1/96 Megow HMS Bounty - 17.5 Inch long Solid Wooden Ship Kit with Metal Fittings
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare kit from the mid 1930s. This was one of Megow larger and more deluxe ship offerings, measuring a full 17.5 inches long when built. Features a precut balsa wood hull, three sheets of printwood, a still sealed bag of very small fittings, an assortment various sizes of round stock for the masts and yards, wood stock as required, full color flag sheet and full size plans with construction notes and full riggings diagrams. No assembly or painting has been done. The small parts are still sealed in the factory envelope and all other parts have been inventoried complete including full color flap sheet and plans. NOTE: about 15 parts have been cut out to 'excellent++' quality, obviously by an adult. The plans are quality, full-size photocopies from an original set. 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 manufacturer 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.
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