Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This is one of the "Shelf Model" series by Guillow's and works out to roughly 1/46 scale. These early 1950s models were a new concept designed compete with the 'solid' scale models of the time. Instead of the usual tedious carving and sanding, Guillow's advertised on the box side that "The Die-Cut Parts Go Together Like Magic!" Features all die-cut parts on five sheets of balsa, wood stock as required, metal propeller, metal wire for the landing gear and comprehensive text step-by-step instructions, full size drawing, exploded drawing, cut out insignia and rudder flash, instrument panel and many more details. The wingspan is 7 inches. This is an all balsa kit and no tissue is needed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and all paperwork.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Finely cast resin waterline model that includes PE parts and illustrated directions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Rare, still factory sealed kit dated 1959. The model is in amazing investment-grade "Mint" condition. The seal is intact. Although dated 1959, the lack of 'Famous Fighters' within the border of the sunburst logo dates this kit from the very early 1960s. The 'Famous Fighters' is in the border of the two logos on the two short sides.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Very rare from around 1941. The Interceptor is a gas free-flight design for the Ohlsson 19 or 23 motor. The box is complete but worn as shown. It is the original box. although the paper label is gone (you can see where it was originally) Includes full size plans, materials list, printwood, balsa wood strips, spars and blocks, plywood, carved-to-shape wheels, metal rod, screws and covering material. The kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete using the materials sheet. Plans and materials sheet have some bug damage (as shown in the photo) but are fully usable.
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 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper 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: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Excellent, very well molded kit featuring clean injection molded parts, numerous resin detail, photoetched details and two large decal sheets; one with aircraft markings and one for the wing lozenge patterns.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Large-scale vacuform kit with main airframe parts, metal props and cast resin cowls & engines, landing gear struts and wheels/tires. Never started and inventoried complete. Vacuform kits are only recommended for people experienced with this type of kit. Previous experience and scratch building skills are required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Hard-to-find early "A" or "B" variant of the F-89 Scorpion. Nicely molded model featuring all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, detailed landing gear wells, optional position canopy as well as wing tip mounted tanks and decals for two aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Well detailed, large 1/16 scale kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, wooden and metal main parts and some die-cut cardstock parts as well. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. The instructions even warn that this kit will take more time than usual due to the 'tedious detail.' This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare kit from the 1940s in fine, never used condition. This is an easy to assemble glider featuring factory painted and decorated parts. The solid fuselage is red and has the profile outline of an advanced pre WWII bomber. The wing is die cut and decorated with four printed engine nacelles and "STRATOBOMBER" across the top. The horizontal and vertical stabs are die cut and even the original nose weight is included. The instructions are on the back of the box. It has never been built and is complete. Cadet Aeronautics was a division of Winner Engineering Corporation, Trenton NJ. This line consisted of a P-40, P-51, Spitfire, Hellcat, P-47, Airacobra, Culver Model V, Aeronca Champion and Stinson Voyager 150 (numbered B-1 through B-9 respectively). Cadet also had a very popular line of ready-to-fly gliders such as the 'Stratobomber' and many others.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Rare kit from 1978 that is very nicely detailed. Features excellent chassis, suspension & exhaust, complete engine, forward tilting body, custom chrome 'Big Truck' grill shell and bumper, detailed interior and CB radio, chrome running boards, chrome simulated blower fins, wrecker bed with custom equipment, emergency lights, 2 GI cans, towing wheels, floor jack and mud flaps, Chevy cab with 5 clearance lights and two chrome air horns and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
First issue hardbox kit dated 1958 with great box art. Not the common reissue. An excellent kit for that time, featuring removable missile, firing arm with working piston and cylinder, movable wheels, tow bar and detailed crew figures. Molded in the correct gloss gray and white. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
1953 early issue molded in white and black plastic and it includes colorful insignia for 'Gowland's Bakery.' This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it includes the instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1960 issue with dramatic Craftmaster artwork of a pilot landing his heavily battle-damaged D-9 with a dead (and flaming) engine. This is the small box format; kit number 1223-50 has the larger format box. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the decals have some lifting.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare. Very nicely molded vac kit with very fine recessed panel lines. Complete model with all needed parts. Includes interior detail, clear vac canopy, full decals, optional position landing gear, building instructions and full size drawings with marking guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Nicely molded kit with primarily recessed panel lines, full cockpit and cabin floor, detailed rotor head, optional position double cabin doors and rotating main and tail rotors. Never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed but the seal has split from age. Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue from the popular original 1958 'S' molds. Well detailed and features moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and optional position cabin door with boarding stairs. With colorful and complete KLM decals. Molded in white and clear plastic.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. It is designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold it separately.) Features parts to built either version, cockpit with crew of two and rear machine gun, wing cannon, main centerline bomb load, small wing-mounted bombs and a large decal sheet for multiple aircraft. Molded in a stunning swirl green and butterscotch brown, gray, orange-yellow, red and with clear canopy & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Includes Eduard #EX161 Mask Set that is still factory sealed. The kit itself is well molded with all recessed panel detail, excellent full cockpit with pilot and radar operator, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, detailed radar arrays and decals with paint guide for three aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Dated 1976. Part of the famous and collectible Sky King series by Airfix. Older but nicely detailed and molded for that time. Features fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, clear cockpit and cabin windows, separately molded cabin doors, detailed engine inlet and rear 'burner cans', optional position landing gear and full painting guide. Contains decals for three aircraft G-APFM, G-APFC and G-APFI. Nicely detailed and molded kit.