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Revell Convair Atlas - America's First Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/110, H1822-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Dated 1960. Very rare ICBM and the first and only issue of this incredibly well detailed Revell 'S' kit. The molds were altered to make the Mercury Atlas kit, so reissues are impossible. The box grades 'Excellent' with wonderful color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape and no tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape, of course). The box has general wear as shown. The kit features elevating missile support arms and hinged break-away supports, complete launching base, ramp and pad, missile truck and trailer that elevates 90 degrees to load missile and crew. Molded in correct white, gray and yellow. Inside, it has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are 100% intact, flat and in 'excellent' condition with typical light yellowing; the instructions are in 'very good' condition. Shipping insurance is required for this kit. From my friend Stephen Payne, Major, USAF (Ret): The launch pad in both kits used Launch Complex - 14 (also known as Space Launch Complex-14 or "Slic-14") as their example. LC-14 was part of what was known as ICBM Row at Cape Canaveral and originally used to test the Atlas ICBM prior to being converted for the Mercury Space Program (starting with John Glenn's orbital mission). The yellow & white trailers seen here were the gaseous nitrogen tube bank trailers. The nitrogen trailer in both Atlas kits came from the accessories associated with the Revell Thor kit. Having spent 5 years working at the Cape, I passed this site numerous times. Unfortunately, time & the elements have resulted in the removal of all remnants of SLC-14. Only the memorial (with the associated time capsule) remains.

Robbe Kormoran Motor Glider - 67 Inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft, 3147

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very Rare. This is a highly prefabricated canard motor-glider model that includes a plastic fuselage with all necessary holes already factory made, plenty of room for standard-size servos, factory-built balsa skinned wings with built in main spars & machined leading edges, vacu-molded plastic cockpit and canopy, machined & pre-cut foreplane panels, sheets of die-cut wooden parts, R/C hardware packet and more. Includes color decals, extensive full-size plans and a large instruction book in four languages including English. Never started. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. Robbe sealed almost every part in clear bags; the only parts not sealed in bags are wooden strip stock, and they are sealed together with Robbe white and red tape. Includes all paperwork.

Revell 1993 Chevrolet Caprice Taxi/Fire Chief, 1/25, 6294

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


The last full size Chevrolet with rear wheel drive was the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) Caprice. Described as "Beautifully Aerodynamic" or "An Upside-Down Bathtub", most folks either loved or hated the design. But there was no mistaking the popularity and reliability. Civil sales were impressive and fleet sales to taxi or public service sectors were even more so. This kit is well detailed with full engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full suspension and underbody, complete interior, optional parts for Fire Chief and Taxi versions, rubber tires and much more. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: upper control arms, radiator & front suspension to chassis; (1) side view mirror to door; light bar built. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing (1) part, the fire-chief radio. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Cessna T-37 - (Model 318 Tweet), 1/43, 138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Dated 1962. This is the Aurora Europe issue with full size English USA instructions and supplementary instruction sheet in several Western languages (French, German, Italian, etc.). Features good cockpit with pilots, control sticks, instrument panel and dual throttle quadrants, two piece clear canopy, full landing gear and display stand. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: (1) pilot's headrest is a different color plastic; it is from a later issue of the same kit. As with many of these kits, the short nose probe is broken off the fuselage but it is present and inside the small ziplock bag.

SNAP Hawk Missile Carrier - (ex Adams), 1/40, 159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare early 1960s model from the original 1950s Adams molds. Well molded and detailed for that time featuring three Hawk Missiles, movable wheels and flexible tracks, elevating lift & supports, three figures and decals. Molded in gloss white and dark olive drab plastic. Never started and all parts and decals are still in the original factory-sealed bag. With instructions. These molds must have had a very interesting history. The molds were cut in 1955 or 1956, either at Adams or by one of Revell's contractors. It appeared to be part of the Adams/Revell 1/40 line but Revell never issued the kit. The famous HO model train manufacturer Athearn purchased the Adams molds. Ahtearn used the name SNAP for all plastic kit releases and slightly modified the molds by adding their name (SNAP) & logo to a part (or two) of each kit. This Hawk Missile Carrier kit is made in the USA but is actually a SNAP export to Canada; the importer was 'International Games of Canada Limited' in 'New Toronto Ontario.' They used a silver overprint to block out the kit number and pric extension and then added '#159 in Canada.' Then UPC (Universal Power Master) either leased or purchased (probably the former) the Adams molds from SNAP in the 1960s. While most UPC kits say 'Made in Japan' the ex-Adams models do not and say 'Made in USA'. Things get even more interesting with the Life-Like issue. How Life-Like came across the molds is unfortunately unknown but it may have been in a bulk purchase of molds from Athearn since there were in the same general part of the country. This is simply conjecture, however.

Aurora Piasecki H-25A Army Mule - US Air Force / Army / Navy / Marines, 1/48, 502-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+


Very rare "Northern Lights' logo first issue from 1956. Even rarer in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no stains, creases, tears or fading. It has no price tags (or marks from any) and incredibly it even missed the factory tape machine - there is no tape and no marks or stains from tape. Very, very light wear is the only flaw. Earlier in the 1950s a company called 'Helicopters for Industry' created a line of large early kits. In 1956 Aurora bought the molds and quickly reissued these models with new box artwork. Features cockpit seats, control sticks and instrument panel, full landing gear and decals for all four versions listed. Molded in the correct high-gloss olive drab and clear plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Classic Warships HMS Lion Battlecruiser - Lion Class 1909-1913 - (HMS Princess Royal), 1/700, CW042

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Rare kit features a fantastic resin cast waterline hull of higher quality than any injection moldings could achieve, large details cast in resin and a very large number of precision cast metal small parts, metal stock and a well detailed set of instructions with the ship and class history. These resin castings are professionally done and appear to have been done in a pressure chamber as I cannot spot any air bubbles. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions, exploded parts diagram and excellent side and top detail drawings. I have listed HMS Princess Royal because the manufacturer listed the instructions as "HMS Lion and Princess Royal." I do not know what changes (if any) must be made to do Princess Royal and the instructions do not list them. Thanks to James Natt for giving us this history: 'Classic Warships' was by Steve Wiper, who (as of 2022) still produces the 'Classic Warships Profiles' in soft cover. These resin kits were well produced and included everything except photo etch. He stopped producing these models around 2000 and sold all his molds and to Chris Decker. Chris re-boxed, improved the instructions, added decals and Tom's Modelworks photoetch (both where appropriate) and sold them under the label 'Midship Models'. That ended around 2010. Both the original CW and later Midship Models are much sought after by ship modelers, especially the USN battleships.

Trumpeter HMS Cornwall Heavy Cruiser, 1/350, 05353

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Excellent, highly detailed kit that features 380 pieces, four large frets of photoetched parts including all railings & other details, parts to build waterline or full hull and much more. Includes color painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram A-1H Skyraider - VA-176 USS Intrepid or South Vietnamese Air Force, 1/48, 85-5419

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


2000 'Classics' reissue of this popular, quality kit using the same molds as the 'White Box' issue from 1980. Features complete cockpit, detailed main and tail wheel wells, optional position canopy and large weapons/drop tank loadout. There is a painting guide and decals for the two aircraft listed. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very rare 1936 'Silver Box' issue. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the earlier simple cardboard box with the silver printing. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood, stringers and spars, fully formed & finished wheels, thrust button and spinner, balsa blocks and stock as required, metal stock, scale propeller block, clear windshield celluloid and covering tissue. Includes the famous CD high-quality plans. Even includes the original factory packing tissue. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork. 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.

Revell Martin Mariner PBM-5 - Lodela Issue, 1/118, H175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Lodela issue. From the same molds as the detailed 1950s 'S' kit. Ideal builder. Features rotating turrets, elevating guns, optional position crew doors and rotating props. Although from old molds, this builds into a nice model. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one flat bomb bay door, which is very easily made. Otherwise complete with all other parts present and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: top wing is broken cleanly in half. It fits back together perfectly if you wish to build the kit.

Pavla TWO Culver PQ-14a, 1/72, 72012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


SALE!! Includes two kits in the one box shown. Both models are never started and still in the internal factory clear sealed bags. With decals and instructions present. Very nicely detailed and molded kit. Includes many photoetched parts and film instruments.

Aurora Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


First issue from 1956 with the one-year-only 'Northern Lights' rectangular logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This is a very nice model for that time that includes a pilot, ground display with chocks and a ground crew member as well. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. This kit is one of a very successful line of 1/48 WWI aircraft that Aurora launched in 1956. The line sold so well that new kits were added into the 1960s. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

Planet Models Junkers Ju-388 V2 (J-0) Stortebeker - PE+IB, 1/48, 078

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very rare and large 1/48 Ju-388. This is a highly detailed kit from high definition resin that features complete cockpit, rear gun turret, full landing gear and radar array and much more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell TPz-1 Fuchs A6 ABC, 1/35, 03038

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed and from 1999. This highly detailed model features 198 pieces, and decals with paint guide for four different vehicles.

Lindberg Maverick 1964 Dodge 330 Super Stock, 1/25, 72174

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed model featuring over 100 pieces, full engine and engine compartment detail, opening hood, detailed chassis with separately molded front suspension, rear suspension & driveline, full race interior with detailed dash, roll cage and instrument decals, full, large decal sheet and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Mitsuwa F4U Corsair / SBD Dauntless / F6F Hellcat / Model Kawai Dornier Do-217 (1/100 scale), 1/144, 10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Includes all four small-scale, nicely molded kits. They have never been started. The parts are all still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The 3 Mitsuwa kits are 1/144 while the Model Kawai Do-217 is 1/100 scale.

Airfix Boeing UH-46A Sea Knight - US Navy HC1 USS Sacramento, 1/72, 02065-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Dated 1978 and a nicely molded kit for that time. Features complete cockpit with crew, opening rear cargo doors, rotating main rotors, optional position side crew boarding door and US Navy decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Henschel Hs-129 B-3 With 75mm Cannon - (HS129B3), 1/48, 09381

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Very well detailed 2001 special issue with 114 pieces, fine recessed panel lines, metal and resin special parts, detailed cockpit and more.There is no assembly but NOTE: the engines and cockpit area parts have been 'professional' quality airbrushed flat black. There is no other painting. The clear, resin and metal parts are still in the factory bags. All other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions present.

Revell Magnum PI - 308 GTS Ferrari, 1/24, 7378

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


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NOTE: parts kit only, missing clear parts. Rare 1982 original issue that used the very popular Magnum PI TV series as a tie-in. Features opening rear hatch with detailed engine, complete interior, opening hood with spare tire, pop up headlights, steerable front wheels and rubber tires. Molded in black and red plastic. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: missing all clear parts. Instructions are heavily bug damaged and the decals are about 40% bug damaged. Box is heavily worn.