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Lindberg Amphibious Duck - Cellovision Issue, 1/76, 757

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$145   

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Still factory sealed and a very rare kit from the late 1950s that has fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork of a beach landing scene. For some reason this kit almost never shows up and was issued only once or twice. Why is did not stay in the lineup is a mystery; perhaps the molds were damaged beyond repair. The model is large scale and well detailed for that time. The Cellovision box is in 'excellent' condition which is most unusual. These are thin and frail boxes which are easily damaged. This one has like-new color and gloss, no crushing or creasing, an intact plastic window still securely glued into place and all short end flaps in place and factory glued shut. The trading card on the back is in very good condition as well. Flaws include light age spotting, light general wear and a very small 1/2" x 3/8" litho tear on the back near the right short side.

Lukgraph Curtiss A-3 Falcon - With Eduard Seatbelts, 1/32, 32-01

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$245   

Includes a factory-sealed Eduard 32-868 USAAF Seatbelts Steel detail set that is factory colored. The actual model is now rare and out of production. This Curtiss inter-war aircraft is a large 1/32 scale and incredibly detailed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Snecma C-450 Coleoptere, 1/48, 1400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$250   

Rare kit of the 1950s French VTOL aircraft. The Coleoptere (meaning 'Annular Wing') was designed much as the American Pogo aircraft; however, the Coleoptere was exclusively jet powered. Some test flights took place on a tether, but the aircraft was destroyed while performing a free-flight transition from vertical to horizontal. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that this kit must be shipped double boxed and insured.

Aurora Braniff Boeing 747 - Braniff International Air Lines Jumbo Jet - Young Model Builders Club Issue, 1/156, 750

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

This is the early 1970s Young Model Builders Club release of the classic Aurora 747. It is still in the original 'mailer' box with the glued-on lithograph slick. This colorful model features full color Braniff markings, big 15" wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large display stand. Molded in 'Great Pumpkin' orange and clear. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Rare, first issue artwork from about 1955. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand and the correct stand is included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has great color and gloss and would grade at least 'good' but it has two small factory tape tears on each long side. This model was made after Aurora found out that the scale on the box top was wrong and was factory 'blotted out' with a black circle at the top left.

Bandai Mercedes Benz L3000S 3 Ton Cargo Truck - Bagged, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Very rare. In 1977 Bandai briefly issued four 'demonstration kits' to test the market. They were this Mercedes Benz L3000S, German Goliath Demolition Vehicle, Mercedes Benz L3000A House Truck and NSU Kettenrad Motorcycle. Features detailed motor, removable hood, detailed chassis with separately molded exhaust, two bar, front and rear suspension and driveline, excellent cab interior detail, two styles of troop seating configuration for the bed, optional 'soft' top for the bed and more. After this very brief availability, Bandai never reissued them again. Never started. This kit and the paperwork is still in the factory sealed bag. I have listed this kit under Bandai; however, there is no manufacture listed on anything that I can see in the bag. At one point Academy obtained many Bandai molds and reissued several of the famous 1/48 Pin Point armor issue, using original Bandai artwork. Although I cannot tell, this may be one of the Academy kits. I cannot tell if there are decals or not because the paperwork is sealed. If it is the Academy issue, it will not have them as they did not issue decals with this kit; however, they would put four paper license plates to cut from the instructions if you wish.

Berkeley Aeronca C-3 - 36 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12, 4-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$165   

Big 1/12 scale model with a 36 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, it can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear if you wish. Features covering material, decals, full size plans, formed wire parts, die cut balsa and plywood parts, many factory cut blocks, fully formed wooden wheels, clear canopy material, factory cut spars & stringers and more. The model has not been started. The parts are inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Skywave USS San Diego CL-53 Light Cruiser - Oakland / Atlanta / Juneau / San Juan / Reno / Flint / Tucson / Spokane / Fresno, 1/700, 50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

This is Pit Road/Skywave's very highly detailed and finely molded waterline model of the USS San Diego. It can be built as any of the cruisers listed because it includes decals for all ships listed - hull numbers and stern names as well. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave D80 HMS Sheffield Missile Destroyer Type 42 Batch 1 - Also HMS Coventry D118 and ARA Argentina Ships Of The Hercules Class, 1/700, SP2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Very well molded and detailed waterline kit with decals for all the ships named. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Skywave Umigiri DD-158 Destroyer JMSDF - Also With Decals For Hamagiri DD155 / Setogiri DD156 / Sawagiri SS157, 1/700, J14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Pit Road/Skywave issue. Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline model that can be built as any of the destroyers listed because it includes decals for all ships listed - hull numbers and stern names as well. This model includes a helicopter hanger bay with an optional position door and a detailed SH-60J. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Forrest Sherman DD931 Destroyer, 1/320, H463

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$64   

Dated 1972 and measures over 15 inches long when assembled. This is a large-scale, well detailed model for that time and still one of the best for a ship of this class. Features full hull with propellers and rudder detail, complete deck fittings, elevating and rotating main turrets, torpedo tubes, torpedo and lifeboat davits, detailed depth charge racks, display stand, decals, flag sheet and more. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals, color flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Attack Transport USS Montrose PA212 - ( USS Randall Attack Transport PA224), 1/376, H452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$135   

1971 issue that is from the same molds as the famous USS Randall 1950s 'S' kit. This is a highly detailed and excellent kit for that time that features full, one-piece hull, detailed deck & superstructure, life rafts, deck guns, all masts and booms, a complete complement of 22 barges and landing craft and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The USS Montrose was on of 57 Haskell Class Attack Transports built for service in and immediately after WWII. The ships were designed to carry troops close to the beachheads, transfer them to landing barges (carried on board) and to supervise the landing operations. Her length was 455 feet and she could handle 1,560 troops and carry 3000 tons of equipment.

Revell 1893 Duryea Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H61-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

1954 'US Antique' series issue molded in black plastic. This kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo only on the box top. Not long after this, the Gowland logo would disappear completely, leaving only the Revell logo. It is also worth noting that this is one of the first non-generic Highway Pioneers boxes. Earlier boxes were all the same, with the kit number and car stamped on the side, usually with a red or black rubber stamp. This box is completely dedicated to the Duryea kit, and even has advertisements for the early Revell 1954 ship and aircraft kits on the long sides. 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 Arado Ar-196 A-3 Seaplane With Eduard Mask - KG-100 at Crete / Aircraft on the Tirpitz, 1/32, 04688

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$140   

Includes Eduard #JX119 Mask Set, still factory sealed. The actual kit is dated 2010 and features 192 pieces, fine recessed surface detail, detailed internal tubular space frame, full cockpit & stations, optional folded wings, optional position speed brakes, separate ailerons, individual navigation lights, detailed BMW engine, separately molded maintenance flaps on the engine and nose, two different 3 bladed props, display stand and decals for the two aircraft listed in the title. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Supermarine Spitfire Mk1 - 610 Sq County of Chester, 1/32, H282

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

1971 issue of this classic, 1/32 scale kit originally released in 1967. It features a fully detailed cockpit, opening canopy, retractable landing gear, detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine with removable cowling, pilot figure, rotating wheels & propeller and more. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell P-51D Mustang - Texas Terror IV, 1/72, 4148

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1984 issue is an ideal builder because it is from the same molds as the classic 1960s issue. Features optional position landing gear, movable propeller and wheels, two wing-mounted drop tanks, pilot figure, clear canopy and USAAF markings.

Revell American Firefighters Hose Reel - With Horses and Firemen, 1/48, F202-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

First Revell issue dated 1953. Features two highly detailed horses, hitch, carriage with frame detail, flexible hose, rope and metal chain, along with two firefighters and a Dalmatian dog. Molded in the correct white, red and gold plastic. It has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The American Firefighters series has a very interesting history. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters (Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel) in 1952. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This issue is from when Revell still had the marketing agreement, as it says 'Trade Mark Copyright 1953 Marlin Toy Co. Inc' on the box top and 'Collector's Kits, Inc, Closter, N.J.' on the side.

Revell Fiat CR-42 Falco, 1/72, H648-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

USA one-piece box issue dated 1966. The kit has never been started. The actual aircraft has been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand.

Revell M-56 Scorpion - Self Propelled Gun, 1/40, 8300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

This 1982 issue is a perfect 'Classic Builder' because it is from the same molds as the 1958 'S' issue. Features hollow gun barrel that swivels, elevates and recoils, 12 bogie wheels & drive gears, working flexible tracks, operating loading platform and crew. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII WRC, 1/24, 24257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

The actual kit is a highly detailed static display model with detailed front & rear suspension and driveline, complete race interior interior, scale mesh material for the grill, metal transfer emblems, three colorful decal sheets and more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.