Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Dated 1957. Incredible Jo Kotula box artwork with the box top in investment grade 'near mint' condition. Color and gloss are factory fresh, all four corners are solid, there is no tape, tape marks, price tags or tag marks, no fading and no missing litho. The only flaws are slight edge and general light wear. This is the first issue - please note sunburst oval Aurora logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Includes enough hull numbers to make any one of 52 Fletcher class destroyers. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the classic 1983 kit. Very well molded. Features detailed cockpit and machine gun bay, removable gun hatch, optional position canopy and detailed gear wells. Tail section comes off to show detailed turbojet engine; has stands for engine and tail.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
From the TV Series. Nicely molded kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note there is light bug damage to the backing paper of the decals; the actual transfers are not damaged.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From 1998. Very nicely molded kit. Features optional parts for Q or N variants, all very fine recessed panel lines, optional position cockpit entry door, good cockpit detail, detailed landing gear wells, a choice of centerline bomb or drop tank and decals with painting guide for both aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very nice kit from 1982. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, complete interior, detailed underside, clear front and rear windshield, headlights and tail lights, full color decals with stripes and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From older Japanese molds. This was designed to be motorized and contains the required hardware minus the motor, which the kit manufacture almost never furnished. Nicely molded older kit. Features nicely done raised details, choice of two different canopies, working flaps and moving ailerons, display stand, folding wings, crew members and battery remote control for the motorized prop. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: Missing decals. Farpo existed for a short time in the late 1960s. All the kits were all made in Japan by Aoshima but specifically for US distribution. Some kits had provision for motorization and some did not.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Dated 1958. Very rare version of the large F-102 with all the ground equipment and crew shown on the front cover. Unique kit features landing gear and flaps the retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed, removable rear fuselage section and detailed jet engine, movable control surfaces, opening weapons bay with Falcon missiles and more. The F-102 is molded in silver and clear while the ground equipment is molded in bright yellow. The F-102 has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'excellent++' decals and instructions. NOTE: the ground equipment has minor assembly. Two parts have been glued to the big missile cart; quality of assembly is 'very good.' The tug tractor chassis had glue put on it but was never attached to the tractor body. There has been no other assembly and no painting. NOTE: missing the small decal sheet for the ground equipment and the ground equipment instructions are photocopies. As you can see, the box has like new color and gloss, four solid corners and displays better than the 'very good+' rating, but is graded as such because there are strips of 3/4 inch wide clear tape on the sides. This can be carefully removed by soaking in lighter fluid, but I only recommend this if you are experienced. Practice on lessor value kit boxes first! Please note that this kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Dated 1967 and in excellent condition. Likely the third issue with the four digit part number and no alpha prefix. Model features operating dive brakes, trigger released center bomb, retracting/extending landing gear, rear machine gun elevates and rotates. Also includes figures of the pilot, gunner, armorer, LSO (landing signal officer), 4 bombs, bomb cart, and LSO wind screen. Molded in blue, black and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From ex-Adams molds. Very highly detailed kit with missiles, radar van, launching pad, tracked loader and crew. Many moving action features. Never started. All parts are still sealed in factory bags. Includes instructions and decals in superb 'near mint' condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. The box is in excellent condition with as new color and gloss and four solid corners. Molded in gloss green with flexible black treads. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
1963 early issue in the two piece box with frameable artwork. Features optional position landing gear, movable propeller and wheels, pilot, clear canopy and RAF markings. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Molded in silver from quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare original issue "S" Kit from 1959 in investment-grade condition. The box is graded 'NM' with as-new color and gloss, four solid original corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks beyond the original factory sealing tape on the long sides, no fading and no litho damage. The only flaw is very, very light wear. This model was designed by Kraftt Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, this shares many traits with the modern day shuttle. The kit features separating booster and shuttle stages, removable power unit, detailed interior with removable canopy, base and launching pad, 3 ground crew and 5 shuttle crew members. The model is molded in the correct baby blue plastic and has never been started. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Other than very light yellowing, the decals and instructions are mint also.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
The first issue of this classic kit, from 1956 in the 'S' box. The box has like-new color and gloss on the top and all four sides. All four corners are solid and original, there are no price tags or marks and the only tape is the factory sealing tape on the long sides and bottom. Light general wear as shown is the only flaw. The kit features optional position folded wings, pilot, rotating wheels and two piece canopy. Molded in the correct light gloss gray and clear with the famous 'Swivel Base Display Stand.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes excellent decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
This kit is based on drawings and interviews from witnesses and the case files of the USAF. Features detailed cockpit, 'alien' crew, clear cockpit cover and display stand. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.
Vaccuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Includes many clear parts with front fuselage section and white parts with three different sets of engine nacelles and two sets of main gear wheels. With instructions. Never started. Complete with all uncut parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included) to complete. This is a basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
Large scale (1/16) kit is very highly detailed. Includes all optional parts needed to build the stock version (red boxart) or Maharaja roadster (yellow boxart) with dual side mount tires and long range running board fuel tanks. (yellow boxart). Molded in yellow, leather, black, silver, clear and three chrome trees and real rubber tires. Builds up with a full running chassis like the real car. Engine is detailed down to 8 separately molded spark plugs. Hood opens with real metal hinges to show engine and fully detailed compartment. Front wheels turn. Full suspension and interior detail. Rumble seat opens and closes. Passenger and driver doors are molded independently so the could be positioned opened or closed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note, the box is poor with damage, tears and tape but the kit inside is excellent.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Lodela issue from the later 1960s/early 1970s. Very nicely molded with zero to little flash. Kit includes Revell's original Pre-S B-52 model with a new style stand, a scale X-15, special starboard wing pylon for the X-15 and extensive, unique decals. Molded in off-white and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. Inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.