novo Gloster Whittle E28/39 Pioneer - Bagged (ex-Frog), 1/72, F174

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$19   

Still factory sealed. From quality Frog molds. Nice kit of the early British Jet.

Cooperativa Sukhoi Su-9 Fishpot B, 1/72, R72006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Finely molded with all recessed panel lines, photoetched details and film instruments. Has markings for two aircraft, 'Blue 44' or 'Blue 68.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. First flown in late 1958, the Su-9 carried 4 RS-2 US/K-5 (AA-1) radar guided 'Alkali' missiles and was the most used supersonic interceptor in the PVO (Air Defense Force) for many years.

Aurora MG TD Sports Car, 1/32, 511-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. From 1958. Hard-to-find second issue with classic artwork. From ex-Advanced molds. Kit features good outline, good interior with seats, dash board, steering wheel and column and floor with carpet texture, convertible top cover, gas tank and filler cap, front and rear bumpers and real rubber tires. Molded in a bright gloss red. NOTE: the wheels, steering post, w/s frame and bumpers have been neatly painted silver. There is no other painting and zero assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: the instructions have bug damage.

Frog Republic F-105 Thunderchief - 388th TFW Korat AFB Thailand 1967 or 18th TFW 5th AF Okinawa 1963 (Hasegawa molds), 1/72, F269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

This is the quality Hasegawa kit that was re-boxed by Frog and marketed in the UK. Has decals for Vietnam camo and natural finish aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tauro Model Macchi MC-202 Folgore, 1/48, 303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very highly detailed kit with over 130 parts. The engine and engine compartment alone is over 25 parts. Includes highly detailed gun bay, cockpit, independently molded rudder, aileron, elevator and flaps, optional position landing gear, optional tropical filter and canopy, and removable gun bay and engine cowls. Has decals and detailed painting guide for mulitple aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

MPC Kingfisher OS2U-1 Profile Series - Lt. JG Burns Truk Rescue April 1944 / Observation Sq 3 USS Mississippi 1941 / Ensign PL Ferber Peleliu Sept 1944 - (OS2U1), 1/72, 2-1106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$27   

Kit can be built with wheels or floats and features markings for all three historical aircraft. Lt. JG Burn's aircraft was the one that picked up 9 downed pilots in one day during the famous air raid on Truk Lagoon in April 1944. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$379   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include general wear and edge and corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

Classic Airframes Westland Whirlwind, 1/48, 463

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed resin interior, cast metal landing gear struts and a fret of photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram A-37 Dragonfly USAF or South Vietnam AF, 1/48, 5486

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

A-37s served as close support aircraft in Vietnam. The Dragonfly carried a nose mounted minigun that fired 6000 rounds per minute and had a large variety of underwing stores. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note there is light bug damage to the backing paper of the decals; the actual transfers are not damaged.

Revell M-42 Twin 40mm Duster Anti-Aircraft Gun (M42) - Ex-Renwal, 1/32, 8000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

1989 Revell reissue from original Renwal molds. Highly detailed kit with 182 parts. Has many action and moving features including independent suspension on each wheel, working tracks, rotating and elevating 40mm gun, two opening crew hatches on top and one large crew entrance door on the front, interior seats, detailed engine and 3 engine hatches that open. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have light bug damage to the backing paper; the actual transfers are clear and clean.

Testors M-107 (M107) Mad Dog 'Cyclops' US Army Heavy Gun - with USA / Germany / Great Britain Decals, 1/35, 791

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Well detailed with more than 185 parts. Features many working features and decals for the three countries listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPM Spitfire PR Mk. XIX - RAF 81Sqn and Swedish 11 Sqn, 1/72, C72025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Limited release kit featuring fine recessed panel line details, brass photoetched parts and decals for both aircraft listed - RAF Photo Reconnaissance 81 Squadron based at Seletar, Singapore in 1951 and Swedish Air Force Photo Reconnaissance 11 Regiment in 1948. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Vought F4U-4 Corsair - US Marines VMF-312 (Ex-Idea / Ex-Monogram) - (F4U4), 1/48, HC1511

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Some molds have a colorful history; this one is no exception. At one point, Monogram leased or sold a set of Corsair molds (from the original 4 Star action kit) to Idea in Korea. Idea copied the molds, modifying them with a tab on each tree with the Idea name. Hobby Craft's kit is the Idea copy of the Monogram Corsair (right down to the blue and black parts) with the Idea tab. On the outside of many Hobby Craft boxes it says 'Make in South Korea' - obviously Idea is one of the agents who molded kits for HC. 'Working Action Model' with many features; wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and rotating wheels and prop. Under-wing stores feature missiles, bombs and drop tanks. Includes decals for Marine version. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Idea Vought F4U-4 Corsair - US Marines VMF-312 (ex-Hobby Craft / Ex-Monogram) - (F4U4), 1/48, 19-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Some molds have a colorful history; this one is no exception. At one point, Monogram leased or sold a set of Corsair molds (from the original 4 Star action kit) to Idea in Korea. Idea copied the molds, modifying them with a tab on each tree with the Idea name. Hobby Craft also issued this kit in it's own box after Idea molded them. This kit even includes dark navy blue and black parts just like the original Monogram Four Star release. 'Working Action Model' with many features; wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and rotating wheels and prop. Under-wing stores feature missiles, bombs and drop tanks. Includes decals for Marine version. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Corona Galleon Type 1450, 1/200, 840

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$45   

Still factory sealed. Highly detailed model with 173 parts. Galleon type of warship from about 1450. Note the 8 towers, which housed men-of-arms for when the ship drew near the opponent. With billowing sails.