Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Kit features fine, all recessed panel line detail, many photoetched parts and decals for four aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. During construction of the NiK1 Kyofu (Strong Wind) float plane, the design team at Kawanishi did a study of converting that aircraft to a land-based fighter. The design seemed very promising, but the Japanese Navy rejected it. Kawanishi decided to privately fund the building of prototypes regardless. The aircraft flew and flew well, but the navy was unimpressed as they ordered the J2M Raiden into production. Kawanishi, undaunted, built four additional prototypes. The IJN was finally won over, and funds were released to produce the fighter. Production problems were solved in time for the Shiden (Violet Lightning) to see action before the end of the war, but not in significant numbers to change the tide. The Shiden was an excellent aircraft, but a modified version, NiK2-J may have been the finest Japanese Naval fighters of the war.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM++
Still factory sealed. Dated 1957, but this is likely the 1958/1959 issue due to the 79 cent price extension on the part number. Parents seal with blue ends.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1991 issue in 1/48 scale. Very well detailed kit with typical Monogram high fit and finish. Includes full weapons load out with AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder and drop tank, ECM pod, complete cockpit detail, optional position canopy, tail hook, speed brake and radome, detailed radar and wheel wells, pilot and ground crew figures, decals for three aircraft and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+
Rare kit from the early 1950s. This kit is in investment-grade 'NM+' condition. The box and contents are as fresh as new and come from a hobby shop closed many years ago. The one-piece flip-top box is a clean as if it came from the factory shipping box. Inside, the kit is as new, with the parts molded in glossy white and clear plastic, the correct clear Comet 'teardrop' stand, flat decals, as new instructions and the famous Comet catalog ordering envelope. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Comet originally began model production in 1929 with a line of balsa flying models. In the mid-1950s Comet made a beautiful line of small and medium scale aircraft and missile models with colorful boxes. The early issues were in one-piece 'flip-top' boxes, and the later issues and releases were in standard two-piece 'hardboxes' with a lithograph slick glued to the top box. In 1963 Comet sold the plastic kit molds to Aurora, who reissued some but not all of the kits.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. 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, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM++
One-piece box issue dated 1965 but from the later 1960s due to the 60 cent price extension. Features removable cowling and detailed engine, two position landing gear, movable wheels and prop and US Navy markings. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Lacina. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From ex-Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare old LS kit in a high gloss box with very collectible artwork. Very early LS kit. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for it's quality. Features retractable landing gear, recessed panel lines, opening canopy, movable ailerons and two drop tanks. 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. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Includes Flight Designs 'Sunworld' decals and paint guide. 'Sunworld' was one of the most colorful operators of the DC-9 and this one is registration #N713L. Also includes is ATP #AD7867 cabin and cockpit window decals. The kit is nicely molded featuring optional position cabin and baggage doors, opening/closing rear airstair door, optional position landing gear and a large and colorful decal sheet for both airlines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Box is still factory sealed. Classic Cold War East German/USSR airliner in Interflug markings. This is the second box art that I have seen with this kit - the other version shows the aircraft on the ground. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1960s Lodela (Revell of Mexico) issue. Inside, this is the 'S' F-104 with Sidewinders kit without the stand. Includes original issue, F-104, four AIM-9 Sidewinders, missile cart and ground crew. Molded in green. The model has not been started. The parts still in the factory sealed bag, and the decals and instructions are included and in excellent condition.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
High quality building kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. Includes a small wooden office with windows and doors as well as wood and printed cardstock to make a very large sign that would run the length of the lot along the street, as well as back into the lot. Features scribed wooden sides with precut windows, clear windows with preprinted details, door and other details, wood stock as needed, and a large sheet of cardstock signs with red printing and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Nicely done multimedia kit. Builds the De Havilland DH-82a or Canadian DH-82c(DH.82)Tiger Moth. Features well done injection molded parts, metal tailwheel, propeller and seats, choice of two different clear canopies, extruded airfoil strut material and full decals for multiple aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very highly detailed and well molded waterline model of this famous WWII IJN Aircraft Carrier. Includes air wing of three different types of aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube including the original paint vials. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Has decals for all three aircraft. Unusual Aurora-Heller kit. One of Aurora's last efforts was to market quality Heller kits with the "Aurora-Heller" name. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes parts for the '500 or the '501 and markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The D-500 was the result of Programme C-1 in 1932 that was destined to replace the obsolete French fighter fleet. In November of 1933 the D-500 was chosen from the competitors, and this established the reputation of the Dewoitine company. The D-500 was made entirely of metal and fitted with a Hispano-Suiza 12 cylinder engine and a turbo-compressor. It was armed with 2 Vickers machine guns on the cowling and 2 Darne machine guns on the wings. The D-501 was a variant of the D-500 that arried a motorized cannon. The HS-59 20mm cannon and the 2 Mac 34 nacelles replaced the weapons of the '500. The propeller was also changed and lost the streamlined nose cone. Total production of both types was 257 aircraft. At the start of WWII, 43 D-501 fighters were still in front-line service.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Excellent quality kit features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells and inside gear doors, pilot figure and optional position canopy. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.