Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rugged and crash-survivable R/C trainer that is easy to build. Features 45" molded foam wing, durable PVC fuselage, aluminum main channel, aluminum landing gear and all hardware included. Designed for .20 to .40 two cycle power and a 3 to 4 channel radio. Building time is estimated at 6-10 hours. Includes highly illustrated instructions for building and radio installation. Iron on covering is not requred. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed internal bags. The parts never sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. Includes the following after-market extra parts: (2) 2.5 Inch Wheels, Du-Bro #140 5/32" plated brass Dura Collars (sealed), Du-Bro fuel tank (sealed), Blue Line Silicone thick fuel line (sealed) and a big sealed package of R/C Latex Foam for shock mounting equipment. NOTE that this item will be shipped in the factory-original sturdy shipping box unless you specify otherwise. If you do wish to have it boxed, extra shipping will apply.
Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
The improved version of the original Dura-plane. Very rugged and crash-survivable R/C trainer that is easy to build. Features 45" molded foam wing, durable PVC fuselage, aluminum main channel, aluminum landing gear and all hardware included. Designed for .20 to .40 two cycle power and a 3 to 4 channel radio. Building time is estimated at 6-10 hours. Includes highly illustrated instructions for building and radio installation. Iron on covering is not requred. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed internal bags. The parts never sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. NOTE that this item will be shipped in the factory-original sturdy shipping box unless you specify otherwise. If you do wish to have it boxed, extra shipping will apply.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan by the renown Nakamura Seimisu K.K. (marketed in the USA as Westside Models). It is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in excellent condition. This one-owner model has always been carefully stored in the original box. There is the slightest bit of wheel wear at 14x magnification, so it appears it was test run at one point but nothing more. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. However, most of these came with a small firebox cover for the inside of the cab; this one does not have one. I have no narrow gauge track, so I am unable to test the locomotive, so it is sold "As Is." There is no paperwork present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare kit from the 1950s with classic Ray Gaedeke artwork. Motorized and designed for water operation; easily converted to R/C. this large-scale kit was very well detailed for that time, featuring clear hull and superstructure windows, all deck fittings down to ammo boxes and flag staffs, 6 piece 20mm anti-aircraft guns, full superstructure and bridge with horns, search lights, front and rear radar antennas and more, life boat, stretchers, opening rear rescue transom with boarding ladder, gun and bridge crew members, stanchions and railing rigging instructions, display stand and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions. Advertised by Lindberg as 1/72 but is actually closer to 1/88 scale. The Air Force Rescue Boats were the fastest among all Air Force craft. Built by Detroit Basin Inc, they were designed to reach a downed aircraft very quickly and rescue the crew in the least possible time. They were powered by three 1,500 horsepower Packard V-12 gasoline engines and fully crewed by 14 men and 2 officers. After reaching a downed aircraft, the pilots were brought aboard through a gate in the transom. In the event the flight crew was injured, the well in the stern leads directly into a sick bay with 12 litters. To ward off attackers, these vessels were equipped with two 20mm twin mount cannons and plenty of ammunition. They had radar and could operate in all weather conditions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Very large flying glider for free flight or R/C Conversion. Most likely from the 1940s but I am not certain. High performance contest model features die-cut ribs with a 6409 airfoil, solid balsa pod and hard boom, shaped leading and trailing edges, easy pop up dethermalizer, precut spars and strip wood, covering tissue and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans/instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan by the renown Balboa Scale models. It is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in 'excellent+' condition. This model has always been carefully stored in the original box. There is the slightest bit of wheel wear at 14x magnification, so it appears it was test run at one point - probably at Balboa. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. Also includes the correct fold-out blue Balboa instruction sheet and factory sealed Balboa/Champ decals for the RGS Galloping Goose. The box top and tray are complete but both have wear and stains, so they grade low. I have no narrow gauge track, so I am unable to test the locomotive, so it is sold "As Is."
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very rare 2nd 'Crown' issue. This issue is dated 1956, but is from 1957 judging from the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo and the fact that 'CROWN' is moved up to the top, just below Aurora. Inside, the kit is also correct for the second issue. The instructions still have the 1956 rectangular logo, but Aurora has removed copyright on them that said 'Crown Plastics, Inc Princeton, New Jersey'. Molded in a beautiful gloss silver and with a feather plume. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956- the first issue of this kit (this is the second issue). The first issue had a copyright on the instructions as 'Crown Plastics, Inc Princeton, New Jersey'. These were the first Aurora Knights ever issued and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. The first issue had the early Aurora 'Northern Lights' rectangular logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, engine cylinder materials, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The model has not been started. The parts are inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare model for the advanced Monogram collector or slot car enthusiast. Dated 1964. When the slot car craze took hold, Monogram boldly introduced nine very well engineered 1/24 and 1/32 kits. The models were so well done and expensive that they did not sell well; $7 was a small fortune back when most models were between 29 and 98 cents. The Monogram Mercedes claims to be the "Most Complete Detailed Racing Model - Ready to Assemble and Go!" and it was no idle boast. Features light-weight brass chassis that is strong and rigid, precision steel threaded-end axles, bronze bearings, steel drawn crown gear, nylon pickup, braided pickup brushes, brass screws, nut and other hardware, precision lightweight aluminum machined wheels with threaded hubs, powerful new tiger X-200 12V motor, Tiger Traction rubber racing tires with complete Goodyear details and more. The car parts are molded in red, white, chrome plate and clear plastic. Inside, all of the interior display cardboard and plastic is intact and in superb condition. All of the parts that were originally factory sealed are still factory sealed except the motor. The motor was removed for inspection only - it has never been run and is NOS. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 100% complete and includes 'near mint' condition decals. All the paperwork is complete (which is rare), including the instructions, the " Tuning Tips / Alignment / International Racing Colors" booklet and a beautiful full color mini-catalog for the entire series of Monogram Slot Cars. The instructions are excellent other than a 1.5 inch closed tear. Please NOTE that the box has correct and neat repairs to three closed split corners. They were repaired from the inside with light cardstock and book binding cement. The entire line of Monogram Slot Cars consisted of a 1/32 MGA Sports Car, 1/32 Deuce Roadster and the following 1/24 scale vehicles: '55 Chevy Hardtop, '40 Ford Pickup, Duesenberg, '34 Ford Coupe, '36 Ford Coupe, '58 T-Bird and Mercedes 540K. If you know your Monogram cars, you can see that Monogram wisely utilized the molds of pre-existing Four Star kits to make these motorized versions from.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1956 first and only issue in very good condition. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no rips, no tears and no fading. It shows the typical stains from the factory 'gift set' ribbons that these kits were shipped from the factory. Never started. All three aircraft are still in the original factory sealed clear plastic bags. All paper work and the famous Revell Swivel Stands are in the factory sealed bags as well. The correct center factory divider is still present in the tray (box bottom) and there is a small, unopened, factory wrapped tube of Revell "S" Cement included.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Out of production. This is not the common small scale model but the rare, very large 1/20 scale issue. It is highly detailed and can be built static or remote control. Excellent kit with plastic one-piece hull and deck, extensive brass and plastic small fittings, wood stock where required, highly detailed instructions and decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags and plastic fittings containers. The large parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Includes an NOS aftermarket running hardware set that is very similar to the "Model Expo" set. It includes a RS-540 (S4) large electric motor, metal motor clamp and two motor sticks (wood). The US Coast Guard 44 Foot MLB is a high endurance boat designed to perform search and rescue missions in very adverse weather and sea states. It is self-bailing and self-righting. Built for the USCG by the Coast Guard Yark in Curtis Bay, MD, the first 44 footer was put into service in 1961. The design was so successful that 110 were built and only one has ever been taken out of service - a testimony to the durability of the design and construction methods. Four MLBs were sold to foreign governments for search and rescue.
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: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Earlier issue hardbox is dated 1967 and has beautiful artwork by A.J. Rudisill. Large scale, full hull kit is very nicely detailed for that time. I have seen it built and it still makes a very beautiful model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare, first issue artwork from about 1955-56. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand and the correct stand is included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note the 'good' grade due to small white paint spots at the right and a slight crunch at the upper right corner. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone at Aurora corrected it. Following that, there are two known corrections: early and late. On the early version, the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or circle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' It was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. This box is the early, uncorrected version.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very rare. Dated 1961 with hardbox artwork by Bill Campbell. Large-scale kit measures 10 inches long when built, but no scale is given. Designed for motorized operation in water and can actually tow a water skier, which is included. Molded in a stunning high-gloss dark blue, ivory, chrome plate and light tan. Features dual rudder control, high-torque propeller, female boat driver, male water skier with ski sled, universal joint drive, removable cabin top, detailed cabin and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, electric motor and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare. 1961 issue in the Whip Fly 'Master Modeler' series. Does include the Master Modeler Trading Stamp (for the Competition Corvette) and MM application form. This series was quickly discontinued when it discovered that heavily weighted models with pointed front ends swinging at terrific speeds around young children might not be safe. Based on the 1950s F-106 "S" kit, the Delta Dart Whip Fly comes with USAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers (cut from the colored bag according to the instructions) for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
This is the 1997 reissue using the original 1964 molds. Well detailed for that time. Full hull, military tanker features detailed deck fittings and deck houses, anti-aircraft and general purpose guns, lifeboats and davits, display stand and more. The decals are for four different ships of this class. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals, flagsheet and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM++
Still factory sealed and in amazing 'near mint++' condition. Mattel logo issue is dated 1967. Very highly detailed for that time and has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Amazing museum-quality, hand-built and factory painted model for the very discriminating collector. CMC quality it legendary and this model is no exception; most CMC models have between 700 and over 1000 parts and each is completely hand assembled. This model is in mint, complete condition and has always been kept in the original packing material and in the original box. It was only removed for photos. It is fully detailed inside and out, including places that cannot be seen once it was assembled and includes many working features. Includes the car, all the original packing styrofoam and the CMC white 'red printed' sheet on the outside of the foam. There is no other paperwork present or other items present.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Amazing museum-quality, hand-built and factory painted model for the very discriminating collector. CMC quality it legendary and this model is no exception. Many of them have appreciated in value rapidly. This model is in mint, complete condition and has always been kept in the original packing material and in the original box. It was only removed for photos. It is fully detailed inside and out, including places that cannot be seen once it was assembled and includes many working features. This amazing model has 1,141 parts and is completely hand assembled. The front grill is metal, the front and rear bumpers are metal and chromed to a gloss finish, there is a complete engine with all wiring and lines, the hood opens and has an adjustable bracket, the correct riveted metal lining is in the door steps, the wheels are aluminum rims with air valves and with stainless steel spokes each fitted by hand, removable knock-offs and wheels, exactly crafted and accurate louvers on the front and rear fenders, filigree-designed metal wipers equipped with rubber blades, padded bucket seats covered with the finest leather, true-to-the-original dashboard complete with all controls and instruments, authentically replicated Nardi three-spoke steering wheel in wood-like finish, carpeted passenger compartment and trunk floor, removable spare wheel fastened by a toggle screw in the trunk, all windows framed in metal, working fuel tank cap, exact replication of the underbody and the steel tube frame, complete front suspension with triangular wishbone, coil springs and shock absorbers all made of metal, rear wheel suspension on rigid axle with lengthwise compound springs, shock absorbers and double sided trailing links, true-to-original exhaust pipes and chromed metal tips, all brake and fuel pipes, complete with filter, electric fuel pump, hand brake ropes and more. Includes the car, the full color booklet describing the model and features, separate "Manual For Moving Parts", Tag with the Serial Number (#2761), lug nut wrench, original polishing cloth, all the original packing styrofoam and the CMC white 'red printed' sheet on the outside of the foam.