Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare and a superbly molded model by Mini Art Studio in Hong Kong. This is a conversion kit and requires a base kit (not included). The Dragon Panzer IV is recommended. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Features fully detailed interior and exterior, rotating turret with elevating gun, movable suspension, opened or closed crew hatches and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
First issue hardbox. This excellent model is dated 1959 and is very well detailed for that time. Features rotating main and tail rotors, full interior, optional position cabin doors, pilot figure, 2 stretchers and bearers. 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++
1974 issue. Well detailed large scale kit of the British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, whose markings are included. His final score stood at 20 victories and his aircraft is depicted in this model. Kit features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. My friend and model builder Stephen Payne high recommends that the purchaser of any Beaufighter Night Fighter model invests in a copy of the book "Night Fighter" by C.F. Rawnsley. Rawnsley was John Cunningham's Airborne Intercept radar operator throughout WWII in both Beaufighters and Mosquitoes. The book is the story of their time and combat together and makes excellent reading.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
First issue from 1958. The box is in superb 'excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, not price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), no fading and no litho tears. The only flaws are a light crease at the top left and very light general wear. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on its launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early, five foot long wire-guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance. Both models are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs, decals and crew of three. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Very rare and from the 1970s. Features big, detailed V8 engine and engine compartment, opening hood, giant off-road tires, roll bar, detailed suspension and four wheel drive, clear sun roof, spare tire, complete interior, CB radio and antenna, west coast mirrors, large colorful decal sheet and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Tamiya's early armor models were the finest works of the mold maker's art and the very top of that line had push-button remote control and dual electric motor operation. Features all metal twin drive gearbox, two electric motors, all motorizing hardware and very good detail throughout.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very well molded and detailed kit that features over 200 parts, flexible treads, hinged recoil spades, hinged barrel travel lock, rotating turret, optional position hatches, decals and paint guide for two versions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare. This is a full kit that features injection molded, high definition resin, some PE screens with a high-quality base Stuart kit by AFV Club. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed and from the 1970s. This kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality, die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, fully formed wheels, spars and wood stock as required, plastic prop, covering tissue and detailed, full-size plans and building instructions. (Please note, the kit is factory sealed so the exact contents are not know for sure; Comet was renown for slightly varying the content of stick-and-tissue kits across the years.) 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Includes AeroMaster 48-052 'Invaders In the Sky' decal sheet in mint, never used condition. Also includes the Squadron Aircraft #37 B-26 Invader In Action book in 'excellent' condition. The actual model is the 1993 issue and is highly detailed for that time. Features full interior with all stations represented, optional position landing gear and bomb bay doors with detailed bay and weapons. The kit has never been started. The small parts trees are still in the factory sealed bag; the larger parts trees are loose and hav been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
Rare. This 1958 'S' hardbox release is the only single issue of this kit. Features elevating missile trailer, four figures, movable fuel boom, fuel truck and trailer, launch pad/blast shield/missile supports, launcher base and more. Includes optional parts and decals for making the Thor-Able version. Molded in correct white and dark blue. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neatly done assembly to 3 pieces: missile halves and fin assembly are built to 'excellent' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one tire. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. Decals are both in 'excellent++' condition. Instructions are 'good.'
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Quality model from the original Adams Action Model molds. Features working bogies, flexible tracks, crew of two and four soldiers and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. These molds must have had a very interesting history. The molds were cut in 1955 or 1956, either at Adams or by one of Revell's contractors. It appeared to be part of the Adams/Revell 1/40 line but Adams never issued the kit. UPC (Universal Power Master) had use of these molds in the 1960s are perhaps the early 1970s; however, the molds were probably in Japan as most if not all the UPC production occurred there. Around this point, SNAP plastics of Hillside, New Jersey acquired this kit along with many of the other ex-Adams military molds. While the UPC issues say 'Made in Japan' the SNAP issues say nothing of the origin of the manufacture; so perhaps they were made in New Jersey. Things get even more interesting with the Life-Like issue. How Life-Like came across the molds is unfortunately unknown but it may have been in a bulk-purchase of molds from SNAP since there were in the same general part of the country. This is simply conjecture, however.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Limited edition high definition cast resin kit. Features fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail and full decals.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Rare and out of production. Still factory tape sealed. Nicely detailed, limited-run resin kit. A.S.Moskalev was an outstanding Soviet aircraft designer who created a lot of unconventional projects, many of which were built and successfully flew. The SAM-7 was an extraordinary tailless all-metal aircraft featuring the delta wing with two fins on its edges and a short fuselage with the separate pilot and gunner cockpits. The plane was powered with the M-34 engine (750 hp) cooled by the vaporing radiator in flight. The retractable conventional radiator housed behind the pilot's cockpit was used on low speeds and on take-off. The wooden propeller had four blades. Airplane's armament consisted of four 7.62mm ShKAS machine guns : two above the engine and two flexible - in the gunner's cockpit. The SAM-7 was built in 1934-1935 and was initially tested on the aircraft plant airfield. Despite good characteristics the whole program was canceled by the VVS in favor of the same delta wing tailless bomber K-12 which entered small series production on the same plant a year later.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare. This is the full, complete kit made in Scotland by Accurate Armour and now out of production. This is a highly detailed model of high-definition cast resin, a large number of photoetched brass details, real metal suspension springs and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very highly detailed model and considered superior to the injection molded option by Trumpeter. This kit is made of high-definition resin and can be built to museum quality. It is a full kit with all parts needed including highly detailed bridge section, complete and new Panzer IV chassis and much more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
SALE!! Ross Abare issue Gotha in superb 'Excellent' box condition. Mr. Abare, a rare kits dealer in the earliest days (mid 1970s) of kit collecting, contracted with Aurora to produce an exact copy of the original 1958 kit, which was bringing a premium at the time. However, Aurora had the printers use the mid 1960s oval logo without the 'Famous Fighters' in the border- thus forever separating the Abare issue from the original issue. Mr. Abare was reportedly quite upset, as he wanted exact copies. The model is molded in deep burgundy and black plastic just like the 1958 issue. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
From 1956. Rare first issue of this classic kit. Has early rectangular logo "Aurora Line" logo. Molded in silver and clear plastic. Includes the correct early rectangular clear base Aurora stand, the correct instructions showing this base, and the correct early Tatem decals which Aurora issued without a stand decal. (Aurora issued stand decals with kits with the introduction of the triangular 'world' base style clear stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This is a very nice model of this Soviet jet-powered two seat armored ground attack aircraft. It flew well until the guns were fired and the exhaust gases caused the engine to loose power and sometimes quit all together. A radical redesign of the jet intakes solved this problem, but the program was canceled after only 5 were built. The program was stopped because the the Soviet switch in doctrine to tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.