Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
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 model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very high quality kit. Excellent moldings with very fine detail. Includes mask set and decals for two aircraft. 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: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Roughly the fourth issue of this kit. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. 1983 issue of this classic large-scale 'Action Model' from the original 'Four Star' Monogram line. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including the tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and still functions like new. Very nicely detailed. Molded in silver, black and clear.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Lacina. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
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 very good++ condition with four solid corners, nice color and gloss and minimal wear with minor insect damage on the corners of one short side. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in near mint condition. The original small parts 'krinkle' bag is present as well.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Well molded and detailed. Features very fine raised panel lines, detailed dual cockpits, optional position speed brake and canopy, gear well detail, centerline drop tank, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder load-outs, extensive decals for both aircraft and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including large decal sheet and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare 1/48 scale kit. Features superb resin moldings with all fine recessed panel lines, numerous photoetched parts, film instruments, cast metal gear struts, 'good' cockpit detail, vacuform canopy (in good condition, still sealed and not crushed) full decals and very good instructions.
Other Materials, Box Condition: VG+
Rare. Includes all five 1/72 decal sets in mint, never used condition and fresh from climate controlled storage.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Converts a DC-2 model (or DC-3 with further modifications) to the B-18 Bolo Bomber. SPECIAL ORDER vacuform conversion. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe and clear components needed for the conversion and drawings. Does not include decals or base DC-2/3 kit. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still in the factory seal. Rare 1969 issue with Douglas Prototype markings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare 1/48 Hughes 500 ASW version. Very nicely molded with fine raised and recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and cabin, smoke markers, MAD and torpedo, separately molded cabin door and more. Includes decals for Taiwan and the Hughes Paris Air Show demo ship. Also includes a painting guide for the Kenya Army and California Highway Patrol (CHiP). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Royal was well-known for making some of the finest very large scale RC kits and this Stuka is no exception. Designed for 4 to 6 channels. Huge 73 and 7/8 inch wingspan and 54 3/4 inch length. The model is as new inside with the factory sealed bags, rubber bands, etc. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and two very large full size sheets of plans and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. From 1958. Hard-to-find second issue with classic artwork. From ex-Advanced molds. Kit features good outline, good interior with seats, dash board, steering wheel and column and floor with carpet texture, convertible top cover, gas tank and filler cap, front and rear bumpers and real rubber tires. Molded in a bright gloss red. NOTE: the wheels, steering post, w/s frame and bumpers have been neatly painted silver. There is no other painting and zero assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: the instructions have bug damage.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Hardbox issue from the late 1970s. Nicely detailed kit with 119 parts, three decal options. Includes full underwing weapons loadout. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Superb kit. Features laser pre-cut hardwood parts, metal roof, numerous cast metal details, extensive instructions and drawings and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Large 1936 kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Big-scale, nicely done kit of the legendary 'Four Piper' features a very nice, fully precarved solid wood hull, two large sheets of nicely done printwood, numerous wood stock and metal stock as needed, numerous precarved wood fittings, pre-formed smoke stacks, many metal fittings, rigging material, sandpaper, Casco glue and very well drawn full size plans that include numerous detail and section views, rigging details and even full text instructions. The kit has not been started. One fittings wax paper bag is still factory sealed; the larger paper bag for more fitting is still sealed, but it split open so I inventoried the parts and they are complete. The parts that were never sealed have also been inventoried complete. Even the factory packing paper is still present.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From about 1970. Very nice scale kit that is ex-Berkeley. Can be build for freeflight with .02 to .049 gas engines, controline with .049 to .099 or can be converted to electric power and R/C with today's modern systems. Features high-quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, several factory cut balsa blocks, other balsa wood as required, fully formed metal landing gear struts (front and tail wheel), a sealed pack of metal hardware, tail wheel, clear cabin window material, two big decal sheets with registration numbers, covering material, full size plans with detailed text instructions and even the original AMA membership sheet and the SIG ID card to be place on your model in case it flew beyond simple recovery. Never started and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
SALE!! First issue hardbox is dated 1957 and has great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the 69 cent price extension, oval 'Famous Fighters' logo with the sunburst and NO Parents' Magazine seal at the middle right. Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that there is adult pencil writing (paint color notes) on the instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
1961 Sea Power hardbox 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. 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.