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Revell A4D Skyhawk (A-4) - 'S' Issue, 1/51, H232-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$159   

1956 original issue 'S' kit. It is easy to see why the Revell kits of the 1950s are considered the apex of box artwork. Molded in correct gloss gray, with the famous clear, round Revell 'Globe' stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are 'excellent' and flat with slight age yellowing as the only significant flaw. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners (and no repairs), no tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), no tags, tag pulls or marks, and no tears. Flaws include very light and isolated edge and corner wear as shown and more edge wear on the bottom of the two short side panels. The box is certainly not perfect but in a highly displayable condition.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$179   

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.

Fujimi Westland Wasp A.S. Mk.1, 1/48, FG-1-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$66   

Still factory sealed. Large-scale kit of this 1958 Royal Navy helicopter features full interior, detailed engine, moving rotors, torpedo load and four-wheel landing gear configuration.

Revell Douglas DC-8 AeroMexico - Lodela Issue (DC851), 1/143, H4404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$145   

Still factory sealed and very rare. This is the Revell Lodela issue with AeroMexico decals. Although I do not know for certain, judging from the length of the box and the photo, the kit inside is the original "S" issue short DC-8.

Aurora King Kong - RKO Pictures - Original Issue, 1/25, 468-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$269   

Very rare original issue hardbox kit from 1964; not a common reissue. This large and famous model features a large and detailed Kong holding the Girl while his jungle display base shows his natural environment completely trashed by the Wrath of Kong - broken and trampled trees, lizards, snakes, etc. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct black plastic and all parts are in excellent, unbroken condition It has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all pieces. The instructions are in 'excellent+' condition with slight yellowing as the main flaw. Please note that the box has excellent color and gloss, four perfect corners, no tape or tape marks, no rips, tears, fading or stains but is only graded 'good' because there is a strong crease at the lower part of the "K" in King, the box sides are bowed out as shown and the lower box ('tray') has a deep 1/2" crease along the lower short side. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Dr. Jekyll As Mr. Hyde - Orginal Issue, 1/8, 460-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$295   

Rare first issue hardbox dated 1964 is 100% correct and complete. Not a modern reissue. This famous Aurora Monster kit shows Dr. Jekyll trying to reverse the overwhelming effect of Mr. Hyde. Features large-scale figure with lab coat and flask, laboratory base, lab table and stool, test tubes and base, beaker with spilled liquid, chemical decanter, flask with tube and stand, bunson burner, spider web, rat and name plate. Molded in the correct ivory plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions in 'excellent' condition. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no fading stains or price tags, no tape or tape marks and no tears or missing litho but is only graded 'good+' because the long sides are bowed out as shown, there is a crease at the lower right and there is light general wear. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured.

Pegasus Albatros D-Va, 1/72, 1024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Limited edition kit with injection molded main parts and cast metal details. Very finely molded. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AV USK Hawker Typhoon IB - Bagged, 1/72, AV1005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Limited edition injection-molded kit. Well detailed with all fine, recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail, clear vac canopy and full decals. Never started. All parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or it has been inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions.

ERTL International Offroad Scout II, 1/25, 8030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. Rare and even more so in this condition. Dates from the around the early 1970s which is when ERTL licensed with International to make a great series of trucks. This is a very nice model featuring detailed V-8 engine and engine compartment, opening hood, racing spoke rims, very nice chassis, suspension, exhaust and driveline detail, complete interior with roll bar & bucket seats, brush guard and off-road lights, wide molded fender flairs, off-road door panels and more.

Tamiya US Tank M551 Sheridan Motorized, 1/35, MT131

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$69   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Very well detailed and molded model features realistic track drive through a RE-26 motor and all-metal gear box. Includes all hardware for motorized operation. While all issues include all the required hardware, please be aware that some issues did not included the motor. Since this kit still factory sealed, I cannot confirm if the motor is present in this issue or not. Any commonly avaialbe RE260/RE26 will work.

Pegasus Pfalz DIIIa D-IIIa - Hptm R. Berthod, 1/72, 1022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Limited run of only 2000 kits. Injection molded model also includes many metal parts. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Leoman Sukhoi Su-9B Fishpot-B, 1/72, L9001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Limited edition kit that is all injection molded, including the canopy. Features raised and recessed panel lies, (4) AA-1 missiles and decals for one of several aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Whip-Fly, 1/54, H152-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

1960 issue of the rare 'Whip Fly' series. Hardbox artwork for this series was '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 so that you could spin the aircraft around in circles. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell 1910 Cadillac Limousine Factory Display - Built Up With Base - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

This is a Revell-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use around 1954/55. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and show these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. There were other difficulties too. Once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. The actual car is complete, nothing is broken and there are no repairs. Even the base is in very good condition; however the clear cover is missing and the car could use a cleaning. 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.

Monogram F-15 Eagle, 1/48, 5801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1979 large 1/48 scale issue and a quality Monogram kit with very good detail, fit and finish. Features very highly detailed cockpit, detailed gear wells and engine air inlets, drop tanks, ECM pod, Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles, optional position canopy, speed brake and pilots boarding step, detailed radar and optional position radome and an excellent decal sheet for three aircraft (1st TFW Langley AFB / 33rd TFW Elgin AFB / 32nd TFW The Netherlands). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Bell UH-1D Huey UN Rescue, 1/48, 4037

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Unusual civil issue with very good detail including full interior with cockpit and stretchers, opening doors, turbine engine and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix DH Comet 4B - BEA, 1/144, SK500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

1960s type 3 logo issue. Nice 1/144 scale kit of the world's first jet airliner. Includes clear windows, full landing gear, display stand, passenger boarding stairs and BEA decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The initial Comet Is were in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lightning to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occurred. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause.

Hasegawa Boeing 737-400 JTA - Japan TransOcean Air, 1/200, LL17

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$22   

Still factory sealed. High quality Hasegawa molds from 1996. Features extensive decals, optional position landing gear and display stand.

Pegasus Fairey Fulmar Mk.I or Mk.II - FAA or USAAF - Bagged, 1/72, 3002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Still factory sealed. Very good mold quality featuring all very fine recessed panel lines, cast metal details and full decals for both aircraft listed.

Revell Messerschmitt Bf-110 G-4 Japan Issue - (Bf110G4), 1/32, H250-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Very rare Revell of Japan issue dated 1975. Please note the fantastic box art work, which was only used on this issue. Most Japan issues have special features; this kit is no exception. The front page of the instructions is a glossy, full-color 16.5" x 11.5" painting guide and also has a giant color photo of the assembled model. Large and well detailed kit features detailed engines, removable cowls, full cockpit, hinged canopies, crew figures, detailed weapons bay and removable access cover, complete radar antenna, very good landing gear detail and excellent decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.