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Renwal Raytheon Hawk Mobile Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile System - 3 Missiles With Launcher / Radar Trailer / Crew of 4, 1/32, M558-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Original Renwal issue from the late 1950s. Hardbox with fantastic artwork of Hawk in action shooting down a four engine bomber. Features three removable missiles and a detailed launch trailer that elevates and rotates the missiles, complete radar trailer with rotating and tilting radar housings. There is a crew of four and full decals. The kit has not been started. The missiles are still sealed in the factory bag. The launcher and radar trailer were never factory sealed, and they have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Dog Fight Doubles - Bristol Beaufighter T.F.X and Bf-109G.6, 1/72, D360F

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Limited issue contains both kits and special 'Dog Fight Double' instructions and black double stand. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile with Transporter/Loader and Tractor, 1/48, PD42-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor


Very rare kit from 1958. This is the one and only issue of this kit. Typical high quality Monogram 'Four Star' kit with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, transporter/loader that actually cranks up and down and moves side-to-side, and the tractor/tug. Molded in four glossy colors. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing the dedals. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. The box ranks 'poor' because the left short side panel is missing. This model would create the ultimate diorama with the 1/48 vacuform B-47.

Revell Volkswagen Micro Bus (Volkswagen Bus / Microbus) - 'S' Issue, 1/25, H1228-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare original 'S' kit from 1958. 'Excellent' condition hardbox with four solid corners and wonderful gloss and color. This was a very advanced model for it's time, featuring detailed engine, separately molded battery, exhaust fuel tank and filler tube, complete interior, separately molded drive train and suspension, rotating wheels, opening tailgate and engine compartment hatch, optional opened or closed roof, opening front and passenger door, opening dual rear passenger side doors and figures for a family of three. Molded in correct gloss red and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Revell F-102A Delta Dagger Large Scale with Working Features, 1/48, H281-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Sensational action model dated 1960. Unique large scale kit includes many operational features. Landing gear and flaps retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed. Removable detailed engine and movable control surfaces. Weapons bay opens to show AIM-4 Falcon missiles. Long after this kit stopped being a big seller in the USA, it found favor in Japan, where at least two issues were made in the 1960s and early 1970s. Never started. The kit is like new inside with all parts, decals and instructions still sealed in the Revell factory bag. Box has spotting and wear as shown.

UPC Six Pee Wees - Curtiss P-40N / Sikorsky S-58 / Lockheed P-38 / Focke-Wulf FW-190 / Supermarine Spitfire / Grumman F6F Hellcat, various, 8500-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good


Hard-to-find. Still factory sealed. Contains all six kits from ex-Elvin molds. Scales are as follows - F6F 1/295, Spitfire 1/173, P-40 1/188, P-38 1/232, FW-90 1/165, S-58 1/200.

Frog Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback - Black Series, 1/72, F390

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Nicely molded. 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, 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 Republic F-105F Thud (Thunderchief) - 'Call to Glory' Issue, 1/48, 5816

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


1984 issue in coordination with Parmount Pictures TV series 'Call To Glory'. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Includes full cockpit, detailed wheel wells, drop tanks and weapons load. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

MPC Messerschmitt Bf-109E, 1/24, 2-3507

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


Still factory sealed. Large (1/24 scale) highly detailed kit. From Airfix molds. Features removable panels, fully detailed DB 601 engine, working canopy and full cockpit, retractable landing gear and more.

Entex 1910 M-40 Flyabout Thomas Flyer, 1/16, 8490

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-


Rare and highly detailed large scale (1/16) kit of the famous winner of the 1908 New York to Paris Race. Originally, the Thomas Motor Company was building bicycles in the 1890s as so may other automakers did. Erwin Ross Thomas, the founder, was experimenting with high speed gasoline engines. From 1898 to 1900 they built commercial engines and gasoline powered tricycles. Then Thomas moved to motorcycles, creating the "Auto-Bi", which was the first practical motorcycle commercially built in the USA. By 1902 he was the largest manufacture of motorcycles. Very shortly after this, the first Thomas Car, the "Buffalo Junior" was produced and 100 sold the first year. The Thomas was originally an advanced car and well known for it's high speed. In 1906, E.R. Thomas entered his cars in the Vanderbilt Cup and Glidden Trophy. The Thomas completed the 2000 mile tour without any mechanical adjustments. That year saw further race victories. In 1907 Thomas had several models with a new four cylinder engine; the G70 from that year was known as the fastest production car in the world. At this time, Rolls-Royce made some public statements about the superiority of the 6 cylinder engine. This caused E.R. Thomas to challenge Rolls Royce to a race from NY to Chicago - Rolls Royce, however, backed out. But four European manufacturers took Thomas up on his challenge, and the Paris newspaper Le Matin sponsored the great event for 1908. This race laid a course from Buffalo, NY to San Francisco, then to Alaska down the Yukon across the Bering Strait on ice, then rerouted to Japan due the thaw, to Siberia and then across Europe to Paris. The Thomas entry was a stock Touring car with George Schuster as the driver. After 169 days and 21,000 miles, the Thomas was the winner. Today it is still considered the greatest automobile race ever. The kit is molded in black, green, gold plated, clear, ivory and dark brown with real rubber tires. The kit features a highly detailed engine with real valve springs, full ignition harnesses, complete rolling chassis just like the real car, working steering with metal shafts, opening doors, removable hood, tape and belts for holding the spare tires and more. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags with instructions.

Lindberg North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 528-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-


Late 1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss. Large 1/48 scale F-100 with movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail with opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Chance Vought F8U Crusader Thompson Trophy Winner (Duke Windsor), 1/48, 548-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Very rare kit. Models the Thompson Trophy Winner flown by Commander Duke Windsor. Feature movable controls, ejector seat, removable rear fuselage, detailed engine and retracting landing gear. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Lindberg Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star, 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++


From original O-lin molds. 1950 kit with Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Lindberg Douglas A-4D-1 Skyhawk by Paul W. Lindberg, 1/48, 529-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Early issue small narrow box from the 1950s. Classic Ray Gaedeck Box Art. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-104 Jet Fighter Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 308M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


First motorized issue from the late 1950s/early 1960s. A very nice model for that time featuring downward-ejecting pilot, removable tail section with tail stand, detailed removable engine with engine stand and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Merit 1950 Alfa Romeo Type 158 - Super Kit With Engine Detail, 1/24, 4601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


1950s kit of the July 30, 1950 Grand Prix des Nations (Berne) winner. Nicely done kit for the time, molded in red and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. This kit still includes the capsule of glue - which is, surprisingly, still good. As you know, these capsules almost always break open or go dry.

Revell Israeli Mirage 5J or French Mirage 5F, 1/32, H155

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Rare 1975 release. Builds either version, the 'F' or the 'J'. Well detailed with mixed fine recessed and raised panel lines, removable jet engine, full cockpit, opening canopy, missile, bomb and rocket pod load-out and optional position landing gear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. Please read the two articles on this website about saving old decals before using any older kit decals.

Ogonjek Russian Cruiser Aurora (ex-Heller), 1/400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


From quality ex-Heller tooling. Very nicely detailed and well molded with no flash. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Revell Convair 990 Coronado Luxury Jet Airliner - Swissair - Lodela Issue, 1/135, H254

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Rare factory sealed Revell Lodela issue from 1975. Very nice kit of the fantastic Mach .91 airliner from the early 1960s. Two were flown by NASA well into the 1990s due to their remarkable engineering.

Revell Boeing IM-99 Bomarc 'S' Kit with Launcher, 1/47, H1806-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Original issue 'S' kit from 1957. Highly detailed. Features fully operational launcher and crew. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.