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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Molded in light gray-blue. Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all helicopter parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: box is graded lower than it looks because there is a big tear and much missing cardboard on the right small side flap. 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.

Formaplane Rogozarski IK-3 - WWII Yugoslavian Fighter - Bagged, 1/72, C38

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Very high quality vacuform kit from about 1987. Features recessed panel line detail and raised detail were appropriate, full cockpit, optional position landing gear, prop, clear canopy and more. Never started and complete with all parts and plans. Vacuform kits are not recommended for modelers who do not have experience building them.

Formaplane Hawker Henley Mk3TT, 1/72, 15

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Very nicely molded vac kit. Feature fine recessed and raised molded details, full interior, clear canopy and all required parts. This kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts. Not recommended for builders who are not experienced with vacuform kits.

Formaplane Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk, 1/72, 2

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$5   

Nicely molded with very fine recessed panel line details. Includes all basic airframe parts, main centerline and wingtip floats, engine, propeller and clear canopy Never started and complete with all parts and plans. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Formaplane IAR-80, 1/72, 4

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$12   

Well molded quality Vacuform kit. Never started and complete with all parts and plans. Vacuform kits are not recommended for modelers who are not experienced with this media.

Formaplane Fairey Seafox, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$12   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed, quality vacuform kit. Not recommended for builders who have no experience with vacuform kits.

Formaplane Hawker Siddeley Nimrod ASW, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

Well detailed and large kit. Complete with all parts and plans.

Britavia Models Westland Dragonfly H.R.3 - (HR3 S-51) - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

The Dragonfly was a license built version of the Sikorsky S-51. First flight was in 1946 and power was a Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr. High quality kit that is well molded. Main parts are molded in clear for realistic windows and it includes many metal details such as nose wheel and strut, two main wheels and struts, rotor head, tail rotor, pilots seat, instrument panel, rear bench seat, tail rotor guard and winch. Has full decals for two aircraft including one stationed on HMS Bulwark in 1955. One set is for a dark sea grey aircraft and another with a lighter sky finish. Never started. The metal parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.

Airmodel Piasecki H-21, 1/72, 153

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$8   

Very basic kit only with molded fuselage, vertical stabilizers, clear canopy and plans. Never started and complete. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Airmodel UH-25 Retriever and UH-1B Iroquois - Bagged, 1/72, 210

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$8   

Still factory sealed. Includes fuselage molded in clear for both helicopters. Very basic kit only with fuselage. You will need a big spares box for these. A certain degree of modeling skill and scratchbuilding is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Airmodel Sikorsky H-5 and Royal Navy HR 3 Dragonfly - Bagged, 1/72, 132

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$16   

Nicely molded and features all recessed panel lines. Basic kit only with molded white fuselage, clear canopy and plans only. Never started and complete. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Airmodel Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook, 1/72, 244

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$6   

Never started. Complete with all parts (white and clear plastic) and instructions. Very basic vac kit with fuselage, jets and clear canopy only. You will need a very good spare parts box for this one! Only recommended for builder experienced with vacuform and scratch building.

Airmodel Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave - Bagged, 1/72, 208

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$19   

Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Basic kit only with fuselage and clear canopy. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Airmodel Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave - Bagged, 1/72, 208

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Never started. NOTE: missing clear canopy but includes all other parts and instructions. Basic kit only with fuselage. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Huma Model Flettner Fl-282 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$46   

Still factory sealed. Successful German WWII helicopter design, and the first with counter-rotating intermeshing blades (in 1938). A further development of the Fl-265, flight tests showed that the Fl-282 was an excellent helicopter. It even flew from destroyers and minelayers while underway in he Baltic and Med. 1000 were ordered, but by the end of WWII only 24 had been built.

Glencoe McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane, 1/32, 5201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Still factory sealed. From ITC molds. Large 1/32 scale kit with good detail for the time. Includes full interior, pilot and instrument panels, sliding clear entry doors, working rotors and prop, movable ailerons and US Army decals.

Golden Age Reproductions Boulton Paul Defiant - 25 in Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the Golden Age of flying models, the 1930s. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, strip wood, nose blocks/propeller/rubber/wheels/bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and very highly detailed instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pegasus Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk, 1/72, 011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

Limited production injection molded kit. These are the famous aircraft of the airships Akron and Macon. These tiny fighters were actually based inside the naval airships in the 1930s and were launched and recovered from them. This issue did not come with decals. Has never been started and 100% complete with all parts and instructions/drawings.

Minicraft Boeing B-377 Stratocruiser Pan Am, 1/144, 14445

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed. Features all new molds, optional position landing gear and a large, colorful Pan Am decal sheet.

Guillows Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress - 45 Inch Winspan, 1/28, 2002

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$75   

Perhaps the largest scale (1/28) B-17 kit available. Kit is still factory sealed but the seal has tears. Kit can be built as a scale static display model, with gas engines for U/Control or could be modified to fly on todays small electric motors and remote control. Features all moving control surfaces, plastic cowlings and fairing, plastic regular tail gun or Cheyenne tail gun, optional position main gear, retracting tail wheel, removable wings, plastic turrets and many other clear or colored plastic panels and parts.