Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
From Aoshima molds. Features working ailerons, crew of two and beaching stand. Molded in medium blue and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Farpo existed for a short time in the late 1960s. All the kits were all made in Japan by Aoshima but specifically for US distribution. Some kits had provision for motorization and some did not.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Kikoler issue. From the same molds as the detailed 1950s 'S' kit. Ideal builder. Features rotating turrets, elevating guns, optional position crew doors and rotating props. Although from old molds, this builds into a nice model. 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. This is a Mokei issue, from the mid/late 1960s. Very finely molded and has an extensive underwing loadout. Includes decals for VA-145 US Navy and the very colorful red and gray Marine AES-12 as well as a nice color painting guide (on the bottom of the box).
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very highly detailed waterline kit. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Mid 1960s release that is still factory sealed. The seal is brittle and has split. Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue that uses the same molds as the very popular 1955-1959 'S' issue. Well detailed for that time and has many special features - four detailed engines with removable cowls, rotating wheels, optional position cabin doors and a passenger loading ramp. Includes colorful and extensive United Airlines decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Kit features die cut wood, formed and finished wheels, prop, rubber motor and detailed instructions with flying tips. 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: Exc+
Large scale 1/48 Hawk. Features colorful decals for any of 11 (10 flying aircraft and a spare) of the Red Arrows Display Team, detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and optional gun pack. The model has not been started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Second issue of this kit. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the to-be classic sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. The price extension is 69 cents. The third issue is identical except for a 79 cent extension. The box is in exceptional condition. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. From ex-Pyro molds. Nicely molded small scale ship model. Includes display stand and billowing sails.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very well detailed kit including railings. 135 finely molded parts. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Still the only 1/32 scale kit of the last and fastest production Spitfire. Cleanly molded with recessed panel lines. Features full cockpit, detailed Griffon engine with removable panels, sliding canopy and decals for RAF 80 Squadron Kai Tak Hong Kong 1950, Royal Egyptian Air Force and 603 'City of Edinburgh Squadron 1950. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Ex-Pyro kit with great artwork. Nicely molded small scale ship model that measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Includes full hull, finely molded raised wood detail and 'planked' deck, separately molded top deck cannon, billowing sails and display stand.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
With a full article on using this very kit with an Airfix 1/72 P-51D to create the F-51H - a great classic build project! Features very high quality moldings, better than many injection molded kits. Includes new fuselage, wheels, prop, spinner and canopy for conversion of a P-51D injection molded kit to a P-51H or F-51H. Never started and complete. Please note this requires a base kit (not included). The Airfix P-51D is recommended but you could use the Monogram kit as well.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Dated 1947 and rare. Very early control line model for 1/2 engines. Features solid wood, precut wings, sturdy wood-planked fuselage, printwood, nose block, multiple engine mounting options, full hardware, excellent plans with many additional details. Contains all parts required and even color decals. Never started and inventoried complete.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Large RC glider made in West Germany. 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
Includes parts and decals for both versions. Nicely detailed kit featuring finely molded raised details, wing machine guns with removable panel, good cockpit and very good gear well detail, opening canopies and rotating propellers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Some molds have a colorful history; this one is no exception. At one point, Monogram leased or sold a set of Corsair molds (from the original 4 Star action kit) to Idea in Korea. Idea either made a copy of the molds or modified the molds to fit a tab on each tree with the Idea name. Hobby Craft's kit is the Monogram F-82 with the Idea runner tab; so Idea either copied the molds or modified them. On the outside of many Hobby Craft boxes it says 'Made in South Korea' - obviously Idea is one of the agents who molded kits for HC.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1968. Finely detailed kit of the classic US Biplane fighter of the 1930s. Includes markings from the colorful 17th Pursuit Squadron, early 1930s, Selfridge Field, Michigan. P-6 variants were in production for 10 years, a remarkable feat in a time when airframe/power plant technology was changing rapidly.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Features optional position canopy, full Israeli Air Force markings, Shafrir Air-to-Air Missiles, wing drop tanks and centerline fuel tank. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.