Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Kit has a large photoetched sheet and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this. Well molded. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From quality Frog molds. Has moving control surfaces, props and wheels. Includes crew and decals for multiple aircraft. This was part of a short-lived AMT marketing idea to market Frog kits in the USA. One of two known issues, each with unique box artwork. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++ Internally Sealed
This kit is still factory sealed inside. When you lift the lid, the lower box is still completely sealed with Pocher factory tape. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production kits is amazing. This kit has over 2100 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many more. Working features include brake pedal operates brakes on all four wheels - emergency brake lever operates rear brakes on an independent system - operating steering - working suspension - lights that operate from the dashboard - doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles - windows that raise and lower with the working cranks - the starting handle operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, fan, dynamo, etc in the engine - roll back top - and much more. Recommended for experienced models only. NOTE: This is the version with most realistic but complex wheel construction. Each wheel consists of well over 100 parts with individual spoke placement.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Very well molded and detailed kit. Contains 97 parts molded in eight colors and with clear windows and window treatments.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare Type 3 logo kit in excellent condition. Interesting kit contains RAF decals and has a matching scale Bristol Bloodhound Missile, launcher, transport truck and crew (with dog) included. C-130K kit is well detailed with movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, full interior bay and cockpit detail, external fuel tanks, large display stand and rotating props. All parts are internally sealed. Complete with decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on July 21, 1967 in Northern Ohio. Large scale well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, scale wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Well molded and detailed with over 200 parts. Features excellent chassis detail, full interior and much more. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. Part of the chassis in step one has been neatly assembled. Quality of assembly is 'excellent' and there is no other assembly and zero painting. NOTE: missing one tiny 'C' grab ring (#101). The other is there as a pattern, you can make it from wire. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present including decals and instructions. The decals have stains to the backing paper and may not be good.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare in this condition and still in the original box. Giant glider designed for R/C or free-flight operation. Cleveland originally issued this kit in the 1940s and this is the final iteration dated 1959. There are R/C suggestions in the instructions but the hardware layout is up to you. The kit has never been started and is as it left the factory - I was the first one to go through it. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. The plans are 'excellent' with some yellowing on the exposed panels and only several spots of very light and small bug damage. Although this is the original box, the Cleveland label is on one short side is torn.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Nicely molded with fine raised panel line detail and no rivets. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators, rudder, rotating (counter-rotating) props, crew of two and torpedo loadout. Decals are included for both aircraft listed. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. The side windows have been glued in perfectly; quality of assembly is 'professional.' There is no other assembly. One prop blade is broke at the hub but the blade is present. NOTE: missing one main gear strut. This is a fairly simply parts and can be made. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Early MPM kit. Limited issue injection molded with recessed panel lines and decals for both air forces. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
First issue hardbox. 1954 Pre 'S' classic box art by Richard Kishady. Molded in correct high-gloss white plastic and clear plastic. Kit features optional position landing gear and cockpit hatch, boarding ladder and pilot in the boxart pose. Includes clear "Revelving' swivel globe base. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit including all parts needed for assembly. Features high quality resin castings and photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Well detailed. Has markings for RDAF No. 112 Sqn., No 239 Wing, RAF Gambut, Libya in 1942 (Sgt. Hogg) or USAAF 17th Prov. Sqn., 49th FG, 5th AF, pilot A.J. Reynolds (an ace with 10 kills) in Port Darwin in 1942. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Still factory sealed. Complete tub and cockpit - very highly detailed.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From Airfix molds. Has markings for Ensign J.A. Leppla. He and his gunner shot down 7 aircraft from their SBD in two days in May 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Has parts and decals to make -3 or -5 versions. Well molded kit with all recessed detail. Features full interior with crew, optional position canopy, pivoting rear gun, working arresting hood and center line and wing bomb loads. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Nicely molded kit. Features supersonic drop tank, Atoll missiles and decals for Egypt and captured Israeli aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has a very light stain on the right; so light that it did not show up in the photo.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very large full-scale kit. Even the rib spacing in the wings and tail is correct, as is the stringer spacing of the fuselage. The only exception to scale is the modern airfoil cross section. Designed for R/C or control line with a .19 to .29 gas engine and measures 30.5 inches long with a 40 3/8 inch wingspan. Highly detailed. Features all die-cut sheet wood parts of very high quality balsa, numerous plastic details and metal radiator parts, wood and metal stock as needed, dowels, blocks and cut to shape wood, a great deal of hardware, three huge full color decal sheets and superb full size plans with instructions on them. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I personally considered Sterlings to be 'deluxe' kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. From the 1970s and features 427 CID Chevy engine with Holley carb, quick change rear end, Franklin racing front end, tubular racing interior, full cockpit and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1979 release that is very nicely molded. Features highly detailed cockpit including structural side members, optional position canopy, detailed gear and flap wells and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Fantastic 1950s kit in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features all high-quality hardwood main parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.