Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
SALE! Very rare. Special issue of the Dodgers Team Aircraft made by Revell just for the concessions dealer 'Danny Goodman' for the LA Dodgers, Inc. I purchased this kit along with the Revell factory shipping carton. This carton was originally sold to Union 76 Service Station #3459, located at 12080 Ventura Blvd in Studio City California. The case was shipped directly from Revell in Los Angeles to the Union Oil Station; the gas station owner's son confirmed this. (Somehow Danny Goodman was bypassed in the transaction!). The kit is fresh from the original shipping carton with no more wear than you would expect. The box is in investment grade 'near mint' condition with the only flaws being some yellowing and light wear on the paper label. Inside, the kit is factory new. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the Revell factory bag. The kit includes a wonderful photo of the 1963 Dodgers - World's Champions!
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very rare. I believe the base vehicle is a '65 Imperial and this was an Alexander Brothers custom job - but that is just conjecture. An excellent kit with full engine and compartment, opening hood, 'horseshoe' door handles and brake pedal, custom interior, optional top, branding iron or steer horns hood ornament and a large sheet of woodgrain and text decals (in 'new' condition). Also includes white wall stickers. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very rare item for the advanced collector. This item was from the estate of Dave Cockrum, the world-famous Aurora box artist, sculpture and kit designer. However, he is even more famous for his long history with DC and Marvel Comics. When working at Aurora, Dave had access to 'The Room'. In it were test shots from almost every Aurora kit ever made; employees were welcome to come in and take a kit when they pleased. This Flying Sub came from that room. It is a rare test shot molded in the usual test shot color - white- and includes the clear parts. Although the kit is complete, it does not have a box or instructions like most all test shots.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare 1975 release. Builds either version, 'F' or the 'J.' Well detailed for that time with mixed fine recessed and raised panel lines, removable jet engine, full cockpit, opening canopy, missile/bomb/rocket pod load-out and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and decals and instructions, both in 'excellent+' condition. Please read the two articles on this website about saving old decals before using any older kit decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare kit with well detailed Lemans car. Includes a 60 piece trailer with clear top, sides, front and opening rear doors, colored plastic frame and bed, fenders, chrome lights, detachable loading ramps, trailer hitch, tool box with opening doors, compressor, fire extinguisher, oil cans and gas cans. The car itself features a one piece underbody chassis, detailed Ford 427 CID engine and driveline, optional position rear engine cover with support rods, full interior, very well detailed front and rear suspension, turnable front wheels, full exhaust, oil cooler and fill tube, spare tire and more. Molded in white, chrome, clear, red-tint clear and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that MPC put into internal factory sealed bags (white car and clear and red trailer parts) are all still sealed. The parts that were never sealed (chrome, race car clear and red tint clear and rubber tires) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM-
Rare Gift Set that includes all four models - B-29 in 1/242 scale, B-25J in 1/133, B-24J in 1/181 and Douglas B-26(A-26) Invader in 1/127. The exterior box is near mint with like new color and gloss and light wear as the only flaw. The back side is a large framable portrait of Douglas C-133. The kits have never been started. Each one is still in four small factory internal boxes and includes decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bag of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1974 block letter 'AURORA' logo issue. This is still the only 1/72 scale injection molded 737 kit to ever be made. Includes clear cockpit windows, full landing gear, display stand and a large PSA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The decals are in rare 'mint' condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare Triangle Box issue from about 1957/58. As a marketing experiment, Hawk tried this novel and colorful box only with the Skyray. Dealers found it difficult to stack with other kits and it was discontinued. Molded in correct gloss white with a green-tinted clear canopy and brown pilot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This box rates as 'good.' It is completely solid and free of repairs but has general wear and left upper corner damage as shown. Luckily, it is missing the factory tape seals that are usually across the top corners.
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. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare first issue kit from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedeke box artwork. Kit can be taken apart and reassembled to show each mission stage. Features detailed satellite payload with clear housing as shown on box top, three separate stages with engines, clear rocket engine housings for stage one and two, loading truck and four rocket supports for display. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings shown on the rocket on the right of the box top. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent'.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Original first issue from 1954 and before the 'S' Cement logo was used. Classic Kishady box artwork. Box illustration has fantastic color and gloss. Correctly molded in gloss olive drab and clear, with the famous globe base. Features turrets and propellers that rotate, pilot, copilot and bomber figures and famous 'The Flying Dragon' decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
First issue of this all-time classic. Hardbox is dated 1961 and in unusually good condition with no split corners, very good color and gloss, no tape or price tags, no marks from tape or tags and no litho tears. Flaws include general wear and creases as shown as well as sun fading to the end panels and slight bit at the lower left top. Widely considered to be one of the best visible airplane action kits ever made. Features a full cut away model with interior detail. Buttons on the base activate two motors that make the prop spin, and the main gear and tail wheel retract and extend. Two other levers on the base drop the wing bombs. Inside, this kit is as it left the factory. All of the special presentation cardboard is as new and the two motors are still sealed. Molded in the correct first edition shades of clear, red, black, silver and zinc chromate green. It has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts present. Instructions and decals are correct for the first issue and feature the 'Horse' stand decal. NOTE: decals are intact but have visible age cracking. Please read the two articles (on this website) about saving and restoring old decals. Insurance is required with this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Originally constructed to protect the southern coast of France, this galley-type warship is one of the most colorful ever built. The Reale de France was the flagship of the 17th Century French Navy and carried the commander's flag and the flag of King Louis XIV. Large and very highly detailed. Contains banners and flags as shown on the cover. Never started. All parts that came in factory sealed bags are still sealed - those parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With flags, rigging material and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed, but the seal has completely split so I did a full inventory (please see below). Rare. Late 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Large 1/80 scale kit of this beautiful ship. Very highly detailed for it's time - still a fine model today. Includes all parts for motorizing. Could be easily made RC with today's small systems. Features finely engraved hull with raised panel lines, detailed superstructure with ammo boxes, pump case, life rafts and rings, searchlights, horn , DF loop antenna, clear windows, ships wheel and even tiny engine speed control levers. Weapons include 20mm gun with magazine and shield, two angled Mk20 boxes, depth charges and racks and two hedge-hog launchers with four hedgehogs each. Deck fittings are complete with bitts, hatches, towline bitt and stops, staffs, vents, anchor, lifeboat, mast with radar antenna and platform light and stanchions that you can easily rig to create a railing. Includes a nice display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts shown on the instructions including decals, flags and instructions. NOTE: there are 27 stanchions needed for the model. There are 27 present. Lindberg gave you 28; one is a spare. The spare is missing. The 95' U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 95304, a Coastal Patrol Boat was one of 36 boats built between 1953 and 1959. These cutters were stationed all along the U.S. coasts and performed Search and Rescue missions, and Port Security duty. Nine of the vessels were transferred to South Korea. The remaining vessels remained on active Coast Guard duty until 1986 to 1990. They were replaced with a succession of 82', 87' and 110' Patrol Boats.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. From the original Monogram "Four Star" line. Hardbox is dated 1961. Very large and rare injection molded craft kit. Contains 9.75 inch by 7.75 inch frame - colorful pre-painted 3D Display - frame trim - injection molded Zebras and foliage - paint, two paint brushes and instructions with a small Artorama catalog. Scale unknown. The complete series consisted of three kits - the Lions, Giraffes and the Zebras. The kits are superbly done, but it is likely that the high cost ($2.98 in 1961) kept them from achieving high sales. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, paint, brushes and instructions present.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare first issue with the 1.25 inch high pre-'S' hardbox vs. the later standard size 1.4 inch box. This kit has the correct short-lived 1st issue 2 piece stand as opposed to the later standard 4 piece stand. The early stand with this kit has a base and an arm - the arm has three prongs. This stand was discontinued shortly after introduction as it broke very easily. Inside, the kit is mint. The small parts still sealed in factory cello bag. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
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.