Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Second Issue dated 1955 with hardbox in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners and no fading or stains. Very light edge wear is the only flaw. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very rare. Unique and highly detailed model in near 1/72 scale of this vertical take-off and landing transport airplane. The first prototype flew in November 1957 and appeared at the Farnborough Air Show three years later. The Rotodyne could carry 60 civil passengers 0r 70 fully equipped troops as well as cargo. Cruising speed was 175 kts and maximum range was 610 nm. Kit features cut away design - a large fuselage panel can be removed to show off the complete interior with passenger seats, passengers, pilots, stewardess, baggage compartment (complete down to the suitcases), bathroom with toilet & sink and cargo compartment including boxes, tire, carpet and barrel. Another panel comes off at the support for the rotor to reveal internal aircraft structure and the rotor power transmission. Also includes complete cockpit, working boarding door and stairs, working rear clam-shell cargo doors, operating rudder and elevators and rotating wheels, props and main rotor. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with parts, decals, instructions and Master Modelers Stamp for this kit. NOTE: instructions, decals and MM stamp have minor but noticeable bug damage.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find, highly detailed kit. This is the exact same kit as the Testors issue as Italeri was the mold owner/creator. Features full interior and guns, cockpit, optional position cargo doors, illuminator, flare launcher and jet engines. Decals for AC-119K-FA from the 18th Special Ops Squadron, Nha Trang, 1968 or AC-119K-36-FA from 18th Special Ops Sq., Phan Rang, Vietnam 1968 (The individual aircraft markings show what appear to be a very pregnant 'Lucy' from the Charlie Brown Cartoon).
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
From the very early 1960s. Large kit features numerous metal parts, wood parts completely pre-shaped, plastic and metal details and full instructions. 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 instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From the mid to late 1940s. Large scale, solid wood kit featuring profile cut fuselage, wings, tail surfaces, printwood, wood stock as required, finished wheels and full size plans. Complete and never started.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Very highly detailed waterline small scale (1/700) model. Contains both submarines and separately molded Kaitens. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1964 softbox issue with great Tom Morgan artwork. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Features detailed landing gear, four AA-6 Acrid missiles and molded in gray and clear.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
First issue dated 1968. Very well molded kit featuring cockpit detail, crew of two, two anti-tank cannon, 4-section windshield and decals for the tank-killing ace Major Ulrich Rudel, who destroyed over 500 tanks from his Stuka. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact but have visible micro-cracking from age.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very well detailed and nicely molded kit. Features detailed engine compartment, opening hood, detailed suspension, detailed underside, full interior and more. Molded in clear, silver, black, chrome plate and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Large and very well detailed kit with ANA markings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good+
Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and finely molded. Kit features two frets of photoetched parts, excellent cockpit detail, two piece canopy and all recessed detail on the plastic moldings. With paint guide and decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1961 hardbox Picture Fleet Master Modelers Kit. Includes John Steel box art and reproduction of the deck plaque that is on the Might Mo's deck were WWII ended. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flag sheet, Master Modelers Stamp and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Excellent, out of production "G" variant of the venerable Stratofortress. Highly detailed and well molded. Features all recessed panel lines, very good cockpit and crew stations, tail gun, detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks, cruise missiles and pylons, optional position landing gear and decals for the three Gulf War aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes extensive decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1954 issue of this classic kit. This is the thrid Pre 'S' release. Note that the artwork is a modified version of the first and second releases. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear 'Revelving Swivel Base.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still has factory seal. High quality Monogram kit with very good detail.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare 1957 first and only issue. The box art invites you to 'Enter the Age of Space' with the action features: landing ski retracts - removable fuselage section reveals detailed cabin and crew of three. Includes special 3-D Moon Base Display stand. Molded in correct baby blue plastic and not started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions in excellent condition also.
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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes photo-etched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Early free flight gas model design. Wingspan measures 56 inches. Early gas flight was a true art form - the demands on the aircraft design were unique. First, the aircraft had to take off under power, climb rapidly and stay in the contest area. Secondly, when the motor shut down, the model had to glide like a glider and hopefully still stay in the contest area. These contradictions in aircraft performance lead to some amazing designs. One persistent issue was spins - this Buccaneer 'B' Special features slotted leading edges to prevent 'whip stalls', which was a very common problem at the time. It also has a tail design that "...arrests spins". Model features ready made landing gear, complete full size plans, plywood firewall, semi-finished wood blocks, rubber wheels, plastic windshield, silkspan covering and printed wooden parts. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Makes and idea conversion to electric and RC - these are light aircraft, so you simply climb to altitude, shut down the motor and glide. 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.