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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$149   

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.

Estes Saturn V Limited Edition - Flying Model Rocket, 1/100, EST2157

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$110   

This is the Saturn V that is 43.25 inches high and 3.93 inches in diameter. Recommended engine is the D12-3. The kit has never been started. All of the parts that Estes factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and all instructions. The box has damage as shown, but inside the kit is very nice. The decals & vacuform wrapping are in 'mint' condition. All body tubes but one are very straigh; the large BT101 body tube is not creased or bent but is oval in shape. I have carefully packed it with wadded up paper to bring it back out and protect it during shipping. BT101 tubes are available on line from at least one vendor.

Frog Westland Wessex I (S-58) - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - Red Series, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$28   

Molded in light gray-blue. Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Frog SE 210 Caravelle Air France, 1/96, F357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$245   

Rare kit from the 1950s. The box has great color and gloss but some creasing as shown. There are no price tags and all four corners are solid. The only tape are the factory tape marks on the sides and bottom where they sealed it originally. Inside the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver with the bright dark blue base and arm. Even the original glue capsule and white paint are included. The paint is in a corked glass vial and is still good. Decals and instructions are exceptional and as new also with light yellowing. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Pegasus Miles Master Mk1 - Bagged, 1/72, 2003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$29   

Limited issue kit. Bagged with header. Very nicely molded with very fine recessed detail. Includes cast metal details and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix De Havilland Tiger Moth, 1/72, 01015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$16   

Still factory sealed. Older but nicely molded kit that builds into a nice display model.

Guillows Stearman PT-17 - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight / U Control / R/C, 1/16, 803

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

Large 1/16 scale kit with a 28 inch wingspan. Late 1970s/early 80s issue. Includes provisions for rubber or U Control flight or could be converted to RC. Features movable ailerons, elevator and rudder. The main structure is wood (stick and tissue) while many plastic details are included such as pilot, cowl, scale engine and propeller, wheel fairings, wheels and more. Includes well cardstock detailed cockpit, die cut balsa, full size plans and a large sheet of decals. The kit has never been started. Smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

Monogram Rommel's Rod With Two Trading Cards - The Desert Fox's Krazy Kommand Kar - Designed by Tom Daniel, 1/24, PC225-6745

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$139   

Rare first issue dated 1969. Not the common reissue. The box is complete and has four solid corners, but there is writing as shown and bug damage oddly restricted to the edges. This is a wonderful and fun kit with machine guns, two skeletons, detailed engine and interior, removable hood and more. Molded in the correct tan, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'very good++' and the small Monogram fold-out catalog is included. Also includes the two original trading cards that each measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches. One is for Rommel's Rod (this kit) and the other is for Tom Daniel's Swee'T'ee Model T Street and Show Rod. The Swee'T'ee card has 'very good+' centering, new color and gloss and the only real flaws are three small chips at the very edge of the white border. The car image is flawless. Rommel's Rod has only 'good to fair' centering. The image is flawless but there are several chips at the very edge of the white border.

Revell Moon Ship - 'S' Issue - (XSL01), 1/96, H1825-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$239   

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Rare 1957 first and only issue. When sales of the dramatic XSL-01 Moon Rocket did not meet expectations, Revell molded the top stage in a different color plastic from the XSL-01, added a special 3D Moon Base Stand and boxed it as a stand-alone kit. The result was this Moon Ship with incredible box art. The box art invites you to 'Enter the Age of Space' with these action features: retractable landing ski, removable fuselage section with detailed cabin with controls and instrument panels and a crew of three astronauts. Molded in correct baby blue and clear plastic. This model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Quality Craft Models D&RGW Narrow Gauge Caboose HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1001

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Highly detailed and builds a very accurate prototype. Features factory cut, milled and scored hardwood parts, a large number of cast metal details, brass ladder, metal stock as required, full decals and complete instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were larger and never sealed have been inventoried complete. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Monogram North American P-51B Mustang OLE-II - White Box Issue, 1/72, 6788

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

1979 issue and a high quality model. Finely molded and includes your choice of regular or Malcolm Hood canopy. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seat glued to fuselage half. There is no other assembly. Cockpit interior is painted; there is no other painting. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions, however NOTE: the display stand is missing.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Delta, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$99   

Factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand.

Aurora Pan Am Space Shuttle Orion - From 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1/144, 252

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$149   

Still factory sealed and in mint investment-grade condition. Rare kit dated 1975 from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." Kit features Pan Am decals, clear windows and landing lights and a removable rear section showing the detailed reactor.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Studebaker Cupe Electro (Electric Coupe), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacturer. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

Astro Flight Inc Electra-Fli - 45 Inch Wing Span Early Electric R/C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

The model includes the following aftermarket accessories: Cox #245 6x4P plastic props (sealed pack of two and correct for this model) and Du-Bro 1.75" diameter "Low Bounce Shock Absorbing Wheels" (still factory sealed). The actual kit is a classic by AFI. Electric R/C flight was once pioneering and daring, and the remarkable performance of the Electra-Fli made it the hit of the 1972 Nationals. As the box says 'The Quiet Revolution Is Here!' Features simple and sturdy balsa construction, stable aerodynamics and snappy performance. Has numerous die-cut parts, fully formed landing gear struts, some plastic parts, hinges, hardware, full size plans and easy-to-follow instructions. 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 plans and instructions. NOTE: this kit comes in a very sturdy box. It will be shipped in this box (with no external box) unless you specify otherwise.

Nitto U-Boat Type VIIC - Motorized, 166-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare and features fantastic early 1960s artwork. One of only 9 Nitto ship kits, and 5 of the nine were from ex-Sankyo molds. No scale is mentioned but the kit measures 7 inches long when assembled. It was designed for operation in water and features a red lower hull, light gray upper hull, 4 other light gray parts, a metal ballast weight, metal prop shaft, thrust bearing and unopened metal tube of glue. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the two factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back of the box.

Revell Heinkel He-219 A-7 (A-5/A-2 Late) Uhu Owl - Three Eduard PE Sets / Brassin Wheel Set / HGW Seatbelts / Master FuG Radar / Montex Mask / Owl Decals / Barracuda Open Cowel Flap Set / SuperWing Figures / Cast Metal Gear Struts, 1/32, 04666

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$159   

Build the ultimate He-219 in any scale!! Includes Eduard 32324 Exterior Set, 32325 Undercarriage, 32757 Color Interior Set, Eduard #632016 Brassin Resin Wheel Set, HGW #132510 Seatbelt Set, Master #AM-32-039 FuG 200 Lichenstein SN-2 Radar, Montex Mini-Mast #MM32132, Barracuda Studio #BR32063 Open Cowl Flap Set, cast metal main and nose gear struts, SuperWings pilot and radio operator figures and Owl Decals #OWLD21019 for Maj. Werner Streib. All items are never used and complete. The actual kit is dated 2012 and from all new molds. Features 261 parts with very fine recessed panel lines and excellent detail inside and out. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Japanese Fighter Mitsubishi A5M2 Zero, 1/48, 514-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Early 1950s issue hardbox with wonderful Ray Gaedke illustration. Molded in correct silver and clear. The kit has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one inner gear door. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout - With Parents' Magazine Seal, 1/48, 103-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$115   

Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade 'Mint' condition. The seal is intact. Rare box art version with perfect color and gloss. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most.

Entex Boeing 707 Air Force 1 - Boeing 707-32B (VC-137) - TWA or Air Force 1 Presidential Aircraft - With Clear Fuselage & Engine Parts and Interior Details, 1/100, 8519

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$84   

From the 1970s. Big scale model with excellent detail for that time. Features recessed panel lines, good cockpit and inner engine details, optional clear engine nacelles as well as an optional clear cockpit section to show the detailed flight deck. Includes a very large and colorful Air Force One and TWA decal sheet. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.