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Revell Tranquility Base Apollo 11 - History Makers Issue, 1/48, 8604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

1982 limited edition that is a highly detailed, large scale kit of the Eagle. Includes two astronaut figures (with one stepping on the moon) separable ascent (upper) and descent (lower) stages, clear windows, interior, retractable landing gear, gold foil and moon base. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell German Submarine U-boat Type IXC U505 Late, 1/72, 05114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$145   

Hard-to-find issue that is still factory 'round tape' sealed. Very large and highly detailed 1/72 submarine kit that can be built for static display or converted to radio control (parts for conversion are not included).

Revell B-24 Liberator Giant Bomber Buffalo Bill - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/92, H218-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

Second issue dated 1954 with hardbox Pre-S artwork of 'Buffalo Bill' by Richard Kishady. Molded in the correct high-gloss medium olive drab and clear plastic with the clear Revell 'World' Swivel Stand display base. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Destroyer USS The Sullivans Fletcher Class DD-537 - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/301, H305-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$169   

1955 Pre-'S' release in exceptional investment-grade 'Near Mint-' condition. Beautiful boxart has like-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tag or tag marks, no fading, tears, creases or missing litho, no tape (other than the factory sealing tape of course) and no repairs. The only flaws are very light, even general wear. Full hull kit with detailed deck, main 5 inch guns, anti-aircraft guns, torpedo tubes and more. It has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Yak-25 Flashlight - S Issue, 1/50, H296-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$165   

1958 'S' issue with incredible box art in 'near mint-' condition. Color and gloss are like new. All four corners are solid and there are no repairs, no price tags, fading or even wrinkles & creases. The only flaws are very light and isolated shelf wear and a 1/2" closed tear on the upper left side (at the factory sealing tape). This model is well detailed and molded for that time and features incredibly fine all-recessed panel lines and rivets, moving wing flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder, detailed landing gear, optional opened or closed speed brakes with well detail, a full crew as well as a guard figure. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions, which are both in 'excellent' condition.

Revell F-4EJ Phantom II - Japan JSDF Issue, 1/32, H3001-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Very rare 1976 Japan issue of this famous model with unique box art. Features removable J79 engine, radar and removable radome, working tailhook, detailed cockpit, opening canopies, two pilot figures, optional position landing gear and and a weapons load of AIM-9 Sidewinders &AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, ejector racks, iron bombs, three drop tanks and more. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals were once stuck to the large fold-out color illustration. As a result the decals are only 'fair.' Most of the damage is between the transfers, but there is some damage on some of the smaller decals also. There is certainly enough there to make a new sheet using the instructions located on this website on how to save and reproduce old decals. The large foldout color guide is damaged on the front 1/2 as well.

Revell B-25 Pacific Raiders, 1/64, 85-0216

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

2008 SSP reissue of the 1965 'Pacific Raiders', which in turn was a reissue of the 1954 'S' kit - just in Pacific colors and markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell German V-2 Missile - With Trailer And Launcher - History Makers Issue, 1/54, 8601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$48   

Still factory sealed but the seal has tears. 1982 release. Re-release of the popular early 1960s kit. Has many operational features. Missile has removable panel with full interior featuring fuel tanks, rocket engine and more. Includes launcher and transport trailer/erector.

Revell Bell UH-1 Huey Attack Helicopter, 1/32, H259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

1970 release. This large, well detailed model features an 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors, moving rotors and weapons system with SS-11 Missiles, M-6 Machine Guns, 7.62 MM Machine Guns and M-6 Guns & Rocket Pods. Includes pilot and gunner figure and US Army First Air Cavalry markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P-51B Mustang - U've Had It!, 1/32, 4401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

1979 issue and a fine model for that time. Features very good full cockpit, complete engine and firewall, removable cowl panel, detailed landing gear wells, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and propeller, pilot figure and more. Includes decals for the colorful box top aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H54-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers 'Foreign Car' series. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. Molded in gloss dark green plastic. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' 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 fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$34   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. Molded in a beautiful dark burgundy plastic. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. This kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' 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 fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$36   

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.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

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 1903 Cadillac Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H35-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

1960 issue hardbox with full artwork; Highway Pioneers prior to this year simply had generic artwork and an ink stamped name on the box ends was the only way to identify the contents. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory bag. Includes instructions. The box would rate much higher than 'very good++' but there is age foxing on some of the box side panels. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' 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 fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. 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 3 Freedom Fighters Of WWII Chinese I-16 / Polish P-11 / Swedish CR-42, 1/72, H678-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

1967 issue includes Swedish CR-42, Chinese Air Force I-16 and Polish PZL P-11C. The kits have never been started. They have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS John Paul Jones DD-932 - Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer, 1/320, H309

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$85   

Very nicely detailed kit from 1971 which measures over 15 inches long when assembled. Features rotating turrets, elevating guns, torpedo tubes, radar, decals and flag sheet. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals, color flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Me-262 B-1a/U1 Night Fighter - History Makers Issue, 1/32, 8641

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$35   

1983 History Makers issue. Nicely molded and detailed kit. Features removable engine panels to display detailed Jumo 004 turbojets, full cockpit detail, two belly tanks, FuG 219 "Neptun V" radar antennas, hinged canopy, crew of two and clear wing tip lights. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.