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AHM Panzerkamphwagen Panzer III Ausf.M, 1/72, K553

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$16   

Very nicely molded with detailed bogies, flexible treads, rotating turret and elevating gun. Includes decals for three different tanks. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Includes color painting guide on the back of the box.

Monogram De Havilland Mosquito - N.F.II / Mk.IV / F.B.VI / II Night Intruder - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA129-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

First issue 'Four Star' kit dated 1965. Contains parts to build any one of four versions: NF II Night Fighter, Mk IB Bomber, Mk VI Fighter Bomber and MkII Night Intruder. Very finely molded and detailed kit for it's day with traditional high Monogram quality. There is no assembly of the parts, but someone has neatly glued scratch-built bulkheads into the gear wells. Inventoried with all plastic parts including instructions. NOTE: missing decals and instructions are from the late 1960s.

Revell 1911 Rolls Royce Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H46-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is excellent, and the inside has never been started. It is still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' bag. Complete with instructions. Molded in deep burgundy plastic. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Roundhouse-Model Die Casting 40' Stock Car Union Pacific - Metal HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, S101

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Includes working sprung metal trucks. Roundhouse (by Model Die Casting) was a famous manufacture of HO Craftsman kits in the 1940s/1950s. This is one of their all- metal car kits. Very well detailed and crisply cast with little or no flash. Molded in details are superb. Features all metal one piece roof, three piece roof walk, car ends, floor and undercarriage, factory painted and lettered sides for Union Pacific (yellow and red), three piece brake set, couplers, pocket doors, bushings, screws as needed, grab irons, full instructions with drawings and more. The prepainted sides are as new and were only removed to take this photograph. The roof, car ends, sides, floor and doors are flat and straight for easy assembly. They are not warped, as is common with some all metal kits. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still factory sealed - those that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

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.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - 'Parents Magazine' Seal Issue, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the edition with the Parent's Magazine approval seal on the box and the instructions. Box is in excellent condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include a ding at the top left corner and very, very light discoloration. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original tissue packing paper.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet - United Air Lines, 1/156, 362-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$95   

Still factory sealed. The seal is 85% intact and has two splits and some cellophane missing on the bottom and side. Aurora Canada issue dated 1968. Includes full color decals.

Revell CVB-42 USS Franklin D Roosevelt - Midway Class Aircraft Carrier - Picture Fleet / US Naval Aviator Wings Issue, 1/547, H321-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$179   

1961 hardbox Picture Fleet issue, from the original 1954 Pre-S molds. The has exceptional color and gloss, four solid corners and light wear and creases as shown. The Pre'S' Roosevelt was Revell's first aircraft carrier and a very good kit of a straight-deck Midway class ship in the near-original configuration. Features early heavy AA battery and air wing. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram A-1H Skyraider - VA-176 USS Intrepid or South Vietnamese Air Force - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5419

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and dated 1980. Features complete cockpit, detailed main and tail wheel wells, optional position canopy and large weapons/drop tank loadout.

Pocher Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Monza 1931, 1/8, K71

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$149   

NOTE: parts kit only. Not complete. Please read carefully. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This is the desirable early version with the most realistic wheel construction. Each wheel is built just like a real spoke wheel with individual spokes and well over 100 parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing the following parts: All engine and transmission parts. Yes-the entire engine and transmission are missing. Also missing (1) 71010, (2) 71104, (4) 71146, (3) 71308, (24) 72066, bag #59 (wrench and screwdriver were the only contents of this bag), bag 108, 1/3 of bag 103, all of bag 197 (screws and nuts only), partial bag 162 and missing #190, 191, 192, 195, 197. Please NOTE that although I have done my best to inventory this kit, it is sold as-is. Includes full instructions, decals and factory catalog.

Hasegawa Mikoyan Mig-27 Flogger D, 1/72, 712

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Features swing wings, full external stores and optional position landing gear. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Entex Boeing 707-32B (VC-137) - (707) TWA or Air Force 1 Presidential Aircraft - with Clear Parts and Interior Details, 1/100, 8519

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed. Big 1/100 scale model of excellent quality. Features recessed panel lines, good cockpit and inner engine details, optional clear engine nacelles as well as an optional clear cockpit section to show the detailed flight deck. Very large and colorful Air Force One and TWA decal sheet.

Revell Cutlass F7U-3 with Sparrow Missiles - Lodela Issue - (F7U3), 1/59, H171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$49   

Still factory sealed. One-piece Lodela issue, likely from the 1960s. This kit is from the 'S' molds but the molds were modified to add the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and pylons.

Revell Russian T-34 Tank, 1/40, H538-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$110   

Original hardbox issue from 1958. Not the 1990s reproduction. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition with as new color and gloss and four solid corners. There are no tape or price tags marks and no tape or tags present. There is light edge and corner wear and very light general wear. Kit features working, flexible treads, rotating turret and elevating gun, optional position hatches and four troops. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions are still in the (opened) factory bag. It has been inventoried 100% complete.

Aurora De Havilland DH-10A, 1/48, 1125-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1972 issue with revised molds. Much better kit that previous releases. Never started. NOTE: missing one small part: flat upper windshield (easily made, I have included plenty of clear plastic). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Heljan Farm or Country House - Medium Size - HO Scale Building, HO, 139

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$14   

Nicely molded kit with the parts molded in the colors shown on the box photograph so no painting is needed. Features clear windows, printed curtains, blinds and window treatments, separate doors, window frames/mullions, downspouts and base/foundation. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Revell F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders - Air Power Issue, 1/64, H142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$44   

1961 Air Power hardbox issue. Ideal builder as this is from the same molds as the "S" Starfighter with Sidewinders, which has four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, missile trailer and ground crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$155   

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.

Comet Grumman F9F-5 Panther Jet JETEX Flying Model - 14 Inch Wingspan Coke Bottle Issue, R11-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

Rare; from the early 1950s and designed for JETEX use. Includes flying instructions and an excellent amount of detail for mounting a JETEX motor in a removable hatch as well as trimming the model. Features vacuform clear canopy, high quality printwood sheets, stripwood and spars as required, nose block, completely formed wooden wheels, covering tissue, insignia (on the plans), full size plans with detailed instructions and flying instructions also. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Mod-Ac Trac-Tractor Model 14 (Bulldozer/ Tracked Tractor) - Wood Assembly Kit, 1/24, 146-I

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$24   

1940s kit from hardwood, plywood, metal stock and with plastic treads. Features full size plans and instructions, track inner and outer frames, tread/track links, driver wheels, bogie wheels, spring and engine housings, smoke stack, seat and much more. The kit has not been started. Inventoried with all parts and plans with detailed text instructions.