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Revell Hawker Tempest, 1/72, H620-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$29   

1963 early issue in the two piece box with frameable artwork. Features optional position landing gear, movable propeller and wheels, pilot, clear canopy and RAF markings. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Air Lines Westland Wessex I (S-56) - (ex-Frog_, 1/72, 7905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$26   

Molded in silver from quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Airmodel Dornier Do-17 E / KA / Do-215 Conversions - Bagged, 1/72, 130

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$18   

Includes many clear parts with front fuselage section and white parts with three different sets of engine nacelles and two sets of main gear wheels. With instructions. Never started. Complete with all uncut parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included) to complete. This is a basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.

Revell USAF B-52 with NASA X-15, 1/175, H273

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Lodela issue from the later 1960s/early 1970s. Very nicely molded with zero to little flash. Kit includes Revell's original Pre-S B-52 model with a new style stand, a scale X-15, special starboard wing pylon for the X-15 and extensive, unique decals. Molded in off-white and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel - Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. Inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.

Revell HMS Exeter Cruiser, 1/700, 5025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Marx Chris Craft Constellation With Power Kit - 30 Inches Long, 1/20, 5707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$595   

One of the finest motor yacht kits ever made. From the late 1950s. Features very good detail and 225 parts. Measures approximately 30" long, 10" high and 8 inches wide when assembled. Can be made for radio control or as a highly detailed static model. Molded with cast metal accessories, metal and brass hardware and classic 1950s turquoise, brown, white, clear and peach colored and chrome plated plastic. Includes the captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'. Even rarer than the kit itself is the included 'Marx Chris Craft Twin Electric Motor Power Kit' which is mint in the box. Inside it has two 'Mighty Monty' electric motors, battery holder, motor holders, wiring, switches, full instruction sheet and more. Both the Power Kit an and the model have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Has minor assembly: #1 small retainers, rudder post and prop shaft post have been installed and one bathing beauty has her bathing suit painted red. Quality of installation is very high. No other assembly. The flat hull glass windows have glue marks and smears; I have included them but also included plenty of thick plastic clear stock. You can easily duplicate these windows as they are simply flat clear parts. Just cut then bigger than the hull window openings and glue to the inside.

Revell Lockheed F-117A Stealth Fighter, 1/72, 4382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1990 Revell of Germany kit molded in the USA. Very finely made kit with full cockpit, optional position weapons bay doors, missiles and excellent detail throughout. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes Fokker D-XXI (D.XXI) Dutch Fighter - With Markings for Two Dutch Air Force Aircraft from 1940 and Two Danish Air Force from about 1940, 1/48, 94-410 2700

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Well detailed multimedia kit. Features injection molded parts with very fine recessed panel lines, resin parts, one large and one small fret of brass photoetched parts, cast metal parts, film instruments and decals with color paint guide for four aircraft. Has a very highly detailed cockpit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Aurora SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all 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.

Wilhelmshaven Stier (HSK6) Armed Merchant Cruiser WWII (Hilfskreuzer Schiff 23), 1/250, 1128

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Large and highly detailed waterline kit of a rare subject. Originally the freighter Cairo launched in 1936, she was converted to an armed merchant cruiser and broke out in May of 1942 - the last German merchant raider to do so. She operated in the South Atlantic for 4.5 months, sinking three ships. The Stier attacked the converted liner Pasteur (after the war, the German Bremen) but she was to fast and easily outranged the raider. She appeared to be headed for victory #4 when she spotted the SS Stephen Hopkins. The Hopkins was very badly outgunned on paper, but scored early and critically with her one 4" gun. The broadside from Stier was too much however, but by then both ships were mortally wounded. Only fifteen survivors made it to Brazil from the Hopkins, while only two from the raider were lost, with the rest picked up by the near-by supply ship Tannenfels. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.

Top Flite Spitfire Mk IX Gold Edition - 63 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, 1/7, TOPA0140

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$169   

Very large scale (1/7) Radio Controlled kit. Features 90% balsa sheeting, almost all parts formed to shape (very little carving), CAD engineered wood parts, precision formed ABS details and the ability to accept a wide number of options (not included) such as retracts, flaps, super detailed cockpit, etc. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside. All small parts are still factory sealed. All other parts are still in the factory rubber band bundles and have been inventoried complete including decals, excellent instructions and plans. NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, the kit will be shipped in the box shown. There will be an additional charge to pack and ship it in another box.

Airfix SS France (Norway) Ocean Liner - Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, S2-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$195   

Rare mid 1960 sssue of this popular ocean liner that was broken up. Kit measures over 20 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Hawker Sea Fury, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished.

Monogram 1939 Chevrolet Coupe Street Rod, 1/24, 2256

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$55   

Factory sealed 1979 issue. Features full engine, underside and interior detail. Hood can be removed to show the Blown Chevy Rat motor. Molded in Maroon, clear, plated and real rubber parts. Includes extra decals for pin striping.

LS Mitsubishi A6M2 Mark 21 Zeke Zero, 1/72, B5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

LS quality kit with very fine recessed panel line and rivet detail. Features retracting landing gear, moving rudder, ailerons, arresting hook and wing flaps, sliding canopy, folding wing tips and drop tank. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing one small inner landing gear door. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufactures to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$395   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, four solid corners, no price tags and the only tape is the remains of the factory sealing tape. The box has a pencil point closed hole and a 1.5 inch closed tear on the upper long side panel. There is general shelf wear and light stains which are visible on the box top. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened tube of colorful Frog cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint and glue are still good. The decals have not rolled and are in 'very good' condition. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Tamiya Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Jack) - Genzan Flying Group Kagoshima Air Base Nov 1944 / 302 Flying Group Lt.(jg) Sadaaki Akamatsu in Atsugi March '44 to August '45 / 352 Flying Group Lt.(jg) Yoshihio Aoki in Kanoya April '45, 1/48, 61018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Beautifully molded older kit that is well detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, detailed gear wells, pilot, drop tank and a beautiful full color painting guide and decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Ford Model T, 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.