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ESCI Kamov Ka-34 Hokum - USSR, 1/72, 9073

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

Excellent molds with all fine recessed panel lines. Very well detailed with complete cockpit, two piece canopy, detailed gear wells and external weapons load-out with 2 SA-14 Gremlin containers, four AT-6 Spiral missiles and two UB-32 rocket launchers. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Frog English Electric BAC Canberra B(1) Mk.8 - or B(1)Mk. 12 South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Like most Frog kits, this model does not have out-of-scale rivet detail but has very fine panel lines only, which makes it easy to build up to a very realistic model. Includes parts and decals for either version. Markings for RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. Never started. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Westland Wallace Red Series, 1/72, F167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Older but nicely detailed kit that builds into a realistic model. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Blackburn Shark Torpedo Bomber - Red Series, 1/72, F179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

From the 1960s but very well detailed. Can be built with floats or land/carrier versions and the wings can be folded or extended. Includes markings for 3 aircraft- Portuguese Air Force, FAA HMS Courageous 1937 or a Trainer. Molded in gloss gray and clear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Westland Wessex I (S-58) - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - Bagged, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$14   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Nicely molded older kit with decals for both versions. Never been started. It has been inventoried with all helicopter parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: missing the stand and the instructions are photocopies of the Air Lines Issue. A few smaller parts are a different color plastic as they are from a later issue of this same kit.

Frog Westland Wessex I (S-58) - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - Red Series, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Molded in light gray-blue. Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all helicopter parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: box is graded lower than it looks because there is a big tear and much missing cardboard on the right small side flap. 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.

Huma Model Flettner Fl-282 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$46   

Still factory sealed. Successful German WWII helicopter design, and the first with counter-rotating intermeshing blades (in 1938). A further development of the Fl-265, flight tests showed that the Fl-282 was an excellent helicopter. It even flew from destroyers and minelayers while underway in he Baltic and Med. 1000 were ordered, but by the end of WWII only 24 had been built.

Glencoe McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane, 1/32, 5201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Still factory sealed. From ITC molds. Large 1/32 scale kit with good detail for the time. Includes full interior, pilot and instrument panels, sliding clear entry doors, working rotors and prop, movable ailerons and US Army decals.

Pegasus Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk, 1/72, 011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$18   

Limited production injection molded kit. These are the famous aircraft of the airships Akron and Macon. These tiny fighters were actually based inside the naval airships in the 1930s and were launched and recovered from them. This issue did not come with decals. Has never been started and 100% complete with all parts and instructions/drawings.

Pyro USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, B384-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C394-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Monogram Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5) 'White Box' Issue, 1/48, 6832

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$33   

1973 release of the classic Four Star kit from 1963. This is one of a very popular series of World War II aircraft that Monogram originally released in the 1960s. The wings fold properly as on actual aircraft, the landing gear retracts including tail wheel and arresting hook and includes bombs, drop tanks and rockets. Well molded and detailed kit for that time. The model has never been started. The blue parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the black and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Testors Soviet Oscar SSGN Nuclear Submarine - Bagged, 1/700, 903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

Still factory bag sealed. Includes a rather large 8.25 inch long full hull or waterline Oscar Cruise Missile Sub with a display base. Does not includes any other model - only the Oscar.

Airfix Gloster Meteor III, 1/72, 268

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$19   

1960s type three logo issue. Nicely molded. Features optional position speed brakes and landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Air Lines Fairey Barracuda - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 7902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

From 1965. Nicely molded for that time with fine panel line detail and no rivets. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators, rudder, crew of two and torpedo loadout 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 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.

Skywave Iwo Jima Diorama / Fletcher DD / LST with vehicles / LSM / LCI / LCT (2 types) / With Base, 1/700, SW-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$68   

Rare. Includes all of the following waterline ships and accessories - vacuform display base with water, beach and inland zones, a superb Fletcher class destroyer with a choice of hull numbers, Landing Ship Tank Mk2 with M4 Sherman and LVT tanks, GMT trucks, jeeps, LCVP and barrage balloons, LSM, LCI, LCT(3) and LCT(R) craft. There are extensive decals for all ships and most all have different hull number options. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Bugatti EB 110 (EB110), 1/24, 2436

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

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From 1993. Very well detailed with 149 parts and "Most Challenging-Experienced Builders." Molded with traditional Monogram quality. Features opening engine bonnet, highly detailed 3.5L V-12 with four turbochargers and 60 valves, separately molded and detailed driveline and suspension parts, very intricate exhaust and intake system, complete interior and more. Molded in blue, silver, gray, clear and with chromed parts and rubber wheels. The chrome is in mint condition. 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 (chrome and clear trees) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Wright Brothers Flyer I (Kitty Hawk) - White Box Issue, 1/40, 6824

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$22   

1973 'White Box' issue. Possibly the best injection molded kit of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Includes rigging instructions. Kit also features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, carrier dolly and historical accessories that were all there for the historic flight- "C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery. The model as never been started. NOTE: Missing the monorail launching track. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions present.

Revell Goodyear Blimp - with Motorized Rotating and Light up Sign, 1/169, 99000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$85   

Still factory sealed. Great kit from 1975 has motorized moving light up signs in four colors. You can use the signs with the kit or material is included to make your own moving signs! Includes all needed parts except batteries. Has pre-wired electrical harness, motor, light bulbs, sign material, etc. The batteries are inside the blimp, so it can be displayed and operated while hanging or placed on a display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Fujimi Aichi Type 99 D3A1 Val 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor - Soryu 1st Sq 21st Section #1 Aircraft Takashige Egusu and W.O. Tatsu Ishii, 1/48, Q-10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave as shown. Special issue that is well detailed and molded. Features all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and engine, two piece canopy, optional bomb loads for the centerline and wing and standing and sitting pilot figures. Includes decals and painting guide for the box art aircraft.