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Revell Cutty Sark with Billowing Sails and Pre-Painted Hull - Three Feet Long, 1/96, H395-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

1964 issue of this classic kit that features beautiful John Steel boxart. Large and highly detailed. This is an early version of the kit with the finely detailed hull factory painted copper below the waterline. The copper paint is in fantastic 'near mint' condition with only the slightest wear. Measures 36 inches long and 22 inches high when assembled. Features highly detailed deck, fittings, deck houses, cargo holds and covers, masts, yards and booms, bilge pump, windlass, 20 crew figure, lifeboats with oars, life preservers, anchors, metal anchor chains, figurehead, preformed ratlines, molded deadeyes, pin rails and blocks, full standing and running rigging instructions and diagrams, 35 pre-formed vac billowing sails, standing and running rigging material and more. Includes draftline and transom decals and a full color paper flag sheet. Molded in three colors. The model has never been started. Other than the hull, all the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The chain and rigging material is also in a factory sealed bag. With fully illustrated instructions and detailed rigging diagrams. Even the excellent historical booklet is present, entitled "The Cutty Sark And The Days Of Sail." The vacuform sails are in 'average' to 'above average' condition.

Revell Pedro Nunes - 19th Century Portuguese Naval Ship, 1/96, H399-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$289   

Very Rare. Dated 1967 and features a factory-painted copper hull (below the waterline) with the paint in amazing 'near mint' condition. Very highly detailed kit with lifeboats and davits, removable cargo hatches and detailed holds, preformed ratlines and deadeyes, all rigging material and standing/running rigging instructions, crew of 20 action figures, movable rudder, blocks, metal chains and a highly detailed deck with bilge pump, hand winches, anchors, fire buckets, pumps, life preservers and more. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag; only the hull was never factory sealed. Includes rigging materials (still sealed), decals, flags and full instructions. NOTE: the decals have been exposed to moisture. The sheet is flat and the transfers are 90% complete but not usable. Please see the two articles on this website for how to restore decals such as these. The unusual subject of this model is a Portuguese Navy training vessel from the late 1890s. When the age of steam made sailing ships less desirable, the famous Thermopylae (known for her races with the Cutty Sark) was sold to the Portuguese Navy and modified to became the Pedro Nunes.

Pyro Natchez Mississippi River Packet, 1/160, B238-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$169   

Rare hardbox issue from the mid 1960s. Very large and highly detailed model measures over 21 inches long when assembled. The Natchez was the famous rival of the Robert E Lee. The race between the two is considered a classic tale of The River. Although the Lee won, the circumstances were suspect and many people still considered the Natchez the fastest paddle-wheel packet ever. (For example, the Lee carried no payload and the Natchez was carrying passengers and a normal payload.) Molded in high-gloss tan, burgundy, green and gray plastic. All details of the real ship, including the wooden railings and carvings are duplicated. Includes full rigging instructions and thread. Never started. All the parts that were originally factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the few parts that Pyro did not seal (paddles, hull and large deck parts) have been inventoried complete. With instructions, decals and flag sheet. Please note that while the box has heavy moisture/water damage, the decals, flag sheet and instructions (as well as all plastic parts) escaped damage.

Monogram 1965 Corvette Stingray - Chevrolet, 1/8, 2600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$349   

Still factory sealed and from 1975. Very large 1/8 scale model that measures 22 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed and well molded kit. Features complete 327 CID Fuel Injection engine and detailed engine compartment, opening hood, exhaust, suspension and chassis detail, steerable front wheels, complete interior, headlights that open and close and more. Molded in bright gloss red, black, clear and chrome and with real rubber tires.

Revell F-16 Thunderbirds - Four F-16s With A Special Base, 1/48, 4749

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

Unusual and large 1/48 scale four-aircraft Thunderbirds display. Comes with special stand and a giant, extensive decal sheet. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in remarkable 'near mint' condition.

Novo Handley Page Dart Herald - BIA Airlines, 1/72, F363

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$145   

Hard-to-find ex Frog kit and the only 1/72 scale model ever made of this early British Prop-jet airliner. Heralds carried 56 passengers or 6.5 tons of freight at a range of 1000 miles and a cruising speed of 275 mph. This kit features 83 parts, separately molded rudder, ailerons and elevators, two position passenger and cargo doors, rotating propellers and wheels, boarding stairs, seated & standing crew and more. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Russian Stalin Tank, 1/48, 303-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$145   

Rare second issue from 1957 with oval 'Famous Fighters' logo replacing the 'yellowed-out' Northern Lights rectangular logo. The box is in amazing, investment-grade "Near Mint+" condition. This issue turns up less than the first issue. Molded in the correct gloss deep green with flexible black treads. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

UPC Armored Car - M-20 Armored Combat Car - (ex Revell), 1/40, 5146-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

Very rare kit that is from the original Revell "S" 1950s molds. This issue even shares the same box art as the Revell release, which is unusual. Like all early Revell armor, is is a very nicely detailed and molded model that feateures some interior, rolling wheels, detailed suspension, optional position front hatches, swiveling and elevating machine gun, two drivers, machine gunner, commander, mine detector, rifleman and three extra rifles. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

SNAP Combat Jeep And Trailer - With 3 GIs - (ex Revell), 1/40, 148-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

Rare model from the original 1950s Revell "S" Issue molds. Very well detailed featuring rotating wheels, radio, jerry cans, detailed chassis and suspension, tilting windshield, driver/soldier and general figure, detachable trailer with rotating wheels, generator, cable reel, packs, tool box and more. Molded in olive drab plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. These molds must have had a very interesting history. The molds were cut in 1955 or 1956, either at Adams or by one of Revell's contractors. It appeared to be part of the Adams/Revell 1/40 line but Adams never issued the kit. UPC (Universal Power Master) had use of these molds in the 1960s are perhaps the early 1970s; however, the molds were probably in Japan as most if not all the UPC production occurred there. Around this point, SNAP plastics of Hillside, New Jersey acquired this kit along with many of the other ex-Adams military molds. While the UPC issues say 'Made in Japan' the SNAP issues say nothing of the origin of the manufacture; so perhaps they were made in New Jersey. Things get even more interesting with the Life-Like issue. How Life-Like came across the molds is unfortunately unknown but it may have been in a bulk-purchase of molds from SNAP since there were in the same general part of the country. This is simply conjecture, however.

SNAP USMC Winnie the Whale LVT A4 - With 75mm Cannon (Ex Adams), 1/40, 157-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$129   

Quality model from the original Adams Action Model molds. Features working bogies, flexible tracks, crew of two and four soldiers and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. These molds must have had a very interesting history. The molds were cut in 1955 or 1956, either at Adams or by one of Revell's contractors. It appeared to be part of the Adams/Revell 1/40 line but Adams never issued the kit. UPC (Universal Power Master) had use of these molds in the 1960s are perhaps the early 1970s; however, the molds were probably in Japan as most if not all the UPC production occurred there. Around this point, SNAP plastics of Hillside, New Jersey acquired this kit along with many of the other ex-Adams military molds. While the UPC issues say 'Made in Japan' the SNAP issues say nothing of the origin of the manufacture; so perhaps they were made in New Jersey. Things get even more interesting with the Life-Like issue. How Life-Like came across the molds is unfortunately unknown but it may have been in a bulk-purchase of molds from SNAP since there were in the same general part of the country. This is simply conjecture, however.

Lindberg Wells Fargo Overland Stagecoach - With Figures and Horses, 1/16, 351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

1974 issue of this very large (1/16 scale) and classic kit. This highly detailed model builds into a wonderful mantle piece and features over 250 parts, coach with full interior, complete suspension, luggage rack, horses, harnesses, whip, metal chain, luggage trunks and 6 figures. The figures are beautifully molded and detailed. This kit has never been started. The parts are all still sealed in the factory bags with exception of the four horses which are complete but were never sealed. Includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Willy Ley TV Orbiter, 1/96, PS44-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$245   

This is the one-and-only issue of the TV Orbiter that is part of the famous Willy Ley space series that Monogram made with the noted scientist and designer in 1959. Features three stage reconnaissance rocket with base, launcher, service tower, television nose cone, separating stages and three figures. It is molded in the correct red and Good Humor 'Creamsicle' orange. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition as are the instructions. Even the original TV Orbiter booklet is present. Please note that the box displays 'Excellent++' but is graded as 'Excellent' because there is a crease on the lower short side panel.

Aurora Russian Stalin Tank, 1/48, 303-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$115   

This issue is dated 1963 with box art by John Steel. The box is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with nearly perfect color and gloss. This was a very nice kit in its day and met with excellent reviews in the modeling press. Molded in green with flexible black tracks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora 155mm Long Tom Gun, 1/48, 308-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$155   

Still factory sealed. This 1963 hardbox issue is in investment-grade 'Mint' condition with superb John Steel artwork. This was a very nice model for that time with numerous working features and crew. Usually molded in gloss dark green with rubber tires.

Aurora Avro CF-100 Canuck All-Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$100   

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1960 issue in 'Excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss which shows off the fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in white and clear plastic and includes the famous Aurora 'Triangle' base clear stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Douglas DC-8 Jetliner - With Old 'Fly Eastern Airlines' Livery, 1/103, 388-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$179   

1960 issue with the early Eastern color scheme on the box art and the decals. This model is very well done for that time in big 1/100 scale kit is molded in white and clear, with the clear Aurora 'Triangle' world base and a very large, full color decal sheet of this rare early color scheme. Never started. the kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even contains the original factory packing tissue paper. The decals are flat, intact and clean with no damage; however they have the usual yellowing. You can put them in a sun-facing window or you can use the two articles on this website about how to make your own decals to restore them to like-new color.

Aurora Aurora Racing Scenes Four Funny Car Drivers, 1/16, 841

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$119   

Still factory sealed. Very rare and part of Aurora's incredible 1/16 scale Funny Car series that includes different kits for chassis, Vega or Pinto bodies, Donovan 417 Blown Engine, Chrysler Fuel Injection Engine, Speed Shop and Racing Mechanic With Accessories. This model includes four drivers with movable, interchangeable heads, movable arms, extra racing trophies and regular, Bell Star & Firesuit helmets, full decals and more.

Revell Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber - Master Modelers and Air Power Issue with Trading Cards, 1/315, H141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Unusual 1961 Revell hardbox in amazing 'Near Mint' condition with light wear as the flaw. It is marked as both a 'Master Modelers Kit' in the upper left and 'Air Power.' Special contents for this issue includes two large and colorful collectors cards, a full color Master Modelers Stamp for this kit and even a miniature 1962 Revell Kit Catalog. Inside, the aircraft kit parts are the same kit as the Pre-S version. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Radford DD-446 Destroyer - Master Modelers Issue, 1/301, H429-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

1962 Master Modelers hardbox with fantastic artwork by John Steel. Well detailed for that time, it features full hull (not waterline), propellers and rudder, full superstructure with separately molded main and AA armament, rocket platform, life boats and davits, depth charge racks and more. Never started. All parts and paperwork are still in the factory sealed bag; literally everything inside is sealed.

Revell USS John Paul Jones DD-932 - Forrest Sherman Class - Picture Fleet / Master Modelers Club / 50 Years Of Naval Aviation Issue, 1/320, H309-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

Very nicely detailed kit from 1961. This is a rare issue Picture Fleet, Master Modeler with the 50 Years of Naval Aviation logos on on the box top. Includes the full color Master Modelers Stamp of this kit and the club application form. This is likely the first issue for the JPJ. Measures over 15 inches long when assembled and features rotating turrets, elevating guns, torpedo tubes, radar, propeller rudder detail and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.