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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.

Aurora Boeing Bomarc IM-99 (CIM-10B), 1/48, 131-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$285   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Nicely done large-scale Bomarc with clear triangle-base display stand. Molded in white and clear and includes original factory packing tissue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: This kit must be shipped insured.

Megow Piper Cub Class B 52.75 Inch Wingspan Gas Flying Aircraft, E15

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$189   

Rare kit from the late 1930s. This is the finest example I have ever seen with a 'very good++' condition box and the contents just as it left the factory - never started and complete. One of the few Megow 'Deluxe Big Wingspan' scale kits that were the flagships of the line. They were expensive and few of them sold, hence the rarity today. The Piper Cub has many great features including two sheets with several large die-cut aluminum parts, hollow & completely formed and finished wing leading edges with a perfect airfoil (carved from a single balsa block), many sheets of high quality printwood, printed plywood sheet, precut stripwood and spars, fully formed wheels, balsa blocks as required, clear windshield material factory sealed paper envelope hardware packet, covering tissue and excellent, full-size plans with extensive construction notes. Never started and complete.

The Structure Company DSP&P Mt. Princeton Station - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1003

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

Excellent craftsman kit featuring quality hardwood parts, metal and plastic details, roofing material and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Bayles' 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

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. 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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 'Aviations 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.

Revell Lockheed Super G Constellation Eastern Golden Falcon, 1/128, H245-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$165   

1956 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that these kits were famous for. The box is in exceptional 'excellent ++' condition. Color and gloss are like new. All for corners are solid. Very, very light edge wear, a slight crease and the remains of factory tape are the only flaws. Instructions are near mint; decals are beautiful with only the slightest tint of yellow. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Sanwa Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/130, 1117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Revell CSS Alabama Civil War Raider With Scaledecks Wooden Deck and Cottege Industry Models Naval Artillery Set, 1/96, H392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$365   

Build the Ultimate CSS Alabama! Includes factory sealed Scaledecks Wooden Deck for this model; also includes a fret of deck-related PE parts. Also includes a factory sealed Cottage Industry Models LTD #AS-002 Naval Artillery Set designed for this model. It upgrades the guns and carriage. The actual kit is rare and dated 1974 issue with John Steel framable artwork. Large and highly detailed, she measures 33 inches long when built. Features pre-formed billowing sails, preformed ratlines, chain and cord for running and standing rigging, 20 crew members, detailed armament, operating propeller hoist and detailed deck fittings. Also includes complete step by step assembly instructions and full rigging instructions/diagrams. This kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bag. The big parts (hull halves) that were never sealed are present, along with ratlines, sails, rigging diagrams, rigging material and instructions.

Tasman CAC CA-12 Boomerang - RAAF Early WWII LB E, 1/48, TN1003

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Limited edition kit. Injection molded main airframe parts, numerous cast metal details, two Falcon 'Clear-Vax' canopies, a large fold-out with numerous photos and text details and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

IMC Bell 206 Jet Ranger - Executive / Police / Military Versions - (Jetranger), 1/32, K402-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

Large scale kit with very good details and many operating features. Has full interior, complete engine, removable cowling, opening doors and opening cargo door with cargo bay. Can be built one of three ways: Military, Police or Executive Transport. Decals are provided for each and the parts includes military figures. Molded in white and clear with many chromed parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, a throttle (stick, cylinder shape). Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Roden Gnome Monosoupape 9B Rotary, 1/32, RO621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Beautifully molded injection-molded plastic engine kit with photoetched brass details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Bandai Panther G Panzerkampfwagen V Sd.Kfz. 171 Ausf. G - (Panzer V), 1/24, 8213-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$269   

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Very rare and an amazing model with incredible detail inside and out. Features a complete interior and crew, rubber drive wheels on the rims, opening hatches, screen materials for vents, working suspension, detailed engine including flexible coolant plumbing lines, very realistic individual tracks, decals for any tank number and more. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neat assembly. The commander's cupola (5 parts) is assembled to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. All the parts that were factory sealed in bags are still factory sealed. One bag (tree "D") was not sealed and has been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Airfix OV-10 Bronco - USAF or Marines, 1/72, 265

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1960s Type Three logo issue and a nice model featuring crew, drop tanks, AIM-9M Sidewinders, gun pods and bombs. Has decals for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby-Time Douglas F4D-1 Skyray - Static Display or Flying Model - (F4D1), 1/45, 2001

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

One of three unique kits in a series - the other two are the Demon and Super Sabre. The kit has vacuform fuselage, wings with recessed panel lines. For the static version, there is a tree of injection molded detail parts including full landing gear and a stand. For the flying version, there is a nose weight and flying instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

CM USS King DDG41 (1985) - Farragut-Class Guided Missile Destroyer, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$285   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes photo-etched details and decals if required- email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Revell Lockheed C-130 Hercules - 'S' Issue, 1/140, H247-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$129   

1956 'S' issue with fantastic box art and brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape (except the factory sealing tape) or tags. The flaws include light general wear. The kit includes the fuel truck and engine check stand with ground crew member. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the famous clear early Revell 'Globe' Swivel Base Display Stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell F-105B Thunderchief - 'S' Issue, 1/75, H285-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

1958 first issue with dramatic hardbox artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Australia's Domestic Twins TWO Boeing 727 Ansett and TAA (Trans Australia Airlines) - Bagged, 1/144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Incredibly rare bagged kit with heavy, full color header. This special Down Under only release includes two Revell 1/144 727-100 models, one set of Revell instructions and two sets of decals - Ansett and TAA. Both decals are in 'excellent++' condition. Molded in silver plastic. The two kits have never been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete. NOTE: one kit has a white flap hinge. It is from an earlier issue of this same kit.

Comet P-40 Tiger Shark - 18 inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N1-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit, at least at that time): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. 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.

Guillows Piper Super Cub 95 - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 602

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Newer issue (probably late 1970s or 80s) of this popular flyer. Features quality, die cut balsa wood, covering tissue, prop, bushing, wheels and hardware, rubber motor, color decals and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.