Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1964 issue that uses the same (but modified) box art from the first 1956 release. This kit is famous for being molded in a stunning gloss burgundy and black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Rare and still factory sealed. No scale is given, but the cast metal sub is about 1.5 inches wide. Includes painting guide on the back.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Superb flying model that can be powered three ways. Features high quality printwood sheets, factory cut stripwood and spars, all required metal hardware, plastic prop and thrust button, vacuformed wheels and pilot bust, covering tissue, a large sheet of authentic decals, full size plans with detailed building and flying information and more.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
First issue dated 1967. High quality kit that builds to a beautiful model. Has markings for Gabreski's aircraft and RAF 81 Sq. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc-
Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Early issue with excellent mold quality. Likely from the 1970s or very late 1960s. Deluxe issue includes and very nice instruction book with color front and rear covers as well as a small American LaFrance history brochure. Large and highly detailed kit with over 300 parts - and more than 100 of those are chromed. Builds a full rolling chassis just like the real truck with supercharged, fuel injection V-8 Detroit Diesel, full suspension, exhaust and driveline and two stage 'Twinflow' pump. Features complete engine and engine compartment, fully detailed cab, 3 ladders, hollow flexible hoses with twin hose reels and nozzles, 4 fire axes and pike pole, rubber tires and much more. The large decal sheet has enough gold letters and numbers to make almost any city or county pumper and also has pre-made markings for City of Troy (Michigan), Elmira Fire Department, San Franscico, Atlanta and Baltimore. Molded in white, clear tinted yellow, clear tinted red, clear, chrome and with flexible tires. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from the early 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, fully finished engine nacelle, 2D cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, a very early injection molded propeller, wood stock as necessary, color insignia sheet, sandpaper and excellent Hawk full size plans. Even includes the factory tissue paper. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Dated November of 1949. Very well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw cut wooden parts as well as excellent plastic wheels, headlights, steering wheel, horn and lanterns. There are also metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Includes full-size, superb fold-out instructions with multiple elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, two photos of the completed model and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one die-cut cardstock parts. Very easily made as the perfect pattern (the cardstock sheet) is present. Inventoried with all other parts present. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufacturers. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From 1961. Large scale well detailed kit. 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, excellent vacuform full engine cowl, scale wheels, thrust button, clear window material, rubber motor, plastic prop, metal stock and prop shaft, diecut plywood firewall for gas engine option, big decal sheet and two sheets of superb full size plans and detailed instructions. Never started and complete. 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Early 1960 issue of one of the more famous free-flight models of the 1930s. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood and spars, fully formed wheels, nose block, clear window material, covering tissue, rubber motor, metal prop/rubber shaft, plastic propeller and detailed full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete. 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: Good
Limited edition kit. Well detailed and molded. Includes photoetched details and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
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 8 to 10 weeks. 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: Sealed
Never started and complete. Very limited production injection molded kit. Small details such as interior are not included in Beechnut kits but detailed drawings are provided. They contain all basic parts but you must scratch build the rest.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
The bag and header are still factory sealed. Limited run injection molded kit of a rare subject in 1/72 scale. Includes decals for four aircraft but no roundels.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Completely injection molded kit, not vacuform. Nicely molded. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions present. This is the first Focke-Wulf design that Kurt Tank was responsible for. Later he designed the famous and effective 190 series.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
1958 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula boxart. This is the Parents' Magazine issue with the seal located in the lower right. Classic 1930s Navy Biplane Fighter that is still famous for their colorful paint jobs at that that time. Cowl, tail and trim color would vary with the Aircraft Carrier (Ranger, Lexington or Saratoga) that the group was based on and the aircraft's position in the flight formation. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Interesting 'Upgrade' kit. Includes the base Heller kit molded in white with a clear windshield, Falcon vac windshield, decals for the five aircraft listed, excellent metal instrument panel (taped to the clear Falcon windshield, green windshield tinting material, rigging wire, a very large double-sided fold out with detail pictures of the real aircraft, full instructions including paint guide for all aircraft, rigging, important notes about each of the 5 airplanes that decals are supplied for, and extensive detailing instructions to improve the base Heller kit further. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Factory new. Very clean castings. Never started and complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1964 dated hardbox with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and very little wear as shown. Second issue with 50 cent price extension. This is the kit with the 'Texas Rangers' nose art decal. Molded in gloss dark olive green and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed and a limited edition. The Hasegawa 1/48 Phantom series are considered the finest F-4 kits every produced in that scale. Dated 2007 with 139 parts and features all very fine recessed panel lines and superior detail.