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Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$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 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.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi Ki-51 Sonia - Type 99 - 44th or 48th Group, 1/72, B5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Very nicely molded and detailed kit from ex-Mania molds. Features very fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and interior detail and decals for two aircraft. Never started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram US Navy Destroyer DD-610 USS Hobby, B2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$205   

Very rare early Monogram kit from 1945. Investment grade condition inside and out. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life rafts, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship. Measures 16 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. The inside is like new and even includes the cardboard display space and original sandpaper. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans.

Cooperativa Lavochkin La-15 - Bagged, 1/72, 001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$16   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Nicely detailed and molded model that includes and extensive decal sheet and film instruments. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker D-7 - (D-VII), 1/48, 106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

Mid to late 1960s issue that retains the graphic box art from the original. The box is in exceptional condition with as-new color and gloss. Molded in green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays better than the 'excellent++' grade but is rated as such because there is very light age foxing on the left short side panel.

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.

Huma Model Klemm KL-35 B/D/106 - German Civil / Swedish Air Force / Luftwaffe - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Finely molded with very good detail. Has markings for (2) different Luftwaffe aircraft, (3) German Civil and Swedish Air Force. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Gloster Meteor III - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/72, 268

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

From the 1960s. Nicely molded. Features optional position speed brakes and landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AV USK Kawasaki Ki-10 Perry, 1/72, AV1010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Limited edition kit. Well detailed and molded. Includes photoetched 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.

Fujimi D4Y2 Type 12 Suisei Judy - Carrier Dive Bomber - 532 Kokutai, 1/72, 5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed gear wells, very good cockpit detail, optional bomb and drop tank loadouts and more. Decals represent an aircraft from the 532st group. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Topping Douglas F5D Skylancer - Factory Desktop Model In The Original Topping Box

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$365   

Incredibly rare, 1950s NOS Topping F5D Skylancer model untouched in the original factory box. The buyer will be the first one to ever remove it from the box. Inside, all of the factory cardboard and tissue are still intact. The stand and aircraft were never displayed or used - I believe they were never even removed from the box. While never used, please note that these models never left the factory in 'flawless' condition. There were always minor paint flaws and minor molding flaws as they were mass-produced. Furthermore, the canopy, white plastic and decals inevitably have some yellowing, although this example is minimal. If there is any yellowing or age marks (usually brown mildew on the plastic), you can very easily remove this with Novus #2 Fine Scratch Remover. I have found it perfect for both cleaing and bringing back Topping plastic and decals back to super condition. Because the original Topping box adds significantly to the value, it will be carefully packed into another box for shipping. Shipping insurance is required.

Staggerwings Unlimited Beechcraft D17S or G17S Staggerwing - (YC-43 - UC-43 - GB-1 and Traveller I) - (ex ITC), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$225   

From ex-ITC molds. This is the only large-scale model every made of the one of the most famous and beautiful light planes of all time. Very limited reissue. Includes a large decal sheet with the Staggerwing logo and stripes in black, red, blue and white, along with enough "N" number in large and small sizes for almost any aircraft - also in black, red, blue and white. In addition there are US Stars and Bars for the WWII Military version and a full color, high quality copy of the original 1938 Beechcraft sales brochure. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decal sheet is in remarkable 'excellent++' condition.

Comet North American NA-35 (Vega 35) - 17 1/8 inch Wingspan For Free Flight, 3301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1963 on the plans but this issue is from the early to mid 1970s. Stick and tissue kit can be powered by rubber or electric, or built for static display. Kit features traditional construction techniques with quality, die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, fully formed wheels, spars and wood stock as required, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, plastic prop, wood thrust button, clear material for windscreens, insignia, covering tissue and detailed, full-size plans and building instructions. 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.

Easy Built Models Monocoupe 90A - 40 inch Wingspan R/C Flying Aircraft Model, FF-81

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Very large scale kit that could be converted easily to RC. High quality modern stick and tissue style model featuring 9 sheets of balsa printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, balsa nose blocks, hardwood and metal round stock as needed, factory-sealed pack of metal hardware, clear window material, rubber motor, covering tissue and large, detailed plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts present.

Easy Built Models Taylorcraft - 50 Inch Wingspan, FF-52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Very large scale stick and tissue style kit. Features giant 50" wingspan, 6 sheets of printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, balsa nose block and hardwood stock as required, metal rubber motor/prop hook, thrust button, rubber motor, large 8.75" diameter plastic propeller, clear window material, metal stock, covering material and well detailed, full-size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$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.

Revell Dassault Mirage III E Argentina Las Malvinas - Falkland Islands Invasion, 1/72, RH4538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1980s Lodela Argentina Falkland Islands War issue with about 90 pieces. Features removable, detailed engine, optional position canopy, retracted or extended undercarriage and loadouts of bombs, AIM-9 Sidewinders and drop tanks. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Dassault Mirage III E/R - Mirage IIIE 1989-1989 Bicentennial / Mirage IIIR French Air Force, 1/72, 4438

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

1989 issue with 96 parts and very colorful special decals. Features removable, detailed engine, optional position canopy, parts and decals for both versions, retracted or extended undercarriage and loadouts of bombs, AIM-9 Sidewinders and drop tanks. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt - 57 FG 65th FS Italy 1944 or 345th FG 353 FS Maj GT Eagleston France 1945, 1/72, 508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$20   

Has large and colorful decals for both aircraft. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and external drop tank and bombs. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang Little Lady, 1/72, AP156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

From 1994. Highly detailed and finely molded featuring all recessed panel lines, multi-piece canopy, excellent cockpit, detailed gear wells, drop tanks, a very large decal sheet and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.