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Hudson Miniatures 1914 Regal Lil Old Timers - Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare. 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 carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. 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 the 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. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The 1914 Regal Coupe is perhaps the rarest of all cars ever built in America. It was underslung, which was rare for the time, and the body was all wood and similar to old horse-drawn carriages of colonial times. The design was sometimes called a Colonial Coupe. The large car seated only two people and could hit 40 mph with it's 25 hp engine.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil Old Timers - Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare. Never started and all parts are still in the factory sealed bag; includes instructions. 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 carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. 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. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Ford A Model With Working Brass Lanterns, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Includes 'Made In Japan for Aristocraft 'Old Time Auto Headlights 1-12 volts brass. These lanterns are beautiful and they used the original Hudson plastic parts as a pattern as they are identical in every way, except these are brass and include operating lights. Never used and still factory sealed inside with instructions. The actual kit is 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. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans/instructions. 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.

Bandai King Tiger Panzerkampfwagen Sd. Kfz. 182 Panzer VI Motorized Remote Control, 1/24, 8216-3500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare, and even rarer in this condition. An amazing kit that is fully motorized with two RE-36 motors (one for each track) which are included in their original Mabuchi boxes. Features hand-held remote, all steel and brass gear box, all hardware, numerous pre-wired items including switch and remote wires, incredible detail outside and inside also, opening hatches, screen materials for vents, working suspension, detailed engine including flexible coolant plumbing lines, very realistic individual tracks, decals for any tank number and more. The kit have never been started and is exactly as it left the factory. All special interior presentation cardboard is complete and in 'near mint' condition. All the parts that were factory sealed in bags are still factory sealed. The few that were not have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Revell Werner Voss Fokker DR-1 Triplane, 1/28, H292-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1965 reissue of the 1957 'S' kit. Large scale (1/28), detailed model with movable prop and wheels, full engine & cockpit and three crew members. Includes special markings for Werner Voss' DR-1. Voss was Richthoten's closest competitor for the title of leading German Ace. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one wing tip guard (#36) has the outer end broke off and missing. This is a simple cylinder; easily fixed with pulled sprue or stock plastic. NOTE: the decals are intact but have moisture damage and dark stains. You will need to provide replacement if you build the kit.

Berkeley Buccaneer B Special - For R/C or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Early free flight gas model design. Wingspan measures 56 inches. Early gas flight was a true art form - the demands on the aircraft design were unique. First, the aircraft had to take off under power, climb rapidly and stay in the contest area. Secondly, when the motor shut down, the model had to glide like a glider and hopefully still stay in the contest area. These contradictions in aircraft performance lead to some amazing designs. One persistent issue was spins - this Buccaneer 'B' Special features slotted leading edges to prevent 'whip stalls', which was a very common problem at the time. It also has a tail design that "...arrests spins". Model features ready made landing gear, complete full size plans, plywood firewall, semi-finished wood blocks, rubber wheels, plastic windshield, silkspan covering and printed wooden parts. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Makes and idea conversion to electric and RC - these are light aircraft, so you simply climb to altitude, shut down the motor and glide. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Revell 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II - 'S' Issue, 1/32, H1209-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Original issue hardbox 'S' logo kit from 1956. Not a reissue. Kit features detailed engine, opening hood, chassis detail and full interior. Molded in the correct high gloss black and chrome. Chrome is in 'excellent++' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Bandai German Tank Panzer IV -F2 - Sd.Kfz.161 Panzerkampfwagen IV, 1/15, 8205-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very rare giant scale (1/15) tank model with three motors - two RE-56 drivers (one for each track) and one FA-15 for turret rotation. Includes all three motors in the original Mabuchi boxes. The kit features several all metal (steel and brass) gear boxes, brass pinion gears and contacts, much more metal hardware, prewired switches, very realistic individual track links, opening crew and rear engine hatches and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it left the factory. All the internal presentation cardboard is present and 'excellent.' All the parts that were factory sealed (almost all) are still factory sealed. The few that were not sealed are inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1969 American Motor AMX Super Stocker Shirley Shahans Drag-On-Lady, 1/25, C-3069

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, complete interior and more. Molded in gloss white, chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires. Chrome plating and clear parts in in 'near mint' condition, which is rare. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing oil filter. All other parts and instructions are present. NOTE: missing decals.

Hasegawa Lockheed L-1011 Tristar TWA, 1/200, 1157

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1970s issue. An excellent kit featuring very fine raised and recessed panel lines, clear cockpit windows optional position landing gear and extensive TWA decals in 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1969 American Motor AMX, 1/25, C-4369

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, complete interior and more. Molded in gloss dark green, chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber whitewall tires. Chrome plating and clear parts in in 'excellent++' condition, which is rare. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing (4) small axle locaters (easily made) and battery. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present and with instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet - (F/A-18 Prototype), 1/32, 1150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very large-scale kit of the early prototype F-18. Features 120 parts, detailed cockpit and ejection seat, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and optional position landing gear, speed brakes and arresting gear, two AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, two AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a very extensive decal sheet for aircraft #1 and #2. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one small piece, #45, steering linkage on the nose gear. There are two and the other is present to use as a pattern. Inventoried with all other parts present including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Northrop F-5N Tiger II VFC-111 Sundowners, 1/32, 08182

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Features well detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, machine gun bay with optional position hatch, boarding ladder and more.

MPC 1972 Dodge Charger - Stock / Wild Street Machine / Super Stock, 1/25, 1-7207-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Very rare first issue, and even rarer in exceptional condition. Has parts to build one of the three versions shown. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Nitto Douglas DC-9 -41 Stretch - TDA Airlines, 1/100, 428-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Large 1/100 scale DC-9. Early issue with superior mold quality. Very well detailed and includes complete landing gear and extensive, full color TDA markings. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The wings and fuselage were not sealed and are inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Hood British Battlecruiser - Type 2 Issue, 1/600, F4025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1950s issue with the second type logo and box design. Full hull model is finely molded and detailed for that time, like most early Airfix ships. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: the box looks better than the grade, but is graded as such because there are tape tears on 3 of the sides.

Revell Avro Dam Buster Lancaster With Secret Bomb, 1/72, H202-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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First issue hardbox from 1963. Features specially modified Lancaster fuselage with Dam Buster bomb and release mechanism. Landing gear retracts, props and wheels turns and control surfaces move. Molded in black and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions. The Dam Busters squadron was famous for its daring raids on three German dams on May 16, 1943. Carrying the special Barnes Wallis-designed bombs, the Lancasters flew very low over the water in the face of heavy flak to drop the rotating bombs perfectly. Many did not return. The bombs did perform as promised, first skipping over the water, hitting the dam, then rolling down 30 feet before exploding with tremendous force. In an airburst, these bombs would not have damaged the dams, but since water is incompressible, the dams were breached.

Revell Bismarck German Battleship, 1/570, H350-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Very nicely detailed and accurate kit with great box art. Hard box is dated 1963, which is the first issue date. This kit is still considered one of the finest and accurate Bismarck kits ever made, and so it is very popular as a 'classic build.' NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat assembly. The hull halves prop shafts and rudders have been assembled. Quality of assembly is 'professional' and straight; the decks fit perfectly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Renwal The Visible Automobile Chassis - For the Visible V-8, 1/4, 813-1995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Rare and large 1/4 scale kit. Over 3 feet long and highly detailed. This kit is designed to accept the Renwal Visible V-8 for a complete rolling chassis display. This model is motorized with gears that shift, brake pads work on fluid through brake pedal, operating steering with gearbox and linkage and operational rear differential. Includes book on how an Automobile Chassis really works. The box is rare 'Very Good' condition with nice gloss and color, four solid original corners, but has light to moderate general wear as shown. The kit has never been started. Inside, all the original cardboard presentation material and internal boxes are still present and in 'good' to 'very good' condition as shown. The gray, black and non-plastic parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The red and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been carefully inventoried complete. Includes instructions, Renwal Guarantee Sheet and the booklet "The Automobile Chassis and It's Working Parts" in excellent condition. NOTE: the instructions have a little very light bug damage.

Revell USS Enterprise 'The Big E' CV-6 Aircraft Carrier With Gold Medal Models PE Set / Starfighter Ship and Air Wing Decals / Nautilus Island (CV-5) /, 1/490, H378-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Build the ultimate Revell Big E! Includes Gold Medal Models 1/480 Enterprise / Hornet / Yorktown brass photoetched super detail set (mint and complete), Starfighter Decals for CV-6 Enterprise from the Battle of Midway to Guadalcanal 1942 (an incredible set of with ship and extensive airwing markings, mint and never used), and the amazing Nautilul Models C-40 Resin Island for USS Yorktown (CV-5) for Spring 1942 (complete, never used). The Yorktown island will require modification if you wish to use it. The actual model is dated 1969 and has fantastic box artwork. CV-6 has a combat record unequaled in the history of the US Navy and is considered the most "Successful Warship in History." Her totals were as follows: 20 Battle Stars, 911 Aircraft Destroyed and 71 Ships Sunk. She took part in almost every major action of the Pacific war from 1941 to 1945. The fascinating history of this ship is told by Commander Edward P. Stafford, USN, in his legendary book "The Big E - The Story of the USS Enterprise." Kit is over 20 inches long and includes a one piece hull, propeller and rudder detail, SBD scout-bombers, moving cranes and complete decals and flags. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes (Starfighter) decals and instructions. Please NOTE that there are no kit decals (just the superior Starfighter ones) and 5 kits parts are a slightly lighter gray shade of plastic than the others (they are from a later issue of this same kit)