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Tri-ang General Aircraft Hotspur II Glider, 1/72, C152P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$19   

Made from quality Frog molds in France by Lines Brothers Group (Lines Freres S.A. in Calais) for the French domestic market. Features separately molded rudder, elevators and ailerons, optional position cabin door, wheels and struts, skids and two pilot figures with seats. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Fiat G-91 Gina, 1/50, 120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Hard-to-find kit in the Heller 'Yellow Box' design from the early 1960s. Has 46 parts and decals for the Italian Air Force The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. In 1961, the US Army evaluated four 'Ginas' for possible use in the close support/forward air control role. Despite much anticipatory rejoicing by Army aviators, this interesting project was abandoned when most fixed wing types were transferred to the USAF.

Revell Los Angeles Dodgers Electra II, 1/115, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$450   

Very rare. Special issue of the Dodgers Team Aircraft made by Revell just for the concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers, Inc. Never started and 100% inventoried complete. All parts, decals and instructions are still factory sealed inside. Box is solid with no tears, stains or writing. End flaps are solid. Superb example.

Airfix Hawker Hart First Issue - Bagged with Header, 1/72, 1398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$52   

Still factory sealed. First Airfix logo from the 1950s. Bagged kit with paper header.

Strombecker Convair XF2Y (Yf2Y-1) Sea Dart - Supersonic Float Plane - NO Rivet Detail, 1/60, D25-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$155   

From the 1950s. Rare first issue with no rivet detail on the plastic parts. Later issues all had this detail added. Box has great color. Nicely done kit for the time. Molded in dark blue plastic. Has very colorful decals in 'excellent' condition for this unusual and beautiful aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals, Strombecker club application and instructions present. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. After making the Sea Dart kit in 1956, they added four more for a total of 5 injection molded aircraft kits. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. The Sea Dart was a supersonic design that could take off and land from water using retractable hydro-skis. Five prototypes were built and over 300 test flights made. The advent of the super carrier spelled the end of the Sea Dart, although 4 still exist on display today.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1223-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1960s issue in the larger format box with black box sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this dramatic box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exit...or both. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Fairey Battle RAF or Belgian Air Force, 1/72, 259

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

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1960s issue with third Airfix logo. Nicely molded and well detailed kit with full cockpit, moving ailerons, optional bomb load and crew. Has decals from one of the most memorable Battle actions at the Maastricth bridges in May 1940 when five Battles of No. 12 Squadron, all flown by volunteers, were all shot down. Also includes decals for Belgian Air Force.

Micro-Dyne Super-C - Ultralight Indoor Flying Model Airplane - 1959 Nationals Winner

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+++

$44   

This design won it's class at the 1959 nationals with over 20 minutes of indoor flight. Rare late 1950s early 1960s balsa micro-film indoor endurance model kit. Contains Tungsten wire, drilled thrust bearing, wire parts, balsa prop, lubricant, microfilm solution, glue, Micro-2 rubber, emory paper, full size templates, washers and enough wood to build two models. The factory container (which is folded cardboard) is still factory staple sealed.

Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$34   

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 have been inventoried complete and includes the instructions. NOTE: this kit has the front springs broke off one side of the body half. You will need to repair it if you wish to build it. 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.

Bouwplaten SS Statendam (1956) Holland America Line Ocean Liner - Cardstock Model, 1/350

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit of this classic liner that saw extensive service; she was not scrapped until 2004. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. This appears to be a waterline kit; I cannot tell more because it is still sealed.

Schreiber-Bogen U-9 S188 Submarine (Type 205), 1/100, 559

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$18   

Large scale, full hull kit of this submarine launched in December of 1964. She is a museum ship now. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the edition with the '198' price circle in the upper right and no Parent's Magazine approval seal. Box is in 'excellent+' condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include very, very light wear and creasing. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original tissue packing paper.

Aurora Boeing 747 United, 1/156, 362-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$135   

Still factory sealed. Hardbox issue is dated 1968. Features full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, a clear display stand and colorful United decals.

Revell Lockheed Super G Constellation Eastern Golden Falcon, 1/128, H245-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$165   

1956 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that these kits were famous for. The box is in exceptional 'excellent ++' condition. Color and gloss are like new. All for corners are solid. Very, very light edge wear, a slight crease and the remains of factory tape are the only flaws. Instructions are near mint; decals are beautiful with only the slightest tint of yellow. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

ITC SS France Ocean Liner - (Norway), 1/450, 3600-4-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$250   

Very rare. First and only issue from 1963; very shortly after this kit was issued, ITC discontinued all plastic kit production. This is a large 1/450 scale kit of the SS France, one of the most beautiful ocean liners of all time. Very good detail for the time. Features full hull that is 24.75 inches long, 124 parts, 2 winged funnels, 3 anchors, 4 propellers, 2 launches, 20 lifeboats, 2 whaleboats, detailed mast, kingposts and superstructure. Inside, the kit is like new. The kit is molded in black (hull), red (funnels and fittings) and ivory (promenade and superstructure) to minimize painting like in the ITC United States. Kit also includes a beautiful letter (with a color painting of the France on the letterhead) from Georges Croisile, the Commandant of the French Line, introducing the kit and welcoming you onboard the real France one day. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still sealed in the factory bags. The red parts are not sealed but have been inventoried complete. Decals, flag sheets and instructions are included.

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.

Hasegawa CF-104 Red Indian Starfighter, 1/72, NTL-H03

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Rare special limited edition. Includes three extensive decal sheet for this special paint scheme. Decals are in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, R505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-

$28   

Still factory sealed. 'Boy Craft' Cellovision issue from the late 1950s. Box has the yellow oval 'Lindberg' logo on top hanging tab. Dramatic Ray Gaedke box artwork. 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.

Combrig Peter Velikiy 1877 Russian Battleship, 1/700, ZA1877

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Limited edition waterline kit. Features a beautifully cast resin hull and resin details. Detail is far superior to injection molded kits. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$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.