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Fujimi IJN Hiei Battleship, 1/700, 0815-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded.

Frog Martin 167 Maryland - Reconnaissance Bomber 'Nantes' GBII/20 Free French North Africa 1941/42 or South African 24th Sqn No.3 Wing Desert Air Force 1941/42- Green Series, 1/72, F241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

1970s issue includes a color painting guide and decals for both aircraft. Well molded for that time and contains no rivets - just fine panel lines. Features rotating turret, crew of three and some interior detail and optional position landing gear. Includes decals for Free French 'Nantes' GB II/20 North Africa and South African 24 Sq No 3 Wing North Africa. 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.

Monogram Hawker AV-8A Harrier - US Marines or RAF, 1/48, 5420

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

1981 issue with the quality you would expect from Monogram. Includes decals for both versions. Features detailed cockpit and gear well, optional position nozzles, speed brake, canopy, underwing stores and optional refueling probe. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram P-40N Curtiss Warhawk - Blue Box Issue, 1/64, PA165-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Blue box issue from 1967. Very finely molded with excellent detail and traditional Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Otaki Japanese Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer K5Y1 'Willow' - Markings for Two Orange and One Silver Aircraft, 1/48, OT2-8-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Very nicely molded kit featuring very good cockpit and engine detail, pilots, decals for three colorful aircraft and rigging wires and rigging information. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI AC-47 Spooky Gunship - 1st SOS 14th Special Operations Wing South Vietnam, 1/72, 9012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Same as the Testors kit as the molds are owned by ESCI. Has markings for two aircraft from 1st SOS, 14th Special Operations Wing from Nha Trang Air Base, South Vietnam. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe Vickers Viscount - Capitol or BEA - (ex-Hawk), 1/96, 05501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit from quality ex-Hawk molds. Includes a large, colorful decal sheet for Capital Airlines or BEA.

Airfix Ilyushin IL-28 Beagle -T3 Issue, 1/72, 490

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Excellent condition third type logo box. Features very fine raised panel lines, 'good' cockpit detail, crew of three, movable rudder and ailerons, good engine inlet detail, tip tanks and more. Includes markings for three nationalities - China, Poland and Czech Air Forces. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Beagle was the USSR's first jet bomber, first flying in 1946. As the primary Soviet light bomber, it was used by 15 nations and was built until 1960.

Monogram F-84G Thunderjet Pro Modeler, 1/48, 85-5951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Very high quality kit with a large colorful decal sheet and many photoetched parts. Kit features detailed wheel wells and cockpit, optional position speed brake and canopy, iron bombs, nuclear bomb (SAC version), rockets, optional position wing flaps, boarding ladder and standing pilot figure. Includes decals for "Night Take Off' piloted by Col. Charles Jordan, Commander, 58th Fighter bomber Wing, Korea, 1952 or 31st Fighter Escort Wing, SAC Command, Nouassuer Air Base, French Morocco during Operation Long Stride (August 1953).

Revell Douglas DC-7C Swissair, 1/122, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1997 reissue using the original 1950s molds. This is an ideal builder kit and features colorful and complete Swissair decals and even has the original Globe Swivel Base like the 1950s issue.

Bandai Schutzenpanzerwagen Sd.Kfz. 251/1, 1/48, 8222-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$35   

Rare early issue with swastika on the box top and short sides. Rare early version with swastika on the box top and short sides. Excellent 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 Bell X-1 Chuck Yeager, 1/32, 4565

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$30   

Large 1/32 scale kit. Very nicely detailed kit. Includes detailed rocket engine, full cockpit and pilot figure. Never started. Kit is factory bag sealed with decals and instructions.

Amtech Henschel HS-123 A-1 With Blue Rider Decals - Luftwaffe 3./JG165 'Immelmann' 1937 / 5./LG2 Belgium 1940 / FFS Schule (A/B) 71 Moravia 1941 / 4./SchG2 Eastern Front 1942 / Spanish Air Force 61st Sq 1945, 1/28, 489203

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Includes Blue Rider Decals #BR-0523 1/48 Scael Chinese Air Force 1937-45. The HS-123 did serve in China - 12 were exported there where they were used extensively in the Second Sino-Japanese war for dive bombing Japanese ships in 1938. The actual model was a limited production 1/48 scale kit from 2003. Very nicely done. Features Black Box resin cockpit set, detailed engine, spatted or non-spatted wheels and struts, bomb load, drop tank, markings and paint guide for all 5 aircraft listed and more. There is no painting but NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The two cockpit side walls are installed in the fuselage to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Boeing 707 - Air France ' Chateau de Versailles', 1/125, L700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

NOTE: builder only, missing parts. Very rare, from the late 1950s. One of two box art versions of this kit. Early Heller issue with fantastic artwork. Early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV and DC-8) and this model is no exception. You can built this model and will look like the airplane on the cover with no painting at all. The kit is molded in white, gray-silver, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in gray-silver along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There are colorful Air France decals in very good condition. The landing gear and gear doors can be positioned up or down. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one engine inlet (3 are present) and three exhausts (1 is present). You could mold replacements from the existing ones, as they are the same. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Pyro 1930 Packard Boat-Tailed Roadster, 1/32, C343-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes colored, chrome plated and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering link and fuel tank, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt - 56th FG 61st FS Lt. Col. Francis S. Gabreski or RAF No. 81 Sq - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6838

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

1973 Monogram/Mattel release. Includes markings for both aircraft. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface markings, detailed cockpit, opening canopy, detailed gear wells, pilot figure, centerline drop tank and two wing mounted bombs. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact and complete but have age micro-cracking. Please see the article (on this website) on how to restore and use old decals.

ESCI Dakota C-47 - Lufthansa / Danish Air Force / Swedish Air Force, 1/72, 9096

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still sealed but the seal has split at the top. Very nicely molded kit. Features detailed cockpit and interior, optional position flaps and door and more. Decals for a very colorful civil Lufthansa aircraft, Danske Flyvevabnet-esk 721 (1972) and Swedish Air Force.

Diels Engineering Curtiss A-8 / A-12 Shrike - 22 Inch Wingspan Scale Flying Aircraft, 1/24, 5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Craftsman style true-scale static or rubber/electric powered flying kit. David Diels kits are upper-end stick and tissue models that feature the highest quality materials. Kit includes a beautiful set of full-size plans, assembly instructions, metal hardware, strip wood, printwood, plastic prop, plastic canopy, full-color decals, aircraft history, color/markings notes. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and plans.

Hasegawa A-4E or A-4F Skyhawk - US Navy VC-1, 1/32, 109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

Very large (1/32 scale) and highly detailed kit of the light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Kit features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional parts for E or F versions, optional position leading edge slats and speed brakes, external fuel tanks, Bullpup missiles, 500lb bombs and optional position canopy. Very large and colorful decal sheet for the aircraft shown on the box art. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Renwal Lt. Ludwig Hanstein's Albatros D-V with Aeroskin Fabric, 1/72, 272-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Unique kit. The model has the aircraft inner structure then the modeler covers it with authentic precolored Aeroskin fabric. The complicated design shown on the box art is duplicated with no painting. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.