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Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T Sedan - Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$22   

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 boxes. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacture. They were never given part numbers. NOTE: there is no assembly, but one driving lantern has been painted. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes photocopied instructions. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. 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.

Revell A-1 Skyraider - US Navy or South Vietnam, 1/40, 0261R0100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$65   

Still factory sealed. 1994 reissue of the famous 1950s 'S' Action Model. Kit has many action features with retractable gear, removable cowling and detailed engine, working dive brakes, folding wings, opening canopy and more.

Ship Shape Models Robot Bomb German V-1, 1/48, S352

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

From the mid 1940s. Nice solid scale kit featuring 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, engine block, display stand and excellent full size plans. Never started and 100% complete. Miniature Ship Models Inc. was based in Perkasie, PA and founded in 1927. They had an extensive line of ship and boat models in wood with metal fittings.

Monogram USS Columbus CG12 Guided Missile Cruiser - (Albany Class), 1/506, 3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$115   

Still factory sealed. From 1976. Rare full-hull kit that is 16 inches long when complete. Features 'very good' detail and the missile launchers turn with the directors. USS Columbus was originally built as a heavy cruiser in 1945. In the early 1960s she was stripped down to the hull and refitted as an Albany Class Guided Missile Cruiser with Talos and Terrier missiles.

Revell DeHavilland Mosquito Bomber Mk IV, 1/32, RH0180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. Contains markings for EGB and a special Mosquito No 418 Sq City of Edmonton in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of the Mosquito.

Scale Flight Comet's Phantom Flash ROG - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Air Lines Percival Proctor IV Trainer, 1/72, 4905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

From quality Frog molds. Finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 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.

Italeri AV-8B Super Harrier - USMC or Harrier GR Mk5 RAF, 1/72, 137

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$14   

Older but well molded and detailed. Includes decals for both aircraft and color painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker Douglas DC-6 Flagship - American Airlines- 13.5 inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model, C-36

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$149   

Classic large 13.5 inch wingspan kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles all cut to shape, wood filler, cement mix, sandpaper, steel nose weight and a stapled parts bag with completely formed propellers, wheels, struts, etc. Large full color American Airlines decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

AMT 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air - 2 Door Hardtop, 1/25, 31543

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

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. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aeroclub Martin Baker Mark 10 Ejection Seat - Mk10, 1/48, EJ408

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

CM USCG Hamilton WHEC-715, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$170   

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.

Airfix Mirage IIIC, 1/72, 292

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Type Three logo kit from the 1960s. Includes large centerline Matra guided missile, wing mounted rocket pods and French Air Force markings. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Testors 1930 Laird Solution Racer - (ex-Hawk), 1/48, 914

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Nicely molded from ex-Hawk molds. Includes 'Bendix Pylon' style stand. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing the prop retainer, which is easily made and not seen once the kit is built. Inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1946 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. That makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Aoshima Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/72, 305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

1960s release with a high gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Nicely molded kit for that time. Features folding wings, working ailerons, opening canopy, rotating propeller, drop tank and pilot. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix RAF Rescue Launch, 1/72, 05281

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed large-scale kit.

MPC H.M.S. Repulse Battlecruiser, 1/600, 1-5253

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

From Airfix molds. Nicely detailed full hull kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Pavla Vought V-156F Vindicator - French Aeronavale AB.1 Fall 1939 / Same-Camo late '39 / VS-42 USS Saratoga Fall 1941 / VMSB-241 Shot Down at the Battle of Midway / USS Ranger Spring 1940, 1/72, 72027

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Limited issue kit. Features very fine all recessed panel lines, numerous resin details, photoetch parts, film instruments and decals and paint guide for the aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix BAC Strikemaster / Jet Provost MK5 - Oman AF or RAF Red Pelicans, 1/72, 2044-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Contains optional parts to build either aircraft with full underwing stores. Older but very finely detailed and molded kit for that time. includes decals for both aircraft listed.