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Revell Jupiter With Truck And Trailer - US Army IRBM, 1/100, H1824-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$265   

Rare. Original one-and-only issue dated 1958. The box is in 'Excellent' condition. It has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, stains or tears, and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape, of course). The flaws are edge and corner wear and light general wear. Has many action features including loading crane elevates and swivels 360 degrees & is fully rigged with blocks and tackle and the entire load-to-launching process can be duplicated with the trailer, truck, crane and launch pad. Includes a crew of 4, textured concrete base and missile launch pad. Molded in correct white and olive drab. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are perfectly flat, intact and grade 'excellent+' condition with light age yellow as the only flaw. The instructions are in 'excellent+' condition with slight age yellowing. NOTE: Parts #35, crane corner, is broken in two. Both parts are present and they fit back together perfectly. On two of the crane booms parts, several of the fine braces are broken out. For one, all of the broken parts are present; for another a few tiny braces are broken out and missing. These are straight sections that can be replaced with stock plastic or pulled sprue.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Rare 1960s issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This is likely the 4th issue. I believe the 3rd issue is almost identical but has "Famous Fighters" in the oval logo. That would date this kit as 1963 and up till the 'Big A' box issue. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 artwork from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. The box is in excellent condition. There are no split corner and no repairs. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years. Missing stand. Never started. Otherwise complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aoshima Aichi M6A1 Seiran, 1/72, 205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Early 1960s rare early issue with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Very neatly molded for the time frame. Features working ailerons, rotating propeller, crew of two and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Aichi D3AI Val - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1227-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$26   

Still in the factory seal. From the early 1960s. Most Craftmaster kits have great box art and this is no exception. This is the black side panel issue and shares the same part number, box size and top art with the black-side panel issue. Inside is the older, quality Airfix kit. 'Craftmaster' was a marketing arrangement where MPC/Craftmaster marketed Airfix kits from England.

Monogram Military Jeep with M3 37MM Gun and 3 Soldiers, 1/35, PM153-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. 1966 reissue of the rare '4 Star' kit. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - 'Parents Magazine' Seal Issue, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the edition with the Parent's Magazine approval seal on the box and the instructions. Box is in excellent condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include a ding at the top left corner and very, very light discoloration. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original tissue packing paper.

Aurora F6F Hellcat, 1/43, 40-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$149   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left short side. Aurora of Canada issue. The factory-applied stickers have a '130' price suffix, but the box was originally '100' priced. Dated 1964 with fantastic Mort Kunstler artwork.

CA Atkins Austrian Aviatik (Berg) D-I, 1/72

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Rare, limited issue, very high quality cast metal kit. Includes full instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag.

Comet Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3502

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$54   

Still factory sealed. 1970s large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros D-III), 1/48, 104-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$65   

Rare kit in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition inside and out. Most likely the third issue of this kit and much harder to find than the first issue. Box is dated 1956 but this is from 1958 due to the sunburst oval 'Famous Fighters' logo, the silver factory-stamped out '69' price replaced with 79 and the Parents' Magazine seal at the lower left. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory packing tissue.

Revell Kenworth Orient Express Semi Tractor Truck, 1/25, 7527

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$195   

Very rare. Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit features rolling frame construction like the actual truck, full engine and engine compartment, tilting cab, detailed cockpit and sleeping cabin, detachable roof, steerable front wheels and more. With decals for the wild airbrushed truck on the box art.

Revell Lockheed F-94 Starfire 1st Issue - Pre 'S' One Piece Box, 1/56, H201-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$295   

One of the first three Revell aircraft molds issued in 1953. This kit is correct with no rivets and no landing gear. Instructions are printed on the back of the box. Complete with the unique stand that was only issued with these three kits and the gift set of these kits. This box is in excellent condition, complete with all end flaps and has not been crushed - usually these thin one-piece boxes are in very bad condition. Box has never been repaired. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present. Please note that this kit is different from the 'Pre-S' issue in the following ways: no rivet detail, almost no panel lines, different part numbers, pilots are a part of the fuselage (busts only), one piece wings and absence of the pods at the half-wingspan line, no landing gear and no holes for such, very early 'Colortone' logo decals and a silver, two piece plastic stand of a unique design that was not used again.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$679   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, no stains, no rips, 3 solid corners and 1 closed split side corner and very minor general wear only. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

ESCI Bicentennial F-4 Phantom II, 1/72, 9033

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side.. Includes large and very colorful decal sheet for the Bicentennial Phantom.

Revell USS Burton Island Icebreaker - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/292, H379-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1960 Picture Fleet issue with framable John Steel artwork. Very well detailed large scale kit. Features detailed helicopter, life boats, Captain's launch, movable gun turret, swiveling cranes, antennas and masts, full decals and color flag sheet. Never started. NOTE: missing one (of four) helicopter pad supports. This is a simple round dowel, easily made from pulled sprue or plastic stock. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Easy Built Models Fairchild PT-19 Trainer - 35 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Large-scale big wingspan issue. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propeller, rubber motor, clear windshield material, full sized plans, instructions, covering tissue and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made original designed and excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s.

Testors McDonnel F2H-2 Banshee - Factory Flight Test Aircraft St. Louis MO 1949 / US Navy Reserve Oakland CA 1957-59 - (F2H2), 1/48, 522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1994 issue from ex-Hawk molds. Includes markings and paint guide for the two aircraft listed.

Revell Jupiter C - With Working Gantry / Elevator / Explorer Satellite and Crew - 'S' Issue, 1/100, H1819-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$329   

1958 first issue hardbox featuring some of my favorite 'S' box artwork. Correct, original issue molded in three colors. Not a reproduction. The box is in 'very good+++' condition with great color and gloss. There are no price tags, no tag marks, no litho tear or missing litho, no fading, four solid original corners and no stains. Flaws include even light general wear as shown, a very short and mild crease at the upper left and residue from thin, clear tap on all four sides. Loaded with working features typical of kits at the time. The entire gantry tower folds back and moves on railroad base, the elevator moves to the four different work platforms and the Explorer Satellite can be removed from the Jupiter rocket. Includes crew of 7. Inside, the kit has never been started. Parts are molded in red, medium gray and white. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and completely flat 'very good++' condition decals and 'very good' instructions with typical yellowing and some edge wear, the heaviest at the bottom.

Classic Airframes Westland Whirlwind, 1/48, 415

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, cast metal landing gear struts, highly detailed resin parts and a fret of photoetched parts. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1932 Bantam Roadster Body - Custom Car Parts, 1/25, C1125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

Rare. Early to mid 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' boxed issue with a clear cello panel to display the parts. Never used and complete with all parts and instructions (on the back of the box).