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Revell Consolidated PBY Catalina - Japan Issue, 1/72, H277

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Rare Revell of Japan 1972 issue with unique box artwork of a Coast Guard PBY on the scene of a large freighter in flames. Well detailed with cockpit, crew of two, rotating turret, complete set of beaching gear (mains and tail), and operating wing floats. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog - 57 TTW JAWS II Or 23 TFW, 1/72, 906005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Well detailed with a good cockpit, pilot, two piece canopy, good engine inlet and exhaust detail, optional position landing gear, extensive weapons load and decals for two aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


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. The box has very good color, four solid corners (no repairs), no fading, stains or tears and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape). It does have moderate general wear as shown, a small (3/4" x 3/8") price tag tear on the left short side, edge wear (more on the on the left than the right) and litho chips on the top long side along the edge.

Airfix EE Lightning F-2A/F6 - RAF 19 Sq Gutersloh Germany (early or late) 1974 / 92 Sq Germany Late '73 / 56 Sq Wattisham UK '76 / 11 Sq Binbrook UK 1986 / 5 Sq Binbrook UK '84 / Training Flight Binbrook '83 / 11 Sq GCapt J Spencer Binbrook '88, 1/48, 09178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed. Highly detailed and very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features optional parts for F-2A and F-6 variants, full cockpit, pilot figure, excellent intake and exhaust design, optional position canopy and speed brakes, detailed gear wells, Redtop and Firestreak missiles, drop tanks and more. Has decals for the many aircraft listed.

Pyro Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


From the late 1950s. Rare, early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed for that time and measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Williams Brothers Le Rhone Rotary Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 301-995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very nicely detailed and large 1/8 scale model. Intended as a stand-alone display model or a super detail set for large flying R/C or static aircraft. Features nine cylinders, crankcase, carburetor with sliding valve, accessory drive gears, oil pump, magneto, full wiring and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (almost all) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the cylinder assemblies only) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The 80 hp Le Rhone was developed before WWI and was used in many early aircraft. It did see service early in the Great War and it's follow on, the 110 hp Le Rhone was used in larger aircraft. The crankshaft of the Le Rhone mounted directly to the firewall and was part of the air and fuel intake system. The crankcase, propeller shaft and cylinders all revolved at about 1200 rpm. These three assemblies were carefully balanced to reduce vibration.

Delta Campini Caproni With Book, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Includes well produced and illustrated Campini Caproni paperback history book. The Campini Caproni was a early jet with a unique propulsion system. A regular piston engine turned the compressor stages. The compressed air was mixed with fuel in a combustion chamber behind the piston engine and ignited. NOTE: has minor and professional quality assembly: the seat is glued to the cockpit floor. There is no other assembly. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand.

Revell Boeing 747 Cut Away Jumbo Jet - SAS or BOAC, 1/144, H177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed. 2006 issue of the 1974 cut away Jumbo Jet. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Kit includes SAS and British Airways decals.

Midwest Sweet Stik R/C Sport Trainer 54 Inch Wingspan - (Sweet Stick_, 128

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very popular flier that is long out of production. And rare in this condition - it came from the original owner who was a very discriminating collector. He opened it once for inspection then put it in climate controlled storage. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. All the parts that the factory put rubber bands around still have the factory rubber bands. With full size plans. It would be difficult to find a better example.

Bandai Interceptor George Shiden 21 N1K2-J, 1/24, 0538522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown. Very highly detailed, large scale model that features full engine including ignition wiring, detailed cockpit, opening canopy, full gun bays cannon, ammunition and removable access covers, rotating prop & wheels and much more. Includes a large decal sheet for at least 5 aircraft and usually includes a color painting guide. (I cannot confirm because the kit is factory sealed).

Hasegawa F-4K Phantom II RAF, 1/72, JS-020-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Rare first issue with early rectangular logo and high gloss box top artwork in 'excellent++' condition. From the 1960s. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-86 Sabre NATO Jet Fighter Motorized - Viet Nam Action Kit Issue, 1/48, 310M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed but the seal has split at multiple places. 1965 hardbox issue and the first motorized release with jet sound. Features electric motor, hardware, battery stand, full landing gear, two drop tanks and underwing missiles. Lindberg's "Viet Nam Action Kit" sticker was not well thought out; did Luftwaffe F-86s take part in that conflict? Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Delta, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand.

Life-Like American President Wilson or Cleveland Ocean Liner, 1/547, 09279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Long out of production. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. Has markings for the Ocean Liners SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Pennsylvania BB38 Battleship - Sea Power Issue, 1/426, H422-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1961 Sea Power softbox release. Rare kit of the Arizona's sister ship. The Pennsylvania was in dry-dock during the December 7th Pearl Harbor attack and survived with minimal damage. She was rebuilt and saw significant action in the Pacific in WWII, steaming over 150,000 miles from 1941 to 1945. It is thought that she may have fired more ammunition than any ship in history and she never once reported 'Not Ready' for any operation or need. After being used as a nuclear test ship at Bikini, she was towed to Kwajalein and sunk. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Monogram 1934 Duesenberg SJ Torpedo Phaeton Weyman Body - Four Star Issue, 1/24, PC81-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


First issue hardbox from 1963 in rare investment-grade 'near mint' condition. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags (or marks from either), no fading, tears or missing litho. Very light general wear is the only flaw. Very highly detailed and well molded model of the Weyman four-door convertible with dual windshields. Features 150 parts, full rolling chassis, detailed engine, complete interior and removable hood and convertible top. Molded in tan, black, white, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

ITC US Navy Blimp with Mooring Mast / Tractor / Ground Crew, 1/330, 3723-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Very nicely done model from the late 1950s/very early '60s. Original ITC issue that comes with blue-tinted clear base, tractor tug, ground crew, mooring mast and metal support stand so you can display the blimp 'floating' on the mooring mast. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one mooring mast small part, #10 top cap (a triangle easily made from flat plastic stock). Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Revell 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS - Stock or Supernova Race Car, 1/24, 85-2098

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Features 141 parts, detailed engine and compartment, opening good, detailed underside, full interior, parts for both versions and more.

Heller Pinta with Sails From Columbus' Voyage of Discovery, 1/72, RH-9816

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very nicely detailed and molded Lodela issue with 113 parts. Features full hull model with display base, rigging material and diagrams, vacuform billowing sails, colorful flag sheet and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including flags and instructions.