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Hudson Miniatures 1909 Stanley Steamer - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$78   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden main parts. 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. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions present. 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.

Revell F-89D Scorpion - Academy Issue, 1/65, H126-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1961 issue hardbox in very nice condition. This kit is from the original "S" molds and makes a fine builder. Never started. Inside, it is factory-new. All parts and even all paperwork are still sealed in the factory bag.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V - Parents Magazine Seal Issue, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo, Parents Magazine seal and classic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in a stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This model is part of a very successful 1/48 scale WWI series that Aurora started in 1956. They sold so well that they introduced new kits almost annually well into the 1960s. Some sold well right up until the end of Aurora in the mid 1970s.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader - (f-8 / F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. A nice kit for that time, it features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section, detailed and removable jet engine, pilot, some cockpit detail and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Features the correct 1st issue instructions showing the early stand, large rectangular-based stand and decal sheet correctly lacking the stand decal.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$57   

First issue from 1957 with an excellent box top. This is the yellow-sided issue without the parents seal on the box art. Molded in the correct gloss gray and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Ambroid 40 Foot Single Sheathed Single Door Outside Braced Wooden Box Car With Sprung Metal Trucks - MKT Line - HO Craftsman Model, HO, K-12

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO Craftsman kits. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. The wood is all Northeastern Scale Precision Lumber and there is also a set of real sprung metal box car trucks. Features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a bag of detail parts, MKT decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed envelope; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes MKT decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Hasegawa F-104G Starfighter Vikings - West German Navy Demonstration Team, 1/48, 09475

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side as shown. Rare 2003 special edition featuring 143 pieces, all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells and special markings for the Navy Flight Demonstration team.

Aeroclub Martin Baker Mark 10 Ejection Seat - Mk10, 1/48, EJ408

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang - 3rd FS 3rd FG Jumpin' Jacques, 1/48, JT30

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Dated 1991 and highly detailed with 118 parts. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, bomb and rocket load-outs, two piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

KP Mig-19 - Czech Air Force / USSR / Pakistan, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Early Czech injection molded kit from the 1970s with good detail for the time. Features fine raised panel lines, cockpit, optional drop tanks and rocket loadout. Decals are included for the three air forces listed. The model as never been started. Inventoried and the airplane is complete but NOTE: missing display stand. Includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Fokker E.II / E.III Eindecker - Lt. Bruckman Late 1915 / Lt. Kurt von Crailsheim Late 1915 / Vfw. Ernst Udet Early 1916 / Leopold Anslinger Summer 1916 - (E-III E-II), 1/48, 8156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$30   

Cleanly molded and very highly detailed featuring superb injection molded parts, a large photoetched brass fret with numerous parts, express mask set and a very large and extensive decal sheet for four different aircraft including Ernst Udet's early 1916 aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Boeing 247 Airliner - Roscoe Turner Racer or United Air Lines, 1/72, 72-247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. Often called the first 'Modern Airliner,' the successful Boeing 247 was one the earliest transports with all metal construction, retractable landing gear, de-icers and controllable pitch props. Includes two types of windshields, rubber tires, optional position landing gear and struts. Has full interior detail for two ships: long-range tanks and accessories for Col. Turner's MacRobertson Race Entry, and complete passenger seat interior for United version. Colorful markings for Turners racer or the UAL ship shown on the cover.

KP Piper L-4H with Floats - USAF, 1/72, 32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded and detailed model that is one of the better KP kits. Includes USAF search and rescue markings and a full interior.

Astro Flight Inc Electra-Fli - 45 Inch Wing Span Early Electric R/C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

The model includes the following aftermarket accessories: Cox #245 6x4P plastic props (sealed pack of two and correct for this model) and Du-Bro 1.75" diameter "Low Bounce Shock Absorbing Wheels" (still factory sealed). The actual kit is a classic by AFI. Electric R/C flight was once pioneering and daring, and the remarkable performance of the Electra-Fli made it the hit of the 1972 Nationals. As the box says 'The Quiet Revolution Is Here!' Features simple and sturdy balsa construction, stable aerodynamics and snappy performance. Has numerous die-cut parts, fully formed landing gear struts, some plastic parts, hinges, hardware, full size plans and easy-to-follow instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions. NOTE: this kit comes in a very sturdy box. It will be shipped in this box (with no external box) unless you specify otherwise.

Quality Craft Models 41 Foot Changeable Tank Car Caustic Soda Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 357

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Excellent kit that builds a detailed duplicate of the prototype. Features all metal parts - a round metal tank and dozens of precision, metal castings as well as metal stock as required. With very complete decals for multiple cars. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Renwal Lt. Alfred Lenz's Pfalz D-III with Aeroskin Fabric - (DIII), 1/72, 271-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. This kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, shaft (for the propeller). Easily made. Includes all other parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions present.

Trumpeter Japanese Soryu Class Attack Submarine, 1/144, 05911

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. Large scale and well detailed model of the largest tonnage displacement JMSDF vessel commissioned since WWII. The Soryu class has 12 submarines total planned and are being built in Mitsubishi and Kawasaki shipywards. The first two launched were Soryu and Unryu, both named after Japanese Aircraft Carriers of World War II. These are updated Oyashio class boats with four Stirling Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) engines, two Kawasaki diesel engines and two electric motors. Armament includes Type 89 torpedoes and UGM-84 Harpoon missiles.

Italeri Fire Ladder Truck DAF DLK 23-12 - (Fire Truck), 1/24, 784

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$59   

Very high quality kit that is well molded. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual truck with full frame, drive line, suspension and exhaust detail. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, complete interior, all ladder and fire fighting equipment, complete decals and much more.

Italeri Desert Train Mercedes-Benz 6x4 Semi Tractor Trailer, 1/24, 757

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$56   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit.

AMT Datsun 280 ZX Turbo - (280ZX), 1/25, AMT104312

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Still factory sealed. Recent reissue from the original molds features full interior, turbo engine, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, 'good' underside detail, clear roof panels and more.