Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, gear well and cockpit detail and optional bomb and drop tank loads. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Not a model kit but a factory assembled and painted toy car. Features a pressed steel body on a die-cast chassis. In 'very good' condition with all parts, all decals and very little paint wear.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
This model is in investment-grade 'Neam Mint' box condition. Kit is dated 1958, but still has original 1956 box art. The actual issue date is from the mid-1960s due to the lack of a price extension and the blue oval logo. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1960s T3 issue and a very nice kit for that time. NOTE: this kit has "professional" quality minor subassembly as follows: seat to cockpit, gear doors and air brakes in the 'closed' position and drop tanks. Some interior parts are painted black. The aircraft itself has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Missing display stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Molded in light gray-blue. Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Limited issue kit. Bagged with header. Very nicely molded with very fine recessed detail. Includes cast metal details and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Older but nicely molded kit that builds into a nice display model.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Large 1/16 scale kit with a 28 inch wingspan. Late 1970s/early 80s issue. Includes provisions for rubber or U Control flight or could be converted to RC. Features movable ailerons, elevator and rudder. The main structure is wood (stick and tissue) while many plastic details are included such as pilot, cowl, scale engine and propeller, wheel fairings, wheels and more. Includes well cardstock detailed cockpit, die cut balsa, full size plans and a large sheet of decals. The kit has never been started. Smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Highly detailed and builds a very accurate prototype. Features factory cut, milled and scored hardwood parts, a large number of cast metal details, brass ladder, metal stock as required, full decals and complete instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were larger and never sealed have been inventoried complete. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1979 issue and a high quality model. Finely molded and includes your choice of regular or Malcolm Hood canopy. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seat glued to fuselage half. There is no other assembly. Cockpit interior is painted; there is no other painting. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions, however NOTE: the display stand is missing.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Monogram's first aircraft model dated 1946. A very rare kit for the advanced collector. When you see this model, it's easy to see how Monogram took the modeling world by storm. The kit is highly engineered, tested and very prefabricated. The balsa body is 24 inches long and completely finished. Wings are completely finished with airfoils. The tail parts are cut to shape and the metal landing gear wire is bent to shape. All other wire parts are fully formed and it includes rubber tread wheels as well as plastic canopy and spinner and decals. The cowling is hinged to provide easy access to the engine, coil, battery and fuel tank. Includes two very large sheet of full size plans/instructions as well as sandpaper, all required hardware, printwood and more. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started and all cardboard dividers are intact. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. The plans and decals are excellent and the even the original factory tissue packing paper is still present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners, no repairs and the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom tray. The box grades 'excellent+' and the only flaws are general light edge, corner and shelf wear. Postal insurance is required for this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Grumman. Grumman gave these models to Navy 'Project Decision Makers' and squadron leaders and sometimes pilots as promotional items. The model is 100% complete with the original stand. It has never been broken and there are no cracks. Paint and decals are 100% original with no touch up. The paint is 'excellent' with very light and even wear. The decals are 'very good++' with light to moderate wear as shown in the photos. The stand would rate 'near mint' with no repairs and the blue "Grumman F-14" in perfect condition Insurance required for shipment and the model will be double boxed.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Excellent. large-scale model for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying, detailed scale build. Features all die-cut balsa and plywood parts, numerous detailed light-weight plastic parts (engine heads, exhaust, cowls and more), rubber motor, plastic prop, formed wire landing gear, clear material for windshields, strip wood, real rubber tires with completely finished hubs, control hardware, hinge material, covering material, beautiful full size plans and a huge, colorful decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits and very complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare. This kit is from 1949, and even predates the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' that started the plastic model craze in the United States. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits (with with metal details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufacturers to produce such kits (known as 'solids') in a consistent 1/48 scale. Hawk made aircraft, ship and train models in this fashion. The very first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States were made by Varney or Hawk in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kit well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948 and issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, Laird (all in acetate) and the F-84G and this Constellation (both in polystyrene). All were in the two-tone one-piece box. This model is molded in the correct glossy medium gray with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that '...the plane is molded in the proper base color, and if you intend to paint your favorite air-line markings be sure to use good enamel (not lacquer). The kit has never been started. The contents are either in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
One of the first three Revell aircraft molds issued in 1953. This kit is correct with no rivets and no landing gear. Instructions are printed on the back of the box. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing stand arm. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and decals. The box has wear and creasing as shown. It is missing three of the four small inside flaps. Both large and visible end flaps are complete. Please note that this kit is different from the 'Pre-S' issue in the following ways: no rivet detail, almost no panel lines, different part numbers, pilots are a part of the fuselage (busts only), one piece wings and absence of the pods at the half-wingspan line, no landing gear and no holes for such, very early 'Colortone' logo decals and a silver, two piece plastic stand of a unique design that was not used again.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare 1958 first issue with the box art that made these kits so famous and collectible. This one is in 'excellent++' condition with perfect gloss and color, four solid corners, no repairs, no tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (except the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, creases or stains and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include light edge wear and corner wear as shown. Large-scale kit is very well molded for that time and features fine surface detail, moving flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder and features a full crew. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete. Decals and instructions are both in incredible 'Near Mint+' condition. Please NOTE that the vertical stabilizer tips on this kit were incredibly thin and fragile and often the tips (about 3 to 4mm) would break off in shipping. This kit is no exception, but both tips are present and fit back perfectly.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM+
This kit is still factory sealed in the clear cello wrap but the seal has splits. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This kit has 1954 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many other material. Working features include operating steering, working suspension, lights that operate from the dashboard, doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles, starting handle that operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, Fan, dynamo and more in the engine and much more. Recommended for experienced modelers only. This is the desirable early version with the most realistic wheel construction. Each wheel is built just like a real spoke wheel with individual spokes and well over 100 parts each. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
From quality ex-Frog molds. Large scale kit that is very nicely detailed. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent condition decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
One and only issue dated 1958 of this very rare kit with great box art. The box is in "Excellent" condition with very nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, no stains and no tears. The only flaws are a light crease at the left upper side and light general shelf wear. Features two missiles with removable boosters, swiveling and elevating launcher, crew of three and instrumentation equipment. The missiles are molded in white and the launcher in medium gray. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and perfectly flat and intact in 'near mint+' condition with the only flaw being very slight age yellowing. The instructions are also 'near mint+' with the only flaws being typical age yellowing.