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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.

Trimaster Focke-Wulf FW-190F-8 - Luftwaffe I./SG2 or II./SG4, 1/48, MA-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$55   

From 1988. Highly detailed kit with legendary Trimaster quality. Kit features two frets of photoetched parts, numerous metal castings, brass and metal rod as well as all recessed detail on the plastic moldings. Includes a large decal sheet and paint guide for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

MPC H.M.S. Repulse Battlecruiser, 1/600, 1-5253

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

From Airfix molds. Nicely detailed full hull kit. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with instructions.

Hasegawa F-15J Eagle With AAM-3 Missile, 1/48, PT15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$39   

Very highly detailed model. Large 1/48 scale with 149 parts. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Classic 1960s artwork. 'White' box sides issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Focke-Wulf FW-200C Condor - KG40 (F8+DH) Bordeaux 1940, 1/72, H204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Revell of Great Britain issue dated 1965 with unique box art. Has many operating features: movable control surfaces, rotating props, wheels and gun turrets and full crew. Never started. Factory sealed bag with all paperwork also bag sealed.

Airfix Short Sunderland - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$66   

A remarkable example that is still factory sealed and in mint condition. The 'Hendricks Discount Toys' price tag is still on the right side panel. Incredible Craftmaster artwork. A merchant ship is sinking on the left and the crew is in lifeboats in the foreground on lower side panel. The Sunderland is preparing to rescue them, while the other Sunderland depth-charges the U-boat responsible for the sinking. The Sunderland's 21-year record with the RAF has made it a legend. Derived from the Empire Class Flying Boat Airliners, Sunderland IIIs had a top speed of 210 mph and an endurance of 12 hours. These qualities made the Sunderland a superb platform for North Sea and North Atlantic patrols, ASW and SAR. Crews usually loved the airplane; its large size afforded many airborne comforts that bomber or fighter crews could only dream of, such as bunk, a head and an area for food preparation. Kit features beaching gear, rotating turrets with elevating guns, movable control surfaces, external bomb load and rotating props.

Monogram Mitsubishi Zero A6M5 - Bagged YMBC Issue, 1/48, 6974

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$28   

From the late 1960s/early 1970s. This is the Monogram Zero in a factory sealed bag that was sold through the Young Model Builders Club. This kit is part of a famous 1/48 scale series of WWII aircraft kits that Monogram originally developed in the 1960s. The kit is very well molded and features rotating propeller and wheels, retractable landing gear, pilot and drop tank. Never been started and still sealed in thy factory bag.

Airfix Flying Whitehouse E-4 (Boeing 747), 1/144, 6102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$59   

Airfix's excellent 747 kit with White House E-4 markings. Features optional position passenger, emergency and baggage doors, clear passenger and cockpit windows and highly detailed optional position landing gear. NOTE: nothing has been glued, but the wing halves have been neatly sprayed silver. There is no other painting, and you could strip them or easily paint over them. NOTE: missing emergency door #1 and thin baggage door #9. These parts can be easily made from sheet plastic. Inventoried with all other parts and excellent decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$28   

Limited production kit, approximately 2000 were made. Injection molded kit with metal details and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Huma Model Messerschmitt M 35b (M-35), 1/72, 2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

This aircraft is an interesting part of the Bf-109 family line. The M 35 was a successful light sport acrobatic aircraft from 1933. The redesign was designated M 37, which became known as the Bf-108 Taufin...the lead-in to the famous Bf-109. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

KVZ Antonov AN-24b Interflug, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Older issue box and artwork is in excellent condition. Classic Cold War East German/USSR airliner in Interflug markings. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Never started. Although all parts are present, one propeller has one blade broken off, which is missing. Otherwise inventoried 100% complete with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions.

Heller SA-342L Gazelle (SA342), 1/50, 484

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Large 1/50 scale kit. Older model with 49 parts that features detailed interior, rotor head, and fine raised panel lines. Decals are provided for the Aerospatiale demonstrator.

Hasegawa Sopwith Camel (F.1 Camel) - 1/8 Scale Museum Model Series, 1/8, CP-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$1200   

Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Inside the kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory parts bags. Includes all plans, decals, instructions and paperwork. As an added precaution, I have carefully inventoried all small metal parts through the plastic bags as occasionally a bag will split open. They are confirmed to be 100% complete. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

MPC HMS Ark Royal - WWII Aircraft Carrier, 1/600, 1-5102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$49   

Still factory sealed. From Airfix molds in the 1960s. Very highly detailed kit for that time. Perhaps the best injection-molded kit of the carrier responsible for launching the strike that crippled the Bismarck.

Aurora-KB Fokker E-V (D-VIII) - Polish Air Force, 1/48, 1135-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

1972 issue with revised molds and better quality. Includes pilot, ground crewman and battle terrain base. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The aircraft represented fought with the Polish Air Force against the Ukranian forces in 1919.

Meikraft Models Pfalz DIII or DIIIa (D-III D-IIIa), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$22   

Has parts to build both variants. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Heller AMD-BA-Dornier Alpha Jet - Patrouille de France / Luftwaffe, 1/50, 504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Early issue Heller large 1/50 scale Alpha Jet model. Good detail and 56 parts. Includes decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Convair 880 TWA Jetliner, 1/189, 452-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$65   

Still factory sealed. Rare late 1950s issue. This is the only issue with the classic Ray Gaedke box artwork. Has very fine raised panel detail and can be built wheels up or down. Includes full TWA decals. The box would grade better than 'sealed vg' but the side panels have creasing.

Arii Mitsubishi Ki-15-I Type 97 Mk.1 'Babs' - Japanese Army Scout Airplane, 1/72, 10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$26   

Still factory sealed. I cannot verify it since the kit is sealed, but I feel these molds are from LS or Mania.