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Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$149   

First and only issue of this rare, large-scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1978 and has incredible artwork and the 'S' Cement logo on the sides. Large scale and well detailed featuring removable missile with moving top stage forward fins, complete working launcher and crew of three. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Heller Preussen - 1902 Steel Five Mast Square Rigger, 1/150, 813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$229   

Very large and highly detailed kit. Includes 572 parts with full rigging and billowing sails. Completed kit is nearly 1 meter long and almost half a meter high. Never started. Inside, the parts (except the hull halves) are still in the factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions. The Preussen was built in 1902 and was the only all-steel square rigged five-masted ship ever built.

Revell A-4Q Skyhawk With Bullpup Missiles Argentina Air Force Or Navy - (Fueraz Aerea Argentina Or Marina Argentina), 1/50, 4409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$115   

Rare. Lodela first and only issue with Argentine markings, Bullpup missiles, two missile carts and tow bars, pilot and three ground crew. This kit uses modified 1956 molds from H232-89, the original S Skyhawk issue. Revell added two Bullpup Missiles (improperly labled as 'Air-To-Air Missiles' on the box top), two missile trailers with towbars, four figures, three figure bases, weapons pylons and separate flap hinge covers (which are included in this issue but strangely missing from the instructions). Molded in white and clear. Never started. Inventoried and the aircraft itself is complete but NOTE: missing one (of 8) wheels for the missile carts. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present, plus a 'near mint' condition large decal sheet and 'very good++' instructions.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

Second issue hardbox is dated 1957 and has great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the 79 cent price extension, oval 'Famous Fighters' logo with the sunburst and NO Parents' Magazine seal at the middle right. Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$155   

1955 hardbox design. Please note the early Aurora rectangular logo, which was used from about 1953 to 1955. However, the factory has blacked out all the price extensions, so this one may be from around 1957/58. Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

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.'

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop Capital Airlines With Capital Viscount Flyer - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$85   

Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner, and it includes the rare Capital Airlines one page "The Jet Prop Viscount' advertising sheet. The box displays beautifully and is in 'Excellent' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape and no price tags, no fading and no litho tears. Light general wear and a very light stain on the lower part of one long side are the only flaws. Includes passenger boarding ramp and Capital airlines decals in 'excellent+' condition with light age yellowing as the only flaw. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box top would grade even higher than 'excellent++' but is graded as such because there is a very light stain on the top long side.

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.

Revell Whip-Fly F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, H153-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. Hardbox artwork for this series was the 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle- and in this case, colored plastic streamers. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The back of the instructions gives the user important tips about whip flying and a paragraph on calculating 'How Fast Will It Go?' The long side of the box shows the complete Whip-Fly series with the action box art. Included are H151 F9F-8 Cougar, H152 F-84F, H153 F-89D Scorpion, H154 F8U-1 Crusader, H155 F-39 Airacobra and H156 F-101A Voodoo. Although not listed yet, there was also a Whip-Fly Canberra, F-106 and Yak-25 Flashlight. The Whip-Fly series seemed like a good idea...at first. Revell quickly realized that spinning heavily-ballasted, sharp objects at dizzying speeds in or outside the home near groups of children was not the best idea. The series was quickly discontinued.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - 'S' Issue No Rivet Detail - (R3Y2), 1/168, H238-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$129   

Fresh from a long-closed hobby shop. First issue is dated 1956 and has the very colorful 'S' artwork that has made these kits so desirable today. This is the true first issue as it has no rivet detail (Revell later modified the molds with rivet detail to make it look more 'intricate'). The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, stains, rips or price tags and no tape (other than marks from the original factory sealing tape, of course). The only flaws are very light creasing at the far right (very hard to see) and very light general wear. Nicely molded for the time with all recessed panel lines, opening front cargo door, drive-off ramp, rotating counter-rotating dual propellers and the clear Revell 'Globe' display stand. Molded in a stunning high gloss dark navy blue and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Martin B-57B Canberra - Night Intruder Light Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/81, H230-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Classic 1956 'S' release with dramatic box art and famous 'Revelving' globe stand. This is the first issue of this kit. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, stains or tears, no missing litho, and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape, of course). The only flaws are very light wear as shown. Molded in correct high-gloss black and clear. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including excellent decals and instructions.

Revell US Army Tactical Missiles Little John and Dart with Launchers - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1812-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$145   

First issue from 1958. The box is in superb 'Near Mint-' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), no fading and no litho tears. The only flaws are light surface wear (mainly on the sides) and edge wear. Molded in the correct white and olive drab plastic. Both models are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs, decals and crew of three. The kits have never been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on its launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early, five foot long wire-guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance.

Revell Convair Terrier Missiles with Launcher - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1813-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$275   

One and only issue dated 1958 of this very rare kit with great box art. The box is in "Excellent" condition with very nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, no stains and no tears. The only flaws are a light crease at the left upper side and light general shelf wear. Features two missiles with removable boosters, swiveling and elevating launcher, crew of three and instrumentation equipment. The missiles are molded in white and the launcher in medium gray. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and perfectly flat and intact in 'near mint+' condition with the only flaw being very slight age yellowing. The instructions are also 'near mint+' with the only flaws being typical age yellowing.

Hasegawa Mig-25 Foxbat, 1/72, 130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

First issue from about 1976. This famous kit came out shortly after the dramatic defection by Lt. Viktor Belenko of a then top secret Mig-25 Foxbat to Japan. Hasegawa engineers were granted direct access to the aircraft, so the outline is very accurate. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$225   

First and only issue of this rare kit. 1957 hardbox with the 'S' logo on the sides and the fantastic box art that has made these kits so collectible and valuable. This box has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, rips or creases, no price tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks other than the factory sealing tape (of course). Flaws included light general wear as shown. Large scale and well detailed featuring two stage missile with moving top stage forward fins, working launcher with instrumentation and a crew of three. Molded in dark olive drab and white. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell S.S. Hope Hospital Ship - The World's First Peacetime Hospital Ship with Master Modelers Stamp And Hope Booklet, 1/500, H388-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$145   

1962 hardbox 'Master Modeler' issue. This is the famous ship of Project Hope, which was financed by private citizens and US Industry. The ex-Navy Hospital ship was equipped with the latest technology and a staff of 6 doctors, nurses and technicians. The Hope and crew toured the world, treating disease and training doctors in the latest developments in medical science. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is factory new. All parts and all paperwork is still sealed in the factory clear bag. I can see that the special Hope booklet about the ship is present.

Tamiya Hawker Siddeley Harrier RAF GR. Mk 1 - USMC AV-8A / Spanish Navy Matador, 1/48, MA112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Hard to find kit with markings for three aircraft including Spanish Navy Matador. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Microscale Douglas F4D-1 Skyray - BAGGED - (ex Allyn) - (F4D1), 1/48, MS4-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$38   

NOTE: Bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. From ex-Allyn factory desktop model molds that were factory built and given to Navy contractors, test pilots and decision makers. Large scale (1/48) Skyray has 'in flight' configuration, clear windshield, two sheets of extensive Microscale decals and a display stand that can display your model in almost any flight attitude desired. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Huey Chopper - Bell UH-1C Air Force Rescue Version (Iroquois), 1/48, 5202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$52   

Rare. Still factory sealed. 1978 Air Force 'C' variant issue with the proper changes. Very nicely detailed with revised 'C' molds for intake and exhaust, skids with wheels, rescue winch & Air Force markings as well as two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, full interior, optional position doors and more.

Pyro Laird-Turner Pesco Special Thompson Trophy Racer - Motorized, 1/32, 342-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Very rare motorized version. Propeller spins and the aircraft taxis across the floor. Features steerable tail wheel, movable elevators, rudder and ailerons, detailed cockpit with pilot, seat and instrument panel and electric motor with pulley drives. The kit is complete with the colorful cardboard presentation pieces, all parts still in the factory sealed bag, decals and instructions. The complete line of 1/32 Pyro motorized Thompson Trophy Air Racers is the Hall-Springfield 'Bulldog', Gee Bee and Laird Turner Pesco Special.