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Revell F-84 Thunderstreak Fighter Bomber - Academy - Lincoln New Zealand, 1/54, H125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. Revell Academy issue molded by Lincoln Industries LTD in Auckland, New Zealand. Includes 'boxtop painting you can frame'. 1960s reissue of the original Pre-S kit.

Revell Douglas DC-7 United Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/122, H220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Rare Lodela issue, likely from the early 1960s. The kit is from the same molds and uses the same box art as the famous Pre 'S' Airport issue, but this kit was issued by Lodela with the airplane only - there are no ground accessories. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet - Bonanza Airlines Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$135   

Still factory sealed. Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp.

Megow 1941 Megow Catalog Number 11 1941 - 128 Pages

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$35   

Rare. 1941 Megow catalog originally from Potter's Hardware in Thomaston, Conn. Very thick 128 page catalog from the 'Golden Age' of model building includes the full Megow gas, rubber and static scale aircraft line, a special about a Model Airplane show featuring Megow personnel on television station W3XE (perhaps the very first modeling show in TV), an article on the 'Story Behind Megow Balsa Wood', model aircraft dope with a Megow Store Display, Megow's Quick Dry Cement, die-cast parts and fittings for super-detailing static solid models, pages supplies for flying models, the Strombecker wooden kits line (distributed by Megow), American Junior (A-J) Line, Fireball U-Control, Gas Powered Models, gas motors, timers, knives, props, gas flying accessories, gas car models, Megow's extensive line of ship models and fittings, Megow's historical and large line of O and HO Gauge kits and accessories, and advertising showing the famous Megow 'Green Cabinet' and door decal for hobby dealers to display. The catalog is complete and has not been written in. There is general wear on the cover and some clear tape. Page one has a tear but no material is missing. The other pages are free of tears. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s till 1949. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits.

Heller Caudron C635 Simoun - Advanced French Light Aircraft from the 1930s, 1/72, 165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

This highly advanced aircraft first appeared at the XIV Paris Airshow in 1934 . It was used successfully for many record attempts, and was pressed into service for WWII also. Has markings for two aircraft. 1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Cutty Sark 1869 - Special Edition, 1/130, 09253

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$58   

Still factory sealed but one corner of the box lid has a mouse chew. At the same corner the inner box is battered but still intact. Nicely detailed kit measures 520mm (20.4 inches) long when assembled.

Hasegawa Blue Angels History - A-4F Skyhawk - F9F Panther - F9F Cougar - F11F-1 (F11F1) Tiger - F-4J Phantom Kits, 1/72, 1209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$139   

Still factory sealed but the seal has small splits. Limited issue box set includes all five kits and full decals for the Blue Angles.

Monogram Ford Tri-Motor - Bagged, 1/77, PA161

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$18   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Ideal builder kit. Fourth issue of the Monogram Ford Trimotor from 1966. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: Decals are missing. Parts are dirty and instructions are heavily damaged.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop - Capital Airlines Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing four propeller retainers (easily made - do not show) and the passenger boarding stairs. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Brooklyn - Famous Fighters Of All Nations, 1/48, 33-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

Very rare and correct Brooklyn hardbox issue. This is the second issue of this kit - the first was in a rather plain flip-top box. The box is very good with typical wear as shown and all four corners are solid. Inside, the kit is 100% correct for this issue. It is molded in gray and does not have landing gear or missiles. Decals and instructions are correct as well as the early clear rectangular stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. Reportedly, Hawk was not happy about this and there were some words exchanged at some hobby trade shows. Hawk attempted to hide it's name - one example was using rivets to spell H-A-W-K in morse code to prevent further use of it's designs. Fortunately, the incident was not repeated.

Fujimi British Infantry Battlefield Diorama Kit No.7, 1/76, D7-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$10   

Includes tunnel portal, 10 soldiers with stands and accessories such as rifles, machine guns, etc. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

AMT Star Trek Exploration Set / Phaser / Tricorder / Communicator - (USS Enterprise ), 1/1, S958

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

1974 issue. The scale is not certain, but you can be the judge. The communicator is almost 3" long. The phaser is 5.75 inches long, and the tricorder is 4.5 inches high and 3.5 inches wide. Features all three devices and chrome plated parts. Chrome is in like new condition. The kit has not been started and includes all plastic parts molded in black and chrome. All the chrome parts are still on the tree and all other parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes instructions. NOTE: missing the small sticker for the tricorder.

Megow Seabird 19th Century Merchant Brig - 17.75 inch long Wooden Ship Model, G-16

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

From 1938. Megow was famous for their line of ship kits. This is one of the more expensive kits as it contains a hardwood (not balsa) precarved hull, several metal fittings and metal launch, three printed balsa sheets, rigging material, blocks and two jars of Megow Paint. Includes full size plans, with sectional outlines and assembly instructions, rigging diagrams, complete color scheme, colorful flag sheet and two photos of the completed model. Several parts were rough cut from two printed sheets, but there has been no other work done on the model and it is complete with all parts, metal fittings, rigging material, two jars of Megow paint (it came with three originally), flag sheet and plans. The 'Seabird' was a typical merchant brig of out Philadelphia used in the Pacific Trade dating back to the middle of the 19th century.

Revell Space Shuttle Columbia - with Spacelab, 1/72, 4702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$45   

1979 issue. Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and has drawn the box concave. Very large 1/72 scale kit. Well detailed. Has fine, engraved tile detail. Has decals for all four shuttles. Includes full cockpit, Space Lab Module and airlock, ESA Experiment Module with Telescope, Articulated arm, opening/closing bay doors and two position landing gear. Includes crew members.

Pyro Chevrolet 1937 Custom Convertible, 1/32, C299-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$39   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is nicely detailed and has a tree of chrome parts and clear parts also. The box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: one very small bumper brace on the body has broken off and missing - the other side is intact so one can be scratch built from stock plastic.

Revell USS Wasp Gemini Recovery Vessel, 1/520, H375

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-

$95   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave at points as shown. 1969 issue. Highly detailed model that is 20" long when assembled. Includes Grumman S-2 Trackers, Sikorsky Sea King helicopters, movable elevators, Gemini capsule, flags and large decal sheet.

Lindberg Convair 880 Airliner - TWA or MEA (Middle East Airlines Lebanon) - Mexican Issue, 1/189, 409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$54   

Still factory sealed. Rare Mexican-Lindberg issue that includes colorful TWA and MEA decals. Can be built wheels up or down. Very fine raised panel detail. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners.

Lindberg Convair 880 Airliner - TWA or MEA (Middle East Airlines Lebanon) - Mexican Issue, 1/189, 409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$49   

Rare Mexican-Lindberg issue that includes colorful TWA and MEA decals. Can be built wheels up or down. Very fine raised panel detail. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners.

Renwal 1909 Avro Triplane and 1909 Curtiss Golden Flyer, 1/72, 256-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Kit includes both models. The Avro was one of the first British aircraft and the Curtiss Golden Flyer was the Speed trophy winner at Reims in France. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kits have never been started. Both have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Best 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner, 1/30, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. In the early 1950s Best Hobby Kits (Best Plastic Corporation of Brooklyn, NY) entered the infant USA plastic model kit market with a series of Indianapolis 500 winners. Six kits were issued - the 1920 Monroe Special, 1922 Murphy Special, 1931 Miller Special, 1935 Gilmore Special, 1940 Maserati Racer and 1953 Fuel Injection Special. The kits were priced correctly and featured 'Super Detailed' parts (for the time). It is unknown why the line failed to sell - it may have been distribution. Best was certainly not a large player in the business. The kit features real rubber Firestone racing tires, decals and some interior detail. The kit has not been started. All parts are still in the original 'krinkle' bag. Complete with decals and instructions.