Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1978 issue. Features raised and recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and drop tanks. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
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. The box is present and is excellent - it is not shown in the photo. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Third logo issue. Features moving rotor blades, full cockpit and bulkhead, opening rear cargo doors and optional position side doors. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare. Features excellent resin castings with very fine recessed panel line detail, very good cockpit, optional one piece or three piece (so you can display it open) canopy, metal tail wheel and strut and a detailed color and marking guide for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This kit was not issued with decals.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
This issue is from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, thrust button, prop, rubber motor, covering tissue and detailed full size plans/building instructions. Never started and complete. 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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Large scale, full hull, highly detailed resin kit with 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: VG++
Very nicely molded model with all fine recessed panel lines and air-to-air missiles. 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+
From the 1970s. Kit is engineered to be motorized with the optional Mabuchi Mini-Baby motor (not included). Very nicely molded and detailed older kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail and two piece optional position canopy. Has a very large and colorful decal sheet for at least three aircraft - probably many more. Color painting guide and decal guide is on the bottom of the box. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals sheet is intact but has a great many brown age stains.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
NOTE: perfect builder, please read carefully. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and insignia. NOTE: this model has minor assembly. The engine core (crankcase) parts have been cut out and assembled. Quality of assembly is 'very good+.' The cowl parts and a few other have been cut out but not assembled; quality of cutting is 'very good++.' There is no other work done. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and insignia sheets. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very highly detailed craftsman kit of the type of food wagon you see at outdoor events or fairs. Not a railroad vehicle, but for O Scale scenery/layouts. Features dozens of factory pre-cut and milled hardwood parts, injection molded plastic wheels, metal parts, a full interior, working doors, two pages of plans and very detailed text building instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Limited edition of 750. High quality and highly detailed complete kit. Includes cast metal parts - decals for two aircraft - shaped struts and a fret of photoetched brass details. Never started at 100% complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From very high quality ex-Heller kits. Cleanly molded with no flash. Soviet Union release. Full hull kit with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing part #22, a bridge piece that is solid, smooth, about .5 inches high and 1.3 cm high and shaped like half of an ellipse. This part can be made by a skilled modeler. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed but the seal has a short split on the box bottom. From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
1976 Stick and tissue flying model. 18 inch wingspan. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very finely molded with excellent detail. Features full interior, detailed motor and crew of two. Very colorful civil decals. The model has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Large scale kit that is very nicely molded and detailed with markings for two aircraft.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Likely from the 1940s. This is a solid wood model with an 8 inch wingspan. Features 2D cut fuselage block, quality printwood wings, die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizer, die-cut propeller, fully formed wheels, wood stock, color insignia sheet and very nice full size plans with templates, text instructions and even the color scheme. Complete and never started.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. The seal has drawn the box concave. 1968 issue with Royal Thai Air Force markings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. This is the black-sided box variant. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this great box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exit...or both. This is the larger format box version of this kit and has black sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. There are at least three known Craftmaster box variants with this box art - the small box one 6-89 and two kits sharing #1223-50; one has black side panels and one has white.