Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) with great artwork. Inside the kit has the four piece stand and the revised instructions showing it. NOTE: this kit has two parts neatly assembled- the fuselage halves have been assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1999 reissue of the original 1963 Four Star kit. 'Working Action Model' with many features; wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and rotating wheels and prop. Molded in dark blue, black and clear just like the original 1960s issue. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very nicely molded model that features very fine raised panel lines, detailed pilot, opening canopy, opening and closing hatches to view the detailed Pegasus engine, rotating nozzles, large weapons load, optional position air brakes, movable flight controls and optional position landing gear as well as decals for 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: VG++
Very, very rare and a very nice investment. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is probably from about 1963/64 and is well molded and detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels to move the treads and a large flashing red bulb at the end of the barrel that 'fires' the gun. Features TKK Mabuchi RE15 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, wire and sealed bag with motorizing hardware, the red electric light bulb, glue and decals. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags and the big one has a paper header. However, one of the two bags had a 2" tear, so I inventoried the bag - it is complete with all parts. The only parts that were not sealed are the upper and lower hull, upper and lower turret and gear box/gears/drive shaft. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition and the decals are still in the sealed bag and 'very good' with moderate yellowing being the only flaw. Amazingly, the treads are in 'near mint' condition and completely intact - they are still very flexible! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Superb and highly detailed model kit that is factory painted and lettered in the C&O 'Green Scheme' with Roman lettering. Features separate grab irons, extensive and complete underbody details, steam, air & signal lines, working diaphragms, full interior, metal wheels, magnetic knuckle couplers and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts have never been removed from the box and are still wrapped in the factory protective tissue paper. Includes excellent, illustrated instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare and versatile model designed for water operation with a gas or electric inboard, gas or electric outboard or hydro-prop. Features die-cut wood plates, planking, decking, metal drive hardware, detailed instructions and excellent full size plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very, very rare original hardbox issue. Nicely molded and features full interior, molded-in underside detail, rubber wide-whitewall tires in 'near mint' condition, the four correct metal axles, four metal screws and numerous chrome parts. This kit has not been started in any way. NOTE: the stock version is 100% complete. All custom parts are missing. Missing custom decals and instructions. This is a very simple kit, you will not need the instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Brand new, never removed from the box and complete. High quality die-cast model that is completely factory built and painted. When I saw this kit had never been removed from the packaging, I did not open it. If any of the paperwork is important to you, let me know before you purchase and I will check for you. This is what Franklin Mint says about each of these models: "Each of our die-cast models are hand-assembled and hand painted to ensure quality and authentic detail. To create each exciting precision replica, our designers and engineers make exhaustive examinations of their subject from every conceivable angle; photographing, sketching and in many cases studying the actual plans. Months are spent sculpting a scale prototype that captures even the most intricate details. The result: A precision-engineered model of unsurpassed quality that you will be proud to own and display. Each is a masterpiece of the model maker's art, reflecting our passion for perfection, our total commitment to superb craftsmanship, and our abiding respect for quality and authenticity."
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Rare late 1950s kit in the famous Top Flight "JIGTIME" flying rubber free-flight model series. The Jigtime series were highly prefabricated 3D (not profile), all balsa models with no tissue. The tissue, rib and spar method was eliminated and it is built off of central jigs with all parts factory pre-painted with a colorful design. Includes fuselage sides, top & bottom, completely finished wings with the correct dihedral and camber, finished tail feathers, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, plastic prop, thrust button, washers, rubber motor and full instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
First issue hardbox issue dated 1961 with classic Jo Kotula artwork and the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora sunburst logo. Very large 1/48 scale kit with good cockpit and rotor detail, moving rotors, clear side and cockpit windows and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Built for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) model scould not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Russ Hansen. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Traditional high quality LS kit. Features all recessed panel and control surface lines, some cockpit detail, rotating propellers, opened or closed weapons bay, optional position landing gear and optional parts for Update II or Update I. Decals for the box art aircraft (VP-6) is included as well as a variety of other aircraft numbers. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Kit features two sub kits; one is waterline, and one is full hull. Both have recessed panel lines. There are two display options - there is a very nice clear vacuform 'water' display base with two indentations - one for the waterline model and one for the full hull model. You can paint the 'water' blue for a realistic appearance. There is also a display stand for the full hull model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Amazing detail for the skilled modeler. Unique kit shows the actual structural interior of the aircraft with 68 photoetched parts. There are also 21 injection molded parts such as engine, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. 1973 issue with Monogram/Mattel logos on the sides. High quality kit as you would expect from Monogram. Features optional position landing gear, detailed wheel wells, full cockpit interior, rotating wheels and prop and optional position canopy.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1969 hardbox issue with the Big A logo. This large model was a very nice effort for that time and it is still a favorite 'Classic Builder' today. Features a crew of three, good cockpit and crew station detail, all recessed fuselage detail, rotating props and more. Molded in gloss black, clear and with the large silver/gray tripod based stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very finely molded conversion with recessed panel lines; better mold quality than many injection molded kits. In white and clear plastic with instructions/plans. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included; Airfix Yak-9 is recommended) to complete. Vac kits are only recommended for experienced modelers and some scratchbuilding may be required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Factory sealed. Features Scale-Master decals for four British, two Swiss and one Venezuelan Aircraft. FB.4 was the last and best version of the venerable Venom, which was one of the world's first jet aircraft specializing in ground attack.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM++
Very rare early Monogram kit from 1945. Investment grade condition inside and out. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life rafts, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship. Measures 16 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. The inside is like new and even includes the cardboard display space and original sandpaper. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. 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 - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.