Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. Lodela issue of this rare Neptune variant. This is the classic 'S' kit with ski landing gear and decals for Arctic service.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Rare Republic Aviation display model made by Bronzart. Given to Airforce dignitaries and pilots. Solid cast metal and 8.25 inches long. Condition is excellent with all original paint and decals. The only flawed decals are the FS numbers which have some wear. The stand is original but has a crack (visible in the photo) immediately behind the screw.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Dated 1985. Large and very nicely detailed full hull kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare. Very highly quality limited issue kit. Features cast resin waterline hull, superstructure and some detail and an Eduard PE fret with railings and numerous other details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The 'A' class of German torpedo boats began construction in 1915. Many were built, but A83 through 85 could not be completed at the end of WWI so they were scrapped at Kiel. Many of the A class ended up Polish and Belgian Navies after the war. The balance of the finished ships were scrapped in Britain.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very limited run kit. Features injection molded main airframe parts and some details, two frets of photoetched brass details including perforated machine gun shrouds and MG sights, lozenge decals, paint guide and illustrated instructions with aircraft history. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The D-1 was one of the more obscure aircraft of WWI, but it was likely the most structurally sophisticated. The wings pioneered the torsion box constructions methods, which later became standard. The D-1 also featured a jettisonable fuel tank, the first of that type. Two of these aircraft made it the USA: D1753/18 to the US Navy as A6058 and D1754/18 to the US Army as 68546.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Colorful and unique Craftmaster artwork with black 'short' end panels. Includes markings and paint guide for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Features good cockpit detail, separately molded wing flaps and ailerons, optional position speed brakes, detailed gear wells, drop tanks, air-to-air missiles and a decal sheet that would cover one of many Soviet Migs because it includes numbers 0 through 9 in blue twice for nose markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Hard to find. Early issue from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Kit includes both models. The Antoinette was the first plane in the world to attain an altitude of 500 feet, and the Voisin made the first city-to-city powered flight. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Very large (1/72) kit of the destroyer that fired the opening shots of WWII in the Pacific. Before the main strike on Pearl Harbor, the Ward was on patrol. She located and sank one of five Japanese Midget Submarines. SPECIAL ORDER 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. this model is not recommended for builders not experienced with vacuform kits. Model includes basic hull and superstructure components only, metal/resin fittings and plans/instructions. Sub-assemblies and details will still need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Significant skill is needed to build vacuform kits and they are not recommended for beginners or modelers who are not experienced with this type of model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit from 1990 with 144 parts. Kit includes both models and crew, including men on motorcycles.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
49 inch wingspan - builds either the Douglas A-20 Boston Medium Bomber or the P-70 Havoc Night Fighter. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. This is the deluxe version including dope and paint in glass bottles. Very highly detailed and complete 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From the 1960s. Unusual issue contains both kits - a very nicely detailed LCM and M4. Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Sherman features flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. LCM includes full interior, pilot house and figure, opening front gate, prop and rudder detail and two additional crewmen. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Necomisa/Pegaso reissue of the 1950s Lindberg kit from original molds. Includes card stock Air Race Diorama.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. High quality vac kit with fine recessed detail.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory sealed. Rare kit of the Naval version of the P-6 Hawk. High quality moldings with many cast metal details and instructions + plans with markings guide.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Rare hardbox issue from 1961. This kit has the 'Fun to Whip-Fly!' logo in the upper left of the box top and there is an advertisement for 6 of the Whip-Fly series on one long side. However, there never was a Whip-Fly KC-135 - just a box promoting Whip-Fly with a regular KC-135 kit in the box. Inside, the kit has never been started. All parts, decals and instructions are still in the factory sealed bag. This kit also has the old style Revell clear 'Globe' base, which is unusual at this late of a date.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Rare kit from 1950. Measures 18 inches LOA when assembled. Includes solid precarved balsa hull, seven sheets of cleanly done printwood, other precarved and shaped wooden parts, dozens of cast metal fittings, wood stock and masts/yards in many sizes, running and standing rigging material, sail material, full color insignia and more. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous sectional and detail view of the ship and a painting guide. There is a separate instruction sheet, which was unusual for Ideal. NOTE: the main deck has been neatly cut from it's printwood sheet. Quality of the cut is excellent. There are no other removed parts and no gluing. One side elevation has been adult colored to illustrate the correct color scheme. Quality of the coloring is excellent. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. One short end panel is missing on the box.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Nicely molded full-hull model with good details. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The famous Queen Elizabeth was the largest liner in the world when launched in 1938. She saw extensive service during WWII as a troop transport. After the war, she and the original Queen Mary formed the backbone of Cunard Atlantic Service in unparalleled luxury. Some customers favored the Queen Elizabeth for her modern lines and more modern interior fittings. She was supposed to be on display in the USA on the opposite shore of the Queen Mary, but buyers never materialized. While serving as a 'College Ship' she burned in Hong Kong Harbor where she was scrapped, but only after appearing in a James Bomb Film as a MI-6 hide-out.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
From the mid 1970s and original Pyro molds. This kit is from the excellent intermediate size sailing ship series. Overall length is about 8 inches when assembled. An excellent kit for its day (1967), it features full hull, intricate wood planking and texture, detailed decorative higher sold moldings, separately molded deck cannon/carriages, anchors, wall and more. Includes separate masts, ratlines and full billowing sails. Molded in wood brown and ivory. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The Revenge was an Elizabethan Galleon launched in 1577. Revenge had 46 guns and was 92 feet long. She was part of Sir Francis Drake's fleet of 80 ships that defeated the Armada. In 1661 the Revenge was attacked by a fleet of 16 Spanish Galleons. She sank two and disabled two of her enemy before being forced to surrender. Three days later she was sunk in a storm while returning to Spain as a war prize.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. That was the second issue, still from 1946. By 1948/49 Hawk was using injection molded styrene plastic and still molding it in high-gloss yellow - that is this kit, the third issue. Other than the material, there are subtle changes to the box. It is still one piece but much larger, has much simpler (and larger) text on the end flaps and the box top says "All Plastic Airplane Assembly Kit" (instead of "...Construction Kit"). The box is in excellent condition with great colors. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual as the box was not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.