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Revell Douglas DC-7 Compania Mexicana De Aviacion, 1/122, H222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$110   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find Lodela issue with CMA markings. The actual parts are from Revell's famous 'Pre-S' kit from 1954/55.

Minicraft IJN I-19 Type Otsu Submarine Motorized - (ex Nichimo), 1/200, U-2006-700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$95   

Very successful Japanese fleet submarine from WWII that sported an aircraft in a sealed hanger. This combination was used to bomb the western states as the only WWII bombing attack on the American mainland. This is a well detailed, motorized model that can be made remote control with today's tiny components. Features gearbox and all running hardware and even includes the motor. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Folland Gnat - T3 Logo Bagged, 1/72, 116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$20   

Still factory sealed. 1960s bagged issue with header and Type 3 logo. A very nice, early kit.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 - JG51 Molders - (Bf109G6), 1/48, JT156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Hard-to-find issue dated 1998. Features excellent cockpit, optional position canopy, gear well detail, correct exhaust and filter assemblies, under wing cannons, drop tank, separately molded leading edge slat and rear split flaps and more. With markings for 4/II/JG 51 Molders and III/JG3 Udet. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Type 52 - 1995 Commemorative Flight or 253 Flying Group WO T. Iwamoto 1944 Rabaul / 381FG 1944 Toyohasi / 653FG Commander IJN Zuikaku 1944 Philippines / 261FG June 1944 Saipan, 1/48, JT23X

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Limited edition kit with decals for the commemorative flight of a restored Zero in 1995 and the four other aircraft listed as well. Very nice kit featuring complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and decals for several aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sword Meteor NF.14, 1/48, SW48011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

Th is the only NF.14 in 1/48 scale. High quality, limited-edition model that is beautifully molded with all fine recessed panel detail, superb dual station cockpit, enclosed & detailed gear wells, very realistic engine inlet and exhaust, drop tanks, optional position canopy and more. Includes decals and a full color painting guide for two aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sword Ki-102b And I-Go Otsu, 1/72, SW72125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

The Kawasaki Ki-148 I-Go Model 1 Otsu was an experimental Army remote-controlled missile. Test were carried out in late 1944 and the weapon was quickly ordered into production. The original tests were from a modified Ki-47, but the standard mothership was to be the modern Ki-102. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Thomas-Morse S4C Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

From the 1960s and in amazing 'near mint' condition. Large scale, well detailed model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Comet Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 34 inch Wingspan Rubber / Gas Control Line / RC Flying Balsa Aircraft, 3646

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$48   

Large 34 inch wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber, electric and made RC with modern lightweight servos and receivers. This is a deluxe Comet kit from the 1970s and features true scale appearance, rugged Super-X non-warping wing assembly, Tube-O-Matic fuselage construction, many lightweight plastic details - cowling, machine guns, pilot, bombs etc. for flying models or static displays, quality die-cut balsa parts, plywood firewall, factory cut spars and stringers, fully formed gear struts and wheels, windscreen material, covering tissue, hardware, weight for balancing, scale four-blade and flying (2 blade) propellers, rubber motor, huge color decorating sheet, detailed full size plans and building instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag, and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia and instructions. Please NOTE that the box has bug damage as shown, mainly along the edges but everything inside the box is is fine. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Hudson Miniatures 1900 Packard Roadster - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$68   

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. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 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.

Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$62   

Rare kit dated August of 1950 and very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns, metal parts & stock and die-cut cardstock. includes excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. We think of electric cars of new; nothing could be further from the truth. From 1900 to 1915 at least 25 well-known electric car manufacturers advertised vehicles which '...were clean, quite, stylish and easy to operate - the only car for a lady.' And how true this was! Early automobiles were notoriously noisy with dirty exhaust and the constant requirement to handle smelly gasoline by hand. The Baker Electric was one of the longer ranged models - when all six batteries were fully charge it could travel about 75 miles - acceptable even today for a commute. The wheelbase was 80 inches and it had a convertible top that could be lowered or raised. 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Stutz Bearcat - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$85   

Well detailed, large 1/16 scale kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, wooden and metal main parts and some die-cut cardstock parts as well. 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. The instructions even warn that this kit will take more time than usual due to the 'tedious detail.' This kit has never been started. It has been 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Maxwell - Old Timers - First Issue, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

Very rare first issue dated 1948 inside with the short-lived yellow box and with metal fittings. In one year this box was replaced with the common white version. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features die-cut and machined to shape wooden parts, beautiful die-cast metal wheels, steering wheel, side lanterns, carbide headlights and other accessories, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions and full size plans. In 1911, Maxwell was one of the 'Big Four' in the automobile industry. The 1911 Maxwell was considered very stylish and dignified and was widely used by doctors, lawyers and businessmen. It featured a 2 cylinder engine, 12 horsepower and had a folding top. These cars were usually painted with a bright red body, red wheels, black top and fenders and with shiny brass fittings and lights. 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.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley HS-125 600 - (Hawker 125 Series 600), 1/72, PK-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

The only 1/72 scale model of the popular 600 series HS-125 business jet. Includes decals for first HS Demo Aircraft or RAF No. 32 Squadron. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts present including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Leopard 2A5 Main Battle Tank, 1/35, 35242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed.

Tamiya M60A1 Medium Tank Motorized, 1/35, MT328-598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$62   

Motorized kit with realistic track operation through geared sprocket drive. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that Tamiya did not furnish the electric motor in this issue.

Tamiya US Tank M551 Sheridan Motorized, 1/35, MT331-598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Designed with realistic track drive through the sprockets. Features all metal gear box, all motorizing hardware and very good detail NOTE: this kit has very minor and 'professional' quality subassembly. Drive sprocket sets (6 parts total) are assembled. There is no other assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that Tamiya did not include the motor with this issue.

DML M-46 Patton Tank Korean War - (M46), 1/35, 6805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed.

Hasegawa IJN Ashigara Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, B-4-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora-KB Halberstadt CL-II - Collectors Series - (CLII), 1/48, 1136-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

1972 hardbox issue with great box artwork by Amendola, who did so much of the superb 1970s Aurora box illustrations (including many of the airliners). The model includes pilot, gunner & ground officer and is molded in dark red and black. Never started. The actual aircraft parts have been inventoried complete and include decals and instructions. NOTE: Missing vacuform Battle Terrain Base.