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Monogram US Navy DC-3 / R4D-5, 1/90, 7590

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Dated 1975. Traditional high Monogram quality kit with the Navy decals. The molds are from the original C-47 Four Star kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/47, 102-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$48   

Rare early 1960s issue. This release has turned up less than any of the other issues and was only made for a year or two at the most before the new artwork release. This is the only issue with the full, original artwork due to the 'transparent' new simplified oval logo at the lower right. The side logos do not have 'Famous Fighters' in the border. One side has the original printed '102-79' part number while the other end has a factory-applied '100' sticker over the 79. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic and with the chock ground base and pilot & mechanic figures. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box displays much closer to 'Excellent++' but is graded lower because there is a small tape pull on the lower long side and some missing litho at the right short side.

Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$39   

First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions and all parts. This kit is from early in this first issue, and the first kits were not issued with decals. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork.

DML JU-88 G-6 Nachtjager, 1/48, 5509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$44   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed, large-scale Ju-88 Nightfighter features photoetched details, all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, optional position boarding hatch and ladder, full radar array and much more.

Guillows Thomas-Morse S4C Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

From the 1960s and in amazing 'near mint' condition. Large scale, well detailed model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Huma Model Gotha Go-145 - Bagged, 1/72, 22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. The Gotha Go-145 is one of the most successful aircraft designs of all time. Over 12,000 Go 145's were built in Germany/Turkey and Spain. The design was rugged, easy to build and simple to maintain. It saw service as a trainer for radio, aerobatics, gunnery, photo recon and instrument training. It also saw combat service from 1942 on as a night bomber. Model builds any of three versions - two seater with gunnery position / multi role night intruder / two seater with enclosed canopy and spatted wheels.

UPC Fairey Gannet Mk.1 or Mk.4 - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 5081-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 50 Foot Steel Box Car - 'Blue Streak Fast Freight' St. Louis Southwestern (SSW) with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. The two side logos, however, do say 'Famous Fighters' on the logo. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61. Kit features movable rudder, elevators and wing ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating prop and wheels. Molded in gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$64   

First issue dated 1963 with Jo Kotula art work. It has the 98 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the border of all four box side logos. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box is intact and has excellent color and gloss and four solid corners, but it does have general wear and some creasing at the left.

12 Squared Backfire C Conversion, 1/72, 1-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$6   

Still factory sealed. Injection molded kit includes conversion parts only to make a Backfire C. With instructions.

Durango Press TWO New Mexico Lumber Co. Log Cars With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, DP-58

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to Sealed Mint

$26   

SALE!! Includes two Lumber Log cars. These are highly detailed craftsman kits featuring fine cast metal parts and trucks. The kits have never been started. One is still factory sealed. The other has all the parts still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Hurricane Mk1, 1/144, H1014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue, most likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The colorful inner box is factory sealed with special Lodela tape, then it was factory shrink-wrapped.

Monogram P-51B Mustang - Malcolm or Regular Canopy - 353RD FS 357 FG 'Berlin Express' 1st Lt Bill Overstreet / 356 FS 354 FG 'Ding Hao' Col James Howard, 1/48, 85-0136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1999 reissue from the same molds as the 1960s original release. Very finely molded and detailed for that time featuring recessed and raised panel lines, very good cockpit detail, positionable pilot, opened or closed canopy, choice of two optional types of canopies, detailed main gear wells and more.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 / E-7 - Helmut Wick Oct '40 Belgium / Wick Sept '40 France / Joachim Muncheberg Spring '41 Sicily / Assi Hahn Oct '40 France / Gunther Rutzow Sep '40 France / Ltn. Steindl '42 Leningrad Sector - (Bf109E4), 1/48, J2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

This line is widely considered the best and most accurate '109 series in this scale. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines and features very good cockpit and landing gear well detail, drop tank, separately molded leading edge slats and split flaps, multiple piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet for all aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Funaro & Camerlengo D&RGW Short Wood Caboose With Decal and Trucks - Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as decals for D&RGW. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes two sheets of decals and instructions.

Imai Volkswagen 1303S Beetle Rally Type - Motorized / Working Headlights And Tail Ligghts, 1/24, B2105-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$54   

This model is unique because it is designed for motorization and also has provision for working head and tail lights. Very nicely molded. The one piece body is molded in bright yellow. All other parts are molded in black & clear and with rubber tires. Includes a large and extensive Rally decal sheet for the colorful Bug shown on the box top, full interior, steerable front wheels and more. The motorizing hardware - metal axle, gear, contacts, etc. is included. However, Imai did not furnish the common FA-130 motor or the four small bulbs with this kit; they had to be purchased separately. HO or N gauge railroad bulbs would work perfectly. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Cadillac Limousine, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$62   

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 Douglas M-2 Mailplane - Western Air Express CAM Route, 1/48, 111-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$72   

First issue dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in deep gloss burgundy and black plastic. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. This aircraft has a fascinating history. From the internet: The United States Post Office had been running the air mail service since 1918 mainly using variants of the de Havilland DH.4 biplane. In 1925, it decided to modernize and placed an order with Douglas for a replacement aircraft based on the Douglas O-2 observation biplane. The company modified an O-2 by covering over the forward cockpit to make a mail compartment and moving the pilot into what had been the observer's cockpit. The aircraft was designated the DAM-1 (Douglas Air-Mail-One) but this was soon shortened to M-1. The M-1 used the same Liberty engine as the DH.4, which was available in large numbers. Small modifications were made to the exhaust system to keep fumes away from the pilot and the design was considered a success, but was not ordered into production. When the Contract Air Mail (CAM) routes were introduced, the newly formed Western Air Express Company (later Western Airlines) ordered six mailplanes with the designation M-2. The main change from the M-1 was that the tunnel radiator was replaced with a frontal type. It also had the provision to carry a passenger instead of mail in the front cockpit. Just before Western Air Express introduced the aircraft into service (in April 1926 from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City), the Post Office ordered 50 aircraft designated M-3 for its major route network. The M-3 had only detailed differences from the M-2.