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Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter - S Issue, 1/96, H223-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Fresh from a long-closed hobby shop. 1955 first issue in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tears or rips, no missing litho, no tape or tag marks (except the factory sealing tape of course), fading and no creases. The only flaw is very light wear, mainly at the upper left corner. Features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure, opening rear drive-on cargo door and more. Molded in gloss silver and clear and includes the famous 'Revelving' Swivel Base molded in clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all pieces present. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


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.

Hawk Rocket Power 3 Guided Missiles Dart Little John La Crosse, 1/48, 614-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor


Rare and an ideal builder. Constant scale kit includes all three missiles on a unique and colorful cardboard display. Inside, the kit is like new and has never been started. The cardboard display for the missiles is in 'mint' condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box has extensive damage as shown and the sides are in similar condition.

Mantua HMS Victory - With Fittings - 42.1 Inches Long Plank-On-Frame Wooden Ship, 1/98, 776

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare and extremely detailed model. Features Features hardwood and plywood parts, quality strip stock for planking, an extensive set of hundreds of fittings in three different boxes (Art. 776A, Art. 776S and Art. 524) with parts in brass, wood and a small number in injection molded plastic, printed fabric flags, numerous sheets of plans all in 'excellent' condition and more. The kit has never been started. Almost all of the fittings are still factory sealed; the two bags that were opened have been inventoried complete with all parts. The large parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete including all paperwork.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra - Assault Helicopter - Rectangle Box Issue, 1/48, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Big 'A' logo issue is dated 1972 and this is likely the fourth issue of this kit. In the late 1960s Aurora realized that the older molds were out of date and modelers were demanding more realism. They made a new set of molds for ships, airplanes and helicopters. These were significant improvements as the new molds were on par with current offerings. This Cobra kit is one of the improved models. Features full cockpit, pilot and copilot figures, rotating main and rear rotors and optional weapons load of miniguns or rocket pods. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Planet Models Gotha P60-C Nachtjager - (P-60 C / P60C), 1/72, 013

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Hard-to-find limited edition model finely cast in high definition resin. Features all fine recessed surface detail, a clear vacuform canopy (still clear, not yellowed), 'good' cockpit detail and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

CM CL8 USS Detroit 1945 (Omaha class 1945), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Built by Dave Judy from CM kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Compelete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

LS Pitts Special S2A Canadian Reds, 1/72, L2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


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Very finely molded kit of this classic acrobatic aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair 990 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/107, 397-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very rare kit from 1962. First and only issue. This is the largest injection molded kit ever made of the very fast Convair 990 airliner. The box has as-new color and sheen with four solid corners and no repairs. There are no price tags, tape or price tag/tape marks. The only flaw is light edge wear. The model is molded in the correct white and clear plastic, with the large clear triangle display stand and full color United decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both flat with slight yellowing being the only flaw. NOTE: shipping insurance is required with this kit. The Convair 990 and its near sister 880 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. The commercial failure of the 990 caused Aurora to pull these molds from production shortly after the introduction of the kit. The 990 was a larger and faster (Mach .91) airliner than the 880, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two for decades after the last one was phased out of commercial service. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

Airfix OV-10 Bronco - US Marines - USAirfix Issue, 1/72, 20030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. 1979 issue is finely molded and detailed for that time featuring crew, drop tanks, AIM-9M Sidewinders, gun pods and bombs.

Monogram Junkers Ju-88 A-4 Pro Modeler - Luftwaffe 3./KG54 'Totenkopf' Bergamo Italy 1943 / 2./LG1 Italy 1943 and 9./KG51 'Edelweise' Russia 1943, 1/48, 85-5948

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


Still factory sealed. Excellent Pro Modeler issue from 1998. Features 203 pieces, superb detail inside & out and includes painting guide and decals for three different aircraft.

Heller SA-360 or SA-365 Dauphin, 1/50, 483

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. Large 1/50 scale detailed helicopter kit. Features parts and decals to build -360 or 365 versions, complete cockpit and interior, detailed rotor head, working rotors and more.

Paramount Boeing 727 -100 JAL 'Tone' Old Livery, 1/220, 6005-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare kit from Otaki molds. It represents an early 'short' 727 and features very fine raised detail, full landing gear, a display stand and stunning early JAL full color decals just like the box art aircraft. This was back when airlines would name aircraft, and this one is 'Tone,' which is a river in Japan. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Paramount was based in Canada and sold kits from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s when they shut down. This exact kit lists Pawtucket, RI as the address with the contents made in Japan and the litho done in Canada. Most if not all of the kits were from older Otaki, Sanwa, Nichimo or Marusan molds although some remain unidentified. Kits for sale in Canada has three digit part numbers, and those destined for the USA had four digit numbers.

Revell B-24 Liberator Giant Bomber Buffalo Bill - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/92, H218-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Second issue dated 1954 with hardbox Pre-S artwork of 'Buffalo Bill' by Richard Kishady. Molded in the correct high-gloss medium olive drab and clear plastic with the clear Revell 'World' Swivel Stand display base. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC 1977 Datsun Pickup - Stock / Dirt Racer / Custom, 1/25, 1-7708

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. This is the rare first and only issue kit of this popular 1977 pickup. This is a rather remarkable kit and is very well detailed for that time. Features a complete rolling chassis build just like the actual truck, excellent full front and rear suspension, separately molded exhaust, underside mounted spare, well-detailed engine with optional custom parts, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, roll bar, custom lights, stock and custom wheels, turning front wheels, opening tailgate and more.

Aurora Superboy Comic Scenes, 1/8, 186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


This is the 1974 issue which includes the comic book with the backdrop mural to create a 3-D Action Display. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Flagship American Airlines 'S' Issue, 1/139, H246-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in it's initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions.

Monogram Hawker Hurricane Mk IIA/Mk IIB/Mk IIC/Mk IID/Mk IV - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA90-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Third issue of the classic kit dated 1968. This is part of the popular and successful Monogram 1/48 WWII line that they started in the 1960s. Features all parts and decals to build any of the five versions, retracting landing gear, rotating prop & wheels and a wide variety of guns, bombs, rockets and cannon. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Nike Hercules Missile 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1804-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Original 1958 'S' issue hardbox with dramatic box art. Not the common 1990s reissue. Color and gloss are factory new and all four corners are solid. There are are no price tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks other than the original factory sealing tape (of course). No fading, rips, tears, stains or missing litho. Flaws includes two light creases and general wear - more to the short end panel than anywhere else. Features missile with separating booster stage, operating launcher and three man crew. Molded in the correct white and dark olive drab. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even the factory-original 'thick paper towel' that Revell used for a short time in the 1950s is present. Decals and instructions are both in 'excellent+' condition.

AMT American LaFrance Pumper Fire Truck, 1/25, PK6122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


Large and highly detailed. Features 320 pieces, a full rolling chassis just like the real truck, complete engine and engine compartment, fully detailed cab and much more. This kit has never been started. The parts are still sealed in factory bags. Complete with decals and instructions. The decals have numerous letters and numbers so you can represent almost any Fire Department you wish. NOTE: the decals have some damage due to once being stuck to the instructions. Some of the instructions are still stuck to the "T" in 'TRUCK No.'. Also, 6 stripes are damaged. All other decals are in 'excellent' condition.