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Revell Hawker Siddeley Harrier - RAF or US Marines VMA-513 - Germany Issue, 1/32, H248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$64   

Revell of Germany issue with complete English instructions. Large 1/32 scale kit measures 17 inches long when assembled. Contains decals for both RAF and US Marines version. Features detailed rotating side jet nozzles, detailed engine, removable engine inspection panel, optional position landing gear, optional position speed brake, full cockpit with pilot, underwing loadout of rocket pods and drop tanks, opening canopy and movable wheels. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Some parts were not in bags. I inventoried those parts and they are complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Renwal Nieuport 17 Aeroskin Capt. G.M. Guynemer's Aircraft, 1/72, 265-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$42   

Still factory sealed. Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Guynemer's aircraft.

Mod-Ac US Army Searchlight - 800,000,000 Candle Power For Anti-Aircraft Defense, 1/24, 1044

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with four completely finished wheels, junction box and resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.

Laser Structures Ltd Three Logging Bunkhouses - HO Scale Craftsman - Bagged, 1/87, 1425

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$20   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed laser kit it with metal accessories. Master Creations invented laser-cut, tabbed construction and they certainly do a fine job of it.

Yunyj Tyechinik Yakovlev Yak-18 II Light Acrobatic Aircraft - Bagged, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. Features fine raised panel lines, pilot figure, 'in flight' configuration and decals. Molded in gray, white and clear. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing prop retainer and display stand. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. I believe this is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Yak-18s have been observed in service with the North Korean air force as recently as August 2018.

ESCI AD-4W Fleet-Eye - Skyraider Early Warning Platform - US Marines VMC-1 'Guppy' Korean War 1950 / Royal Navy AEW1 849 Sq A Flight 1956 Suez Crisis, 1/48, 4046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$44   

Still factory sealed. Pre-E2C Hawkeye Fleet Airborne Early Warning Radar Platform. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit and engine detail, drop tanks, two piece canopy and decals for the Royal Navy and US Marines.

Airfix H.S. Trident 1C British Airways, 1/144, 03174-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$46   

Still factory sealed. 1974 issue with the type four logo. Nicely molded 1/144 scale kit.

AMT Tupolev Tu-26 Tu-22M Backfire C, 1/72, 8832

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Large 1/72 scale kit of the successful Soviet supersonic follow-up to the Tu-22 Blinder. Well detailed with full cockpit, swinging wings, detailed wheel wells, crew boarding ladder, AS-4 Kitchen air-to-surface missile and decals for three aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Curtiss Goshawk F11C-2 - (F11C2) White 'Short' Box Issue, 1/72, 6796

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$30   

Still factory sealed. 1979 issue with the shorter 1.25" high box. Finely molded kit with markings for the 'High Hat' Squadron from CV-3 Saratoga in the 1930s.

Monogram US Air Force T-28A Trainer - Classic Issue With Patch, 1/48, 85-0028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. 1999 Revell-Monogram reissue with the original box art; it is even molded in the original plastic colors of silver and clear. Features detailed cockpit, opening rear canopy, retractable landing gear, rotating propeller and wheels, ground crew, student pilot and trainer figures and more.

PZW PZL P-23 A Karas, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Older but nicely molded model with raised panel detail and decals for the box art aircraft. Molded in light green, clear and with a white display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Albatros W.4 (W-4) Floatplane, 1/72, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Limited production kit with injection molded parts and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Heinkel He-111, 1/64, 580-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Large hard box issue from 1967. Features movable control surfaces, 'good' cockpit, working landing gear, two scale engines, removable cowling, engine ground display stand, crew and mechanic figures and a clear display stand for the aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing the mechanic's arm. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawasaki T-4 Blue Impulse - Acrobatic Team, 1/72, SP96

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$19   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded with 68 parts, all very fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, two piece canopy, drop tanks and a painting guide and colorful decals for the Blue Impulse Team.

Orange Crush-Revell 1907 Sears Touring Buggy, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

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.

Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter US Air Force - 479th TFW George AFB California 1963 / 479th TFW George AFB CA (A Different Aircraft), 1/48, PT19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$46   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and features an excellent cockpit, detailed gear wells, intakes and exhaust, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, separately molded rudder, ailerons, wing flaps and leading edge slats, three piece canopy, drop tanks and more. There is a full paint guide and very large and colorful decal sheet for both Starfighters listed.

Testors SR-75 Penetrator Spyplane, 1/72, 4078

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$72   

Includes all accessories shown on box top. Large kit of the secret aircraft that has reportedly replaced the SR-71. Model is over 26 inches long when assembled. Never started and inventoried with all parts present, 'mint' condition decals and instructions. Includes paint and glue, but no knife or brushes. This is the pre 1994 'lower parts count' version of this kit. In 1994 Testors had a reissue that simply added a tree of parts with landing gear, cockpit, clear, etc.

Dolphin Scire Submarine - Gibralter and Alexandria Assault Version - Adua Class 600 Italian Navy, 1/400, 003

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$74   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Dolphin made the only kit of Italy's most renowned submarine, famous for the amazing attacks in Gibraltar and Alexandria harbors using 'Chariots.' This is a resin, metal and PE model kit of the attack version. And thanks to Dusty Rhodes who wrote that Scire was lost to depth charge attack by HMT Islay, and shore battery gunfire, in Haifa Bay, 10 August 1942. In 1984, a joint Italian-Israeli team recovered a hull section and artifacts, which were shipped to Italy and incorporated in a memorial to the boat and her crew. The Gibraltar operation is interestingly depicted, with a degree of artistic license, in the 1959 docudrama film, The Silent Enemy.

Strombecker Lockheed VTO XFV-1 Vertical Take-Off Fighter, 1/72, C50-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$95   

Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer before plastic kits were introduced. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them. This kit is hardwood with many plastic injection molded parts, so it was produced in the transition from wood to plastic. The prop hubs, spinner, tip tanks and fuselage are wood, while the wings, prop blades, scoop and tank fins are red plastic while the canopy is injection molded in clear. Full color decals are furnished as well as a "Join the Strombecker Model-Makers Club" brochure. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, instructions, sandpaper, sanding stick and club form present.

Hawk Chrome Plated Lockheed U-2 - (Authenti-Plate), 1/48, 300-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$90   

1962 completely chrome plated hardbox kit with Bill Campbell artwork. Large scale with 20 inch wingspan. While the box is only fair, the chrome is above average condition with typical light wear. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions.