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Hasegawa A-4E or A-4F Skyhawk - US Navy VC-1, 1/32, 109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$56   

Very large (1/32 scale) and highly detailed kit of this famous light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional parts for E or F versions, optional position leading edge slats and speed brakes, external fuel tanks, Bullpup missiles, 500lb bombs and optional position canopy. Includes a large and colorful decal sheet for the aircraft shown on the box art. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Documented Arizona Factory Display Owned By Esther Ross, Who Christened The USS Arizona

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$3800   

An incredibly rare, documented, one-of-a-kind piece of history in amazing investment-grade collector condition. For the very advanced collector of unique military history and model kits. This Revell Factory Model was originally owned by Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell, who earlier was Miss Esther Ross who christened the USS Arizona in New York on June 19, 1915. She went on to play a very key role in the creation of the USS Arizona Memorial. Thanks to newspaper reports, we know that her father, William Ross, was a prominent pharmacist in Prescott, Arizona. He and his friends convinced Gov. Hunt to choose his daughter from the other 100 applicants anxious to do the honors. It turned out to be a wise choice reasons no one could foresee. Miss Ross took the task of launching the world's most powerful battleship very seriously. She practiced her duties every day after school for months, smashing syrup bottles full of water against a fence behind the house. Miss Ross was popular and well respected in Prescott. Even the Associated Press reported that she "was one of the prettiest girls in the state." A special train took Gov. Hunt, Miss Ross, her family and others to New York for the event. Although the applause for the then unpopular Gov. Hunt, the cheering for Miss Ross was "heard for miles." Page 1 of the Prescott Journal Miner, June 20th, 1915, reported that at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Miss Ross cried "I dub thee Arizona," and "Not a hitch or sign of accident marred the success of the launching." "This is the proudest moment of my life," she stated, "and I am most intensely gratified at the magnificent demonstration that my friends and the city of Prescott has given me." Sometime after the launching ceremony, Miss Ross married Mr. Arthur Wassell and became Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell. She saw the horror of World War II and the disaster of the Arizona touched her deeply. After the war, she joined the drive to create a memorial over the ship to the 1177 sailors entombed in her. She joined the Arizona Memorial Committee which raised all the funds needed to build the Arizona Memorial. She served on the staff and toured the USA giving numerous media interviews and key speeches for the fund raising. Out of gratitude, the USS Arizona Memorial Committee ordered a special Revell Factory Display USS Arizona for her. It came with two specially affixed small Fleet Reserve and Arizona Committee signs (shown in the photos) on the right side; these special markings are only found on the rare "appreciation gift" factory displays from the Arizona Memorial Committee members to important fundraisers. The model was shipped to her in Los Angeles. You can see the original "Arizona Memorial Committee" mailing label that has her full name and address, documenting that it was her model. Esther treasured this gift and kept it in remarkable and very complete condition. Included is the original shipping box in "very good++" condition with all the original shipping tape, all the original internal special cardboard packing material, the model ship in exceptional condition, the cardboard display base(complete but with small tears and very light wear as shown), the colorful backdrop (with wear and slight tears as shown, missing one lower tab), the original display assembly instructions and even an original fund raising card from the Arizona memorial campaign. This display, box and all materials were always in a climate controlled environment. The colors on the cardboard display are in stunning, factory-new condition. The instructions for the display are 'excellent.' The ship is 100% complete and the factory paint is in exceptional condition. Even the factory rigging and all flags are intact. There is very little dust on the ship; it appears to be in 'not displayed' condition; but I know it was displayed for a short time because of the small tears and one tab on the cardboard display backdrop (see photos), which were probably due to putting it up and taking it down. I have only found one repair; the jackstaff broke and was neatly repaired at some point. The factory shipping box still has all the original tape and very little wear for that age. The original Arizona Memorial Committee shipping label is in 'very good' shape. Due to it being on the bottom of the shipping box, it does have some wear, but all the writing can be clearly read with slight magnification. This piece passed to Esther's daughter, who gave it to a friend who then gave it to another friend. The later friend is wife to an OMK customer, who sold me the model. This kit must be shipped insured and I may require it shipped by special courier.

UPC Hawker Hunter Mk57 - RAF - (ex Lindberg), 1/48, 8063-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From older but quality Lindberg molds. Loaded with operating features: removable rear fuselage, removable, complete jet engine, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, cockpit detail, ejecting pilot, loadout with drop tanks and rockets and decals for a colorful RAF decals. There are no decals for the box art aircraft, only the UPC RAF version. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neat subassembly: four parts of the jet engine are built. The work is done to 'excellent++' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the large parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s. Interestingly enough, this kit says 'Molded in Japan' so these any many other Lindberg molds made their way to Japan at this time.

Timberline Newpaper Office - HO Scale Craftsman kit, 1/87, 118

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Excellent model featuring pre-cut & scored hardwood parts, plastic window frames, color decals, other printed signs, detailed text instructions and excellent plans with exploded views and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe Martin MB-2 NBS-1 Bomber, 1/74, 05001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

From ex-ITC Ideal molds and a very nice kit of the famous aircraft that Billy Mitchell used to sink the 'unsinkable' German Battleship Ostfriesland on July 22, 1921. The ship was defenseless during the attack, but it was the first time that an aircraft had sunk a capital ship. Optional decals are included for the three aircraft (96th Bombardment Sq / 11th Bombardment Sq / 14th Bombardment Sq During the Sinking of the Battleship 'Ostfriesland'). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk - (A-4), 1/48, 538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$49   

Still factory sealed. Modern issue from the original 1950s molds. Please note that this kit represents the very early (probably prototype) Skyhawk. Features detailed jet engine, opening inspection panel, pilot and ejection seat, opening canopy, full landing gear, centerline drop tank and wing rockets.

Revell Bomarc IM-99 Missile with Launcher - History Makers Issue - Bagged, 1/47, 8602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$59   

Bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1982 issue from the original molds for the rare 1950s 'S.' Features detailed missile and fully operational launcher. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Billing Boats WSP 10 Police Boat / Poliezi Boat With Fittings And Paint Set - 30.3 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/20, 408

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$169   

Still factory sealed and this is a complete kit with fittings. Features a beautiful one-piece ABS hull and superstructure, die-cut plywood parts, numerous other plastic parts, detailed step-by-step instructions in 6 languages including English and more. Also includes the following Floquil paints for this model - Coast Guard Red F632, Maritime Blue F642, Navy White #30 F620 and Haze Gray F-594. The paints are still sealed in their boxes that Model Expo placed them in at the time of shipping.

Billing Boats US Coast Guard MLB Motor Life Boat 44 Feet With Running Hardware - 28.8 Inch Long Ship For R/C, 1/20, 586

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$169   

Out of production. This is not the common small scale model but the rare, very large 1/20 scale issue. It is highly detailed and can be built static or remote control. Excellent kit with plastic one-piece hull and deck, extensive brass and plastic small fittings, wood stock where required, highly detailed instructions and decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags and plastic fittings containers. The large parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Includes an NOS aftermarket running hardware set that is very similar to the "Model Expo" set. It includes a RS-540 (S4) large electric motor, metal motor clamp and two motor sticks (wood). The US Coast Guard 44 Foot MLB is a high endurance boat designed to perform search and rescue missions in very adverse weather and sea states. It is self-bailing and self-righting. Built for the USCG by the Coast Guard Yark in Curtis Bay, MD, the first 44 footer was put into service in 1961. The design was so successful that 110 were built and only one has ever been taken out of service - a testimony to the durability of the design and construction methods. Four MLBs were sold to foreign governments for search and rescue.

Hawk McDonnell F2H-1 Banshee - (F2H1), 1/48, 501-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Vivid box art by Tom Morgan is dated 1964 shows a 'Korean Attack' run by a daring Navy pilot. Nicely molded for that time and includes tip tanks, air to ground rockets, iron bomb load, pilot figure, detailed landing gear and colorful decals for the box art aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya M60A2 Medium Tank Motorized, 1/35, 3038

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$72   

Well detailed and designed for realistic motorized operation. Contains all special hardware for motorizing, steel gearbox with metal gears, switches, metal shafts, battery contacts and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that Tamiya did not include the RE260 motor with this kit, it had to be purchased separately.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

True first issue dated 1963 and with a 79 cent price extension to the kit number. Jo Kotula did the amazing artwork. This early issue has 'Famous Fighters' in the four logos on the box sides. Nicely done kit for that time with fair cockpit and engine detail, ground base, pilot figure and mechanic. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note, the box has wear as shown and is graded only 'good.'

Monogram Ford Tri-Motor With Skis Antarctic Expedition - Four Star Issue, 1/77, P15-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Rare first issue from 1956 (P15 instead of PA15). Features skis and wheels, dog sled team/crew in Parkas and full markings for the 1929 Antarctic Expedition aircraft that is currently at the Henry Ford Museum. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

1969 Jet Commando 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. Please NOTE there is bug damage to the decal backing paper, but the actual transfers have no bug damage. The box has corner damage in the lower right and a 2" x .75" section missing on the upper long side.

KP Convair XFY-1 VR Pogo - BAGGED, 1/72, 33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$32   

NOTE: bagged kit, there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Nice quality, flash-free moldings and all recessed panel line detail. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder - 'Mild and Bitter' 450th BS 332nd BG 9th AF (First B-26 To Complete 50 and 100 Missions) / 'Barracuda 495th BS 344th BG, 1/48, 85-5529

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$82   

Still factory sealed. Features excellent interior detail, crew members, rotating turrets with elevating guns, full wheel well detail, opened or closed bomb bay doors with bomb load, rotating props and rear boarding ladder and more. There are decals and paint guides for the two aircraft listed.

Revell SS United States 'The World's Fastest Liner', 1/602, 0312

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$79   

Still factory sealed. 1996 reissue of the classic 1950s kit. Full hull model and nicely molded for that time.

KMT Dart and Little John Missiles, M12-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$285   

In the late 1950s KMT released several large scale missile kits, all of which are rare today. This one is the Little John in 1/20 scale and the Dart in 1/12 scale. The Dart measures 6 inches long when built. Other large scale missiles that are listed as released by KMT are the Talos, Nike Hercules, Nike Ajax, Honest John and large 22" Corporal. Never started. Factory sealed small parts bag and all non-sealed parts inventoried complete with decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in excellent condition.

Revell Junkers Ju-52 /3m - Lufthansa 'Kurt Wolf' or Syndicato 'PP-CAV' Condor or Caicara, 1/72, 4242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Revell of Germany issue from 1987. Very nicely molded kit featuring full cockpit and passenger cabin interior, optional position cabin door, separately molded ailerons, elevator and rudder, detailed engines with movable propellers and decals and paint guide for the aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Double Header Two 27 Foot Exterior Post Doubles Vans - Semi Truck Trailers, 1/25, 38684

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$69   

Still factory sealed. Reissue dated 2008. Well detailed with more than 230 parts.