Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Original free flight design by Jerry Brofman. Very high quality complete kit with all die cut parts and complete plans. Good for sport, precision and PAA flying. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Hard-to-find "G" variant. From the same molds as the Testors model. Includes full cockpit, underwing stores, tip tanks, full bomb bay load, optional position landing gear and speed brakes and decals for two aircraft. Never started. NOTE: missing one very small blade antenna. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
Rare ship model dated 1938. Contains the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed, hollow hull made from a wood composite. The hull is in excellent condition. Also includes full size plans/instructions, wood stock and dowels as required and two sheets of printwood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Plans have tape along the boarder but there is no tape inside that.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
KVZ make kits in East Germany during the Soviet Bloc years. Although some kits were a bit crude, this kit is exceptionally well molded like the Su-7 and would build up very nicely. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare early ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded base and clear sheet plastic with the ratlines printed on them to simplify assembly. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. This kit has never been started and is still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland. The Shipyard in Miniature contains 9 ships total: Bon Homme Richard, Constitution, Revenue cutter, the Savannah, Flying Cloud, Gertrude L. Thebaud, Golden Hind, Mayflower and Santa Maria.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
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 and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides, and ends and other parts cut to size, metal and wood stock as required, metal detail parts, detailed full size plans with instructions. This kit is designed for full underside car detail - for advanced modelers only but well worth the effort. 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++
Early 1960s Japanese kit with very collectible box art and high gloss box top. Nicely molded and detailed. Features moving control surfaces, retracting landing gear and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions show a motorizing option, but the sealed parts included a normal clear Nichimo stand - which is not shown with the instructions. So this is likely a later issue with no provision for motorizing but still with the old instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Still factory sealed. Very well detailed small scale coach with rotating wheels. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Limited run kit - only 2000 made. Features main injection molded parts with recessed panel line detail, injection molded clear canopy and metal landing gear struts and tail skid. Includes full decals and a painting guide on the back of the box with federal standard colors listed on the instructions. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The IAR-80 was a Romanian developed and produced fighter. It was a capable aircraft, shooting down several B-24s during the Ploesti Raid by the 15 Bomber Wing USAF. The aircraft served on both sides (Axis and Allies) during WWII and the 80c variant flew with the Air Force of Romania till 1952.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
This kit contains both aircraft and is from 2000. These are new molds and features all very fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpits and excellent detail. 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.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very highly detailed museum-quality kit. Features pre-cut and milled floor, roof and sides, a sealed bag of extensive cast metal details, metal ladders and other metal stock, other pre-cut wood parts, wooden stock as needed, colorful Grand Trunk decals, detailed assembly instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the others have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Well detailed and molded kit of the famous fighter. Features detailed gear wells, cockpit detail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, two types of wing tanks and external bomb load. Never started. Factory bag sealed or inventoried and 100% complete with all parts/decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very high quality molds and fine detail, typical of Mania kits. Can be built with or without wheel pants and with open or closed cockpit. Contains a marking/painting guide and large decal sheet for 15 different aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Two piece 1972 softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Finely molded kit. Well detailed with numerous photoetched parts and film instruments. Includes optional parts and decals for your choice of three different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Unused decals in mint condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very highly detailed kit with 270 parts. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still in the internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Has decals for both airlines. The kit has been opened but never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. 48 pieces.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Excellent condition box and kit dated 1960, but from a later date than that due to the logo variation. Molded in a brilliant gloss deep blue and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in exceptional NM condition.