Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
One of the Junior Contest Flying Model Airplane series. Stick and tissue light weight flying kit. Includes all materials needed to build and fly the aircraft. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
1980s issue. Nicely molded older kit. Has markings for both Marine versions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Features 95 parts and very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, detailed cockpit, wings that swing, gear well detail, (6) AIM-54 Phoenix, (4) AIM-7 Sparrow and (2) AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1/72 scale kit with legendary high LS quality. Builds to a highly accurate and detailed kit. Molded in orange and clear 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. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufactures to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Includes real sprung metal trucks. Roundhouse (by Model Die Casting) was a famous manufacture of HO Craftsman kits in the 1940s/1950s. This is one of their all- metal car kits. Very well detailed and crisply cast with little or no flash. Molded in details are superb. Features all metal one piece roof, three piece roof walk, car ends, floor and undercarriage, factory painted and lettered sides for The Katy Line (yellow and black), three piece brake set, couplers, pocket doors, bushings, screws as needed, grab irons, full instructions with drawings and more. The prepainted sides are excellent. One of the four sides has a bubble in the paint that can be easily glued down. (See Photo, left) The roof, floor, ends, doors and car sides are very flat and straight for easy assembly. The kit has never been started. Most small parts are still sealed in the factory envelopes. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Includes parts to build the 36 or the 40 foot car. Very high quality HO craftsman kit. This model builds a very accurate prototype and is made from the same primary materials as the actual car. Features precut and milled hardwood roof, cut sides and floor, prescribed hardwood sides and other parts cut to size, metal and wood stock as required, injection molded plastic and metal detail parts, detailed full size plans with instructions and markings for Canadian national. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags, and the parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Unique kit of this domestically produced Czech single-seat fighter based on the Me-109. When the Germans left Czechoslovakia in 1945, the Avia Works completed a small number of Bf-109G-6 and G-14 airframes with abandoned German engines. The single seat aircraft were designated S-99 and the two seater CS-99. Due to a shortage of DB-605 engines and replacement parts, Avia adapted the well-stocked Jumo-211 engines and the single seat S-199 and 2 seat CS-199 were born. First flown in March of 1947, about 500 S-199s were produced up till 1951 and remained in service till the mid 1950s when they were replaced by MIG-15. Kit includes detailed descriptions and markings markings for three historically significant aircraft. Cleanly molded with very fine raised panel line details, good cockpit and choice of two canopies. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. KP stood for Kovozavody Prostejov. Many USA builders had their first exposure to Eastern Block kits in the 1980s from KP. Although they certainly cannot compete with recent Tamiya or Hasegawa kits, they had good details for that time and can be built up into some beautiful and unique models.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for both aircraft. 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
Has decals for both USAAF aircraft and one RAF aircraft. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and external weapons. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Very large 1/16 scale kit. Highly detailed. Features opening doors and hood, optional convertible top up or down, detailed suspension and underside, stock or custom rims and steering wheel, positionable front wheels, stock fuel injection or custom V-8 engine, complete engine compartment, detailed interior, optional air dams and side pipes and more. Over 145 parts molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++++
Kit includes Stab/Stukageschwader 2 Hans Rudel and Hungarian 102/1 Dive Bomber Squadron (1943) markings. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
1962 hardbox release. Small scale but very well molded and detailed. All parts still factory sealed and complete with instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. All trees are still sealed in factory bags. Complete with instructions and decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed custom van kit. Features recessed custom grill, driving lights, racing-type front air dam, American 'Torq-Thrust' wheels, oversized 'Commando' tires, roof mounted airfoil, custom hood and 'Snorkel' scoop, CB radio and antenna, 'double bubble' and 'keyhole' custom windows, custom rear bumper, bucket seat interior, detailed V-8 power plant and more.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Complete and unstarted with all wood and plastic parts/deacls/sandpaper/stand and metal stand leg. Ideal builder.
Vacuform Model Kit, 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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1963 issue in the early two piece box and framable box artwork. Never started. Missing the stand. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: two struts have small parts broken from them but the parts are present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very nicely molded and detailed waterline kit. Includes Zero, Val and Kate airwing. 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.
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
From 1978. Very high quality card kit with excellent full color printing, including reflective silver surfaces. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and instructions. Randolph Hall came to Rochester, NY in 1928 from the Thomas Morse Aircraft Corporation and founded Cunningham-Hall. His first aircraft, the PT-6, was successful and flown by Jimmy Doolittle and Earhart, just to name a few. In 1934 he designed the GA-21, thinking that it would make a nice military trainer and civilian sport aircraft. Changes by 1936 brought it up to the GA-36. The GA-36 was flown successfully through the 1930s but military orders did not develop, probably due to it's cost, which was high in this class. In 1941, the prototype was taken to Michigan, where the engine was removed and the airframe left in a field to rust. In the spring of 1979 the aircraft was returned to Rochester and restoration began. Once complete, she was moved to the Niagara Aerospace Museum.