Plastic Model Kit
Original dealer promotional model. And AMT went to a good deal of effort on this model! It features a all-metal chassis, friction motor (which works), metal axles and gear, metal rear bumper, front bumper and grille, metal portholes and two tone interior. Clean windshield is excellent. The body has good color and gloss. This is a celluloid plastic body, so there is some warping, but less than what 90% of the survivors have. It is still very displayable. The boot and steering wheel rim have been very neatly painted by the previous owner. If any of the other silver trim is not factory painted, it sure is neat enough to pass for it!
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+
In rare, investment grade condition. This is old hobby shop stock that has never been offered for retail sale until now. 1953 first year issue with the box is in amazing 'near mint+' condition and inside, the kit has never been started. They are still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' bag. Complete with instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Nicely molded older kit from the 1980s featuring cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed landing gear and gear wells, optional position landing gear and bottom fin and 'Apex' and 'Aphid' air-to-air missiles. Has decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: box looks better than the 'good' grade but is graded as such because there are short pieces of masking tape on the other side and a tape tear on one short side.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very high quality rubber powered free-flight model with simplified stick and tissue assembly and a wingspan of about 15 to 17 inches. Kits contain colored tissue, plastic propeller and wheels (if required), printwood, strip wood, rubber and well made 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 instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Big 'A' logo issue dated 1972. Likely the third issue of this kit. In the late 1960s Aurora realized that the older molds were out of date and modelers were demanding more realism. They made a new set of molds for ships, airplanes and helicopters. These were significant improvements as the new molds were on par with current offerings. This Cobra kit is one of the improved new mold kits. Features full cockpit, pilot and copilot figures, rotating main and rear rotors and optional weapons load - miniguns or rocket pods.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good-
Still factory sealed. 'Boy Craft' Cellovision issue from the late 1950s. Box has the yellow oval 'Lindberg' logo on top hanging tab. Dramatic Ray Gaedke box artwork. 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: VG++
Very nicely detailed kit. Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features highly detailed cockpit and more. With decals for three different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. 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: Good
Large 1/72 scale kit. 1980s issue of the most famous element of 'V Force', the British strategic retaliation group consisting of Vulcan, Victor and Valiant bombers. Nicely detailed model includes optional parts for one of three different aircraft, detailed landing gear, optional Blue Steel missile, optional position boarding hatch and stairs and a decal and marking guide for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are either inventoried complete or they are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
This kit is often used just for the conversion parts to transform the Airfix / MPC Banshee to the recon-nose variant. Builds either version of the Banshee. Basic vac kit that is nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Never started and complete. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners or builder without scratch building experience.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with early injection molded car sides. Normally these would be heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. The plastic is in excellent condition and is still flexible, which is unusual for early 1950s injection molding. Also includes hardwood floor, cast metal underframe, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Larger-scale (1/40) kit from the 1970s with high-gloss box art. Nicely detailed for that time. Features motorized rear wheel tracked drive through a differential via a wind-up clock motor and winding key, both of which are included. Features real rubber tires, flexible tracks, interior detail, machine gun, accessories and more. 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: NM
Very finely molded, high quality model with over 660 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed and a layout favorite.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory sealed. Intricately detailed one-piece high definition resin castings featuring full corrugated roof, brick chimney, incredible grain detail in the logs and wooden door and window frames. Hollow inside.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Dated 1973. These kits were marketed under 'General Crafts' which was part of AMT. If you look closely, you can see AMT car parts making up much of the train! There are all chrome-plated engine and trim parts from a Chevrolet large commercial truck and yet another semi including gas tanks, trim rings, 5th wheel, exhaust stacks, bumper and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes glue, hanging hardware, frame and instructions. Although not a scale model kit, I can remember this being a very popular craft at the time. Includes a 14.75" x 10.75 frame with metallic trim, black background with part identification printed directly on it, plated plastic injection molded parts, glue and instructions. There were at least 6 craft sets total; 2805 Early Roadster, 2806 Airplane and 2807 Viking Ship were all 8.75" x 6.76"; the three others, 2905 Antique Auto, 2906 Iron Horse and 2907 Antique Planes were this size.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very large scale and well detailed model from new molds. 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
From 1981. Features very well detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, good chassis and suspension, complete interior and optional rear top. Molded in gloss black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Never run; always stored in the original case. Never even removed for display. Completely factory built and painted cast metal kits with resin logs. Ready to run and include couplers. There are no road names or numbers so you chose them yourself.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides all cut to the correct size, car ends done in the same fashion, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing both queenpost. Otherwise complete with all other parts, transfers and instructions accounted for. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they created in the late 1930s/1940s, predating the plastic kit boom by more than a decade.