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Orange Crush-Revell 1929 Bentley 4.5 Liters, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$69   

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 100% complete and the instructions are included. Also includes an Orange Crush Sweepstakes Entry where you can win a 1959 Chevrolet, as well as hundreds of other prizes. 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 1900 Packard Roadmaster, 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.

Orange Crush-Revell 1903 Ford Model A, 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.

Aeroclub Martin Baker Mark 4 Ejection Seat - MK4 MB-326 / Etendard / Mirage / Magister / Strikemaster / Canberra / Hunter / Jaguar / Vautour / Mystere / Alpha Jet / Sea Vixen / Lightning / Buccaneer / Jet Provost / Gnat and More, 1/48, EJ403

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

HMV SMS Baden 1916 with Two PE Detail Sets - German WWI Battleship, 1/25

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$85   

Includes HMV #4277 Baden photoetch detail set with two large frets. It is still factory sealed. Includes about 200 parts with cranes, funnel tops, reel ends, capstan tops, railings, stairs with rails and much, much more. The actual kit is a large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model with 2761 parts and 24 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features 7 sheets of richly illustrated building instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. From Wikipedia: SMS Baden was a Bayern-class dreadnought battleship of the German Imperial Navy built during World War I. Launched in October 1915 and completed in March 1917, she was the last battleship completed for use in the war; two of her sistersSachsen and Wrttembergwere incomplete when the war ended. The ship mounted eight 38-centimeter (15 in) guns in four twin turrets, displaced 32,200 metric tons (31,700 long tons; 35,500 short tons) at full combat load, and had a top speed of 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph). Along with her sister Bayern, Baden was the largest and most powerfully armed battleship built by the Imperial Navy. She was scuttled a Scapa Flow. However, she was the last ship to begin scuttling, and the British were alerted. As a result, she was the only capital ship not successfully sunk in the scuttling. The ship was refloated in July,[4] after which she was towed to the British naval base at Invergordon. The British, painfully aware of the shortcoming of some of their designs, examined Baden patiently and completely. In the end, naval historian Arthur Marder wrote in 1969 that it was his "considered opinionwhich I know coincided with that of others engaged on the same jobthat, considered as a fighting machine, anyhow on balance the Baden was markedly in advance of any comparable ship of the Royal Navy". The ship was expended in weapons tests, where it proved to be as tough at the other legendary German WWI designs.

Revell Gorch Fock Training Sailing Ship, 1/253, 05412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Dated 1986. This famous ship of the German Federal Navy celebrated 25 years of service back in 1983, and at that time had sailed 350,000 sea miles. Older but very nicely detailed full-hull kit. Includes rigging instructions and sails. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hawk Supermarine S.6B (S-6B S6B) Acetate 1948 One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is the first issue in acetate from 1948. It has a fascinating history for it is among the early injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly added two-color art work to the Curtiss box and molded the kit in bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one of the early acetate examples from 1948. (Hawk made the switch to polystyrene in 1949.) The acetate is a high-gloss medium gray and has very little warping. With a little pressure, all parts fit together perfectly. This is very unusual as acetate usually warps badly. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed in the clear 'krinkle' bag and the big parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and are the rare, original first issue with text only and no illustrations. One side of the box is 'excellent' (as shown) and the other side is only 'good.' - hence the overall 'good++' grade. All end flaps are present and attached. There is tape on both end flaps and a tape tear on one. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual, as the one-piece boxes were not very strong. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals or a clear windscreen with the first issue of this kit.

Fujimi Tents Oil Drums Bridge Sandbag Diorama Accessories, 1/76, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

May include two complete sets, but I will let you judge: Contains the following: two sets of instructions, four tents, numerous and varied brick assemblies, four wooden bridge walkways, 17 sand bags (of two sizes), 14 oil drums and 6 jerry cans. Never started.

High Planes Sharp DR-90 Nemesis Racing Aircraft - Bagged, 1/48, 4802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Jon Sharp's famous racing aircraft that won Reno in 1991. The winning streak went on for 44 races including 9 Reno championships. This aircraft holds all Formula One race and qualifications records as well as FAI 3km Class C-1 at 290 mph. After winning Reno in 1999, she was retired to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Nemesis was the design that pulled Formula One racing out of the 'wood and tubing' technology as it was built of composite materials, using foam cores and graphite skins. Limited issue injection molded kit includes full decals and vacuform clear canopy. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Miles Mohawk - Stick and Tissue Flying Airplane, X17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Never opened. Circa 1940s new old stock from a closed down hobby shop. I opened the 'very good' condition one also listed just to see what is inside, and will list that here: the kit features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering paper, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions.

Innex Pauk Class Corvette, 1/400, 1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Full hull model of this powerful patrol vessel. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora De Havilland Tiger Moth, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the bottom and left, and the box has damage as shown on the left. First issue dated 1958 with brilliant Jo Kotula box artwork. This was a very nice kit for that time.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Long box Canadian issue dated 1967. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Royal Air Force B-25 Mitchell Giant Bomber, 1/64, H186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

Rare kit from 1959. Revell of Great Britain issue. The original Pre-S artwork was extensively reworked to add camouflage, RAF markings and a stunning cloud backdrop. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, 'excellent' decals and instructions.

Revell Bell Huey Police Helicopter UH-1, 1/32, H274

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$125   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has splits from age. Rare 1978 issue of the classic Vietnam helo gone civil servant. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors and moving rotors. Includes pilot and copilot figures.

Revell British Canberra Bomber Whip-Fly, 1/81, H157-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Rare kit from 1961. Fantastic artwork of an RAF Canberra flying over 'The Rock'. Based on the 1950s B-57 "S" kit, the Canberra Whip Fly comes with RAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tasman DH-89 Dragon Rapide Upgrade - With Vac Canopy / white metal / rigging wire / 5 decals - Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm / Israeli Air Force / Royal Australian Air Force RAAF / Royal New Zealand Air Force RNZAF / Kenyan Aux. Air Force, 1/72, UG2003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

Interesting 'Upgrade' kit. Includes the base Heller kit molded in white with a clear Falcon vac windshield (and the injection molded ones), decals for the five aircraft listed, excellent metal instrument panel, rigging wire, a very large double-sided fold out with numerous detail pictures of the real aircraft, full instructions including paint guide for all aircraft, rigging, important notes about each of the 5 airplanes that decals are supplied for, and detailing notes to improve the base Heller kit further. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi D4Y2-S Type 12 Suisei 'Judy' - Carrier Dive Bomber, 1/72, C-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

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. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Maintrack Hawker P.1052 - (P-1052) - Bagged, 1/72, PX007

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$54   

The P1052 served as the link between the straight-winged Sea Hawk and the swept-wing Hunter. In additional to the aerodynamic information the prototype was useful to collect information on operating swept wing jets off aircraft carrier. Highly detailed vac kit with better mold quality than most injection molded kits. Includes cast metal details and decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AHM Ki-61 Hien Tony, 1/87, SK-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

HO scale kit that is very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.