Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Rare first issue hardbox dated 1957. The first issue is P20 and the second is PA20; the "P" designation lasted less than a year. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. Molded in correct high gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1960s/1970s stick and tissue flying model. 13 1/4 inch wingspan. Never started and complete with all parts and plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
From 1946. Part of the famous 24 inch wingspan rubber-band powered flying kits. Features print wood, pre-cut stringers, spars, wood stock, preformed wheels, very nicely pre-carved wooden propeller blank (needs sanding to complete), tissue paper and full size plans. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including plans. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. 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. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1960s issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Nicely molded kit with excellent fit and fine raised panel lines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as extensive decals for Central Vermont. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were not bagged have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Final logo Frog kit. Nicely molded kit with fine raised panel line detail. Features nicely done intake and exhaust, optional position speed brake and landing gear (including outriggers) and a load-out including drop tanks and rocket pods. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Nicely molded and detailed. Has markings for Armstrong and Mart's historic aircraft. Never started. NOTE: Missing pilots. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Very nicely molded and detailed large 1/32 scale kit. Contains optional parts and decals for civil racer or military version. Features highly detailed engine and cockpit, three piece canopy, full size drawings and rigging diagrams and rubber or plastic tires. The military ship, PA69 was flown by Squadron Commanding Officer Willis Taylor of the 1st Pursuit Squadron and also by Charles Lindberg. When Lindberg flew this ship, his name was not put on it, likely to protect his privacy. The racer decals feature colorful numbers and striping for NX70-Y. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Vacuform kit with metal cockpit - struts - wheels and other details. Never started and complete with all parts.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM-
Still factory sealed. One-piece box issue from small scale ex-Busch molds. Contains both aircraft.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
ITC was the model manufacturing arm of the giant Ideal Toy Company. Ideal only made plastic models for a very short time in the late 1950s and early 1960s before all production was discontinued. Luckily, they made some great subjects. This Condor is molded in the correct bright orange with blue-tinted clear windows and base. Includes decals for both variants. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1953 early issue molded in very light green plastic. The kit has not been started. It is still internally sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag with the instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.
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: No Box
Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. From Marusan molds. Very nicely molded with very fine raised panel lines. Features clear canopy, complete landing gear and doors and two drop tanks. The model as never been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with the decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very unusual Navy and Marine spec upgraded Bronco. The OV-10D was developed from the OV-10a. It has a distinctively longer nose with a forward looking infa red sensor and laser designators. The engines are uprated 1040 hp Garrett T76s which allow more ordnance options. The gunship version includes a belly mounted M-97 20mm gun turret, which is included in this kit. 7.6mm gun pods, Sidewinder and Hellfire missiles are also included. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. 1970s issue from Airfix molds. Features rotating gun turret, moving wing control surfaces, missile load, ground crew of six and optional position landing gear.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very high quality kit with legendary LS attention to detail. High-gloss style box with excellent artwork. 134 parts. The kit is engineered for two electric motors - all hardware is included but LS did not issue the kit with the motors. The batteries are held in a very clever 1/72 scale fuel truck. Features all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit and crew station detail with crew, rotating turret with elevating gun, torpedo load with ground torpedo trolley, working bomb bay doors, working crew entry door, moving wing flaps and ailerons, rotating wheels and propellers, ground crew, wheel chocks and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide, color cut away for more interior detail and decals for multiple aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.