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Pyro Bon Homme Richard - The Ship of Captain John Paul Jones, C367-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

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Nicely molded small scale ship model. Measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Includes full hull with molded wood plank and grain detail, separately molded anchors, cannons and masts, billowing sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one cannon. It has been inventoried with all other parts and includes instructions.

MPC Bismarck Battleship (ex-Airfix), 1/600, 1-5101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still sealed. From the 1970s. Full-hull kit from very nicely detailed Airfix molds.

Cleveland Boeing P-26A Peashooter Flying Model, 1/16, SF-60

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

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.

Tamiya IJN I-16 and I-58 Submarines, 1/700, 7772

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Includes both submarines and seaplane for the I-58. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Sopwith Camel and Albatros Dog Fight Doubles, 1/72, D260F

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$54   

Hard-to-find 1960s 'Type 3' logo issue of the Dog Fight Doubles Series. This contains both aircraft. The kits have not been started and have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and correct special Dog Fight Doubles instructions.

KVZ Mig-21F, 1/100, 15100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$16   

Still factory sealed. One of the later KVZ issues. Made in Communist East Germany. KVZ was East Germany's primary model manufacture (if not the only one) and made a wide range of injection molded civil and military kits. Often these are the only models ever made of some subjects.

Revell Douglas A-1H Skyraider 'Sandy' - Vietnam Rescue Support, 1/40, H260

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

1973 issue of the classic 1959 'S' kit. Model has many action features: Wings fold, dive brakes operate, canopy slides to show full cockpit, landing gear retracts and cowling comes off to show fully detailed engine. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Since it's introduction in 1946, he venerable Skyraider has been produced in more versions and performed more duties than any other aircraft in US history. This version is the Rescue Support Aircraft that would fly support with the Jolly Green Helicopters to rescue downed pilots in Vietnam. The Skyraiders slower speed and ability to carry an unbelievable amount of firepower made it ideal for this roll.

Trumpeter USS Nimitz CVN68 Motorized Aircraft Carrier, 1/500, 05201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

Large kit that is motorized for operation in water. Easily converted to R/C operation. Includes factory-installed electric motor, battery leads and gear box. Drive is on two props and scale (non-drive) props are provided also. Includes F-4J Phantom, A-6A Intruder, F-14 Tomcat, A-7 Corsair II, EA-6B Prowler, RA-5 Vigilante, SH-3 Sea King and E-2 Hawkeye airwing. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airmodel IMAM Ro-43 with Resin Details - Bagged, 1/72, AM-146

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality vacuform kit. Mold quality is better than many injection molded kits and features very fine recessed panel lines. Also includes clear canopy and about two dozen cast resin parts.

Airfix DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk - RAF / RCAF Versions - Bagged, 1/72, 134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$22   

Still factory stapled with good header. Has decals for both version.

Aeroclub A.S. Jaguar 14 Cylinder Engine - With Exhaust Ring, 1/72, E007

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$5   

Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.

Griffin Boeing 727-200 Conversion Kit - Two Conversions Bagged, 1/144

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$8   

Includes enough conversion parts for two models. Includes full instructions and side and cockpit window and door decals. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

AMT Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 - King of the Hill Option, 1/25, 6277

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Very nicely detailed kit. Features 80 parts, detailed engine and compartment, underside and suspension and interior. Has opening hood, real rubber tires and optional ZR-1 decals. Molded in white, chrome, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk (F3F), 1/32, PA58-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

First issue 'Four Star' kit dated 1960. This airplane is a civil F3F that was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals including striping, sliding canopy, rigging material and instructions for rigging and is molded in clear, orange and silver. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions. Box would grade higher than 'good', but there is general wear and tape on the sides, split corners and side tape tears.

Blue Ribbon Arado Ar-196 - (ex-Heller) - Bagged, 1/72, RO 8241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$16   

Still factory sealed. From ex-Heller molds and made in Mexico. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes decals for Luftwaffe 2/SAGr 125 1942 or 102 Sq Romanian Air Force Odessa 1943.

Airmodel IMAM Ro-44 with Resin Details - Bagged, 1/72, AM-108

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality vacuform kit. Mold quality is better than many injection molded kits and features very fine recessed panel lines. Also includes clear canopy and about 30 cast resin parts.

RCM SB2U Vindicator, 1/32

Vacuform,   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. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Entex Yamaha TX750 Motorcycle - 'Big Bike Series' Bagged, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$36   

Bagged kit no box. Very nicely detailed and molded kits; mold origin is Japan, but the manufacture is unknown. Features chrome trees and parts molded in black and dark blue. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Fujimi IJN Nagara Light Cruiser, 1/700, 0805-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$26   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.