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Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-27 Type 97 Fighter 'Nate' Manchoukuo Air Force, 1/48, 09433

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$42   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue with colorful Manchoukuo decals.

Orange Crush-Revell 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$159   

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 most common set is the 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. What most people have never seen is the other cars the Crush offered beyond the Highway Pioneers. Again, these were from Revell (Lodela) molds and this time 'Revell' is listed two short box sides in addition to Orange Crush. Inside, the instructions are specially made for Orange Crush but also have the Revell logo. Inside is the classic Revell kit with detailed engine and chassis, opening hood, detailed interior with separately molded inside panels and driver and passenger figures. Molded in ivory plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Once you had your bottle caps, they could be redeemed one of 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! Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side 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, judging from the box side illustration. 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 indicated that the promotion went on for a significant amount of time. Oddly enough, the '56 Eldorado box does not mention Modelandia, although we know they were deeply involved in the Crush Highway Pioneers. This kit must be shipped insured.

Cleveland Wedell's 1933 Wedell-Williams Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-47

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From the late 1930s/1940s. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Please NOTE there is light bug damage to some paperwork. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter- Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Testors 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Cabriolet, 1/24, 833

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Dated 1980 and highly detailed with over 150 parts. Features special high-lift camshaft engine, removable hood, full drive train, chassis and suspension detail, complete interior and optional position convertible top and windows rolled up or down. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Faller F-4 Phantom II - Luftwaffe, 1/100, 1105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Rare kit from the 1960s. Nicely molded for the time featuring good surface and inlet detail, optional position landing gear, crew and some cockpit detail, centerline drop tank, 12 gravity bombs and pylons, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and what appears to be two Bullpup AGM. Molded in light gray, dark gray and clear with the correct Faller clear stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original Faller packing inspection slip.

Revell AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter, 1/32, 4575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$69   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top concave as shown. Very large scale helicopter kit. Features highly detailed fuselage, rotors, engine pods, rough field landing gear, complete cockpit interior and instrument panels, rotating 18 inch main rotor and tail rotor, two figures, pivoting 20mm chain gun, 2.75 inch rocket pods, Hellfire missiles, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and more. Molded in olive drab and clear.

CM APD63 USS Lloyd - Buckley Class conversion, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$129   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete 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.

Rareplane Douglas F3D-1 Skyknight - (F3D1), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$18   

Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very fine detail, complete cockpit, clear canopies and instructions/plans. Never started. Factory bag is still sealed. Note: significant modeling skill is needed to assemble vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Revell SE-210 Caravelle SAS Airlines - Great Britain Issue, 1/96, H184

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Early 1960s Revell of Great Britain issue. Arguably one of the most beautiful airliners built. With large colorful SAS decal sheet, rotating wheels, optional position loading ramp and landing gear. She saw service with Air France, SAS, Swissair, United and several others. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two main wheels. Otherwise complete with all other parts, "excellent++" condition decals and instructions. The box has four closed split corners.

Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and brown. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions, decals and all parts. The earliest issues of this kit did not have decals; this one does. That dates is as late in the first release. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork. NOTE: The box is complete but has numerous tears, tape marks, tape stains etc as shown.

Revell DC-7 Flagship American Airlines One-Piece Stand Arm Pre -S Issue, 1/122, H219-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$210   

Rare 1954/55 Pre-S true issue with the fantastic artwork of a DC-7 at the moment just before touchdown. Please note, this is the correct first release with the one-piece plastic stand arm and instructions that illustrate this. Also, the main gear axles are separate parts on this issue. On the second issues the gear struts were modified and the axles were moved to the wheels, and the stand arm was changed to two plastic parts because the one-piece stand arm was fragile and in use it broke easily. Very few were made as Revell quickly corrected this weakness. Correctly molded in gloss silver and clear and a large, colorful decal sheet. Inside, the kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions are 'near mint' with the detailed American Airlines route map on the back. Decals are 'excellent' and flat with no curl and light yellowing.

Frog English Electric BAC Canberra B(1) Mk.8 - or B(1)Mk. 12 South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Like most Frog kits, this model has very fine panel lines only, which builds up to a realistic model. Includes parts and decals for either version: RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seat to floor; wing gear doors in 'up' position. There is no other assembly. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts present and include decals and instructions, however NOTE: the display stand is missing. Please NOTE also that the box displays much better than the 'very good' grade but it is rated as such because there is a closed split seam 2" long on the lower right.

Fujimi Aichi Type 99 Model 22 D3A2 Val - Markings for Two Aircraft, 1/72, 7A-F8-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Sale Pending
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Beautiful kit from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail, rotating propeller, dive brakes and centerline and wing mounted bomb loads. Decals represent two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Flyline Models Quaker Flash by Herb Clunkey - 34 inch Wingspan for R/C or Free Flight, S202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Classic design that can be flown gas free flight or RC. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, fully formed wheels, hardware and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa A-4E/F Skyhawk - US Navy VA-164 USS Hancock 'Lady Jessie', 1/32, ST13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$75   

Still factory sealed. Very large (1/32 scale) and highly detailed kit of the light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Kit features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional parts for E or F versions, optional position leading edge slats and speed brakes, external fuel tanks, Bullpup missiles, 500lb bombs and optional position canopy. Very large and colorful decal sheet for the aircraft shown on the box art.

Pegasus Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard (F4 F-4) - RAF or Finnish Air Force, 1/72, 4016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Limited run from only 1500 kits made. Injection molded main parts with many metal details and complete decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type-97 Mavis Flying Boat, 1/72, JS-26

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Very large and nicely detailed kit. Unusual box art issue that includes a beautiful full color painting guide. Features 149 pieces, flight deck and crew, moving control surfaces, beaching gear and more. With a large white stand for 'in flight' display. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Pre-'S' Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

1954 issue of this classic kit. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear 'Revelving Swivel Base.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the box would grade higher than 'excellent' but there is a very, very light stain below the front of the aircraft. It is difficult to see. This kit has an interesting history. The first issue came out in the 'short' hardbox that had the full version of this artwork with a port and ocean scene in the background. The first version also had the one-piece stand arm and the instructions that reflected that. The second issue had the same artwork, but with a completely different background that gave better contrast. There may be a 'one-piece' stand arm version in this revised artwork, but I have yet to see one.

Revell Redstone US Army Rocket - 'S' Issue, 1/110, H1803-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$115   

Sale Pending
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First issue from 1958 with famous 'S' box art. Not the common reissue. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, fading, stains, rips and no tape or tags beyond the original factory sealing tape on the long sides. Flaws include general wear, like at the top left and lower edge. Kit features portable launch pad, mobile radar van, testing unit and three man crew. It is molded in the correct gloss white plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are both in remarkable 'near mint' condition with light age yellowing as the only flaws.

Revell The Firefighter Harbor Fire Boat, 1/84, 5200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

1979 issue of this very large scale model measures over 19 inches long when assembled and has very good detail throughout. Features full hull, dual props and rudders, full deck fittings, detailed superstructure with detailed bridge interior, deck railings and stair railings, seven deck fire guns, powerful bow-nozzle gun, large firetower with top mount fire gun, radar array, three hose reels, two fire hoses, one headlight and five searchlights, five figures including Firechief, Helmsman and 3 Firemen, lifeboats, New York Fire Department decals and more. All parts that were in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed; only the black hull tree was never factory sealed and it has been inventoried complete. Includes decals, braided line and instructions.