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Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1946 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors, added box artwork and molding the kit in bright yellow acetate plastic. That makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet Transport - With Additional Bonanza and WCA (West Coast Airlines) Decals, 1/94, H297-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

This kit includes the hard-to-find WCA and Bonanza Airlines decals which were only available separately from Revell as a mail-in offer. Hardbox is dated 1961, making this the second issue of this kit, retaining the beautiful 'S' artwork. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and loading ramp. Never started. The parts have been inventoried complete and include the instructions. NOTE: the original Fairchild decals are missing.

Revell USS Missouri Narrow Box - First Issue Pre 'S' Kit, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$129   

First release 1953 hardbox pre 'S' kit and the first ship model that Revell cut their own molds for. Earlier Revell ship releases were Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds for the small scale sailing ship series. This box is in 'Very Good++' condition which is rare. Color is good, all four corners are solid , there is no missing litho, no price tags or tag marks and the only signs of tape are from the narrow factory sealing tape. The box does have general wear, especially on some corners and some creases on the lower long side. Inside, the kit is molded in medium gray. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions. The early style flag sheet is in 'excellent' condition and the instructions are the correct very large format for this issue and in 'excellent+' condition with the typical age yellowing. Please note that Revell did not furnish decals with this issue.

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder - 'The Yankee Guerrilla' 555 Bomb Squadron 386 Bomb Group, 1/48, 5506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$85   

Still factory sealed. 1991 issue from the original molds. Large 1/48 scale with traditional Monogram quality. Features excellent interior detail, crew members, rotating turrets with elevating guns, full wheel well detail, opened or closed bomb bay doors with bomb load, rotating props and rear boarding ladder. 'The Yankee Guerrilla' was a famous B-26 with a very long combat career and 130 completed missions in Europe. Her first combat mission was August 9, 1943. She crashed in bad weather in France on October 5, 1944.

Airfix P-61 Black Widow - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1414-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$30   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the short left side panel. Colorful 1960s issue that features interior detail, rotating wheels and props, drop tanks, decals for two aircraft, elevating guns and rotating turret, moving ailerons, positionable spoilers and optional bomb load.

Special Hobby Messerschmitt Me-262 Three Seat Night Fighter, 1/72, 72006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Aircraft proposed by Messerschmitt near the end of WWII. Included photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Pre-'S' Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

1954 issue of this classic kit. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear 'Revelving Swivel Base.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the box would grade higher than 'excellent' but there is a very, very light stain below the front of the aircraft. It is difficult to see. This kit has an interesting history. The first issue came out in the 'short' hardbox that had the full version of this artwork with a port and ocean scene in the background. The first version also had the one-piece stand arm and the instructions that reflected that. The second issue had the same artwork, but with a completely different background that gave better contrast. There may be a 'one-piece' stand arm version in this revised artwork, but I have yet to see one.

Revell Nike Hercules Missile 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1804-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Original 1958 'S' issue hardbox with dramatic box art. Not the common 1990s reissue. Color and gloss are factory new and all four corners are solid. There are are no price tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks other than the original factory sealing tape (of course). No fading, rips, tears, stains or missing litho. Flaws includes two light creases and general wear - more to the short end panel than anywhere else. Features missile with separating booster stage, operating launcher and three man crew. Molded in the correct white and dark olive drab. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even the factory-original 'thick paper towel' that Revell used for a short time in the 1950s is present. Decals and instructions are both in 'excellent+' condition.

Revell Airbus A320 Condor - (A-320), 1/144, 04240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$27   

Very nicely detailed kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes optional position landing gear, detailed gear wells, very nice CFM-56 engines with good intake and exhaust and a very nice decal sheet. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Skystick Airplane Controller - With P-51B Mustang, 1/1, 5901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$185   

Still factory sealed. Very rare Monogram/Mattel kit for use with many 1/48 aircraft kits that have the special "Skystick" markings on the box top. When the built model was affixed to the Skystick, the 'pilot' could perform dives, climbs, turns and spin action while the 'instrument panel' reflected his pitch and roll attitudes with a pointer.

Hasegawa Martin SP-5B Marlin - US Navy VP-40 / VP-45 and French Navy, 1/72, JS063

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$74   

Large and well detailed model with markings for three different aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Lockheed AC-130H Spectre Hercules, 1/72, 8690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$115   

Highly detailed with (2) M61A Vulcan 20mm rotary cannons, (1) 40mm Bofors Cannon and (1) 105mm Howitzer, complete cockpit and full interior, ecm pods, engine infrared shields, Suu-4A pods, ALQ-87 pods and full decals. All recessed detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The canopy has been factory painted and is in perfect condition.

Revell XSL-01 Manned Space Ship - 'S' Issue, 1/96, H1800-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$845   

One of the 'Holy Grail' of 1950s Space Kits. 1957 first and only issue 'S' kit with the fantastic box art. Molds reportedly damaged beyond use, which makes reissues impossible. The spaceship was designed by the rocket scientist Ellwyn E. Angle of Systems Laboratories Inc. Features detailed manned top stage with full interior, removable top, opening hatch, spaceship and ground crew members and detailed working launch pad. The main stages and boosters snap apart to recreate all phases of the flight from Earth takeoff, Lunar Landing and Return to Earth. The included 'XSL-01 Operations Manual' outlines in words and illustrations each phase of the spaceship's trip. Molded in the correct gloss orange, silver, gloss metallic blue and clear. Never started. All internal factory cardboard presentation material is present and excellent. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions and booklet are 'excellent' with typical yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are 'excellent' and flat with light yellowing. Box is graded 'very good' and displays well. Color and gloss are excellent. There is no fading or stains, and no price tags or tag marks. There is no tape or tape marks beyond the original factory sealing tape. Flaws include two perfectly repaired corners (all done correctly from the inside), light creasing as shown on the right center box top and creasing on the left long side. Shipping insurance is required on this kit.

MPC 1970 Dodge Challenger Plum Crazy With Trailer - Stock / Racing Version / Barris Custom Version, 1/25, 1470-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$425   

Very, very rare and even harder to find in this condition. This is a one owner model that was kept in climate controlled storage. Features numerous optional parts for all versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, chassis detail, a trailer, tool hitch, tool box and more. Molded in the correct 'Plum Crazy' purple, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Amazingly, there are no obvious tire burns. The instructions are 'excellent' with the typical yellowing as the only flaw, amazing 'excellent++' graded decals and even the original flyer for MPC Dynoracers. This kit must be shipped insured.

Italeri Schwimmwagen With 3 Soldiers Bicycle And Accessories, 1/35, 313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$18   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and includes a full color painting guide on the back of the kit.

Airfix B-25J / B-25H / B-25J Gun Nose Mitchell, 1/72, 485

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$26   

1960s Type Three logo issue. Includes parts and decals for three versions - B-25J 'Lady Luck,' B-25J Modified Gun Nose and B-25H 'Norma Sue.' Has many working features and details: gun elevate and turrets turn, full crew and interior, opening bomb bay doors, opening fore and aft boarding doors with optional ladders, rotating wheels and props and moving control surfaces. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is rough and only graded 'fair.'

Tamiya Kampfpanzer Leopard, 1/35, MM-164A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Well molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog THREE Dornier Do-335A-6 - Night Fighter or A-12 Trainer - Luftwaffe or RAF Captured, 1/72, F235

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

SALE!! Includes three models in one box. Ideal builder kits, please read carefully for the condition. NOTE: these models have 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Kit #1, Mint, never started. With all aircraft parts, decals and instructions but NOTE: missing display stand. Kit #2, Mint, never started. With all aircraft parts, decals and instructions but NOTE: missing display stand. Kit #3, spinner to prop; wing halves built; gear doors to wings in 'up' position. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing front canopy (there are two rear canopies) and the display stand. Otherwise complete. Final logo issue from the late 1970s just before Frog ceased production. Nicely molded kit contains parts and decals for both versions.

Monogram 6 Model Missile Packets Sealed, 1/128, MP-1 thru 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint Sealed

$699   

Very rare. Sold only as a set of six. All six packs are still factory sealed with mint to near mint header panels. Includes Honest John/RAT/Thor/Jupiter/Talos/Matdor/Snark/Bullpup/Sidewinder/Dart/Falcon/Little John/Sergeant/LaCrosse/Polaris/Sparrow/Jupiter C/Atlas/Vanguard/Petrel/Nike Ajax/Genie/Terrier/Hawk/Tartar/Regulus II/Bomarc/Rascal/Redstone/Corporal/Nike Hercules. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Precise Trident SLBM - Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint Sealed

$325   

Rare promotional item. Missile measures 10 inches high. Wooden base with no name plate. Missile paint is NM+ and decals are NM. Base is original and near mint. The missile is missing a small nozzle adjuster arm. The other three arms are present. There has been no restoration or touch up on this model. Insurance is required for shipping.