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Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - Hunter Packing Co. with Trucks, HO, Q4

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. This one kit, the Hunter Packing car, had a unique paint job from the other reefers that Megow issued. The roof and sides should all be painted aluminum. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube but no paint. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. 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.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley HS-1182 Hawk - Ground Attack or Trainer Version, 1/72, 03026-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$14   

Features very good dual cockpits and pilots, very fine raised panel detail, gear well detail, optional position landing gear, two-piece canopy, extensive underwing stores with many choices and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Caravelle And Tu-144 Russian SST, 1/180, 411-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

SALE!! Includes both builder-only kits so please read carefully. The Caravelle is ~1/180 scale and the Tu-114 is ~1/230. Both include full landing gear and display stands. The kits have never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: Caravelle includes all parts and instructions but is missing the decals. Tu-144 includes all parts but is missing the instructions and decals.

Yunyj Tyechinik Yakovlev Yak-18 II Light Acrobatic Aircraft - Bagged, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. Features fine raised panel lines, pilot figure, 'in flight' configuration and decals. Molded in gray, white and clear. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing prop retainer and display stand. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. I believe this is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Yak-18s have been observed in service with the North Korean air force as recently as August 2018.

Polar Lights King Kong's Thronester - (Aurora Molds), 1/12, 5016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$34   

Still factory sealed. This is an ideal builder from the original Aurora kit.

KVZ Tu-134 'Crusty' Aeroflot Decals - Interflug Boxart, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Fantastic Cold War Box art. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some unique Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Large and colorful decal sheet is in excellent condition. The kit is molded in white, clear, silver and black and includes full landing gear and a large display stand. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, stand and instructions. Please note that the box art is Interflug, but the kit decals are for Aeroflot.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$20   

Still factory sealed. Testors-Hawk Canada issue. Softbox is dated 1961 but is actually much later than that. Nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Molded in white.

Life-Like Chevrolet 1937 Custom Convertible - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Life-like issue from original 1960s Pyro molds. Nicely detailed for that time and the original Pyro box (not this one) states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car.

Merlin Models Fokker EV (E-V) / D-VIII (DVIII) - German or Polish Air Force, 1/72, 16

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Limited edition kit with finely cast metal parts and details and injection molded main airframe parts. Includes decals for multiple versions. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery - Stock or Custom, 1/25, 8215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Nicely detailed kit from 1997. Features underside suspension and exhaust detail, stock Ford Flathead V-8 or tri-carb (3x2) Buick Nailhead engine, detailed engine compartment and opening hood, full interior, optional position rear cargo door and more. Other optional features include lowered front end, tube bumpers, Keystone mags, wide tires, custom decals, spotlights, tachometer, floor shifter, gauge package, header exhaust system, etc. Molded in gray, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

SMER Ansaldo SVA5 (SVA-5), 1/50, 106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Factory sealed. The SVA-5 was a highly successful Italian WWI design that saw service up to 1929. The aircraft was very fast for it's time and the Italians wisely used it for stratigic recon and bombing. the SVA-5 flew legendary missions over 500 miles in length, returning with valuable photos. After the war, the aircraft was flown by Argentina, Brazil, France, Lithuania, Latvia, Holland, Peru, Poland, the Soviet Union, Spain and the United States. One even flew from Rome to Tokyo.

Ogonjek Battleship Potemkin (Potemkine), 1/400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

From very high quality ex-Heller kits. Cleanly molded with no flash. Soviet Union release. Full hull kit with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Heller Bloch 174, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Old high-gloss 'L' type box issue from the 1960s with no part number. Excellent armed reconnaissance bomber that first flew in January of 1939. By the time of the German Invasion, only 50 had been made and only one unit operated the aircraft exclusively. The excellent performance allowed the existing 174s to be used extensively with little losses. After the Armistice, it continued to operate with the Vichy forces. Some saw action along side the Allies during TORCH in North Africa. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Republic F-84G Thunderjet - French or Norwegian Air Forces, 1/72, 278

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$12   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Very nicely molded for that time with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for both aircraft. 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.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Gollywock - 32 inch Wingspan Class C Aircraft, 403

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Purchased brand new on November 21, 1966 at National Hobby, Inc on Lorain Ave in Cleveland, Ohio. Includes the original receipt. Another successful design for Class C Stick National Competition by Wally Simmers. Climbs at 1200 feet/min on rubber power with a glide angle of 10 to 1. Large and graceful. Features covering tissue, high quality print and stripwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Park Plastics Boeing 707 Jetliner RCA Promotional Item, 1/180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Special late 1950 or very early 1960s promotional model given away by RCA to promote the new 'Jetliner' television sets. Includes RCA wing and tail decals and RCA instructions that also advertise the new television set. Older but nice kit with retractable landing gear. This may be the only aircraft kit issued by Park. The molds are from Pegapan (France) thanks to Dusty Rhodes' research (thanks Dusty!) Never started. NOTE: missing one internal retainer (easily made), one wheel and two engine inlet cones. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, RCA decals and instructions present.

Frog Westland Wessex I (S-58) - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - Red Series, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$28   

Molded in light gray-blue. Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

KVZ Mil Mi-4 'Hound' Helicopter, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Unique kit from KVZ, which was an East German company from 1969 to 1973. During this time, they produced some fantastic Cold War kits of Soviet and Eastern Bloc Airliners, Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

MPM Kawanishi N1K1 'Shinden' George, 1/72, 72123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Kit features fine, all recessed panel line detail, many photoetched parts and decals for four aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. During construction of the NiK1 Kyofu (Strong Wind) float plane, the design team at Kawanishi did a study of converting that aircraft to a land-based fighter. The design seemed very promising, but the Japanese Navy rejected it. Kawanishi decided to privately fund the building of prototypes regardless. The aircraft flew and flew well, but the navy was unimpressed as they ordered the J2M Raiden into production. Kawanishi, undaunted, built four additional prototypes. The IJN was finally won over, and funds were released to produce the fighter. Production problems were solved in time for the Shiden (Violet Lightning) to see action before the end of the war, but not in significant numbers to change the tide. The Shiden was an excellent aircraft, but a modified version, NiK2-J may have been the finest Japanese Naval fighters of the war.

Aeroclub Hawker Hector - RAF No. 613 Sq November 1939- June 1940 / Irish Air Corps No. 90 1940 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Rare. Features very nice injection molded main parts, high quality Aeroclub metal details, extruded airfoil strut material, full instructions and excellent decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.