Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare kit in the 1957 dated short box. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is a 2" closed tear on the edge of the instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Dated 1958, but likely from the very early 1960s judging from the oval logo with no 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder. Wonderful box artwork by Jo Kotula. One of Aurora's first airliner kits. Molded in white and clear with the large clear 'Triangle' Globe base. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed but the seal has split at the right. 1980 issue that can be built factory or modified. Features powertrain options, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, stock or street axle height, stock or custom exhaust, spoiler and air dam, full interior with custom options, factory or louvered rear window, custom wheels wells, hood scoop, decals and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1970s Brazil issue through A. Kikoler Plastics Company. Features detailed landing gear, clear cockpit and cabin windows and sheet of colorful Varig markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. McDonnell-Douglas and Lockheed both produced tri-jets for an over-estimated market, which lead to neither design being very financially successful.
Other Materials, Box Condition: VG+
Most likely from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Includes all seven item in mint, NOS condition. Never used. The SR 'Singl Servo Carry' is still in the original factory clear bag and packing material. The OS Escapement is still in the factory clear bag and packing material. The other escapement box appears to contain an NOS receiver - that is my guess since it has a significant antenna. The Perfect gas tank is the #23 Long Senior Wedgetank with a 2 oz capacity; this is a soldered metal tank. The three 'Clunk Tanks' are all new in the box. I believe they are fuel bottles.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From Airfix molds. Nicely molded. Includes Firestreak missiles and large, colorful decal sheet with red and white checkerboards. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
1957 first and only issue of this rare Monogram Gift set. While Revell was very prolific with gift sets in the 1950s, Monogram was very restrained, issuing very few and then only once. This hardbox is in very solid condition with no fading, stains or split corners. There is edge wear that account for the 'VG' box rating. Inside, the kit has the correct cardboard divider. The DC-3 is 1/90 scale and features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. The Super G Constellation is 1/131 scale and features two hostesses, two loading ramps, tip tanks, battery truck and full TWA decals. The models has not been started. Both models are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
'Master' issue in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. 33 3/4 inch wingspan. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. Very highly detailed and complete kit for it's time. Features high quality printwood, stripwood, center drilled nacelle blocks, all other blocks as required, spars, clear window material, very large and highly detailed full size plans and more. Please note this is the wartime issue and does not have paint bottles. 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
1970s issue from Airfix molds. Kit is well detailed and includes movable control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional position cargo doors, interior cargo floor with machine gun/miniguns and operators and cockpit with crew. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Large and highly detailed kit with 249 parts and metal anchor chain. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Zara was very fast at over 35 knots and well armed with 8 x 8" guns. She has the misfortune to be at Matapan with her sisters Pola and Fiume. All three were sunk at very close range by the Warspite.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
An excellent kit with all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, optional position canopy, PE parts, detailed gear wells, separately molded ailerons and flaps, iron bomb load out and much more. Includes a full color painting guide. 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: Good+
Excellent, well detailed kit. It 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 rare and in amazing condition. All original, one owner promo obtained new in 1967 by a discriminating collector. Features brilliant deep red color and red-line tires. Color and gloss are like new, as is the chrome, clear and tires. Complete with all parts. Although I can't imagine how it could be better, I'll grade it 9.8 out of 10 as I hesitate to call anything perfect. The box is old and of the original style but it is not stamped on the end like the factory did; for that reason I presume it is not original to the model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Includes the following aftermarket accessories: Black Box TA-4J Skyhawk Cockpit Set #CS32040 (complete, never started), all-cast metal landing gear, wheel hubs, strut braces, rubber tires and more from the Hasegawa High-Grade issue of this same kit (never used, mint), Yellowhammer Models Y32-08 Decals for all the Blue Angels A-4F aircraft (mint, never used) and the majority of the Hasegawa 'High Grade' PE sheet (some parts are gone). The actual model is the bit 1/32 scale version of the two seat Skyhawk trainer. Features highly detailed cockpit, two pilots with positionable arms, optional position speed brakes and leading edge slats, detailed gear wells, drop tanks and optional position canopy. There is no assembly or painting done. The kit has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, E7 the bulkhead at the back of the canopy. This part can be made from sheet styrene as it is composed of flat surfaces.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
1960s issue with dramatic artwork. Well detailed and molded small scale (near 1/72) tank kit; ideal for dioramas. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Second issue with the 79 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst oval. Dated 1958. Features fantastic Jo Kotula artwork.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1976 stick and tissue flying model. One of a very popular series of World War 2 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 insignia 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 2016.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
Very rare kit from 1941. Measures 18 inches long when assembled. Issued in 1941, it depicts the ship basically as she was launched. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the props and anchors) and two packs of Casco Glue. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail views of the ships details and superstructure. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Rare. Still factory sealed. Includes precision cast metal details, a fret of PE parts, extensive decals and vacuform parts that are of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Includes full instructions. Requires base 1/72 scale kit; Airfix is recommended. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.