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Hasegawa IJN Ashigara Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, B-4-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Boeing 247 Airliner - Roscoe Turner Racer or United Air Lines, 1/72, 72-247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$35   

Often called the first 'Modern Airliner,' the successful Boeing 247 was one the earliest transports with all metal construction, retractable landing gear, de-icers and controllable pitch props. The model features two types of windshields, rubber tires, optional position landing gear and struts, full interior detail for two ships: long-range tanks and accessories for Col. Turner's MacRobertson Race Entry, and complete passenger seat interior for the United version. Colorful markings for Turners racer or the UAL ship shown on the cover. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Apex Vostok Yuri Gagarin Space Rocket, 1/144, ML1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

On the 12th of April in 1961 a three stage Vostok put the first man into orbit. This model represents the configuration that made the historic flight. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Skywave Echo II SSGN With Tu-95 / F-4E Phantom II / F-15C Eagle / F-15E Strike Eagle / F-16 A/C Fighting Falcon, 1/700, SW-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Hard-to-find model from excellent molds with all recessed panel lines. Includes two Echo II waterline models, (2) Bears, (4) Eagles, (4) F-16s and (4) Phantoms and a very large, extensive decal sheet. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aoshima IJN Takao Heavy Cruiser Super Detail - With PE Parts and IJN WWII Naval Ordnance Set, 1/700, 036143-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Very highly detailed and well molded waterline kit. Includes extensive PE parts (as shown on the right of the box top) and a factory sealed IJN WWII Ordnance Set (2 sprues). The actual kit has not been started and all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions.

Hawk Douglas A-24 - (Army SBD Dauntless), 1/72, 612

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1965 with Tom Morgan artwork. This was an excellent kit for that time with perfect fit and all recessed panel lines.

Hasegawa Lockheed P-38L Lightning Geronimo II - 459th FS 80th FG / 'Elsie' 49th FG / 'Putt Putt Maru' 5th AF 475 FG, 1/48, JT2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Dated 1993 and is widely considered the finest 1/48 L model. Well molded with 152 parts, very fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and more. There is a paint guide and decals for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Rambler Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$46   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels & lights, a large number of wooden parts cut/turned to shape and occasionally metal parts and cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Airfix Boston Bomber, 1/72, 385

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. The lower left corner of the decal sheet has a small black stain, but the actual transfers are clear of damage.

Matchbox Westland Wessex HU.5 HAS.31 - Royal Navy 845 NAS HMS Bulwark 1966 / Australian Navy 725 NAS RAN NOWRA 1963 - (S-58), 1/72, PK-133

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1987. Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised detail, very good cockpit and rear cabin, opening cabin door, optional parts for stowed flight position tail and rotor, optional cowlings + exhaust and parts for RAF HC Mk2 / HUM K5 for both naval air squadrons.

MPC McDonnell F-4 Phantom Profile Series - F-4B/C/D/E & J - Phantom Thunderbirds/VF-11 or USAF Vietnam, 1/72, 2-1508-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. In the 1970s MPC released the popular Profile Series. Inside was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to make any one of the 3 F-4 variants listed. The decals include colorful markings for VF-11 Sundowners from the USS Coral Sea (1971), USAF 4th TFS Vietnam and Thunderbirds Aircraft #1.

Frog Swordfish Mk.1 - 810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Includes decals for both historic aircraft and a color painting guide as well. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Comet Firefly - 24 Inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N12-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

1950s lightweight long distance/high endurance design with a big wingspan. Traditional stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, fully formed wheels and thrust button, balsa prop, 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.

Hasegawa Kawasaki Type 3 Ki-61 Hien Tony - 244 Sentai Capt. Ichikawa / 17 Sentai 1944 / 105 Sentai 1945, 1/48, JT12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$34   

Dated 1994. Widely considered the finest Tony in this scale. Very well molded and detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, optional drop tanks and decals and paint guide for at three colorful aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Canadair F-86 Sabre RCAF Canada or Luftwaffe - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5417

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Dated 1979 and has decals for both air forces. Very well molded and detailed for that time and features full cockpit and landing gear well detail, optional open machine gun bay, hinged flaps, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, iron bomb, drop tank and AIM-9 Sidewinder loadouts and standing pilot figure. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mig-17 D/E Fresco - USSR / East German / Indonesian Air Forces, 1/72, 083

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$27   

Very nicely molded kit that builds up to a realistic model. Includes air-to-air missiles, drop tanks, pilot figure, detailed landing gear and decals for three air forces. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Vb - 601 Sq RAF Sicily 1943 / 303 Sq RAF Spring 1942 / 145 Sq (Desert Camouflage) RAF Helwan May 1942, 1/32, S18

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Excellent older kit with very good detail features optional parts for all three aircraft, excellent cockpit and gear well detail, optional position pilot boarding door and canopy, and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T Sedan - Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$22   

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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 part numbers. NOTE: there is no assembly, but one driving lantern has been painted. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes photocopied instructions. You could redeem your caps 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! 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.

Nitto Hanomag Sd.Kfz 250/3 - With Cargo Wagon and Crew - German Half Track, 1/35, 15091

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Very nicely molded and well detailed kit. Features detailed interior, optional position crew door, flexible tracks, metal axles, rubber tires, three figures and numerous accessories and decals with paint guide for three different half tracks. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI, 1/48, 61053

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Very highly detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and crew station, two crew members, detailed engines, optional position canopy and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.