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Megow Ranger Class B Gas Model - 44 Inch Wingspan Early Free Flight Aircraft, E-22

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$175   

Very, very rare. From the late 1930s or pre-war 40s. Fred Megow once stated that they lost money on the big gas models and sold very few; they were done for status only. This is a one owner kit; the box top and tray are in good condition given the age of the model; that stain on the litho lowers the overall grade to 'good'. The box top and bottom are 100% intact, never repaired and have great corners. Inside, the kit has never been touched. The small parts are still in the sealed paper envelope and it appears that the plans have never been unfolded. Includes quality printwood, stock balsa, factory cut stringers and spars (still held in a bundle together with the factory rubber bands), balsa and hardwood stock cut to general shape, fully formed wooden wheels, fully formed wire landing gear struts, sealed hardware packet and more. It is complete with all parts and plans. I do not see any covering tissue, but some models did not come with it (and it may be in the never opened plans).

Aurora Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, 1/270, 494-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$145   

Very rare and even rarer in this condition. First issue and with the one-year only rectangular logo. Dramatic Jo Kotula box art with 1956 date. The box is the finest I have seen. It has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tape or tape marks, no tags or tag marks, no fading, and no tear or missing litho. The only flaws are the light edge and corner wear shown at the bottom right and other (even lighter) shelf wear that probably not even visible in the photo. Molded in correct silver and clear with correct rectangular clear stand. A nice kit for that time, it features full centerline landing gear and outrigger struts and gear doors as well as clear cockpit canopy, outboard slipper fuel tanks, display stand and decals. It has the correct early rectangle-base clear Aurora stand, which is also shown on the instructions. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions are mint and the decals are 'near mint.' It is interesting to note that this is not a reissue of the Comet molds - the two models are not even close to the same size or scale. This kit is original to Aurora, was made before Aurora acquired the Comet molds and also varies in a great many details. It appears that Aurora never even re-issued the Comet B-52, probably because they had a superior model already in the same low price range.

Airfix BAC-111 (One-Eleven) Braniff Airlines - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 2-88

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$54   

Hard to find Craftmaster issue. Features optional position landing gear and working airstair rear door. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Braniff decals look 'excellent' but please always take precautions before using any older kit decals. There is an article (on this website) on how to save old decals.

Airfix Fokker F-27 Friendship Aer Lingus, 1/72, 583

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

From the late 1950s. Type two logo kit with full Aer Lingus markings on two decal sheets. Features full cockpit, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, optional position cabin doors and rotating propellers & wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Boeing B-52 Giant Stratofortress - Pre 'S' Kit, 1/175, H207-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) with great artwork. Inside the kit has the four piece stand and the revised instructions showing it. NOTE: this kit has two parts neatly assembled- the fuselage halves have been assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell F-105B Thunderchief - 'S' Issue, 1/75, H285-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

1958 first issue with dramatic hardbox artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Kader Boeing 707 BOAC, 1/190, 399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

From the 1960s. Nicely molded for that time and features very fine raised and some recessed panel line detail, display stand and very colorful and complete decals. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bag; the larger parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes instructions.

Comet Boeing 707 Jetliner 367-80 Dash 80, 1/300, PL16-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$55   

Very rare. Civil version of the 707 prototype. In the 1950s Comet made a beautiful line of small scale aircraft and missile models with colorful boxes. When Comet went out of business, these molds saw action for years with Aurora. This is the one-piece flip up box of the '707 - Dash 80.' And it is a nice kit of the famous prototype, the world's first commercially-successful airliner. Well molded with fine recessed panel lines in 'In-Flight' configuration with stand and prototype decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 707 Jetliner TWA, 1/104, 382-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Dated 1959 with the 'Famous Fighters' style 'Hobby Kits' logo. First issue for the TWA 707. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note, the actual decal transfers are 100% complete, but there is bug damage to some of the backing paper only.

Moebius Battle Star Galactica Cylon Raider, 1/32, 941

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$85   

Very large scale and well detailed model from new molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

BaxMod G6 Rhino Self Propelled Howitzer (SPH) - Mobile Artillery System, 1/35

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

High quality resin model with photoetched details. Features very nice suspension and shocks, full engine, good interior, optional position hatches and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The G6 SPG is a South African artillery piece developed around the ordnance of the G5 Howitzer. It is one of the world's most powerful self-propelled guns on a wheeled chassis. In addition to the logistical mobility afforded by a wheeled chassis, the G6 is protected against counter-battery fire and is able to defend itself in an unsecured area. The chassis is mine protected. The G6 is produced in South Africa by the Land System division of Denel and entered production in 1987. The G6 is still regarded as one the best mobile artillery systems in the world and export version can be found all around the world.

ESCI Fiat G-91 Gina Pan - Frecce Tricolori, 1/48, 4028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Larger scale (1/48) Gina features cockpit detail, optional position speed brakes and canopy, detailed gear wells, smoke tank and blocked gun ports. Includes large and colorful decal sheet for the Italian Air Force Acrobatic Team 313 Gruppo G-91R-1B (modified). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. In 1961, the US Army evaluated four 'Ginas' for possible use in the close support/forward air control role. Despite much anticipatory rejoicing by Army aviators, this interesting project was abandoned when most fixed wing types were transferred to the USAF.

Aurora Martin B-26D Marauder, 1/46, 371-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$84   

1969 hardbox Big A logo of this large and impressive kit. From the original 1950s molds and makes a perfect 'Classic Builder.' Molded in silver, clear and with the big silver/gray tripod base two-piece display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. One prop blade is neatly broke at the hub; the blade is included and is a straight-forward repair.

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort - 'S' Issue, 1/249, H355-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

Rare first issue hardbox dated 1957 with the 'S' logo on the sides and incredible artwork. Large scale kit features a full hull, complete deck fittings, a display stand and is very nicely detailed for that time. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the internal factory bag.

Revell P-47D Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force - 1st Grupo De Caca de FAB (Forca Aerea Brasileira) - Kikoler Issue, 1/32, H296Br

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Very rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts including decals and instructions. NOTE: several parts are broken, but everything is present so it can be repaired. Here is the breakdown of broken parts: rudder pedals from instrument panel, 2 exhaust pipes, pylon half from a bomb half, push rods from the crankcase.

Monogram MIL Mi-24 HIND Gunship, 1/48, 5819

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$30   

Still factory sealed. 1990 issue that is very nicely detailed. Features detailed cockpit, elevating gun and rotating turret, full cabin interior, rotating front and rear rotors, optional position canopy and doors, full combat loadout and more.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Fighter Type 22, 1/48, JT17

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

From 1994. Very highly detailed and superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and more. There are decals and paint guide for three different aricraft. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog English Electric Canberra P.R.7, 1/72, 323P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$84   

Rare, early issue from the 1950s. This is a fine example that includes all the possible paperwork. It includes the Frog inspection slip (No. 1 at that). a fold-out Frog catalog (with a blue, white and yellow cover), a Frog 1 July 1958 "Plastic Scale Aircraft, Kits, Etc" Price List from Lines Brothers and a second instruction sheet in various languages. The kit is molded in silver and clear and has the correct large, clear round-based stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original glue capsule. Decals are in amazing 'excellent+' condition as are the instructions. NOTE: the box displayed better than the 'very good+' ranking but is graded as such because there is a tape tear (1.5" x .5") on the upper long side, marks from tape and a small section of missing litho from the right short side (1" x .75").

Revell 1910 Pierce Arrow Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H48-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is nice and the kit is molded in a stunning, bright red glossy acetate plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Advanced Molding Corp Ferrari 342 America Sports Car - (pre-Aurora), 1/32, 13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Very rare and for the advanced builder/collector of early plastic models. Advanced Molding issued 7 pioneering plastic car kits in 1954. But in 1955, Aurora purchased the molds then released them (the first in '55) under the Aurora name and artwork. They became famous under the Aurora name but virtually unknown under the original Advanced label because they were issued for year or less. Advanced cleverly advertised all 7 kits on each box - the box top shows the kit inside, and the long side panels show 3 on each side. The 7 were the Cunningham, MG, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari Sportster, Corvette and Ferrari 342 America. This kit is the Ferrari Sportster, is molded in bright red with rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has the body shell assembled to 'professional' quality. Fit is perfect and the seamed are puttied and sanded. There is no other assembly and zero painting. All parts are present. With instructions that have a nice history of the car. Advanced was located at 54 West 21st Street, New York 10, NY. After selling the cars, Advanced remained in the plastic model business with the Trailblazers HO train series in 1955 centered around the famous "General." It was issued as a locomotive and tender, or just the cars as set (passenger, mail combine, baggage, box car, flat car and caboose), or the cars each separately and the rare freight set which included the locomotive and tender, box car, flat car and caboose.