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Airfix Folland Gnat T.1 CFS - RAF Aerobatic Team 'Red Arrows' Little Rissington 1972 - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01036-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1973 issue molded in red and clear. Had decals and paint guide for Red Arrow aircraft.

Frog Miles Master III Advanced Trainer Blue Series, 1/72, 340P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Finely molded in dark yellow and clear. Includes a fold-up Frog catalog as well. This kit has never been started. It has been 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.

Revell 1929 4 1/2 Liter Bentley Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H63-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

Original issue dated 1954 in 'excellent+' condition inside and out. The US Antique series was the first one to have real box art for the exact kit inside. This kit is from old hobby shop stock and has never been sold retail until now; but the box does has light wear as shown. Inside the box, it has not been started. All the parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. Includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carries their 'balloon' logo on the box top a the lower right. Not long after this, the Gowland logo would disappear completely, leaving only the Revell logo. It is also worth noting that this is one of the first non-generic Highway Pioneers boxes. Earlier boxes were all the same, with the kit number and car stamped on the side, usually with a red or black rubber stamp. This box is completely dedicated to the Bentley kit, and even has advertisements for very early Pre-S issue Revell 1954 ship and aircraft kits on the long sides. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet Chrome Plated, 1/48, 219-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

1968 issue of Hawk's popular 1/48 scale Thunderjet that is completely chrome plated including panel variations. The chrome is in "Very Good+" condition. This is above average but not perfect. I have protected the parts for shipment. Includes a large decal sheet for the colorful box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Life-Like Hawker Fury, 1/48, 09608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

From Ex-Pyro molds. Nicely molded. Includes cockpit, positionable pilot figure and molded in realistic fabric surfaces. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-104C and F-104G Starfighter - USAF or Luftwaffe, 1/48, H236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1977 issue. Has all parts and decals for both versions. Includes highly detailed cockpit with 3-D instrument panel, M-61 Vulcan cannon with optional position hatch, optional position landing gear, and more.

Revell American Airlines Boeing 727 -100 Astrojet - (727-100), 1/144, H245-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

1964 hardbox issue. Nicely molded kit. Landing gear can be built up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Kraft Systems 3 Inch Standard Width Neoprene Wheels Puncture Proof

Other Materials,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Never used. Includes two 3 inch diameter rubber tires of standard profile (width) with injection molded centers, 9 plastic wheel hubs and 7 hub screws (still sealed). Never used and complete.

Airfix HMS Nelson Battleship T2 Issue, 1/600, F403S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$44   

1950s second logo issue. The box displays as 'near mint' but is graded 'good++' because there are tape tears to the litho on one long and one short side. Like most all Airfix ship kits, it is a full hull model and very finely molded and detailed for that time. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: although complete, one yard arm and three secondary gun barrels are cleanly broken off at the base; the broken parts are present, so they can be repaired.

Bandai Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G 75mm Assault Gun or 105mm Howitzer, 1/48, 8266

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$56   

Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed L-1011 Tristar LTU, 1/144, H116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Revell Germany issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, very good LTU decals and instructions.

Matchbox Heinkel He-115 - Finnish or Luftwaffe, 1/72, PK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Includes vacuform canopy set in addition to the regular injection molded set. Kit is dated 1975 and was well-molded for that time. Includes markings for Finnish LeLv 46 1942, Luftwaffe 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 706 Denmark 1940 and 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 406 Tromso Norway 1942. The last group took part in the attacks on Convoy PQ17 in June/July of 1942 in which 23 of 36 vessels were sunk by air attack and U-boats. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Walthers 20th Century Ltd New York Central - 14 Section Star Series Passenger Car - HO Craftsman Kit With Trucks, 1/87, 77-1007

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$46   

With a set of 6 Wheel trucks. Very high quality kit that builds a realistic prototype. Features fully formed metal sides with rivet, door and window frame detail. The sides are factory painted Pullman Green and lettered Pullman in gold. Includes precut hardwood floor, fully formed plastic monitor roof, other precut wood stock and needed, a sealed bag of metal roof, car and underside details, prism windows, diaphragms, scale chain and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Rare issue from the late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has great color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are quality photocopies.

DIWI Ilyushin Il-62 Airliner Aeroflot - (ex- Yunyj Tyechinik), 1/125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$36   

Large model that measures 16.5 inches LOA (length overall) from rudder to nose. DIWI was an export/import firm based in East Germany. In the 1970s they re-boxed a large number of models from Soviet and Soviet controlled countries and exported them. This model is from the 'Yunyj Tyechinik' molds and even includes YT instructions. YT succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Fujimi Westland Seaking HAR Mk3 - Royal Navy or Royal Air Force, 1/72, 31

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Very nicely molded and well detailed. Features very fine raised panel detail, optional external parts for RAF or RN variants, highly detailed cockpit and cabin for RAF or RN, optional position cabin doors, rotating main and tail rotors and weapons load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

12 Squared BMG-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missile - Bagged, 1/72, 2-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Limited edition injection-molded model kit of the famous Cruise Missile. Includes maintenance dolly. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Tamiya Glostor Meteor F.1 With Eduard 48-211 PE Set and Two Aeroclub Vac Canopies C071 and C070 - Prototype No. 1 or RAF 616th Sq, 1/48, 61051-2400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Includes all three accessories in never used, complete condition. 1997 issue. Very highly detailed and well molded kit with decals and paint guide for both aircraft The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Herpa Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-144S Supersonic Transport, 1/400, 562430

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

SALE!! Brand new in the box; never removed. Very high quality die-cast metal aircraft that is completely factory built, painted and lettered.