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Model Tech Studios HO Scale Log Cabin - Bagged, 1/87, J-0013

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Still factory sealed. Intricately detailed one-piece high definition resin castings featuring full corrugated roof, brick chimney, incredible grain detail in the logs and wooden door and window frames. Hollow inside.

Moebius Battle Star Galactica Cylon Raider, 1/32, 941

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$85   

Very large scale and well detailed model from new molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Ford Bronco XLT 4x4, 1/24, 2271

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

From 1981. Features very well detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, good chassis and suspension, complete interior and optional rear top. Molded in gloss black, 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.

La Belle DSP & PRR Tiffany Reefer HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-36

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides all cut to the correct size, car ends done in the same fashion, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing both queenpost. Otherwise complete with all other parts, transfers and instructions accounted for. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they created in the late 1930s/1940s, predating the plastic kit boom by more than a decade.

Tamiya KV-1B Russian Heavy Tank, 1/35, 35142

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and beautifully molded armor kit.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$55   

1963 issue with Jo Kotula box art. Still factory sealed but the seal has split, and there is minor box wear on the center of the far left side.

Renwal Nieuport 17 Aeroskin Lt. C.E. Nungesser's Aircraft, 1/72, 264-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$42   

Still factory sealed. Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Nungesser's colorful aircraft.

Aurora Boeing 727 TWA Jetliner - (727-100), 1/96, 354-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$64   

Block letters 'AURORA' issue dated 1971. Still a very popular kit because it is the only short (727-100) in very near 1/100 scale. Molded in white and clear with the triangle stand and full color TWA decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are 97% intact but are 3% but damaged and have typical age microcracking. Please read the article located on this website about restoring old decals like these.

KVZ Yakovlev Yak-40 Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

East German cold war model of the respected Russian mini-trijet transport. Includes clear side and cockpit windows, full landing gear, display stand and a very large and colorful decal sheet for Aeroflot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Kemtron Hon3 Skelton Log Car With Brass Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Rare, very well detailed model. Features mostly cast brass parts (including trucks) with several injection molded plastic parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler Tractor Semi Truck, 1/25, AMT866-06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed. Reissue from 2015. Super detailed truck with over 250 parts and over 70 in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle, removable hood, giant 567 CID Detroit Diesel engine, hollow vinyl truck tires, dual exhaust, running lights, horns, Goodyear tires, and fully detailed cab.

Eduard Strip Down Fokker D.VIII (D-VIII) 'Flying Razor', 1/72, 7007

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

The most detailed kit available in 1/72 of the 'Flying Razor.' Full metal interior structure of 48 parts with 6 injection molded parts, two resin parts and film instruments. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Airfix Saab-Scania AJ-37 Viggen (Jaktviggen) - 162 Sq 'Petter Bla' (Blue Peter) Uppsala 2001 / 171 Sq Ronneby-Rallinge 1999, 1/48, 07107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find, large scale Swedish multi-role fighter. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy and airbrakes, two Sidewinder and two SkyFlash missiles and 30 mm gun.

Hasegawa Grumman F-14D Tomcat - VF-101 'Grim Reapers', 1/48, 09703

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$89   

Still factory sealed. Special VF-101 issue. Very highly detailed kit with 247 parts. Beautifully molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. The Hasegawa 1/48 Tomcats are widely considered the finest kits of this classic fighter in that scale.

Squadron (2) P-38J Lightning Replacement Canopies, 1/72, 9113

Vacuform 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.

Aeroclub 160 HP Mercedes Inline Engine With Exhaust - World War I, 1/72, EP020

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$4   

Precision metal castings. Contains engine and manifold. Much greater detail than injection molding. NOTE: parts have never been used and are inventoried 100% complete. They are sealed in a small ziplock bag that does not include the shown header. The Aeroclub header is shown for reference only.

Guillows Aeronca Champion 85 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

From 1961. Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, excellent vacuform full engine cowl, scale wheels, thrust button, clear window material, rubber motor, plastic prop, metal stock and prop shaft, diecut plywood firewall for gas engine option, big decal sheet and two sheets of superb full size plans and detailed instructions. Never started and complete. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Cadillac Limousine, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$62   

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 manufacturer. 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.

Hawk Grumman F9F-3KD Drone Panther - GMSRon Two - (F9F3KD), 1/48, 502-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$49   

Softbox issue dated 1965 with Tom Morgan box art. Unique target drone issue is molded in gloss yellow and clear with special drone decal markings from Navy Guided Missile Service Squadron Two (GMSRon Two). Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Dolphin Capellini Italian Navy Submarine Marcello Class, 1/400, D012

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$54   

Very rare. Beautifully cast resin kit with numerous cast metal details, many photoetched parts, options for waterline or full hull and even a display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. CAppellini was a very successful Italian Navy submarine with a very interesting war record. She was started in Le Spezia on April 25, 1938 and launched on May 14, 1939. The Regio Marina took delivery of her on September 23, 1939. After training and working up, Cappellini left for her first war patrol with Captain Cristiano Masi for the Atlantic. The patrol did not go well; she was sighted at least twice and the British destroyer Vidette fired torpedoes at the submarine, which missed. But the Cappellini failed to score and eventually went to a Spanish Harbor then to La Spezia. The Navy changed commanders, putting Corvette Captain Salvatore Todaro in charge and this seemed to make a big difference. He navigated the Straight of Gibraltar submerged on Sept. 29 and broke out into the Atlantic. She sank the armed vessel Kabalo with torpedoes and used guns to sink the British merchant Shakespeare. On January 14 she sunk the British auxiliary cruiser Eumaeus after a long two hour battle involving both torpedoes and guns. On another mission in April of 1941, Todaro attacked two large vessels and sank one. Command changed for the next voyage to Lieutenant Aldo Lenzi and he proved as brave as Todaro, sinking the British Miguel de Larrinaga with two torpedoes near the Azores. Lieutenant Marco Revedin commanded Cappellini next, sinking the merchant vessel Tisnaren and the tanker Dinsdale. On Sept 13 she took part in the search for survivors from the Laconia, which U-156 had sunk. She rescued many survivors but naturally had little room for them; Revedin call the French and they too the survivors to shore. In may of 1943, Cappellini was converted into a 'carriage' submarine for cargo and placed under Captain Walter Auconi; she left for Singapore and arrived on July 10th and was given the new name Aquila III. According to official reports, the submarine was so overloaded that she was hardly buoyant; only the tip of the bow and part of the conning tower were above the water. After avoiding many air attackers, she did arrive safely but with completely dry fuel tanks. After unloading cargo Cappellini went to Sebang as planned to meet the submarine Giuliani. But with the situation in Italy in flux, the Japanese made various excuses and seized the submarine. The put the crew in a POW camp. And handed the submarine over to the Germans as UIT-24. However, some of the enlisted men in the POW camp decided to fight alongside the Germans and a mixed crew was formed with Oberleutnant-zur-See Heinrich Pahls as commander. She had five patrols like this until Germany surrendered; at that point the Japanese took her over again and assigned the name I-503. She operated that way until the end of the war. The Cappellini was eventually captured by the United States and sank in the deep waters off Kobe on April 16th, 1946.