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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Highly detailed, very large scale kit with fittings. Features plank-on-frame construction and parts of of hardwood, plywood, metal and with some plastic details. This is a very complete kit with sail material, rigging, complete instructions and full size plans. All of the bulkheads are beautifully factory-cut out and ready for assembly and the shields and intricate carvings on the bow and stern are injection molded plastic. 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: Exc
Original issue from 1956. Hardbox artwork has excellent colors and gloss. Molded in the correctly gloss silver and clear and with the famous Revell clear 'Globe' base. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
From quality ex-Frog molds. Large scale kit that is very nicely detailed. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent condition decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Rare original issue dated 1967. The original two 'mobiles were designed by Dan Jeffries, not George Barris. Both cars were used to promote the Monkees and the hit TV show. Features detailed 389 CID GTO engine with blower, molded underside with separate rear suspension and exhaust system, full custom interior, optional touring car convertible top, custom wheels and Monkees keychain. Molded in the correct dark gloss red, clear, chrome and with real rubber tires. The chrome is 'excellent++.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals are complete and intact but the background paper is stained and there are a few small parts lifting. I have put them in a zip lock to keep them intact. The box top is actually 'excellent' but I have graded the box 'good++' because there are water stains on the box bottom (box tray).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
This was the last "S" kit issued by Revell. Hardbox is dated 1959 and has fantastic gloss and color. All four corners are solid and original. There are no price tags and no tape beyond the short pieces of factory tape on the long sides which attached the box top and bottom together. The box would be mint but it has two creases from the right corners as shown. Kit features opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. As the last "S" kit, this kit also incorporated a critical improvement for the time that would become standard only recently: all recessed detail. The entire kit has recessed panel lines and rivet detail-no raised marks. It has an attention to detail that is lacking in many older Pre-S and S kits. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and clear with the "Globe" clear stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are flat and 'excellent.'
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple large splits. From ex-Renwal molds. From 1982 and the only reissue of the famous Renwal Visible Aircraft Engine. Very large 1/4 scale highly detailed kit from the original molds. Transparent housings permits viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears. Propeller also changes pitch.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very rare, first and only hardbox issued as a tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Television's hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora is no exception. This example has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape, tags or tears and zero fading. The only flaws are very light, even and general wear. Molded in silver and clear with the correct large 'Battle Damaged' decal sheet, which is in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, Me-109 and FW-190.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Rare. The Dunkerque-class Battlecruisers were the French response to the German Graf Spee-class and the fast and well-armed Italian ships at the time. If the 1900 to 1930 span of French shipbuilding could be defined as lacking a clear vision or plan, the Strasbourg and her sister decisively ended that period. The products of superior design and engineering, the two sisters would re-define fast capital ships as would their near-sisters Battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart after them. But world events would conspire against these beautiful ships and there visibility in naval history. The Dunkerque was laid down on 24 Dec, 1932 at St. Nazire, launched on 2 Oct, 1935 and put into service on 15 Apr, 1937. Displacement was 26,500 ton and top speed was 30 knots. Main armament was (8) 330mm guns and (16) 130 mm dual purpose. The main and secondary guns were mounted in the first quadruple turrets. Both main 330 mm turrets faced forward and had almost unlimited arcs of fire - so that all main guns could fire when the enemy was sighted or in pursuit. Her superior speed would allow her to escape anything that she could not out-gun. Like most advanced ships of the day she featured the 'All-Or-Nothing' armor design or 'armored box'. The compact design and placement of the main and secondary armament allowed unusually high armor protection for a battlecruiser. Serious consideration was also given to underwater protection, and the ships had a unique and effective (as events would prove) anti-mine/torpedo system with a novel water-exclusive material. At Mers-El-Kebir, the Dunkerque was pinned at the pier. The British fired 15 inch shells, which the Dunkerque's deck armor was surprisingly resistant to. In an unlucky set of events, the auxiliary ship Terre Neuve moored next to her was sunk during the battle with a full load of depth-charges. Later, a torpedo set off the huge explosive cargo. The damage to Dunkerque was immense. She was hastily repaired and fled to Toulon, where she was joined by the hastily repaired Strasbourg. The French tried to repair Dunkerque as best they could but the wartime resources and material were very limited. However, when the Germans threatened to seize the ships, the entire fleet including the two sisters was scuttled in the harbor. The Italians raised the Strasbourg and stripped her of her guns; but she was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft. In 1945 she was raised again, but salvage was beyond hope. In 1959 she was sold for scrap. Kit has never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Wonderfully detailed and very large 1/350 scale model kit that is over 29 inches long when assembled. Includes aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare. This kit is from 1949, and even predates the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' that started the plastic model craze in the United States. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits (with with metal details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufacturers to produce such kits (known as 'solids') in a consistent 1/48 scale. Hawk made aircraft, ship and train models in this fashion. The very first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States were made by Varney or Hawk in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kit well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948 and issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, Laird (all in acetate) and the F-84G and this Constellation (both in polystyrene). All were in the two-tone one-piece box. This model is molded in the correct glossy medium gray with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that '...the plane is molded in the proper base color, and if you intend to paint your favorite air-line markings be sure to use good enamel (not lacquer). The kit has never been started. The contents are either in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1989 issue that was nicely molded with recessed panel lines and torpedo load-out. Includes decals for Coastal Command Squadrons No. 254 and 144 in 1945 and has a color painting guide on the back of the box. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare Airfix Japan issue. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From quality Frog molds. Features working ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear, very good engine detail and RAF decals. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing two pilot figures. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies from the FROG issue.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Excellent limited edition kit. Features main airframe parts in professional grade castings, detailed full interior, clear windows, photoetched parts, printed instruments, painting guide and full decals. 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++
The ultimate issue of the fabulous Revell 1/16 Rolls-Royce is this 'Museum Classic' issue from 1979. Special items in this release include real brass stanchions, gold braided rope, real cloth material for the convertible top, real walnut dash and door trim as well as a walnut display easel. The kit itself is highly detailed and features real rubber tires, spoked wheels, steerable wheels, two position doors and trunk with drop-down tool tray, fully detailed chassis and suspension, two position hood, detailed engine with wiring and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The one tree that was not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very highly detailed large 1/16 scale model. The model builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features highly detailed engine and exhaust, complete suspension, wire wheels and rubber tires, full interior with front seat backs that tilt forward, opening doors, hood that opens correctly as the real car and more. Molded in olive, silver, black and ivory with chrome parts and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The few trees that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one 'A' pillar is cleanly broke from the body but present. It broke right at a corner and is an easy fix.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. Has a 15+ inch wingspan when built. Features factory 3-D cut fuselage (not just profile cut), profile-cut nacelles, inboard and outboard wings and stabilizers, quality print wood, a factory sealed paper envelope of small detail parts, full color decals and excellent plans with templates and instructions. Never started and complete - the small parts are still factory sealed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Well detailed kit from 1978. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy and landing gear, parts to make either fighter or bomber versions, detailed gun bay with removable panel, detailed jet engine with removable cowl and a detailed paint guide and decals for 8 different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 'near mint' condition decals and instructions.