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Revell Oldsmobile Delivery Van Highway Pioneers - (Oldsmobile), 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it is complete with decals and 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.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals. The box has very good color, four solid corners (no repairs), no fading, stains or tears and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape). It does have moderate general wear as shown, a small (3/4" x 3/8") price tag tear on the left short side, edge wear (more on the on the left than the right) and litho chips on the top long side along the edge.

AMT 1963 Buick Electra Hardtop 3 in 1, 1/25, 6523-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$139   

Very rare first issue hardbox in 'very good' condition. This is a one-owner kit that was purchased on January 2, 1964 in Woolworths in Lexington KY. Even includes the original body putty, sand paper and upholstery material. Legendary AMT 3 in 1 kit can be built stock, custom or competition. George Barris served as the AMT consultant for the customized kits. Model includes numerous optional parts for suspension, motor, exterior and interior as well as custom decals. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear and chrome with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet P-51D Mustang Struct-O-Speed Flying Model, F11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

From the early 1950s. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features three sheets of die-cut balsa wood main parts, 13 inch wingspan, finished wooden wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop and bushing (although the instructions show a balsa prop),paper insignia and full plans/instructions. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent plans. Die-cut wooden parts have not been punched out and are intact in the sheets.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang - 3rd FS 3rd FG Jumpin' Jacques, 1/48, JT30

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Dated 1991 and highly detailed with 118 parts. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, bomb and rocket load-outs, two piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Chance Vought Cutlass F7U-3 Pre-S Issue - (F7U3), 1/59, H211-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Pre-S kit from 1954. Early hardbox issue with fantastic artwork. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the decals are flat and intact, but have cracking due to being exposed to moisture. The instructions are good but have a very light water stain. The box has significant general wear also. Please see the article (located on this website) on how to save or recreate these decals on your home printer.

Frog DeHavilland Mosquito Mk4 or Mk6 - RAF or RAAF, 1/72, F187

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

'Green Series' issue. As with most Frog models, there are very fine panel lines and no unrealistic surface detail. Features cockpit, crew, under-wing rockets and rotating wheels and props. Contains decals and parts for both air forces and parts for the bomber or fighter version. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Since there is no mention of a display stand on the instructions or on the box, I assumed one was not in this issue.

CM BM7 USS Florida (Arkansas Class Monitor 1902), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is two to three weeks. As the Tallahassee, this ship participated in various research projects, including a feasibility study for the helical, "cage" mast system subsequently used in BBs of the period.

Revell Lockheed Electra II Los Angeles Dodgers 1961, 1/115, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$395   

Very rare. Special issue made by Revell just for the Concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers Inc and only available through them. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell 1911 Rolls Royce Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H46-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is excellent, and the inside has never been started. It is still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' bag. Complete with instructions. Molded in deep burgundy plastic. 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.

Airfix Russian T34 - Bagged, 1/76, A16V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1960s Type Three logo bagged kit with header. This model is part of the extensive and well detailed 1/76 scale Airfix armor series.

Revell B-36 Giant Bomber - True First Issue Pre 'S' With One Piece Stand Arm, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$275   

Very rare 1954 true first issue, narrow height Pre 'S' box with full background artwork. It is molded in gloss silver and clear plastic and has the early one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top) and correct instructions showing that stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It even has the original 'Thick Paper Towel' packing material that Revell used for a short time. One prop blade is neatly broken at the hub but is present so it can be repaired. The Revell B-36 had an interesting early history which took years to unfold. All early issues share the H205-98 part number and are molded in gloss silver and clear plastic. The first issue (this kit) has the full background art and the one piece stand arm (also shown on the instructions). The second issue carries the same full background box art but has the improved two piece stand arm and the instructions that reflect that. For the third issue, Revell made the box taller by .25 inches and improved the contrast of the artwork by adding a completely new and very light (yellow) background. This issue also had the two piece stand arm and instructions reflecting that.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5c Zero Type 52 Hei Jinrai Squadron, 1/72, 08209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. 2011 issue with 95 pieces.

Verlinden Airfield Beacon Lights, 1/72, 74301

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Excellent cast resin accessory set, long out of production. It contains all of the beacons shown on the box photo. Still factory sealed inside.

Leoman TWO Sukhoi Su-9B Fishpot-B, 1/72, L9001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$36   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Both models have never been started and are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Limited edition kit that is all injection molded, including the canopy. Features raised and recessed panel lies, (4) AA-1 missiles and decals for one of several aircraft.

Esoteric FW-190 S-5/S-8 Body Job Conversion, 1/72, BJ-7

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Beautifully cast high-definition resin fuselage with very fine recessed panel lines. Includes metal seat and vacuform canopy for S-5 and S-8 Versions. Converts the Italeri FW-190 to the S-5 or S-8. Does not include decals. Never started and complete.

Enterprise Jimmy Doolittle's Laird Super Solution U-Control - 17 inch Wingspan For Gas Power

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Dated 1947 and rare. Very early control line model for 1/2 engines. Features solid wood, precut wings, sturdy wood-planked fuselage, printwood, nose block, multiple engine mounting options, full hardware, excellent plans with many additional details. Contains all parts required and even color decals. Never started and inventoried complete.

Revell Boeing B-52 Giant Stratofortress - Pre 'S' Kit, 1/175, H207-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) with great artwork. Inside the kit has the four piece stand and the revised instructions showing it. NOTE: this kit has two parts neatly assembled- the fuselage halves have been assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Universal Pictures, 1/8, 461-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$275   

Very rare original issue hardbox kit from 1963. The box is in excellent condition with great color and gloss. The flaws are light corner and very light edge wear, as well as a very fine vertical scratch on the center left; it may not show up in the photo but it is there. All four corners are solid and there are no tape or price tags or marks. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct tan. It has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition with light yellowing. This kit must be shipped insured.

Comet Grumman S2F Hunter Killer - ASW Aircraft - Large Scale Issue, 1/54, PL801-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$129   

Mid 1950s kit in very good condition. This Comet hardbox issue is of the larger, near-1/48 version of the S2F. As with most Comet kits, this one is well molded with all recessed panel detail and no unsightly rivets. Features retractable sonar dome and MAD boom, extensive clear windows, wing search light with clear cover, rocket under-wing load out, rotating props and display stand. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays better than the 'very good+' grade but is rated as such because is clear tape on the two short sides and one 1" x 1/4" tape tear from the factory sealing tape.