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Frog JU-87G Stuka Red Series, 1/72, F195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel detail. Kit includes cockpit and crew of two, two underwing anti-tank cannon and decals for either Hungarian Air Force 102/1 Dive Bomber Sq or Stab/Stukageschwader 2 Hans Rudel with 1000 Tanks Destroyed. 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.

Seacraft Shipyards Coast Guard Cutter (USCG) - World War II - 11 inch Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$45   

From 1945. Above-average quality early wooden ship kit. Features full hull precarved to correct overhead outline, two sheets of excellent quality print wood, wood stock as needed, wooden dowels as needed, hollow superstructure style build, very well drawn plans with side, rear and overhead profiles, hull sections, cut out doors and window detail, several other views and drawings to aid construction and detail, awnings, rigging diagram, assembly instructions and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing smoke stack dowels. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans/instructions. Seacraft Shipyards was located in New York, New York and advertised a line of sailing vessels, aircraft carriers, warships and freighters. If you have more information about Seacraft please email me at oldmodels@yahoo.com

Easy Built Models Miles Mohawk - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Originally manufactured by 'Easybuilt Micro Since 1932.' Reissued in 1987 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans.

Guillows Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 30+ Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Very large stick and tissue kit that can be built to fly rubber, gas free flight or U-Control, RC or for scale display. Features retractable landing gear (main and tail wheel), cockpit interior, opening canopy, movable flaps, ailerons, rudder and elevator, complete bomb, drop tank and rocket load and more. Has high quality die-cut balsa, balsa stock as needed, die-cut plywood, completely finished wooden prop, hardware, a very large number of vacuformed plastic parts including a pilot, clear vac canopy, cardstock interior details, other wood and metal stock as needed, full instructions, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Vought F4U-4 Corsair - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Model - (F4U4), 1/16, 1004

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

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. Very large 30.75 inch wingspan (78 cm) flying or static model. Can be flown rubber powered, free flight, U-Control or R/C. Features stick and tissue constructions, quality die-cut balsa and stripwood, plywood firewall, extensive vacuform details such as engine, cowling, landing gear, intakes, dropping bomb and much more.

Guillows Junkers Ju-87 B Stuka Dive Bomber - 34 Inch Wingspan For RC / Control Line / Free Flight, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed. Giant scale kit that is well detailed. Includes instructions for all these optional features: flame dampners, sliding canopy, detailed cockpit interior, operating bomb trapeze, movable drive brakes/flaps and movable elevator and rudder. Features all die cut parts, complete set of beautiful decals, scale plastic wheels, light plastic nose cowl, spinner, exhaust stacks, machine gun pods, bomb, wheels pants and machine gun, clear bubble canopy, wire for bomb trapeze, two color cockpit interior layout, large wide blade prop, 6 feet of rubber motor, light silkspan, reinforced wire landing gear, plywood firewall, bellcrank base and control ine handle, push rod wire, horns, hinge material nylon flying line and more.

MPM Messerschmitt Bf-109T (For Graf Zeppelin Aircraft Carrier), 1/72, 72066

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Tail-hooked '109 intended for the ill-fated Kreigsmarine Aircraft Carrier. Well detailed and includes photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC McDonnell F2H-2 or F2H-2P Banshee - (ex-Airfix) - (F2H2 F2H2P), 1/72, 1-4305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very nicly molded. Includes USN markings for the box art aircraft and parts to build -2 or -2P photo version.

MPC McDonnell F2H-2 or F2H-2P Banshee - (ex-Airfix) - (F2H2 F2H2P), 1/72, 1-4305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very nice kit. Includes USN markings for the box art aircraft and parts to build -2 or -2P photo version. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

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.

Hasegawa Boeing B-47E Stratojet SAC, 1/72, K7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$68   

Still factory sealed. Kit is very nicely molded with fine raised panel detail, cockpit, open/closed bomb bay doors with internal iron bomb load, tail "stinger" and detailed gear well and landing gear. The B-47 was a very advanced aircraft at the time. The XB-47 first flew in 1947. The big jet's speed was equal to or greater than all current fighter aircraft, so it received radar-controlled twin 20mm cannons in the tail as the only guns. Through the use mid-air refueling, the B-47 gave SAC it's first all-jet force for nuclear or regular bomb delivery. Although it was tricky to fly, Stratojets flew into the mid 1960s. A program to strengthen the wings for low-level attack was responsible for prolonging the service life.

Monogram McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, 1/72, 7580

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

First issue from Monogram in this scale from 1974. Very well detailed kit with typical Monogram high fit and finish. Canopy opens and closes, nose radar and cockpit are fully detailed. Includes full AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder and drop tank loadout, pilot and crew chief. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk T-6 Texan Trainer 'Picture Gallery' Issue, 1/72, 610-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Hard-to-find hardbox 'Picture Gallery' issue from the late 1950s. Very nicely molded in silver plastic with a clear green-tinted windshield and instructions and decals that are correct for this early release. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Bristol Jupiter 9 Cylinder Engine - With Two Different Rings, 1/72, E033

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$5   

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.

MPM Ryan FR-1 Fireball, 1/72, 72040

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Well detailed limited-issue kit. Contains numerous photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 1/49, 22-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$69   

Excellent condition box and kit dated 1960, but from a later date than that due to the logo variation. Molded in a brilliant gloss deep blue and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in exceptional NM condition.

Matchbox DH-6C Twin Otter Floats or Gear - RCAF or Aurigny Air Service Ltd, 1/72, PK127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Nicely detailed kit with cockpit detail, optional baggage and non-baggage noses, regular landing gear, skis or floats. Kit includes Matchbox decals for Aurigny Air Service (Channel Islands) and RCAF rescue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Entex 1959 Mercedes Benz 300SL Convertible, 1/24, 9113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed.

Airfix DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk - RAF / RCAF Versions - Bagged, 1/72, 134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

Still factory stapled with very good header. Has decals for both version.

Airfix DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk - RAF / RCAF Versions - Bagged, 1/72, 134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$19   

Still factory stapled with good header. Has decals for both version.