Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted yellow and decorated with white, brown and black lettering for the Meyer Kornblum, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, underframe, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER 1/72 scale 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. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past. 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: VG
Nicely molded with fine raised detail, good cockpit, all optional parts to build Yak-1 or Yak-1M and decals for three 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: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. Rare 1/100 scale kit of East German manufacturer. KVZ created models during the 'Cold War' years and included many interesting subjects and some great box art.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1970s Life-Like issue from the original 1965 Pyro molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Features detailed chassis with suspension, gas tank and steering linkage, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, optional convertible top and removable hood. Molded in purple, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Dated 1998.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
One-owner model purchased on December 5, 1962 in Lexington, KY. Rare, early original hardbox issue in amazing, untouched condition inside. Includes every extra feature- the bonus 1/25 motorcycle kit, an unopened white tube of AMT Body Putty, sandpaper, upholstery material, "Model Car Builder" by Bud Anderson and the color fold out for the AMT Model Turnpike - all the rare extras. Very nicely molded and can be built any one of three ways - stock, custom or racing. Includes a very large number of optional custom parts so you can make a totally unique automobile. Features detailed complete engine & compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed chassis and suspension, numerous optional parts and much more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear and chrome. With real rubber tires. 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
Rare 1975 Japan issue with unique and beautiful box artwork. As with most Japan issues, this one contains extra decals for a total of two aircraft. There is also a large, full color painting on the front of the instructions. Older but nicely detailed, large-scale model of the British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, whose markings are included. His final score stood at 20 victories and his aircraft is one that can be depicted in this model. Kit features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. 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+++
First issue dated 1955. First issue with the 'P' prefix on the part number but shares the same art with PA9-98. 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.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Rare conversion makes HC-130 - the version that picks up spy satellite film. Complete and unstarted. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Requires base kits for conversion. Airmodel did not supply decals with this kit. Vacuform conversions and kits are not recommended for modelers who are not experienced with this type of plastic.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Monogram's first aircraft model dated 1946. A very rare kit for the advanced collector. When you see this model, it's easy to see how Monogram took the modeling world by storm. The kit is highly engineered, tested and very prefabricated. The balsa body is 24 inches long and completely finished. Wings are completely finished with airfoils. The tail parts are cut to shape and the metal landing gear wire is bent to shape. All other wire parts are fully formed and it includes rubber tread wheels as well as plastic canopy and spinner and decals. The cowling is hinged to provide easy access to the engine, coil, battery and fuel tank. Includes two very large sheet of full size plans/instructions as well as sandpaper, all required hardware, printwood and more. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started and all cardboard dividers are intact. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. The plans and decals are excellent and the even the original factory tissue packing paper is still present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners, no repairs and the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom tray. The box grades 'excellent+' and the only flaws are general light edge, corner and shelf wear. Postal insurance is required for this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very nice kit. MPC combined multiple Airfix kits and Airfix HO figures with a vacuform battle terrain base and special instructions (with a huge fold-out map and battle history) to create the 'Historama' series in the 1970s. This one includes German half-track truck, 88mm gun and trailer, Rommel and 52 fighting figures as well as a desert display base. 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: Exc
From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Like from the 1970s. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features full cockpit, bomb bay load and gunners positions. Includes decals for two 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: Good+
Very, very rare. Mr. Low himself proclaimed this to be "...the handsomest in the Willoline." 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 wagon is well over 12 inches long with the ladders, and even bigger with the 6" front carriage bar. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. This kit is based on the 1880 Holloway Manufacturing Company prototype. Features plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut large hardwood parts such as completed tanks, fully formed ladder frames, pre-cut ladder rungs, extinguishers and more, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many fully carved wood with more of metal and plastic, brass screen, a variety of metal stock as needed, sandpaper, complete instructions with detailed plans and full text step-by-step guide and even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. The small parts are either internal factory bag sealed or inventoried complete; the parts that were never sealed are inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include CH110 Combination Hose Wagon, FC15 Chemical and Reel Carts, F16 Horses in the same scale, CL120 Hook And Ladder, CL120 (again) City Service Ladder (a completely different kit from the previous one), FC180 Combination Chemical Wagon, FH130 Hose Wagon, FP7 Amoskeag Steamer, CR110 Service Hose Reel, FL10 Aerial Ladder, F18 Chemical Engine and more. 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 list as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, and other balsa stock as required, a big machine cut balsa prop, completely preformed wood wheels, hardwood nose button, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good to Exc
Includes all four flying stick and tissue models. The Swift, Wot and No-Pain Quadraplane are never started and complete with all parts. The Golden Age Super Ace includes all parts but NOTE: it is missing the plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Unusual Aurora issue from ESCI quality molds. Very high mold quality. Features flexible treads, optional turret armor, parts to build either version, decals for all versions listed and other optional parts.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
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. 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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 'Aviations 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: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Highly detailed model. Kit has a large photoetched sheet and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this. Well molded.