Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare kit with well detailed Lemans car. Includes a 60 piece trailer with clear top, sides, front and opening rear doors, colored plastic frame and bed, fenders, chrome lights, detachable loading ramps, trailer hitch, tool box with opening doors, compressor, fire extinguisher, oil cans and gas cans. The car itself features a one piece underbody chassis, detailed Ford 427 CID engine and driveline, optional position rear engine cover with support rods, full interior, very well detailed front and rear suspension, turnable front wheels, full exhaust, oil cooler and fill tube, spare tire and more. Molded in white, chrome, clear, red-tint clear and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that MPC put into internal factory sealed bags (white car and clear and red trailer parts) are all still sealed. The parts that were never sealed (chrome, race car clear and red tint clear and rubber tires) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. '50 Years of Revell' reissue of this classic cut-away Jumbo Jet kit. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Includes decals for British Airways or SAS aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1979 issue. Rare and large 1/12 scale kit measures over 16 inches long when built. Nicely detailed and features working steering, detailed engine and opening hood, detailed front and rear suspension, underpan with full exhaust, complete interior, opening doors, opening trunk and more. Molded in red, clear, chrome plated plastic, tan, black and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare. Third issue from about 1954 with the rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations. Molded in correct gloss medium blue plastic and clear with rectangular clear stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the all-new artwork shown in this photo and the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. For the fourth issue, the plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare. Original issue. Features detailed underside, Torsion Bar suspension, full interior and may custom touching including exhaust extensions, fender skirts, outside pipes, fender horns and mirrors, spotlights, antennas, continental tire cover and bumper extension, louvers and more. Molded in white, clear, beautiful condition chrome plate and real rubber wide-whitewall tires. Axles are metal. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all plastic parts present and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1986 issue of this classic highly detailed kit. Molded in black, chrome, clear, red, white and with rubber tires. Features stock 282 Fuel Injection motor, street 2X4 carbs and strip blower engines, ignition wiring, stock three speed or custom Borg Warner 4 speed transmission, complete exhaust, suspension and underside drive train details, stock and racing tires and rims, detailed complete interior (custom interior includes roll cage), optional fender skirts, detailed engine compartment down to real heater hoses, fuzzy dice, opening hood and more. Superb mold quality. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
First issue of this all-time classic. Hardbox is dated 1961 and in unusually good condition with no split corners, very good color and gloss, no tape or price tags, no marks from tape or tags and no litho tears. Flaws include general wear and creases as shown as well as sun fading to the end panels and slight bit at the lower left top. Widely considered to be one of the best visible airplane action kits ever made. Features a full cut away model with interior detail. Buttons on the base activate two motors that make the prop spin, and the main gear and tail wheel retract and extend. Two other levers on the base drop the wing bombs. Inside, this kit is as it left the factory. All of the special presentation cardboard is as new and the two motors are still sealed. Molded in the correct first edition shades of clear, red, black, silver and zinc chromate green. It has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts present. Instructions and decals are correct for the first issue and feature the 'Horse' stand decal. NOTE: decals are intact but have visible age cracking. Please read the two articles (on this website) about saving and restoring old decals. Insurance is required with this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare motorized version from the late 1950s. Features geared, dual-prop electric drive for operation in water. A big 1/225 scale kit that was well detailed for that time. Molded in ivory, medium gray and off-white. The kit has never been started. The two bags of motorizing parts are still factory sealed. The other parts were never factory sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete including decals, signal flags, and both sets of instructions - one for the standard ship and one for motorizing. The USS Oregon was this country's third battleship and had a famous career in the Spanish American War.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare. This kit is from 1949, and even predates the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' that started the plastic model craze in the United States. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits (with with metal details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufactures to produce such kits (known as 'solids') in a consistent 1/48 scale. Hawk made aircraft, ship and train models in this fashion. The very first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States were made by Varney or Hawk in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kit well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948 and issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, Laird (all in acetate) and the F-84G and this Constellation (both in polystyrene). All were in the two-tone one-piece box. This model is molded in the correct glossy medium gray with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that '...the plane is molded in the proper base color, and if you intend to paint your favorite air-line markings be sure to use good enamel (not lacquer). The kit has never been started. The contents are either in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Recently I purchased a collection that contained an unusual number of undecorated factory desk top models. The modeler was a professional quality builder. When he could not find an aircraft in an injection molded kit, he would obtain a factory model from Topping or Precise, then finished them himself, modifying for accuracy and detail where needed. I have listed the manufacture as Topping, but please consider that tentative. It could be a Precise model. The model has been started. The work is professional quality. NOTE: the kit is missing two of the four vertical stabilizers. Fortunately, one of each is present so you could cast replacements. There are no propellers or stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Original issue hardbox 'S' logo kit from 1956. Not a reissue. Kit features detailed engine, opening hood, chassis detail and full interior. Molded in the correct high gloss black and chrome. Chrome is in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all black parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (chrome only) have been inventoried complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Inside the kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory parts bags. Includes all plans, decals, instructions and paperwork. As an added precaution, I have carefully inventoried all small metal parts through the plastic bags as occasionally a bag will split open. They are confirmed to be 100% complete. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From the 1970s. Well detailed kit of the wild Eckler's custom Vette. Features detailed engine, opening hood, excellent underbody detail with full suspension, driveline and steering, overlay fender panels, special hatchback that can be positioned opened or closed, rear spoiler, special hood, side exhaust and pinstripe decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1970s early issue. Can be built stock, custom or minivan. Nicely detailed with over 80 parts. Molded in white, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features rolling chassis construction just like the real truck with full suspension, exhaust gas tank and more, detailed engine and compartment, removable hood, full interior, working tailgate, optional wheels, roll bar, minivan topper, optional bumper guard and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Superb kit of a trackside water tower. Features numerous parts in wood, plastic, metal, etc. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Includes two kits as shown. Superb kits with fine resin castings - superior in detail to injection molding. Also includes all fittings, full decals and excellent instructions. The kits have never been started. The small parts that were in factory sealed envelopes are still in the sealed. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair-
From the late 1950s. Very large (1/4 scale) and highly detailed kit. By far the finest working visible aircraft engine kit ever made. Comes with electric motor, gear and battery boxes and all hardware. Transparent housings permit viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears in action with synchronized firing of the spark plugs using red electric bulbs. Propeller also changes pitch. Kit is molded in clear, red, black, blue metallic and gray plastic. The box is very heavily worn and has a great deal of clear tape on the edges and corners. 4 inches of one short side is missing. It is marginally presentable as shown but not collectible. Inside the box is much better- all cardboard inserts and clear panels are intact as shown and display from 'very good' to 'near mint.' The bottom box (tray) is solid and 'good' with the main flaw being fading to the bottom. The kit has not been started. The Renwal cement is present and mint, and all metal parts and bulbs are still in sealed in the original envelopes. The plastic parts have been completely inventoried. The red, clear, blue metallic and gray parts are 100% complete. NOTE: the black parts are complete except 1 push rod (of 18) is missing. The other 17 are present and you can easily make this part from stock plastic. Also includes instructions, yellow lubrication warning, small Renwal catalog and special booklet on 'The Aircraft Engine and How It Operates.' All of these are in 'excellent' to 'near mint' condition.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with 18 inch wingspans. Kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, colored tissue, rubber motor and full decals. Includes full size detailed plans. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing 15 wing ribs. Fortunately, they are duplicated on the plans in full size so they are easy to make. Also missing 7 other even easier to make balsa parts. Inventoried with all other parts, full color decals, wheels, rubber motor, full size plans, engine/cowl, prop, prop shaft, thrust button, tissue and metal stock present. 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 manufacturers, 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1949. This is a Cleveland Master kit Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. The box has wear as shown but the insides are in excellent condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, completely machine carved cowl/engine, fully formed and painted scale wooden wheels, fully formed thrust bearing and rubber motor retainer, metal stock, clear windshield celluloid, 5 sheets of color insignia including an instrument panel, rigging thread, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork included. Plans are in 'excellent+' condition. 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) and 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 this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they 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- 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 'Aviation's 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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Assembly and painting is required - the photo is of a built model. Includes all parts needed for assembly. The model consists of quality high definition resin castings and photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.