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Fujimi Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 Swiss Gustav, 1/48, 48001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit. The box side says 'This kit is a faultlessly accurate reproduction of the Messerschmidt 109. Created from all-new, high-tech molds, the quality and precision of this model surpasses all predecessors.'

Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$34   

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 complete and includes the instructions. NOTE: this kit has the front springs broke off one side of the body half. You will need to repair it if you wish to build it. 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.

Nichimo IJN Haruna Battleship Motorized, 1/742, 311

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Can be built three ways - for water operation, full hull display model or waterline display mode. Older but nicely detailed kit is molded in dark red and dark gray and includes battery box with metal contacts, on/off switch, metal drive shaft, flexible coupler, stuffing box, easily removable superstructure for battery access and more. Please note that Nichimo did not include the motor (FA130 type) or batteries with this kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

MPC 1973 Chevrolet Corvette 454- Stock / Drag Racer / Street Machine, 1/25, 1-7305-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Well done model that can be built three ways. Includes numerous optional parts - stock 454 or Wankle engine, engine stand, chromed mag wheels, custom decals, injector stacks, drag slicks, roll bar and more. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, front wheels that steer, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decal backing paper has numerous light stains, but the actual transfers have no stains on them.

Sterling Golden Hind - 9.75 inch long Solid Wood Ship Kit with Cloth Sails and Metal Fittings, G5

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

In the late 1970s/early 1980s Sterling issued these simplified wood kits for beginners. They included a completely carved hull with very little sanding needed to complete. Also included are full size plans, two sheets of printwood, fully shaped wooden parts, numerous cast metal fittings, pre-cut blocks, hardwood dowels, instructions, standing and running rigging line, rigging diagrams, printed cloth sails and a large, colorful decal sheet. I remember building some of these - it was an ideal project for someone who had never built a solid wooden kit but wanted the experience. The kit has never been started. The fittings bag was sealed but it split while I was inspecting it - I have sealed it in a ziplock. The other parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Cessna 170 - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/18, 302

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$24   

Still factory sealed. High quality stick-and-tissue flying model that can be flown rubber power, .020 gas power or electric power. Features light plastic nose cowl, acetate for windows, plastic prop, 'razor sharp' die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, firewall for gas engine, covering tissue, wheels, landing gear wire, decal sheet and step by step instructions/plans.

Comet Spitfire Struct-O-Speed Flying Model, F12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From the early 1950s. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself TogetherThat Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features die-cut balsa wood main parts, about 12 inch wingspan, finished wooden wheels, paper insignia and full plane/instructions. Never started. NOTE: missing prop. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Die-cut wooden parts have not been punched out and are intact in the sheets.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1402-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Action-packed artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released its bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Mantaray II Kyote Dune Buggy by Dean Jeffries, 1/25, 406-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$89   

Rare. Still factory sealed. Can be built one of two ways - fast action competition version or custom street version. Features fully detailed chassis, suspension and engine, full interior and numerous optional parts.

Monogram F-51D (P-51D) Mustang with Retracing Gear and Dropping Bombs - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6847

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Classic large-scale 'Action Model' dated 1966. Most likely the third issue of this kit. Very well molded with excellent detail and numerous action features. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit, the tiny levers under the wings drop two bombs and the knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit was made in 1979 and functions like new! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have visible age cracking. Please see the article (on this website) that explains how to save or recreate old decals.

Monogram NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise With ESA Space Lab, 1/200, 5905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$16   

Still factory sealed. 1991 issue.

MPC Junkers Ju-52 3MG/3M Profile Series - Spanish Civil War / Crete / Winter Luftwaffe, 1/72, 2-2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Profile series includes decals for these three Ju-52s - Spanish Nationalist Night Bombardment Group 2-g-22 Spanish Civil War / Kamphffiegerschule 'Thome' Winter scheme, 1942-43 / K.Gr. 172 Crete Mediterranean Operations. Well detailed kit from ex-Airfix molds. Can also be built as civil or float versions, but MPC did not included the decals for those. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one control yoke is a different color; it is from the Airfix issue. Decals look 'excellent++,' but please read the articles (on this website) about saving old decals before you use any older decals.

Life-Like 1912 Hispano-Suiza - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09465

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. From original Pyro molds. This is a later Life-Like kit with the 2nd series part number but it still has 'Made Under License From Pyro Plastics Corp. Union New Jersey' on the box side. Nicely detailed kit with full engine, removable hood, complete interior, very good suspension, exhaust and driveline detail and full interior.

Airfix Northrop RF-5E (Recon F-5E) Tiger Eye - Malaysian Air Force No. 12 Sq Butterworth 1983 / Royal Saudi Air Force No. 17 Sq Tabuk 1986, 1/72, 03057

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$39   

Still factory sealed. From 1990. Unusual recon variant of the famous Northrop Tiger family of light-weight fighters. Nicely molded with 75 parts, cockpit detail, pilot, optional position canopy and landing gear, AIM-9 Sidewinders, Maverick missiles, gravity bombs and drop tanks, special nose with clear camera ports and decals for two air forces.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-154 Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Soviet Tri-Jet design in Cold War Aeroflot markings. Large 1/100 scale model has raised and recessed panel lines and is molded in clear, white, black and silver. Features large colorful decal sheet and good overall surface detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. KVZ was the name used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra - Assault Helicopter, 1/72, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$89   

Still factory sealed. Big 'A' logo issue dated 1972. Likely the third issue of this kit. In the late 1960s Aurora realized that the older molds were out of date and modelers were demanding more realism. They made a new set of molds for ships, airplanes and helicopters. These were significant improvements as the new molds were on par with current offerings. This Cobra kit is one of the improved new mold kits. Features full cockpit, pilot and copilot figures, rotating main and rear rotors and optional weapons load - miniguns or rocket pods.

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.

Heller Corsair F4U, 1/48, 53051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Simplified 'Bobcat' issue with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, fair cockpit detail, twin drop tanks, full landing gear and nice US Navy decals for the box aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Does not included paint, brush and glue.

Guillows Cessna L-19 Bird Dog - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 50-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

The plans are dated 1954. Nice smaller kit features Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, plastic wheels & propeller, hardware (prop shaft, bearing), vacuform clear canopy and windows, insignia (on the plans) and full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Hasegawa F-4E Phantom II - 30 Years of Phabulous Phantoms, 1/48, P3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$75   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1988. This Hasegawa series is widely considered the finest 1/48 Phantoms available. Very highly detailed with 133 parts and all fine, recessed panel lines.