Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1998 Revell-Monogram re-issue of the classic Monogram "Four Star" model. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals for two colorful aircraft, sliding canopy and instructions for rigging. 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: Good-
From quality Hawk molds. Older kit with nice detail. Can make Razorback or Bubble Top versions and has decals for RAF or USAAF versions. 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+
From the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Superb kit that is completely prepainted and factory lettered. Features cast underside (painted black), plastic floor (black), wood roof (boxcar red), cast metal car ends (red), doors and sides (plastic) and with plastic and metal hardware. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. From 1988. Well detailed model with 109 parts and measures 18 inches long when assembled. Features fully detailed decks, 12 hull mounted cannons, 4 cannons and carriages, 5 crew figures, pre-formed sails, full color flag sheet, display stand and nameplate, full instructions and rigging diagram. This is Sir Francis Drake's English galleon that is famous for its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580. The ship was originally named Pelican, but Drake re-named her in mid-voyage 1577 just before entering the Strait of Magellan. The name 'Golden Hind' was a compliment to his patron of the voyage, Sir Christopher Hatton. Hatton's family coat of arms was a golden female deer ('hind').
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
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: Exc-
From quality Hasegawa molds. This kit was part of an early effort by AMT to market quality Hasegawa kits in the USA. The models and decals where made in Japan and shipped to AMT, who supplied the boxes and marketing. The model has decals to build the Navy or Air Force camo versions. Never started. NOTE: missing four bombs. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
From 1946. Part of the famous 24 inch wingspan rubber-band powered flying kits. Features print wood, pre-cut stringers, spars, wood stock, preformed wheels, very nicely pre-carved wooden propeller blank (needs sanding to complete), tissue paper and full size plans. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including plans. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very rare. This is the finest example that I have ever seen of this rare kit. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up on 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Island, where the wreak broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is excellent and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Kit features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are still in factory sealed bags and the tissue packing material from the factory is still present. The kit is complete with all parts and plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
Second Issue in a 1955 dated hardbox. First issues has same art but kit #P9 instead of PA9. The box is in fantastic 'NM' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners and no fading or stains. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1966 two piece box Great Britain issue. Markings are provided for the box art aircraft. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Very high quality vac kit. Highly detailed moldings, full decals, metal details and clear windscreen. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
The plans are dated 1939. This kit is part of Ideal's famous '12 Inch' series of ship models with the composition molded hull. This eliminated all the work of forming the hull from a block of wood. This hull is in perfect condition with no warping or chips. Also includes two sheets of printwood parts, bamboo strips, full plans/instructions which include rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the plans/instructions. The box is very fragile and damaged, missing one inner flap (of four) but including both end flaps. The parts are still wrapped in the plans exactly as they left the factory; the plans have age wear and light damage to the corners and short tears on some long sides. Overall they are 'good' and certainly fine enough to use if you choose to build the model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. Black box issue from the 1980s. Rare, larger-scale helicopter kit with 89 parts. Features nicely detailed cockpit, engine, rotor head, and framework.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1975 issue of the large scale (1/32) Mig. Has markings for either version. Kit features Atoll air-to-air missiles, removable detailed RD-11 turbojet engine, optional position landing gear with rotating wheels, hinged clear canopy and detailed cockpit. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Limited issue High Grade kit with cast metal landing gear, wheels + much more, very large decal sheet, real rubber tires and photoetched fret. 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.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER very large vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. 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 components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, fans, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Very nicely done model of one of the classic race cars of all time. Kit includes 'Old Reliable' markings, 409 CID engine with Z-11 430 HP components, factory cast iron and tubular headers, 4 speed manual transmission, Firestone Trophy tires front and Goodyear slicks rear, Sun Tach and optional dragster front end parts. Over 100 parts molded in color, clear, chrome and rubber.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
2000 issue. Very finely molded Revell of Germany kit. Well detailed with all very fine recessed panel lines, good dual cockpit detail and excellent ejection seats, detailed gear wells, optional position landing gear, optional position 4 piece canopy, a very large variety of external stores and a large decal sheet for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1958 first and only release. Large 1/48 scale missile includes an elevating launcher, many moving parts and a crew of four. Molded in the correct white and olive drab. The kit has never been started. The missile parts ares still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with four completely finished wheels, junction box and resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.