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Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and brown. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions, decals and all parts. The earliest issues of this kit did not have decals; this one does. That dates is as late in the first release. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork. NOTE: The box is complete but has numerous tears, tape marks, tape stains etc as shown.

Frog Fairey Gannet Mk.1 or Mk.4 - 3-Seat Prop-Jet ASW Aircraft - Luftwaffe or Royal Navy Red Series, 1/72, F228

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1960s 'Red Series' issue with decals for the West German Navy or the Royal Navy. Molded in medium gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Heller Caudron C635 Simoun - Advanced French Light Aircraft from the 1930s, 1/72, 208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. Has markings for two aircraft - the 1937 Paris to Tokyo racer and the French Air Force 8 Escadre 1938. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. This highly advanced aircraft first appeared at the XIV Paris Air Show in 1934 . It was used successfully for many record attempts, and was pressed into service for WWII also.

Airfix Vertol 107-II / CH-46 Sea Knight - Swedish Navy (HKP4), 1/72, 296

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$26   

Third logo issue. Features moving rotor blades, full cockpit and bulkhead, opening rear cargo doors and optional position side doors. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - N9DC Prototype Or Ozark Air Lines, 1/120, H246-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

Kit includes rare Ozark Airlines decals. These are Revell decals that were available through a mail order offer. (Much later the kit was issued with Ozark decals). First issue dated 1966 and in a hardbox. Nicely molded kit includes optional position landing gear, movable wheels and very colorful and complete Douglas Prototype markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including all paperwork.

Ogonjek Battleship Potemkin (Potemkine), 1/400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

From very high quality ex-Heller kits. Cleanly molded with no flash. Soviet Union release. Full hull kit with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Strombecker Walt Disney's Satellite Launcher - from 'Man in Space', D35-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$225   

From the Strombecker science fiction series released with Disney's famous landmark 'Man in Space' movie series. This kit is a completely transparent model of the three stage rocket and satellite. Has colorful paper inserts that go on the inside of the parts to show the interior of the missile such as liquid and solid fuel tanks, fuel system, launcher details, etc. Features launch base, three separating stages and metal 'satellite'. The paper sheet is in excellent condition. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, color paper interior parts and instructions.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet Transport - With Additional Bonanza and WCA (West Coast Airlines) Decals, 1/94, H297-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

This kit includes the hard-to-find WCA and Bonanza Airlines decals which were only available separately from Revell as a mail-in offer. Hardbox is dated 1961, making this the second issue of this kit, retaining the beautiful 'S' artwork. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and loading ramp. Never started. The parts have been inventoried complete and include the instructions. NOTE: the original Fairchild decals are missing.

Air Lines Supermarine S-6B (S.6B) Racer, 1/72, 4900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

Well detailed kit from FROG molds. Never started. NOTE: missing one of four straight float braces. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. 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.

Frog Miles Magister 1 Trainer, 1/72, F153

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$36   

Finely molded in dark yellow and clear. Builds to an excellent model. This kit has never been started. It 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.

ESCI NATO F-16 Fighting Falcon - with Ground Support Group, 1/48, 4078

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$58   

Still factory sealed. Kit includes tarmac display base, 1/48 scale F-16 kit, a standing pilot and three ground crew, tool cards, signs, dollies, boarding ladder, carts, pylons, chocks, tow tractor, weapons loader and more.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$120   

1972 Big A softbox issue still mint and factory sealed. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.

Nitto Concorde Supersonic Airliner - British Airways or Air France, 1/144, 713-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$75   

Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, optional position nose (landing or level flight attitude), detailed engine pods and landing gear, optional position landing gear and tail wheel, display stand and decals for either airline. The kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in factory bags with the decals. Instructions included.

LS Mitsubishi Nell G3 M3 Type 96 Mk23 - Matsushima / Misawa / Genzan / Kanoya / Miyazaki or Mihoro Air Corps, 1/72, 156-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Very high quality kit with legendary LS detail and moldings. High-gloss style box has excellent artwork. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons, optional torpedo or bomb loadout and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for the 6 aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

AMT-Matchbox BAC Lightning F Mk.2A / F Mk.6 - RAF No.74 Sq Singapore August 1970 / Lightning F.2A No.92 Sq. West Germany June 1974, 1/72, 7124

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

From Matchbox molds. Has decals for both aircraft. The Singapore aircraft took part in Exercise Bersatu Padu. Five nations participated in this multi-service exercise in Singapore and Western Malaya. Lightnings flew standing air patrols, refueled day and night, and successfully intercepted attacking Vulcans and Canberras. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Westerfield 48-6' Long ECC Drop End Gondola (No Stakes) - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 7101

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.

Westerfield 36' Fowler Boxcar 6' Doors CNR 422150 Series - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 4359

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.

Westerfield 36' Fowler Boxcar 6' Doors CNR 420150 Series - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 4358

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.

Westerfield 36' Fowler Boxcar 6' Doors CNR 344700 Series - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 4357

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.

Westerfield 36' Fowler Boxcar 6' Doors 1923 Modernized - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 4301

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.