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Hudson Miniatures 1903 Cadillac Old Timers - With Aftermarket Suspension Leaf Springs, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1949 and very highly detailed and prefabricated for that time. Large scale kit measures 7 inches long when built. Features plastic wheels, plastic correct-for-this-car aftermarket suspension springs, steering and lamps, die cut and factory machines wooden parts and a small number of metal and accessory parts. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing headlamps, which are cylinders and can be made from stock wood or plastic. All other parts have been inventoried present including highly detailed plans/instructions. Please note, there are adult notes written on the plans to improve the accuracy of the model. The owner of these kits was a keen researcher and actually won a Hudson Miniature Old Timers Model Building Competition. The 1903 Cadillac was the very first production Caddy and the car that began the legend. This particular model was capable of 30 mph with four passengers. Its 11 hp engine could negotiate a 45% grade with ease. The car was first test driven on Oct 17, 1902. In January of '03 it was taken to the New York Automobile show where orders for 2286 were placed. By mid week, Cadillac announced that were 'Sold Out.' This makes sense when you realize that in 1903 all cars had a rough machine-shop or 'garage' fit and finish; the new Cadillac looked like a Jewel in comparison. Later that year the Cadillac placed or won challenges and reliability contests worldwide and earned the status of 'Standard of the World.' 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 1903 Ford A Model Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1949 and very highly detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut, machined and cut wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, lights, steering wheel, horn and other accessories, metal parts and die cut cardstock. 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. Inventoried complete with all parts and with plans/instructions. Please note, there are adult notes written on the plans to improve the accuracy of the model. The owner of these kits was a keen researcher and actually won a Hudson Miniature Old Timers Model Building Competition. This car was one of the first Ford Automobiles and the first 'A' model. It sold for $900 in 1903. 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 1914 Regal Coupe Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features two large plan and instructions sheets, a large number of detailed drawings of sub-assemblies, numerous actual photos of the built model, stamped metal hood, plastic wheels, grill, headlamps, spotlight, running lights and other accessories and die-cut wooden main parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this is 'super' detailed thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car during and after restoration. It was restored at the Hudson Miniatures factory and was on display there at the time! This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with two large sheets of full size plans and instructions. Please note, there are adult notes written on the plans to improve the accuracy of the model. The owner of these kits was a keen researcher and actually won a Hudson Miniature Old Timers Model Building Competition. 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.

Constructo Louise Victorian Steam Launch - 18 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Model, 1/26, 808346

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Retails for $179 USD. Very highly detailed, large scale model. Constructo kits are famous for being well engineered and complete; this model is no exception. Features quality die-cut plywood, mahogany planking strips, numerous other hardwood and mahogany parts factory-cut to the correct shape, many brass fittings, decals, rigging material, fabric for the flag and awning in the correct colors and more. Includes an amazing set of instructions - first there is a color step-by-step photographic book showing the steps, then there is a larger book explaining the steps in each photo and there are beautiful full-size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Battleship USS Pennsylvania, 1/720, H486

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Softbox issue dated 1969. Builds waterline or full hull versions. Well detailed, small scale model of the Arizona's sister ship.

Monogram Apollo Saturn V - 30 Inches Tall, 1/144, PS193-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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First issue from 1968. The best Saturn in 1/144 scale due to the excellent detail that Monogram was famous for. All three stages separate from each other in order to demonstrate a simulated flight. Apollo upper section opens to release lunar module with two stages and operating landing legs. Includes three figures and launch pad stand. Also includes the beautiful illustrated "Apollo-Saturn Manned Flight To The Moon" large pamphlet. Molded in the correct white, silver and with a yellow base. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes amazing condition 'near mint' decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk II (F3F) Al Williams Stunt Plane - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, PA184-6850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Dated 1967 and most likely the 3rd issue judging from the transitional PA and 4 digit part number. This airplane is a civil F3F flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The kit has many action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Also features movable rudder, aileron and elevator, highly detailed cockpit, opening canopy, full decals including striping, instructions for rigging and is molded in the correct orange, silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 737 Commercial Jet United Air Lines, 1/72, 359-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. Second issue with the 2.49 price extension on the part number. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box would grade much higher than 'good+', but it is graded such because there is a "$2.00" written in thick black marker below the 'Aurora' logo.

Revell U-505 Type IXC U-boat - Chicago Museum Submarine, 1/144, 5227

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. 1988 issue. Large-scale kit measures 20 7/8 inches long when assembled. This submarine was captured in WWII and is on display in Chicago.

Lindberg Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor, 1/48, 513-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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From the late 1950s with Ray Gaedke artwork. Likely the second issue of this large-scale kit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Tamiya Hunting Tiger Jagdpanzer VI Sd.Kfz.186s, 1/35, 35058

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and molded.

Eduard P-39 L/N Airacobra In The MTO Dual Combo, 1/48, 1128

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Includes two complete kits, extensive PE details, metal nose weights, mask sets and decals for multiple aircraft. Highly detailed kits with recessed panel lines and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Falcon 10 French Navy, 1/48, VT105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Very limited 1995 Marine Francaise issue. Large scale (1/48) and originally from the early 1980s. Features complete cockpit and interior and optional position passenger doors.

Hobby Craft Arado AR-234C With True Details Resin Cockpit & Wheel Set / Antares Ar-234 Jaeger Conversion Kit / Reheat Luftwaffe Rudder Pedals & Seat / Eduard Luftwaffe Seatbelts and Buckles, 1/48, HC1672

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Includes the following aftermarket accessories: factory sealed True Details #48476 Ar-234 Cockpit Detail Set (a full resin cockpit), factory sealed True Details 48234C Wheel Set (2 mains and 1 nose), RARE Antares #ANT-06 Arado Ar 234B/B-2N Conversion Set to make the Ar-234 Jaeger (factory sealed), a partial Reheat WWII Luftwaffe PE sheet with more than enough rudder pedals and seats (2 types) for this kit and a partial Eduard WWII Luftwaffe seat belts PE fret with enough straps and buckles for this model. The kit itself is nicely molded with all recessed panel lines, very nice cockpit detail, external bomb load, auxiliary take off engines, drop tanks (mounted under the dual engine pods) and paint guide with decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai Jagd-Panther Sd.Kfz.173 Tank Destroyer - (Jagdpanther), 1/48, 058260

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare kit from the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and features full interior with complete engines and crew stations, flexible treads, many operating features and well detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. Includes decals for you choice of tanks. 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 large ones) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Fujimi CV-2 USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier - Pre-Coral Sea Configuration, 1/700, WLA116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and highly detailed waterline model. This model includes the 8" gun turrets, which were removed before the Battle of the Coral Sea. Originally designed and laid down as a battle cruiser, the Lexington was converted to the 2nd aircraft carrier in the US Navy. Her battlecruiser speed was legendary and the four twin 8 inch turrets made her 'The Largest Heavy Cruiser Afloat.' After absorbing a great deal of battle damage in the Coral Sea in 1942, the Lady Lex had to be abandoned due to internal avgas explosions after the battle. The fully enclosed hanger deck, which was unique at the time, may have contributed to the fume build up.

Hawk Lockheed T-33A Chrome Plated - USAF / Canadian / West German Air Force, 1/48, 207-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1967 issue with John Andrews box artwork. The plating is in 'above average' condition which means it is generally 'very good++' but does have some flaws. Includes a large decal sheet for all three versions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Panavia Tornado GR Mk 1 - RAF / Italy / Germany, 1/32, 4760

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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Large 1/32 scale kit. Very nicely detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, working elevator and swing wings and wing weapons pylons, complete cockpits, optional position nose with radome details, optional position speed brakes and landing gear, ECM, BOX 101 and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, MW-1, drop tanks and decals for the aircraft listed. This kit has never been started. The bag containing the smaller size parts trees is still factory sealed. The bag including the larger (fuselage and wing) parts was open, so I inventoried it and it is complete. With decals and instructions. NOTE: The very large decal sheet has been neatly cut on the dotted line into 3 smaller sections so it could be stored in a zip-lock plastic bag. The sheet was separated on the dotted lines - none of the decals are damaged.

Heller Republic RF-84F Thunderflash - Norwegian / Belgian / French Air Forces, 1/48, 556

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare kit of the recon version in larger scale. Includes paint guide and decals for all three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Muir Models Inc Nevada City Fire Station HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 057

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Highly detailed featuring pre-cut and scored hardwood, metal and numerous plastic details such as doors, window frames and railings. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.