Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Excellent, out of production "G" variant of the venerable Stratofortress. Highly detailed and well molded. Features all recessed panel lines, very good cockpit and crew stations, tail gun, detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks, cruise missiles and pylons, optional position landing gear and decals for the three Gulf War aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes extensive decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1954 issue of this classic kit. This is the thrid Pre 'S' release. Note that the artwork is a modified version of the first and second releases. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear 'Revelving Swivel Base.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still has factory seal. High quality Monogram kit with very good detail.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare 1957 first and only issue. The box art invites you to 'Enter the Age of Space' with the action features: landing ski retracts - removable fuselage section reveals detailed cabin and crew of three. Includes special 3-D Moon Base Display stand. Molded in correct baby blue plastic and not started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions in excellent condition also.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER 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. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes photo-etched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Early free flight gas model design. Wingspan measures 56 inches. Early gas flight was a true art form - the demands on the aircraft design were unique. First, the aircraft had to take off under power, climb rapidly and stay in the contest area. Secondly, when the motor shut down, the model had to glide like a glider and hopefully still stay in the contest area. These contradictions in aircraft performance lead to some amazing designs. One persistent issue was spins - this Buccaneer 'B' Special features slotted leading edges to prevent 'whip stalls', which was a very common problem at the time. It also has a tail design that "...arrests spins". Model features ready made landing gear, complete full size plans, plywood firewall, semi-finished wood blocks, rubber wheels, plastic windshield, silkspan covering and printed wooden parts. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Makes and idea conversion to electric and RC - these are light aircraft, so you simply climb to altitude, shut down the motor and glide. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Beautiful and highly detailed model of the Fortress 'F' variant. Molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features excellent cockpit detail, rotating props and wheels, bomb bay detail and full bomb load and optional position doors.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left short side. Purchased new Feb. 20, 1966. large-scale flyer for rubber or 1/4 to 1/2A gas power. Could be made RC with today's small and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material, rubber, insignia, tissue and propeller. 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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very, very rare, out of production and #36 of a limited edition produced. Features high quality resin and metal parts with a detailed cockpit, very fine recessed surface detail, full color decals for different versions and instructions. The kit has never been started. Inside the kit is still exactly as it came from the factory - all the small parts are still in factory sealed bags, and the larger parts are wrapped in the original white tissue. With decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1972 Japanese issue hardbox with the large, full color painting guide. Includes Microscale 32-20 Ki-61 Tony decal sheet for 39th FTC; 244& 26th Sentai, 37 FG, 59th Air Com. Reg Akeno Fighter School. Decals are in excellent condition and from dry indoor storage. The actual model includes a large color print of beautiful Hien artwork which doubles as a painting guide as the factory decals are included for this aircraft and 4 others (5 total). Very nicely detailed featuring full engine detail with removable cowling panels, complete cockpit, optional position landing gear and canopy, and rotating wheels and propeller. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the correct specially printed Revell of Japan internal factory sealed bag and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
NOTE: builder only- not collectible. Please read carefully. Very rare kit from the 1940s. This is a very sturdy control line model that features sheeted/planked fuselage and wing and solid tail feathers - no tissue covering is used. Includes on these items: beautifully drawn plans, quality balsa printwood, many balsa parts factory cut to shape, sheet wood, planking and spars, cloth hinge material, printed plywood and all required balsa blocks. That is all there is. NOTE: missing canopy, wheels, metal stock for struts, liquids and control Line hardware. The Eagle Model Aircraft Company of Brooklyn, NY was one of over 2000 manufacturers during the 'Golden Age' of flying models in the 1930s/1940s. Eagle kits were fairly deluxe compared to their contemporaries. There was an extensive line of kits in all sizes.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very finely molded model. Highly detailed with full chassis, suspension, drive line and exhaust, crew of three, complete interior, machines guns, accessories, optional top and more. Includes decals for all nations listed and painting guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Wartime (about 1942-44) release from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. Features an unusual and very nicely done hardwood pre-carved hull, metal fittings, wooden fittings and accessories, wooden stock as required, two large sheets of nicely printed bristol board parts and very nicely drawn plans with numerous templates, details and perspectives. I have seen this kit built, and it is beautiful and nicely detailed. Measures 22 inches when completed. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. The box is all there but is only 'Fair+' because there is a great deal of masking tape on it.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1973 issue of the classic "Four Star" model. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have age cracks. Please see the article (on this website) that explains how to save or recreate old decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Has decals for the three air forces listed and a color painting guide on the back of the box.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare kit from the early 1950s. This series was Cavacraft's competition for Strombecker, and they did a great job. These kits are as good and often better than Strombecker's. The wingspan is 6.75 inches. All parts are completely carved and shaped from quality western pine. Features fully finished fuselage, finished wings complete with perfect airfoils, cut and machined struts and horizontal & vertical stabilizers, all correct scallop detail on the wings, elevator and rudder, a factory sealed envelope with pre-finished wheels, prop, metal gear struts and more, excellent and extensive full color decals, a sealed envelope of CASCO Glue, sandpaper, sanding stick and step-by-step illustrated building instructions. Complete and never started. Other aircraft in the line included S-1 P-51 Mustang, S-2 British SE-5, S-3 Piper Cub, S-4 Ercoupe, S-5 Taylorcraft, S-6 Navion, S-7 Cessna 140 and S-8 Fokker Triplane.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Crafthouse reissue, from original molds. This kit has a fascinating history. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindbergs first Nautilus issue. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut thier own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is about 1/300 and it measures about 12 inches long when assembled.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1995. A very nice kit of an unusual subject. Features detailed chassis with separately molded front and rear suspension, exhaust system, drive line, spare tire and holder, detailed engine and compartment with opening hood, full interior, opening tail gate and more. Molded in deep red, silver-gray, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals have significant bug damage. The instructions have very light bug damage.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Dated 1961 with the great Jim Cox artwork that makes early Aurora kits so collectible. This issue has a slightly larger box than earlier ones. It is a nicely done kit for that time, molded in gloss silver and clear with full landing gear and clear 'Triangle World Map' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note, this is not a reissue of the Comet model. Aurora cut these molds years before acquiring Comet's F-100.