Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Bagged kit - no box. Box is shown for reference only. Comes with decals for Richard Bongs aircraft 'Marge', Droop Snoot 'Bomba-Dear' and night fighter 'Night Lightning' and parts for all three versions. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. F-5 parts are included but not shown on the instructions, unlike the earlier versions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Includes all items seen on the box top. Well detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Reissue of the 1930s AMCO (American Modeling Company). Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the Golden Age of flying models, the 1930s. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, full color decals, strip wood, nose blocks/propeller/rubber/wheels/bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and very highly detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed from newer (1980s) molds with 89 pieces and decals for the two RAF aircraft listed.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From the 1940s or 1950s. Very large free-flight gas powered aircraft with tremendous climbing qualities and long, flat glides. Includes hardwood, balsa printwood, stock and blocks as required, strip stock for spars, leading and trailing edges, wire, preformed wheels, covering tissue and excellent condition full size plans. There is a tube which includes two large glass bottles - one of 'G-Line Dope Victor Stanzel & Company' and 'G-Line Cement Victor Stanzel & Company.' The bottles and labels are in mint condition but the contents have dried. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans.
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 screws. 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Scale flying rubber powered wooden model. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Airfix second type logo bagged kit with header. The header is excellent but the bag is not original. Very well molded and detailed kit. 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
Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. Features fine raised panel lines, pilot figure, 'in flight' configuration and decals. Molded in gray, white and clear. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing prop retainer and display stand. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. I believe this is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacture in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. The model has excellent fit and recessed and raised panel lines. Can be assembled with or without landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in exceptional 'Excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!), four solid corners, no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left. Rare large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver 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: Good
The He-178 was the world's first aircraft to fly under jet power. The first practical jet engine, invented by Dr. Hans J. Pabst von Ohain, was running in September of 1937. The engine, the HE S1, was fueled with hydrogen and no had throttle control but produced 250 kg of thrust. Von Ohain began work on the He S2B which ran on gasoline and had throttle control. At the same time, Heinkel engineers began design of the worlds first jet airplane, the He-178. The airplane was single-engined with a flush riveted metal monocoque fuselage, wooden wings and retractable gear. Trials with the S3b engine in the airframe began on August 24th, 1939 and on August 27th, the airplane made the first jet flight. It made 12 flights in all before being retired to the Berlin Air Museum where it was destroyed in a bombing raid in 1943. Nicely molded kit with fine recessed panel lines, photoetched details, film instruments and injection molded canopy. Never started. Factory sealed bag with instructions. Please note that Condor did not issue this model with decals.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. The company continued to produce the usual solid models, but plastics were coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material'. Maircraft decided to produce a deluxe kit with more injection molded details and soon the excellent P-61 Black Widow kit was born. The kit came out in 1945 and was priced very high for the time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more although the exact time frame is unknown. Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufactures predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point, but it's not serious. The kit is 100% complete and has never been touched. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are pre-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other stock wooden parts are factory pre-carved parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well - the 'missing parts' sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' brochure and 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large decal sheet is near mint and even lacks the traditional yellowing or curling. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector or museum. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very finely molded kit with decals for both aircraft. 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+
Older but nicely detailed and molded kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decal backing paper has insect damage, but the actual transfers are clear.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1969 'Green Box' issue. The Panzer IV mounted one 75mm gun and two MG24 machine guns. The 'H' variant depicted here had extra armor plates hung loosely from the sides to pre-detonate hollow charge projectiles. The kit can be built with or without this additional armor. Turret rotates and gun elevates. Detailed moving flexible treads and bogeys have spring action. Cupola lid opens. Includes extra tread links, Jerry cans and helmets with two crew figures. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the decals are present but heavily aged; you will need to provide your own decals if you wish to build the kit. Box is badly stained and not in collectible condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed.Dated 1968. Large scale kit with motorized sound. Features detailed jet engine and access panel, moving ailerons, rudder and elevators. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet for the Thunderbirds markings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1965 hardbox issue of an early configuration Boeing 707. Very near 1/100 scale. Features complete landing gear, clear cockpit windows, colorful American Airlines decals and clear triangle base display stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc-
Still factory sealed. Features opening hood, detailed engine and compartment, full interior and underside detailing. Molded in white, chrome, clear and rubber tires.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still mint in the factory seal. Hardbox issue dated 1960 - however, this issue lacks the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo boarder and has a 198 price extension, so it likely from 1961. Large 1/48 scale kit. This has to be some of Jo Kotula most fantastic artwork - the P-61 patrols over a South Pacific island base at night, destroying an intruder (or defender?).