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AMT Shelby King Cobra - Street / Road Racing / Drag Racing Modified Sports, 1/25, T313-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Original issue with full-color Hurst Flyer; not the common reproduction. Molded in high gloss yellow, clear and with chrome plated parts and rubber tires. Excellent kit that can be built one of three ways. Includes 289 engine with stock and optional 4 Weber carbs or 8 fuel injection ram tubes, detailed engine bay, opening hood and trunk, choice of street tires or slicks, choice of 'Cobra' mag wheels or 'American' mag wheels, detailed front and rear suspension, steering gear and exhaust, full interior with optional shoulder harness, seat belts, spare tire and clear steering wheel, optional fastback hardtop, racing windshield, hood scoop, tonneau cover, racing mirrors, front and rear bumper treatments and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

KVZ Saab J-35 Draken, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

The box is in remarkable 'near mint' condition. Inside, the kit is like new. It is molded in gloss silver, white and clear and includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$850   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, four solid corners, no rips or tears and very minor wear only - it is the best that I have seen. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very, very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Hasegawa Mig-25 Foxbat, 1/72, 130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$19   

Still factory sealed. First issue from about 1976. This famous kit came out shortly after the dramatic defection by Lt. Viktor Belenko of a then top secret Mig-25 Foxbat to Japan.

Aero Modeling Co Three Sheets of Fuselage Printwood from 1928 - Chicago Illinois

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$15   

Rare. Very old printwood. All three parts show the same fuselage side. Two sheets are in very good shape while one is only fair. Little is know of Aero Modeling Co. other than the location and the date.

Minicraft Oriental Star / Occident - 1838 Trans Atlantic Sail and Steam Ocean Liner (Ex-Heller), 1/100, 145-800

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

$249   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. From original quality Heller molds. Well detailed with over 400 parts. Large scale, full hull kit includes complete deck fittings, ratline jig, vacuform sails, full rigging diagram and more. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

Orange Crush-Revell 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$179   

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 most common set is the 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. What most people have never seen is the other cars the Crush offered beyond the Highway Pioneers. Again, these were from Revell (Lodela) molds and this time 'Revell' is listed two short box sides in addition to Orange Crush. Inside, the instructions are specially made for Orange Crush but also have the Revell logo. Inside is the classic Revell kit with detailed engine and chassis, opening hood, detailed interior with separately molded inside panels and driver and passenger figures. Molded in ivory plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Once you had your bottle caps, they could be redeemed one of two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. 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! Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side 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, judging from the box side illustration. 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 indicated that the promotion went on for a significant amount of time. Oddly enough, the '56 Eldorado box does not mention Modelandia, although we know they were deeply involved in the Crush Highway Pioneers. This kit must be shipped insured.

Lindberg Dornier Do-17Z Flying Pencil, 1/72, 577-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. Nicely done kit for the time with fine raised details, crew of four, optional position landing gear and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Roden Albatros D-I - (D.I), 1/32, Ro614

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$46   

Completely new kit that is very cleanly molded and well detailed. Includes paint guide and full decals for 4 different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Jaguar A.2 or T.2 - Single Or Dual Seat - CEAM France 1973 / RAF XX136 First Production Trainer 1973, 1/72, F402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Includes parts to build either version. With four air to surface missiles for strike role. Can be built with gear down or retracted. Includes color painting guide and decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM S Boat Submarine USN, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$120   

Early US Navy Fleet Boat. SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Revell Republic F-84 Thunderstreak - Academy Issue, 1/54, H125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Revell Great Britain Academy issue with 'boxtop painting you can frame'. 1960s reissue of the original Pre-S kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya F-51D Mustang Korean War - 'Was That Too Fast' from 12th FBS 18th FBG / 'Buckeye Blitz IV / Red Eraser' Capt. J.W. Rogers 36 FBS 8th FBG, 1/48, 61044-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Beautifully molded kit will all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, pilot figure, choice of engine exhaust pipe styles, detailed gear wells, optional up or down wing flaps and radiator rear shutter, bombs, drop tanks and rockets and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Forged Foil Buffalo, 1/16, 445-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Rare 1969 hardbox issue. Features very nicely detailed Buffalo, terrain base with ground hogs, trophy stand, gold and silver (reversible) foil, original paint brush and original Aleene's black paint for antiquing. There is no glue. Inventoried with all parts present and instructions. Molded in black and brown.

Comet Aeronca Chief - 54 inch Wingspan for R/C for Free Flight, 3506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$78   

1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing rubber band. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions present. NOTE: the instrument panel was once neatly cut from the instructions; it has been correctly taped back into place on the plans. 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.

Roden Pfalz D-III - (D.III), 1/32, Ro613

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

Completely new kit that is very cleanly molded and well detailed. Includes paint guide and full decals for 6 different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1966 Chrysler Imperial Convertible - 3 in 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Pickup Truck, 1/25, 6816-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$149   

Still factory tape sealed. Very rare. This kit was purchaed new on August 31, 1966 in Lexington, KY. Nicely detailed model includes all parts needed to build one of three versions - Factory Stock, Alexander Brothers Pickup or other Custom.

Holverson Designs Silver Hawk Boost Glider Model Rocket, 2002

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Flying model rocket with glide recovery. Engine pod ejects from glider and recovers with streamer. Laser cut balso fins. Still factory sealed.

Lindberg X-3 Stiletto / F-88 Voodoo / F-86 Sabre Gift Set, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$295   

Very rare 1950s triple gift set for the advanced collector. All boxes have the Ray Gaedke illustrations and are in Exc++ to NM- or condition. The cardboard gift sleeve is in Exc++ condition. The gift set was neatly opened at the back. Since it was opened, I did an inventory on all kits. They have never been started. All are 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Junkers Ju-87G2 or Ju-87D-5 Stuka, 1/72, H142

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$28   

1975 issue. Very nicely molded with very fine raised panel detail. Features parts and decals for both versions, detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling, rotating wheels and propeller, 37mm Flak 18 Cannons or 500 and 110 lb bombs and complete painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.