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ESCI Mirage F1 CR, 1/72, 9062

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$19   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left side. Well detailed and molded F1 kit features all recessed panel lines, good cockpit and detailed gear wells, optional position canopy and weapons load-out.

Continental Model Airplane Co Giant ROG (R.O.G.) - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

MPM Messerschmitt Bf-109 T-1/T-2 - Oblt. Herbert Christmann Lister Base Norway Summer 1944 / 2./JG77 Lister Base Norway 1941 / T-1 Prototype W.Nr.1773 Travemunde 1938, 1/48, 48023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Large-scale, limited issue of the '109 carrier version. Can build either the Graf Zeppelin intended T-1 version or the operational Norway-based T-2. This model includes all the changes including extended wingspan, modified cowl cover, tail hook, etc. Features all recessed panel lines, many resin details, excellent cockpit and more. There is a paint guide and full decals for all versions listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bell X-5 Research Aircraft, 1/40, H187-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$36   

First issue from 1960. The X-5 was the first aircraft to change the angle of wing sweepback in flight and paved the way for the legendary F-111 and F-14. Model features variable sweep wings, retracting landing gear, detailed jet engine and movable control surfaces. Never started. The aircraft is complete but NOTE: missing the display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other arts, decals and instructions present.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

AMT Dodge Viper RT/10, 1/25, 6808

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. 1992 issue. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full interior, detailed exhaust and chassis underside and more.

Heller C-160 Transall Transport - French Air Force, 1/220, L038

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Nicely done small-scale 'Cadet' series of this efficient French transport. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 ProfiPACK - (Bf109E-4), 1/32, 3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Amazingly well detailed, large-scale kit featuring 152 plastic parts and 49 metal parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Nitto Tupolev Tu-144 Supersonic Transport, 1/132, 173-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$98   

Rare early issue of the very near 1/144 airliner. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Tu-144 was the worlds first supersonic transport, beating the Concord into the air. A series of accidents, however, robbed the aircraft of the fame it might have had. She cruised at mach 2.35 and carrier 120 passengers.

Blue Max Airco DH-2 - (DH2), 1/48, BM108

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Well detailed kit with main injection molded parts and many cast metal details. Has decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Studebaker Cupe Electro (Electric Coupe), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$59   

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.

Revell Boeing PT-13D / PT-17 Kaydet - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$26   

Inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Glencoe FROG 3 Missile and Carrier - (Ex ITC), 1/32, 07401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$36   

Still factory sealed. From the original 1960s ITC molds. Excellent "classic builder" kit.

AMT-Frog Messerschmitt ME-410 A-1 or ME-410 A-1/U-4 - (Frog molds), 1/72, 3701-80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$16   

Rare short-lived AMT marketing promo to sell quality Frog kits in the USA. Very high quality moldings. Features parts and decals for Me-410A-1 and A-1/U4. Includes color painting guide for both planes. Still factory sealed.

AMT 1970 Chevorlet Monte Carlo - Stock / Custom / Drag Versions, 1/25, T326

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

From the 1970s and can be built stock, custom or drag. Nicely detailed kit with many optional parts, full engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior and more. The kit has never been started. The white parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The clear and chrome parts were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo was only used for this one year - in 1957 it was replaced by the 'Famous Fighters' oval 'Sunburst'. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, one of the first if not the first box artist for Aurora. This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced this year. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Phoenix Slingsby 3, 1/72, P7

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

Features very high quality moldings with fine recessed and raised detail and pre-shaped strut material. This kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts. Not recommended for builders who are not experienced with vacuform kits.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 515-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Rare first issue from 1955 or very early 1956. This is the narrow box with the first Lindberg logo ('Round Script') on the top and sides, as well as great Ray Gaedke art. Large scale kit that is molded in a stunning metallic gloss dark glue and clear. The decals and instructions also have the correct round logo on them. Decals are excellent; the instructions are also except for a 2" closed tear at the bottom. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet - US Marines VMFA-323 or VMFA-531, 1/72, 8802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$17   

Features decals for two US Marine fighter squadrons, optional position canopy and AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow weapons. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Testors The Roswell UFO, 1/48, 555

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$65   

Still factory sealed. This kit is based on drawings and interviews from witnesses and the case files of the USAF. Features detailed cockpit, 'alien' crew, clear cockpit cover and display stand.