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Park Plastics Boeing 707 Jetliner RCA Promotional Item, 1/180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Special late 1950 or very early 1960s promotional model given away by RCA to promote the new 'Jetliner' television sets. Includes RCA wing and tail decals and RCA instructions that also advertise the new television set. Older but nice kit with retractable landing gear. This may be the only aircraft kit issued by Park. The molds are from Pegapan (France) thanks to Dusty Rhodes' research (thanks Dusty!) Never started. NOTE: missing one internal retainer (easily made), one wheel and two engine inlet cones. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, RCA decals and instructions present.

Airfix HMS Belfast Heavy Cruiser, 1/600, 04212-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$24   

Still sealed. Older yet incredibly well detailed and finely molded full-hull kit.

Frog Westland Wessex I (S-58) - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - Red Series, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$28   

Molded in light gray-blue. Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 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 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.

Hasegawa Mil Mi-28 Hind-A - USSR, 1/72, K19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

From 1986. Finely detailed with all recessed panel lines, full cockpit, a small fret of photoetched details, full weapons load of anti-tank guided missiles and unguided rocket pods, two pilots, four positionable troops and more. Never started. Sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.

KVZ Mil Mi-4 'Hound' Helicopter, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Unique kit from KVZ, which was an East German company from 1969 to 1973. During this time, they produced some fantastic Cold War kits of Soviet and Eastern Bloc Airliners, Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

MPM Kawanishi N1K1 'Shinden' George, 1/72, 72123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

Kit features fine, all recessed panel line detail, many photoetched parts and decals for four aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. During construction of the NiK1 Kyofu (Strong Wind) float plane, the design team at Kawanishi did a study of converting that aircraft to a land-based fighter. The design seemed very promising, but the Japanese Navy rejected it. Kawanishi decided to privately fund the building of prototypes regardless. The aircraft flew and flew well, but the navy was unimpressed as they ordered the J2M Raiden into production. Kawanishi, undaunted, built four additional prototypes. The IJN was finally won over, and funds were released to produce the fighter. Production problems were solved in time for the Shiden (Violet Lightning) to see action before the end of the war, but not in significant numbers to change the tide. The Shiden was an excellent aircraft, but a modified version, NiK2-J may have been the finest Japanese Naval fighters of the war.

Hasegawa IJN Furutaka Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, C059-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, instructions and decals (if issued).

Aeroclub Hawker Hector - RAF No. 613 Sq November 1939- June 1940 / Irish Air Corps No. 90 1940 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Rare. Features very nice injection molded main parts, high quality Aeroclub metal details, extruded airfoil strut material, full instructions and excellent decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Combat Grumman FM-2 / F4F Wildcat - Bagged, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Large scale kit featuring white vacuform main parts, clear vac canopy (in excellent condition with no yellowing), cast metal detail parts including the propeller, tail wheel and strut and main gear struts, an excellent Williams Brothers #309 1/32 scale Pratt & Whitney Wasp Engine kit (still factory sealed) and full size plans. Never started and complete. A certain degree of experience and modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Eduard P-39 Airacobra Profipack, 1/48, 8062

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Highly detailed kit with recessed panel lines, extensive PE parts, full mask set and markings for several different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$58   

NOTE: builder or parts kit only, please read carefully. Rare, Brooklyn-produced early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing parts. Both bow dive planes and one prop are missing. NOTE: decals have been cut out and are missing (2) eyeballs and one shark's mouth. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals (separated) and instructions. NOTE: instructions are present but completely split in two down one fold seam. The box looks better than the 'poor' rating but is graded as such because there is extensive clear tape holding the top together, stains and missing litho as shown at the bottom and on the bottom long side. The tray (lower box) is present but split along most seams.

Polar Lights The Munsters Living Room - (ex-Aurora), 1/16, 5013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$75   

Don't build your rare Aurora kit or spend hours restoring a junk kit! This is an ideal builder from the original Aurora molds.

KVZ Sukoi Su-7 'Fishpot' - Russian / Polish / Czech Air Forces, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

In my opinion, this is one of the best KVZ kit to build into a scale model. Has very good fit, finish and detail. Cold-war model from the former German Democratic Republic with decals for three countries listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 737 'Special Edition' - Air France or British Airways, 1/144, 03181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$27   

Still factory sealed. 1987 issue with colorful Air France and British Airways markings. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear.

Megow Great Republic Clipper Ship - The Largest Wooden Clipper Ever, H2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Rare kit from the 1930s. Old hobby shop stock. This was one of the more deluxe '25 Cent' line of Megow ships. This one measures about 12 inches length overall. The kit has not been started. It is still wrapped in the factory tissue and is complete with all parts and plans.

RCM Kawanishi N1K 'Rex', 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-48 I Lily Light Bomber - With Markings for Three Aircraft, 1/72, C12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Old Mania molds of very high quality. Features a very highly detailed interior and fine recessed panel lines as well as colorful markings for three aircraft as well as a painting guide. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions or still internally bag sealed.

Scale Flight Comet's Corben Super Ace - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Aeroclub Pobjoy Engine and Propeller, 1/72, E002

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.

Matchbox Heinkel He-115 - Finnish or Luftwaffe, 1/72, PK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Includes markings for Finnish LeLv 46 1942, Luftwaffe 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 706 Denmark 1940 and 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 406 Tromso Norway 1942. The last group took part in the attacks on Convoy PQ17 in June/July of 1942 in which 23 of 36 vessels were sunk by air attack and U-boats. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.