Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised panel line detail with recessed control surface lines, colorful decals for three aircraft including the Tiger Meet, cockpit and gear well detail, optional position speed brakes and canopy, crew boarding ladder, standing pilot figure, drop tank, Matra 550 AAM and Matra R-530 missile. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
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 have been inventoried 100% complete and the instructions are included. Also includes an Orange Crush Sweepstakes Entry where you can win a 1959 Chevrolet, as well as hundreds of other prizes. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare with this box art and full Aeroflot decals included. Large model is nicely done (for the time and for KVZ) and is molded in gloss white, black, silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. KVZ was a Cold War German Democratic Republic model company that made many unique Warsaw Pac aircraft and helicopter kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Nicely molded small-scale full-hull ship kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Has markings and optional parts for "A" or "B" variants. Includes markings for one "B" (956) and two different "A" - 974 is a standard SR-71A and 972 is a 'Low Observable" scheme. Decals are included for the CIA A-12 / M-12, but Testors never did furnish the parts. The instructions provide drawings for making the proper modifications. Never started. One factory bag is still sealed and the other is open; the opened bag has been inventoried complete. With excellent decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Nicely detailed with full interior. Includes paint guide and decals for all three helicopters listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline kit. NOTE: Contains ONE destroyer and decals for 'O' class DDs. Four of the two dozen or so decals have been used; the rest are intact. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with one complete DD, partial decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Vacuform conversion kit only - requires base kit to complete. Never started. Complete with all uncut parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare and very desirable kit from 1955. Contains the colorful United DC-7 and all the accessories shown on the box top - Texaco fuel truck, boarding stairs, United Red Carpet, stanchions, tow tractor with tow bar, baggage truck with three baggage carts and figures for the pilot, refueler, 'runway' model, stewardess, camera man and two drivers for the tow and baggage tractors. The box has very good color a shown, but has general wear on the top, and on the sides two taped corners and lithograph damage in two spots caused from tape, both measuring 1" to 1.25". Inside, it contains the original 'tray' for the large parts, the correct fold-out instructions with the color United Route Map on the back and the correct early stand arm. NOTE: four airport parts (#33 truck bottom and (3) #39 baggage cart sides) have glue on the back sides. They have not been assembled, but the glue is present. There is no glue on the sides that show. No other glue is present, no parts have been assembled and nothing has been painted. One prop blade is broke at the hub but the blade is present. NOTE: the decals have some bug damage to the backing paper. There is no damage to the actual transfers. The model has been inventoried 100% complete with all airplane and airport parts, decals, United 'Carpet', stand and instructions. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Includes an excellent decal sheet for all aircraft listed. Very cleanly molded with fine recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very rare. Early release of this kit containing 3 fuselage halves - two white and one clear. This was done since the kit was originally designed with a detailed interior. Very nicely molded. Features working wing flaps and rudder, rotating props and a complete interior including floor, cockpit and passenger seats as well as an aircraft tow tug and tow bar. Even a nose weight is included. With large and colorful Piedmont decals. Never started. The dark blue factory presentation cardboard is intact and the parts are still in the factory sealed bags with 'as-new' condition decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. The kit has never been started but is missing the optional 'long' cowl (the short one is present), 'fat' wheel pants (the thin ones are present), the pilot and the vacuform canopies. Includes all other parts, instructions and decals. LDM was Lawrence Design & Models, which was founded by Brian Lawrence around 1980 in Worchester Park, Surrey, UK. The kits produced are of unique subjects and of top quality metal castings. This has made them highly desired by modern builders and collectors.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Long box Canadian issue dated 1967. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
High quality molds from 1998. Features three models, each with a different but dramatic and colorful decal scheme, optional position landing gear and display stand. The kits have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Kit built by Fred Bustard from CM model. 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: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Kit features cockpit and crew of two, 2 piece canopy, D Link pod, under-wing fuel tanks, Radar Martel, TV Martel and Sea Eagle missiles, markings for both aircraft listed and more. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Limited production kit. Only 1500 made. Injection molded main parts with many metal details and complete decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: box is only fair because there is a big litho tear and water stains on the back. NOTE: decals are intact but water damaged. Instructions are 'good' and fully usable. Perhaps the most successful German two seater of WWI was the Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellshaft mbH C.VI. Only 200 aircraft were build and only saw action in the closing months of the war.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1930s or 1940s free flight kit. Oddly enough, the plans say that Consolidated made this kit, where as the box top states that it is Bay Ridge Model Airplane Supply Company. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare. 1960 first and only issue. Can be motorized with the additional Monogram motorizing kit - or you can motorizing it with a small motor as full instructions are included. Large 1/8 scale kit that can be displayed in any of 6 versions. The key parts are snap-on, so you can change the appearance of the engine as you wish. The six versions are Stock (Four Barrel Carburetor, Chevrolet stock intake manifold, valve covers, exhaust manifold and distributor, Street (with Edelbrock Intake, Hedman Exhaust Headers, three Stromberg 97 Carburetors and three chrome air cleaners), Road and Track (Weiand Intake Manifold, six Stromberg 97 Carburetors, Scintilla Vertex Magneto and hetman headers), Dragstrip (Cragar Intake Manifold, GMC 4-71 Supercharger, Cragar Carburetor Adapter Plate, four barrel carburetors, Cragar Supercharger Drive Unit, Tuned Exhaust, Scintilla Magneto, finned chromed rocker covers, Cragar drive pulley and belt), Racing (Hilborn Fuel injection manifold, Intake Stacks, Scintilla Magneto, finned rocker covers and tuned exhaust), All-Out Competition (Potvin Intake Manifold, Potvin Intake Pipes, GMC 4-71 Supercharger, Potvin Pipe Adapter, Scintilla Magneto and tuned exhausts). The kit has many working features - A crank at the back of the transmission turns the crankshaft and moves the two pistons and connecting rods up and down within clear piston sleeves. The pistons are visible through a clear engine block section. Crank pulley also turns the fly wheel, pressure plate and the front drive belt, which moves the water pump and the generator. The belt also turns the GMC 4-71 Supercharger, which has moving internal vanes visible through a clear plastic cover. The transmission shifter can be moved through the 'H' pattern. The model is molded in multiple colors so that painting is not required - molded in Chevrolet Orange (red), black, silver, chrome and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions in as new condition. Includes the booklet 'Customizing The Chevrolet V-8 Automobile Engine' in mint condition.