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Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - (small box) Pre 'S' True Second Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-


Very rare, second issue from 1956 that is correct in every way. Unusual narrow height Pre 'S' box has the full artwork and the rare one-piece stand arm. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint-' condition. Color and gloss is like new, all four corners are perfect, no price tags or marks from tags, there is no tape - not even marks from the original factory sealing tape. There are no tears, tape or otherwise, creases, fading, stains or dents. The only flaws are slight edge wear and a 'light' spot just behind the foreground engine that you can see in the photo if you look hard. Has early 2nd issue stand with the two-piece stand arm. Revell very quickly replaced the faulty one-piece with this design. The correct instructions showing this early stand and the decal sheet includes the stand decal. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The factory clear small-part 'krinkle' bag is present but is split open, hence the 100% inventory. The first issue of this kit looks exactly like this on the outside, but inside it has the three-prong one piece stand and instructions that reflect that and an updated parts list. The third issue of this kit shared the same part number but is in a taller box, has greatly simplified artwork, the two-piece stand arm and instructions that reflect that change. For a long time it was thought that all 'full' box art versions had the one-piece stand arm; that is not true. Revell changed the design so quickly that some were issued with the change.

Hasegawa 1903 Wright Flyer 1 1/16 Scale Museum Model, 1/16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Rare and large 1/16 scale museum quality kit. The four aircraft in this series (Wright Flyer, Fokker DR-1, Sopwith Camel and SE-5 Scout) are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the world's first controllable powered aircraft using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 303 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, copper, rubber, brass, injection molded plastic and still other materials. Unlike the other three kits, this model can have the interior framework covered as the real aircraft or it can remain uncovered. Includes a Wright Brother pilot and display stand. The wingspan is 765mm (over 30 inches) when assembled. The engineering is world-class right down to the assembly plans. This kit has never been started. Nearly all parts are still in still in the factory sealed bags; the injection molded parts are the only ones not sealed and they have been inventoried complete. This kit was packed very carefully from the factory and all special internal boxes and inserts are included and in mint condition. Complete with instructions and roll-out plans. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Precise Martin Marietta Sprint ABM

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Sprint. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Sprint designed for short range interceptions. The system was made operational on October 1 1975 and Congress voted to shut it down less than 24 hours later on October 2 1975. Condition is excellent. Missile measures 14.75 inches high and is made of plastic. The missile body is mint with no broken parts - no scratches - no wear. The decals are 'very good.' There is some black missing on the roll pattern at the top (see photo) and the same amount missing on the back base roll pattern. The red 'US ARMY' is mint on the back but part of the 'R' is missing on the front as shown. The base is 'excellent' and has a metal plate that reads 'US Army Sprint Antimissile Missile - Martin Marietta.' There are no touch ups or repairs and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Precise Trident SLBM - Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Rare promotional item. Missile measures 10 inches high. Wooden base with no name plate. Missile paint is NM+ and decals are NM. Base is original and near mint. The missile is missing a small nozzle adjuster arm. The other three arms are present. There has been no restoration or touch up on this model. Insurance is required for shipping.

Maircraft Buzzard Bombshell - 69 inch Wingspan Class C Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very rare early issue. The fantastic Buzzard Bombshell was a record setting aircraft in the very late 1930s/early 1940s. The plane won the AMA National Class C Open in 1940 with a flight of 49 min and 50 seconds. Kit contains many prefabricated parts to speed assembly as well as a clear canopy, formed gear struts, full scale plans and more. This kit is from the early 1940s or perhaps as late as 1947/48 when Maircraft went out of business. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Monogram Boeing B-52 Stratofortress with Jet Sound, 1/72, PA215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


First issue dated 1968 of this legendary kit that features realistic 'Jet Sound.' Well detailed with 207 parts. Features crew of three and cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine. When you open the box, the white printed cardboard display presentation is still present, in 'new' condition and still contains a mint tube of 'Monoglue' plastic cement. The instructions, B-52 Book and decals are present and in 'excellent' condition as well, but the decals have curled ends. The kit has never been started. The motor and hardware are still in the factory sealed bag. The plastic parts, which were never factory sealed, have been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box displays much better than the 'good++' grade but I have graded it as such because there is a closed tear on one side panel and some clear tape formerly used to hold the box shut. You can safely remove the clear tape by soaking it in lighter fluid; this will render the tape adhesive useless, and then the tape will come off easily.

Tamiya Ferrari 312T4, 1/12, BS1225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very highly detailed, large scale kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fine Scale Miniatures Rail Car Shed HOn3 Maintenance Facility - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 175

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very rare and extremely detailed. Includes all hardwood building parts that are cut to length and shaped if needed, as well as a large box with 170 cast metal fittings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and a factory tape-sealed fittings box. With instructions and plans.

Aurora Lockheed C-141A Starlifter, 1/108, 376

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1972 Big "A" logo with "Aurora" written across the middle. Still the biggest injection molded Starlifter model ever made. There is no assembly but NOTE: the top of the horizontal stabilizer has been lightly airbrushed with primer. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, 1/144, 4748

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1983 issue and the final Revell release. This is the largest injection-molded C-5 available and it is very nicely molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Sopwith Camel - 'S' Issue, 1/28, H197-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1957 'S' kit with classic box art. The box is in excellent condition. Large 1/28 scale kit is nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed rotary engine the moves with the prop, authentic fine fabric texture finish over ribs, complete cockpit with movable control stick and rudder bar, removable cowling, pilot and crew figures, rigging material, complete rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora HC-1B Chinook (CH-47), 1/48, 350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-


Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right short side. Second issue hardbox is dated 1961 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. The actual issue date is likely 62/63 since there is no 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora sunburst logo. Very large 1/48 scale kit with good cockpit and rotor detail, moving rotors, clear side and cockpit windows and full decals.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 65 Foot Mill Type Gondola - with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with early injection molded car sides. Normally these would be heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. The plastic is in excellent condition and is still flexible, which is unusual for early 1950s injection molding. Also includes hardwood floor, cast metal underframe, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Shizukyo US Army M26 Pershing Motorized With Light Up Gun Barrel, 1/30, TS-203-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very, very rare and a true investment piece. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from the early 60s. Big scale kit is well molded and detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels to move the treads and a good size flashing red bulb at the end of the barrel that 'fires' the gun. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE25 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire, a red electric light bulb and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All the small metal parts, glue and bulb are still in sealed bags. The only parts that were not sealed are the upper and lower hull, upper and lower turret and gear box. The instructions are in 'excellent++' condition and the decals are still in the sealed bag and 'very good' with moderate yellowing being the only flaw. Amazingly, the treads are in 'near mint' condition and completely intact - they are still very flexible! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Nitto Boeing 727-200 - ANA (All Nippon Airways 727), 1/100, 190-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Early issue labeled "Nitto Kagaku" with superior mold quality. Large scale model measures 18 inches long when assembled. Excellent detail including rear airstair and very large colorful decal sheets for ANA. Decals are in 'excellent++' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (the small parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that are not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

KSN Midori German Sd. Kfz. 250/3 Rommels Greif Motorized, 1/40, 200-015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Larger-scale (1/40) kit from the 1970s with high-gloss box art. Nicely detailed for that time. Features motorized rear wheel tracked drive through a differential via a wind-up clock motor and winding key, both of which are included. Features real rubber tires, flexible tracks, interior detail, machine gun, accessories and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter USS Tennessee BB43 Battleship 1944 Configuration, 1/700, 05782

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Very finely molded, high quality model with over 660 parts including brass photoetch. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Bachmann Automatic Dual Crossing Gates With Base - HO Scale, 1/87, 46220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed and a layout favorite.

Dumas PZL P-11c Fighter - 30 inch Wingspan For Rubber Power or Electric And R/C Conversion, 310

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Large scale wooden kit designed for rubber power. Features hand-selected laser cut balsa, contest rubber and plastic prop, vacuformed details, color decals, full size plan, hardware, lightweight colored tissue and full step by step instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Model Tech Studios HO Scale Log Cabin - Bagged, 1/87, J-0013

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. Intricately detailed one-piece high definition resin castings featuring full corrugated roof, brick chimney, incredible grain detail in the logs and wooden door and window frames. Hollow inside.