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Comet Sparky 32 inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Balsa Flying Model Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R9-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s. Rare, large flying model with a Coke bottle next to the young model builders snake plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Matchbox Sherman Firefly Tank with Diorama Display Base, 1/76, PK-71

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit from the Matchbox 1/76 scale series. Comes with realistic diorama battle display. Has decals for 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards Normandy June 1942 and 2nd Fife and Fortar Yeomanry Rhineland 1945.

Revell McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender Tanker with F-15 - (DC-10), 1/144, 4524

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare. 1983 issue. Features both aircraft in 1/144 scale, optional position landing gear, optional position fueling probe, optional stand that can hold the aircraft in refueling position and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Curtiss Hawk 75 A3 - Markings for Ace Marin la Meslee, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

1960s glossy small one-piece box issue with wrap around artwork and no part number. Inside, it has never been started. It is either inventoried complete or still in the factory sealed parts bag. With decals and instructions. Lieutenant Marin le Meslee was from Group de Chasse 1/5 and was Frances leading ace. He racked up an incredible 16 kills in only 6 short weeks of fighting while flying the then-inferior Hawk.

Pyro 1949 Ford Tudor Coupe, 1/32, 290-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. later issues of this kit state on the side that it can be converted to model road racing (slot car). The model includes beautiful deep maroon injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed molded chassis and complete interior. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Frog JU-87G Stuka Red Series, 1/72, F195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel detail. Kit includes cockpit and crew of two, two underwing anti-tank cannon and decals for either Hungarian Air Force 102/1 Dive Bomber Sq or Stab/Stukageschwader 2 Hans Rudel with 1000 Tanks Destroyed. 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.

Fujimi IJN Hiei Battleship, 1/700, 0815-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded.

Frog Martin 167 Maryland - Reconnaissance Bomber 'Nantes' GBII/20 Free French North Africa 1941/42 or South African 24th Sqn No.3 Wing Desert Air Force 1941/42- Green Series, 1/72, F241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

1970s issue includes a color painting guide and decals for both aircraft. Well molded for that time and contains no rivets - just fine panel lines. Features rotating turret, crew of three and some interior detail and optional position landing gear. Includes decals for Free French 'Nantes' GB II/20 North Africa and South African 24 Sq No 3 Wing North Africa. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts 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.

Monogram Hawker AV-8A Harrier - US Marines or RAF, 1/48, 5420

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

1981 issue with the quality you would expect from Monogram. Includes decals for both versions. Features detailed cockpit and gear well, optional position nozzles, speed brake, canopy, underwing stores and optional refueling probe. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Apollo Spacecraft Command / Service Module Cut Away with Interior, 1/32, 5083

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$119   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. From 1993. Large and highly detailed from the original molds and considered the finest injection molded model ever made of the Command/Service module. Features full interior detail, clear panels and gold-plated command module.

Monogram P-40N Curtiss Warhawk - Blue Box Issue, 1/64, PA165-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Blue box issue from 1967. Very finely molded with excellent detail and traditional Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force - 1st Grupo De Caca de FAB (Forca Aerea Brasileira) - Kikoler Issue, 1/32, H296Br

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition.

Otaki Japanese Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer K5Y1 'Willow' - Markings for Two Orange and One Silver Aircraft, 1/48, OT2-8-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Very nicely molded kit featuring very good cockpit and engine detail, pilots, decals for three colorful aircraft and rigging wires and rigging information. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI AC-47 Spooky Gunship - 1st SOS 14th Special Operations Wing South Vietnam, 1/72, 9012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Same as the Testors kit as the molds are owned by ESCI. Has markings for two aircraft from 1st SOS, 14th Special Operations Wing from Nha Trang Air Base, South Vietnam. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe Vickers Viscount - Capitol or BEA - (ex-Hawk), 1/96, 05501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit from quality ex-Hawk molds. Includes a large, colorful decal sheet for Capital Airlines or BEA.

KP Aero MB-200, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Well detailed and cleanly molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. During the mid 1930s the Czech Air Force became aware of a need for a modern bomber aircraft. In order to shorten production times, they decided to look abroad for designs that could be built in-country. The French were cooperative but the bomber choices were not as the Czechs had hoped for. However, they settled on the MB-200 all metal high wing monoplane. Some copies were delivered assembled, but most were produced in state by Aero and afforded an excellent learning experience with all metal aircraft production. The airplane served well during the late 1930s, but was obsolete for WWII. The Germans distributed many to Romania and Bulgaria.

Airfix Ilyushin IL-28 Beagle -T3 Issue, 1/72, 490

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Excellent condition third type logo box. Features very fine raised panel lines, 'good' cockpit detail, crew of three, movable rudder and ailerons, good engine inlet detail, tip tanks and more. Includes markings for three nationalities - China, Poland and Czech Air Forces. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Beagle was the USSR's first jet bomber, first flying in 1946. As the primary Soviet light bomber, it was used by 15 nations and was built until 1960.

Monogram F-84G Thunderjet Pro Modeler, 1/48, 85-5951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Very high quality kit with a large colorful decal sheet and many photoetched parts. Kit features detailed wheel wells and cockpit, optional position speed brake and canopy, iron bombs, nuclear bomb (SAC version), rockets, optional position wing flaps, boarding ladder and standing pilot figure. Includes decals for "Night Take Off' piloted by Col. Charles Jordan, Commander, 58th Fighter bomber Wing, Korea, 1952 or 31st Fighter Escort Wing, SAC Command, Nouassuer Air Base, French Morocco during Operation Long Stride (August 1953).

Revell Douglas DC-7C Swissair, 1/122, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1997 reissue using the original 1950s molds. This is an ideal builder kit and features colorful and complete Swissair decals and even has the original Globe Swivel Base like the 1950s issue.

Bandai Schutzenpanzerwagen Sd.Kfz. 251/1, 1/48, 8222-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$35   

Rare early issue with swastika on the box top and short sides. Rare early version with swastika on the box top and short sides. Excellent kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.