Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare. 1960 first issue hardbox with classic artwork. Very highly detailed model of the inside and outside of the 501-D13 that powered the Convairs and other aircraft. Has a great many moving parts - it duplicates the movement of the actual engine. Never started. All internal blue display cardboard packing is in excellent condition. Molded in correct black, blue, orange and silver plastic. The silver parts are still sealed in factory bag; there was a rip in the other bag so I opened it up and inventoried it - the orange, black and blue parts are 100% complete. Instructions and decals as new. Even includes Master Modelers stamp for this kit, Master Modelers Club application form and special booklet 'The Story behind Prop-Jet Power.' Also includes instructions for motorizing; motor and battery box were not included in this issue.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Rare kit from 1949/very early 1950s. Measures 15 inches long when assembled. Includes completely precarved hardwood hull, one large sheet of cleanly done printwood, other precarved and shaped wooden parts, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, metal stock as needed, a sealed bag of metal fittings including lifeboat and engine parts, die cut paddle wheels. Includes excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail view of the ships details and engine and have a painting guide. Never started. Inventoried complete with instructions and all of the small parts are still in a factory sealed bag.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare. Dated 1943 and measures about 8 inches long when built. This is an excellent scale kit with novel construction that results in an almost completely finished model with very little painting. The frame and floor are both wood with die-cut heavy cardstock suspension springs. The seats are pre-carved wood. The body, hood, fenders, windshield, radiator, instrument panel and interior are from very heavy cardstock that is completely factory colored, lettered and it is also die-cut. The wheels are completely finished hardwood. Includes an unopened envelope of CASCO glue and full plans with instructions on them. Assembly is nicely illustrated by several diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: one wheel, the spare, has a slightly different hub shape. It is the correct diameter and thickness.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Dated 2001. Finely molded with 119 parts and widely considered the finest 1/32 '109 kit made. 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: Exc
Very nicely molded kit. Features all fine recessed panel detail, cockpit detail, full landing gear, bombs and drop tank. Decals are for the Flying Tigers AVG as pictured on the box top. The model as 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. KZS stood for Kovozavody Semily and they were located in Czechoslovakia.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Nicely molded and detailed kit. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpits, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, optional large centerline drop tank, two optional wing pylons and decals for both air forces. 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. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, four solid corners, no rips or tears and very minor wear only - it is the best that I have seen. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very, very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: NM-
Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Very crisp and well detailed moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very early control line or scale static kit. Would do very well as either. Excellent plans with many additional details. Contains all parts required and even color decals. 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This is a Cleveland scale flying model in standard 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, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and color insignia. 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+++
Very well molded with fine rivet detail, cockpit, engine and rotating propeller. Has decals for the three aircraft listed. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1950s issue with excellent box art. The kit inside is a near-copy of the Highway Pioneers Model T. Premier intended to capitalize on the Gowland/Revell 1/32 classic car popularity; how well they did is unknown. The box art is definitely better than it's rival, but the kit is more basic. Molded in black with a metal wire frame windshield. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From ex-Hasegawa molds. Features very good cockpit, wings that swing, two pilots, two piece canopy, AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. Includes decals for both squadrons of 'Persian Gulf Fighters.' Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Very large flying model for free flight, .049 U-Control, static display or rubber power. Although it is not in the instructions, many people have converted this model to R/C with electric power. Includes stick and tissue construction, a large number of plastic vac parts, clear vac canopy, detailed cardstock parts, full decals and much more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare kit from 1959. Features retractable landing gear, opening canopy and missiles that actually launch from the central pod. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Adams was founded by Steve Adams and released plastic assembly kits in the late 1950s. The company was innovative and the general quality of most kits was very high for the time- so much that builders (not just collectors) still seek the kits today. Adams is best known today for a series of military vehicles and missiles, although they also released an aircraft (Draken), helicopter (YH-41), balloon (La Coquette) and ship (SS Savannah). Some of these appeared in gift sets as well. The Adams smaller scale (1/40) Atomic Cannon, Hawk Missile Battery, Honest John, Vanguard (1/80) and Thor (1/87)missiles and other kits are still sought after today. Combinations of these kits were issued in gift sets, which are very desirable collector's items today. In the late 1950s, Adams entered into a joint venture with Revell, and several of the military kits were released under the Revell label, such as the Jeep among others. Around 1960 there was a disagreement between Adams and Revell, and the agreement was terminated. Sometime after this, Adams quit the plastic model business, and Life-Like purchased most of the Adams molds.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Most likely from the 1950s. Nordic style towline glider. 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).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very well done kit with detailed chassis, engine, full interior, optional parts for three different trucks and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed but the seal has a split on two side panels. Very unusual kit. Hasegawa issued a series of the famous 'Egg Planes' in roughly 1/72 scale.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Action-packed artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released its bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From about 1943 - certainly a wartime issue from the 'We are in a fight to WIN!' drawing on the instructions and an urging to buy war bonds. This is a deluxe solid wood model in big quarter scale. Features beautiful completely finished hardwood fuselage, two cut-to-shape balsa wings with rough airfoils already formed, profile cut balsa nacelles and tail feathers, two cast metal three-blade propellers, fully formed wheels, wood stock as necessary, tinted celluloid for canopies (not printed), sand paper, full color insignia, factory glass bottles of glue and dope and very large full-size plans that include stabilizer and wing dihedral gauges, cross sections, aircraft description and spec and even text instructions. Never started and complete. Box top is complete but has closed edge splits. Master Modelcraft Supply Company made wooden model aircraft and ships and listed their address as N.Y. 66, New York during the early 1950s.