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Orange Crush-Revell 1908 Buick '10' Rumble, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

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.

Pioneer 2 Focke-Wulf TA-154, 1/72, 4001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$9   

Still factory tape sealed. Nice kit of the Germany copy of the Mosquito.

Air Lines Miles Master (Ex-Frog), 1/72, 4904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one strut brace which can be made from scratch. Otherwise inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Pyro 1932 Chrysler Imperial 8 Cylinder Roadster, 1/32, C411-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, chrome plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and gas tank, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, removable hood and dual mount rear spares. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly. The hood halves and body halves are assembled to 'professional' quality; they fit to the frame, body and each other perfectly. The wheel halves are glued to 'pro' quality as well. There is no other assembly and zero painting. The front brake drums are broke from the axle but present and can be repaired. The manifold is broke, but all parts are present so it can be repaired. Missing one rumble seat step. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present including instructions.

Revell Boeing PT-13D Kaydet - Bagged, 1/72, 4116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Missing one windshield - otherwise inventoried with all other parts. Includes decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Skywave Royal Navy 'O' Class Destroyer (G17 Onslow Type) - One Ship, 1/700, SW-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline kit. NOTE: Contains ONE destroyer (not two) and decals for 'O' class DDs. Four of the two dozen or so decals have been used; the rest are intact. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with one complete DD, partial decals and instructions.

Crest-Armtec German 150mm Nebelwefer, 1/76, 2

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$12   

All metal kit from the early 1960s. Excellent detail. Factory sealed.

Revell Olds Delivery Van Highway Pioneers - (Oldsmobile), 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it is complete with decals and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell American Air Lines Boeing 707 Astrojet Jet Horizons Series, 1/140, H243-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

1964 hardbox issue. Features colorful American Airlines decals, fan-jet engines, optional position landing gear and passenger doors and moving rudder and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ATP Boeing 727-200 - Fuselage Conversion with Decals, 1/144, AVK-2

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$5   

Very nicely formed with recessed control surface lines. Includes ATP window, cockpit window and door decals for the 717-1200. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller MD 450 Ouragan (MD-450) - Israeli 1956 or French Air Force EC 1/12 Cambraisis 1954, 1/72, 201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. 1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed.

Orange Crush-Revell 1904 Oldsmobile Delivery Wagon - Early Issue, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Early issue when Modelandia had only 13 stores (see below). 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.

ITC Piasecki VZ-8P or 59L Airgeep Aerial Jeep, 1/35, 3674-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

Well detailed kit from about 1960. The Airgeep was made for the US Army to increase mobility by combining the best of a jeep and helicopter. It traveled at up to 150 miles per hour and could carry several fully equipped troops. Includes three crew members. Has decals for the US Army prototype. Never started. NOTE: missing three ground troops, ground base and #9, very small foot pedals. The pedals can be easily made from strip plastic. Includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like 1934 Ford Three Window Coupe - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09308

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1970s Life-Like issue from 1960s Pyro molds. Features colored injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. Ideal for slot car conversion.

Hasegawa Mig-27 Flogger D, 1/72, 1143

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Includes decals and paint guide for both aircraft. Good selection of air-to-air or air-to-ground stores. Operational swing wings, detailed landing gear, gear wells and cockpit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Jaguar E (Two Seater), 1/50, L521

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Rare two-seat Jaguar strike aircraft kit in large 1/50 scale. Older issue with classic box art. Nicely molded and features fine raised panel lines & recessed control surfaces, good cockpit detail, arresting gear and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix F4F Wildcat Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1203-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very colorful 1960s issue with great box artwork. 'White and Black' issue with white and black box ends.

Tamiya Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Rufe - 11th Air Flotilla (Tender Kamikawa Maru) 1942 Solomons / Yokosuka Air Fleet / 5th Air Fleet Kiska Aleutian Island 1942 / 452 Air Fleet 1943 Kimikawa Maru / 934 Air Fleet Avon Aquatic Base 1944 - (A6M2N), 1/48, 6417-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$19   

Nicely detailed and well molded kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and engine, beaching trolley, bomb load and painting guide and decals for 6 aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Martin PBM-5 Mariner - 'S' Issue, 1/112, H258-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$85   

1957 'S' issue with fantastic artwork. The box has like-new gloss and color, with light edge wear as the only flaw. This is the first issue of the Revell PBM, and it is correctly molded in gloss Navy Blue and clear with a clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Very finely molded and an excellent for that time. Features rotating gun turrets, optional position port and starboard bomb bay doors and bomb load, rotating props and optional position crew entry doors. This kit has not been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Fujimi Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair - (F4U4), 1/70, FC-9-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

From the late 1960s or early 1970s. AHM/Fujimi issue with very nice box artwork. Features rotating prop, working ailerons and pilot figure. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.