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Frog Handley Page Hampden, 1/99, 397P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Rare small-scale Frog aircraft kit from the 1950s with wonderful box artwork. Finely molded with all recessed panel lines and includes clear stand and glue capsule. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts 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, 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.

Frog Miles Magister 1 Trainer - Blue Series, 1/72, 153P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Finely molded in dark yellow. This kit has never been started. 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.

Frog Arado Ar-234C-2 Four Engine Bomber With V-1/ Ar-234B-2 Twin Engine Bomber / AR-234C-3 Four Engine Blitz Bomber, 1/72, F417

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Final logo issue from the 1970s before Frog closed their doors. Includes parts and decals to make all three versions - Ar-234C-2 with Fi-103 Flying Bomb, Ar-234B-2 Blitz 9 Staffel, III/KG 76 Achmer 1945 (the first aircraft to be shot down and captured by the Allies for evaluation at RAE Farnborough) or Ar-234C-3 Production Machine early 145 (the war ended before it could be used operationally). Never started. The actual aircraft has been inventoried complete and and includes decals and instructions but NOTE: missing display stand.

Frog Supermarine Spitfire Mk14 - (RAF or SEAC Kai Tak) and V-1 Flying Bomb - Red Series, 1/72, F194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$30   

Well molded kit like most all Frog models. Includes V-1 and Spitfire. Spitfire has optional markings for 'Punjab' Sq RAF Dienst Belgium 1945 or No.132 Sq RAF SEAC Kai Tak Hong Kong 1945. The kit has never been started. The parts are still sealed in the factory clear bag 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, hangar, ambulance, sound locater, 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$22   

Molded in light gray-blue. Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 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.

Frog Hawker Sea Hawk - Naval Jet Fighter, 1/72, 328P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Rare 1950s issue with very colorful box art and box design. This one is unusually complete and it includes the pink Quality Inspection Slip, green tube of glue (dried up, of course) and metal nose weight; usually one or all of three of these are missing. The model features pilot bust, clear canopy, full landing gear, drop tanks, metal nose weight and the large Frog round base display stand. Molded in a very light blue-green and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Douglas Boston III - Havoc A-20 - Green Series, 1/72, 151P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Nicely molded. High quality Frog kit with unsightly rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features basic cockpit and crew stations, crew figures, separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. This kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. 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.

Frog Hawker Typhoon, 1/72, 389P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Excellent condition 1950s issue that even includes the glue capsule. Nicely molded with all recessed panel lines. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Bristol Blenheim I, 1/79, 395P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Rare 1950s small-scale issue with great box art. Molded in black and clear and even includes the original glue capsule. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Westland Wallace Red Series, 1/72, F167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

1960s Red Series issue that is well molded and detailed for that time and builds into a realistic model. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Mitchell Mk.II (B-25C) Medium Bomber - RAF 180 Sq / (Dutch) 320 Sq RAF, 1/72, F159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

1970s issue with the final logo. As with most every Frog kit, there are very fine panel lines and no unrealistic surface detail. This allows you to build a realistic model. Features good basic cockpit, crew, detailed engines, separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudders and rotating wheels and propellers. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Lockheed Ventura PV-1 Bomber/Reconnaissance, 1/72, F240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$375   

Very rare. Near the end (in the 1970s), Frog had projected several future kits. In the case of the Ventura, the molds were cut but the kit was never released. Around 40,000 boxes were made anticipating production. Most of the boxes were destroyed. A unknown number of decals sheets were produced. There are no instruction sheets reported. The mold was put in the machine and 100 test shots were run - the only Ventura run at Frog. The 100 test shots were not sold but some found their way into collectors hands. This example is in a 'good+' box with four solid corners, no tears, writing or stickers, excellent color, a crease at the right & another smaller crease at the upper left and light general wear. It contains the decals and parts. I have inventoried the kit and NOTE: it is missing the tail wheel and (1) seat. It is molded in the correct Frog test-shot gloss dark blue and clear. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition and include the protective wax cover sheet. The kit has never been started. Please note there are no instructions as none were ever made. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.

Frog McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo - (From Hasegawa Molds), 1/72, F282

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Rare issue from when Hasegawa and Frog agreed to market each other's kit in their respective countries. Hasegawa's models were marketed as 'Hasegawa Frog' but oddly Frog did not even mention Hasegawa on their issues. This kit has not been started. The plastic parts are inventoried complete and includes the instructions. NOTE: missing the original decals. The decals included are from the Hasegawa USA release and the sheet is about 4/5 complete.

Frog English Electric Canberra - ('Bomber' Box Issue / Same Box Used For Vulcan / Valiant / Victor And Canberra), 1/72, F232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

In the mid 1960s, the Frog decided to use one box for all of the 'Orange' Series large-scale jet bombers. There are illustrations of the Vulcan and Valiant on the front and the Victor and Canberra on the back. Since the artwork was always the same, the only way to tell what kit was inside was to read the large sicker affixed to the short side panel. This one contains the 1/72 Canberra. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Fokker VII B-3M Southern Cross, 1/72, F175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

1960s Orange Series issue and a fine model of this historical aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Southern Cross Fokker F.VIIb/3m trimotor monoplane was the first aircraft to successfully cross the Pacific Ocean from the mainland of the USA to Australia in 1926 for a distance of 7,250 miles. She was flown by Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, Harry Lyon and James Warner. The Southern Cross began life as began life as the Detroiter, a polar exploration aircraft of the Detroit News-Wilkins Arctic expedition. In 1926 this aircraft crashed in Alaska but was recovered and repaired by the Australian expedition leader, Hubert Wilkins. Wilkins decided the Fokker was too large for this kind of work, so he met with Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm in San Francisco. From these talks, he agreed to sell them the aircraft but without engines or instruments. Kingsford Smith fitted the aircraft out as best he could and made two attempts at the world endurance record in an attempt to raise funds for the planned trans-Pacific flight. At one point, it looked as if Kingsford Smith would have to sell the Southern Cross. However, the aircraft was bought by American aviator and philanthropist Allan Hancock, who then loaned it back to Kingsford Smith and Ulm. Melbourne businessman Sidney Myer then donated three new Wright Whirlwind engines. The flight itself set a great many 'firsts' and was notable for it's extraordinary use of radio equipment - so much so that Byrd decided to use radio for his expeditions. The aircraft went on to every more aviation firsts and is preserved in Australia. There is even a full-size flying replica, which is the largest replica aircraft every built.

Frog Fairchild C-119 Packet Flying Boxcar, 1/179, 387P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$54   

Very rare, small-scale kit from the 1950s. Nicely molded with all recessed panel lines and includes a clear canopy and clear Frog 'teardrop' two-piece display stand and decals for the box top aircraft including the colorful blue fin flash. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Douglas B-26B Invader, 1/122, 385P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$70   

From about 1957. Rare first logo Frog kit in a small scale. Molded in silver and clear with all recessed panel lines, full decals and correct early display stand. 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, 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.

Frog McDonnell F-4K / F-4M Phantom II - Fleet Air Arm FG.1 829 Sq RNAS Yeovilton 1969 or RAF FGR.2 No. 31 Sq Bruggen, Germany 1973, 1/72, F262

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Final logo issue from the 1970s. Features cockpit and crew, optional position landing gear, a wide array of weapons including air-to-ground missiles, iron bombs, drop tank and AIM-7 Sparrows for a number of configurations and decals with a three-view full color paint guide for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Avro Lancaster Heavy Bomber, 1/96, 359P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$65   

Very rare 1950s issue. Features clear turrets and canopy, rotating propellers & wheel, paint guide and decals for Lancaster WPF or VNN. Includes the correct large format display stand and glue capsule. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'excellent++' condition. NOTE: as is typical with these kits, the glue capsule burst and melted one short section of of one lower landing strut. While all four propeller are present, one propeller blade was melted completely away. I have included another early black plastic propeller that has only slightly larger blades; it could be used to fabricate a replacement blade if you wish. The box is 100% complete and solid with four original corners, no tears, missing litho, price tags or tape (other than age marks from the original factory sealing tape). However, it has been darkened as shown.

Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 LR Fighter - No 41 Sq RAF 1950 or No. 19 Sq 1950, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

Includes parts and decals to make either aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have moisture damaged and cannot be used. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.