Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare. Nicely molded kit with high-definition cast resin hull and numerous PE parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very good quality limited issue kit of the two-seat '190 trainer. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, photo etched details and film instruments. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
A remarkable example that is still factory sealed and in mint condition. The 'Hendricks Discount Toys' price tag is still on the right side panel. Incredible Craftmaster artwork. A merchant ship is sinking on the left and the crew is in lifeboats in the foreground on lower side panel. The Sunderland is preparing to rescue them, while the other Sunderland depth-charges the U-boat responsible for the sinking. The Sunderland's 21-year record with the RAF has made it a legend. Derived from the Empire Class Flying Boat Airliners, Sunderland IIIs had a top speed of 210 mph and an endurance of 12 hours. These qualities made the Sunderland a superb platform for North Sea and North Atlantic patrols, ASW and SAR. Crews usually loved the airplane; its large size afforded many airborne comforts that bomber or fighter crews could only dream of, such as bunk, a head and an area for food preparation. Kit features beaching gear, rotating turrets with elevating guns, movable control surfaces, external bomb load and rotating props.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Highly detailed vac kit with better mold quality than most injection molded kits. Includes cast metal details and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The SR.177 was a further development of the SR.53. The SR177 combined rocket with turbine power. The 177 had a jet engine of significantly more power than the 53, so it could cruise without use of the rocket motor. The interceptor was to be armed with two Firestreak missiles. Although British air policy changed, the work continued due to German interest in the project. However, the program was dropped when Germany went with the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1978 issue. Features raised and recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and drop tanks. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. The box is present and is excellent - it is not shown in the photo. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Third logo issue. Features moving rotor blades, full cockpit and bulkhead, opening rear cargo doors and optional position side doors. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare. Features excellent resin castings with very fine recessed panel line detail, very good cockpit, optional one piece or three piece (so you can display it open) canopy, metal tail wheel and strut and a detailed color and marking guide for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This kit was not issued with decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
This issue is from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, thrust button, prop, rubber motor, covering tissue and detailed full size plans/building instructions. Never started and 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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Large scale, full hull, highly detailed resin kit with full decals. 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: VG++
Very nicely molded model with all fine recessed panel lines and air-to-air missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From the 1970s. Kit is engineered to be motorized with the optional Mabuchi Mini-Baby motor (not included). Very nicely molded and detailed, featuring all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit & gear well detail and two piece optional position canopy. Has a very large and colorful decal sheet for at least three aircraft - probably many more. Color painting guide and decal guide is on the bottom of the box. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals sheet is intact but has a great many brown age stains.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
NOTE: perfect builder, please read carefully. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and insignia. NOTE: this model has minor assembly. The engine core (crankcase) parts have been cut out and assembled. Quality of assembly is 'very good+.' The cowl parts and a few other have been cut out but not assembled; quality of cutting is 'very good++.' There is no other work done. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and insignia sheets. 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very highly detailed craftsman kit of the type of food wagon you see at outdoor events or fairs. Not a railroad vehicle, but for O Scale scenery/layouts. Features dozens of factory pre-cut and milled hardwood parts, injection molded plastic wheels, metal parts, a full interior, working doors, two pages of plans and very detailed text building instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Limited edition of 750. High quality and highly detailed complete kit. Includes cast metal parts - decals for two aircraft - shaped struts and a fret of photoetched brass details. Never started at 100% complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From very high quality ex-Heller kits. Cleanly molded with no flash. Soviet Union release. Full hull kit with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing part #22, a bridge piece that is solid, smooth, about .5 inches high and 1.3 cm high and shaped like half of an ellipse. This part can be made by a skilled modeler. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed but the seal has a short split on the box bottom. 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. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very finely molded with excellent detail. Features full interior, detailed motor and crew of two. Very colorful civil decals. The model has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Large scale kit that is very nicely molded and detailed with markings for two aircraft.