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Monogram F-101B Voodoo, 1/109, P401-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Part of the 1960s Forty-Nine Cent Series. Very nicely done model with two Genie Missiles (Genie was an air-to-air unguided nuclear rocket). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-106 Delta Dart Century Series With SuperScale Decals, 1/48, 5828

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Includes Super Scale 48-1021 F-106 decals for the very colorful Air Defense Weapons Center at Tyndall AFB, Florida. Decals are still factory sealed and fresh from climate controlled storage. The actual kit is the 1990 issue and is well detailed and molded for that time. Large-scale with full cockpit, wheel wells and opened or closed missile bay with Falcon missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts 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.

Czech Model Ki-10 Perry - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Very high quality complete resin kit. Excellent detailed. Never started and complete with all parts.

Aeroclub DH-82a or DH-82c Tiger Moth - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Nicely done multimedia kit. Builds the De Havilland DH-82a or Canadian DH-82c(DH.82)Tiger Moth. Features well done injection molded parts, metal tailwheel, propeller and seats, choice of two different clear canopies, extruded airfoil strut material and full decals for multiple aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa North American F-100D Super Sabre, 1/72, 1035

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

Late 1970s/early 1980s issue with markings for the very colorful high-vis aircraft shown. Features optional position landing gear, speed brakes and refueling probe. Weapons include 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders, 2 Bullpups, 2 napalm tanks and 2 external fuel tanks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - Takara Japan Issue - With Markings for Three Aircraft, 1/56, S33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique box artwork. This is the issue with the high gloss box. The kit is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains additional decals - in this case, there are decals for three Starfires. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 / E-7 - Helmut Wick Oct '40 Belgium / Wick Sept '40 France / Joachim Muncheberg Spring '41 Sicily / Assi Hahn Oct '40 France / Gunther Rutzow Sep '40 France / Ltn. Steindl '42 Lenningrad Sector, 1/48, J2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Dated 1988. This line is widely considered the best and most accurate '109 series in this scale. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit and landing gear well detail, drop tank, separately molded leading edge slats and split flaps, multiple piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts or the parts are still sealed in the factory bag. With decals and instructions.

Enterprise Ben Howards Ike Racer - 17.5 Inch Wingspan Control Line Sport Or Stunt

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Very nicely flying scale model from the early 1950s. Highly prefabricated and requires no tissue covering. Features a beautiful solid balsa, factory cut wing, factory-painted die-cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood parts, pre-carved nose block, gloss red plastic spinner, cowl & pilot, fully finished wheels and wire landing gear struts, hardware, color decals, comprehensive and heavily illustrated building instructions and more. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag while all other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley HS-125 Series 600 - (DH-125 - Hawker), 1/72, PK-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$60   

Still factory sealed. The only 1/72 scale model of the popular 600 series HS-125 business jet. Includes decals for first HS Demo Aircraft or RAF No. 32 Squadron.

Leoman Boeing 737 300 America West Airlines - (737-300), 1/144, A8412

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Limited issue and an accurate kit. Includes a very high quality, high-definition cast resin aircraft and detail parts with all fine recessed panel lines, injection molded parts (landing gear struts and wheels), ATP America West decals, ATP cabin and cockpit windows with silver frames and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Novo DH-88 Comet Racer - ex Frog - Bagged, 1/72, F168

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Excellent quality 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. Includes figures of Capt. Scott and Capt. Black, the famous Comet pilots who won the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. The DH-88 was designed specifically for this race and performed wonderfully.

ESCI LTV F-8E Crusader - US Marines VMF(AW)-235 / VMF(AW) 232 (F8), 1/72, 9066

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Nicely molded with fine recessed panel line detail, 'very good' cockpit, two piece optional position canopy, detailed landing gear and gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, optional position 'up' or 'down' wing with well detail, AIM-9 Sidewinder and has markings and paint guide for both versions listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

RCM C-133 Cargomaster, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$99   

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.

Monogram 1989 Lamborghini Countach - 25 Anniversary, 1/24, 2935

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

1991 issue. Very nicely detailed and molded. Features detailed V-12 engine and compartment, opening rear deck, detailed chassis, complete interior, opening hood with spare tire and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Admiral Focke Wulf FW-190 A-4 Jabo - Walter Nowotny Staffelkapitan 1/JG54 1943 / Otto Berchtold I/SKG 10 1943, 1/72, KPL72001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Very high quality model from new molds. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cast resin and PE parts, excellent cockpit,good gear well detail, bomb load and paint guide and decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Rare kit dated August of 1950. Very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Has excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bag or inventoried complete and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. We think of electric cars of new; nothing could be further from the truth. From 1900 to 1915 at least 25 well-known electric car manufacturers advertised vehicles which '...were clean, quite, stylish and easy to operate - the only car for a lady.' And how true this was! Early automobiles were notoriously noisy with dirty exhaust and the constant requirement to handle smelly gasoline by hand. The Baker Electric was one of the longer ranged models - when all six batteries were fully charge it could travel about 75 miles - acceptable even today for a commute. The wheelbase was 80 inches and it had a convertible top that could be lowered or raised. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufacturers.

RCM Fairchild C-119 Boxcar - All Major Variants, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$98   

SPECIAL ORDER larger (1/48) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, X481-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare Airfix Japan issue. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions.