Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality kit for that time with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, rolling transporter/loader that actually cranks the missile up and down and side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in the correct orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: postal insurance is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Includes mint condition CAM #32-087 VAM-311 Tomcats MCAS Tl Toro 1977. With paint and marking guide. The actual kit is a large scale, very good quality Skyhawk. Features detailed cockpit, optional position speed brakes, detailed landing gear and wells and optional position slats and canopy. 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: Good-
Earlier hardbox issue from the 1980s. Very nicely detailed for that time. Features very good cockpit & front compartment details, rotating turrets with elevating guns, working wing flaps, rotating wheels & props and more. Includes Hell's Angels nose art and another camo alternate decal. 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 VG
Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left short side. Limited issue kit. Nicely molded with very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit and gear well detail, decals for all aircraft listed, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks and optional position canopy.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Rare. Age unknown - likely 1940s. This is a very highly detailed period kit of a common multi-seat two-horse carriage. The kit consists of red injection molded spoke wheels and clear carriage lamps, die cut flexible 'leather' plastic for the spring leaves, numerous parts die-cut plastic sheet, wood parts all cut to shape, formed and stock wire parts, leatherette upholstering material in red and black, shafts, full size plans and detailed instructions. The actual carriage itself (no horse equipment) measures 7 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed; the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions. If it were not for Mod-Ac, we would not have many accurate models of early historic Western transportation; as an added bonus, they were all made to a uniform 1/24 scale. Mod-Ac was a manufacture of early hobby kits out of Los Angeles California. During World War II they issued a well known kit line of military vehicles. The company was innovative as this kit shows - the wide variety of materials, pre-carved wood and highly detailed plans and instructions put this model many notches above the 'make wood look like vehicle' type of kit.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
The king of the Cleveland kits! Giant 1/16 true-scale model with a 77.25 inch wingspan. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with "Cleveland" stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit #. 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: NM
2015 kit from brand-new molds. Includes Eduard #73577 Photoetched Detail Set designed for this model; features two sheets of PE, colored and brass. Still factory sealed. Also includes the sealed resin parts, decals and color paint guide for four aircraft and instructions from the Fly Whitley. The actual model is superbly molded and detailed and has decals for two 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: VG
1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include general wear and edge and corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Rare, very high quality waterline kit of the Akagi in the three-deck configuration. Features superbly cast resin hull and deck sections, three large trees of injection molded details, numerous cast metal details and precision cast metal biplane torpedo bombers and biplane fighters. There are extensive decals for the air wing and the ship. The initial idea for Akagi was to make three decks to speed up the take-off and landing of aircraft. It worked initially, but by 1935 the lower two decks were not long enough for the heavier aircraft. At that point Akagi was reconstructed to a single deck configuration.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM+
Still factory sealed. From 1995 and very nicely detailed. No scale is given.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
High quality, limited edition injection molded, metal and vacuform kit. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, and all other parts in cast metal. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The large parts were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes instructions but NOTE: Missing decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very, very rare 'cartoon' box art first issue. Even rarer in never started, complete condition like this example. Stock version veatures detailed, 2x4 carburetor V-8 engine, detailed suspension and steering linkage, steerable front wheels and full interior. 'The Machine' funny car features blown V-8 engine, excellent rail frame, racing cockpit and roll cage, good suspension and steering linkage and lift-off body. Molded in the correct gloss white, clear, chrome plate and with 8 rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 'very good++' and the instructions are 'excellent.' I did not see any tire burn on the parts, so there are either none or they were very, very minor.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Features over 100 parts, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior and more. 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: Good+
Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.
Vaccuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare and still the only Blackburn Blackburn kit ever made. Features main vacuformed molded airframe parts with resin details and full decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions & decals. The Blackburn Blackburn was a rather portly airframe but the sound design made it a very successful aircraft for it's role as fleet spotter and reconnaissance aircraft. Mark II Blackburn's entered service in 1926 with No 420 Fleet Spotter Flight at Gosport and later on HMS Furious. In 1929 Blackburn flights were re-numbered 450 and 449 Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance. flights and served with HMS Argus in the Far East and on HMS Courageous in the Mediterranean. Blackburns were eventually replaced by Fairey IIIFs in 1931. A total of 30 Mark I and 30 Mark II Blackburns were built.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. A very well molded and detailed kit with figure as shown on the box art.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
High quality, limited edition injection molded, metal and vacuform kit. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, and all other parts in cast metal. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Can be built as either listed version. Features full cockpit, moving control surfaces, dual position landing gear, a wide variety of external stores, bomb bay detail and optional position bomb bay doors. NOTE: this kit has "professional" quality minor sub-assembly as follows: cockpit tub, elevators, aileron halves, tip tank halves. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave and split on the left side. 1965 issue softbox with Tom Morgan boxart. Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines and excellent fit quality.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Great builder kit dated 1991 and made from the original Aurora molds. Molded in a really cool glow in the dark plastic and also glows with a black light. In 1977 Monogram purchased the Aurora molds. Monogram only reissued the best and most commercially viable models. this monster and others were issued in 1991, probably after re-negotiating the license agreement with Universal as hinted on the box side.