Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Excellent and complete plank-on-frame kit with die-cut parts and a full set of deck fittings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very large 1/200 scale destroyer that is designed and motorized for water operation and intended for remote control. Very well detailed and features full hull for working version or waterline for display only. Molded in dark gray, dark red (lower hull), clear, black and brass plate. Also includes a steel gear box with all brass gears for dual prop drive, brass props and drive shafts, switch, motor mount and other metal hardware. The RE-280 was not included by Nichimo. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes excellent, large decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very large 1/200 scale destroyer that is designed for water operation and intended for remote control. Very well detailed. Molded in dark gray, dark red (lower hull), black and brass plate. Also includes the following drive hardware: metal and nylon gear box for dual prop drive, props and drive shafts, switch, motor mount and other metal hardware. The RE-280 was not included by Nichimo. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes excellent, large and extensive decal sheet and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very rare. First and only issue from 1963; very shortly after this kit was issued, ITC discontinued all plastic kit production. Large 1/450 scale kit of one of the most beautiful ocean liners of all time. Features very good detail for the 1960s, full hull that is 24.75 inches long, 124 parts, 2 winged funnels, 3 anchors, 4 propellers, 2 launches, 20 lifeboats, 2 whaleboats, detailed mast, kingposts and superstructure. Inside, the model has never been started. The kit is molded in black (hull), red (funnels and fittings) and ivory (promenade and superstructure) to minimize painting (like in the ITC United States). Kit also includes a beautiful letter (with a color painting of the France on the letterhead) from Georges Croisile, the Commandant of the French Line, introducing the kit and welcoming you onboard the real France one day. The kit has never been started. The red parts are still sealed in the factory bags. The other parts had tears in the bags due to age, so I opened them and did an inventory - NOTE: missing one tiny part, a lifeboat davit. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. Decals, flag sheet and instructions are included.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very large 1/200 scale destroyer that is fully designed and motorized for water operation and intended for remote control. Very well detailed and features full hull for working version or waterline for display only. Molded in dark gray, black, clear, dark red (lower hull) and brass plate. Also includes metal and nylon gear box for dual prop drive, brass props and drive shafts, switch, motor mount and other metal hardware. Like most of these models, the motor is not included but readily available (RE-280 or other). Never started. All parts but the deck and hull are still in the factory sealed bags. The deck and hull are inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare in this condition - never started and 100% complete including all parts, AMT Body Putty, sandpaper, upholstery material, 'excellent' decals and whitewall stickers & instructions. First issue that is well detailed and molded in white clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with two types of rubber tires. Includes full underside and chassis detail, complete engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and parts for the stock or highly customized version. Please NOTE: there is a tire burn on the radiator hose (minor), the back of the dash (minor) and one one stock wheel.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare first issue. This was a well detailed kit for that time, featuring a large variety of parts for any of three versions, full engine and compartment, opening hood, complete interior, opening tail gate, very good, separately molded suspension and exhaust detail including optional four wheel drive parts, tool set, tool box, floor jack and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. NOTE: the decals have bug damaged, mainly to the backing paper. There is a slight amount of damage to some of the transfers.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very, very rare first issue. And even rarer in this condition - never built and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Features all parts for the three versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, molded underside detail and more. Molded in ivory, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Amazingly I don't see any tire burns but NOTE: the instruction have some bug damage. The decals have minor bug damage restricted to the backing paper only and the actual transfers are clean.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Large scale issue from the 1960s 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. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Aurora of Canada issue dated 1964. Still the only plastic kit of this venerable corporate workhorse. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Aero Commander was a state-of-the-art twin engine light transport from the early 1960s. It was built by Aero Design and Engineering Co. of Bethany, Oklahoma. It was the first twin engine aircraft to be used by the President of the United States and served in this capacity in the early 1960s. This high performance 5 to 7 place was popular with business travelers and had a range of 1,050 miles and a ceiling of 22,000 feet. The Aero Commander led to the Jet Commander, which became the IAI 1121 through 1124 Westwind business jets. Aero Commanders can still be seen at some airports in excellent condition, but many are neglected as newer aircraft are in favor.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Includes rare metal fitting set B-18F. Very highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long when assembled. Designed for remote control or impressive static display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans present. This kit came from a very particular collector and the contents were exactly as it left the factory until I inspect it. I have put them back exactly as the factory did.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed and in mint condition. Rare, large-scale 30" version, not the smaller 18" one. A great performer when powered by a .15 to .35 engine or a modern electric motor. Features a precision vacuum formed plastic hull and cabin, accurately die-cut balsa and plywood parts, hardware package including R/C hardware, full size plans, decals for sport version or coast guard, instructions and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very nice kit that can be built one of two ways - as a stock civilian pick up truck or as a dual-wheel Tow Truck. Includes working tailgate, 400 CID engine, optional side mirrors, spotlight, wrecker boom, bumper push bar, tow hook, fire extinguisher, jack stands, wrecker side panels and more. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts. decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but stuck to the "MPC 500" promotional flyer.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good
This is a factory-sealed case of 12 Hobby-XV-3 model kits from the 1950s. Hobby-Time shipped them to the address on the box, and I purchased them from the man at that address. The case has never been opened and is still securely sealed top and bottom with the factory tape. The box is in 'excellent' condition. The actual model kits (12 inside the case!) are the one and only issue of this amazing aircraft. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very, very rare- contains traces of the element 'unobtainium.' There is no internet or known auction history of one of these kits changing hands. Purchased new by a US Navy officer in about 1961 in Tokyo, Japan. He equipped himself nicely for a future R/C hobby upon his return to the states, but never built this kit. Features a large (1160 mm) wingspan and is specifically designed for R/C flight on a ".9 to 1.5" (sic) size gas engine (should be .09 to .15- AB). This was a deluxe and highly prefabricated kit for that time with very high quality wood parts, of which 90% or more are completely cut out with the part number stamped in ink on each one. Woods are hardwood, plywood and balsa. Many of the parts are still held together with the unique color-tinted clear tape from this era of Japanese modeling. Other cut and shaped parts are still sealed in a plastic bag with a 'Picnic' header. This kit has sheeted fuselage sides which are also completely cut out. There is a sealed bag of hardware, sealed balloon wheels, plenty of silkspan-style covering material, fully formed wire landing gear and of course a very large set of actual size plans that includes R/C equipment placement guides. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags and others are still factory taped as they were at the factory. The loose parts have been inventoried all present. Includes plans.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare, and even rarer with the important fittings kit. This was Robbe's flagship model and was around $800 with the optional ship's fittings kit which is included. This full-scale model is designed for radio control operation with two props and rudders and provides great maneuverability even in rough water. The beautiful and huge hull is one piece molded ABS plastic and all other parts are pre-fabricated (die-cut) of wood and plastic. Includes hull, mast, funnel and small parts, die-cut decks, superstructure and crane parts, die-cut main frames and deck beams, clear glazing, double rudder system, R/C fitting set with tillers and pushrods, 35mm diameter screws, rubber rubbing strip, rails, anchor winch parts, optional fittings set and more. This example is never touched. It has not been started and all the parts are still exactly as the factory shipped them. The ones that were sealed are still sealed and the few that were not have been inventoried complete. With all plans/instructions. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be shipped in the huge and sturdy original box with paper covering the identification label and photo. If you choose to have it boxed again, extra shipping will apply. Please note, this may not ship to other countries who have size limited on postage because the box is 52.3 x 18.2 x 14.2 inches. Must be shipped insured.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed and this is a complete kit with fittings. Features a beautiful one-piece ABS hull and superstructure, die-cut plywood parts, numerous other plastic parts, detailed step-by-step instructions in 6 languages including English and more. Also includes the following Floquil paints for this model - Coast Guard Red F632, Maritime Blue F642, Navy White #30 F620 and Haze Gray F-594. The paints are still sealed in their boxes that Model Expo placed them in at the time of shipping.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Includes the rare Billing Boats #511 Fittings Set which is still factory sealed. The actual kit is superbly detailed, full-scale and has plank-on-frame construction. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., hardwood planking, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. This vessel was built in 1965 at the N.V. Scheepswerven in Millingen, Holland, and called named "Maasbank." In September 1977 she was renamed "Banckert". The Maasbank served for 12 years in the Western part of Holland.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare, especially never started and complete. This is the smaller version of the famous Comet Zipper, the "A" variant made to run in the smaller Class "A" Category. Kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, high quality printwood, die-cut plywood motor mounts, stripwood, metal motor mounts, a large wax bag of still factory-sealed hardware, full-size plans in very good condition and covering issue. The kit has not been started and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Dated 1933 on the plans. This model came from a long-time collector who purchased this model new in October of 1955 from Cleveland direct. It was even factory-packed with pages of the newspaper "Cleveland Plain Dealer" dated June 29, 1955. This is a 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, sheet wood, pre-drilled nose block, fully finished spinner, thrust button & wheels, metal stock, rigging material, completely formed prop blades, covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with everything present. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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.