Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1977. Large-scale kit is nicely molded and detailed for that time, featuring complete cockpit, detailed Wright Cyclone engine front, perforated dive flaps, bomb load and more. Includes decals for US Navy, French Air Force and New Zealand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1989 issue. Large and highly detailed model with full cockpit and complete interior down to the bathroom sink in the rear. Has markings for "Camel Caravan to Berlin" (Berlin Airlift aircraft "Clarence") C-47A 86th Air Base Group, Neubiberg, Germany December 1947 or "Honey Bun III" C-47A 8th Troop Carrier Sqdn, 436 Troop Carrier Group, 9th Air Force, Melun, France 1945. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: two tiny stencil decals are missing and the (2) big "B"s for the rudder are missing from the decal sheet.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare first issue from 1963. In the early 1960s Monogram invested in a series of huge 1/8 scale models with extraordinary detail and working features. The complete line consisted of the Big 'T' Street/Rod, Big Drag Competition Roadster, Big Rod Show/Go Roadster, Big Tub Custom Phaeton and this Big Deuce '32 Ford Roadster. The design work alone for the model was $50,000; then Deuce molds cost over $150,000 to produce - an absolute fortune at the time. The total cost of the complete 1/8 scale line of cars was over $1,000,000 - in 1963 money. The result was a nearly flawless large American Automotive model that has never been equaled to this day. The Big Deuce was one of the series by famous customize Darryl Starbird and was issued in red or yellow bodies - this is the yellow issue. It measures 20.5 inches long when assembled. Fit, mold quality and finish are of the highest quality - as only Monogram could do. Very highly detailed with 284 parts molded in 6 colors, 185 parts in chrome plate as well as real rubber tires. Can be built as the classic roadster or the highboy. Each can be further customized with a variety of extra parts. The kit features operating doors and trunk lid, operating head and tail lights (bulbs and hardware included), operating tilt windshield with wind wings, realistic steering from the steering wheel, super detailed Pontiac engine with six Stromberg carburetors, individual spark plugs and ignition wires, rolled and pleated interior and trunk, dash panel with S-W instruments, chrome plated under-carriage and Le Mans wheels, realistic rubber wide whitewall tires, custom chrome firewall with instruments, plated dropped front axle, flexible radiator hoses, optional top with detailed top bow frame and much more. The model builds up a realistic rolling chassis with all suspension, driveline and exhaust items just like the actual car. Inside, the kit has never been started. All the original factory packing material is present- the lower tissue and all the clear 'separator' sections used between each part tree. The yellow plastic is brilliant, glossy and deep...it looks like paint, but it is not. The small parts are still in the small factory sealed clear bag. Monogram never sealed the other parts and they have been been carefully inventoried 100% complete. The chrome was always covered and is outstanding 'Near Mint' condition which is very unusual. Includes decals, instructions and even the Big Deuce Guarantee sheet. The decals are 100% intact but have visible age cracking; please see the article (on this website) about saving and restoring old kit decals. The box is rated only 'Good-' because is has light stains, general wear and discoloration as shown, tiny dots of white overspray and the cardboard is very brittle. There are some high-quality repairs done correctly from the inside with cardstock and book binding glue. The only missing litho is on the right short side, a 3 x 1 inch section at the very bottom center. NOTE: these kits commonly had cracked or broken yellow plastic as the high-gloss formula was very brittle. This kit has a very high-quality repair to the body where part of the cowl cracked in two places. There are close up photos of the repaired areas. The repairs are solid and reinforced from the rear so they are stronger than the original body. There repaired joints are perfectly smooth; there is no ridge. However, there is a tiny (about 1mm) chip of plastic missing on the very rear of the cowl.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Ideal builder. Bagged kit; no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1987 issue. Large 1/32 scale model. Well detailed kit with 18 inch rotor span, full Lycoming T53 engine and removable cowl, full interior and two pilots, moving gun turret and underwing stores. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
First issue dated 1967. High quality kit that builds to a beautiful model. Has markings for Gabreski's aircraft and RAF 81 Sq. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. Fantastically well detailed stick-and-tissue Hellcat with many multi-media parts and moving features. Can be built as a superb display piece or for flight operation for R/C, rubber or gas powered, free flight or U-Control. Features 38 vacuform parts, 12 injection molded parts, 19 die-cut plywood parts, 162 die-cut balsa parts, full decals, interior cockpit layout, 72" of quality rubber motor, silkspan for covering, wire for landing gear, generous quantities of balsa stripstock, balancing clay, control line handle, push rod wire, hinge material, bellcrank, elevator horn, nylon flying line, sliding canopy, pilot figure, retractable landing gear and tail wheel, movable elevator, rudder, ailerons and wing flaps, detailed instructions, excellent full size plans and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Factory sealed. The box is in investment-grade "Near Mint" condition. The seal is 100% intact but there is a closed split or cut in the middle. Dated 1960 and the first issue with this artwork. Note the 79 cent price extension and "Famous Fighters" in the border of the oval sunburst logo, which is unique to the 1960 release.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Incredibly rare, 1950s NOS Topping F7U Cutlass model untouched in the original factory box. Inside, all of the factory cardboard and tissue are still intact. The stand and aircraft were never displayed or used. The gloss and shine on both are fantastic. There are no cracks, no breaks and no repairs. The canopy is in amazing 'mint' condition, without any damage or even yellowing. The decals and factory paint are 'excellent++' to 'good' with the only flaws being on the "NAVY" markings a shown. While never used, please note that these models never left the factory in 'flawless' condition. There were always minor paint and minor molding flaws as they were mass-produced. Because the original Topping box adds significantly to the value, it will be carefully packed into another box for shipping. Shipping insurance is required.