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Hudson Miniatures 1903 Rambler Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels & lights, a large number of wooden parts cut/turned to shape and occasionally metal parts and cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. 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.

Italeri Junkers Lufthansa Ju-52 - Manfred von Richtohofen, 1/72, 150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. Has markings for the 'von Richtohofen' Lufthansa, SAS or Swiss Air. Very nicely detailed kit with complete interior and cockpit.

Funaro & Camerlengo 40' Outside Braced Wood Automobile Boxcar Grand Trunk - Sliding Door with Auto End Door- Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 6650

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as decals for Grand Trunk.

LS K5Y1 Type 93 Willow - Intermediate Trainer with Wheels, 1/72, A251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$16   

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1/72 scale kit with legendary high LS quality. Builds to a highly accurate and detailed kit. Molded in orange and clear. The model has not been started. The parts are still in factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.

Monogram Viet Nam Swift Patrol Boat, 1/48, PB180-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Dated 1967. Large (1/48 scale) and well detailed kit for that time. Features one-piece full hull, detailed deck fittings, clear cabin windows, elevating .50 caliber machine guns, working gun ring, 81mm mortar, display base and decals. Molded in gray with clear windows. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals are intact but have some brown age stains.

Hasegawa Curtiss SOC-3 Seagull - USS West Virginia with Landing Gear, 1/72, JS057-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$27   

Still factory sealed. Unusual 1970s hardbox issue. Very nicely molded kit for that time with rare landing gear (no float) version. Includes markings for hi-vis paint job.

Revell Sikorsky H-34G, 1/48, 4467

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Large scale kit from 1988. Very well molded with detailed cockpit, interior and sliding doors. Includes a very large decal sheet with German and Dutch markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM F-84 Thunderjet, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$87   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Revell Soviet Typhoon Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine, 1/400, 5231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$54   

Still factory sealed. 1989 issue that is over 17 inches long when built. . Nicely detailed kit of the world's largest submarine. Features textured hull with anechoic tiles, bow planes, bow sonar, dual propellers and four opening missile tubes.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Delta, 1/156, 360-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Box is only 'Good' with various creases, bends and light stains as shown.

Micro-Dyne Micro A Ultralight - Indoor Flying Aircraft Model - 13 inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Rare late 1950s early 1960s balsa micro-film indoor endurance model kit. Contains drilled thrust bearing, wire parts, balsa prop, lubricant, microfilm solution, glue, Micro-2 rubber, emory paper, full size templates and enough wood to build two models. The factory container (which is folded cardboard) is still factory staple sealed.

Revell William Barker's Sopwith Camel, 1/28, H291-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$69   

Still factory sealed. Large scale (1/28) model. Has full engine and cockpit detail and pilot and crew figures. 1969 reissue of the 1956-1959 'S' kit and includes special markings for Barker's Camel. William Barker's final combat mission was when he pitted his aircraft alone against 60 German aircraft. Barker was seriously injured, but destroyed 4 aircraft and damaged two others. He won the Victoria Cross for that engagement.

Airway Model Plane Co Hawk P-6E / Chester Special / Sikorsky S-43 China Clipper - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$18   

No Box. Dated 1937 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Missing the F4B-4. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown. Also includes Airway 1937 instructions for the Bristol F2B, SE-5, Fairchild 22 and Argonaut Amphibian, as well as a Ace Whitman field gun.

Estes Aztec Two Stage and Sizzler - Flying Model Rockets

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$19   

Includes both factory sealed kits. The Aztec has two stages, streamer recovery and can fly over 2000 feet high. It is 15.25 inches tall when built. The Sizzler is about 12 inches tall when built.

Minicraft Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket Short Nose, 1/48, 11626

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Short nose variant. Very nicely molded and detailed with all very fine recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Custom Ford Van 'Cuckoo Nest', 1/25, T420

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$59   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed custom van kit. Features recessed custom grill, driving lights, racing-type front air dam, American 'Torq-Thrust' wheels, over-sized 'Commando' tires, roof mounted airfoil, custom hood and 'Snorkel' scoop, CB radio and antenna, 'double bubble' and 'keyhole' custom windows, custom rear bumper, bucket seat interior, detailed V-8 power plant and more.

Siedlce Jantar Standard Single-Seat Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$19   

Early glider kit that is cleanly molded with good detail. Features cockpit seat, clear canopy, display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. PZW stands for Podlaskie Zaklady Wytworcze. PZW made early Polish injection molded kits and they were among the first such kit to be imported to the USA. Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT are all from this Polish manufacturer. They are no longer in operation.

Pavla Culver PQ-14a, 1/72, 72012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed and molded kit. Includes many photoetched parts and film instruments.

Airmodel Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook, 1/72, 244

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$6   

Never started. Complete with all parts (white and clear plastic) and instructions. Very basic vac kit with fuselage, jets and clear canopy only. You will need a very good spare parts box for this one! Only recommended for builder experienced with vacuform and scratch building.

Continental Model Airplane Co Stinson Reliant - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but the kit has been opened and the glue has failed along the long box side. There is other general wear but the kit inside is like new. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, color insignia sheet, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.