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Arii 1961 Bluebird 1200, 1/32, 41031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

AMT White Western Star Semi Tractor, 1/25, T546

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Rare original issue; not a reissue. Super detailed model with hundreds of parts featuring full rolling chassis build up like the real truck, detailed Cummins NTD-35 6 Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel Engine, Spicer 16 speed transmission, Holland sliding fifth wheel, Mercury sleeper, Hendrickson tandem rear suspension, full interior, optional Frigiking Air conditioner, tilting hood and much, much more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Testors Martin B-57G Canberra, 1/72, 653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Hard-to-find 'G' variant. From well-detailed Italeri molds. Includes full cockpit, underwing stores, tip tanks, full bomb bay load, optional position landing gear and speed brakes and decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Smooth Side Models Union Pacific Sleeper 6-6-4 'American Sentry' - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, UP407

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Rare kit from 1965. Features all metal one-piece body and roof that is factory painted and lettered and all windows perfectly pierced. The factory paint has no damage and is mint. The floor is routed wood and factory painted. Includes factory painted car ends, working rubber bellows, clear windows, underside details, roof details, grab irons and full instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. Smooth Sides models was located in Brooklyn, New York and produced and excellent line of passenger equipment similar to Blue Streak and American Beauty.

MPC Star Wars Luke Skywalkers Snowspeeder The Empire Strikes Back, 1-1917

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. Original issue dated 1980. Measures 8 inches long when assembled. Features detailed cockpit, opening canopy, crew figures, working air brakes and display stand.

Scale Flight Comet's De Havilland Puss Moth - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$14   

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.

Hasegawa Convair F-106A Delta Dart - 95th FIS 'Mr Bones' or 94th FIS 'Hat in the Ring', 1/72, JS054-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Includes both squadron decals. This high performance follow-up to the F-102 enjoyed a successful and long service life; I can remember seeing them in 'Alert 5' shelters at the Florida Air National Guard base at Jacksonville International in the 1980s. Kit is well detailed and features external tanks, optional position missile bay doors and a full load of Falcon Aim-4 E/F Air-to-Air Missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies.

Testors M-107 (M107) Mad Dog 'Cyclops' US Army Heavy Gun - with USA / Germany / Great Britain Decals, 1/35, 791

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Well detailed with more than 185 parts. Features many working features and decals for the three countries listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$34   

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 have been inventoried complete and includes the instructions. NOTE: this kit has the front springs broke off one side of the body half. You will need to repair it if you wish to build it. 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.

Jo-Han 1962 Plymouth Convertible Promo With Original Box, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$74   

Very rare. Original friction-drive promotional model in a stunning green and dark green with a green chassis (four screws) and metal axles. One-owner model was obtained new on January 2, 1963 in Lexington, KY by a very discriminating adult collector. The box is original and stamped with "PLYMOUTH Friction Conv. Green 6 3362 Dk Met Green". The model has perfect color and gloss and very minor warping. Tires are perfect (never rolled) and it has never even been displayed. The chrome is generally 'very good' but the rear bumper has some of the typical 'crinkle' defect. The driver's side vent frame is not broken but 'buckled' as shown. It displays as 8 out of 10 (with 10 being perfect) with the back bumper chrome and vent frame responsible for the deduction.

Italeri Mercedes Benz 540K Convertible, 1/24, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$56   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed with 133 parts. Features underside and full suspension detail, complete engine and removable hood, full interior detail, optional convertible top or boot, optional side windows and more.

Airmodel DFS-228 V1, 1/72, AM114

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$19   

Basic vac kit. Very nicely molded with recessed detail. This kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts. Not recommended for builders who are not experienced with vacuform kits.

Huma Model Messerschmitt M 35b (M-35), 1/72, 2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

This aircraft is an interesting part of the Bf-109 family line. The M 35 was a successful light sport acrobatic aircraft from 1933. The redesign was designated M 37, which became known as the Bf-108 Taufin...the lead-in to the famous Bf-109. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Veeday D.H. 89 (DH-89) Rapide / Domine, 1/72, 001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

The Rapide first flew in 1934. It was a direct replacement for the DH-84 Dragon, but was much more similar to the DH-86 four engined airliner. The Rapide was in service for about the same length of time as the DC-3 and saw numerous rolls from bomber, ambulance, airliner, business aircraft, trainer, etc. Several are still flying today. Features decals for RAF or Ambulance versions. High quality injection molded limited run kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1909 Stanley Steamer Old Timers, 1/16

Wood 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 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. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all other parts have 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. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - 'Fun To Whip-Fly' Issue, 1/139, H287-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

Rare hardbox issue from 1961. This kit has the 'Fun to Whip-Fly!' logo in the upper left of the box top and there is an advertisement for 6 of the Whip-Fly series on one long side. However, there never was a Whip-Fly KC-135 - just a box promoting Whip-Fly with a regular KC-135 kit in the box. Inside, the kit has never been started. All parts, decals and instructions are still in the factory sealed bag. This kit also has the old style Revell clear 'Globe' base, which is unusual at this late of a date.

ESCI BO-105 PAH/1 Helicopter With Replimodel Decals, 1/48, 4054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

Includes Replimodel #8 1/48 MBB Bo105 Decals for three versions (as with markings for Bell 206 Jet Ranger, Bell UH-1B)- never used and complete. The actual kit features recessed panel lines, very good cockpit interior, optional position doors and decals for three air forces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AAA Models McDonnell Douglas DC-9-80 - Bagged, 1/144, 8201

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$24   

Still factory bag sealed. Very cleanly molded and crisp vac moldings. Includes landing gear, display stand and plans/instructions.

Airfix Fairey Battle RAF or Belgian Air Force, 1/72, 259

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

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1960s issue with third Airfix logo. Nicely molded and well detailed kit with full cockpit, moving ailerons, optional bomb load and crew. Has decals from one of the most memorable Battle actions at the Maastricth bridges in May 1940 when five Battles of No. 12 Squadron, all flown by volunteers, were all shot down. Also includes decals for Belgian Air Force.

Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk - USAAF or Australian Air Force RAAF, 1/72, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Very nicely molded kit. Has all fine recessed panel lines and very good details. Includes decals for RAAF No. 80 Sqn, GC Atherton (the wing commanders aircraft) "Cleopatra III" and AAF Tactical Center, Orlando Field, FL. Note: the kit has minor assembly. The bomb and wing halves have been assembled as well as the cockpit. Quality of assembly is excellent- there are no gaps and no glue showing. Never painted. I nventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.