Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare 1975 Japan issue with unique and beautiful box artwork. As with most Japan issues, this one contains extra decals for a total of two aircraft. There is also a large, full color painting on the front of the instructions. Older but nicely detailed, large-scale model of the British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, whose markings are included. His final score stood at 20 victories and his aircraft is one that can be depicted in this model. Kit features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare conversion makes HC-130 - the version that picks up spy satellite film. Complete and unstarted. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Requires base kits for conversion. Airmodel did not supply decals with this kit. Vacuform conversions and kits are not recommended for modelers who are not experienced with this type of plastic.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Like from the 1970s. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features full cockpit, bomb bay load and gunners positions. Includes decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags 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: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Highly detailed model. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Well molded kit. Details feature detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, exhaust dump tubes, complete roll cage, bucket seat with racing seat pads and harness, complete interior and fire extinguisher, window straps and fuel tank shield. Molded in gloss blue-green, chrome, black and clear. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing fire extinguisher. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, excellent decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Hard-to-find kit of the Yak-24 in civil service colors. Molded in white, silver, clear and black. Well detailed for a KVZ kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.
Other Materials, Box Condition: Good+
From the early 1960s. Rare and unusual kit from Hassenfeld Brothers, better known as Hasbro. Almost all parts are formed in four sheets of foam; there are also pins for axles. Has about 28 parts and the carriage measures about 6 inches long when assembled. Surprisingly, the detail is good and crisp and the foam is closed cell (very dense to be paintable and strong, but light). Also includes a paint brush and nail file. The kit has never been started. All parts are included but NOTE: missing 'magi-cutter' for cutting the foam and the instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue from the popular original 1958 'S' molds. Well detailed and features moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and optional position cabin door with boarding stairs. With colorful and complete KLM decals. Molded in white and clear plastic. Never started. Factory sealed inner parts bag with decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Excellent kit from new molds. Features all fine, recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and wheel well detail, optional position cockpit door, weighted tires, external bomb or drop tank load and more. Includes decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Very rare from around 1941. The Interceptor is a gas free-flight design for the Ohlsson 19 or 23 motor. The box is complete but worn as shown. It is the original box. although the paper label is gone (you can see where it was originally) Includes full size plans, materials list, printwood, balsa wood strips, spars and blocks, plywood, carved-to-shape wheels, metal rod, screws and covering material. The kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete using the materials sheet. Plans and materials sheet have some bug damage (as shown in the photo) but are fully usable.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare kit from the mid 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 7.5 inches. Features balsa fuselage, cardboard template, very thick die-cut cardstock wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, wheels and prop, full color insignia sheet, sandpaper and full size plans with instructions. Complete and never started. Pioneer Modelcraft Co. was based out of Brooklyn, New York. Other kits in the same general configuration included the F4F, Lockheed Hudson, P-40, P-51 (this kit), P-47, Corsair F4U, Hurricane, SBD Dauntless, Spitfire, Ju-87 Stuka, Me-109 and Japanese Zero. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we know that Enterprise purchased Pioneer in about 1949. At this time, they were able to enter both the balsa sheet and strip cutting ends of the business. Perhaps Pioneer had this equipment. Little else is known.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1973 Mattel/Monogram release of the famous 'Four Star' kit. This one of at least two 'White Box' variants identified to date; note the direction of the aircraft, the different font for 'Wildcat F4F' and the 'First Navy 'Cat' by Grumman' at the lower left. This is of a very famous series of 1/48 scale World War II aircraft originally issued in the 1960s. Features folding wings, rotating prop and wheels. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are flat, not peeling and 100% intact but have light staining to the backing paper only; the actual transfers have no stains. But there is visible micro-cracking to the transfers.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the original 1975 kit. Unique Tom Daniel designed rail dragster. Body lifts off to show detailed chassis.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Made from quality Frog molds in France by Lines Brothers Group (Lines Freres S.A. in Calais) for the French domestic market. Features separately molded rudder, elevators and ailerons, optional position cabin door, wheels and struts, skids and two pilot figures with seats. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Great artwork on this black-end Craftmaster issue. Very nicely molded kit with no rivets and good cockpit detail. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Limited edition waterline kit. Features a beautifully cast resin hull and resin details. Detail is far superior to injection molded kits. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
NOTE: builder kits only, please read carefully. Includes the important parts from both kits. Probably from the 1940s. Includes full size plans/instructions and all required printwood. There have never been started but include no parts other than stripwood and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacturer, please email me.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare and unique issue put out by ATP. Includes a Revell early 727 that is still factory bag sealed and ATP decals for N101FE, an early Federal Express 727. The decals are in excellent condition and include a nicely done ATP sheet with history, instructions and markings guidelines.