Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
From 1987 and retails for $599 if you can find one. This is the rare, large scale version; not the much smaller version that is still in production. Very large and highly detailed model features high-quality hardwood and ply, highly detailed metal castings and pre-carved wooden parts. The kit has not been started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed. The few parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With plans and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very high quality, semi-finished all hardwood model. Measured about 9 or 10 inches long when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hardwood hull with predrilled mast holes and routed keel slot, pre-drilled pedestal mounting holes, finished wood display stand, a large sheet of heavy cardboard with dozens of completely cut and finished and numbered hardwood parts held on with string (although many fallen off), a hardwood display (and building) stand, pre-cut and colored fabric sails in white and red and also white and blue stripes,3 tubes of Constructo paint and very nice instructions in English with many detailed drawings including a sail and rigging diagram. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing a small rear mast support (part #29), part #1 a deckhouse (can be made from the plans) and paper printed with a decking pattern (that was to be glued to the deck). Otherwise includes all other parts. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits issues by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.
Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare and in amazing, internally sealed condition. Features cast magnesium chassis , strong and flexible front end suspension, lightweight magnesium wheels, spring-loaded swinging arm, metal gears, axles and hardware, rubber tires, bright red monocoque body precision molded to scale, chrome plated and clear details, driver figure and more. Never started and inside, it is packed just as it left the factory. All parts are still in the internal factory display packing and clear plastic blisters. The plastic parts blisters are mint with no splitting or separating. The instructions are present but NOTE: they are actual size, very neat photocopies of the originals. The original instructions are missing.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, photoetched details and full decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare kit from the 1940s or very late 1930s. Every rarer in this condition - with a complete box and all contents never disturbed other than when I did the inventory. This is very unusual due to the age and their very fragile nature. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. It features glue in a metal tube, 2 sheets of the unique Ott-O-Matic formers on thick stock, factory carved balsa wood propeller, thin hardwood wing ribs, factory-cut stripwood stock, a factory sealed paper envelope for the small parts (usually consists of fully carved thrust button, main wheels and metal prop shaft/rubber motor hook), clear material for windows, color insignia, covering tissue and excellent plans. The kit has never been started. The loose parts have been inventoried complete, and the paper envelope is still factory sealed.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare kit from the 1940s or very late 1930s. Every rarer in this condition - with a complete box and all contents never disturbed other than when I did the inventory. This is very unusual due to the age and their very fragile nature. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. It features glue in a metal tube, 2 sheets of the unique Ott-O-Matic formers on thick stock, factory-carved balsa wood propeller, thin hardwood wing ribs, factory-cut stripwood stock, a factory sealed paper envelope for the small parts (usually consists of fully carved thrust button, main wheels and metal prop shaft/rubber motor hook), clear material for windows, color insignia, covering tissue and excellent plans. The kit has never been started. The loose parts have been inventoried complete and the paper envelope is still factory sealed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Kit #1 is mint and never started. NOTE: kit #2 has very minor and 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seat and instrument panel to floor; one wing half assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete and include decals and instructions. Both feature fine recessed panel lines and decals for two air forces. The Su-25 became operational at the end of the 1980s as the equivalent of the US A-10 Warthog/Thunderbolt II.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1960s bagged issue with an 'excellent++' condition Type Three logo header. The kit has a new (modern) replacement bag as the original bag was disintegrating. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Orange Series from the 1960s. Very good quality Frog kit has no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM++
Original issue dated 1969 and in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint++' condition. The box has only a tiny bit more wear than when it came off the assembly line. This kit was originally designed as a gas powered flying model. However, Aurora discontinued the gas powered line very shortly after introduction due to returns and liability issues. Since the mold investment was already made, Aurora marketed these kits as large scale static models and they became know as "Screwdriver Kits" to collectors. For example, the 1/32 scale B-25 was issued in Gas U-Control and then static - but the P-51 may have only been issued in static. Molded in dark blue, light blue and clear & with many metal parts. Never started. The metal parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals in amazing, perfect 'Mint' condition and instructions in 'excellent' condition with yellowing as the only significant flaw. Even includes the original factory screwdriver with the clear yellow handle.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still in the factory seal and in 'Excellent+' condition. The only flaws are corner creases at the left side as shown. Hardbox issue is dated 1960 - however, this issue lacks the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo boarder and has a 198 price extension, so it likely from about 1963/64. Large 1/48 scale model features some of Jo Kotula's finest artwork - the P-61 patrols over a South Pacific island base at night, destroying an intruder (or defender?).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
SALE!! Includes two never started and complete kits in one box. Dated 2003. An excellent model from newer molds featuring 152 pieces, full cockpit, complete interior cabin, optional position cabin door, detailed rotor hub, all parts for Skua conversion including missiles and more. Includes paint guide and decals for both helicopters listed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Amazingly rare factory sealed first issue from the early 1950s. This is the first time I have seen this kit factory sealed. Box color and gloss are as new and the box grades a very strong 'Excellent+' overall. It displays as "Near Mint++" but I have graded it lower because there is a small (1/2" x 1/8") litho pull on the lower long side and some very light wear. The kit features movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, 'good' cockpit for that time, pilot figure and rotating wheels and propeller.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+
1960s issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Unusual issue has incredible box art and contains both kits - a very nicely detailed LCM and M4. Sherman features flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. LCM includes full interior, pilot house and figure, opening front gate, prop and rudder detail and two additional crewmen. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Both decals and instructions are in 'excellent++' condition with slight yellowing as the only flaw.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1964 hardbox issue in very nice condition. This model is a reissue of the classic 1959 "S" kit. Well detailed and features Regulus II Cruise Missile with hanger and launcher, nuclear reactor assembly with removable cover, helicopter, Terrier and Talos missiles and launchers, radar and tracking antennas, decals, flagsheet and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one flagstaff is broken at the base, but it is included and can be repaired. CGN-9 U.S.S. LONG BEACH was the world's first nuclear-powered warship. She was launched in July of 1959 as the lead ship of the first new cruiser class since WWII. Originally designed as an all-missile cruiser, she was later fitted with two 5"/36 caliber guns amidships. After serving more than 33 years, she was decommissioned on 1 May 1995.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very high quality and well detailed hardwood model with brass, brass photoetch and pewter fittings. Never started. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Build the ultimate USS Ticonderoga! Includes the superb Pontos #35005F1 USS Ticondereoga 1944 Detail Up Set designed for this model. The Pontos set includes blue stained real wood deck, 238 scribed brass parts, 10 sheets of photoetched parts, 84 cast resin parts, two masking sheets, dry transfer decals and another sheet of aircraft decals. All parts are still internally factory sealed. Includes instructions. The actual ship is highly detailed full hull kit with 750 parts. Can be built full hull or waterline. Includes hanger deck, an airwing of SBD Dauntless, SB2C Helldivers, F4U Corsairs, F6F Hellcats & TBF Avengers, full decals and much more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Incredibly rare, 1950s NOS Topping F5D Skylancer model untouched in the original factory box. The buyer will be the first one to ever remove it from the box. Inside, all of the factory cardboard and tissue are still intact. The stand and aircraft were never displayed or used - I believe they were never even removed from the box. While never used, please note that these models never left the factory in 'flawless' condition. There were always minor paint flaws and minor molding flaws as they were mass-produced. Furthermore, the canopy, white plastic and decals inevitably have some yellowing, although this example is minimal. If there is any yellowing or age marks (usually brown mildew on the plastic), you can very easily remove this with Novus #2 Fine Scratch Remover. I have found it perfect for both cleaing and bringing back Topping plastic and decals back to super condition. Because the original Topping box adds significantly to the value, it will be carefully packed into another box for shipping. Shipping insurance is required.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Large parasol design for sport or competition free flight. Features all die-cut balsa sheet wood and die-cut plywood parts, fully formed training edges, hardware, hinge material, covering tissue, decals and full plans/instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete. Please NOTE there is light bug damage to the instructions but nothing serious. There is bug damage to the decal backing paper only (not the transfers). Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Large-scale and hard-to-find. The box is rough but the kit inside is like new. Very nicely detailed and features optional parts for "A" or "B" variants, good dual cockpits, full landing gear & detailed bays and more. Includes markings for one "B" (956) and two different "A" - 974 is a standard SR-71A and 972 is a 'Low Observable" scheme. Decals are included for the CIA A-12 / M-12, but Testors never did furnish the parts. The instructions provide drawings for making the proper modifications. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.