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Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 - A-7/R2 - A7/R3 - A-5/U8 - A-8/R1 - A-5/U3 Tropical - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA107-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$65   

Still in amazing investment-grade 'mint' condition because the original owner carefully kept the shrink wrap on the box top. Impressive model from 1965 in the correct hardbox and molded in the proper green, black and clear plastic. Very well molded kit can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Czech Master DFS Kranich Glider, 1/72, G27

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$38   

Very high quality limited edition resin kit. Features very finely detailed moldings, full cockpit and complete decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Hawker Osprey Frog Penguin Replica, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very limited edition replica of the historic Frog Penguin kit. Nicely molded. Also includes photocopies of the original Penguin instructions. The kit has never been started and is still sealed in the internal factory bag with all paperwork. In the late 1930s, before WWII, Frog created the world's first line of injection molded plastic model kits. Since Frog stood for 'Flies Right Off the Ground' and Frog had a famous line of flying models, the world's first all injection molded kits were called Frog Penguin for the bird that does not fly. The Penguin Osprey was among the early pre-war releases by Frog. The kit is reproduced from actual Frog Penguin kits belonging to the extensive collection of the owner of Merlin Models. Only 2000 copies were made and each is serial numbered.

Fujimi IJN Natori Light Cruiser, 1/700, WLC065-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. All trees are still sealed in factory bags. Complete with instructions and decals.

Easy Built Models Fairchild 24 - 12 inch Wingspan for Free Flight, FF-37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Airfix EE Lightning F1 / F-1A / F-2 / F-3 - 74 Sq / 56 Sq / 92 Sq / 23 Sq / 29 Sq / 111 Sq, 1/48, 09179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Early issue with the best mold quality. Large scale kit that is highly detailed. Optional parts are included to make any of the variants listed. Features highly detailed cockpit, inlets and exhaust, optional position canopy and air brakes, Red Top and Firestreak missiles and more. With paint guide and decals for 6 different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Republic F-105 Thunderchief - 388th TFW Korat AFB Thailand 1967 or 18th TFW 5th AF Okinawa 1963 (Hasegawa molds), 1/72, F269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

This is the quality Hasegawa kit that was re-boxed by Frog and marketed in the UK. Has decals for Vietnam camo and natural finish aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller Breguet 693, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

This is a very early Heller issue with no part number, very high gloss box with wrap-around full artwork and the yellow-backed Heller Logo. Very nicely molded and finely detailed. Contains early small catalog. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. Sleek and beautiful, the Breguet 693 was a fast low-level twin engine attack bomber with a crew of two. Armament was one 20mm cannon and two machine guns in front and one turret mounted machine gun facing aft. Bomb load was 6 to 8 50 kg bombs.

Accurate Miniatures North American P-51A Mustang - Allison Powered, 1/48, 3402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and molded with over 60 parts, recessed panel lines, complete cockpit, full wheel wells and optional weighted tires.

ESCI North American F-100D Super Sabre - Escadre de Chasse 1/11 France / 1st Air Force Turkey, 1/72, 9042

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

One of the finest 1/72 Hun models ever produced. Well molded and detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position speed brake, two drop tanks and paint guide and decals to build one of the two aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Westland Wyvern - 830 Sq HMS Eagle Suez 1956 / 827 Sq HMS Eagle 1955 - Red Series, 1/72, F198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Very nicely molded kit with no rivets - just fine panel lines. Has markings for both aircraft and a color painting guide on the back of the box. Never 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.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$45   

Excellent builder kit. Nicely molded, smaller scale full-hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: the smallest yard has 1/3 of the tip broken off and that tip is missing.

Comet Stinson Voyager Struct-O-Speed Flying Aircraft - Coke Bottle Issue, Q4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1950s/very early 1960s issue with a ~14.75 inch wingspan. Comet advertised that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast - they were highly prefabricated, built in a fraction of the time of regular stick-and-tissue models and flew well if properly built and trimmed. Features high quality die cut balsa sheet parts, pre-formed wire landing gear strut, fully formed wooden wheels, plastic prop and thrust button and excellent plans with instructions and flying tips. Never started and complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998. The entire 1950s "Q" line included (at the date of this kit) Q1 Piper Cub, Q2 Taylorcraft, Q3 Aeronca, Q4 Stinson Voyager, Q5 Cessna, Q6 Fokker DVIII, Q7 Beech Bonanza, Q8 Ryan Navion, Q9 Globe Swift, Q11 F-51 Mustang, Q12 Spitfire, Q13 Thunder Jet (F-84) and Q14 F-86D Saber Jet. Some of these kits were reissued later with different part numbers and various internal parts changes.

Battle Axe Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 48BA01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Very detailed metal, resin and plastic multi-media kit. Never started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

From the 1970s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

OK Herkimer Metal Streamliner Baggage Car - HO Scale Metal Kit, HO, 34

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During this time, OK (Herkimer Tool and Model Works) created a line of real metal streamliner cars. The ends and body are made from cast aluminum. If you polish them and assemble the model, the look like the real thing. The kit comes with fully assembled Talgo metal trucks, predrilled floors, sealed small parts and NMRA couplers. The aluminum is in excellent condition and has not corroded. The model has not been started and is complete.

HMV SMS Undine Super Detail Set, 1/250

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

This is the very rare super detail photoetched set for the HMV 1/250 SMS Undine. It has never been used and is complete and instructions are included. Please note, this is for the super detail set only. The ship model is not included.

Life-Like 120mm Anti-Aircraft Gun and Carrier 'Tillie the Toiler', 1/40, H657-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

From ex-Adams molds. Highly detailed and includes crew. There are many moving parts as with was originally an 'Adam's Action Model.' Molded in green and black. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Early), 1/48, 8074

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Very nice kit that features fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopy and decals with paint guide for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Vickers Wellington Profile Series - No. 9 Sq Honnington England 1938/39 / No. 75 New Zealand Sq / No. 311 Czech Squadron 1941, 1/72, 2-2005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$32   

In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. Well detailed kit. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.