Resin Model Kit
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Very large (1/72) partial) kit of this historic destroyer. Includes information so you can build it as she was in World War I or World War II. This is a really basic kit consisting of a 2 piece hull, some small vac pieces and a lot of resin small items such as the screws, bitts, cleats, guns, etc. It includes full size plans and 15 pages of detailed instructions that include photographs. The instructions list the fittings required (Bluejacket and Model Shipways). SPECIAL ORDER only; not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. This model is not recommended for builders lacking experience with vacuform kits. Scratch building skills will be essential. The USS Ward is said to have fired the first shots of World War II. Before the main strike on Pearl Harbor, the Ward was on patrol. She located and sank one of five Japanese Midget Submarines.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1978 issue. Features raised and recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and drop tanks. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. The box is present and is excellent - it is not shown in the photo. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Third logo issue. Features moving rotor blades, full cockpit and bulkhead, opening rear cargo doors and optional position side doors. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare. Features excellent resin castings with very fine recessed panel line detail, very good cockpit, optional one piece or three piece (so you can display it open) canopy, metal tail wheel and strut and a detailed color and marking guide for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This kit was not issued with decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
This issue is from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, thrust button, prop, rubber motor, covering tissue and detailed full size plans/building instructions. Never started and complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Large scale, full hull, highly detailed resin kit with full decals. 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++
Very nicely molded model with all fine recessed panel lines and air-to-air missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM++
Very rare. Monogram did not issue many gift sets. To make matters more interesting, the ones they issued were very short lived. Many were simply sets of models in sleeves with no dedicated boxes. By 1960, the Monogram Gift sets were no more. This gift set, the Air Force patrol, is interesting because it's not just a sleeve; it has a dedicated box designed for this gift set. It is the one and only issue, dated 1957. The condition is investment grade; the box has no more wear than when it was removed from the shipping carton. The colors and gloss are as new with minor edge wear as the only flaw. Inside, the three kits are still individually factory sealed, including the tube of Monoglue. Also includes the original "Monogram Model Merry Christmas" box wrapper, also in fantastic condition - these seldom survived the opening of the kit. Overall, a hard-to-find kit in factory new condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Very nicely made kit with display base and cardboard ocean backdrop. Includes a complete interior down to Library and Nemo's pipe organ.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very rare kit for the advanced collector. In the early 1950s Best Hobby Kits (Best Plastic Corporation of Brooklyn, NY) entered the infant USA plastic model kit market with a series of Indianapolis 500 winners. Six kits were issued - the 1920 Monroe Special, 1922 Murphy Special, 1931 Miller Special, 1935 Gilmore Special, 1940 Maserati Racer and 1953 Fuel Injection Special. The kits were priced correctly and featured 'Super Detailed' parts (for the time). It is unknown why the line failed to sell - it may have been distribution. Best was certainly not a large player in the business. The kit features real rubber Firestone racing tires, decals and some interior detail. The kit has not been started. All parts are still in the original 'krinkle' bag. Complete with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From the 1970s. Kit is engineered to be motorized with the optional Mabuchi Mini-Baby motor (not included). Very nicely molded and detailed older kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail and two piece optional position canopy. Has a very large and colorful decal sheet for at least three aircraft - probably many more. Color painting guide and decal guide is on the bottom of the box. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals sheet is intact but has a great many brown age stains.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare first issue kit from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedeke box artwork. Kit can be taken apart and reassembled to show each mission stage. Features detailed satellite payload with clear housing as shown on box top, three separate stages with engines, clear rocket engine housings for stage one and two, loading truck and four rocket supports for display. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings shown on the rocket on the right of the box top. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent'.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
NOTE: perfect builder, please read carefully. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and insignia. NOTE: this model has minor assembly. The engine core (crankcase) parts have been cut out and assembled. Quality of assembly is 'very good+.' The cowl parts and a few other have been cut out but not assembled; quality of cutting is 'very good++.' There is no other work done. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and insignia sheets. 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very highly detailed craftsman kit of the type of food wagon you see at outdoor events or fairs. Not a railroad vehicle, but for O Scale scenery/layouts. Features dozens of factory pre-cut and milled hardwood parts, injection molded plastic wheels, metal parts, a full interior, working doors, two pages of plans and very detailed text building instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Special issue with 'Kathy's Clown' markings. Older but nicely molded and detailed. 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 VG+
Still factory sealed. Includes all the accessories shown, as well as complete instructions on the back and a wide variety of full color license plates, cargo load 'diamonds' and more (the box says this is the decal sheet found inside).
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Limited edition of 750. High quality and highly detailed complete kit. Includes cast metal parts - decals for two aircraft - shaped struts and a fret of photoetched brass details. Never started at 100% complete.