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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: Good

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1970s 'Green Series' issue which 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. NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat subassembly to 4 pieces: the wing halves are assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box has age foxing as shown. 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.

Bandai US Willys Jeep with Trailer - With Four Soldiers And M2 Machine Gun, 1/48, 058284

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Hard to find 1/48 jeep that is part of the very popular Bandai 1/48 scale Pin Point armor series. Very well detailed model features full chassis, interior and engine detail, trailer, removable top and 4 crew members that can be posed in almost any position (helmets and machine guns are also molded separately). Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Douglas B-19, 1/132

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very rare kit from the early to mid 1940s and one of very few B-19 models ever made. This is a deluxe solid wood scale model that features 2-D cut fuselage, wings & nacelles, four cast metal three-blade propellers with small hubs/spinners, fully formed wheels, a sheet of printwood, wood stock as necessary, metal stock, color insignia sheet, a glass tube of glue (still corked) and very large set of excellent, full-size plans that includes wing and fuselage cross sections, building instructions, detail drawings, aircraft description and more. Never started and complete. Master Modelcraft Supply Company made wooden model aircraft and ships and listed their address as N.Y. 66, New York during the early 1950s.

Sterling Luscombe Sedan - 21 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, Peanut, K-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, clear window material, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. All eyes were set on the great 'Air Age' that was promised after World War II. "An aircraft in every garage" was considered the next thing and there were few if any naysayers. One Luscombe entry into the promised age for the four place family aircraft was the 1948 Sedan. Designed for simplicity, reliability and economy, the Sedan did all three very well. Crusing speed was 130 mph at 1850 RPM with a top speed of 150 mph. She landed at 60 mph and weighed 2,280 lbs. Range with a pilot, 600 pounds of people or cargo was over 500 miles.

Meta Model Cunningham-Hall GA-36, 1/24, 1

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From 1978. Very high quality card kit with excellent full color printing, including reflective silver surfaces. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and instructions. Randolph Hall came to Rochester, NY in 1928 from the Thomas Morse Aircraft Corporation and founded Cunningham-Hall. His first aircraft, the PT-6, was successful and flown by Jimmy Doolittle and Earhart, just to name a few. In 1934 he designed the GA-21, thinking that it would make a nice military trainer and civilian sport aircraft. Changes by 1936 brought it up to the GA-36. The GA-36 was flown successfully through the 1930s but military orders did not develop, probably due to it's cost, which was high in this class. In 1941, the prototype was taken to Michigan, where the engine was removed and the airframe left in a field to rust. In the spring of 1979 the aircraft was returned to Rochester and restoration began. Once complete, she was moved to the Niagara Aerospace Museum.

Golden Age Reproductions Boulton Paul Defiant - 25 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the 1930s Golden Age of flying models. Features printwood, strip wood and spars, light weight plastic wheels, spinner and more, clear vacuformed one-piece canopy and turret, plastic propeller, rubber motor, fully formed wheels, bearing and hardware, beautiful copies of the original full size plans and a large sheet of full color decals. The model has not been started and is complete

Pyro Henry Grace A'Dieu English Galleon, B260-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Original 1967 hardbox issue has very good detail. Features full hull, very fine engraved woodworking on the deck & hull, separately molded cannons, anchors, ships boat and more, separately molded crows nests for all masts, preformed rat lines, billowing sails and more. Includes display stand. There are four trees of parts molded in wood brown and white plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which in 1966 Pyro called '$1.00 Models'. All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '50 Cent Models'. Kits in the $1.00 line in '66 included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Burma River Pirate, Racing Yawl, Polynesian Outrigger and others. 50 Cent kits in 1966 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria and others.

Academy Hyundai Stellar - Motorized, 1/24, 1534

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Rare.

Italeri OH-13S Sioux, 1/48, 857

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Larger-scale and well detailed featuring full engine, complete cockpit, detailed body and frame, optional position doors, rotating main and tail rotors and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe US Coast Guard Rescue Boat, 1/48, 5301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Older but nice full hull kit from ex-ITC 1960s molds. Full hull model includes display stand and crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Minicraft US Airlines MD-80 - USAir, 1/144, 14493

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Nice model from 2001 that contains extensive and colorful USAir markings. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Saab J-35F Draken - Swedish Air Force Div 3/F10 or Div 2/F10, 1/72, BP1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From 1994. Very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, two piece canopy and drop tanks. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-410 Hornet, 1/72, 440-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Never started. 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.

Airfix Handley Page 0/400 Bomber, 1/72, 06007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very highly detailed kit of this WWI bomber. Features very good interior detail, crew stations, crew members, bomb load and much more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Northrop P-61A Black Widow - Or P-61B, 1/72, 486

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Type 3 logo issue from the 1960s with dramatic artwork and a very nicely detailed model. Features parts and markings to build either the 'A' (without upper turret) or 'B' (with upper turret) versions. Features interior detail, rotating wheels and props, drop tanks, elevating guns and rotating turret, moving ailerons, positionable spoilers and optional bomb load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix A-26 B or A-26C Invader, 1/72, 591

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Type three logo box. Hard-to-find kit. Builds either version and has decals for 'Monie or 'Miss Mildred' personal markings. Kit features cockpit detail, rotating turrets with elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

StromBecker Swift 125 Land Plane, C-39

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Wonderful kit from the 1950s. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features all high-quality hardwood main parts, full color decals, glue, wood filler and sandpaper. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Protar Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 1300CC, 1/24, 224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. A very nice kit featuring very good suspension, driveline and exhaust, full interior, separately molded doors and trunk lid and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually red), black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. With extensive decals that include instrument faces.

Tamiya McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle - USAF 1st TFW 94th TFS / Streak Eagle Record Aircraft / 36th TFW 525TFS / 49TFW 7TFS / 57TTW 433 FWS / 58TTW 555TFS, 1/48, MA124

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Detailed and finely molded kit. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions. NOTE: decals were once stuck to the instructions. They are free now but damaged. Be prepared to furnish your own decals.

Dragon Sd.Kfz. 251/22 Ausf.D, 1/35, 6248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed inside and out with 860 pieces, PE parts, brass ammo, metal gun barrel, ammo tubes, ammo boxes, 4 crew members, driver, extra uniforms and much more.