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AMT 1953 Ford Pickup Truck - Stock or Street Rod, 1/25, T410

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Late 1960s or very early 1970s issue. Very nicely molded kit that builds up a rolling chassis with suspension, drive line and exhaust detail just like the real car. Features two complete engines - stock Ford V-8 or Hemi V-8 with multiple carbs or fuel injection option, stock or race flexible tires, stock wheels or mags, complete interior with stock or custom steering wheel, speaker, two way CB radio and more, stock or custom push bar front and back bumpers, opened or closed stock or custom tail gate, stock or custom Chevy rear fenders, air horns, side mirrors, hydraulic lift for the tonneau cover, custom, street rod and stock grills, exhaust stacks and more. Accessories include welding tanks, torch, hammer, screwdriver, wrenches, jack and handle, fire extinguisher and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

O-Lin Republic Seabee Amphibian, 1/48, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$135   

Very rare kit. The Seabee was produced as a high performance sport amphibian. This is a very hard-to-fine original O-line kit in the small box and advertisement for O-line cement on the top. Produced in 1949 or just before. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. O-Lin (Olin) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-line produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Sovereign of the Seas Clipper Ship - 21 inch long Wooden Ship Kit, 1/147

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$115   

Rare kit from 1937. This is one of Ideal's larger and more highly detailed kits in the 'Super Detail' line. The add on the plans lists this model as being 23 inches long, but I measured it on the plans as 21 inches. Very nicely done kit for it's time with a 80% precarved hull, extensive metal fittings, wooden blocks and deadeyes, metal stock, printwood sheets and full size plans with rigging details and rigging materials. The kit has never been started. Most all small details are still in the internal factory sealed bags and 'Pill Bottle'. All other parts are inventoried 100% complete including plans.

LS KI-67 Army Type 4 Hiryu (Peggy) - Motorized with Ground Crew and Bomb Cart, 1/72, 151-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

Very high quality kit with legendary LS attention to detail. The kit is engineered for two electric motors - all hardware is included but LS did not issue the kit with the motors. The batteries are held in a very clever 1/72 scale fuel truck. Features all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and crew station detail with crew, rotating turret with elevating gun, working bomb bay doors, full bomb load, ground bomb cart, working crew entry door, moving wing flaps and ailerons, rotating wheels and propellers, ground crew, wheel chocks and more. Includes beautiful full color painting and marking guide for 8 aircraft, color cut away for more interior detail and decals for many aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Revell USS Hornet +3 Apollo 11 Recovery Vessel, 1/490, H354

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$189   

Early issue dated 1969. Well detailed kit in the Apollo Recovery configuration from the same year. Measures 20 inches long when assembled. Features one piece hull, in-scale Apollo Capsule, Grumman S-2 Trackers, E-1 Tracers, Sea King Helicopters and movable elevators and cranes. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Tuna Clipper 'Sea Harvest' - Motorized, 772-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$38   

Earl 1960s kit with classic box art by Lacina. The kit is motorized with a rubber band and a large propeller. No scale is given, but the one-piece hull is 5 inches long. Nicely detailed and cleanly molded kit. This kit has never been started. It has been nventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hawk Vought Corsair F4U-ID - (F4U1D), 1/72, 604-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with aircraft carrier artwork by Bill Campbell - please see his biography on this website. Excellent kit molded in deep gloss blue and clear with great fit. Includes pilot, clear canopy, full landing gear and all 6 main and 2 tail gear doors, drop tank and under-wing bombs and rockets. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Cadillac Limousine, 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.

Matchbox HS Buccaneer S2B, 1/72, 40106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

1983 issue that was nicely molded for its time. Includes decals for 16 Sq 2ATAF 1973 and 15 Sq 2ATAF Laarbruch 1971. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell F8U-1 Crusader - 'S' Issue - (F8U1), 1/67, H250-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

The first issue of this classic kit, from 1956 in the 'S' box. Molded in the correct light gloss gray and clear with the famous 'Swivel Base Display Stand'. The kit features optional position folded wings, pilot, rotating wheels and two piece canopy. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Revell Boeing B-52 Giant Stratofortress - Pre 'S' Kit 'Short' Box 1st Issue, 1/175, H207-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$189   

First release dated 1954 in the low profile box (1" high vs. 1.5" high for later issues). Includes correct first issue globe stand with three parts instead of four. The instructions also show the three piece stand. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, tape marks, price tags or tag marks. Never started. All small parts are still factory bag sealed, and the kit is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is such an early issue that it has the earliest decal sheet which has an error. There is suppose to be a triangle on each side of the fuselage near the cockpit. The original sheet has just one of these - Revell had to issue a second decal sheet with the kit with another triangle on it. That extra decal sheet is present in this kit.

Faller Six Row Houses (Relief Houses - Reliefhauser) - HO Scale, HO, 130430

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Rare. Contains all 6 houses with 388 parts in 12 colors with clear plastic windows, black masking paper and with printed curtains. Never started. Many houses are still in the factory sealed bags; the ones that are not have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes all instructions.

AMT 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 - Two Door Coupe (Hardtop) - Stock or Custom - Prestige Series with Pen Holder Display Base, 1/25, 6501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Very nicely detailed kit that can be built one of two ways. Special wood-grain display base with a pen holder is included. Features detailed underside, suspension and exhaust, detailed 406 CID with optional blower, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and a large number of custom parts including wheels, fender skirts, grilles, headlights and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Henschel HS-129 B-1 / 2 / 3, 1/48, SC-4002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Nicely detailed kit. Well molded with very fine raised panel lines. Features detailed cockpit, engines and external weapons. Includes parts to build any one of the many aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Amtech EC-135 N/E AIRA/ALOTS 'Snoopy' and C-135B - Bagged, 1/72, 729202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$65   

Bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Very nicely detailed model with over 150 parts (injection molded and resin). The excellent AMT C-135 series is the base kit. Comes with parts and decals to build one of four different aircraft: EC-135N ARIA/ALOTS, C-135B T/ARIA, EC-135N ARIA and EC-135E ARIA. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed interior, choice of TF-33 or J-57 engines, ALOTS pod, Black Box resin detail parts and more. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes as-new condition decals and very high-quality photocopied full instructions, marking paint guide (For EC-135E ARIA and EC-135N ARIRA/ALOTS and detailed, illustrated additional instructions for the resin parts. ARIA stood for Apollo Range Instrumented Aircraft and later Advanced Range Instrumented Aircraft. These special aircraft were designed to deploy around the world to provide telemetry acquisition, vehicle tracking and two way voice relay between manned Apollo missions and mission control in Houston, especially in areas where no ground-based telemetry and tracking facilities were available. Far and away the most noteworthy feature of this aircraft was the huge, rounded round. Inside it is still the world's larges airborne radar parabolic dish antenna measuring 7 feet in diameter! As you can imagine, ARIA aircraft received many nicknames like 'Snoopy,' 'Bulbous,' 'Hog Nose' and 'The Nose That Goes.' Eight C-135 aircraft were ARIA modified and the crew could be up to 23 persons depending on the mission length and complexity. Early aircraft were deployed over the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico during Apollo launches and over the Pacific at splashdown. The first mission for all 8 aircraft together was during Apollo 6 in 1968. Typical missions lasted 10 hours and was limited only by the amount of fuel on board since they could not be fueled in flight. The aircraft were a success and proved to be reliable in their roll. One ship, #3704, is preserved at the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

First issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Entex Boeing 707-32B (VC-137) - TWA or Air Force 1 Presidential Aircraft - with Clear Parts and Interior Details, 1/100, 8519

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed. Big 1/100 scale model of excellent quality. Features recessed panel lines, good cockpit and inner engine details, optional clear engine nacelles as well as an optional clear cockpit section to show the detailed flight deck. Very large and colorful Air Force One and TWA decal sheet.

AMT Boyd Coddington American Hotrod 1932 Ford Coupe, 1/25, 382547

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate 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 have been inventoried including partial decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are missing one side flame.

Rareplane Seversky P-35 - Bagged, 1/72

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$12   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very fine detail, complete cockpit, clear canopy, markings and painting guide and instructions/plans. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

RCM Lagg 3 (Lagg-3), 1/32

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$86   

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.