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Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

1954 early issue molded in very light green plastic. NOTE: this model has had the wheels and floor painted. There has been no other painting and no assembly. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 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.

Revell Oldsmobile Delivery Van Highway Pioneers - (Oldsmobile), 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it is complete with decals and 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.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 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.

Lincoln Vickers Viscount BEA British European Airways, 1/121, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s with great box art. Nice early kit that is close to 1/144 scale. Features rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and excellent, full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete, including instructions and excellent decals. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Hasegawa Panavia Tornado IDS Tiger Meet 2001, 1/72, 00299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. From 2002. Very highly detailed kit from newer tooling with 97 parts. Widely considered the finest 1/72 scale Tornado kit produced. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed gear wells and two piece canopy.

ESCI AV-8A Harrier - US Marines VMA-542, 1/72, 9051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and intake detail, optional position speed brake, two piece, optional position canopy, AIM-9 Sidewinder, drop tanks or 30mm Aden gun pod and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 LR Fighter - No 41 Sq RAF 1950 or No. 19 Sq 1950, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

Includes parts and decals to make either aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.

Hasegawa Nakajima C6N1 Saiun Myrt, 1/48, JT84

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$35   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded and nicely detailed with 119 parts, all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and more.

Bandai Jagdpanzer Hetzer - 38(t) 75mm (Kfz 138) Pz Jag Wag 638/10, 1/48, 8239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

Rare 1/48 scale model that is part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and crew members that can be assembled in almost any position. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Accurate Miniatures Ilyushin IL-2 Single Seat Stormovik - Southern Front 1942, 1/48, 3408

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

From 1997. Very well molded and finely detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Cavacraft Fokker D-7 - Factory Built Control Line Flying Model 1/2A Engines - 14 Inch Wingspan - (DVII), G-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Very rare and from 1955. This is a very highly prefabricated model. Cavacraft used a generic box (with a SE-5 and DVII) for all of these and the only way to know the contents is by the ink stamp on the side. This box is correct for the DVII. NOTE: build only, please read very carefully for the condition. 1950s wood pre-fab flying model for gas power U-Control. I am almost certain that the box artwork was originally painted by Jim Cox who also did all of the early Aurora box art paintings. Regardless of the manufacturer he was working for, Mr. Cox had a strong tendency to show the D-VII and it's pilot in horrible, certain death situations. Here the Scout pilot pours lead directly into the unfortunate Luftstreitkrafte pilot while his stricken engine spews oil and smoke. Cavacraft pulled out all the stops on this model. When you open the lid, the first thing you see are the factory-built wings installed in the fuselage with the tail feathers in place. It is literally ready to assemble. Everything is sheeted but the wings, for which covering material is provided. All of the main balsa parts are pre-carved and finished, while the flat ones are die-cut. includes a die-cut plywood firewall, fully formed wire landing gear, completely finished wheels, hinge material, covering tissue for the wings and some hardware. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing the plans/instructions and missing the decals, as well as the screws for mounting the engine of your choice (the engine was not included with the kit). I believe that the model is complete other than those things listed; this collector loved to remove the instructions and decals from his kits for 'safe keeping' but that location was never discovered. Please be aware that this is sold AS-IS as I cannot do a complete inventory as there are no instructions. Although I have not seen them, this box and art were clearly used for more than one kit. The only way to identify what is inside is by the ink stamp on the left and right sides of the box. The kit number "G-3" implies there may have been at least three kits, and one of them may have been a Sopwith Camel. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we know that G2 was the British SE-5.

Airfix Fairey Swordfish - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1207-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$26   

Still factory sealed. This kit is from the 1960s, and there are two Craftmaster issues that share the same dramatic boxart but have different part numbers.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Factory Display - Built Up With Base - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$56   

This is a Revell-factory built display made for hobby shop promotional use around 1954. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. It is 100% complete and has no breaks and no repairs. Even the base is in very good condition. However, 1/2 of the paper nameplate is missing as well as the clear cover. 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.

YMC Sikorsky H-21 Workhorse, 1/210, 44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Very rare, late 1950/early 1960s Japanese kit with very collectible box art. This small scale kit features recessed surface detail, clear cockpit 'bubble', full landing gear and complete decals for the colorful box art helicopter. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions are on the back of the box.

Revell Lockheed C-130 Hercules - 'S' Issue, 1/140, H247-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

1956 'S' issue with fantastic box art and brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape (except the factory sealing tape) or tags. The flaws include a vertical crease at the far right and light general wear. The kit includes the fuel truck and engine check stand with ground crew member. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the famous clear early Revell 'Globe' Swivel Base Display Stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

MPC Datsun Monster Truck - Scavenger Super 4x4 Wrecker, 1/25, 6347

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$74   

Still factory sealed. This is the first issue and not the recent and common reissue. Features over 145 pieces, blown Chevy V-8 engine, super detailed monster 4x4 suspension, huge monster off-road tires, detailed towing winch, full interior and more.

MPC Sod Buster Chevy 4x4 Pickup - Factory Stock Pickup Or Custom Version, 1/25, 1-0440

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. This is a hard-to-find model and even more so in this condition. Dated 1980 and builds a stock Chevy Pick Up or the wild version shown on the box art. Truck is very well detailed with full engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed chassis, suspension & driveline and more.

Revell F-8E Crusader - Jet Commando Issue, 1/67, H255-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

1967 Jet Commando hardbox issue. This is a reissue (probably the last) of the original 'S' kit from the 1950s. Makes a perfect 'Classic Build' model. Features optional position landing gear and wing tips, VF-11 markings and four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Neptune P2V-7 with Skis Operation Deep Freeze - (P2V7) Famous Artist Series, 1/104, H170-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

1960 issue Famous Artist Series of this rare Neptune variant and includes the Master Modelers Stamp for this kit. Jack Leynnwood did the spectacular artwork. To create this issue and capitalize on the latest Arctic Exploration, Revell used the classic 1950s 'S' kit and added ski landing gear & decals for Arctic service. Molded in dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - Famous Aircraft Series Issue - (R3Y2), 1/168, H178-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Famous Aircraft Series hardbox copyright dated 1960 with a '...Picture Box Top For You To Frame!' The box art painting is "Invasion Landing" done for Revell by Ken Smith. Although dated 1960, this exact issue is likely from the mid 1960 to about 1968. Molded in a beautiful dark gloss blue from the same molds at the "S" issue. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that light brown stains on the box top just above the port inboard engine. That is why the box top is only graded 'good-'.