Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Well detailed multimedia kit. Features injection molded parts with very fine recessed panel lines, resin parts, one large and one small fret of brass photoetched parts, cast metal parts, film instruments and decals with color paint guide for four aircraft. Has a very highly detailed cockpit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From Frog molds. Includes decals for both historic aircraft and a color painting guide as well. This kit has not been started. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Large and highly detailed waterline kit of a rare subject. Originally the freighter Cairo launched in 1936, she was converted to an armed merchant cruiser and broke out in May of 1942 - the last German merchant raider to do so. She operated in the South Atlantic for 4.5 months, sinking three ships. The Stier attacked the converted liner Pasteur (after the war, the German Bremen) but she was to fast and easily outranged the raider. She appeared to be headed for victory #4 when she spotted the SS Stephen Hopkins. The Hopkins was very badly outgunned on paper, but scored early and critically with her one 4" gun. The broadside from Stier was too much however, but by then both ships were mortally wounded. Only fifteen survivors made it to Brazil from the Hopkins, while only two from the raider were lost, with the rest picked up by the near-by supply ship Tannenfels. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very large scale (1/7) Radio Controlled kit. Features 90% balsa sheeting, almost all parts formed to shape (very little carving), CAD engineered wood parts, precision formed ABS details and the ability to accept a wide number of options (not included) such as retracts, flaps, super detailed cockpit, etc. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside. All small parts are still factory sealed. All other parts are still in the factory rubber band bundles and have been inventoried complete including decals, excellent instructions and plans. NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, the kit will be shipped in the box shown. There will be an additional charge to pack and ship it in another box.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare mid 1960 sssue of this popular ocean liner that was broken up. Kit measures over 20 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Factory sealed 1979 issue. Features full engine, underside and interior detail. Hood can be removed to show the Blown Chevy Rat motor. Molded in Maroon, clear, plated and real rubber parts. Includes extra decals for pin striping.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
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 manufactures to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
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 price tags and the only tape is the remains of the factory sealing tape. The box has a pencil point closed hole and a 1.5 inch closed tear on the upper long side panel. There is general shelf wear and light stains which are visible on the box top. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened tube of colorful Frog cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint and glue are still good. The decals have not rolled and are in 'very good' condition. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Beautifully molded older kit that is well 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Early Mania issue that is very finely molded. Features all recessed fine panel lines, very highly detailed cockpit and engine, external bomb load and decals for multiple aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are all still in the factory sealed bags. With full instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
One of the 'Holy Grail' of 1950s Space Kits. 1957 first and only issue 'S' kit with the fantastic box art. Molds reportedly damaged beyond use, which makes reissues impossible. The spaceship was designed by the rocket scientist Ellwyn E. Angle of Systems Laboratories Inc. Features detailed manned top stage with full interior, removable top, opening hatch, spaceship and ground crew members and detailed working launch pad. The main stages and boosters snap apart to recreate all phases of the flight from Earth takeoff, Lunar Landing and Return to Earth. The included 'XSL-01 Operations Manual' outlines in words and illustrations each phase of the spaceship's trip. Molded in the correct gloss orange, silver, gloss metallic blue and clear. Never started. All internal factory cardboard presentation material is present and excellent. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions and booklet are 'excellent' with typical yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are 'excellent' and flat with light yellowing. Box is graded 'very good' and displays well. Color and gloss are excellent. There is no fading or stains, and no price tags or tag marks. There is no tape or tape marks beyond the original factory sealing tape. Flaws include two perfectly repaired corners (all done correctly from the inside), light creasing as shown on the right center box top and creasing on the left long side. Shipping insurance is required on this kit.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Superb kit from the 1960s or early 70s. Designed for control line flight with .19 to .35 engines. Features die-cut and inter-notched balsa and plywood parts, shaped and notched leading and trailing edges, hardwood motor mounts, formed wire landing gear, molded plastic cowling, hardware pack, silk-span covering, authentic decals, extensive full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. The smaller parts are still in factory sealed bags; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I personally considered Sterlings to be 'deluxe' kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
1957 'S' issue with the famous box art that early Revell kits were famous for. This is the first issue of the Revell PBM, and it is correctly molded in gloss Navy Blue and clear with a clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Very nicely molded model. Features rotating gun turrets, optional position port and starboard bomb bay doors and bomb load, rotating props and optional position crew entry doors. This kit has not been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
First Issue dated 1968. Kit is well detailed with optional position landing gear, detailed cockpit, rotating props and wheels and more. Has decals for KG53 Legion Condor, 7th Staffel or KG2, 7th Staffel. Both groups operated on the Russian Front in 1942. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
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.