Vacuform Model Kit
Conversion kit. Makes the Hasegawa Mig-17 into the early 'A' variant. Kit includes high quality vacuform fuselage and metal intake. Never started and complete.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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. NOTE: the plans are completely usable but have bug damage. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very nicely molded and features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, swinging wings, optional position canopy, external fuel tanks, AIM-54 Phoenix missiles (4), AIM-9 Sidewinders (2) and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles (2) and more. Includes decals and paint guide for the colorful aircraft shown. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal clear factory sealed bag and includes 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
Unusual 1/48 scale kit that is nicely detailed and motorized. Features complete hardware, all wiring, electric motor and realistic drive through the tracks. Never started. The tank and motorizing parts are still in the factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions. But NOTE: Missing hand held remote control parts.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Limited edition, now out of production. Very nicely molded and detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and radial engines and with decals and paint guide for the three aircraft listed above. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Fine and cleanly molded model includes decals for one Czech Air Force and one Civil aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The D-1 has an interesting history. The Skoda Works Aircraft Division was created to build the first Czech metal fuselage aircraft, then to move to an all metal aircraft. Due to a lack of experience in this field, the famous French firm of Emile Dewoitine was contacted. Dewoitine had been developing a promising fighter called the D-12C-1. Skoda wished to build this aircraft under license, but the future of the D-12C-1 for the French Air Force was uncertain. Eventually the D-12 was abandoned for the D-19C-1, which resulted in the D-21C-1, which saw series production. An agreement was finally reached with Skoda to produce the D-12 and the first aircraft was completed in 1928. A further 25 were built by 1929. The design was very rugged but outclassed by more agile designs. Due to the high durability, they lead a very long service life, being fully retired in 1939.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Still factory bag sealed. Very highly detailed and well molded vacuform kit. Includes full cockpit and crew stations.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. Very rare first issue, and even rarer in this condition. Has parts to build one of the three versions shown. Features detailed 440 CID engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Amazing detail for the skilled modeler. Unique kit shows the actual structural interior of the aircraft with 68 photoetched parts. There are also 21 injection molded parts such as engine, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
First and only issue of this rare kit. 1957 hardbox with the 'S' logo on the sides and the fantastic box art that has made these kits so collectible and valuable. This box has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, rips or creases, no price tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks other than the factory sealing tape (of course). Flaws included light general wear as shown. Large scale and well detailed featuring two stage missile with moving top stage forward fins, working launcher with instrumentation and a crew of three. Molded in dark olive drab and white. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique and collectible high gloss box art. The aircraft is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains additional features. There is a tree of useful modeling tools molded in brown plastic that includes tweezers, glue applicators and four clamps. There are special decals unique to this issue: in this case, for for three different Starfires. Never started. The tools and decals are still in the factory sealed bag. The silver and clear aircraft parts have been inventoried 100% complete and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very rare. Special issue of the Dodgers Team Aircraft made by Revell just for the concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers, Inc. Never started and 100% inventoried complete. All parts, decals and instructions are still factory sealed inside. Box is solid with no tears, stains or writing. End flaps are solid. Superb example.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Mokei/AHM issue probably from the late 1960s. Includes full color painting guide that is beautifully done and shows 4 different markings. Features rotating prop, retractable undercarriage, working elevator, ailerons and rudder and opening canopy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1989 issue. Large and highly detailed model with full cockpit and complete interior down to the bathroom sink in the rear. Has markings for "Camel Caravan to Berlin" (Berlin Airlift aircraft "Clarence") C-47A 86th Air Base Group, Neubiberg, Germany December 1947 or "Honey Bun III" C-47A 8th Troop Carrier Sqdn, 436 Troop Carrier Group, 9th Air Force, Melun, France 1945. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one prop shaft is a different color plastic. It is from a later issue of this same kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. 1982 issue by MPC of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor series. Includes both very nicely detailed models. The Buffalo has many moving features and flexible treads and the jeep is well done with full suspension and interior.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Excellent kit that builds a detailed duplicate of the prototype. Features all metal parts - a round metal tank and dozens of precision, metal castings as well as metal stock as required. With very complete decals for multiple cars. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. 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: 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: Sealed Good
This is a factory-sealed case of 12 Hobby-XV-3 model kits from the 1950s. Hobby-Time shipped them to the address on the box, and I purchased them from the man at that address. The case has never been opened and is still securely sealed top and bottom with the factory tape. The box is in 'excellent' condition. The actual model kits (12 inside the case!) are the one and only issue of this amazing aircraft. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear.