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Revell USS Coral Sea CV43 Aircraft Carrier, 1/540, H440

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$245   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the lower long side. Rare kit dated 1974. Nicely molded with one-piece full hull, rudder and propeller detail, positionable elevators, 3 and 5 inch AA guns, boats and boat cranes, mobile aircraft deck crane and tugs, detailed island and an airwing of 26 aircraft - 2 Skyraiders, 6 Corsairs, 16 Cougars and 2 helicopters. Please note this kit must be shipped insured.

Revell Launch Tower Space Shuttle and Booster Rockets, 1/144, 4911

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$375   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1986. Widely considered as the definitive Space Shuttle and Launcher kit. Highly detailed. Features detailed tower structure, fixed service structure with 12 work levels, lightning mast, movable access arms for the support systems, movable access arm with the 'White Room' for the crew, rotating hammerhead crane, retractable rotating service structure, payload changeout room, space shuttle, main center fuel tank, two solid rocket boosters, authentic decals and more. NOTE: Revell made the kit box much larger than necessary. If your country has smaller postal size restrictions (or just want to save money on shipping), I can put this model in a much smaller box and save significantly on shipping. When checking out, just write 'Remove From Box' in the comments and I will send you a new estimate.

Airfix 1910 B Type 'Old Bill' City Bus, 1/32, 06443-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$48   

Still factory sealed. 1990 issue. Large and well detailed kit with 150 parts. Includes billboard signs as shown on box art, complete interior and dashboard, suspension, exhaust and drive line detail, 5 figures and more.

Lindberg F4U-5N Corsair, 1/48, 512

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$79   

Very rare kit from about 1954 or earlier. First Lindberg issue with no price suffix and borrowing the Ray Gaedke artwork that he did for the O-Lin issue. As a matter of fact, this box still says 'For Best Results Use O-Lin's Polystyrene Cement' This kit is in fantastic investment grade 'near mint' condition. The box has fantastic color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks and no tape other than the light marks from the factory tape. The only flaws are light general wear. Inside, the kit is factory-new, molded in a brilliant metallic high-gloss dark blue and clear. It has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag and all other parts have been inventoried present, along with beautiful flat decals and 'excellent' instructions.

AMT 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang Hardtop, 1/16, 6722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$59   

Still factory sealed. Large scale and with over 150 parts. Features opening and closing doors, opening hood, front seat backs that tilt forward, stock or custom engine with dual quads and chromed valve covers, spark plug and distributor wiring, tubing for water hoses, rotating wheels, black or whitewall tires, stock wheels or custom mag wheels, custom or stock steering wheel, normal exhaust or headers, stock or custom tail light bezels and decals for custom paint.

Revell USS Franklin D Roosevelt (Midway Class) Aircraft Carrier, 1/547, 0307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$125   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left. 1995 reissue of the 1950s 'S' kit. Rare kit of a straight-deck Midway class carrier.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 515-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Rare first issue from 1955 or very early 1956. This is the narrow box with the first Lindberg logo ('Round Script') on the top and sides, as well as great Ray Gaedke art. Large scale kit that is molded in a stunning metallic gloss dark glue and clear. The decals and instructions also have the correct round logo on them. Decals are excellent; the instructions are also except for a 2" closed tear at the bottom. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$165   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in exceptional 'Excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!), four solid corners, no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left. Rare large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.

Scale Models 1912 Ford Model T Delivery Truck - (ex-Hubley), 1/20, 4027

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier Gabriel from original Hubley molds. The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Features over 100 parts, cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes real white rubber tires. Features two trees of brass plated parts, steering front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hoses, woodgrain decals, choice of license plates and more. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. All others have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The kit is likely from the 1980s.

Bandai 1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Balloon Car, 1/16, 38046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Rare original Bandai issue. Large scale, highly detailed kit. Features full rolling chassis construction just like the actual vehicle, detailed engine with ignition wiring (almost a model in itself), driveline, suspension, transmission and fuel tank, removable bonnet, complete interior, opening doors, actual fine wire wheels, optional top and more. Molded in black, red, silver, wood tan, white, clear, nickel plate and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Comet North American P-51B Mustang Speed Glider - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Model, G2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

From 1944. The 'Speed Glider' here was designed by the great Carl Goldberg. This type of model was tied to a string, which was in turn connected to a wooden stick 2 or 3 feet long. An accomplished pilot could whip the aircraft around, performing an excellent variety of stunts. As you can imagine, the kit has very sturdy construction to take these high speed maneuvers. It features two sheets of die cut, thin hardwood parts, hardwood and balsa stock, two sheets of full color covering material with complete aircraft color, windows and insignia (which completely eliminates painting) and detailed plans with balance and flight information. The fuselage is profile, while the wings and tail surfaces are built up the traditional stick and tissue way. Although in the end, there is no tissue but the superb full color decorated paper wraps that cover all the surfaces of the model. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one small section of one wood sheet; the three small parts on it are on the other sheet, they are very simple to duplicate. Inventoried with all other parts, covering papers and plans. The box appears much better than 'Good-' but I have graded it such because one large end flap and the four small flaps have fallen off. They are present and included however, and you could easily repair the box to make it complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Testors Learjet 25 - (Lear 25), 1/48, 401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1977. The only injection molded kit of the Lear 25. When Testors acquired the IMC molds for the Lear 24, they were extensively modified to make the more recent Model 25. Features full interior and cockpit, opening two-piece cabin door, detailed engines with removable cowls, removable hatch showing detailed avionics bay and more.

Revell Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle, 1/48, H197

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split and drawn the box top concave. First issue large scale 'F' kit from 1978. Features detailed cockpit, Norden Bombsight, detailed landing gear, rotating turrets and external bomb load.

Revell Battle of Midway Aircraft Carrier CV-6 USS Enterprise / CV5 USS Yorktown / CV8 USS Hornet, 1/490, H501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$125   

Still factory sealed. 1976 issue. Includes parts and decals to build one of the three sister aircraft carriers listed. Revell went to a lot of effort to properly represent the differences between each carrier including island searchlight platforms, island levels, stack caps, radar, AA guns, gallery/gun decks, ships boats and more. Features 20" long full one-piece hull with prop and rudder detail, partial internal hanger bay forward and aft, full medium and AA gun complement, detailed island structure, boats and cutters, 20 SBDs, movable cranes, optional position elevators, display stand with 3 name plates and complete decals and flags.

Monogram B-29 Superfortress with Diorama Sheet, 1/48, 5700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$129   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. First issue from 1977 with desirable diorama tips sheet. Highly detailed with full interior and bomb bays. Includes markings for Bockscar, Enola Gay and Thumper. Includes two nuclear bombs 'Little Boy' and 'Fat Man'.

Airfix Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle United Airlines - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 1-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

Rare. From the early 1960s. Nice kit of one of the most beautiful airliners ever designed. Features optional position landing gear, rotating wheels, rear loading ramp stairs that open and close and colorful United decal.

Lindberg Motorized B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/64, 305M-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$250   

Very rare 1950s first issue with dramatic hardbox illustration by Ray Gaedke (please see Ray's biography located on this website). This rare kit is loaded with action features and each prop has its own electric motor. The base includes a special battery holder. Features full crew, movable rudder, elevator and ailerons, elevating guns and rotating turrets, retractable main and tail landing gear, adjustable display stand and more. Molded in green and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has excellent color and gloss and four solid original corners but has some creasing and bowing as shown. 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 manufactures. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$45   

Hardbox is dated 1960. A rather rare issue with the Parents' Magazine Seal and the 'Famous Fighters' oval logo. This is the true 1960 issue and the seal was dropped in '61 or '62. This kit is a modification of the original Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit molds, featuring landing gear, two wing drop tanks, 8 wing-mounted missiles, extended rocket tray, clear triangle display stand and decals for 'YF-578.' Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing the front of the rocket tray. This small, flat part can be made with sheet plastic. If you are building it with the rocket tray retracted, you do not need this part. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Dated 1961 and the first issue. Note the 'Hobby Kits' slogan in the border of the Aurora logo and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the lower left. Rare near 1/100 scale kit molded in white and clear with recessed control surface and door lines. Features clear cockpit windshield, full landing gear and a large clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Convair 880 and its near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Guillows DHC-2 Beaver - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/24, 305LC

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. Features clean, laser cut balsa parts, light plastic nose cone, acetate for windows, plastic prop, rubber motor, covering issue, wheels, landing gear wire, decals, step by step instruction sheet and detailed plans.