Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1979 issue from original Matchbox molds. Nicely molded for its time. Includes decals for 16 Sq 2ATAF 1973 and 15 Sq 2ATAF Laarbruch 1972. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Well detailed, large scale full-hull model measures 15.75 inches long when assembled. The Ward was a Wickes-class 1247-ton destroyer launched in 1918 . After serving as a station ship during the first trans-Atlantic flights of NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 in 1919, she came back to the Pacific and was decommissioned there in July 1921. In 1920 the ship received the hull number DD-139. On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Ward was on patrol just outside Pearl Harbor. She spotted and sank Japanese Midget Submarine and fired the first US shots of WWII. The Ward saw extensive activity through the war as a transport in most of the major battle areas of the Pacific as a fast transport. During the Leyte operations she took a Kamikaze hit amidship and the crew had to abandon her. The destroyer USS O'Brien had to sink the Ward with gunfire. The Commanding Officer of the O'Brien was William W. Outerbridge, who had been in command of Ward off Pearl Harbor on that fateful day. The date that she was sunk was December 7th, 1944, three years to the day of her opening shots.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare. Although dated 1956, this is the artwork copyright date only. This issue sports the oval logo with the sunburst but no "Famous Fighters" so this hardbox probably dates roughly 1960 and the last issue for this model. This is from the old Helicopters for Industry molds that Aurora acquired in the mid 1950s. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare and very highly detailed craftsman kit. Museum quality when properly completed. Builds all three structures. Kit consists of high quality metal castings, hardwood parts, cardstock parts, ribbed seam material, plaster (resin) castings and other materials as required. Includes plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and containers including markings and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Softbox issue with great artwork. This is one of Pyro's very early small scale ship models and it is a very simple kit with few parts.
Vaccuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
1/72 scale vacuform kit. Basic kit only with essential airframe parts, engine fronts, wheels and clear canopy. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans/instructions. Vacuform kits are only recommended for people experienced with this type of kit. Previous experience and scratch building skills are required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
One in series of many small scale ship kits that Pyro made in the late 1950s/60s. Measures about 5-6 inches long when assembled. Well detailed for the size with fine molded detail, separately molded cannons, anchors, masts, crow's nest and bowsprit + a full set billowing sails and flags printed on the instructions. Display stand included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. On November 15, 1577, Sir Francis Drake sailed from Plymouth, England in the 'Golden Hind,' accompanied by four smaller vessels. At the time, the great nations of Europe were squabbling for a share of the treasures to be found in the New World. Because Drake intended to visit land already claimed by Spain and Portugal, he was reported to be on a long voyage of discovery. The voyage lasted almost three years and his small ship completely circled the globe before returning to England. When she returned, the 'Golden Hind' was loaded with ingot and jewels plundered from the rich Spanish settlements along the West coast of South America.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Soviet Tri-Jet design in Cold War Aeroflot markings. Large 1/100 scale model has raised and recessed panel lines and is molded in clear, white, black and silver. Features large colorful decal sheet and good overall surface detail. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. KVZ was the name used by this East German kit manufacture from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1972 Japan issue. Contains parts and markings to make P1Y1, P1Y1a, P1Y2 and PI2-S. Kit features full interior detail, detailed engines, optional position landing gear, and open or closed bomb bay with different bomb or torpedo loads. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
1955 first issue in the 'S' hardbox. Fantastic early artwork in exceptional condition. Color and gloss are like new and all four corners are solid with no repairs. This kit contains the true first issue one piece stand arm to the Revelving base. In practice, this arm was too brittle and weak and broke very easily. Revell was quick to replace it it and change the instructions accordingly. The new arm has two parts and continued in production until about 1960. This kit also has the correct 1st issue instructions showing the one piece arm. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions, which are also as new.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Original 'S' box from 1958 with great box art. Box is only 'fair' due to tape damage. NOTE: see below for details on kit contents. Full hull kit with very good detail for that time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: parts, flags and instructions are from about 1970. They are from the original 1958 Forrest Sherman molds but are a later issue.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Contains 68 parts molded in four colors and with clear windows and ventilation material. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
Second issue and the rarest Zero from Aurora. The first issue is the 59 cent Brooklyn, and this one is the short-term 59 cent issue from the move to West Hempstead. This box in is in Near Mint investment grade condition with as-new color and gloss. This art was only issued for one year and maybe less and with two issues - this one, 88-59 and 88-69. Molded in brilliant high gloss yellow and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand. This was the first issue with modified molds, so this kit includes the full landing gear and wing bombs, as well as the revised instructions to reflect that. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and correct decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still mint in the factory seal. Rare 1960 Delta Airlines issue. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
First issue dated in 1962 with a hardbox and molded in yellow and clear plastic. Rare model of the 4 bladed prop 1946 Thompson Trophy Winner with a 'souped up' P-63 King Cobra Allison engine. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed. 1969 softbox issue with Douglas Prototype markings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1985 issue. Nicely detailed with full engine detail, engine compartment, opening/removable hood, complete interior, underside detail and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Original issue from 1967. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, lift-up body, full racing cockpit and more. Molded in light blue, 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: No Box
Includes SuperScale #48-1065 P-51D decal sheet for 362 and 363 Fighter Squadrons from the 357 Fighter Group. Aircraft include Lt. William Gruber's 'Cooter', Capt Don Bochkay and Lt. Bill Fricker's 'Ol Flack Joe.' Decals and paint guide as in new condition. The kit itself is bagged kit with no box. The box is shown for decal reference only. Perfect builder. This collector stored this and all of his kits in bags because of limited storage space. He was very precise; the canopy is bagged separate to prevent scratching, the small parts are in a zip lock for protection and then put into a larger sealed bag with the bigger parts and instructions. Decals are excellent. Very nicely detailed kit of typical high Monogram quality. Features complete and well detailed cockpit, opening canopy, pilot figure, removable wing panels showing machine guns and ammo belts, detailed gear wells, optional lower cowl and lower engine detail, choice of 2 types of exhaust, two drop tanks and rotating wheels and prop. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Hardbox issue dated 1957 but probably from the early 1960s since the oval Aurora logo does not have 'Famous Fighters' in the outline. The box is in excellent condition. 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.