Resin Model Kit
Rare. Detailed and accurate model made from high definition cast resin. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes full decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Highly detailed kit with many photoetched brass and resin detail parts. NOTE: this kit has very minor and high quality assembly as follows: propeller hub and blades assembled to 'excellent+' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried with all parts present includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very nicely done wood and metal kit. Includes full size plans and detailed drawings, completely precarved body, rubber tires with metal hubcaps, many metal fittings including the grill, front and rear bumpers, headlight rings, tail lights steering wheel & more, faux leather interior for the upholstery, clear celluloid windshield with painted frame and extensive decals for the dash, top boot, chrome trim, wire wheels and license plate. The scale of 1/24 which may make it the only model of a '53 Caribbean in this size. Never started. The metal casting are still in the factory sealed bag. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present. NOTE: 2/3 of one celluloid wing vent window is broken off and missing. Since this is made from simple clear plastic sheet, it can be easily replaced.
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: VG
Very rare kit. The Seabee was produced as a high performance sport amphibian. This is a very hard-to-fine original O-lin kit in the small box and advertisement for O-lin cement on the top. Produced in 1949 or just before. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. O-Lin (correctly spelled with a hyphen) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-lin produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg. I have not seen a catalog of O-lin, but from some instructions we know that the kit line sometime during the late 1940s was #100 C&NW Pioneer Locomotive and Tender, #500 F-80C Shooting Star, #501 Piper Cub Special, #502 Stinson, #503 Republic Seabee, #504 Beechcraft Bonanza, #505 F-86 Sabre Jet Fighter, #506 Ercoupe Club-Air and #507 Ryan Navion. More kits were issued as the 1940s came to a close and O-Lin ended all production. At some time in 1950 all kits were branded Lindberg only. It is common to see the earliest Lindberg kits with un-marked O-Lin instructions and "O-Lin Products Chicago 25, Ill." on the bottom of the teardrop stand. Paul Lindberg was careful to use up all the old materials on hand at O-lin.
Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits by Hubley. The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Includes metal body, rumble seat cover, frame, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, roof, headlights, interior seats and more. Includes real rubber tires. Features steering front wheels, full rolling chassis with engine, exhaust, suspension and driveline just like the real car, removable hood, complete interior and more. The kit has never been started. The small metal parts, hardware and plastic parts are still factory sealed. Only the large metal parts were never sealed and have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. From the late 1970s/early 1980s. Nicely detailed kit of the famous twin turboprop business aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Includes two very highly detailed missiles with full decals, one display stand and one ground dolly. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very highly detailed model made of high-definition resin and features an excellent interior.` Considered superior to the injection molded Dragon model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Sells for $88 new. This is a highly detailed resin model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. In late 1950s, the U.S. Navy started the Polaris program which ultimately armed US submarines with ballistic missiles. The USSR quickly issued a requirement for an Anti-Submarine-Warfare system to counter this urgent threat. The Minister of Defense selected Bartini's floatplane design and ordered Beriev OKB to build three prototypes. It was to be developed in three phases. The VVA-14M1 was to be a technology test-bed with inflatable pontoons. The VVA-14M2 was to be more advanced with fly-by-wire flight controls. The third stage would be the VTOL vehicle fully equipped with weapons. In 1972 the first prototype made its first flight. In 1974, the inflatable pontoons were installed but the expansion and retraction caused many problems. They were later replaced by rigid pontoons and the fuselage was lengthened and a pair of 'starting' engines were added. The program continued in 1974 but the engine vibrations caused breakage of the landing gears and rear control flaps. Beriev was given higher-priority work with the A-40 and IL-78, so the program was terminated. Only the one prototype was produced.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare. this quality kit features excellent short-run injection molded main airframe parts and very fine cast metal details & landing gear. Includes complete paint guide and decals for both aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good+
Still factory sealed; seal has a split and also shrunk, drawing some of the box top concave as shown. This unique set ontains everything you need to set-up the hobby of building and flying wooden model aircraft. It contains four aircraft kits and equipment including #4101 Trainer, #4201 Cadet, #4301 Fly Boy, #4401 Cloud Buster, Comet Wood Cement, brush, modeler pins, wax paper overlay, sandpaper and sanding block.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very are kit from the late 1950s and in great condition inside and out. The artwork is by Cal Smith and entitled 'Tender Flight Arriving.' The model is based on Krafft Ehricke design of Convair's Astronautics Division as a 200 foot long, 600 mile-high orbiting laboratory for 4 men. The model is molded in very light blue plastic is 24 inches long when assembled. Includes a black display stand and large stand decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are flat and in amazing 'excellent++' condition. The instructions are 'near mint+' with very light yellowing as the only significant flaw.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare. This mid 1950s model includes all four kits in the original early Comet one-color flip top boxes. The Comet Gift Sets were well advertised but seldom seen. The kit boxes inside are all in 'Near Mint' to 'Mint' condition. The condition of the models is as follows: PL-4 Skyknight, PL-6 Thunderstreak and PL-5 Skyray: never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. PL-3 Starfire: never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two pilot's busts. Otherwise complete with all other pieces, decals and instructions present. The box is graded 'very good' because of the dark stain at the lower left. Please note, this kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very rare large-scale kit with fascinating operating features. This early 1960s issue has very high gloss box top artwork in 'excellent' condition. Flaws include very light corner creases as shown, some light general wear and a small piece of clear tape on the top long side. The model uses a complex series of 6 cogs and gears with wire springs and twine to make functioning landing gear and speed brakes. When you lower the arresting (tail) hook, the landing gear doors open and the nose and main wheels extend. When you raise the arresting hook, the landing gear retracts and the doors close. Furthermore, when you pull out the parachute release at the tail, the speed brakes lower; when you close it, the speed brakes close. The kit is molded in the correct silver for the airframe, white cogs, gears & pilot, clear two piece opening canopy, real rubber tires and metal springs. There is a large gloss black Heller stand as well. Never started. All of the small parts (white plastic, springs and internal linkage for the operating systems) are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts are inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions present. Even the original Heller Quality Control paper is present. The instructions are 'excellent.' The decals are flat and intact with the wax covering sheet and 'very good.' The only flaw is the usual age yellowing. Postal insurance is required for this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Dated 1956, but this is a 1960s issue with the later John Steel artwork and blue oval 'Aurora' logo with no 'Famous Fighters'. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: Missing the tail skid. Easily made from flat plastic stock. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Veron models were made by Model Aircraft (Bournemouth) Ltd. In Bournemouth, Great Britain. Three of the product lines were 'Kwik-Fix' gliders, 'Super Truscale' (sold kits) and 'Tru-Flite' (stick and tissue kits). This is a solid kit with a high degree of prefabrication featuring 3D carved fuselage, 2D cut wings and tails, clear canopy, colorful decals and plans with templates and full instructions. The model has not been started and is inventoried complete.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair-
Rare 1930s/40s model of the world's most successful passenger-carrying rigid airship. Features standard stick-and-tissue construction, printed balsa bulkheads, pre-cut keel and stringer stock, thick balsa sheet for the four fins, balsa blocks for the nose, engine, gondola & rear cone, covering tissue, full size plans which include building instructions. Never started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete. If you wish to build this double sized, use a copier to enlarge the instructions and bulkheads 2X. Then supply your own balsa wood, tissue and balsa blocks. I have seen an add for this model in very old Model Airplane News magazines. C&S made quite a line of ridged airships including the Los Angeles (in two lengths), Graf Zeppelin (in two sizes), Hindenburg, a US Navy Metal Clad Blimp and perhaps others. The C&S boxes were thin cardboard and are almost always beat up and missing sections; this one is no exception.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair-
Very rare item for the advanced collector. This item was from the estate of Dave Cockrum, the world-famous Aurora box artist, sculpture and kit designer. However, he is even more famous for his long history with DC and Marvel Comics. When working at Aurora, Dave had access to 'The Room'. In it were test shots from almost every Aurora kit ever made; employees were welcome to come in and take a kit when they pleased. This Flying Sub came from that room. It is a rare test shot molded in the usual test shot color - white- and includes the clear parts. Although the kit is complete, it does not have a box or instructions like most all test shots.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1967 issue with John Andrews box artwork. The plating is in 'average' condition which means it is generally 'very good' but does have some noticeable flaws, the worst of which is on the lower wing and right front fuselage halv. Includes a large decal sheet for all three versions. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing all three figures. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present.