Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
First issue hardbox dated 1956. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear 'Globe' stand. The box is very nice with four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading or stains and 'very good' color and gloss. Flaws include even, general overall wear and one small 'dent' at the left center side. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in 'excellent++' condition and the instructions are 'near mint+.'
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed set that includes two standing pilots, three positionable ground crew, ground tug, ordnance loader, utility cart, nose wheel tow dolly, aircraft boarding ladder, instructions and decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Factory sealed. AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare hardbox issue dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. Box has excellent color and gloss. This issue does not have the 'Parents Magazine' seal. Molded in gloss gray and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the spinner is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. Air Lines manufacturing history: The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
From the mid 1970s and original Pyro molds. This kit is from the excellent intermediate size sailing ship series. Overall length is about 8 inches when assembled. An excellent kit for its day (1967), it features full hull, intricate wood planking and texture, detailed decorative higher sold moldings, separately molded deck cannon/carriages, anchors, wall and more. Includes separate masts, ratlines and full billowing sails. Molded in wood brown and ivory. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The Revenge was an Elizabethan Galleon launched in 1577. Revenge had 46 guns and was 92 feet long. She was part of Sir Francis Drake's fleet of 80 ships that defeated the Armada. In 1661 the Revenge was attacked by a fleet of 16 Spanish Galleons. She sank two and disabled two of her enemy before being forced to surrender. Three days later she was sunk in a storm while returning to Spain as a war prize.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Kit has a large photoetched sheet and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this. Well molded. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++ Internally Sealed
This kit is still factory sealed inside. When you lift the lid, the lower box is still completely sealed with Pocher factory tape. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production kits is amazing. This kit has over 2100 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many more. Working features include brake pedal operates brakes on all four wheels - emergency brake lever operates rear brakes on an independent system - operating steering - working suspension - lights that operate from the dashboard - doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles - windows that raise and lower with the working cranks - the starting handle operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, fan, dynamo, etc in the engine - roll back top - and much more. Recommended for experienced models only. NOTE: This is the version with most realistic but complex wheel construction. Each wheel consists of well over 100 parts with individual spoke placement.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare Type 3 logo kit in excellent condition. Interesting kit contains RAF decals and has a matching scale Bristol Bloodhound Missile, launcher, transport truck and crew (with dog) included. C-130K kit is well detailed with movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, full interior bay and cockpit detail, external fuel tanks, large display stand and rotating props. All parts are internally sealed. Complete with decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on July 21, 1967 in Northern Ohio. Large scale well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, scale wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. 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 manufacturers, 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare in this condition and still in the original box. Giant glider designed for R/C or free-flight operation. Cleveland originally issued this kit in the 1940s and this is the final iteration dated 1959. There are R/C suggestions in the instructions but the hardware layout is up to you. The kit has never been started and is as it left the factory - I was the first one to go through it. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. The plans are 'excellent' with some yellowing on the exposed panels and only several spots of very light and small bug damage. Although this is the original box, the Cleveland label is on one short side is torn.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Early MPM kit. Limited issue injection molded with recessed panel lines and decals for both air forces. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
First issue hardbox. 1954 Pre 'S' classic box art by Richard Kishady. Molded in correct high-gloss white plastic and clear plastic. Kit features optional position landing gear and cockpit hatch, boarding ladder and pilot in the boxart pose. Includes clear "Revelving' swivel globe base. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit including all parts needed for assembly. Features high quality resin castings and photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Well detailed. Has markings for RDAF No. 112 Sqn., No 239 Wing, RAF Gambut, Libya in 1942 (Sgt. Hogg) or USAAF 17th Prov. Sqn., 49th FG, 5th AF, pilot A.J. Reynolds (an ace with 10 kills) in Port Darwin in 1942. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Still factory sealed. Complete tub and cockpit - very highly detailed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From Airfix molds. Has markings for Ensign J.A. Leppla. He and his gunner shot down 7 aircraft from their SBD in two days in May 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Has parts and decals to make -3 or -5 versions. Well molded kit with all recessed detail. Features full interior with crew, optional position canopy, pivoting rear gun, working arresting hood and center line and wing bomb loads. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Nicely molded kit. Features supersonic drop tank, Atoll missiles and decals for Egypt and captured Israeli aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has a very light stain on the right; so light that it did not show up in the photo.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very large full-scale kit. Even the rib spacing in the wings and tail is correct, as is the stringer spacing of the fuselage. The only exception to scale is the modern airfoil cross section. Designed for R/C or control line with a .19 to .29 gas engine and measures 30.5 inches long with a 40 3/8 inch wingspan. Highly detailed. Features all die-cut sheet wood parts of very high quality balsa, numerous plastic details and metal radiator parts, wood and metal stock as needed, dowels, blocks and cut to shape wood, a great deal of hardware, three huge full color decal sheets and superb full size plans with instructions on them. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I personally considered Sterlings to be 'deluxe' kits.