Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare. Includes both carts. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished wagons are approximately 7 inches long. 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, fully finished chemical tanks, metal screen, hose material, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, cast metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a painting guide. 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 perhaps others. In most cases they are the only kit in existence of these historic vehicles.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From the very early 1950s, before the advent of wide-spread plastic kits. Rare older solid, completely pre-carved model kit. Features all hardwood parts, clear plastic canopy, pre-formed wire landing gear, finished nose and main gear wheels, sanding stick, Casco glue and large plans with full instructions. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE missing decals. This was clearly Cavacraft's attempt to compete with Strombecker. Although the kit rival Strombecker in quality, these never became as popular. Other aircraft in the line included S-1 P-51 Mustang, S-2 British SE-5, S-3 Piper Cub, S-4 Ercoupe, S-5 Taylorcraft, S-6 Navion, S-7 Cessna 140 and S-8 Fokker Triplane.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
SALE!! First issue from 1957. This is the yellow-sided issue without the Parents' Magazine seal on the box art. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so some of these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business in '76.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Large and well detailed kit with very colorful decals for the box top aircraft. Features good cockpit detail, removable jet engine and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Modeled from the two Tuna Clippers (sister ship is Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. These hard-working boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wrecked on a reef off Peru. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Very nicely detailed kit even includes rigging material and rigging instructions. Never started. Parts are still in factory sealed bags. Includes instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Very well molded, crystal clear canopy set in 1/48 scale. Includes two canopies. Never used and still sealed in the original Squadron ziplock bag. These clear and thin canopies are a superior upgrade to the thick canopies supplied with most kits.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Purchased new at Rod's Hobby Shop in Cleveland Ohio on February 15, 1969. This kit is a very good performer and capable of long distance/high endurance flights. Features die-cut quality balsa wood, stripwood and other wood stock as needed, metal hardware, rubber motor, plastic prop, colored covering tissue, decals, full sized plans and SIGs excellent 'Programed Instructions' which are perfect for beginners. Never started and inventoried complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
Very colorful Craftmaster issue with great box artwork. 'Black' box issue with black side panels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. From 1989. Updated to reflect all changes made in the service live extension program that was completed on the Forrestal in 1985. It includes Phalanx guns, dual Sea Sparrow Launchers, updated for and aft sponsons and a completely new island structure and airwing with F-14, S-3A, A-6E, F-18 and EA-6B aircraft and SH-3 Helicopter.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1971 issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with RAF South East Asian markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure and moving prop and wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very nicely done kit of the second of Monty's two Humbers. Features very good underside detail with suspension, exhaust, gas tank and more. Full interior is nicely done and the kit includes two figures. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all plastic parts present, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. This one includes beautiful hardwood parts, a clear plastic canopy, full decals in 'excellent' condition as shown, sandpaper, sanding stick and photocopied instructions. The kit has never been started. It is either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried complete with all parts with decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From the 1940s. Well-done scale model features all-cut out hardwood parts, die-cut light plywood parts, fully formed wheels, plastic steering wheels, detailed machine gun (a small kit by itself), sandpaper and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and multi-view plans with instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good+
Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find kit from 1993. This kit was made as a tie-in to the successful TV series from Universal City Studios. Comes with display stand and support vehicles.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Reid Simpson's design using the very popular and successful parasol wing. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very nicely detailed and molded. With photoetched parts. 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. Hard-to-find and very nicely detailed. Features 80 parts, detailed engine and compartment, underside and suspension and interior. Has opening hood, real rubber tires and optional ZR-1 decals. Molded in white, chrome, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Dated 1977. Large scale model of Sir Francis Drake's English galleon that is famous for its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580. The ship was originally named Pelican, but Drake re-named her in mid-voyage 1577 just before entering the Strait of Magellan. The name 'Golden Hind' was a compliment to his patron of the voyage, Sir Christopher Hatton. Hatton's family coat of arms was a golden female deer (hind). Well detailed kit with over 100 parts and is 18 inches long when assembled. Features fully detailed decks, 12 hull mounted cannons, 4 cannons and carriages, 5 crew figures, pre-formed rat lines, 6 pre-formed sails, full color flag sheet, display stand and nameplate, full instructions and rigging diagram.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. There are two versions of the Robin from Comet from this time period (1960s/70s) - this is the one with the larger 22 inch wingspan. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. 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.