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Revell Guided Missile Fleet and Seaplane Tender - USS Boston Guided Missile Cruiser / USS Nautilus Submarine / USS Currituck Seaplane Tender, G333-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 2006 reissue of the famous 1956 Guided Missile Fleet Gift Set. Includes all three ships listed.

Revell Cruiser USS Olympia - Flagship of Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay, 1/232, H443

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Famous flagship of Admiral Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay. Reissue of the incredibly well detailed "S" kit from the late 1950s. One of Revell's finest ship models and a masterpiece of detail. Many moving features: turrets rotate and guns elevate, other guns rotate, rudder turns, davits lower and raise and the kit is made for railings on each level. Never started. Complete with all plastic pieces, anchor 'chain', decals, flag sheet and instructions.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-154 Interflug, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has many tears and clear tape. Classic Cold War USSR three engine airliner with great Interflug box artwork. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-114 Aeroflot, 1/100, 5008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Classic Cold War USSR Tu-95 Bear in Civil Aeroflot dress. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time they produced some fantastic Cold War kits of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Molded in ivory, silver, black and clear. Also includes factory antenna material, glue and nose weight. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Antique Pistol Collection Gift Set - Colt 45 Peacemaker / Pepperbox Revolving Pistol / Derringer Cap-And-Ball - 'S' Issue, 1/1, G606-295

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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Rare gift set from 1955. Revell gift sets were only issued around the holidays, and for very few years. This one has a very good hardbox with some wear as shown and four solid corners. The box includes all three pistols in actual size and includes three wall display brackets as well. The kit has not been started. Inside, it is in fantastic condition. The blue cardboard display is intact and near mint. The tube of 'S' cement and both paints are intact and have never been opened. The Derringer and Colt are still in the factory sealed krinkle bags. The Pepperbox was still sealed but the 'krinkle' bag had a split. So I inventoried the kit, and it is complete. I have included the original split krinkle bag. The three instructions are correct and in excellent condition.

Revell P-38J Lightning Richard Bong Day Fighter- Droop Snoot or Night Fighter, 1/48, 85-5479

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is the2005 Revell reissue of the famous Monogram 'Four Star' Kit that can be built one of three ways. Comes with parts and decals for Richard Bongs aircraft 'Marge', Droop Snoot 'Bomba-Dear' and night fighter 'Night Lightning'. Very finely molded and detailed kit with very good quality. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Monogram B-26 Marauder 'Yankee Guerrilla' - Bagged, 1/48, 5506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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There is no box but the model is complete and has not been started. Ideal builder. Large 1/48 scale with high Monogram quality. 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. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell NA A3J Vigilante US Naval Aviator Wings Series, 1/82, H165-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1961 issue hard box. This is the second issue of the last "S" kit that Revell produced. Kit features all recessed panel lines, excellent scale detail, opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. NOTE: glare shield, nose and pilots have been painted. You can paint over it or strip it with DOT3 Brake Fluid or other safe stripper. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Peck-Polymers Gipsy Moth - 13 inch Wingspan Peanut Scale Flying Model, Peanut, PP-11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Peck-Polymers is a manufacture of high quality stick and tissue models. Kit includes contest quality printwood, nylon thrust bearing, colored tissue, full size plans and building instructions, plastic propeller and wheels and contest rubber. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Scale Flight Comet's Fleet Special Biplane - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Scale Flight Fokker D-VII (D7) - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Cleveland Travel-Air Mystery Ship Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot’s English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh’s 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called “The Aviation Craze” that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh’s flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream – to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world’s longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane supply business – Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called ‘Aviation’s great Recruiter – Cleveland’s Ed Packard’ by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Monogram Cessna 180 Sport Plane with Floats, 1/41, PA26-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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First issue hardbox dated 1957 with 'Four Star' logo. Has many working features - prop spins, cowl comes off to show detailed engine, wheel retract into floats and doors open to reveal detailed interior. Also has standing pilot figure and swimsuit beauty with skis. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are near mint. The box has insect litho damage as shown and on the sides.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Airlines - 'S' Issue, 1/115, H255-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1957 'S' issue with famous box art. Box has like-new color and gloss and would grade much higher, but it has a strip of insect litho damage at the top and some on the sides. Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. Never started. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible. Please see the article about the mold conversion on this on this website.

Revell Boeing B-52 Giant Stratofortress - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/175, H207-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) with excellent color and gloss; box has light wear as shown. The kit has not been started. Inside, the kit is like new. All parts and paperwork is still sealed in the factory bag. This was among Revell's first attempts to factory seal the entire aircraft kit.

Revell Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - 'S' Issue - (F11F1), 1/55, H249-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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Original issue 'S' kit from 1956. Hardbox has excellent color and gloss but small dent and litho damage on the left as well as light, small areas of insect litho damage on the sides. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - 'S' Issue - (F11F1), 1/55, H249-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Original issue 'S' kit from 1956. Hardbox has excellent color and gloss but light wear as shown. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Boeing B-47 Stratojet, 1/180, 493-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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From 1956. Very rare first issue with 'Famous Fighters' square 'Northern Lights' logo. Classic Jo Kotula artwork. This issue only lasted one year, as in 1957 the new oval logo box was used. The box would be near mint but is graded 'very good+' because there is insect litho damage on one short side. Inside, the model is as new down to the original packing tissue. The parts are high gloss silver. The instructions are dated 1956 and correctly show the old style logo and square clear stand. The decals and stand are correct for this issue also. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions and correct square clear 2-piece stand.

Aurora Albatross D-3 (Albatros D.III / DIII), 1/48, 104-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. Molded in the correct glossy dark green and black. Decals and instructions are correct for the first issue as well and are in excellent condition. The kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Northrop N-156 (F-5 Prototype) Freedom Fighter, 1/48, 140-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1962 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. This kit is a very good representation of the rare 'Freedom Fighter' prototype N-156. It developed into the F-5, which was widely exported and saw service in over 30 countries. Only three of the N-156 prototypes were built. The design centered around two GE J85 turbojets which originally powered the ADM-20 Quail decoy carried by the B-52 fleet. Initially there seemed to be little demand until President Kennedy's Military Assistance Program required a low-cost fighter that could be provided to US Allies. The N-156 was easily the top choice. It was renamed the F-5 and the rest is history - it became one of the most widely used fighter/bombers in post-WWII history and is still in service in some air forces. Kit includes pilot, cockpit and instrument panel and three drop tanks and early AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one landing gear brace. This part is easily reproduced from pulled sprue or stock plastic. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.