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Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Blue Angels - (F11F1), 1/48, 541-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Classic 1950s hardbox kit with Ray Gaedke artwork. Rare first issue with 98 cent price extension and still the only early short nose F11F Tiger kit in 1/48 scale. Features fine raised panel details, movable ailerons, rudder and elevators and detailed engine with opening inspection panel. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Verneuil Panhard 1891 Europe Model Kits, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

The 1891 Panhard was among the very first 'modern' cars and with it's groundbreaking innovations was certainly the grandfather of the present day automobile. Rare kit of this historic automobile from when France clearly lead the automotive world in technology and quality. This happened largely because the French people, government and authorities embraced the horseless carriage; this was the opposite of what happened in most countries, especially Great Britain where they regulated it almost completely out of existence. Nicely detailed and molded with about 75 parts in black plastic. Features detailed suspension and drive line and includes large instruction2 with numbered parts layout, completely illustrated step-by-step instructions, and text instructions and automobile history in French. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: instructions are quality photocopies.

ESCI Mercedes Benz 230G Cross Country, 1/24, 3022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$62   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit with full frame assembly with separately molded driveline and suspension, detailed interior, optional position tail gates and more.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$62   

1969 Big A hardbox issue in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya Sd.Kfz.251/9 Ausf.D (7.5cm KwK37L) Kanonenwagen, 1/35, 35147

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$27   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and cleanly molded.

Heller Potez 63-II - (6311), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$30   

Early to mid 1960s issue with high-gloss, wrap around box art and before Heller kits carried kit numbers. The 63.II was a further development of the successful Potez 631 and was used in the scouting and observation role. Four squadrons were equipped with this type. They saw heavy action and 63.11 losses were the greatest of all Armee de l'Air combat aircraft during the Invasion of France. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Pontiac Club de Mer Show Car - From 1956 GM Motorama, 1/25, 1223

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the famous 'S' kit. Ideal builder.

Aeroclub Bristol Scout D, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$30   

Still factory sealed. Very nice injection molded main parts with cast metal details, shaped struts and decals.

Nichimo U-Boat Type IXB Wolfpack U-107 Submarine Motorized - With Mabuchi Motor, 1/200, U-2009-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$52   

Large scale kit that is well molded and detailed. Includes all motorizing hardware and even a vintage boxed Mabuchi FA-130 motor. Can be made R/C with today's micro components. Features complete deck fittings, removable torpedo magazine covers with torpedoes inside, rotating deck gun, hand rails and five crew members. Molded in two colors, red and gray. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The somber box art, recalling the gritty tone of the film Das Boot, shows one of U-107's victims sinking under a gloomy sky and columns of black smoke. After a remarkable 16 patrols, the boat was depth charged and sunk with all hands in the Bay of Biscay 16 August 1944, by Sunderland EJ150 of 201 Squadron.

Trumpeter Grumman F8F Bearcat - US Navy VF-19 June 1947 / US Naval Air Reserve Akron OH 1951, 1/32, 02247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

Very large scale 'Cat that is superbly detailed with 366 parts. Includes decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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.

AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop/Convertible, 1/25, T392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

1970s issue. Features very good engine and engine compartment detail, opening hood, full interior, optional hardtop, detailed (molded) underside and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear and with black tires. Never started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bag except the chrome and clear, which were never factory sealed. Those have been inventoried complete. With instructions.

Revell RMS Titanic Ocean Liner, 1/570, 85-0445

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

2005 issue. Measures 18.5 inches when built and features detailed full hull with props and rudder, all deck fittings, fixtures and planking, deckhouses, skylights, steam pipes, vents, ratlines and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Sopwith Camel - 'S' Issue, 1/28, H197-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

1957 first release with classic art. Large-scale kit is nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features detailed rotary engine the moves with the prop, authentic fine fabric texture finish over ribs, complete cockpit with movable control stick and rudder bar, removable cowling, pilot and crew figures, rigging material, complete rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC with Interior - and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$95   

Rare. Great hardbox kit from 1958 with interior and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show full interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$65   

SALE!! 1955 first issue. It is easy to see how this era of Revell artwork is considered the peak of model kit box art. The kit features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure, opening rear drive-on cargo door and more. Box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tag marks (not even factory tape). The only thing keeping it from being 'near mint' is very light corner wear and a few very light insect chips on the lower side. Never started. The helicopter has been inventoried complete but NOTE: missing the display stand. Includes decals and instructions.

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.

Scale Models 1932 Chevrolet Phaeton (ex-Hubley), 1/20, 4002

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$74   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. Very nicely detailed model for that time that has a rolling chassis build up just like the actual car. Features metal frame, body, engine, hood, etc, injection molded white interior, convertible top and spoke wheels, chrome plated radiator, luggage rack, hood vents, bumpers, headlights and much more and real rubber tires. Details include complete engine, full suspension and exhaust system, complete interior, luggage trunk, steerable front wheels and more.

Frog Jaguar A.2 or T.2 - Single Or Dual Seat - CEAM France 1973 / RAF XX136 First Production Trainer 1973, 1/72, F402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Includes parts to build either version. With four air to surface missiles for strike role. Can be built with gear down or retracted. Includes color painting guide and decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. In this box art, a coastal freighter or tanker burns after a (Martel missile?) strike by one of the Centre d'expertise aerienne militaire's test A.12's.France's frequent deployment of Jaguars to expand her sphere of influence was referred to by some news outlets as "Jaguar diplomacy."

LS Lockheed P-3C Orion (Update I or Update II) - US Navy VP-19, 1/144, E2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Traditional high LS quality kit. Features all recessed panel and control surface lines, some cockpit detail, rotating propellers, opened or closed weapons bay, optional position landing gear, optional parts for Update II or Update I and colorful VP-19 decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.