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Air Lines DH-88 Comet Racer - (ex Frog), 1/72, 4901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$30   

From about 1965 and finely molded for that time in silver and clear plastic. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder, two pilots and two standing figures. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

La Belle D&RG Closed Vestibule Coach HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-25

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, working end diaphragms, excellent underside details & other metal details, building instructions and full size plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, plans and instructions.

Jet-X JXM163 B1 720 Boeing 720 Braniff (Orange/Yellow) / JX113 B1 720 Boeing 720 Braniff (Dark Green/Lt Green) / JX112 B1 720 Boeing 720 Braniff (Dark Blue/Lt Blue) / JX111 Boeing 720 Braniff (Dark Red/Yellow) / Gemini Jets GJBNF009 Boeing 747SP-27 Braniff (Ora, 1/400

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+ to Exc+

$49   

SALE!! Includes all five high-quality, die-cast factory painted and completely finished aircraft models. All have never been displayed or used and are still in the original boxes and packing materials.

Hasegawa Sopwith Camel (F.1 Camel) - 1/8 Scale Museum Model Series, 1/8, CP-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$1100   

SALE!! Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Inside the kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory parts bags. Includes all plans, decals, instructions and paperwork. As an added precaution, I have carefully done a 'bag' inventory - all parts bags are present and factory sealed. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Monogram M48 A2 Patton Tank, 1/35, PM37-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$58   

Still factory sealed. 1994 reissue of the rare Four Star kit and an ideal builder. Large scale with many working features including rotating turret and cupola, elevating 90mm main gun and machine gun, three opening and closing hatches, working wheels/sprockets, flexible tracks, driver and crew of three and more.

AMT Airwolf Helicopter / Bell 222B, 1/48, 6680

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$75   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find kit from 1984. Kit can be built in two versions - as the civil Bell 222B or the Airwolf. Airwolf was a popular television series in 1984 from Universal Studios, and this AMT kit build upon the success of the series. Kit features detailed cockpit and cabin interior and optional parts for 'Airwolf' version.

Allyn Mar Fury .049 Inboard Marine Engine Never Run - With Additional Flywheel By Herkimer #665, 404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$325   

From 1955. Very rare in this condition - never run and complete with all parts, paperwork, complete box and inner display cardboard. Includes the Mar Fury Inboard Marine Engine in NOS condition, free turning and with good compression, the gas tank (never installed) with the gaskets and fuel hose, special Allyn multi-wrench for servicing, fold-out illustrated parts diagram with part numbers and desriptions and Mar Fury fold out instructions. All Allyn paperwork is in 'excellent' condition. The inner decorative cardboard display is 'very good+' and the box top has intact cellophane but some wear as shown. Also includes an NOS Herkimer #665 Flywheel for .049 engines and the original instructions. This engine must be shipped insured.

Monogram B-1B Strategic Bomber, 1/72, 5606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

From 1991 and a very good quality kit with 127 parts. Features operating swing wings and stabilator, detailed undercarriage, wheel wells and full cockpit. With 17 cruise missiles and a crew of 4. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Decals are flat and sound but are only in 'good+' condition.

Banthrico 1951 Kaiser Frazer Henry J Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Rare, and even rarer in this condition. Original dealer promotional model in 'very good' condition. The body is very straight - not perfect, but close. The original friction drive is missing. The plastic color is original and has good gloss but also has general wear and some age foxing as shown. The clear is 'excellent' but can use cleaning. The tires are almost like new - if it was played with, it was not for long. No parts are missing and it is original except that some of the fine trim (door handles, trim, etc) has been correctly and very neatly adult painted. The quality is good enough to pass for factory paint. NOTE: The model is unmarked, so the true manufacture is not known. However, almost all of these (if not all) were made by Banthrico.

PMC Yellow Cab Taxi 1954 Plymouth Belvedere 4 Door And 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$55   

Includes both promos. Original dealer models are in 'good' condition. The bodies have typical warping as shown but display well; the worst warp is at the left lower rocker panel of the Chevy as shown. These are rollers and do not have friction drive (the drives were removed at some point). Factory plastic color is original but both have general wear and age foxing as shown. The clear on both is 'very good++' but can use cleaning. The tires are almost like new - if it was played with, it was not for long. No parts are missing and they are original except that the rear sign and some of the fine trim (door handles, trim, etc) has been correctly and very neatly adult painted. The quality is good enough to pass for factory paint.

Jo-Han 1959 Dodge Custom Royal 2 Door Friction Drive Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

Original dealer promotional model in 'good' condition. The body is much better than average and unusually straight; there is slight 'dishing' on the roof as usual. The original friction drive is intact. Factory plastic and red paint colors are original but have general wear and age foxing as shown. The clear is 'excellent' but can use cleaning. The tires are almost like new - if it was played with, it was not for long. No parts are missing and it is original except that the chassis has been painted black and some of the fine trim (door handles, trim, etc) has been correctly and very neatly adult painted. The quality is good enough to pass for factory paint.

AMT 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV 2 Door Hardtop Friction Drive Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$68   

Original dealer promotional model in 'very good' condition. The body is straight until the front outer fenders, where they 'kick up' slightly. The original friction drive is intact and works perfectly. The beautiful sea-mist green color is original but has general wear and some age foxing as shown. The clear is 'excellent.' The tires are like new and this was always adult owned by a collector who purchased them new or got them at the dealerships for free. No parts are missing and it is original except that some of the fine trim (door handles, trim, etc) has been correctly and very neatly adult painted. The quality is good enough to pass for factory paint.

Special Hobby Heinkel He-59D, 1/72, SH72039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Limited run kit that includes injection molded parts with fine, recessed panel lines.

Frog Bristol Beaufort Spin Issue (Motorized) - No 93 Sq RAAF Labuan 1945 or Mk.II 42 Sq Coastal Command RAF, 1/72, F229SPIN

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

This model contains the extra parts to allow the fitting of the additional Frog F20 Spin-a-prop motorizing kit (not included). Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Martin Baltimore Bomber - RAF - Green Series, 1/72, F339

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Green Series issue that shares dramatic Jo Kotula box art with the Air Lines issue. Finely molded and contains no rivets - just fine panel lines. Features rotating turret, crew of three and some interior detail and optional position landing gear. 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.

Berkeley Shoestring Goodyear Racer - 28 3/8 Inch Wingspan Control Line/U-Control Flying Model Airplane, 1/8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Large scale model for .14 to .36 sized gas engines. Ideal for flight or as a scale display. Features genuine Jim Walker U-Control System parts, shaped and notched leading and trailing edges, full color decals (two large sheets), formed sheet metal landing gear main strut, formed steel wheel pants, die-cut balsa and hardwood parts, formed metal spinner, formed metal cowl cheeks, formed clear plastic canopy (still in excellent condition and not yellowed), 'Step-Keel' Assembly Jig for the fuselage and much more. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two very easy to make balsa parts, both stabilizer ribs. They are easy to make because they come in pairs and the other one is present. Missing both wheels; otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: kit has very minor and very neat 'professional' quality assembly as follows: F4 and F5 balsa parts glued together properly and F10 and F11 glued together properly. There is no other assembly. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Contest Craft So-Lo Class B Stunt Plane - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Very rare model from 1949. Highly prefabricated and robust control line model from the "Contest Craft Company." Features high quality balsa parts that are all either factory cut to shape or die-cut, covering material, landing gear wire, full size plans and detailed instructions. This kit has been inventoried complete but NOTE: it has minor and 'professional' quality assembly. The center core of the fuselage (a flat assembly) is built. There is no other assembly. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we now know a little bit more about Contest Craft. Mr. Richard W. Backora registered the company name in 1949 and it appears that this model was one of his designs. Mr. Backora was born in New York, NY in 1924. He was a WWII Navy veteran and also served in the US Marine Corps. He was an Armament Equipment Branch Head for the Naval Air Systems Command and retired after 28 years of government service. He then spent 15 years in the private sector as a staff and project engineer with Thiebolt Aircraft, Republic Aviation and Melpar, Inc. Mr. Backora was very active in his local community in Church and secular organizations. He was also a member of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) and the Lewes R/C Club. Although no address is given for the manufacturer, the instructions state that you should ask your hobby dealer for other Contest Craft Company kits.

Tamiya Semovente M40-75/18, 1/35, MM178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$27   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed.

Tamiya SU-85 Russian Tank Destroyer, 1/35, 3572

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. Excellent armor kit.

Testors North American B-25H / B-25A / B-25J / PBJ-1H Mitchell - 82 BS 12th BG India 1944 / US Navy 1945 (PBJ-1H) / 486 BS 340 BG Corsica 1944 / 319 BG Corsica 1944, 1/72, 877

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1981 and nicely detailed and well molded. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surfaces, parts and decals to build any of four versions including rare Navy PBJ, detailed cockpit and engines, rotating turret, props and wheels.