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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.

Megow Contest Commercial - 36 inch Wingspan Cabin Style N.A.A. Class 'C' Flying Model Airplane, J-16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

From 1940. Part of the AYA 'Air Youth of America' series of aircraft. Kit features 36 inch wingspan and 25 inch long fuselage, full size plans, print and strip balsa wood, nose block, covering material and a very nice pre-carved propeller blank (final finishing required). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete. 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. 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.

Best 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner - (Later Aurora), 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.

Charmore Mig-15 - Trail Blazers of Transportation, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$60   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. Charmore was located at 126 Market Street in Paterson, New Jersey. They issued a small line of kits in the early 1950s, at the dawn of US plastic kit production. All boxes have the same art - the name of the kit stamped on a side white panel. Inside, the kit has never been started. The contents are mint and complete in the original Charmore paper sacks. The main parts are the correct gloss silver (just one of the several colors that Charmore used), while the canopy, stand and stand arm are clear. Includes decals and instructions. From toy historians, we know that Charmore was created by the toy giant Louis Marx Company after 1945. Evidently Marx hope to obtain retail buyer-level advantages and tax breaks from the arrangement. The company was named for Louis' brother's (David) wife, Charlene. It has been shown that Charmore and Marx mixed molds and products when it came to toys; however, it seems that the model lines were separate. Please email me if you have more details.

Revell Lockheed Electra II Los Angeles Dodgers 1961, 1/115, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$395   

Very rare. Special issue made by Revell just for the Concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers Inc and only available through them. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Fairchild F-27 (F27) - Lodela Issue, 1/94, H297

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$99   

Still factory sealed. Revell Lodela issue. This issue retained the beautiful "S" artwork. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and loading ramp.

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.

Airmodel XF5U-1 Flying Pancake/Flapjack - Bagged - (XF5U1), 1/72, 138

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$20   

Very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Basic vac kit with main airframe parts. Never started. NOTE: missing clear canopy. includes all other parts and instructions/plans. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Revell Lockheed Electra Varig - Brazil Issue, 1/115, H255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$495   

Very rare Kikoler Revell Brazil issue. The hardbox has very good color as the photo shows. The kit is the original Revell 'S' kit and is molded in silver plastic with the famous clear 'Globe' swivel stand. The correct instructions and Varig decals are unique to this issue and they are in excellent condition. The decals are flat and have very minimal yellowing and no stains. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note, the box has had some internal repairs done to a crease and split corners. They are very nicely done and impossible to see from the outside.

Aurora Crown Logo Blue Knight of Milan 1520, 1/8, K2-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$150   

In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The early Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. Inside, the kit is mint. The shiny, very dark blue plastic parts are complete and there is a red feather plume. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo.

Airfix Hawker Typhoon - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 10-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Very colorful and interesting Craftmaster artwork issue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Type-94-1 E7K1 Alf, 1/72, JS055-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$26   

Still mint in the factory seal. Nicely molded and detailed kit. Features fine raised panel lines and some cockpit detail including seats, side windows and crew of three. Features decals for the aircraft on the box artwork.

Revell A3D Skywarrior (A-3) - 'S' Issue, 1/84, H241-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

First issue with great "S" artwork. Dated 1956. The box is in amazing condition with perfect color and gloss. The only thing keeping it from being 'mint' is light wear and prices on the short end panels. Features folding wings and horizontal stabilizer, rotating and elevating rear gun turret, optional position landing gear, speed brakes & escape hatch, three crew figures and more. Includes the famous clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Sturmgeschutz GIII 75mm Assault Gun - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M1-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Still mint in the factory seal. Classic Craftmaster artwork. 'White' box sides issue. Nicely detailed small scale kit.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

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. NOTE: the arresting gear is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. 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.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals. The box has very good color, four solid corners (no repairs), no fading, stains or tears and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape). It does have moderate general wear as shown, a small (3/4" x 3/8") price tag tear on the left short side, edge wear (more on the on the left than the right) and litho chips on the top long side along the edge.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

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. NOTE: the spinner is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. 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.

RPM PWS-16 bis, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Cleanly molded kit with very nice detail. Includes full cockpits, rigging diagrams and markings for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Wen-Mac Northrop X-4 USAF, 1/50, 5501-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Very rare. Wen-Mac was a famous manufacture of gas powered U-Control model aircraft. In 1955, they produced their one and only injection molded model kit, this Northrop X-4. The kit is a 'whip fly' model where the pilot controls the elevator (and thus the pitch of the aircraft) with the Jimmy Walker patented U-Control. The instructions are on the back, and the small crinkle bag is still present. Please note that Wen-Mac did not issue this kit with decals. Molded in the correct red plastic with additional metal parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small metal nut, easy purchased at any hardware store. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts.

Crescent Books Color Treasury of Model Soldiers, N335

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

1972 collector's book in full color. 64 pages. Includes collectors notes and full history of the toy soldier dating back to 2000 BC. The book is in excellent condition and the binding is very tight.