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Monogram Ford Tri-Motor - 1929 Antarctic Expedition with Skis Four Star Issue, 1/77, PA15-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Second issue hardbox from 1956 (PA15 instead of P15). Box is in excellent condition. Features skis and wheels, dog sled team and crew in Parkas and full markings for the 1929 Antarctic Expedition aircraft that is currently at the Henry Ford Museum. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Airco DH-5 - (D.H.5), 1/72, 12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory tape sealed. Limited run injection molded kit with cast metal details, decals and instructions

Lindberg 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409, 1/25, 72163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. The 1961 Chevy 409 is the car that everyone heard about but hardly anyone saw. Only 142 409 CID engines were produced in 1961. Popularized by the Beach Boy's song and numerous race wins, it is counted as one of the first muscle cars since it has a high displacement engine in a (relatively) light weight body. The 409 was a late-year production option intended to replace (and correct the faults) of the 348 V-8. Although it looked like a "W" block 348, it was not and differed internally and by casting numbers. Because of the late roll-out and the delay in obtaining the desired cylinder heads, many '61 409s were sent out the factory door with the high performance 348 cylinder heads (from the 3x2 carb configuration. It worked well, but as a result few '61 409s ended up with the intended heads. Not all '61 409s were SS (Super Sport) models. There were about 453 SS kits made vs. 142 409s. Some SSs were factory installed but many are thought to be dealer installed; they were mainly put on the 2DR HT, but a SS Convertible was found in a junkyard back in the early 1990s and documented to be original (shockingly, it has the original 409 in it also). 1961 409 attrition was severe, as many if not most were raced. Although a good engine, it was far from perfect and that did not help. It is believed that 6 remain of the 142 made. The block was altered for the '62 409 and new casting numbers were used, making the '61 409 castings and numbers unique to that year. The actual kit is from 1996 and one of Lindberg's finest efforts. Very well detailed and features a full 409 engine with correct factory fuel set up (4 bbl and dual snorkel air clearer), correct Muncie four speed manual transmission, good engine compartment detail, opening hood with scale hinges, detailed chassis with separately molded springs, front and rear suspension, drive shaft and complete exhaust, full interior with the correct 4 speed 61-only shifter plate, separately molded chrome door handles, fender ornaments, windshield wipers, SS spinners and an extensive decal set that covers from the valve covers to the speedometer and individual instrument faces. Molded in white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Glencoe Grumman J2F-2 Duck - US Navy Utility Sq 1 Pearl Harbor / US Marines VMS-3 Virgin Islands / Argentine Navy - (J2F2), 1/52, 4101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed. From ex-ITC Ideal Molds - very close to 1/48 scale. Nicely molded large scale Duck. Includes large and colorful Scale-Master decals and painting guide for the three aircraft listed above.

Glencoe Convair 880 - TWA or Swissair, 1/126, 05502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

The model has decals for TWA and Swissair and features optional position cabin boarding doors and landing gear. It has never been started. Factory sealed internal parts bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Comet Sparky 32 inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Balsa Flying Model Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R9-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s. Rare, large flying model with a Coke bottle next to the young model builders snake plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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.

Revell McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender Tanker with F-15 - (DC-10), 1/144, 4524

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare. 1983 issue. Features both aircraft in 1/144 scale, optional position landing gear, optional position fueling probe, optional stand that can hold the aircraft in refueling position and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Pyro 1949 Ford Tudor Coupe, 1/32, 290-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1960s 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. later issues of this kit state on the side that it can be converted to model road racing (slot car). The model includes beautiful deep maroon injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed molded chassis and complete interior. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Frog JU-87G Stuka Red Series, 1/72, F195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel detail. Kit includes cockpit and crew of two, two underwing anti-tank cannon and decals for either Hungarian Air Force 102/1 Dive Bomber Sq or Stab/Stukageschwader 2 Hans Rudel with 1000 Tanks Destroyed. 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.

Microscale Convair 990 - Alaska / Swissair / Northeast Decals, 1/144, MS4-6

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$85   

From ex-Topping molds. Accurate injection molded kit with full color decals for all airlines listed and a display stand. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent+.' Please see the two articles on this website about decal restoration and using older decals.

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 Apollo Spacecraft Command / Service Module Cut Away with Interior, 1/32, 5083

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$119   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. From 1993. Large and highly detailed from the original molds and considered the finest injection molded model ever made of the Command/Service module. Features full interior detail, clear panels and gold-plated command module.

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.

Revell P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force - 1st Grupo De Caca de FAB (Forca Aerea Brasileira) - Kikoler Issue, 1/32, H296Br

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition.

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.

Matchbox Hawker Tempest MkVI or MkII - No.6 Sq Nicosia 1945 or Royal Indian Air Force No.7 Sq Poona India 1949, 1/72, PK-23

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

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1974 issue that is nicely molded in two colors and includes decals and a color painting guide for both aircraft. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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.