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Orange Crush-Revell 1907 Renault Limousine, 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.

California Model Co SE-5A Scout - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Stick and tissue flying model kit to a constant 1/16 scale with very nice quality. Kit can use rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features covering material, quality balsa printwood and strip wood, blocks as needed and beautifully drawn full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well. From Bill Baker Jr - "California Model Company originated in Long Beach, Calif in the late 1940's or early 1950's. My grandparents, William (Bill) Loyal Baker and his wife, Ruth (Tripp) Baker were the founders. The company started out as primarily balsa based model aircraft but later, in the late 50's or early 60's, branched into the model RR craft kits and Cub Scout craft kits. They even had a balsa speed boat kit powered by a model airplane gas engine adapted to fit. When they retired, around 1968 or 1969, they sold the business and the "shop" in North Long Beach they built to house their business. I have many fond memories as a young child "working" with them in the shop, assembling kits. I have a few unbuilt kits today!"

Hasegawa B-17F Flying Fortress, 1/72, 112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Very nicely detailed featuring very good cockpit/front compartment details, rotating turrets with elevating guns, working wing flaps, rotating wheels & propellers and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell IL-38 Bison Russian Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/169, H235-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$210   

First issue in "Excellent++" condition. "S" hardbox is dated 1956 and has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tags or marks from them, no tape or tape marks (at all - this box even escaped the factory sealing machine!), no fading or creases, no torn litho and no stains. The flaws are light edge wear and tiny chips and corner wear. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear Revelving Globe stand. The kit has never been started. Inside, all the small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The decals and instructions are 'near mint+' condition with typical light yellowing as the only flaw.

Nitto Hanomag Sd.Kfz 251/1 German Half Track - Motorized, 1/35, 158-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Older but detailed half track featuring realistic track drive through the drive bogie wheels, steerable front wheels, metal axles & hardware, factory-wired switch and all metal gear box for motorizing - all required parts are included except for the motor which Nitto did not supply. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. I have included another set of flexible tracks from this same model because the original tracks are still factory sealed and brittle.

Tamiya Jagdpanzer I / 0(V) Lang - Plus Tamiya Detail Up Parts Set, 1/35, 35340

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

Includes the factory-sealed, aftermarket Tamiya #12660 Detail-Up Parts Series Metal Gun barrel Set designed for this model. Still factory sealed. The actual kit is highly detailed, well molded and includes commander and loader figures and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that Tamiya did not include the electric motor in this issue.

Waku Yakolev Yak-17 / Airmodel 1/72 F-107A Ultra Sabre / Vac Wings 1/48 Kawanishi N1K1 Rex / Dubena 1/72 Yak-17 - Bagged

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$25   

SALE!! Includes all four vacuform kits in their original bags. Please note they are 1/72 except for the Rex, which is 1/48. All models are either factory sealed or opened, never started and inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please note that vacuform modelers are not for beginners. Certain skills, including scratch building, are required to build this type of kit.

Airfix Hawker Hunter F6 - T3 Issue, 1/72, 288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1960s issue with the Type Three Airfix logo. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Topping Grumman Cougar F9F-8T - Two Seat Trainer - (F9F8T)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$189   

Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Grumman. Grumman would give these models to test pilots, contractors and Military Decision Makers. Measures 14 inches long with a wingspan of almost 11 inches. Original stand has Grumman Logo and says 'Grumman Cougar F9F'. The airplane and stand are in 'very good++' overall condition. There are no repairs, cracks or touch-ups. Decals are 'excellent' with some minor and typical wear. The paint is 'excellent' with some wear in orange. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Monogram 1985 Corvette Coupe, 1/8, 2608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

Rare and nicely detailed 1/8 scale kit. Measures almost 22 inches long when assembled. Features full interior, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed front and rear suspension, brake rotors with calipers, separate shocks, exhaust and steering linkage and more. Molded in red, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that Monogram factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that are never bagged have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

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.

FM MS-472 Vanneau, 1/48, 6027

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Very well detailed limited issue model. Features main injection molded parts, cast metal, resin and brass photoetched details. Full decals are furnished. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts and decals. NOTE: missing instructions. The small parts are still factory bag sealed. There are no parts missing from the injection mold trees and there are two sets of vac canopies. The kit contents compare perfectly to a photo in an on-line review - that is why I know it is complete.

Revell Lockheed F-104C and F-104G Starfighter - USAF or Luftwaffe, 1/48, H236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1977 issue. Has all parts and decals for both versions. Includes highly detailed cockpit with 3-D instrument panel, M-61 Vulcan cannon with optional position hatch, optional position landing gear, and more.

Keystone Portable Horizontal Boiler - HO Scale, 1/87, HO-101

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very high quality kit consisting of all cast metal and brass parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Aurora P-51 Mustang Screwdriver Issue, 1/27, 377-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$275   

Still factory sealed and in remarkable investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The seal is intact. 1969 hardbox issue. This kit was originally designed as a gas powered flying model. However, Aurora discontinued the gas powered line very shortly after introduction due to returns and liability issues. Since the mold investment was already made, Aurora marketed these kits as large scale static models and they became know as "Screwdriver Kits" to collectors. For example, the 1/32 scale B-25 was issued in Gas U-Control and then static - but the P-51 may have only been issued in static.

Heller Lockheed T-33 / RT-33 - French GE 314 Tours 1982 / Holland Netherlands RT-33 306 Sq Laarbruch 1956, 1/72, 80301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$34   

Nicely molded T-33 with very fine raised panel lines and recessed control outlines. Features good dual cockpit detail, optional parts for RT-33 variant and more. Includes paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram The Visible B-17G Flying Fortress - With Clear Fuselage Half And Full Interior, 1/48, 85-5614

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$164   

Out of production. Still factory sealed. This 2007 release is the second issue - it is a reissue of the classic first issue from 1979. Very well detailed with 175 parts and molded in light gray and clear. Features clear port fuselage half that shows the interior detail of the cockpit, bomb bay, navigators station, radio operator, gunner and bombardier stations. If you do not want to use the clear fuselage, there is also a 'solid' colored port half.

Aeroclub (2) In-Flight Refueling Probes, 1/72, AV001

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$4   

Factory new. Very clean castings. Never started and complete.

Mach Dzik P52 Polish Navy (U-Class) Submarine, 1/400, 02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$12   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Dzik ("Wild Boar") and her sister Solol ("Falcon" were the first submarines delivered to the Polish Navy once WWII began. By February of 1941 Sokol was patrolling the Bay of Biscay and Dzik followed shortly after delivery on October 11, 1942. Both of these ships achieved significant success in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, where they destroyed several enemy ships. Both subs outlasted the war and were returned to England. Dzik was then lent to the Danish Navy in 1946. Her active service ended in 1957 and she was broken up in 1958. Very nicely molded and detailed but certainly not a 'state of the art' Tamiya style kit. Features full hull with propellers and rudder, display stand, color paint guide on the back of the box with rigging diagram and full decals with flags.

Blue Water Navy Russian Kilo Class Attack Submarine, 1/350, BN35047

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

Rare. Very high quality resin full hull model kit with cast metal parts and PE details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.