Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare issue from the late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has great color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are quality photocopies.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very highly detailed. 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: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. Rare 1/100 scale kit of East German manufacturer. KVZ created models during the 'Cold War' years and included many interesting subjects and some great box art.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
NOTE: excellent builder kit, please read carefully. Includes all the extras listed. The Belcher kit is to correctly the glaring issue with this model - the thickness of the rear fuselage. Also includes a nice MAD boom for the PBY. (Never used and complete with all parts and instructions). Also includes the mask set and a small but very nice Cockpit Detail Set from True Details (both never used and complete). The actual kit is from 1996. Large scale Catalina is highly detailed. NOTE: this kit has some professional assembly and modifications as follows- the tail has been razor sawed off perfectly so the Belcher tail fits on. This was done to 'professional' quality and the new tails fits very nicely. The cockpit floor, resin sides and bulkheads have been assembled to 'professional' quality. Most importantly, the entire rear gun station has been 70% scratch built to reflect how it should really look. The fuselage halves are not assembled but dry fit together perfectly. There is no more assembly. The kit has been inventoried and it is missing one part: a machine gun. Otherwise it includes all other parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Highly detailed kit with over 110 parts, recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Well molded issue from 1980. Features complete cockpit, detailed main and tail wheel wells, optional position canopy and large weapons/drop tank loadout. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1983 issue. Well detailed and molded for that time. Large-scale with full cockpit, wheel wells and opened or closed missile bay with Falcon missiles. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one fin part for one of four missiles. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present + decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare. Older but highly detailed kit. Features working worm gear steering, detailed interior and is molded in white, black, clear, brass plated and includes rubber tires and metal parts as well. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from the early 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, fully finished engine nacelle, 2D cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, a very early injection molded propeller, wood stock as necessary, color insignia sheet, sandpaper and excellent Hawk full size plans. Even includes the factory tissue paper. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few manufacturers made expensive super detailed kits with metal accessories (like Dyna-Products). Comet came in the middle and struck a nice balance of detail and cost. The P-59 features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, pre-cut engine block, color decals, finished wheels, printwood, full template sheet of cardstock, wood stock and a very large and detailed sheet of drawings including detailed construction steps. Never started and complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Converts a Ju-188 kit into one of four versions. Includes injection molded radar antennas (4), quality vac moldings with recessed detail, clear canopies and instructions with drawings. Never started and complete. Please note this model requires a base kit (not furnished). It is a conversion kit only. The Matchbox 1/72 Ju-188 model is recommended.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Has markings for two air forces, pilot figure, optional position speed brakes, optional position landing gear, optional high-speed wingtip drop tanks or two AIM-9 Sidewinders mounted in the same position. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Dated 1987. Well detailed kit with over 100 parts and is 18 inches long when assembled. Features fully detailed decks, deck mounted guns, crew figures, ships boats, display base and name plate, pre-formed sails, full color flag sheet, full instructions and rigging diagram. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very large scale stick-and-tissue display model. Features printwood, wood stock and strip stock, full size plans and covering material. Never started and complete.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacture who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare and likely from the late 1970s. One of at least two Kemziv issues, and probably the earliest of the two known. Large almost 1/48 scale kit of the popular and successful AN-2, the world's largest single engined biplane. The model has never been started and all parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' clear plastic bags. Includes color insignia sheet and full instructions. The insignia are CCCP and Aeroflot for a civil AN-2 transport. This model is the Ex-MEE 1/50 AN-2 kit that was sold as a built up display model and a kit. Production ended at MEE in about 1984. Some molds passed to Genton at that point, and obviously Kemziv got them at some point. Thanks to Tom Marino for help on this.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Features detailed catapult and aircraft.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. Inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. All the major parts are there but a small (easily made) wood part or two may have been overlooked. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare kit from the mid 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 7.5 inches. Features balsa fuselage, cardboard template, very thick die-cut cardstock wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, wheels and prop, full color insignia sheet, sandpaper and full size plans with instructions. Complete and never started. Pioneer Modelcraft Co. was based out of Brooklyn, New York. Other kits in the same general configuration included the F4F, Lockheed Hudson, P-40, P-51 (this kit), P-47, Corsair F4U, Hurricane, SBD Dauntless, Spitfire, Ju-87 Stuka, Me-109 and Japanese Zero. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we know that Enterprise purchased Pioneer in about 1949. At this time, they were able to enter both the balsa sheet and strip cutting ends of the business. Perhaps Pioneer had this equipment. Little else is known.