Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Special limited edition dated 2007 that includes a scale figure of Oberst Josef Priller (4 pieces). This is a highly detailed aircraft model that is uperbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, separately molded leading edge slats and split flaps, multiple piece canopy and an excellent decal sheet.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Rare solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale and lacked detail so they would fly well. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a worn box but inside it is like new - the parts are still wrapped in the factory tissue paper. But I can tell that the model includes printwood, wood stock and blocks for the fuselage and floats as well as full size plans with templates, construction & detail notes and USCG insignia on the plans as well as a painting guide! Never started and complete. The wingspan is 12 inches, which works out to 1/32 scale. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very finely molded kit with decals for both aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This 78 and 1/4 inch wingspan glider is legendary for it's performance and still flown today. 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). NOTE: this kit was factory packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
In this Craftmaster issue, a pilot ejects on a pillar of flame as his stricken BAC plunges earthward trailing black smoke. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
From the late 1960s or early '70s. AHM/Fujimi Mokei Co. Ltd. issue with very collectible box artwork. Features rotating prop, retractable landing gear, working wing flaps bombs, drop tank and pilot figure. NOTE: the bomb halves have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
1971 issue. From the exact same molds as the 'S' kit USS Randall. Highly detailed and well molded. Features deck guns, all masts and booms, barges and landing craft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The USS Montrose was on of 57 Haskell Class Attack Transports built for service in and immediately after WWII. The ships were designed to carry troops close to the beachheads, transfer them to landing barges (carried on board) and to supervise the landing operations. Her length was 455 feet and she could handle 1,560 troops and carry 3000 tons of equipment.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Very colorful 1960s box art shows a Beaufighter making a low attack run on shipping. Kit includes torpedo and missile load-outs.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
One of the 'Holy Grail' of 1950s Space Kits. 1957 first and only issue 'S' kit with the fantastic box art. Molds reportedly damaged beyond use, which makes reissues impossible. The spaceship was designed by the rocket scientist Ellwyn E. Angle of Systems Laboratories Inc. Features detailed manned top stage with full interior, removable top, opening hatch, spaceship and ground crew members and detailed working launch pad. The main stages and boosters snap apart to recreate all phases of the flight from Earth takeoff, Lunar Landing and Return to Earth. The included 'XSL-01 Operations Manual' outlines in words and illustrations each phase of the spaceship's trip. Molded in the correct gloss orange, silver, gloss metallic blue and clear. Never started. All internal factory cardboard presentation material is present and excellent. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions and booklet are 'excellent' with typical yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are 'excellent' and flat with light yellowing. Box is graded 'very good' and displays well. Color and gloss are excellent. There is no fading or stains, and no price tags or tag marks. There is no tape or tape marks beyond the original factory sealing tape. Flaws include two perfectly repaired corners (all done correctly from the inside), light creasing as shown on the right center box top and creasing on the left long side. Shipping insurance is required on this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Probably from the late 1970s. Very well detailed with over 100 parts. Features very good chassis detail, full suspension, complete interior, male and female driver and passenger figures and much more. Molded in white 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: Good+
Highly detailed and finely molded full-hull model kit. Still internally sealed. Includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Includes factory-sealed Squadron #9111 Clear Vacuform Canopies (2) for this kit. They are in mint condition and not yellowed. The actual model is a very nice kit. Includes USN markings for the box art aircraft and parts to build -2 or -2P photo version. 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
Unique kit from 1968. This model features Monogram's excellent F8F and P-51B kits molded in Racing Blue and Bright Red, special racing decals, and a large scale heavy cardstock red/white checkerboard 3-D pylon with special stand arms for a 'in flight' display of both aircraft rounding the turn. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Still in the factory sealed bag. Nicely molded kit with recessed detailed. Includes fuselage, wings, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, cowlings, propellers, wheels and other details. Has a beautiful Scale-Master Pan Am full decal sheet, plans and instructions. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
1955 first issue in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tag marks (not even factory tape), fading and no creases. The only flaw is very light side wear. Features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure, opening rear drive-on cargo door and more. Molded in gloss silver and clear and includes the famous 'Revelving' Swivel Base molded in clear. Never started. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. All small parts are still in the small factory-sealed bag. All other parts are present and includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions.
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. Basic Vacuform kit. Contains basic airframe componants and full size plans only. Does not contain details such as interior - props - engines - landing gear - etc. These items must be scratch built or from the spares box. 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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very highly detailed resin kit. Features full interior, PE parts and full decals. 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: Good-
Dates from the 1970s and is from detailed Airfix molds. Contains decals for all three aircraft. Features movable control surfaces, rotating gun turrets, props and wheels and optional position undercarriage. Never started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions. The decals have but cut but are complete.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Number 11 of 100 made. Very limited production multi-media kit and the largest, most accurate USS Maine kit ever created. For Bluejacket's' centennial celebration (1905-2005), they created this kit. Features machine-carved solid basswood hull, laser-cut wood and styrene parts, brittania metal fittings, cast resin boats and sponsons, hundreds of photoetched brass parts in three different thicknesses, five sheets of full-sized plans and detailed step-by-step instructions. The kit has never been started; it is as it left the factory. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
1956 'S' issue with fantastic box art and brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape (except the factory sealing tape) or tags. The flaws include light general wear. The kit includes the fuel truck and engine check stand with ground crew member. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the famous clear early Revell 'Globe' Swivel Base Display Stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.