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KVZ Ilyushin Il-62 Aeroflot, 1/100, 15000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very hard to find kit with fantastic Cold War Box art. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some unique Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. NOTE: The box art is Interflug, but the kit decals are for Aeroflot. This was common. Large and colorful decal sheet is in like-new condition. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one tiny 'bumper' wheel on the underside of the fuselage. Easily replaced or made. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Percival Proctor IV Trainer Blue Series, 1/72, 341P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Finely molded in dark yellow and clear and features separately molded rudder, elevators and ailerons, cockpit and figures and rotating prop and wheels. 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.

Renwal Lt. Alfred Lenz's Pfalz D-III with Aeroskin Fabric - (DIII), 1/72, 271-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions.

Testors F-19 Stealth Concept Fighter, 1/48, 595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Rare 1/48 large scale version of the incorrect Stealth Fighter. Much money was spent to manufacture the molds for this kit, but it was quickly pulled from production as soon as photos of the real fighter revealed significant difference. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tern Aero Ryan ST - 17 Inch Wingspan Rubber Flying Aircraft, 109-275

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very high quality rubber powered free-flight model with simplified stick and tissue assembly and a wingspan of about 17 inches. Kits contain colored tissue, plastic propeller, fully formed wheels, printwood, strip wood, rubber and well made full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete.

Sterling Albatros DII-A (D-II) - 27 3/4 Inch Wingspan Flying RC Model, E9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


27.75 inch wingspan kit for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying detailed scale kit. This kit has minor, neat assembly. The spinner, wheel halves and machine gun halves have been cut out, and one wheel and one machine gun halves assembled to professional quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and decals present. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line.

Jetco Superflite Thermic Dart 12 inch Wingspan Glider, SG-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Kit is of balsa design and the parts are pre-decorated. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete and includes full plans and instructions.

Monogram Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, 1/24, 6027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Original release from 1978; not the common reproduction. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Golden Age Reproductions Bell P-39D Airacobra or XFL-1 Airabonita - 24 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the 1930s Golden Age of flying models. However, this kit is a Golden Age 'original' and not a reissue from another company. Features printwood, strip wood and spars, one-piece clear vac canopy, light-weight plastic wheels & spinner, plastic propeller, rubber motor, bearing and hardware, beautiful full size plans, covering material and a large sheet of decals. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Ace Whitman USS Seadragon SS194 Submarine (Sargo Class) - Balsa Ship Model Kit, 1/169, 2994

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare, large scale 22 inch long hollow display model likely from the 1940s. It builds up with hull bulkheads and stringers and is intended to be tissue or silk covered, although it would be much wiser to either cover it with thin balsa or plank it like a plank-on-frame ship model. The photos (on the back of the box and on the plans) of the built model are impressive and realistic; no doubt, you can make an incredible, almost one-of-kind kit from it. However, there is a great deal of scratch building expected, which is typical of kits from that time. It is certainly not recommended for beginners. The builder should be highly experienced with stick and tissue methods and scratchbuilding fittings and more.

Otaki Aero Spacelines Guppy 201, 1/144, OT-2-11-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Classic oversize-lifting cargo aircraft. A very well molded kit featuring all fine recessed panel lines, rotating props, full landing gear, a display stand and full decals including fuselage stripes. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Guppy could handle a 60 foot yacht, helicopter, fighter aircraft, spacecraft sections or other odd cargo. The Guppy was originally built in 1967 and successfully logged hundreds of thousands of miles.

Flyline Models 1929 Velie Monocoupe - 22 inch Wingspan RC/Free Flight or Rubber Model, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


This kit was sold new in 1974 and purchased direct from Flyline; there are even a few letters with advertisement flyers enclosed for other Flyline kits. Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to co2 power or electric RC with today's light and tiny servos & receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, separate, detailed instructions, engine cylinder materials, high quality printed balsa sheets, strip and spar stock, decals, finished wheels, rubber motor, hardware and more. There has been no assembly but NOTE: some ribs and bulkheads have been neatly cut out to 'professional' quality. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The other parts have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. Flyline Models operated from a mailing address of 10643 Ashby Place, Fairfax Virginia and had a very high quality, extensive line of beautiful stick and tissue models for R/C and free flight - many of them true scale. I believe it was operated by Herb Clukey. If you have more information, please let me know so I can update this.

Revell Mariner PBM-5 Famous Aircraft Series, 1/118, H175-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Dated 1960. Hardbox issue in 'excellent++' condition. Color and gloss is like new, all four corners are solid, there are no tape or tags (or marks from either), no fading and no litho damage. Very light general wear is the only flaw. Dramatic and colorful artwork has made the 'Famous Aircraft Series' a favorite among collectors; you can see why. Dramatic signed artwork '...with Picture Box Top For You To Frame!' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram US Lee Tank M3 USA - Soviet and British Versions, 1/32, 6502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


1983 issue. Still factory sealed.. Rare large 1/32 scale armor kit. Has decals for all three versions. Bogey system and flexible track assemblies are movable, guns move and turret rotates. Includes two crew members, extra track links, packs and tools.

Hasegawa A-4 Blue Angels Skyhawk, 1/32, 1103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very large (1/32 scale) and highly detailed kit of the light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Molded in dark blue and includes large and colorful Blue Angles decal sheet for aircraft numbers 1 through 6. 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. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'near mint' condition decals and instructions.

Tamiya Nakajima Saiun C6N1 Myrt with Clear Fuselage, 1/50, MA109-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Early Tamiya kit featuring clear fuselage half and cowling, very well detailed interior and engine, crew figures, separately molded elevators, ailerons, leading edge slats and working wing flaps. Has markings for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Hawker Hunter with Tow Tractor - RAF / Switzerland / Peru Air Forces, 1/48, 536-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Late 1950s hardbox. Color and gloss of the Ray Gaedke artwork is 'excellent.' Includes markings for RAF, Swiss or Peruvian Air Forces. Loaded with operating features: removable rear fuselage, complete removable jet engine, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, cockpit detail, ejecting pilot, loadout with drop tanks and rockets, tow bar, tractor with driver and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat Master Issue - Balsa Flying Airplane - (F4F3), 1/16, SF-83

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. There are several issues, and this was the most deluxe one in the 'Master' box with Wildcat artwork. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete for that time and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, other wood stock, completely turned nose, finished main and tail wheels, covering material, highest quality plans, color insignia, propeller, clear canopy material and more. This is the WWII wartime issue with no metal parts or paint. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans in amazing 'near mint' condition. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane supply business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book titled "Aviation's great Recruiter - Cleveland's Ed Packard" by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Revell HRS-1 Marine Helicopter Picture Plane Series, 1/48, H181-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-


Rare Marine Picture Plane issue 'softbox' dated 1960, but most likely from the mid 1960s. Features Marines decals, detailed rotor hub, complete cockpit and crew, detailed engine and optional position engine cowl. Molded in dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPM Bell P-63C King Cobra, 1/48, 48022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Larger scale model that is well molded and detailed. Includes many resin parts and a decal sheet for Soviet 1944 and French Indo-China 1949.