Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Hikawa Maru was one of a class of three Japanese ocean liners that were built for the Nippon Yusen KK line. She was launched in September 1929 from her builder, the Yokohama Dock Company. Her two sisters did not survive the war. Hikawa Maru served as a Hospital Ship in WWII, survived the war, and is restored today and can be visited in Japan - she is one (with the Queen Mary) of the very few existing 1930s ocean liners.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Very finely molded with very fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpits, inlets and gear wells, separately molded flaps, ailerons and rudder, missiles, drop tanks and four piece canopy.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, clear window material, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions sheet. All eyes were set on the great 'Air Age' that was promised after World War II. "An aircraft in every garage" was considered the next thing and there were few if any naysayers. One Luscombe entry into the promised age for the four place family aircraft was the 1948 Sedan. Designed for simplicity, reliability and economy, the Sedan did all three very well. Crusing speed was 130 mph at 1850 RPM with a top speed of 150 mph. She landed at 60 mph and weighed 2,280 lbs. Range with a pilot, 600 pounds of people or cargo was over 500 miles.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very nice kit dated 1989. Features more than 50 parts, conformal fuel tanks, optional position gear, pylons, weapons load with Mk.20 Rockeye bombs, two GBU-8 guided bombs, two AIM-9 Sidewinders, 30mm gun pod, optional position canopy and speed brakes and decals for the No.1 Strike Eagle. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Dated 2010 from new molds. Very highly detailed with 220 parts. 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: NM
Superb flying model that can be powered three ways. Features high quality printwood sheets, factory cut stripwood and spars, all required metal hardware, plastic prop and thrust button, vacuform clear wheels and pilot, covering tissue, full size plans with detailed building and flying information and more. 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 decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare. Early issue that can be built one of three ways and includes black vinyl roofing material. Features complete engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, complete interior and more. Molded in the correct white, chrome plated, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires and metal axles. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: box has two closed tears and bug damage to the upper right side corner. The decals have bug damage to the backing paper and about 5% of the actual transfers. The instructions have heavy bug damage but they are still fully usable. There are several minor tire burns (1 seat back, oil pan side, etc. - nothing major.)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Large 1/50 scale kit. Older model with 49 parts that features detailed interior, rotor head, and fine raised panel lines. Decals are provided for the Aerospatiale demonstrator.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Dated 1969 but from the early 1970s because of there is no price extension on the kit number. Well detailed kit features full cockpit, opening canopy, complete engine with removable cowling doors, optional position landing gear, and rotating prop and wheels. 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++
From the 1950s with great box art. Nice early kit that is close to 1/144 scale. Features rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and excellent, full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete, including instructions and excellent decals. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Excellent molds with all fine recessed panel lines. Very well detailed with complete cockpit, detailed gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks, laser guided bombs and more. Has decals for all air forces listed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Dated 1961 but the price extension and logo tell us that this kit is likely from 1964 to 65. Features classic Jo Kotula box art. Molded in gloss silver and clear featuring full landing gear and the clear 'triangle globe' stand and arm. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's 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. This model is nicely detailed and the later issues of this same kit state that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Features detailed molded chassis underside with separately molded front and rear suspension, complete interior, top boot or top in the 'up' position and rear trunk mounted spare tire. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
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: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Large and well detailed model includes decals for both US Navy and Japanese SDF.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare. Large 1/32 scale kit of the 'World's Fastest Piston Powered Aircraft'. Features recessed panel line and rivet detail, fair cockpit and gear well detail and a very extensive and large decal sheet for the colorful aircraft. Molded in white, red and clear. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still sealed in the internal factory bags with the decals and instructions. Decals are still factory sealed also and are excellent.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Typical high quality SIG stick and tissue kit with complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, wheels, contest rubber, die cut parts, covering material and full decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. At the time this kit was made, the entire Comet "R" series consisted of R1 Dauntless, R2 Spitfire, R3 Avenger, R4 Corsair F4U-1, R5 F-86D Sabre, R6 Vengence, R7 Piper Cub, R8 Ercoupe, R9 Sparky, R10 F-100 Super Sabre and R11 Grumman F9F Panther. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Builds either version. Contains markings for JASDF or German Navy Marineflieger. Well detailed featuring very good cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, excellent removable jet engine, removable tail section, metal reinforced main landing gear strut, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, detailed cannon bay with opened or closed hatch, complete radar assembly band removable nose, pilot figure, optional wingtip or centerline AIM-9 Sidewinders or optional wing tip tanks and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Well detailed model from the 1970s with fine raised panel detail. Includes decals for the three aircraft listed, positionable exhaust ports and iron bomb/Aden Gun Pod/rocket launcher and drop tank underwing stores. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.