Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Old hobby shop stock that has never been up for retail sale. Very rare kit dated 1957; first and only issue. Very nice, large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver & clear while the trailer/launcher is bright yellow. The kit has never been started. When you open the box, it is exactly as it left the factory down to the packing tissue paper. The silver parts (aircraft) are still in the factory sealed bag. The yellow parts and clear canopy were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The box grades 'very good' which is rare for this kit. The red color is in unusually good shape, which is rare; as you may know, it usually ages poorly. The colors are bright and vibrant, all four corners are solid with no repairs, there is no fading, no tape, no price tags and no stains. Flaws include edge wear as shown and 3 small litho chips as well as creases visible at the lower left corner and center right. Although not perfect, it is one of the best I have seen.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very rare. From 1952 or '53. This is one of (if not) Revell's first gift set. It is Gowland-produced with no part number. Gowland designed and molded these kits as well as providing the box artwork (signed D.K. Gowland) and instructions - Revell did the marketing. Inside, the kit is correct with all cardboard dividers, all small parts still factory sealed in the correct wax paper bags, cars molded in red, black, dark blue, yellow and green, tires molded in black and correct instructions. The models have never been started. All kits have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts present. 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. By the late 1910 and early '20s, many dedicated modelers were building 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. By the 1930s, the 'Aviation Craze" had taken hold of this country and kits appeared everywhere. However, it was estimated at the time that at least 80% of these were never sucessfully completed (and fewer than that flown). That changed in the early 1950s with the advent of plastics and affordable injection molding equipement. The phenomenon of the all-plastic 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 were completely molded to shape in color and could be built in an hour after dinner. When complete, they 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...and adult males as well!
Vaccuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
A detailed model from all new molds. Includes extensive Aeroflot decals. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Very well molded and highly detailed kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes booster rocket and clear display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Highly detailed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Original issue from 1956. Hardbox artwork has superb colors and gloss, four perfect corners, no tears or missing litho and no fading. Very light general wear and the writing in the white part of the logo are the only flaws. Molded in the correctly gloss silver and clear and with the famous Revell clear 'Globe' base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both in 'excellent' condition with the typical yellowing as the only real flaw.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
SALE!! Includes both 1/48 scale factory sealed kits. Both are from ex-Pyro molds.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very highly detailed. Includes missiles, launching/transporter tubes and mobile truck system. Never started. The parts are either inventoried complete or still in the factory sealed bags. With instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
**SAVE! Pick up in Lexington, KY and eliminate all shipping charges. I can meet you at our local Panera Bread for delivery.** This is a large, 90% finished RC model that is truly 'Almost Ready To Fly.' Never started. Inside, everything is exactly as it left the factory. The smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. NOTE: this kit came in a very sturdy and thick cardboard box. It will ship in that box wrapped in thick brown paper. If you wish for it to be placed inside another box, let me know in the 'comments' section of checkout but be aware that additional shipping charges will apply.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Includes factory-sealed Aires #4262 1/48 Su-27 Flanker B Cockpit Super Detail Set which includes resin parts, numerous PE parts and film instruments. The actual kit is very highly detailed kit with photoetch details, raised letter rubber tires, fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, intake and exhausts, optional position speed brake, two piece canopy, separately molded leading edge slats, wing flaps and rudders, highly detailed landing gear and good gear well detail, an excellent variety of missiles and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very rare. Highly detailed and well molded resin waterline model kit of this hard-to-find subject. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes illustrated instructions. This is a ship was a fascinating history. Dingyuan (or Ting Yuen / Ting Yuan. English: 'Everlasting Peace') was an ironclad battleship and the flagship of the Chinese Beiyang Fleet. She was the lead ship of the Dingyuan class, which included one other vessel, Zhenyuan, both of which were built in Germany in the early 1880s. Delivery of the two ironclads was delayed by the Sino-French War of 1884–1885. The ships were armed with a main battery of four 12 inch (305 mm) guns in a pair of gun turrets, making them the most powerful warships in East Asian waters at the time. Dingyuan served as the flagship of Admiral Ding Ruchang during her active career. In the 1880s and early 1890s, the Beiyang Fleet conducted a routine of training exercises and cruises abroad, with emphasis placed on visits to Japan to intimidate the country. The latter resulted in the Nagasaki Incident in 1886 and contributed to a rise in hostility between the two countries that culminated in the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894. She led the Chinese fleet during the Battle of the Yalu River on 17 September, where the Japanese Combined Fleet sank much of the Beiyang Fleet, though both Dingyuan and Zhenyuan survived despite numerous hits, thanks to their heavy armor. The survivors then retreated to Port Arthur for repairs, but after that city was threatened by the Japanese Army, fled to Weihaiwei.As the Japanese continued to advance, they laid siege to Weihaiwei in late January 1895. On 5 February, a Japanese torpedo boat slipped into the port and hit Dingyuan with a torpedo, inflicting serious damage. The Chinese crew were forced to beach the vessel to avoid sinking, and for the next week, Dingyuan was used as a stationary artillery battery. Japanese ground forces seized the city's coastal fortifications on 9 February, allowing their artillery to shell the ships in the harbor, which prompted Ding to surrender. Dingyuan was scuttled in the harbor on 10 February. A full-scale replica of the ship was built in Weihai in 2003 as a museum ship and in 2019, the Chinese government announced that an underwater survey had located the original vessel's wreck.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
SALE!! Includes two kits in the one box shown. They are limited edition, high quality multi-media models that are well molded and feature very fine recessed panel lines, many high-definition resin details including an excellent cockpit & much more, many brass photoetched parts, film instruments, centerline drop tanks, RS-82 rockets with wing racks, detailed wheel wells and more. Includes decals for all of the famous pilots and aircraft listed...and about 4 more that I did not have room to list. Both kits are never started. All resin and photoetched parts are still factory sealed; the injection molded parts have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Hard-to-find model in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. This is the rarer final issue from 1963 and not the "S" issue. For this release, the original box art was retained and the part number and name were changed, while the side panels show Revell's then-new series of 1/72 scale WWII aircraft. Note that the this kit is called 'Tactical Rockets' instead of the original 'Tactical Missiles'. These models are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs,decals and crew of three. Molded in dark olive drab and white plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on it's launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early 5-foot long wire guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) with excellent color and gloss; box has light wear as shown. The kit has not been started. Inside, the kit is like it left the factory. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag; the other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions with both in amazing 'near mint' condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Limited run injection molded kit. Features injection molded main parts with recessed panel lines, cast metal details, two vac canopies and full decals with paint guide for the four aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Out of production. This is an amazingly well detailed injection molded model with a fret of PE details and a wide variety of decal choices. Never started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good to Exc
SALE!! Includes all 7 kits in the boxes shown. The P-51B is never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. All other kits are never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. This large 1/20 scale model is one of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by Gabriel from the original Hubley molds. Features excellent and detailed cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension & more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details, white rubber tires, two trees of brass plated parts, steerable front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hoses, numerous woodgrain decals including a full set for the body side, choice of license plates and more. The kit is likely from the 1970s. A brochure from this time lists Gabriel's complete car line as the 1909 Model T Sport Runabout, 1909 Model T Touring, 1909 Model T Depot Hack, Duesenberg SJ Town Car and SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton, Packard 1930 Sport Phaeton, Roadseter and Dietrich Victoria, Chevrolet 1932 Coupe, Roadster and Phaeton and Ford Model A Roadster, Pickup, Coupe, Victoria, Phaeton, Town Sedan and Station Wagon. The address is listed as 'Hubley Division, Gabriel Industries' and most of the box art shown is still the Hubley box artwork. It states that all items are shipped from Lancaster, PA, which is where Hubley was located.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Recent reissue from the original 1950s Revell molds. Perfect builder as it is molded in almost the same color as the original, has duplicates of the original decals and even has the clear Revell 'Globe' stand like the original. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.