Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
2008 reissue from the original molds and with the original box art. Can be built one of two ways. A beautiful, fluid Ford design. Kit features full engine, opening hood, detailed interior and full suspension. Builds up as a rolling chassis like the real car. Molded in white, clear, clear red, and chrome. Never started. Factory sealed internal parts bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Type three logo issue. A very nice kit featuring optional position cabin doors, clear side and cockpit windows, rotating props and wheels, two push-up boarding stairs with railings and extensive BEA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE that one prop is gray instead of silver. That is because one original prop is missing a blade, so I included a later issue complete prop from a later issue.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Well detailed kit with decals and paint guide for two different tanks. 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: VG++
Original issue from the early to mid 1970s. Well detailed with full race interior and roll cage, full suspension, detailed engine and driveline, opening hood and much more. Molded in white, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were factory sealed (the vast majority) are still in factory sealed bags. The chrome, clear and tires are the only parts that were never factory sealed. They have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals in 'near mint' condition.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed paper bags. The other parts have been inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple large splits. From ex-Renwal molds. From 1982 and the only reissue of the famous Renwal Visible Aircraft Engine. Very large 1/4 scale highly detailed kit from the original molds. Transparent housings permits viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears. Propeller also changes pitch.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Dated 2008. Very highly detailed kit.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare and giant scale super-detailed radio controlled kit. I obtained it from the original owner. It is still in the original shipping box that Glenn Torrance sent to the customer; a personally written letter by Glenn to the original owner is included. This is an incredibly nice kit featuring laser cut wood and plywood, completely painted lozenge covering fabric (real fabric), metal cowl and plastic machine gun kits and bullets. There are sealed cockpit super detail sets - several of them. Each is a complete model by itself. Included is a large model for the general cockpit as a whole, then separate kits of the compass, pilot seat and harness, throttle quadrant, control grip, ammo box, cockpit leather items and even the magneto. Even wheels and tires are included. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Comes with many sets of highly detailed instructions that are heavily illustrated, many sheets of excellent, full size plans and Winsock Datafile #84 on the Fokker D.VI.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Excellent model with a 32.35 inch wingspan kit for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying detailed scale build. Features all die-cut balsa and plywood parts, numerous detailed light-weight plastic parts (engine heads, exhaust, cowls and more), rubber motor, plastic prop, formed wire landing gear, clear material for windshields, strip wood, real rubber tires with completely finished hubs, control hardware, hinge material, covering material, beautiful full size plans and a huge, colorful decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits and very complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very rare, from the late 1950s. Early Heller issue with fantastic artwork. Some early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV) and this model is no exception. You can built this model and will look like the airplane on the cover with no painting at all. The kit is molded in white, gray/silver, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in gray/silver along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There are two sheets of colorful Air France decals including complete side pinstripes and tail 'feathers' all in 'excellent+' condition. The landing gear and gear doors can be positioned up or down. This kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internally sealed factory bags. Includes decals, instructions and the correct large black display stand.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very large full-scale kit. Even the rib spacing in the wings and tail is correct, as is the stringer spacing of the fuselage. The only exception to scale is the modern airfoil cross section. Designed for R/C or control line with a .19 to .29 gas engine and measures 30.5 inches long with a 40 3/8 inch wingspan. Highly detailed. Features all die-cut sheet wood parts of very high quality balsa, numerous plastic details and metal radiator parts, wood and metal stock as needed, dowels, blocks and cut to shape wood, a great deal of hardware, three huge full color decal sheets and superb full size plans with instructions on them. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I personally considered Sterlings to be 'deluxe' kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Classic Cold War Airliner kit and the world's first supersonic transport. Very large 1/100 scale kit molded in ivory, clear, black and silver and with colorful Aeroflot decals. Although the USSR manufacture Yunyj Tyechinik issued their own 1/100 Tu-144, it appears that completely new molds were created by KVZ for their own kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed and the seal has drawn the box top concave. Very rare Lodela issue. Please note the 30th anniversary of Lodela logo at the top right. The kit appears to be from the mid to late 1980s as the side panel mentions that in 1987 Aerolineas Argentinas celebrates 20 years of service between Argentina and Mexico.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Revell Lodela issue. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings and all red stripes and fin as shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Decals are in 'mint' condition but please read the article (on this website) about using older kit decals before using any of them.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare. In 1952 Marlin Toy Company of New York City, New York entered the plastic model business. The Revell 'Highway Pioneers' were making a huge impact on the hobby industry and the timing seemed perfect. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters -Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel. The boxes were identical as a cost saving measure - similar to the Revell Highway Pioneers. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After a run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This is an original Marlin kit and contains the Chemical and Ladder. Molded in dark red and yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Dated 1966. Perfect builder if you are looking for a Berkeley Spitfire. Designed for control line and .09 to .15 gas engines. Features all die-cut balsa sheet parts, pre-cut balsa blocks, wood and metal stock, formed wire landing gear, very nice vacuformed canopy, big hardware pack, full size plans with construction notes and a huge full color decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare. 1960 first issue hardbox with classic artwork. Very highly detailed model of the inside and outside of the 501-D13 that powered the Convairs and other aircraft. Has a great many moving parts - it duplicates the movement of the actual engine. Never started. All internal blue display cardboard packing is in excellent condition. Molded in correct black, blue, orange and silver plastic. The silver parts are still sealed in factory bag; there was a rip in the other bag so I opened it up and inventoried it - the orange, black and blue parts are 100% complete. Instructions and decals as new. Even includes Master Modelers stamp for this kit, Master Modelers Club application form and special booklet 'The Story behind Prop-Jet Power.' Also includes instructions for motorizing; motor and battery box were not included in this issue.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From the 1940s. Excellent wooden kit featuring all parts cut to shape, completely finished wheels, clear windshield, genuine Army Khaki roof covering, sandpaper and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 5 view plan with instructions. This kit is an part of an extensive line of Austin-Craft kits produced during and immediately after World War 2.