Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed and this is a complete kit with fittings. Features a beautiful one-piece ABS hull and superstructure, die-cut plywood parts, numerous other plastic parts, detailed step-by-step instructions in 6 languages including English and more. Also includes the following Floquil paints for this model - Coast Guard Red F632, Maritime Blue F642, Navy White #30 F620 and Haze Gray F-594. The paints are still sealed in their boxes that Model Expo placed them in at the time of shipping.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
From 1949. Rare and especially in this condition- never started and complete. 'Shadow' is a beautiful, stable gas powered free-flight design featuring die-cut balsa parts, sheet balsa fuselage sides, fully formed landing gear, finished wheels, hardware, 'Sky-Sail' red colored covering tissue, die-cut plywood firewall and wing supports, clear window material, decals and superb full size plans that also include text building and flying instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Excellent, very high quality large-scale kit for R/C or free flight. Features a great deal of prefabrication including machine cut parts, contest balsa, machine cut wing ribs, wire landing gear and full size plans. Never started. All the many parts that were originally packed in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. The few parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
NOTE: excellent builder kit ONLY. Not collectible. Please read carefully. This kit is complete but has some very neat assembly and painting done. Very large 1/8 scale model that measures 22 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed and well molded featuring 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 beautiful bright gloss red, black, clear and chrome and with real rubber tires. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The kit has had the following very neat sub-assemblies built. The quality of the build and paint is in parenthesis with the build quality first. The format is (build quality/paint quality): Engine built and put into frame (professional/near mint), battery and overflow tank (pro/near mint), air intake assembly and radiator assembly (pro/near mint), some front suspension parts and steering box (pro/near mint), master cylinder built and painted but not installed (near mint/excellent+). There is no other assembly. There is other painting as described: minor interior trim (pro to 'very good'- which is only because it needs a second coat. There is just one thin coat), WSWiper blades (pro), front and rear windshield reveal molding and vent window frames, all on the body (pro to excellent++), black weatherstrip around those (excellent to only 'good'). I did not see any other paint but there could be other minor parts painted.
Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very rare and powerful engine that won three national championships. This is the second version. MRP stood for Model Racing Products and they were well known for performance and engineering. This is a complete outboard with all parts - nothing left to buy. Features a large 05 class MRP Wizzard 12V MS-3 pre-wired motor with suppression capacitor installed, high speed prop factory assembled to the drive shaft system, motor mounting plate, all drive and misc. hardware, very tough plastic lower housing, vacuform upper housing, decals for three different major outboard manufacturers and more. The small parts are still factory sealed. The few parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. This is a very simple build and an excellent outboard. Measures about 8" overall height, 4" long (top cover) and about 2" wide (top cover).
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed - very rare in this condition. Very good quality kit of the pre-PBY US Navy flying boat. Includes full decals, clear parts, main vac parts and injection molded details (props, struts, wheels, etc) and engines. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Rare, limited edition release. Features parts for all three versions, alternate front and rear canopies, tropical scoops, 'Thimble Nose' conversion, torpedo load out, alternate horizontal stabilizers, photoetched cockpit detail set and markings for the 415th NFS USAAF and Australian TF.X.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
2006 issue from the original excellent Marx molds, which were cut in late 1950s. Measures 30 inches long when built. This is Lindberg's R/C issue and it includes two electric motors, all necessary hardware, R/C and motor mounting plates...just about everything except batteries and a 2 Channel Radio. There is plenty of room in the vast hull for lighting, noise/speaker and any equipment or larger batteries you may wish to add. Molded in white, silver and clear with many brilliantly chromed parts. The molds were reportedly damaged in this run, which if true would prohibit a reissue. Never started. Almost all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The few that were not have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed and in investment grade condition. A rare kit and every more so in this condition. Nicely detailed featuring complete engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis/underside, full interior and more. Usually molded in white, chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear (although I cannot confirm it because it is factory sealed) and with rubber tires.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From 2006 and very highly detailed with 190 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Rare first issue hardbox dated 1957 with the 'S' logo on the sides and incredible artwork. Large scale kit features a full hull, complete deck fittings, a display stand and is very nicely detailed for that time. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the internal factory bag.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn part of the box concave. Rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Very rare and even more so in this condition. Very early original dealer promotional model. It is 100% complete with all four door handles, trim and hood and trunk ornaments. This model came from a collector who began saving these in the late 1940s; it has always been adult owned. It has the black chassis with the following raised tex "Manufactured By Cruver Mfg Co Chicago" The tires look factory new. The whitewalls are excellent, which is rare - they were normally a weak point and would often crack and peel. The body is amazing 'near mint' condition; I cannot find any warping. The body color and beautiful and gloss as new. The thin clear windows are 'very good++' on the front and back, but the sides have some wrinkling as shown. Some of the fine trim (door handles, etc) has been painted to 'professional' quality; it is good enough to pass for factory paint.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Extremely rare kit of a beautiful but seldom seen subject. Features detailed chassis with torsion bars suspension, full interior and a host of optional parts such as fender skirts, tach, floor shift, exhaust dump pipes, fender mirrors, chrome horns, dual aerials, louvers, continental kit and more. Molded in ivory/white, chrome plate, clear and with real rubber wide white-wall tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From the 1970s. Very well detailed with 143 parts. Includes metal body, chassis, hood, engine and other detail parts with injection molded details, clear parts, and a large tree of chrome plated parts. Features a full rolling chassis just like the real car with excellent engine detail, removable hood, complete exhaust and suspension, working steering, flexible radiator hoses, rubber tires, chrome spoke wheels and working worm-gear steering. Has full interior detail with very clear thin windshields and special interior side panels. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. In the 1930s Packard was the style leader in America and a beautiful, fast status symbol. Packards were not the most expensive, but were the most desired cars. The 1930s Packards are seen as the high point of the brand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very large 1/15 scale kit from quality Imai/Bandai molds. R/C capable (see below). Features excellent suspension detail, opening inspection and crew hatches, individually molded track links and more. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that one small part (a horn or headlight) is a different color plastic. It is from the earlier Imai issue of this same kit. This model is R/C capable because Imai originally designed it for motorized operation. Entex did not include those parts, however; you would need to provide them.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Old hobby shop stock that has never been up for retail sale. Very rare kit dated 1957; first and only issue. Very nice, large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver & clear while the trailer/launcher is bright yellow. The kit has never been started. When you open the box, it is exactly as it left the factory down to the packing tissue paper. The silver parts (aircraft) are still in the factory sealed bag. The yellow parts and clear canopy were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The box grades 'very good' which is rare for this kit. The red color is in unusually good shape, which is rare; as you may know, it usually ages poorly. The colors are bright and vibrant, all four corners are solid with no repairs, there is no fading, no tape, no price tags and no stains. Flaws include edge wear as shown and 3 small litho chips as well as creases visible at the lower left corner and center right. Although not perfect, it is one of the best I have seen.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. A nice kit for that time, it features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section, detailed and removable jet engine, pilot, some cockpit detail and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Features the correct 1st issue instructions showing the early stand, large rectangular-based stand and decal sheet correctly lacking the stand decal.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in very nice 'Excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!) and four solid corners. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left and light impact damage on the upper short side. Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is 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. The decals are 'very good++' with the only flaw being the typical yellowing and the instructions are also 'very good' with edge wear to the lower side.