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Frog Handley Page Victor B.1. Crescent Wing 'V Force' Bomber, 1/96, 355P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$185   

Rare. Classic 1950s Frog kit in large 1/96 scale of this famous 'V Force' Bomber. The box displays well with very nice color and gloss, but is graded only 'good' because one corner is split and has clear tape on it, there is clear tape on the sides where someone taped the box shut, and there is general wear as shown. Nicely molded kit with all recessed pane lines and full landing gear that can be installed up or retracted. The kit is molded in off-white and clear with the large, black Frog stand that was unique to the bigger kits. The decals are flat and in excellent condition - even the clear wax paper covering is intact. Instructions are excellent also. There is even an unopened tube of FROG Polystyrene Cement! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 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 Boeing B-52D Stratrofortress, 1/72, 8292

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$165   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave (mainly near the left and right sides). 1977 issue of this classic kit. The visual effect of the SAC 'Anti-Nuclear Flash White' is shown well in the box art. Has decals and paint guide to make this aircraft or the camouflage version. Contains 207 parts. Very nicely detailed. Features crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine.

Aurora P-40 Flying Tiger Warhawk, 1/48, 44-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$140   

Still factory sealed. 1964 issue with John Steel artwork.

Aurora German Tiger Tank WWII, 1/48, 312-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed and in fantastic investment-grade condition. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit has John Steel art and the hardbox is dated 1964.

Renwal The Visible Airplane Engine WASP 9 Cylinder Radial by Pratt & Whitney, 1/4, 809

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$1200   

From the late 1950s. Very large (1/4 scale) and highly detailed kit. By far the finest working visible aircraft engine kit ever made. Comes with electric motor, gear and battery boxes and all hardware. Transparent housings permit viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears in action with synchronized firing of the spark plugs using red electric bulbs. Propeller also changes pitch. Kit is molded in clear, red, black, blue metallic and gray plastic. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. The inner (bottom or tray) box is excellent, and all cardboard inserts and clear panels are intact as shown and display very well. The outer box has seen significant wear as you can see. It had closed splits along the seams (corners and one side) and I correctly fixed those from the inside with card stock and book binding glue. The kit has not been started. It has been very carefully inventoried and the plastic parts are 100% complete. The metal parts and bulbs are all still in factory sealed envelopes. The Renwal cement is present and mint. Includes all the factory paperwork- instructions, parts sheet, yellow lubrication warning, small Renwal catalog and special booklet on 'The Aircraft Engine and How It Operates.' All of these are in 'excellent' to 'near mint' condition. It is amazing that this kit is complete - most of these models, even if still factory sealed, are missing parts due to poor packing procedures.

Jo-Han 1935 Mercedes Benz 500K Roadster Limousine Sindelfingen Body, 1/25, GC1135

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. On April 9, 1935, this magnificent custom built automobile was delivered to Rudolph Carracciola, the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix team driver. Rudy, with an impressive win record of 23 wins and 23 second places, had chosen this vehicle for his own personal transportation. Powered by the supercharged 5 liter engine, the large and heavy vehicle was an excellent performer and one of the finest cars of the 1930s. Highly detailed kit with over 150 parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the real car. The model is molded in red, black, clear and a large tree of chrome-plated parts. Features steerable wheels, removable boot, highly detailed engine and full chassis, double spare tires, detailed interior, opening hood and chrome spoked wheels.

ESCI Henschel HS-123-1 With Waldron Instruments and Seat Belts - Spanish Civil War or Luftwaffe, 1/48, SC-4001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

includes factory sealed Waldron German Aircraft Instruments and German Seat Belt & Shoulder Harness Buckles. The ESCI model sas decals for both versions listed. An older kit that is nicely molded and detailed. It has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Panzerkampfwagen Panzer IV H, 1/32, PM230-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

1969 Green Box issue. The Panzer IV mounted one 75mm gun and two MG24 machine guns. The "H" variant depicted here had extra armor plates hung loosely from the sides to pre-detonate hollow charge projectiles. The kit can be built with or without this additional armor. Features rotating turret and elevating gun, detailed moving flexible treads and bogeys with spring action, opening cupola hatch and includes extra tread links, Jerry cans and helmets with two crew figures. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Refrigerated Trailer - Semi Trailer Reefer, 1/24, 10403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$36   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1992. Big scale trailer that is well detailed with 150 parts.

Italeri Kamov KA-50 Hokum, 1/48, 845

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Still factory sealed.

Pavla Curtiss O-52 Owl - Soviet or USA, 1/72, 72031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Designed as a two seat observation aircraft in the 1930s, 203 of these aircraft were built for WWII. First flight was made in 1941. However, battlefield experience proved that it would likely be a one way mission, so they were used for training. 19 were supplied to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease. Includes resin details and full decals for either version. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Tamiya T34/85 Russian Medium Tank, 1/35, MM-138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Very well detailed kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: part of the decal sheet is stuck to the instructions.

Academy U-581 Type IX-B U-Boat Submarine - Static or Motorized with Diving Action, 1/150, 1410

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Large kit that can be built static or '...as a motorized, diving submarine.' Contains Re-280 motor, waterproof compartments, ballast and a 'diving key' that makes the sub automatically dive and rise to the surface while under power. Could possibly be made R/C with todays tiny systems and 2.4 Ghz technology. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 - A-7/R2 - A7/R3 - A-5/U8 - A-8/R1 - A-5/U3 Tropical - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA107-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Dated 1968 and th second issue of the classic 'Four Star' kit. This is one of an incredibly popular series of 1/48 WWII aircraft that Monogram started in the early 1960s. Very well molded kit can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included.

Hasegawa Locheed T-33A Shooting Star Thunderbirds, 1/72, 00171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$29   

Nicely detailed older kit. Has extensive detail sheet for Thunderbirds. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

ESCI Saab AJ-37 Viggen (Jaktviggen), 1/48, 4018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Large scale model with good cockpit detail, optional position canopy & air brakes and full external stores including Bofors Rocket Pods, Saab RB05A Air to Surface missile and centerline drop tank.

Testors SR-75 Penetrator 'Aurora' Project, 1/72, 568

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Well molded and detailed kit. Large model of the secret aircraft that has reportedly replaced the SR-71.

Hasegawa McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo - 15th TRS Kadena Air Base Japan / 45th TRS, 1/72, JS037-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$40   

Rare first issue with early logo. Has decals for two high-visibility paint jobs with colorful tail markings. Please note the box art error - an air force aircraft is shown but it states 'U.S. Navy Reconnaissance Aircraft.' The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Pro Modeler Messerschmitt Me-410 B-1, 1/48, 5936

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$75   

Beautifully molded with fine recessed panel lines. Markings for three aircraft are provided: Major Eduard Tratt, with 38 kills from II./ZG26, II./ZG-76 Konigsberg 1944 and 8./ZG26 Konigsberg, Neumark 1943/44. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.