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Frog Handley Page Victor B.1. Crescent Wing 'V Force' Bomber, 1/96, 355P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$185   

Rare. Classic 1950s Frog kit in large 1/96 scale of this famous 'V Force' Bomber. The box displays well with very nice color and gloss, but is graded only 'good' because one corner is split and has clear tape on it, there is clear tape on the sides where someone taped the box shut, and there is general wear as shown. Nicely molded kit with all recessed pane lines and full landing gear that can be installed up or retracted. The kit is molded in off-white and clear with the large, black Frog stand that was unique to the bigger kits. The decals are flat and in excellent condition - even the clear wax paper covering is intact. Instructions are excellent also. There is even an unopened tube of FROG Polystyrene Cement! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 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 manufactures 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 Boeing B-52D Stratrofortress, 1/72, 8292

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$165   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave (mainly near the left and right sides). 1977 issue of this classic kit. The visual effect of the SAC 'Anti-Nuclear Flash White' is shown well in the box art. Has decals and paint guide to make this aircraft or the camouflage version. Contains 207 parts. Very nicely detailed. Features crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine.

Aurora Japanese Zero, 1/48, 88-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$325   

Unusual issue copyright 1959 but actually from 1963-65. Please note, it has the early 79 cent price extension but with a non-famous fighters logo. The box has like new color and gloss and four solid corners, but the seal drew the box slightly concave. There are no tape or price tags, no fading and no stains. It is molded in that fantastic bright yellow and clear with the triangle-shaped 'world' base stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 'near mint' and flat and instructions are also 'near mint.'

Aurora P-40 Flying Tiger Warhawk, 1/48, 44-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$140   

Still factory sealed. 1964 issue with John Steel artwork.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 346-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

Very rare first and only hardbox issue from the tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Televisions smash hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora is no exception. This example has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape, tags or tears and zero fading. The only flaws are very slight foxing and very slight general corner wear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, Me-109 and FW-190.

Aurora German Tiger Tank WWII, 1/48, 312-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed and in fantastic investment-grade condition. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit has John Steel art and the hardbox is dated 1964.

Entex Type 41 Bugatti Royal Coupe de Ville - 'The Biggest Most Expensive Car Ever Made', 1/16, 8451

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$150   

From Bandai molds. Very highly detailed, large-scale kit with over 250 parts. Features rolling chassis construction just like the actual car, highly detailed engine, suspension, exhaust, steering linkage and driveline, complete interior with opening front and rear doors, detailed engine compartment and opening hood and more. Molded in black, red, wood tan, clear, butterscotch and with three large trees of chromed parts and rubber tires and ignition wire. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal The Visible Airplane Engine WASP 9 Cylinder Radial by Pratt & Whitney, 1/4, 809

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$1200   

From the late 1950s. Very large (1/4 scale) and highly detailed kit. By far the finest working visible aircraft engine kit ever made. Comes with electric motor, gear and battery boxes and all hardware. Transparent housings permit viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears in action with synchronized firing of the spark plugs using red electric bulbs. Propeller also changes pitch. Kit is molded in clear, red, black, blue metallic and gray plastic. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. The inner (bottom or tray) box is excellent, and all cardboard inserts and clear panels are intact as shown and display very well. The outer box has seen significant wear as you can see. It had closed splits along the seams (corners and one side) and I correctly fixed those from the inside with card stock and book binding glue. The kit has not been started. It has been very carefully inventoried and the plastic parts are 100% complete. The metal parts and bulbs are all still in factory sealed envelopes. The Renwal cement is present and mint. Includes all the factory paperwork- instructions, parts sheet, yellow lubrication warning, small Renwal catalog and special booklet on 'The Aircraft Engine and How It Operates.' All of these are in 'excellent' to 'near mint' condition. It is amazing that this kit is complete - most of these models, even if still factory sealed, are missing parts due to poor packing procedures.

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$135   

First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. The box is exceptional with factory-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, four solid corners and no fading. It does have very light general wear, mainly on the sides. Nicely detailed kit for 1958 with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Revell Rosenbauer GFLF Simba 8x8, 1/24, 7514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Hard-to-find, very large model kit. Dated 1988. Extremely well detailed inside and has hundreds of parts. One in an incredible series of Revell of Germany large-scale fire engine kits. Molded in several correct colors, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Wingnut Wings Albatross D-V With Master Gun Barrels - (Albatros D.V), 1/32, 32009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Includes Master AM-32-023 German WWI Spandau LMG 08/15 (7.92 mm) Barrels Super Detail Set, still factory sealed. The kit itself needs little introduction - it is the finest plastic model ever made of the D.V.

Wingnut Wings Hansa-Brandenburg W-29 With (2) Master Gun Sets - (W.29), 1/32, 32010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$229   

Includes Master AM-32-023 German WWI Spandau LMG 08/15 (7.92 mm) Barrels Super Detail Set and AM-32-024 Parabellum LMG14 Barrel set. Both consist of ventilated brass barrels, brass parts and PE details. They are still factory sealed. The kit itself needs little introduction - it is the finest plastic model ever made of the W.29.

Elite Force MH-60 Night Raid Black Hawk Helicopter, 1/18, 003958

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$199   

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Rare. This is a highly detailed, factory painted and 90%+ factory built model of exceptional quality. It has been opened but never removed from the factory packing and obviously never assembled. Everything inside is still factory sealed and complete.

Rareplane Nakajima Army Type 91 Fighter with Decals - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

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The Type 91 was designed to Army specs of 1927 and delivered in 1931. Between then and 1934, 420 aircraft were delivered to the JAAF. Phase-out began in 1936 with the introduction of the Type 95. Kit features very high quality moldings in white and clear with full interior, very good engine and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Monogram Panzerkampfwagen Panzer IV H, 1/32, PM230-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

1969 Green Box issue. The Panzer IV mounted one 75mm gun and two MG24 machine guns. The "H" variant depicted here had extra armor plates hung loosely from the sides to pre-detonate hollow charge projectiles. The kit can be built with or without this additional armor. Features rotating turret and elevating gun, detailed moving flexible treads and bogeys with spring action, opening cupola hatch and includes extra tread links, Jerry cans and helmets with two crew figures. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Refrigerated Trailer - Semi Trailer Reefer, 1/24, 10403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$36   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1992. Big scale trailer that is well detailed with 150 parts.

Italeri Kamov KA-50 Hokum, 1/48, 845

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Still factory sealed.

Monogram Buck Rodgers Starfighter - From The 1979 TV Series, 1/48, 6030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$165   

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Still factory sealed. 1979 kit that tied into the Universal City Studio TV Buck Rodger TV series. This is a great looking design and a very nice kit for that time.

Academy U-581 Type IX-B U-Boat Submarine - Static or Motorized with Diving Action, 1/150, 1410

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Large kit that can be built static or '...as a motorized, diving submarine.' Contains Re-280 motor, waterproof compartments, ballast and a 'diving key' that makes the sub automatically dive and rise to the surface while under power. Could possibly be made R/C with todays tiny systems and 2.4 Ghz technology. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 - A-7/R2 - A7/R3 - A-5/U8 - A-8/R1 - A-5/U3 Tropical - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA107-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Dated 1968 and th second issue of the classic 'Four Star' kit. This is one of an incredibly popular series of 1/48 WWII aircraft that Monogram started in the early 1960s. Very well molded kit can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included.