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Accurate Miniatures North American P-51A Mustang - Allison Powered, 1/48, 3402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Highly detailed kit with over 60 parts, recessed panel lines, complete cockpit, full wheel wells and optional weighted tires.

ESCI North American F-100D Super Sabre - Escadre de Chasse 1/11 France / 1st Air Force Turkey, 1/72, 9042

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

One of the finest 1/72 Hun models ever produced. Well molded and detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position speed brake, two drop tanks and paint guide and decals to build one of the two aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet TWA, 1/144, 1-4753

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

From Airfix molds. Features optional position landing gear and baggage and passenger boarding doors, clear windows and a colorful and large Trans World decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Westland Wyvern 830 Sq HMS Eagle Suez 1956 / 827 Sq HMS Eagle 1955 - Red Series, 1/72, F198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Sale Pending
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Has markings for both aircraft. Very nicely molded kit with no rivets - just fine panel lines. Never 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 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.

Pyro Deperdussin 1911 Monoplane - (ex-Inpact), 1/48, P603-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

Very well detailed kit of a rare subject matter. Very realistically molded with fabric texture where appropriate. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$45   

Excellent builder kit. Nicely molded, smaller scale full-hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: the smallest yard has 1/3 of the tip broken off and that tip is missing.

MPC A-26B/C Invader Profile Series - USAF Korean War / 452 BG WWII / 'Monie' USAF Korean War, 1/72, 2-2003-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$27   

In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. Well detailed kit. Kit features cockpit detail, rotating turrets w/elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. Never started. Factory sealed parts bag with decals and instructions.

Comet Stinson Voyager Struct-O-Speed Flying Aircraft - Coke Bottle Issue, Q4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1950s/very early 1960s issue with a ~14.75 inch wingspan. Comet advertised that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast - they were highly prefabricated, built in a fraction of the time of regular stick-and-tissue models and flew well if properly built and trimmed. Features high quality die cut balsa sheet parts, pre-formed wire landing gear strut, fully formed wooden wheels, plastic prop and thrust button and excellent plans with instructions and flying tips. Never started and complete. 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. The entire 1950s "Q" line included (at the date of this kit) Q1 Piper Cub, Q2 Taylorcraft, Q3 Aeronca, Q4 Stinson Voyager, Q5 Cessna, Q6 Fokker DVIII, Q7 Beech Bonanza, Q8 Ryan Navion, Q9 Globe Swift, Q11 F-51 Mustang, Q12 Spitfire, Q13 Thunder Jet (F-84) and Q14 F-86D Saber Jet. Some of these kits were reissued later with different part numbers and various internal parts changes.

Airframe Bell XP-77 - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$8   

Still factory sealed. Molded in white and clear and includes instructionsl

Fujimi McDonnell F-4J Phantom II Red Devil - US Marines VMFA-232 / US Navy VF-151 USS Midway / VF194, 1/72, G-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Very nicely molded kit with all finely recessed panel detail. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional position canopy, 600 and 370 gallon drop tanks, AIM-9B Sidewinders, AIM-7E Sparrows and decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix A-26B or A-26C Invader - Gun or Solid Nose, 1/72, 05011-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Builds either version and has decals for 'Monie' or 'Miss Mildred' personal markings. Kit features cockpit detail, rotating turrets w/elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed parts bag including decals and instructions. The box has stains as shown but the kit inside is as-new.

Airfix Fiat G-91 R/1 - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01026-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$10   

Type four logo blister with header from the 1970s. Has been opened. Never started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present and instructions but NOTE: missing decals.

Monogram Panzer IV Tank (Panzer Attack Tank), 1/32, 6503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

Sale Pending
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1983 issue. An older but well detailed and molded kit. Never started. NOTE: missing one part, front geared sprocket. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Battle Axe Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 48BA01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Very detailed metal, resin and plastic multi-media kit. Never started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

RCM Blackburn Firebrand, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$85   

SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

From the 1970s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

RCM Convair C-131 Metro, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

SPECIAL ORDER large 1/48 scale 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. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Mercer Raceabout Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden and metal main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. J. Fetterolf of Buckingham, PA. This kit has never been started. Some small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. The 1911 Mercer Raceabout is one of the rarest American cars. The Mercer was built in Trenton, NJ and powered by a 30 hp T head 4 cylinder engine. Displacement was 300.7 cubic inches and the car had a wet clutch four speed transmission. The car weighed 2,500 lbs and cost $2600 and could do 112 mph. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of the time. It was rugged, handled very well and had excellent performance.

Libramodels Pomilio PE, 1/72, 005

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$40   

Very highly detailed limited-run vacuform kit. Moldings are of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Kit features full interior detail, extruded strut material, cast metal details and decals.

Aoshima IJN Destroyer Kagero, 1/700, WLD033-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

Very highly detailed waterline small scale (1/700) model. 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 (if supplied) and instructions.