Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. Very well detailed armor model with commander figure, movable turret, 105mm main gun with thermal jacket, opened or closed hatches and headlamps and accurate plastic tracks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1960 Type Three logo with very nice BEA markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Classic award-winning design from the 1950s. Big 42 inch wingspan, total weight with engine 6 to 6.5 ounces. 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). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1950s free-flight competition aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Includes Microscale 72-94 'Navy RA-5C Vigilanties #2' in never used, mint condition with the original paperwork. The actual kit is older but nicely molded with cockpit and gear well detail, four drop tanks and clear camera windows. 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
An excellent kit featuring several sheets of high quality printwood, factory cut stripwood and spars, lightweight metal hardware packet, fully carved thrust button, plastic prop, cardstock template sheet, an extensive booklet with facts and history about the aircraft, flying instructions, catalog, beautiful full size plans, insignia sheet, covering tissue and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 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: VG++
Third or fourth issue. Note the four digit part number, Mattel logo and "Blue Box" dated 1967. This airplane is a civil F3F that was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. 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 including striping, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging, and is molded in clear, orange and gray. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
2010 issue from completely new molds. BUILDER ONLY; please read carefully. This Revell of Germany kit is very highly detailed and finely molded with over 100 parts. Measures over 18 inches long when assembled. Includes painting guide and decals for the four U-Boats listed above. NOTE: this kit has minor, "professional" quality sub assembly. Hull halves and stern deck are built. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried and NOTE: missing #14 rear torpedo tube (easily replaced by a cylinder) and #27, a "V" shaped rudder support bracket. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried 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 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Most likely from ex-Bandai molds. Large scale (1/16) and highly detailed. Features a rolling chassis build just like the full-size vehicle, detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full suspension, driveline and exhaust, complete interior, optional top and many accessories. Molded in multiple colors, clear, brass plating 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 VG++
Still factory sealed. Airfix type 4 logo kit dated 1975. Nicely molded kit with optional position landing gear, two piece canopy, a very large variety of under-wing loadouts and decals for one Swedish Air Force aircraft.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Still the only Gamecock in 1/48 scale. Rare, limited issue. The kit consists of vacuformed main components, cast metal engine, intake manifold, landing gear struts, prop, machine gun and more, two sizes of airfoil cross section stock, other strip and round stock as needed, colorful decals and instructions. The vacuform parts of a very high quality - higher quality than many injection molded kits. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Dated 1980. Very nicely detailed featuring full engine, excellent engine compartment and opening hood, detailed chassis with two or four wheel drive driveline & differential, opening tail gate, optional bed cover, detailed interior and more. Molded in gloss red, clear and chrome plate with rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly. The long block (engine 1/2, intake, heads and exhaust manifolds) are built to 'professional' quality. The two bed inner walls are assembled to 'excellent++' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Although the box has bug damage, the decals and instructions are in 'excellent++' condition. Before you use any older kit decals, please read the articles (located on this website) about saving old kit decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
SALE!! Includes both hardwood model kits. Two-gether brand kits are for inexperienced model builders. Each part is precut and predrilled for easy assembly. You can leave them in natural finish or paint them. They make idea toys for youngsters. These would be perfect 'first wood' models for grandchildren, etc. as they are simple, require no sanding or carving and have very few parts. Both are complete with instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Kikoler Brazil issue with Forca Aerea Brasileira (FAB) markings. Reissue of the famous 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Features opening/closing loading ramps in back with spinning props 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: Good++
Well molded and detailed with 214 parts. Includes white vacuform billowing sails. Molded in light wood, dark wood & black plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Includes an excellent decal sheet for all aircraft listed. Very cleanly molded with fine recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Features TWO excellent quality resin one-piece hull and sail with very fine drain holes and decking and a large number of PE details, but only has PE for one sub. Complete and never started and includes instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very highly detailed cast metal model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still internal factory sealed and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Large 1/32 P-38 with full cockpit, detailed engine, two rocket launchers with 10 rockets, 2 drop tanks, opening canopy, pilot figure, optional position landing gear and decals for two aircraft.