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Matchbox Supermarine Stranraer, 1/72, PK601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$38   

The Stranraer was one of several successful flying boats designed by RJ Mitchell for the RAF. Experience gained with the Southampton and Scapa flying boats was put to good use in design of the all-metal Stranraer. Although replaced operationally with the Sunderland, examples of this aircraft were used till 1942 and others flew long after WWII was over. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-109G-10 Pro Modeler - (Bf109G10), 1/72, 85-5940

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$18   

Well detailed with all recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Strasbourg Battlecruiser, 1/400, L1030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$285   

Still factory sealed. Rare. The Dunkerque-class Battlecruisers were the French response to the German Graf Spee-class and the fast and well-armed Italian ships at the time. If the 1900 to 1930 span of French shipbuilding could be defined as lacking a clear vision or plan, the Strasbourg and her sister decisively ended that period. The products of superior design and engineering, the two sisters would re-define fast capital ships as would their near-sisters Battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart after them. But world events would conspire against these beautiful ships and there visibility in naval history. The Strasbourg was begun in 1934 at St. Nazire, launched in 1936 and put into service in 1939. She never navigated in peacetime. Displacement was 26,500 ton and top speed was 30 knots. Main armament was (8) 330mm guns and (16) 130 mm dual purpose. The main and secondary guns were mounted in the first quadruple turrets. Both main 330 mm turrets faced forward so that all main guns could fire when the enemy was sighted or in pursuit. Her superior speed would allow her to escape anything that she could not out-gun. Like most ships of the day she featured the 'All-Or-Nothing' armor design or 'armored box'. The compact design and placement of the main and secondary armament allowed unusually high armor protection for a battlecruiser. Serious consideration was also given to underwater protection, and the ships had a unique and effective (as events would prove) anti-mine/torpedo system with a novel water-exclusive material. At Mers-El-Kebir, her sistership Dunkerque was pinned at the pier. In an unlucky set of events, a ship moored next to her was sunk along with it's load of depth-charges. Later, a torpedo set off the huge explosive cargo. The damage to Dunkerque was immense. Other ships would have sunk, but she did not. Strasbourg was the only capital ship to get underway during the disaster at Mers-El-Kebir. Her superior speed allowed her to escape while two other French Battleships were sunk. She fled to Toulon, where she was eventually joined by the hastily repaired Dunkerque. However, when the Germans threatened to seize the ships, the entire fleet including the two sisters was scuttled in the harbor. The Italians raised the Strasbourg and stripped her of her guns; but she was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft. In 1945 she was raised again, but salvage was beyond hope. In 1955 she was sold for scrap.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$110   

Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61.

Life-Like 1930 Ford Model A Pickup, 1/32, 09307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

1970s Life-Like issue from the original 1960s Pyro molds. This issue has 'Made under license from Pyro Plastic Corp NJ' on the box side. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes light green injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Ideal for slot car conversion. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Medallion Models Me-262 Cockpit and Accessories Details - Bagged, 1/48, MM5

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$14   

Very finely cast resin detail set for the Monogram 1/48 Me-262. Features full cockpit tub and seat, choice of corrected tread or smooth front wheel and all control surfaces including leading edge slats. Never used and inventoried with all parts and instructions.

Tamiya Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Type 100 Dinah, 1/50, 61092-2600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Very nicely molded and detailed model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller AMD Etendard IVM - French Navy 59th Sq Hyeres 1983, 1/72, 80361

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Nicely molded and detailed kit. Features cockpit detail, two piece canopy, separately molded wing flaps, optional position speed brakes, fine raised panel lines and underwing stores. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM U-Boat Type XXI Submarine, 1/72

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, etc. Does not include decals. 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.

Cleveland Ryan FR-1 Fireball - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-92

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. 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 decals (if issued with the kit). 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.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC with Interior - and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$169   

Rare. Great hardbox kit from 1958 with interior and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show full interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Squadron (2) F6F-3 Hellcat Replacement Canopies - (F6F3), 1/72, 9120

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$4   

Very well molded, crystal clear two canopy set in 1/72 scale. Never used and still sealed in the original Squadron ziplock bag. These clear and thin canopies are a superior upgrade to the thick canopies supplied with most kits.

Life-Like Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - (ex-Pyro), B249-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

Still factory sealed. From the early 1970s and original Pyro molds. Full hull kit measures almost 10 inches long when assembled. Full hull kit with very good molded detail including wood planking and grain and copper plates below the waterline, pre-molded ratlines, detailed deck, billowing sails and display stand. Molded wood brown and off-white. A photo of the built kit on the instructions serves as a standing rigging diagram. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which at the time were Pyro called '$1.00 Models'. All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '50 Cent Models'.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 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.

Revell USS Fletcher - Radford - Sullivans, 1/301, H458

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG-

$55   

Still factory sealed but has a split seal and heavy wear at the lower left corner as shown. 1976 issue. Will build any of the three destroyers listed. Large and detailed kit builds up to almost 15" long. Features rotating main 5 inch turrets, twelve 20mm AA guns, eight 40mm AA guns, hedgehog launcher, torpedo tubes and more.

Aurora Superboy Comic Scenes, 1/8, 186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

This is the 1974 issue which includes the comic book with the backdrop mural to create a 3-D Action Display. 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.

Aurora 1920 Monroe Special Indianapolis 500 Winner - Kit and Built-Up, 1/30, 521-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$135   

Very rare. Includes a boxed kit and a partial built up. The kit is from ex-Best molds. Aurora purchased the Best molds for the Indianapolis 500 Winners and made one issue in 1958. Kit is molded in gloss blue with real rubber tires, spoke wheels and includes a crew of two and some interior detail. NOTE: the kit has been started. Someone assembled the sub-frames to the body and the steering wheel to the dash. However, they used Elmer's white glue, so the parts simply fell off. The remaining glue easily popped off the parts, leaving them with only slight to no wear. NOTE: includes all car parts and instructions but the top section of the brake handle and the decals are both missing. The front axle is missing one short end (that the wheel slides over), which can be replaced with a stock cylindrical part. The partial built up model is missing one rear brake drum and the steering wheel - other than that, it looks to be complete. Quality of assembly and paint is very good, and it is painted the correct green color with a red nose.

Strombecker Walt Disney's RX-1 Space Ship - 4 Stage Rocket from 'Man in Space', 1/265, D26A-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$250   

Very rare science fiction kit from the late 1950s that Strombecker issued in cooperation with Walt Disney's classic motion picture 'Man In Space'. The RX-1 features a 1st stage with 29 engines, 2nd stage with 9 engines, third stage with one engine, and a reusable RX-1 Shuttle on the top. Model features all motors, four removable stages, launch pad and gantry with large colorful decal sheet in exceptionally good condition. Molded in correct gray plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Life-Like Bon Homme Richard - The Ship of Captain John Paul Jones, B367

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Ex-Pyro kit with great artwork. Nicely molded small scale ship model that measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Includes full hull, finely molded raised wood detail and 'planked' deck, separately molded top deck cannon, billowing sails and display stand.

Trumpeter Messerschmitt Bf-109E-4 (Bf109E4), 1/72, 02289

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$34   

Still factory sealed. Excellent quality kit. Features recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and much more.