Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
2015 kit from brand-new molds. Includes Eduard #73577 Photoetched Detail Set designed for this model; features two sheets of PE, colored and brass. Still factory sealed. Also includes the sealed resin parts, decals and color paint guide for four aircraft and instructions from the Fly Whitley. The actual model is superbly molded and detailed and has decals for two 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
1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include general wear and edge and corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Rare, very high quality waterline kit of the Akagi in the three-deck configuration. Features superbly cast resin hull and deck sections, three large trees of injection molded details, numerous cast metal details and precision cast metal biplane torpedo bombers and biplane fighters. There are extensive decals for the air wing and the ship. The initial idea for Akagi was to make three decks to speed up the take-off and landing of aircraft. It worked initially, but by 1935 the lower two decks were not long enough for the heavier aircraft. At that point Akagi was reconstructed to a single deck configuration.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM+
Still factory sealed. From 1995 and very nicely detailed. No scale is given.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
High quality, limited edition injection molded, metal and vacuform kit. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, and all other parts in cast metal. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The large parts were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes instructions but NOTE: Missing decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very, very rare 'cartoon' box art first issue. Even rarer in never started, complete condition like this example. Stock version veatures detailed, 2x4 carburetor V-8 engine, detailed suspension and steering linkage, steerable front wheels and full interior. 'The Machine' funny car features blown V-8 engine, excellent rail frame, racing cockpit and roll cage, good suspension and steering linkage and lift-off body. Molded in the correct gloss white, clear, chrome plate and with 8 rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 'very good++' and the instructions are 'excellent.' I did not see any tire burn on the parts, so there are either none or they were very, very minor.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Features over 100 parts, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Vaccuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare and still the only Blackburn Blackburn kit ever made. Features main vacuformed molded airframe parts with resin details and full decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions & decals. The Blackburn Blackburn was a rather portly airframe but the sound design made it a very successful aircraft for it's role as fleet spotter and reconnaissance aircraft. Mark II Blackburn's entered service in 1926 with No 420 Fleet Spotter Flight at Gosport and later on HMS Furious. In 1929 Blackburn flights were re-numbered 450 and 449 Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance. flights and served with HMS Argus in the Far East and on HMS Courageous in the Mediterranean. Blackburns were eventually replaced by Fairey IIIFs in 1931. A total of 30 Mark I and 30 Mark II Blackburns were built.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. A very well molded and detailed kit with figure as shown on the box art.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
High quality, limited edition injection molded, metal and vacuform kit. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, and all other parts in cast metal. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Can be built as either listed version. Features full cockpit, moving control surfaces, dual position landing gear, a wide variety of external stores, bomb bay detail and optional position bomb bay doors. NOTE: this kit has "professional" quality minor sub-assembly as follows: cockpit tub, elevators, aileron halves, tip tank halves. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
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.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan by the renown Balboa Scale models. It is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in 'excellent+' condition. This model has always been carefully stored in the original box. There is the slightest bit of wheel wear at 14x magnification, so it appears it was test run at one point - probably at Balboa. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. Also includes the correct fold-out blue Balboa instruction sheet and factory sealed Balboa/Champ decals for the RGS Galloping Goose. The box top and tray are complete but both have wear and stains, so they grade low. I have no narrow gauge track, so I am unable to test the locomotive, so it is sold "As Is."
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Colorful and unique 1960s artwork with black end panels. Includes markings and paint guide for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is rough, but the part, decals and instructions are all in 'near mint' condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Rare, and even more so in sealed condition. Third issue with the original issue artwork still dated 1956 -but actually this kit is from the early/mid 1960s. This is the final issue to retain the original Jim Cox artwork. In this issue, the post-'Famous Fighters' blue oval has been placed in the upper left, allowing us to the see the complete artwork. (The first issue had the square Northern Lights logo in the lower left; the second issue replaced it with the early famous oval logo sunburst.) Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is graded 'Sealed Exc+' because there is very light foxing on the left side below the 2nd aircraft. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the Long Island Automotive Museum decals are fine but the Furniture ones are stuck hard to each other. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Very rare factory gift set consists of a sleeve and three kits. The sleeve and kits are still factory tape sealed; the kits have never been removed from the sleeve or opened. The kits have general wear, with the F6F having the most wear in the lower left corner.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is an early cardboard box issue with silver printing. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to the 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the 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: Good-
Late 1950 motorized hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features pilot and gunner figures, one piece canopy, centerline large bomb and two wing-mounted smaller bombs, electric motor for the prop, display stand and battery holder with wires. Molded in gloss green and clear. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The motor mount is glued into the left fuselage half, and the washer and retainer are assembled to the propeller. Quality of assembly is perfect. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals have a tear 2mm in from the right upper edge. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1950s issue of this very rare and unique action kit. Open the clear canopy and move the pilot's control stick or rudder pedals, and they actually moves the wing, elevator and rudder control surfaces correctly! Also features motorized propeller, landing gear that retracts and extends, opening and closing bomb bay doors, bomb bay that includes a bomb load, sonobuoys and torpedo, detailed cockpit with all crew stations and three figures, opening crew door and canopy, torpedo cart, tow bar, tow tractor and driver and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, motor and instructions.