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Revell HMS Bounty - MGM 'Mutiny On The Bounty' Movie Box with Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard, 1/110, H326-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. Rare 1961 hardbox issue with fantastic John Steel artwork and MGM Studios 'Mutiny on the Bounty" movie promotion side panels and photos of Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed and this kit is no exception. Features full hull, detailed deck and all fittings, preformed ratlines, vac sails, full rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Sabena Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/139, H243

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$145   

Rare 1960s Revell Lodela issue with Sabena markings and unique box artwork. Box art and the kit inside represent an early configuration 707 with turbojets and 'tall' tail. The model has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bag, and the decals and instructions are excellent.

Revell HMS Bounty - The Famous Mutiny Ship, 1/110, H318

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. Ideal builder. This 1971 issue is from the original molds of the superior 1950s 'S' kit. Revell's early ships were highly detailed and finely molded; the Bounty was no exception. Kit comes with preformed ratlines, vac sails and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including flags, sails and instructions.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35 - Solid Wood Model Aircraft Kit, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$125   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Frog Supermarine S-6B (S.6B) Racing Seaplane, 1/72, F164

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Very finely molded model of the classic racer that paved the way for the Spitfire. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 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.

Hobby Craft Lockheed F-94B Starfire - 59 FIS 1954 or 101st TIS 1955, 1/48, HC1598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Hard to find 1/48 'B' variant and a nice kit. Well molded with all very fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail with optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, optional position wing flaps with detailed inside surfaces and two decal choices. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The wing halves and one tip tank have been assembled to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-2 Panther - US Navy VF-123 / Marines VMF-115 / 1949 Blue Angels - (F9F2), 1/72, D11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Very nicely molded fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, two piece canopy, pilot figures, optional position speed brakes and 6 under-wing rockets. Builds any of the three aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Revell DC-7 United Flight 707 Airport Set - 'S' Kit, 1/122, H220-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$295   

Rare and very desirable kit from 1955. Contains the colorful United DC-7 and all the accessories shown on the box top - Texaco fuel truck, boarding stairs, United Red Carpet, stanchions, tow tractor with tow bar, baggage truck with three baggage carts and figures for the pilot, refueler, 'runway' model, stewardess, camera man and two drivers for the tow and baggage tractors. The box has very good color a shown, but has general wear on the top, and on the sides two taped corners and lithograph damage in two spots caused from tape, both measuring 1" to 1.25". Inside, it contains the original 'tray' for the large parts, the correct fold-out instructions with the color United Route Map on the back and the correct early stand arm. NOTE: four airport parts (#33 truck bottom and (3) #39 baggage cart sides) have glue on the back sides. They have not been assembled, but the glue is present. There is no glue on the sides that show. No other glue is present, no parts have been assembled and nothing has been painted. One prop blade is broke at the hub but the blade is present. NOTE: the decals have some bug damage to the backing paper. There is no damage to the actual transfers. The model has been inventoried 100% complete with all airplane and airport parts, decals, United 'Carpet', stand and instructions. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.

Aurora Convair 990 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/107, 397-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$1299   

Very rare kit from 1962. First and only issue. This is the largest injection molded kit ever made of the very fast Convair 990 airliner. The box has as-new color and sheen with four solid corners and no repairs. There are no price tags, tape or price tag/tape marks. The only flaw is light edge wear. The model is molded in the correct white and clear plastic, with the large clear triangle display stand and full color United decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both flat with slight yellowing being the only flaw. NOTE: shipping insurance is required with this kit. The Convair 990 and its near sister 880 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. The commercial failure of the 990 caused Aurora to pull these molds from production shortly after the introduction of the kit. The 990 was a larger and faster (Mach .91) airliner than the 880, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two for decades after the last one was phased out of commercial service. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Cleveland Curtiss P-6E Hawk Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-21

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

From the 1930s. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This the early cardboard box issue with silver printing that always fades. The kit is in the older cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' in silver print. The P-6E was considered a 'flagship' among the single engine 1/16 scale models and this is a fantastic kit. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and markings/decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter- Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Monogram Douglas DC-3 TWA - Four Star Issue, 1/90, PA9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$95   

Second Issue dated 1955 with hardbox in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners and no fading or stains. Very light5 edge wear is the only flaw. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird 'Pesco Special' Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to teh 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Aircraft Models Company of America Fokker Universal Scale Replica Model Kit - Flying Wooden Model From 1933 - 24 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

Very rare kit from 1933. Although well known, balsa wood did not come into widespread commercial modeling use until the 1930s. Before then, aircraft kits were composed of hardwoods, bamboo, metal fittings and silk, fabric or tissue covering. This interesting kit bridges the gap between 'old' and 'new' (at the time) wooden kits. The parts are balsa, bamboo, metal and celluloid. The manufacture was Aircraft Models Company of America, 29 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford Connecticut. They made solid and flying models and the original price of this model was $1.50 - rather expensive at the time. The high price was justified by the unusual complete nature of the kit. The prop blank is machined (not finished) carved, all ribs are completely cut out and notched, the nose block is machine carved, the wheels completely formed celluloid and balsa, the stripwood is cut to the proper width and height, there is clear celluloid for the windows, complete full size blue-print plans, metal bushings and washers, sandpaper, beautiful red tissue, a glass bottle of "Tissue Cement - Aircraft Models Company of American", a bottle of "Tissue Dope" (also labeled), a cork-sealed vial of red paint, and general assembly instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: it is missing 2 of 6 small brass eyelets (bushings) and 3 of 6 very small washers. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, plans, instructions and supplies.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$500   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. There is light wear and the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Revell USS Lexington CVT-16 Aircraft Carrier - (Essex Class), 1/500, H444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$139   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit of training carrier CVT-16. Includes one piece hull with full propeller and rudder detail, detailed angled deck, two movable elevators, rotating crane, six aircraft tugs, mobile deck crane and 24 aircraft - TA-4J, Buckeyes, T-28C, Cougars, Trackers, F-4B Phantoms and 2 helicopters.

Revell USS Missouri Battleship - Pre-S Wide Box Issue, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

1954 second Pre-S release in the wider box. The earlier (1st) Pre-S release is in the narrow packaging. Fantastic box condition with excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, and no price tags, tape or tag/tape marks. Second release of these molds. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with the small parts still sealed in the factory bag. Includes flag sheet and instructions. The Missouri was the first model that Revell cut it's own m olds for. Previous to this, Revell marketed kits from other companies who cut the molds themselves, such as the Highway Pioneers from Gowland & Gowland or the Adams military models. It is said that the Missouri was the most profitable kit that Revell ever produced.

Revell PT-212 Torpedo Boat - Motorized - Picture Fleet, 1/98, H396-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare 1960 Motorized release with John Steel box artwork. This is the original Pre S PT boat with motorizing features added. Full hull model is 9 inches long and includes torpedoes, 20mm and 50 caliber guns, 3 crew figures, steerable rudder, reduction gears, electric motor and all running gear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The motorizing parts are still sealed in their factory bag. NOTE: Part #31, a sailor with a machine gun, has the gun base and barrel broken off. The base is present, but the barrel is missing.

Revell USS Missouri BB63 'Mighty Mo' Battleship, 1/534, H301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

1977 issue of Revell's best selling kits of all time. This issue includes the copy of the plaque placed on her deck after the surrender in February of 1945. Kit is 20 inches long when built. Features one piece hull, two Navy seaplanes on movable catapults, movable aircraft crane, rotating main turrets and elevating 16 inch guns, full secondary 5 inch guns and turrets, 40mm AA guns and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.

MPC Consolidated B-24J Liberator - 2109835 of 392nd Bomber Group April 1944, 1/72, 1502-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$42   

1970s issue from Airfix molds. Well detailed. Features decals for the 392nd ship that was lost in action over Germany on April 11, 1944. Features elevating guns and rotating turrets, movable control surfaces, retracting landing gear, rotating props and optional position crew entry door and ladder. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and decals and instructions are included.