Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Most likely from the 1950s. Nordic style towline glider. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very well done kit with detailed chassis, engine, full interior, optional parts for three different trucks and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed but the seal has a split on two side panels. Very unusual kit. Hasegawa issued a series of the famous 'Egg Planes' in roughly 1/72 scale.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Action-packed artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released its bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From about 1943 - certainly a wartime issue from the 'We are in a fight to WIN!' drawing on the instructions and an urging to buy war bonds. This is a deluxe solid wood model in big quarter scale. Features beautiful completely finished hardwood fuselage, two cut-to-shape balsa wings with rough airfoils already formed, profile cut balsa nacelles and tail feathers, two cast metal three-blade propellers, fully formed wheels, wood stock as necessary, tinted celluloid for canopies (not printed), sand paper, full color insignia, factory glass bottles of glue and dope and very large full-size plans that include stabilizer and wing dihedral gauges, cross sections, aircraft description and spec and even text instructions. Never started and complete. Box top is complete but has closed edge splits. Master Modelcraft Supply Company made wooden model aircraft and ships and listed their address as N.Y. 66, New York during the early 1950s.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Finely molded model with raised and recessed panel lines. Good detail. 1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for both aircraft. 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: Exc+
Contains decals for the four aircraft listed. Unusual Aurora-Heller kit. One of Aurora's last efforts was to market quality Heller kits with the "Aurora-Heller" name. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very nice kit of a beautiful ship. Features a very nice precarved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, wood stock as required and three pages of plans including full rigging diagrams, full size plans and hull profiles, detail drawings and more. The kit has never been started. Small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Older issue rare kit. Near 1/72 kit. Includes real rubber tires and colorful decals for the prototype Never started. The parts are all still factory bag sealed and includes decals and instructions. Please note that there is no stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. 1991 reissue of one of the most famous large, four-engine bomber kits of the 1950s. Features crew, movable control surfaces, rotating and elevating guns, retractable landing gear and clear adjustable display stand. Includes a colorful decal sheet for 'Thunder Bird' and a full color poster. NOTE: this kit has minor neat assembly. The two cockpit side windows have been installed. Quality of assembly is professional. There is no other assembly. The B-17 has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the stand is missing the tiny metal rod. NOTE: the B-17 parts are tan and dark green. Some parts are from an earlier issue of this kit. The instructions are from an earlier issue of this same kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Rare 1/48 scale kit from the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. Soft box issue with Campbell artwork dated 1958, but this is a early 1960s release with the 60 cent price extension.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Limited edition kit with finely cast metal parts and details and injection molded main airframe parts. Includes decals for multiple versions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1966 Aurora Canada issue in big 1/48 scale. Fantastic Roy Grinnell artwork. The box is in 'very good' condition with nice color, four solid corners and no tape and no price tag marks. The only flaws are very light edge and corner wear and a crease at the top. The assembled model is 21 inches long. Features swing wings, correct retractable landing gear, good cockpit detail, pilot and radar navigator and Air Force markings. Includes the famous clear Aurora 'Globe' triangle-based stand. There has never been any assembly. NOTE: the pilots faces have been very neatly painted. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete including like-new decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Contains both special edition kits.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Multi-media kit from 1952. Measures 13.5 inches overall including rear table and front tongue. Without tongue and table, the wagon measures 7 inches long. Completely prefabricated with heavy, embossed wood panel bristol board sides factory laminated to hardwood, acetate wheels, hubs, hoops and axles and more, real fabric for the top, metal suspension and seat, completely precarved wood barrel and other wooden parts . Very nice and realistic scale model with optional rear fold-down table with legs and support, front seat with side arm rests, rear shelves, water cask, supplies box and full and detailed suspension down to the brake shoes. Never started. The small detail parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Those that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and full size plans with instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From 2001. Very finely molded will all recessed panel detail. Features highly detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, pilot figure with positionable arms/hands, detailed gear wells, optional pitch prop blades, drop tank or bomb load, excellent Pro Modeler instructions and decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Includes Eduard #FE366 Color PE Interior details, which is still factory sealed. The kit itself is very nicely molded and detailed with 136 parts. Features all fine recessed panel lines, complete engine with firewall and engine mounts, removable engine cowls, excellent cockpit detail, optional position canopy, detailed gun bays with removable panels, separately molded ailerons and rudder, optional centerline fuel tank or bomb load, outer wing station bombs and detailed paint and marking guide for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The box top photo shows the actual model as assembled by Bill Low. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished wagon is a large 8" long (13.5" with the front carriage bar). The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Features plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut large wooden parts, fully finished chemical tanks, completely cut and drilled ladder frames and pre-cut rungs, smaller parts including a great many fully carved of wood & others of metal and brass (chain), with a variety of metal stock as needed, sandpaper, complete instructions with detailed plans, additional drawings, complete text instructions and a big photo of the actual built model. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 list as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on May 23, 1967 in Northern Ohio. One of a very popular 1/16 scale stick-and-tissue series with a 25 3/4 inch wingspan. Can be flows on gas power, U-Control, radio control (R/C) or rubber power. Features high quality balsa die cut balsa parts and stripwood, die-cut plywood parts, vacuform nose / spinner / pilot and more, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, clear vacuform canopy, covering tissue, big decal sheet and full size plans with detailed building 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.