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Apex R-7 ICBM Sputnik Launcher, 1/144, ML1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


On the 4th of October 1957 a specially modified R-7 Missile launched the first man-made satellite named PS-1 or "Sputnik" into orbit. PS-1 (simple satellite number one) broadcast for 92 days on 20.005 and 40.002 Mhz. The kit itself is nicely molded with all fine recessed panel line detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aurora King Tiger - Panzer VI Heavy Tank (Henschel Turret) - SS Panzer Divisions, 1/48, 064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. 1976 Aurora 1/48 armor issue with significantly improved molds. Near the end Aurora took the best kits and upgraded the molds for accuracy. Features Zimmerit anti-magnetic finish, working bogies and flexible tracks, opening hatches, tank commander, rotating turret, three troops and decals for six different SS Panzer groups including 5th and 9th SS Panzer.

Fador 1905 White Steamer, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Dated November of 1949. Very well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts as well as superb die-cast metal wheels, carbide headlights, steering wheel, horn, plastic lanterns, metal parts & stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Includes full-size, superb fold-out instructions with multiple elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, two photos of the completed model and extensive instructions. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design & parts breakdown of the kits are very similar. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. Hudson Miniatures, launched in 1948, apparently beat Fador to the market by at least a year or more. Hudson's national success probably lead Fador to choose the same subject (antique cars) and in the same scale, 1/16. Hudson snatched up the most obvious classic automobiles for kit subjects, forcing Fador to select very carefully. Fortunately, they chose well and they are still the only models ever made of these subjects. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Revell/Gowland Highway Pioneers and the models that quickly followed probably drove them out of the market. This was the fate of most wooden kit manufacturers who did not make the transition. 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.

Tasman De Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide Upgrade - With Vac Canopy / white metal / rigging wire / 5 decals - USAAF 'Wee Wullie' and X7523 - RAF 'Women of the Empire' - RNZAF or RAAF A33-1, 1/72, UG2001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Interesting 'Upgrade' kit. Includes the base Heller kit molded in white with a clear windshield, Falcon vac windshield, decals for the five aircraft listed, excellent metal instrument panel (taped to the clear Falcon windshield, green windshield tinting material, rigging wire, a very large double-sided fold out with detail pictures of the real aircraft, full instructions including paint guide for all aircraft, rigging, important notes about each of the 5 airplanes that decals are supplied for, and extensive detailing instructions to improve the base Heller kit further. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram SA-16B Albatross - Air Rescue Amphibian, 1/72, PA20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


The second issue of this classic kit dated 1957. Hardbox is in fantastic 'near mint-' condition with as-new color and gloss. Slight edge wear and slight general wear are the only flaws. Well molded and detailed kit features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position cabin door and two survivors in life rafts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

AMT 1927 Ford Model T Stock or Custom, 1/25, 6582

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. This model features good detail, complete suspension and builds up to a rolling chassis like the real car. Can be made stock or with custom engine, wheels and tires, suspension and exterior touches. Includes complete interior and removable hood to show engine and compartment detail. Molded in chrome plate, colored plastic, clear and with rubber tires.

Hobby Craft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker - US Navy VS-20 USS Princeton 1956 or VS21 NAS Oakland 1959 - (Ex-Hasegawa), 1/72, HC1350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


From ex-Hasegawa molds or a direct copy of the Hasegawa kit. Nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines and the exact same parts as the Hasegawa offering. Includes decal and paint guide for both Navy Blue aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Nichimo TWO Tachikawa Ki-9 Type 95-1 Otsu Trainer Spruce, 1/48, S-4814-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Never started. All parts to both models are still in the factory sealed bags. With two sets of both decals and instructions. Excellent kit that is nicely molded and detailed. Features very complete cockpit and decals for several aircraft. With metal rigging wire.

Airfix Supermarine Spitfire VB - Tropical Version 92 Sq Western Desert Nov 1942 Sqn Ldr. Neville Duke, 1/48, 04100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Dated 1986. Well molded for that time featuring fine raised panel line detail, recessed control surfaces, 'good' cockpit, optional position canopy and some gear well detail. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF - Flt./Lt. John Cat's Eyes Cunningham's Aircraft and RAF Aircraft 'PNB' - Revell Japan Issue, 1/32, H251-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare 1975 Japan issue with unique and beautiful box artwork. As with most Japan issues, this one contains extra features including decals for two aircraft and a large, full color painting on the front of the instructions. Older but nicely detailed, large-scale model of this British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, whose markings are included. His final score stood at 20 victories and his aircraft is one that can be depicted in this model. This model features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the large parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Republic F-84F - With Nuclear Bomb and Dolly, 1/48, 5437

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1985 issue. Very nicely done model with detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position speed brakes and canopy, JATO bottles, detailed bomb dolly and a large nuclear free-fall bomb. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Flying Sub from Seaview Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 1/60, 6011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1995 reissue from ex-Aurora molds. Very nice, larger scale kit molded in yellow, gray and clear plastic. Features detailed interior, operating pick up hood and a crew of two. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Heller AMD Mirage IV Bomber - Aircraft #48 or #29, 1/48, 596

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


From 1980 and newer molds; not the original 1963 kit. Features very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit detail with crew, optional position crew hatches, two jet engines, atomic bomb and two supersonic drop tanks. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Thanks to Jean-Claude in France, we know this kit is the real 1/48 scale model of the Mirage IV; not the 1/50 scale molds cut in 1963.

Air Lines Miles Master - (ex Frog), 1/72, 4904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


From the mid 1960s. Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Airfix Douglas A-20 Havoc (Boston) - USAirfix Issue, 1/72, 30010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed. Features movable rudder, elevator and ailerons, crew and cockpit, movable propeller and wheels and USAAF markings.

Monogram F-84G Thunderjet Pro Modeler, 1/48, 85-5951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


From 1999 and from completely new molds. High quality kit features a large, colorful decal sheet, many photoetched parts, detailed wheel wells and cockpit, optional position speed brake and canopy, iron bombs, nuclear bomb (SAC version), rockets, optional position wing flaps, boarding ladder and standing pilot figure. Includes decals for 'Night Take Off' piloted by Col. Charles Jordan, Commander, 58th Fighter bomber Wing, Korea, 1952 or 31st Fighter Escort Wing, SAC Command, Nouassuer Air Base, French Morocco during Operation Long Stride (August 1953). The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

MPC Boeing 737 United Airlines - Airfix molds, 1/144, 1-4701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very nicely molded short haul jet with United markings. Features optional position passenger boarding doors and luggage hold doors. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Douglas A-24 - (Army SBD Dauntless), 1/72, 612

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Dated 1965 with Tom Morgan artwork. This was an excellent kit for that time with perfect fit and all recessed panel lines.

Airfix BAC One-Eleven - (BAC 111 One-11) - British United Airlines, 1/144, SK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


1960s type three logo issue features optional position landing gear and working airstair rear door. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that while most parts are silver plastic, some are gray as well.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Rambler Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


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.