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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

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. The long side of the box shows the complete Whip-Fly series with the action box art. Included are H151 F9F-8 Cougar, H152 F-84F, H153 F-89D Scorpion, H154 F8U-1 Crusader, H155 F-39 Airacobra and H156 F-101A Voodoo. Although not listed yet, there was also a Whip-Fly Canberra, F-106 and Yak-25 Flashlight. The Whip-Fly series seemed like a good idea...at first. Revell quickly realized that spinning heavily-ballasted, sharp objects at dizzying speeds in or outside the home near groups of children was not the best idea. The series was quickly discontinued.

Revell Mc Donnell F-101A Voodoo With Stamp - Master Modelers Club / Academy Issue, 1/75, H128-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$64   

1962 hardbox USA issue with Master Modelers, Academy and 'Astronaut Wings' logos as well (on the side). This model is from the original 'S' kit molds and makes an ideal builder. Molded in silver and clear.Never started. Inside, it is factory-new. All parts and even all paperwork are still sealed in the factory bag.

Italeri Frecce Tricolori Aerobatic Team Mb-339 P.A.N / G-91 Gina P.A.N. / F-86 Sabre, 1/72, 1297

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Limited edition issue that contains all three kits. Contains extensive and colorful markings for each as shown on the box top. Never started. All three have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Junkers Ju-88A-4 - Green Series, 1/72, F160

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

1960s issue with a desperate box art scene. Ground crew flee for their lives as Typhoons lob rockets into an airfield of gassed and about-to-be armed bombers. Well detailed and molded. Features 74 parts and separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. Never 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.

CM HMCS Halifax (Modern Canadian City Class FFG), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$195   

Kit built by Fred Bustard from CM model. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is two to three weeks.

Huma Model Dornier Do-27 - German / Portugal / Spain / Israel - Bagged, 1/72, 13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Still factory bag sealed. Nicely molded and detailed kit. Contains markings for one German Civil, two Luftwaffe aircraft and one each for Israel, Portugal and Spain.

Aurora Albatross CIII - (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

Second issue dated 1963 in exceptionally nice condition. Has 98 cent price extension but no 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logos on the four sides. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1 - No. 20 Sq or No. 3 Sq RAF / US Marines VMA-513 'Flying Nightmares', 1/72, 028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$16   

Well detailed model from the 1970s with fine raised panel detail. Includes decals for the three aircraft listed, positionable exhaust ports and iron bomb/Aden Gun Pod/rocket launcher and drop tank underwing stores. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

1969 Big A hardbox issue in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora-KB De Havilland DH-10A Bomber - Collector's Edition Issue, 1/48, 1125-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

1972 hardbox issue. This is the improved modified mold issue which builds a much more realistic kit. Includes crew, rigging instructions and Terrain Display Base. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one piece: small, flat windscreen. I have included thick clear styrene as this is very simple to make. Otherwise includes all other parts and decals and instructions both in 'near mint' condition.

AMT NKC-135A Laser Lab, 1/72, 8958

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$79   

Still factory sealed. Big model that is very nicely detailed.

Aurora-KB Fokker E-V D-VIII Collectors Series - Polish Air Force -(EV), 1/48, 1135-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

1972 issue with revised molds; a much better kit that previous issues. Includes pilot, ground crewman and battle terrain base. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The aircraft represented fought with the Polish Air Force against the Ukranian forces in 1919 but by that point it was a D-VIII. The Fokker E.V was a fantastic performer and the result of a longtime Fokker development, the cantilever wing. In addition to greatly reducing drag, a properly built cantilever wing is very light and strong. This wing was first used on prototype V17 and then on V28 which took part in the Second Fight Competition (July 6-14 1918) where the most experienced German front line pilots chose new fighters for late war service. V28 was chosen for it's excellent flying properties and 200 of the production aircraft, known as the Fokker E.V, were ordered. Over 289 aircraft were delivery. The E.V began front line service on August 5, 1918; Lt. Emil Rolff of Jasta 6 reported an aerial victory on August 17. However, the day before, an E.V suffered catastrophic wing failure. Two days later, the same failure cost Lt. Rolff his life. All E.Vs were immediately grounded. A detailed investigation showed that there were fatal defects in the wing assembly caused by slack manufacturing processes. Although it was not his fault, Fokker took this opportunity to re-design and strengthen the wing. Existing E.V aircraft received new wings and newly built aircraft were designated D.VIII. Modified aircraft made it back to the front in November, too late for service. However, the aircraft saw active service after that war with the Freikorps air units, the Polish Air Force against Russia, the Dutch Air Force and an unspecified number went to France and the USA.

12 Squared Backfire C Conversion, 1/72, 1-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$6   

Still factory sealed. Injection molded kit includes conversion parts only to make a Backfire C. With instructions.

Skywave JMSDF Shirayuki DDG123-133 Destroyer With P-3 Orion and Helicopter, 1/700, SW-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Hard-to-find waterline kit. Features highly detailed moldings, full decals including hull markings and stern names for numbers 123 through 133, a P-3C Orion and a HSS-2B helicopter. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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.

Aurora North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/103, 490-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$52   

Dated 1961 with the great Jim Cox artwork that makes early Aurora kits so collectible. This issue has a slightly larger box than earlier ones. It is a nicely done kit for that time, molded in gloss silver and clear with full landing gear and clear 'Triangle World Map' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note, this is not a reissue of the Comet model. Aurora cut these molds years before acquiring Comet's F-100.

Classic Airframes De Havilland Hornet F.1/F.3 - Sq Ldr. Haw of 65 Sq Linton-on-Ouse 1947 or 80 Sq Kai Tak Hong Kong 1954, 1/48, 458

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$39   

Out of production. Very high quality kit with all fine recessed panel lines, optional parts for NF.21, F.20, F.1 and F.3 versions, resin cockpit and other resin details, decals for the two aircraft listed and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Northrop T-38A Talon - US Air Force / US Navy Patuxent River Test Pilot School / 1000th Production T-38A, 1/48, 5A2-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Fujimi Mokei issue most likely from the very late 1960s or early 1970s. This is a quality model for that time featuring very fine raised panel detail, two pilots and decals for all three aircraft including the unique "1000th Production T-38A Talon." Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Me-163B Komet With Aires Cockpit Set / DefModel Wheel Set / Master Model Armament and Pitot, 1/32, S4X

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$56   

Build the ultimate 1/32 scale '163! Includes Aires #2198 Me 163B Komet Cockpit Set with many resin and numerous PE parts (factory sealed), Def.Model #DS32006 Me-163B Komet Wheel Set with resin wheels and mask set (factory sealed) and Master Model #AM-32-042 Me-163B Armament and Pilot Tube set (factory sealed). The actual kit features full interior, landing skid or wheels, optional position tail wheel/strut and detailed Walter 509A Rocket Motor. Includes decals for three different versions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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.