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Hudson Miniatures 1900 Packard Roadster Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$85   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Large-scale model measures 6.5 inches long when built. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, lanterns, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. Includes full size plans and instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all others have been inventoried 100%. Complete with full-size 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1902 Franklin Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$85   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, lanterns, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. Includes full size plans and instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all others have been inventoried 100%. Complete with full-size 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.

Hawk British Army Crusader Tank - (Ex-Tamiya), 1/50, 642-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Rare kit from 1965. Hawk did not produce many armor kits but they made an interesting exception here. Hawk was well established and known for quality kits - for which they cut the molds themselves. This kit an exception - the Mates Brothers decided to import the Tamiya Mokei near-1/48 scale kit and market it in their own box. The decals and instructions are also both Hawk, but the kit is clearly the 1965 Tamiya issue. Molded in dark green with flexible treads. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have bug damage and are 95% intact.

StromBecker North American FJ-2 Fury, C-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Microscale Convair 880 Delta - With TWA or CAT (Taiwan) Decals, 1/144, MS4-5

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$79   

Ex-Topping molds. Resin kit with large colorful decals (TWA, Delta and CAT)and stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Very nicely detailed kit with complete interior and cockpit. Has markings for the 'von Richtohofen' Lufthansa, SAS or Swiss Air. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya Republic F-84G Thunderjet - USAF 58 FBS 'Four Queens Taegu 1952 / 8 FBS Taegu 1952, 1/48, 61060-2400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

From 1998 and highly detailed inside and out. Includes two sheets of very colorful decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Pro Modeler Ju-52 /3m Transport - Luftwaffe 2.KGZbV1 Milos Greece May 1941 or Spanish Civil War Ju-52/3mg4e Salamanca Spain 1936, 1/48, 85-5944

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

Sale Pending
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From 1999. Has markings for both versions. Very highly detailed kit with 154 parts, complete cargo interior, full cockpit, figures, detailed engines and exhaust and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/56, H210-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

1954 issue. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear, with the 'Revelving' Swivel Base. The kit has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The small parts are still in the factory bag but it is opened. The decals and instructions are in 'excellent++' condition. The box has only very light wear as shown. This is the third release. The first issue was in the simple one-piece box and Revell quickly converted to this two-piece box as it was much more durable and a full-color lithographed 'slick' could be used. For the second issue, Revell added rivet and raised panel line detail as well as landing gear, and went to this box and H210-79 kit number. The famous 'Globe' clear stand was added, but the 2nd issue has the rare one piece stand arm and the instructions reflecting that. The 3rd issue (this kit) is identical to the 2nd issue except that the 'Globe' stand was changed to the sturdy 3 piece arm version.

Cavacraft P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Rare. Second issue. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent - as good or better than Strombecker. Also includes clear canopy, die cut smaller wooden parts, a sealed small detail parts bag, full color decals, CASCO glue and excellent plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Aurora Fokker DR-1 Triplane Newspaper Issue, 1/48, 105-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

SALE! 1964 hardbox 'Newspaper' release of the classic 1956 kit. Molded in a deep gloss maroon and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE the box displays better than the 'good+' grade but is graded as such because there are small pieces of masking tape on the box sides and tray.

DML Spad XIII (Spad 13) - 9th Aero Sq/USAS in Germany 1919 -Lt. Reed Chambers, 1/48, 5902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Very highly detailed model with 109 parts and a wide variety of photoetched details. Features the colorful decals of the box art aircraft flown by Lt. Chambers. Rigging instructions are included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Roger B. Taney Coast Guard Cutter - (ex-USS Campbell), 1/301, H405

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$89   

Still factory sealed. 1975 issue. Formerly released in the 1950s as the USS Campbell with 'S' boxart. Like almost all of Revell's early ship models, this one is very finely molded and has very good detail. Full hull, large scale kit features complete deck fittings, rotating and elevating main 5" gun, 8 depth charge launchers, rear depth charge racks, very nicely detailed superstructure with separately molded AA guns, life rafts, search lights, radar and more, full under hull detail with rudder, props and shafts, davits, lifeboats, booms and more. The 327' U.S. Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter Roger B. Taney was in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This cutter served in the Pacific during World War II, and also served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. In peacetime, the vessel served on Search and Rescue missions, Ocean Station Patrol, and Alaskan Fisheries Patrol. The cutter was decommissioned on December 7, 1986 and is on display at the Baltimore Harbor Museum, Maryland.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

SALE! This is the 4th known issue of this classic kit, and the second one to share the 102-100 kit number. The blue oval logo dates from the early 1960s. This is only the second box artwork used for this kit and John Steel replaced Cox. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Aurora Nieuport 11 French Fighter, 1/48, 101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

SALE! Dated 1956, but this is a 1960s issue with the later John Steel artwork and blue oval 'Aurora' logo with no 'Famous Fighters.' Molded in gloss dark olive and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

Aurora C-119 Flying Boxcar, 1/77, 393-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$79   

1960s issue with oval logo. Close to 1/72 scale. Kit has many nice features: cargo doors open and close to show full interior - removable loading ramps - Field gun/parachute/sled cargo - Jeep/parachute/sled cargo - rotating props and full cockpit. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Revell USS Missouri BB63 Battleship Picture Fleet Issue, 1/535, H300-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

1961 issue of the first model kit that Revell ever cut a mold for. Includes John Steel hardbox artwork and reproduction of the deck plaque that is on the Might Mo's deck were WWII ended. The kit has never been started. The parts and all paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bag. Please NOTE the box damage at the upper left, there is similar damage to the lower and upper side panels as well.

Pyro 1909 Lozier Briarcliff - Vintage Brass Car Series, 1/32, C455-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Lozier was a large four cylinder T-Head rated at 45 horsepower. The wheelbase was 124 inches and she road on huge 36 x 4.5 tires. This Pyro car model is based on a car that was owned by Thomas J Lester of Chargin Falls, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$129   

1962 issue with colorful pre-war high-visibility paint in the artwork. Please note that this is the first issue of this box art because of the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora logo. Box is in 'very good++' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no sign of price tags or tape. There is light general wear as shown. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. This version has the desirable large clear two-piece 'World' triangle-base stand. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Rare issue from the late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has great color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.