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Lincoln Vickers Viscount BEA British European Airways, 1/121, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s with great box art. Nice early kit that is close to 1/144 scale. Features rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and excellent, full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete, including instructions and excellent decals. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Aurora N-156 Freedom Fighter (F-5), 1/48, 140-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. The only flaw is a split seal on the right short side. 1962 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. This kit is a very good representation of the rare 'Freedom Fighter' prototype N-156. It developed into the F-5, which was widely exported and saw service in over 30 countries. Only three of the N-156 prototypes were built. The design centered around two GE J85 turbojets which originally powered the ADM-20 Quail decoy carried by the B-52 fleet. Initially there seemed to be little demand until President Kennedy's Military Assistance Program required a low-cost fighter that could be provided to US Allies. The N-156 was easily the top choice. It was renamed the F-5 and the rest is history - it became one of the most widely used fighter/bombers in post-WWII history and is still in service in some air forces. Kit includes pilot, cockpit and instrument panel and three drop tanks and early AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 346-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$135   

Very rare first and only hardbox issue from the tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Television's smash hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora are no exception. This example has very nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags and zero fading. Flaws include light wear, a factory 'bunch' in the litho and general scuffs and shown. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, Me-109 and FW-190.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-2 Panther - US Navy VF-123 / Marines VMF-115 / 1949 Blue Angels - (F9F2), 1/72, D11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Very nicely molded fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, two piece canopy, pilot figures, optional position speed brakes and 6 under-wing rockets. Builds any of the three aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Airfix Harrier GR-7 - RAF 4 Sqd Night Attack / US Marines MVA-214 Black Sheep - (BaE GR7), 1/72, 04039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1991 and features 102 parts. Very nicely detailed and molded. Features good cockpit, intakes and exhaust, optional position landing gear, numerous pylons with weapons loadout and decals for both air forces.

Airfix Dassault Mirage F-1C - South African or French - (f1C), 1/72, 04022-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

First issue. Kit features very fine surface detail and decals for either air force. Includes cockpit, optional position canopy, optional position speed brakes and landing gear and choice of underwing stores configuration with bombs, missiles and fuel tanks. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Enterprise Monocoupe Nifties - Flying Aircraft, N-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$46   

Rare, 1950s highly prefabricated flying model kit advertised as "Out Of The Box - Into The Air!" The Nifties series was well designed with all-balsa cabin construction (not profile) which eliminates the need for tissues. Features all die-cut parts with fuselage sides, bottom and tops, fully finished, dihedraled and airfoiled "Wonder Wing", fully factory painted on both sides of the wood (when required), finished celluloid cabin windows, factory carved wooden parts, finished wheels, formed wire landing gear, hardware, 5" wide bladed plastic flying prop, rubber motor, step by step plans and more. Never started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bag. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. The Nifties line for this wingspan consisted of the N-1 Piper Cub Special, N-2 Taylorcraft, N-3 Aeronca Champion and the N-4 Monocoupe.

Lindberg Diesel Tug (Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil) - (ex-Pyro), 1/76, 77221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$34   

Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds. Measures 13.5 inches long when assembled and very nicely detailed for that time. Could be motorized and made R/C (as some other releases were, but you must supply the hardware for this issue). Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Hasegawa BAC F.Mk-6 Lightning - RAF and Saudi Arabian Air Force, 1/72, JS-019-175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$28   

Contains 42 pieces. Has decals for both versions of the famous British "over-under" twin engine supersonic fighter. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Italeri Mirage 2000D Strike Fighter - France Red Flag 1992 / Greece / Taiwan, 1/72, 023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$12   

A very nice kit featuring all fine, recessed panel lines, detailed dual cockpits, optional position canopies, drop tank, missile and air-to-air missile load out and markings and full paint guide for the aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$159   

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 most common set is the 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. What most people have never seen is the other cars the Crush offered beyond the Highway Pioneers. Again, these were from Revell (Lodela) molds and this time 'Revell' is listed two short box sides in addition to Orange Crush. Inside, the instructions are specially made for Orange Crush but also have the Revell logo. Inside is the classic Revell kit with detailed engine and chassis, opening hood, detailed interior with separately molded inside panels and driver and passenger figures. Molded in ivory plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Once you had your bottle caps, they could be redeemed one of 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! Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side 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, judging from the box side illustration. 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 indicated that the promotion went on for a significant amount of time. Oddly enough, the '56 Eldorado box does not mention Modelandia, although we know they were deeply involved in the Crush Highway Pioneers. This kit must be shipped insured.

Orange Crush-Revell 1908 Buick '10' Rumble, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

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.

Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

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.

Hubley 1930 Packard Model 740 Custom Roadster, 1/22, 4860-500

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$119   

From the 1970s. Very well detailed with 143 parts. Includes metal body, chassis, hood, engine and other detail parts with injection molded details, clear parts, and a large tree of chrome plated parts. Features a full rolling chassis just like the real car with excellent engine detail, removable hood, complete exhaust and suspension, working steering, flexible radiator hoses, rubber tires, chrome spoke wheels and working worm-gear steering. Has full interior detail with very clear thin windshields and special interior side panels. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. In the 1930s Packard was the style leader in America and a beautiful, fast status symbol. Packards were not the most expensive, but were the most desired cars. The 1930s Packards are seen as the high point of the brand.

MPC Chevrolet Cavalier J-Car, 1/25, 1-0813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$26   

1983 issue. The box is worn but the kit inside is like new. Features parts to build the stock or a variety of custom cars, stock engine or optional turbocharger or Weber carbs, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior, stock or custom wheels and other options. Molded in a red, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. 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.

Easy Built Models Fairchild PT-19 Trainer - 35 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Large-scale big wingspan issue. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propeller, rubber motor, clear windshield material, full sized plans, instructions, covering tissue and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made original designed and excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s.

Easy Built Models Bolton Paul Defiant - 30 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-74

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$37   

Quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hacker DHC-2 Beaver - 26 Inch Wingspan For Rubber / CO2 / R/C, 2302

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

A well engineered, prefabricated model featuring all precision die-cut quality balsa parts, light plastic vacuform cowl and engine front, stripwood, plastic wheels, prop and more, rubber motor, covering material, full color decals, full size plans and a book of text instructions. 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 decals and instructions.

Sterling Luscombe Sedan - 21 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, Peanut, K-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, clear window material, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions sheet. 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 decals and instructions. All eyes were set on the great 'Air Age' that was promised after World War II. "An aircraft in every garage" was considered the next thing and there were few if any naysayers. One Luscombe entry into the promised age for the four place family aircraft was the 1948 Sedan. Designed for simplicity, reliability and economy, the Sedan did all three very well. Crusing speed was 130 mph at 1850 RPM with a top speed of 150 mph. She landed at 60 mph and weighed 2,280 lbs. Range with a pilot, 600 pounds of people or cargo was over 500 miles.