Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
This is a Cleveland 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. It was issued in 1932. 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, completely precarved nose cowl and wheels, covering material, metal stock, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and correct 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: Good
Dated 1967. Most likely the second issue of this classic kit and the first 'Blue Box' issue. Dated 1967. A great kit for that time that has many any action features - wings fold properly as on actual aircraft, landing gear retracts including tail wheel and arresting hook, wheels and prop rotates and it includes bombs, drop tanks and rockets. Molded in a beautiful gloss dark blue, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the decals are 100% intact but have age micro cracking. Please see the article (on this website) about using these or any older kit decals.
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: Exc+
Large scale Mig. Features very fine raised panel lines, 'fair' cockpit detail, wings that swing, two piece canopy and a large loadout of AA missiles, drop tanks and bombs as well as cannon. 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: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Very large radio controlled kit with finest hardwood constructions of pre-cut spruce, mahogany and birch. Includes all deck hardware and is designed for two prop drive. Measures 31 inches long with a 12 inch beam and a 3 inch draft. Can be run with electric or gas motors.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Dzik and here sister Solol and her sister were the first submarines delivered to the Polish Navy once WWII began. By February of 1941 Sokol was patrolling the Bay of Biscay and Dzik followed shortly after delivery on October 11, 1942. Both of these ships achieved significant success in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, where they destroyed several enemy ships. Both subs outlasted the war and were returned to England. Dzik was then lent to the Danish Navy in 1946. Her active service ended in 1957 and she was broken up in 1958. Very nicely molded and detailed but certainly not a 'state of the art' Tamiya style kit. Features full hull with propellers and rudder, display stand, color paint guide on the back of the box with rigging diagram and full decals with flags.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed but the seal has split and some of the seal is gone on the bottom. Very nicely done kit of the second of Monty's two Humbers. Features very good underside detail with suspension, exhaust, gas tank and more. Full interior is nicely done and the kit includes two figures.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
First issue from 1956. Very colorful 'S' hardbox with great artwork. Nicely molded for the time with all recessed panel lines, opening front cargo door, rotating counter-rotating propellers and the clear Revell 'Globe' display stand. 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: Sealed Good+
Still factory sealed but one corner of the box lid has a mouse chew. At the same corner the inner box is battered but still intact. Nicely detailed kit measures 520mm (20.4 inches) long when assembled.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Rare. From the late 1950s. Large 1/96 scale kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Large model with full landing gear and and two colorful BOAC decal sheets. One includes full size vertical stabilizer markings and the other is a very large and extensive sheet with all striping, logos, side windows, flags, registration for six different aircraft and more. The decals are flat and excellent with the original factory wax paper in place. The instructions are excellent also. The four props are still on the factory cardboard holder and have no broken blades. Even includes original unopened tube of Frog Glue and factory white paint vial. The kit has never been started. NOTE: there is no display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions. NOTE: one small landing gear door (still on the sprue) is short shot.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. From 1987. This model builds a 1943/44 General Motors produced F4F-4. Well nicely molded and detailed kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, correct lower clear windows, nice engine and landing gear detail and optional position gear.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Hardbox issue dated 1964. Kit can be built stock or custom and features molded underside detail, full interior and separately molded tail lights, headlights, license frame, grill sections and bumpers. The custom version includes front and rear end treatments, 'scoops', decals and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear (windshield), chrome plate and with black rubber tires.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare original Bandai issue. Large scale, highly detailed kit. Features full rolling chassis construction just like the actual vehicle, detailed engine with ignition wiring (almost a model in itself), driveline, suspension, transmission and fuel tank, removable bonnet, complete interior, opening doors, actual fine wire wheels, optional top and more. Molded in black, red, silver, wood tan, white, clear, nickel plate and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
From 1944. The 'Speed Glider' here was designed by the great Carl Goldberg. This type of model was tied to a string, which was in turn connected to a wooden stick 2 or 3 feet long. An accomplished pilot could whip the aircraft around, performing an excellent variety of stunts. As you can imagine, the kit has very sturdy construction to take these high speed maneuvers. It features two sheets of die cut, thin hardwood parts, hardwood and balsa stock, two sheets of full color covering material with complete aircraft color, windows and insignia (which completely eliminates painting) and detailed plans with balance and flight information. The fuselage is profile, while the wings and tail surfaces are built up the traditional stick and tissue way. Although in the end, there is no tissue but the superb full color decorated paper wraps that cover all the surfaces of the model. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one small section of one wood sheet; the three small parts on it are on the other sheet, they are very simple to duplicate. Inventoried with all other parts, covering papers and plans. The box appears much better than 'Good-' but I have graded it such because one large end flap and the four small flaps have fallen off. They are present and included however, and you could easily repair the box to make it complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Includes both waterline kits. Features excellent quality resin castings, instructions/plans with painting guide. Made in Germany by Dr. Thomas Weihs, hence "Doc-Modell." The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
The 192 first flew in 1958 and was the first helicopter in the world with true twin-engine safety, meaning that if one engine failed, it could fly home and land safely at any gross weight. The kit features moving rotors, cockpit, clear windows and optional position doors. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Two seat Mig-15 Operational Trainer. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel lines and good detail. Has markings for all three nationalities (Polish / North Vietnam / Czech Air Forces). 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.
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
With motorized prop action. Hardbox issue dated 1966 with Tom Morgan boxart. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. 1982 Revell issue using the Renwal molds. Like all Renwal ships, this one is well detailed and finely molded.