Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1971 hardbox issue with the AURORA block letters logo. The box is in exceptional condition, which is rare for these kits. It has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading and no torn or missing litho. The only flaws are very light shelf wear. Features big 15 inch wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear, the legendary large clear Aurora display stand and full Pan Am decals. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition. Molded in white and clear. The actual decal transfers are 'very good' but the backing paper has the typical age foxing.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 as far back as the late 1920s. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories in the late 1930s. This kit is from 1944. Almost all Hawk kits were put in colorful but generic boxes and the name of the model was stamped on the side - but the large 1/48 P-61 got it's own large box and special artwork! Contains cut-out wooden main airframe sections , decals, full sized plans, templates for wings and fuselage cross-section shapes, turned and shaped cowlings and two injection molded propellers. NOTE: Also includes the following Maircraft P-61 Black Widow Deluxe Kit parts: rubber tire set, metal landing gear struts, cast metal propellers and engine fronts, vacuform clear canopy set (3 canopies, one neatly taped off with the frames primed), decals, templates and two large, superb sets of plans. NOTE: this kit has minor work done in addition to the canopy frames: the fuselage has been taken to 80% of final shape and the job done is 'very good.' Inventoried and with the Maircraft kit, this model is 100% complete. Without it, the Hawk kit is missing the wheels and one prop blade.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Large and well detailed model includes decals for both US Navy and Japanese SDF.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare. Large 1/32 scale kit of the 'World's Fastest Piston Powered Aircraft'. Features recessed panel line and rivet detail, fair cockpit and gear well detail and a very extensive and large decal sheet for the colorful aircraft. Molded in white, red and clear. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still sealed in the internal factory bags with the decals and instructions. Decals are still factory sealed also and are excellent.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1960s or early 1970s issue of this superb flyer. This is one of the famous Carl Goldberg designs of a cabin-class competition endurance model. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, pre-formed gear struts, clear window material, color insignia sheet, tissue, wheels, rubber and propeller. The kit has never been started and is complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Special limited edition dated 2007 that includes a scale figure of Oberst Josef Priller (4 pieces). This is a highly detailed aircraft model that is superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, multiple piece canopy, an excellent decal sheet and more.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Typical high quality SIG stick and tissue kit with complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, wheels, contest rubber, die cut parts, covering material and full decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Includes decals for both historic aircraft (810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938) and a color painting guide as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried with all aircraft parts complete but NOTE: missing stand. With decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. At the time this kit was made, the entire Comet "R" series consisted of R1 Dauntless, R2 Spitfire, R3 Avenger, R4 Corsair F4U-1, R5 F-86D Sabre, R6 Vengence, R7 Piper Cub, R8 Ercoupe, R9 Sparky, R10 F-100 Super Sabre and R11 Grumman F9F Panther. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1970s/early 80s issue with great box art. This model is an almost exact copy of the Monogram 1/48 Avenger. Includes rotating and elevating turret/gun, folding wings, working arresting gear, retracting tail wheel and main gear, opening bomb bay doors and dropping torpedo. Includes English instructions with motorizing details (Nichimo did not furnish the motor; it had to be purchased separately). Never started. Almost all parts are still in factory sealed bags with Nichimo headers and even a decorated cardboard backer. The large parts (fuselage tree) is not sealed and is complete. Includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Builds either version. Contains markings for JASDF or German Navy Marineflieger. Well detailed featuring very good cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, excellent removable jet engine, removable tail section, metal reinforced main landing gear strut, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, detailed cannon bay with opened or closed hatch, complete radar assembly band removable nose, pilot figure, optional wingtip or centerline AIM-9 Sidewinders or optional wing tip tanks and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Well detailed model from the 1970s with fine raised panel detail. Includes decals for the three aircraft listed, positionable exhaust ports and iron bomb/Aden Gun Pod/rocket launcher and drop tank underwing stores. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing display stand an pilot. Otherwise includes all other parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. 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. 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: VG+
Large scale full hull kit measures 17 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed model of the most famous US Lightship. From quality ex-Pyro molds. Includes rigging material and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. Please note that this kit was not issued with decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit from recent molds and includes over 450 parts. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, extensive weapons set and much more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
The ideal upgrade for your 1/700 ships. These are very fine moldings with greater detail than standard parts and many parts that do not come with the ships. Contains multiples of all the item shown on the box top. This kit did not come with decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring factory-cut hardwood parts, very fine metal castings, truck set and full, illustrated instructions. 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 VG+
Still factory sealed. 1972 issue with revised molds. Much better kit than the earlier releases.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
First issue. Kit features very fine surface detail and decals for either air force. Includes cockpit, optional position canopy, optional position speed brakes and landing gear and choice of underwing stores configuration with bombs, missiles and fuel tanks. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.