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AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit


Original dealer promotional model from 1956 for the '57 year. Like all originals, it has a black painted, metal chassis that is stamped "AMT INC Birmingham Mich." The body has very good color and gloss and shown. Clear windshield is excellent. This is a celluloid plastic body, but amazingly there is only minimal warping. The silver trim has been painted to 'professional' quality by the previous owner. It looks better than most factory painted trim on other promos. This was a friction motor car but the previous owner removed the friction motor (but kept the original chassis, axles and even the drive gear). The box is not original.

DMI Samson Tugboat - 23 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Ship

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


NOTE: missing all hull parts. This kit only includes parts above the deck line and the excellent plans and text instructions. There is no assembly to what is left. It appears to have most if not all of the parts above the deck line, but I am not certain. There are no fittings present; they had to be purchased separately. NOTE: sold "As Is" (no returns). DMI is short for Dansk Modelflyveri Industri.

Airfix H.S. Trident 1C British Airways, 1/144, 03174-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Dated 1976 and nicely molded featuring clear windows, optional position cabin and baggage doors, optional position landing gear and mobile boarding stairs. The decals include markings for four different British Airways aircraft G-ARPC / G-ARPD / G-ARPN and G-ARPR.

Revell Heavy Cruiser CA135 USS Los Angeles - Pre 'S' Issue - Fall River / Baltimore / Pittsburg / Columbus / Bremerton / Canberra / Toledo / Quincy / Chicago / St. Paul / Helena / Macon / Boston, 1/490, H306-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Pre 'S' first issue from 1954. Full hull model has very good detail for that time. Inside, it has never been started and is exactly as it left the factory. All small parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The large parts were never sealed have been inventoried complete including decals, flags and instructions. Has decals and hull numbers for these cruisers: USS Los Angeles - Fall River - Baltimore - Pittsburg - Columbus - Bremerton - Canberra - Toledo - Quincy - Chicago - St. Paul - Helen - Macon - Boston.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


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.

Revell Moon Ship (XSL-01) 'S' Issue, 1/96, H1825-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare 1957 first and only issue. When sales of the dramatic XSL-01 Moon Rocket did not meet expectations, Revell molded the top stage in a different color plastic from the XSL-01, added a special 3D Moon Base Stand and boxed it as a stand-alone kit. The result was this Moon Ship with incredible box art. The box art invites you to 'Enter the Age of Space' with these action features: retractable landing ski, removable fuselage section with detailed cabin with controls and instrument panels and a crew of three astronauts. Molded in correct baby blue and clear plastic. This model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell US Army Tactical Missiles Little John and Dart with Launchers - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1812-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-


First issue from 1958. The box is in superb 'Near Mint-' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), no fading and no litho tears. The only flaws are light surface wear (mainly on the sides) and edge wear. Molded in the correct white and olive drab plastic. Both 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. The kits have never been started. They have been inventoried 100% 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 its launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early, five foot long wire-guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


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.

Revell Whip-Fly F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, H153-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. Hardbox artwork for this series was the 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle- and in this case, colored plastic streamers. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The back of the instructions gives the user important tips about whip flying and a paragraph on calculating 'How Fast Will It Go?' The long side of the box shows the complete Whip-Fly series with the action box art. Included are H151 F9F-8 Cougar, H152 F-84F, H153 F-89D Scorpion, H154 F8U-1 Crusader, H155 F-39 Airacobra and H156 F-101A Voodoo. Although not listed yet, there was also a Whip-Fly Canberra, F-106 and Yak-25 Flashlight. The Whip-Fly series seemed like a good idea...at first. Revell quickly realized that spinning heavily-ballasted, sharp objects at dizzying speeds in or outside the home near groups of children was not the best idea. The series was quickly discontinued.

Aurora The Moon Bus from 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1/55, 829-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1972 kit from the famous movie and the Aurora of Canada issue. Not the common reproduction. This example is in very good condition outside and 'factory new' inside. Well detailed kit features full interior with cockpit and removable top. Molded in the correct white, dark green and clear for this issue. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly the way it left the factory. The parts that were in factory sealed bags (dark green) are still factory sealed. The white and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With 'excellent+' decals and 'excellent+' instructions.

Verlinden German WWII 88mm Flak - SuperTech, 1/15, 970

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Giant scale, incredibly well detailed model of this legendary gun. Features beautiful high-definition resin cast parts, numerous photoetched details, metal chain, flexible cables and more. Never started. Inside the kit is factory new. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Arc En Ciel Gee Bee Racer And Laird Solution Racer, 1/48, AA-004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. Rare. Includes both kits.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi Mu-2J Business Prop-Jet, 1/72, 096

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. From the late 1970s/early 1980s. Nicely detailed kit of the famous twin turboprop business aircraft.

Hasegawa Grumman A-6E Intruder - US Navy VA-35 Black Panthers (Low Vis) USS Nimitz / US Marines VMA(AW)-332 Moon Lighters (Low Vis), 1/72, CT9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


'E' variant of the venerable Intruder. Features fine raised and recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well details, optional position speed brakes and drop tank and iron bomb load-out. Includes extensive decals for both aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix HS-1182 Hawk Red Arrows, 1/72, 03026

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Features very good dual cockpits and pilots, very fine raised panel detail, gear well detail, optional position landing gear, two-piece canopy, extensive underwing stores with many choices and more. There are extensive decals for any one of 9 Red Arrow Hawks or 79th Sqn 1 Tactical Weapons Unit RAF Brawdy 1979. Molded in red and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Peerless White M3A1 Scout Car - US Army / British Army / Canadian Army / New Zealand Army / Soviet Army, 1/35, 3507

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very finely molded model. Highly detailed with full chassis, suspension, drive line and exhaust, crew of three, complete interior, machines guns, accessories, optional top and more. Includes decals for all nations listed and painting guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Hawk North American OV-10A Bronco Chrome Plated, 1/48, 214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1967 completely Chrome Plated softbox issue with John Andrews box artwork. The chrome is in rare 'Excellent+' condition with the exception of the lower wing half, which does have some wear and would rate as 'average.' Still the only 1/48 injection molded kit of the short-wing 'A' Variant and an excellent kit for that time. Includes gun packs, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, bomb load, 'good' cockpit detail, pilot figure and 3 piece optional position canopy. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop Capital Airlines With Capital Add Page - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner. This model still has the rare Capital Airlines Viscount promotional flyer. Includes passenger boarding ramp and Capital airlines decals in 'excellent+' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Sanwa Vought F4U-5N Corsair, 1/100, 1114-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'very good' condition. The box is intact with all flaps and no repairs, but has the typical 'flattened' damage as shown. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Frog Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (ex-Comet), 1/317, 378P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Rare. This kit was issued in 1956. Frog most likely leased these molds or bought the kit parts directly from Comet. Nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines. Includes clear Frog stand and two capsules - red and green. The red one has burst and is stuck to the box bottom; no parts were harmed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, one wing slipper tank. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.