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Westerfield 36' Fowler Boxcar 6' Doors CNR 420150 Series - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 4358

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.

Hawk Boeing P-26A Peashooter - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, 17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This kit dates from the 1930s and contains a very nice three-dimension profile cut wooden fuselage (most manufacturers only cut them in two dimensions if at all), two dimension profile cut wings, wheel pants, rudder and elevator, completely finished wood cowl and wheels/tires, cast metal prop, sealed tube of glue, a cardstock pilot, backrest, throttle quadrant and instrument panel, full color insignia sheet, full size, well-detailed plans and two tubes of factory glass paint vials - one red and one blue. Each have the original cork stopper installed. The red one has spilled some paint on the inside of the box. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box sides show 'Railroad Models', 'Airplane Models' and 'Boat Models' as part of the Hawk line, which probably places the date of this kit around the late 1930s.

ESCI F-4E Phantom II, 1/72, SC-4041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Nicely detailed and molded with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy and landing gear, drop tanks, AIM-9, AIM-7 missiles and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Aurora 1960 Ford Thunderbird Customized T-Bird or Stock, 1/32, 548-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

Rare kit dated 1963 that represents the 1960 final 'Square Bird' design. Can be built stock or custom. Features stock parts with standard hubcaps and full interior (all molded in ivory) and custom version with chrome wheels, chrome front end (grill, bumper and headlights) and chrome rear end (bumper and tail lights) as well as a tonneau cover and huge side fairings molded in black. Kit has clear windshield and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Rambler Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

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 1903 Rambler Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

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. 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.

CM Flower Class Corvette (Late Improved Version 1943), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$65   

Third issue of this kit. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the to-be classic sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. There is no Parents' Magazine Seal and no '69' price circle on this issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC H.M.S. Repulse Battlecruiser, 1/600, 1-5253

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

From Airfix molds. Nicely detailed full hull kit. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with instructions.

ZTS RWD-5 Bis, 1/72, S-05

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$9   

Nicely molded kit of this very successful light aircraft. Includes full cockpit, optional parts and decals for two versions and is molded in light ivory and clear. Includes a large, comprehensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Maintrack De Havilland DH-108 - VW120 or TG/283 - Bagged, 1/72, PX-026

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

From 1993. Very high quality vac kit with moldings of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Features two complete fuselages so you can build one of two versions, main vac parts, detailed cockpit, cast metal details and full decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1962 Plymouth Fury Convertible, 1/25, C-4762

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Rare kit from the mid 1960s. Features detailed engine and compartment with opening hood, complete interior, 'Torsion Bar' suspension and underside detail. Molded in blue, clear, chrome and with rubber narrow whitewall tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that Jo-Han did not furnish decals with this kit.

Airfix Russian T-34 (T34) Tank - Bagged, 1/76, A16V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. Type three logo bagged kit with header. From the 1960s. Part of the excellent Airfix 1/76 armor series.

Testors Lockheed F-104C Starfighter USAF - (ex-Hawk), 1/48, 523

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed. From quality ex-Hawk molds. Includes decals for the very colorful box photo aircraft.;

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Studebaker Cupe Electro (Electric Coupe), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$69   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacturer. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

MPC Pontiac Fiero, 1/25, 1-0715

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

1984 issue that can be built factory stock or custom. Features choice of stock or custom engines, detailed engine compartment and opening trunk, excellent suspension and exhaust, complete interior, opened or closed sunroof, spare tire and opening hood, numerous custom parts such as fender flares, spoiler, front air dam and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The chrome and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete including instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Blue Rider Oeffag Albatros D.III (253 Series) - Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, BR101

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality conversion kit. Finely molded vacuform parts with recessed panel lines. Includes full interior. Has metal detail parts parts (engine, wheels, prop, exhaust and more) and decals for four aces aircraft.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$42   

1953 early issue molded in gloss dark brown plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete with instructions. 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.

Nitto Super Submarine IJN I-400 - Motorized, 165-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare and features fantastic early 1960s artwork. One of only 9 Nitto ship kits, and 5 of the nine were from ex-Sankyo molds. No scale is mentioned but the kit measures 7 inches long when assembled. It was designed for operation in water and features a red lower hull, light gray upper hull, 4 other light gray parts, a metal ballast weight, metal prop shaft, thrust bearing and unopened metal tube of glue. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the two factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back of the box.

Revell 1900 Packard Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

NOTE: builder kit only, please see below. Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds in the Highway Pioneers series from about 1954/55. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: The box is old, but the kit inside is a recent reissue of the Highway Pioneers Packard by Dapol/Minicraft of the United Kingdom. Dapol did use the original molds and there is some flash.