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Frog Tupolev SB-2 'Katyushka' Soviet/Luftwaffe/Czech/Spanish Republican Air Forces - Green Series, 1/72, F176

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1970s issue. Very nicely detailed, and molded. Has markings for the three air forces listed in the title. Can be built with skis or wheels and includes other optional parts for different versions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags 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.

Academy Boeing B-29A Superfortress - 'Big Time Operator' 9th Bomb Group (48 missions), 1/72, 2111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1991. Very large and highly detailed model with 170 parts. Beautifully molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features highly detailed cockpit and interior crew stations and bomb bay, full bomb load, optional position bomb bay doors and detailed gear wells.

AMT 1995 Ford Ranger XLT, 1/25, 8945

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely done kit. Includes over 110 parts and molded in gray, clear, red tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features detailed engine, removable hood, full interior, working tailgate and detailed underside.

AMT 1955 Ford Station Wagon and 1956 Ford Country Sedan Station Wagon Promos, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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SALE!! Includes both promo station wagon models in 'good' condition. Both are rollers and have been adult collector owned since the very early 1960s. Both models are 100% complete. There is warping as shown, but they are better than average. The original owner neatly repainted some of the two tone (red and yellow in this case). It is very nice but not factory quality. These have both been detailed with silver paint - the door handles, lettering, emblems, etc are painted to 'professional' quality - so good that it could easily pass for factory.

Easy Built Models Fokker D-VII - 17.5 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/20, EB13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, several light weight plastic detail parts, wheels, strip wood, plastic propeller and thrust button, rubber motor, metal hardware, full insignia (cut out), three colors of covering tissue, full sized plans and detailed building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete.

Easy Built Models Rearwin Speedster - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, Peanut, FF-40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, stripwood, plastic propellers, rubber, clear window material, metal hardware & full sized plans. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Comet Zippy - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very old flying model in nice overall condition. Most likely from the late 1930s or 1940s. Kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, printwood, stripwood and other parts has needed. The kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

12 Squared Hawk P-6E / Chester Special / Sikorsky S-43 China Clipper - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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No Box. Dated 1937 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Missing the F4B-4. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown. Also includes Airway 1937 instructions for the Bristol F2B, SE-5, Fairchild 22 and Argonaut Amphibian, as well as a Ace Whitman field gun.

Novo Fairey Gannet Mk.1 or Mk.4 - FAA HMS Ocean 1956 or 1 Marinefliegergeschwader Kreigsmarine 1958 - Bagged - (ex-Frog), 1/72, F228

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Cleanly molded ex-Frog kit with decals for Royal Navy or West German Navy. The kit has never been started. Factory staple sealed or Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Novo Gloster Whittle E28/39 Pioneer - Bagged (ex-Frog), 1/72, F174

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Still factory sealed. From quality Frog molds. Nice kit of the early British Jet.

Renwal Fokker DR-1 Triplane Rittm. M. von Richthofen's Aircraft, 1/72, 269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Contains markings for the famous Red Baron's aircraft.

Entex De Havilland No.1 DH-1 1910 / Antoinette 1908 Monoplane / Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane 'Early Birds' - (Ex-Taimei and Fuji), 1/72, 8448

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare and highly detailed kits from original Taimei molds. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The Antoninette and De Havilland have never been started and are still in factory sealed bags. The Farman has neat and minor assembly - the engine is built to 'excellent+' quality. There is no other assembly. It has been inventoried complete. With instructions and covering material included.

Revell WAGB USS Burton Island Icebreaker, 1/285, 00015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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2009 reissue of the classic 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Large scale and very well detailed for that time with 87 pieces. Features detailed helicopter, life boats, Captain's launch, movable gun turret, swiveling cranes, antennas and masts, full decals and color flag sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note, the earlier issue was listed as 1/300 scale, Revell has listed this one as 1/285. I do not know which scale is correct.

Continental Model Airplane Co Brown Racer - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 14.5 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Revell Messerschmitt Bf-110G, 1/32, 4745

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Large and well detailed kit. Features markings of German Ace Hptm. Martin Drowes, special night fighter nose and radar, fully detailed cockpit and engines and pilot/gunner figures.

Tamiya M36 Jackson Tank Destroyer Motorized, 1/35, MT135-700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Highly detailed and beautifully molded armor kit. Includes Mabuchi Re-260 motor, all-metal gear box and all motorizing hardware. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram 1991 Pontiac Firebird Formula, 1/24, 2937

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1991 first issue. Features complete engine, removable hood, detailed chassis, full interior and more.

Model Card U-154 U-Boat Type IXC/40, 1/100, NR18

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Big, well printed cardstock model that can be built waterline or full hull. All parts are printed in quality full color so there is no painting. Very sturdy when built. Never started or cut; includes instructions are in English and Polish and there are some assembly illustrations.

Aurora UFO from 'The Invaders' TV Series, 1/72, 256

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Hard-to-find second issue dated 1975. This kit was originally issued in conjunction with the TV series 'The Invaders' and represents the spaceship on the series. The box has very good color and gloss, solid corners and no tape, price tags or litho tears. The kit features retractable landing legs, detailed interior with four figures, removable top, detailed display base and 7 additional aliens for use around the base. Inside, the kit is mint. The parts are the original gloss medium gray with red-tinted clear 'windows' and brown base. The model has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. There are several differences between this second edition and the first. The first has the original box artwork, the clear top and gray 'lights' for the bottom. There is no stand or additional aliens. The second issue does not have a clear top, but has red-tinted clear 'lights' for the underside, a display stand and 6 additional aliens for the ground base.

Revell DC-10 Airbus Delta Airlines, 1/144, H118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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1972 issue with colorful Delta decals, detailed engine pods, clear windows and detailed landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Although the box is beat up, the decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition.