Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Older kit that is designed to operate in water. Measures 10 inches long when assembled. Features a metal weight to achieve neutral buoyancy, movable diving planes and a rubber band motor with winding handle. The kit is molded in dark blue (above the waterline) and dark red (below the waterline). The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. No decals are shown on the instructions, so I believe that Doyusha did not issue this kit with decals. Please note that there is a small piece (2.5cm x .5cm approx) broke from the hull side; that piece is includes and is an easy fix.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Rare. Factory sealed card-mounted 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Rare original issue dated 1967. The original two 'mobiles were designed by Dan Jeffries, not George Barris. Both cars were used to promote the Monkees and the hit TV show. Features detailed 389 CID GTO engine with blower, molded underside with separate rear suspension and exhaust system, full custom interior, optional touring car convertible top, custom wheels and Monkees keychain. Molded in the correct dark gloss red, clear, chrome and with real rubber tires. The chrome is 'excellent++.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals are complete and intact but the background paper is stained and there are a few small parts lifting. I have put them in a zip lock to keep them intact. The box top is actually 'excellent' but I have graded the box 'good++' because there are water stains on the box bottom (box tray).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Contains both special edition kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. Lodela issue of this rare Neptune variant. This is the classic 'S' kit with ski landing gear and decals for Arctic service.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
From the very early 1960s. Large kit features numerous metal parts, wood parts completely pre-shaped, plastic and metal details and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of its kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes gray and clear injection molded parts and a detailed chassis and complete interior. Ideal for slot car conversion. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, custom decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Two precision cast all-metal propellers. An ideal upgrade for your kit and superior in detail to plastic props. Never used and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1956 'S' kit first issue. Very nicely detailed model. Includes boilers. When the motorized version was made later, the boilers were deleted when the molds were modified. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Nicely molded older kit with decals for all four versions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Second issue hardbox dated 1957. Finely molded and detailed kit with superior fit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position rear cabin door and two survivors in life rafts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there is a small hole in the instructions and decals are intact but have age cracking. Please see the article (on this website) about using and restoring old decals before using these or any older decals. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1976 issue of this famous, big 1/32 scale kit. Well detailed with full cockpit, opening canopies, folding wings, radar with removable radome, detailed removable engine, operating tailhook, optional position landing gear, Sparrow missiles and full underwing stores are included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Large wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber or electric and even made R/C with modern servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, markings for US Mail aircraft, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels, colored tissue and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacture 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Includes two 1/32 scale engines. Still factory sealed. Injection molded engine kits features full engine and short exhaust pipes. With detailed painting guide.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Basic vac kit with limited but nice molded in detail. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Scratch building is required. Not recommended for beginners.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare, and even more so in complete, never started condition. Dates from the late 1950s or early 1960s. This is a full hull kit. Very nicely molded and finely detailed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Dated 1975. Very nice 'twin' kit contains USAF or RAF decals and has a matching scale Bristol Bloodhound Missile, launcher, transport truck and crew (with dog) included. C-130K features movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, full interior bay and cockpit detail, external fuel tanks and rotating props. Never started. The Bloodhound kit is still in the factory sealed bag. The C-130K has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM-
Very rare kit from the mid 1950s. Very cleanly molded and nicely detailed. Includes Jupiter C, launching stand and complete large launching platform. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Softbox issue dated 1970. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors, moving rotors and weapons system with SS-11 Missiles, M-6 Machine Guns, 7.62 MM Machine Guns and M-6 Guns with Rocket Pods. Includes pilot and gunner figure. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very rare. This is the finest example that I have ever seen of this rare kit. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up on 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Island, where the wreak broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is excellent and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Kit features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are still in factory sealed bags and the tissue packing material from the factory is still present. The kit is complete with all parts and plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point.