Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is excellent, and the inside has never been started. It is still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' bag. Complete with instructions. Molded in deep burgundy plastic. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. 1960s Type Three logo bagged kit with header. This model is part of the extensive and well detailed 1/76 scale Airfix armor series.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. 2011 issue with 95 pieces.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Excellent cast resin accessory set, long out of production. It contains all of the beacons shown on the box photo. Still factory sealed inside.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Both models have never been started and are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Limited edition kit that is all injection molded, including the canopy. Features raised and recessed panel lies, (4) AA-1 missiles and decals for one of several aircraft.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Beautifully cast high-definition resin fuselage with very fine recessed panel lines. Includes metal seat and vacuform canopy for S-5 and S-8 Versions. Converts the Italeri FW-190 to the S-5 or S-8. Does not include decals. Never started and complete.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Dated 1947 and rare. Very early control line model for 1/2 engines. Features solid wood, precut wings, sturdy wood-planked fuselage, printwood, nose block, multiple engine mounting options, full hardware, excellent plans with many additional details. Contains all parts required and even color decals. Never started and inventoried complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) with great artwork. Inside the kit has the four piece stand and the revised instructions showing it. NOTE: this kit has two parts neatly assembled- the fuselage halves have been assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory sealed. Very good mold quality featuring all very fine recessed panel lines, cast metal details and full decals for both aircraft listed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Larger scale (1/48) Fury model. Nicely molded good detail and subtle fabric texture where appropriate. Features cockpit detail, pilot with positionable arms and full rigging instructions. Very colorful checkerboard decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1967 hardbox issue with John Andrews artwork. Very nicely detailed for that time with over 60 parts, good cockpit and navigator/gunner stations, rear gun with extra ammo cans and storage, opening canopy, detailed engine and optional bomb load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Hard-to-find limited issue kit. Features injection molded main airframe parts, cast metal nose wheel and strut and vacuform canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Rare 1950s hardbox issue with colorful Ray Gaedke boxart. This kit has a long and interesting history. These molds were originally created by Varney in the 1940s - please see the article on this website about this. The Varney PT-17 was one of the first injection molded plastic aircraft kits produced in the USA. O-Lin, of which Paul Lindberg was one-half of, purchased the Varney molds and released the kit after slight mold modifications. When O-Lin became Lindberg, the kit was released once - this kit - with the minimally modified molds. After this release, the molds were modified more significantly. Molded in glossy yellow, black and clear. The model has not been started. It is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The parts are the correct early issue. The box displays better than the 'fair' rating but is graded a such to due to heavy wear at the right side of the box top and missing litho along the entire right short side.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
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
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. Comes with colorful markings for DDR, Polish, Russian and Czech versions. Molded in silver, black and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good+
Still factory sealed. Includes two detailed kits with excellent injection molded parts, many PE details, mask set and decals & full color paint guide for five very colorful aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Rare first issue. This model is highly desirable not only for the detail but because you can display it with a semi tractor and your built up 1/25 or 1/24 scale cars (not included - this kit is the trailer only). Features fully detailed suspension, air brake parts, two position support legs, working rear ramp, two drive up ramps, 10 wheel chocks/block and more. Molded in white, red-tinted clear, amber-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing (2) tiny round amber 'reflectors.' Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are age microcracked. There is a 3" x 1/2" section of box missing at the right side as shown.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. From 1997. Very well molded and finely detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed but the seal has split and drawn the box concave. Large 1/48 kit is well molded and well detailed. features well detailed cockpit and engine, full size drawings and rigging guide as well as additional photo for detailing. Includes markings for two aircraft, 'Miss Champion' and the Navy version.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.