Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
"Still factory sealed. Scale model of this world-famous and beautiful schooner originally from 1929. 1:100 scale kit measures 16.93""H x 20.47""L x 3.35""W. From the Billing website - ""All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction! Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!"" The schooner Bluenose has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast, the ship soon turned out to be such a fast sailer that she won all the great classical regattas along the USA's Eastern coast. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1929, and shipwrecked near Haiti in 1946. A true copy - Bluenose II - was launched in 1964"
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very, very rare and a true investment piece. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from the early 60s. Big scale kit is well molded and detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels to move the treads and a good size flashing red bulb at the end of the barrel that 'fires' the gun. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE25 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire, a red electric light bulb and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All the small metal parts, glue and bulb are still in sealed bags. The only parts that were not sealed are the upper and lower hull, upper and lower turret and gear box. The instructions are in 'excellent++' condition and the decals are still in the sealed bag and 'very good' with moderate yellowing being the only flaw. Amazingly, the treads are in 'near mint' condition and completely intact - they are still very flexible! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very, very rare and an excellent investment. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from 1965 and is well detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE15 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All parts but the upper and lower hull halves, motor and treads are still factory sealed, and the biggest bag has a nice paper header. The sealed gear box metal is shiny like brand new. Amazingly, the treads are in perfect condition and still 100% flexible. They are held together by the factory rubber bands! The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are 'near mint' also. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very, very rare. As a matter of fact, John Burns never listed this manufacturer, and according to Worthpoint one has never appeared on Ebay or any on-line auction or sale. Clearly of Japanese original and possibly the second issue but the mold origins are unknown. The box says 1/35, but the instructions (correct and also marked "Hobby") say 1/31. This is a scale model, and has the typical detail of Japanese tank kits of the early/mid 1960s. It is very unique in that one motor performs five actions - it can go straight, turn right then back to the left after a short run, go in circles (I think), do a U Turn and the turret rotates right and left. This is done through a fascinating and complicated gear, cams and lever system. There are no less than 11 gears with many other pieces of metal hardware. The TKK Mabuchi 25 motor is included and in a 'very good' condition early TKK box. The motor is still wrapped in the printed plastic bag and the accessories are present. Inside, the kit is just like it left the factory. All the parts except the upper and lower hull and treads are still in factory sealed bags. The decals look 'excellent' and the instructions are 'near mint.' Amazingly, the treads are completely intact and fully flexible! 'Hobby' issued other tanks as well - the side of the box shows a Soviet tank labeled "III", a JGSDF Type 61 tank and a M41. No others are listed. Please email me if you have more information on this manufacturer. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Rare. Large scale model. According to the box top, it features hollow resin cast hull, cast resin parts, pewter detail parts and assembly instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Museum quality, highly detailed kit that is 1/10 the size of the actual prototype. The kit is made from the same materials as the actual coach - hardwoods and metal. Almost all parts are die-cut and other parts are completely shaped, carved and drilled. There are many photoetched brass parts and brass/metal and wood stock as needed. Assembly is by detailed booklet with assembly photographs and full size plans. The extensive instructions have over 400 color photos. The kit has never been started. All parts and paperwork are still factory sealed inside. Please note that this is a kit for the experienced builder only.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare, big scale kit from the 1950s. The box is nice with four solid corners but has creasing and wear as shown. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver with the correct big Frog base that was unique to these larger kits. Even the original glue capsule is included. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. As often happened, the decals were folded at the factory; that and age have caused some minor lifting on the decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare. Classic 1950s Frog kit in large 1/96 scale of this famous 'V Force' Bomber. The box displays well with very nice color and gloss, but is graded only 'good' because one corner is split and has clear tape on it, there is clear tape on the sides where someone taped the box shut, and there is general wear as shown. Nicely molded kit with all recessed pane lines and full landing gear that can be installed up or retracted. The kit is molded in off-white and clear with the large, black Frog stand that was unique to the bigger kits. The decals are flat and in excellent condition - even the clear wax paper covering is intact. Instructions are excellent also. There is even an unopened tube of FROG Polystyrene Cement! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. 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, 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: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave (mainly near the left and right sides). 1977 issue of this classic kit. The visual effect of the SAC 'Anti-Nuclear Flash White' is shown well in the box art. Has decals and paint guide to make this aircraft or the camouflage version. Contains 207 parts. Very nicely detailed. Features crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Unusual issue copyright 1959 but actually from 1963-65. Please note, it has the early 79 cent price extension but with a non-famous fighters logo. The box has like new color and gloss and four solid corners, but the seal drew the box slightly concave. There are no tape or price tags, no fading and no stains. It is molded in that fantastic bright yellow and clear with the triangle-shaped 'world' base stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 'near mint' and flat and instructions are also 'near mint.'
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1964 issue with John Steel artwork.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare first and only hardbox issue from the tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Televisions smash hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora is no exception. This example has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape, tags or tears and zero fading. The only flaws are very slight foxing and very slight general corner wear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, Me-109 and FW-190.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed and in fantastic investment-grade condition. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit has John Steel art and the hardbox is dated 1964.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
From Bandai molds. Very highly detailed, large-scale kit with over 250 parts. Features rolling chassis construction just like the actual car, highly detailed engine, suspension, exhaust, steering linkage and driveline, complete interior with opening front and rear doors, detailed engine compartment and opening hood and more. Molded in black, red, wood tan, clear, butterscotch and with three large trees of chromed parts and rubber tires and ignition wire. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
From the late 1950s. Very large (1/4 scale) and highly detailed kit. By far the finest working visible aircraft engine kit ever made. Comes with electric motor, gear and battery boxes and all hardware. Transparent housings permit viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears in action with synchronized firing of the spark plugs using red electric bulbs. Propeller also changes pitch. Kit is molded in clear, red, black, blue metallic and gray plastic. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. The inner (bottom or tray) box is excellent, and all cardboard inserts and clear panels are intact as shown and display very well. The outer box has seen significant wear as you can see. It had closed splits along the seams (corners and one side) and I correctly fixed those from the inside with card stock and book binding glue. The kit has not been started. It has been very carefully inventoried and the plastic parts are 100% complete. The metal parts and bulbs are all still in factory sealed envelopes. The Renwal cement is present and mint. Includes all the factory paperwork- instructions, parts sheet, yellow lubrication warning, small Renwal catalog and special booklet on 'The Aircraft Engine and How It Operates.' All of these are in 'excellent' to 'near mint' condition. It is amazing that this kit is complete - most of these models, even if still factory sealed, are missing parts due to poor packing procedures.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM-
First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. The box is exceptional with factory-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, four solid corners and no fading. It does have very light general wear, mainly on the sides. Nicely detailed kit for 1958 with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Includes Master AM-32-023 German WWI Spandau LMG 08/15 (7.92 mm) Barrels Super Detail Set, still factory sealed. The kit itself needs little introduction - it is the finest plastic model ever made of the D.V.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Includes Master AM-32-023 German WWI Spandau LMG 08/15 (7.92 mm) Barrels Super Detail Set and AM-32-024 Parabellum LMG14 Barrel set. Both consist of ventilated brass barrels, brass parts and PE details. They are still factory sealed. The kit itself needs little introduction - it is the finest plastic model ever made of the W.29.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
1969 Green Box issue. The Panzer IV mounted one 75mm gun and two MG24 machine guns. The "H" variant depicted here had extra armor plates hung loosely from the sides to pre-detonate hollow charge projectiles. The kit can be built with or without this additional armor. Features rotating turret and elevating gun, detailed moving flexible treads and bogeys with spring action, opening cupola hatch and includes extra tread links, Jerry cans and helmets with two crew figures. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.