Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1960 issue of the rare 'Whip Fly' series. Hardbox artwork for this series was 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle so that you could spin the aircraft around in circles. Molded in gloss dark blue and clear. This kit has never been started. The Whip-Fly parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The aircraft parts have been inventoried complete and are correct for this kit with the Whip-Fly hole in the wing. Includes correct decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Classic 1960s artwork. 'White' box sides issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: decals are a partial sheet from the Tiger tank and are not correct for this kit. Since they consists of numbers and iron crosses, they can certainly be used on this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1964 issue hardbox. Earlier issue with 49 cent price extension. This is the kit with the 'Texas Rangers' nose art decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Beautifully cast high-definition resin fuselage with very fine recessed panel lines. Includes metal seat and vacuform canopy for S-5 and S-8 Versions. Converts the Italeri FW-190 to the S-5 or S-8. Does not include decals. Never started and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
USA Heller Buzco issue. Large scale, Etendard IV that was nicely molded for that time; probably originally from the very early 1960s. This model probably represents the prototype aircraft. Features very fine raised panel detail and rivets, cockpit, opening canopy, folding wings, moving rudder, working arresting gear, optional position landing gear and speed brakes and real rubber tires. Includes drop tanks and underwing weapons as well. This is the second issue of the very rare 'operating kit' of the Etendard IV. All of these Buzco issues come with the 1st issue instructions showing even more operating features, but those parts and the pilot/helmet were never included. 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
Very nicely molded kit with all finely recessed panel detail. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional position canopy, ALQ-119 Pod, 600 and 370 gallon drop tanks, AIM-9B Sidewinders, AIM-7E Sparrows and decals for five aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Limited issue with special decals. Very highly detailed kit with all fine recessed panel lines, full interior with crew stations and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory sealed. Includes color decals and instructions. This kit represented a puzzle to me at first. First, the kit is not listed in any of my guides. On first inspection, it appears to be the rare Revell first mold F-94 from the one piece box with no landing gear and one-piece wings. However, it could not be - it has the rivet detail of the 2nd Revell issue- but not the split the wings and added landing gear. It has come to light that Lincoln, from Hong Kong copied the 2nd edition Revell F-94 and left off the 'details' and changed the base to the typical Lincoln base. Plastic kit production was a sideline for Lincoln, and when production ended, the molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong. Kader reissued the entire Lincoln line in the mid 1970s. When Kader discontinued production in the late 1970s, ATP Inc in the USA bought the remaining kits and perhaps some molds. Eventually IM obtained many Kader molds - perhaps from ATP - and this issue was made.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Rare stick-and-tissue flying model from the late 1930s. Features two sheets of balsa printwood (one is for a three blade prop), factory-cut strip wood, other wood as required, the original rubber band (very brittle!), a sealed envelope of hardware, blasa block, neutral and dark blue covering tissue, full color British Insignia sheet just for this kit and full size plans. The kit has never been started and is 100% complete. NOTE: it is in a Baby ROG box. There are no box end flaps, hence the 'fair' grade. There is bug damage to the plans and the edges of the insignia sheet and tissue.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From the 1970s. Well detailed kit of the wild Eckler's custom Vette. Features detailed engine, opening hood, excellent underbody detail with full suspension, driveline and steering, overlay fender panels, special hatchback that can be positioned opened or closed, rear spoiler, special hood, side exhaust and pinstripe decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.. 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: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. Very highly detailed kit with over 200 parts. Large 1/8 scale. Complete engine includes crankcase, cylinders, pushrods housings, propeller hub, accessory section, carburetor and fuel system, vinyl wires for the distributor blocks and dual ignition system and more. A name plate label is included with a Pratt & Whitney logo decal. A scale engine mount is furnished with the kit. This engine was P&Ws first aircraft engine and the original purchaser was the US Navy in 1926. The Wasp went on to find world-wide fame in over 50 aircraft. The Boeing 247, P-12, F4B-4, Curtiss F6C-4 Hawk, F8C-5 Helldiver, Douglas Dolphin, Ford Trimotor (some versions), Gee Bee racers, Lockheed Orion, Sirius, Vega, Sikorsky S-38 are just a few. Some were manufactured under license by other companies including BMW in Germany.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very high quality kit with legendary LS detail and moldings. High-gloss style box has excellent artwork. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons, optional torpedo or bomb loadout and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for the 6 aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
From the 1940s. Rare, very large scale jeep kit measuring 8.5 inches long when assembled. Features factory-cut hardwood parts, wood stock, very heavy (as thick as wood) die-cut cardboard parts, engine, removable hood, folding windshield, cut-out dashboard and excellent plans with multiple views of the assembled model and very detailed and illustrated text instructions. E.Z. Craft was a product of the 'Miniature Boat Shop' in Evanston, Illinois.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and decorated for Decker Meats, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The details and other parts are still factory sealed. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Early glider kit that is cleanly molded with good detail. Features cockpit seat, clear canopy, display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. PZW stands for Podlaskie Zaklady Wytworcze. PZW made early Polish injection molded kits and they were among the first such kit to be imported to the USA. Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT are all from this Polish manufacturer. They are no longer in operation.
Vaccuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Still factory sealed. Nice vac kit with clear and white parts and full decals. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Scratch building is required. Not recommended for beginners.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side. One of the more dramatic Craftmaster boxes. A British carrier launches heavily battle-damaged Buccaneers with enemy ships within visual range. Other Buccaneers are taking heavy and accurate fire from the enemy, while one ship is engulfed in flames. Propeller driven aircraft fall burning from the sky. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Unique kit of this domestically produced Czech two seat fighter trainer based on the Me-109. When the Germans left Czechoslovakia in 1945, the Avia Works completed a small number of Bf-109G-6 and G-14 airframes with abandoned German engines. The single seat aircraft were designated S-99 and the two seater CS-99. Due to a shortage of DB-605 engines, Avia adapted Jumo-211 engines and the single seat S-199 and 2 seat CS-199 were born. First flown in 1949, 82 CS-199s were produced and remained in service till the mid 1950s when they were replaced by MIG-15UTI or CS-102 trainers. Kit includes detailed descriptions and markings markings for three historically significant aircraft. Cleanly molded with very fine raised panel line details and good dual cockpit detail. Nicely detailed. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. KP stood for Kovozavody Prostejov. Many USA builders had their first exposure to Eastern Block kits in the 1980s from KP. Although they certainly cannot compete with recent Tamiya or Hasegawa kits, they were nicely detailed for their time and can be built up into some beautiful and unique models.
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. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides for the Rio Grand. Also includes full load of pipe (hollow center for scale), hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.