Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1966 first issue hardbox. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time, as this kit was part of Aurora's new line designed to compete with Monogram and Revell for quality. Features full cockpit and interior, positionable pilot and copilot figures, two other positionable crew members, optional position crew doors, detailed rotor head, small or large rocket loadout, machine guns and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and includes all plastic parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very high quality complete resin kit. Excellent detailed. Never started and complete with all parts.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, drop tank, pilot and more. Includes a paint guide and decals for all three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: V
Rare. Limited edition injection molded kit that includes jet engines and removable cowls. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
The box is in remarkable 'near mint' condition. Inside, the kit is like new. It is molded in gloss silver, white and clear and includes 'excellent' condition decals and 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-
Not the original 'S' issue but the 1997 reissue. Ideal builder with very colorful Swissair decals and the original 'Revelving' Globe stand from the 1950s. 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
Hard-to-find special edition with regular and captured machine markings and paint guide. Very neatly injection molded and also includes resin parts, PE parts and excellent decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
The IAR-80 was a Romanian developed and produced fighter. It was a capable aircraft, shooting down several B-24s during the Ploesti Raid by the 15 Bomber Wing USAF. The aircraft served on both sides (Axis and Allies) during WWII and the 80c variant flew with the Air Force of Romania till 1952. Limited run kit - only 2000 made. Features main injection molded parts with recessed panel line detail, injection molded clear canopy and metal landing gear struts and tail skid. Includes full decals and a painting guide on the back of the box with federal standard colors listed on the instructions. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1960s 'Yellow' style issue. Full hull kit featuring very fine raised and recessed hull detail, movable elevator, rudder and diving planes, counter-rotating props, decals and display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The box displays better than the 'good-' grade but it is rated as such because there are two closed tears on the long sides, and one extends up on the box top. There is also plenty of other general wear.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare. Please note, this is a 'Famous Fighters' logo, first box art issue kit WITHOUT the Parents' Magazine Logo and a 69 cent price extension. This is the first time I have seen a FF original art version with no PM logo with a 69 cent price extension. Just when you think you have Aurora figured out, another variation comes along! That would make this the true third issue of this kit - only three issues have the 69 cent extension and are from 1956 and 1957. This kit has not been factory overstamped to 79 and still shows 69 on both sides The kit is molded in gloss dark green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are 'excellent' and the instructions are near mint. Please NOTE that the box only grades 'good.' The box has good color, is very solid (including all four corners) and has no fading but there is the obvious short litho tear under the logo on the box top. Additionally, there is general wear as shown and a short piece of masking tape on each of the two long sides.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Highly detailed vehicle with 5 US Army figures.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very finely molded model. Highly detailed with full chassis, suspension, drive line and exhaust, crew of three, complete interior, machines guns, accessories, optional top and more. Includes decals for all nations listed and painting guide. 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++
1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised panel lines, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, under wing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, decals and instructions present but NOTE: missing metal stand rod (easily made from aluminum rod). Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.
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.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+
Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Well detailed moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Limited issue with colorful Manchoukuo decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From the late 1930s/1940s. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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. Please NOTE there is light bug damage to some paperwork. 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: VG+
Rare kit from the 1960s. Nicely molded for the time featuring good surface and inlet detail, optional position landing gear, crew and some cockpit detail, centerline drop tank, 12 gravity bombs and pylons, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and what appears to be two Bullpup AGM. Molded in light gray, dark gray and clear with the correct Faller clear stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original Faller packing inspection slip.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top concave as shown. Very large scale helicopter kit. Features highly detailed fuselage, rotors, engine pods, rough field landing gear, complete cockpit interior and instrument panels, rotating 18 inch main rotor and tail rotor, two figures, pivoting 20mm chain gun, 2.75 inch rocket pods, Hellfire missiles, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and more. Molded in olive drab and clear.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very fine detail, complete cockpit, clear canopies and instructions/plans. Never started. Factory bag is still sealed. Note: significant modeling skill is needed to assemble vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.