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Frog Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (ex-Comet), 1/317, 378P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


This kit was issued in 1956. Frog acquired or leased the Comet molds, and this is among the early non-Penguin kits issued by Frog. Nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines. Includes clear Frog stand and two capsules - red and green. The red one has burst and is stuck to the box bottom. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Hasegawa General Dynamics F-102A Delta Dagger - California Air National Guard, 1/72, 1047

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


When designed in 1950 the F-102 was a radical departure from conventional early jet fighter design. The delta wing allowed supersonic performance and good low speed handling. It was the first US Aircraft to be armed with missiles alone, 6 Falcons carried internally and 12 x 2.75 inch HVAR rockets in the weapons bay doors. The F-102 equipped all 25 of the ADC squadrons in the day, served in SE Asia and equipped many ANG units. Features opened or closed missile bay, full Falcon missile load, optional position landing gear and wing mounted drop tanks. Decals for an aircraft from the California Air National Guard. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet with Trailer/Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Rare. Late 1950s issue. This is a very nice kit in large 1/48 scale with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver and the trailer/launcher in bright yellow. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Minicraft The Mataro - 15th Century Caravel With Sail (Marco Polo / Columbus) (Ex-Heller), 1/75, 103-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


From original quality Heller molds. Nicely molded full hull kit with 101 parts, detailed deck fittings, vac sail sheet, rigging blocks, rigging diagram and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions. Sail sheet is in excellent condition. Heller issued this kit with a flag sheet - the Minicraft issues does not include it. This kit is scaled from authenticated plans supplied by the Madrid Naval Museum. It is an accurate reproduction of the caravels that were used extensively in 15th century exploration. The early African voyages of Columbus were made on this type of type, and Marco Polo undoubtedly started his famed trip to Cathay on a caravel of this type.

Artesania Latina 'Botter' 1912 - Dutch Isle of Marken Ship from the former Zuiderzee - Wood and Metal Ship Kit, 1/85, 20050

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very well designed model. Features a completely pre-shaped composite hull, laser cut frames for keel and bulkheads, wood strips for hull and deck planking, wooden masts and spars, metal and wooden fittings, full rigging material, sail cloth, name plate and insignia. The instruction booklet is step by step and highly detailed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including insignia and instructions. An excellent introductory model to the world of wooden ship building.

Matchbox Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 9th AF/404th FG June 1944 and 9th AF/373rd FG August 1944, 1/72, PK-22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. From 1974. Includes decals for both aircraft.

Matchbox Messerschmitt Bf-109E-4Trop or E-3 - 1/JG27 Derna Libya 1941 or Rumanian Air Force 1943, 1/72, PK-17

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


Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit for the release date of 1973. Includes decals for Africa 1/JG27 and Romanian AF. Has decals and parts for either aircraft.

Revell Vought Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher - Floats or Wheeled Undercarriage - (OS2U3), 1/72, 4168

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


1985 issue that is still factory sealed. Can be made with wheels for land operation or the more traditional floats. Includes two pilots and decals for two aircraft.

Revell XSL-01 Manned Space Ship - 'S' Issue, 1/96, H1800-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


One of the "Holy Grail" of 1950s Space Kits. 1957 first and only issue 'S' kit with the fantastic box art. Molds reportedly damaged beyond use, which makes reissues impossible. The spaceship was designed by the rocket scientist Ellwyn E. Angle of Systems Laboratories Inc. Features detailed manned top stage with full interior, removable top, opening hatch, spaceship and ground crew members and detailed working launch pad. The main stages and boosters snap apart to recreate all phases of the flight from Earth takeoff, Lunar Landing and Return to Earth. The included 'XSL-01 Operations Manual' outlines in words and illustrations each phase of the spaceship's trip. Molded in the correct gloss orange, silver, gloss metallic blue and clear. Never started. All internal factory cardboard presentation material is present and excellent. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions and booklet are 'excellent' with typical yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are 'excellent' and flat with light yellowing. Box is graded "Very Good". It has four solid, original corners, is free of litho tears and rips. It has the original price tag one one end and four old, small pieces of clear tape on the sides and typical shelf wear as shown. Shipping insurance is required on this kit.

AZ Model Bleriot Spad S-51 C1 - Spanish Civil War Republican Air Force / Civil Sports Aircraft 1935, 1/72, AZ 7213

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very finely molded kit with resin and photoetched parts. Includes color paint guide and decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Berkeley Army Liaison YL-24 Helioplane Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++


Big 1/12 scale model with a 38.75 inch wingspan. Originally designed by Henry Struck as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. This kit has a variable camber wing for true two-speed flying, just as the prototype. Features fuel proof decals, shaped and notched trailing and leading edges, rubber wheels, die cut window celluloid, covering material, full size plans, formed wire parts, die cut balsa and plywood parts and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Hasegawa Fokker DR.1 (DR-1) Triplane - 1/8 Scale Museum Model - With FH Aircraft Wheels with Stainless Steel Spokes, 1/8, CP-03 32000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-


This kit includes a bonus scale set of FH Wheels 3.5" by 10mm stainless steel spoke wheels and rubber tires. Minutely detailed and perfect for this kit. They have never been used and are as new. The kit is the very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The four aircraft in this series (DR-1, Wright Flyer, Sopwith Camel and SE-5 Scout) are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic DR-1 using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 857 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 838mm (33 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory bags. This kit was packed very carefully from the factory and all special internal boxes and inserts are included and in mint condition. Complete with all paperwork - color painting guide, mini catalog, illustrated parts list, instructions and roll-out plans. Please note, this item must be shipped fully insured.

Revell Douglas A-1H / AD-6 Skyraider - USAF or US Navy VA-115 - History Makers Issue, 1/40, 8615

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


Still factory sealed. 1982 issue of the famous 'S' Action Kit from the late 1950s. Full of action features; Wings fold, dive brakes operate, canopy slides to show full cockpit, landing gear retracts and cowling comes off to show fully detailed engine.

Lindberg USS Olympia, 1/240, 716

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


Larger scale full-hull kit from ex-Pyro molds. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Frog Canadair Sabre Mk6 or Mk 32 (F-86) - Luftwaffe or Royal Australian Air Force - Bagged, 1/72, F267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


Bagged kit. Molded in silver and clear, and contains decals for both air forces. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag 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.

Wagon Masters Chuck Wagon - 'Wagons of the Old West' - With Wagon Masters Ox Team Kit, 106

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Also includes Wagon Masters #952:298 Ox Team, which includes two hardwood oxen fully carved to the scale of the wagon. Never started and complete with all parts, yoke and instructions. Box is 'Exc+'. The wagon kit is very nicely done and from the late 1950s or early 1960s. The Chuck Wagon is a large and fairly elaborate kit with very good scale details for it's time. Measures 8 inches long when assembled (wagon only) or 16.5 inches long (wagon with rear table down and tongue). Kit consists of California redwood and sugar pine wooden parts all completely cut to shape, pre-assembled hardwood front and rear wagon wheels with spokes, canvas wagon cover, rope, scale hand tools and metal and brass stock as needed. Features metal sprung seat, full underside detail with axles, brake beam and shoes, reach, hound, cross bed tie, double tree and single trees, hand brake, water barrel, hinged rear board (table), tool box, interior shelves, wire frame, canvas cover and tongue with neck yolk. The kit has never been started. The metal fittings bag is still factory sealed. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. Wagon Masters was out of 12551 Telegraph Rd, Sante Fe Springs, California. No zip code was listed, so the kits are definitely pre 1964. Wagon Masters had a ambitious line of wagons done in hardwood and metal; some had plastic details. Kit in the series included kit #100 Covered Wagon, #101 Conestoga Wagon, #103 Stage Coach, #102 Buckboard, #104 Ore Wagon (with genuine copper ore), #105 Ranch Wagon, #1-6 Chuck Wagon, Yellowstone Wagon, Jerkey Wagon, Sheepherder's Wagon, Drummers' Wagon, #950 Horse Team, #951 Mule Team and #952 Ox Team. All kits were done in the same scale, but the scale was not listed. Other kits may have been issued. In the mid 1960s it appears that the entire line was sold to CraftMaster. CraftMaster put their stickers on some of the later model Wagon Master boxes before converting over to all CraftMaster artwork.

Revell US Army M-4 Sherman Tank 'Black Magic', 1/40, H554

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed. Softbox issue dated 1971. Reissue of the famous 'S' Black Magic kit from the late 1950s. Features working suspension wheels and track, movable turret, elevating gun, 3 working hatches and tank commander with two soldiers.

Premier F-86E Sabrejet, 1/49, 301-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Rare. Premier issued it's kit line in the mid 1950s at the start of the plastic kit craze. Production was discontinued shortly afterwards. Molded in a high gloss silver (some were molded in dark salmon pink) and clear. Includes display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions in excellent condition. NOTE: the tip of the left rudder has broken off. The part is included and would be an easy repair.

Monogram Dornier Arrow Do-335 A-0 Day Fighter or Do-335 V-10 Night Fighter - Bagged, 1/48, 6048

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Well engineered kit with very good detail. Builds one or two seater version - day or night fighter with radar. Has removable panels to show twin DB-603 engine detail. Features full cockpits, detailed gear wells, optional position canopies and two position undercarriage and rotating wheels and propellers. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that this kit is the Do-335 from the two kit package the originally came with a P-47 - but there is obviously no P-47. The Do-335 was a very high performance German WWII aircraft that was too late to see active service. In addition to it's 480+ mph speed, the 335 was equipped with ejection seats and a linked jettisonable upper vertical tail surface.

Kitbits APS 20 Radome - Bagged, 1/72, KBR9

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Nicely cast resin radome. Still factory sealed.