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Arii Thunderbolt P-47D + 2x Eduard PE + Resin Seat + AeroMaster Decals - Factory Decals For Maj Robert Johnson 62FS 56FG 8th Air Force, 1/48, A337-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$34   

Includes Eduard FE269 Color PE interior details, Eduard #FE197 Color PE P-47D Placard Set, a beautiful correct resin seat (manufacture unknown) and AeroMaster #48-787 Decals 'Thunderbolts Part 1.' All four items have never been used and are complete. The kit itself is from Otaki molds. Very nicely done featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, bombs and decals for the colorful aircraft shown on the box artwork. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frontier Surrey With The Fringe On Top, 1/24

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Rare multi-media kit from the late 1940s/Early 1950s. Very well detailed and realistic scale model of a four-seat transverse-spring horse drawn buggy with a fabric top. Features many hardwood and balsa parts all cut to shape, plastic suspension springs, wheels, axles and hubs, metal stock, seat covering fabric, cardstock 'fringe' for the top and full size plans and instructions. NOTE: there has been minor assembly. The coach 'box' (5 parts) has been neatly built. It is square and straight. Seat panels have been correctly sanded and half of them covered with fabric. The quality of all work is 'excellent.' There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Little is known of the Frontier Manufacturing Company other than the address of Hollywood, California and their line of high quality, early multi-media kits. Kits from this range include the Ox Cart, Buck Board, Covered Wagon, Stage Coach, Ranch Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Ore Wagon, Beer Wagon and Top Buggy.

Heller Morane 406, 1/72, L093

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$16   

Early Heller 'L' series box. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-29 Superfortress - 'Air Power' Series, 1/315, H141-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

1961 Revell hardbox issue from the 'Air Power' series. This is the same kit as the "S" version with the difference being the box, decals and a new style stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg HMS King George V Battleship, 1/750, 783

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$16   

Still factory sealed. 1975 softbox issue in excellent condition. Full hull, small scale kit with Tom Morgan artwork. 12 inches long when assembled. Features triple propeller and twin rudder detail, separately molded main + secondary turrets and superstructure and some other details.

Hasegawa Curtiss SOC-3 Seagull - Land Based Version with Landing Gear - USS Mississippi or Scout Observation Unit 3, 1/72, A14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Rare version with landing gear instead of floats. Decals include markings for two aircraft including USS Mississippi and Lt. Fred C. Dickey Jr. aircraft from Scout Observation Unit 3. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Iskra Grumman F4F-4 (F4F4) Wildcat - (ex-Frog) Fleet Air Arm, 1/72, 7201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The manufacture is somewhat of a mystery. Iskra issued this kit in 1991 and clearly obtained the molds from someone, perhaps Novo. It is difficult to tell as the Frog molds have been around the world. No other kits were issued.

Aeroclub Bristol Jupiter 9 Cylinder Engines (2), 1/72, E010

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$6   

Includes two engines. 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.

Scale Flight Harlow Low Wing Monoplane - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

AMT 1971 Plymouth Duster 340, 1/25, 8437

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$35   

Well made kit with over 100 parts. Features detailed engine that can be built stock or with an optional tri-power carb set up, detailed suspension, driveline and exhaust, full interior, detailed engine compartment and opening hood, rear spoiler, optional hood scoops, extensive decals including 340 badging and stripes and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Italeri Panavia Tornado ECR - Luftwaffe and Giant Tiger, 1/48, 2625

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$36   

Still factory sealed. From 2002. Excellent kit of the Luftwaffe-developed 'Wild Weasel' version of the Tornado designed specifically to attack enemy SAM sites. Nicely detailed with swing wings, missile load, drop tanks and detailed cockpit. 'Giant Tiger' decal is included.

Pyro USS Hornet (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C384-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Monogram F-80 Shooting Star, 1/48, 5428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the classic 1983 kit. Very well molded. Features detailed cockpit and machine gun bay, removable gun hatch, optional position canopy and detailed gear wells. Tail section comes off to show detailed turbojet engine; has stands for engine and tail.

Airfix De Havilland Heron - Shell Oil or RAF Queen's Flight, 1/72, 381

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

1950s type two box with great artwork. This is an nice kit with good detail. It features separately molded control surfaces, cockpit detail, optional position cabin door, retracting undercarriage, rotating props, boarding stairs, stewardess, family (mother, father and son) and business man as well as two seated pilots. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Heron was the result of a larger and redesigned Dove and first flew in 1950. It's ability to operate from rough fields and ease of maintenance quickly make it a favorite for feeder and independent airlines in the UK and overseas. Heron IIs were also selected by the RAF for the Queens Flight, which is a statement to it's reliability and safety.

Revell 1937 Ford Coupe Street Rod, 1/25, 85-2598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in white plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Wasa Swedish Warship, 1/144, 09256-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

Large scale highly detailed kit of the famous sailing ship. Nicely molded. This kit has 229 parts and includes full rigging instructions and vac billowing sails. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes a large, colorful flag sheet and instructions.

Aeroclub Martin Baker Mark 7 Ejection Seat - MK7 UK F-4 Phantoms, 1/48, EJ410

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

Aeroclub Hamilton Standard 4 Blade Propeller - 13' Diameter Left Hand, 1/72, P045

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$3   

Precision cast all-metal propeller. An ideal upgrade for your kit and superior in detail to plastic props. Never used and complete.

Pyro USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, B384-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

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.