[WWI] Meikraft List

smalone at kc.rr.com smalone at kc.rr.com
Sun Apr 8 13:45:38 EDT 2007


I'm too lazy to search the archives, didn't we (those who chipped in to
buy the Meikraft final sale) get some original masters and/or molds? 
Any update on these?

Stuart L. Malone


----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Auslender <auslend at snet.net>
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2007 12:12 pm
Subject: Re: [WWI] Meikraft List
To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>

> Hi guys,
> I looked up the Meikraft list in John Burn's The Collector's Value 
> Guide For 
> Scale Model Plastic Kits (6th edition 1994) and got this info on 
> the 
> company:
> Started by John Meikraft in late 1987 short run injection molded 
> 1/72 scale 
> model kits. Still  in business as of 1994 but I never got the later 
> versions 
> of the guide. John Burns has retired from all this but he has some 
> of the 
> latest guides available for sale. If anyone wants to contact him:
> John Burns
> 3213 Hardy Dr.
> Edmond OK 73013
> This list of Meikraft model kits (1/72 scale) as of 1994 includes:
> 1501 Douglas D.558a Skystreak
> 1504 Vought F6U-1 Pirate
> 1601 Vought SBU2 Vindicator
> 1604 Seversky P-35/P-35A
> 1608 Grumman FF-1
> 1701 Albatross D.I/II/Geffag
> 1704 B.E.2c
> 1708 Pfalz D.III/D.IIIa
> 1712 Albatross C.III
> 1801 Midget Mustang
> 1802 piper L-4
> 1804 Beech 17D Staggerwing
> 1901 Hansa Brandenburg W.29
> 2001 Dornier D.1
>        Caproni Ca.3
>        Douglas D.558a (special issue for 1987 IPMS San Diego 
> convention       Spad XIII C.1
>        North American A-36/P-51A
>        Siemens-Schuckert D.1
>        Link Trainer w/dmp
> The 1994 values of these kits ranged from $18 to $24 with the IPMS 
> issue 
> D.558a valued at $40-$80
> Since then (1994) I am sure that John has listed more of these 
> models and 
> may have changed the values. You might want to contact him to see 
> what the 
> cost of his latest guide is these days. You also might want to 
> contact him 
> with info on any he has missed.
> With the advent of eBay I would not trust any of the values listed 
> here but 
> I would search for them on eBay to get an idea of the current 
> values. I'm a 
> builder, not a collector so I would not bother.
> Personally, I do not care one way or the other as I am interested 
> only in 
> 1/32 scale models. I sold off all my 1/72 and 1/48 scale models 
> kits a while 
> ago.
> I have some of the 1/32 vacuform model kits of WW1 aircraft but I 
> haven't 
> had the nerve to start one. I just keep looking for planes to come 
> out in 
> 1/32 injection or resin.
> I hope this list has been of some help to you guys.
> Enjoy,
> Stephen
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "dave fleming" <dave.fleming at dial.pipex.com>
> To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
> Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 12:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Meikraft Stuff
> 
> 
> > Quoting Michael Kendix <mkendix at hotmail.com>:
> >
> >> The kit data base shows the following.  Not certain about the 
> veracity of
> >> the Pflaz D.III/IIIa list ting though.
> >
> > The kit certainly was a DIII and IIIa
> >
> > 
> 
> 


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