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Fador EMF 30 Racer, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare kit from April of 1950. Big, large scale kit measuring 8.5 inches long when assembled. Well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels, grill/radiator and steering wheel. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Includes superb, large full-size plans with many elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, extensive and detailed text instructions, painting guide and even ideas for how to upholster your car using the correct tufting pattern! The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The EMF 30 was produced by the EMF company which stood for Everett, Metzger and Flanders - the three owners. But in the early days it was jokingly referred to as 'The Every Morning Fix It" and "Every Mechanical Failure." Each car came complete with a catalog numbering every single part, which made replacements easily obtainable. The racer engine was four cylinders cast in pairs and turned out a very respectable 30 horsepower. It had a 106 inch wheelbase and held 15 gallons. All cars were painted EMF Red and were a sight to behold. The racer had a three speed transmission on rear axle, geared to 3.25 to 1 inch high, magneto ignition, 32 x 3.5 inch tires, thermo syphon cooling (no pump) and weighed in at 1800 pounds. At Walla Walla Washington Country Fair in 1911 the EMF racer beat a Wright Biplane in two of three races. It made a five lap circuit in 5 minutes 26.5 seconds. It was the fastest time of any car or aircraft at the competition. Streamlining is not new - in those days Grandpa's hot rod was a regular stock car stripped of anything that would give wind resistance- fenders, horn, windshield, etc. 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.

Revell 1940 Ford Standard Coupe, 1/25, 85-2387

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Nice kit with over 125 pieces, detailed chassis and Ford flathead V-8 engine, opening hood, full interior with rear jump seats, detailing decals and more. Molded in white plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

AMT 1933 Willys Panel Truck Bread Baron or Willies Willy, 1/25, T406

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Very rare original issue, not the common reissue. Features detailed 427 supercharged engine, opening hood, very good chassis, steering linkage and suspension, full custom interior, many optional parts, decals for two versions and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Never started. It is just like it left the AMT factory - the parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Tamiya T-34 Motorized with Remote Control - (T34), 1/35, MT213-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very highly detailed remote control kit. Features control box, all wiring, dual gear boxes and dual RE-14 motors. Never started. Most parts still in factory sealed bags; those that are not have been inventoried 100% complete. With instructions and decals.

Pyro 1906 Renault Towne Car, 1/32, C454-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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 Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box - in this case, a Renault at the Montagu Motor Museum in England. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, blue injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' The kit has never been started. Innventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Airfix Monty's Humber Staff Car M239485, 1/32, 05501-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very nicely done kit of the second of Monty's two Humbers. Features very good underside detail with suspension, exhaust, gas tank and more. Full interior is nicely done and the kit includes two figures. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix 1910 B Type 'Old Bill' City Bus, 1/32, 06443

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1990 issue. Large and well detailed kit with 150 parts. Includes billboard signs as shown on box art, complete interior and dashboard, suspension, exhaust and drive line detail, 5 figures and more.

Matchbox Monty's Office Caravan and Daimler MkII Scout Car - with Diorama Display Base, 1/76, PK-175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From 1983. Very nicely molded kit from the Matchbox 1/76 scale series. Comes with realistic diorama battle display. Has decals and paint guide for Monty in Soltau Germany 22/26th April 1945 or TAC HQ 8th Army 4-7th September 1942. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Tiger II German Heavy Tank, 1/76, WA1-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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High quality armor kit as you would expect from Fujimi. Molded with very fine detail. Includes flexible treads, full decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Special Hobby Sack AS-6V 1, 1/72, 72014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Unique aircraft with a great history. The aircraft was created by Arthur Sack in his private shop. Originally, he built and flew models with this wing configuration. He was successful after 6 years of testing, and he created the prototype from wood. As the plane neared completion, he ask for help from Luftwaffe ground units. The Luftwaffe tested the aircraft but had no success. The 'Flying Beertray' was destroyed during the retreat from the Brandis areas. Limited run model. Includes cast resin details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix RMS Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner, 1/600, 06201-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Nicely molded full-hull model with good details. The famous Queen Elizabeth was the largest liner in the world when launched in 1938. She saw extensive service during WWII as a troop transport. After the war, she and the original Queen Mary formed the backbone of Cunard Atlantic Service in unparalleled luxury. Some customers favored the Queen Elizabeth for her modern lines and more modern interior fittings. She was supposed to be on display in the USA on the opposite shore of the Queen Mary, but buyers never materialized. While serving as a 'College Ship' she burned in Hong Kong Harbor where she was scrapped, but only after appearing in a James Bond film as a MI-6 hide-out.

Revell HMS Campbeltown (USS Buchanan) Destroyer, 1/240, H450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. 1971 issue. Large scale and highly detailed kit of the historic four-pipe destroyer. Originally the USS Buchanan Four-Piper, she was traded in the famous Lend-Lease program for the use of British bases. On March 8, 1942, the Campbeltown sailed up the Loire River. Her mission was to destroy the Normandie Drydock, a possible haven for the Tirpitz which was holed up on Norway at this time. The Campbeltown was disguised as a German warship and the bow was packed with 8500 lbs of high explosive depth charges. Under a RAF diversion, Campbeltown fought her way up the river and rammed the dock doors at full speed. Charges at the stern sank the back of the ship and she was wedged in the dock. During a German inspection 8 hours later, the charges went off, scattering parts of the ship up to one mile away. The dock was rendered useless to the Tirpitz, who now had to stay in Norway.

Revell USS Helena CA75 Heavy Cruiser - (Baltimore Class), 1/481, 85-0370

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. 2009 SSP reissue of the 1964 kit that retains the Commander Series Artwork. Older but nicely detailed full hull model that is still a favorite 'classic build.'

Airfix Queen Elizabeth 2 Cunard Ocean Liner, 1/600, F603S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Type 3 logo box issue. Very nicely detailed kit of the replacement for the original Queen Elizabeth. 20 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and instructions present. NOTE: missing decals.

Cleveland Ryan / North American Navion - 30 Inch Winspan Rubber / Gas / CO2 Flying Aircraft, IT 107

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare kit from 1947. Could be made electric powered and R/C with todays lightweight components. Big scale model features high-quality, full size plans and instructions, four sheets of excellent printwood, stripwood and spars, drilled nose block, fully finished wheels and thrust button, propeller, clear window material, covering material, other pre-cut balsa stock and block as required and the famous "C-D" full size plans with assembly instructions and drawings. Never started and inventoried complete.

ESCI Semi-Trailer And Container Twin-Axle Flatbed Trailer With 20 Foot Container, 1/32, 301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Rare.

Boucher Victory Ship VC2-S-AP1 - 28 Inches Long - (Bluejacket), 1/192

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Museum quality craftsman kit from the company that became Bluejacket. Features a beautiful factory carved, hardwood kiln-dried hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia fittings in the correct factory boxes (a miniature of the large box) and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size blue-print building plans. This issue is probably from the 1950s. The kit has never been started. The parts that were never factory sealed (hull, wood and metal stock) have been inventoried complete. All of the fittings are still in the factory boxes and have never been removed. IWith plans. The Victory Ships were designed to replace the Liberty ships of WWII. 531 were ultimately built. They were larger, more powerful, faster, longer ranged and made their appearance in 1944. Steaming at 15 to 17 knots allowed them to be much more effective at evading U-boats. They were so successful that they became the basis of the US Merchant Marine after the war. Boucher was one of the earliest successful high-quality model companies in the USA. It was founded in 1905 Horace E. Boucher, a French-born naval architect employed by U.S. Navy Department and head of the Navy's model shop in Washington. Boucher kits were prized possessions at that time and naval museums displayed built versions - there are more than 40 Boucher kits in the Smithsonian alone. Boucher pioneered the mass production of cast metal fittings and selling full kits to the general public. Some credit him with starting the infant model industry in the United States that grew to prominence in the 1950s. At the very least, he took what had been the hobby of a tiny handful of skilled craftsman and made it into a hobby that almost anyone could enjoy.

Glencoe Nieuport 28 C.1 With Three Atlee Updates / Toms PE / Metal Guns - Rickenbacker / O'Neal / Campbell / Luftbery, 1/48, 05114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Includes Tom's Modelworks #204 Photoetched Detail Set, Atlee resin Engine, Atlee Update Set (cowl, wheels, rudder) and Atlee Machine Gun set. Also includes beautiful cast metal machine guns, possible from Aeroclub. All accessory sets are complete and never used. As for the Nieuport, this famous and sleek aircraft was initially rejected by the French Air Service and was given to the American Expeditionary Force due to the shortage of SPAD XIIIs. The Nieuport 28 was proven in combat and flown by most of America's WWI Aces. Decals are included for the USAF Museum replica of the 95th Aero Sq., Raoul Lufbery 95th Sq, Wentworth 95th Aero Sq, Ralph O'Neal 147th Sq, Douglas Campbell 94th Aero Sq, and two aircraft from Eddie Rickenbacker (#s 16 and 1) from the 94th Aero Sq. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the cowl, but the superior Atlee cowl is present. All other parts are accounted for, including the large and extensive decal sheet and instructions. The box artwork for this kit was done by Charles Sterns. He was a very prolific model builder and painter. Besides several Glencoe kits, one of his many paintings can be seen as the cover art for Over the Front magazine, 1992: Volume 7, Number 2.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Dated 1963 but likely from the mid 1960s due to the factory '100' price extension sticker. Jo Kotula artwork. The four side logos do have 'Famous Fighters' in the border but not the top one. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram P-40B Tiger Shark - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA96-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1968 issue. There are two different Blue Box art variations with this same kit number. This one has green and yellow text and other has simplified black text. Very nice kit with full cockpit, optional position landing gear, cockpit glass and landing flaps. Contains decals for USAF and Flying Tigers (Chinese).