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Glencoe Curtiss Condor - Argentine Navy / Byrd / American Airways - (ex ITC), 1/82, 06101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$36   

From the original 1960s ITC molds and includes a large and colorful decal sheet for all three versions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Condor was perhaps the first 'Modern Airliner' featuring electric retractable landing gear and a comfortable sound-proofed cabin.

ESCI Fokker F-27-MK 400M Troopship - (F-27), 1/72, 9112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$42   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits on the ends. Very highly detailed and well molded model. Features complete cockpit, full interior with all bulkheads and seating, external fuel tanks, rotating props and optional position entry door.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt F-84 F-51 and Superkit F-51 (P-51) F-84 - Little Air Force Assortment Gift Set

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$795   

Very rare 1950s gift set. Long before injection molded kit were mass produced in the USA, Monogram created what are widely considered the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (also the F-84 and F-51). The outer box is intact with the original cello and is in 'very good' displayable condition but is not perfect. It has edge wear, general wear, light staining (visible at the upper left) and two closed split corners. The four kits inside are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts,decals and instructions present.

Revell Boeing 707 Sabena Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/139, H243

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$138   

Rare 1960s Revell Lodela issue with Sabena markings and unique box artwork. Box art and the kit inside represent an early configuration 707 with turbojets and 'tall' tail. The model has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bag, and the decals and instructions are excellent.

Planet Models Heinkel He-114 V2 12 Cylinder Engine - Civil D-UGAT, 1/72, 036

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Rare civil version (2nd prototype) with the 640 hp Junkers Jumo 210 12 cylinder engine. Very highly detailed resin cast kit with clear canopy. Decals and paint guide are included for the aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The He-114 was a two-seat float plane designed in 1935 to replace the He-60 in the role of shipboard reconnaissance. A number of engines were tried in the prototypes and the design frozen by 1938 for production. Although somewhat dated by WWII standards, it did see action for about half the war. Before hostilities began, 12 were sold to Sweden.

La Belle DSP & PRR Tiffany Reefer Refrigerator Car - HOn3 Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HOn3-36

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

From 1977 and a top quality craftsman kit. Features full decal markings, completely shaped wood stock, small fittings and detailed instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. The small parts are all still in the factory sealed envelopes; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork.

SMP 1959 Imperial Hardtop - (Chrysler Imperial 2 Door), 1/25, 139

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$129   

Very, very rare original hardbox issue. Nicely molded and features full interior, molded-in underside detail, rubber wide-whitewall tires in 'near mint' condition, the four correct metal axles, four metal screws and numerous chrome parts. This kit has not been started in any way. NOTE: the stock version is 100% complete. All custom parts are missing. Missing custom decals and instructions. This is a very simple kit, you will not need the instructions.

Topping North American Aviation T2J-1 Jet Trainer Buckeye - Factory Desktop Model

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$85   

Rare, late 1950s early Buckeye by the premiere factory model maker, Topping of Akron, Ohio. This model is from a smoke-free home and is 100% complete with all parts including the original stand. There are no repairs. However, it has been displayed. While it displays nicely, it is not perfect. The factory paint is in 'excellent++' condition but the plastic has age yellowing as shown and there is light wear to some of the decals. There is a short hairline crack in the canopy as shown. The stand is in very good condition, complete and has no repairs. The clear stand arm has yellowed also from age. The original box is long gone.

Easy Built Models Wasp By Modelcraft - 60 Inch Wingspan Class B or C Freelight Aircraft, FFP2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. High quality modern kit made in the USA in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Features full size plans, instructions, hard-sorted and weighted printed balsa wood, balsa sheet wood & balsa strips, laser cut plywood, hardwood, wire and Silkspan covering.

Airfix Panzer IV Tank - Type Three Issue, 1/76, A208V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

From the 1960s and a well detailed, small scale kit. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Superboy Comic Scenes, 1/8, 186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

This is the 1974 issue which includes the comic book with the backdrop mural to create a 3-D Action Display. 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.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine - By Paul Lindberg, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Rare first issue hardbox from the early 1950s with round script Lindberg logo on the top and sides. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like an early 'concept' Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. Molded in gloss gray and clear plastic & includes a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Air Lines Fairey Gannet ASW - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the arresting gear is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. Air Lines manufacturing history: The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Studebaker Cupe Electro (Electric Coupe) - Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$38   

This kit is still in the factory sealed bag and includes the correct Orange Crush instructions. 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 boxes. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacturer. They were never given numbers. 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.

Carl Goldberg Models 1/2A Blazer 40 inch Wingspan - .049 Free Flight Model Airplane, G1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Large parasol free flight model for .049 power by one of the pioneers and leaders in model aviation. Features all die cut balsa sheet wood and plywood parts, fully formed trailing edges, formed wire landing gear, finished wheel, hardware, covering tissue and excellent instructions and plans. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: Missing decals. Otherwise complete with all other parts and paperwork. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models.

Monogram Chevy Sport Pick-up 4x4 - (Chevorlet Pickup Truck), 1/24, 2963

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Dated 1992. Features 103 pieces, frame construction just like the real truck, full engine & engine compartment, opening hood & tail gate, excellent front and rear suspension, fully detailed interior and more. Molded in medium blue, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell B-25 Mitchell Flying Dragon, 1/64, H216-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

1995 reissue of the original 1955 'S' issue. Uses the same box art and molds as the original model. Even includes the famous round, clear Revell 'World' base and 'The Flying Dragon' decals. Molded in olive drab (very close to the 1950s color) and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one rudder is a slightly different shade of olive drab; it is from an older issue of the same kit.

Testors Howard DGA-5 Ike Racer, 1/48, 915

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1930 Famous Race Aircraft in 1/48 scale from quality ex-Hawk molds.

DB Conversions Curtiss P-40 A/B/C Nose and Spinner, 1/72, DB9

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$7   

Beautifully cast resin nose and spinner for your P-40 conversion. Includes illustrated instructions. Never used and still in the original factory sealed bag.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-154 Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$125   

Still factory sealed. Soviet Tri-Jet design in Cold War Aeroflot markings. Large 1/100 scale model has raised and recessed panel lines and is molded in clear, white, black and silver. Features large colorful decal sheet and good overall surface detail. KVZ was the name used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.