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Austin-Craft US Army Trailer For Jeep or Truck, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

From the 1940s. Made as an accessory for the extensive line of Austin-Craft (and other manufacturers as well) World War 2 jeeps, 1.5 and 2.5 ton trucks, scout cars, etc. Excellent wood kit featuring all pre-cut parts, formed wire roof supports, army green fabric for optional top, detailed, fully molded black wheels, small forward balance wheel (below hitch) and full size, multi-view plan sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans.

Austin-Craft US Army 1 1/2 Ton Truck - Small Box Issue, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

From the 1940s. Excellent wooden kit featuring all parts cut to shape, completely finished wheels, clear windshield, genuine Army Khaki roof covering, sandpaper and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 5 view plan with instructions. This kit is an part of an extensive line of Austin-Craft kits produced during and immediately after World War 2.

RedYCut US Army Trailer For Jeep or Truck, 1/24, 317

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$19   

From the 1940s. Ideal accessory for a jeep, truck, scout vehicle or any of the many wooden vehicles in this scale. Nice scale wooden kit featuring all cut out parts, fully formed wheels including spare tire, wire roof cover 'hoops,' army khaki color fabric for roof, small balance wheel at hitch, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view plans.

Mod-Ac US Army Searchlight - 800,000,000 Candle Power For Anti-Aircraft Defense, 1/24, 1044

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with four completely finished wheels, junction box and resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.

Mod-Ac US Army Searchlight - 800,000,000 Candle Power For Anti-Aircraft Defense, 1/24, 1044

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$19   

From the 1940s. NOTE: builder only, missing two parts. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with finished wheels, resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one wheel and junction box. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.

Mod-Ac US Army Half Track Personnel Carrier & Tank Destroyer, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit featuring numerous pre-cut hardwood parts (many cut to finished shape), fully formed hardwood bogie wheels and tension wheel, tread material, 5 die-cut heavy cardstock parts, a large sheet of pre-colored die-cut cardstock parts, plastic or wood headlights, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes white US Army decals and detailed multi-view plans with construction notes.

Mod-Ac US Army Half Track Personnel Carrier & Tank Destroyer, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit featuring numerous pre-cut hardwood parts (many cut to finished shape), fully formed hardwood bogie wheels and tension wheel, tread material, 5 die-cut heavy cardstock parts, a large sheet of pre-colored die-cut cardstock parts, plastic or wood headlights, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes white US Army decals and detailed multi-view plans with construction notes.

Mod-Ac US Army Half Track Personnel Carrier & Tank Destroyer, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$37   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit featuring numerous pre-cut hardwood parts (many cut to finished shape), fully formed hardwood bogie wheels and tension wheel, tread material, 5 die-cut heavy cardstock parts, a large sheet of pre-colored die-cut cardstock parts, plastic or wood headlights, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes white US Army decals and detailed multi-view plans with construction notes.

Ace Model Shop US Army Trailer For Jeep or Truck, 1/24, 343

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From the early to mid 1940s. Features fully formed and finished tread wheels, all factory-cut hardwood parts, hardware (still sealed) and detailed plans with construction notes. Never started and 100% complete.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Brush Model C Delivery Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including two sheets of excellent plans/instructions. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. 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.

Monogram P-40B Tiger Shark - USAAF / RAF / Flying Tigers China - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA96-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1968 issue. There are two different Blue Box art variations with this same kit number. This one has simplified black text and the other has green and yellow text. Very nice kit with full cockpit, optional position landing gear, working landing flaps, optional position canopy and more. Contains a large, colorful decal sheet for the three versions shown. Molded in olive drab and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Martin Mariner PBM-5 - Lodela Issue, 1/118, H175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Lodela issue. From the same molds as the detailed 1950s 'S' kit. Ideal builder. Features rotating turrets, elevating guns, optional position crew doors and rotating props. Although from old molds, this builds into a nice model. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Kempro US Army All Star Jeep, 1/13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Rare kit dated 1944. Very large scale jeep measures almost 11 inches long when assembled. Features all hardwood parts cut to shape, completely finished hardwood wheels, very heavy and thick die-cut intricate grill, steering wheel and other parts in cardstock, a sealed paper envelope of small parts, Casco glue packet, clear windshield material, sandpaper and a glass vial (possibly paint) that is completely dried up. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multiple-view plans with instructions.

DIY 1920 Rolls Royce Fire Engine

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Wood kit that is probably imported from Hong Kong or similar in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Large - measures 15 inches long All parts are hardwood and cut to shape; the spoke wheels are factory assembled while you built all the rest. Although it is a nice kit (the photos show the completed model), I would describe it as 'semi-scale.' The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes illustrated instructions.

Comet US Army Observation Y10-43 - (Y10 43) - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

Very, very rare kit from 1934. Stick and tissue kit almost never turn up from this early. The box top is complete with all four sides and top but is tattered on an along the lower long side; there is also general wear and damage as shown. It does display better than the grade, which reflects the worse condition of the box sides. The tray (bottom box) is 'very good-' with some wear to the edges. Inside, the superb plans are 'very good++.' They were never 'pinned down' for assembly, have no writing on them and the folds are solid (not fragile.) Flaws are a 3" closed tear and the normal yellowing. They are very highly detailed with numerous drawings, parts layout and full-size templates, numerous detailing tips and excellent text instructions. They even have an actual photo of the fuselage being built. In addition there is a full size sheet of separate text instructions. The parts feature four sheets of printwood, strip wood in different sizes, original two colors of tissue paper, very large, colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, fully carved wood prop, fully carved spinner and wheels, two sheets of sandpaper, a paper envelope of metal detail parts, clear canopy material with the window frames printed on, metal stock, quality strip balsa and balsa blocks and rigging cord. NOTE: the following fuselage bulkheads have been cut out and are missing but are full-size on the plans: #1, #2, #3 and #4. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans present. Three other parts are neatly cut out and present. No other parts are cut.

Maircraft DeHavilland Mosquito, 1/48, D-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. Has a 13.5 inch wingspan when built. Features factory 3-D cut fuselage (not just profile cut), profile-cut nacelles, inboard and outboard wings and stabilizers, quality print wood, a factory sealed paper envelope of small detail parts, full color decals and excellent plans with templates and instructions. Never started and complete - the small parts are still factory sealed.

Maircraft DeHavilland Mosquito, 1/48, D-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$24   

Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. NOTE: box is heavily damaged but the kit parts are as new. Builder kit only, not collectible. Has a 13.5 inch wingspan when built. Features factory 3-D cut fuselage (not just profile cut), profile-cut nacelles, inboard and outboard wings and stabilizers, quality print wood, a paper envelope of small detail parts, full color decals and excellent plans with templates and instructions. Never started and complete . NOTE: the decal sheet is present but the decals are 99% but eaten. The plans have bug damage to one panel but are still perfectly useful for assembly.

Burkard Ryan STM-2 YPT-16 Land or Floatplane - Army and Navy Trainer - Giant Solid Wood Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Very Rare. From about 1943/44. Burkard kits almost never show up on the open market. They were exceptional solid wood display models for their time - highly prefabricated and very large scale. This one includes all the parts to build it as a land or seaplane and features a 16.7 inch wingspan, precut fuselage with sandwich construction, precut wings and stabilizers, beautiful pre-cut hardwood floats, fully formed wheels, other wood parts as required, die-cut heavy cardstock sheet with twin rudders and 16 water tight inspection hatches, clear front and rear canopy material , full color insignia sheet, two glass bottles (one of glue and one of dope paint) and 'excellent' condition full size plans with building instructions and cut out instrument panels for the cockpits. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts.

Burkard Grumman TBF Avenger - Giant Solid Wood Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

Very Rare. From about 1943/44. Burkard kits almost never show up on the open market. They were exceptional solid wood display models for their time - highly prefabricated and very large scale. This one features a 19 inch wingspan, completely precarved fuselage (only needs final sanding), precut wings with airfoil, pre-cut stabilizers, fully formed wheels, other wood parts as required, canopy material with the frames printed on in silver, two big full color insignia sheets, a corked glass bottle of glue and 'near mint' condition full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts.

Revell SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) German WWI Commerce Raider, 1/232, H382-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$179   

Rare 1960 hardbox first issue with great John Steel artwork. This is a kit of a fantastic subject -the famous WWI sailing commerce raider of Count Felix Von Luckner. Very well detailed kit for that time. Full hull kit is molded in gray, brown and black and includes rigging thread and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes flags and instructions. The SMS Seeadler was a unique WWI raider in that it was not designed to elude the British blockade and break out to sea...it was designed to pass right through the blockade within full view of the British before attacking allied shipping around the world. No detail was overlooked in the Seeadler's preparation, right down to a Norwegian-speaking crew. The plan went perfectly - and the Seeadler passed inspection at the British Blockade. Her non-threatening appearance helped her in an active and colorful raiding career that nearly went around the world. I highly recommend reading any of several books that you can find about this ship. Von Luckner himself became quite a celebrity for his exciting exploits.