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Strombecker Bell X-1B Supersonic Rocket, 1/48, D30

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$155   

Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. They made a total of 5 molds for plastic injected aircraft kits, the 1956 Sea Dart being the first. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. One kit is this excellent X-1B. It is the rarer of the two releases as it contains the pilots bust molded into the fuselage (the other one does not). Includes full instructions with three photos of the real aircraft, full color decals, Strombecker kit catalog and an application for the Strombecker Model-Makers Club. Kit features include landing gear, clear canopy and display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The instructions and decals are in 'as new' condition.

Revell Heavy Cruiser CA135 USS Los Angeles - Pre 'S' Issue - Fall River - Baltimore - Pittsburg - Columbus - Bremerton - Canberra - Toledo - Quincy - Chicago - St. Paul - Helen - Macon - Boston, 1/490, H306-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

1954 Pre 'S' hardbox first issue. The colors and gloss are brilliant and the corners are solid with no repairs and there has never even been tape on the ends. There is wear at the top left as shown. Inside, the kit has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions present. Has decals and hull numbers for these cruisers: USS Los Angeles - Fall River - Baltimore - Pittsburg - Columbus - Bremerton - Canberra - Toledo - Quincy - Chicago - St. Paul - Helen - Macon - Boston.

Bluejacket Tanker T-2 (T-2-SE-A1) - 32 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship, 1/192, 1026

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$225   

Museum quality craftsman kit. Features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia fittings, photo-etched details and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and instructions. This issue is from the late 1980s or early 1990s. The kit has never been started. The parts that were never factory sealed (hull, wood and metal stock) have been inventoried complete. All of the fittings are still in factory sealed bags in the factory box. Includes plans and instructions. T-2 Tankers were 'National Defense Ships' and about 500 were built in response to war needs and attrition due to U-Boat operations in the Atlantic and off the coast of the USA. Many of them remained in service for decades after the war.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

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.

Revell USS Olympia Flagship of Admiral Dewey at Manila Bay, 1/232, H367-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$175   

Rare 1959 first issue in three color plastic. Excellent detail, even by today's standards. Includes many moving features: turrets rotate and guns elevate, other guns rotate, rudder turns and davits lower and raise. Molded in correct white, tan and dark brown. The kit has never been started. All parts and paperwork are still in the factory sealed internal parts bag. The box looks much better than the 'good' grade but is graded as such due to tape on the two long sides, two corners with closed splits and other general wear a shown. The Olympia was the famous flagship of Admiral Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish American War.

Bluejacket Portland 1890 - Paddlewheel Steamship, 1/96, 1036

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$325   

36 inch long kit with fantastic detail. The Portland was a famous steamer of the Portland Steam Packet Corporation, which carried passenger and freight between Portland, Maine and Boston. On Thanksgiving night, 1898, she steamed into the strongest storm of the decade and was lost. The storm is still known at the 'Portland Gale.' Kit features extensive fittings cast in Britannia metal and brass, ornate photoetched brass paddle box covers, beautiful pre-carved Basswood hull, six full sized brass radials, all wooden parts required for the decks, superstructure, mast, etc, full sized plans provided by the Maine Maritime Museum and a large step-by-step instruction booklet. Never started. The large parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, while all small parts are still in factory sealed bags.

Heller Le Gladiateur, 1/200, 80826

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$119   

Still factory sealed. Large scale kit that is highly detailed with over 600 parts. Includes optional vac sails, detailed hull and deck fittings and complete running and standing rigging. Le Gladiateur was part of the fleet sailing with the Marquis de La Fayette to assist of George Washington's troops during the Revolutionary War.

Aurora Avro CF-105 Arrow, 1/80, 124-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

1958 hardbox issue with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. For the time, this was a very nice kit with good detail. Molded in white and clear with the Aurora 'Triangle World' transparent base. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Bell Huey Police Helicopter UH-1, 1/32, H274

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$125   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has splits from age. Rare 1978 issue of the classic Vietnam helo gone civil servant. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors and moving rotors. Includes pilot and copilot figures.

Revell Teddy the Koala Bear, 1/1, H1901-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$190   

Rare. First and only issue dated 1958. Life-sized plastic kit with eucalyptus tree stand, injection molded parts, Revell Cement, brush, and three colors of realistic 'fur' to apply after assembly. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, glue, brush and instructions.

Doyusha Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet - United Air Lines, 1/100, 100-B4-8000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$329   

This is the largest injection molded 747 ever made. Huge 1/100 scale model is 28 inch long kit with over 325 parts. Very nicely detailed and very cleanly molded. Contains significant interior details as well. The model has never been started. All parts are still in the internally sealed factory bags. Includes decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Aurora United States Sailor, 1/8, 410-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

First issue dated 1957 and with artwork by Marinelli. Part of the famous early Aurora 'figure' kits, which were launched with the purchase of the Crown knight molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pavla Siebel Fh-104 Hallore, 1/72, 72021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$38   

Limited production kit. Contains photoetched details. The kit has not been started. The contents are still in the internal factory sealed bag. With decals and instructions. First flown in 1937, the Fh-104 medium transport was a beautiful twin engine aircraft which if it were not for the war, would have seen extensive civil service and small airline service. Fh-104s went on to serve with distinction as liaison aircraft with the Luftwaffe.

Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

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 SS France (Norway) Ocean Liner - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/600, F602S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$179   

Rare 'Type Three' issue of this popular ocean liner that was recently broken up. Kit measures over 20 inches long when assembled and is very nicely detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Nieuport 17C - Great Britain Issue (Small Box), 1/72, H631

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

1963 small two-piece box Revell of Great Britain issue. Never started. NOTE: missing stand. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk Kaman H-43B Huskie, 1/32, 206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Dated 1967. Very nicely detailed large scale (1/32) kit. Features full interior, working rear clamshell doors and side entry doors, rotating-phased-intermeshing rotor blades and more. Never started. NOTE: missing part #2, a spacer. This part is not seen when the kit is built; it supports the two rotor shafts inside the pylons. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Novo Swordfish Mk.1 - 810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938 - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 78081

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

From Frog molds. Includes decals for both historic aircraft and a color painting guide as well. This kit has not been started. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Adams Hawk Missile Battery Store Display, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$675   

For the advanced collector and investor. Very rare and in exceptional, all original condition. This is a Adams-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these dioramas, potential buyers would see the model build and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive, so few hobby shops could afford them back in the 1950s. And of the ones made, there was heavy attrition. Parts broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes the 'excellent+' condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and painted, is missing no parts and has had no repairs. The paint and decals are in fantastic condition as well. The 3-D cardboard display has like-new color and gloss. There are no rips, tears or missing material. The only damage is that the 'firing missiles' in the middle have been folded over and are creased. I put masking tape on the back to temporarily hold them up for the photo. It will ship folded down as I found it. A superb 'no apologies' piece. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. NOTE: It will be packed as well as possible in a double box, but be aware that some small parts or men may come loose during shipping and may have to repaired on your end.

Tamiya Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Jack) Motorized, 1/72, FA103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$27   

Old glossy box version motorized kit labeled 'Tamiya Mokei.' Fantastic box artwork. Kit features working landing gear and wing flaps. This kit is intended to be motorized with the Mabuchi Baby engine. The engine is not included, as was the tradition with these kits. All other items for motorizing are included. The kit has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the factory bags. With decals and instructions.