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Frog Combat Series Focke-Wulf FW-190 and Bristol Beaufighter, 1/72, F522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very Rare. Unique issue from about 1973. It includes all the same features as the 1969 Battle of Britain issue. The FW190/Beaufighter combination was only issued in the "Combat Series." Production numbers were very low vs. the BoB sets. This one was about 8,000 vs. 40,000+ for each BoB set. Features both model kits with a picture frame display stand. You can cut out the box art from the box top, put it in the picture frame and the frame has special stands for each model! The kit has never been started. The FW190 is still in the internal factory sealed bag and the Bristol has been inventoried 100% complete. Complete with picture frame and stands, large 'Frog Picture Frame Display Stands' instruction sheet, color painting guide (on the box side), aircraft instruction sheets and 'very good++' decals for both aircraft. 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Ford A Model, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1949 and very highly detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut, machined and cut wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, lights, steering wheel, horn and other accessories, metal parts and die cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans/instructions. This car was one of the first Ford Automobiles and the first 'A' model. It sold for $900 in 1903. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Monogram DeHavilland Mosquito NF II / Mk IV / FB VI / II - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA129-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Second issue from 1966 with 'PA' number and price extension before the association with Mattel. Well detailed model build one of four variants: NF II Night Fighter, MK. IV Day Bomber, FB VI Fighter Bomber and Mosquito II Night Intruder. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are 100% intact but only grade 'fair.'

Hasegawa Fieseler FI 156C-1 Storch, 1/32, S21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Nicely detailed, big-scale Storch that features figures, complete interior, highly detailed engine and firewall, removable cowling, optional position doors and wire landing gear. Includes decals for either the splinter camo SB+UG or SF+R1. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 3502-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the top long side. 1960s/70s large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, balsa spars and other wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, prop, rubber motor, thrust button, prop shaft insignia, detailed full size plans and building instructions. 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.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply CV-7 USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier - 18.5 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare kit from 1941. Measured 18.5 inches long when assembled. Nicely designed kit that includes a very unusual detailed hanger deck assembly. Issued shortly before the war, the model was not reissued after the war since the Wasp was lost off Guadalcanal by what is likely the most damaging submarine torpedo salvo in history. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the oval funnel) and two packs of Casco Glue. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail view of the ships substructure and a detailed view of the hanger deck, flight deck with pre-war markings and island. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.

Eduard Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 ProfiPACK - (Bf109E-4), 1/32, 3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Amazingly well detailed, large-scale kit featuring 152 plastic parts and 49 metal parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Vertol H-21C Workhorse, 1/72, HC2302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed.

Trumpeter CH-47D Chinook, 1/72, 01622

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Very well detailed kit with 155 parts.

Italeri MH-47 E SOA Chinook Gunship, 1/72, 1218

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Armored gunship version of the venerable Chinook. Very nicely molded kit featuring all recessed panel lines, full cockpit and cargo interior, optional position rear loading doors and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Bell UH-1N Iroquois - USAF, 1/72, 25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines, full cockpit and cabin, detailed rotor head, optional position double cabin doors and rotating main and tail rotors. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane, 1/72, H258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Dated 1969. Loaded with features: rotors move, rotating the rotor operates the winch which raises and lowers the hook, full cockpit, detachable cargo pod or 'Aerial Hospital' with opening door, detailed PW jet Engines, rotating wheels and tail rotor, and an in-scale 105mm Howitzer. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Boeing 747 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, 1/144, 4223

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1983 Revell of Germany issue. Nicely molded large kit featuring detailed engine pods and landing gear, clear cockpit windows, through-molded passenger windows, display stand and a large colorful KLM decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1973 issue. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra ensured that it had a short service life as an airliner. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the "A" version of the venerable patrol aircraft. (please see the article about the mold conversion this on this website.) Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props.

RCM C-46 Commando, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

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SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Tamiya Brewster Buffalo F2A-2 - Netherlands East Indies Royal Air Force 1941 / Royal Australian Air Force Singapore 1941 / US Navy VF-2 USS Lexington 1940 - (F2A2), 1/48, 61019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed featuring all fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells and parts/decals for all three versions.

KP Sukhoi Su-7 BKL - USSR / Czech / Polish Air Forces, 1/72, 25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Nicely molded. Builds one of three versions. Features full cockpit and a large variety of under-wing stores. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter - Air Power Issue, 1/96, H138-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1961 USA hardbox 'Air Power' series issue with framable box art. Nicely done kit molded in clear and gloss silver. Features detailed rotor heads and cockpit with pilot and co-pilot, optional position side crew door and working rear 'drive-on' loading ramp. The kit has never been started. The parts and all paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Monogram Grumman Hu-16B Albatross (SA-16B) - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA160-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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The 3rd issue from the original 'Four Star' molds. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

MPC Toyota Supra, 1/25, 1-0881

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Dated 1983. Nicely molded kit featuring detailed straight 6 engine, full engine compartment, opening hood, complete suspension, exhaust and driveline, full interior and custom decals. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing two clear rectangular front parking light lenses. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.