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Fujimi McDonnell F-4J Phantom II - 301 Sqn / 302 Sqn / 304 Sqn / 305 Sqn / 306 Sqn JASDF, 1/72, G-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Very nicely molded kit with all finely recessed panel detail. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional position canopy, ALQ-119 Pod, 600 and 370 gallon drop tanks, AIM-9B Sidewinders, AIM-7E Sparrows and decals for five aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Nakajima B5N2 Kate, 1/72, 515

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$30   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue with special decals. Very highly detailed kit with all fine recessed panel lines, full interior with crew stations and more.

IM Lockheed F-94C Starfire - Bagged, 1/56, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$36   

Still factory sealed. Includes color decals and instructions. This kit represented a puzzle to me at first. First, the kit is not listed in any of my guides. On first inspection, it appears to be the rare Revell first mold F-94 from the one piece box with no landing gear and one-piece wings. However, it could not be - it has the rivet detail of the 2nd Revell issue- but not the split the wings and added landing gear. It has come to light that Lincoln, from Hong Kong copied the 2nd edition Revell F-94 and left off the 'details' and changed the base to the typical Lincoln base. Plastic kit production was a sideline for Lincoln, and when production ended, the molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong. Kader reissued the entire Lincoln line in the mid 1970s. When Kader discontinued production in the late 1970s, ATP Inc in the USA bought the remaining kits and perhaps some molds. Eventually IM obtained many Kader molds - perhaps from ATP - and this issue was made.

Williams Brothers Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340 Radial Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$85   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. Very highly detailed kit with over 200 parts. Large 1/8 scale. Complete engine includes crankcase, cylinders, pushrods housings, propeller hub, accessory section, carburetor and fuel system, vinyl wires for the distributor blocks and dual ignition system and more. A name plate label is included with a Pratt & Whitney logo decal. A scale engine mount is furnished with the kit. This engine was P&Ws first aircraft engine and the original purchaser was the US Navy in 1926. The Wasp went on to find world-wide fame in over 50 aircraft. The Boeing 247, P-12, F4B-4, Curtiss F6C-4 Hawk, F8C-5 Helldiver, Douglas Dolphin, Ford Trimotor (some versions), Gee Bee racers, Lockheed Orion, Sirius, Vega, Sikorsky S-38 are just a few. Some were manufactured under license by other companies including BMW in Germany.

LS Mitsubishi Nell G3 M3 Type 96 Mk23 - Matsushima / Misawa / Genzan / Kanoya / Miyazaki or Mihoro Air Corps, 1/72, 156-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Very high quality kit with legendary LS detail and moldings. High-gloss style box has excellent artwork. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons, optional torpedo or bomb loadout and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for the 6 aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

E Z Kraft US Army Jeep, 1/15, J112

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$62   

From the 1940s. Rare, very large scale jeep kit measuring 8.5 inches long when assembled. Features factory-cut hardwood parts, wood stock, very heavy (as thick as wood) die-cut cardboard parts, engine, removable hood, folding windshield, cut-out dashboard and excellent plans with multiple views of the assembled model and very detailed and illustrated text instructions. E.Z. Craft was a product of the 'Miniature Boat Shop' in Evanston, Illinois.

Siedlce Gil Single-Seat Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$19   

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Early glider kit that is cleanly molded with good detail. Features cockpit seat, clear canopy, display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. PZW stands for Podlaskie Zaklady Wytworcze. PZW made early Polish injection molded kits and they were among the first such kit to be imported to the USA. Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT are all from this Polish manufacturer. They are no longer in operation.

Airfix NA-39 Blackburn Buccaneer - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 4-89

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

$36   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side. One of the more dramatic Craftmaster boxes. A British carrier launches heavily battle-damaged Buccaneers with enemy ships within visual range. Other Buccaneers are taking heavy and accurate fire from the enemy, while one ship is engulfed in flames. Propeller driven aircraft fall burning from the sky. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 65 Foot Mill Type Gondola - with Pipe Load- Denver & Rio Grand Western (D & R.G.W.) with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$39   

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 for the Rio Grand. Also includes full load of pipe (hollow center for scale), hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Life-Like Santa-Maria Columbus' Ship, B314-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. From ex-Pyro molds. From the August, 1492 expedition from Spain. With sails, ratlines and good molded detail for that time. Full hull kit is about 5 inches long and includes display stand.

Verlinden Israeli M113 External Fuel Tanks / NATO 105mm Tank Ammo & Box / Israeli Small Arms, 1/35, ACDA 05043

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Includes two detailed fuel tank resin castings and instructions. Also includes Verlinden ACDA35012 resin 1/35 Tank Ammo with Box and ACDA 35014 cast metal Israeli Small Arms with SAR Gailil, Uzi (wood and folding stock, ARM and FNMag - 5 guns total. None of the three kits have been started and they have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix Russian T-34 (T34) Tank - Bagged, 1/76, A16V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$22   

Still factory sealed. Type three logo bagged kit with header. From the 1960s. Part of the excellent Airfix 1/76 armor series.

Frog Vampire FB Mk.5/50 FB or J-28B - RAF(Aux) No. 502 Sq Aldergrove North Ireland 1956 / Royal Swedish Air Force 3rd Sq F15(Fighter) Wing Soderhamn, 1/72, F431

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Final logo Frog kit. Includes paint guide and markings for both air forces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix F4U-1D Corsair Craftmaster Issue - (F4U1D), 1/72, 1201-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. The box is mint but the seal has splits. 1960s issue with action-filled artwork. The box is in excellent condition with great color.

Air Lines Westland Wessex I (S-56) - (ex-Frog_, 1/72, 7905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$26   

Molded in silver from quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Airmodel Dornier Do-17 E / KA / Do-215 Conversions - Bagged, 1/72, 130

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$18   

Includes many clear parts with front fuselage section and white parts with three different sets of engine nacelles and two sets of main gear wheels. With instructions. Never started. Complete with all uncut 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.

Aurora SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

LS Mitsubishi A6M2 Mark 21 Zeke Zero, 1/72, B5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

LS quality kit with very fine recessed panel line and rivet detail. Features retracting landing gear, moving rudder, ailerons, arresting hook and wing flaps, sliding canopy, folding wing tips and drop tank. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing one small inner landing gear door. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Ford Model T, 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 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.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1402-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. Action-packed Craftmaster artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released it's bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props.