Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. 1950s hardbox that is the first motorized issue. Features incredible and colorful box art that Lindberg kits were famous for.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare stick-and-tissue model dated 1954. This was part of Guillow's extensive '50' line of models with wingspans between 16 and 24 inches. These were very advanced kit for their day, featuring all die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, plastic cowl and wheels, , completely finished wheels and thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. Never started. NOTE: missing canopy. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1960s issue with the Type Three Airfix logo. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Rare 1950s Cellovision box issue with Ray Gaedke artwork and trading card on the back.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1966 issue, which I believe is the first issue of the Gunship version of this kit. Molded in green and clear plastic. Box displays Tom Morgan box artwork in 'good+' condition with vivid colors. It has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. 1995 Snap-Tite release. Nicely molded and detailed for a snap model and includes a very nice display stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Finely molded older kit with recessed panel lines. Includes a full color painting guide (on the bottom of the box) and a large, colorful decal sheet for three aircraft from USS America, USS Constellation and USS Coral Sea (VAW-122 / VAW-113 / VAW-11). 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. Aurora Plastics of Canada, Ltd. issue from 1972. Nicely done, large, very near 1/100 scale early 'short' DC-8 with full landing gear detail. Molded in white and clear with the large black Aurora 'Triangle' base. The highlight of this kit is a very large and extensive Air Canada decal sheet featuring full white and red vertical stabilizer and rudder wraps, complete side striping and windows, cockpit windows (although the kit has clear cockpit windows), black glare panel, full side logos, doors, registration CF-TJA and more. Decals are in amazing "excellent++" condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Aurora Canada issued the DC-9, 747 and DC-8 with this colorful paint scheme.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
1957 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is 'excellent' with as-new colors and gloss and four solid corners. 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 this conversion 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. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very early radio control aircraft with a giant wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance because of the stability required due to the difficult and unpredictable nature of early R/C control. Model features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, superb full size plans with building instructions, rubber wheels, covering material and much more. Never started and complete. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Rare early first issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box from 1949. (Please see the article about early USA plastic kit development on this site.) The kit is in fantastic collector condition inside and out. The kit is molded in the correct light gloss gray with the early style stand and correct instructions. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this early first issue. The instructions make it clear how to paint the markings, which are raised on the moldings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Hawk was a manufacturer of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models back in the 1920s (well before plastic), but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48, such as this kit.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). 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 plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
First issue that is still factory sealed. Includes the two kiosks shown with colorful printed signs and interior/product panels and the train platform steps.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
NOTE: builder kit, please read carefully. First issue hardbox is dated 1956. Nice kit of the Navy's high horsepower trainer. Has many operating features- canopy slides open, gear retracts with functional gear doors, prop and wheels rotate and includes instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. Molded in yellow and clear. There is no assembly but NOTE: there is some painting. The cockpit interior, pilot stick, wheel hubs, engine, prop, tail hook, seat, struts and two figures have all been neatly painted. You can paint over it, or most paint can be stripped from plastic with DOT3 brake fluid or spray over cleaner or any other safe, tested plastic paint stripper. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
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 six to eight weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Has large and colorful decals for both aircraft. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and external drop tank and bombs. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From ex-Frog molds. Very nicely molded. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces. Includes decals for prototype #2 and conversion instructions as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1960s issue bagged kit with header and Airfix third style logo. Well detailed kit with very colorful decals as shown on the artwork.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From 1988. Well molded kit with 61 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, optional parts for A or B variants, cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks, Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Paint guide and decals are included for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.