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
First and only issue from 1957. The hardbox grades 'Excellent' with very nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tag or litho damage. Hard to find scale kit of the Snark, tow tractor, launcher and crew of four. Launch pad has wheels that rotate and the launcher can be realistically moved from the transport to the launch configuration. Molded in the correct beautiful gloss red and yellow-orange. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very highly detailed model with 109 parts and a wide variety of photoetched details. Features the colorful decals of the box art aircraft flown by Lt. Chambers. Rigging instructions are included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
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 many resin and/or metal details. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. 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: 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.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes photo-etched details as shown. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Perfect for RC. Includes shaped leading and trailing edges, decals, hardware, plastic cowl, top grade materials, die cut parts, windshield, plywood, covering material and full size plans and instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++++
Still factory sealed. Very rare. From original quality Heller molds. Well detailed with over 400 parts. Large scale, full hull kit includes complete deck fittings, ratline jig, vacuform sails, full rigging diagram and more. Postal insurance is required for this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Excellent, well detailed, full-hull kit. Includes rigging instructions. These early Revell Bismarck & Tirpitz kits are acknowledged as being very accurate.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1975 issue. Formerly released in the 1950s as the USS Campbell with 'S' boxart. Like almost all of Revell's early ship models, this one is very finely molded and has very good detail. Full hull, large scale kit features complete deck fittings, rotating and elevating main 5" gun, 8 depth charge launchers, rear depth charge racks, very nicely detailed superstructure with separately molded AA guns, life rafts, search lights, radar and more, full under hull detail with rudder, props and shafts, davits, lifeboats, booms and more. The 327' U.S. Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter Roger B. Taney was in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This cutter served in the Pacific during World War II, and also served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. In peacetime, the vessel served on Search and Rescue missions, Ocean Station Patrol, and Alaskan Fisheries Patrol. The cutter was decommissioned on December 7, 1986 and is on display at the Baltimore Harbor Museum, Maryland.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Dated 1969. Well detailed kit in the Apollo Recovery configuration from the same year. Measures 20 inches long when assembled. Features one piece hull, in-scale Apollo Capsule, Grumman S-2 Trackers, E-1 Tracers, Sea King Helicopters and movable elevators and cranes.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Early 1950s issue. Rare narrow height Pre 'S' box with different artwork. Has early 1st issue stand with a one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top) and correct instructions showing that stand. Box is solid with four great corners and excellent color. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The small parts are still in the factory 'krinkle' bag. Decals and instructions are near mint.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1980s Revell of Germany reissue of the original 'S' kit. Builds up to an impressive and well detailed kit representing the rebuilt Essex with an angled deck. Air wing includes helicopter, F9F Cougars, F8U Crusaders, A-1 Skyraiders, A-4 Skyhawks and F11F Tigers. Has deck crane and 6 deck tractors. Side elevators go up and down; mid-deck bow elevator can be displayed down or up. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions. Box is intact and displays well as shown but has split corners, hence the 'Good' rating. If you are interested, excellent after-market decals for the ship and the air wing are available from Starfighter decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+
Early Monogram model dated 1955. The box is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with brilliant, like new color and gloss. This is the third issue of this kit since it has 'PA6-98' and 'The Name For Quality Hobby Kits' in the box top logo (the second issue has 'Four Star Plastikit' in the logo). The actual release for this kit is probably between 1961 and 1966. Although created to 'box scale' (1/67 in this case), this model was very popular and remained in the catalog right up into the 1970s. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. The kit has never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Rare late 1930s/40s free flight design. 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).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Rare. From the late 1950s. Large 1/96 scale kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Large model with full landing gear and and two colorful BOAC decal sheets. One includes full size vertical stabilizer markings and the other is a very large and extensive sheet with all striping, logos, side windows, flags, registration for six different aircraft and more. The decals are flat and excellent with the original factory wax paper in place. The instructions are excellent also. The four props are still on the factory cardboard holder and have no broken blades. Even includes original unopened tube of Frog Glue and factory white paint vial. The kit has never been started. NOTE: there is no display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions. NOTE: one small landing gear door (still on the sprue) is short shot.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare one and only 1960 issue that contains both the DH-4 and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. Aurora really went out of the way to make this a special kit; however, it did not sell well and was retired after one year. Features completely new box artwork, the DH-4 molded in dark green, the JN-4 molded in bright yellow, great custom decal sheets for both aircraft and special 'Barnstormer' instructions for each aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Giant 1/16 scale kit. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with 'Cleveland' stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit #. 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 insignia (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 and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Royal was well-known for making some of the finest very large scale RC kits and this Stuka is no exception. Designed for 4 to 6 channels. Huge 73 and 7/8 inch wingspan and 54 3/4 inch length. The model is as new inside with the factory sealed bags, rubber bands, etc. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and two very large full size sheets of plans and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM++
Very rare early Monogram kit from 1945. Investment grade condition inside and out. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life rafts, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship. Measures 16 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. The inside is like new and even includes the cardboard display space and original sandpaper. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans.