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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.

Tamiya Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Jack) - Genzan Flying Group Kagoshima Air Base Nov 1944 / 302 Flying Group Lt.(jg) Sadaaki Akamatsu in Atsugi March '44 to August '45 / 352 Flying Group Lt.(jg) Yoshihio Aoki in Kanoya April '45, 1/48, 61018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$15   

Older kit that is very well molded and detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, detailed gear wells, pilot, drop tank and a beautiful full color painting guide and decals for three 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 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 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.

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.

Airfix Gloster Meteor III - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/72, 268

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

From the 1960s. Nicely molded. Features optional position speed brakes and landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$38   

This kit is still in the factory sealed bag and includes the correct Orange Crush instructions. 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 manufacture. They were never given numbers. 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.

Monogram Military Jeep with M3 37MM Gun and 3 Soldiers, 1/35, PM153-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. 1966 reissue of the rare '4 Star' kit. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - Famous Aircraft Series Issue - (R3Y2), 1/168, H178-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

1960 issue with 'Box Top For You To Frame". The painting is "Invasion Landing" painted for Revell by Ken Smith. Hardbox is in excellent condition with very light wear and vibrant colors. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Life-Like Gloster Gladiator, 1/48, 09607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

From Ex-Pyro molds. Nicely molded. Includes cockpit, positionable pilot figure and molded in realistic fabric surfaces. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix H.S. Trident 1C British Airways, 1/144, 03174-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$46   

Still factory sealed. 1974 issue with the type four logo. Nicely molded 1/144 scale kit.

Orange Crush-Revell 1908 Buick '10' Rumble, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

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.

Airfix Heinkel He-111 H-20 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Dramatic artwork of He-111s on a low-level bombing raid over London. Kit features elevating and rotating gun and turret, full crew, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear and external bomb load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pioneer 2 Focke-Wulf TA-154, 1/72, 4001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$9   

Still factory tape sealed. Nice kit of the Germany copy of the Mosquito.

Air Lines Miles Master (Ex-Frog), 1/72, 4904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one strut brace which can be made from scratch. Otherwise inventoried with all parts, 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.

Hasegawa Sepacat Jaguar E/T Mk.2, 1/72, E24

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. High quality kit with optional position canopies and landing gear, crew, boarding ladder, centerline drop tank and wing load-outs. Markings for FAF Jaguar of EC 2/7 at Saint-Dizier.

Revell Boeing PT-13D Kaydet - Bagged, 1/72, 4116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$18   

Missing one windshield - otherwise inventoried with all other parts. Includes decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Skywave Two Royal Navy 'O' Class Destroyers (G17 Onslow Type) - One Ship, 1/700, SW-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline kit. NOTE: Contains ONE destroyer and decals for 'O' class DDs. Four of the two dozen or so decals have been used; the rest are intact. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with one complete DD, partial decals and instructions.

Monogram F-117A Stealth Fighter, 1/48, 5834

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. From 1991. Very nicely molded and detailed kit includes photoetched detail parts, full cockpit, detailed intake and exhaust, boarding ladder, optional position canopy, decals for two aircraft (#813 'Toxic Avenger' or #843 'Christine') and more.

Crest-Armtec German 150mm Nebelwefer, 1/76, 2

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$12   

All metal kit from the early 1960s. Excellent detail. Factory sealed.

Revell Olds Delivery Van Highway Pioneers - (Oldsmobile), 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it is complete with decals and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.