Resin Model Kit
Kit built by Fred Bustard from CM model. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Classic kit with Ray Gaedke artwork. This is the Lindberg Q Ship, which has an unknown prototype but is suppose to be a WWI style Q-Ship submarine trap. The ship appears to be a WWI British Q Ship by the title, yet looks a little modern and has US numbers of 171, which apparently mean nothing. The Lindberg model actually has the layout of the AK-101 USS ATIK, which was formerly the SS-CAROLYN, built in 1912. The CAROLYN was recommissioned as the USS ATIK and at the start of WWI which was a real US Q-ship. The box is in fantastic 'near mint' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and very little wear. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Very large (1/72) partial) kit of this historic destroyer. Includes information so you can build it as she was in World War I or World War II. This is a really basic kit consisting of a 2 piece hull, some small vac pieces and a lot of resin small items such as the screws, bitts, cleats, guns, etc. It includes full size plans and 15 pages of detailed instructions that include photographs. The instructions list the fittings required (Bluejacket and Model Shipways). SPECIAL ORDER only; not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. This model is not recommended for builders lacking experience with vacuform kits. Scratch building skills will be essential. The USS Ward is said to have fired the first shots of World War II. Before the main strike on Pearl Harbor, the Ward was on patrol. She located and sank one of five Japanese Midget Submarines.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
17.25 inches long and 14 inches high when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hull with predrilled mast, bowsprit and anchor chain holes, finished wood display stand, turned and painted stand pedestals and nails, a large sheet of heavy cardboard with dozens of completely cut and finished and numbered hardwood parts held on with string, a factory sealed bag of fully finished smaller wooden parts, a box of injection molded fittings including carriages, cannon, ships wheel, deadeyes, ladders, hull window panels, capstan, anchors and stocks, lifeboat and more, a small container of metal parts such as eyebolts, tiny nails, etc, a box with four colors of paint, black and white rigging thread, 8 completely sewn and finished sails, two small sheets of cardstock hull decorations, pirate flag and gun ports, instructions in English and a full size plan sheet with many views, complete part identifications by number and excellent rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes full size plans and instructions. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits issues by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Dated 1991. Easily the most accurate 1/48 kit of this aircraft. Features very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and wheel wells, two large decals sheets, metal wheel hubs and rubber tires.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare 1947 model of this classic Megow Free-Flight Aircraft. Kit includes detailed instructions book (an actual book), full size detailed plans, select balsa and hardwood parts, printed balsa, battery case, turned wheels, celluloid for windows and hardware. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very large 1/6 scale model of one of the most attractive biplanes of all time. True scale model down to the rib spacing with the exception of the stabilizer, which is 30% bigger in area than the actual aircraft. For .35 to .45 size engines, or could easily be converted to electric power since the finished weight is 7 lbs with radio and servos. Very deluxe and high quality kit. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals (if originally issued) and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER 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 components, full size plans plus metal or resin screw. Does not include decals. 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
Rare. 1955 first and only issue in exceptional condition inside and out. Contains three models- Aircraft Carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, Destroyer USS Sullivans and Patrol Torpedo Boat PT 212. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks and no fading. Flaws include general light wear, edge wear, light creasing and a small ding at the lower right. Inside, the kit is like news. All of the special cardboard presentation pieces are present and in mint condition- even the unopened tube of Revell 'S' cement is present. The kits are factory mint also. All the parts that were in factory sealed bags are still sealed for each kit. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions for all three models.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Rare limited edition with photoetched details. Features 'Cheyenne' tail section, detailed interior, bomb cart, B-17 crew from the original issue, new Pro Modeler crew and decals for 'Bit O'Lace' and 'Mike Wagon.'
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very well detailed large scale kit with four figures and numerous accessories such as 55 gallon drums, jerry can, hot/cold food container, binoculars, helmet, ammo box and radio/cassette player. 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: Good
Widely considered the most detailed model ship ever to be injection molded. Very large and very highly detailed kit over 43 inches long with 2107 parts. The kit is from the same molds as Airfix. This version includes billowing vacuform sails. Includes parts in several colors, full standing and running rigging instructions, standing and running rigging materials, sails, detailed plans/instructions, decals and flags. The kit has never been started. All parts that were originally in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. The few that were not have been inventoried with all parts present. Flags and instructions/plans are present and in excellent condition.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. 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 Exc
Well molded kit includes V-1, Spitfire and special stand that holds both models 'in flight.' Spitfire has optional markings for 'Punjab' Sq RAF Dienst Belgium 1945 or No.132 Sq RAF SEAC Kai Tak Hong Kong 1945. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Limited issue kit featuring fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, and paint guide & decals for the 3 aircraft listed. 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: Exc
Dated 1957. This is the first issue of this kit; please note the 'Famous Fighters' northern-lights oval Aurora logo. The box is in unusually good condition with like-new colors and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, tears or missing litho and no price tags or tag marks. Flaws include light general wear and scuffing (mainly on the sides) and some age spotting. Features one piece full hull, rotating triple 16" gun turrets, 5" secondary turrets, pom-pom guns, lifeboats, prop and rudder detail, 2 float planes with catapults, display stand and decals for the Iowa, Missouri or New Jersey. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From 1990. Hard-to-find, large well detailed kit that includes optional parts to correctly build the "D" or "J" variants. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, good intake and exhaust detail, detailed gear wells, drop tanks, wing tip rocket pods, underwing mounted Falcon guided air-to-air missiles, Genie unguided nuclear rocket, decals for both variants and more. 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
Softbox issue dated 1970. Large, well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, complete cabin interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors, moving rotors and weapons system with SS-11 Missiles, M-6 Machine Guns, 7.62 MM Machine Guns and M-6 Guns with Rocket Pods. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
First release in the hardbox copyright dated 1965. This kit was purchased new on February 25, 1966 at Value City in Cleveland, Ohio. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss and four solid corners. Has many operating features: movable control surfaces, rotating props, moving wheels and gun turrets and full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.