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Revell CV-61 USS Ranger Picture Fleet Issue, 1/542, H360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. 1971 Picture Fleet issue with John Steel artwork. Kit features movable cranes, optional position elevators, 16 aircraft, helicopters, 11 tow trucks, 10-5" guns, lifeboats and radar details.

Monogram US Space Missiles Heritage Issue -Titan II - Atlas - Minuteman II - Thor - Hound Dog - Corporal - Nike Hercules - Sergeant - Nike Ajax - Poseidon - Honest John - Terrier - La Crosse - ASROC - Rat - Sparrow - Bullpup - Falcon - Redstone - Jupiter - Spartan, 1/128, 6055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed. 1970s reissue of the 1969 kit (the 1969 kit is the updated Four Star Kit "Missile Arsenal" from 1959). Includes missile kits listed and special display stand.

ITC Stinson Model T Tri-Motor Eastern Air Service, 1/61, 3722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare. This famous early 1930s transport was the primary competition of the Ford Tri-Motor and saw widespread use. It was the idea of E.L. Cord, the money behind the aircraft and the owner of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg automobile company. Cord also owned Lycoming, the engines that ended up on the final product. Another of Cord's companies was Century Airlines, which naturally used the aircraft. Century later became part of American Airlines. The Model T was used by many other airlines including Eastern, Delta, Braniff, TWA, United and American when they rolled up Century. The Tri-Motor carried 10 passengers, baggage and of course the mail, which was critical to early airline revenue. The aircraft proved successful and economical to operate. Includes clear windows, interior with passengers and pilots, Eastern Air Service decals and clear blue-tinted display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Heinkel He-177 A-5 Grief with Hs293 Guided Missile - Bagged, 1/72, 589

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


No box - bagged kit. The box is shown for reference only. 1960s issue. Very well detailed kit. Features complete crew, elevating guns and rotating turrets, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and props, opening bomb bay doors with full bomb load and optional wing-mounted Hs 293 Guided Missiles. Never started. NOTE: missing one horizontal stabilizer for one missile - could be easily made from stock plastic sheet. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 747 'Big Orange' Braniff Airlines, 1/144, 6101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


From 1980. Nicely detailed kit with optional position cabin doors and baggage storage areas. Includes clear windows for the entire cabin and cockpit, optional position landing gear and extensive Braniff and pinstriping decals for the 'Big Orange' aircraft pictured. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Vought F4U-5 Corsair Flying Scale Model - (F4U5), G14-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Scale flying wooden rubber powered model from the early 1950s. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell US Army Tactical Missiles Little John and Dart with Launchers 'S' Kit, 1/40, H1812-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


First and only issue from 1958 with 'S' box art. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on it's launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early wire guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance. It was 5 feet in length. The models these are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs, decals and crew of three. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Northrop SM-62 Snark Intercontinental Guided Missile, 1/48, 687

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


The Snark was America's first Intercontinental Cruise Missile. Max speed was 650 MPH and range was 6000 miles. Guidance was by an internal celestial system and the warhead was nuclear. SAC units operated Snark from 1958 to the early 1960s. Kit includes mobile launching platform, detailed missile, stair lift check stand, tractor and jet engine. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing crew. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Megow Stinson - 24 inch Wingspan Balsa Wood Flying Model, C-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


I located this kit in the 1938 Megow catalog, so it is from near that year. Part of the famous 24 inch wingspan series of kits which were 25 cents each. 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.

Scale Flight Comet's Curtiss-Wright Coupe - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell 155mm 'Long Tom' Gun and M-4 High Speed Tractor 'S' Kit, 1/40, H523-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


Rare 1956 first issue. Includes both kits - the High Speed Tractor and the Long Tom 155mm gun. The box has excellent color and gloss but has edge wear and has litho damage on the left small side panel. Has many working features - the tractor has movable tracks and working bogies, rotating and elevating machine gun, driver and interior details. The gun can be stowed for transport with the M-4 and all extra gear to do this correctly is supplied. The Long Tom features and elevating barrel, moving limbers and detailed mechanism. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo was only used for this one year - in 1957 it was replaced by the 'Famous Fighters' oval 'Sunburst'. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, one of the first if not the first box artist for Aurora. This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced this year. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing prop shaft. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. Box has damage as shown

Revell Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-84 USS Nimitz, 1/48, H291

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-


1978 1/48 scale release. Features very fine raised and some recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, working swing wings and glove vanes, optional position canopy, Phoenix, Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Vietnam Rag Boat River Assault Group (STCANS), 1/48, PB179-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. This is the 1994 reissue (by Revell-Monogram) with identical box art as the original 1967 issue. River Assault Groups (RAG) were built by the French during the Indochina war. The US continued the tradition and RAGs patrolled the river and Mekong Delta during the conflict. Features elevating and rotating .30 and .50 caliber machine guns, one piece hull, base and crew of four. Still factory sealed.

ESCI Mig 29 Fulcrum w/ground crew, 1/72, 9095

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Never started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Aurora British Centurion Tank WWII, 1/48, 300-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++


Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit with an exceptionally nice box. John Steel box art is dated 1963. Please note this is the earlier release with the 98 cent price extension. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one part, (1) of (16) small hubcaps. The other 15 are present. Inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions. There are some tread 'burn' marks on the bogie wheels and side armor.

Schreiber-Bogen Fokker DR-1, 1/20, JFS-72022

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++


Still sealed. Highly detailed and large (1/20 scale) cardstock model printed in full color on quality car.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Dated 1959 with the 'Famous Fighters' box. First issue for the TWA 707. Never started. NOTE: missing decals. Otherwise inventoried with all parts and instructions present.

Pyro 1932 Pierce Arrow 12 Cylinder - Custom Convertible Roadster, 1/32, C341-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes chrome plated, colored and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and gas tank, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior, dual rear mount spares and a removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. NOTE: the factory instructions only printed on one side. I have included a photocopy of the missing side.

Monogram 1940 Ford Pick-Up Four Way Customizing Kit, 1/24, PC91-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+


First and only release. Very rare kit. Design by famous customizer Darryl Starbird. Numerous operating features include opening doors, hood, tailgate; cab windows actually open and close. May be built stock but the model includes the following custom parts: plated and finned Ford V8 heads, 3 Stromberg 97 carbs, duel plated bedside exhaust stacks, plated generator and other plated engine parts, '51 Chevy truck rear fenders, '62 Impala Steering Wheel, '40 Deluxe Ford Dash and S-W Instruments, '37 De Soto Bumpers, Kelsey Hayes Wire Wheels with deluxe knock off spinners, whitewall tires, Diamond pattern tufted seat, door panels and bed cover, custom grill w/chrome inserts, dual spotlights, dual side mirrors, custom headlights, tailored air scoop running boards and plated fire extinguisher, lug wrench and other tools. Obviously you can built this car in many more than four versions...it can truly be your own custom design! Molded in a beautiful high gloss turquoise, white, black and clear. Also includes one large tree of chrome plated parts, rubber tires, custom decals, mint instructions and mini Monogram Catalog. Kit has never been started. Inventoried complete except for one missing part. One of the five rubber tires is missing. Four are present. If you do not plan to use the side mount spare or plan on using the deluxe custom side mount wheel cover, it will not affect the finished kit. All other parts present and in mint condition.