Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Second issue dated in 1962 with a hardbox and molded in yellow and clear plastic. (The first issue had a 98 cent price extension on the part number.) Brilliant color and gloss. Rare model of the 4 bladed prop 1946 Thompson Trophy Winner with a 'souped up' P-63 King Cobra Allison engine. Never started. The kit is like new inside with all parts still sealed in the factory bag. With decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
First release 1953 hardbox pre 'S' kit. This is the first ship that Revell cut the molds for. Earlier Revell ship releases were Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds for the small scale sailing ship series. Although the box is graded VG (very good), it has excellent color and little wear. Inside the kit is 100% correct. The plastic is the high gloss medium gray. All small parts are still sealed in the factory cello bag and the original flag sheet is included. The instructions are the correct 'large' release for the first issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.
Vaccuformed Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Very well molded, crystal clear two canopy set in 1/72 scale. Never used and still sealed in the original Squadron ziplock bag. These clear and thin canopies are a superior upgrade to the thick canopies supplied with most kits.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Includes very highly detailed resin parts including cockpit and large photoetched sheet. Complete and never used.
Vaccuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Basic vacuform kits with main airframe parts, seats and canopy only. Canopy is in 'as new' condition. It has not yellowed and is still attached to a protective form that it was originally shipped with. Comes with excellent full size plans and a list of reference material. NOTE: parts have been professionally cut out and are ready for final sanding and fitting. Inventoried with all parts and plans. Vacuform kits are only recommended for people experienced with this type of kit. Previous experience and scratch building skills are required.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Very rare 1940s wartime 'Spotter Model' in the 'National Defense Model Series.' Strombecker specifically made this line of 1/72 scale kits to fit the 'Official National Spotter or Recognition Program' for civilians and the armed forces for training and identification. This is a high quality, highly prefabricated kit of western pine hardwood. The parts are almost completely carved - only final sanding is needed! Includes perfectly carved and smooth fuselage, complete upper and lower wings with airfoils in place, pre-cut stabilizer, elevator, struts and prop hub, detailed instructions, full size plans with gauges, full color insignia sheet including canopy, two grits of sand paper, sanding stick, original small parts envelope and two other envelopes - one with Strombecker wood filler and the other with Casco cement. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. This came from the estate of a very particular builder/collector who kept the clear and chrome parts in separate bags, keeping them in 'as new' condition. Highly detailed kit with over 170 parts. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome and rubber. Has parts for stock or custom versions. Features full engine, interior, opening doors and hood. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
German Democratic Republic kit in exceptional condition. The box top has perfect colors and minor wear only. Inside, the kit has never been started and is exactly as it left the factory and includes the clay weight wrapped in wax paper and the large metal tube of glue. It has been inventoried 100% complete. The kit is molded in clear, silver and black plastic and even includes the KVZ 'antenna wire' made of plastic. Extensive decals are furnished for all versions listed. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacture from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military craft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
1963 two piece box issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Type four logo issue. Features fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, optional position landing gear, working airstair rear door and colorful British United decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
From the late 1950s. Very rare early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed kit measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. espatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Excellent model. Features all fine, recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and wheel well detail, external bomb load and optional parts. Includes decals for three different squadrons. 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++
The only injection molded kit of the Lear 25. When Testors acquired the IMC molds for the Lear 24, they extensively modified them to make the more recent Model 25. Features redesigned fuselage, full interior and cockpit, opening engine cowls and detailed engines, removable hatch showing detailed avionics bay 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
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: Exc
1979 Revell 'Advent' issue. This kit is from the original 1950s 'S' kit molds. Large scale (1/28) detailed kit with moveable prop, wheels, rigging instructions, detailed engine, cockpit and crew members. Ideal builder. Kit has never been started and is complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Hard-to-find early 1960s kit from the Ideal Toy Company. Well detailed and large scale full hull kit. 19 inches long when built. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, flag sheet and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Original 1966 issue in wonderful condition. The hardbox has four tight corner and has never been repaired. The color and gloss are like new. The box sides are as good as the top - the colors are bright and there is no tape or tape marks. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is molded in the correct black and clear and includes the ocean base. Most parts are still on the trees. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent instructions. Please note that Aurora did not issue this kit with decals.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare kit from Scientific. Features a formed, light-weight plastic body, printwood, wood stock, completely formed rubber tires, metal axles and hardware and decals. 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: VG++
1980 issue. Wild custom Barris design with 'Prismatic' lower body decals. Features detailed Flathead V-8 and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed suspension and underside, full interior and a large number of custom parts. Molded in dark blue, clear, chrome plate, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes flame and Prismatic decals and instructions.