Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
1961 Air Power hardbox issue. Ideal builder as this is from the same molds as the "S" Starfighter with Sidewinders, which has four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, missile trailer and ground crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare. Original issue from the 1950s. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare kit from the 1970s. Kikoler Brazil issue. Very well detailed full-hull kit features pre-formed billowing sails, colorful sail decals, flags, complete deck details, 10 cannon on naval carriages, molded ratlines, deadeyes and blocks, two stern cannon, all rigging thread and anchor cable, full rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals, flags and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Second issue, likely from around 1962/63 because of the logo and 98 cent price extension. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder) at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds. Features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find larger 1/48 (probably 1/50) scale kit of the first mass-produced turbo-jet engined helicopter.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Although Poacher is no longer in business, they are acknowledged as the finest car model makers ever. The kit is in 1/8 scale and measures over 20 inches long when built. This kit features a black high gloss body and body panels and the box top says 'No Painting.' Given the magnificent reflection and gloss in the body and very large variety of part colors, this is an accurate statement. The model is well detailed and includes an all metal inner body shell, full engine and trans-axle detail, opening rear hood, working metal spring suspension, a great many cast metal suspension parts, detailed brake rotors, hollow rubber tires, one piece rims, complete interior with pliable red leather-like plastic seats, carpet, seat belts and shoulder harnesses, full dash, working steering wheel, opening doors, clear windows and orange and red tinted clear for light lenses and much more. The kit has never been started. All parts are either in factory sealed bags, factory stapled bags or factory taped bags. Complete with decals and instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
17.25 inches long and 14 inches high when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hull with predrilled mast, bowsprit and anchor chain holes, finished wood display stand, turned and painted stand pedestals and nails, a large sheet of heavy cardboard with dozens of completely cut and finished and numbered hardwood parts held on with string, a factory sealed bag of fully finished smaller wooden parts, a box of injection molded fittings including carriages, cannon, ships wheel, deadeyes, ladders, hull window panels, capstan, anchors and stocks, lifeboat and more, a small container of metal parts such as eyebolts, tiny nails, etc, a box with four colors of paint, black and white rigging thread, 8 completely sewed and finished sails, two small sheets of cardstock hull decorations, pirate flag and gun ports, instructions in English and a full size plan sheet with many views, complete part identifications by number and excellent rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes full size plans and instructions. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits issues by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1975 issue with great Ray Gaedke box artwork. From the same molds as the early 1960s issue, one of Lindberg's earlier car models. Molded in gloss dark red. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals (numbers with hood and trunk stripes) and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very high quality model from new molds. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cast resin and PE parts, excellent cockpit,good gear well detail, bomb load and paint guide and decals for the two aircraft listed. 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: VG
Rare. This model is from 1956 and features the aircraft in the vivid colors there were originally released in. It also features the R3C-1 with landing gear; later issues had the molds modified to make it a floatplane. The Gee Bee is molded in bright gloss red, the Laird Solution in gloss dark yellow, the Ike in bright white and the R3C-1 in a brilliant light yellow. Inside, the kits have not been started. Two kits are still sealed in the original stapled bags and the other two have been inventoried complete. This is the early issue of this kit with a one-piece instruction sheet for all four aircraft and no decals. The instructions tell the builder what color to paint the raised insignia. Please recall that the earliest issues of these four aircraft did not have decals either and that is correct.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Dated 1956. First of this classic Navy high horsepower trainer. Please note this is the 'P14' and not the second issue 'PA14' kit number. Has many operating features - canopy slides open, gear retracts, prop spins, and has instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. Molded in correct gloss mustard yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
The Gamma was designed by John Northrop and was considered very advanced in 1933. The airplane was an instant success. Texaco took delivery of the first one and set numerous cross-country speed records, in addition to being a crowd favorite at air shows. Dr. Lincoln Ellsworth used a Gamma in 1935 for a successful Trans-Antarctic Flight in the 'Polar Star'. This aircraft now rests in the Smithsonian. Gammas were also flown by Howard Hughes and Jacqueline Cochran. The model is very nicely molded and detailed and can build one of two versions of the Sky Chief (Phase I or III) or one of two versions of the Polar Star (Phase I or II)and includes all optional parts required to do so including two different engines, cowlings, nose sections, two and three blade propellers, canopies, one and two seat cockpits and tail wheels as required. Includes an extensive Micro-Scale color decal sheet for two versions each of the Polar Star and Sky Chief. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Big 1/12 scale model with a 40 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features hardware, decals, full size plans, formed wire parts, die cut balsa and plywood parts and more. 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. Berkeley is a very famous manufacture of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
The 1st issue of this kit dated 1956. This box is in exceptional condition. The gloss and color are the finest that I have ever seen. There is no edge wear and all four corners are solid. The only flaws are clear tape on the two long sides and a small written '9/60' on one short side. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed. This kit is no exception and has excellent detail. Kit comes with preformed ratlines and full rigging instructions. Kit even has the original sealed large size tube of Revell 'S' Cement, and the original wrapper for the glue is present also. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
All five cars are in as-new condition - it appears that they may have never been run. All but the Dow Tanker are in the original boxes with original plastic or foam inserts. From the mid to late 1980s.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very highly detailed armor kit. Also includes crew and accessories. 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
Unusual hardbox issue from the early 1970s. Has markings for both armed forces. Well detailed kit features complete interior, opening doors, crew of two, rocket pods and miniguns and rotating main and rear rotors. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
The kit is probably from the 1970s and is a reproduction of the famous Quaker series adapted for R/C (Radio Control). Includes die cut ribs and other parts, clear celluloid for the windshield and preformed metal landing gear. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, instructions and plans. NOTE: this kit was factory packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise. Note that this kit was also issued by M&P, which stand for Dick Mathis' Design Group, which was out of Lone Oak Texas. I do not know which one came first, this or the M&P issue.
Vacuform, Box Condition: VG
Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.