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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$145   

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$42   

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.

Hasegawa Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 F13 Fishbed (Early Variant) - Czech / USSR / China, 1/72, JS012-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

First issue with rare rectangular Hasegawa logo. Includes decals for all three versions, supersonic drop tank and two Atoll wing-mounted missiles. NOTE: the drop tank halves are assembled to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Air Lines Bristol 138/A - (ex Frog), 1/72, 9802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Very nicely done kit in the Frog tradition. On the 28th of September, 1936, the Bristol 138/A climbed to an altitude of 49,967 feet to establish a new world altitude record. In 1937 it climbed to 53,967 feet where the windscreen cracked. The pilot was saved by the pressure suit he was wearing. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Testors AV-8B Super Harrier, 1/72, 688

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$14   

Nicely detailed kit from quality Italeri molds. Has over 80 parts. Features optional position exhaust nozzles, cockpit detail and optional position canopy, underwing stores and decals for US Marines or RAF. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: box has moisture stains on the underside (but not on the top). Decals are only 'good-' condition.

Roden Fokker D-VI - (D.VI), 1/32, Ro603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. From completely new molds. Very cleanly molded and well detailed. Includes paint guide and full decals for 3 different very colorful aircraft.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$225   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

Revell DD-931 USS Forrest Sherman - 'S' Issue, 1/320, H352-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Original 'S' issue from 1958 with classic Revell box art. Full hull kit with very good detail for that time. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, a gun barrel. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Convair Terrier Missiles with Launcher - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1813-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$275   

One and only issue dated 1958 of this very rare kit with great box art. The box is in "Excellent" condition with very nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, no stains and no tears. The only flaws are a light crease at the left upper side and light general shelf wear. Features two missiles with removable boosters, swiveling and elevating launcher, crew of three and instrumentation equipment. The missiles are molded in white and the launcher in medium gray. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and perfectly flat and intact in 'near mint+' condition with the only flaw being very slight age yellowing. The instructions are also 'near mint+' with the only flaws being typical age yellowing.

AMT Grumman F-14A Tomcat - Hi-Vis VF-142 Gunfighters, 1/72, 8698

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

Very nicely molded and features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, swinging wings, optional position canopy, external fuel tanks, AIM-54 Phoenix missiles (4), AIM-9 Sidewinders (2) and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles (2) and more. Includes decals and paint guide for the colorful aircraft shown. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Navy R4Y Samaritan (Navy C-131 Convair 340), 1/165, 458-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$28   

Late 1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke box artwork. The Military version of the famous Convair Airliners. Features decals for Navy R4Y. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the nose strut. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions (on the back of the box). Can be built as civil Convair 340 but modeler will have to provide his own decals.

KVZ MI-6 Hook Aeroflot Helicopter, 1/75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Older box art version from about 1972. Rare and very large close-to-1/72 Aeroflot 'Hook.' For KVZ this is a very well done kit with recessed and raised detail, full glass for all windows and a large and colorful decal sheet including the side window outlines and striping. Could be made Russian Army but you must furnish your own red stars and numbers. Molded in gloss white, black and clear. Includes two original KVZ metal cement tube (never opened) and KVZ inspection tag. The internal cardboard packing material is present also. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$39   

Excellent builder kit. Nicely molded, smaller scale full-hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: the smallest yard has 1/3 of the tip broken off and that tip is missing.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$450   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. There is light wear and the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Revell B-29 Giant Superfortress Short Box With Early One-Piece Stand Arm - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/135, H208-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Very rare 1954 true first issue in the 'short' box. Has early 1st issue stand with a one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top) and the correct instructions clearly showing this stand. This stand tended to break and Revell quickly replaced it with the two-piece arm version. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art shows tail number 294106, a B-29A-30-MN built at Renton, WA.

Revell Martin B-57B Canberra - Night Intruder Light Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/81, H230-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Classic 1956 'S' release with dramatic box art and famous 'Revelving' globe stand. This is the first issue of this kit. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, stains or tears, no missing litho, and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape, of course). The only flaws are very light wear as shown. Molded in correct high-gloss black and clear. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including excellent decals and instructions.

Lindberg Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk - (A-4), 1/48, 538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$49   

Still factory sealed. Modern issue from the original 1950s molds. Please note that this kit represents the very early (probably prototype) Skyhawk. Features detailed jet engine, opening inspection panel, pilot and ejection seat, opening canopy, full landing gear, centerline drop tank and wing rockets.

Tamiya Hawker Siddeley Harrier RAF GR. Mk 1 - USMC AV-8A / Spanish Navy Matador, 1/48, MA112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Hard to find kit with markings for three aircraft including Spanish Navy Matador. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.