Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
1958 first issue hardbox featuring some of my favorite 'S' box artwork. Correct, original release molded in three colors. Not the modern reproduction. The box is in 'excellent-' condition with great color and gloss. There are no price tags, no tag marks, no litho tear or missing litho, no fading, four solid original corners, no stains and no tape other than the factory tape. Flaws include moderate edge wear, corner wear and light but even general wear. Loaded with working features typical of kits at the time. The entire gantry tower folds back and moves on railroad base, the elevator moves to the four different work platforms and the Explorer Satellite can be removed from the Jupiter rocket. Includes crew of 7. Inside, the kit has never been started. Parts are molded in red, medium gray and white. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts but NOTE: (2) part #67 supports are broke; the broken parts (one each) are present and fit back perfectly. One #64 ladder guard (a small "U" shaped part) is red when it should be white plastic. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition with slight yellowing as the only flaw. The instructions are also in 'near mint' condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find 1982 issue with Eastern 'Hockey Stick' livery. This is the -30 version of the venerable short-haul transport and is from quality Airfix molds. Features optional position boarding and baggage doors, optional position landing gear, clear windows and Eastern Airlines decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Nice model with detailed launch pad and excellent painting guide. Never started. The parts are either inventoried complete or still in the internal factory sealed bag. Includes instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes photo-etched details as shown. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1973 release. This kit is part of a famous 1/48 scale series of WWII aircraft kits that Monogram originally developed in the 1960s. Well molded and features retractable landing gear and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Large-scale model measures 6.5 inches long when built. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, lanterns, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. Includes full size plans and instructions. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and full-size plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Build the ultimate 1/48 B-1B! Includes Eduard #48325 Exhaust PE super detail set (sealed), Eduard #48499 PE Interior + More detail set (sealed), Cutting Edge #CEC48389 B-1B Engine Nozzles & Cans (sealed inside), Fox One #FOD48-015 'Return Of The Raiders B-1B Lancers In Combat' decals set in mint condition that contains markings for 5 aircraft from the 77th, 9th, 13th, 37th and 34th Bomb Squadrons, DACO 'Uncovering The Rockwell B-1B Lancer' book and numerous large color detail photocopies of photos of the rotary launcher system. The actual kit is very rare and large model dated 2000. Highly detailed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed full hull model featuring over 430 pieces, numerous PE parts, scale crew figures, extensive decals, flag sheet and much more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still in the factory seal and the seal is 100% intact. Investment-grade model is dated 1962.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
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: Fair
Large Soviet helicopter with a unique gondola below the cockpit for the crane operator. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Never started. Complete except for 1/2 of the clear gondola and 1 small wheel.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare first issue from 1958 in the 'S' hardbox. Not the common reproduction. The box is in 'excellent+' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners (no repairs), no tags or tag marks (other than the original factory sealing tape), no tape or tape marks, no tears, fading and no missing litho. It does have light, general wear. Very highly detailed with working launcher, opening doors, sliding ladders, rotating wheels, rubber tires, moving fins and a launch crew of three. NOTE: there is no painting but this kit has minor and professional quality assembly. Steps 1 and 2 are done - the chassis only. There is no other assembly, and the quality of what is done is superb. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Purchased new at Rod's Hobby Shop in Cleveland Ohio on February 15, 1969. This kit is a very good performer and capable of long distance/high endurance flights. Features die-cut quality balsa wood, stripwood and other wood stock as needed, metal hardware, rubber motor, plastic prop, colored covering tissue, decals, full sized plans and SIGs excellent 'Programed Instructions' which are perfect for beginners. Never started and inventoried complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed. The French Caudron was a aerodynamically beautiful aircraft. It won the 1936 Thompson and Greve Trophies as well as the 1933, '34 and '35 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe European races. Includes markings for four aircraft on a large decal sheet, detailed interior and all parts needed to build one of four aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Features all recessed panel lines, recon nose, tip tanks, cockpit detail, two piece canopy and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
From the original 1960s ITC molds and includes a large and colorful decal sheet for all three versions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Condor was perhaps the first 'Modern Airliner' featuring electric retractable landing gear and a comfortable sound-proofed cabin.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed but the seal has splits on the ends. Very highly detailed and well molded model. Features complete cockpit, full interior with all bulkheads and seating, external fuel tanks, rotating props and optional position entry door.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare 1950s gift set. Long before injection molded kit were mass produced in the USA, Monogram created what are widely considered 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare 1960s Revell Lodela issue with Sabena markings and unique box artwork. Box art and the kit inside represent an early configuration 707 with turbojets and 'tall' tail. The model has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bag, and the decals and instructions are excellent.