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Fujimi D4Y3 Type 33 Suisei 'Judy' Carrier Dive Bomber - 601 Kokutai / 2nd Battle of the Philippine Sea, 1/72, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$25   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, gear well and cockpit detail and optional bomb and drop tank loads. Decals represent an aircraft from the 601st group which was partially equipped with the new Judy and took part in the 2nd Battle of the Philippine Sea. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless, 1/48, H-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, printwood prop and hub, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Hasegawa T-2 JASDF Blue Impulse, 1/72, E20

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed kit.

Aurora Avro CF-100 Canuck - All-Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$65   

1964 issue. Still has the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo with the sunburst. The kit is factory sealed but has seal tears, box damage and small holes in the upper left and center upper right.

Iron Shipwrights USCG Tampa (Tampa Class) Coast Guard Cutter, 1/350

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Very highly detailed ship kit. Includes resin hull and details, extensive photoetched parts and instructions. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still Internal factory bag sealed and the parts that were never bag sealed have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Cavacraft British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, S-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This series was Cavacraft's competition for Strombecker, and they did a great job. These kits are as good and often better than Strombecker's. The wingspan is 6 and 5/8 inches. All parts are completely carved and shaped from quality western pine. Features fully finished fuselage, finished wings complete with perfect airfoil, die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizers, a factory sealed bag with pre-finished wheels, metal prop and wood dowel stock, excellent full color decals, a sealed envelope of Casein Glue, sandpaper, sanding stick and illustrated, step-by-step instructions with a painting guide and full size plans. Complete and never started. Other aircraft in the line included S-1 P-51 Mustang, S-2 British SE-5, S-3 Piper Cub, S-4 Ercoupe, S-5 Taylorcraft, S-6 Navion, S-7 Cessna 140 and S-8 Fokker Triplane.

AMT Chevrolet 1970 1/2 Camaro Z28, 1/25, 6896

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$32   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed model with over 85 parts. Features detailed 396 CID or 350 CID engines, separately molded front subframe, detailed suspension, driveline and exhaust, complete interior, detailed engine compartment, opening hood and more.

Guillows Stearman PT-17 - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight / U Control / R/C, 1/16, 803

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

Large 1/16 scale kit with a 28 inch wingspan. Late 1970s/early 80s issue. Includes provisions for rubber or U Control flight or could be converted to RC. Features movable ailerons, elevator and rudder. The main structure is wood (stick and tissue) while many plastic details are included such as pilot, cowl, scale engine and propeller, wheel fairings, wheels and more. Includes well cardstock detailed cockpit, die cut balsa, full size plans and a large sheet of decals. The kit has never been started. Smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

UPC HMS Tiger C20 Cruiser, 1/415, 5014-3-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Probably ex-Frog molds. Very nicely detailed full-hull ship model. Measures 16 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing #42 rear mast and (1) of (4) life boat davits. Inventoried with all other parts including instructions, decals and flag sheet.

Air Lines Fairey Gannet ASW - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the arresting gear is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. Air Lines manufacturing history: 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 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.

Airfix BAC Lightning F.3 - RAF 5th Sq Binbrook 1983 / RAF 11 Sq Binbrook 1984, 1/72, 02080

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Type four logo issue. This issue includes a large and very extensive decal sheet for the two versions listed. Kit features optional position landing gear and speed brakes and two air-to-air missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-82E / F-82G Twin Mustang Heritage Edition Issue, 1/72, 6063

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$29   

Still factory sealed. 1984 issue. Has parts and markings for both day and night fighter version.

Revell Eurocopter PAH-2 Tiger, 1/72, 4488

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Excellent, newer kit featuring fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, weapons load and German decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5), 1/70, A12-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

From the very early 1960s. Fujimi Japan issue with very collectible box artwork and glossy box top. Features rotating prop and wheels, bombs, drop tank, rockets 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.

Guillows Vought F4U-4 Corsair - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Model - (F4U4), 1/16, 1004

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

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. Very large 30.75 inch wingspan (78 cm) flying or static model. Can be flown rubber powered, free flight, U-Control or R/C. Features stick and tissue constructions, quality die-cut balsa and stripwood, plywood firewall, extensive vacuform details such as engine, cowling, landing gear, intakes, dropping bomb and much more.

Aurora-KB Pfalz D-III, 1/48, 1109-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

1972 Collectors Edition issue. This is the improved issue when Aurora upgraded the molds for accuracy. Includes 'Battle Terrain Display Base.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have bug damage to the backing paper but the actual transfers have no damage.

Ambroid Great Northern GN Airslide Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-11

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Either inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions or the envelope is still factory sealed and all other parts are inventoried present. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Hasegawa Mig-21 Fishbed - USSR / Czech / North Vietnamese / Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force, 1/72, JS012-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Rare first logo issue from the 1960s. This was an excellent model for that time and came with markings for all three air forces, a centerline supersonic drop tank and two Atoll missiles. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

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.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T Sedan - Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$29   

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 part numbers. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the correct instructions. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. 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.