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Carl Goldberg Models Li'l Wizard - 21 inch Wingspan .049 U-Control For 52 Foot Lines, G-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Unique model includes 'Fail Safe' mechanism designed by Carl Brack so the ship can be flown on 52 foot lines, even in the wind. Carl Golberg states on the box, "Hard to believe, but true, as proven by my own tests." Profile design features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, superb factory finished wing (with full airfoil), factory cut-to-shape blocks, completely formed steel landing gear struts and rubber wheels, hinge material, nylon engine mount, complete hardware packet (still sealed), decals, full building instructions, flying instructions and more. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two parts, die cut wing fences (easily made, can be seen on box art on the outboard leading wing edge). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. The hardware set is still factory sealed. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Woodcrafter Kits Air Fleet Biplane - Bagged, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Highly prefabricated all hardwood model. The fuselage is cut and sanded in all three dimensions while all other parts are cut to profile (2D). Scale is unknown, but the wingspan is exactly 6 inches (15.24cm). With full instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Stutz Bearcat Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$85   

Well detailed, large 1/16 scale kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, wooden and metal main parts and some die-cut cardstock parts as well. 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. The instructions even warn that this kit will take more time than usual due to the 'tedious detail.' This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. 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.

DIY 1927 Bugatti, 77792

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Wood kit that is probably imported from Hong Kong or similar in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Large - measures 15 inches long when assembled. All parts are hardwood and cut to shape; the spoke wheels are factory assembled while you built all the rest. Although it is a nice kit (the plans show the completed model), I would describe it as 'semi-scale.' The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes illustrated instructions.

Nitto Lancia HF Stratos - Motorized / Working Headlights, 1/24, 14046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

Rare, nice quality kit featuring electric motor rear wheel drive, miniature headlight bulbs, steerable front wheels, good interior and parts molded in gloss black (body), tan (interior), clear, chrome plate and with metal hardware and rubber wheels. There are two sets of instructions: English text only and Japanese illustrated. Only the English text ones mentions the light bulbs, but they are present. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Tamiya British Challenger Main Battle Tank (MTB), 1/35, 3634

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$29   

Very nicely detailed and molded and includes mesh for camouflage net bin baskets. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Hanomag Sd.Kfz. 251/I Half Track, 1/35, 35020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

Well detailed kit with a combat crew of 5. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Ford M151A2 Mutt Utility Truck 1/4 Ton 4x4, 1/35, 30123A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$27   

Excellent kit. Includes driver and a variety of decals for US Army, US Marines and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Kleeware Martin MB-2 Bomber, 1/78, 3189

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the late 1950s/very early 1960s. This is an excellent kit for that time and is still popular today. Molded in gloss dark green and clear with a clear triangle based stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Martin MB-10 is the famous first bomber to sink a battleship under any circumstances. Billy Mitchell arranged to have the ex-WWI German Battleship Ostfriesland used as target practice for for 6 MB2s, and the ship sank in 25 minutes.

Hawk North American OV-10A Bronco Chrome Plated, 1/48, 214-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$48   

1967 completely Chrome Plated hardbox issue with John Andrews box artwork. The chrome is in amazing 'Near Mint+' condition. I have protected the parts for shipping. Still the only 1/48 injection molded kit of the short-wing 'A' Variant and an excellent kit for that time. Includes gun packs, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, bomb load, 'good' cockpit detail, pilot figure and 3 piece optional position canopy. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Bell UH-1C Huey Iroquois Air Force Rescue Chopper, 1/48, 5202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$48   

Still factory sealed. 1978 hard-to-find Air Force 'C' variant issue. Very nicely detailed kit includes revised 'C' molds including intake and exhaust, skids with wheels, rescue winch, Air Force markings, two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, full interior, optional position doors and more.

Revell Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC - Smithsonian Issue, 1/32, 4457

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$75   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1986 and from the original 1970s molds. Very nicely detailed for that time and features optional position landing gear, detailed engine with removable cowl, full cockpit, opening canopy, tropical filter, rotating prop & wheels and more.

Revell Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/32, 4406

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$46   

Still factory sealed. 1980 issue. Features detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and props and removable cowl to show the Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine.

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory 'crinkle' bag with instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Lindberg Caravelle And Tu-144 Russian SST, 1/180, 411-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

SALE!! Includes both builder-only kits so please read carefully. The Caravelle is ~1/180 scale and the Tu-114 is ~1/230. Both include full landing gear and display stands. The kits have never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: Caravelle includes all parts and instructions but is missing the decals. Tu-144 includes all parts but is missing the instructions and decals.

Muir Models Inc Rayonier Shower And Blacksmith Cars HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 044

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Highly detailed featuring pre-cut and scored hardwood, scale metal corrugated siding and plastic details such as window frames and more. 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.

Muir Models Inc Rayonier Shower And Blacksmith Cars HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 043

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Highly detailed featuring pre-cut and scored hardwood, scale metal corrugated siding and plastic details such as window frames and more. 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.

Paige Enterprises Logging Skidder - HO / HOn3 Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1004

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Very highly detailed cast metal and hardwood kit with full plans and instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

Tomalco D&RGW 30 Foot Reefer Refrigerator Car - HOn3 / HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HOn3-3

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$26   

Packed in the original clear plastic box. Very highly detailed kit with factory cut hardwood main parts, numerous metal and very fine plastic fittings, extensive decals and excellent plans & instructions. 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 have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Tomalco D&RGW 'Modern' Gondola - HOn3 / HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HOn3-7

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

Packed in the original clear plastic box. Very highly detailed kit with factory cut hardwood main parts, numerous metal and very fine plastic fittings, extensive decals and excellent plans & instructions. 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 have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.