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Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat British Carrier Fighter, 1/48, 558-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$79   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade mint condition. Sold new on August 24, 1966 in Federal Department Store, Cleveland Ohio. Features superb Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit includes external bomb load and centerline fuel tank, pilot with seat and display stand. Molded in dark gloss blue and clear and has Fleet Air Arm decals.

Nitto Super Submarine IJN I-400 - Motorized, 165-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare and features fantastic early 1960s artwork. One of only 9 Nitto ship kits, and 5 of the nine were from ex-Sankyo molds. No scale is mentioned but the kit measures 7 inches long when assembled. It was designed for operation in water and features a red lower hull, light gray upper hull, 4 other light gray parts, a metal ballast weight, metal prop shaft, thrust bearing and unopened metal tube of glue. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the two factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back of the box.

Aurora Fokker D-VII - D-7, 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$45   

Still mint factory seal and in investment-grade condition. Kit is dated 1958, but still has original 1956 box art. The actual issue date is from the mid-1960s due to the 1 dollar price extension and the blue oval logo.

Revell 1900 Packard Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

NOTE: builder kit only, please see below. Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds in the Highway Pioneers series from about 1954/55. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: The box is old, but the kit inside is a recent reissue of the Highway Pioneers Packard by Dapol/Minicraft of the United Kingdom. Dapol did use the original molds and there is some flash.

KP Aero L-29 Delfin - Czech or Uganda Air Forces Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$19   

Factory sealed bagged kit with header. Contains markings for both Air Forces including unique Uganda Air Force.

Airfix English Electric Lightning F-1A, 1/72, 02010-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$24   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave and there is a split at the middle right. Type four logo issue.

Hobby Boss F-84G Thunderjet, 1/32, 83208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Very highly detailed, quality kit. It has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Marvel US Alligator War Tank

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$35   

1943 thick cardboard model. Most parts are heavy cardstock but their are balsa blocks for the front and back. Never started and complete with all parts and plans. Cardstock arts are 'excellent' with no or little wear and regular yellowing. Instructions are 'very good' with some edge wear but none on the drawings or instructions. Please note that this is a very typical 1940s model - a high degree of skill and scratch building skills were expected.

AMT Ford Mustang Street Freak Blueprinter, 1/25, 6016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

Nicely detailed kit with full engine, tubular racing chassis, full interior and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Hobby Craft British Nieuport 17 - Billy Bishop No. 60 Sq RFC June 1917 / No. 1 Sq RFC Nov 1917 - (Nie.17) - (ex-Academy), 1/32, HC1686

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

From quality Academy molds. Large scale kit is nicely molded and detailed. Features complete cockpit and engine assemblies and a large and colorful decal sheet for both aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Swordfish Mk.1 - 810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Includes decals for both historic aircraft and a color painting guide as well. The kit has never been 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, 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 Junkers JU-87G Stuka - Hungarian Air Force or Hans Rudel, 1/72, F181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$22   

Kit includes Stab/Stukageschwader 2 Hans Rudel and Hungarian 102/1 Dive Bomber Squadron (1943) markings. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. 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.

MPC 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe, 1/25, 1-0834

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. Can be built stock or custom. Features a full interior, very good underside detail with suspension and exhaust, optional stock or dual Weber carb turbocharged engine, option custom body panels, side pipes, roll bar and more.

Arii Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki 'Tojo' (ex-Otaki) - With Markings for Three Aircraft, 1/48, A328-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

From quality Otaki molds. Very nicely done kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, decals for three colorful aircraft and a full color painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 'Rex' Motorized, 1/48, 7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition. Comes with all parts for motorizing.

Revell DC-7C Swissair 'S' Issue, 1/122, H267-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$95   

First issue dated 1957. Hardbox 'S' kit with fantastic artwork. Features pilot figure, optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position landing gear, passenger boarding stairs, full color Swissair decals in amazing 'as new' condition and Revell 'globe' base swivel stand. The instructions have a Swissair route map and a large photo of a Swissair crew in the cockpit of the DC-7. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Planet Models Aero A-101, 1/72, 077

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Rare. Very high quality limited production resin kit. Finely molded with all recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail and decals for several aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Donetsk Toy Factory Vultee Vengence A-31 / A-35, 1/72, 199

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$14   

Rare USSR kit from ex-Frog molds. This DFI issue has the old FROG part number (from F199). Mold quality is excellent, which was unexpected. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. DFI (Donetsk Toy Factory) in the Ukraine obtained many FROG molds during the NOVO exchange (there are over 50 re-issuers of Frog molds).

Heller Ouragan MD-450 - Israeli 1956 or French Air Force EC 1/12 Cambraisis 1954 - (MD450), 1/72, 201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$22   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top very concave. 1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed.

Tatone Products Instrument Faces / Bezels / Clear for Aircraft / Boats / Cars, 1/4, 8

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Still sealed. Very nicely made and detailed. Contains 20 instruments, 6 metal bezels, pre-cut clear 'glass' (actually plastic) covers and black backing. The bezels measure about 4.25 mm (.167 inches) in diameter.