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Megow 1941 Megow Catalog Number 11 1941 - 128 Pages

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$35   

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.

Heller Caudron C635 Simoun - Advanced French Light Aircraft from the 1930s, 1/72, 165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

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.

Renwal 1909 Avro Triplane and 1909 Curtiss Golden Flyer, 1/72, 256-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

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.

Revell Flying Cloud Clipper with Sails - 'S' Kit Issue with 'S' Cement, 1/232, H344-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

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.

Revell Jacques-Yves Cousteau's Calypso - Ocean Exploration Vessel, 1/125, H575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$179   

Rare. 1976 first issue of Cousteau's Ocean Exploration Vessel. The Calypso was a US Navy YMS Class Minesweeper from 1942; so if you did the research and modifications, you could built a model of any of the YMS ships. Includes Hughes 300C helicopter, anti-shark cage, sharks, Galeazzi diving chamber, Zodiac Mk III 'Grand Raid' inflatable boats and two SP-600 mini-subs. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Cousteau full-color booklet is also present as is the envelope of Cousteau information.

Heller Saab J-21A Fighter, 1/72, 261

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$27   

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.

Fujimi Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, 1/70, FC-10-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

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.

Sterling Fairchild 24K with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 22 inch Wingspan Control Line or Free Flight, M-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$35   

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.

Airfix Aichi D3AI Val - Craftmaster Issue (White Side Panels), 1/72, 1227-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$26   

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.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi G4M2E Type 1 'Betty' Model 24 Tei with MXY7 Ohka Model 11, 1/72, JS069-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Limited edition kit with missile. Very well molded kit. Features Betty Bomber and Ohka with ground stand/parent aircraft mounting dolly. Very highly detailed kit with interior. Has markings for 4 aircraft. Three are Ohka launchers. The fourth is one of two unique Betty's that flew to meet the Allies for surrender in 1945. These aircraft are white with large green crosses. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Airfix CMP FAT-2 Quad Gun Tractor and 25 Pounder - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M6-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Includes Gun, limber and tractor kits. Kit features very good detail with truck interior, driver, suspension, gun limber and gun crew. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Twin Mustang F-82G - White Box Issue, 1/72, 7501-0175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

1973 "White Box" issue. Has parts and markings for both day (silver scheme) and night fighter (black) version. Features canopies that open and close to show cockpit detail, detailed gear wells, detailed gun bay with .50 caliber machine guns and removable hatch, rotating wheels and propellers and missiles, bombs and drop tank loadout. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Huey Hog Bell UH-1C - Marines, 1/48, 5201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Includes Marines markings, full cockpit and cabin detail, complete engine, spinning main and tail rotors, optional position cabin doors and 40mm grenade launcher, rocket pods and twin machine guns.

Tamiya MIG-21 Fishbed F - Poland / Soviet Union / North Vietnam, 1/100, PA1009-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$15   

Part of Tamiya's extensive and well detailed line of 1/100 aircraft. NOTE: this kit has had the drop tank halves assembled. No painting and no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Tamiya BAC Lightning F.Mk6 - RAF or Royal Saudi Air Force, 1/100, PA1004-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Part of Tamiya's extensive and well detailed line of 1/100 aircraft. Includes decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Messerschmitt Bf-110D (Me-110D) - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1208-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

A flight of fast moving He-117 bombers moves through flak at altitude while the battle-damaged Me-110 keeps a watch for enemy fighters. The box is in 'excellent' shape and has color and gloss like new. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 5402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

1976 issue. Famous Korean war jet fighter. Includes full cockpit and landing gear detail, wheel well and speed brake opening detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Gloster Javelin Picture Gallery, 1/72, 502-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

Rare 1955 issue in the 'Picture Gallery' series. The dramatic scene shows Javelins intercepting IL-38 Bison bombers. This series was done before Bill Campbell started doing the artwork for Hawk. The current artist fell ill and Bill took over - hence the limited PG issues. Very nicely molded kit for the day. Decals are for WT946. The parts are the correct light silver glossy plastic with the interesting transparent light green stand, stand arm and canopy. Kit features full landing gear and 6 air to air missiles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Even the remains of the Hawk glue capsule are present, including it's additional instructions for use.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded smaller scale full hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions.

Hawk F-84F Thunderstreak Picture Gallery, 1/72, 606-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Rare early issue hardbox Hawk kit. The rare 'Picture Gallery' series was Hawk's first move away from the thin one piece boxes and to full color artwork. The artist doing this early work fell sick and Hawk needed the artwork immediately - Bill Campbell was contacted and did box art for Hawk from that point on. Hawk was a manufacturer of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models well before plastic, but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. The kit is molded in the correct glossy silver with the early style stand and correct instructions and decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Thanks to Jean-Claude who told me that the boxart shows a standard F-84F but in reality the model inside is of prototype YF-96A, (aka YF-84F), s/n 49-2430. this aircraft was later modified to become the YRF-84F parasite fighter in combination with GRB-36F.It is on display at the USAF Museum, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.