Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1960s issue with vivid artwork. A pilot ejects on a pillar of flame as his stricken BAC plunges earthward trailing black smoke. Despite this dramatic scene, XM192 enjoyed in historical fact a long career with 111 and 145 squadrons, retiring intact in 1973 to become a ground display aircraft. Never started. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Reissued from original Lindberg molds. When originally issued in the late 1950s, this was the very first injection molded science fiction kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very nicely detailed and cleanly molded featuring numerous optional parts for Mi-8 and Mi-17 variants, full interior with cockpit and cargo bay with benches, optional weapons load, decals for several helicopters and more. Never started. Factory sealed internal parts bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
The YF-22 and the YF-23 were the two fighter designs chosen to compete to replace the F-15 Eagle. At the time this kit was produced, the winner was not known. At this time, we now know that the F-22 is the contract winner. Very highly detailed model. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpit and detailed gear wells. Has decals for Prototypes #1 and #2. The model as never been started. The parts are in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished 'Big City' model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 13 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, fully finished fire extinguishers, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare. Includes both carts. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished wagons are approximately 7 inches long. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features 'all parts in this kit cut to size and shape.' Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, fully finished chemical tanks, metal screen, hose material, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, cast metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a painting guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and perhaps others. In most cases they are the only kit in existence of these historic vehicles.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. Fantastically well detailed stick-and-tissue Hellcat with many multi-media parts and moving features. Can be built as a superb display piece or for flight operation for R/C, rubber or gas powered, free flight or U-Control. Features 38 vacuform parts, 12 injection molded parts, 19 die-cut plywood parts, 162 die-cut balsa parts, full decals, interior cockpit layout, 72" of quality rubber motor, silkspan for covering, wire for landing gear, generous quantities of balsa stripstock, balancing clay, control line handle, push rod wire, hinge material, bellcrank, elevator horn, nylon flying line, sliding canopy, pilot figure, retractable landing gear and tail wheel, movable elevator, rudder, ailerons and wing flaps, detailed instructions, excellent full size plans and more.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
1940s flying model kit from the Golden Age of model aviation. Kit consists of stick and tissue construction and is intended to be rubber powered. Includes printwood sheets, strip wood in two sizes, completely carved main gear wheels, rough-cut balsa prop, balsa blocks, tissue, clear canopy material and metal stock for the landing gear and hardware. NOTE: one rib has been cut from the printwood sheet. No other parts have been cut out. Quality of the cut is excellent. There is no assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: box is missing one set of end panels (inner and out flaps). The rest is there, but it suffers from age damaged, hence the 'poor' grade. The plans/instructions also suffer from age and have numerous cracks and splits. They are 95% complete, but many small chips are missing. They are certainly complete enough to build the kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Very rare. Early release of this kit containing 3 fuselage halves - one clear and two white. This was done since the original kit was designed with a detailed interior. Very nicely molded. Features working wing flaps and rudder, rotating props and a complete interior including floor, cockpit and passenger seats as well as an aircraft tow tug and tow bar. Even a nose weight is included. With large and colorful Piedmont decals. Never started. The dark blue factory presentation cardboard is intact and the parts are still in the factory sealed bags with 'as-new' condition decals and instructions. Please note that the box top is rough and only graded 'fair++.' It has been repaired very neatly from the inside.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Hardbox issue dated 1960 with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. This would be a mid-1960s issue since it has no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval and the price extension is 130. The model is from the modified Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit molds; the original 1950s release had no landing gear, ordinance or drop tanks but this issue does. Molded in sliver and clear with the famous Aurora clear triangle-world map stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and all plastic parts and instructions are present. NOTE: missing decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Dated 1963 with artwork by Jo Kotula. This actual example is probably from the mid 1960s judging from the '100' price extension. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+
Dated 1962 and features fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork; however, from the logo and price extension, this example is from the mid 1960s. The box is in amazing 'near mint+' condition with very light wear (to the corners and edges) as the only significant flaws. This kit is a 'very good' representation of the rare 'Freedom Fighter' prototype N-156. It developed into the F-5, which was widely exported and saw service in over 30 countries. Only three of the N-156 prototypes were built. The design centered around two GE J85 turbojets which originally powered the ADM-20 Quail decoy carried by the B-52 fleet. Initially there seemed to be little demand until President Kennedy's Military Assistance Program required a low-cost fighter that could be provided to US Allies. The N-156 was easily the top choice. It was renamed the F-5 and the rest is history - it became one of the most widely used fighter/bombers in post-WWII history and is still in service in some air forces. Kit includes pilot, cockpit and instrument panel, three drop tanks and early AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles. Molded in white and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Rare issue dated 1963 and from ex-Comet molds. Neatly molded with all recessed panel lines, clear side and front windows, tip tanks, rotating propellers, display stand and full pinstripe decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Aurora had started a line of inexpensive 29 cent kits in about 1957. The line was a success, and it was expanded. The line grew again when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, as most of Comet's line was very small scale kits, many of them civil aircraft like this one. It appears that Aurora was encouraged by the sale of the ex-Comet civil aircraft, as it expanded the line with it's own molds in the early 1960s.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Legendary and rare. This early, large-scale Tamiya kit is an amazing operating model, even by modern standards. Well detailed and features a complex gun elevating system that works by turning the proper hand wheel which then functions through a series of metal pinion gears, functional elevation pistons, working transversing gear through turning the correct hand wheel (through metal pinion gears also), opening breech, movable trailing arms for travel or firing position, removable wheel towing set with realistic suspension that you build up one leaf spring at a time and much more. This model does everything but launch a projectile; there is a inner metal barrel and some other (rubber banded moving) parts I do not understand, so it may well fire something. The model is molded in dark olive drab, light gray, with rubber tires and with a large number of metal parts. The kit has never been started. Inside it is exactly as it left the factory, with all parts factory sealed in clear bags with Tamiya 155mm M2 Gun paper headers. The box has very good color and gloss, is intact, complete and has four solid corners but has general wear as shown.
Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare and in amazing, internally sealed condition. Features cast magnesium chassis , strong and flexible front end suspension, lightweight magnesium wheels, spring-loaded swinging arm, metal gears, axles and hardware, rubber tires, bright red monocoque body precision molded to scale, chrome plated and clear details, driver figure and more. Never started and inside, it is packed just as it left the factory. All parts are still in the internal factory display packing and clear plastic blisters. The plastic parts blisters are mint with no splitting or separating. The instructions are present but NOTE: they are actual size, very neat photocopies of the originals. The original instructions are missing.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very, very rare model from 1954. Everyone knows of the Master Modelcraft aircraft kits. The ship kits are much rarer, and the Commodore Series was their 'flagship' of the modeling line. In an attempt to simply the difficult task of making wooden parts look like an intricate ship, they created perhaps the ultimate prefabricated classic ship models with completely finished wooden parts, metal fittings and numerous plastic parts. This model features a factory-finished wood hull, one sheet of die-cut printwood, and the rest of the parts are metal or plastic: there are 37 injection molded plastic parts from bulwarks to masts and yardarms and cast metal deck fittings as well. The model kit has never been started. The small metal and plastic parts (with the rigging thread) are still in a factory sealed clear bag. The other parts are still attached to the blue factory presentation cardboard or inventoried complete. With excellent instructions, large full size plan with two sides including many other drawings, rigging diagram, section view and step-by-step text instructions. Master Modelcraft Supply Company listed their address as N.Y. 66, New York during the early 1950s. The costly Commodore Series included C-1 Revenue Cutter, C-2 Brig Washington, C-3 Brig Boxer and C-4 Baltimote Clipper. Each was $2.95, a small fortune at that time for hobby kits. This contributed to their demise, low production numbers and rarity today. They also made a lesser line of ship kits that were prefabricated, but not to the level of the Commodore Series. They were all wood with metal fittings (part numbers B-1 through B-18). The Brig Washington was built in 1838 and was originally schooner rigged. In 1838 she was rerigged as a brig. During most her career she engaged in hydrographic work. Her 12 pound gun had a unique arrangement on a rotating turret-like platform amidships, enabling it to have a great field of fire. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, the Washington was seized by the Confederacy and armed with one huge 42 pound carronade and impressed into the Confederate Navy. She was finally scuttled in 1862 near New Orleans to prevent capture by the Union Navy.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good+
Still factory sealed. Includes two detailed kits with excellent injection molded parts, many PE details, mask set and decals & full color paint guide for five very colorful aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Cleanly molded and very highly detailed featuring superb injection molded parts, a large photoetched brass fret with numerous parts, express mask set and a very large and extensive decal sheet for four different aircraft including Ernst Udet's early 1916 aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed featuring main injection molded parts, many photoetched details (some factory color painted), mask set, painting guide and many large and extensive decal sheets for multiple aircraft. The decals even include lozenge camo for the wings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. Very recent reissue from the original molds. Very highly detailed model with more than 250 parts. Features detailed Cummings 250 HP six-cylinder diesel, opening hood, detailed rolling chassis build up just like the real truck, 'Holland' sliding fifth wheel, full interior, optional accessories and more.