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JV Models Two Bunkhouses John Rendall Scale Model Division - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 2001

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$25   

Nicely detailed wooden kit with plastic details and other materials as well. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Easy Built Models Miles Mohawk - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Originally manufactured by 'Easybuilt Micro Since 1932.' Reissued in 1987 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Frog Bristol Beaufighter NF1/F6C/TF10 - 604 Sq F/Lt. Cunningham (14 kills) / Coastal Command 235 Sq / 227 Sq Malta 1942 P/O Schmidt - Green Series, 1/72, F191

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Has parts and markings for all three version including the night fighter ace John Cunningham. 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.

Hasegawa Macchi C-202 Folgore - Regia Aeronautica Commander 153 Gruppo / 52 Stormo 22 Gruppo 369 Squadriglia, 1/72, AP2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$20   

Dated 1992 and is from excellent molds with fine recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Stinson Reliant SR-9, 1/48, T639

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

From the 1970s. Older but nicely done kit featuring optional position cabin doors, full interior, pilot figure, detailed engine and exhaust ring as well as full decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The famous and beautiful gull-winged SR-9 was the 1937 version of the SR series which began in 1933 and continued in production until 1941. The aircraft was popular and saw use as personal transports and executive planes. Five passenger could be seated in deluxe accommodations. The military used 45 privately owned SRs during WWII. Today this aircraft is very valuable and sought after by collectors and restorers.

Revell Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden George - Takara Issue (N1K1Ja), 1/32, H170-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$250   

Very rare Revell Japan Takara large 1/32 scale 'George'. It is rumored that these molds were lost when the freighter carrying them sank in the Sea of Japan. Other molds lost on that ship were the 1/32 Oscar, Tony and Raiden (Jack). The parts are molded in the correct medium gray and clear for this issue. The kit features very fine panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling and optional position canopy, working flaps and drop tank/bomb load. There are decals for three Japanese aircraft and one for a captured USAAF evaluation aircraft. There is also the Revell Japan full color large print of two of the aircraft that can be built. Inside the model has never been started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Instructions and decals are as new. Shipping insurance is required for this model. Please note that the box would grade much higher, but there is clear tape on the lower end of all four box top sides.

Megow Seabird 19th Century Merchant Brig - 17.75 inch long Wooden Ship Model, G-16

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

From 1938. Megow was famous for their line of ship kits. This is one of the more expensive kits as it contains a hardwood (not balsa) precarved hull, several metal fittings and metal launch, three printed balsa sheets, rigging material, blocks and two very rare jars of Megow Paint. Includes full size plans, with sectional outlines and assembly instructions, rigging diagrams, complete color scheme, colorful flag sheet and two photos of the completed model. Several parts were rough cut from two printed sheets, but there is no assembly on the model and it is complete with all parts, metal fittings, rigging material, two jars of Megow paint (it may have came with three originally), flag sheet and plans. The 'Seabird' was a typical merchant brig out of Philadelphia used in the Pacific Trade, dating back to the middle of the 19th century.

Monogram T-28B Trojan - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Dated 1975 and is from original Four Star quality molds. Nicely molded and detailed with good cockpit, pilot figures (seated and standing), opening canopy, retracting landing gear and ground crew figure. Molded in white and clear. There is no assembly but NOTE: the engine front and control stick have been painted black. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet F-51 Mustang Struct-O-Speed Prefabricated Flying Aircraft - (P-51), 2304

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

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From the early to mid 1970s. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features die cut and factory balsa wood parts, clear vacuform canopy, formed and finished wheels, plastic prop & thrust button, rubber motor, color insignia and plans/instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. Has a 13" wingspan when assembled. 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.

Entex North American F-86D Sabre Dog - (ex Marusan), 1/50, 9009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$57   

Still factory sealed. From the 1970s. From quality, well detailed Marusan molds. The Marusan F-86D model is known for a long list of accessories and incredible action features- and the Entex reissue includes them all. This model has removable radome to display the radar, opening canopy, removable tail section with dolly and detailed jet engine with engine stand, operating leading edge slats, operating wing flaps, moving control surfaces, retracting landing gear, retracting/extending missile tray, boarding ladder, and extra missiles with missile cart.

Flyline Models Kinner Sportster - 39 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 1/12, 106

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Museum quality scale model in large 1/12 scale. Very large kit for RC or built for static display. 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, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, printed balsa nose blocks, stringer and spar stock, clear material for the windshield, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1968 issue of Hawk's popular 1/48 scale fully chrome plated Thunderjet. The plating even includes realitstic panel variations. Features pilot figure, long range tanks, detailed landing gear and a large, colorful decal sheet for the box top aircraft.

Hasegawa Slingsby Skylark Soarer Glider - (Reissue of Hasegawa's First Plastic Model Kit #C-1), 1/50, SP28

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

1990 reissue of Hasegawa's first injection molded model kit. Molded in light gray, clear and with the original black stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

dmeco Live Wire Jenny - 57 inch Wingspan RC Aircraft

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$119   

dMeco was the deBolt Model Engineering Company of Buffalo, NY. This kit is from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Very large wingspan and 5 lb total weight. For .19 to .45 engines and multi-channel or single channel 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. The small parts are still factory bag sealed; the parts that were never sealed are complete with 'excellent' large plans.

MPC Baja Brute Dodge Adventurer SE Pickup Truck - Stock / Desert Racer / Four Wheel Drive Sunoco Service Special, 1/25, 1-0458

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$235   

Rare first issue. This was a well detailed kit for that time, featuring a large variety of parts for any of three versions, full engine and compartment, opening hood, complete interior, opening tail gate, very good, separately molded suspension and exhaust detail including optional four wheel drive parts, tool set, tool box, floor jack and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. NOTE: the decals have bug damaged, mainly to the backing paper. There is a slight amount of damage to some of the transfers.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised panel lines, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, under wing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, decals and instructions present but NOTE: missing metal stand rod (easily made from aluminum rod). Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Russkit Slot Car Lister Jaguar Superleggera Scratch Builder, 1/32, 1500-800

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$135   

Rare and even rarer in this condition. The contents of this kit are still factory sealed - the metal, nylon and rubber parts are still sealed in the factory blister display and the box with the car is still factory tape sealed. The Russkit motor box was never factory sealed; however, the motor inside is factory bag sealed and includes detailed instructions. (NOTE: the motor says 'Russkit 34' and not '22' like the box top. I don't know if the 34 replaced the 22, or if Russkit simply packed the wrong motor.) Never started and includes all of the factory packing/display materials. With detailed instructions.

Condor German Missile A4 / V2 - (V-2), 1/72, 001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Includes detailed launch pad and excellent painting guide. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora HC-1B Chinook (CH-47), 1/48, 350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$155   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right short side. Second issue hardbox is dated 1961 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. The actual issue date is likely 62/63 since there is no 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora sunburst logo. Very large 1/48 scale kit with good cockpit and rotor detail, moving rotors, clear side and cockpit windows and full decals.

Revell Chevrolet Impala SS, 1/25, 6399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Very nice model with 66 parts, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior, and more. Molded in the correct colors (gloss black, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires) so no painting is needed. Decals are extensive and include instrument faces. 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.