Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
First issue dated 1957. As with most early Revell sailing ship kits, it is very nicely molded and well detailed. Includes rigging instructions, rigging material and vacuform billowing sails. Molded in three colors - ivory, light wood tan and dark brown wood. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing #70, 71 boomkins (tripod made from straight cylinders) and #20 galley stack. All three parts can be made from stock plastic or sprue. Inventoried with all other parts, decals, flag sheet, rigging material and instructions. The 295' bark rigged sailing ship was built in 1936 in Bremerhaven, Germany, for the German Navy. It was originally named Horst Vessel. The vessel was acquired in 1946 as a World War II war reparation. The ship was named the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, and has been used ever since as a training ship for future U.S. Coast Guard Officers. Eagle is based in New London, Connecticut.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. 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, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Nice kit from 1982. Has parts for all listed versions. Contains decals for F-101F 'Happy Hooligans' 178 FIS of the North Dakota ANG in 1973 (natural finish), RF-101B 192 TRS Nevada Air National Guard, 1972 and CR-101B No. 409 'Night Hawk' Sqn 1970. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Fair+
Still factory sealed. 1960s issue bagged kit with header and type three logo.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Dated 1987. Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised detail, very good cockpit and rear cabin, opening cabin door, optional parts for stowed flight position tail and rotor, optional cowlings + exhaust and parts for RAF HC Mk2 / HUM K5 for both naval air squadrons.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Early 1950s wood and metal static model. Well detailed for that time and just over 14 inches long when assembled. Features precut and die-cut wooden parts, completely formed wheels, metal engine screen material, metal tracks and a bag of many other metal parts, full decals and more. Has very large, excellent plans that are highly illustrated and have detailed text instructions also. Never started and complete, with the small parts still in the factory sealed bag. Merco was Mercury Model Airplane Company out of Brooklyn New York. The armor line included the Patton, T41 bulldog, M4 Sherman, German Tiger, Russian Stalin and the shorter Patton 48.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Early issue from the 1960s. This is the hardbox in the 'long box' format, perhaps the hardest to find of the three variants. Dramatic artwork shows 'A Bit O'Lace' near the bombing run. Features many moving parts: turrets rotate and guns elevate, landing gear retracts/extends, wheels and props turn and all control surfaces move. Never started. NOTE: missing the crew figures and display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present, as well as decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Limited edition with special decals for the aircraft on the box art. 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: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Rare 1/48 scale kit from the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
First issue that is still factory sealed. The colorful paper header is in remarkable 'excellent++' condition with no tears, tags, tape, marks, etc. The only flaw is some creasing on the back side.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed but older kit with decals for both air forces. Features full cockpit, two piece canopy, tip tanks, detailed gear wells, avionics package in the nose with removable cowl, optional position speed brake with detailed well and optional underwing stores including fuel tanks, rockets, gun pods, etc.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Includes all 6 Luftwaffe WWII detail sets in 1/48 scale . All the Verlinden sets are complete and not started except the Aircraft Machine guns. Two guns have been built and painted. The CMK Bomber Pilots have been assembled and painted. Quality of build is 'excellent' and quality of paint is 'very good.'
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. 1993 reissue from original molds. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1973 release with interesting box art variation. This is one of two early 'White Box' issues. The kit is from the original molds as the impressive 'Four Star' issue from 1965. Very well molded for that time and includes parts and decals to make any one of 6 versions listed. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. Three parts are built - the seat and stick are glued to the cockpit. Assembly quality is "professional" and there is no other assembly and zero painting. One prop blade is broke neatly at the hub and is present. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube including the original paint vials. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Also includes Xtradecal sheet #005-48 'USAF Europe 1/48 F-4G and F-16C'. For the F-4G, 480 TFS 52 TFW 1988 and 81 TFS 52 TFW 1988 and 52 TRW 1987 are represented. The decals have not been used and are as new with the paint and marking guide included. The kit itself is very finely molded and detailed. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4G kit. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one half of an ECM pod and decal #59 (on the Hasegawa sheet - a long black strip). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and factory decals. With instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very nicely molded model with very fine raised panel lines and good detail. Contains a large decal sheet for the six aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Dated 1949 and very highly detailed and prefabricated for that time. Large scale kit measures 7 inches long when built. Features plastic wheels, steering and lamps, die cut and factory machines wooden parts and a small number of metal and accessory parts. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all other parts have been inventoried present including highly detailed plans/instructions. The 1903 Cadillac was the very first production Caddy and the car that began the legend. This particular model was capable of 30 mph with four passengers. Its 11 hp engine could negotiate a 45% grade with ease. The car was first test driven on Oct 17, 1902. In January of '03 it was taken to the New York Automobile show where orders for 2286 were placed. By mid week, Cadillac announced that were 'Sold Out.' This makes sense when you realize that in 1903 all cars had a rough machine-shop or 'garage' fit and finish; the new Cadillac looked like a Jewel in comparison. Later that year the Cadillac placed or won challenges and reliability contests worldwide and earned the status of 'Standard of the World.' Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Nicely done moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) 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 airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.