Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
One of the finest motor yacht kits ever made. From the late 1950s. Features very good detail and 225 parts. Measures approximately 30" long, 10" high and 8 inches wide when assembled. Can be made for radio control or as a highly detailed static model. This is the finest example of this model that I have had. The outer box is very good with some wear but has perfect color and shine. The model has never been started. This kit is in mint condition inside - all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The very large instructions/plans are mint also. Molded with cast metal accessories, metal and brass hardware and classic 1950s turquoise, brown, white, clear and peach colored and chrome plated plastic. Includes the famous Captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
The Holy Grail of old Revell models. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid original corners with no repairs, no price tag or tag marks, no fading and no litho tears. The only flaws are short pieces of clear tape on all three sides (not yellowed), very light wear and the rub mark at the upper right. First and only issue dated 1959 of this large kit. The molds have been damaged which prevents a reissue. Highly detailed with many moving parts. Includes main space station with opening walls, airlocks, rotating top and bottom sections, rotating radar assembly and fully detailed interior. Interior includes sleeping quarters, living quarters, operations and laboratory areas, terrestrial and celestial observations rooms, conference and dining rooms and more. Also includes 4 other space ships that can be docked/un-docked and displayed with the space station - maintenance vehicle - space taxi - research vehicle and Space ship with airlock. Special large clear stand is included. Molded in the correct silver, teal green, black, orange and clear. Includes excellent decals with only slight yellowing, excellent instructions and the science fiction booklet on how to operate the station. This kit has never been started. It has been 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals, operations handbook and instructions present. This kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
Third or fourth issue. Note the four digit part number, Mattel logo and "Blue Box" dated 1967. This airplane is a civil F3F that was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals including striping, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging, and is molded in clear, orange and gray. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box shows much better than the 'very good-' rating, but is rated as such because there is clear tape along the bottom of the sides and box bottom tray.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. Very large and hard-to-find kit. Very well molded and detailed.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
Has optional parts to make all marks of the Hudson. Very large scale (1/32) 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 airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, engine, etc. 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.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 6 to 8 weeks and occasionally longer. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. 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 kit of French manufacture. Like many of the other Brifaut kits, this one features injection molded internal aircraft parts that duplicate the actual aircraft structure, and a fine cloth covering material that looks like silk. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is in factory-new condition. All parts are still internally sealed. The original 'La Racine Touchtout' rigging line is present, along with the cloth covering and all the paper work: 3 pages of aircraft history, pattern guide for the cloth, beautiful illustrated instructions and written instructions as well. It is very unusual to find this kit so complete. Other kits in the line are on the side of the box and include the Eole (Clement Ader), Antoinette, Voisin, Nieuport XVII, 'Vieux Charles' and Arc En Ciel. This kit must be shipped insured.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
Very rare early Monogram kit from 1945. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit builds to 16 inches long and 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. The kit has never been started. The inside is like new and even includes the cardboard display divider and original sandpaper. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed. From 1992. Well detailed with 150 parts and includes simulated steel roll load.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Rare 1956 Gift Set including all three US Navy models. The Seamaster and Skyhawk are molded in gloss gray and the HO4S-2 in gloss dark blue. All kits include the famous clear Revell Swivel bases. The box is all there, but has significant wear to the edges, discoloration as shown and has split corners. Inside, the kits are as new and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, stands and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare. Near the end, Frog had projected several future kits. In the case of the Ventura, the kit was never released but the molds were made. Around 40,000 boxes were made anticipating production. Most of the boxes were destroyed. A unknown number of decals sheets were produced. There are no instruction sheets reported. The mold was put in the machine and 100 test shots were run - the only Ventura run at Frog. The 100 test shots were not sold but some found their way into collectors hands. This example is in a 'very good+' box with four solid corners and light general wear. It contains the decals and all parts. It is molded in gloss dark blue and clear, which is correct for the test shots. The kit has never been started and is complete. Please note there are no instructions as none were ever made. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. Lodela issue of this rare Neptune variant. This is the classic 'S' kit with ski landing gear and decals for Arctic service.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Rare first issue dated 1959. One of a very famous series of space kits that Monogram made with the designer Willey Ley. The model is molded in three colors and features a two stage rocket with separating stages, upper shuttle craft, retracting landing gear, launching pad and five figures. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1954 Pre 'S' issue. Second release of these molds in the wider box. The first issue is in a much narrower box. This is the first kit that Revell actually cut it's own molds for. Kits previous to this were marketed from other companies, such as Gowland & Gowland. It is said that the Missouri was the most profitable kit that Revell ever produced. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/flag sheet and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Ozark markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and loading ramp.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still in the mint factory seal. Limited edition. Rare. With photoetched details and decals for both famous Ploesti Oil Refinery Raiders. Features full interior, landing gear, gear well and bomb bay detailing, rotating props, turrets, wheels, pivoting nose wheel, bomb load, optional waist gun covers, optional position bomb doors, boarding ladder.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Factory sealed. 1969 issue with the 'Big A' logo. Still the largest injection molded Starlifter kit ever made.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare. This was Testors' answer to Strombecker's hardwood assembly kits. In some ways, it is superior to Strombecker. The hardbox has dramatic, full color artwork and certainly grabs your attention. The box is complete with four solid corners and no tape or price tags; there is general wear as shown. Inside it contains fully shaped hardwood parts, sandpaper, cement, wood filler, printed trim and insignia, glass bottles of colored dope, a paint brush and detailed step-by-step photographically illustrated instructions. As the box says "No Carving - No Guesswork!' The model is in the 'in-flight' configuration and even includes the Testors inspection tag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia, unopened glue, two bottles of colored dope, sandpaper, sealed wood filler, brush and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare. Very highly detailed full hull kit that is 28 inches long. Molded in black, white, tan, clear and gold-plated. From original Revell molds, re-released in the 1970s by Entex. This Entex issue is an earlier release than the Gunze Sangyo issue with slightly better mold quality. 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+
Very finely molded and detailed. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4 kit. 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.