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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.

Kader Vickers Viscount BEA - British European Airways, 1/121, 393

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Ex-Lincoln molds. Very close to 1/144 scale. Good detail and complete decals including all pin stripes. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box has a stain on the bottom tray- outside only. All parts, decals and instructions are 'excellent' and undamaged.

Monogram Grumman Hu-16B Albatross (SA-16B), 1/72, PA160-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$62   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Dated 1967 and the 3rd issue of the classic 'Four Star' Kit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

Golden Age Reproductions Boulton Paul Defiant - 25 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$34   

Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the 1930s Golden Age of flying models. Features printwood, strip wood and spars, light weight plastic wheels, spinner and more, clear vacuformed one-piece canopy and turret, plastic propeller, rubber motor, fully formed wheels, bearing and hardware, beautiful copies of the original full size plans and a large sheet of full color decals. The model has not been started and is complete

Guano Aeroplane Yugoslav Fury - Series III Conversion, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

Injection molded conversion to make the Matchbox Fury kit into a Yugoslav 1930s Fury Series III. Still factory sealed.

Monogram B-26 Invader - Four Star Issue, 1/67, PA6-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

Early Monogram 'Four Star' aircraft kit with the artwork dated 1955. This is the third issue of this kit since it has 'PA6-98' and 'The Name For Quality Hobby Kits' in the box top logo (the second issue has 'Four Star Plastikit' in the logo). The actual release for this kit is probably between 1961 and 1966. Although created to 'box scale' (1/67 in this case), this model was very popular and remained in the catalog right up into the 1970s. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. The kit has never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Handley Page Victor K Mk.2 - RAF No. 55 From 'Desert Storm' Marham 1991 Or No. 57 Squadron Marham 1983, 1/72, 04326

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Nicely done kit dated 2003. Features full refueling equipment, optional position landing gear and crew entry door, crew boarding ladder, positionable ailerons and wing flaps, optional position speed brakes and full decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Avro Lancaster B.1 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$35   

1960s issue with colorful artwork showing a Lancaster lifting off from the English countryside into a clear and star-lit sky. Well detailed for that time. Features movable control surfaces, rotating gun turrets, props and wheels and optional position undercarriage. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Schreiber-Bogen Lockheed 1649A Super Constellation - Lufthansa Cardstock Kit, JFS-07989-95

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Giant 1/50 scale Lockheed Super Connie kit with Lufthansa markings. High quality cardstock kit from the 1950s or early 1960s. Fully decorated with high quality color printing that Schreiber is famous for. The kit has not been started. All the sheets are intact and in "very good++" condition. Includes instructions.

Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre Jet - JSDF, 1/72, JS015-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Very early Hasegawa kit with the first logo. This is one of at least two early logo issues with this part number and different box art. Includes JSDF decals. Nicely molded. Never started. Factory sealed internal parts bag with decals and instructions.

Revell Lil' John Buttera's 1927 Ford T Touring Street Rod, 1/25, H1334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

First issue dated 1975. Highly customized Ford T that cost $25,000 to restore in 1975. Features Borrani chrome spoke wheels, Goodyear radial tires, touring top, etched design on wing windows, Art Chrisman 289 cid Ford engine, Holley 4 barrel carburetor and Edelbrock manifold, Shelby Cobra finned valve covers, B&M 'Street 'n Strip' transmission, Jaguar rear end with Steve Davis 'quick change' center section and more. NOTE: there is no assembly, but 4 engine and 4 frame parts have been neatly painted black. There is no other painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Czech Master Fokker G-1 Reaper - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Rare. Beautifully cast resin model with a one piece body, wings, booms and stabilizers. There are very fine recessed panel lines and it is not warped. Also includes cowlings with engine fronts molded in, props, full main landing gear struts and wheels, tail wheel and strut, gear doors and a clear vacuform canopy. The G-1 was a fantastic late 1930's Dutch Fighter. It was a good as the Luftwaffe could field at that time, but had not entered mass production when the invasion hit Holland. Few were available but they performed well. Some saw service as captured aircraft with the Luftwaffe.

Mania Kawasaki Ki-48 Type 99 Lily - 8th Sentai 1942 / 90th Sentai Malaya 1942 / 34th Sentai New Guinea 1944 / 16th Sentai China 1943 / Hokota Flying School 1941-45, 1/72, 6-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$37   

Rare Lily in 1/72 from quality Mania molds. Features highly detailed interior, engines and landing gear with moving propellers, elevating guns, full color painting guide and markings for five aircraft. Never started. The it has been either inventoried 100% complete or all parts are still in the factory sealed parts bags. Decals and instructions present and in excellent condition.

Fujimi Aerospatiale SA-341C Gazelle - Royal Navy, 1/48, 5A39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Very nicely molded kit with full cockpit, detailed rotor hub, excellent exhaust, engine detail (for the visible part) and markings for one Royal Navy helicopters. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Tamiya KV-1 Type C Motorized, 1/35, MT134-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

Older but very well detailed and molded. Includes Mabuchi 26 motor still in the Mabuchi box, all-metal gear box and all hardware for motorized operation. The model has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.

MPM Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIII - RAF 32 Sqn and 28 Sqn, 1/72, C72026

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

This aircraft was the production result of the 'Super Spitfire' program that was started in 1943. Very nicely detailed with all recessed panel lines, film instruments and many photoetched parts. Includes decals for both airplanes listed - Fighter Reconnaissance 32 Sqn RAF from the 1948 Palestine-Israel War and Fighter Reconnaissance 28 Sqn based in Malaysia 1949. Never started. Factory sealed parts bag with decals and instructions.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-110E-1 - White Box Issue (Bf110E1), 1/72, 6812-0125

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

$32   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Roughly the fourth issue of this kit. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5), 1/72, 484-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Lacina. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15D / F-15DJ Eagle - USAF 12 TFS 18 TFW Kadena Airbase Japan / 204 Sq 7th FW JASDF Hyakuri Airbase Japan, 1/72, 807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Well molded and detailed. Features very fine raised panel lines, detailed dual cockpits, optional position speed brake and canopy, gear well detail, centerline drop tank, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder load-outs, extensive decals for both aircraft and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including large decal sheet and instructions.

Hasegawa Hughes 500 MD ASW - Taiwan (ROC) Navy, 1/48, U7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Rare 1/48 Hughes 500 ASW version. Very nicely molded with fine raised and recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and cabin, smoke markers, MAD and torpedo, separately molded cabin door and more. Includes decals for Taiwan and the Hughes Paris Air Show demo ship. Also includes a painting guide for the Kenya Army and California Highway Patrol (CHiP). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.