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Revell USS Norton Sound AVM-1 Rocket Launcher, 1/424, H331-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$575   

Very rare kit from 1956; molds were altered to make the class seaplane tender, which made any reissue impossible. Excellent stain-free box with brilliant color and gloss. There are no tape or price tags or similar marks. This Norton Sound was originally a seaplane tender and was converted to an ocean-going laboratory for development and testing of guided missiles and rockets. This ship was key in the Navy's move into the guided missile age. Model features working cranes, operating launching platform for the Viking missile, Terrier with launcher, Jeeps and Lark missile. Inside, the kit as if left the factory. I has never been started. All small parts are still factory bag sealed. Decals and flag sheet, as well as the instructions, are like new with typical yellowing as the only flaw.

Revell HRS-1 Marine Helicopter - Picture Plane Series, 1/48, H181-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

Rare S-55 in US Marine colors. First issue of the Marine variant in a 1960 hardbox Picture Plane issue. The box is in exceptional 'near mint' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags and no marks from tape or tags. Molded in correct dark blue and clear. Features detailed rotor hub, complete cockpit and crew, detailed engine and optional position engine cowl. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including all parts and paperwork.

Faller Old Town Wall / Clock / Cottage - HO Scale, HO, HO 401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

Rare. Contains three large wall segments (one with the cottage), wall end segment, clock tower, two towers and one archway. Black masking, window treatments and the clock face are included also. This unique kit can be arranged many different ways. Includes 320 parts in 7 colors. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The loose parts have been inventoried 100% complete including masks/curtains and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress 'Miami Clipper' - Bomber Command Issue, 1/72, 4338

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

1989 issue. Kit has many action features: Landing gear extends and retracts - all control surfaces move - wheels and props rotate - bomb bay door opens to show bomb load - turrets rotate. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram Dornier Do-17Z - 'White Box' Issue, 1/72, 5305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Hard-to-find 'White Box' photo variation issue that is still in the factory seal. From 1978. Very nicely molded and detailed kit.

Aurora Customizing Monster Kit - Series 1, 1/8, 463-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

Rare kit from 1963 in exceptional condition inside and out. Part of the famous Aurora 'Monsters' series of kits, this was one of two customizing kits that contains a large number of accessory items for the other Monster kits. This one is unusual in that it has never been started and is 100% complete. It contains very graphically illustrated instructions in excellent condition and parts for a large spider, lizard, four rats, a skull, another skull with snakes coming out of the eye socket, 6 small grave markers, two large gravestones, a large spider-web and smaller spider, various small trees and limbs, bats, numerous human bones, a rib cage and foot and hand bones. The box is in exceptionally nice 'excellent++' condition with great color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tape, no tape or tag marks and general light wear as the only flaw.

StromBecker Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket - (D-558 2), C-42

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. Most included plastic detail parts (colored and clear) - decals - glue - wood filler - sandpaper and a stand (if applicable). The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Monogram TWA Airliner Set DC-3 and Super G Constellation, MGP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$425   

1957 first and only issue of this rare Monogram Gift set. While Revell was very prolific with gift sets in the 1950s, Monogram was very restrained, issuing very few and then only once. This hardbox is in very solid condition with no fading, stains or split corners. There is edge wear that account for the 'VG' box rating. Inside, the kit has the correct cardboard divider. The DC-3 is 1/90 scale and features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. The Super G Constellation is 1/131 scale and features two hostesses, two loading ramps, tip tanks, battery truck and full TWA decals. The models has not been started. Both models are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-7 Pan Am Airport Scene - 'S' Kit with Boarding Ramp / Stanchions / Gasoline Truck & Trailer / Tractor with 3 Baggage Carts / Aircraft Tractor and 7 Figures, 1/122, H257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$2000   

Very rare. The Pan Am Airport Scene was commissioned by Pan Am in the late 1950s and only sold through the airline, not through Revell distributors. This has made the kit one of the rarest Revell kits in existence. It is widely considered an 'S' kit since it was made at that time and features that style of artwork, but the box does not have the yellow 'S' anywhere on it. It contains all the parts and markings listed in the title and makes an incredible airport diorama. The box has excellent color and gloss with no tears or stains. Three corners are solid - the other has been repaired very neatly with clear tape. There is general wear but no other damage. Inside, the parts are as new. All pieces are in the correct gloss silver and the Revell 'Swivel Base Display Stand' is molded in clear. The airport accessories are still sealed in the original factory bag, including the metal axles. The unique decal sheet for this special issue is intact and never cut. It contains Pan Am DC-7 decals and markings for the ground equipment. The decals are flat but have some yellowing. On the back they have the correct Revell markings and kit number to be original for this model. The instructions were missing from this kit, so I used large format paper to make a quality photocopy of an original set of instructions. This copy is the same size as the actual instructions, quite large. It is not many small sheets put together. In all, an excellent investment piece that has never been started and is bag sealed and inventoried complete. Please note that Revell did NOT issue this kit with paper 'carpet' like the United Airlines Flight 707 Airport Scene. The 'carpet' has been intentionally de-listed from the area of the box that describes the contents and has been removed from the instructions as well. Although this kit does not have an 'S' on it, I have included it as an 'S' kit since it is from that time frame and shares the common box art theme.

Hobby Craft Twin Mustang F-82G - Escort or Night Fighter (Ex-Monogram), 1/72, HC1301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Includes parts and decals for both versions. Nicely detailed kit featuring finely molded raised details, wing machine guns with removable panel, good cockpit and very good gear well detail, opening canopies and rotating propellers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Some molds have a colorful history; this one is no exception. At one point, Monogram leased or sold a set of Corsair molds (from the original 4 Star action kit) to Idea in Korea. Idea either made a copy of the molds or modified the molds to fit a tab on each tree with the Idea name. Hobby Craft's kit is the Monogram F-82 with the Idea runner tab; so Idea either copied the molds or modified them. On the outside of many Hobby Craft boxes it says 'Made in South Korea' - obviously Idea is one of the agents who molded kits for HC.

Hasegawa Kawanishi N1K2-J Shidenkai George, 1/72, 506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Inverted box art issue.

OS Engines OS MAX 25FP (RN) Rear Needle - Gas Engine for RC Flying Model Aircraft, 12332

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Very high quality engine from O.S. Engines Manufacturing Company Limited, Japan. Never ran and still new in the box. The engine rotates freely with high compression, as you would expect. 100% complete. The small parts are still factory sealed. All paperwork is present and in as-new condition including decals, 'Full Line Up' OS fold out catalog, safety instructions, 'Notice' about contents, limited warranty, instructions for (this) remote needle version and general engine instructions.

ESCI Laser Harrier GR.3 - RAF No. 1417 Flight / No.1 Squadron / No. 3 Squadron, 1/72, 9034

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$12   

NOTE: builder kit only. Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, optional underside strakes or Aden 30mm gun pods, good cockpit and intake detail, optional position speed brake, two piece canopy, AIM-9 Sidewinder, drop tanks or iron bomb load out and decals for three aircraft. NOTE: the interior surfaces have been neatly airbrushed gray, white and dark silver. The landing gear and wheel hubs have been airbrushed dark silver as well. Quality of paint is excellent and there is no other painting. NOTE: The drop tank and wing halves have been assembled to 'excellent' quality. The instrument decals have been applied to the cockpit to the same quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1940 Ford Coupe - Stock or Street, 1/25, 8056

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Can be built either way. Includes many power train and accessory options. Molded in gray, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Discovery 1901 with Sails, 1/144, 09255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Very well detailed full-hull kit. Features full deck fittings, billowing sails and rigging diagrams. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Heller Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun - Luftwaffe or Bulgarian Air Force, 1/72, 077

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

The famous high-performance civil aircraft that caused a sensation and led directly to the famous Bf-109 Fighter. 1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the aircraft listed in the title. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

RCM SSN Skipjack Submarine with 5 Blade Screw, 1/72

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$112   

Very large 1/72 scale kit. 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 screw. 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.

Laconia Pennsylvania Mill-Type Gondola - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 344500

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Laconia kits were popular for their high level of detail in the late 1940s/early 1950s. This craftsman kit features all fittings, accurately pre-cut wooden parts and fully decorated embossed sides and ends in mint condition. Kit has not been started and is complete with all parts and instructions. As is typical of most kits of this era, the model does not include trucks. These make great stand alone models or high-quality rolling stock for your line. Some modeling skills recommended.

Best 1931 Miller (Bowes) Special Indianapolis 500 Winner, 1/30

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$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.

Lindberg Satellite With Three Stage Launching Rocket, 1004-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$265   

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'.