Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Earlier issue. Rare and out of production. Large and highly detailed kit of the famous sailing ship. Never started. Parts still internally factory sealed. Features vacuform billowing sails in excellent condtion, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Complete with instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1965 hardbox issue of the famous 1954 'S' Buffalo Bill kit in Pacific colors and markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Rare 1/48 scale kit. Consists of injection molded parts and cast resin details. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in exceptional 'Excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!), four solid corners, no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left. Rare large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Fair
Still factory sealed, but the box has damage at the upper left from other models being stored on top of it. Ideal builder. Hardbox is dated 1962. This is the nice ex-Strombecker kit after Aurora bought the molds. Features 'good' cockpit with pilots, ejection seats and control sticks, opening canopy, full landing gear and the clear triangle-based stand. Molded in bright yellow and clear.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed paper bags. The other parts have been inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wheels, tissue, rubber, propeller and detailed full size plans & building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Please NOTE: the box grade is 'good' - the side shown is 'very good++' but the other side is 'good-.' 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: NM
1969 Big A hardbox issue. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Limited reissue from 1996 using the original 1956 Revell molds. Includes engine with some engine compartment detail, opening hood, detailed, molded chassis with separate front and rear suspension parts, very good full interior and two figures. Molded in ivory and chrome plate. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Second issue, likely from around 1962/63 because of the logo and 98 cent price extension. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder) at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds. Features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. 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 Exc+
Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed with all recessed lines. Includes both subs, one aircraft, two helicopters and an excellent decal sheet.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Waterline kit that is superbly molded with excellent detail. 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 hardbox dated 1956. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear 'Globe' stand. The box is very nice with four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading or stains and 'very good' color and gloss. Flaws include even, general overall wear and one small 'dent' at the left center side. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in 'excellent++' condition and the instructions are 'near mint+.'
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed set that includes two standing pilots, three positionable ground crew, ground tug, ordnance loader, utility cart, nose wheel tow dolly, aircraft boarding ladder, instructions and decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Factory sealed. AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare hardbox issue dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. Box has excellent color and gloss. This issue does not have the 'Parents Magazine' seal. Molded in gloss gray and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the spinner is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. Air Lines manufacturing history: The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
From the mid 1970s and original Pyro molds. This kit is from the excellent intermediate size sailing ship series. Overall length is about 8 inches when assembled. An excellent kit for its day (1967), it features full hull, intricate wood planking and texture, detailed decorative higher sold moldings, separately molded deck cannon/carriages, anchors, wall and more. Includes separate masts, ratlines and full billowing sails. Molded in wood brown and ivory. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The Revenge was an Elizabethan Galleon launched in 1577. Revenge had 46 guns and was 92 feet long. She was part of Sir Francis Drake's fleet of 80 ships that defeated the Armada. In 1661 the Revenge was attacked by a fleet of 16 Spanish Galleons. She sank two and disabled two of her enemy before being forced to surrender. Three days later she was sunk in a storm while returning to Spain as a war prize.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.