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Airfix Martin B-26 Marauder - USAAF - 320 BS 444 BG / 397 BS 598 BG / 322 BS 450 BG / 397 BG 597 BG - Airfix-Tomy Issue, 1/72, D4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-


Rare Airfix-Tomy joint issue. Like most domestic Japanese issues of Western kits, this one includes additional decals for four aircraft total. Very nice kit. Includes full cockpit, extensive bomb bay and interior detail, detailed gear wells, elevating guns and rotating turrets, rotating props and wheels, optional position bomb bay doors, crew boarding ladder, crew member and moving elevators. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell DD-537 Destroyer USS Sullivans (Fletcher Class) - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/301, H305-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1954 Pre-S first release. Great box art. Full hull kit. NOTE: has minor assembly. One stack has been glued together neatly. Quality of assembly is excellent. No other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Airfix Ford 5-AT Trimotor - American Airlines - Bagged - (5AT), 1/72, 04009-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Beautifully molded kit of the legendary 'Tin Goose'. Includes American Airways decals. Kit features full interior and very good detail throughout. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

RPM BF-109 E-1 Wrzesien 39, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


Never started. Kit is either 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions or is factory sealed/factory sealed internal bags.

Air Lines Fairey Gannet ASW Aircraft (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Air Lines manufacturing history: The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Hawk Supermarine Swift K-4 - One Piece Box Issue, 1/72, 607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare one-piece 'flip top' box issue from the late 1940s/early 1950s. Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. Molded in the correct gloss silver with green-tinted clear canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.

Imai Santa Maria - Christopher Columbus' Flagship, 1/60, 8061

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very large scale (1/60) and well detailed kit. Perhaps the finest kit every made of this historic vessel. Almost two feet long when assembled. Features detailed full hull and deck with complete fittings, anchors, lifeboat and cannons, real cloth sails, colorful cloth banners and flags, extensive rigging instructions, rigging material and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including flags, sails, rope and instructions.

Monogram AT-6 Texan, 1/48, 5306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1979 'White Box' release. Very nicely molded. Highly detailed cockpit including structural members. Optional position canopy. Detailed gear and flap wells. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions present.

Hawk Westland Lysander Mk.II, 1/48, 563-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1967 hardbox issue with John Andrews artwork. Very nicely detailed with full cockpit for pilot and observer, opening canopy, detailed engine and optional bomb load. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: one prop blade is broke but present. The break is clean. Instructions are factory photocopies.

Aurora USS Independence, 1/600, 700-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++++


1957 to 1959 issue. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora M2 Mailplane Sealed (M-2) - Western Air Express, 1/48, 775

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Dated 1976. At this late date in Aurora history, they were only releasing the best molds and usually after some scale modifications. This kit is from the improved molds and is much better than the original. Contains decals for two Western Air Express aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Pro Scale Canadian Armed Forces Boeing 707-347C 'Air Transport Command' (RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force), 1/72, 91-53

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Rare. Large 1/72 scale 707 with two large and colorful sheets of extensive Canadian Forces decals. These decals cover three different aircraft, -1, -2 and -3. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Life-Like Westward Ho Pioneer Wagon (Covered Wagon) - (ex- Miniature Masterpiece / Revell / Adams), 1/48, 09683

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor


Excellent builder kit. Very highly detailed model includes wagon, accessories, large display base, two Longhorn Oxen, horse, rider and figure. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one set of ox horns and the boy figure. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. The box is poor as both short end panels are missing. This kit has an interesting history. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also. However, Adams broke the relationship with Revell in the later 1950s and began making kits under the Adams name in 1958 with the original molds. Life-Like acquired these Adams molds but not all Adams molds. This issue is from about 1976 and lists the former MM Chuck Wagon, Western Figures, Wells Fargo Stage coach as well as numerous Pyro and Palmer kits as being currently available.

Ulrich Seaboard 'Air Line Railway' Triple Hopper - Functioning Factory Assembled Working Car, HO, RT2

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


From the early 1950s. All metal factory assembled, painted and lettered triple hopper. Single point activation on the bottom opens up all three hoppers simultaneously. Features all metal real sprung trucks. Has light wear, may have never been run - I would give it a 9 out of 10 condition, with 10 being perfect.

Tyco A.T.&S.F. Flat Car (Mantua), HO, T-308-C

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Factory assembled, painted and lettered early flat car made by Mantua but marketed by Tyco. Very heavy and well built - features a cast metal underframe and trucks with injection molded one-piece top and sides. Complete and unbroken. No wear - does not appear to have been used or run.

Varney Central of Georgia HO Scale Hopper Car, HO, H-16

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


From the late 1950s or early 1960s. Fairly early injection molded assembly kit that is factory painted and lettered. Includes coal/rock load, all metal real sprung trucks, still sealed factory parts bag and full instructions. Never started and complete.

Bandai Panzer H 18/2 Auf Gw II (105mm) WESPE Sd.Kfz.124, 1/48, 8221-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Berkeley Fairchild 24 Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Big 1/12 scale model with a 36 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features hardware, decals, full size plans, formed wire parts, die cut balsa and plywood parts and more. 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. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply RMS Queen Mary - 18 inch Wooden Model - 'Win A Free Trip To Europe' Issue

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


Very old 1930s issue from Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company. Ideal was one of the first US model producers, starting their business in 1911. The catalogs show complete kits but they also sold a very large variety of model fittings and raw materials for the scratch builder (who were the majority at that time). Ideal ran what may have been one of the very first hobby shops in New York. It was a small walk-in area of the plant where you could buy catalog items over the counter. This kit is the famous 'Contest' issue Queen Mary. It has an 18 inch 'Redi-Form' hollow hull which is already molded to shape, numerous print wood sheets, formed fiber funnels, the original paint (in corked glass bottles), fiber printed parts sheets and full size plans with 40 detail diagrams and 10 construction photos. The ship has metal fittings. NOTE: the following metal parts are missing- 6 of the 22 metal lifeboats, 1 of 2 anchors and 2 of 4 props. The kit includes all other parts, printwood sheets, funnel material, stock wood, fiber parts, molded hull, wood filler, paint and plans.

Megow 1942 Megow Catalog Number 12 - 128 Pages

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare. 1942 Megow catalog. Very thick 128 page catalog from the 'Golden Age' of model building includes the full Megow gas, rubber and static scale aircraft line, 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 different signs for Megow Dealers. The catalog is complete. There is a very small amount of writing inside such as a 'check' next to a kit, and I saw 'Not in stock' written by one kit. There is general wear on the cover and some clear tape. 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.