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Revell USS Norton Sound Rocket Launcher Missile Test Ship, 1/424, H331-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$550   

Fresh from a long-closed down hobby shop. Very rare kit from 1956; the molds were altered to make the class seaplane tender, which made any reissue impossible. The box has wonderful color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, no fading, rips or tears, no stains, no price tag or tag marks and no tape or tape marks - this box even escaped the factory tape sealing machine! There is very light general wear and moderate wear to the lower right short side for 1" by 1/16". The prototype 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. The model features working cranes, operating launching platform for the Viking missile, Terrier with launcher, Jeeps and Lark missile. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory. The small parts and decals are still factory sealed in the Revell clear bag. The larger parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes flag sheet and instructions. Instructions are in 'near mint' condition with the typical age yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are still factory sealed and would grade the same as the instructions.

Revell Lacrosse Missile with Mobile Launcher - 'S' Issue Box And Newer Parts, 1/40, H1816-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

Original 1958 issue hardbox with stunning artwork. Very highly detailed with working launcher, opening doors, sliding ladders, rotating wheels, rubber tires, moving fins and a launch crew of three. Molded in olive drab, white, clear and with rubber tires. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the parts are from a 1990s reissue made from the same molds.

Revell Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/32, 4406

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$46   

Still factory sealed. 1980 issue. Features detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and props and removable cowl to show the Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine.

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory 'crinkle' bag with instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. 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 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 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 DeHavilland Mosquito Mk IV Bomber, 1/32, H180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

1971 issue that features removable cowling to display Rolls Royce Merlin engine, full cockpit, 2 crew and rotating props and wheels. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman A-6E TRAM Intruder - US Navy VA-65, 1/72, 4365

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Dated 1988. Very good mold quality with all fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpit, optional position speed brakes and detailed wells, crew of two and drop tank/iron bomb loadout. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. There is no assembly and no painting but NOTE: there is sloppy bodywork to one horizontal stabilizer.

Revell Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Police Car CHips California Highway Patrol, 1/25, 7210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$49   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find first and only issue dated 1980. This is more than fantasy - the California Highway Patrol was testing Z28s at the time this kit was made. Features one piece body, opening hood, detailed engine, Firestone radial ties on Z28 spoked wheels, full interior, custom seats and CHiPs decals.

Revell DD-931 USS Forrest Sherman - 'S' Issue, 1/320, H352-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Original 'S' issue from 1958 with classic Revell box art. Full hull kit with very good detail for that time. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, a gun barrel. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Revell USS Aaron Ward DD-132 Destroyer, 1/240, H427-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$155   

1962 Revell of Canada issue with John Steel box art. Well detailed, large scale model measures 15.75 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is just as it left the factory with all parts and paperwork still sealed in the factory clear bag. The Aaron Ward served as a station ship during the first trans-Atlantic flights of NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 in 1919. During that time she was commanded by the famous Commander R.A. Spruance (later Admiral) of Midway fame. After that she served in the Pacific Fleet. In 1940 she became part of the famous Lend-Lease arrangement and was renamed HMS Castleton and saw heavy duty as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic till 1944.

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.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$450   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. There is light wear and the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Revell B-29 Giant Superfortress Short Box With Early One-Piece Stand Arm - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/135, H208-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Very rare 1954 true first issue in the 'short' box. Has early 1st issue stand with a one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top) and the correct instructions clearly showing this stand. This stand tended to break and Revell quickly replaced it with the two-piece arm version. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art shows tail number 294106, a B-29A-30-MN built at Renton, WA.

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 F-15E Strike Eagle, 1/32, 4719

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$82   

Large 1/32 scale kit from 1982. Very nicely detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, rubber tires, complete weapons stores, separate 'Fast Pack' conformal fuel tanks, detailed gear wells, optional position landing gear, canopy and speed brake, optional position nose with detailed radome, full painting guide and markings for two aircraft. Never started. Almost all parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the one tree that was not factory sealed has been inventoried complete and includes 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.

Revell Douglas DC-7C Swissair, 1/122, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Not the original 'S' issue but the 1997 reissue. Even includes the original clear "Revellving" Swivel Stand that the 1950s early Revell kits were famous for. Ideal builder with very colorful Swissair decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed WV-2 Radome Early Warning Aircraft - Famous Aircraft Series, 1/128, H174-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

1960 Famous Aircraft Series hardbox issue. This is very nice kit based on the 1950s "S" Lockheed Constellation kit; Revell added the parts required for the Radome Navy version. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please NOTE: one part, a tiny antenna, is a different color plastic. It is from an earlier version of this same kit.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - With Markings for Three Aircraft - Takara Issue, 1/56, S33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique box artwork and collectible high-gloss box top. The kit is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains a special decal sheet and painting guide for three different Starfires. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.