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: Good-
Dated 1968. Includes two nicely molded Cobra kits. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing display stand. Inventoried with all helicopter parts present and decals + instructions. NOTE: decals are lifting badly from the backing paper. They are not usable.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very well detailed kit from modern molds. 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 1983. Very nicely molded kit from the Matchbox 1/76 scale series. Comes with realistic diorama battle display. Has decals and paint guide for Monty in Soltau Germany 22/26th April 1945 or TAC HQ 8th Army 4-7th September 1942. 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 Exc++
Still factory sealed. Made in the USA and distributed by ESCI/ERTL in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Italy.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Easily the finest 1/48 scale Tomcat available. This issue includes metal wheel hubs, photoetched details and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE there are a few very light age stains on the decal backing paper. There are no stains on the actual transfers.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good++
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. From about 1999. Unusual subject. Nicely molded kit with full decals for 'City of London' Instone and Co Transport. The model was made by combining an original Frog Vimy with an injection molded conversion fuselage, nose gear and all other required parts. With large, full color decal sheet.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Large scale kit. Has brass plated barrel and fittings and metal chain. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Palmer made a range of five field gun kits which included the Gatling Gun, Civil War Field Piece, Revolutionary War Cannon, Naval Cannon and 75mm World War I Artillery Piece. The original issues contained brass plated parts and chain or rope as necessary. The economy line was issued without brass plating or chain. Finally, there was a deluxe series that included extra parts such as limbers, carriers and caisson. Life-Like eventually purchased the molds and reissued the line in the mid to late 1970s, and Encore reissued some of them in 1993.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very rare. The Pan Am Airport Scene was commissioned by Pan Am in the late 1950s and only sold through the airline, not through Revell distributors. This has made the kit one of the rarest Revell kits in existence. It is widely considered an 'S' kit since it was made at that time and features that style of artwork, but the box does not have the yellow 'S' anywhere on it. It contains all the parts and markings listed in the title and makes an incredible airport diorama. The box has excellent color and gloss with no tears or stains. Three corners are solid - the other has been repaired very neatly with clear tape. There is general wear but no other damage. Inside, the parts are as new. All pieces are in the correct gloss silver and the Revell 'Swivel Base Display Stand' is molded in clear. The airport accessories are still sealed in the original factory bag, including the metal axles. The unique decal sheet for this special issue is intact and never cut. It contains Pan Am DC-7 decals and markings for the ground equipment. The decals are flat but have some yellowing. On the back they have the correct Revell markings and kit number to be original for this model. The instructions were missing from this kit, so I used large format paper to make a quality photocopy of an original set of instructions. This copy is the same size as the actual instructions, quite large. It is not many small sheets put together. In all, an excellent investment piece that has never been started and is bag sealed and inventoried complete. Please note that Revell did NOT issue this kit with paper 'carpet' like the United Airlines Flight 707 Airport Scene. The 'carpet' has been intentionally de-listed from the area of the box that describes the contents and has been removed from the instructions as well. Although this kit does not have an 'S' on it, I have included it as an 'S' kit since it is from that time frame and shares the common box art theme.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
First issue in a 1955 dated hardbox. The second issue has the same art but kit # PA9 instead of P9. As new color and gloss. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Includes tunnel portal, 10 soldiers with stands and accessories such as rifles, machine guns, etc. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory sealed. Very well molded, complete vacuform kit with wheels, prop, engine, exhaust and extruded strut material. Not recommended for modelers who are not experienced with vacuform kits.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Royal was well-known for making some of the finest very large scale RC kits and this Stuak is no exception. Designed for 4 to 6 channels. Huge 73 and 7/8 inch wingspan and 54 3/4 inch length. The model is as new inside with the factory sealed bags, rubber bands, etc. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and two very large full size sheets of plans and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent 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, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufactures, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Rare. Based on the 1950s Yak-25 "S" kit, the Flashlight Whip Fly comes with USSR decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. The entire kit including all parts and paperwork is still in a factory sealed bag.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare kit for the advanced collector. this is Monogram's fifth ship kit, issued in 1946. Measures 14 inches long when assembled. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory and even has the original cardboard divider. The hull and lower deck are pre-carved wood. The rest of the kit is printwood, wood and metal stock and cardstock. The airwing includes F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers. Decals, instructions and all parts are excellent. The kit has never been started and is complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From quality Otaki molds. Very nicely done kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, decals for three colorful aircraft and a full color painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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: Exc+
Limited run kit of nice quality. All parts are cleanly injection-molded. Features 47 parts, (2) AA-3 missiles and Soviet decals for all most any fuselage number. 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 VG++
Still factory sealed. From 1996.