Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very highly detailed museum-quality kit. Features pre-cut and milled floor, roof and sides, a sealed bag of extensive cast metal details, metal ladders and other metal stock, other pre-cut wood parts, wooden stock as needed, CNR decals, detailed assembly instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the others have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
First issue that is still factory sealed. The colorful paper header is in remarkable 'excellent++' condition with no tears, tags, tape, marks, etc. The only flaw is some creasing on the back side.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed but older kit with decals for both air forces. Features full cockpit, two piece canopy, tip tanks, detailed gear wells, avionics package in the nose with removable cowl, optional position speed brake with detailed well and optional underwing stores including fuel tanks, rockets, gun pods, etc.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Includes all 6 Luftwaffe WWII detail sets in 1/48 scale . All the Verlinden sets are complete and not started except the Aircraft Machine guns. Two guns have been built and painted. The CMK Bomber Pilots have been assembled and painted. Quality of build is 'excellent' and quality of paint is 'very good.'
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. 1993 reissue from original molds. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1973 release with interesting box art variation. This is one of two early 'White Box' issues. The kit is from the original molds as the impressive 'Four Star' issue from 1965. Very well molded for that time and includes parts and decals to make any one of 6 versions listed. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. Three parts are built - the seat and stick are glued to the cockpit. Assembly quality is "professional" and there is no other assembly and zero painting. One prop blade is broke neatly at the hub and is present. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube including the original paint vials. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Also includes Xtradecal sheet #005-48 'USAF Europe 1/48 F-4G and F-16C'. For the F-4G, 480 TFS 52 TFW 1988 and 81 TFS 52 TFW 1988 and 52 TRW 1987 are represented. The decals have not been used and are as new with the paint and marking guide included. The kit itself is very finely molded and detailed. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4G kit. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one half of an ECM pod and decal #59 (on the Hasegawa sheet - a long black strip). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and factory decals. With instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very nicely molded model with very fine raised panel lines and good detail. Contains a large decal sheet for the six aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Dated 1977 but this is the newer reissue from about 1993. Can be built as a standard B-25B or includes conversion parts for a Doolittle Tokyo Raider. Features movable and retractable lower turret (or cover for Tokyo Raider), three crew, detailed engines with removable cowling, rotating props and wheels and optional position bomb bay doors and bomb load. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Dated 1949 and very highly detailed and prefabricated for that time. Large scale kit measures 7 inches long when built. Features plastic wheels, steering and lamps, die cut and factory machines wooden parts and a small number of metal and accessory parts. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all other parts have been inventoried present including highly detailed plans/instructions. The 1903 Cadillac was the very first production Caddy and the car that began the legend. This particular model was capable of 30 mph with four passengers. Its 11 hp engine could negotiate a 45% grade with ease. The car was first test driven on Oct 17, 1902. In January of '03 it was taken to the New York Automobile show where orders for 2286 were placed. By mid week, Cadillac announced that were 'Sold Out.' This makes sense when you realize that in 1903 all cars had a rough machine-shop or 'garage' fit and finish; the new Cadillac looked like a Jewel in comparison. Later that year the Cadillac placed or won challenges and reliability contests worldwide and earned the status of 'Standard of the World.' 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.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Nicely done moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Factory new. Very clean casting. Never started and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good
Rare late 1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke artwork and intact clear panel and trading card on the back. Includes a nice assortment of scale ground equipment molded in yellow. The kit features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand. The aircraft is molded in white and clear. Although the box has some tape and general wear, it is still factory sealed and the Cellovision window is intact.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Excellent, all-metal kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Features factory painted and lettered sides in 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all small fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. No parts are warped; everything is straight and usable. There are no trucks with this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Includes TWO complete and never started models in one box. Both have been inventoried complete with all parts and also two sets of decals and instructions as well. Large and well detailed, fully motorized models. Includes all parts for motorizing, and even includes the motor (normally Tamiya and other Japanese manufactures did not include the motor).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Contains decals for the four aircraft listed. Unusual Aurora-Heller kit. One of Aurora's last efforts was to market quality Heller kits with the "Aurora-Heller" name. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Type three logo bagged kit with header. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
SALE! Includes two kits. Both have never been started and are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. Very well molded kits with recessed details, fine fabric texture where required, detailed engine and interior and decals for 66 Sq and 13 Sq.