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Megow Contest Commercial - 36 inch Wingspan Cabin Style N.A.A. Class 'C' Flying Model Airplane, J-16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

From 1940. Part of the AYA 'Air Youth of America' series of aircraft. Kit features 36 inch wingspan and 25 inch long fuselage, full size plans, print and strip balsa wood, nose block, covering material and a very nice pre-carved propeller blank (final finishing required). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete. 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. 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.

Heller Santa Maria - Flagship of Christopher Columbus, 1/90, 6503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Aurora-Heller issue. Very nicely detailed kit with 128 parts and measures 43 cm long when assembled. Includes vacuform sails, rigging material, colorful flags and full instructions with rigging diagrams.

Hasegawa Nakajima C6N1 Saiun Myrt, 1/48, JT84

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$35   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded and nicely detailed with 119 parts, all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and more.

Zvezda HMS Dreadnought With Pontos Detail Up Set, 1/350, 9039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$169   

Build the ultimate 1/350 Dreadnought! includes Pontos Detail Up Set #35002F1 which features 99 scribed brass parts, four sheets of photoetching, wooden deck, 24 resin parts, torpedo nets, black coated anchor chain, dry transfers for draft markings and highly illustrated instructions. Never used and with all contents still in the factory sealed bags. The actual model is still factory sealed. It is from new molds and is a very nice full-hull model.

Airfix Heinkel He-111 H-20 Medium Bomber, 1/72, 484

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Type Three logo issue from the 1960s. Dramatic artwork of He-111s on a high-level bombing raid over the Russian front. Kit features elevating and rotating gun and turret, full crew, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear and external bomb load. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RN Models Patriot - 30 Inch Wingspan Free Flight For .020 Power, GF110

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Excellent kit of this free-flight or R/C design for gas or electric engines. Features high quality balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, many other wood parts cut to shape, two colors of covering tissue, metal stock/hardware and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Formaplane Hawker Siddeley Nimrod ASW, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

Well detailed and large kit. Complete with all parts and plans.

Hasegawa G4M2E Betty 24 Tei and MXY7 Ohka Model 11, 1/72, QP15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$52   

Older but high-quality, limited edition issue. Includes MXY7 Ohka manned missile and the Betty has all the proper modifications for Ohka 'Cherry Blossom' delivery. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Beechcraft T-34A Mentor with Tractor - (1) USAF or (4) JSDF, 1/72, JS-088

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Likely from the early 1980s. Well detailed with 73 parts and a Toyota ground tractor/tug. Includes markings and paint guide for four different JASDF and one USAF aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

NNT SMS A-80 German Torpedo Boat, 1/700, 70002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Rare. Very highly quality limited issue kit. Features cast resin waterline hull, superstructure and some detail and an Eduard PE fret with railings and numerous other details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The 'A' class of German torpedo boats began construction in 1915. Many were built, but A83 through 85 could not be completed at the end of WWI so they were scrapped at Kiel. Many of the A class ended up Polish and Belgian Navies after the war. The balance of the finished ships were scrapped in Britain.

Shizukyo Leopard 105MM Cannon West German New Type Tank, 1/50, TS-203-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Very, very rare and an excellent investment. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from 1965 and is well detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE15 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All parts but the upper and lower hull halves, motor and treads are still factory sealed, and the biggest bag has a nice paper header. The sealed gear box metal is shiny like brand new. Amazingly, the treads are in perfect condition and still 100% flexible. They are held together by the factory rubber bands! The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are 'near mint' also. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Campbell Cattle Loading Pens - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 781

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Very high quality wooden model kit. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag; the big parts were not sealed and have been inventoried complete. With instructions.

Aurora The Barnstormers Customizing Kit DH-4 and JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 200-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$179   

Rare one-and-only 1960 issue that contains both the DH-4 and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. The box is in exceptional condition with 'excellent' color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags (and no marks from either), no stains, fading or torn/missing litho. Very light wear and edge wear are the only significant flaws. Aurora really went out of the way to make this a special kit; however, it did not sell well and was retired after one year. Features completely new box artwork, a DH-4 molded in gloss dark green and black, the JN-4 molded in gloss bright yellow and black, great custom decal sheets for both aircraft and special 'Barnstormer' instructions for each aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts present and includes decals and instructions. The instructions sheets are both in 'near mint' condition and the decal sheets are both completely flat with the typical age yellowing as the only significant flaw.

Midship USS Gridley DD-380 - Gridley Class Destroyer - With Hull Numbers For Any DD, 1/700, 01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Rare. Very well molded and detailed waterline model. It comes with an extensive decal sheet which includes extensive destroyer hull numbers in white (two sizes), black (two sizes), white with black shadows (three sizes) and USA and signal flags. There are enough of each size hull numbers for any DD you would wish to model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell McDonnell F-4K Phantom II British Royal Navy, 1/72, H129-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$40   

Still in the factory seal. 1967 issue hardbox. Features four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, optional position landing gear, two crew and clear canopy, Rolls Royce Spey afterburners and Royal Navy decals.

Hasegawa CF-104 Red Indian Starfighter, 1/72, NTL-H03

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Rare special limited edition. Includes three extensive decal sheet for this special paint scheme. Decals are in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$62   

Rare kit dated August of 1950 and very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns, metal parts & stock and die-cut cardstock. includes excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. We think of electric cars of new; nothing could be further from the truth. From 1900 to 1915 at least 25 well-known electric car manufacturers advertised vehicles which '...were clean, quite, stylish and easy to operate - the only car for a lady.' And how true this was! Early automobiles were notoriously noisy with dirty exhaust and the constant requirement to handle smelly gasoline by hand. The Baker Electric was one of the longer ranged models - when all six batteries were fully charge it could travel about 75 miles - acceptable even today for a commute. The wheelbase was 80 inches and it had a convertible top that could be lowered or raised. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design & parts breakdown of the kits are very similar. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. Hudson Miniatures, launched in 1948, apparently beat Fador to the market by at least a year or more. Hudson's national success probably lead Fador to choose the same subject (antique cars) and in the same scale, 1/16. Hudson snatched up the most obvious classic automobiles for kit subjects, forcing Fador to select very carefully. Fortunately, they chose well and they are still the only models ever made of these subjects. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Revell/Gowland Highway Pioneers and the models that quickly followed probably drove them out of the market. This was the fate of most wooden kit manufacturers who did not make the transition. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 346-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

Very rare first and only hardbox issue from the tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Televisions smash hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora is no exception. This example has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape, tags or tears and zero fading. The only flaws are very slight foxing and very slight general corner wear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, Me-109 and FW-190.

Kleeware Martin MB-2 Bomber, 1/78, 3189

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the late 1950s/very early 1960s. This is an excellent kit for that time and is still popular today. Molded in gloss dark green and clear with a clear triangle based stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Martin MB-10 is the famous first bomber to sink a battleship under any circumstances. Billy Mitchell arranged to have the ex-WWI German Battleship Ostfriesland used as target practice for for 6 MB2s, and the ship sank in 25 minutes.

Heller Boeing E-3A AWACS Sentry (707) - Geilenkirchen R.F.A. 1986, 1/72, 80306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$115   

Very large and well detailed early-warning, military version of Heller's excellent civil 707. Features all recessed panel markings, detailed cockpit, very nicely done P&W TF-33 engines and landing gear and NATO/OTAN markings. Never started. The parts that Heller put in factory sealed bags are still sealed, and the large parts that were never bagged have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.