Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. 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.
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Large scale, full hull kit of this submarine launched in December of 1964. She is a museum ship now. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Second or third issue dated 1968. Very well molded model for that time featuring cockpit detail, crew of two, two anti-tank cannon, 4-section windshield and decals for the tank-killing ace Major Ulrich Rudel, who destroyed over 500 tanks from his Stuka.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Contains detail items shown on the cover. Does not included base kit; the Revell/Monogram 1/48 one is recommended.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Simplified construction for an ideal first wooden ship kit. Features completely carved, machined and smoothed hardwood hull, many other hardwood parts all cut completely to shape, superb wood fittings, many metal fittings, printed cloth sails, rigging thread, instructions and excellent full-size plans. The kit has never been started. All smaller parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Only the hull and a few larger wood parts were never sealed; they are all present and mint.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded with all fine, recessed panel lines, nice duel cockpit and gear well detail, two-piece canopy, drop tanks, air-to-air missiles and decals for nations listed. Also has a full color paint guide on the back of the box.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Dated 1981. From high quality ex-Peerless / Max molds with over 100 very highly detailed parts. Molded in green and clear. Builds a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Features complete suspension, driveline and exhaust details, complete interior, optional raised top or lowered top, optional winch parts and more. 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: Exc
Excellent armed reconnaissance bomber that first flew in January of 1939. By the time of the German Invasion, only 50 had been made and only one unit operated the aircraft exclusively. The excellent performance allowed the existing 174s to be used extensively with little losses. After the Armistice, it continued to operate with the Vichy forces. Some saw action along side the Allies during TORCH in North Africa. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1930s solid wood display model. Unstarted and 100% complete with all parts and plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Limited run kit with metal detail parts and decals. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines. 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: Bagged
Includes major airframe parts for all major variants of the Judy. SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed with brilliant colors but the seal has split. First issue 'Four Star' kit dated 1961. Features folding wings, rotating prop and wheels, drop tanks, optional position landing gear and pilot and ground crew figures.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Large Soviet helicopter with a unique gondola below the cockpit for the crane operator. 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 Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Never started. Complete except for 1/2 of the clear gondola and 1 small wheel.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
The BT-1 was the first Northrop aircraft for the US navy. John Northrop had just formed his aircraft company in 1929, and back then a government contract was the best way to stay in the business. The BT-1 was a scaled down Army A-17. 54 were produced, and the aircraft resulted in the creation of the famous SBD Dauntless dive bomber by Douglas when they acquired Northrop. Still factory sealed. Very high quality kit with metal parts and full decals. Esoteric kits were perhaps the finest vacuform kits made. The molding quality rivaled or surpassed most injection molded kits. Includes full interior detail. Complete and never started.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Limited issue kit. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines and many photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are still sealed in the factory bag but have signs of very light staining. The A-1a/U3 was a very early reconnaissance fighter variant of the '262. It had two obliquely mounted Rb 50/30 cameras replacing the Mk 1089 cannon. It is not known if any production variants (A-4) of this aircraft were ever built. The A-1a/U3 was later fitted with FuG 218 radar equipment for night fighting and was rename V056. This aircraft was flown by Oberst Hajo Herrmann from Jagddivision 20, who reported excellent results. This lead to the development of the Me-262B-1A two seating being equipped for night fighting. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1993 issue. Kit features colorful Sabena and Dutch Navy markings, detailed cockpit and two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, detailed engine and optional position clam-shell nose doors. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are intact but have micro-cracking on some Sabena stripes.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
1962 issue 'British Made Plastic Kit by Revell Great Britain LTD. London.' Features the original Pre S artwork. The kit inside is identical to the Pre-S USA issue except for the Great Britain marked instructions. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with the desirable clear 'Globe' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box shows better than the 'Fair+' grade but is graded low because of litho loss on one long side and a original store sticker on the other long side.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Hardbox is dated 1957 and has great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the oval 'Famous Fighters logo with the sunburst and the Parents' Magazine seal at the middle right. Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Not a scale kit but a very simple, factory pre-cut wooden kit for children. Ideal first wooden model. Includes ship with 6 wood fully formed parts, paints, brush, sandpaper, sewn cloth sail and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The only thing you will need is glue; Elmer's or any white/wood glue will work fine.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.