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Lindberg Japanese Fighter-Mitsubishi A5M2 Zero, 1/45, 514-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

From 1955 and purchased on 2/27/56. First issue hardbox with script logo and Ray Gaedke illustration. Box originally had the lower price extension on the part number, but has been factory blacked-out and changed to '79.' The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing stand base. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals 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 manufactures.

Hawk Laird Solution Racer - with Racing Pylon Stand, 1/48, 628-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Softbox issue dated 1962 with great Bill Campbell box artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time with excellent fit, fine recessed panel lines and raised rib lines. Includes Pylon Racing Stand that is ideal for a 1930 racing diorama. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The Laird Solution won the first official Thompson Trophy Race in 1930 at the Curtiss-Wright Reynolds Airport in Chicago. The Laird was the only Biplane to win the Thompson and it beat all the military aircraft. Charles 'Speed' Holman was the pilot and was the first civilian to attain a speed over 200 mph in a closed course event nationally. E. M. Laird Airplane Company built the aircraft for BF Goodrich. Construction began only 3 weeks before the race. There was only one 10 minute trial flight before the aircraft won the race.

Lindberg Navy R4Y Samaritan (Navy C-131 Convair 340), 1/165, 458-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$69   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Late 1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke box artwork. The box is as fresh as if it were just unpacked from the factory shipping container. The the color and gloss are as new, there are no price tags or tape or any marks from either. Most importantly, there is no crushing and no creases. The Military version of the famous Convair Airliners. Features decals for Navy R4Y. Can be built as civil Convair 340 but modeler will have to provide his own decals.

Matchbox Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver - VB-4 (Hornet) or VB-17 (Bunker Hill) - (SB2C1), 1/72, PK104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. From 1986. includes color paint guide and markings for either Navy aircraft from 1943.

Matchbox Heinkel He-115 - Finnish or Luftwaffe, 1/72, PK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Includes markings for Finnish LeLv 46 1942, Luftwaffe 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 706 Denmark 1940 and 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 406 Tromso Norway 1942. The last group took part in the attacks on Convoy PQ17 in June/July of 1942 in which 23 of 36 vessels were sunk by air attack and U-boats. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T Sedan - Bagged, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$22   

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 part numbers. NOTE: there is no assembly, but one driving lantern has been painted. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes photocopied instructions. You could redeem your caps 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! 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.

Rarejets North American FJ-1 Fury - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$14   

Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very fine detail, complete cockpit, clear canopy, markings and painting guide and instructions/plans. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Revell Sikorsky CH-53G (HH-53C) - UN (Luftwaffe 2 Different Markings), 1/48, 4498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$58   

Still factory sealed. From 1993. Large and highly detailed kit. Features movable main and tail rotor, auxiliary fuel tanks, detailed full cockpit, full cargo interior, opening cargo door, working drive-on ramps and more.

Revell Sikorsky CH-53G (HH-53C), 1/48, 4498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$44   

From 1993. Large and highly detailed kit. Features movable main and tail rotor, auxiliary fuel tanks, detailed full cockpit, full cargo interior, opening cargo door, working drive-on ramps and more. The model has never been started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Revell Boeing 747 Cut Away Jumbo Jet - SAS or BOAC, 1/144, H177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$95   

Still factory sealed. 2006 issue of the 1974 cut away Jumbo Jet. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Kit includes SAS and British Airways decals.

Revell F-100C Super Sabre - Academy Master Modeler Issue, 1/70, H127-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

1962 USA hardbox issue which includes a box top painting you can frame and a colorful Master Modelers Stamp. This kit is made from the original 1956 'S' kit molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders - Air Power Issue, 1/64, H142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

1961 Air Power hardbox issue. Ideal builder as this is from the same molds as the "S" Starfighter with Sidewinders, which has four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, missile trailer and ground crew. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Navy Grumman F3F-3 - (F3F3) VF-5 USS Yorktown 1938 / US Marines VMF-2 - (Ex-Monogram) - Germany Issue, 1/32, 4787

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

Revell of Germany issue from 1992. This is a re-issue of the classic Monogram 'Four Star' model from the 1960s. Very nicely molded and detailed. The kit also has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy and instructions for rigging. includes decals for both colorful aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the ones that are not have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have moisture damage.

Aurora Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Canadian Issue, 1/48, 99

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. Aurora of Canada issue from the early 1960s with dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. The box is in investment-grade 'sealed near mint' sealed condition.

Hobby Craft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker - US Navy VS-20 USS Princeton 1956 or VS21 NAS Oakland 1959 - (Ex-Hasegawa), 1/72, HC1350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

From ex-Hasegawa molds or a directly copy of the Hasegawa kit. Nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines and the exact same parts as the Hasegawa offering. Includes decal and paint guide for both Navy Blue aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Dehavilland Mosquito NF II / Mk IV / FB VI / II - Japan Bandai Issue, 1/48, 8943-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Rare 1976 Bandai-Monogram Japan Issue. Well detailed model build one of four variants: NF II Night Fighter, MK. IV Day Bomber, FB VI Fighter Bomber and Mosquito II Night Intruder. Like all Japan issues, this contains special items such as unique instructions, full color painting guide for 5 different aircraft, special large decal sheet for 5 different aircraft and color internal packing retainer. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Apollo Saturn V Rocket - Young Astronauts Issue, 1/144, 5903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$65   

1986 issue from the original 1968 molds. The best Saturn in 1/144 scale due to the excellent detail that Monogram was famous for. All three stages separate from each other in order to demonstrate a simulated flight. Apollo upper section opens to release lunar module with two stages and operating landing legs. Includes three figures and launch pad stand. Molded in white, silver and with a large yellow base. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, excellent decals and instructions. Includes Young Astronauts poster and membership form.

KVZ Antonov AN-12 'Cub' Aeroflot or Military, 1/100, 5029

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$78   

Rare with this box art and full Aeroflot decals included. Large model is nicely done (for the time and for KVZ) and is molded in gloss white, black, silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. KVZ was a Cold War German Democratic Republic model company that made many unique Warsaw Pac aircraft and helicopter kits.

Skywave German 'Z' Class Destroyer, 1/700, SW-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$14   

Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline 1/700 scale kit. The kit has never been started. NOTE: contains one complete Z Class Destroyer kit ONLY. There is no second destroyer kit and no aircraft. The one kit has been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions on the back of the box.

Aoshima IJN Destroyer Hatsuharu, 1/700, 32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.