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Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Rare kit dated August of 1950. Very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Has excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bag or inventoried complete and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. 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, 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.

RCM Fairchild C-119 Boxcar - All Major Variants, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$98   

SPECIAL ORDER larger (1/48) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Hawk Lockheed Constellation L-749 - One Piece 1948 Box Issue, 1/140, 702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

Very rare. This kit is from 1949, and even predates the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' that started the plastic model craze in the United States. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits (with with metal details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufacturers to produce such kits (known as 'solids') in a consistent 1/48 scale. Hawk made aircraft, ship and train models in this fashion. The very first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States were made by Varney or Hawk in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kit well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948 and issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, Laird (all in acetate) and the F-84G and this Constellation (both in polystyrene). All were in the two-tone one-piece box. This model is molded in the correct glossy medium gray with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that '...the plane is molded in the proper base color, and if you intend to paint your favorite air-line markings be sure to use good enamel (not lacquer). The kit has never been started. The contents are either in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Matchbox Beaufighter Mk-X - RAF Coastal Comman 254 Sq 1945 or 144 Sq 1945, 1/72, PK-103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

1989 issue that was nicely molded with recessed panel lines and torpedo load-out. Includes decals for Coastal Command Squadrons No. 254 and 144 in 1945 and has a color painting guide on the back of the box. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, X481-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare Airfix Japan issue. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions.

Tri-ang Douglas Boston III, 1/72, 151P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$19   

From quality Frog molds. Features working ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear, very good engine detail and RAF decals. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing two pilot figures. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies from the FROG issue.

Kora Bucker Bu-134 Light Aircraft, 1/72, 7247

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Excellent limited edition kit. Features main airframe parts in professional grade castings, detailed full interior, clear windows, photoetched parts, printed instruments, painting guide and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Museum Classic Issue - with Brass Stanchions / Real Cloth Top / Real Wooden Trim, 1/16, H1288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$155   

The ultimate issue of the fabulous Revell 1/16 Rolls-Royce is this 'Museum Classic' issue from 1979. Special items in this release include real brass stanchions, gold braided rope, real cloth material for the convertible top, real walnut dash and door trim as well as a walnut display easel. The kit itself is highly detailed and features real rubber tires, spoked wheels, steerable wheels, two position doors and trunk with drop-down tool tray, fully detailed chassis and suspension, two position hood, detailed engine with wiring and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The one tree that was not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Entex 1931 Ford Model A 2-Door Sedan, 1/16, 9014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Very highly detailed, large 1/16 scale model that builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features highly detailed engine and exhaust, complete suspension, wire wheels and rubber tires, full interior with front seat backs that tilt forward, opening doors, hood that opens correctly as the real car and more. Molded in olive, silver, black and ivory with chrome parts and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The trees that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Douglas A-20 Havoc, 1/48, D-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. Has a 15+ inch wingspan when built. Features factory 3-D cut fuselage (not just profile cut), profile-cut nacelles, inboard and outboard wings and stabilizers, quality print wood, a factory sealed paper envelope of small detail parts, full color decals and excellent plans with templates and instructions. Never started and complete - the small parts are still factory sealed.

Monogram Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a or A-1B - Decals for 8 Aircraft - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5410

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Well detailed kit from 1978. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy and landing gear, parts to make either fighter or bomber versions, detailed gun bay with removable panel, detailed jet engine with removable cowl and a detailed paint guide and decals for 8 different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 'near mint' condition decals and instructions.

Revell Plymouth Duster Revellution Funny Car, 1/16, 7477

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

Revell-sponsored Duster funny car driven by Ed 'The Ace' McCullough. Very highly detailed large scale (1/16) funny car kit. Body tilts up to reveal detailed tubular chassis, full cockpit, completely wired motor and more. Front wheels are steerable. Includes full colorful decals. 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 (the chrome parts) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix German Tiger Tank - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M8-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1960s issue with dramatic artwork. Well detailed and molded small scale (near 1/72) tank kit; ideal for dioramas. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Twin Mustang F-82G - White Box Issue, 1/72, 7501-0175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$19   

1973 "White Box" issue. Has parts and markings for both day (silver scheme) and night fighter (black) version. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features canopies that open and close to show cockpit detail, detailed gear wells, detailed gun bay with .50 caliber machine guns and removable hatch, rotating wheels and propellers and missiles, bombs and drop tank loadout. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. The outboard wing halves (pro quality), bomb, radome and drop tank halves (excellent quality) have been built. There is no other assembly and no painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pegasus Miles Master Mk1 - Bagged, 1/72, 2003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$26   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue kit. Bagged kit does not include header. Very nicely molded with very fine recessed detail. Includes cast metal details and full decals.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 346-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

Very rare first and only hardbox issue from the tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Televisions smash hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora is no exception. This example has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape, tags or tears and zero fading. The only flaws are very slight foxing and very slight general corner wear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, Me-109 and FW-190.

AMT Boeing B-52G Stratofortress with Hound Dog missiles, 1/72, 8633

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$129   

Kit is still factory sealed but the seal has a small split and the box is drawn slightly concave. Very highly detailed and well molded. Features all recessed panel lines, nicely detailed cockpit and crew stations, detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks and two Hound Dog missiles.

Monogram 1936 Ford Convertible - Early Iron Series, 1/24, 7570

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

From 1974. Very high quality model with excellent moldings. Can be built with the top up or down. Features removable hood, detailed Merc Flathead engine and engine compartment, full underside and chassis, complete interior and opening rumble seat, rear mounted spare, mag wheels with Goodyear 60 wide street tires and more. Molded in a beautiful gloss yellow, black, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing one part, the steering column. This is a simple cylinder and nothing more - easily made. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Trumpeter North American RA-5C Vigilante, 1/48, 01616

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Beautifully molded with 137 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Jet-X JXM163 B1 720 Boeing 720 Braniff (Orange/Yellow) / JX113 B1 720 Boeing 720 Braniff (Dark Green/Lt Green) / JX112 B1 720 Boeing 720 Braniff (Dark Blue/Lt Blue) / JX111 Boeing 720 Braniff (Dark Red/Yellow) / Gemini Jets GJBNF009 Boeing 747SP-27 Braniff (Ora, 1/400

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+ to Exc+

$79   

Includes all five high-quality, die-cast factory painted and completely finished aircraft models. All have never been displayed or used and are still in the original boxes and packing materials.