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Vac Wings Heinkel He-51 A1/B1, 1/48, VW485

Vacuform Model Kit

$12   

Still factory sealed. High quality vac kit with fine recessed detail.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 Finnish, 1/72, AP107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find special release with Finnish markings. Very cleanly molded with all recessed panel lines.

Bluejacket 1931 Christie T-3 Tank, 1/32, 1204

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Rare, excellent and detailed kit. In 1991 Bluejacket launched the 'Evolution of the Tank' series of hardwood and pewter 1/32 scale model kits of historically prominent tanks. The wood parts are completely pre-fabricated - no woodworking experience is necessary. Features completely pre-cut, shaped and drilled basswood parts, a very large number of Britannia Pewter and brass fittings and excellent step-by-step instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (the numerous fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Billing Boats Hoga YT146 Pearl Harbor Tug - (Tugboat), 1/50, 708

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$189   

Big scale plank-on-frame kit measures 62cm long when assembled. Highly detailed and features laser-cut parts, quality stripwood, full fittings (metal and plastic), rigging material, full size plans and detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans & instructions. This tug boat was approved by the American navy on 22 May 1941 and given the name "YT146 HOGA". It was then posted with the 14th navy station at Pearl Harbor. After only six months in service, the HOGA was put to a far greater test than had been expected, when Pearl Harbor was attacked on 7 December 194l. The HOGA fought without break for 48 hours, extinguishing fires, tugging bombed warships and rescuing seamen. Today the HOGA is the only vessel still in existence from the time of the Japanese attack.

Heller MD 450 Ouragan (MD-450) - Israeli 1956 or French Air Force EC 1/12 Cambraisis 1954, 1/72, 201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. 1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed.

Monogram F-4J Black Bunny Phantom II, 1/48, 5805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1981 issue. High quality kit that Monogram was famous for. Includes full cockpits, AIM-7F Sparrow II and AIM-9 Sidewinder Missiles, bombs and drop tanks. Optional position canopies. Detailed landing gear and wheel wells. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Bell P-39 Airacobra - with 5 Ground Crew, 1/72, 2-0117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

1970s issue with USAAF markings and ground crew. From Airfix molds. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Best 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner, 1/30, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. In the early 1950s Best Hobby Kits (Best Plastic Corporation of Brooklyn, NY) entered the infant USA plastic model kit market with a series of Indianapolis 500 winners. Six kits were issued - the 1920 Monroe Special, 1922 Murphy Special, 1931 Miller Special, 1935 Gilmore Special, 1940 Maserati Racer and 1953 Fuel Injection Special. The kits were priced correctly and featured 'Super Detailed' parts (for the time). It is unknown why the line failed to sell - it may have been distribution. Best was certainly not a large player in the business. The kit features real rubber Firestone racing tires, decals and some interior detail. The kit has not been started. All parts are still in the original 'krinkle' bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Revell USS Missouri Battleship - Pre-S Wide Box Issue, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

1954 second Pre-S release in the wider box. The earlier (1st) Pre-S release is in the narrow packaging. Fantastic box condition with excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, and no price tags, tape or tag/tape marks. Second release of these molds. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with the small parts still sealed in the factory bag. Includes flag sheet and instructions. The Missouri was the first model that Revell cut it's own m olds for. Previous to this, Revell marketed kits from other companies who cut the molds themselves, such as the Highway Pioneers from Gowland & Gowland or the Adams military models. It is said that the Missouri was the most profitable kit that Revell ever produced.

Aoshima 1997 Infinity Q45 - Luxury Sedan 'Cima' With Right or Left Hand Drive, 1/24, 018620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Very nicely detailed kit. Features left and right hand dash panels, rotating wheels, detailed suspension and driveline, full exhaust, complete interior and more. Molded in black, gray, clear and chrome and with rubber wheels. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

MPC Prinz Eugen - WWII Heavy Cruiser, 1/600, 1-5251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

From Airfix molds in the 1960s. For that time this was a very highly detailed full-hull kit. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with the instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1904 Oldsmobile Delivery Wagon - Early Issue, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Early issue when Modelandia had only 13 stores (see below). 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.

Revell IL-38 Bison Russian Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/169, H235-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$139   

First issue hardbox dated 1956. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear 'Globe' stand. The box is very nice with sour solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading or stains and 'very good' color and gloss. Flaws include even, general overall wear and one small 'dent' at the left center side. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in 'excellent++' condition and the instructions are 'near mint+.'

CM CA2 USS New York (Armored Cruiser 1895), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$215   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Hasegawa F2A-2 Buffalo - US Navy Hi-Vis - (F2A2), 1/72, AP45

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find model from 1996. Considered the finest 1/72 Buffalo kit.

Guillows P-51D Mustang - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From the 1960s. Large scale stick-and-tissue model that is well detailed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern light-weight servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform spinner, cowl and exhaust stacks, full color decals, covering tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Revell 1953 MG TD Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H52-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

1953 early issue molded in bright red plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory 'krinkle' sealed bag and includes 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.

ITC Piasecki VZ-8P or 59L Airgeep Aerial Jeep, 1/35, 3674-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

Well detailed kit from about 1960. The Airgeep was made for the US Army to increase mobility by combining the best of a jeep and helicopter. It traveled at up to 150 miles per hour and could carry several fully equipped troops. Includes three crew members. Has decals for the US Army prototype. Never started. NOTE: missing three ground troops, ground base and #9, very small foot pedals. The pedals can be easily made from strip plastic. Includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat Pacific Fleets with 2x Verlinden Detail Sets - VF-21 Freelancers (2 aircraft) / VF-154 Black Knights (2 aircraft) / VF-111 Sundowners, 1/48, P18

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Includes Verlinden Productions #427 F-14 Super Detail Set for this kit. Includes extensive photoetched and resin details with full instructions. The other is #428 F-14 Cockpit Detail Set, also with photoetched and resin parts. Both sets have not been used and are complete with all parts. The kit itself is the P18 special issue. Includes a very large decal sheet for 5 different aircraft. Very highly detailed kit. Beautifully molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Includes limited edition metal parts, rubber tires and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed including decals and instructions.

Life-Like 1934 Ford Three Window Coupe - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09308

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1970s Life-Like issue from 1960s Pyro molds. Features colored injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. Ideal for slot car conversion.