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Hudson Miniatures 1903 Cadillac - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

Dated 1949 and very highly detailed and prefabricated for that time. Large scale kit measures 7 inches long when built. Features plastic wheels, 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. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all other parts have been inventoried present including highly detailed plans/instructions. 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.

Marusan Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/50, 723-35

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$74   

Rare, early kit from the first Japanese plastic kit company. Features moving machine gun and rotating ball turret, folding wings, retracting landing gear, opening bomb bay doors, removable torpedo and more. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes instructions, decals and unopened tube of Marusan cement.

Eduard Fokker E.III Eindecker - Austro-Hungarian May 1916 / Austro-Hungarian Navy Sept 1917 / LF.196 German Navy 1916 / LF.70 German Navy / 105/15 Flown By Ernst Udet Western Front Spring 1916 - (E-III), 1/48, 8002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Well detailed model featuring injection molded main parts, a large fret with numerous brass PE parts, cast metal engine and excellent cockpit interior detail. Includes decals and paint guide for the five different aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Unidentified Flying Object UFO - Glow in the Dark, 1/48, 1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

Third or fourth issue of the famous 1950s kit which is rumored to be the very first Science-Fiction injection molded model. Molded in special glow in the dark plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Blue Thunder Helicopter, 1/32, 6036

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$124   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Monogram issued this kit in 1984 as a tie-in with the hit movie. Big 1/32 scale model molded in metallic blue and clear. Features detailed cockpit and rotor head assembly.

Eduard Fokker F.1 Triplane - With Photoetched Parts And Masks - (F-1), 1/72, 7015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Very nicely molded and includes a a large photoetched fret and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Glencoe Oeffag Albatros D-III - Austro-Hungary Decals for 3 Aces - (DIII), 1/48, 05102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Oeffag modified the German DIII design with a stronger airframe and engine, making a superior fighter to the German machine. When the Germans tried to upgrade to the DV, the Austro-Hungarian air arm did not need to. The plane performed very well against a numerically superior enemy and was a favorite and the mount of many of Austria's Aces. Has markings for Austria's leading ace with 35 victories, Godwin Brumowski. Large decal sheet also includes marking for his other Albatros and two other Austrian aces as well. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$679   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, no stains, no rips, 3 solid corners and 1 closed split side corner and very minor general wear only. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Monogram B-25 Mitchell Big Cannon Plane - Four Star Issue, 1/70, PA7-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split, typical of the old, brittle cello. Dated 1955. 2nd issue with "PA" price prefix instead of "P." Kit features rotating wheels and propellers, side gun packs and cannon/machine gun nose, crew members, underwing rockets and boarding ladder.

ESCI Fokker F27-MK 400 Friendship (F-27) - Air UK Civil Version, 1/72, 9111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Unusual civil version. Very highly detailed and well molded model. Features complete cockpit, full interior with all bulkheads and passenger seating, rotating props and optional position entry door. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley HS-1182 Hawk - Ground Attack or Trainer Version, 1/72, 03026-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$14   

Features very good dual cockpits and pilots, very fine raised panel detail, gear well detail, optional position landing gear, two-piece canopy, extensive underwing stores with many choices and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

KVZ Mi-6 Hook Aeroflot, 1/700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. Rare close-to-1/72 Aeroflot 'Hook.' For KVZ, this is a very nicely molded and detailed kit with recessed and raised detail, full clear parts for the windows and a large and colorful decal sheet including the side striping. Could be made Russian Army but you must furnish your own red stars and numbers.

Azur BT-9 / NA-57 Trainer - Vichy France / French Navy - Luftwaffe, 1/72, 009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, resin details and full decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPM Northrop A-17, 1/72, 72504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1934 US Army Air Trainer developed from the highly successful Gamma civil aircraft. High quality, limited production model features recessed panel lines, resin detail and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell NASA/McDonnell Gemini Spacecraft, 1/24, 85-1835

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

2000 reissue from the same molds as the classic 1965 kit. Large and very highly detailed kit of this historic spacecraft. Large scale (1/24) kit features full interior, detachable equipment module with internal details such as oxygen supply, fuel cells, batteries and electronics. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Aurora ATLANTIS Merchant Raider Factory Model, 1/456

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$1400   

In the 1950s and early 1960s the major model manufacturers would create factory-built and painted display models. These were intended for hobby shops to help stimulate sales. These were disposable items that were produced in very low numbers, so they are very rare today. Here is one of the rarest of the rare: The 'Rattlesnake of the Ocean' Merchant Sea Raider Atlantis factory build up by Aurora. The unbuilt kit is among the most valuable and rare Aurora single kits, making the factory built display much more so. This one is in excellent original condition. The painting is 1950s professional quality as is the gluing. The glue has held up well and all parts of the ship are very solid. The ship is very clean. The original paint is almost flawless with some light scratches on the port side. The 'ATLANTIS' decals are perfect. The stack 'K' starboard decal is mint; the port one is missing 2mm of the white top on one leg of the 'K'. The factory cardboard wood-tone base is 100% intact with typical corner splits on the bends and edge wear. The removable covers display is mint with all 10 gun/hanger covers present. The kit is now 100% complete. It was missing 4 small parts which I am providing. I took them from an original Atlantis kit, so they are 100% correct. (they are the propeller, 'Y' rear crane, rear flag and rudder) Overall, this is an excellent and rare investment piece for the advanced Aurora collector. Shipping insurance required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$139   

First and only issue of this rare, large-scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1957 and has incredible artwork and the 'S' Cement logo on the sides. Large scale and well detailed featuring removable missile with moving top stage forward fins, complete working launcher and crew of three. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Polar Lights The Munsters (ex-Aurora), 5013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed.

Maintrack Supermarine 510, 1/72, PX-006

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$39   

Very high quality vac kit. Highly detailed moldings, full decals and metal seat, struts, wheels and other parts. 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.

Heller Breguet 693, 1/72, 80392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Sleek and beautiful, the Breguet 693 was a fast low-level twin engine attack bomber with a crew of two. Armament was one 20mm cannon and two machine guns in front and one turret mounted machine gun facing aft. Bomb load was 6 to 8 50 kg bombs. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.