Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare issue with the George Barris pre-painted 'Custom Fogged' body. Can build any one of the three versions listed. Nicely detailed kit with many optional parts, full engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior and more. The kit has never been started. The color parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The clear and chrome parts were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare North American factory give away model with the famous weighted "Globe" base. Base and aircraft have no damage and are in excellent condition. The aircraft has the original decals in fair condition. There are no cracks and the plastic has an excellent shine as new. The entire display measures 8 inches in length.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Martin. Larger version with 10 inch missile. Condition is exceptional. Missile is 'mint' and base is easily 'near mint ++.' The correct, original stand says 'Martin Bullpup B.' There are no repairs, no touch-ups and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Includes White Ensign PE3536 1/350 USS Essex The Ship (factory sealed envelope), PE3554 Essex Perforated Catwalks (sealed inside) and PE3553 Essex The Airwing (sealed inside). All are in factory new condition and never used. The actual Essex kit is still factory sealed. Very highly detailed full hull kit with 610 parts. Can be built full hull or waterline. Includes hanger deck, three types of aircraft with folding wings, decals for the Marcus Islands raid on August 31, 1943 and much more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
The ultimate issue of the fabulous Revell 1/16 Rolls-Royce is this 'Museum Classic' issue from 1979. Special items in this release include real brass stanchions, gold braided rope, real cloth material for the convertible top, real walnut dash and door trim as well as a walnut display easel. The kit itself is highly detailed and features real rubber tires, spoked wheels, steerable wheels, two position doors and trunk with drop-down tool tray, fully detailed chassis and suspension, two position hood, detailed engine with wiring and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The one tree that was not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM-
I believe this is the 4th edition of this kit, and the first issue with this Jim Cox boxart. Dates from mid 1955 with small 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo and 'Famous Fighters of All Nations'. It is interesting that this issue did not carry the standard Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo for 1956 - perhaps it was designed at the end of 1955 and simply left that way. Correctly molded in metallic burgundy and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand. For this issue the factory changed the swastikas on the tail to iron crosses and decals as well. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Cabin style 1949 record holding aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, precarved prop, two colors of tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Very large scale (1/24) SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal details. Includes the critical parts for early B through S variants as well as USA and UK exhaust. Scratch building is required for smaller details between variants. 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, struts, basic cockpit parts, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for experienced builders who have experience with these kits and with scratch building.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1958. Classic cold war kit with excellent detail. Loader has movable wheels and tracks, and missiles elevate. Launcher has movable wheels and missiles swivel and elevate. Tracker has moving wheels and radar screen. Includes five man crew. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still factory sealed (missiles, wheels, etc). The parts that were not sealed have been inventoried. NOTE: missing one #61 flat round support pad. Includes all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopied.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare first issue from the 1950s with classic Ray Gaedke box art. Motorized kit actually drives off the stern paddlewheel. Large scale and very nicely detailed for that time with over 180 parts. Includes figures and full rigging instructions. Never started. NOTE: missing one small, flat, clear window. I have included thick clear plastic so this can be easily made. Otherwise inventoried with all other plastic parts, motorizing parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and detailed. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4 kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
First issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit with museum-quality high definition resin castings, photoetched details, decals and instructions. Full-hull kit represents the Nevada on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is four to six weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Highly detailed with (2) M61A Vulcan 20mm rotary cannons, (1) 40mm Bofors Cannon and (1) 105mm Howitzer, complete cockpit and full interior, ECM pods, engine infrared shields, Suu-4A pods, ALQ-87 pods and full decals. All recessed detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
One of the first three Revell aircraft molds issued in 1953. This kit is correct with no rivets and no landing gear. Instructions are printed on the back of the box. Complete with the unique stand that was only issued with these three kits and the gift set of these kits. This box is in excellent condition, complete with all end flaps and has not been crushed - usually these thin one-piece boxes are in very bad condition. Box has never been repaired. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present. Please note that this kit is different from the 'Pre-S' issue in the following ways: no rivet detail, almost no panel lines, different part numbers, pilots are a part of the fuselage (busts only), one piece wings and absence of the pods at the half-wingspan line, no landing gear and no holes for such, very early 'Colortone' logo decals and a silver, two piece plastic stand of a unique design that was not used again.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed. This offering from MPC is one of the most interesting and a classic among Science Fiction kits. The model dates from 1975. Large 1/100 scale kit is 17 inch long, has excellent detail and a large clear section to show interior detail. Fourteen movable parts allow you to display or change the ship's configuration from "Launch" to "Earth's Atmosphere Entry" to "Space Cruise". Also contains complete 'technical' flight data, a report on the NERVA Nuclear Engine and an iron-on shirt transfer. There was a time when space research was not aimed at the earth's orbit and moon, but at distant planets in our solar system and eventually beyond. Planning went much further than most people are aware. The main limitation was seen as the chemical rocket motor. It could only be fired once and the specific impulse was limited. To overcome these limitations, the United States embarked on a large program to build the nuclear rocket engine. Unlike the nuclear aircraft engine, this program overcame the technical obstacles placed before it was VERY successful. The effort resulted in numerous test engines up through the Phoebes 5000 MW monster, which is still the world's most powerful reactor. The nuclear engines could run at full power for an hour, then be shut down and restarted up to a dozen times or more. Also, the flow of fuel (liquid hydrogen) could be regulated through turbo-pumps to 'throttle' the engine just as one does a car engine. Crew radiation shielding from the engine was less than requirements for cosmic ray shielding. At one point, a KIWI series reactor (KIWI-TNT) was blown up on purpose to test the environmental impact; it was minimal and clean up went quickly. The final result was to be a space rated engine called NERVA, or Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application. Before the project was terminated, many vehicles were designed for deep space exploration based on these amazing engines.
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: NM
Rare first issue from 1958 in the 'S' hardbox. The box is in investment-grade near mint condition with perfect color and gloss. All four corners are solid and have not been repaired. There are no tags or tag marks and no missing litho. This hardbox kit is not the common soft-box reproduction. Very highly detailed with working launcher, opening doors, sliding ladders, rotating wheels, rubber tires, moving fins and a launch crew of three. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Rare. Based on the 1950s Yak-25 "S" kit, the Flashlight Whip Fly comes with USSR decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. The entire kit including all parts and paperwork is still in a factory sealed bag.