Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Earlier issue from the late 1960s or early 1970s. Well detailed inside and out featuring optional parts for either version, complete engine, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior and more.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
From ex-Frog molds. Nicely molded and detailed like most Frog kits. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM-
Fresh from a long-closed hobby shop. First issue is dated 1956 and has the very colorful 'S' artwork that has made these kits so desirable today. This is the true first issue as it has no rivet detail (Revell later modified the molds with rivet detail to make it look more 'intricate'). The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, stains, rips or price tags and no tape (other than marks from the original factory sealing tape, of course). The only flaws are very light creasing at the far right (very hard to see) and very light general wear. Nicely molded for the time with all recessed panel lines, opening front cargo door, drive-off ramp, rotating counter-rotating dual propellers and the clear Revell 'Globe' display stand. Molded in a stunning high gloss dark navy blue and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Dated 1992. I very strongly suspect that this is the ex-Renwal kit but I am not certain. Features rotating turret, elevating 90mm gun, hinged doors and hatches, flexible treads, detailed engine compartment and US Army decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are 100% intact and flat but NOTE: the decals have a very light stain on the right side - it is difficult to see.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Very rare. Early release of this kit containing 3 fuselage halves - one clear and two white. This was done since the original kit was designed with a detailed interior. Very nicely molded. Features working wing flaps and rudder, rotating props and a complete interior including floor, cockpit and passenger seats as well as an aircraft tow tug and tow bar. Even a nose weight is included. With large and colorful Piedmont decals. Never started. The dark blue factory presentation cardboard is intact and the parts are still in the factory sealed bags with 'as-new' condition decals and instructions. Please note that the box top is rough and only graded 'fair++.' It has been repaired very neatly from the inside.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+
Famous Fighters issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box has perfect color and gloss and the only flaw is a very light amount of wear. The kit is dated 1958 and the price extension and logo confirm a date of between 1958 to 1960. Features movable rudder, elevators and wing ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating prop & wheels. Molded in gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare in this condition. Both "Med" .09 glow heads are NOS and never run; the copper washers are protected in the cardboard as shown. One is Cox part number 2302 and the other is 23020. They are identical; one is a later style part number than the other.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Excellent model from the legendary Cleveland Model & Supply Company in Ohio. This is a traditional stick-and-tissue flying model in the Cleveland 'Rep' line; the "R" series part numbers are essentially scaled down SF kits. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans. Please note that this series of "R" kits shared a common box; the only way you could tell what was inside was to read the stamped part number and name on the end flap.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
A superb model that sells new for $340. Of all aspects of New England fishing in the late 19th century, none was more distinctive than the mackerel purse-seine fishery with it's specialized gear, exacting techniques and fast, handsome schoolers built specifically for this seasonal work. Smuggler, with her extreme clipper hull, was one of the most beautiful of them all. This is a wood and metal model of the highest quality. When assembled, it measures 33 inches long and 25.5 inches high. Features a pre-carved basswood hull, laser cut hardwood parts, finely cast Britannia pewter fittings, all materials needed for deckhouses, spars and rigging material as well as three sheets of superb full-size plans. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bags and includes plans (in mint condition) and the large instruction book (which is slightly used, it looks to have been studied). NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, this kit will ship in the original (very sturdy) model box wrapped in brown paper. If you specify, I will be glad to pack it inside a box but extra shipping will apply.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Large scale and well detailed model of this nuclear powered British submarine. Large scale, full hull model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Rare kit from the 1950s. The box has great color and gloss but some creasing as shown. There are no price tags and all four corners are solid. The only tape are the factory tape marks on the sides and bottom where they sealed it originally. Inside the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver with the bright dark blue base and arm. Even the original glue capsule and white paint are included. The paint is in a corked glass vial and is still good. Decals and instructions are exceptional and as new also with light yellowing. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Finely molded in dark yellow and clear. Builds to an excellent model. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Dated 1995 and features detailed cockpit and machine gun bay, removable bay hatch, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, removable tail section with detailed turbojet engine (aft section), a stand for the rear fuselage section and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are stuck to the plastic bag. Be prepared to furnish your own decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. Both props are designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold them separately.) Features extended or retracted landing gear, separately molded dive brakes, clear canopy and nose and decals for multiple aircraft. Molded in a stunning swirl green and butterscotch brown, gray, red and with clear canopies & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in remarkable 'near mint' condition, which is rare for Profile Series kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Never started. Both kits have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, gear well and cockpit detail and optional bomb and drop tank loads. Decals represent an aircraft from the 601st group which was partially equipped with the new Judy and took part in the 2nd Battle of the Philippine Sea.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare original hardbox issue from 1958. This kit builds a custom Montclair with numerous options. Features the Mercury model with a detailed engine, removable hood, detailed engine compartment, full interior, separately molded suspension and molded in underside detail. It is molded in a dramatic glossy deep purple plastic and chrome plate. The accessories include wild custom decals, custom grille, 2 fender fins, wheel disc bullets, filler plugs, 2 piece club pin, custom decals with flames or pencil lines and white stripes, white wall decals, rear view mirrors, antennas, spotlights, continental kit, hood scoop, top rear scoop, two side stacks and more The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the drive shaft. It is a simple cylinder easily made from stock plastic or the included purple sprue. Includes all other parts, both sheets of decals, clear material for windows and instructions.