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RCM Convair C-131 Metro, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

SPECIAL ORDER large 1/48 scale 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. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Mercer Raceabout Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden and metal main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. J. Fetterolf of Buckingham, PA. This kit has never been started. Some small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. The 1911 Mercer Raceabout is one of the rarest American cars. The Mercer was built in Trenton, NJ and powered by a 30 hp T head 4 cylinder engine. Displacement was 300.7 cubic inches and the car had a wet clutch four speed transmission. The car weighed 2,500 lbs and cost $2600 and could do 112 mph. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of the time. It was rugged, handled very well and had excellent performance.

Libramodels Pomilio PE, 1/72, 005

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$40   

Very highly detailed limited-run vacuform kit. Moldings are of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Kit features full interior detail, extruded strut material, cast metal details and decals.

Aoshima IJN Destroyer Kagero, 1/700, WLD033-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Very highly detailed waterline small scale (1/700) model. 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 (if supplied) and instructions.

OK Herkimer Metal Streamliner Baggage Car - HO Scale Metal Kit, HO, 34

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During this time, OK (Herkimer Tool and Model Works) created a line of real metal streamliner cars. The ends and body are made from cast aluminum. If you polish them and assemble the model, the look like the real thing. The kit comes with fully assembled Talgo metal trucks, predrilled floors, sealed small parts and NMRA couplers. The aluminum is in excellent condition and has not corroded. The model has not been started and is complete.

HMV SMS Undine Super Detail Set, 1/250

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

This is the very rare super detail photoetched set for the HMV 1/250 SMS Undine. It has never been used and is complete and instructions are included. Please note, this is for the super detail set only. The ship model is not included.

Lindberg Air Force Tank Destroyer P-47 Thunderbolt Motorized, 1/48, 303M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$90   

Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits. First Motorized release from the 1950s with hard box and classic Ray Gaedke Art. Molded in green and clear plastic with a large decal sheet that includes the checkerboard nose, rudder stripes and fuselage + wing invasion stripes. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Life-Like 120mm Anti-Aircraft Gun and Carrier 'Tillie the Toiler', 1/40, H657-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

From ex-Adams molds. Highly detailed and includes crew. There are many moving parts as with was originally an 'Adam's Action Model.' Molded in green and black. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram A-37 Dragonfly USAF or South Vietnam AF, 1/48, 5486

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

A-37s served as close support aircraft in Vietnam. The Dragonfly carried a nose mounted minigun that fired 6000 rounds per minute and had a large variety of underwing stores. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note there is light bug damage to the backing paper of the decals; the actual transfers are not damaged.

Pegasus Farm Animals Oxen / Donkeys / Cows / Doves / Turkeys / Pigs / Piglets / Sheep / Goats / Dogs, 1/72, 7052

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$10   

Still factory sealed. Includes farm animals with 64 total figures. Molded in brown. Advertised on the back as "Many types of farm animals...some of the most detailed ones you will ever see!"

MPC Vickers Wellington Profile Series - No. 9 Sq Honnington England 1938/39 / No. 75 New Zealand Sq / No. 311 Czech Squadron 1941, 1/72, 2-2005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$32   

In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. Well detailed kit. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.

Revell Bristol Beaufighter MK IF Night Fighter, 1/32, H251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

1974 issue. Well detailed kit of the British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham. Kit features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions present. NOTE: missing decals.

Renwal Sopwith Triplane with Aeroskin Lt. Col. R Collishaw's Aircraft, 1/72, 266-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

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.

Aurora-KB Boeing P-26A - 34th Attack Squadron K&B Issue, 1/48, 1115-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

1972 hardbox release with updated molds, making it a much better kit than the earlier issues. Features movable control surfaces, terrain display base and detailed painting/rigging instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller Arado AR-196A Floatplane - Luftwaffe 2/SAGr 125 1942 or 102 Sq Romanian Air Force Odessa 1943, 1/72, 241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for both aircraft. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

R&L Royal Coach of England 1762 - Bagged, 1/136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$8   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed small scale coach with rotating wheels. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

Heller Surcouf D621 / T47 Class Destroyer, 1/400, 61013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

1/400 scale full hull kit of the well-known French Destroyer placed in service in 1955. Very nicely detailed kit with 185 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix A.W. Seahawk - RAF or Luftwaffe - Bagged, 1/72, 105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$12   

Still factory sealed. 1960s type three logo issue with decals for the two versions listed.

Revell Martin B-57B Canberra - Night Intruder Light Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/81, H230-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$95   

Classic 1956 first-issue 'S' kit in exceptional condition. The box grades 'Excellent+++' and features like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and no litho tears. Very light general wear is the only flaw. Inside, the kit is as new. It has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition as well.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T Sedan - Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$22   

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 boxes. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacture. They were never given part numbers. NOTE: there is no assembly, but one driving lantern has been painted. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes photocopied instructions. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. 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.