Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From the 1960s. Large scale stick-and-tissue model that is well detailed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern light-weight servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform spinner, cowl and exhaust stacks, full color decals, covering tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufactures, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
The I-400 was a huge 400 foot long submarine that carried three seaplanes. Originally it was intended to launch it's aircraft against the Panama Canal, but this attack never materialized. Three of the seventeen subs originally planned for this class were completed. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Contains decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Mint
1957 hardbox issue. The box is in mint condition with as new gloss and color. Please note that this is an earlier issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the Aurora logo. Small scale kit with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely molded kit with clear canopy, full landing gear and display stand. This is a model of the very early YF-102 prototype with the straight (non-area rule) fuselage. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Around this time, Aurora issued a series of inexpensive (usually 29 cent) small scale kits that were designed to sell at almost any type of retail location. The line was successful and further expanded - when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they fit in nicely with this established line.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Cleanly molded and very highly detailed kit. Includes main injection molded parts, a large photoetched brass fret, cast white metal engine and two decals sheets for Ernst Udet's 1916 aircraft and a German Naval Eindecker from LF70 in 1916. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Factory seal intact. Mattel Logo Issue with no price suffix on part number.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes parts for two versions and decals for both listed aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
First issue dated 1957. Note 29 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with 70 parts. Features full cockpit detail with seats, controls and interior panels, rotating 3 barrel XM-197 20mm minigun, eight Hellfire missiles and US Marine decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Rare. Very nicely detailed custom van kit. Features CB and radio antennas, air horns, 'Zoomie' side exhausts, custom front end cap, custom grille, fat off-road tires, Keystone 'Ranger' spoke wheels, twin skylights, spoiler, louvered portholes, 'Woody' bumpers, full interior with high-back buckets and CB radio, detailed V-8 engine, detailed chassis and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very colorful 1960s Craftmaster artwork issue. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 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: VG-
1970s MPC kit from Airfix molds. Includes markings for both air forces. The Beagle was the USSR's first jet bomber, first flying in 1946. As the primary Soviet light bomber, it was used by 15 nations and was built until 1960. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are flaking severely.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Molded in silver from quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Early Monogram 'Four Star' aircraft kit with the artwork dated 1955. This is the third issue of this kit since it has 'PA6-98' and 'The Name For Quality Hobby Kits' in the box top logo (the second issue has 'Four Star Plastikit' in the logo). The actual release for this kit is probably between 1961 and 1966. Although created to 'box scale' (1/67 in this case), this model was very popular and remained in the catalog right up into the 1970s. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. The kit has never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Very well detailed large scale injection molded kit which also includes metal chain and scale rope. From Palmer molds.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare kit in the famous Top Flight "JIGTIME" flying model series. The Jigtime series were wooden flying models but the tissue, rib and spar method was eliminated. The kit is built off of central jigs and all the wood is pre-printed with a colorful design. Includes vac canopy, launcher skid and rubber band. Reportedly flies at over 50 miles per hour...and since it is a Carl Goldberg design, it probably flies well. Appears to be very close to 1/48 scale. The kit has not been started and is in mint condition. No parts have been punched out of the sheets and the printing is clear and crisp. Complete with all parts, Jigtime flying tips pamphlet and colorful instructions featuring Topsy and Flitey - your animated building assistants.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Comes with Flight Design decals with decals for standard Southwest or Southwest Sea World Shamu scheme, full windows in two colors, doors, glare panel, full logos and enough number and letters for almost any registration number. The model itself is the 1987 issue with colorful Air France and British Airways markings. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very nicely formed with recessed control surface lines. Includes ATP window, cockpit window and door decals for the 717-1200. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory sealed. Includes color decals and instructions. This kit represented a puzzle to me at first. First, the kit is not listed in any of my guides. On first inspection, it appears to be the rare Revell first mold F-94 from the one piece box with no landing gear and one-piece wings. However, it could not be - it has the rivet detail of the 2nd Revell issue- but not the split the wings and added landing gear. It has come to light that Lincoln, from Hong Kong copied the 2nd edition Revell F-94 and left off the 'details' and changed the base to the typical Lincoln base. Plastic kit production was a sideline for Lincoln, and when production ended, the molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong. Kader reissued the entire Lincoln line in the mid 1970s. When Kader discontinued production in the late 1970s, ATP Inc in the USA bought the remaining kits and perhaps some molds. Eventually IM obtained many Kader molds - perhaps from ATP - and this issue was made.