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.
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.
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.
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, wings that swing and missile load. Has full markings for both squadrons. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines, full cockpit, two piece canopy, drop tanks and a painting guide and large, colorful decals sheet for aircraft two aircraft of the JASDF 31st TWQ 1st AW.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring factory-cut hardwood parts, hardwood lumber stock, cast resin water tank, very fine metal castings, photoetched brass parts, a few plastic details, decals, metal truck set and full, illustrated instructions. 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
Still factory sealed. Very well done kit of the last production year for the 170 mph ZR-1. Features DOHC aluminum LT5 motor with unique induction system, 5-spoke wheels, opening hood, detailed interior and complete suspension/underside details. Molded in yellow, clear, transparent red, chrome plated and rubber tires.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Highly detailed kit with main injection molded parts, numerous photoetched details, resin details, realistically thin windscreen and painting guide and decals for four colorful aircraft. 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. Features fair cockpit detail, clear cabin windows, good engine detail and a large, superb decal sheet for Wiley Post's Winnie Mae (1933) and the Lockheed Y1C-12 Vega C/N 158 of the 8th Pursuit Group, 35th Pursuit Squadron Langley Field 1932.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed but the seal has a split on both short sides. Box has a 1956 date on it, but this a 1960s issue hardbox. Most likely from 1963+ because of the simplified Aurora logo and $1 price extension on the part number.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1989 and a very nice kit of this classic design Features detailed engine, opening hood, full interior, good underside detail, optional 'up' convertible top or 'down' boot and more. Molded in bright red, clear and chrome with rubber tires. 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 NM
Still factory sealed. Dated 1995. Very highly detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and gear wells, pilot figure, optional position canopy, choice of standard or Galland-Haube Blown Canopy, drop tank, decals and paint guide for all the aircraft listed and more.