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Revell Western Figure Set - Miniature Masterpiece, 1/48, H509-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

Rare early Revell kit from 1955. Very well molded and detailed kit contains everything you need for the western diorama on the box top- nine animals, six cowboys, fence, saddle, pail, packs, rifle, skull, wagon wheel and more. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed 'krinkle' bag and includes instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lew Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also.

Frog Hawker Sea Hawk - Naval Jet Fighter, 1/72, 328P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

Rare 1950s issue with very colorful box art and box design. This one is unusually complete and it includes the pink Quality Inspection Slip, green tube of glue (dried up, of course) and metal nose weight; usually one or all of three of these are missing. The model features pilot bust, clear canopy, full landing gear, drop tanks, metal nose weight and the large Frog round base display stand. Molded in a very light blue-green and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Polar Lights Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC-1701 - Original TV Series, 1/350, POL938-04

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$189   

This superbly detailed, original TV series USS Enterprise is a fantastic and very large kit that is approximately 32 inches long when assembled. It is very accurate as all measurements were taken from the 11' studio model. The box is in 'excellent++' condition. The kit has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions.

Jetco Piper Super Cruiser PA-12 - 40 Inch Wingspan Scale R/C Or Free Flight Flying Aircraft, S-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

True scale wooden flying model designed with the original Piper plans; the box top says "Show this authentic three-view to the AMA Contest Judges." Designed for Radio Control but does have provision for free-flight option. Features plastic cowl, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, fully formed light-weight metal main and tail wheel landing gear struts, factory-sealed hardware packet, celluloid die-cut windshield & cabin windows, covering material, very large decal sheet, layout and instructions for R/C installation and building instructions with full size plans. Nothing has been punched out and the model is exactly as it left the factory. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and all else has been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Mister Mulligan - Benny Howards Famous Racing Plane, 1/48, 619-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Softbox release from the early 1960s. This is a very good model with excellent fit and finish. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and copied instructions. NOTE: instructions are high quality photocopies. The original instructions are missing.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

Long hardbox issue dated 1966. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The parts and instructions are originals from 1966; however, the decals are from the mid 1970s issue. NOTE: the diagonal light 'scratch' on the box top is spots of missing litho where an old rubber band was removed. The rubber band had decayed and stuck to the box top.

Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190 D-9 Dora - (FW190D9), 1/32, 4556

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

From 1990. Large 1/32 scale issue. Features full cockpit, removable cowl to show Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure and moving wheels and propeller. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 53 Chevy - 1953 Chevrolet 2 Door Coupe, 1/25, H1377

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$59   

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Still factory sealed and from 1976. Features detailed underside with front and rear suspension, linkage, exhaust pipes and mufflers, detailed Chevy 409 engine with dual quads or optional blower and headers, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, stock or custom bucket seats, full interior, optional trailer hitch, an 11 piece automotive scale tool set and more.

Italeri Alfa Romeo 179 Or 179C - Patrick Depailler / Bruno Giacomelli / Mario Andretti, 1/12, 4704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$279   

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From 2018. This is an exceptionally well detailed inside and out. Features super-detailed engine, parts for two versions, working steering, functional suspension, removable cowling and much, much more. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, 1/32, 1219

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$52   

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This is the 1995 reissue from the original 1956 molds. Kit features detailed engine, opening hood, chassis detail and full interior. Never started. The black parts are still sealed in the factory bag; the chrome parts were never factory sealed but are complete. With instructions.

Monogram Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk - Flyer I - Heritage Edition Issue, 1/40, 6057

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Dated 1983 and from the same excellent 1960s 'Four Star' kit molds. Possibly the best kit ever injection molded of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Includes rigging instructions. Kit also features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, monorail launching track and carrier dolly and historical accessories-"C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery that were all present at the first flight. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (tan plastic) are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed (ivory plastic) have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Cox F8F Bearcat - Beetle Bomb - Electric Powered U-Control Flying Aircraft - NOS, 9501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Very rare and especially in this condition. The airplane has never been removed from the box and is still held in with the factory ties. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and in the left 'Additional Parts' panel. The outside box is in 'very good++ condition with only light wear and small creases. This is a rare, early electric U-Control model from 1995. Cox was often innovative in it's flying models and this one was no exception. Features large-scale Bearcat that is fully factory assembled, 'Touch And Go' D handle that includes an on-off power switch for the aircraft, all U-control hardware and gear, quiet electric motor, 9.6V battery pack and battery charger. Again, this has never been removed from the box and all the parts are still factory sealed. Includes instructions and decals in mint condition.

AJM Model HMS Chitral 1942 British Armed Merchant Cruiser, 1/700, 700-015

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Rare. Very highly detailed high-definition resin cast waterline model with resin details and a very large number of brass PE parts on multiple frets. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Laird Solution 1930 Thompson Trophy Winner - 10.63 Inch Wingspan Free-Flight Rubber Powered Flying Aircraft, 1/24, D-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$55   

Very rare and from the mid 1930s to the early 1940s. This is a Cleveland 'D' or dwarf kit. The term 'Dwarf' is just a bit deceptive, as it is Cleveland's designation for 1/24 scale. Most Cleveland kits were designated 'SF' or Scale Flying - 1/16 scale. The Dwarf kits were needed to fill a market demand for smaller flying models. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and Dwarfs were no exception, containing very high quality balsa printwood, stringers & spars, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, a wood propeller that is about 90% carved and just needs final sanding, gray rigging thread (if required), metal and balsa stock as required and more. With Cleveland's famous high-quality plans. While the box has significant wear, the kit inside is still 'factory tissue sealed.' When the Cleveland workers packed each kit, they wrapped them in tissue that effectively made a seal which has not been disturbed. Whoever buys it will be the first one to see the contents since it was packed in the factory over 90 years ago. Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane supply business - Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter - Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

SNAP 105mm Gun Emplacement - (ex Adams), 1/40, 152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

Rare early 1960s model from the original 1950s Adams molds. Well molded and detailed for that time featuring a display base, sandbags, elevating gun, moving trails, radio, shell casings, full shells, ammo box and crew of 5 in-action G.I.s. Molded in dark olive drab plastic. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. These molds must have had a very interesting history. They were cut in 1955 or 1956, either at Adams or by one of Revell's contractors. It appeared to be part of the Adams/Revell 1/40 line but Revell never issued the kit - they did issue their own 105mm howitzer, but it was completely different. The famous HO model train manufacturer Athearn then purchased the Adams molds. Ahtearn used the name SNAP for all plastic kit releases and slightly modified the molds by adding their name (SNAP) & logo to a part (or two) of each kit. This 105mm Gun Emplacement kit is made in the USA but is actually a SNAP export to Canada; the importer was 'International Games of Canada Limited' in 'New Toronto Ontario.' They used a silver overprint to block out the kit number and pric extension and then added '#152 in Canada $1.59'. Then UPC (Universal Power Master) either leased or purchased (probably the former) the Adams molds from SNAP in the 1960s. While most UPC kits say 'Made in Japan' the ex-Adams models do not and say 'Made in USA'. Things get even more interesting with the Life-Like issue. How Life-Like came across the molds is unfortunately unknown but it may have been in a bulk purchase of molds from Athearn since there were in the same general part of the country. This is simply conjecture, however.

Hawk Mig-15 Russian Fighter, 1/48, 626-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Hard-to-find 1960 hardbox with Bill Campbell artwork. This was a short issue of the 1/48 scale Mig-15 in the small, narrow box. Features very fine recessed and a few raised panel lines, pilot figure, full landing gear and more. Molded in gloss silver and clear plastic. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1964 Chrysler Imperial 2 Door Hardtop - 3 in 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Parade, 1/25, 6824-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$165   

Rare early issue. Nicely detailed and includes all parts needed to build one of three versions - factory stock, Gene Winfield Custom and parade. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are quality photocopies; the original instructions are missing. There are very slight tire burns on the backs of the figures arms.

Aurora Convair B-36 Giant Bomber, 1/333, 492-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare early issue copyright dated 1956; please note the Northern Lights rectangular logo at the lower right. The box art is by the famous Jo Kotula. Inside, this kit is 100% correct with the early West Hempstead rectangular-base display stand, early decal sheet and even the instructions have this early stand illustrated. However, the instructions also have the Famous Fighters oval! That would make this kit late 1956/early 1957 right when Aurora was transitioning to the FF logo and just about to blot out the rectangle 'Northern Lights' logo. Molded in correct silver and clear plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box might grade slightly higher than 'excellent' but it rated as such because there is a factory tape pull about 3/4 x 1/4 inch on the long lower side.

Special Hobby Messerschmitt Me-264 - Four Engine New York Bomber, 1/72, SH72025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$185   

Very finely molded and detailed kit of this very long range WWII bomber which was built and test flown to compete in the Luftwaffa America Bomber program. With resin details. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG Mercedes C-Klasse DTM 2011 Bruno Spengler, 1/24, 07087

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$62   

2012 issue of this famous racer features 123 pieces, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, excellent chassis with detailed exhaust, front and rear suspension, complete rare interior & rollcage and more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.