Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Early 1950s issue. Rare narrow height Pre 'S' box with different artwork. Has early 1st issue stand with a one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top) and correct instructions showing that stand. Box is solid with four great corners and excellent color. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The small parts are still in the factory 'krinkle' bag. Decals and instructions are near mint.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare kit from the early 1960s. This kit was before Otaki used part numbers; note the old logo. The box is in 'very good' condition with great color and gloss, some creases as shown, no fading, no split corners, no tape, one price tag on a short side and no repairs. The model has working features. When you move a small switch on the bottom of the fuselage, it launches a spring-loaded torpedo. Also, the ailerons move, wheels rotate and the props spins. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. It is molded in dark green, black and clear and all parts and decals are still sealed in the factory bag. Even includes the original glue. Complete with instructions, which are also excellent.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete 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 six to eight weeks.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
One of the most known names in early HO model railroading was Varney. This kit is from the unusual 1950s Varney streamlined passenger car line. The main car bodies are metal with lithographed color sides. The paint is in excellent condition and still has great gloss. The kit also includes ends, floor, bolsters, handrails, couplers and trucks. Never started and complete with instructions and all parts, most still sealed in small envelopes. These make great stand alone kit or as functional cars for your HO railway.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed. Has decals for all three aircraft. From quality Airfix molds. Well detailed kit for the time. Control surfaces move, props and wheels rotate and the doors can be position opened or closed.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. The box is present and is excellent - it is not shown in the photo. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof/sides and floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
First release hardbox copyright dated 1965. This kit features movable control surfaces, rotating props, moving wheels and gun turrets and full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Nicely molded and detailed kit. Features fine raised panel lines and some cockpit detail including seats, side windows and crew of three. Features decals for the aircraft on the box artwork. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Rare. Still factory bag sealed. As part of a promotion, the Blue Angels contracted with Mini Craft of Torrance, California for header/bagged Hasegawa A-4 kits molded in dark blue and with special instructions and Blue Angels decals. Probably dates from the 1970s or early 1980s.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc-
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. 1960s Type 3 logo issue. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Has decals and optional parts to build a floatplane or landing gear equipped land plane. Decals are for either the USS North Carolina in 1944 or a High Visibility version. Features very fine raised panel lines, cockpit interior and crew of two with rear gunner and machine gun, five piece windshield, bomb load and aircraft painting guide.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Purchased new on March 25, 1966 at Rod's Model Shop on St. Clarie Street in Cleveland Ohio. Another successful design for Class C Cabin National Competition by Wally Simmers. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features covering tissue, quality strip and printwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Features parts for stock or custom version, opening hood, detailed engine and compartment, full interior and underside detailing. Molded in tan, chrome, clear and rubber tires. The kit has never been 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1972 Collector's Series issue. Features highly improved mold quality and terrain display base. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Large (1/48) kit. Well molded with many parts and fine detail. Has realistic subtle cloth texture on the areas covered by fabric and a smooth surface on metal sections. Includes display stand, rigging material and very colorful decals. Never started. NOTE: missing windshield. Inventoried with all other parts present and with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1980 Revell Takara (Japan) issue. Contains parts and markings to make P1Y1, P1Y1a, P1Y2 and PI2-S. Kit features full interior detail, detailed engines, optional position landing gear, and open or closed bomb bay with different bomb or torpedo loads. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
"Large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on 6 exceptionally large sheets of quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Includes full instructions in German. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. NOTE: due to the very large sheets, this kit will be shipped rolled up in a tube unless you request otherwise. From Wikipedia: After a very active career as the French ocean liner Pasteur, she was acquired by North German Lloyd and renamed TS Bremen in 1957, she was extensively rebuilt at Bremer Vulkan in Bremen for approximately 65 millions DM. Her size was increased to 32,336 GRT and the load-carrying capacity with 8,700 tdw. She received new boilers and four turbines with a maximum output of 60,000 HP rendering a maximum speed of 26 knots. Economical output of 53,500 HP gave a very useful speed of 23 knots. Three 1,375 KVA generators had an output of 6,600 kilowatt. One very noticeable change was the new drop-shaped funnel, which was much more in proportion with the ship than the original tall funnel. To enhance comfort, two 4,50 m Stabilizers were fitted. In June 1959, she underwent new sea trials. The ship was very popular. She was sold January of 1972. After another refit, which changed her tonnage to 23,801 tons, the TSS Regina became the flagship of Chandris Cruises and inaugurated her Mediterranean service, calling at Limassol for the first time on May 19 and taking passengers from Cyprus to Beirut, Haifa, Heraklion, Piraeus, Katakolon, Corfu, Dubrovnik and Venice. Regina continued calling at Limassol regularly every two weeks and her cruises became extremely popular.She cruised the world until 1974, when she was laid up in Piraeus because of rising fuel costs and the loss of emigration charters to Australia. She later sank while being towed to the breakers.