Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
High quality building kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. Includes a small wooden office with windows and doors as well as wood and printed cardstock to make a very large sign that would run the length of the lot along the street, as well as back into the lot. Features scribed wooden sides with precut windows, clear windows with preprinted details, door and other details, wood stock as needed, and a large sheet of cardstock signs with red printing and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Revell Academy issue molded by Lincoln Industries LTD in Auckland, New Zealand. Includes 'boxtop painting you can frame'. 1960s reissue of the original Pre-S kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
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.
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare. 1941 Megow catalog originally from Potter's Hardware in Thomaston, Conn. Very thick 128 page catalog from the 'Golden Age' of model building includes the full Megow gas, rubber and static scale aircraft line, a special about a Model Airplane show featuring Megow personnel on television station W3XE (perhaps the very first modeling show in TV), 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 door decal for hobby dealers to display. The catalog is complete and has not been written in. There is general wear on the cover and some clear tape. Page one has a tear but no material is missing. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
This highly advanced aircraft first appeared at the XIV Paris Airshow in 1934 . It was used successfully for many record attempts, and was pressed into service for WWII also. Has markings for two aircraft. 1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing four propeller retainers (easily made - do not show) and the passenger boarding stairs. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare and correct Brooklyn hardbox issue. This is the second issue of this kit - the first was in a rather plain flip-top box. The box is very good with typical wear as shown and all four corners are solid. Inside, the kit is 100% correct for this issue. It is molded in gray and does not have landing gear or missiles. Decals and instructions are correct as well as the early clear rectangular stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. Reportedly, Hawk was not happy about this and there were some words exchanged at some hobby trade shows. Hawk attempted to hide it's name - one example was using rivets to spell H-A-W-K in morse code to prevent further use of it's designs. Fortunately, the incident was not repeated.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Includes tunnel portal, 10 soldiers with stands and accessories such as rifles, machine guns, etc. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc-
Late 1960s 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. This model is nicely detailed and has a tree of chrome parts and clear parts also. The box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: one very small bumper brace on the body has broken off and missing - the other side is intact so one can be scratch built from stock plastic.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Kit includes both models. The Avro was one of the first British aircraft and the Curtiss Golden Flyer was the Speed trophy winner at Reims in France. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kits have never been started. Both have been inventoried complete including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of its 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. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. This car is an exact reproduction of the car owned by Ralph T. Buckley, owner of the Antique Auto Shop of New Jersey. This shop specialized in rebuilding Mercer automobiles to factory new condition. The car was part of the Gene Zimmerman display of over 150 such cars in Holiday West PA. Kit includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.'
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid and 'very good++'. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. It is rare to fine this complete set available and in factory-new condition. The set consists of a Baggage Mail Car, Pullman Sleeping Car, Dining Car, Vista Dome Coach and an Observation Car. All cars are internally lit. The original foam rubber and factory sealed coupler pockets are included, as well as coach seating kits sealed in the original bags. The paint is all factory and each car is as new. All cars are still protected in the original clear plastic sleeves. It would be difficult to find a better set. Postal insurance will be required.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Hardbox 'S' kit from 1957 with the 'S' Cement logo displayed on both short and long sides. Includes a correct, unopened tube of colorful Revell 'S' cement. Like most early Revell sailing ship models, the molds were cut by true craftsman. Full hull kit features very fine detail down to the coiled ropes on the deck and excellent mold quality. Includes pre-formed ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, rigging thread, detailed and optional simplified rigging instructions, silver braided anchor 'chain', color decals, flag sheet, stand and nameplate. The kit is beautifully molded in black, wood tan and white. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: one hull half has a closed crack about 2.5 inches long.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. This kit is based on drawings and interviews from witnesses and the case files of the USAF. Features detailed cockpit, 'alien' crew, clear cockpit cover and display stand.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Nicely done kit of this unique and successful Saab fighter. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. 1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the top and all 4 sides. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
From the late 1960s or early '70s. AHM/Fujimi Mokei Co. Ltd. issue with very collectible box artwork. Features rotating prop, retractable landing gear, working wing flaps bombs, drop tank and pilot figure. NOTE: the bomb halves have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Rare kit from 1937. This is one of Ideal's larger and more highly detailed kits in the 'Super Detail' line. The add on the plans lists this model as being 23 inches long, but I measured it on the plans as 21 inches. Very nicely done kit for it's time with a 80% precarved hull, extensive metal fittings, wooden blocks and deadeyes, metal stock, printwood sheets and full size plans with rigging details and rigging materials. The kit has never been started. Most all small details are still in the internal factory sealed bags and 'Pill Bottle'. All other parts are inventoried 100% complete including plans.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 22 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windows, vacuformed cowl and other parts, steel pre-shaped landing gear strut and full decals. Full size plans are included with highly detailed text instructions also. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most of other kits of this type.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still mint in the factory seal. From the 1960s. Most Craftmaster kits have great box art and this is no exception. This is the white side panel issue. It shares the same part number, box size and top art with the black-side panel issue.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Very nice 1/72 scale model of this venerable two seat trainer. Features 40 finely molded parts, cockpit detail optional position landing gear and speed brakes, tip tanks and decals for two JSDF aircraft.