Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very rare kit for the advanced collector. This is a very hard to fine original O-lin kit in the very small box, early Ray Gaedke box art and advertisement for O-lin cement on the top. Produced in 1949 or just before. O-Lin (Olin) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-lin produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg. Inside, the kit is as new. It is molded in a beautiful, glossy medium blue and has the correct decals and instructions. The decals and instructions have minor yellowing but are in excellent condition. The kit has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts, instructions and decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare early Monogram kit from 1945. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life rafts, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship. Measures 16 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. The inside is like new and even includes the cardboard display divider and original sandpaper. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Hardbox 'Green Background' 'S' issue. This is one of two 'S' versions from 1956, making this model the 2nd or 3rd issue. The other 'S' version has a light blue background. The 1st and 2nd issues were Pre-S. Instead of the storyboard history of the ship on the side panels, both S issues have pictures of Revell's extensive kit line on the sides and the "S" logo on the short ends. 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. Never started. All parts are still sealed in the factory bag. Includes assembly/rigging instructions, rigging material and flag sheet. Even includes the small sealed tube of Revell "S" Cement.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very nicely molded and detailed kit with 136 parts. It was the opinion of the first owner that this kit was not a Mk.XVI; all of the reviewers disagree and side with ICM. Features all fine recessed panel lines, complete engine with firewall and engine mounts, removable engine cowls, excellent cockpit detail, optional position canopy, detailed gun bays with removable panels, separately molded ailerons and rudder, optional centerline fuel tank or bomb load, outer wing station bombs and detailed paint and marking guide for the two aircraft listed. 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: NM+
Very rare early 1950s issue. Unusual narrow height Pre 'S' box with full artwork. The second version of this kit shared the same part number but is in a taller box and has simplified artwork. Small parts are still in a factory cello bag, but the bag has split (the kit is complete, however). Has early 1st issue stand with a one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top). It has the correct instructions showing this early stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.
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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
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 exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). 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: Fair+
2003 reissue. Contains both Tony Nancy race winners. The Roadster features a blown, detailed Buick engine, complete chassis, detailed '23 T Cal Automotive body, Halibrand magnesium wheels, full interior and drag chute pack. The Dragster has a detailed Tommy Ivo chassis, removable body shell, detailed Plymouth 426 Super Stock engine, American magnesium wheels and full interior. Both features very good detail and are molded in silver, chrome, clear and with real rubber tires and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Revell of Germany issue, although the box text is all in English. Likely from the 1970s. From the same molds as 1955-1959 'S' issue. Kit has many special features: cowlings snap off to show detailed engines - wheels turn - doors can be opened or closed - passenger loading ramp included with United Decals. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. With decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
1960s Type Three logo issue that is still factory sealed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one strut brace which can be made from scratch. Otherwise inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
1967 Canadian hardbox issue. Perfect color and gloss with an investment-grade hardbox. The famous and dreaded 'Flying Razor' of WWI. The D-VIII had what it took to turn the tide in the air, but was introduced too late and in too few numbers to make a significant difference. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
MPC USA issued Airfix kit. Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Includes truck with driver and trailer. Very nicely detailed. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
1976 version, still mint in the factory seal. This is one of the last releases slightly modified 'S' kit from 1958. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very finely molded and detailed. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4 kit. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.
Vaccuformed Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged Sealed
Rare conversion kit. Contains full instructions, complete decals, excellent vacuform parts (with better quality than some injection molded kits) and two vac clear canopies. Never used and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Build one of three versions listed. Includes M16/M203, M3 Grease Gun and MAT49 guns. This is the old ITC kit with the old parts and newer parts, display base and decals added for the multiple versions. 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++
Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. Loadout includes gun pods, long range tanks, Mk82 Snakeye and AIM-9 Sidewinder. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Large scale kit with very good details. Features over 120 parts, a length of 15.5 inches when assembled, 12 hull mounted cannon and gun port covers, 6 Pilgrim figures, preformed ratlines, preformed sails, display stand and nameplate, full color flags and full instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes flags and instructions. The Mayflower was the Pilgrim ship which English colonists sailed to "The New World" in 1620. She was a normal small merchant ship of the period and was likely built at the end of the 16th century and probably displaced 180 tons loaded.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed. 1976 issue. This kit is important because Revell was thoughtful enough to alter the venerable PT-17 molds to make a real Super Stearman. Includes new cowling/engine, scoops as required and more. This may be the only issue of the Super Stearman in this scale. Revell issued three of these 'Airshow' style kits in this year H664, H665 and H666. Each contained two aircraft and a color diorama base, backdrop and special stand. If you have all three kits, the three bases fit together to make a large Air Show diorama with all six aircraft.