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Hasegawa Hurricane Mk.IIC Yugoslav, 1/72, AP147

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition. Very well molded with all fine recessed panel detail.

Aviation USK Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk, 1/72, AU2015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition kit. Contains decals for two aircraft; Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River Maryland 1946 and VCS-15 USS Topeka 1947.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Studebaker Cupe Electro (Electric Coupe) - Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$38   

This kit is still in the factory sealed bag and includes the correct Orange Crush instructions. 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 numbers. 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.

Matchbox Fairey Swordfish MK1/III - 824 Sq HMS Eagle Taranto Attach Nov 11 1940 or 119 Sq Coastal Command 1944, 1/72, PK-112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Nicely done kit dated 1974. Includes decals for the famous HMS Illustrious attack on Taranto Harbor Nov 11 1940. Also has Coastal Command markings No. 119 in 1945. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Supermarine S.6B (S-6B S6B) Acetate 1948 One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is the first issue in acetate from 1948. It has a fascinating history for it is among the early 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 with metal accessories 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 then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with 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 may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly added two-color art work to the Curtiss box and molded the kit in bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one of the early acetate examples from 1948. (Hawk made the switch to polystyrene in 1949.) The acetate is a high-gloss medium gray and has very little warping. With a little pressure, all parts fit together perfectly. This is very unusual as acetate usually warps badly. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed in the clear 'krinkle' bag and the big parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and are the rare, original first issue with text only and no illustrations. One side of the box is 'excellent' (as shown) and the other side is only 'good.' - hence the overall 'good++' grade. All end flaps are present and attached. There is tape on both end flaps and a tape tear on one. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual, as the one-piece boxes were not very strong. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals or a clear windscreen with the first issue of this kit.

Revell USS Repose Hospital Ship, 1/500, H458-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$119   

1967 issue. Nicely detailed 13" long kit of the 'Mercy Ship.' Features full hull, nicely detailed deck and fixtures, ambulance-helicopter, landing platform, 12 lifeboats, 2 landing craft, 2 motor launches, 2 whale boats, full color decals, flag sheet and display stand. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions.

Airfix Conslidated B-24J Liberator - 'Red Raiders', 1/72, 50030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

USAirfix issue. Well detailed kit from 1960s molds. Guns and turrets move. Movable control surfaces. Retracting landing gear. Rotating props. Optional position crew entry door and ladder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airmodel Gloster Meteor F8 Conversion - (For Frog Kit) - Bagged, 1/72, 144

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Good

$6   

Nicely done conversion kit designed fro the classic and readily available Frog Meteor. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

Lindberg He-111 with Tractor German Blitz Bomber - Ground Artwork Cellovision Issue, 1/63, 565-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare version with Cellovision box and Ray Gaedke artwork showing the aircraft on the ground. This issue also includes a detailed 1/48 scale tractor with driver. Kit has movable control surfaces, working landing gear and scale engines with removable panels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please note that the end flap is missing. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Revell SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) German WWI Commerce Raider, 1/232, H382-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$195   

Rare 1960 hardbox first issue with John Steel artwork. This is a kit of a fantastic subject -the famous WWI sailing commerce raider of Count Felix Von Luckner. The SMS Seeadler was a unique WWI raider in that it was not designed to elude the British blockade and break out to sea...it was designed to pass right through the blockade within full view of the British before attacking allied shipping around the world. No detail was overlooked in the Seeadler's preparation, right down to a Norwegian-speaking crew. The plan went perfectly - and the Seeadler passed inspection at the British Blockade. Her non-threatening appearance helped her in an active and colorful raiding career that nearly went around the world. I highly recommend reading any of several books that you can find about this ship. Von Luckner himself became quite a celebrity for his exciting exploits. Very well detailed kit. Full-hull kit is molded in gray, brown and black and includes rigging thread, full rigging instructions and German WWI naval flag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Mack Fire Truck (Pumper) - with Cab-Mounted Water Cannon Morton Grove Fire Department, 1/32, 1213

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

Still factory sealed. From 1982. Very nicely detailed kit molded in color, clear and chrome plate. Features detailed chassis, body and interior, hose reels, sirens, emergency lights, removable ladders and rotating roof-mount foam nozzle.

Mantua 1800s Wooden Combine Passenger Coach Bangor & Aroostook - Brass Craftsman Kit, HO, 503

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

From the late 1940s or early 1950s. Very nice brass kit of a clerestory roof, open platform wooden combine. Features factory assembled brass roof with open clerestory windows, car sides/ends, floor and interior seats, cast metal trucks, cast platforms, extensive brass and metal fittings, markings for Bangor & Aroostook, Baltimore & Ohio, Virginia & Truckee, Colorado Midland RY and Delaware & Bound Brook. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Monogram Grumman Bearcat F8F - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA144-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

First issue of this kit, dated 1967. Tom Morgan box artwork. Very nicely done 1/72 scale kit with rotating prop and wheels, drop tanks and missile/bomb loadout. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions present. NOTE: missing factory decals but includes HisAirDec News decals for Royal Thai Air Force Bearcats (ref Profile No.107). Decals are from volume 6, no.6 of HisAirDec.

Airfix German Mountain Troops, 1/32, 51468-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

Very nicely detailed kit from the 1970s. Includes 49 pieces making 28 assembles. Never painted and complete.

Czech Model Arado Ar-79 - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Hard-to-find limited production craftsman kit. Czech Model (Czech Masters) kit are known for accuracy and fine, scale detail. Parts are cast in high definition resin and feature very fine recessed panel line detail. Kit is never started and complete. Due to the small size of some parts, these kits are recommended for the experienced model builder. Kit does not come with instructions, but assembly is very straight-forward. Decals must be furnished by the builder.

Revell IL-38 Bison - Picture Plane Issue, 1/169, H182-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

1960 Picture Plane hardbox issue of the famous 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Jack Lynnwood box art. This is the second release of this classic model. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pavla Airspeed Oxford Mk.I/Mk.II - RAF / Israeli Air Force / Cranfield Training School With Top Gun Turret / RAAF Australian Air Force / No.3 Training School (Bombing), 1/72, 72041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

Limited run injection molded kit with fine recessed panel detail, full interior, optional position cabin door, numerous resin parts (including engines), optional parts and decals for all variants. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26D Marauder - 'Aurora Line' Logo Famous Fighters of All Nations Issue, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$155   

Mid-1950s issue of the popular kit. Please note that this kit has the 1955 Aurora Line rectangular color logo on the box and on the instructions. Molded in silver and clear. With Aurora's practice of not wasting boxes, instructions, decals or even older parts, this kit contains the newer large clear 'triangle' stand and Tatem Company decals with a triangle logo for the stand. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large bombers. All kits released up to this time had been fairly small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. The first issue box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year. This is the second issue box art and the more famous of the two. The issue after this one retained the same box artwork but had the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval Sunburst logo.

Revell Boeing B-52 Giant Stratofortress - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/175, H207-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$179   

2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) in "excellent++" condition, like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags or marks from them. The kit has not been started. Inside, the kit is like new. All parts and paperwork is still sealed in the factory bag. This was among Revell's first attempts to internal factory seal an entire aircraft kit.

AMT 1962 Pontiac Catalina Custom, 1/25, 6135

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

2002 custom issue. Molded in gray, clear, red tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, four speed transmission, removable hood, detailed chassis and full interior. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: this kit builds the custom version only; the instructions are photocopies from the stock Super-Duty version.