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Frog Heinkel He-219 'UHU' Owl - Night fighter Camo or Natural Finish, 1/72, F177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Final Frog logo issue from the mid/late 1970s. Very finely molded with realistic detail; builds up to a very nice model. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudders, crew of two and decals/painting instructions for two aircraft, G9+FB finished in night fighter paint and a natural finish variant. 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.

Hasegawa General Dynamics (Convair) F-102A Delta Dagger - BAGGED, 1/72, JS-047

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Bagged kit with no box. Box is shown for reference only. Has decals for the 68th FS (box art) and colorful 32nd FS. Features opened or closed missile bay, full Falcon missile load, optional position landing gear and wing mounted drop tanks. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present. When designed in 1950 the F-102 was a radical departure from conventional early jet fighter design. The delta wing allowed supersonic performance and good low speed handling. It was the first US Aircraft to be armed with missiles alone, 6 Falcons carried internally and 12 x 2.75 inch HVAR rockets in the weapons bay doors. The F-102 equipped all 25 of the ADC squadrons in the day, served in SE Asia and equipped many ANG units.

Airfix North American F-86D Sabre Dog - 520th FIS Geiger Field WA 1955 or 512 FIS 406 FIW Manston 1956, 1/72, 02061-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very nicely molded kit. Features decals for both aircraft, good cockpit and inlet detail, optional position air brakes and air brake well detail, optional position landing gear, retracted or extended ventral rocket tray and drop tanks. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft DHC Caribou Transport - USAF 457th Transportation Sq Vietnam 1972 / RCAF-UN / Tanzania 1970s / Spain Ala 37 1990, 1/72, HC1344

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit and engine front detail, full landing gear and a paint guide and decals for all four versions.

Hawk Douglas A-24 Attack Bomber (SBD Dauntless Army Version), 1/72, 612-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++++

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Fantastic condition hardbox with box artwork by Bill Campbell. Box has like new color and gloss. Excellent kit with great fit and all recessed panel lines. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Berdan's Sharpshooter Union Army 1862 - 1/32 Scale Metal Figure Merite Series, 1/32, 804-250

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very highly detailed cast metal figure. Includes injection molded display stand, stand decal, two part epoxy, Monogram Merite mini-catalog, very in depth painting guide (including information on how to paint figures) and a Testors Paint flyer. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Air Lines SupermaineS6B Racer, 1/72, 4900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. 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. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Air Lines Republic P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt, 1/72, 5901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Nicely molded with all recessed panel line detail. 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. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Life-Like RAF Bristol Bulldog Fighter, 1/48, P609

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Very well molded kit. Has realistic fabric pattern where the real aircraft was cloth covered. Detailed engine and positionable pilot figure. Never started. NOTE: missing windshield and decals. Complete with all other parts and instructions.

Italeri Lockheed C-130 E/G/H/K/CC - RCAF / RAF / Italy / USAF or USN, 1/48, 817

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Has decals for four nationalities and 5 aircraft. Big 1/48 scale model with a very large 33 inch wingspan when built. Fantastic detail with full flight deck and cargo hold interior. Cargo doors open to show detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Unknown Imperator Four Screw Ocean Liner of the Hamburg American Line, 1/200, 312-326

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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During the rush for the biggest and best ocean liners in the early 1900, Dr. Albert Ballin, the director of HAPAG, knew that he could not compete with the Mauritania and Lusitania for the Blu Riband. But he knew that he could make the largest and most luxurious ships afloat. The result were the three German Superliners for the Hamburg-Amerika Line. The first was Imperator. The launch of the Imperator took place on May 23, 1912 from Vulcan Shipyards. She was the largest ship in the world in length and tonnage, far more than the Titanic. After fitting out, the sleek and beautiful ship entered service. She did sail before World War One, but was in New York when the hostilities broke out. The Germans decided that it would be safe to keep her there. This ultimately cost them the ship. When the US entered the war, they seized the ship. After the hostilities, they renamed it USS Imperator and used it to ferry troops back across the Atlantic. Ultimately, the Imperator was given to the British to replace the lost Cunard Liner Lusitania. The Imperator was renamed Berengaria by Cunard. Ironically, the Berengarias new running mates were Mauretania and the Aquitania, her previous peace-time foes. The three ships provided splendid and popular service - they soon became known as The Big Three. These were the glory days of the North Atlantic Ocean Liners. But things changed when the 1931 Stock Market crash hit. Many people simply did not have enough money. The Berengaria cut prices and went on "Booze Cruises" for thirsty Americans during Prohibition. She became known as the "Bargain-Area". Furthermore, her age was showing. She remained Cunard flagship till 1934, when White Star and Cunard combined. At this point she sailed briefly with another of Ballin's 3 Giants, the Majestic, which was originally built as her sister ship Bismarck. Majestic, being slightly larger and in better condition, became flagship. When the Queen Mary was built, there was little use for the Berengaria and her expensive upkeep issues. She was scrapped in 1938. This is a all card-stock model kit and is a reproduction of the original model. All sheets have been reprinted on matching 90lb cardstock (as per the original) using the highest photographic reproduction possible. The model is 1/200 scale and would be just over 4 feet (1.2 meters) when assembled. I believe the original model was from 1911-1912 as she has the original configuration for only 32 life boats; after the Titanic disaster in April of 1912 she was modified to carry 80 lifeboats. The original model was made in Germany and was drawn by Bruno Holz. The drawings are of high quality and in full color. It can be built as a waterline model or full hull. There are 15 original sheets to the model. When the sheets were copied, great care was taken to make sure that no parts were cut off; as a result, you get many extra parts. All parts are labeled as to their number and that number is repeated again where the part should be glued. Factory notes on construction are written in German, French and English. There are no formal instruction sheet.

Italeri Panavia Tornado F3 RAF ADV Fighter, 1/48, 836

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed with swing wings, Skyflash and Sidewinder missile load, drop tanks and detailed cockpit.

Revell Martin Mariner PBM-5 Patrol Bomber, 1/118, 00006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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New Revell of Germany issue. From the same molds as the detailed 1950s 'S' kit. Ideal builder. Features rotating turrets, elevating guns, optional position crew doors and rotating props. Although from old molds, this builds into a nice model. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell PZL P-11C - With Markings for 3 Aircraft - Japan Issue, 1/72, S13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1977 Revell of Japan Takara issue. As with many Revell Japan issues, this one includes multiple decal choices where the USA and Great Britain issues included only one choice. Includes markings for 111 Sq 'Kosciuskzo', 142 Sq and 112 Sq. Includes painting guide for all three aircraft and an optional P-11F and R-11C Racing Aircraft (Revell did not include the decals for these aircraft, just the profile, paint and markings guides.). 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.

Aoshima Kawasaki E15K1 Shiun 'Norm' Floatplane, 1/72, 204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Early Japanese kit with collectible box art. Probably from the very late 1950s or early 1960s. Nicely molded for the time with a one-piece clear canopy, crew of two and a beaching/display stand. 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.

Entex Sturmgeschutz IV Assault Gun, 1/15, 8481

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From Bandai molds. Very large 1/15 scale kit. Includes excellent suspension detail, opening inspection and man hatches, individually molded track links, crew member and much more. Never started. All parts are still factory sealed. Complete with instructions and decals.

Monogram Giant Woolly Mammoth, 1/13, 6075

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Large scale animal figure kit. Molded in tan and ivory. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Bandai Motorized Jaguar XK-E Grand Touring Sport Coupe - with 2 Speeds and Working Lights, 1/8, 3311

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Rare. Very large 1/8 scale kit with fantastic quality and detail. Measures almost 22 inches long when assembled. The model is motorized with two forward speeds with a RE-38 motor, metal gearbox and a metal rear differential. Even with this equipment, the model is still completely scale. The motor and gearbox are completely hidden in the scale engine and transmission; the rear differential is hidden in the scale rear differential. The batteries are stored in the rear luggage compartment. Other features include working headlights, independent and operating front and rear suspension with working spring shocks, very well detailed complete interior, opening and closing doors, windows that roll up and down with the cranks, reclining front seats, front wheels steer from the steering wheel, super detailed engine with carbs, spark plugs, ignition wires, cooling system hoses, brake fluid reservoirs and plated valve covers, opening hood and opening rear trunk. Includes hollow real rubber tires and plated knock-off wire wheels. Molded in gloss red, gray, black, clear, red-tinted clear and with a very large tree of chrome plated parts. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell McDonnell F-4K Phantom II British Royal Navy- Kikoler Brazil Issue, 1/72, H129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Revell of Brazil issue. Features four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, optional position landing gear, two crew and clear canopy, Rolls Royce Spey afterburners and Royal Navy decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Bandai 150mm Self-Propelled Howitzer IV Hummel Motorized for Radio Control - (Bumble Bee), 1/15, 8351-5000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very large 1/15 scale kit that is detailed and rugged for real operation. Features metal parts in high stress and wear locations, injection molded parts, working suspension, full gear boxes, two Mabuchi 56 motors sealed inside the original boxes, extensive running hardware, incredible gun and interior detail, opening doors and hatches, individually molded track links and much more. Never started. Inside, it looks factory fresh. All but one tree it still factory sealed. The open tree has been inventoried complete. With decals, instructions and motors. Please note that Bandai did not include the Radio Control (R/C) with this kit, it must be purchased separately and adapted to the model.