Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed and from the 1950s. Has minimal wear - rare in this condition. Difficult-to-find cellovision issue of the Civil Tu-16 Badger with great Ray Gaedke box art. Has trading card on the back and the clear window is in perfect condition. Small scale kit measures about 8 or 9 inches long.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Features optional position landing gear, crew of two, side-mount, rear firing guns and rotating wheels and propellers. Molded in light green and clear plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare 1954 original issue. Box color and gloss are as new with four solid corners and no price tags. Flaws include very light edge and corner wear, light scuffing and a tiny tape pull (1/4 by 1/4 inch) on one long side from the factory tape. Molded in dark wood brown. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. The model includes detailed instructions, a rarity in the early 1950s. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very Rare. 1956 first and only issue. Contains the following kits - M-4 Sherman, 155mm gun and high speed tractor, jeep and trailer. The Sherman features movable track and suspensions, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action'. The 155mm gun and tractor has many working features - the M-4 tractor has movable tracks and working bogies, rotating and elevating machine gun, driver and interior details. The gun can be stowed for transport with the tractor and all extra gear to do this correctly is supplied. The Long Tom features and elevating barrel, moving limbers and detailed mechanism. The jeep features rotating wheels, radio, jerry cans, detailed chassis and suspension, tilting windshield, driver/soldier and general figure, detachable trailer with rotating wheels, generator, cable reel, packs, tool box and more. Includes unopened large tube of Revell 'S' cement and the paint brush marked 'Revell' but no paint is present. NOTE: The Sherman and Long Tom 155mm have not been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions have general wear and the Sherman instructions have split folds that have been neatly taped. The High Speed Tractor has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and instructions but is missing the decals. The Jeep and Trailer have been built but not painted. Quality of assembly is above average but there are some small areas of visible glue. The jeep is missing one bedroll (an accessory) and decals. Instructions are present. The G.I. Figures is missing (1) guard and base and mortar. Four men are glued to their bases; four more were glued but fell off due to old glue. All other figures are included in addition to the GI instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Older but very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail and two piece optional position canopy. Includes a decal sheet for at least two aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory staple sealed. Very early and rare first issue kit with the first Airfix logo. Small scale, waterline model that includes sails, clear printed ratlines and a water display stand. Measures just over 4.5 inches in length when built.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From 1985. Features more than 40 parts with steerable front wheels, full interior and detailed chassis underside. Molded in white (body), black, 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
1972 Big A softbox issue still mint and factory sealed. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1968 issue hardbox with great artwork. Molded in gloss white with the older clear triangle 'World' Aurora stand and colorful, early Pan Am decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
1940s flying model kit from the Golden Age of model aviation. Kit consists of stick and tissue construction and is intended to be rubber powered. Includes printwood sheets, strip wood in two sizes, completely carved main gear wheels, rough-cut balsa prop, balsa blocks, tissue, clear canopy material and metal stock for the landing gear and hardware. NOTE: one rib has been cut from the printwood sheet. No other parts have been cut out. Quality of the cut is excellent. There is no assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: box is missing one set of end panels (inner and out flaps). The rest is there, but it suffers from age damaged, hence the 'poor' grade. The plans/instructions also suffer from age and have numerous cracks and splits. They are 95% complete, but many small chips are missing. They are certainly complete enough to build the kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. Original 1976 issue. Features blown and injection Olds engine, detailed chassis and suspension, removable louvered hood, full custom interior and more.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. From the 1960s/early 1970s. Rare large flying model. It is a reissue of the 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a beautiful, large carved balsa prop that needs final sanding to shape, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue, and excellent full size plans with instructions. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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: Good+
Original 1958 'S' issue hardbox with dramatic box art. Not the common reissue. Features missile with separating booster stage, operating launcher and three man crew. Molded in the correct white and dark olive drab. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
Second issue and the rarest Zero from Aurora. The first issue is the 59 cent Brooklyn, and this one is the short-term 59 cent issue from the move to West Hempstead. This box in is in Near Mint investment grade condition with as-new color and gloss. This art was only issued for one year and maybe less and with two issues - this one, 88-59 and 88-69. Molded in brilliant high gloss yellow and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand. This was the first issue with modified molds, so this kit includes the full landing gear and wing bombs, as well as the revised instructions to reflect that. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and correct decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+++
This is an all original solid metal model of the early B-26 Marauder. Please note the prop spinners, pointed tail and short vertical stabilizer. BronzArt originally produced ID models in 1/72 scale for the US Military in World War II. When hostilities ended, they continued to make some models for the general population, of which this is one. Measures 10 inches LOA with a 11 inch wingspan and is made exclusively of metal. All original paint and decals. Decals are excellent. Paint is excellent with very little wear. No cracks, missing parts or damage. There is no stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Nicely detailed kit with all fine recessed panel lines and excellent cockpit and engine detail. Has decals and paint guide for two aircraft - one natural finish and one camo (as on the box artwork). 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
Still factory sealed. Bagged kit with Jo Kotula artwork header. From quality Frog molds and very cleanly molded.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. 1982 issue. Large 1/144 Tristar with colorful Eastern markings. Kit features optional position cargo and passenger boarding doors, clear cabin and cockpit windows and optional position landing gear.