Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Excellent kit of a small sailing (perhaps fishing) vessel in large 1/60 scale. Very nicely detailed. Includes optional billowing vac sails and rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
Very rare kit from 1941. Measures 18 inches long when assembled. Issued in 1941, it depicts the ship basically as she was launched. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the props and anchors) and two packs of Casco Glue. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail views of the ships details and superstructure. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very, very rare, especially in this condition. Dated 1950 and measures 18 inches long when built. Wooden kit with a beautiful pre-carved balsawood hull and quality printwood parts, wood stock as required, one very large and full factory-sealed bag of cast metal fittings and another smaller factory-sealed bag of metal fittings, sail cloth, printed cardstock superstructure sides, a full color flag sheet as well as highly detailed three-view plans with hull cross sections, numerous superb detail drawings, very good instructions with additional building illustrations, full rigging diagram and sail details. Certainly one of Ideal's more detailed and better kits.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bags of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
Rare 1st issue from 1952 in the one-piece flip top box. 100% original and correct. The model is molded in the correct gloss dark blue with a clear square 'Brooklyn' stand, stand arm and canopy. Being the first issue, the model does not significant rivet detail, nor was it molded with landing gear or missiles. The entire kit is 13 parts including the stand and stand arm. The instructions are the correct early small Brooklyn version with very minor bug damage. Decals are correctly marked 'The Tatem Company' and are in excellent condition with some curl and minimal yellowing. The box is one of the better I have seen. It is intact - there are no missing parts and no repairs. As is typical with this issue, the fragile box has some small tears, creases and edge wear as shown. In summary, a 100% correct, never started and complete kit for the advanced collector of Aurora or military aircraft models. This kit must be shipped insured. Kit History: In the early 1950s Aurora was making children's toys. Since they were always looking for new avenues of business, the three founders were interested in the new fad of 'plastic models'. They were shown the Hawk F-90 and F9F kits in 1/48, and the rest is history. Aurora copied the F9F and F-90 to issue their very first plastic kits. The boxes were two color one-piece flip top boxes of very thin cardboard; the damaged so easily that the kits were immediately reissued in the more familiar 'hardbox' of a litho slick glued to heavy cardboard.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very nicely done model. Large scale model measures 23 inches long when assembled. Includes precarved hardwood hull, extensive hardwood printed part sheets, wooden stock and masts, tapered wooden yards, standing and running rigging material, hardwood base and pedestals, colorful decoration sheet, name plate, extensive metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc), cloth sails, full sized plans, assembly book, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All of the metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete along with the decoration sheet, instruction book and large plans all in excellent condition.
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.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Monogram's first aircraft model dated 1946. A very rare kit for the advanced collector. When you see this model, it's easy to see how Monogram took the modeling world by storm. The kit is highly engineered, tested and very prefabricated. The balsa body is 24 inches long and completely finished. Wings are completely finished with airfoils. The tail parts are cut to shape and the metal landing gear wire is bent to shape. All other wire parts are fully formed and it includes rubber tread wheels as well as plastic canopy and spinner and decals. The cowling is hinged to provide easy access to the engine, coil, battery and fuel tank. Includes two very large sheet of full size plans/instructions as well as sandpaper, all required hardware, printwood and more. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started and all cardboard dividers are intact. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. The plans and decals are excellent and the even the original factory tissue packing paper is still present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners, no repairs and the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom tray. The box grades 'excellent+' and the only flaws are general light edge, corner and shelf wear. Postal insurance is required for this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1972 K&B Collectors Edition issue. This kit is from highly improved molds and includes the terrain display base. Features cockpit detail, Browning machine gun, Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial engine, two 116lb aux bombs, under-wing aux fuel tank, pilot and mechanic figures and rigging instructions. Never started. 100% inventoried and complete with all parts, decals and instructions. K&B Manufacturing was a Division of Aurora Products Corp and was located in Downey, California.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++ Internally Sealed
This kit is still factory sealed inside. When you lift the lid, the lower box is still completely sealed with Pocher factory tape. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production kits is amazing. This kit has over 2100 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many more. Working features include brake pedal operates brakes on all four wheels - emergency brake lever operates rear brakes on an independent system - operating steering - working suspension - lights that operate from the dashboard - doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles - windows that raise and lower with the working cranks - the starting handle operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, fan, dynamo, etc in the engine - roll back top - and much more. Recommended for experienced models only. NOTE: This is the version with most realistic but complex wheel construction. Each wheel consists of well over 100 parts with individual spoke placement.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare. Very large 1/72 scale kit with over 120 parts, detailed cockpit and extensive Air Force One decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
1960s issue with the third style logo. Very well molded and detailed. Kit is still factory bag sealed inside. Complete with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Well detailed kit from FROG molds. Never started. NOTE: missing one of four straight float braces. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1960s type 3 logo kit in excellent overall condition. The box has wonderful color and gloss, four solid corners and very little general wear. Very nicely molded and detailed kit with 353 parts. Full hull kit contains complete deck fittings, preformed scale ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, flag sheet, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Victory was started in 1759 and launched in 1765 for the Royal Navy. She gained fame as the flagship for Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The HMS Victory is the oldest naval ship still in commission, and is a museum ship in drydock at Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++++
Still factory sealed. Very rare. From original quality Heller molds. Well detailed with over 400 parts. Large scale, full hull kit includes complete deck fittings, ratline jig, vacuform sails, full rigging diagram and more. Postal insurance is required for this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Third issue of this classic kit. The box is dated 1956 but you can see the new oval logo moved to the lower right with 'Famous Fighters' in the border which would date this kit to 1958-59. Earlier in the 1950s a company called 'Helicopters for Industry' created a line of large early kits. In 1956 Aurora bought the molds and quickly reissued these models with new box artwork. Large kit features cockpit, spinning rotors, rotating wheels and opening doors. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare science fiction kit from the late 1950s that Strombecker issued in cooperation with Walt Disney's classic motion picture 'Man In Space'. The RX-1 features a 1st stage with 29 engines, 2nd stage with 9 engines, third stage with one engine, and a reusable RX-1 Shuttle on the top. Model features all motors, four removable stages, launch pad and gantry with large colorful decal sheet in exceptionally good condition. Molded in correct gray plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
From the Strombecker science fiction series released with Disney's famous landmark 'Man in Space' movie series. This kit is a completely transparent model of the three stage rocket and satellite. Has colorful paper inserts that go on the inside of the parts to show the interior of the missile such as liquid and solid fuel tanks, fuel system, launcher details, etc. Features launch base, three separating stages and metal 'satellite'. The paper sheet is in excellent condition. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, color paper interior parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
NOTE: builder kit only! Please read carefully. Large scale issue with fantastic Craftmaster artwork. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing a section and one part of the display stand. The actual ship is missing 1/2 of the smoke stack (a simple cylinder with raised lines and two straight pipes. The other half is there to use as a perfect guide) and part #192 aft mast cross tree. Inventoried with all other parts, sails, rat lines, flag sheet and instructions present. NOTE: the bowsprit is present, but the fore most end is broken off. Best replaced with a section of pulled sprue or stock round plastic stock.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This rare 1/72 scale 737 hardbox is dated 1966 and features great Roy Grinnell art. Molded in white and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.