Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Includes the following aftermarket parts: MPD #72561 Decal Set and marking guide for S/Ldr Jan Klan, Czech Ace and Commander of 312(Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF May/June 1941, Chematic/Gomix Decal Set and markings guide for two different aircraft and Aeroclub cast metal AV056 wheel pants struts with tires. Also includes injection molded parts for standard landing gear (struts without pants), wheels and also injection molded clear windscreens. The actual kit is very highly detailed from high definition resin Features an excellent cockpit, full decals and paint guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the first issue of this kit - please note 69 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst logo. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Pre 'S' first issue dated 1955, which is considered the 'Golden Age' of box artwork. From this superb example it is easy to see why the 'S' and Pre-'S' kits are so collectible. Inside, this well-molded model features fine surface detail, rotating wheels, cockpit & pilot and more. Includes the famous 'Revelving' clear globe stand. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Highly detailed, very large scale model features plank-on-frame construction, numerous precision laser-cut pieces, metal hardware, plastic display stand, two types of rigging material, sail cloth and more. Includes instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including all paperwork. This Viking ship, dating from about 1000 A.D. was found in 1957 in the bay at Roskilde in Denmark. The wreck was salvaged in 1962, and after a thorough preservation it was possible to carry out a reconstruction of the vessel. Today the ship is on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit featuring optional position cabin and baggage doors, opening/closing rear airstair door, optional position landing gear and a large and colorful decal sheet for both airlines.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings and tail feathers, stock wood, printwood, fully formed turned wheels and engine nacelle, full color decals (which are water stained) and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. 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. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From new molds and highly detailed. Features metal barrel and spring, rubber tires, movable cannon tube that rotates and elevates, four 105 ammo rounds, air drop ring and more. Never 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 and from quality molds. Large-scale model is well detailed with 174 pieces and measures 25.7 inches long when assembled. This issue is for static display; however, many have converted it for R/C water operation with twin with twin RE-280 or RE-260 motors (motorizing and R/C parts are not included. These molds have seen reissues by Otaki, Revell and Gunze.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare. Hillcrest was one of the pioneers among American plastic model kit manufacturers. Two kits are known to exist - this one and the Curtiss Pusher. There may have been a Bleriot XI but this is unconfirmed. Model Plastic Products of Hollywood, California was the parent company and they first issued the two kits under that name in 1951. In 1952 the Hillcrest name was used. The kits were a radical departure from other kits of the day that required tedious building and finishing of wood parts. For this reason Hillcrest advertised "prefabricated" and "assembly time 3 to 6 hours" on the box least they be mistaken for traditional wooden kits. The kit has injection molded main parts for the internal framework of the actual aircraft. The small cello bag is still sealed and contains fine the details such as the engine, tank and more. The framework is to be covered in tissue which is supplied along with rigging material. The instructions have a very nice three view drawing, parts diagram and written instructions. Never started and complete. All of the special internal cardboard that holds the parts and sealed packed is intact and in very good condition. The outer box is complete and the top flap is nice as shown, but overall the box is only 'good' with some clear tape on torn corners and some general deforming of the box as shown. This aircraft, called a "Flyer" by the Wrights, was built for the US Army about five years after the first Kitty Hawk aircraft. The aircraft incorporated many improvements and was built of very high quality hickory, ash and spruce. Wings were two-spar construction with built-up ribs and wire trailing edges. The airfoil had a camber-cord ratio of 1 to 20 and both sides were covered by a rubberized fabric. This aircraft had the doubtful distinction of having the first fatal air crash. A propeller cracked and tore the rudder loose, killing Lt. Selfridge while seriously injuring Orville Wright.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
In the 1930s Packard was the style leader in America and a fast & beautiful status symbol. Packards were not the most expensive, but were the most desired cars. The 1930s Packards are seen as the high point of the brand. This model has 140 parts. This kit is well detailed and features metal bodies, chassis, hood, engine and other detail parts with injection molded details, clear parts, and a large tree of chrome plated parts. Builds to a very realistic model since the largest parts that were metal on the car are also so on the model. Features full rolling chassis construction just like the real car, very good suspension, steering and exhaust detail, complete engine with flexible radiator hoses, removable hood, working worm-gear steering, full interior detail and a clear, thin windshield. Never started. Everything that was sealed inside at the factory is still in the factory sealed clear bags. The few things that were never sealed (very large metal parts, chrome tree and clear parts) have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions present.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
From the 1970s and very well detailed with 137 parts. Includes metal body, chassis, hood, engine and other detail parts with injection molded details, clear parts, and a large tree of chrome plated parts. Features a full rolling chassis just like the real car with excellent engine detail, complete exhaust and suspension, working steering, removable hood, flexible radiator hoses, rubber tires, chrome spoke wheels and working worm-gear steering. Has full interior detail with thin clear windshields and special interior side panels. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neat assembly as noted: engine halves, head and one small engine chrome piece are assembled to 'professional' quality. Also, the steering box cover is painted black. There is no other assembly or painting; however, one screw is broken off in the rear differential (where a suspension spring is attached; I would either drill it out or simply epoxy the spring to the differential). The model has been inventoried complete including decals, special interior side panel 'upholstery' and instructions. In the 1930s Packard was the style leader in America and a beautiful, fast status symbol. Packards were not the most expensive, but were the most desired cars. The 1930s Packards are seen as the high point of the brand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed. Dated 1975 and superbly detailed and molded. Features full rolling chassis with suspension and driveline, complete engine & steering linkage, full interior, removable hood, removable soft top & boot and more.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
This is one of R.W Anderson's superb modern reproductions of the original Monogram Speedee-Bilt kit. Have you ever wished you could build a Speedee-Bilt but you were afraid to because it would destroy the value of the kit? No worries, this is a perfect builder to enjoy. Features high quality laser cut balsa wood parts, MonoFoil wings exactly like the original, other factory pre-shaped wooden parts, plastic parts as the original kit (example: cowl, propeller etc.), cardstock sheet, covering tissue (rolled up in the plans), CAD drawn plans & patterns and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork. Ron Anderson also issued some of his original designs as Speedee-Bilt style kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Includes True Details #48-19 Resin Wheel Set for B-25B Through J (sealed), Micro Scale #48-149 B-25 Betty's Dream and Leroy's Joy as well as Microscale 48-51 with decals for four B-25H aircraft. Both decals are in near mint condition and include markings guide. The actual kit is the 1977 release 'tall box' that does include the very desirable color Diorama Instructions. Features excellent detail inside and out with full interior, optional position bomb bay doors with bomb load, rotating turrets and elevating guns, optional position crew hatch and rotating propellers. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare model from the late 1950s. This is the larger of the two Comet issues in the two piece hardbox. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time with all recessed panel lines, full landing gear, clear canopy, pilot figure, 'The Pod' and more. Includes a large Comet 'Teardrop' display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all pieces, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Very, very rare. Still factory staple sealed; this is a bagged kit with the factory paper header. Until now this kit was not known to exist; there is no mention of it in Burn's guide or anywhere on the internet. The model features recessed and raised surface detail, clear blisters, windows and cockpit window, retracting floats and more. There is a "Revell 'S' Style" base (but it's not the Revell base). What is more puzzling is that the artwork on the paper header is a copy of the Aurora first-issue PBY artwork. Please note that the header is damaged and missing some of the right hand section as shown.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare 1954 hardbox issue with 89 cent price extension. This is the early small, thin box format measuring 13.25 x 4.1 x 1 inches. All parts are molded in correct gloss medium gray. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare 1961 issue in the Whip-Fly 'Master Modeler' series. Model even includes the F-106 trading stamp and Master Modeler application form. This issue is based on the 1950s F-106 "S" kit. The Delta Dart Whip Fly comes with USAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engine and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The short-lived Whip-Fly series seemed like a good idea...at first. It was quickly discontinued when Revell discovered that heavily weighted models with sharply pointed noses rotating in a 24 foot diameter circle at very high speeds might not be safe.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Includes injection molded parts, resin detail parts (including cockpit) by True Details and decals for three aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1991 issue. Very large and well detailed 1/32 scale kit. Has decals for Soviet and DDR markings. Kit features all very fine recessed panel lines detail, full load of Apex, AA-10 and AA-11 Missiles, operating intake doors, detailed radar, landing gear wells and cockpit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.