Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Dated 1954. Rare, desirable and very collectible. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. The box top has excellent color and gloss but general wear as shown, two properly repaired (from the inside) split corners and a closed tear (also repaired) on the lower side. Inside, the kit is factory new. All of the factory cardboard presentation material is present and grades from 'mint' to 'excellent++.' Includes numerous plastic parts in red, gray, clear and black, four unopened glass bottle of Mono*Dope that are still good, an unopened tube of MonoGlue still in the original mint box, all prefabricated wooden parts including the amazing Monofoil wing, three sheets of die-cut and factory painted wood (unpunched), colored die-cut cardstock sheet, sandpaper, gun barrel plastic material, decals in amazing 'near mint' condition, 'near mint' instruction book and full size plans and even a miniature Monogram Catalog showing this kit and the entire Speedee-Bilt line for '54. The kit has never been started. It has been carefully inventoried 100% complete with all parts, paperwork, instructions, plans and decals. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping (on two of the nacelles). This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warped easily over time. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speedee-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speedee-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are very rare today due to their relatively high original price of $4.95. This kit must be shipped insured.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare. 1950s model of this very early radio control aircraft with a 62 inch wingspan. Dr. Walter Good, a famous pioneer of radio controlled flight, designed this aircraft. In the 1930s he won several National competitions - often his design was the only one to fly properly. Please note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance. This type of stability was required due to the difficult nature of RC control in the late 1930s. The kit features die-cut balsa and plywood, metal hardware, cut out windshield, full size plans, formed landing gear and covering material. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions/plans present. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Grumman. Grumman would give these models to test pilots, contractors and Military Decision Makers. Measures 14 inches long with a wingspan of almost 11 inches. Original stand has Grumman Logo and says 'Grumman Cougar F9F'. The airplane and stand are in 'very good++' overall condition. There are no repairs, cracks or touch-ups. Decals are 'excellent' with some minor and typical wear. The paint is 'excellent' with some wear in orange. Please note that shipping insurance is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Very rare factory gift set consists of a sleeve and three kits. The sleeve and kits are still factory tape sealed; the kits have never been removed from the sleeve or opened. The kits have general wear, with the F6F having the most wear in the lower left corner.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc-
Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top slightly concave. Very rare and especially in sealed condition. The seal is completely intact with no splits. Jo Kotula painted this amazing box art for the 1958 issue. Although this box has a 1958 copyright date, this issue is actually later, from the mid 1960s. Judging from the '100' price extension, this is close to or the final issue of this kit by Aurora.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare 1950s "pre-injection molded" gift set. Long before injection molded kit were made in the USA, Monogram produced perhaps the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (also the F-84 and F-51). The outer box is intact with the original cello and is in 'very good' displayable condition but is not perfect. It has edge wear, general wear, light staining (visible at the upper left) and two closed split corners. The four kits inside are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts,decals and instructions present.
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: Sealed NM
Still in the factory seal and the seal is 100% intact. Investment-grade model is dated 1962.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Fantastic kit from the 1950s in an investment-grade 'near mint' condition box with factory-new colors and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, zero tape or tape marks (except the factory sealing tape of course), no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include a tiny amount of very light wear. Classic box art showing the Nike Ajax blowing up what appears to be a B-17 over an American city. This is an excellent model for that time that still ranks well today. Features operating launcher that is made to hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery. Molded in olive drab and white. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes instructions and decals. Even the factory inspection slip is present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Nicely done large-scale Bomarc with clear triangle-base display stand. Molded in white and clear and includes original factory packing tissue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: This kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM+
Still factory sealed. Aurora of Canada issue in investment-grade condition. The factory-applied sticker has a '130' price suffix, but the box was originally '100' priced. Dated 1964 with wonderful Mort Kunstler artwork.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare 1969 hardbox issue. Features very nicely detailed Buffalo, terrain base with ground hogs, trophy stand, gold and silver (reversible) foil, original paint brush and original Aleene's black paint for antiquing. There is no glue. Inventoried with all parts present and instructions. Molded in black and brown.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Classic 1950s boxart at it's finest and the rarest of all the Renwal SSBNs. Large 24 inch long kit with clear right half that is hinged to open. The Jefferson is the only Renwal sub that has the clear hull half - all others have a solid gray hinged half. The clear hull half model has never been reissued. The clear half is in very good condition and carefully wrapped for shipping. There are no splits, cracks or breaks and the only flaw is typical slight yellowing. Features a heavily detailed interior and actual 'launching' Polaris missile from a spring loaded missile tube. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neat assembly to two parts: the torpedo room bulkhead and inner wall are assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly. Those two parts and one torpedo cradle are very neatly painted; there is no other painting. All parts have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Rare from the late 1950s and even rarer in this condition. Large model features a full, unopened tube of FROG cement (still flexible), a factory glass vile of white paint (still good), the correct, large, blue FROG display stand, full landing gear, rotating props and and two colorful BOAC decal sheets. One includes the optional blue full size vertical stabilizer markings and the other is a very large and extensive sheet with all striping, logos, side windows, flags, registration for six different aircraft and more. The decals are flat (except the one end of the long sheet that is always curved) and very good with the original factory wax paper protector in place. The instructions are excellent also with only slight discoloration. The four props are still on the factory cardboard holder and have no broken blades. Even the Frog factory inspection sticker is still present "Packed by No.11 In the event of complaint please return this slip." never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
1956 'S' issue with fantastic box art and brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape (except the factory sealing tape) or tags. The flaws include light general wear. The kit includes the fuel truck and engine check stand with ground crew member. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the famous clear early Revell 'Globe' Swivel Base Display Stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare, especially in complete, never started condition like this example. The model may be rarer than the actual car; less than 10 kits have traded hands publically (on-line) in a decade. The Continental MkII was a hand-built car of the highest quality. It was the most expensive American car made at that time and was certainly a style leader. About 3,000 of them were produced; Ford said it lost $1000 on each one. But they did prove that a world-class car rivaling Rolls-Royce could be made in America. This model is molded in black (body), red (interior/chassis and other details), chrome plate, clear, metal axles and rubber tires. It has never been assembled and is 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
One of the finest motor yacht kits ever made. From the late 1950s. Features very good detail and 225 parts. Measures approximately 30" long, 10" high and 8 inches wide when assembled. Can be made for radio control or as a highly detailed static model. This is the finest example of this model that I have had. The outer box is very good with some wear but has perfect color and shine. The model has never been started. This kit is in mint condition inside - all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The very large instructions/plans are mint also. Molded with cast metal accessories, metal and brass hardware and classic 1950s turquoise, brown, white, clear and peach colored and chrome plated plastic. Includes the famous Captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'. Shipping insurance is required for this model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Soviet Tri-Jet design in Cold War Aeroflot markings. Large 1/100 scale model has raised and recessed panel lines and is molded in clear, white, black and silver. Features large colorful decal sheet and good overall surface detail. KVZ was the name used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes 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.