Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
Very rare kit from 1960 in exceptional condition. The box is superb with factory gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tags, factory tape marks only with no tape tears or any litho tears. It is free of creases and 'dishing.' The only wear is a very small amount of corner and edge wear and light scuffs. The box bottom tray is exceptional as well. Very interesting kit with raised and recessed panel line detail. The kit comes with the proposed operating zero-length launching system and fall-away rocket booster. The booster is detachable from the F-108 (if you wish). The aircraft has moving canards and the launcher elevates to launching position then back to storage position. Molded in the correct ivory plastic with metal parts for the elevation mechanism. The kit includes the correct decals and instructions as well. The decals, spring and two metal shafts are still packed in the ITC factory bag. The instructions are excellent with typical yellowing, factory folds only and no tears or edge wear. Inside, the kit is in factory-new condition. It has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with every plastic part, metal part, decals and instructions and even the Ideal Quality 'Inspection Slip.' The F-108 was a proposed interceptor and escort for the B-70 tri-sonic bomber and ITC was quick to capitalize on this new design. The kit was produced quickly and the rest is history. When the F-108 hit the shelves, it did not look like the design. Photos had been released by the US Air Force of the mock-up that were not available when ITC made the molds. This and the cancellation of the F-108 program lead to a very short release life for the Rapier and ITC quickly pulled it from the shelves. NOTE: shipping insurance is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Second issue, likely from around 1962/63 because of the logo and 98 cent price extension. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder) at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds. Features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. 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
Original issue that can built one of two versions and contains many optional and diorama parts including two positionable figures, tent, table, chair and first aid kit. NOTE: this kit has minor, neat assembly. The wheels halves are built to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, accessories, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, two piece canopy, excellent engine and landing gear detail and more.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Brand new, never removed from the box. The canopy and other small parts are still in factory sealed bags. Very high quality die-cast model that is completely factory built and painted. Quality (fit of parts, paint finish and detail) is superior to Franklin Mint. When I saw this kit had never been removed from the packaging, I did not open it. If any of the paperwork is important to you, let me know before you purchase and I will check for you. Features the main aircraft with these additional parts inside: canopy and pilot figure, and extended or retracted landing gear. NOTE: missing the display base. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Nicely molded kit. Includes full underwing stores and decals for Czech and Soviet (USSR) Air Forces as well as a variety of aircraft numbers to code your model any way that you wish. 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: Exc
1950s issue with Gaedke artwork. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare first issue with the 1.25 inch high pre-'S' hardbox vs. the later standard size 1.4 inch box. This kit has the correct short-lived 1st issue 2 piece stand as opposed to the later standard 4 piece stand. The early stand with this kit has a base and an arm - the arm has three prongs. This stand was discontinued shortly after introduction as it broke very easily. Inside, the kit is mint. The small parts still sealed in factory cello bag. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare Revell Japan Takara large 1/32 scale 'George'. It is rumored that these molds were lost when the freighter carrying them sank in the Sea of Japan. Other molds lost on that ship were the 1/32 Oscar, Tony and Raiden (Jack). The parts are molded in the correct medium gray and clear for this issue. The kit features very fine panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling and optional position canopy, working flaps and drop tank/bomb load. There are decals for three Japanese aircraft and one for a captured USAAF evaluation aircraft. There is also the Revell Japan full color large print of two of the aircraft that can be built. Inside the model has never been started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Instructions and decals are as new. Shipping insurance is required for this model. Please note that the box would grade much higher, but there is clear tape on the lower end of all four box top sides.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed but missing header. From old hobby shop stock and as news. Please note this is an older issue with the 'K' part number and older illustration. The Goblin is a classic, high performance design with streamer recovery (because you will need it) and 'D' engines. It can be flown on C, B or A engines with an easy to make adapter.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Excellent plank-on-frame model featuring die-cut, quality plywood bulkheads, deck and other parts, thick plywood center bulkhead support (keel), hardwood dowels as required, quality hardwood strips for planking, other wood as required, a large factory cardboard sheet with 7 factory sealed fittings bags still stapled in place, a giant detailed instruction sheet and full size plans. Fittings include over 100 brass and wood parts as well as rigging thread. The kit has not been started. No parts have been punched out. All fittings are factory sealed; the parts that were never factory sealed are complete with plans and instructions.3
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. 1950s hardbox that is the first motorized issue. Features incredible and colorful box art that Lindberg kits were famous for.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare stick-and-tissue model dated 1954. This was part of Guillow's extensive '50' line of models with wingspans between 16 and 24 inches. These were very advanced kit for their day, featuring all die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, plastic cowl and wheels, , completely finished wheels and thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. Never started. NOTE: missing canopy. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1960s issue with the Type Three Airfix logo. 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. Rare 1950s Cellovision box issue with Ray Gaedke artwork and trading card on the back.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very nicely molded model with very fine raised panel lines and good detail. Contains a large decal sheet for the three aircraft listed. 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. The C-2 was built by Avia and was based on the Arado Ar-68, which the Germans were having Avia build during WWII. The C-2 was replaced by the Yak-11 in the mid 1950s.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1966 issue, which I believe is the first issue of the Gunship version of this kit. Molded in green and clear plastic. Box displays Tom Morgan box artwork in 'good+' condition with vivid colors. It has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Beautiful, high-quality factory painted and decaled model with realistic engine fans that spin, full landing gear, snap fit constructions and a display stand. In mint condition and never built. All parts are still sealed in the original box.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. 1995 Snap-Tite release. Nicely molded and detailed for a snap model and includes a very nice display stand.