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Comet Curtiss Robin 15 inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, 3106-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$29   

Still factory sealed. From the 1970s. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, detailed full size plans and building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. 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.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$50   

Dated 1963 but may be from around 1965 due to the 100 price extension. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

SMER Macchi MC-72 Stavebnice - Racing Float Plane, 1/50, 112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$47   

Very rare kit of the famous 1930s air races. This unique aircraft caused quite a stir with its counter-rotating props and two engines mounted in line. Never started and complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Fairey Swordfish II - Royal Navy, 1/72, 02005-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Type four logo issue, likely from the late 1970s or 1980s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Focke Wulf FW-190D-9 - (FW190D9), 1/72, 433-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++++

$28   

One-piece soft box dated 1965. This box is in excellent condition which is most unusual for these thin boxes. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1907 Sears Touring Buggy, 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 manufacture. 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 North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 1101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Kit dates to the 1970s/early '80s. From high quality but older molds. Features very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit with opened or closed canopy, detailed gear wells and optional position landing gear and two wing drop tanks.

Airmodel Curtiss P-40 N / Goodyear FG-1A Corsair / P-51D Conversions - Bagged, 1/72, 107

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$9   

Contains all three ;short' conversions. Never started Complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included) to complete. This is a basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.

Airfix Hawker Hurricane IV R.P. - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1224-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$26   

In rare, factory sealed mint condition. Excellent 1960s issue artwork shows a desert battle scene. This is one of three known Craftmaster Hurricane issues. This model shares the 6 digit price extension with the 'White' box, but has black box sides. There is also a 13-39 'Small Black' box in the smaller format with black sides.

Hit Kit Ansaldo A.1 Balilla, 1/72, HK001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Short run (limited edition) kit with well detailed moldings, photoetched details and a large decal sheet with markings for many aircraft from several countries. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Golden Age Reproductions P-51D P-51B Anson Johnson Racer - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$36   

Can make any of the listed models - decal include markings for the Johnson Racer. Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the Golden Age of flying models, the 1930s, but this is an original Golden Age plan and kit. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, full color decals, strip wood, nose blocks/propeller/rubber/wheels/bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and very highly detailed instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Arii Republic Thunderbolt P-47D - Maj Robert Johnson 62FS 56FG 8th Air Force - RAF 73 Training Group Egypt 1944 - Ace Col. Jack Price 8FS 78FG 8th Air Force - (ex-Otaki), 1/48, A337-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$20   

From Otaki molds. Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, bombs and decals for three colorful aircraft.

Kader Vickers Viscount BEA - British European Airways, 1/121, 393

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Ex-Lincoln molds. Very close to 1/144 scale. Good detail and complete decals including all pin stripes. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box has a stain on the bottom tray- outside only. All parts, decals and instructions are 'excellent' and undamaged.

Revell Mig-21 PF Japan Issue, 1/32, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

1975 issue in the Japanese hardbox. Unique box art to this issue. Box is in exceptionally good condition with great color and gloss. Kit features Atoll air-to-air missiles, removable detailed RD-11 turbojet engine, optional position landing gear with rotating wheels, hinged clear canopy and detailed cockpit. Includes decals for USSR or North Vietnam versions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman Hu-16B Albatross (SA-16B), 1/72, PA160-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$62   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Dated 1967 and the 3rd issue of the classic 'Four Star' Kit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

Golden Age Reproductions Boulton Paul Defiant - 25 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$34   

Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the 1930s Golden Age of flying models. Features printwood, strip wood and spars, light weight plastic wheels, spinner and more, clear vacuformed one-piece canopy and turret, plastic propeller, rubber motor, fully formed wheels, bearing and hardware, beautiful copies of the original full size plans and a large sheet of full color decals. The model has not been started and is complete

Monogram Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/121, 6821

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

SSP 1996 Reissue of this great 1950s kit. Small scale kit is very well molded and detailed. Has many action features - remote trigger drops weapons pod and all three cockpit hatches open. Includes two scale ground crew and gas turbine truck. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix Bismarck Battleship - T4 Issue, 1/600, 04204-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$39   

Still factory sealed. Type Four logo issue. Full-hull model is very nicely detailed and well molded like most Airfix ship kits.

Revell HH-3 Jolly Green Giant, 1/72, H144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$37   

1978 issue. Features movable rotors, hinged cargo ramp, refueling probe and crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.