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Frog Gloster Javelin - Green Issue, 1/72, F324

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

1960s issue with terrific box art. Rare. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with round metal nose weight and a large, round-based black plastic Frog stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Junkers Ju-88A-4 - Green Series, 1/72, F160

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

1960s issue with a desperate box art scene. Ground crew flee for their lives as Typhoons lob rockets into an airfield of gassed and about-to-be armed bombers. Well detailed and molded. Features 74 parts and separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes 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 Republic F-105 Thunderchief - 388th TFW Korat AFB Thailand 1967 or 18th TFW 5th AF Okinawa 1963 - Orange Series - (Hasegawa molds), 1/72, F269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Late 1960s or early 1970s issue. 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. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg British SE-5a Scout, 1/48, 532-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$18   

Late 1950s issue hardbox kit with colorful Ray Gaedke artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time that makes an ideal 'Classic Builder.' Features fine raised rib and panel lines and recessed control surfaces, detailed engine and removable cowling, wheel chocks, one ground crew member and a two-wheeled tail skid dolly for ground maneuvering. There is no assembly but NOTE: several small parts are neatly painted. Inventoried and NOTE: missing control stick (just a straight cylinder, easily made with stock plastic or stretched sprue). Otherwise includes all other parts, instructions and decals. Please note that the mail in 'catalog' form has been cut from the instructions and is gone. This does not interfere with assembly.

Air Lines Westland Wallace - (ex Frog), 1/72, 7903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

Very finely molded in silver and with the large, clear round-based Frog stand. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. This kit has never been started. 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.

Airfix Super Mystere B.2 Japan Issue - French 10-RF or 12-ZQ / Israeli Air Force 325 or 708, 1/72, X301-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1980 Airfix Japan issue. Nicely molded kit with optional position landing gear, some cockpit detail, underwing stores and optional position speed brakes. Includes painting guide and decals for all four aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT-Hasegawa 18SHI Nakajima Renzan (Rita) Four Engine Bomber, 1/72, A680-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-

$56   

Still factory sealed but the box has serious wear and there are splits in the seal. This kit was a short-lived marketing project by AMT using high quality Hasegawa kits.

Classic Airframes Supermarine Walrus, 1/48, 451

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed resin interior and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller AMD Mirage IVA Bomber, 1/72, 351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Nicely molded kit of the French Strategic Bomber. Features very fine raised panel detail, recessed control surface lines, good cockpit detail, two drop tanks, nuclear bomb and decals for five different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter - Lodela Air Power Issue, 1/96, H138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$55   

Revell Lodela 'Air Power' series issue with framable box art. Features working rotors, full cockpit and 'greenhouse' clear nose. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Lockheed F-104J Starfighter - JASDF Markings For 12 Different Aircraft, 1/72, 1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$36   

Limited issue from 1989 and still considered the finest 1/72 F-104 model ever made. From new molds with all very fine recessed panel lines, very nicely detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, four drop tanks and a very large and colorful decal sheet for 12 different aircraft, including the 20th Anniversary of 204 Squadron. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Lockheed F-104G/S Special Mark - F-104S 50th Anniversary 22 Gruppo 51 Stormo Italy / F-104G 'Bavaria 104' Jabo G32 Luftwaffe / CF-104 '30th Anniversary No.421 Sq 1 CAG Canada RCAF, 1/72, SP25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

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Limited issue from 1990 has a huge and colorful decal sheet for all three very ornate and colorful aircraft listed. From new molds with 95 pieces, all very fine recessed panel lines, very nicely detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, drop tanks, external weapons including AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 AA missiles and a very large, colorful decal sheet for the three aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are either inventoried 100% complete or still in the internal factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions. From Dusty Rhodes - "The lively fuselage and nose art seen on the box art aircraft commemorates the historic rivalry between the Italian 12th Bomber Squadron (badge = three mice) and the 51st Fighter Squadron (badge = black cat). It particularly refers to a 1938 exercise in which the 51st's G-50s successfully intercepted a simulated attack by the 12th's SM-79s. Prior to the introduction of the G.50, the SM79s had easily outpaced the Cr-32s flown by the 'cats.'"

Aurora Lockheed F-104 Starfighter - (ex Comet), 1/110, 291-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Very rare 1964 Aurora of Canada hardbox issue of the ex-Comet kit. Several small-scale Comet molds (including the F-104, B-47 and B-52) were never reissued for the USA market and for decades I have wondered what happened to them. Aurora had no need for them, as they had already cut their own (superior) small-scale molds for those subjects. Well, the ex-Comet molds went to Aurora of Canada! The slightly less detailed Comet kits were issued there using the same box art as their slightly more detailed Aurora USA counterparts. Simply looking at the box top, you could not tell the difference. However, the contents and instructions gives the secret away. Molded in silver and clear and still retains the original Comet 'teardrop' shaped two-piece stand. Naturally the instructions are completely unique since this is a completely different kit from the Aurora USA Starfighter. This model is 100% correct and has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Republic F-84 Thunderstreak, 1/80, 299-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Aurora of Canada issue dated 1964. This is from ex-Comet molds and includes the modified ex-Comet 'teardrop' stand as well. It is a nice early kit with recessed panel lines and clear canopy for 'in flight' display configuration only. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora F-101 Voodoo, 1/136, 294-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Dated 1958 but the 39 cent suffix and logo make it from the very early 1960s. This is a nice, small-scale kit that features a clear canopy, complete landing gear, display stand and decals for 'FB-419.' Molded in silver and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'near mint' condition decals and instructions.

Aurora F-100 Super Sabre - (ex Comet), 1/103, 289-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Dated 1963 and in 'excellent' condition inside and out. This is from quality ex-Comet molds and a nice small scale kit for that time with recessed panel lines, clear canopy, pilot bust, 'in flight' configuration and the famous Comet teardrop display stand. Molded in medium gray and clear, with decals for 'FW744.' Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/103, 490-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

Dated 1961 with the great Jim Cox artwork that makes early Aurora kits so collectible. This issue has a slightly larger box than earlier ones. It is a nicely done kit for that time, molded in silver and clear with full landing gear and clear 'Triangle World Map' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note, this is not a reissue of the Comet model. Aurora cut these molds years before acquiring Comet's F-100. Since this kit does not have 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo border and has a 70 cent price extension, it is most likely from the late 1960s and not the artwork copyright date of 1961.

AMT Kenworth K-123 Cabover Tractor Semi Truck, 1/25, AMT687-06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$54   

Still factory sealed. Recent reissue from the original molds. This is a super detailed truck with over 300 parts and many in chrome. Features rolling chassis build just like the actual truck, tilting sleeper cab, one-piece tilting hood, vinyl air/hydraulic hoses, dual exhaust, fifth wheel assembly, hollow vinyl truck tires, straight or curved exhaust stacks, stock or custom rear wheel hubs, Air Ride Driver's Seat and 855 CID Turbo Charged Cummings Diesel Engine.

Revell Messerschmitt Me-262, 1/144, H1020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$22   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue, most likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The colorful inner box is factory sealed with special Lodela tape, then it was factory shrink-wrapped.

Revell Spitfire Mk1, 1/144, H1013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue, most likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The colorful inner box is factory sealed with special Lodela tape, then it was factory shrink-wrapped.