Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, etc. Does not include decals. 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: VG+++
In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The early Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. Inside, the kit is mint. The shiny, very dark blue plastic parts are complete and there is a red feather plume. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory tape sealed. Limited run injection molded kit. Features injection molded main parts, cast metal details, vac canopy and full decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1970s 'Black Box' style issue that still retains the 'L' style box art. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. 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
Rare, small-scale Sanwa issue from the early 1960s. The box is in 'excellent' condition with very nice color and gloss and complete with all ends and flaps. There is light damage at the upper right as shown. The airplane is molded in silver and clear and the 'V' stand is molded in blue. The kit has never been started. Inside it is in 'factory new' condition. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The large stand base is the only part that was never factory sealed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Large very near 1/48 scale kit of the famous WWI pusher fighter. Cleanly molded in light gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
Second issue and the rarest Zero from Aurora. The first issue is the 59 cent Brooklyn, and this one is the short-term 59 cent issue from the move to West Hempstead. This box in is in Near Mint investment grade condition with as-new color and gloss. This art was only issued for one year and maybe less and with two issues - this one, 88-59 and 88-69. Molded in brilliant high gloss yellow and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand. This was the first issue with modified molds, so this kit includes the full landing gear and wing bombs, as well as the revised instructions to reflect that. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and correct decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
1956 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is excellent with great color and gloss. The kit includes the fuel truck and engine check stand with ground crew member. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare. 1960 issue from the large 'Bild'n Fly' series. This series was Monogram's most elaborate, colorful and realistic flying models. It was short-lived however, as by 1960 non-flying plastic kits had become the #1 hobby of boys in the USA. The Bild'n Fly series included simplified assembly - no ribs or stringers. All balsa parts are color laminated and die cut - no tissue covering and all decoration is built in full color. There are 14 highly detailed plastic parts such as cowl, wheels, prop, oil cooler, etc. The windows are clear. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Dated 1977. Large scale model of Sir Francis Drake's English galleon that is famous for its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580. The ship was originally named Pelican, but Drake re-named her in mid-voyage 1577 just before entering the Strait of Magellan. The name 'Golden Hind' was a compliment to his patron of the voyage, Sir Christopher Hatton. Hatton's family coat of arms was a golden female deer (hind). Well detailed kit with over 100 parts and is 18 inches long when assembled. Features fully detailed decks, 12 hull mounted cannons, 4 cannons and carriages, 5 crew figures, pre-formed rat lines, 6 pre-formed sails, full color flag sheet, display stand and nameplate, full instructions and rigging diagram.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Highly detailed kit with main injection molded parts, numerous photoetched details, mask set and painting guide and decals for multiple aircraft. 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++
1968 issue with Royal Thai Air Force markings. The chrome plating is in exceptional 'excellent++' condition which is very rare. It has been properly protected for shipment. 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 mint in the factory seale. Very colorful artwork. This is the white box end issue; the other Craftmaster issue has black box ends.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
The third release of Monogram's first car kit; the original release is numbered P1 and there is another PC-1 issue before this one. Fantastic condition hardbox. Parts are glossy red plastic. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts and mint instructions and decals.
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: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. 1978 1/48 scale issue. Features all recessed panel lines, full cockpit, rotating prop and drop tank. Decals for 'Yellow 6'.
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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare. Very highly detailed resin cast kit with clear canopy. Decals and paint guide are included for the aircraft shown. 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: VG
Original 1958 dated 'S' issue hardbox with dramatic box art. Features missile with separating booster stage, operating launcher and three man crew. Molded in the correct white and dark olive drab. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.