Metal Model Kit
Factory new. Very clean castings. Never started and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Bag
Still factory sealed. For the advanced Hawk collector. Rare 1954 set consisting of 5 Korean War era jets in a 'krinkle' style bag. The bag is not torn or split, which is rare. The jets are in mint condition and not broken.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
From 1980. Huge, giant-scale plank-on-frame kit with full fittings set. Measures 84 cm (33+ inches) long when built. The kit has never been started. All small parts and even most of the wood is still in the factory sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes a huge set of plans with numerous detail drawings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Has color paint guide and decals for two aircraft: Soviet 16th Air Army 1994 and 19th Soviet Frontal Aviation 1990.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1994 reissue from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Very well detailed for that time with 83 parts. Features one piece hull, detailed deck and superstructure, 12.5cm cannon, 20mm twin anti-aircraft guns, life rafts, detailed masts, cargo booms, 15 very nicely molded landing craft, flag sheet and decals for the Montrose, Randall and full markings for the landing craft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The USS Montrose was on of 57 Haskell Class Attack Transports built for service in and immediately after WWII. The ships were designed to carry troops close to the beachheads, transfer them to landing barges (carried on board) and to supervise the landing operations. Her length was 455 feet and she could handle 1,560 troops and carry 3000 tons of equipment.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Unusual large 1/48 scale. High quality vac main parts, extruded airfoil material and metal landing gear struts, engine, wheels, cowling, guns and much more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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: VG
From the 1960s and still in the original General Mills labeled shipping box. Inside is a nice small scale four masted sailing ship molded in red, white, yellow and black plastic to minimize painting. Features full hull or waterline option, good deck fitting detail, separately molded yards and masts, premolded rat lines, billowing vac sails, display stand, sail diagram and detailed rigging diagram. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The two sister ships were built in Kobe and launched in 1930. They were both steel four-masted barques carrying royals over double top and topgallant sails. They served as school ships for the Japanese merchant marine. After WWII, they carried demobilized soldiers home, and up to 1951 made dozens of trips to Asia and the Pacific. In 1952, they worked to collect the remains of Japanese war dead from the South Pacific. The ships were replaced in 1989.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
First issue hardbox with great artwork and from the early 1960s. This is a full-size 15 inch long copy. Molded in bronze/antique gold and a beautiful very dark swirl wood brown. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with four completely finished wheels, junction box and resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very highly detailed and intricate plank-on-frame kit measuring 23 inches long and 23 inches high when assembled. Castings are in solid brass or Britannia metal. Includes full size plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and compartments.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Rare. Widely considered the best Monitor in this scale. Features a beautiful, high-definition resin-cast full hull, resin cast larger parts, cast metal smaller parts and extensive PE parts. This version has the smaller field cannon on the aft deck. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes detailed, illustrated instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory tape sealed. Limited production, less than 2000 made. Features main injection molded parts, metal parts and decals with instructions
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 manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit from 1990 with 144 parts. Kit includes both models and crew, including men on motorcycles.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, quality printwood and stripwood, wheels, rubber motor, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. '50 Years of Revell' reissue of this classic cut-away Jumbo Jet kit. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Includes decals for British Airways or SAS aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Hard to find kit that includes a complete and highly detailed diorama. Includes Priest with interior detail, flexible treads and crew, motorcycle and driver, mortar team, buildings, anti-tank field gun (37mm perhaps?), bazooka team, soldiers, telephone and telegraph poles, tanks traps, guns, rifles and other accessories, realistically molded terrain base, ground 'flock' material, full decals and color backdrop for the base. 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
Rare. Early issue from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Excellent kit with detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, opening doors, optional supercharged engine version, detailed suspension and a very large number of custom parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals, upholstery material, body putty, (1) chrome exhaust manifold and (2) stock tail light lenses. The custom lenses are present and they fit the stock bezels. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions.