Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare early ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded base and clear sheet plastic with the ratlines printed on them to simplify assembly. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. This kit has never been started and is still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland. The Shipyard in Miniature contains 9 ships total: Bon Homme Richard, Constitution, Revenue cutter, the Savannah, Flying Cloud, Gertrude L. Thebaud, Golden Hind, Mayflower and Santa Maria.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Solid scale kit from the famous Megow line. There is no box. The kit is complete and includes all wood blocks needed for float and fuselage, printwood, wood stock and two metal propellers. NOTE: this kit has assembly. The wings, rudder, elevator and lower horizontal fin have all be cut from the printwood sheet. Quality of the work is excellent with all parts sanded to the correct airfoil shape.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Early issue Heller large 1/50 scale Alpha Jet model. Good detail and 56 parts. Includes decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
From the early to mid 1940s. The photo on the box top is of the assembled model. Features fully formed wooden wheels, cut to shape hardwood parts, hardware, sandpaper and detailed plans with construction notes. Never started and complete.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats and anchor, a full set of flags, color side decorations, name plate and transom decorations, full sails, brass cannon and brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including color sheet, instructions, photo sheet and plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
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. The two side logos, however, do say 'Famous Fighters' on the logo. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61. Kit features movable rudder, elevators and wing ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating prop and wheels. Molded in gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Dated 1953 with a wonderful hardbox illustration. Kit also includes horses, dog and fireman and real chain. The kit has not been started. Inside, it is still in the factory cello seal. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters (Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel) in 1952. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This issue is from when Revell still had the marketing agreement, as it says 'Trade Mark Copyright 1953 Marlin Toy Co. Inc' on the box top and 'Collector's Kits, Inc, Closter, N.J.' on the side.
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Still factory sealed. Excellent quality kit of a rare subject. Very well detailed, large scale model with a waterline hull. Named for Jason, the leader of the Argonauts and a Thessalian king's son. The original Jason sailed on the Argo and brought back the mythical golden fleece. This ship, the MS Jason, lead a very active and productive life. She was built in 1954 at the Unterweser Werft in Bremerhaven for DG Neptune. In 1966 she was converted to a charter/survey ship Seismic for Prakla seismos. In 1973 Jason was sold to Christos M. in Cyprus and renamed Minos. In 1977 she was sold again to Honduras as Buena Suerta. She was renaned Lea in 1989 and scrapped in Aliaga in 1990.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Still factory bag sealed. Very highly detailed and well molded vacuform kit. Includes full cockpit and crew stations.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1982 Revell Germany issue. Well molded with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features 'good' cockpit detail, optional position landing gear and three piece optional position canopy. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Very nice decals include stencils.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Nicely molded kit with primarily recessed panel lines, full cockpit and cabin floor, detailed rotor head, optional position double cabin doors and rotating main and tail rotors. Never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+
Dated 1960 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. The box is in stunning 'Near Mint+' condition with as-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading and no tears or litho damage. Very light wear is the only flaw. Molded in silver and clear. 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
Superb modern kit from new molds and possibly the finest 1/400 'Four Piper' available. Features 155 parts, full hull, complete prop and rudder detail, detailed deck with fittings separately molded, multi-piece main and secondary weapons, detailed super structure, display stand and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are included only for HMS St. Albans as she appeared in November of 1982. Starfighter decals can provide excellent hull numbers in this scale if you wish to model another variant. This ship had a remarkable war history and very active career under four flags.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Vacuform kit of the legendary Super Wal transport in civil or Luftwaffe configurations. Main vac parts with clear canopy for civil or military, optional gun turret and blisters. Builds Civil or Military versions D - F - G - L. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. The Super Wal was more refined than the Do-15 Wal but the design was dated by the time WWII broke out. A Do-18 was the first aircraft lost to the British in WWII.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
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. The kit has never been started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed resin interior, cast metal landing gear struts and a fret of photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Includes all 7 kits - a full train! These are old hobby shop stock. Beautiful, scale streamliner kits with the bodies in cast aluminum and details in plastic. Very nicely done. The kits have never been started. Most parts inside are still in factory sealed bags; the few that are not have been inventoried complete with instructions (on the box back).
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Beautiful laser-cut wood kit with removable roof and second floor, interior walls with stairs, no-paint laser-cut shingles, self-squaring constructions of all wood, four sided architecture and step by step instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. The French Caudron was a aerodynamically beautiful aircraft. It won the 1936 Thompson and Greve Trophies as well as the 1933, '34 and '35 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe European races. Includes a very large decal sheet with full markings for four aircraft, detailed interior and all parts needed to build one of four aircraft.