Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Short Nose early F11F. Hardbox Ray Gaedke artwork in fantastic near mint condition. Classic 1950s kit with all features that made these kits special. Has movable ailerons, rudder and elevators and detailed engine with opening inspection panel. Still the only early short nose F11F Tiger kit in 1/48. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM++
Dated 1957 and in investment-grade 'near mint++' condition. issue in investment grade condition. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four perfect corners, no tape or price tags ever and no fading. There is only general light wear as one would expect in shipping from the factory. Very nice, large-scale kit for that time. Includes an aircraft crew of three, two ground crew and a base with chocks. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: NM++
Still factory sealed. Basic vacuform kit. Not recommended for builders who are not experienced with vacuform kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare very first issue from Aurora's first factory in Brooklyn. This early kit, as with the other Brooklyn's, was issued without landing gear, bombs and has very little rivet detail. All parts correct for this kit molded in high-gloss yellow and clear including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals - even the original tissue packing paper is present. The box is solid and displays nicely. Gloss and colors are like new. On the top, there is light surface wear at the lower left. On the sides there is a 1" thin tape tear on one long side and a 1/2" thin tape tear on the other long side from the original tape seal. There is no other tape, price stickers or other defects. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Reissue of the 1940 Comet kit. Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the 1930s Golden Age of flying models. A high quality model that features printwood and strip wood, full color decals, vacuformed one-piece clear cabin and cockpit windows, propeller, rubber motor, fully formed wheels, bearings and hardware, covering tissue, beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and very highly detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed but the seal has a split at the left side. Fantastically detailed and well molded. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, colored photoetched parts, pre-cut masks, decals for four aircraft, incredibly detailed cockpit, gear wells and gun bays, complete engine that is a kit to itself, separately molded rudder and ailerons, extensive load-out, choice of canopies and much more. With a paint guide and two decals sheets for 'Yellow K' SG 10, Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia, 1945; 'Yellow 14' II. SG 2/SG 10 Neubiberg, Germany, 1945; 'Red 10' I/SG 4 Piacenza, Italy 1945 or 'Yellow 2' 9/SG 77 Chudim, Czechoslovakia, 1945.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
SALE!! Still factory sealed but the box has age foxing. Ideal builder kit. Dated 1960 but later than that due to no 'Famous Fighters' in the logo border. This was a good kit for the time, featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot and student figures, rotating prop and USAF decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Dated 1975. Very nicely molded kit for that time. Features very good cockpit detail, very fine raised panel lines, 2 pilots, detailed gear wells and decals for three air forces. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Large kit that can be built static or '...as a motorized, diving submarine.' Contains Re-280 motor, waterproof compartments, ballast and a 'diving key' that makes the sub automatically dive and rise to the surface while under power. Could possibly be made R/C with todays tiny systems and 2.4 Ghz technology. 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: Exc++
From Fujimi molds. Scott Eidson box art. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. First Airfix logo from the 1950s. Bagged kit with paper header.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. The seal is present and intact except for a 1/2 inch split on the bottom. The box has no damage at all. Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. This is the first issue artwork but the third price extension change. This kit has the 2.50 price instead of the earlier 1.98 or 2.49. Given the 250 price extension, this exact kit was likely issued around 1967/68. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very rare kit for the advanced collector. This is a very hard-to-fine original O-line kit in the small box and advertisement for O-line cement on the side. Produced in 1949 or just before. The box has excellent color but general wear as shown. The kit is molded in the correct off white with a red nose piece and clear canopy. It has never been started. NOTE: the kit is missing the stand base. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals, decal instructions and other factory paperwork present. The instructions are on the back of the box and are in VG condition. One drop tank fin has broken cleanly away but is present. O-Lin (Olin) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-line produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg. To learn more about the first American Plastic Kits, please see the article on this website. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, here is some information on the real airplane from the box art of this kit: "F-86A-1-NA s/n 47-617: 1/18/1949 First flight. 1/1949: Used for cold weather tests in Alaska. 1949: USAF 3200th PTG.3/30/1949: Crashed near Whitehall, MT.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From the early 1970s. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed suspension, full race interior with roll cage and full, authentic decals. Molded in white, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The chrome and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete including very good decals and instructions. Decals are intact but have micro-cracking.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Colorful 1960s artwork issue. Features interior detail, rotating wheels and props, drop tanks, decals for two aircraft, elevating guns and rotating turret, moving ailerons, positionable spoilers and optional bomb load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. The assembled and painted model is shown in the photo - this kit comes unassembled and must be built and painted. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. The company continued to produce the usual solid models, but plastics were coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material'. Maircraft decided to produce a deluxe kit with more injection molded details and soon the excellent P-61 Black Widow kit was born. The kit came out in 1945 and was priced very high for the time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more although the exact time frame is unknown. Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufacturers predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point, but it's not serious. The kit is 100% complete and has never been touched. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are pre-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other stock wooden parts are factory pre-carved parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well - the 'missing parts' sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' brochure and 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large decal sheet is near mint and even lacks the traditional yellowing or curling. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector or museum. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare 1/48 scale kit. Features superb resin moldings with all fine recessed panel lines, numerous photoetched parts, film instruments, cast metal gear struts, 'good' cockpit detail, vacuform canopy (in good condition, still sealed and not crushed) full decals and very good instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Very nice kit dated 2007 with 78 parts featuring complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and decals for multiple aircraft.