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Marx Chris Craft Constellation Motor Yacht, 1/20, 5707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$525   

One of the finest motor yacht kits ever made. From the late 1950s. Features very good detail and 225 parts. Measures approximately 30" long, 10" high and 8 inches wide when assembled. Can be made for radio control or as a highly detailed static model. This is the finest example of this model that I have had. The outer box is very good with some wear but has perfect color and shine. The model has never been started. This kit is in mint condition inside - all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The very large instructions/plans are mint also. Molded with cast metal accessories, metal and brass hardware and classic 1950s turquoise, brown, white, clear and peach colored and chrome plated plastic. Includes the famous Captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'. Shipping insurance is required for this model.

Monogram US Navy Destroyer DD-610 USS Hobby, B2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$205   

Very rare early Monogram kit from 1945. Investment grade condition inside and out. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life rafts, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship. Measures 16 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. The inside is like new and even includes the cardboard display space and original sandpaper. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans.

Lindberg F-80C (P-80) Shooting Star, 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

1950s issue. The hardbox is in excellent with great color and gloss. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with the early O-lin style two-piece, teardrop-based stand. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg got his start in 1930s model aviation by designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft. His plans appeared in Popular Aviation magazine and he soon made a name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kit sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the the early artists for O-lin, and he help pioneer dramatic and colorful box artwork. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg was running the company and had the logo changed to his name. The first logo was circular, with 'Lindberg' in middle and 'Products' 'Incorporated' arched across the top and bottom. The second logo is the 'Yellow Square' that is on this kit. Ray Gadke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg and did this F-80C boxart as well.

CA Atkins Phonix D-I / D-II, 1/72

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Rare, limited issue, very high quality cast metal kit. Has parts for either D-I or D-II variants. Includes full instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag.

Pyro Nina Columbus Ship, B376-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$14   

NOTE: builder only. Please read carefully. From 1966. One in series of many small scale ship kits that Pyro made in the late 1950s/60s. Well detailed for this small size with excellent molding, full hull, engraved wood plank and grain detail, many separately molded deck fittings, pre-molded rat lines, billowing sails and display stand. 4.5 inches long when assembled. NOTE: has assembly and paint. The hull halves and deck (3 parts) are assembled to 'excellent' quality. There is no other assembly. The hull and deck are painted to only 'good' quality. Masts, cannon, anchors and rat lines are also painted to the same quality. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Flyline Models Inland Sport - 37.5 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 113

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Boeing B-52D Stratofortress with Jet Sound, 1/72, PA215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$245   

Exceptional 1968 first issue in investment-grade 'excellent+++' condition. Although not flawless, this is the finest box that have ever seen for this kit in my 23 years of collecting. The box is straight and square with perfect color and gloss, no fading and no price tags. The only flaws are minor light general edge wear as shown and some discoloration on one short side where the original price tag was; the tag has since fallen off. Inside, the model is in amazing condition. The original yellow cello internal seal is present but very neatly opened on three sides. One side remains attached. Monogram only sealed this kit from the inside by gluing on the yellow cardboard and clear cello. It was intended for the potential buyer to lift off the box top where they would be greeted with a beautiful display of Monogram workmanship and model design neatly displayed on a cardboard background. All internals are still mint and you can see and even the original unopened tube of Monoglue is included. This is a very nicely detailed model that features 207 pieces, a crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine. The kit has never been started. The motor and hardware are still in the factory sealed bag at the left. The other parts were never factory sealed and they have been inventoried complete. The decals and instructions are in amazing 'excellent++' condition. I have placed the clear parts inside a clear plastic case so they will not be damaged during shipment. Please note that postage insurance is required with this model.

Monogram SA-16B Albatross - Air Rescue Amphibian, 1/72, P20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$42   

Still factory sealed. This is the 1995 reissue of the 1957 kit that uses the original box art and molds. This is an excellent model with finely molded detail and fit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

Italeri Renault Turbo-Liner Semi Tractor Truck, 1/24, 787

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$69   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit.

Douglas Model Studio Thrust Augmented Delta Missile NASA / Douglas

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$1800   

Very rare hand made model from the internal Douglas Studios. Measures 27 1/4 inches high and is made from wood and metal. Brass name plate says 'NASA / Douglas Thrust Augmented Delta'. Condition is beautiful. Decals are excellent. Paint is very good but there is typical hairline age cracking as the entire missile is primarily made of wood. No broken or missing parts.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T - Early Issue, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$89   

Sale Pending
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Very rare kit with a fascinating history. This is the early issue with reversed box art and when Modelandia had 13 stores (see below). 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.

Sealsmodel Mikasa Pre-Dreadnought Battleship, 1/700, SMP0013800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline model. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Mikasa was the only ship of her class and took part in the Russo-Japanese war. In the late 1890s the Japanese shipyards were not quite yet ready for such a project, so the Navy contracted with Vickers in Great Britain to build this ship, which is actually a highly modified Formidable class. Mikasa saw a great amount of action at Port Arthur and the Battle of the Yellow Sea. She was preserved as a museum ship in 1923. Mikasa suffered from neglect during and after WWII, but was restored to her former glory in the 1950s after a campaign led by the Japan Times and Admiral Chester Nimitz. The Mikasa is the only surviving pre-dreadnought in the world.

Heller PZL P-23 A/B Karas - Polish or Romanian Air Forces, 1/72, 247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Builds either version. Well molded and nicely detailed for that time with some 'good' interior detail. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pegaso Piaggio P-149 - (ex Lindberg ex Busch), 1/135, 108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed. From original Busch molds that had been reissued by Lindberg during the 1960s as part of a dual small scale kit. For such a small detail and older kit, it is nicely molded and has a clear canopy and full landing gear.

Heller Dewoitine 500 or 501 - (D-500 D-501), 1/72, 156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

Sale Pending
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1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Nicely molded for that time with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes parts for either aircraft and markings for two French Air Force aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg F7U-1 Cutlass - (F7U1), 1/48, 510-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

1956 or '57 Gaedke artwork with three aircraft and the carrier. The box top has like new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags, no fading and no litho tears. General and even light wear are the only flaws. The model is molded in a stunning, high-gloss dark blue and clear plastic and includes decals for the box art aircraft including red and white checkerboards for the rudders. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Dating early Lindberg kits is problematic to a near complete lack of release information; early catalogs normally do not have dates, and there are no dates on early boxes or instructions & decals. However, by records kept when the kits were purchased new, we know this kit was issued either in 1956 or 1957. The early part number of '10' after the 5 would support such an early date, as Lindberg initially used sequential numbers. Please note that the instructions for this kit contain multiple factory mistakes! The pilot sits on a seat, not the 'board' shown in the instructions. The pitot tube is not even shown on the assembly page, but is present with the kit.

ID Models Savoia Marchetti S-79 Sparviero - (SM-79), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$145   

Rare 1/32 Sparviero. Contains white vacuformed parts and plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers experienced with this type of kit. This kit contains basic parts only. Previous experience and scratch building skills are required.

Revell 1956 Mercury Montclair Customizing Kit, 1/32, H1233-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Rare original hardbox issue from 1958. This kit builds a custom Montclair with numerous options. Features the Mercury model with a detailed engine, removable hood, detailed engine compartment, full interior, separately molded suspension and molded in underside detail. It is molded in a dramatic glossy deep purple plastic and chrome plate. The accessories include wild custom decals, custom grille, 2 fender fins, wheel disc bullets, filler plugs, 2 piece club pin, custom decals with flames or pencil lines and white stripes, white wall decals, rear view mirrors, antennas, spotlights, continental kit, hood scoop, top rear scoop, two side stacks and more The kit has never been started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, both sheets of decals, clear material for windows and instructions.

Blue Rider Oeffag Albatros D.III (253 Series) - Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, BR101

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality conversion kit. Finely molded vacuform parts with recessed panel lines. Includes full interior. Has metal detail parts parts (engine, wheels, prop, exhaust and more) and decals for four aces aircraft.

CM USS Panay China River Gunboat, 1/192

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$210   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Compelete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.