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Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - American Refrigerator Transit Co. with Trucks, HO, Q1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$44   

Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube including the original paint vials. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. 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.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II - USAF 563 TFS 37th TRW / 23rd TFS 52 TFW Plus Xtradecal Sheet, 1/48, 09672

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Also includes Xtradecal sheet #005-48 'USAF Europe 1/48 F-4G and F-16C'. For the F-4G, 480 TFS 52 TFW 1988 and 81 TFS 52 TFW 1988 and 52 TRW 1987 are represented. The decals have not been used and are as new with the paint and marking guide included. The kit itself is very finely molded and detailed. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4G kit. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one half of an ECM pod and decal #59 (on the Hasegawa sheet - a long black strip). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and factory decals. With instructions.

Revell Martin PBM-5 Mariner - Famous Artist Series, 1/118, H175-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$49   

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Hardbox issue dated 1960. Colorful and dramatic artwork has made the 'Famous Artist Series' a favorite among collectors. The PBM features signed artwork by George Akimoto '...with Picture Box Top For You To Frame!' Molded in gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are photocopies from the "S" issue and there is no trading stamp.

KP Supermarine Spitfire Mk. LF IXE - RAF (Czech) 310 Sq - 312 Sq - 313 Sq / Two Czech AF Aircraft / Czech Civil Police Aircraft, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$12   

Very nicely molded model with very fine raised panel lines and good detail. Contains a large decal sheet for the six aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell B-25B Mitchell Doolittle Raider - Or North Africa Version, 1/48, H285

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

Dated 1977 but this is the newer reissue from about 1993. Can be built as a standard B-25B or includes conversion parts for a Doolittle Tokyo Raider. Features movable and retractable lower turret (or cover for Tokyo Raider), three crew, detailed engines with removable cowling, rotating props and wheels and optional position bomb bay doors and bomb load. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Cadillac Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Dated 1949 and very highly detailed and prefabricated for that time. Large scale kit measures 7 inches long when built. Features plastic wheels, steering and lamps, die cut and factory machines wooden parts and a small number of metal and accessory parts. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all other parts have been inventoried present including highly detailed plans/instructions. The 1903 Cadillac was the very first production Caddy and the car that began the legend. This particular model was capable of 30 mph with four passengers. Its 11 hp engine could negotiate a 45% grade with ease. The car was first test driven on Oct 17, 1902. In January of '03 it was taken to the New York Automobile show where orders for 2286 were placed. By mid week, Cadillac announced that were 'Sold Out.' This makes sense when you realize that in 1903 all cars had a rough machine-shop or 'garage' fit and finish; the new Cadillac looked like a Jewel in comparison. Later that year the Cadillac placed or won challenges and reliability contests worldwide and earned the status of 'Standard of the World.' Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Airmodel Heinkel He-115 - Bagged, 1/72, 133

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$9   

Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Nicely done moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

RCM Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu Nick, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$98   

SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Aeroclub (1) VDM Three Blade 12' Diameter Propeller, 1/72, PO58

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$8   

Factory new. Very clean casting. Never started and complete.

Lindberg Avro Vulcan Jet Bomber With Ground Equipment - Cellovision Issue, 1/96, 537-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$79   

Rare late 1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke artwork and intact clear panel and trading card on the back. Includes a nice assortment of scale ground equipment molded in yellow. The kit features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand. The aircraft is molded in white and clear. Although the box has some tape and general wear, it is still factory sealed and the Cellovision window is intact.

Roundhouse-Model Die Casting Sante Fe Caboose - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, C101

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Excellent, all-metal kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Features factory painted and lettered sides in 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all small fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. No parts are warped; everything is straight and usable. There are no trucks with this kit.

Tamiya TWO KITS Sd. Kfz7 8 Ton Semi Track Truck Motorized, 1/35, MT133

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Includes TWO complete and never started models in one box. Both have been inventoried complete with all parts and also two sets of decals and instructions as well. Large and well detailed, fully motorized models. Includes all parts for motorizing, and even includes the motor (normally Tamiya and other Japanese manufactures did not include the motor).

Monogram Supermarine Spitfire Snap-Tite, 1/72, 1003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

1975 issue. Features rotating propeller, clear windshield and stick on insignia. Although the Mattel logo is absent from the box top and sides, it does say in small print 'A Mattel Company' on one long side. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, stickers and instructions.

Nitto Boeing 727-200 - JAL, 1/100, 150-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Early issue with superior mold quality. Large scale model measures 18 inches long when assembled. Excellent detail including rear airstair and very large colorful decal sheets for JAL. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Frog SE 210 Caravelle Air France, 1/96, F357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Rare, big scale kit from the 1950s. The box is nice with four solid corners but has creasing and wear as shown. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver with the correct big Frog base that was unique to these larger kits. Even the original glue capsule is included. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. As often happened, the decals were folded at the factory; that and age have caused some minor lifting on the decals.

Aurora Japanese Zero, 1/48, 88-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$325   

Unusual issue copyright 1959 but actually from 1963-65. Please note, it has the early 79 cent price extension but with a non-famous fighters logo. The box has like new color and gloss and four solid corners, but the seal drew the box slightly concave. There are no tape or price tags, no fading and no stains. It is molded in that fantastic bright yellow and clear, the the clear triangle 'world' base stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 'near mint' and flat and instructions are also 'near mint.'

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18, 1/88, 284-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Rare 1964 Canadian Flip Top Box issue molded in yellow and clear plastic. Ex-Comet molds in the smaller scale. Ex-Comet molds smaller scale (1/88) issue. Features rotating props, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. Never started and inventoried 100% complete.

Special Hobby X-15 A-2 with External Tanks And Ground Dolly, 1/32, SH32031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

Very high detailed model of X-15 serial number 56-6671 in two different configurations. Includes two decal sheets, photo etched parts, cast resin parts and main parts in injection molded plastic, both gray and clear (canopy). for two variants including the unique Never started. All the parts are still in factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Monogram B-52 Stratofortress Big Bad and Beautiful, 1/72, 5709

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$165   

Still factory sealed. 1989 release of the classic B-52D BUFF kit. Very nicely detailed. Features crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$135   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit with box art dated 1966. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals.