Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Scale flying rubber powered wooden model. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
42.5 inch wingspan gas powered model. Ideal kit for SAM events or electric power and conversion to RC. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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 'Aviations 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-
1960s 'Red Series' issue with decals for the West German Navy or the Royal Navy. Molded in medium gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Revell of Great Britain issue. Unusual 1960s kit of the early short fuselage original DC-9. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: This issue includes Revell SAS decals only. NOTE: one wheel is a different color. It is from the USA issue of the same kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From the 1970s and quality Airfix molds. Nicely detailed kit with a colorful decal sheet for VF-213 US Navy. Features fine panel detail, full cockpit, detailed optional-position landing gear and several underwing stores options with drop tanks, rocket pods, nav Radio Pod and Sidewinder AIM-9 missiles. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: 'Golden Tokens' have been removed from the side panel.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. In white and clear plastic with instructions/plans. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Vac kits are only recommended for experienced modelers and some scratchbuilding may be required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Features over 115 parts, fully detailed V-12 engine and compartment, opening hood, full chassis and undercarriage, complete interior and more.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Stick and tissue flying model kit to a constant 1/16 scale with very nice quality. Kit can use rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features covering material, quality balsa printwood and strip wood, blocks as needed and beautifully drawn full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Fantastic factory sealed investment-condition box. 1964 issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval sunburst. The 'Woodwards' department store price tag is still on the kit. This issues has a small sticker on both short ends with '150' typed on it. These small stickers cover up the '175' price extension and were often done by manufacturers to just change prices (in place of ordering new boxes).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Hard-to-find original issue from the early 1960s. Features stock or supercharged engine, detailed engine bay, opening hood, full interior, numerous custom parts, wild custom front and rear end treatments, accessories and custom decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present and with decals and instructions but NOTE: missing AMT body putty tube and sand paper.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
This is a scale kit and a reproduction of the 1938 Nationals Winner by the famous Henry Struck. Can be powered by a .020 gas engine or rubber. Features quality printwood, wood and metal stock as required, formed wheels, plastic prop, covering tissue and full size plans. 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 plans/instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. From 1988. Well detailed and molded F1 kit with decals for the three air forces listed. Features all recessed panel lines, good cockpit and detailed gear wells, optional position canopy, two drop tanks and AM-39 Exocet missile.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
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."
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Includes all four factory sealed, mint condition sets of building paper. Each package contains several sheets. Ideal for 1/48 dioramas or any O gauge application.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Original issue 'S' kit from 1956. Box has excellent color and gloss. The kit has never been started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From the 1950s. NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. This is an metal kit that is 9 inches long and 3.5 inches high when assembled. It is in big 1/16 scale and is a companion piece to other Civil War field gun kits #1125, 1126, 1127 and 1128. This model has not been assembled but the main parts have been neatly painted. NOTE: there are no instructions or plans of any type. Although I can verify that all the main parts are there, this is a detailed kit with many fittings and I cannot verify if they are all present or not. Sold as-is.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
One of the wonderful 'Pro Shop' series from 2000. The great thing about this model is that there is no painting - all parts are professionally and correctly painted - all you do is assemble it. This kit builds a full rolling chassis with complete suspension, exhaust and steering linkage detail just like the actual car. Features highly detailed 392 V-8 engine with dual quad carbs, TorqueFlite Transmission, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, rubber whitewall tires, deluxe wheel covers, complete interior and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the clear panel on the box is missing, so I have put the body and parts into larger bags to protect them from scratching or loss.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. 1984 issue. Features detailed racing frame with complete engine and suspension, tilt-up body, interior and much more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very highly detailed waterline model. Can be built in 'as launched' configuration and includes a color paint guide and optional parts for 1944 variants as well as decals for the sister ships listed. 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: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. An older but excellent model- I remember building it in the late 1970s and still have it. Includes full underwing stores and has markings for all three aircraft listed.