Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Dated 1986 but from the superb original 1950s "S" kit molds. Perfect builder. As with most all Revell early ship kits, it is finely molded and very highly detailed and has 269 parts. Measures about 15 inches long when assembled. Features full detail on the top two decks, molded rat lines, vac sails, standing and running rigging material, flag sheet and instructions and display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including all parts and sails.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue from the popular original 1958 'S' molds. Well detailed and features moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and optional position cabin door with boarding stairs. With colorful and complete KLM decals. Molded in white and clear plastic. Never started. Factory sealed inner parts bag with decals and instructions present.
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 rare first hardbox issue and even rarer in this condition. It is a one-owner kit that was purchased new on March 25, 1960 in Lexington, KY and then never touched beyond a quick inspection. Nicely molded and detailed kit for that time. The model can be built stock or with any combination of options such as continental kit, tachometer, floor shift, fender skirts, lake pipes, hood scoop, louvers, aerial, spotlight, fender mirrors, moon disks, exhaust extensions, decals and more. Molded in ivory white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and black rubber whitewall tires. Chrome and windshield are 'excellent' for this model and there are no tire burns. The kit has never been started. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. That makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Includes ATP black windows with silver frame decals and Airfix decals for Lufthansa and Pan Am. The model features optional position landing gear and rear airstair door. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Rare. Beautifully cast resin kit including missile, detailed launcher and PE parts. 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++
Excellent kit from new molds. Features all fine, recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and wheel well detail, optional position cockpit door, weighted tires, external bomb or drop tank load and more. Includes decals for the two aircraft 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: Exc+
Very high quality molds and fine detail, typical of Mania kits. Can be built with or without wheel pants and with open or closed cockpit. Contains a marking/painting guide and large decal sheet for 15 different aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very highly detailed model and hard-to-find 'V' tail variant. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features super detailed cockpit, complete turbojet engine and optional position engine cowling, detailed gear wells, photoetched parts, optional position canopy and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Very rare. Pre-WWII issue from around 1941. The Interceptor is a gas free-flight design for the Ohlsson 19 or 23 motor. The box is complete but worn as shown. I believe it to be the original box although it has no markings; older kits were often packed in such boxes and the fit for the parts is exact. Includes full size plans, materials list, printwood, balsa wood strips, spars and blocks, plywood, carved-to-shape wheels, metal rod, screws and covering material. The kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete using the materials sheet. Plans and materials sheet have some bug damage (as shown in the photo) but are fully usable.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Highly detailed kit with over 170 parts. Has parts for stock or custom versions. Features full engine with options for all variants, detailed underside, complete interior, opening doors and hood. Molded in color, clear, chrome and rubber. The kit has never been started. The chrome parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare kit from the mid 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 7.5 inches. Features balsa fuselage, cardboard template, very thick die-cut cardstock wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, wheels and prop, full color insignia sheet, sandpaper and full size plans with instructions. Complete and never started. Pioneer Modelcraft Co. was based out of Brooklyn, New York. Other kits in the same general configuration included the F4F, Lockheed Hudson, P-40, P-51 (this kit), P-47, Corsair F4U, Hurricane, SBD Dauntless, Spitfire, Ju-87 Stuka, Me-109 and Japanese Zero. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we know that Enterprise purchased Pioneer in about 1949. At this time, they were able to enter both the balsa sheet and strip cutting ends of the business. Perhaps Pioneer had this equipment. Little else is known.
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: VG+
Rare one and only 1960 issue that contains both the DH-4 and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. Aurora really went out of the way to make this a special kit; however, it did not sell well and was retired after one year. Features completely new box artwork, the DH-4 molded in dark green, the JN-4 molded in bright yellow, great custom decal sheets for both aircraft and special 'Barnstormer' instructions for each aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Has decals for USN VC-3, North Island, California 1871 and USAF 11th TAC Drone Squadron 355th TFW, Davis Monthan AFB 1971. Includes four drones and all related modifications. Big 1/48 scale model with a very large 33 inch wingspan when built. Fantastic detail with full flight deck and cargo hold interior. Cargo doors open to show detail. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the original 1975 kit. Unique Tom Daniel designed rail dragster. Body lifts off to show detailed chassis.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Made from quality Frog molds in France by Lines Brothers Group (Lines Freres S.A. in Calais) for the French domestic market. Features separately molded rudder, elevators and ailerons, optional position cabin door, wheels and struts, skids and two pilot figures with seats. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with four completely finished wheels, junction box and resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.