Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed but the seal has some splits on the upper long side. Early 1970s issue features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior with opening doors, positionable front wheels, stock and custom bumpers and headlight and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare 1940s solid wood scale model features a 6" wingspan, balsa printwood, fuselage block, a factory-sealed envelope of small parts, color insignia sheet, detailed instructions and very nice plans. Never started and complete. Fred Megow founded one of the very first national-wide (and world-wide) hobby empires during the 1930s Great Depression. Megow Models became a giant manufacture and carried extensive lines of solid scale model, flying stick-and-tissue rubber or gas powered models, rolling stock & passenger equipment and even an extensive line of military and civil ships in all sizes. His autobiography is available and makes fascinating reading. Megow kits are very collectible today for their high quality and attractive box designs.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
From the late 1940s or early 1950s and includes a model of the 1/24 scale civilian Jeep pictured on the box top. Features all parts cut to shape, fully formed wheels, some metal parts, sandpaper and more. With full-size, multi-view plans that include instructions notes and many other drawings to aid assembly. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete. RedYCut was well known for their wooden kits with a high degree of precise prefabrication. The model line was quite large and this list includes just a few of them: Sport Jeep, US Amphibian Jeep, Speed Boat With Trailer, Station Wagon, US Army Jeep, US Army Traier, Motorcycle, US Army Tank Gun, Midget Race and Midget Racer with trailer.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left side. Large-scale model from the original late 1950s Pyro molds. Features fine raised panel and rivet lines, correctly ribbed fabric surfaces, good cockpit, movable control surfaces, rotating wheels and propeller, engine front detail and full decals including instrument faces.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Dated 1946. This well designed kit is primarily wood with plastic wheels and tires and with some metal details and other metal parts. Features main wood parts that are all cut to profile (cut in two dimensions) or die cut and other wood stock such as dowels and blocks. There are four excellent plastic one-piece wheels with tread and a small clear wax paper sack with some small metal parts (like a steering wheel, etc.). There are excellent instructions with detailed building text, full size three view drawings, photos of the assembly process and a very nice photo of the built model. Never started. The kit has been inventoried with all parts present, and the small parts bag is still factory sealed. The famous modeler Gordon A. Babb founded Ace in 1942. Mr. Babb was born in 1897 and became a well-known builder and competitor in the model field with aircraft and cars. National 'how to' hobby magazines often carried details articles about how to build his designs. In his first year in business, he sold 1,800 jeep kits. By 1952 the line had greatly expanded the line to hot rods, T-rods, midgets, roadsters and much more and he was expecting to sell 600,000 model kits. Mr. Babb was famous for inventing the first gas-powered midget racer model which sparked a nation-wide building spree and speed competition. His 'Ace Model Shop' was in Pasadena, California and the mailing address was 60 N. San Gabriel Blvd. Later the address was simply Ace Products, Pasadena 8, California. Most solid 'display' kit producers in the 1940s simply provided plans and blocks of wood, maybe with a few accessories. Ace went well beyond that with all cut-out parts, fully formed wheels and even some metal parts, occasionally small plastic details and sometimes even decals. The plans went well beyond the average also, featuring numerous views (not just three), detail views for sub-assemblies and even text instructions. There were at least 15 car kits in the line and also many military vehicles which were popular kits in World War 2. We don't know what happened to Ace 'Models Of Merit' but the introduction of plastic kits (started by the Highway Pioneers) put an end to most wood kit production.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare early issue, possibly the first one. Highly detailed kit with hundreds of parts features a full rolling chassis build just like the real truck, detailed engine, full interior, extending ladder and much more. Molded in white, silver, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The bags that AMT factory sealed are still factory sealed; the parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, 'clamp' for the plate pivot (this is a flat part shaped like a "C", so it can be made (the other 7 are present to use as a pattern). Otherwise inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Well detailed and finely molded model from 1979 features 129 pieces, complete cockpit and full interior with floor and benches, optional position boarding doors and stairs and more. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Horsas were perhaps the most advanced gliders built during WWII. They had full instrumentation, power operated flaps and brakes, a powered device for jettisoning the landing gear upon touchdown. The Horsa MkI carrier troops while the MkII carried vehicles which loaded through the swing nose and unloaded from an explosively-released rear fuselage after landing. Gliders carried in 20% of the reinforcements and supplies for D-Day, and most were Horsas. They also saw action against the German Heavy Water (Atomic Bomb) plants in Norway and targets in Sicily, Arnhem and the Rhine.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Large-scale Twin Mustang "B" variant that is nicely detailed with over 110 pieces. Never started. Many parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the ones that are not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.
Vaccuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very rare prefabricated kit from the mid 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage that is over 9 inches long, 3D carved wings with airfoil, (4) round & carved engine nacelles, printwood including tail parts propeller hubs & blades, fully finished main (4) and nose (2) wheels and excellent full size plans with numerous templates, insignia and some detail drawings for assembly. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. Randles was another name for Ranco and may have simply been the deluxe version of the Ranco kits as they shared the same address. Just a few of those kits include the B-29, Cessna Bobcat, Sikorsky Helicopter and Kellett Auto Giro. There is evidence that they made boat kits also.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc And Exc
SALE!! Includes all three 1/35 scale armor kits. The Valentine is still factory sealed. The 140/1 and the Flammpanzer are Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Limited run large 1/48 scale kit of the US Navy piston and jet powered fighter. Features beautifully molded injection parts with fine recessed panel lines, decals for two aircraft and many resin parts by True Details. Also includes the Squadron booklet.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1983 issue. Features detailed cockpit and machine gun bay, removable gun hatch, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, removable tail section with detailed turbojet engine (aft section), a stand for the rear fuselage section and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine surface detail, optional 'closed' or 'open' rear dual cargo doors, moving ailerons, rotating props, optional opened or closed crew boarding stairs/door and colorful decals. Molded in gloss silver, black and clear. includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and 'excellent' with slight yellowing as the only flaw and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1997 issue from completely new molds. Features all fine recessed surface detail, very good cockpit, fully enclosed main and nose gear wells, very good engine intake and exhaust, optional position landing gear, forward fuselage rocket pods or drop tanks and more. With extensive decals for two different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed 1983. This well detailed model features a body molded in metallic blue plastic, complete straight 6 engine, full engine compartment, opening hood, complete suspension, exhaust and driveline, full interior and custom decals.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Rare factory sealed 1982 original issue that used the very popular Magnum PI TV series as a tie-in. Features opening rear hatch with detailed engine, complete interior, opening hood with spare tire, pop up headlights, steerable front wheels and rubber tires. Molded in black and red.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Rare limited issue dated 2008 and very highly detailed. Features 108 pieces, all very fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and ejection seats, optional position canopies, crew members, detailed gear wells, centerline and wing drop tanks, Sidewinder & Sparrow missiles and more. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet for the two special Bicentennial aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Older but nicely detailed large kit of the classic 1930s racer. Features parts to build early Wasp Jr or later Wasp Sr versions, full cockpit, hard or real rubber wheels, rigging material, rigging diagram and colorful decals. There has never been any assembly but NOTE: there is minor and neat painting. The pistons have been airbrushed black. No other painting. Inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
2005 issue with 79 pieces. Features parts to build one of three versions: F-2, G-1 and A variant, detailed cockpit and interior, optional position landing gear and more. Includes decals and paint guide for two different aircraft. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are flat and intact but there is light age foxing on the backing paper. The actual transfers do not have any discoloration.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare and deluxe high-end model from the 1940s with the box in remarkable 'very good++' condition. This is a large 1/32 scale solid model with a 13.7 inch wingspan and features a 3D factory cut fuselage, 3D cut wings with proper taper from root to tip, 2D cut tail feathers, printwood, fully finished wood wheels, stock wood as required for struts, etc., sandpaper, a glass bottle of glue, full color insignia, big full-size 3-view plans with numerous templates, construction and shaping notes and even a separate sheet with very detailed text instructions, Spitfire history and a photo of the actual aircraft. Never started and inventoried complete.
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