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Heller AMD Mirage IV P/A Bomber - Aircraft #53 (P Variant) or #29 or #4 (A Variant), 1/50, 80493

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$68   

Heller modified the molds to create the 'P' variant that fires the ASMP (Medium Range Air To Ground Missile). Parts are included for the 'P' and the 'A' variants as well as the correct weapons. Features very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit detail with crew, optional position crew hatches, two jet engines, AN-22 free-fall nuclear bomb, ASMP air to ground missile and two supersonic drop tanks. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals for three aircraft and instructions. The ASMP provided the Mirage IV force with a stand-off weapon, as previously they carried the AN-22 Nuclear Bomb. The first ASMP flew at between mach 2 and 3 and had a range of 80 to 300 km depending on the mission profile. The warhead is a TN81 nuclear bomb with 150 or 300 KT yield. Although the Mirage IV force was phased out in 1996, ASPM continues to serve with the Mirage 2000N, Super Etendard and Rafale. ASPM-A is an advanced version now in service with these aircraft.

Orange Crush-Revell 1908 Buick '10' Rumble, 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.

Airfix Heinkel He-111 H-20 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Dramatic artwork of He-111s on a low-level bombing raid over London. Kit features elevating and rotating gun and turret, full crew, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear and external bomb load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi Mu-2 S JSDF with Jeep, 1/72, D6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$48   

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Still factory sealed. Probably from the 1980s. The only 1/72 scale injection molded kit of the later version of the 'The Rocket'. Well detailed with JSDF markings and a very nice 1/72 scale jeep kit.

Pioneer 2 Focke-Wulf TA-154, 1/72, 4001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$19   

Still factory tape sealed. Nice kit of the Germany copy of the Mosquito.

ZTS Il-2 / Il-2M3 - Polish Air Force / Four Soviet Air Force Aircraft, 1/72, S 03

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Nicely molded older kit with very fine raised panel lines, cockpit detail and parts for either version. Includes decals and paint guide for 5 aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Air Lines Miles Master (Ex-Frog), 1/72, 4904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one strut brace which can be made from scratch. Otherwise inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Revell Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - (F11F1) 'S' Kit, 1/55, H249-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$140   

Original issue 'S' kit from 1956. Hardbox has flawless color and gloss. Very light wear is the only flaw. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Pyro 1932 Chrysler Imperial - 8 Cylinder Roadster, 1/32, C411-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and gas tank, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, removable hood and dual mount rear spares. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro 1915 Model T Ford Coupelet Vintage Brass Car, 1/32, C451-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

1967 Pyro hardbox issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Renwal General Patton II Medium Tank, 1/32, 556-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

Second issue of this action kit. Features working suspension, treads, rotating turret, elevating gun, lock clamp for traveling position, detailed engine with removable hatch and crew members that take cover then pop up from hatches. Never started. NOTE: missing several small parts that can be made - (2) #39 small hinges (flat plates), (2) #43 very small hinges for the traveling lock, (2) #78 antenna, (1) #65 'U' shaped hand rail and (1) #68 'U' shaped lifting eye. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Black Knight of Nurnberg 1580 - Crown Issue, 1/8, K3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$185   

In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956. The box side rectangular 'Northern Lights' Aurora logo has the 'Crown' logo incorporated into it, as does the logo on the instructions. The 'Crowns' were the first Aurora Knights ever issued, Aurora's very first figures kits, and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. The kit is 100% correct down to the red and white plums. Inside, the plastic parts are mint. The kit has never been started. The gloss black plastic parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo. The two plumes are in very good condition, which is rare.

Aurora 1904 Curved Dash Olds (Oldsmobile) - 'Old Timers - Famous Cars of All Times' Issue, 1/16, 576-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$149   

Still factory sealed. 1963 issue in fantastic condition. Well detailed, large 1/16 scale kit. Molded in black, chrome, red and with real rubber tires. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

Cleveland Howard's Pete Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-18

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Hasegawa Sepacat Jaguar E/T Mk.2, 1/72, E24

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. High quality kit with optional position canopies and landing gear, crew, boarding ladder, centerline drop tank and wing load-outs. Markings for FAF Jaguar of EC 2/7 at Saint-Dizier.

Airfix Westland Whirlwind Mk.1, 1/72, 02064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Fourth type logo. 112 Whirlwinds were built after the prototype flew in October of 1938. Two Squadrons flew the single seat fighter bomber on anti-shipping strikes and long range escort duties. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing PT-13D Kaydet - Bagged, 1/72, 4116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Missing one windshield - otherwise inventoried with all other parts. Includes decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Skywave Two Royal Navy 'O' Class Destroyers (G17 Onslow Type) - One Ship, 1/700, SW-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

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.

Skywave IJN Kamikaze Class Destroyer - Kamikaze 1922 As Built or Asakaze / Harukaze / Matsukaze / Hatakaze / Oite / Hayate / Asanagi / Yunagi, 1/700, W14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very highly detailed waterline model. Can be built in 'as launched' configuration and includes optional parts for later variants as well as full decals and hull numbers for the sister ships listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora M8 Munitions Carrier and 8 Inch Howitzer, 1/48, 333-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

Hard-to-find 1/48 scale model includes both kits. M8 features movable tracks and bogie wheels, movable bulldozer blade and ammunition loader. The Howitzer has a movable breech and wheels, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails and 7 figures. The kit has never been started. The Carrier is still in the internal factory sealed bag. The gun was not sealed and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Aurora did not issue a terrain base with this kit.