Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left side. Well detailed and molded F1 kit features all recessed panel lines, good cockpit and detailed gear wells, optional position canopy and weapons load-out.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
1964 issue hardbox. Earlier issue with 49 cent price extension. This is the kit with the 'Texas Rangers' nose art decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit. Includes resin cast hull, superstructure and other larger details, a great many photo-etched details and decals. Email for more details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From the 1960s. Kit features moving elevators and ailerons, interior detail and optional position canopy. Includes bomb load and crew members. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1/700 scale waterline kit. Includes both submarines, seaplane for the I-58 and a mini-sub. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are either inventoried complete or still in the internal factory sealed bags with instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Rare. 1961 issue in the Whip Fly series. This series was quickly discontinued when they realized that needle-nose jets heavily weighted with clay and swung at very high speeds might not be safe. Based on the 1950s F-106 "S" kit, the Delta Dart Whip Fly comes with USAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: front canopy is split just below the centerline frame. Both parts are present and an easy fix. The box is intact but graded as such due to the heavy litho wear as shown.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Large-scale, limited issue of the '109 carrier version. Can build either the Graf Zeppelin intended T-1 version or the operational Norway-based T-2. This model includes all the changes including extended wingspan, modified cowl cover, tail hook, etc. Features all recessed panel lines, many resin details, excellent cockpit and more. There is a paint guide and full decals for all versions listed. 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
1973 issue with beautiful boxart. This model is from the original 1950s molds and builds into a nice kit for that time. Includes detailed decks and fittings, lifeboats, decals, flags and rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
First issue from 1960. The X-5 was the first aircraft to change the angle of wing sweepback in flight and paved the way for the legendary F-111 and F-14. Model features variable sweep wings, retracting landing gear, detailed jet engine and movable control surfaces. Never started. The aircraft is complete but NOTE: missing the display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other arts, decals and instructions present.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very, very rare, especially in this condition. Dated 1950 and measures 18 inches long when built. Wooden kit with a beautiful pre-carved balsawood hull and quality printwood parts, wood stock as required, one very large and full factory-sealed bag of cast metal fittings and another smaller factory-sealed bag of metal fittings, sail cloth, printed cardstock superstructure sides, a full color flag sheet as well as highly detailed three-view plans with hull cross sections, numerous superb detail drawings, very good instructions with additional building illustrations, full rigging diagram and sail details. Certainly one of Ideal's more detailed and better kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
The Jo Kotula box artwork is dated 1959, but the kit is slightly later (early 1960s) due to the '130' price extension and the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the ovals. The box is 'excellent++' with like new color and gloss and four solid corners. Molded in silver and clear the the 'triangle' clear stand and stand arm. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions. This is a 6th issue due to the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the oval, and the 99-130 price.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1993 issue. Nicely detailed with full engine, engine compartment, opening/removable hood, complete interior, underside detail, Official Pace Car decals 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: VG
Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1992 issue. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full interior, detailed exhaust and chassis underside and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Includes Pen Oreille Model Kits LLC #PO-A75 Resin Trolley For German Seaplanes (Arado 95, 96, He-51, etc). Beautifully cast and includes full instructions. Never started and complete. The actual MPM kit is a limited edition kit with PUR resin detail set and a large sheet of decals for the two aircraft noted Features very highly detailed interior and engine as well as float rigging diagram. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing throttle quadrant (a very small resin part). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Unique kit of this domestically produced Czech single-seat fighter based on the Me-109. When the Germans left Czechoslovakia in 1945, the Avia Works completed a small number of Bf-109G-6 and G-14 airframes with abandoned German engines. The single seat aircraft were designated S-99 and the two seater CS-99. Due to a shortage of DB-605 engines and replacement parts, Avia adapted the well-stocked Jumo-211 engines and the single seat S-199 and 2 seat CS-199 were born. First flown in March of 1947, about 500 S-199s were produced up till 1951 and remained in service till the mid 1950s when they were replaced by MIG-15. Kit includes detailed descriptions and markings markings for three historically significant aircraft. Cleanly molded with very fine raised panel line details, good cockpit and choice of two canopies. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. KP stood for Kovozavody Prostejov. Many USA builders had their first exposure to Eastern Block kits in the 1980s from KP. Although they certainly cannot compete with recent Tamiya or Hasegawa kits, they had good details for that time and can be built up into some beautiful and unique models.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: bagged
SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. 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.
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 components, full size plans plus metal or resin screw. 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.