Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM-
First issue with great "S" artwork. Dated 1956. The box is in investment-grade condition with perfect color and gloss. The only thing keeping it from being mint is a very small dish in on the left side edge and very slight, isolated edge wear. Features folding wings and tail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, escape hatch, three crew figures and refueling probe. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1961 'Sea Power' issue that is seldom seen. Still used the incredible artwork from the 'S' kit. This was issued right before the 'Commander Series.' Large scale kit is full hull and is very nicely detailed for that time. This model has never been touched inside. Still includes the 1/25 scale Revell catalog, USS Buckley Master Modelers Stamp and the two large, full-color trading cards (Revell C-130 and B-25, both original art) from the Science program. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. With decals, flags and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
First issue from 1956. Very colorful 'S' hardbox with great artwork. Nicely molded for the time with all recessed panel lines, opening front cargo door, rotating counter-rotating propellers and the clear Revell 'Globe' display stand. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. Hardbox artwork for this series was 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. The box is in exceptional near-mint condition. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. First issue from 1977 with desirable diorama tips sheet. Highly detailed with full interior and bomb bays. Includes markings for Bockscar, Enola Gay and Thumper. Includes two nuclear bombs 'Little Boy' and 'Fat Man'.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Early issue from about 1970. Molded in light blue and green-tint clear plastic and contains decals for all the starships from the series. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals are excellent as 'as-new'. Please read the article located on this website about saving old decals before you use these or any older decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
First issue from the late 1950s with fantastic box artwork. Very highly detailed kit for that time with many working features. Missile can be removed or installed for launch or transport. Launcher and truck can be configured for travel or launch and the launching boom can be elevated and rotated. Features completely detailed suspension and chassis, full interior, crew of 5 and more. The missile is molded in white and all other parts in olive drab. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is graded 'Good++' because of visible general wear and one closed split corner at the upper right. This kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare. Although dated 1956, this is the artwork copyright date only. This issue sports the oval logo with the sunburst but no "Famous Fighters" so this hardbox probably dates roughly 1960 and the last issue for this model. This is from the old Helicopters for Industry molds that Aurora acquired in the mid 1950s. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear, with correct Tatem Company decals with no stand base decal and correct instructions. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing rectangular stand and stand arm. Otherwise inventoried complete with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
1960s issue with oval logo. Close to 1/72 scale. Kit has many nice features: cargo doors open and close to show full interior - removable loading ramps - Field gun/parachute/sled cargo - Jeep/parachute/sled cargo - rotating props and full cockpit. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Near Mint Sealed
Very rare. Sold only as a set of six. All six packs are still factory sealed with mint to near mint header panels. Includes Honest John/RAT/Thor/Jupiter/Talos/Matdor/Snark/Bullpup/Sidewinder/Dart/Falcon/Little John/Sergeant/LaCrosse/Polaris/Sparrow/Jupiter C/Atlas/Vanguard/Petrel/Nike Ajax/Genie/Terrier/Hawk/Tartar/Regulus II/Bomarc/Rascal/Redstone/Corporal/Nike Hercules. NOTE: postal insurance is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
First issue from 1955. Rare. The first issue has a part number of 'P6-98', and the second issue is 'PA6-98'. Molded in correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Decals and instructions are excellent. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.
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
1960 issue; please note the oval logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border and the 'Northern Lights' in the center behind the Aurora name. Molded in a stunning dark gloss blue and clear. This issue has the clear two-piece triangle-base stand and also the 'Parents Magazine' seal on the box. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box shows much better than the 'Very Good' grade, but is graded as such due to damage to .5 of an inch on the lower left side corner
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare 1960s issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This is likely the 4th issue. I believe the 3rd issue is almost identical but has "Famous Fighters" in the oval logo. That would date this kit as 1963 and up till the 'Big A' box issue. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 artwork from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. The box is in excellent condition. There are no split corner and no repairs. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years. Missing stand. Never started. Otherwise complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare, very large scale museum-quality static or RC kit. Features highly detailed fiberglass hull, precision pre-cut wood hardwood pieces, over 200 fine metal castings, comprehensive building instructions and full size plans. The kit has not been started. Almost all small parts are still in factory sealed bags. The items that were not factory sealed have been inventoried compete with all paperwork. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Big scale model originally designed for gas powered free flight (.045 to .099) or control line (.099-.29), or can be converted to electric power and modern R/C (radio control). Features plastic cowl, decals, covering material, detailed, full size plans, formed wire main gear and tail wheel struts, die cut balsa and plywood parts, hardwood main and tail wheels and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer 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: Good-
1961 issue of the first model kit that Revell ever cut a mold for. Includes John Steel hardbox artwork and reproduction of the deck plaque that is on the Might Mo's deck were WWII ended. The kit has never been started. The parts and all paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bag. Please NOTE the box damage at the upper left, there is similar damage to the lower and upper side panels as well.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
The entire set of original, classic IMC 'Battle Damaged' kits! Includes all six, and they are still factory sealed. These are the old original issues, not the reissues. From the late 1960s/1970s.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare. Late 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Large 1/80 scale kit of this beautiful ship. Very highly detailed for it's time - still a fine model today. Includes all parts for motorizing. Could be easily made RC with today's small systems. Features finely engraved hull with raised panel lines, detailed superstructure with ammo boxes, pump case, life rafts and rings, searchlights, horn , DF loop antenna, clear windows, ships wheel and even tiny engine speed control levers. Weapons include 20mm gun with magazine and shield, two angled Mk20 boxes, depth charges and racks and two hedge-hog launchers with four hedgehogs each. Deck fittings are complete with bitts, hatches, towline bitt and stops, staffs, vents, anchor, lifeboat, mast with radar antenna and platform light and stanchions that you can easily rig to create a railing. Includes a nice display stand. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one of two tiny windlass crank arms. Can be made from wire or you can resin cast the remaining one. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals, flags and instructions. The 95' U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 95304, a Coastal Patrol Boat was one of 36 boats built between 1953 and 1959. These cutters were stationed all along the U.S. coasts and performed Search and Rescue missions, and Port Security duty. Nine of the vessels were transferred to South Korea. The remaining vessels remained on active Coast Guard duty until 1986 to 1990. They were replaced with a succession of 82', 87' and 110' Patrol Boats.