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Revell McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II - Hey Jude, 1/32, H198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$110   

1974 issue of this famous kit. Well detailed for that time with removable J79 engine, complete cockpits, removable radome and interior radar detail, tailhook, opening canopies, optional position landing gear and Sparrow missiles. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed clear bags; that parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Revell Mil Mi-8 Hip - Luftwaffe / East Germany / USSR, 1/72, 4477

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Nicely detailed featuring 116 pieces, very fine recessed and raised surface detail, excellent full cabin and cockpit, optional position rear clamshell doors, optional position forward boarding door and crew boarding stairs and more. With detailed paint guide and markings for all three air forces. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair B-58 Hustler - 'S' Issue, 1/94, H252-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

First issue dated 1957 with dramatic box art. Very nicely detailed and features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, full crew, three opening cockpit hatches, rotating wheels, 'The Pod' for weapons and fuel and highly detailed gear struts and braces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1/25, 1244

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$64   

Still factory sealed. This is the 1996 reissue of the original 'S' kit utilizing the original artwork. Molded in black, clear and excellent chrome. The Eldorado Brougham four door hardtop (suicide doors) started as a dream car in the GM Motorama and made it to the production floor as the luxury car with "the greatest number of important technological advances ever included in a custom built automobile". The styling was revolutionary at the time. The car sported a large and powerful V-8 engine and air suspension. The interior was simply stunning, with upholstery combinations such as cashmere, nylon and leather in any number of patterns and styles and plenty of chrome trim. In the rear seat, there was a retractable armrest which contained a storage compartment fitted with a vanity, tissue dispenser, cigarette case and a large mirror. All these items, including custom perfume, were designed just for this car. At a price tag of $13,000 few were made but they are valuable classics today.

Revell British Canberra Bomber Whip-Fly, 1/81, H157-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$115   

Rare hardbox kit from 1961 has fantastic artwork of an RAF Canberra flying over 'The Rock'. This example is in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with factory new color and gloss, four solid and original corners, no repairs, no fading, creasing or tears, no price tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks at all. The only flaws are very light wear as hown on the box top. Based on the 1950s B-57 "S" kit, the Whip-Fly Canberra comes with RAF decals, flight ballast, control handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions included. Included in the famous 'Whip Fly' series are the H151 F9F-8 Cougar, H152 F-84F, H153 F-89D Scorpion, H154 F8U-1 Crusader, H155 F-39 Airacobra and H156 F-101A Voodoo. Although not listed yet, there was also a Whip-Fly Canberra, F-106 and Yak-25 Flashlight. The Whip-Fly series seemed like a good idea...at first. Revell quickly realized that spinning heavily-ballasted, sharp objects at dizzying speeds in or outside the home near groups of children was not the best idea. The series was quickly discontinued.

Revell Grumman F9F-8 Cougar Whip-Fly - (F9F8), 1/54, H151-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$115   

1960 issue of the rare 'Whip Fly' series. The box top is in exceptional investment-grade 'near mint' condition. The 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. Molded in gloss dark blue and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The complete Whip-Fly series included the H151 F9F-8 Cougar, H152 F-84F, H153 F-89D Scorpion, H154 F8U-1 Crusader, H155 F-39 Airacobra and H156 F-101A Voodoo, Canberra, F-106 and Yak-25 Flashlight. The Whip-Fly series seemed like a good idea...at first. Revell quickly realized that spinning heavily-ballasted, sharp objects at dizzying speeds near groups of children was not the best idea. The series was quickly discontinued.

Revell Chance Vought Cutlass F7U-3 Famous Artist Series - with Sparrow Missiles - (F7U3), 1/59, H171-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$98   

Rare 1960 Famous Artist Series hardbox with the artwork "Wings Over The Fleet" especially painted for Revell by artist Chuck Coppock. The box is in 'Excellent+++' condition with factory-new gloss and color, four solid, original corners, no tags or tag marks, no tears, no missing lithograph and no tape or tape marks. Flaws include very light and isolated wear and very slight short end panel fading. This kit was the issue directly after the "S" issues and is from the 'S' molds with the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and missile pylons added. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit includes the Master Modelers Application form and the Master Modelers Collectors Stamp for this kit as well as the larger, full color trading cards for the Martin PBM Mariner and USS Midway.

Revell American Firefighters Chemical and Ladder, 1/48, F201-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$74   

First Revell issue dated 1953 with a wonderful hardbox illustration. Features well molded wagon with equipment, real metal chain, horses with material for harnesses, dog and fireman. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters (Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel) in 1952. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This issue is from when Revell still had the marketing agreement, as it says 'Trade Mark Copyright 1953 Marlin Toy Co. Inc' on the box top and 'Collector's Kits, Inc, Closter, N.J.' on the side.

Revell 1929 4 1/2 Liter Bentley Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H63-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Original issue dated 1954 in 'excellent+' condition inside and out. The US Antique series was the first one to have real box art for the exact kit inside. This kit is from old hobby shop stock and has never been sold retail until now; but the box does has light wear as shown. Inside the box, it has not been started. All the parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. Includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carries their 'balloon' logo on the box top a the lower right. Not long after this, the Gowland logo would disappear completely, leaving only the Revell logo. It is also worth noting that this is one of the first non-generic Highway Pioneers boxes. Earlier boxes were all the same, with the kit number and car stamped on the side, usually with a red or black rubber stamp. This box is completely dedicated to the Bentley kit, and even has advertisements for very early Pre-S issue Revell 1954 ship and aircraft kits on the long sides. 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 1913 Mercedes-Benz - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H54-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$39   

1960 issue molded in green plastic. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including 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 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

1953 early issue molded in salmon plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete with 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 Custom Car Bumpers And Grilles, 1/25, C1154

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Rare. This is the narrow box version of the early 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' Bumpers and Grills. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. The other issue was the same part number and title but packed in a card with a clear plastic blister-pack. Although these are not dated, I believe the blister-pack/card version to be the later issue.

Revell Experimental Bumpers and Grilles, 1/25, C1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Rare. Narrow-box issue of the 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. Oddly, this is the same kit number and parts tree as "Dream Car Bumpers and Grilles" but with a different name. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never used and inventoried 100% complete.

Revell Dream Car Bumpers and Grilles, 1/25, C1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Rare. Narrow-box issue of the 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never used and inventoried 100% complete. There is also an unboxed issue with the same part number and kit name, mounted on a cardboard blister-pack.

Revell Dream Car Bumpers and Grilles, 1/25, C1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$23   

Rare. Narrow-box issue of the 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never used. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two large round tail lights. Otherwise complete with all other parts and instructions. Revell also released an unboxed version of this model with the same part number and kit name but mounted on a cardboard blister-pack.

Revell Custom Car Bumpers And Grilles, 1/25, C1154

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Rare. This is the narrow box version of the early 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' Bumpers and Grills. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. The other issue was the same part number and title but packed in a card with a clear plastic blister-pack. Although these are not dated, I believe the blister-pack/card version to be the later issue.

Revell F-84F Thunderstreak - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/54, H215-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Pre 'S' first issue dated 1955, which is considered the 'Golden Age' of box artwork. From this example it is easy to see why the 'S' and Pre-'S' kits are so collectible. Inside, this well-molded model features fine surface detail, rotating wheels, cockpit & pilot and more. Includes the famous 'Revelving' clear globe stand. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190 D-9 Dora - (FW190D9), 1/32, 4556

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

From 1990. Large 1/32 scale issue. Features full cockpit, removable cowl to show Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure and moving wheels and propeller. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing PT-13D Kaydet / Navy N2S-5, 1/72, H649-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

Still factory sealed. 1966 one piece box issue with markings for either Army Air Force or Navy versions.

Revell Kugisho P1Y1/2 Ginga Frances, 1/72, H103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

Rare Revell Japan issue with unique box art. 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. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.