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MPC Hawker Harrier GR3 - 'Battle of the Falklands' (Ex-Airfix), 1/72, 1-4208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

1980s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. 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.

Testors McDonnell F-15E Strike Eagle - Prototype, 1/72, 651

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

Very nice kit dated 1989. Features more than 50 parts, conformal fuel tanks, optional position gear, pylons, weapons load with Mk.20 Rockeye bombs, two GBU-8 guided bombs, two AIM-9 Sidewinders, 30mm gun pod, optional position canopy and speed brakes and decals for the No.1 Strike Eagle. 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.

ESCI McDonnell Douglas A-4 M/N Skyhawk - US Marine VMA-311 / VMA-214 Blackshee / Israeli Air Force, 1/48, SC-4016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines and a few raised access panel lines, detailed gear wells, optional position wing slats and a full load of external stores with 300 gallon drop tanks, LAU-3/19 Rocket Pods and Mk.82 500lb Low-Drag Bombs. Includes decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Mania B5N2 Kate Torpedo Bomber, 1/72, CA-4001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Excellent, high quality kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, clear side windows, torpedo loadout, Beautiful full color painting guide and decals for four different aircraft - EII-307 / AI - 301 / EI-310 and KEB-306. 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.

Airfix Concorde Supersonic Airliner - Sky King Series- British Airways or Air France, 1/144, 06175-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Includes decals for both airlines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

UPC Mig-21 Fishbed-C - Chinese- USSR - Czech Air Forces (ex-Hasegawa), 1/72, 5076-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$24   

From high quality Hasegawa molds. Boxart by Scott Eidson. Contains decals for all three air forces. 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.

Lindberg Avro Vulcan Jet Bomber, 1/96, 579-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$69   

Still mint in the factory seal. 1967 issue. The condition is 'fresh from the factory shipping box'. This kit features what may be my favorite Tom Morgan box art. Features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand.

Lindberg Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 471

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

$18   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Two piece 1972 softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - Kikoler/Brazil Issue - (R3Y2), 1/168, H178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Ideal builder. Same molds as the classic 1950s 'S' kit. Features counter-rotating props, opening cargo nose and loading ramps. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Kikoler issue made in Brazil using the original 'S' box artwork. Likely from the early to mid 1960s.

ESCI KC-135A Stratotanker Desert Storm - (ex-AMT), 1/72, 9122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

From quality AMT molds. Has markings for two aircraft, including Desert Storm. Large scale USAF refueler features full cockpit and interior detail, optional position crew and cargo doors, four PW J57 engines, complete boom station and optional position boom. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the clear was never factory sealed and has been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Heller Hawker Hurricane MkIIc - 253 FRS RAF 1041 or 1st FS Indian Air Force, 1/72, 269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for both aircraft. 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.

Heller Messerschmitt Bf-109F - 'White 5' Luftwaffe Africa 1942, 1/72, 232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the aircraft shown in the box art. 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.

Heller Messerschmitt Me-109K (Bf-109K) - I/JG 77 or III/JG 27 1945, 1/72, 80229

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Contains markings for both aircraft. 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.

Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/19, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from about 1970s. Can be built for display, rubber free flight or powered by a 1/2A gas engine. Includes instructions for all options and flying tips. Measures to about 1/16 scale and has a 24 inch wingspan. Features very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood, vac full engine cowling and details, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear window material, tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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.

Otaki Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2 Ocean Liner QE2 - Motorized, 1/450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$285   

Excellent model with superb mold quality and very good detail. Large-scale model can be built for static display or fully motorized with twin RE-280 or RE-260 motors (included) and easily converted to R/C (radio control). Inside, the kit it as new. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes all running hardware.

Hawk Republic F-84 Thunderjet - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$89   

Rare early first issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box from 1949. (Please see the article about early USA plastic kit development on this site.) The kit is in fantastic collector condition inside and out. The kit is molded in the correct light gloss gray with the early style stand and correct instructions. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this early first issue. The instructions make it clear how to paint the markings, which are raised on the moldings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Hawk was a manufacturer of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models back in the 1920s (well before plastic), but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48, such as this kit.

Airfix Russian Vostok A-Type Launch Vehicle, 1/144, 05172

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$69   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit with 102 parts. Features adapted R-7 ICBM/Carrier, and Sputnik/Soyuz and Vostok modules that you can display with the rocket.

Revell Republic F-105B Thunderchief, 1/75, H166

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

1975 Revell Great Britain issue with unique box art. This kit is from the 'S' molds. 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.

Frog HS Harrier GR Mk.1 - XV741 or XV744 RAF Wittering Harrier Conversion Unit, 1/72, F273

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Orange Series kit with decals for both aircraft listed. Nicely molded kit with fine raised panel line detail. Features nicely done intake and exhaust, optional position speed brake and landing gear (including outriggers) and a variety of load-outs including drop tanks, iron bombs and rocket pods. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.