Metal Model Kit
Precision metal castings. Contains engine and manifold. Much greater detail than injection molding. NOTE: parts have never been used and are inventoried 100% complete. They are sealed in a small ziplock bag that does not include the shown header. The Aeroclub header is shown for reference only.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Built for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) modelscould not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol (with a clever cabin) style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Second issue of this rare kit. For this release, Aurora changed to the full color 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo, dropped the 'national insignia' left-hand box top border and retained the original artwork. 'A' was added to the part number and the price extension was raised to '79' from '69'. Kit is molded in the correct beautiful metallic dark blue and clear and has the rectangular clear stand, correct decals and correct instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Precision cast all-metal propeller. An ideal upgrade for your kit and superior in detail to plastic props. Never used and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
First Aurora issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. Ex-Helicopters for Industry kit. Features cockpit seats, control stick(s) and instrument panel, opening rear clamshells doors, opening side doors, geared rotating inter-meshing blades and decals for all four services. Molded in a beautiful, deep gloss blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Nice kit from older molds. Features crew of four and some interior/crew station detail, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position dive brakes and landing gear, external bomb load and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very rare hand made model from the internal Douglas Studios. Measures 27 1/4 inches high and is made from wood and metal. Brass name plate says 'NASA / Douglas Thrust Augmented Delta'. Condition is beautiful. Decals are excellent. Paint is very good but there is typical hairline age cracking as the entire missile is primarily made of wood. No broken or missing parts.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
From 1987. Large scale extremely well detailed kit. Molded in white, rubber, chrome, black, clear, satin chrome and silver. There are many metal parts as well. Kit features opening rear engine bonnet, front cargo bonnet (with spare) and passenger/driver doors, super detailed interior and engine with ignition harness, real metal springs for the shocks and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Originally constructed to protect the southern coast of France, this galley-type warship is one of the most colorful ever built. The Reale de France was the flagship of the 17th Century French Navy and carried the commander's flag and the flag of King Louis XIV. Large and very highly detailed. Contains banners and flags as shown on the cover. Never started. All parts that came in factory sealed bags are still sealed - those parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With flags, rigging material and instructions. NOTE: the sails are brittle and heavily worn. They are all there, but are useful as patterns only.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Includes Eduard #48455 Color PE interior details and Pavla #S48003 KK-1 Ejection seat in resin. Both are still factory sealed. The kit itself is very nicely molded with all recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit tub, highly detailed engine with removable back fuselage section, 'good' gear well detail, separately molded wing flaps and ailerons, optional position canopy and speed brakes (with detailed wells), a nice variety of weapons and decals for the air forces 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: VG++
Features decal for French or Argentina's Navy. Very nicely molded kit with all fine, recessed panel lines. Features cockpit detail, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, optional position speed brakes, drop tanks, air-to-air missiles and Exocet missile loadouts. 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: Good
From the late 1950s or early 1960s with great artwork by AJ Rudisill. Nice models of the two American Civil War ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the St. James. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862. The Monitor is 10 inches long and the Merrimac is 11 inches long when built. Both are full hull models and include display stands. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Although dated, these kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg issues of the same ships. NOTE: instruction have some bug damage but are 100% usable.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals (if furnished) and instructions.
Vacuform, 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++
Hard to find 1950s Cellovision box in excellent condition. Very early issue of this motorized kit. Trading card and clear Cellovision window on the back are in mint condition. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very nicely molded kit from quality Hawk molds. Includes parts for float or land versions. The model has never been started. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: missing water display base.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed. Out of production. Large and highly detailed kit of the famous Italian Navy training sailing ship. Includes vacuform billowing sails, rigging material and full rigging instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good
Still factory sealed. From new, well-detailed moldings with 82 parts.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
1973 reissue of the famous 1950s 'Four Star' kit, which was the 6th plastic aircraft kit that Monogram produced. Ideal builder. Molded in silver and clear like the original. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decals are intact but age cracked and the box is graded 'fair' because of extensive bug damage on the side panels.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble the fabric covered aircraft of Captain A. Roy Brown, British fighter ace. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions.