Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Hardbox issue with a copyright date of 1965. The 'Pacific Raiders' issue uses the same molds as the 1954 'S' kit. All three 'Raiders' sported new box artwork and featured in Pacific colors and markings. Also includes turret blocking plate to model Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
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.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Very Good
Includes correct, sprung metal trucks. This is a quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO Craftsman kits that is a complex and very highly detailed. When properly built, it is a museum quality display. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for this style kit. Features all Northeastern Scale Models hardwood lumber. All major parts are fully cut, milled, shaped and ready to assembly. Wood and metal stock is included as needed for details and will need to be cut to length. Includes cast metal details, a bag of detail parts that is still factory sealed and full size instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1990 reissue of Hasegawa's second injection molded model kit. Molded in light gray, clear and with the original black stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the 42' box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted tuscan red and lettered, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed and the other parts have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Early hardbox issue with fantastic box artwork. Small scale ship kit about 5.5 inches long when assembled. Nicely molded. Includes full hull, molded wood plank and wood grain detail, many separately molded deck details including cannon, masts, billow sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Limited edition of 750. High quality and highly detailed complete kit. Includes cast metal parts - decals for two aircraft - shaped struts and a fret of photoetched brass details. Never started at 100% complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it is complete with decals and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Dated 1991 and highly detailed with 118 parts. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, bomb and rocket load-outs, two piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. 2011 issue with 95 pieces.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Excellent cast resin accessory set, long out of production. It contains all of the beacons shown on the box photo. Still factory sealed inside.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Both models have never been started and are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Limited edition kit that is all injection molded, including the canopy. Features raised and recessed panel lies, (4) AA-1 missiles and decals for one of several aircraft.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Beautifully cast high-definition resin fuselage with very fine recessed panel lines. Includes metal seat and vacuform canopy for S-5 and S-8 Versions. Converts the Italeri FW-190 to the S-5 or S-8. Does not include decals. Never started and complete.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Dated 1947 and rare. Very early control line model for 1/2 engines. Features solid wood, precut wings, sturdy wood-planked fuselage, printwood, nose block, multiple engine mounting options, full hardware, excellent plans with many additional details. Contains all parts required and even color decals. Never started and inventoried complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) with great artwork. Inside the kit has the four piece stand and the revised instructions showing it. NOTE: this kit has two parts neatly assembled- the fuselage halves have been assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory sealed. Very good mold quality featuring all very fine recessed panel lines, cast metal details and full decals for both aircraft listed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Larger scale (1/48) Fury model. Nicely molded good detail and subtle fabric texture where appropriate. Features cockpit detail, pilot with positionable arms and full rigging instructions. Very colorful checkerboard decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Hard-to-find limited issue kit. Features injection molded main airframe parts, cast metal nose wheel and strut and vacuform canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. From 1997. Very well molded and finely detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and more.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.