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Fador 1909 EMF Single Seater / EMF Touring / EMF Roadster - 3 in 1 - Builds Your Choice Of Three, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare kit from about 1949. Very unique in that it may well be the first use of the term '3 in 1' when referred to a model kit. Big scale model is highly detailed for that time and measures 8.75 inches long when assembled. Includes parts and instructions for building one of the three versions listed. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels, grill/radiator, steering wheel, headlights, lanterns and horn. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Includes plans with four elevation drawings, a great many detail drawings, templates and even the correct tufting pattern for the seats! Extensive text instructions are furnished also and there is even a detachable tonneau and detailed painting instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: Missing (1) very fine paper strip (easily made). Not missing another parts. The rear differential has been painted. There is no other painting or assembly. NOTE: plans and instructions are a 78% size photocopy of the original on many 8.5"x11" sheets of paper. The EMF 30 was produced by the EMF company which stood for Everett, Metzger and Flanders - the three owners. But in the early days it was jokingly referred to as 'The Every Morning Fix It" and "Every Mechanical Failure." Each car came complete with a catalog numbering every single part, which made replacements easily obtainable. The engine was four cylinders and turned out a very respectable 30 horsepower. It had a 106 inch wheelbase and held 15 gallons. All cars were painted EMF Red and were a sight to behold. The EMF 30 price with standard equipment was $1250 and included acetylene headlights, generator, side oil lamps, tail lamps, lamp brackets, tube horn, tire repair kit and magneto. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufactures. 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.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Action Model (P-51) - Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA77-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. First issue of this classic large-scale 'Action Model.' Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tailwheel; all gear doors including tailwheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and functions like new! Great detail. This kit has an interesting history. In 1961, Monogram introduced the 1/32 scale Phantom Mustang. This was a very ambitious project. The kit was transparent, highly detailed and included two electric motors. One motor raised and lowered the main gear and tail wheel while the other spun the prop. Two small levers on the base dropped bombs from the wings. It was molded in clear, silver, black, red and zinc chromate green. Although successful, the kit was expensive to produce and Monogram charged a hefty retail price of $4.98. As a way to create more revenue from the molds, Monogram cleverly created this kit - using some of the same molds as the Phantom Mustang. The silver parts tree was completely re-cut and does not match the Phantom version. The red stand, gears and motorizing features were simply left out and the model molded in solid colors. The gear retraction/extension features was retained, but not motorized. On the new silver parts tree they added a small knob (placed on the bottom of the wing) and the same for the bomb dropping mechanism. This lowered the price to $1.98 and this additional revenue hopefully helped pay down the original mold costs.

Revell Bell UH-1D Huey Gunship - US Army, 1/32, 4421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed. From 1982. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors, moving rotors and weapons system with SS-11 Missiles, M-6 Machine Guns, 7.62 MM Machine Guns and M-6 Guns with Rocket Pods.

Aurora Halberstadt CLII - (CL-II / CL.II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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SALE!! The first issue of this kit, dated 1959 with 98 cent price extension, 'Famous Fighters' around the early oval sunburst logo, Parents' Magazine seal and Jo Kotula boxart. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Mark Bradly Payment Link Only

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Revell Hawker Hurricane Mk I or PR Mk 1, 1/32, H217

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970 issue. Large scale well detailed kit. Builds Battle of Britain version or tropical PR Mk 1 version. Features detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine, removable cowling, completely detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and propeller, detailed gear wells and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the original owner very neatly glued reinforcing cardboard to the inside of the box top and bottom.

Entex Mazda Wankel Rotary Engine - Motorized, 1/5, 8201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Box is worn but the kit inside is mint. Large working engine kit. Visible with clear parts. Has electric motor, stand and flashing lights for ignition. Never started. All parts still sealed in factory bags.

Monogram Piper Tri-Pacer - Yellow Plastic, 1/32, 6822

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1973 White Box Mattel-Monogram release of this great large-scale model. Please note that this one is molded in a beautiful, bright, glossy yellow plastic with clear windows. Has opening doors, full interior, removable cowling, engine detail and two figures (including politically incorrect dead mountain lion). Never started. Inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Blue Ribbon DeHavilland FB.5 Vampire - (ex-Heller) - Bagged, 1/72, RO 8283

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

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Still factory sealed. From ex-Heller molds and made in Mexico. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes decals for RAF 112 Sq or 4 Esc 1/4 Lafayette Frierdrichafen Germany 1951.

MPC Dodge Charger Buddy Baker NASCAR, 1/25, 1-1702-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very rare 1972 issue. Highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The color parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The clear and chrome parts were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in 'near mint' condition.

MPC Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna Cale Yarborough / Junior Johnson NASCAR, 1/25, 1-1709

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very rare first issue.

Estes SWAT 34 inch Flying Model Rocket, 2017

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Complete and never started.

Renwal The Visible V8 (V-8) - Transparent Motorized Operating Auto Engine, 1/4, 802-1298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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The early issue from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Classic motorized kit with over 100 moving parts. All internal cardboard and cello display packing is present. Includes the Renwal parts order sheet, packing inspection ticket, instructions and original V-8 booklet. When built, all major internal parts move via electric motor and spark plugs (red lights) flash in time. This kit has never been started. Inside, the kit has never been started. I did a complete inventory on all clear, red, black and metallic colored parts. Most small parts packets are still sealed, but the ones that are open have been inventoried complete. Does not include Renwal plastic cement. The box shows better than the 'Fair++' grade but it has much clear tape on it, especially the sides.

Academy F-16 CG / F-16 CJ Block 40 /50 Fighting Falcon, 1/32, 12101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Amazingly well detailed model with a large Cartograf decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix D.H. Heron II - RAF or Shell Oil, 1/72, 381

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Includes colorful decals for Shell Oil Corporate Aircraft or RAF version. Very nicely detailed and molded kit. Features optional position cabin door, interior cockpit, pilots and rear bulkhead, separately molded rudder, elevators and ailerons, retractable landing gear, rotating propellers, boarding stairs and four nicely molded passengers. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box has moisture damage. The decals look 'ok' but be prepared to furnish your own if you plan on building the kit. The Heron was the result of a larger and redesigned Dove and first flew in 1950. It's ability to operate from rough fields and ease of maintenance quickly make it a favorite for feeder and independent airlines in the UK and overseas. Heron IIs were also selected by the RAF for the Queens Flight, which is a statement to it's reliability and safety.

Hawk Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, 1/72, 608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Testors-Hawk Canada issue. Dated 1965 but this is a later version in the softbox but still with classic Tom Morgan artwork. Very nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines and excellent fit. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Sa 330 Puma Helicopter, 1/50, L340

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare old issue in the larger scale. From the early 1960s. Features good cockpit detail, rear cabin floor and bulkhead, opening side doors, detailed rotor hubs at front and rear and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pacific Pike 40' Single Sheathed Wood Box Car - Canadian National - - Wood and Metal HO Craftsman Kit With Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, BX-2

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very high quality HO craftsman kit. This model builds a very accurate prototype and is made from the same primary materials as the actual car. Features precut and milled hardwood roof, cut sides and floor, prescribed and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides, and ends and other parts cut to size, metal and wood stock as required, metal detail parts, detailed full size plans with instructions. This kit is designed for full underside car detail - for advanced modelers only but well worth the effort. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags, and the parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Air Lines - Master Modelers Club Issue, 1/115, H255-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very rare 1961 Master Modelers Issue. The box art is the same as the 'S' release, but the long box sides show the 'Whip Fly' line on one side and the 'Picture Plane' series on the other side. Molded in gloss silver just as the 'S' kit, and includes the same instructions and clear 'Globe' base also. Inside, the kit is factory-new. It has never been started and all parts and paperwork are still sealed in the internal factory bag.

Hawk 1909 Hupmobile - Highway Classics, 1/24, 635-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare hardbox kit from 1964. Hawk did not issue many automobile kits, but when they did they chose interesting subjects. Molded in 1/24 scale in bright yellow plastic and black wheels. There has never been any assembly but NOTE there is minor and very neat painting to some small parts. The seat cushions, 'brass' parts, axles, spring, radiator, fuel tank and one wheel are painted. Quality of paint ranges from 'excellent++' to 'professional.' There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The 1909 Hupmobile was among the first cars to look 'long, low and lovely' with a racy appearance. Rarely seen now, the Hupmobile was very popular in that day due to good performance, looking a bit like a Mercer or Stutz but sporting a much lower price tag. And this kit has a very interesting history also! The molds were originally cut by Kaysun in Japan @ 1954. The kits were a huge advance over the 'Highway Miniatures' and if put side to side put the Revell offerings to shame. I do not know of other kits from Kaysun beyond the two cars. Later in the 1950s Strombecker purchased these molds and issued them in very colorful boxes. However, Strombecker discontinued all plastic kit production in the late 1950s. In 1964 Hawk somehow located these molds. Always with an eye to quality, the Mates brothers knew these were perfect kits for their expanding line of models. The called the Rambler and Hupmobile 'Highway Classics' and issued them in full color boxes that sported photos of the actual built models. There were at least three issues; one at 50 cents, one at 60 cents and one with a special case. However good the kit, the subject matter simply did not catch on and eventually the kits were withdrawn from the line. Polks Hobby Modelcraft found and purchased the molds in 1982 but did not issue the kits. In 1988 Mandrill Manufacturing purchased the Strombecker molds and it is possible these two Kaysun kits is among them.