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Frog Hawker Sea Hawk - Naval Jet Fighter, 1/72, 328P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

1950s rare early box issue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Bristol 175 Britannia The Whispering Giant With Frog Glue and Paint - BOAC Air Lines, 1/96, 350P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$179   

Rare from the late 1950s and even rarer in this condition. Large model features a full, unopened tube of FROG cement (still flexible), a factory glass vile of white paint (still good), the correct, large, blue FROG display stand, full landing gear, rotating props and and two colorful BOAC decal sheets. One includes the optional blue full size vertical stabilizer markings and the other is a very large and extensive sheet with all striping, logos, side windows, flags, registration for six different aircraft and more. The decals are flat (except the one end of the long sheet that is always curved) and very good with the original factory wax paper protector in place. The instructions are excellent also with only slight discoloration. The four props are still on the factory cardboard holder and have no broken blades. Even the Frog factory inspection sticker is still present "Packed by No.11 In the event of complaint please return this slip." never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$679   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, no stains, no rips, 3 solid corners and 1 closed split side corner and very minor general wear only. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Frog Blackburn Shark Torpedo Bomber - FAA RNAS Ford (1940) / Portuguese Navy Lisbon 1936 / 820 Sq FAA HMS Courageous 1937, 1/72, F179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Final logo issue from the late 1970s just before Frog ceased production. Nicely molded kit contains parts and decals for all three versions. Features extended or folded wings, separately molded control surfaces, prop, wheels, optional floats or wheeled version and torpedo and bomb loads. With color painting guide and decals for the three aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts 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, Blue, 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.

Frog Swordfish Mk.1 - 810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Includes decals for both historic aircraft and a color painting guide as well. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts 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.

Frog Westland Wallace Red Series, 1/72, F167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Well molded and detailed kit that builds into a realistic model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog English Electric BAC Canberra B(1) Mk.8 - or B(1)Mk. 12 South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Like most Frog kits, this model does not have out-of-scale rivet detail but has very fine panel lines only, which makes it easy to build up to a very realistic model. Includes parts and decals for either version; the markings are for RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. Never started. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Please NOTE that the box displays slightly better than the grade. It is rated as such because there is tape residue / masking tape and tears along the lower border of the four sides.

Frog Bristol Beaufighter Mk.21 Spin Issue - 31 Sq 77 Wing Dutch East Indies 1944 / 22 Sq RAAF Australian Air Force Sanga Sanga Phillipines Late 1944 - Green Series, 1/72, F291Spin

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Hard-to-find 1970s 'Spin' version. This kit contains the extra parts required to accept the Frog F20 Spin-a-prop motorizing kit (not included). Nicely molded kit with no rivets for a realistic model when built. Has load-out and markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The actual airplane has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand. 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.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M2a Zero Type 11 - 12th FG Lt. Minoru Suzuki - 12th FG W.O.. Kosiro Yamasita - 12th FG NAP 1/c Saburo Sakai, 1/72, AP13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$25   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split. Very nicely molded with all recessed panel lines, excellent detail and a painting guide and decals for all three aircraft listed.

O-Lin Republic Seabee Amphibian - (Lindberg), 1/48, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

Very rare kit. The Seabee was produced as a high performance sport amphibian. This is a very hard-to-fine original O-lin kit in the small box and advertisement for O-lin cement on the top. Produced in 1949 or just before. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. O-Lin (correctly spelled with a hyphen) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-lin produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg. I have not seen a catalog of O-lin, but from some instructions we know that the kit line sometime during the late 1940s was #100 C&NW Pioneer Locomotive and Tender, #500 F-80C Shooting Star, #501 Piper Cub Special, #502 Stinson, #503 Republic Seabee, #504 Beechcraft Bonanza, #505 F-86 Sabre Jet Fighter, #506 Ercoupe Club-Air and #507 Ryan Navion. More kits were issued as the 1940s came to a close and O-Lin ended all production. At some time in 1950 all kits were branded Lindberg only. It is common to see the earliest Lindberg kits with un-marked O-Lin instructions and "O-Lin Products Chicago 25, Ill." on the bottom of the teardrop stand. Paul Lindberg was careful to use up all the old materials on hand at O-lin.

Heller Potez 63-II - (6311), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$25   

Early to mid 1960s issue with high-gloss, wrap around box art and before Heller kits carried kit numbers. The 63.II was a further development of the successful Potez 631 and was used in the scouting and observation role. Four squadrons were equipped with this type. They saw heavy action and 63.11 losses were the greatest of all Armee de l'Air combat aircraft during the Invasion of France. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Fairey Swordfish II - Royal Navy, 1/72, 02005-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Type four logo issue, likely from the late 1970s or 1980s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Russian Stalin Tank, 1/48, 303-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Rare first issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. The box is in beautiful "Excellent+++" condition with factory-new color and gloss and four solid corners. There is no fading, no stains, no tears or missing litho, no creases and not price tags or tag marks. It would have graded 'Near Mint' but there is a very small (11mmx 5mm) factory tape pull on the upper long side. Molded in the correct gloss deep green with flexible black treads. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora US Army M109 Howitzer Tank (Self Propelled Gun), 1/48, 314-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Box is in exceptional investment-grade'Near Mint' condition with as new color and gloss. Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit with John Steel box art dated 1963. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Cessna 180 Sport Plane with Floats - Four Star Issue, 1/41, PA26-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

First issue hardbox dated 1957 with the first Monogram logo. Has many working features - prop spins, cowl comes off to show detailed engine, wheel retract into floats and doors open to reveal detailed interior. Also has standing pilot figure and swimsuit beauty with skis. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller AMD Mirage IVA Bomber, 1/72, 351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Nicely molded kit of the French Strategic Bomber. Features very fine raised panel detail, recessed control surface lines, good cockpit detail, two drop tanks, nuclear bomb and decals for five different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Adams Thor Missile at White Sands with Launch Pad, 1/87, K162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$210   

Rare kit dated 1958. Very well detailed featuring Thor missile, complete launching tower and ground crew of three. Molded in gloss white and medium gloss gray. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Merchant Fleet Gift C3 Freighter Hawaiian Pilot / Standard Oil T-2 Tanker J.L. Hanna / Harbor Tug Long Beach, G332-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$495   

Rare 1956 Revell Gift set containing all three ships and even the unopened tube of colorful Revell "S" cement. This was the first and only issue of this specific gift set and features spectacular special box artwork. The tugboat is 1/108 scale and the tanker and cargo ship are both 1/400. Inside, the kit is 100% correct. The special color cardboard over lay is factory fresh. The tug and C-3 lower hulls are factory painted red (the T-2 was molded in red so it was not painted). Decals are included. The instruction sheets are excellent with the typical yellowing as the only flaw. The three kits have not been started. The tug and freighter still have the small parts in the factory sealed clear bags; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. The tanker has been inventoried 100% complete. All three kits include decals and instructions. The box has brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners and no repairs. There is no tape, tape marks, price tags or price tag marks. However, there is moderate and light general wear and 'dings' on the two lower corners as shown. Shipping insurance is required with this kit.

Hawk Atlas Satellite InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, optional position entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent red plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - mainly edge and corner wear, general light shelf wear as shown and one 1" closed tear on the top short side. It is only visible from up close. Inside, the kit is excellent. It includes the original two Hawk bags and the one 'krinkle' bag for the transparent red parts. All of the bags have been opened. The kit has been carefully inventoried and it is 100% complete with all parts, 'very good+' condition decals and instructions.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$285   

Rare. 1958 release of this famous kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. Please note the very rare 'Parents' Magazine' golden sticker at the left center. When the agreement with Parents' Magazine was approved, Aurora wanted to implement it immediately. Until new boxes could be made with the seal, they used these very shiny gold and black stickers. The model features a well detailed missile with lower booster and the mobile launcher with good suspension detail, valves boxes and covers, tow bar, servicing and access platforms with railings, elevating main pad and three figures. Molded in the correct deep gloss red, silver and dark blue plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in 'very good' condition. One small instrument is neatly broke off the pitot tube at the base, but it is present for a easy repair. This kit must be shipped insured. The Aurora "Missile Line" is legendary. In the late 1950s, the first missile model kits sold briskly, so Aurora and Revell both planned extensive lines. However, the missile modeling craze disappeared as quickly as it started. Models that were in the works were canceled or completed if they were far enough along. Those that were completed were fine efforts but sold poorly and had very short lives, making them rare collector items today.