Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. This is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' ('Young Mechanic') release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Good Soviet kit molded in bright green, black, white and clear. 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: Sealed Ex++
Still factory sealed. Second issue of this well detailed action kit. Features working suspension, treads, rotating turret, elevating gun, lock clamp for traveling position, detailed engine with removable hatch and crew members that take cover then pop up from hatches.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Has parts and decals to make all variants listed. NOTE: horizontal stabilizer halves are neatly assembled; quality of build is 'professional.' NOTE: missing one #28 prop for the Mk XVIII version. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1963 issue and still the only injection molded Apache kit. From ex-Comet molds. Features all recessed panel lines, clear windows, rotating propellers and color decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Aurora had started a line of inexpensive 29 cent kits in about 1957. The line was a success, and it was expanded. The line grew again when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, as most of Comet's line was very small scale kits, many of them civil aircraft like this one. It appears that Aurora was encouraged by the sale of the ex-Comet civil aircraft, as it expanded the line with it's own molds in the early 1960s.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM+
This kit is still factory sealed in the clear cello wrap but the seal has splits. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This kit has 1954 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many other material. Working features include operating steering, working suspension, lights that operate from the dashboard, doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles, starting handle that operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, Fan, dynamo, etc in the engine. The convertible top operates - and much, much, more more. Recommended for experienced models only. This is the desirable early version with the most realistic wheel construction. Each wheel is built just like a real spoke wheel with individual spokes and well over 100 parts. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare 1960s Revell Lodela issue with Sabena markings and unique box artwork. Box art and the kit inside represent an early configuration 707 with turbojets and 'tall' tail. The model has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bag, and the decals and instructions are excellent.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Limited special Edition with decals for all four D-Day USAAF aircraft. There are two large decal sheets complete with invasion stripes for 355 FG 354 FS Capt. Frederick Haviland Jr, 353 FG 486 FS, 363 FS 357 FG 8th AF Capt. Clarence Anderson and 362 FS 357FG 8th AF Capt. John England. Very highly detailed model. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail, optional wing load-outs and prop blades that can be set at any pitch.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Can be built in stock or custom versions. Custom version contains different intake manifolds, 4 Weber carbs or supercharger with "Bug Catcher" injector, drag headers, racing tires, two custom helmets, exhaust tips, drag chute and more. Model features underside detail, complete interior and engine/compartment and opening hood. Molded in white, chrome, clear and rubber.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Dated 1978 and from highly detailed Aurora molds. When Monogram purchased the Aurora molds, they only reissued the few kits that met their quality standards; this was one of them. Aurora really pulled out all of the stops. It features the famous 3.5L straight 6 engine, full engine compartment, opening hood, detailed front and rear suspension, driveline and exhaust, excellent interior, opening doors, opening trunk and more. It is molded in multiple colors, just like the Aurora kit: the body parts are a deep gloss burgundy and the other parts in tan, chrome plate and clear. The clear parts are 'excellent+' and the chrome is also. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that Monogram did not issue this kit with decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Includes both well detailed kits designed for use with HO train layouts. The kits have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Unusual kit that is primarily brass. Builds a very detailed prototype. Features two large sheets of photoetched brass which includes car sides, ends, roof, doors, cupola and more, cast white metal fittings, hardwood parts that are completely cut and milled to shape, detailed instructions and plans and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Long after manufactures turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. The model is molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
1970s large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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: Good
1973 White Box issue of the famous 1950s kit. Includes many action features: wings fold properly as on real aircraft, landing gear, tail wheel and arresting hook all retract and extend, turret revolves, machine gun elevates, bomb bay doors open and torpedo drops. Molded in gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good
Rare late 1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke artwork and intact clear panel and trading card on the back. Includes a nice assortment of scale ground equipment molded in yellow. The kit features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand. The aircraft is molded in white and clear. Although the box has some tape and general wear, it is still factory sealed and the Cellovision window is intact.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
This kit is made from the original 1950s molds in large 1/48 scale. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very highly detailed including complete suspension, full interior, 132 pieces of TX150 track links and lots of munitions load. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that there is water damage to the box but the kit inside is like new. The decals are still sealed the factory bag and the instructions are near mint.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Either inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions or the envelope is still factory sealed and all other parts are inventoried present. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.