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Airfix Short Skyvan - Oman Air Force / Olympic Airlines, 1/72, 04018-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Nicely molded and well detailed with civil or military crew, cockpit detail, full cabin with nicely detailed passenger seats, optional cargo (military) interior, separately molded control surfaces and more. Has decals for two variants including the Oman Air Force and Greek Olympic Airways. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Miles Master III Advanced Trainer Blue Series, 1/72, 340P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Finely molded in dark yellow and clear. Includes a fold-up Frog catalog as well. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. 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 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, 1/270, 494-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Rare first issue with one-year only rectangular logo. Dramatic Jo Kotula box art with 1956 date. This is a very nice kit for that time, featuring raised and recessed panel lines detail, clear canopy, full landing gear and gear doors, outrigger gear and doors, wing tip tanks, decals and the correct clear rectangle-base early Aurora stand, which is also shown on the instructions. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that this kit is not a reissue of the Comet molds - this kit is original to Aurora. The Aurora kit is significantly larger that the Comet issue and varies in a great many details.

Revell 1929 4 1/2 Liter Bentley Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H63-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

Original issue dated 1954 in 'excellent+' condition inside and out. The US Antique series was the first one to have real box art for the exact kit inside. This kit is from old hobby shop stock and has never been sold retail until now; but the box does has light wear as shown. Inside the box, it has not been started. All the parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. Includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carries their 'balloon' logo on the box top a the lower right. Not long after this, the Gowland logo would disappear completely, leaving only the Revell logo. It is also worth noting that this is one of the first non-generic Highway Pioneers boxes. Earlier boxes were all the same, with the kit number and car stamped on the side, usually with a red or black rubber stamp. This box is completely dedicated to the Bentley kit, and even has advertisements for very early Pre-S issue Revell 1954 ship and aircraft kits on the long sides. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

MPC 1977 Pinto Wagon - Stock Station Wagon / Custom/Mini-Van Version / Panel Van, 1/25, 1-7728

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Hard-to-find kit and ever rarer in this condition. Comes with parts to build one of any of the three versions listed. Features stock 4 cylinder or custom V8 engines, opening hood, detailed underside with separately molded single or dual exhausts, the infamous gas tank and suspension, full stock or custom interiors, CB Radio gear and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Hardbox issue of this classic Aurora kit dated 1960. Notice the 79 cent extension, 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' which makes this issue closer to about 1963/4. Molded in black and clear with the clear triangular 'globe' display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

CM USS Olympia (Protected Cruiser 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$135   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes photo-etched details as shown. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet Chrome Plated, 1/48, 219-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1968 issue of Hawk's popular 1/48 scale Thunderjet that is completely chrome plated including panel variations. The chrome is in "Very Good+" condition. This is above average but not perfect. I have protected the parts for shipment. Includes a large decal sheet for the colorful box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram P-61 Black Widow, 1/48, 85-7546

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$27   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Dated 1998. Very well detailed model from the original 1974 molds. Includes optional parts, decals and paint guide to make the A or B variants. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface outlines, highly detailed interior with all crew stations, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, removable cowl with detailed engine, optional position wing flaps and crew boarding door with stairs, rotating turret with elevating guns, optional drop tanks and more.

Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the late 1960s. Large scale model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, die-cut plywood firewall for gas operation, light plastic cowl, pilot bust, machine guns, engine and more, scale plastic wheels, rubber motor, thrust button, plastic propeller, big sheet of full color decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete. 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.

Jasco Junior 30 Inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. This model is light weight and high performance and has been known to catch a thermal and go out of signt. NOTE: the fuselage parts are missing (the fuselage is mainly stringers). There may be other small parts missing, but all the other important parts are present including the full size plans. Sold as-is as a builder project only. Jasco stood for Junior Aeronautical Supply Company and was based out of 203 East 15th Street, New York, NY.

Monogram B-26 Invader - Four Star Issue, 1/67, P6-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

First issue from 1955. Rare. The first issue has a part number of 'P6-98', and the second issue is 'PA6-98'. Molded in correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Decals and instructions are excellent. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Life-Like Hawker Fury, 1/48, 09608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

From Ex-Pyro molds. Nicely molded. Includes cockpit, positionable pilot figure and molded in realistic fabric surfaces. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental with Coachwork by J. Gurney Nutting, 1/16, H1294

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very large (1/16 scale) kit. The Continental was the rare 'High Performance' version of the more common Phantom II line that was produced from 1929 to 1935. Very highly detailed kit with 165 parts. Features steerable front wheels, to position doors and boot, full interior, two position bonnet, complete RR 7.5 Liter (468 CID) overhead valve straight 6 and four speed transmission, and complete chassis and suspension. Molded in colored plastic, chrome, clear and with real rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has minor, neat assembly: four parts are assembled (block halves, valve cover and distributor). Quality of the work is professional - no gaps and no visible glue. There is no other assembly and zero painting. The chrome parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag. The parts not sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. With decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Revell Lockheed F-104C and F-104G Starfighter - USAF or Luftwaffe, 1/48, H236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1977 issue. Has all parts and decals for both versions. Includes highly detailed cockpit with 3-D instrument panel, M-61 Vulcan cannon with optional position hatch, optional position landing gear, and more.

Renwal USS Sarasota Attack Transport PA-24, 1/500, S605-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$275   

Very rare, and even more so in complete, never started condition. Dates from the late 1950s or early 1960s. This is a full hull kit. Very nicely molded and finely detailed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: two helicopter blades are broken off at the hub but are present. Must be shipped insured.

Midwest 19th Century Skiff Rowboat Success Series, 1/12, 967

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

This is an ideal first plank-on-frame kit that is designed for the first time builder. If you are interested in small boat construction, this model is built the same way the real thing was made and is 1/12 of the size. Includes Micro-Cut quality basswood, mahogany and birch parts, complete fittings set, display stand, full size rolled plans and illustrated Success Series Construction Manual. Measures 8 5/8 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. There are other great kits in the "Success Series" as well and several levels you can work through. This kit is Level 1.

Bandai Cessna 150 or 150L, 1/48, 8515C

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Very well molded and detailed. Features complete interior, detailed engine with removable cowling, four figures and enough "N" numbers for almost any registration. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg USS Yorktown CV5 Motorized Aircraft Carrier, 1/525, 760M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$75   

1976 hardbox issue with amazing John Steel artwork. Larger scale model is about 20 inches long when built. Includes motorized drive unit for operation in water. Kit includes airwing with optional folded wings, full AA gun batteries, detailed island structure and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. I believe this kit is from the same molds as the much older Wasp Essex class kit.

Revell American Airlines Boeing 727 -100 Astrojet - (727-100), 1/144, H245-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

1964 hardbox issue. Nicely molded kit. Landing gear can be built up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.