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Revell Convair Atlas - America's First Interncontinental Ballistic Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/110, H1822-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Dated 1960. Very rare ICBM and the first and only issue of this incredibly well detailed Revell 'S' kit. The molds were altered to make the Mercury Atlas kit, so reissues are impossible. The box grades 'Excellent' with wonderful color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape and no tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape, of course). The box has general wear as shown. The kit features elevating missile support arms and hinged break-away supports, complete launching base, ramp and pad, missile truck and trailer that elevates 90 degrees to load missile and crew. Molded in correct white, gray and yellow. Inside, it has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are 100% intact, flat and in 'excellent' condition with typical light yellowing; the instructions are in 'very good' condition. Shipping insurance is required for this kit. From my friend Stephen Payne, Major, USAF (Ret): The launch pad in both kits used Launch Complex - 14 (also known asSpace Launch Complex-14 or "Slic-14") as their example. LC-14 waspart of what was known as ICBM Row at Cape Canaveral and originally usedto test the Atlas ICBM prior to being converted for the Mercury Spaceprogram (starting with John Glenn's orbital mission). The yellow & white trailers seen here were the gaseous nitrogen tube bank trailers. The nitrogen trailer in both Atlas kits came from the accessories associated with the Revell Thor kit. Having spent 5 years working at the Cape, I passed this site numerous times. Unfortunately, time & the elements have resulted in the removal of all ruminants of SLC-14. Only the memorial (with associated timecapsule) remains.

Sterling Stearman PT-17 Kaydet - Control Line Wooden 32 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, C12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Big 32.25 inch wingspan kit for control line or RC conversion - .19 to .35 size engines. Features all die-cut and inter-notched plywood and balsa parts, pre-shaped and notched leading and trailing edges, maple motor mounts, wire landing gear, hardware pack, covering material, decals and plans with instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete an includes all paperwork. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they were very complete and well made.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Fishing Trawler - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship, 317

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very rare and especially so in this condition. This wooden model ship is dated 1950 and measures 18 inches long when assembled. It is certainly one of Ideal's most detailed efforts and features a beautiful pre-carved balsa wood hull, quality printwood parts, wood stock as required, one large factory-sealed bag of cast metal fittings and another smaller factory-sealed bag of more metal fittings, sail cloth, printed cardstock superstructure sides, a full color flag sheet as well as highly detailed three-view plans with hull cross sections, numerous superb detail drawings, very good instructions with additional building illustrations, full rigging diagram and sail details. The model has never been started. Most small parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork.

ITC F-108 Rapier with Booster and Launching Platform, 1/89, 3663-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++++


Very rare kit from 1960 in exceptional condition. The box is superb with factory gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tags, factory tape marks only with no tape tears or any litho tears. It is free of creases and 'dishing.' The only wear is a very small amount of corner and edge wear and light scuffs. The box bottom tray is exceptional as well. Very interesting kit with raised and recessed panel line detail. The kit comes with the proposed operating zero-length launching system and fall-away rocket booster. The booster is detachable from the F-108 (if you wish). The aircraft has moving canards and the launcher elevates to launching position then back to storage position. Molded in the correct ivory plastic with metal parts for the elevation mechanism. The kit includes the correct decals and instructions as well. The decals, spring and two metal shafts are still packed in the ITC factory bag. The instructions are excellent with typical yellowing, factory folds only and no tears or edge wear. Inside, the kit is in factory-new condition. It has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with every plastic part, metal part, decals and instructions and even the Ideal Quality 'Inspection Slip.' The F-108 was a proposed interceptor and escort for the B-70 tri-sonic bomber and ITC was quick to capitalize on this new design. The kit was produced quickly and the rest is history. When the F-108 hit the shelves, it did not look like the design. Photos had been released by the US Air Force of the mock-up that were not available when ITC made the molds. This and the cancellation of the F-108 program lead to a very short release life for the Rapier and ITC quickly pulled it from the shelves. NOTE: shipping insurance is required.

Monogram Mercury Capsule and Atlas Booster - Young Astronauts Issue (Everything Is Go ex-Revell), 1/110, 5910

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed. This is the 1987 Young Astronauts Issue and the single greatest model kit of the Mercury Atlas program. Features Atlas Rocket and Mercury capsule, incredibly well launching pad, ramp, tractor transports, nitrogen tank & trailer and much more.

Planet Models Junkers Ju-388 V2 (J-0) Stortebeker - PE+IB, 1/48, 078

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very rare and large 1/48 Ju-388. This is a highly detailed kit from high definition resin that features complete cockpit, rear gun turret, full landing gear and radar array and much more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell A3D Skywarrior - (A-3) - S Issue, 1/84, H241-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-


First issue dated 1956 with the incredible artwork that has made these kits so famous and valuable. The box is in amazing "Near Mint-" condition with perfect color and gloss. The only things keeping it from being mint are a tiny crease at the lower left (not even visible in the photo) and short, closed tears on the long box sides at the factory sealing tape. Features folding wings and horizontal stabilizer, rotating and elevating rear gun turret, optional position landing gear, speed brakes & escape hatch, three crew figures and more. Includes the famous clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in 'excellent++' condition also with very light yellowing as the only flaw.

Aurora Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Peacemaker, 1/333, 492-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Third issue hardbox dated 1961. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Note the oval sunburst logo with no yellow rectangular background. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and light, general wear as the only flaws. Features rotating propellers, full landing gear, auxiliary jet engines, clear canopy & nose and the Aurora 'Triangle World' clear stand. 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, both in 'excellent' condition.

Aurora Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. This large 1/48 scale model of this early guided missile is molded in gloss white plastic and includes the booster engine & clear triangle-based display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has wear as shown and hobby shop stamp on the top.

Revell CV-59 USS Forrestal - The First Super Carrier, 1/542, H339

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. 1977 issue of the very popular 1950s 'S' kit. Features moving elevators, crane & antenna booms, flight deck crash crane, 11 tractors, and airwing of 18 A3D Skywarriors, F7U Cutlass, FJ-3 Furies, F2H-4 Banshees and 2 HUP-3 Helicopters and more.

Entex 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Van - (ex Bandai), 1/16, 9016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Very large scale (1/16) and highly detailed kit from superb Bandai molds. This model features full rolling chassis build up just like the real car, detailed engine, full suspension, complete interior with folding front seats, correctly opening 4 panel hood, opening doors, optional bed cover, opening van cargo area and more. Usually molded in tan, black, gray, ivory, clear, chrome plate, real rubber tires and small metal parts.

Lindberg Satellite With Three Stage Launching Rocket, 1004-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Rare first issue kit from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedke box artwork. Kit can be taken apart and reassembled to show each mission stage. Features detailed satellite payload with clear housing as shown on box top, three separate stages with engines, clear rocket engine housings for stage one and two, loading truck and four rocket supports for display. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings shown on the rocket on the right of the box top. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent'.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire Interceptor - With One Piece Stand Arm - Pre 'S' Kit, 1/56, H210-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


1954 Pre-S issue. This is the rare second issue. The first issue was in the simple one-piece box and Revell quickly converted to this two-piece box as it was much more durable and a full-color lithographed 'slick' could be used. For the second issue, Revell added rivet and raised panel line detail as well as landing gear, a two piece box and H210-79 kit number. The famous 'Globe' clear stand was added, but this kit has the rare one piece stand arm and the instructions reflecting that. Revell quickly realized that the one-piece arm was not strong enough, and quickly modified it to the familiar three piece arm for the 3rd issue. The box is in very good++ condition with four solid corners, nice color and gloss and minimal wear with minor insect damage on the corners of one short side. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in near mint condition. The original small parts 'krinkle' bag is present as well.

Revell Lockheed Super G Constellation Eastern Golden Falcon, 1/128, H245-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1956 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that these kits were famous for. The box is in exceptional 'excellent ++' condition. Color and gloss are like new. All for corners are solid. Very, very light edge wear, a slight crease and the remains of factory tape are the only flaws. Instructions are near mint; decals are beautiful with only the slightest tint of yellow. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa TWO Grumman A-6E Intruder - US Navy VA-35 'Black Panthers' (low vis) USS Nimitz / US Marines VMA(AW)-332 'Moon Lighters' (low vis), 1/72, 709

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


SALE!! Includes two kits in the one box shown. Kit #1 is never started and inventoried complete with all parts, including decals and instructions. Kit #2 has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing floor and two seats. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.Unusual 'E' variant of the venerable Intruder. Nicely detailed kit with decals for both aircraft. Kit features fine raised and recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well details, optional position speed brakes and drop tank and iron bomb load-out.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) in "excellent++" condition, like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags or marks from them. 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 internal factory seal an entire aircraft kit.

Monogram The Visible B-17G with Full Interior, 1/48, 85-5614

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Out of production. This is the second issue dated 2007 - it is a reissue of the classic first issue from 1979. Very well detailed with 175 parts and molded in light gray and clear. Features clear port fuselage half that shows the interior detail of the cockpit, bomb bay, navigators station, radio operator, gunner and bombardier stations. If you do not want to use the clear fuselage, there is also a 'solid' colored port half. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa British Phantom FGR Mk2 - (McDonnell Douglas F-4) - Royal Air Force RAF 92 Sq Germany / 41 Sq 38 Group / 92 Sq / 56 Sq 11 Group / No.228 OCU No.11 Group, 1/48, P16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very finely molded and detailed. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4 kit. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Scientific Sovereign of the Seas - 23.75 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model, 165-1695

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Excellent, large scale model measures 23.75 inches long when assembled. Includes precarved wood hull, extensive balsawood printed part sheets, hardwood masts & stock, tapered hardwood yards, standing and running rigging material, hardwood base and pedestals, colorful decal sheet, name plate, extensive metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc), full sized plans, rigging instructions, superb full size plans with numerous drawings & detailed text instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All of the metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete along with the decal sheet and instructions/large plans all in 'very good' condition. Please note that this the early issue and Scientific did not furnish sails or sail running rigging instructions with it.. Scientific Model Airplane Company was founded by John D. Frisoli of Newark, N.J. He started the business in a 12 square foot store in the 1940s. By 1952 John had sales of plane, boat & race car kits and accessories totaling about $200,000 annually.

Heller C-160 Transall Transport - French Air Force or Lufttransport Geschwader 63, 1/72, 80353

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Heller 1/72 scale version of the famous French Transport. Includes decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.