Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Superbly molded kit that builds up to a wonderful model. Features all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopy and pilot boarding stair and a very large variety of weapons. Includes decals for all three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
For the advanced collector. Very rare kit from 1956. The very large Hawk Hawaiian Catamaran was issued only once. The model is based on an actual Waikiki Beach sailing ship. The scale is not given, but the kit measures 16 inches long and about 20 inches tall when assembled. True scale model with excellent detail for that time. Features one piece catamaran hulls, twin rudders with left and right tillers and connecting bar, cabin, life preservers, stanchions, metal hand rails, full vacuform billowing sails, rigging blocks, full rigging instructions, rigging material and color decals. The hulls, life preservers and rudders are molded in gloss pink, the cabin and hull decking are gloss baby blue and the masts, blocks, cleats and numerous other parts are molded in a realistic swirl wood tan. The sails are still in mint condition thanks to the special packing from the Hawk factory. The kit has never been started. When you open it up, it is exactly as it left the factory. All small parts and decals are still factory sealed in small bags. The cabin, two hulls and sails were never in factory bags but are complete and mint. All interior factory cardboard display pieces are intact and in excellent condition. The contents are still protected by the original factory tissue. The instructions are one large sheet and are in near mint condition. The box top has excellent color and gloss but has general wear as shown.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit and gear well detail, pilot, drop tank and decals for three colorful aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1949. This is a Cleveland Master kit Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. The box has wear as shown but the insides are in excellent condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, completely machine carved cowl/engine, fully formed and painted scale wooden wheels, fully formed thrust bearing and rubber motor retainer, metal stock, clear windshield celluloid, 5 sheets of color insignia including an instrument panel, rigging thread, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork included. Plans are in 'excellent+' condition. 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) and 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 this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they 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- 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 'Aviation's 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated November of 1949 with drawings by 'JFM.' Very well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw cut wooden parts as well as excellent plastic wheels, steering wheel, horn and lanterns. There are also metal parts, a realistic (and novel) material for making the visible radiator, metal stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Includes full-size, superb fold-out instructions with multiple elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, a photo of the completed model and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts present. The 1904 Cadillac was a sturdy, powerful and easy to operate car selling for only $750 - very low for that time. The Cadillac slogan was 'There is no prohibitive grade for the Cadillac.' It features a four cycle single cylinder water-cooled engine that developed 6.5 horsepower. It has two forward speed and one reverse and could travel at up to 30 mph in high gear. It had a throttle lever located on the steering post in easy reach of the fingers of the steering hand. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufacturers. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very nicely molded kit. Includes decals for numerous tanks. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc to Sealed Mint
SALE!! Includes all four kits. All are never started and either sealed or inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present and in 'excellent' or better condition. The two FW-190s are from 1992, very nicely molded and feature very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and landing gear and optional canopy, bombs or drop tank. The Mig-21 is from original Hasegawa molds in 1986. Includes decals for all two Finnish Air Force aircraft, supersonic drop tank and two Atoll wing-mounted missiles. The AT-6 is nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Well detailed with complete cockpit and more. Includes a colorful decal sheet for the three aircraft- Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force, SAF 6148th TACS Korea 1953 and Israel Defense Force (Heyl Ha' Avir).
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Very large scale (1/32) SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare first issue with early logo. Has decals for two high-visibility paint jobs with colorful tail markings. Please note the box art error - an air force aircraft is shown but it states 'U.S. Navy Reconnaissance Aircraft.' 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 but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Very well detailed kit from modern molds.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Excellent kit featuring all main, corrugated metal parts, other metal stock, metal fittings, clear windows with printed mullions, a variety of different factory signs and names and more. 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 signs and detailed instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare and believed to be the only 1/72 injection molded kit of this subject. Features very nice limited-run injection molded main parts, many cast metal details, airfoil strut material and decals. 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: NM
Includes rare, out of production Big Ed #BIG3317 Super Detail Set for this kit. The Big Ed set is still factory sealed. The actual model is very highly detailed. It has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions in 'new' condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Rare friction motor promotional in excellent condition. This model was obtained in the mid 1960s by a discriminating adult collector in Lexington KY. The promo has never even been displayed or played with . The color and gloss are factory new. The rear bumper chrome is 'very good++' while the front bumper is 'very good' with wear on the ends. There is no body warp and the clear is in 'excellent++' condition. I would grade this one 8 out of 10 with 10 being flawless. The deduction is for very light box roof scuffs and it simply needs cleaned. Does not come with a box.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still mint in the factory seal. A superb kit designed for radio control operation. Features a big 540 motor driving a ball differential unit with shaft drive on all four wheels, front and rear double wishbone suspension, coil over oil-filled dampers front and rear, sturdy bathtub type frame, rubber-like semi-pneumatic tires, highly detailed body and much, much more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc +++
First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has the "Famous Fighters" in the oval 'Northern Lights' logo. This is the only kit made of the infamous German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags.' The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full-hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 floatplane. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Perhaps the largest scale (1/28) B-17 kit available. Kit is still factory sealed but the seal has tears. Kit can be built as a scale static display model, with gas engines for U/Control or could be modified to fly on todays small electric motors and remote control. Features all moving control surfaces, plastic cowlings and fairing, plastic regular tail gun or Cheyenne tail gun, optional position main gear, retracting tail wheel, removable wings, plastic turrets and many other clear or colored plastic panels and parts.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Includes color paint guide and markings for HMAS Melbourne RAN or HMS Ark Royal RN. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.