Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Dated 1966 and one of two box art variations to share this part number. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but only grade 'good.'
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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Big kit for RC, free flight or control line. This model includes a very large decal sheets, die cut balsa sheets, pre-cut strip wood, vacuform cowl, engine, machine gun, pilot and other parts, rubber tires with completely precarved wooden wheel hubs, preformed landing gear strut wires, hardware, tissue, rubber motor and prop. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
This is a Cleveland 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. It was issued in 1932. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, completely precarved nose cowl and wheels, covering material, metal stock, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and correct insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Dated 1972 by the 'K&B Manufacturing - Division of Aurora Products Corp.' Excellent builder kit with revised and more accurate molds and very good quality. Includes terrain base and full rigging instructions. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From 2002. The Hasegawa line is widely considered the finest 1/48 Phantom kits available. Very highly detailed with 136 parts and all fine recessed panel lines. Includes decal sheet for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Still factory sealed. Features white vac main parts and a clear canopy; however, the canopy has become brittle and split as shown.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good+
Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Very nicely detailed kit that includes decals and color paint guide for both versions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good+
Contains parts for all four conversions. Mold quality is 'excellent' with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes detailed drawings of changes, including wings, and even lists the best base kits for all four conversion. Molded in white and clear. Never started and complete. Vacuform conversion kit only - requires base kits (not included) to complete. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included) to complete. This is a basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
First issue hardbox. 1954 Pre 'S' classic box art by Richard Kishady. Molded in correct high-gloss white plastic and clear plastic. Kit features optional position landing gear and cockpit hatch, boarding ladder and pilot in the boxart pose. Includes clear "Revelving' swivel globe base. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
First Issue from 1978 with Diorama Instructions. Very well molded and highly detailed. Features 12 ground crew and paratrooper figures, full cockpit, complete navigators and engineer's station, full cargo/passenger compartment with bulkheads and seats with seatbelts, restroom with sink and toilet, optional position passenger and cargo doors, rotating wheels and propellers, detailed gear and wells and more. Includes decals for two aircraft. 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: Exc+++
Original 1966 issue in wonderful condition. The hardbox has four tight corner and has never been repaired. The color and gloss are like new. The box sides are as good as the top - the colors are bright and there is no tape or tape marks. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is molded in the correct black and clear and includes the ocean base. Most parts are still on the trees. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent instructions. Please note that Aurora did not issue this kit with decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. There are two versions of the Robin from Comet from this time period (1960s/70s) - this is the one with the larger 22 inch wingspan. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1975 Mattel/Monogram issue with desirable Diorama Instructions. One of at least three box art variations of this kit. Features very good detail with complete crew cab, opening doors, detailed underside, rotating wheels and moving tracks/bogies, opening rear door, elevating and rotating .50 caliber machine gun, troop packs and bed rolls and 13 soldiers and crew. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Dated 2005.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Older but nice kit with realistic fabric texture on the proper surfaces, separately molded wing leading edge slats, ailerons, elevators and rudder, very good cockpit detail, optional position clear entry canopy panels, correct Salmson 9ABb engine and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that one prop blade is broken at the hub but it is present and repairable.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Hard to find Coast Guard version in one of two box variations for this issue. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in 'near mint' condition. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam. Many finished their careers in the Coast Guard.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
Second Issue in a 1955 dated hardbox. First issues has same art but kit #P9 instead of PA9. The box is in fantastic 'NM' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners and no fading or stains. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Contains both aircraft models. Older, very basic vacuform kit. Has white plastic main parts and includes cast resin engines, wheels and other parts. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans. Please note that all Cramer models are very basic kits. I do not recommend them unless you are highly experienced with older vacuform kits, have an extensive spares box and are an experienced scratch builder.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
An excellent, high-quality kit the builds a realistic prototype. Features completely cut, milled and scribed wood for all major box car parts, wood stock as needed (that will need to be cut to size only), numerous metal details (such as ladders, car ends, brake parts, etc, that vary from kit to kit) full size plans, instructions and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.