Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1960s issue. Very finely molded and well made kit. Features folding wings, interior detail, canopy molded in the correct five different sections for optional positions, two position bomb bay doors, internal bomb load and external drop tanks and wing mounted missiles. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
1957 'S' issue with the famous box art that early Revell kits were famous for. 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.
Vacuform, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. 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: VG++
Very rare and correct Brooklyn hardbox issue. This is the second issue of this kit - the first was in a rather plain flip-top box. The box is very good with typical wear as shown and all four corners are solid. Inside, the kit is 100% correct for this issue. It is molded in gray and does not have landing gear or missiles. Decals and instructions are correct as well as the early clear rectangular stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. Reportedly, Hawk was not happy about this and there were some words exchanged at some hobby trade shows. Hawk attempted to hide it's name - one example was using rivets to spell H-A-W-K in morse code to prevent further use of it's designs. Fortunately, the incident was not repeated.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to teh 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Well detailed with complete cockpit, cannon bays with optional position covers, optional part and detailed gear wells. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet for all 7 aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. 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 Exc+++
Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and finely molded like most Airfix ships. Full hull model with complete deck fittings including all guns, cranes, lifeboats, torpedo tubes, float plane and more.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Fantastic wartime solid wood model kit. Burkard called these kits 'Giant Solids' and rightfully so - this is a large 1/48 scale Hudson. They pulled out most of the stops on this, as it was an expensive, deluxe kit. Features fully carved hardwood fuselage, wings cut to profile and rough cut to airfoil shape, profile cut nacelles, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, cowl blocks, other pre-cut wood as needed, fully carved main wheels and tail wheel, metal foil, an unopened tube of cement, full color RAF insignia sheet and another color sheet with Japanese and German kill markings/ships sunk. The full size building plans are excellent, well drawn and detailed. They includes three views, a photo of the real aircraft, paint guide, template for the wings and fuselage and building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes both insignia sheets and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Rare and humorous kit complete with story. Reportedly Weiner Moldy attacked his own "blimp", never noticing that it had huge Iron Crosses on the side. This sentenced him to three year of torture - watching Hogan's Heros reruns. This kit is dated 1971 and is part of the Deal's Wheels collection designed by Deal himself. Very large scale kit complete with figure and more. I guessed at the scale since it is not listed. It's close to 1/32 or even smaller, like 1/28. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very nicely molded kit with no flash. All recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare 1947 model of this classic Megow Free-Flight Aircraft. Kit includes detailed instructions book (an actual book), full size detailed plans, select balsa and hardwood parts, printed balsa, battery case, turned wheels, celluloid for windows and hardware. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).
Vaccuformed Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Very well molded, crystal clear two canopy set in 1/72 scale. Never used and still sealed in the original Squadron ziplock bag. These clear and thin canopies are a superior upgrade to the thick canopies supplied with most kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Fantastically detailed kit with all fine recessed panel lines, 237 parts and a complete interior and bomb bay. Includes decals for 2 different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
198 issue of the Cutty Sark's famous competitor. Beautiful box artwork by Jim Griffiths. Highly detailed kit in 1/96 scale. Measures 36 inches long when assembled. Has full billowing vacuform sails and complete running and standing rigging instructions; can also be built without sails if you wish. Inside, the kit has never been started and is as it left the factory. The parts are all still in the factory sealed bags. Includes assembly instructions, rat lines, full rigging instructions, billowing sails, decals, flag sheet, rigging lines and metal chain.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1962 completely chrome plated hardbox issue with Bill Campbell artwork. Chrome is in 'excellent' condition with very minor wear. It is difficult to find the chrome in this condition. Large scale with 20 inch wingspan. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1968. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1957 hardbox issue. Please note that this is an earlier issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the Aurora logo. Small scale kit with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely molded kit with clear canopy, full landing gear and display stand. This is a model of the very early YF-102 prototype with the straight (non-area rule) fuselage. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Around this time, Aurora issued a series of inexpensive (usually 29 cent) small scale kits that were designed to sell at almost any type of retail location. The line was successful and further expanded - when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they fit in nicely with this established line.