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Otaki Dornier Do-X Flying Boat - (DoX), 1/144, OT2-17-1500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

Very nicely molded and detailed. Kit has over 110 parts and a 13 inch wingspan. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Famous German Flying Boat built in 1929. Dornier dreamed that this huge aircraft would become a trans-oceanic airliner with passengers traveling in oceanliner-like luxury. A tour of South and North America was conducted, but orders never materialized due to excessive fuel consumption and a lack of power. Total load was 170 passengers and crew, and the 12 engines developed 7200 HP.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley Harrier, 1/72, 266

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

1960s type three logo issue. Hard-to-find accurate kit of an early Harrier. Features pivoting engine nozzles, optional position landing gear and a very wide variety of bombs, tanks, rocket launchers and missiles for loadout. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Revell USS Burton Island Icebreaker - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/292, H379-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1960 Picture Fleet issue with framable John Steel artwork. Very well detailed large scale kit. Features detailed helicopter, life boats, Captain's launch, movable gun turret, swiveling cranes, antennas and masts, full decals and color flag sheet. Never started. NOTE: missing one (of four) helicopter pad supports. This is a simple round dowel, easily made from pulled sprue or plastic stock. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Ilyushin IL-28 Beagle - China - Poland - Czech Air Forces, 1/72, 490

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Type three logo issue with decals for all three air forces. 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. Very nicely detailed kit with no rivets, just fine raised panel lines for a realistic model. Features a crew of three, good cockpit and bombardier detail, optional position landing gear, elevating tail guns, separately molded rudder and ailerons and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

H&F Model Airplane Co The Bee - 48 inch Wingspan Free Flight or R/C

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

H&F was out of Brooklyn, NY in the 1930/40s. Rare 1930s free flight model for B Class Competition. Since this model is super-stable, it would make an ideal conversion to RC. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started - it even includes 1930s style low profile wheels/tires. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Air Lines Airspeed Oxford Trainer - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 7906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Well molded kit features separate ailerons, rudder and elevators. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

AMT McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier - US Marines VMA-331, 1/72, 8807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. Loadout includes gun pods, long range tanks, Mk82 Snakeye and AIM-9 Sidewinder. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Douglas A-20 Boston, 1/72, 1103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Features movable rudder, elevator and ailerons, crew and cockpit, movable propeller and wheels and USA markings. Never started. Factory bag sealed or inventoried and 100% complete with all parts/decals and instructions. This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is one of the MPC issues with custom decals and the unique clear modular display stand. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Note that this issue still has 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.

MPC Mikoyan Mig-15 - with Ground Crew, 1/72, 2-2102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is from the MPC 'Air Combat Collection', which includes ground crew. Dates from the mid 1970s. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including ground crew, decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that this issue does not have 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued -possibly with this issue.

MPC RAF Rescue Launch - 63 Ft British Power Boat Type 2 'Whaleback', 1/72, 1-5202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed full-hull, large-scale kit from Airfix molds.

MPC Junkers Ju-52 3MG/3M Profile Series - Spanish Civil War / Crete / Winter Luftwaffe, 1/72, 2-2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Profile series includes decals for these three Ju-52s - Spanish Nationalist Night Bombardment Group 2-g-22 Spanish Civil War / Kamphffiegerschule 'Thome' Winter scheme, 1942-43 / K.Gr. 172 Crete Mediterranean Operations. Well detailed kit from ex-Airfix molds. Can also be built as civil or float versions, but MPC did not included the decals for those. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Decals look excellent, but please read the article on this website about saving old decals before you use any older decals.

Frog Supermarine Spitfire Mk14 and V-1 - (RAF or SEAC Kai Tak), 1/72, F194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Final logo issue from the late 1970s. Well molded kit like most all Frog models. Includes V-1 and Spitfire. Spitfire has optional markings for 'Punjab' Sq RAF Dienst Belgium 1945 or No.132 Sq RAF SEAC Kai Tak Hong Kong 1945. This kit has not 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, 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.

Air Lines DH-88 Comet Racer - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 4901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Purchased new on December 12, 1965 at Value City in Cleveland, Ohio. Finely molded for that time in silver and clear plastic. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder, two pilots and two standing figures. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Air Lines Miles Master Trainer, 1/72, 4904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$19   

Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Aeroclub Mig-17PF Conversion Kit, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$16   

Still factory sealed. Kit contains full instructions, cast metal nose and tail cone and high quality vacuform fuselage. Requires a base kit, and the Hasegawa 1/72 Mig-17 is recommended.

ITC Santa Maria and Mayflower - Precision Miniatures Historical Ship Models, 3756-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$18   

Very nicely molded, small scale kits. Contains both ships. The Mayflower and the Santa Maria are about 3 inches long when assembled and features full hulls, display stands billowing sails and rigging diagrams. The kits has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Lockheed F-94B Starfire - 59th FIS Iceland 1954, 1/72, 80302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Hrd-to-find B variant with very colorful decal markings for the aircraft pictured. Features 'B' wing mounted guns and full two-seater cockpit detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Potez 63-11 (63.11), 1/72, L396

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded older kit with good cockpit detail and very fine raised panel lines. The 63.11 was a further development of the successful Potez 631 and was used in the scouting and observation role. Four squadrons were equipped with this type. They saw heavy action and losses for the 63.11 were the highest of all types that saw action during the Invasion of France.

Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt - 57 FG 65th FS Italy 1944 or 345th FG 353 FS Maj GT Eagleston France 1945, 1/72, 508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Has large and colorful decals for both aircraft. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and external drop tank and bombs. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Hasegawa North American P-51D Mustang - 399th FW Col. William C Clark or 352 FW 487FS Col. John C Mayer, 1/72, A16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

Very finely molded. Features cockpit, very fine raised panel lines, detailed gear wells, pilot and two drop tanks. Kit has decals for either Col. William C Clark's aircraft "Dappy VI" from the 339th FW or Col. John C. Mayers aircraft "Dolly" from the 352 FW, 487th FS. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.