Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare. Early issue from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Excellent kit with detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, opening doors, optional supercharged engine version, detailed suspension and a very large number of custom parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals, upholstery material, body putty, (1) chrome exhaust manifold and (2) stock tail light lenses. The custom lenses are present and they fit the stock bezels. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. From the 1970s. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, detailed full size plans and building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Dated 1963 but may be from around 1965 due to the 100 price extension. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare kit of the famous 1930s air races. This unique aircraft caused quite a stir with its counter-rotating props and two engines mounted in line. Never started and complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Type four logo issue, likely from the late 1970s or 1980s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
One-piece soft box dated 1965. This box is in excellent condition which is most unusual for these thin boxes. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good++
Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed. Includes markings for all Air Forces listed. Features detailed cockpit, elevating gun and rotating turret, full cabin interior, rotating front and rear rotors, optional position canopy and doors, full combat loadout and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Inside the kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory parts bags. Includes all plans, decals, instructions and paperwork. As an added precaution, I have carefully inventoried all small metal parts through the plastic bags as occasionally a bag will split open. They are confirmed to be 100% complete. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
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.
Other Materials, Box Condition: Mint Sealed to Good
SALE! Retail price of all 6 parts is $100. Includes all 6 pieces .
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very nice kit of a beautiful ship. Features an excellent precarved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, scribed wood decking, wood stock as required with tapered yards, etc and two pages of full-sized plans including detailed rigging diagrams, full size profiles, detail drawings and more. There are also detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. The metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags and the other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions and plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Kit dates to the 1970s/early '80s. From high quality but older molds. Features very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit with opened or closed canopy, detailed gear wells and optional position landing gear and two wing drop tanks.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Contains all three ;short' conversions. Never started Complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included) to complete. This is a basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Hardbox issue dated 1962 with great Bill Campbell box artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time with excellent fit, fine recessed panel lines and raised rib lines. Includes Pylon Racing Stand that is ideal for a 1930 racing diorama. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Laird Solution won the first official Thompson Trophy Race in 1930 at the Curtiss-Wright Reynolds Airport in Chicago. The Laird was the only Biplane to win the Thompson and it beat all the military aircraft. Charles 'Speed' Holman was the pilot and was the first civilian to attain a speed over 200 mph in a closed course event nationally. E. M. Laird Airplane Company built the aircraft for BF Goodrich. Construction began only 3 weeks before the race. There was only one 10 minute trial flight before the aircraft won the race.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
In rare, factory sealed mint condition. Excellent 1960s issue artwork shows a desert battle scene. This is one of three known Craftmaster Hurricane issues. This model shares the 6 digit price extension with the 'White' box, but has black box sides. There is also a 13-39 'Small Black' box in the smaller format with black sides.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare. Original 'Four Star' issue from 1959. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags and no missing or torn litho. Moderate corner wear on the left and minor corner wear on the right are the only flaws. The kit is molded in the correct high gloss dark blue, silver and black. Features driver, Chrysler dummy engine, six carburetors, drag 'slicks' and pin stripe decals. Includes rope guides and motor mount for powered racing. The instructions provide details on attaching the Jet-X unit to the car. The kit has never been started. NOTE: pinstripe decals are present but 'slingshot' and '7' are missing from the decal sheet. All parts have been inventoried complete including instructions and remaining decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
Rare ship model dated 1938. Contains the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed, hollow hull made from a wood composite. The hull is in excellent condition. Also includes full size plans/instructions, wood stock and dowels as required and two sheets of printwood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Plans have tape along the boarder but there is no tape inside that.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Hard-to-find kit of the Boeing entry in the CALF - Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter. Although a capable aircraft and well designed, it lost the competition to the superior Lockheed X-35. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Dated 1982. Can be built with floats, skis or landing gear. Markings for colorful civil 'Northway Aviation Ltd,' Manitoba 1974 and USAF versions.