Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1972 Japan issue. Contains parts and markings to make P1Y1, P1Y1a, P1Y2 and PI2-S. Kit features full interior detail, detailed engines, optional position landing gear, and open or closed bomb bay with different bomb or torpedo loads. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1974 issue. Well detailed large scale kit 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 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. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare. Early to mid 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' issue in a very narrow box with a header for hanging. All parts are chrome plated. Never used and complete with all parts and instructions (on the back of the box). Please note this is the 'black background' issue of this kit. Another issue had the parts against a yellow background.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Comes with colorful markings for DDR, Polish, Russian and Czech versions. Molded in silver, black and clear and with original clay nose weight and factory glue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very highly detailed waterline model. Includes P-3C Orion aircraft and HSS-2B helicopter. With extensive decals for the ship and helicopters. 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: Good+
Early 1970s Mokei / AHM issue with excellent box artwork and a beautiful full color painting guide that shows 6 different aircraft paint schemes and markings Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. . Features retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and props, pilot figure and seat. Molded in dark green and clear.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very large scale stick and tissue style kit. Features giant 50" wingspan, 6 sheets of printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, balsa nose block and hardwood stock as required, metal rubber motor/prop hook, thrust button, rubber motor, large 11" diameter plastic propeller, clear window material, metal stock, covering material and well detailed, full-size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1986 Smithsonian edition featuring detailed Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine, removable cowl, detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels & prop and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed, but the seal has shrunk and drawn the left side panel slightly concave. From 1996. Rare large scale 1/48 Havoc 'J' variant. Finely molded with all recessed panel lines and very nicely detailed interior.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1960s or 1970s issue. Features rotating prop and wheels, retractable undercarriage, working ailerons and dual drop tanks. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
No Box. Dated 1937 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM-
First issue dated 1963 with a 98 cent price extension and artwork by Jo Kotula. The box is in fantastic condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tape (not even the factory sealing tape) and no missing litho or fading. There is light general wear as shown. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions present.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Almost-ready-to-fly model with a very high degree of prefabrication. Ready to fly in a few hours or less. Features factory colored and finished flying surfaces, electric motor and gearbox, nylon propeller, safety spinner, preformed wire landing hear, many injection molded nylon parts, metal 'stick' (fuselage), a huge decal sheet and comprehensive, heavily illustrated full color instructions. Never started. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Only the larger aerodynamic surfaces are not sealed, and they are inventoried complete.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features die-cut and machined to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, side lanterns, carbide headlights and other accessories, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions and full size plans but NOTE: the paper convertible top is a photo-copied reproduction. The original was missing, so I copied one from my collection for this kit. In 1911, Maxwell was one of the 'Big Four' in the automobile industry. The 1911 Maxwell was considered very stylish and dignified and was widely used by doctors, lawyers and businessmen. It featured a 2 cylinder engine, 12 horsepower and had a folding top. These cars were usually painted with a bright red body, red wheels, black top and fenders and with shiny brass fittings and lights. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Dated 1975. Traditional high Monogram quality kit with the Navy decals. The molds are from the original C-47 Four Star kit. 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+++
Rare early 1960s issue. This release has turned up less than any of the other issues and was only made for a year or two at the most before the new artwork release. This is the only issue with the full, original artwork due to the 'transparent' new simplified oval logo at the lower right. The side logos do not have 'Famous Fighters' in the border. One side has the original printed '102-79' part number while the other end has a factory-applied '100' sticker over the 79. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic and with the chock ground base and pilot & mechanic figures. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box displays much closer to 'Excellent++' but is graded lower because there is a small tape pull on the lower long side and some missing litho at the right short side.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions and all parts. This kit is from early in this first issue, and the first kits were not issued with decals. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed, large-scale Ju-88 Nightfighter features photoetched details, all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, optional position boarding hatch and ladder, full radar array and much more.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
From the 1960s and in amazing 'near mint' condition. Large scale, well detailed model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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: NM
Still factory sealed. The Gotha Go-145 is one of the most successful aircraft designs of all time. Over 12,000 Go 145's were built in Germany/Turkey and Spain. The design was rugged, easy to build and simple to maintain. It saw service as a trainer for radio, aerobatics, gunnery, photo recon and instrument training. It also saw combat service from 1942 on as a night bomber. Model builds any of three versions - two seater with gunnery position / multi role night intruder / two seater with enclosed canopy and spatted wheels.