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  Revell Model Kits

Revell The Mayflower - Pilgrims Ship from 1620, H307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

1977 release. Highly detailed like most early Revell sailing ship kits. Very finely molded and detailed in tan plastic with white vac billowing sails. Features captain figure and 4 crew in Pilgrim garb, rigging blocks, thread fro standing and running rigging, full rigging instructions, pre-formed rat lines, whale boat, colorful flags and display stand. The model has never been started. NOTE: missing the stand name plate and one half of one small deadeye, part number #36. Several lower braces for the large deadeye assembles have broken off clean and are missing - they can be replaced easily with stock plastic material.

Revell 1911 Rolls Royce Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H46-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is excellent, and the inside has never been started. It is still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' bag. Complete with instructions. Molded in deep burgundy plastic. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell HMS Bounty - 'S' Issue with Glue, 1/110, H327-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

The 1st issue of this kit. 'S' Box artwork is dated 1956. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed. This kit is no exception and has excellent detail. Kit comes with preformed ratlines and full rigging instructions. Kit even has the original sealed tube of Revell 'S' Cement. Never started and complete. Includes all parts, assembly/rigging instructions, rigging material and flag sheet.

Revell USS Missouri Battleship - Pre-S Wide Box Issue, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

1954 second Pre-S release in the wider box. The earlier (1st) Pre-S release is in the narrow packaging. Fantastic box condition with excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, and no price tags, tape or tag/tape marks. Second release of these molds. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with the small parts still sealed in the factory bag. Includes flag sheet and instructions. The Missouri was the first model that Revell cut it's own m olds for. Previous to this, Revell marketed kits from other companies who cut the molds themselves, such as the Highway Pioneers from Gowland & Gowland or the Adams military models. It is said that the Missouri was the most profitable kit that Revell ever produced.

Revell USS Pine Island Seaplane Tender - with Martin PBM-5, 1/424, H455-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

1966 hardbox issue. Full-hull kit is 15 inches long when built. Includes moving cranes, movable gun turrets, lifeboats, detailed deck, hanger bay and detailed Martin PBM-5 Mariner Seaplane. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Airlines - 'S' Issue, 1/115, H255-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$295   

1957 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is 'excellent' with as-new colors and gloss and four solid corners. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible (please see the article about this conversion on this website). Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$46   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell Piasecki H-16 Transporter - Air Power Issue, 1/96, H138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$55   

1960s Air Power issue, made by Revell of Germany. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Revell F-15 Eagle, 1/72, H254

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$22   

1975 issue. Builds either configuration and has decals for two versions. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Me-262A-1a / U1, 1/72, 04136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

1998 issue. Very finely molded Revell of Germany kit. Well detailed with all very fine recessed panel lines, very good dual cockpit detail, detailed jet intake and exhaust, optional position landing gear, optional dual drop tanks, and decals for 10/NJG 11 Kommando Welter Magdeburg 1945 'Red 12' or 10/NJG 11 Kommando Welter Schleswig-Jagel 'Red 10'. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

1953 early issue molded in salmon plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete with instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell HMS Bounty - MGM 'Mutiny On The Bounty' Movie Box with Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard, 1/110, H326-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. Rare 1961 hardbox issue with fantastic John Steel artwork and MGM Studios 'Mutiny on the Bounty" movie promotion side panels and photos of Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed and this kit is no exception. Features full hull, detailed deck and all fittings, preformed ratlines, vac sails, full rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Olds Delivery Van Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it is complete with decals and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell Space Shuttle Discovery and ESA Space Lab - Enterprise / Columbia / Challenger / Discovery or Atlantis, 1/144, 4543

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

1978 issue. Features clear windshields, removable ESA Space Lab cargo, opening cargo bay doors and detailed interior, optional position manipulator arm and landing gear. Includes display stand and astronaut figures. Has decals for all five shuttles listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts including decals and instructions.

Revell 1999 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning, 1/25, 85-7665

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1999 issue. Features 130 parts and is molded in white, clear, clear with red tint, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Features custom body aero package, detailed supercharged engine and chassis, full interior and stock factory Lightning decals.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - With One Piece Stand Arm - Pre 'S' Kit, 1/56, H210-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$175   

1954 Pre-S issue. This is the rare second issue. The first issue was in the simple one-piece box and Revell quickly converted to this two-piece box as it was much more durable and a full-color lithographed 'slick' could be used. For the second issue, Revell added rivet and raised panel line detail as well as landing gear, a two piece box and H210-79 kit number. The famous 'Globe' clear stand was added, but this kit has the rare one piece stand arm and the instructions reflecting that. Revell quickly realized that the one-piece arm was not strong enough, and quickly modified it to the familiar three piece arm for the 3rd issue. The box is in exceptional condition with four solid corners, as new color and gloss and minimal wear. The model has never been started. The small parts are still in the small factory bag, and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Decals and instructions are in near mint condition as well.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Short Box 1st Issue Pre 'S' Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$325   

Early 1950s issue. Rare narrow height Pre 'S' box with different artwork. Has early 1st issue stand with a one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top) and correct instructions showing that stand. Box is solid with four great corners and excellent color. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The small parts are still in the factory 'krinkle' bag. Decals and instructions are near mint.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter - 'S' Issue, 1/96, H223-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$115   

First issue 1955 'S' issue. It is easy to see how this era of Revell box artwork is considered the peak of box art. The kit features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure, opening rear drive-on cargo door, and the famous clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Box has exceptional color and gloss and four solid corners. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Revell Martin PBM-5 Mariner - 'S' Issue, 1/112, H258-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$95   

1957 'S' issue with the famous box art that early Revell kits were famous for. The box has exceptional gloss and color, four solid corners and light wear as the only flaws. This is the first issue of the Revell PBM, and it is correctly molded in gloss Navy Blue and clear with a clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Very nicely molded model. Features rotating gun turrets, optional position port and starboard bomb bay doors and bomb load, rotating props and optional position crew entry doors. This kit has not been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.