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Lindberg Satellite With Three Stage Launching Rocket, 1004-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$265   

Rare first issue kit from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedeke box artwork. Kit can be taken apart and reassembled to show each mission stage. Features detailed satellite payload with clear housing as shown on box top, three separate stages with engines, clear rocket engine housings for stage one and two, loading truck and four rocket supports for display. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings shown on the rocket on the right of the box top. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent'.

Skywave JMSDF Shirayuki DDG123-133 Destroyer With P-3 Orion and Helicopter, 1/700, SW-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Hard-to-find waterline kit. Features highly detailed moldings, full decals including hull markings and stern names for numbers 123 through 133, a P-3C Orion and a HSS-2B helicopter. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller TWO Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIE / TWO Frog Spitfire Mk. 8/9 / Frog Fairey Swordfish Mk.I, 1/72, 282

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to Exc

$27   

SALE!! Includes all 5 kits in the boxes shown. NOTE: Sold AS-IS and not inventoried. This collector was very meticulous and of his kits that I did inventory, 95% are complete. But on these kits he cut the sprue (trees) with the part numbers still attached to each number, so the parts are loose. Because of that, I have not inventoried these kits. NOTE: he built minor sub assemblies (cockpit tubs, wing halves, etc) to 'professional' quality. He also almost always removed the displays stands (if provided). Again, these kits are sold not inventoried and AS IS hence the very low price.

Airfix Mirage III C / Hawker Hunter / F-84F Thunderstreak, 1/72, 02012-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+ to Exc

$26   

SALE!! Includes all three models. Ideal builder kits, please read carefully for the condition. NOTE: these models have 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Mirage, wing halves assembled; exhaust halves assembled. Hunter, seat to fuselage half. NOTE: missing one part, nose gear strut. F-84F, cockpit tub, wing halves and exhaust can assembled. Except the Hunter nose gear, aircraft have been inventoried complete and include decals and instructions, but NOTE: the display stand are missing.

Testors Chevrolet Gun Tractor CMP FAT-4, 1/35, 778

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Still factory sealed. From 1984 and well molded and detailed with over 200 parts. Features excellent chassis detail, full interior and much more.

Hasegawa H6K5 Mavis Flying Boat, 1/72, JS26-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. Very large and well detailed featuring full cockpit, moving control surfaces, beaching gear and a large display stand.

AMT Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae, 1/48, T642

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Older but nicely molded kit with an extensive and colorful decal sheet. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. In 1933, Wiley Post made solo flight around the world in the Lockheed Vega 'Winnie Mae'. Not only was it the first solo flight around the world, but it broke the previous record set by Post and his Navigator Harold Gatty. Vegas did see military service, with a few operated by the RAAF, Spanish Republic Air Force, and USAAC. (This kit does not include military decals.)

Revell Roy Brown's Sopwith Camel, 1/28, H234

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

Large scale (1/28) model from 1975. Has full engine and cockpit detail and pilot and crew figures. This is a reissue of the 1956-1959 'S' kit and includes special markings for Brown's Camel. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Glencoe US Navy Blimp And Mooring Mast - With Crew and Tractor - (ex-ITC), 1/330, 05504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. From ex-ITC molds. Nicely detailed blimp with full ground and mooring equipment. Includes Scale Master decals for the Mediterranean Theater blimp "Minnie the Minor" with rare nose-art.

Frog Bristol Beaufighter Mk.21 Spin Issue - 31 Sq 77 Wing Dutch East Indies 1944 / 22 Sq RAAF Australian Air Force Sanga Sanga Phillipines Late 1944 - Green Series, 1/72, F291Spin

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Hard-to-find 1970s 'Spin' version. This kit contains the extra parts required to accept the Frog F20 Spin-a-prop motorizing kit (not included). Nicely molded kit with no rivets for a realistic model when built. Has load-out and markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The actual airplane has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand. 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.

Tasman DH-89 Dragon Rapide Upgrade - With Vac Canopy / white metal / rigging wire / 5 decals - Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm / Israeli Air Force / Royal Australian Air Force RAAF / Royal New Zealand Air Force RNZAF / Kenyan Aux. Air Force, 1/72, UG2003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

Interesting 'Upgrade' kit. Includes the base Heller kit molded in white with a clear Falcon vac windshield (and the injection molded ones), decals for the five aircraft listed, excellent metal instrument panel, rigging wire, a very large double-sided fold out with numerous detail pictures of the real aircraft, full instructions including paint guide for all aircraft, rigging, important notes about each of the 5 airplanes that decals are supplied for, and detailing notes to improve the base Heller kit further. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

High Planes Commonwealth Wirraway RAAF - Australian Air Force RAAF No. 5 SFTS 1944-45 / No. 4 Squardon Just After Historic Zero Kill on 26 Dec 1944., 1/72, HP001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Rare. Limited issue injection molded kit. Features well-detailed moldings with all fine recessed panel lines, many cast metal parts, choice of two vacuform canopies and full decals for two different aircraft including the 'Zero Killer.' The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Lancaster BMk.I/III - 9 Sq RAF December 1944/45 'Tallboy' 12,000 lb Bomb Tirptiz Raid/ Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 1945 / RAF 106 Sq Coningsby 1942, 1/72, 40602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. From the 1980s and nicely detailed for that time. Features very fine raised and some recessed panel lines. Features cockpit and crew, rotating turrets, optional parts for all versions including unique RAAF aircraft, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position bomb bay doors for two variants (no bomb load included) and decals with paint guide for three aircraft. The RAAF aircraft is a natural silver finish.

AMT-Frog Douglas A-20 Havoc - RAAF Royal Australian Air Force or USAAF, 1/72, A648-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Limited issue from the 1970s when AMT bought Frog kits from Great Britain and put them in US boxes and marketed them in North America. Has decals for early USAAF with the red/white rudder flash and a camo machine from the RAAF. High quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. 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 Canadair Sabre Mk6 or Mk 32 (F-86) - Luftwaffe or Royal Australian Air Force - Red Series, 1/72, F267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Molded in silver and contains decals for both air forces. 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.

Guillows Messerschmitt Messerschmitt Bf-109 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, 1/16, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$32   

Sale Pending
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SALE!! Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. Large scale, well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric RC using modern small and light equipment. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform engine cowl and spinner, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Minicraft Douglas DC-3 - Pan Am 1941 / KLM 1939 / Swiss Air 1946, 1/144, 4434

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$17   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box slightly concave. Dated 1995 and a fine effort from Minicraft. Features extensive and very fine all-recessed panel lines and a colorful and extensive decal sheet for all three versions.

Monogram Grumman TBF Avenger - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6829

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$44   

Still factory sealed and the seal has shrunk and draw the box concave as shown. 1973 issue of the famous 1950s 'Four Star' kit and part of Monogram's incredibly successful 1/48 WWII line. Includes many action features: wings fold properly as on real aircraft, landing gear, tail wheel and arresting hook all retract and extend, turret revolves, machine gun elevates, bomb bay doors open and torpedo drops.

Guillows Lockheed P-38L Lightning - 40 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/13, 2001

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$59   

Still factory sealed. Very large flying model for free flight, .049 U-Control, static display or rubber power. Although it is not in the instructions, many people have converted this model to R/C with electric power. Includes stick and tissue construction, a large number of plastic vac parts, clear vac canopy, detailed cardstock parts, full decals and much more.

Tamiya Republic F-84G Thunderjet - USAF 58 FBS Four Queens Taegu 1952 / 8 FBS Taegu 1952, 1/48, 61060-2400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. From 1998. Very highly detailed kit with two sheets of very colorful decals for both aircraft listed.