Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
1957 'S' issue with very famous box art. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible. Please see the article about the mold conversion on this on this website. Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, optional position entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent red plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - mainly edge and corner wear, general light shelf wear as shown and one 1" closed tear on the top short side. It is only visible from up close. Inside, the kit is excellent. It includes the original two Hawk bags and the one 'krinkle' bag for the transparent red parts. All of the bags have been opened. The kit has been carefully inventoried and it is 100% complete with all parts, 'very good+' condition decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Monogram's first aircraft model dated 1946. A very rare kit for the advanced collector. When you see this model, it's easy to see how Monogram took the modeling world by storm. The kit is highly engineered, tested and very prefabricated. The balsa body is 24 inches long and completely finished. Wings are completely finished with airfoils. The tail parts are cut to shape and the metal landing gear wire is bent to shape. All other wire parts are fully formed and it includes rubber tread wheels as well as plastic canopy and spinner and decals. The cowling is hinged to provide easy access to the engine, coil, battery and fuel tank. Includes two very large sheet of full size plans/instructions as well as sandpaper, all required hardware, printwood and more. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started and all cardboard dividers are intact. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. The plans and decals are excellent and the even the original factory tissue packing paper is still present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners, no repairs and the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom tray. The box grades 'excellent+' and the only flaws are general light edge, corner and shelf wear. Postal insurance is required for this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Grumman. Grumman gave these models to Navy 'Project Decision Makers' and squadron leaders and sometimes pilots as promotional items. The model is 100% complete with the original stand. It has never been broken and there are no cracks. Paint and decals are 100% original with no touch up. The paint is 'excellent' with very light and even wear. The decals are 'very good++' with light to moderate wear as shown in the photos. The stand would rate 'near mint' with no repairs and the blue "Grumman F-14" in perfect condition Insurance required for shipment and the model will be double boxed.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Excellent. large-scale model for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying, detailed scale build. Features all die-cut balsa and plywood parts, numerous detailed light-weight plastic parts (engine heads, exhaust, cowls and more), rubber motor, plastic prop, formed wire landing gear, clear material for windshields, strip wood, real rubber tires with completely finished hubs, control hardware, hinge material, covering material, beautiful full size plans and a huge, colorful decal sheet. 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 decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits and very complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare. This kit is from 1949, and even predates the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' that started the plastic model craze in the United States. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits (with with metal details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufacturers to produce such kits (known as 'solids') in a consistent 1/48 scale. Hawk made aircraft, ship and train models in this fashion. The very first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States were made by Varney or Hawk in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kit well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948 and issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, Laird (all in acetate) and the F-84G and this Constellation (both in polystyrene). All were in the two-tone one-piece box. This model is molded in the correct glossy medium gray with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that '...the plane is molded in the proper base color, and if you intend to paint your favorite air-line markings be sure to use good enamel (not lacquer). The kit has never been started. The contents are either in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
One of the first three Revell aircraft molds issued in 1953. This kit is correct with no rivets and no landing gear. Instructions are printed on the back of the box. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing stand arm. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and decals. The box has wear and creasing as shown. It is missing three of the four small inside flaps. Both large and visible end flaps are complete. Please note that this kit is different from the 'Pre-S' issue in the following ways: no rivet detail, almost no panel lines, different part numbers, pilots are a part of the fuselage (busts only), one piece wings and absence of the pods at the half-wingspan line, no landing gear and no holes for such, very early 'Colortone' logo decals and a silver, two piece plastic stand of a unique design that was not used again.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare 1958 first issue with the box art that made these kits so famous and collectible. This one is in 'excellent++' condition with perfect gloss and color, four solid corners, no repairs, no tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (except the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, creases or stains and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include light edge wear and corner wear as shown. Large-scale kit is very well molded for that time and features fine surface detail, moving flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder and features a full crew. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete. Decals and instructions are both in incredible 'Near Mint+' condition. Please NOTE that the vertical stabilizer tips on this kit were incredibly thin and fragile and often the tips (about 3 to 4mm) would break off in shipping. This kit is no exception, but both tips are present and fit back perfectly.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM+
This kit is still factory sealed in the clear cello wrap but the seal has splits. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This kit has 1954 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many other material. Working features include operating steering, working suspension, lights that operate from the dashboard, doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles, starting handle that operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, Fan, dynamo and more in the engine and much more. Recommended for experienced modelers only. This is the desirable early version with the most realistic wheel construction. Each wheel is built just like a real spoke wheel with individual spokes and well over 100 parts each. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
From quality ex-Frog molds. Large scale kit that is very nicely detailed. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent condition decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
One and only issue dated 1958 of this very rare kit with great box art. The box is in "Excellent" condition with very nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, no stains and no tears. The only flaws are a light crease at the left upper side and light general shelf wear. Features two missiles with removable boosters, swiveling and elevating launcher, crew of three and instrumentation equipment. The missiles are molded in white and the launcher in medium gray. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and perfectly flat and intact in 'near mint+' condition with the only flaw being very slight age yellowing. The instructions are also 'near mint+' with the only flaws being typical age yellowing.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Excellent limited edition kit. Features main airframe parts in professional grade castings, detailed full interior, clear windows, photoetched parts, printed instruments, painting guide and full 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: Good++
Dated 1966 and the second issue of this high quality model with excellent detail for that time. Features heavy lug tires, flexible treads, full interior detail, opening doors, swivel turret, driver and four soldiers with arms and equipment. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good
Still factory sealed but the box has wear as shown. This is still the only 1/48 scale model of the earliest Bonanza. Mid 1950s Cellovision issue is molded in gloss silver and with full decals (including red stripes) and with the instructions printed on the back of the box.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. 1998 issue. Very highly detailed inside and out.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Large and nicely detailed kit of this long range flying boat. Includes beautiful color painting guide with four views of the aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare. 1960 first issue hardbox with classic artwork; not a reissue. Very highly detailed model of the inside and outside of the 501-D13 that powered the big Convairs and numerous other aircraft. Features a great number of moving parts that duplicate the movement of the actual engine. Molded in correct black, blue, orange and silver plastic. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory and never started. All internal blue display cardboard packing is in 'near mint' condition. All parts and paperwork are still in the clear factory sealed bags. Also includes instructions for motorizing; motor and battery box were not included in this issue.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare, large and highly detailed model dated 2000. Never 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. Dates early to mid 1970s and from well-detailed Airfix molds. Contains decals for all three aircraft and features movable control surfaces, rotating gun turrets, props and wheels and optional position undercarriage.