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Frog Canberra Mk.8 / 12 Low Level Bomber South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$32   

Still factory sealed. Final Frog logo from the late 1970s. Has parts and decals for either version- RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. 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.

Eduard Sopwith Baby Floatplane With Aeroclub Metal Prop and Engine - No.445 Flight No.229 Sq RNAS 1918 / Royal Norwegian Navy early -1920s / Palestina (damaged near El Arish Sept 9 1917) / Ansaldo Baby Italian Navy 1918, 1/48, 8006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Includes Aeroclub E408 cast metal engine and prop set, still factory sealed. Highly detailed kit with injection molded parts, cast metal engine, a large set of brass photoetched parts and a large, colorful decal sheet for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC 1973 Dodge Charger - Stock / Panel Wagon Tow Car / Custom Station Wagon, 1/25, 1-7307-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$179   

Still factory sealed. Very rare first issue, and even rarer in this condition. Has parts to build one of the three versions shown. Features detailed 440 CID engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more.

Aurora SE-5 Scout - World War I British Fighter, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell DC-10 Airbus Delta Airlines, 1/144, H118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and split on a bottom long side and also drawn the box top concave as shown. 1972 issue with colorful Delta decals, detailed engine pods, clear windows and detailed landing gear.

Missouri Model Aircraft Co The K.C. Terror - 62 inch Wingspan Class B Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (KC Terror)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

From 1946. Please read the article on this website about the designer of this kit, T.L. Wardlow. Contest is advertised on the box - includes the contest form inside. Features printed balsa wood, balsa stock, balsa blocks as needed, rubber tires with wooden hubs, metal engine mounts, full size plans and hardware as needed. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Monogram Boeing 737 United Airlines (T-43A), 1/72, 5415

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$159   

Factory sealed. Still the only 1/72 injection molded 737 and a vast improvement from the Aurora kit. 1978 issue after Monogram bought Aurora's molds. Monogram only reissued the best and most commercially viable models. The 737 fell into that category but only after Monogram carefully modified the molds for accuracy. The result is an excellent early 737-100. First, Monogram filled in the side windows. Then they added very fine and accurate full panel lines to the entire model even down to the nacelles. and Much-needed flap hinge covers (fairings) were added to the lower wings. Contains greatly improved, full, excellent United Airlines markings and window decals. Could be converted to Military Transport T-43A, but you must furnish your own decals.

Testors Porsche Carrera Targa Convertible, 1/24, 389

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed. Highly detailed kit with more than 160 parts. Features positionable front wheels, detailed engine and drive line, opening trunk, optional engine display stand, opening hood with detailed compartment, full interior and more. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

MPC AMC 1978 Pacer X - Stock or Street, 1/25, 1-7801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Original issue dated 1977. Can be built as a factory Pacer X or a street machine. Features rubber tires, parts molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires, opening hood, detailed engine and underside, complete interior and more. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Hasegawa A-4E/F Skyhawk - US Navy VA-164 USS Hancock Lady Jessie, 1/32, ST13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Very large (1/32 scale) and nicely detailed kit of the light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Kit features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional parts for E or F versions, optional position leading edge slats and speed brakes, external fuel tanks, Bullpup missiles, 500lb bombs and optional position canopy. Very large and colorful decal sheet for the aircraft shown on the box art. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Enterprise Monocoupe Nifties - Flying Aircraft, N-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Rare, 1950s highly prefabricated flying model kit advertised as "Out Of The Box - Into The Air!" The Nifties series was well designed with all-balsa cabin construction (not profile) which eliminates the need for tissues. Features all die-cut parts with fuselage sides, bottom and tops, fully finished, dihedraled and airfoiled "Wonder Wing", fully factory painted on both sides of the wood (when required), finished celluloid cabin windows, factory carved wooden parts, finished wheels, formed wire landing gear, hardware, 5" wide bladed plastic flying prop, rubber motor, step by step plans and more. Never started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bag. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. The entire Nifities line consisted of the N-1 Piper Cub Special, N-2 Taylorcraft, N-3 Aeronca Champion and the N-4 Monocoupe.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H53-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$49   

1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers. This kit is in very rare investment-grade 'near mint++' condition. It is from original hobby shop stock that has never been for retail sale until now. Inside, the kit is nice as it is outside. It is never started, and all the parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. With instructions. 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.

RCM SSN-599 Patrick Henry Submarine with 5 Blade Screw, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$118   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin screw. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Microscale Bf-109G Finnish Bulgaria Swiss Decals, 1/32, 32-0034

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$8   

One sharks mouth decals used. The rest are mint and complete with instructions/placement guide.

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: Exc

$26   

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. 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, 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.

Siedlce Bocian Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Cleanly molded and nicely detailed glider kit. Features some cockpit detail, clear canopy, display stand and decals. The kit manufacturer Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT and are all from this Polish company. They are no longer in operation.

Monogram P-38L / P-38M 2 Seat Night Fighter / P-38J / F-5 Lightning - Four Star Kit, 1/48, PA97-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$54   

First issue hardbox from 1964. Highly detailed and well molded for that time. Builds any of four versions including 2-Seat Night Fighter, day fighter, 'Droop Snoot' with bomber nose and F5 photo recon version. Molded in the correct gloss silver, black and clear plastic. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$395   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, four solid corners, no price tags and the only tape is the remains of the factory sealing tape. The box has a pencil point closed hole and a 1.5 inch closed tear on the upper long side panel. There is general shelf wear and light stains which are visible on the box top. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened tube of colorful Frog cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint and glue are still good. The decals have not rolled and are in 'very good' condition. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Monogram SM-62 Snark Guided Missile With Tractor and Launching Ramp - US Air Force / SAC, 1/80, PD27-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$154   

First and only issue from 1957. Hard to find scale kit of the Snark, tow tractor, launcher and crew of four. Launch pad has wheels that rotate and the launcher can be realistically moved from the transport to the launch configuration. Molded in the correct beautiful gloss red and yellow-orange. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Also includes correct small Monogram fold out catalog and additional small missile catalog sheet.

Hasegawa P-40E Warhawk - Maj. E.F. Rector 76th FS 23rd FG China July 1942 / 'Bob's Robin' Lt. R.H. Vaught 9th FS 49th FG Australia Summer 1942, 1/48, JT86

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$34   

Excellent kit dated 2005 from new molds. Features 109 parts, one PE fret, all fine, recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and wheel well detail, optional position canopy, drop tank and more. Includes 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.