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Revell American Air Lines Boeing 707 Astrojet Jet Horizons Series, 1/140, H243-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

1964 hardbox issue. Features colorful American Airlines decals, fan-jet engines, optional position landing gear and passenger doors and moving rudder and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-105B Thunderchief Jet Fighter-Bomber - Master Modeler Club Issue, 1/75, H166-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$58   

1961 hardbox version with 'yellow' box top layout and framable artwork. This issue is the rarest of the yellow box issues. It has the 98 cent price extension and the MMC logo at the upper left. Normally there is a pair of wings there instead. This is a reissue of the original 'S' kit from 1958. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Soviet Typhoon Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine, 1/400, 5231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$48   

Still factory sealed. 1989 issue that is over 17 inches long when built. . Nicely detailed kit of the world's largest submarine. Features textured hull with anechoic tiles, bow planes, bow sonar, dual propellers and four opening missile tubes.

Revell Lil' John Buttera's 1927 Ford T Touring Street Rod, 1/25, H1334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

First issue dated 1975. Highly customized Ford T that cost $25,000 to restore in 1975. Features Borrani chrome spoke wheels, Goodyear radial tires, touring top, etched design on wing windows, Art Chrisman 289 cid Ford engine, Holley 4 barrel carburetor and Edelbrock manifold, Shelby Cobra finned valve covers, B&M 'Street 'n Strip' transmission, Jaguar rear end with Steve Davis 'quick change' center section and more. NOTE: there is no assembly, but 4 engine and 4 frame parts have been neatly painted black. There is no other painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Boeing E-3A AWACS Sentry - USAF or NATO, 1/139, 4422

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. 1982 issue. Very close to 1/144 scale. This is Revell's classic 707 modified into the airborne command post. Features optional position landing gear and decals for USA or NATO.

Revell Documented Arizona Factory Display Owned By Esther Ross, Who Christened The USS Arizona

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$3800   

An incredibly rare, documented, one-of-a-kind piece of history in amazing investment-grade collector condition. For the very advanced collector of unique military history and model kits. This Revell Factory Model was originally owned by Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell, who earlier was Miss Esther Ross who christened the USS Arizona in New York on June 19, 1915. She went on to play a very key role in the creation of the USS Arizona Memorial. Thanks to newspaper reports, we know that her father, William Ross, was a prominent pharmacist in Prescott, Arizona. He and his friends convinced Gov. Hunt to choose his daughter from the other 100 applicants anxious to do the honors. It turned out to be a wise choice reasons no one could foresee. Miss Ross took the task of launching the world's most powerful battleship very seriously. She practiced her duties every day after school for months, smashing syrup bottles full of water against a fence behind the house. Miss Ross was popular and well respected in Prescott. Even the Associated Press reported that she "was one of the prettiest girls in the state." A special train took Gov. Hunt, Miss Ross, her family and others to New York for the event. Although the applause for the then unpopular Gov. Hunt, the cheering for Miss Ross was "heard for miles." Page 1 of the Prescott Journal Miner, June 20th, 1915, reported that at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Miss Ross cried "I dub thee Arizona," and "Not a hitch or sign of accident marred the success of the launching." "This is the proudest moment of my life," she stated, "and I am most intensely gratified at the magnificent demonstration that my friends and the city of Prescott has given me." Sometime after the launching ceremony, Miss Ross married Mr. Arthur Wassell and became Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell. She saw the horror of World War II and the disaster of the Arizona touched her deeply. After the war, she joined the drive to create a memorial over the ship to the 1177 sailors entombed in her. She joined the Arizona Memorial Committee which raised all the funds needed to build the Arizona Memorial. She served on the staff and toured the USA giving numerous media interviews and key speeches for the fund raising. Out of gratitude, the USS Arizona Memorial Committee ordered a special Revell Factory Display USS Arizona for her. It came with two specially affixed small Fleet Reserve and Arizona Committee signs (shown in the photos) on the right side; these special markings are only found on the rare "appreciation gift" factory displays from the Arizona Memorial Committee members to important fundraisers. The model was shipped to her in Los Angeles. You can see the original "Arizona Memorial Committee" mailing label that has her full name and address, documenting that it was her model. Esther treasured this gift and kept it in remarkable and very complete condition. Included is the original shipping box in "very good++" condition with all the original shipping tape, all the original internal special cardboard packing material, the model ship in exceptional condition, the cardboard display base(complete but with small tears and very light wear as shown), the colorful backdrop (with wear and slight tears as shown, missing one lower tab), the original display assembly instructions and even an original fund raising card from the Arizona memorial campaign. This display, box and all materials were always in a climate controlled environment. The colors on the cardboard display are in stunning, factory-new condition. The instructions for the display are 'excellent.' The ship is 100% complete and the factory paint is in exceptional condition. Even the factory rigging and all flags are intact. There is very little dust on the ship; it appears to be in 'not displayed' condition; but I know it was displayed for a short time because of the small tears and one tab on the cardboard display backdrop (see photos), which were probably due to putting it up and taking it down. I have only found one repair; the jackstaff broke and was neatly repaired at some point. The factory shipping box still has all the original tape and very little wear for that age. The original Arizona Memorial Committee shipping label is in 'very good' shape. Due to it being on the bottom of the shipping box, it does have some wear, but all the writing can be clearly read with slight magnification. This piece passed to Esther's daughter, who gave it to a friend who then gave it to another friend. The later friend is wife to an OMK customer, who sold me the model. This kit must be shipped insured and I may require it shipped by special courier.

Revell Kugisho P1Y1/2 Ginga (Francis), 1/72, H103-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$37   

1980 Revell Takara (Japan) issue. Contains parts and markings to make P1Y1, P1Y1a, P1Y2 and PI2-S. Kit features full interior detail, detailed engines, optional position landing gear, and open or closed bomb bay with different bomb or torpedo loads. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Focke-Wulf FW-200C Condor, 1/72, H204-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

First release in the hardbox dated 1965. Has many operating features: movable control surfaces, rotating props, moving wheels and gun turrets and full crew. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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.

Revell American Airlines Boeing 727-100 Astrojet - (727), 1/144, H245-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$70   

Softbox issue dated 1964. Nicely molded issue of the original production 'short' -100 trijet. Landing gear can be built up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas Super DC-8 61 African Safari / ASA - (DC-8-61), 1/144, 4231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Kit features optional position landing gear, excellent moldings, boarding stairs and large colorful complete ASA decals as shown on the box art.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter, 1/96, 0138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

1997 reissue from the original 1955 "S" kit molds (part number H223-98) - even includes the famous clear 'Revelving' Globe stand. Features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure and opening rear drive-on cargo door. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Hardbox issue is copyright dated 1965. Purchased new on May 12, 1966 at S.S. Kresge Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra airliner ensured that it had a short service life in commercial service. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long-serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the 'A' version of the venerable patrol aircraft. Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-47 Giant Stratojet Pre 'S' Tall Box Issue, 1/112, H206-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$155   

1954 second issue in the Pre-'S' hardbox. The second issue has a slightly taller box, 4 piece stand and revised instructions. Color and gloss are fantastic. The kit inside is mint. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Dallas And SH-60B The Hunt for Red October, 1/400, 4007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1990 issue as a tie-in with the famous motion picture. Includes two very nicely molded kits. The USS Dallas is 1/400 scale, full hull and has recessed panel lines. The SH-60B is 1/100 scale and has recessed panel lines and good cockpit detail. The kits have never been started. The have both been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell A3J Vigilante 'S' Issue - (A5A), 1/83, H196-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

This was the last "S" kit issued by Revell. Dated 1959. Kit features opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. As the last "S" kit, it incorporates a critical improvement for the time - recessed panel lines. The entire kit has recessed panel lines and rivet detail-no raised marks. It has an attention to detail that is lacking in many older Pre-S and S kits. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and clear with the "Globe" clear stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the box displays better than the 'VG+' grade but has sun fading on one short side - hence the 'very good+' grade.

Revell Gorch Fock Training Sailing Ship, 1/253, 05412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Dated 1986. This famous ship of the German Federal Navy celebrated 25 years of service back in 1983, and at that time had sailed 350,000 sea miles. Older but very nicely detailed full-hull kit. Includes rigging instructions and sails. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Revell DC-7 Flagship American Airlines One-Piece Stand Arm Pre-S Issue, 1/122, H219-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$165   

Rare, true first issue dated 1955 with the correct Pre-S fantastic artwork of a DC-7 at the moment just before touchdown. Please note, this is the correct first release with the one-piece plastic stand arm and instructions that illustrate this. There is even a rarer factory rubber stamp on the instructions to correct step one! Also, the main gear axles are separate parts on this issue. On the second issues the gear struts were modified and the axles were moved to the wheels, and the stand arm was changed to two plastic parts because the one-piece stand arm was fragile and in use it broke easily. Very few were made as Revell quickly corrected this weakness. Correctly molded in gloss silver and clear and a large, colorful decal sheet. Inside, the kit has never been started. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory with all small parts still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' clear bag and the larger parts not sealed and inventoried complete. Instructions are 'excellent' with the detailed American Airlines route map on the back. Decals are 'excellent' also and flat with no curl and light yellowing. The box has a tear as shown, clear tape on the long sides and general wear as shown. All four corners are solid and original and the color and gloss are excellent.

Revell Lockheed F-104C and F-104G Starfighter - USAF or Luftwaffe, 1/48, H236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1977 issue. Has all parts and decals for both versions. Includes highly detailed cockpit with 3-D instrument panel, M-61 Vulcan cannon with optional position hatch, optional position landing gear, and more.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 1/139, H275-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

1964 hardbox issue that used the same art as the original 1950s 'S' issue. Inside, the kit has never been started. All parts are either still sealed in the factory clear bag or they have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.