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Revell Mercedes 1625 TLF 24/50 Fire Truck, 1/24, 7516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Hard-to-find. Dated 1989. Part of an incredible Revell of Germany series of fire engines. Very large model kit that is highly detailed inside and out. Molded in several colors, clear and with rubber tires. 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 (white tree only) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg 577-100 Dornier Do-17Z / 471-100 Dornier Do-335 / 473-100 Me-410 Hornet, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc to Sealed Exc

$34   

Includes all three kits. The Do-335 and Me-410 are still factory sealed. The Do-17Z has been opened but never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Henschel HS-129B German Tank Destroyer, 1/72, 474-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$16   

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Still factory sealed. 1972 issue with Tom Morgan boxart. 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 manufactures.

Lindberg Motorized F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 3106M-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$45   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split and drawn the box top concave. Dated 1969. This is a reissue of the classic motorized 1950s release and a perfect builder.

Lindberg Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star, 1/72, 426-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Still factory sealed. Early 1960s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The original molds were cut by Trim Model Products in the early to mid 1950s. Trim sold them in bags or in hardboxes, then sold the molds to Lindberg in the early 1960s. Features full landing gear, underwing rockets, tip tanks, clear canopy and decals. There is a collector's card on the back of the box and it is is in 'near mint' condition.

Lindberg Republic P-47B Thunderbolt, 1/72, 483-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

1967 issue with artwork by Bojanowski. Nicely molded kit for that time with fine raised detail, optional position landing gear, pilot figure, external bomb load and rotating prop. Molded in silver and clear and with decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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 manufactures.

AMT-Frog Martin Marauder II (B-26C) - USAF / France / South Africa, 1/72, A646-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Limited issue from the 1970s when AMT bought Frog kits from Britain, reboxed them and marketed them in North America. Has decals for all three Air Forces. High quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D White-Side Issue Craftmaster, 1/72, 1223-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. This is the white-sided box variant. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this great box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exitor both. This is the larger format box version of this kit and has black sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. There are at least three known Craftmaster box variants with this box art - the small box one 6-89 and two kits sharing #1223-50; one has black side panels and one has white.

Airfix Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina - Vickers Built Royal Canadian Air Force 1944, 1/72, 587

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Rare T3 logo issue. Shortly after this kit was issued Airfix went to the round T4 logo. Contains markings for this British Coastal Command Canadian-built aircraft. Features full crew, cockpit, elevating gun and rotating turret, moving ailerons, elevator and rudder, opening and closing side blister windows, optional position landing gear, retracting floats and external depth charge load. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box top displays 'excellent+' but I have graded the box 'very good' because there is clear tape on the sides and some tape tears on the sides also.

Airfix B-24 Liberator Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1503-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

From the 1960s. Wide 'White' box issue with white side panels and action-packed artwork showing part of a box formation of B-24s at the moment of "Bombs Away!" Guns blaze at attacking fighters while flak burst close in. One B-24 is going down with the starboard wing in flames. This was a well detailed kit for that time. Guns elevate and turrets move, ailerons, elevators and rudders move, the landing gear retracts and extends, props rotate, has 'good' cockpit detail, a crew of 8 and optional position crew entry door and ladder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Bell P-39Q Airacobra Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1225-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

From the 1960s. Classic 'action' artwork resembles a possible Pearl Harbor-like or other early Pacific scene. Kit features optional position landing gear, centerline drop tank and wing cannons as well as USAAF or Russian markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix F4U-1D Corsair Craftmaster Issue - (F4U1D), 1/72, 1201-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1960s issue has fantastic, action-filled artwork.

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.

Frog SE 210 Caravelle Air France, 1/96, F357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Rare, big scale kit from the 1950s. The box is nice with four solid corners but has creasing and wear as shown. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver with the correct big Frog base that was unique to these larger kits. Even the original glue capsule is included. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. As often happened, the decals were folded at the factory; that and age have caused some minor lifting on the decals.

Frog Fokker VII B-3M Southern Cross - Orange Box, 1/72, F175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$48   

Still factory sealed. Most likely from the 1960s. Nicely detailed and molded kit of a great historic subject.

Frog Fokker VII B-3M Southern Cross - Orange Box, 1/72, F175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$44   

Most likely from the 1960s. Nicely detailed and molded kit of a great historic subject. The original owner carefully left the original plastic on the box when he opened it, leaving the box is rare 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Martin Marauder II (B-26C) - Orange Series, 1/72, 338P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Earlier issue with the "P" kit number, likely from the ealry 1960s. High quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. 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, Blue, 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.

Airfix Avro Lancaster, 1/72, 1418

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Late 1950s issue with the second style Airfix box. Classic model with many action features including moving ailerons and elevators, rotating turrets with elevating guns, rotating wheels and props, optional position landing gear, 5 aircrew and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Fokker VII B-3M Southern Cross, 1/72, JS034-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

Rare Hasegawa-Frog issue. Nicely detailed and molded kit from original late 50s/early 60s molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora 1960 Ford Thunderbird Customized T-Bird or Stock, 1/32, 548-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$52   

Rare kit dated 1963 that represents the 1960 final 'Square Bird' design. Can be built stock or custom. Features stock parts with standard hubcaps and full interior (all molded in ivory) and custom version with chrome wheels, chrome front end (grill, bumper and headlights) and chrome rear end (bumper and tail lights) as well as a tonneau cover and huge side fairings molded in black. Kit has clear windshield and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing custom decal. Inventoried with all plastic parts parts and instructions present.