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Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 Fighter - No 41 Sq RAF 1950 or No. 19 Sq 1950, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Red Series issue includes parts and decals to make either aircraft and an excellent full color painting guide on the bottom of the box for both aircraft. Quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$359   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals. The box has great color, four solid corners with no repairs, no creasing, no stains, fading or writing, no cardboard tears or rips, no price tags and no tape beyond the factory sealing tape. There is light general wear and please note that the box displays slightly better than the 'Excellent' grade but it is rated as such because there is light general wear not visible in the photo and a 1.5" x 3/8" factory tape tear on the top long side.

CM BB-5 USS Kearsarge (1905), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$205   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Features quality high-definition resin castings and photoetched details. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks. Please NOTE this is a model that you have to build and paint. The photo shows an assembled model.

Hawk Laird Solution Racer With Racing Pylon Stand, 1/48, 628-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Hardbox issue from 1962 with great Bill Campbell box artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time with excellent fit, fine recessed panel lines and raised rib lines. Includes Pylon Racing Stand that is ideal for a 1930 racing diorama. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The Laird Solution won the first official Thompson Trophy Race in 1930 at the Curtiss-Wright Reynolds Airport in Chicago. The Laird was the only Biplane to win the Thompson and it beat all the military aircraft. Charles 'Speed' Holman was the pilot and was the first civilian to attain a speed over 200 mph in a closed course event nationally. E. M. Laird Airplane Company built the aircraft for BF Goodrich. Construction began only 3 weeks before the race. There was only one 10 minute trial flight before the aircraft won the race.

Heller Boeing 707-300B Intercontinental - (707) TWA / BOAC / Air France, 1/72, 80305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$165   

Still factory sealed. Large and well detailed model with decals for all three airlines.

Fujimi E-2CJ Hawkeye - JSDF Batman, 1/72, Q-10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very nice kit from older molds. Features fine recessed panel lines and very fine raised rivet detail, very nice cockpit detail, rotating props, paint guide and decals for one of 8 aircraft from Air Warning Group 601 Squadron. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The fuselage tree was not factory sealed and has been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Hubley 1932 Chevrolet Coupe, 1/20, 4869-400

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$75   

One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits by Hubley. The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Features cast metal body, frame, hood, rumble seat cover, engine, suspension and more, injection molded wire wheels, interior seats, a large tree of chrome plated parts, real rubber tires, whitewalls and decals. Features full rolling chassis with engine, exhaust, suspension and driveline just like the real car, removable hood, opening rumble seat, complete interior, aft trunk (luggage) rack and more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.The box displays much better than 'fair++' but is graded as such because there is significant litho damage to the top long side panel.

AMT 3 Muscle Cars 1966 Ford Fairlane GT/GTA / 1968 Plymouth Road Runner / 1965 Pontiac GTO, 1/25, 8123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$62   

Dated 1992 and contains all three models featuring detailed engines and engine compartments, opening hoods, detailed underside, full interiors and more. The kits have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog TWO Westland Wyvern - 830 Sq HMS Eagle Suez 1956 / 827 Sq HMS Eagle 1955 - Red Series, 1/72, F198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Includes TWO models. Has markings for both aircraft. Very nicely molded with no rivets - just fine panel lines. The kit has never been started. One kit is mint, never never started and complete except the display stand. The second kit has "professional" quality sub assembly and is inventoried complete except for the display stand.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18, 1/88, 284-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Rare 1964 Canadian Flip Top Box issue molded in yellow and clear plastic. Ex-Comet molds in the smaller scale. Ex-Comet molds smaller scale (1/88) issue. Features rotating props, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. Never started and inventoried 100% complete.

Megow Baby Quaker - For R/C or Free Flight, E-28

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Rare 1947 model of this classic Megow Free-Flight Aircraft. Kit includes detailed instructions book (an actual book), full size detailed plans, select balsa and hardwood parts, printed balsa, battery case, turned wheels, celluloid for windows and hardware. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Heller Amerigo Vespucci Italian Sailing Ship, 1/150, 80807

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

$75   

Still factory sealed. Out of production. Large and highly detailed kit of the famous Italian Navy training sailing ship. Includes vacuform billowing sails, rigging material and full rigging instructions.

Franklin Mint Armour Collection F-86 Sabre Jet European Camo Finish, 1/48, B11B928

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Brand new, never removed from the box and complete. High quality die-cast model that is completely factory built and painted. Please note the canopy is present, but Franklin Mint shipped them off the model. You have to snap it on to install it. When I saw this kit had never been removed from the packaging, I did not open it. If any of the paperwork is important to you, let me know before you purchase and I will check for you. This is what Franklin Mint says about each of these models: "Each of our die-cast models are hand-assembled and hand painted to ensure quality and authentic detail. To create each exciting precision replica, our designers and engineers make exhaustive examinations of their subject from every conceivable angle; photographing, sketching and in many cases studying the actual plans. Months are spent sculpting a scale prototype that captures even the most intricate details. The result: A precision-engineered model of unsurpassed quality that you will be proud to own and display. Each is a masterpiece of the model maker's art, reflecting our passion for perfection, our total commitment to superb craftsmanship, and our abiding respect for quality and authenticity."

Muir Models Inc Rand Mining District Double Eagle Saloon & Social Club - HOn3 / HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 050

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Highly detailed featuring pre-cut and scored hardwood, numerous plastic details such as doors, window frames and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Lindberg Convair XFY-1 - Vertical Take-Off Fighter, 1/48, 526-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

Dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Rare early issue from the 1950s. The Convair VTO was a Navy program for a high performance zero-length take off fighter. The aircraft flew well but transition from vertical/horizontal and back was tricky. This, combined with the performance of the new jets signaled the end of the program in 1955. Comes with boarding ladder. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. 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.

Heller Bloch 210 French Bomber, 1/72, 80397

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

French Night Bomber from 1933. From the original 1970s molds and well detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat - (F6F3) Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-97

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$119   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Revell Sopwith Camel - 'S' Issue, 1/28, H197-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

1957 'S' kit with classic box art. The box is in excellent condition. Large 1/28 scale kit is nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed rotary engine the moves with the prop, authentic fine fabric texture finish over ribs, complete cockpit with movable control stick and rudder bar, removable cowling, pilot and crew figures, rigging material, complete rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Testors 1948 Ford Coupe, 1/25, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Highly detailed kit. Builds up the rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features full engine and engine compartment detail, complete suspension, flip up front seats, full interior, opening hood and rubber tires, black and chrome plastic parts. Never started. NOTE: missing two parts: one small seat scuff panel (easily made from flat sheet styrene using the other side as a pattern) and one (of two) upper radiator hoses. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, foil side trim stickers and instructions present.

Fujimi Junkers Stuka Ju-87 D-1 / D-3 / D7 Dora - II/St.G2 'Immelmann' (D-3) or Geschwader Stab. Of St.G3 (D-1/Trop), 1/72, F-14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features parts for D-1, D-3 and D-7 versions, all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, correct armament and decals for the two aircraft listed. Excellent detail throughout. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.