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Aoshima Mitsubishi A7M2 Reppu (Sam), 1/72, 201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

From the late 1950s/very early 1960s. Early Japanese kit with a high gloss box top and very collectible artwork. The kit is nicely molded for the time and features fine raised detail, folding wing tips, retractable landing gear and pilot. The model as never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory clear internal bag. With the original tube of cement, decals and instructions.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Gollywock - 32 inch Wingspan Class C Aircraft, 403

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Purchased brand new on November 21, 1966 at National Hobby, Inc on Lorain Ave in Cleveland, Ohio. Includes the original receipt. Another successful design for Class C Stick National Competition by Wally Simmers. Climbs at 1200 feet/min on rubber power with a glide angle of 10 to 1. Large and graceful. Features covering tissue, high quality print and stripwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Park Plastics Boeing 707 Jetliner RCA Promotional Item, 1/180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Special late 1950 or very early 1960s promotional model given away by RCA to promote the new 'Jetliner' television sets. Includes RCA wing and tail decals and RCA instructions that also advertise the new television set. Older but nice kit with retractable landing gear. This may be the only aircraft kit issued by Park. The molds are from Pegapan (France) thanks to Dusty Rhodes' research (thanks Dusty!) Never started. NOTE: missing one internal retainer (easily made), one wheel and two engine inlet cones. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, RCA decals and instructions present.

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.

KVZ Mil Mi-4 'Hound' Helicopter, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Unique kit from KVZ, which was an East German company from 1969 to 1973. During this time, they produced some fantastic Cold War kits of Soviet and Eastern Bloc Airliners, Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

MPM Kawanishi N1K1 'Shinden' George, 1/72, 72123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Kit features fine, all recessed panel line detail, many photoetched parts and decals for four aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. During construction of the NiK1 Kyofu (Strong Wind) float plane, the design team at Kawanishi did a study of converting that aircraft to a land-based fighter. The design seemed very promising, but the Japanese Navy rejected it. Kawanishi decided to privately fund the building of prototypes regardless. The aircraft flew and flew well, but the navy was unimpressed as they ordered the J2M Raiden into production. Kawanishi, undaunted, built four additional prototypes. The IJN was finally won over, and funds were released to produce the fighter. Production problems were solved in time for the Shiden (Violet Lightning) to see action before the end of the war, but not in significant numbers to change the tide. The Shiden was an excellent aircraft, but a modified version, NiK2-J may have been the finest Japanese Naval fighters of the war.

Aeroclub Hawker Hector - RAF No. 613 Sq November 1939- June 1940 / Irish Air Corps No. 90 1940 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Rare. Features very nice injection molded main parts, high quality Aeroclub metal details, extruded airfoil strut material, full instructions and excellent decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard P-39 Airacobra Profipack, 1/48, 8062

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Highly detailed kit with recessed panel lines, extensive PE parts, full mask set and markings for several different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$58   

NOTE: builder or parts kit only, please read carefully. Rare, Brooklyn-produced early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing parts. Both bow dive planes and one prop are missing. NOTE: decals have been cut out and are missing (2) eyeballs and one shark's mouth. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals (separated) and instructions. NOTE: instructions are present but completely split in two down one fold seam. The box looks better than the 'poor' rating but is graded as such because there is extensive clear tape holding the top together, stains and missing litho as shown at the bottom and on the bottom long side. The tray (lower box) is present but split along most seams.

KVZ Sukoi Su-7 'Fishpot' - Russian / Polish / Czech Air Forces, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

In my opinion, this is one of the best KVZ kit to build into a scale model. Has very good fit, finish and detail. Cold-war model from the former German Democratic Republic with decals for three countries listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-48 I Lily Light Bomber - With Markings for Three Aircraft - (ex-Mania), 1/72, C12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

From high quality Mania molds. Features a very highly detailed interior and fine recessed panel lines as well as colorful markings for three aircraft as well as a painting guide. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions or still internally bag sealed.

Matchbox Heinkel He-115 - Finnish or Luftwaffe, 1/72, PK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Includes markings for Finnish LeLv 46 1942, Luftwaffe 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 706 Denmark 1940 and 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 406 Tromso Norway 1942. The last group took part in the attacks on Convoy PQ17 in June/July of 1942 in which 23 of 36 vessels were sunk by air attack and U-boats. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Zvezda Su-47 Berkut - Bagged, 1/72, 7215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Bagged kit. Well detailed. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram F-82E / F-82G Twin Mustang - Heritage Edition Issue, 1/72, 6063

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$27   

1984 Heritage issue. Has parts and markings for both day and night fighter version. Never started. Factory sealed parts bag with decals and instructions.

MPC ChopperChopper - Sikorsky Sea King SH-3 Police Rescue Helicopter with Ground Crew - USN or Civil (Police), 1/72, 2-0233

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit comes with decals for Police version but also includes all parts for the Navy version and torpedo weapons load. Kit features spinning main and tail rotors, cockpit and interior detail including cargo deck, opening side doors, cargo net on side hoist, and working dipping sonar assembly (when you turn the rotor, it comes out of the bay and lowers - you can raise it by turning the rotors in the opposite direction). In 1982, during the Falklands War, H.R.H. The Duke of York flew Sea Kings on 820 NAS, embarked in HMS Invincible, marking one of few occasions inmodern history when an English Royal has actually participated in armed conflict.

Airfix Aichi D3AI Val - Craftmaster Issue (Black Side Panels), 1/72, 1227-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still mint in the factory seal. Black side panel Craftmaster issue with the same part number and box size as the black side panel issue.

Revell 1911 Rolls Royce Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H46-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is excellent, and the inside has never been started. It is still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' bag. Complete with instructions. Molded in deep burgundy plastic. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet United Air Lines, 1/156, 362-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$89   

Still factory sealed. The seal is 85% intact and has two splits and some cellophane missing on the bottom and side. Aurora Canada issue dated 1968. Features big 15 inch wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and a large display stand. Includes full color decals.

Hasegawa Mikoyan Mig-27 Flogger D, 1/72, 712

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Features swing wings, full external stores and optional position landing gear. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Revell Cutlass F7U-3 with Sparrow Missiles - Lodela Issue - (F7U3), 1/59, H171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. One-piece box Lodela issue from the 1960s. This kit is from the 'S' molds but the molds were modified to add the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and pylons.