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Hasegawa F-15D / F-15DJ Eagle - USAF 'Tiger Meet 1982' 53 TFS 36 TFW / JASDF DJ of 204 Sq. 7, 1/48, P11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$44   

The box has water damage to the lid but the parts, decals and instructions are are all in 'excellent' condition. Very highly detailed Eagle features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpits and gear wells, pilot figures, detailed air inlets, optional position canopy and air brake, pilot boarding ladder, color paint guide, full color painting guide, markings for two aircraft and a very large variety of underwing and fuselage stores including 600 gal drop tank, AIM-7F Sparrows, AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9L Sidewinder. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell Europa Jet Lufthansa 727-100 - (Boeing 727), 1/144, H240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1981 issue. Rare. This is the short fuselage -100 version of the once-numerous tri-jet. A very nice kit for that time that features landing gear can be built up or down and rear passenger loading ramp can be extended or retracted. Includes full Lufthansa decals. Never started. The parts and all of the paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Literally everything is factory sealed.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire IX - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

1970s reissue of the older and still very popular kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wire prop shaft, fully formed and finished wood wheels and thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Heller Super Broussard, 1/75, L320

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Rare, 1960s issue airliner model that is very near 1/72 scale. Includes real rubber tires and colorful decals for the prototype. 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. Please note that Heller updated the nose gear on this kit - the original was a three piece strut and the revised strut is one piece. They did not not update the instructions, however. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes for this note that "...the box art may be intended to depict a flight over the old 'Interarmy Special Vehicles Test Centre' ~ CIEES: ( Centre Interarmes d'Essais d'Engins Speciaux) launch center at Hammaiguir, Algeria, which closed in 1967."

Airfix Fokker F-27 Friendship Aer Lingus, 1/72, 583

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

From the late 1950s. Type two logo kit with full Aer Lingus markings on two decal sheets. Features full cockpit, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, optional position cabin doors and rotating propellers & wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Westland Wallace - Red Series Issue, 1/72, F167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

Red Series Issue. Very finely molded kit from the 1960s. I have seen this model built up and it is excellent. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram De Havilland Mosquito - NF II / Mk IV / FB VI / II - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA129-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

Second issue from 1966 with 'PA' kit number and price extension dating before the association with Mattel. Well detailed model builds one of four variants: NF II Night Fighter, MK. IV Day Bomber, FB VI Fighter Bomber and Mosquito II Night Intruder. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and includes all parts and instructions. NOTE: Missing decals. One part (gear strut) is different color plastic. It is from a later issue of this same kit.

Revell Sauin C6N1 Myrt, 1/144, H1012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$22   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue, most likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The colorful inner box is factory sealed with special Lodela tape, then it was factory shrink-wrapped.

Airfix Auster Antarctic - Bagged T3 Logo Issue, 1/72, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$26   

1960s bagged issue with an 'excellent++' condition Type Three logo header. The kit has a new (modern) replacement bag as the original bag was disintegrating. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave HMS York D98 - Or HMS Edinburgh D97 Missile Destroyer Type 42 Batch 3, 1/700, M-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

Highly detailed waterline kit that includes full decals for both ships and a full color painting guide on the back of the box. NOTE: this kit has very minor 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: stack halves, basic bridge superstructure parts. There is no other assembly It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RPM PWS-16 bis, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Cleanly molded kit with very nice detail. Includes full cockpits, rigging diagrams and markings for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

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.

Constructo Xebec Corsair Ship Scounge Of The Mediterranean - Highly Prefabricated Wooden Ship, 1/265, R-403

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Very high quality, semi-finished all hardwood model. Measured about 9 or 10 inches long when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hardwood hull with predrilled mast holes and routed keel slot, pre-drilled pedestal mounting holes, finished wood display stand, a large sheet of heavy cardboard with dozens of completely cut and finished and numbered hardwood parts held on with string (although many fallen off), a hardwood display (and building) stand, pre-cut and colored fabric sails in white and red and also white and blue stripes,3 tubes of Constructo paint and very nice instructions in English with many detailed drawings including a sail and rigging diagram. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing a small rear mast support (part #29), part #1 a deckhouse (can be made from the plans) and paper printed with a decking pattern (that was to be glued to the deck). Otherwise includes all other parts. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits issues by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.

AMT 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible - Cruisin USA George Barris Custom, 1/25, 2253

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. 1980 issue that features detailed straight-six Stovebolt engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed underside with exhaust and suspension, complete interior, chrome parts, rubber tires, special decals and even special rear fender reflective stick-ons as shown on the build box top model.

Monogram GMC Sport Pick-Up - (Pickup Truck), 1/24, 2236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$68   

Still factory sealed. Rare model from 1978. Well detailed and features a rolling chassis build just like the real truck, detailed suspension and drive line, complete Chevy 350 V8 engine, opening hood, full interior, GMC alloy wheels, oversize off-road tires, heavy duty roll bar mounted in the cargo bed, special side mirrors, CB radio, plated side rails and more.

Joe Ott Spitfire With Ott-O-Matic Formers - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Wood Model, 2201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Rare kit from the 1940s or very late 1930s. Every rarer in this condition - with a complete box and all contents never disturbed other than when I did the inventory. This is very unusual due to the age and their very fragile nature. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. It features glue in a metal tube, 2 sheets of the unique Ott-O-Matic formers on thick stock, factory-carved balsa wood propeller, thin hardwood wing ribs, factory-cut stripwood stock, a factory sealed paper envelope for the small parts (usually consists of fully carved thrust button, main wheels and metal prop shaft/rubber motor hook), clear material for windows, color insignia, covering tissue and excellent plans. The kit has never been started. The loose parts have been inventoried complete and the paper envelope is still factory sealed.

UPC Mitsubishi Ki-46 IIIA Dinah - (ex Marusan), 1/50, 5054-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Large scale (1/50) Dinah from the original Marusan molds. Kit features 'good' cockpit details for all stations, crew, drop tank, retractable landing gear and optional position tail wheel, working rudder, aileron, elevator and flaps. Has decals for three aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Minicraft IJN I-19 Type Otsu Submarine Motorized - (ex Nichimo), 1/200, U-2006-700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$95   

Very successful Japanese fleet submarine from WWII that sported an aircraft in a sealed hanger. This combination was used to bomb the western states as the only WWII bombing attack on the American mainland. This is a well detailed, motorized model that can be made remote control with today's tiny components. Features gearbox and all running hardware and even includes the motor. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Marvel Douglas 8A-5 / A-33 Attack Bomber - Battle Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$37   

Rare solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale so they would fly well and also lacked detail. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a worn box missing the end flaps, but inside it is complete with all parts and full-size plans with instructions and a description of this rare aircraft. There are three sheets of printwood and a block for the fuselage. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please note, this is war time model so compressed fibre-board has been substituted for balsa wood. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.

Monogram EA-6B Prowler, 1/48, 5611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$56   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded and features raised and recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopies, detailed gear bays, underwing stores and more.