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Fador 1905 White Steamer, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Dated November of 1949. Very well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts as well as superb die-cast metal wheels, carbide headlights, steering wheel, horn, plastic lanterns, metal parts & stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Includes full-size, superb fold-out instructions with multiple elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, two photos of the completed model and extensive instructions. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present. 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Ford A Model Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

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 factory sealed clear bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete including 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Rambler - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, lights, other accessories and wooden main parts and occasionally metal parts and 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. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and the other parts have 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1909 Stanley Steamer - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$78   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden main parts. 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. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions present. 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.

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.

Tamiya Hunting Tiger Jagdpanzer VI Sd.Kfz.186s Motorized, 1/35, MT147

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Rare motorized version. Features metal gearbox with brass and steel gears, all motorizing hardware, very good detail throughout and even a color painting guide. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that Tamiya did not furnish the common RE260 motor with this issue.

Tamiya Jerry Can Set / German Panzer Division Frontline Reconnaissance Team / German Tank Crew At Rest / German 18 Ton Half-Track Tank Recovery Accessory Set, 1/35, 3526

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good to Sealed NM

$29   

SALE!! Includes all four sets. Perfect for any 1/35 armor diorama. Three are factory sealed as shown. The other one is open but never started and the parts are all still in the factory sealed clear bags.

Tamiya German Soldiers At Rest / German Army Infantry / German Infantry Weapons Set, 1/35, 3629

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to Good

$28   

SALE!! Includes all three sets. Perfect for any 1/35 modern armor or diorama. They have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back or the box or on a small sheet inside.

Tamiya German Infantry Mortar Team / Wehrmacht Mounted Infantry / Tent Set, 1/35, 35193

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good to Sealed NM

$28   

SALE!! Includes all three sets. Perfect for any 1/35 modern armor or diorama. The first set is still factory sealed. The second two have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back or the box or on a small sheet inside.

Tamiya Road Sign Set And TWO Barricade Sets, 1/35, 3567

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$19   

SALE!! Includes all three sets. Perfect for any 1/35 modern armor or diorama. They have never been used. All the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

Tamiya German Soldiers At Rest / German Infantry Weapons Set / German Fuel Drum Set, 1/35, MM111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+ to Sealed Exc

$25   

SALE!! Includes all three sets. Perfect for any 1/35 armor. The Fuel Drum Set is still factory sealed. The other two are open but never started and the parts are still in the factory sealed clear bags.

AMT Star Trek K-7 Space Station - With Scale USS Enterprise (TV Show), 1/17600, S955

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Early 1976 original issue from the popular TV Series Star Trek. Not the common reissue. Perhaps the rarest of the early Star Trek kits. Molded in white and clear with a small in-scale USS Enterprise. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that AMT did not issue decals with this kit.

AMT Mr. Spock from Star Trek - Bagged - Missing One Part, 1/12, S956

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

NOTE: bagged kit, there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. This is an original issue of the famous Spock and three headed Snake kit. The model has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the underside of the snakes' base piece. Otherwise complete. The large base is present and was never sealed. With original instructions.

AMT Mr. Spock from Star Trek - Bagged, 1/12, S956

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$32   

NOTE: bagged kit, there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. This is an original issue of the famous Spock and three headed Snake kit. The model has not been started, and is still in the factory bag sealed inside. The large base is present and was never sealed. With original instructions.

Academy Lockheed Ventura PV-1 Gun Ship, 1/72, 1678

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$20   

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Unusual gun ship issue for a very heavily armed Ventura. Accurate and nicely molded featuring very fine all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, rotating turret and optional position landing gear. Includes decals for the aircraft on the box artwork. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors SR-75 Penetrator - Top Secret Aurora Program, 1/72, 568

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

1993 (2nd) issue 'higher parts count' version with full landing gear, clear canopies and other improvements over the first issue. Large kit of the secret aircraft that has reportedly replaced the SR-71. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-7C Swissair, 1/122, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1997 reissue using the original 1950s "S" issue molds. This is an ideal builder and features colorful and complete Swissair decals and even has the original Globe Swivel Base like the original issue.

Revell F-89D Scorpion - Academy Issue, 1/65, H126-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1961 issue hardbox in very nice condition. This kit is from the original "S" molds and makes a fine builder. Never started. Inside, it is factory-new. All parts and even all paperwork are still sealed in the factory bag.

Revell Cutlass F7U-3 with Sparrow Missiles - Lodela Issue - (F7U3), 1/59, H171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

Still factory sealed. One-piece box Lodela issue from the 1960s. This kit is from the 'S' molds but the molds were modified to add the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and pylons.

Revell American Air Lines Boeing 707 Astrojet Jet Horizons Series, 1/140, H243-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

1964 hardbox issue. Features colorful American Airlines decals, fan-jet engines, optional position landing gear and passenger doors and moving rudder and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.