Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Well molded and likely from the late 1970s or early 1980s. Has markings for US Navy VS-21 and JSDF. Features cockpit detail, retractable radome, optional position landing gear and rotating props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Over 1000 Trackers were completed for the Navy as carrier-based submarine hunters. Grumman was awarded the contract in 1950, and in 1952 the first XS2F-1 flew. The large belly radome contained the PAS-38 search radar and the AWQ-10 MAD detector was in the tail. ALD-3 ECM performed DF (direction finding) duties, and the 70 million candle power spotlight lit up targets at night. Sonobuoys were held in both engine nacelles and offensive weapons included acoustic torpedoes, depth charges, rockets and conventional bombs. Trackers saw service in several other Navies including Canada.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Excellent small scale kit with rotating props and wheels, optional position landing gear and full color painting guide. Molded in dark green and clear. 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 Exc
Still factory sealed; the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Unusual and very nicely molded kit of this French Diesel-Electric submarine that was built between 1958 and 1970. Full hull kit contains decals for all the submarines listed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Dated 1975. Traditional high Monogram quality kit with the Navy decals. The molds are from the original C-47 Four Star kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rugged and crash-survivable R/C trainer that is easy to build. Features 45" molded foam wing, durable PVC fuselage, aluminum main channel, aluminum landing gear and all hardware included. Designed for .20 to .40 two cycle power and a 3 to 4 channel radio. Building time is estimated at 6-10 hours. Includes highly illustrated instructions for building and radio installation. Iron on covering is not required. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed internal bags. The parts never sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. Includes the following after-market extra parts: (2) 2.5 Inch Wheels, Du-Bro #140 5/32" plated brass Dura Collars (sealed), Du-Bro fuel tank (sealed), Blue Line Silicone thick fuel line (sealed) and a big sealed package of R/C Latex Foam for shock mounting equipment. NOTE that this item will be shipped in the factory-original sturdy shipping box unless you specify otherwise. If you do wish to have it boxed, extra shipping will apply.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1960 colorful boxart issue with three digit part number and black side panels. Features movable control surfaces, optional position undercarriage and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that one prop blade is broken neatly at the hub and is present so it can be repaired.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Rare early 1960s issue. This release has turned up less than any of the other issues and was only made for a year or two at the most before the new artwork release. This is the only issue with the full, original artwork due to the 'transparent' new simplified oval logo at the lower right. The side logos do not have 'Famous Fighters' in the border. One side has the original printed '102-79' part number while the other end has a factory-applied '100' sticker over the 79. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic and with the chock ground base and pilot & mechanic figures. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box displays much closer to 'Excellent++' but is graded lower because there is a small tape pull on the lower long side and some missing litho at the right short side.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Factory sealed. The box is in investment-grade "Near Mint" condition. The seal is 100% intact but there is a closed split or cut in the middle. Dated 1960 and the first issue with this artwork. Note the 79 cent price extension and "Famous Fighters" in the border of the oval sunburst logo, which is unique to the 1960 release.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Very Good
Rare model from 1963. This is an excellent kit for that time and features a complete two bay garage, two bumper jacks, motor dolly with motor, two dual shelf tire racks, hand truck, three drums, frame jack, soda machine, welding tank, oil drum with pump, bottle gas, two gasoline pumps, two overhead chain hoists, spot lights, 'Thunderbird' & 'Corvette' signs and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1970s stick and tissue large-scale flying model. Can be built as static, free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern light-weight components. I fondly remember building this kit in about 1974 and it looked very nice. Features several sheets of printwood, three sizes of strip wood, scale wooden propellers and hubs, plastic flying props, balsa blocks are required, fully carved and finished main & nose wheels and thrust buttons, metal propeller/rubber shafts, dowels as required, clear window material, full size stabilizer and nacelle to fuselage fillet patterns, window cutting patterns, insignia sheet, full size plans, instructions and tissue. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the original paper sheet with the canopy frames, etc. is a high-quality copy. The original paper was missing.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions and all parts. This kit is from early in this first issue, and the first kits were not issued with decals. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From 1989 and a very highly detailed kit from newer tooling. Widely considered the finest 1/72 scale Tornado kit produced. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed gear wells, two piece canopy, a large variety of under wing stores and decals for five aircraft from the two air forces listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good-
Still factory 'round tape' sealed. 2014 issue. Features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Ideal builder kits, please read carefully for the condition. NOTE: these models have 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Kit #1, cockpit tub assembled; cowl halves assembled; wheels halves and engine halves assembled. There is no other assembly. Kit #2 has assembly exactly like Kit #1. Inventoried 100% complete and include decals and instructions. Rare Lily in 1/72 from high-quality Mania molds. Features highly detailed interior, engines and landing gear with moving propellers, elevating guns, full color painting guide and markings for five aircraft. Never started. Either inventoried 100% complete or all parts are still in the factory sealed parts bags. Decals and instructions present and in excellent condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed, large-scale Ju-88 Nightfighter features photoetched details, all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, optional position boarding hatch and ladder, full radar array and much more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
1969 Big A hardbox issue. Aurora's armor kits were most welcome and received superb reviews in most early modeling magazines. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating bogies & treads and more. Never started. It has been inventoried and the actual tank is complete but NOTE: Missing vacuform terrain base. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies of originals. The decal sheet is 80% intact with several small decals missing.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
From the 1960s and in amazing 'near mint' condition. Large scale, well detailed model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Still factory sealed. The Gotha Go-145 is one of the most successful aircraft designs of all time. Over 12,000 Go 145's were built in Germany/Turkey and Spain. The design was rugged, easy to build and simple to maintain. It saw service as a trainer for radio, aerobatics, gunnery, photo recon and instrument training. It also saw combat service from 1942 on as a night bomber. Model builds any of three versions - two seater with gunnery position / multi role night intruder / two seater with enclosed canopy and spatted wheels.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.