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Universal Thunderbolt P-47, 1/43, A3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Very rare model from about about 1942/3. It is a completely pre-fabricated multi-media kit; No painting is required and all parts are formed to final shape. It features fully carved and painted hardwood fuselage, carved and painted main gear wheels and struts, heavy, die-cut red and black cardstock wings, tail feathers, gear doors and other details, and cylindrical hardwood dowels for machine guns and gear door actuators. The cardstock wings have top and bottom halves and when placed over the main spar they are 3D with an airfoil. Never started. The kit has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one piece of die-cut cardstock, the main wing spare. Easily made since there is a perfect pattern: the sheet is present where it was neatly die-cut from. Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions. NOTE: the instructions have bug damage, but not enough to interfere with assembly. Also note: while a historical bit of modeling, this is not a scale model. It is in the middle-ground between being a toy and a model. Universal Toy and Novelty Company was located at 1225 South Wabash Avenue in Chicago Illinois. Although they were around for decades and had extensive production, little is known about the company. When model kits became popular in the 1920s during the early aviation craze, they were quick to jump on the bandwagon. In the 1920s they are also know for a fine series of baseball cards. Other model kits were of ships, tanks, etc. and some had incredibly colorful box designs like the Cruiser Chicago and some landing craft.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B - 208th Sq RAF Lossiemouth 1988 / 12 Sq RAF Lossiemouth 1985, 1/72, 03055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


This kit features cockpit and crew of two, 2 piece canopy, D Link pod, under-wing fuel tanks, Radar Martel, TV Martel and Sea Eagle missiles, markings for both aircraft listed and more. NOTE: this kit has very minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: one wing is assembled (two pieces). There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.

AHM Ki-61 Hien Tony, 1/87, SK-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed and the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top slightly concave. HO scale kit is very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Monogram P-47 Razorback And Do-335 Arrow - Air Combat Series, 1/48, 6048

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1987 Combat Series issue that includes both kits. The P-47 features full wheel well and cockpit detail, rotating wheels and propeller, detailed engine front and a nice external load of bombs, rocket launchers and centerline drop tank. The Do-335 builds one or two seater version - day or night fighter with radar. Has removable panels to show twin DB-603 engine detail. Features full cockpits with optional position canopies and two position undercarriage and rotating propellers. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Douglas C-47 with Paratroopers - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Colorful artwork issue from the 1960s. Features movable control surfaces, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position cargo doors, two sitting pilots, a stand pilot and a paratrooper. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box has damage to the lower left corner and adjacent side panels.

Revell A-10 Thunderbolt II - (ex Monogram), 1/48, 85-5505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Excellent model from the original Monogram molds. Features highly detailed cockpit, pilot, detailed gear wells, opened or closed 'decelerons' on the outer wings, optional position canopy and crew boarding stair and a very large and complete under-wing loadout of bombs and missiles. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Chuck Wagon with Three Figures and Four Animals - Miniature Masterpieces, 1/48, H507-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare 1954 Pre-S issue. Very nicely detailed kit of the classic 'Wild West' Chuck Wagon (aka the first food truck). Features full suspension, rear shelves, back fold-down deck, coffee pot, pot, lamp, bell, accessories, two horses, calf, dog, two men and more. Inside, the kit has not been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing rear axle. Otherwise complete with all other parts and instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lew Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit - without figures and horses, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also. 1954 advertisements from Revell list the complete line as the H506 State Coach of England, H510 Ranch Wagon, H503 Covered Wagon, H502 Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, H504 Roman Racing Chariot, H501 Wells Fargo Stage Coach, H509 Western Figures and H507 Chuck Wagon.

Comet USS Gridley Destroyer - DD380, K9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Dated 1944. Almost everyone has heard of the Comet flying aircraft kits that boys and men built from stick and tissue, but few know that Comet had a line of wooden ships also. This destroyer measures 12 inches long when assembled. The hull had been very neatly factory machine cut to the overhead (beam) dimensions only. Also includes three sheets of printwood, mast and gun barrel material and full size plans. The plans are superior to most ship plans of the day with 3 hull sections, full size top and side drawings, illustrated instructions and a very large number of detail drawings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: Comet used too narrow of a 'block' when machine-cutting the hull. As a result, there is a 9" strip of wood that is short on one side by about 1/4 to 3/8". You will need to glue a strip to this or use filler to rebuild it. The Comet 'Fleet' shown on the box side included K11 Aircraft Carrier, K7 Cruiser, K10 Battleship, K9 Destroyer and K12 Submarine. From the gaps in the part numbers there may have been other kits as well.

Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190D, 1/32, H215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. 1971 issue features full cockpit, removable cowl to show the detailed Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels & propeller and more.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Fiat CR-40 - Actually A CR-42 DB or CR-30 or CR-32, 1/40, 12MM

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Likely from the 1940s. This is a solid wood model with an 8 inch wingspan. Features 2D cut fuselage block, quality printwood wings, die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizer, printwood, die-cut propeller, fully formed wheels, wood stock, blue insignia sheet and very nice full size plans with templates, text instructions and even the color scheme. Complete and never started. NOTE: Master Modelcraft advertises this as a CR-40. Most reference material I have shows a CR40 with a radial engine, which this model clearly does not have. The in-line engine and the lines of the ship align much more with a CR-42DB, CR30 or CR32. I believe it is actually one of those three and they simply made an error in the name.

Revell City Fire Department UH-1D - Los Angeles Police / Los Angeles Fire Deparment, 1/48, H2396

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Hard-to-find Revell issue from quality ESCI molds. Thie Huey features extensive interior detail including cockpit and cabin, detailed engine and transmission, sliding cabin doors, optional position pilot doors and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg US Moon Ship, 1/96, 1003-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare first issue from the 1950s. Lindberg made the world's first plastic science fiction model, the famous UFO. The sales success quickly prompted a wonderful line of 'near science fiction' models of which this Moon Ship was one. Very nicely molded and detailed in silver and red-tinted clear plastic. Display base and scale figures are included. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the box displays slightly better than the 'very good' rating but is graded a such because of moderate to significant wear on the right-hand long side panel.

Bandai German Artillery Soldiers, 1/48, 8245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Rare 1/48 Bandai kits made as accessories for the famous 'Pin Point' armor series or for any 1/48 scale models or dioramas. Includes 4 crew members that can be assembled in almost any position. Includes rangefinder, dozens of shell casings and shells, 3 jerry cans and 12 grates for gun set up. Has painting guide on the back of the box.

Yankee Modelworks 5, 1/72, YKM-20010

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Includes all five factory sealed detail parts sets. All are beautiful and detailed metal castings. There are two sets of YKM-20010 5"/25 Open Gun Mounts (4 in each, so you get a total of 8), one set YKM-20012 of 5"/38 Single Closed Turrets (2 in the pack), one set of YKM-20053 Smoke Generators (4 included) and one YKM-20034 Kingfisher Float Plane.

Hudson Miniatures 1904 Oldsmobile - Lil Old Timers Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


These kits have a very interesting history. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels and lamps) but all other parts remained wood and cardstock. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. Molded in a brilliant deep red plastic. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell F8U-2N Crusader Famous Artist Series - (F8U2N), 1/67, H167-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1960 hardbox issue with fantastic artwork titled 'Prepare To Intercept' by George Akimoto. All Famous Artist Series included framable artwork by some of the best names in aviation illustration. This issue immediately followed the 'S' releases and shares the same molds. It features pilot figure & cockpit, full landing gear, folding wingtips, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is only 'good' because of the tear on the left of the box and a 1"x1" price tag tear on the left short side. There are no trading stamps or cards present.

Lindberg CL-86 USS Vicksburg Light Cruiser - Cleveland Class, 1/1080, 2216

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Full, one-piece hull model with 'good' detail' from the original late 1950s molds. This kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one tiny part, a searchlight platform that goes on a stack. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya M247 Sgt York - US Air Defense Gun System, 1/35, MM126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very well detailed model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Ford Courier Minivan Pickup Truck, 1/25, 2701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. 1970s one and only issue and very rare in this condition. This model can be assembled as a stock pickup truck, custom truck or minivan. Nicely detailed with over 80 parts and features rolling chassis construction just like the real truck with full suspension, exhaust gas tank and more, detailed engine and compartment, removable hood, full interior, working tailgate, optional wheels, roll bar, minivan topper, optional bumper guard and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

MPC Chevy Step-Side Pickup - Chevrolet Cheyenne C-10 StepSide And Yamaha 250 CC Trail Bike, 1/25, 1-0411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Rare model from 1974. This truck is very well detailed featuring a 350 CID V8 Chevy engine, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, optional tonneau cover, molded underside detail, a very nice scale Honda motorcycle kit and more.