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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

From around 1943. This is the larger box wartime issue that contains only wood parts (with clear w/s & fabric for the top). 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 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.

Fador 1905 REO Runabout, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$62   

Rare kit dated 1949. Very well detailed for that time. Big-scale model features numerous die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts, excellent plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lanterns and horn, other metal parts and metal stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Come with superb, large fold out plans that show four elevations drawings, many various detail drawings, a photo of the finished model and extensive text instructions. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufacturers.

AMT 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 1/25, PK4167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$34   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box slightly concave as shown. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior and more.

ESCI Dakota C-47 Monte - Field Marshal Montgomery's Personal Aircraft / 44th Sq South Africa / 86th Sq USAF Berlin Airlift 'Camel Caravan to Berlin' / ESK 721 Royal Dutch Air Force Skrydstrup 1972, 1/72, 9023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features optional parts for Dakota IV or C-47s, full cockpit, optional position flaps and full passenger interior. Includes decals for Field Marshall Montgomery's Personal Aircraft, USAF 86th Squadron Berlin Air Lift, South African 44th Sq Zwartkp Air Base, and Danske Flyvevabnet-esk 721 (1972). NOTE: this kit has very neatly built sub-assembles. Wheel and engine halves, wing and stabilizer halves and two bulkheads (to the floor) have been assembled with 'excellent++' to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

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   

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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.

Jim Thibodeaux Special Payment Link

,   Box Condition: Good++

$36.94   

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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-

$30   

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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.

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.

Revell Delta Airlines Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, 1/144, H143

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal is split and has drawn the box top concave. 1974 issue with detailed engine pods, clear cockpit windows, movable wheels, optional position landing gear, display stand and full Delta markings.

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.

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.

Hasegawa North American B-25J Mitchell, 1/72, E16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

From 2003. Very finely molded and detailed with 132 pieces. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.