Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Rare kit from 1950. Measures 18 inches LOA when assembled. Includes solid precarved balsa hull, seven sheets of cleanly done printwood, other precarved and shaped wooden parts, dozens of cast metal fittings, wood stock and masts/yards in many sizes, running and standing rigging material, sail material, full color insignia and more. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous sectional and detail view of the ship and a painting guide. There is a separate instruction sheet, which was unusual for Ideal. NOTE: the main deck has been neatly cut from it's printwood sheet. Quality of the cut is excellent. There are no other removed parts and no gluing. One side elevation has been adult colored to illustrate the correct color scheme. Quality of the coloring is excellent. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. One short end panel is missing on the box.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Wartime (about 1942-44) release from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. Features an unusual and very nicely done hardwood pre-carved hull, metal fittings, wooden fittings and accessories, wooden stock as required, two large sheets of nicely printed bristol board parts and very nicely drawn plans with numerous templates, details and perspectives. I have seen this kit built, and it is beautiful and nicely detailed. Measures 22 inches when completed. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. The box is all there but is only 'Fair+' because there is a great deal of masking tape on it.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very, very rare, especially in this condition. Dated 1950 and measures 18 inches long when built. Wooden kit with a beautiful pre-carved balsawood hull and quality printwood parts, wood stock as required, one very large and full factory-sealed bag of cast metal fittings and another smaller factory-sealed bag of metal fittings, sail cloth, printed cardstock superstructure sides, a full color flag sheet as well as highly detailed three-view plans with hull cross sections, numerous superb detail drawings, very good instructions with additional building illustrations, full rigging diagram and sail details. Certainly one of Ideal's more detailed and better kits.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bag of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
Rare 1st issue from 1952 in the one-piece flip top box. 100% original and correct. The model is molded in the correct gloss dark blue with a clear square 'Brooklyn' stand, stand arm and canopy. Being the first issue, the model does not significant rivet detail, nor was it molded with landing gear or missiles. The entire kit is 13 parts including the stand and stand arm. The instructions are the correct early small Brooklyn version with very minor bug damage. Decals are correctly marked 'The Tatem Company' and are in excellent condition with some curl and minimal yellowing. The box is one of the better I have seen. It is intact - there are no missing parts and no repairs. As is typical with this issue, the fragile box has some small tears, creases and edge wear as shown. In summary, a 100% correct, never started and complete kit for the advanced collector of Aurora or military aircraft models. This kit must be shipped insured. Kit History: In the early 1950s Aurora was making children's toys. Since they were always looking for new avenues of business, the three founders were interested in the new fad of 'plastic models'. They were shown the Hawk F-90 and F9F kits in 1/48, and the rest is history. Aurora copied the F9F and F-90 to issue their very first plastic kits. The boxes were two color one-piece flip top boxes of very thin cardboard; the damaged so easily that the kits were immediately reissued in the more familiar 'hardbox' of a litho slick glued to heavy cardboard.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in it's initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
1990 reissue of Hasegawa's first injection molded model kit. Molded in light gray, clear and with the original black stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Finely molded kit. Well detailed with numerous photoetched parts and film instruments. Includes optional parts and decals for your choice of three different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
With a set of 6 Wheel trucks. Very high quality kit that builds a realistic prototype. Features fully formed metal sides with rivet, door and window frame detail. The sides are factory painted Pullman Green and lettered Pullman in gold. Includes precut hardwood floor, fully formed plastic monitor roof, other precut wood stock and needed, a sealed bag of metal roof, car and underside details, prism windows, diaphragms, scale chain and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
SALE!! 1955 first issue. It is easy to see how this era of Revell artwork is considered the peak of model kit box art. The kit features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure, opening rear drive-on cargo door and more. Box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tag marks (not even factory tape). The only thing keeping it from being 'near mint' is very light corner wear and a few very light insect chips on the lower side. Never started. The helicopter has been inventoried complete but NOTE: missing the display stand. Includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
1955 first issue in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tag marks (not even factory tape), fading and no creases. The only flaw is very light side wear. Features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure, opening rear drive-on cargo door and more. Molded in gloss silver and clear and includes the famous 'Revelving' Swivel Base molded in clear. Never started. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. All small parts are still in the small factory-sealed bag. All other parts are present and includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1960s 'Red Series' issue. Molded in medium gray, clear and with a light green Frog stand and stand arm. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the prop shaft has broken off the prop and is missing. It can be replace easily with stock plastic.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very nicely done model. Large scale model measures 23 inches long when assembled. Includes precarved hardwood hull, extensive hardwood printed part sheets, wooden stock and masts, tapered wooden yards, standing and running rigging material, hardwood base and pedestals, colorful decoration sheet, name plate, extensive metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc), cloth sails, full sized plans, assembly book, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All of the metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete along with the decoration sheet, instruction book and large plans all in excellent condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++++
Very rare kit from 1960 in exceptional condition. The box is superb with factory gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tags, factory tape marks only with no tape tears or any litho tears. It is free of creases and 'dishing.' The only wear is a very small amount of corner and edge wear and light scuffs. The box bottom tray is exceptional as well. Very interesting kit with raised and recessed panel line detail. The kit comes with the proposed operating zero-length launching system and fall-away rocket booster. The booster is detachable from the F-108 (if you wish). The aircraft has moving canards and the launcher elevates to launching position then back to storage position. Molded in the correct ivory plastic with metal parts for the elevation mechanism. The kit includes the correct decals and instructions as well. The decals, spring and two metal shafts are still packed in the ITC factory bag. The instructions are excellent with typical yellowing, factory folds only and no tears or edge wear. Inside, the kit is in factory-new condition. It has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with every plastic part, metal part, decals and instructions and even the Ideal Quality 'Inspection Slip.' The F-108 was a proposed interceptor and escort for the B-70 tri-sonic bomber and ITC was quick to capitalize on this new design. The kit was produced quickly and the rest is history. When the F-108 hit the shelves, it did not look like the design. Photos had been released by the US Air Force of the mock-up that were not available when ITC made the molds. This and the cancellation of the F-108 program lead to a very short release life for the Rapier and ITC quickly pulled it from the shelves. NOTE: shipping insurance is required.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Very high quality resin kit with decals for all the aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats, dead-eyes, figurehead and ships wheel, a full set of flags and sails, injection mast platforms, metal chain, numerous brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, colorful insignia sheet with front scrollwork, rear scrollwork and name, name plate and cabin sides with windows and doors, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including flags, instructions, photo sheet and plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. Large 1/100 scale kit molded in white, clear, silver and black with full landing gear and large display stand. Fantastic Cold War Box art. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some unique Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
NOTE: Builder kit only. This model is missing parts. Multi-media kit from hardwood, plastic and metal stock. The kit includes full size plans and instructions, track frame inner frames and outer frames, tread/track links (plastic), large driver wheels, 13 of 14 bogie wheels, spring housing, drawbar bracket, frame bracket, metal stock for levers/controls, smoke stack (plastic), seat and numerous other wooden parts. It is missing the hood sides, radiator, floor, dash and rectangular frame (all wood) and track spacing template (paper). The kit has not been started and includes sandpaper, original plans and some nails as needed.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
No Box. Dated 1937 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Monogram's first aircraft model dated 1946. A very rare kit for the advanced collector. When you see this model, it's easy to see how Monogram took the modeling world by storm. The kit is highly engineered, tested and very prefabricated. The balsa body is 24 inches long and completely finished. Wings are completely finished with airfoils. The tail parts are cut to shape and the metal landing gear wire is bent to shape. All other wire parts are fully formed and it includes rubber tread wheels as well as plastic canopy and spinner and decals. The cowling is hinged to provide easy access to the engine, coil, battery and fuel tank. Includes two very large sheet of full size plans/instructions as well as sandpaper, all required hardware, printwood and more. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started and all cardboard dividers are intact. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. The plans and decals are excellent and the even the original factory tissue packing paper is still present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners, no repairs and the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom tray. The box grades 'excellent+' and the only flaws are general light edge, corner and shelf wear. Postal insurance is required for this kit.