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Testors Lockheed TR-1A - NASA ER-2 or 2 seat TR-1B - Bagged Kit, 1/48, 580

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Builds any one of the three and includes colorful NASA decals. The NASA craft is white/gray with NASA blue and gray pinstripes. One USAF version is black, and the other is white. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Air Lines Hawker Sea Fury, 1/72, 4903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. NOTE: prop blades have been glued to the hub. Quality of assembly is excellent - all blades are oriented and pitched correctly. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Hasegawa T-33A Shooting Star, 1/72, A18

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


Still factory sealed. Very nice 1/72 scale model of this venerable two seat trainer. Features 40 finely molded parts, cockpit detail optional position landing gear and speed brakes and tip tanks.

Frog Canberra Mk.8 / 12 Low Level Bomber South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Final Frog logo from the late 1970s. Has parts for either version. Markings for RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. 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, 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.

Aeroclub MG 81 German Machine Guns, 1/72, G011

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Precision metal castings. Contains two guns. Much greater detail than injection molding. Never used and complete.

Testors Harley Davidson Visible Twin Cam 88 Motorized Engine, 1/2, 460

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Large, motorized, visible working engine kit is one-half actual size. Over 100 parts and electric drive motor. Features working valves, pistons and crankshaft. Includes authentic Harley Davidson sound chip. Molded in chrome, black and clear. Still factory tape sealed.

Strombecker F-100C Super Sabre - Flying Model Kit, 1/58, SM50-89

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Part of the nicely designed plastic flying model series from Strombecker. These are not profile models but full three dimensional kits that are launched from an included rubber band, hood and launching stick. Includes full instructions, flying tips and an excellent decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6799

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


1968 Monogram/Mattel issue. Kit features retracting landing gear, rotating prop and wheels, machine guns/cannons and belly tank. Four digit kit number with no alpha prefix means this is likely the 4th issue from the late 1960s. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell The Mayflower - Pilgrims Ship from 1620 - 20 Inches Long, 5602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed 1980 large scale release. Of the two Mayflower kit released by Revell, this is by far the largest. Well detailed like most Revell sailing ship kits. Features full hull, one piece deck, textured billowing sails, one piece rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, crew members, flag sheet, rigging diagrams and more.

Matchbox Grumman EA-6B Prowler - VAQ-130 'Zappers' USS Nimitz 1975 / VAQ-132 'Scorpions' USS Constellation 1977 / VAQ-135 USS Ranger 1975, 1/72, PK-410

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Nicely molded with very fine raised panel lines and recessed panel lines. Features cockpit and crew, optional folded wings, full underwing loads, optional position canopy and decals for the three high-vis aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

ESCI Mig-21 MF / bis / SMT - Yugoslavia / Poland / Finnish / USSR, 1/48, 4090

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Very well detailed and large (1/48) kit. This kit is from the same molds as the OEZ release. Cleanly molded with all recessed panel lines and details. Features detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position air brakes and two piece canopy, numerous optional parts for the different variants and a very impressive set of external stores many types of drop tanks, missiles, rockets and pylons. Includes a large and detailed decal sheet for several USSR, Polish, Yugoslavian and Finnish aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present and in excellent condition.

Megow F-84 Thunderjet 'Speed-O-Matic' - Wooden Glider Flying Model, 1/84, R-4

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-


Most likely from the late 1940s. This is a pre-fabricated glider kit of the early straight wing F-84. The fuselage is build in 3D while the rudder, wings and elevator are flat. Includes die cute balsawood parts, vacuform canopy, pre-shaped wheels, metal landing gear strut material and full size plans with instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete. The box has suffered significant crushing as shown, but the kit inside is in excellent condition. In the final days of Megow, the 'Speed-O-Matic' system was developed to compete with similar kits from Comet, etc. Other aircraft in this series included a Taylorcraft, Spitfire, Cessna 170, P-51 and F-86. The first four appear to have been rubber powered. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s till 1949. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.

Aurora Beechcraft E-18 S Super 18 C-45 Twin Beech, 1/60, 83-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Excellent example in 'Near Mint' investment-grade condition. The box has like new color and gloss and four solid corners. Very light surface wear is the only flaw. Ex-Comet molds dated 1964 and the first release from Aurora of this kit. Comet made two molds for the Beech 18, a small one and this one, the larger scale (1/60) version. Features clear windows, recessed panel lines, rotating props and pinstripe decals with N numbers. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Trumpeter Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-15 UTI Midget - Soviet or Pakistani Air Forces, 1/48, 02805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very well detailed kit. Finely molded with all recessed panel lines. Features excellent cockpit detail with film instrument panels, two types of drop tanks, separately molded wing flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder, highly detailed complete engine, removable rear fuselage section, detailed gear and speed brake wells, optional position speed brakes, three piece canopy and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Italaerei Reggiane RE-2000 Falco I - Italian / Hungarian / Swedish Air Forces, 1/72, 104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Nicely molded kit with 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. From the same molds as the Supermodel kit.

LS KI-67 Army Type 4 Hiryu (Peggy) Heavy Bomber - Motorized with Ground Crew and Bomb Cart, 1/72, 151-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Very high quality kit with legendary LS attention to detail. The kit is engineered for two electric motors - all hardware is included but LS did not issue the kit with the motors. The batteries are held in a very clever 1/72 scale fuel truck. Features all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and crew station detail with crew, rotating turret with elevating gun, working bomb bay doors, full bomb load, ground bomb cart, working crew entry door, moving wing flaps and ailerons, rotating wheels and propellers, ground crew, wheel chocks and decals for many aircraft. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Entex Derailleur Racing Bicycle with Optional Touring Accessories (Road Bike or Touring Bike), 1/8, 8225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair-


Still factory sealed but the seal has split and the box has wear. Rare kit of a vintage 1970s road bicycle. Large 1/8 scale kit is well detailed. Features moving fine-spoke wheels, rubber tires and brake/shift cables, working handlebar steering and over 60 parts. Optional parts include water bottle and bracket, frame pump, tail lights, fenders, kickstand, saddle bags, chain guard, speedometer, mirror, horn and headlights. Molded in color and chrome.

Guillows Cessna 172 Skyhawk 36 Inch Wingspan, 802

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Large and well detailed stick and tissue kit. Can be built as flying or non-flying model. Comes with plastic cowl, wheel pants, canopy, struts, scale prop and much more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Douglas DC-8 Jetliner Delta Airlines, 1/103, 389-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare early Delta version dated 1959. This is one of the earlier paint schemes on Delta Jets. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix SE 210 Caravelle - Air France - With ATP United Air Lines Decals, 1/144, 04175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Includes ATP #AD8467 United decals for the Caravelle and 737. Nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, optional position tail 'airstair' door and landing gear and more. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. Perhaps the most beautiful jet airliner ever made. Air France was the primary customer, but many airlines flew the Caravelle, including United Air Lines in the USA.