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Airfix North American F-86D Sabre Dog - USAirfix Issue, 1/72, 20040

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

1979 release and a very nicely molded kit. Features decals for the colorful box photo aircraft, good cockpit and inlet detail, optional position air brakes and air brake well detail, optional position landing gear, retracted or extended ventral rocket tray and drop tanks. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

A A Hales Ltd Cutty Sark 'Marinecraft' Kit - 17 Inch Wooden Ship Kit, 658

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats, dead-eyes, figurehead and ships wheel, a full set of flags and sails, injection mast platforms, metal chain, numerous brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, colorful insignia sheet with front scrollwork, rear scrollwork and name, name plate and cabin sides with windows and doors, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including flags, instructions, photo sheet and plans.

Comet Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3502

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$54   

Still factory sealed. 1970s large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Revell Tactical Missiles Dart and Little John, 1/40, H547-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

Hard-to-find model in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. This is the rarer final issue from 1963 and not the "S" issue. For this release, the original box art was retained and the part number and name were changed, while the side panels show Revell's then-new series of 1/72 scale WWII aircraft. Note that the this kit is called 'Tactical Rockets' instead of the original 'Tactical Missiles'. These models are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs,decals and crew of three. Molded in dark olive drab and white plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on it's launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early 5-foot long wire guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance.

Trumpeter Soviet ML-20 152mm Howitzer With M-46 Carriage - With Turned Metal Barrel And 3 PE Frets, 1/35, 02324

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$34   

Very well detailed and molded. Features 300+ parts, turned metal barrel, three brass frets with numerous PE parts, rubber tires and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Allison Prop-Jet Engine - Turbo Prop 501-D13), 1/11, H1551-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$295   

Very rare. 1960 first issue hardbox with classic artwork; not a reissue. Very highly detailed model of the inside and outside of the 501-D13 that powered the big Convairs and numerous other aircraft. Features a great number of moving parts that duplicate the movement of the actual engine. Molded in correct black, blue, orange and silver plastic. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory and never started. All internal blue display cardboard packing is in 'near mint' condition. All parts and paperwork are still in the clear factory sealed bags. Also includes instructions for motorizing; motor and battery box were not included in this issue.

Revell Atomic Space Explorer Solaris - (Helios), 1/156, H1851-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$375   

Very rare 1968 reissue of the Helios "S" kit from 1959. The Helios was a 'near future' space model of a proposed nuclear powered lunar landing craft from 1959. The model was designed by Krafft A. Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, who also designed the Revell Space Shuttlecraft and some of the famous Strombecker Space kits. All phases of the flight can be recreated with the model; twisting the nose cone actually lowers the landing gear and power cables. Includes retractable landing gear, movable control surfaces, removable control capsule on first stage, gondola power cables that reel in and out, detailed living quarters with removable viewing panel, launch platform and 5 crew. Correctly molded in three colors: silver, dark blue and white. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition and the instructions are 'near mint.' The box has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tape or price tags, no tears or rips and no fading or stains. There is a light ding at the top center as shown and very light wear.

Revell B-25 Mitchell Pacific Raiders, 1/64, H238-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$56   

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.

Hasegawa Heinkel He-51 B-2 Floats - Spanish Civil War or Luftwaffe - (He51B2), 1/72, B16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Hard-to-find He-51 float version with Spanish Civil War decals. This is an older but nicely molded and detailed kit that has markings for both aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Huma Model Arado Ar-396, 1/72, 23

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

The highly successful Ar-96 was an all metal aircraft designed by Walter Blume. It first flew in 1938 and quickly became the Luftwaffe's standard advanced trainer for the duration of WWII. The Ar-396 was a direct development of the Ar-96; the main difference was that it used less strategic materials. The Ar-396 A-1 was single-seat gunnery trainer that was powered by an Argus As 411 engine and built largely from wood. This model is the two seater version, which would appear to be the A-2 instrument trainer. Still factory sealed. Nicely molded model with recessed panel lines, good cockpit, crew, bomb load and more.

Huma Model Gotha Go-145 - Bagged, 1/72, 22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Still factory sealed. The Gotha Go-145 is one of the most successful aircraft designs of all time. Over 12,000 Go 145's were built in Germany/Turkey and Spain. The design was rugged, easy to build and simple to maintain. It saw service as a trainer for radio, aerobatics, gunnery, photo recon and instrument training. It also saw combat service from 1942 on as a night bomber. Model builds any of three versions - two seater with gunnery position / multi role night intruder / two seater with enclosed canopy and spatted wheels.

Fujimi Northrop F-5B - (T-38A), 1/48, 5A3-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$44   

Still factory sealed. From the late 1960s or early 1970s. This is an early Fujimi Mokei issue. Features very fine raised panel detail, AIM-9 Sidewinders, Bullpups, wing tip tanks, 1000lb and 750lbs bomb load-out and more.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8 - Lt. Rudi Linz Staffelkapitain 12/JG5 Early 1945 Norway / III/JG301 Late 1944 Stendal Germany, 1/72, AP3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Finely molded with all recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, two piece optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, centerline drop tank and detailed painting guide and decals for both aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix English Electric Lightning F.1A - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 11-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

1960s issue with vivid artwork. A pilot ejects on a pillar of flame as his stricken BAC plunges earthward trailing black smoke. Despite this dramatic scene, XM192 enjoyed in historical fact a long career with 111 and 145 squadrons, retiring intact in 1973 to become a ground display aircraft. Never started. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora De Havilland DH-10 Bomber, 1/48, 786

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$69   

1976 issue with revised molds. Much better kit than previous releases. Features choice of markings, painting guide, rigging instructions and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Revell Tempest MkV, 1/144, H1016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue, most likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The colorful inner box is factory sealed with special Lodela tape, then it was factory shrink-wrapped.

Hobby Craft Lockheed F-94A Starfire - PA ANG or USAF Decals, 1/48, HC1597

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with a fine recessed panel lines, full cockpits, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, optional position canopy and drop tanks. Decals for 103rd FIS 1953 PA ANG and USAF F-94A 1953.

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.

Aurora Fokker D-7 - (D-VII), 1/48, 106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

Mid to late 1960s issue that retains the graphic box art from the original. The box is in exceptional condition with as-new color and gloss. Molded in green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays better than the 'excellent++' grade but is rated as such because there is very light age foxing on the left short side panel.

Revell SE-210 Caravelle SAS Airlines - Great Britain Issue, 1/96, H184

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Early 1960s Revell of Great Britain issue. Arguably one of the most beautiful airliners built. With large colorful SAS decal sheet, rotating wheels, optional position loading ramp and landing gear. She saw service with Air France, SAS, Swissair, United and several others. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two main wheels. Otherwise complete with all other parts, "excellent++" condition decals and instructions. The box has four closed split corners.