Vaccuform Model Kit
Rare and still the only Blackburn Blackburn kit ever made. Features main vacuformed molded airframe parts with resin details and full decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions & decals. The Blackburn Blackburn was a rather portly airframe but the sound design made it a very successful aircraft for it's role as fleet spotter and reconnaissance aircraft. Mark II Blackburn's entered service in 1926 with No 420 Fleet Spotter Flight at Gosport and later on HMS Furious. In 1929 Blackburn flights were re-numbered 450 and 449 Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance. flights and served with HMS Argus in the Far East and on HMS Courageous in the Mediterranean. Blackburns were eventually replaced by Fairey IIIFs in 1931. A total of 30 Mark I and 30 Mark II Blackburns were built.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. A very well molded and detailed kit with figure as shown on the box art.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
High quality, limited edition injection molded, metal and vacuform kit. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, and all other parts in cast metal. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Can be built as either listed version. Features full cockpit, moving control surfaces, dual position landing gear, a wide variety of external stores, bomb bay detail and optional position bomb bay doors. NOTE: this kit has "professional" quality minor sub-assembly as follows: cockpit tub, elevators, aileron halves, tip tank halves. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave and split on the left side. 1965 issue softbox with Tom Morgan boxart. Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines and excellent fit quality.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Great builder kit dated 1991 and made from the original Aurora molds. Molded in a really cool glow in the dark plastic and also glows with a black light. In 1977 Monogram purchased the Aurora molds. Monogram only reissued the best and most commercially viable models. this monster and others were issued in 1991, probably after re-negotiating the license agreement with Universal as hinted on the box side.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Colorful and unique 1960s artwork with black end panels. Includes markings and paint guide for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is rough, but the part, decals and instructions are all in 'near mint' condition.
Vaccuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Limited issue that is still the only R3 (two 30 DEFA cannon and four underwing pylons) variant. Features injection molded wings and elevators, high quality vacuform fuselage and two clear canopies and a large number of very fine cast metal details. Includes full decals for one of the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The metal parts are still in the sealed bags. The other parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Rare, and even more so in sealed condition. Third issue with the original issue artwork still dated 1956 -but actually this kit is from the early/mid 1960s. This is the final issue to retain the original Jim Cox artwork. In this issue, the post-'Famous Fighters' blue oval has been placed in the upper left, allowing us to the see the complete artwork. (The first issue had the square Northern Lights logo in the lower left; the second issue replaced it with the early famous oval logo sunburst.) Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is graded 'Sealed Exc+' because there is very light foxing on the left side below the 2nd aircraft. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the Long Island Automotive Museum decals are fine but the Furniture ones are stuck hard to each other. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Rare. From quality ex-Kaysun molds. Features gold plated body and silver plated suspension/exhaust/engine parts/steering wheel parts. The plating is in amazing 'near mint' condition, which is very rare. Includes positionable driver, seat, instrument panel, steering wheels, good but not excellent suspension detail, complete engine, rubber tires, clear 'spokes' for the wheels and a diorama display base with a section for the engine and a plated trophy. The kit has never been started. Internal and NOTE: missing one tire. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. I would recommend buying a small casting kit from Hobby Lobby or on line, casting a replacement tire from the 3 remaining, then painting all tires (Humbrol 'rubber' if you have it!)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare Picture Fleet hardbox issue dated 1960 with incredible John Steel artwork. Measures 19 7/8 inches long when built and features elevating main guns, rotating turrets and crane, two helicopters and more. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory. Never started and all the parts and paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bag.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From the 1970s. Very well detailed with 143 parts. Includes metal body, chassis, hood, engine and other detail parts with injection molded details, clear parts, and a large tree of chrome plated parts. Features a full rolling chassis just like the real car with excellent engine detail, removable hood, complete exhaust and suspension, working steering, flexible radiator hoses, rubber tires, chrome spoke wheels and working worm-gear steering. Has full interior detail with very clear thin windshields and special interior side panels. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. In the 1930s Packard was the style leader in America and a beautiful, fast status symbol. Packards were not the most expensive, but were the most desired cars. The 1930s Packards are seen as the high point of the brand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very, very rare and even more so in this exceptional condition. First and only issue, never reissued. Has parts and options to build one of the three versions listed. Features complete engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, complete interior and much more. Molded in the correct white, chrome plated, clear and red-tinted plastic 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. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'excellent+' condition. This kit must be shipped insured
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
First issue from 1955. Rare. The first issue has a part number of 'P6-98', and the second issue is 'PA6-98'. Molded in correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Decals and instructions are excellent. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very rare; #242 of only 300 made. Currently the finest quarter-scale Banshee ever made. Features three different noses and cockpit configurations so you can build one of three versions, full cockpit, detailed gear wells and landing gear and markings for three different aircraft. Includes main cast-resin parts with fine recessed panel lines, many precision cast metal details, two clear vacuform canopies in as-new condition, extensive decals and detailed instructions. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Recommended only for experienced modelers who have previously built multi-media kits. Must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare first issue with one-year only rectangular logo. Dramatic Jo Kotula box art with 1956 date. This is a very nice kit for that time, featuring raised and recessed panel lines detail, clear canopy, full landing gear and gear doors, outrigger gear and doors, wing tip tanks, decals and the correct clear rectangle-base early Aurora stand, which is also shown on the instructions. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that this kit is not a reissue of the Comet molds - this kit is original to Aurora. The Aurora kit is significantly larger that the Comet issue and varies in a great many details.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit. Includes resin cast hull, superstructure and other larger details, a great many photo-etched details and decals. Email for more details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare Triangle Box issue from the late 1950s. As a marketing experiment, Hawk tried this novel and colorful box only with the Skyray. Dealers found it difficult to stack with other kits and it was discontinued. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This box is very good. Luckily, it is missing the factory tape seals that are usually across the top corners. There are no price tags and no other tape. The box has not been repaired. There is edge wear, some creasing and a short tear on the bottom but no litho or cardboard is missing.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality kit for that time with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, rolling transporter/loader that actually cranks the missile up and down and side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in the correct orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: postal insurance is required.