Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Rare. Based on the 1950s Yak-25 "S" kit, the Flashlight Whip Fly comes with USSR decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. The entire kit including all parts and paperwork is still in a factory sealed bag.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare kit for the advanced collector. this is Monogram's fifth ship kit, issued in 1946. Measures 14 inches long when assembled. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory and even has the original cardboard divider. The hull and lower deck are pre-carved wood. The rest of the kit is printwood, wood and metal stock and cardstock. The airwing includes F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers. Decals, instructions and all parts are excellent. The kit has never been started and is complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From quality Otaki molds. Very nicely done kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, decals for three colorful aircraft and a full color painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Limited run kit of nice quality. All parts are cleanly injection-molded. Features 47 parts, (2) AA-3 missiles and Soviet decals for all most any fuselage number. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. From 1996.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Short run (limited edition) kit. Includes photoetched details with full color decal sheet. 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+++
Still sealed. From 1979. Hard-to-find USAirfix issue. Very well detailed. Includes five separate stages, individual Lunar Excursion Module, Command Module and Service Module, astronaut figures, escape rocket and display stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
Large (almost 16' LOA) kit for static, motorized or radio control. Well detailed. Molded in beautiful brown swirled, yellow, white and clear plastic. Small parts are still factory bag sealed. Complete with full instructions and decals. Sterling did furnish a motor with this kit - it was available separately.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
First issue dated 1957. Hardbox 'S' kit with fantastic artwork. Features pilot figure, optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position landing gear, passenger boarding stairs, full color Swissair decals in amazing 'as new' condition and Revell 'globe' base swivel stand. The instructions have a Swissair route map and a large photo of a Swissair crew in the cockpit of the DC-7. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very high quality vac kit. Features fine recessed detail and panel lines - better detail than many injection molded kits. Includes full instructions. Never started and complete. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM++
Dated 1957 and in investment-grade 'near mint++' condition. issue in investment grade condition. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four perfect corners, no tape or price tags ever and no fading. There is only general light wear as one would expect in shipping from the factory. Very nice, large-scale kit for that time. Includes an aircraft crew of three, two ground crew and a base with chocks. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. 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++
First issue early 1950s from the Aurora Brooklyn factory. Molded with correct light gloss blue and clear plastic with correct Brooklyn stand, decals and instructions. Even has original packing tissue paper. Decals are in beautiful condition and are still flat. Box is excellent with light scuffing as the only flaws. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1960, but I believe this is actually a later issue due to the 100 cent price extension and no 'Famous Fighters' logo on the short box sides. Molded in a brilliant gloss deep blue and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are intact but have micro-cracking from age.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. 1982 issue from the original 1960s molds. Makes for an ideal builder. Features removable cowling and detailed engine, two position landing gear, movable wheels and prop and US Navy markings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
Very rare motorized kit from 1961. First and only issue. The hardbox includes the Master Modelers logo. The kit is very nicely detailed and 20 inches long when assembled. It includes the electric motor and all hardware, brass contacts and gears required for motorization. Inside, the kit is as new. All parts, motorizing kit, and paperwork are still sealed in the factory bag. This kit was one in an entire series of motorized kits that Revell issued in 1960, 61 and 62. Mold modification were made to these kits for the series- USS Arizona, USS Coral Sea, Scissors Bridge, Sherman Tank, Sport Fisherman, PT-212, Austin Healey , Corvette, Long Beach Tugboat, Robert E Lee, Allison Turbo-Prop Engine and Ford Ranchero. This is not a complete list. The reason for the discontinuation of the kits is not known. Contributing factors may have included the high selling price or returns issues.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From 1987. Includes options for 'B' white finish variant and 'A' black variant. Features excellent detail, display stand and external tanks and can be built with gear up or down. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Well detailed kit from about 1960. The Airgeep was made for the US Army to increase mobility by combining the best of a jeep and helicopter. It traveled at up to 150 miles per hour and could carry several fully equipped troops. Includes three crew members. Has decals for the US Army prototype. Never started. NOTE: missing three ground troops, ground base and #9, very small foot pedals. The pedals can be easily made from strip plastic. Includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare. 1955 first and only issue in exceptional condition inside and out. Contains three models- Aircraft Carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, Destroyer USS Sullivans and Patrol Torpedo Boat PT 212. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks and no fading. Flaws include general light wear, edge wear, light creasing and a small ding at the lower right. Inside, the kit is like news. All of the special cardboard presentation pieces are present and in mint condition- even the unopened tube of Revell 'S' cement is present. The kits are factory mint also. All the parts that were in factory sealed bags are still sealed for each kit. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions for all three models.