Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1956 first and only issue. This rare kit contains all five aircraft models. The box is in 'good' condition with very nice color and gloss, three solid corners (one a closed split) and significant litho damage to the right lower section as shown. The four box sides grade better at 'very good.' The tray (lower box) is 'good++' and all internal packing material is present as shown. It is very interesting that there is no damage from the ribbon that Revell wrapped these kits in. Almost all issues have that, but this one does not. Inside, the kit has the two factory dividers. All kits contain the famous Revell clear 'Globe' stand. The kits have never been started. Three of them are still factory sealed in the factory bags with the decals and instructions. The B-57 and F-102 bags was opened, but they have not been started and are inventoried 100% complete and correct with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: there is a molding flaw on the rudder of the B-57. The rudder is complete, but it looks like a rough ring in the plastic. Shipping insurance is required on this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
1972 Monogram/Mattel issue. Well detailed kit with 90 parts. Molded in a gloss black, tan, white, clear, chrome and with real rubber tires. Features detailed engine, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior and optional position top with boot. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please NOTE that the body is still sealed in the factory bag but I have noted that the windshield frame is neatly broken (as happens so often on this kit). The part is included in the bag and is an straight-forward fix.
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: Exc
Box and artwork is in excellent condition. Classic Cold War East German/USSR airliner in Interflug markings. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: two prop blades are broken but present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Rare and large 1/4 scale kit. Over 3 feet long and highly detailed. This kit is designed to accept the Renwal Visible V-8 for a complete rolling chassis display. This model is motorized with gears that shift, brake pads work on fluid through brake pedal, operating steering with gearbox and linkage and operational rear differential. Includes book on how an Automobile Chassis really works. The box is 'Good++' condition with nice gloss and color, no missing litho but has general wear, creasing and some clear tape on the sides. The kit has never been started. The model has been inventoried 100% complete with every part- a very time consuming task. Includes all cardboard internal presentation parts in 'very good' condition as shown, instructions, Renwal Guarantee Sheet and the booklet "The Automobile Chassis and It's Working Parts" in excellent condition.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted gray and decorated with white, red and black lettering for the Greenbay Route, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Hard-to-find 1962 hard box issue in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Features bow and stern planes, dual props, sail with periscope/antenna cluster, missile tank, missile and launcher and display stand. Molded in black. Please note this is simply a re-box of the Aurora Nautilus kit with Seawolf decals and Aurora's 'dual purpose' instructions that are for both kits! This model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM-
Original issue hardbox dated 1961. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags and no litho pulls. General light edge wear and a slight concave dish are the only flaws. This model is part of a very popular and successful line of 1/48 World War II kits that Monogram issued through the 1960s. Features folding wings, optional position landing gear, under-wing tanks, rotating prop and wheels and pilot + one ground crew. Molded in correct gloss blue, black and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering paper, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. 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: No Box
Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. From about 1965. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Very high quality vacuform kit. The moldings are of higher quality than most injection molded kits. Features full interior, shaped strut material, metal details, full color decals and optional parts and decals for the Navy OL-6. One in the line of Grover Loening's famous 1920's amphibians. In 1928 five OA-1As were chosen for the 'Pan American Cruise' that began in San Antonio Texas, flew to the southern most spot in South America, then returned north to Washington, DC for a total of 22,000 miles. An OA-1B (Army version) could be built with minor scratch modifications. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very nicely detailed kit. There are decals for multiple trucks. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's 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 Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Features detailed chassis and suspension, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in colored, clear and chrome plated plastic with real rubber tires. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very Rare. 1956 first and only issue. Contains the following kits - M-4 Sherman, 155mm gun and high speed tractor, jeep and trailer. The Sherman features movable track and suspensions, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action'. The 155mm gun and tractor has many working features - the M-4 tractor has movable tracks and working bogies, rotating and elevating machine gun, driver and interior details. The gun can be stowed for transport with the tractor and all extra gear to do this correctly is supplied. The Long Tom features and elevating barrel, moving limbers and detailed mechanism. The jeep features rotating wheels, radio, jerry cans, detailed chassis and suspension, tilting windshield, driver/soldier and general figure, detachable trailer with rotating wheels, generator, cable reel, packs, tool box and more. Includes unopened large tube of Revell 'S' cement and the paint brush marked 'Revell' but no paint is present. NOTE: The Sherman and Long Tom 155mm have not been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions have general wear and the Sherman instructions have split folds that have been neatly taped. The High Speed Tractor has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and instructions but is missing the decals. The Jeep and Trailer have been built but not painted. Quality of assembly is above average but there are some small areas of visible glue. The jeep is missing one bedroll (an accessory) and decals. Instructions are present. The G.I. Figures is missing (1) guard and base and mortar. Four men are glued to their bases; four more were glued but fell off due to old glue. All other figures are included in addition to the GI instructions.
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model. Has 1500 parts in 14 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features English instructions and illustrated showing good detail, but you should be experienced with cardstock before purchasing this model. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare scale model. Huge stick and tissue kit designed for free flight but can be converted to electric drive remote control. Wingspan is 55 and 5/8 inches and length is 38 and 5/8 inches. Dates from 1933, '34 or '35 because of the NRA (National Recovery Administration) ink stamp on the bottom of the box. Cleveland had a reputation for making the finest and most accurate scale models in the 1930s and this kit is no exception. Features fully turned engine speed rings, prop bushings with brass bearing inserts, fibre props with completely cut wooden hubs, fully formed main wheels with brass bushings, high quality strip wood, numerous sheets of printwood, clear window material, two colors of covering material, 5 plates of full size plans and assembly instructions (on 2 sheets of paper) and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes all plans and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare 1950s Cellovision issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Hard to find kit of this invasion craft. Large size - measures roughly 20 inches long when assembled. Motorized for operation in water. Has operating cranes, excellent detail an numerous LCVP craft with separate loading ramps. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals, instructions and motorizing parts.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Deluxe kit features factory painted and lettered car sides in yellow with red Union Pacific and car number, completely pre-cut hardwood parts, metal cupola, car ends and stairs, brass ladders, numerous cast metal parts, metal sprung trucks, paint guide and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed plastic tube. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst - due to the 130 price extension, it is most likely from 1961 or '62.