Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare, and even rarer with the important fittings kit. This was Robbe's flagship model and was around $800 with the optional ship's fittings kit which is included. This full-scale model is designed for radio control operation with two props and rudders and provides great maneuverability even in rough water. The beautiful and huge hull is one piece molded ABS plastic and all other parts are pre-fabricated (die-cut) of wood and plastic. Includes hull, mast, funnel and small parts, die-cut decks, superstructure and crane parts, die-cut main frames and deck beams, clear glazing, double rudder system, R/C fitting set with tillers and pushrods, 35mm diameter screws, rubber rubbing strip, rails, anchor winch parts, optional fittings set and more. This example is never touched. It has not been started and all the parts are still exactly as the factory shipped them. The ones that were sealed are still sealed and the few that were not have been inventoried complete. With all plans/instructions. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be shipped in the huge and sturdy original box with paper covering the identification label and photo. If you choose to have it boxed again, extra shipping will apply. Please note, this may not ship to other countries who have size limited on postage because the box is 52.3 x 18.2 x 14.2 inches. Must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM+
Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint+' condition. 1975 issue. Nicely molded for that time with very fine raised panel detail. Features parts and decals for both versions, detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling, rotating wheels and propeller, 37mm Flak 18 Cannons or 500 and 110 lb bombs and complete painting guide.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Finely molded kit with decals for both aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Nicely molded for that time with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes parts for either aircraft and markings for two French Air Force aircraft. 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+
Rare, high quality model with all parts beautifully cast in white metal. 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. From the original early 1960s ITC molds and an excellent 'classic builder.'
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare Lodela issue. The kit appears to be from the early to mid 1980s as the side panel mentions that in 1987 Aerolineas Argentinas celebrates 20 years of service between Argentina and Mexico (I base that on a 1949 start date for Aerolineas Argentinas). Features extensive decals with all side stripes, fin flash, name boards and more, fine raised and many recessed panel lines, detailed landing gear that can be built retracted or extended, detail main gear bay, good engine inlet and exhaust detail and a large display stand. 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++
1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s, the Pyro company chose many 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. The model includes real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, gloss black injection molded and clear parts. Features detailed chassis and suspension, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Includes rare metal fitting set B-18F. Very highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long when assembled. Designed for remote control or impressive static display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans present. This kit came from a very particular collector and the contents were exactly as it left the factory until I inspect it. I have put them back exactly as the factory did.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Old hobby shop stock from Pennsylvania that has never been up for retail sale until now. Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent orange plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no rips or tears, no repairs and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - The flaws are edge wear and general light wear as shown. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. All of the small parts are still sealed in factory bags, which are factory sealed to the presentation cardboard. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With dividers, 'excellent+' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
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: Good+
Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
NOTE: bagged kit only, there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Rare 1/100 scale Storch with the choice of three markings including an incredible Swiss version with a full sunrise spanning the entire upper wing. Nicely molded with clear cockpit windows and rotating propeller with provisions for an FM1001 electric motor and separately molded leading edge slats and rudder. Molded in tan and clear. The kit has never been started. The base kit has been inventoried complete but the motorized version is missing the special shaft and bearing. With decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Hard-to-find limited production craftsman kit. Czech Model (Czech Masters) kit are known for accuracy and fine, scale detail. Parts are cast in high definition resin and feature very fine recessed panel line detail. Kit is never started and complete. Due to the small size of some parts, these kits are recommended for the experienced model builder. Kit does not come with instructions, but assembly is very straight-forward. Decals must be furnished by the builder.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare 1950s "pre-injection molded" gift set. Long before injection molded kit were made in the USA, Monogram produced perhaps the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (the F6F Hellcat and F-51 Mustang). The outer box is near mint and in investment grade condition - which is amazing considering the age of the set. Even the original cut-out add for MonoDope and MonoGlue is present. The four kits are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
This is one of Renewal's famous Aeroskin kits, and a rare large one in 1/48. Features markings for the aircraft of "High Hat Squadron," VF-1B commander Seligman aboard the USS Saratoga in the early 1930s. The model has an injection molded inner structure of ribs and stringers like a real aircraft, then the modeler covers it with provided authentic pre-colored Aeroskin fabric. There is no painting needed as elaborate finishes are printed directly on the Aeroskin covering. This results a very realistic and colorful model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and Aeroskin and instructions are present. NOTE the box is rough and missing the left end panel, but the kit inside is in fine condition and an ideal builder.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Well detailed kit from FROG molds. Never started. NOTE: missing one of four straight float braces. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. From the original Monogram "Four Star" line. Hardbox is dated 1961. Very large and rare injection molded craft kit. Contains 9.75 inch by 7.75 inch frame - colorful pre-painted 3D Display - frame trim - injection molded Zebras and foliage - paint, two paint brushes and instructions with a small Artorama catalog. Scale unknown. The complete series consisted of three kits - the Lions, Giraffes and the Zebras. The kits are superbly done, but it is likely that the high cost ($2.98 in 1961) kept them from achieving high sales. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, paint, brushes and instructions present. This peaceful family scene is clearly on a good day, as Discoverwildlife.com reports: "Zebras have very different temperaments to horses. They're far more aggressive and a lot more dangerous. Zebras have been known to kick each other to death."
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very finely molded, high quality model with 290 parts including brass photoetch. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Large parasol free flight model for .049 power by one of the pioneers and leaders in model aviation. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.