Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Hard to find kit dated 1975. Well detailed for that time - the box photo is a photo of the actual built model kit. Features rolling chassis build up just like the real car, complete engine with dual quads, full interior and more. Molded in red, black, chrome plate, clear 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: there are tire burns on the clear. Fortunately, they are all flat, rectangle shaped parts and easily replaced with clear stock.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Limited edition injection molded kit. Well detailed. 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: Good
Late 1950s issue with classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale model of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard. Includes display stand. Molded in silver. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the instructions are completely readable but have a small hole near the center.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From the late 1930s/1940s. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Please NOTE there is light bug damage to some paperwork. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare, limited issue dated 2005. Very highly detailed with 287 parts. Beautifully molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Includes limited edition metal parts, rubber tires and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Mint
Mint condition hardbox. This is the 4th known issue of this classic kit, and the second one to share the 102-100 kit number. The blue oval logo dates from the early 1960s. This is only the second box artwork used for this kit, and John Steel replaced Cox for the 'new look' from Aurora. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1968 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed. Nice quality kit from original Casadio molds. Features separately molded main and secondary battery turrets, catapults and aircraft, two helicopters, life boats and full-hull length camo decals. MPC did a very nice job marketing these kits - the box sides contain interesting ship history, and the instructions include specifications and a large, fold-out illustrated engagement map with battle details.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare kit of the recon version in larger scale. Includes paint guide and decals for all three aircraft. 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: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Finely detailed and features all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit detail, detailed landing gear and gear wells, separately molded leading edge slats, flaps, ailerons and rudder, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Nicely molded 1/35 accessory. Contains (8) of 'A' as shown on the box top, (6) of 'B' and (8) of 'C' (which doubles as 'D' if you rotate it). Never started. The parts are still factory bag sealed and include 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: Exc+
Rare, small-scale Sanwa issue from the early 1960s. The box is in exceptional condition with very nice color and gloss and complete with all ends and flaps. The airplane is molded in silver and clear and the 'V' stand is molded in blue. The kit has never been started. Inside it is in 'factory new' condition. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very well molded vac kit. Features fine recessed panel line detail, engine and interior components, extruded airfoil shaped struts and instructions. Still factory sealed. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed but the seal has a hole as shown. This kit was awarded "Model of the Year" by Fine Scale Modeler magazine. Features very highly detailed cockpit and wheel wells, pilot and boarding ladder, detailed gun and gun bay with optional position hatch, detailed radome and optional position nose, optional position canopy and air brakes, full external stores as shown and decals for the 1st prototype or the second 'service' paint job prototype USAF 50746.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very large-scale kit of the early prototype F-18. Features 120 parts, detailed cockpit and ejection seat, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and optional position landing gear, speed brakes and arresting gear, two AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, two AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a very extensive decal sheet for aircraft #1 and #2. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one small piece, #45, steering linkage on the nose gear. There are two and the other is present to use as a pattern. Inventoried with all other parts present including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare 1955 issue in the 'Picture Gallery' series. The dramatic scene shows Javelins intercepting IL-38 Bison bombers. This series was done before Bill Campbell started doing the artwork for Hawk. The current artist fell ill and Bill took over - hence the limited PG issues. Very nicely molded kit for the day. Decals are for WT946. The parts are the correct light silver glossy plastic with the interesting transparent light green stand, stand arm and canopy. Kit features full landing gear and 6 air to air missiles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Even the remains of the Hawk glue capsule are present, including it's additional instructions for use.