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Frog Me-262A Red Series, 1/72, F248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Includes decals for both aircraft (1st Staffel/1 Grouppe/KG51 or 3rd Staffel/JG7 1945) and a color painting guide on the box bottom. As with most Frog kits, this one has fine panel line detail and no rivets, so it builds up to a realistic model. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or 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.

Aeroclub 160 HP Mercdes Inline Engine With Exahust - World War I, 1/72, EP020

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$4   

Precision metal castings. Contains engine and manifold. Much greater detail than injection molding. NOTE: parts have never been used and are inventoried 100% complete. They are sealed in a small ziplock bag that does not include the shown header. The Aeroclub header is shown for reference only.

Aeroclub Watts Wooden 2 Blade Propeller - 8' Diameter Left Hand, 1/72, P012

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$3   

Precision cast all-metal propeller. An ideal upgrade for your kit and superior in detail to plastic props. Never used and complete.

Airfix Junkers Ju-88 A4, 1/72, 03007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

Nice kit from older molds. Features crew of four and some interior/crew station detail, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position dive brakes and landing gear, external bomb load and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Ferrari Testarossa, 1/16, RC104-3800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$185   

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From 1987. Large scale extremely well detailed kit. Molded in white, rubber, chrome, black, clear, satin chrome and silver. There are many metal parts as well. Kit features opening rear engine bonnet, front cargo bonnet (with spare) and passenger/driver doors, super detailed interior and engine with ignition harness, real metal springs for the shocks and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hobby Boss Mig-17 Fresco C + Eduard PE + Pavla Seat - Soviet Air Force / East German / North Vietnam, 1/48, 80334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$39   

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Includes Eduard #48455 Color PE interior details and Pavla #S48003 KK-1 Ejection seat in resin. Both are still factory sealed. The kit itself is very nicely molded with all recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit tub, highly detailed engine with removable back fuselage section, 'good' gear well detail, separately molded wing flaps and ailerons, optional position canopy and speed brakes (with detailed wells), a nice variety of weapons and decals for the air forces listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft Super Etendard with Exocet - Argentina 2a Escuadrilla De Caza Y Ataque Naval- Malvinas (Falklands) Conflict or French Navy Carrier Clemenceau, 1/72, 1602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Features decal for French or Argentina's Navy. Very nicely molded kit with all fine, recessed panel lines. Features cockpit detail, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, optional position speed brakes, drop tanks, air-to-air missiles and Exocet missile loadouts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Monitor and Merrimac Ironclads - US Civil War, B257-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

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From the late 1950s or early 1960s with great artwork by AJ Rudisill. Nice models of the two American Civil War ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the St. James. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862. The Monitor is 10 inches long and the Merrimac is 11 inches long when built. Both are full hull models and include display stands. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Although dated, these kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg issues of the same ships. NOTE: instruction have some bug damage but are 100% usable.

Tamiya Scharnhorst Battle Cruiser, 1/700, WLB118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals (if furnished) and instructions.

RCM C-17 Globemaster III, 1/72

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$99   

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.

Lindberg F4U Corsair Marine Attack Fighter - Motorized Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 301M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

Hard to find 1950s Cellovision box in excellent condition. Very early issue of this motorized kit. Trading card and clear Cellovision window on the back are in mint condition. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Testors Ryan PT-20 Landplane or STM-S2 Floatplane - Trainer US Army or Netherlands - Ex-Hawk, 1/48, 7510

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very nicely molded kit from quality Hawk molds. Includes parts for float or land versions. The model has never been started. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: missing water display base.

ICM Mig-29 '9-13' - Soviet Frontline Fighter, 1/72, 72141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$16   

Still factory sealed. From new, well-detailed moldings with 82 parts.

Monogram B-26 Invader, 1/67, 6818

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

1973 reissue of the famous 1950s 'Four Star' kit, which was the 6th plastic aircraft kit that Monogram produced. Ideal builder. Molded in silver and clear like the original. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decals are intact but age cracked and the box is graded 'fair' because of extensive bug damage on the side panels.

Renwal Sopwith Camel with Aeroskin - Capt. A. Roy Brown, 1/72, 267-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble the fabric covered aircraft of Captain A. Roy Brown, British fighter ace. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions.

Lindberg US Fleet Submarine (ex-Varney), 1/240, 703-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$185   

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Rare kit with a fascinating history. These molds may well be the oldest production ship kit in US plastic modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely believed that it was the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat ). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully issued the PT Boat (the PT Boat was given an injection molded hull and deck), PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s. Mr. Lindberg soon bought out Mr. Olsen and began marketing the same O-Lin kits under 'The Lindberg Line'. One immediate change was the box art. O-Lin box art was usually two or three color and not very exciting. Near the end of O-Lin, the partners asked Ray Gaedke to provide some box art. The bright colors and vivid action were an immediate hit, and Paul Lindberg took this lesson and Mr. Gaedke's artwork along to the new 'Lindberg Line'. Lindberg continue to issue the old Varney kits with the O-Lin modifications. The kit has been issued by a resurgent Lindberg as late at 2009, likely making it the longest running plastic ship kit in US history. This model is in superb investment condition. The Ray Gaedke box art has perfect color as gloss as new. The box is near mint with only very slight wear as the only flaw. 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.

Heller Kurun 'Round the World' Norwegian Cutter, 1/60, 80614

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

Very nicely detailed large-scale full-hull kit with billowing sails. Features detailed deck with full fittings, rigging instructions and display stand. All parts are still factory sealed. With instructions, vac sails and decals. The Kuran was the result of the dream of a lover of the sea, Jacques-Yves le Tourmelin. As a young child, he had sworn to go around the world solo under sail. Jacques began construction of the Kuran immediately after World War II. In spite of the scarcity of raw materials, the ship was floated and ready for it's first trials on February 26, 1948. He set the sails for his epic journey on September 19, 1948 at 4 pm. On July 7, 1952, after 45 months sailing, the battle-scared Kuran arrived at the harbor of Le Croisic after circumnavigating the globe.

Merlin Models Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$28   

Limited production kit, approximately 2000 were made. Injection molded kit with metal details and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacture. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

RCM Fairchild C-119 Boxcar - All Major Variants, 1/48

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$98   

SPECIAL ORDER larger (1/48) 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.