Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1960s issue with very colorful artwork. This is the early Concorde model based on the prototype and not the production aircraft. Features all clear windows, very fine panel lines and optional position landing gear. Never started. Inventoried 100% 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From the mid 1960s. The first aircraft to fly over the English Channel. Very nice kit of this early subject that is very well detailed for that time. Wings and control surfaces have realistic fabric texture. Features full cockpit and engine with gasoline/oil tanks. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.
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
1973 issue. Large 1/32 scale kit measures 17 inches long when assembled. Contains decals for both RAF and US Marines version. Features detailed rotating side jet nozzles, detailed engine, removable engine inspection panel, optional position landing gear, optional position speed brake, full cockpit with pilot, underwing loadout of rocket pods and drop tanks, opening canopy and movable wheels. 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 Mint
Still factory sealed. Very crisply molded. Features very fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and passenger interior and full color decals for N5414E including blue stripes for the fuselage and floats.
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+
Includes all six factory sealed kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Seal has splits. The 3rd issue of the classic 'Four Star' Kit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. 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.
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.
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From the 1950s. Classic box art showing the Nike Ajax blowing up what appears to be a B-17 over an American city. Large scale kit has excellent detail. The launcher operates as the real one does, and is made to hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery. Molded in olive drab and white. 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 NM
Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1977 . Has parts to build the versions described. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Lozier was a large four cylinder T-Head rated at 45 horsepower. The wheelbase was 124 inches and she road on huge 36 x 4.5 tires. This Pyro car model is based on a car that was owned by Thomas J Lester of Chargin Falls, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
In the 1970s MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with special MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. Well detailed kit for that time. Features many moving parts: turrets rotate and guns elevate, landing gear retracts/extends, wheels and props turn and all control surfaces move. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in 'excellent++' condition, which is rare.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
1966 hardbox edition in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Even includes original tube of Revell glue that has not been opened. Well detailed like most early Revell sailing ship kits. Very finely molded and detailed in tan plastic with white vac billowing sails. Features captain figure and 4 crew in Pilgrim garb, rigging blocks, thread, full rigging instructions, pre-formed rat lines, whale boat, colorful flaps and display stand with name plate. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes flags and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
First issue dated 1962. John Steel hardbox artwork. Has 'Famous Fighters in the border of the Aurora Sunburst logo and the 49 cent price extension. This is the rarest of all issues as it was only one year; in 1963 Aurora dropped the 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Molded in correct gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Second issue of this wonderful kit. Hardbox is dated 1966. Features rolling chassis detail, detailed engine, complete interior, removable soft top or boot and removable hood. Molded in a brilliant red, white, black, chrome, clear and with real rubber tires. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The 540K was produced from 1937 to 1939 by Daimler-Benz and was priced at about $11,000 - a King's ransom in those days. The supercharger boosted horsepower to 180 and the car traveled easily at 105 mph.
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: Good+
1974 block letter 'AURORA' logo issue. This is still the only 1/72 scale injection molded 737 kit to ever be made. Includes clear cockpit windows, full landing gear, display stand and a large PSA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The decals are in rare 'excellent++' condition; the only flaws are foxing to the backing paper. The actual transfers look brand new. Before using any older kit decals, please read the article (on this website) about saving old decals.