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Megow The Cadet 51.5 Inch Wingspan Early Gas Free Flight Aircraft, E-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$425   

Very, very rare. From the early 1930s. Notice that the motor is referred to simply as 5/8" bored engine. There is no record of a public sale of this kit since the mid 1990s and no public photo of one until now. It is safe to say that only a handful are left. Fred Megow once stated that they lost money on the big gas models (like this Cadet) and sold very few; they were done for status only. The box top and tray are in exceptional condition given the age of the model. The box top and litho are both 100% intact, although the corners are taped due to splits and the litho has stains as shown. The tray is better with no splits. This is an incredible kit for that time with a high degree of prefabrication- "Can Be Built In A Few Evenings!" at the box says and it is true. Features ready-carved, completed hollow wing leading edges from a single block of balsa, conical monocoque fuselage, universally acceptable motor mounting, special wing mounting that protects the model (the wing will fly off loose undamaged in case of a collision), realistic cabin, high aspect ratio, solid, factory cut tail, high quality printwood, spars, stripwood and sheet wood, balsa blocks as required, metal stock, finished rubber tires with wooden hubs, the original paper envelope including all hardware, embossed and outlined aluminum sheet including lower, top and nose cowls, beautiful fuselage-length 'CADET' insignia in black and silver, covering material, huge, detailed plans and even a four page, illustrated brochure by Maxwell B. Bassett (Pioneer Gas Model Builder and Designer) called 'Flying Gasoline Powered Models.' Even the original cardboard dividers and inserts are present. There is no assembly but NOTE: 20 wing ribs are cut out to 'professional' quality. All other parts are uncut. Carefully inventoried and NOTE: missing the prop blank and fluids. The factory rubber bands disintegrated. Otherwise includes all other items, insignia and paperwork.

Megow Taylor Cub 50 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, D3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

Rare kit From the late 1930s. This is the finest example I have ever seen with an 'excellent' condition box and the contents just as it left the factory - never started and complete. One of the few Megow 'Big Wingspan' scale kits that were the flagships of the line. They were expensive and few of them sold, hence the rarity today. The Taylor Cub J2 features many sheets of high quality printwood, precut stripwood and spars, fully formed wheels, balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and excellent, full-size plans with extensive construction notes. Never started and complete.

Megow Piper Cub Class B 52.75 Inch Wingspan Gas Flying Aircraft, E15

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$189   

Rare kit from the late 1930s. This is the finest example I have ever seen with a 'very good++' condition box and the contents just as it left the factory - never started and complete. One of the few Megow 'Deluxe Big Wingspan' scale kits that were the flagships of the line. They were expensive and few of them sold, hence the rarity today. The Piper Cub has many great features including two sheets with several large die-cut aluminum parts, hollow & completely formed and finished wing leading edges with a perfect airfoil (carved from a single balsa block), many sheets of high quality printwood, printed plywood sheet, precut stripwood and spars, fully formed wheels, balsa blocks as required, clear windshield material factory sealed paper envelope hardware packet, covering tissue and excellent, full-size plans with extensive construction notes. Never started and complete.

Cal Aero-Model Bill Englehardts 1940 So Long Free Flight Old Timer 32.25 Inch Wingspan - (ex- FAI Model Supply)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Modern kit of this classic design. Features many sheets of die-cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood, stringers and spare, metal and wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, full size plans and text instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed are complete.

Veco The Scout Stunt Trainer - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, C-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

Rare early issue with both the "Veco" and "Henry Engineering Company" names. From the late 1940s early 1950s. A very nice control line stunt trainer; the fact that it was reissued several times through the 50s and 60s testifies to it's popularity. Features die-cut balsa and plywood parts, fully formed and notched wing leading and trailing edges, fully formed wire gear struts, wood stock and blocks as required, covering tissue, decals and excellent full size building plans. Never started and complete. Evidently Veco created the design but Henry Engineering manufactured the model.

Academy Consolidated PBY-5A Black Cat Catalina, 1/72, 2137

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Very nicely molded kit from newer molds. Easily one of or the finest 1/72 Catalina kit made. Features very fine, all recessed surface detail, nice cockpit and other crew station detail, under-wing bomb load, parts for early or later version, optional retracted or extended wing tip floats, radar and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Precision Lasercraft The Sparrow Point Light Lighthouse With Lighted and Rotating Beacon - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$179   

Widely considered one of the finest working light house kits ever produced. Features over 90 major laser cut parts, one piece Hydrocal cast foundation, clapboard sided lighthouse tower and keepers dwelling, all wooden parts of Northeastern Lumber basswood, self-adhesive laser cut shingles, motor driven beacon light with plug-in power supply and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Precision Lasercraft Thomas Point Shoal Lightstation Lighthouse With Lighted and Rotating Beacon - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$179   

Still factory tape sealed. Very rare and easily the finest kit of the unique lighthouse. Features laser cut walls, windows and doors, tab and slot construction for accurate alignment and assembly, brass etched and cast metal detail parts, electronic beacon flasher with power supply and more.

Enterprise Shadow Gas Powered Free Flight Aircraft For .045 to .099 Gas Engines - 32 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully - missing parts. From 1949 and rare. 'Shadow' is a beautiful, stable gas powered free-flight design featuring die-cut balsa parts, fully formed landing gear, finished wheels, hardware, 'Sky-Sail' red colored covering tissue, die-cut plywood firewall, clear window material, decals and superb full size plans that also include text building and flying instructions. NOTE: missing some balsa parts - namely the fuselage parts. The fuselage bulkheads are shown full size on the plans so you can make them from these patterns. Includes the items listed above and the following parts: 96% of the wing parts, 80% of the stab, 100% of the rudder, stringers and blocks.

Schlueter Free Flight Models Barney Snyders 1937 Black Bullet - 30 Inch Wingspan Free Flight (ex-Modelcraft), BB-30

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

From 1982. Modern issue of the classic design. Features quality printwood, strip and block balsa, wire, wheels, plastic prop, Japanese tissue, nylon thrust bearing, ball bearing washer, aluminum motor peg, plywood parts as required and full size plans. Never started and complete.

Premium Manufacturing Co Zeek 1/2 A Gas Free Flight Model 33 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

Rare kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Features precision die-cut, high quality balsa parts, plywood firewall, finished wheel, factory-sealed hardware envelope, some fully cut factory wood parts, extensive text instruction sheet and detailed flying instructions and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete.

KB Kiwi 1/2 A Gas Free Flight By Lou Mahieus - 35 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

Rare early kit from about 1953. This was a fantastic, award-winning design by Lew Mahieu who held 14 AMA World Records at that time. NOTE: perfect builder kit, please read carefully. Model features very high quality balsa parts that are all die-cut, other factory cut parts, plywood firewall with nut plate, formed steel landing gear, rubber tire with metal hub, tapered wing trailing edges, 'Sky Sail' covering material and beautiful full size plans. NOTE: the fuselage has been built to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present.

Cleveland Boeing P-26A Prefabricated Gas Scale Control Line - 28 Inch Wingspan for A / B / C Engines, 1/12, SGP-60

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Very, very rare deluxe model from 1951. Cleveland made some of the finest kits, and they pulled out the stops on this one. Features finished cowls, main and tail wheels, completely shaped wire spring landing gear, 70% finished wheel pants, all die-cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood firewall, many other factory cut and routed parts, fully formed and notched wing leading and trailing edges, balsa blocks and other stock (including metal) as required, factory-sealed paper hardware envelope, clear windshield, three big sheets of full color decals including all fuselage trim and rudder stripes and superb, full size plans that Cleveland was famous for. Plans include detailed building instructions and a large number of additional building illustrations. This kit came from a very active and particular collector. Inside, the model is exactly as it was shipped from the factory and never touched until I did an inventory. The small parts and cowls are still in the internal 'Cleveland' box and even the wax paper covering the clear windshield material is present. Never stared and complete.

Model Aeronautics Stearman Trainer B Scale Controliner - 32 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$165   

Very rare kit from 1946. It appears that only one of these has traded hands in any public transaction since the late 1990s and the lack of photos is noteworthy. This was a very deluxe, expensive model for that time, retailing for an astounding $7.95. It is a very sturdy model with fully planked fuselage, sheeted wing, solid horizontal and vertical stabs, rudder and elevators, solid wing tips and more. Features a very large number of precut parts (some fully finished, others requiring additional trimming or sanding, rubber scale wheels with finished wood hubs, many plywood parts at key locations, quality planking and sheeting wood, clear windshield material, extensive hardware still in the wax paper bag, various sizes of wire stock, separate text building instructions and superb full size plans. Never started and complete. Please note there is no tissue because this model does not use tissue. There is also no printwood since the parts are factory cut out.

MRP Electric Outboard Motor 3 Time APBA National Champion Powerplant - Mercury / Evinrude / Johnson, 10-3521

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

Very rare and powerful engine that won three national championships. This is the second version. MRP stood for Model Racing Products and they were well known for performance and engineering. This is a complete outboard with all parts - nothing left to buy. Features a large 05 class MRP Wizzard 12V MS-3 pre-wired motor with suppression capacitor installed, high speed prop factory assembled to the drive shaft system, motor mounting plate, all drive and misc. hardware, very tough plastic lower housing, vacuform upper housing, decals for three different major outboard manufacturers and more. The small parts are still factory sealed. The few parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. This is a very simple build and an excellent outboard. Measures about 8" overall height, 4" long (top cover) and about 2" wide (top cover).

Tamiya King Hauler R/C Tractor Truck / Semi Truck With Tractor Truck Electrical Unit Set and Teckin TSC 610-R Electronic Speed Control With Reverse, 1/14, 56301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$545   

Still factory sealed. Also contains Tamiya #56501-14800 Tractor Truck Electrical Unit Set Lights & Backing Beeper which includes all electronics, control and bulbs for headlights, bumper lights, roof lights, blinkers (turn signals), brake lights, sound and more. Never used and the parts are still factory sealed inside with instructions. Also includes Tekin TSC 610-R reversing electronic speed control with proportional forward, brake and reverse. It is still factory sealed and was originally $165.00. The actual truck is an amazing model with servo controlled constant mesh 3-Speed Transmission, rear double-axle drive mechanism, coil spring shocks and leaf springs, channeled ladder type frame, highly detailed body, custom plated wheels, semi-pneumatic tires, coupler unit for the separately available trailer and much, much more.

Tamiya Semi Trailer For 1/14 Scale Tractor Trucks Plus Motorized Support Legs and Semi-Trailer Light Set, 1/14, 56302-28800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$419   

The Trailer kit is still factory tape sealed. Tamiya 56505-6800 Motorized Support Legs for this Trailer is also still factory sealed. This allows remote control release and attachment of the trailer from the tractor trailer. Tamiya 56502-3000 Semi Trailer Light Set includes all hardware and bulbs for brake and blinker lights on the trailer as well as plugs to get power from the Electrical Unit Set on the tractor. The box is open but all parts are still factory sealed inside and it includes instructions.

Scientific HMS Bounty, 169

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$45   

Very nice pre-fabricated kit that measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Features beautifully precarved hardwood (not balsa) hull, hardwood display stand and turned pedestals, two sheets of quality printwood, tapered wooden masts and yards, other wooden dowels as required, cast metal fittings (ships wheel, lifeboat, windlass, anchors, cannon & carriages, fife rails, etc), metal name plate, black standing rigging and tan running rigging material, full color insignia sheet & flags and a detailed, full size plan sheet with instructions and full rigging information. There has been no assembly but NOTE: two parts #3 have been neatly (and partially) cut from a printwood sheet. All other parts are uncut. The small parts (fittings) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

ESCI Fieseler Fi-156C Storch, 1/48, SC-4019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

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Nicely molded with full interior, separately molded slats and decals for four nationalities. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: although the decals are present and still in the factory sealed bag, they have been exposed to moisture and are peeling. They are not good; you will need to provide your own decals.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-5 With Quickboost Exhaust / Master Armament / Super Scale Decals / Eagle Spinner and Blades / Waldron Cockpit Set / Eagle Parts Details and Upgrades (3 Sets) - (FW190A5), 1/32, ST23

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Build the ultimate A-5! Includes Eagle Parts EP51-32 Resin and PE Cockpit Set, Eagle Parts 47-32 "A" Spinner and Large Wooden Blades, Waldron Cockpit Details A8 Through D9, EP55-32 A-5 Supercharger Intake, Quickboost QB32020 Exhaust Set, Master AM32-062 FW190 A2-5 Armament Set With Pitot Tube, SuperScale International 32-88 FW190 A/F Graf II/SG4 Decals and a resin flattened wheel set (probably True Details but is unmarked). These parts are complete and never started except for the Eagle Parts Cockpit which is missing a few very, very tiny resin parts that can be easily made. The actual airplane kit is very highly detailed and has never been started. NOTE: it has been inventoried and is missing the pilot and #F19 one elevator half. Otherwise inventoried with all other other parts, decals and instructions present.