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Revell Chance Vought Cutlass F7U-3 Pre-S Issue - (F7U3), 1/59, H211-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Pre-S kit from 1954. Early hardbox issue with fantastic artwork. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the decals are flat and intact, but have cracking due to being exposed to moisture. The instructions are good but have a very light water stain. The box has significant general wear also. Please see the article (located on this website) on how to save or recreate these decals on your home printer.

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.

Guillows Thomas-Morse S4C Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$75   

Still factory sealed. Large scale, well detailed model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Hasegawa Hughes 500D CHP Highway Patrol With Motorcycle and Figures - (CHiPs), 1/48, 1203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Hard to find Police Highway Patrol version. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, fully detailed cockpit and passenger interior, optional position entry door, two positionable helicopter crew, excellent decals, a very well detailed police motorcycle with over a dozen parts, positionable motorcycle police officer and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker Convair Manned Nuclear Interplanetary Vehicle - Bagged, 1/91, D38-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$129   

NOTE: bagged kit only - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Rare 1950 original issue. The Manned Nuclear Interplanetary Vehicle was designed by Krafft Ehricke of the Convair Astronautics Division. 1950s model is 18 inches long when assembled and includes a display stand. It has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'excellent' condition decals and instructions.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop Capital Airlines With Capital Add Page - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner. This model still has the rare Capital Airlines Viscount promotional flyer. Includes passenger boarding ramp and Capital airlines decals in 'excellent+' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk North American OV-10A Bronco Chrome Plated, 1/48, 214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$46   

1967 completely Chrome Plated softbox issue with John Andrews box artwork. The chrome is in rare 'Excellent+' condition with the exception of the lower wing half, which does have some wear and would rate as 'average.' Still the only 1/48 injection molded kit of the short-wing 'A' Variant and an excellent kit for that time. Includes gun packs, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, bomb load, 'good' cockpit detail, pilot figure and 3 piece optional position canopy. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya British M3 Grant Mk1 Meduim Tank, 1/35, MM141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

Older but well detailed kit from quality molds. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The one tree not sealed has been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

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.

Entex Piper Cherokee 140 - (ex Bandai), 1/48, 8515P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$30   

Still factory sealed. From quality Bandai molds and part of a series of excellent 1/48 civil single engine aircraft models. Features detailed engine, removable cowl and full interior with pilot and passengers.

Revell F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders 'S' Issue, 1/64, H199-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

Fresh from old hobby shop stock. 1960 'S' issue with great color and gloss, four solid corners, no stains, tears or creases but has moderate box top wear as shown. Revell took the nice original F-104 molds and added four then-new AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, ground missile trailer and ground crew. Molded in the correct correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell Swivel Stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both in 'near mint' condition.

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: VG+++

$225   

One and only issue dated 1958 of this very rare kit with great box art. 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 'very good' with the flaws as typical age yellowing and a closed crease split. NOTE: while the kit is 100% complete, two support rods (simple cylinders) are broken in two. All parts are present to repair, or you can simply replace them with stock small diameter styrene. One good source of stock styrene shapes is Evergreen.

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 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 Nike Hercules Missile 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1804-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Original 1958 'S' issue hardbox with dramatic box art. Not the common 1990s reissue. Color and gloss are factory new and all four corners are solid. There are are no price tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks other than the original factory sealing tape (of course). No fading, rips, tears, stains or missing litho. Flaws includes two light creases and general wear - more to the short end panel than anywhere else. Features missile with separating booster stage, operating launcher and three man crew. Molded in the correct white and dark olive drab. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even the factory-original 'thick paper towel' that Revell used for a short time in the 1950s is present. Decals and instructions are both in 'excellent+' condition.

Revell Northrop SM-62 Snark Intercontinental Guided Missile, 1/80, H1801-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Rare 1957 original issue with fantastic artwork. An excellent kit for that time, it features a detailed Snark with launch boosters and drop tanks as well as extensive decals, base and working launcher with fueling tank, instrumentation, access stairs and platform, base control unit and crew of two. Molded in the correct glossy red plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note, the box displays much better than the "Very Good++" grade but is graded as such because there are some light brown stains on two of the sides.

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.