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Microscale Convair XF-92A - The First Delta Wing Aircraft (ex-Allyn), 1/48, MS4-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare kit from ex-Allyn molds and the only 1/48 scale injection-molded kit of the ground-breaking design. Molded in white & clear with a black base. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes both sheets of decals and instructions.

LS Mitsubishi C5M1 Ki-15 Babs - Civil 'Kamikaze', 1/72, 3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

Very finely molded with excellent detail. Features full interior, detailed motor and crew of two. Very colorful civil decals. The model has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Revell De Havilland D.H. 2 - (DH-2), 1/72, H643

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$29   

Revell of Germany Issue. This model is part of an incredibly popular line of 1/72 WWI and WWII aircraft that Revell began issuing in the early 1960s. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. And thanks to Dusty Rhodes who pointed out that this kit includes decals for RFC s/n 5964, flown by Lanoe Hawker in his epic final combat with Von Richtofen, 23 Nov 1916.

AMT Big Foot (Bigfoot) Figure Kit, 1/7, 7701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$79   

Rare. The first and only release of AMT's 'Bigfoot' did not show the creature in a very friendly light, which may have lead to it's early demise. The kit builds to a large, impressive figure standing over a pool of water among broken trees. Bigfoot has just finished a meal consisting of Homo Sapiens, as evidenced the femur, skull and rib cage. Bigfoot is molded in brown, while the pond and human parts are molded in glowing plastic. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley Harrier, 1/72, 266

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1960s type three logo issue. Hard-to-find accurate kit of an early Harrier. Features pivoting engine nozzles, optional position landing gear and a very wide variety of bombs, tanks, rocket launchers and missiles for loadout. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Revell USS Burton Island Icebreaker - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/292, H379-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1960 Picture Fleet issue with framable John Steel artwork. Very well detailed large scale kit. Features detailed helicopter, life boats, Captain's launch, movable gun turret, swiveling cranes, antennas and masts, full decals and color flag sheet. Never started. NOTE: missing one (of four) helicopter pad supports. This is a simple round dowel, easily made from pulled sprue or plastic stock. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

ESCI F-104 G/S Starfighter - (2) Italian / Belgian / Spanish / Canadian RCAF / Greek / USAF, 1/48, SC-4004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

Features drop tanks, Sidewinder (AIM-9B) and optional position canopy, Vulcan Gun bay and optional position hatch. Has a large decal sheet for 7 versions and air forces listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Ilyushin IL-28 Beagle - China - Poland - Czech Air Forces, 1/72, 490

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Type three logo issue with decals for all three air forces. The Beagle was the USSR's first jet bomber, first flying in 1946. As the primary Soviet light bomber, it was used by 15 nations and was built until 1960. An unarmed version of the Il-28 was used to deliver matrices of the principal Soviet newspapers from Moscow to the East for republication there, as well as other high priority mail. Very nicely detailed kit with no rivets, just fine raised panel lines for a realistic model. Features a crew of three, good cockpit and bombardier detail, optional position landing gear, elevating tail guns, separately molded rudder and ailerons and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-7 Pan Am Airport Scene - 'S' Kit with Boarding Ramp / Stanchions / Gasoline Truck & Trailer / Tractor with 3 Baggage Carts / Aircraft Tractor and 7 Figures, 1/122, H257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$2200   

Very, very rare, complete and 100% correct. The Pan Am Airport Scene was commissioned by Pan Am in the late 1950s and only sold through the airline, not through Revell distributors. This has made it one of the rarest Revell kits in existence. It is widely considered an 'S' kit since it was made at that time and features that style of artwork, but the box never had the yellow 'S' anywhere on it. It contains all the parts and markings listed in the title and makes an incredible airport diorama. The box has excellent color and gloss with no tears or stains. Three corners are solid - the other has been repaired very neatly with clear tape. There is general wear as shown but no other damage. Inside, the parts are as new. All pieces are in the correct gloss silver plastic with the clear Revell 'Swivel Base Display Stand.' The airport accessories are still sealed in the original factory bag, including the metal axles. The unique decal sheet for this special issue is intact, never cut and in 'good' condition. It contains Pan Am DC-7 decals and markings for the ground equipment. The decals are flat but have some yellowing and two creases. On the back they have the correct Revell markings and part number to be original for this model. The instructions are 100% correct and original for this model. They are in 'very good+' condition with the usual yellowing, two very small thin spots and one very light stain. In all, an excellent investment piece that has never been started with the airport parts bag sealed and otherwise inventoried complete with the correct decals and instructions. Please note that Revell did NOT issue this kit with paper 'carpet' like the United Airlines Flight 707 Airport Scene. The 'carpet' has been intentionally de-listed from the area of the box that describes the contents and has been removed from the instructions as well. Although this kit does not have an 'S' on it, I have included it as an 'S' kit since it is from that time frame and shares the common box art theme.

Micro Models The 1938 Twin Cyclone - 35 inch Wingspan Free Flight Gas Airplane, 3/5, F103

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

From the 1970s. This is a quality reproduction of this classic flyer and is 3/5 the size of the original. Features full size plans, pre-cut parts and is authentically scaled from the original design. 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 and is complete. Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Competition Models Inc Sal Taibi's Starduster - 42 Inch Wingspan Gas Powered Free Flight Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Sold brand new on 7-7-1961 at the legendary Cleveland Hobby Supply Company at 4526 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH. Includes the original hand-written receipt. Large wingspan kit for .02 to .074 engines. This is one of the famous Sal Taibi's National award winning designs. Sal was one of the early 'Kings Of Gas Free Flight' and a very gifted designer. The model is from the 1950s. 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. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag; the other parts have been inventoried complete with the plans. Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals,' the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

AMT 1941 Plymouth Model P-12 Four Passenger Coupe, 1/25, T148

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$44   

Early "T" issue that is still factory sealed. Features opening hood, detailed engine and compartment, full interior and underside detailing. Molded in white, chrome, clear and rubber tires.

AMT McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier - US Marines VMA-331, 1/72, 8807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. Loadout includes gun pods, long range tanks, Mk82 Snakeye and AIM-9 Sidewinder. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC General Dynamics F-16A or F-16B Falcon - 388th Tactical Fighter Wing USAF, 1/72, 1-4306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Very cleanly and finely molded kit with all recessed panel line detail. Features decals for the 388th and all parts to build one seat or two seater versions. Includes detailed cockpit(s), gear wells, laser guided bombs, long range drop tanks, AIM-54 Phoenix missiles and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Junkers Ju-52 3MG/3M Profile Series - Spanish Civil War / Crete / Winter Luftwaffe, 1/72, 2-2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Profile series includes decals for these three Ju-52s - Spanish Nationalist Night Bombardment Group 2-g-22 Spanish Civil War / Kamphffiegerschule 'Thome' Winter scheme, 1942-43 / K.Gr. 172 Crete Mediterranean Operations. Well detailed kit from ex-Airfix molds. Can also be built as civil or float versions, but MPC did not included the decals for those. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals look to be in amazing 'mint' condition, which is rare for these models. But please read the article (on this website) about saving old decals before you use any older kit decals.

Frog Canadair Sabre Mk6 or Mk 32 (F-86) - Luftwaffe or Royal Australian Air Force - Red Series, 1/72, F267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Molded in silver and contains decals for both air forces. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

Air Lines Miles Master Trainer, 1/72, 4904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Air Lines Martin Marauder II (B-26C) RAF - (Frog), 1/72, 12902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Purchased new in 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that one prop blade is broken at the hub base but is present. This box has some of my favorite Jo Kotula boxart. Kotula originally did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

PZW TS-11 Iskra, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Early kit of this once-common two seat training jet. Features raised panel lines, clear canopy, full landing gear and Polish decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Whip-Fly, 1/54, H152-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

1960 issue of the rare 'Whip Fly' series. Hardbox artwork for this series was 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle so that you could spin the aircraft around in circles. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.