Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. 1986 issue. Includes optional parts and decals. The box side says that alternative markings are included, but does not say which ones; since the box is sealed, I do not know.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very finely molded. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Has markings for No 41 Sqn, RAF Church Fenton, Yorkshire 1950 or No. 19 Sqn., RAF, Church Fenton, Yorkshire, 1950. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit to complete. Parts included are for the conversion only. Some scratchbuilding is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Late 1950s/early 1960s rare early issue with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Very neatly molded for the time frame. Features working ailerons, rotating propeller, crew of two and a display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Kit features fine, all recessed panel line detail, many photoetched parts and decals for four aircraft. During construction of the NiK1 Kyofu (Strong Wind) float plane, the design team at Kawanishi did a study of converting that aircraft to a land-based fighter. The design seemed very promising, but the Japanese Navy rejected it. Kawanishi decided to privately fund the building of prototypes regardless. The aircraft flew and flew well, but the navy was unimpressed as they ordered the J2M Raiden into production. Kawanishi, undaunted, built four additional prototypes. The IJN was finally won over, and funds were released to produce the fighter. Production problems were solved in time for the Shiden (Violet Lightning) to see action before the end of the war, but not in significant numbers to change the tide. The Shiden was an excellent aircraft, but a modified version, NiK2-J may have been the finest Japanese Naval fighters of the war.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1937. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the earlier simple cardboard box with the silver printing. 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. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the the plans (still completely usable) but heavy bug damage to the covering tissue. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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: Good++
Aurora-Canada issue from the mid 1960s. Great, classic box art by Jo Kotula that made these kits so famous and collectible today. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with a clear 'triangle-based' Aurora 'World' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Aurora of Canada kits were addressed "Aurora Plastics of Canada LTD. Toronto, Rexdale, Ontario." The boxes, plastic parts and instructions were made in Canada. Some decals are clearly marked "Aurora of Canada" (like these) but others are not.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
Dated 1987. Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised detail, very good cockpit and rear cabin, opening cabin door, optional parts for stowed flight position tail and rotor, optional cowlings + exhaust and parts for RAF HC Mk2 / HUM K5 and Australian Royal Navy HAS Mk.31B and decals for both versions, HMS Bulwark 1966 and RAN NAS Nowra 1963. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very high quality model. Features injection molded parts with fine, recessed panel lines, many cast resin parts (with a full cockpit), film instruments and numerous photoetched details. Includes full color paint guide and factory decals for the three aircraft listed. This kit has not been started. All small parts (metal, resin) are still in the factory sealed bags. All other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.
Other Materials, Box Condition: Sealed
All 10 mask sets are factory sealed, 1/48 scale and in factory-new condition. Retail value is close to $95 US Dollars
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
The Golden Age of Aviation issue. Famous 1925 racing champion from classic Hawk molds. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Resin conversion with full instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Profile Series kit builds one of 3 versions- Do-17F-1 Staffel, Aufklarungsgruppe 22 long-range reconnaissance unit based at Weiden German in 1938, Do-17F-1 from Aufklarungsgruppe 124 that saw action in Poland in 1939 and Do-17P-1 of Aufklarungstaffel 88 Condor Legion, Spain 1938. This is a quality Airfix kit marketed in the US with a choice of three decals (Profile Series) and a different box.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. Limited edition kit with decals for the commemorative flight of a restored Zero in 1995 and the four other aircraft listed as well. Very nice kit featuring complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and decals for several aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1987 issue. Features stock turbo four engine or Big V-8 with Dual carbs, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior, stock or custom wheels, side pipes and other options. Molded in light silver, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+++
Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Revell-Lodela issue of the stretch DC-8 Freight Hauler with colorful Flying Tiger Line decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Includes parts and decals to make either aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have moisture damaged and cannot be used. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. This issue was made from about 1963 into the early 1970s. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware and clear canopy material if required, tissue covering and detailed full size plans/building instructions. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
First issue. Nicely detailed kit with a large decal sheet for Marines VMF (AW) 115 USS Independence or VF-213 US Navy. Features fine panel detail, full cockpit, detailed optional-position landing gear and several underwing stores options with drop tanks, rocket pods, Nav Radio Pod and Sidewinder AIM-9 missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Second issue of this kit in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the to-be classic sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. Please note the Parents' Magazine Seal but lack of the price circle at the right center. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.