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Hudson Miniatures 1902 Franklin Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, lanterns, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. Includes full size plans and instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all others have been inventoried 100%. Complete with full-size 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.

StromBecker North American FJ-2 Fury, C-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Cavacraft P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Rare. Second issue. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent - as good or better than Strombecker. Also includes clear canopy, die cut smaller wooden parts, a sealed small detail parts bag, full color decals, CASCO glue and excellent plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Revell Delta Airlines Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, 1/144, H143

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal is split and has drawn the box top concave. 1974 issue with detailed engine pods, clear cockpit windows, movable wheels, optional position landing gear, display stand and full Delta markings.

Pyro 1909 Lozier Briarcliff - Vintage Brass Car Series, 1/32, C455-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Lozier was a large four cylinder T-Head rated at 45 horsepower. The wheelbase was 124 inches and she road on huge 36 x 4.5 tires. This Pyro car model is based on a car that was owned by Thomas J Lester of Chargin Falls, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Rare issue from the late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has great color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Guillows SE-5A Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Large scale, well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall, illustrated, detailed instructions and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

AMT 1958 Edsel Pacer 2 Door Hardtop, 1/25, 30032

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Excellent kit that builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features detailed 361 CID engine, detailed engine bay, removable hood, full interior, BF Goodrich Silvertown tires with white wall inserts and detailed underside with suspension and exhaust. Molded in light gray, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plated and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed the many individual factory bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Nichimo IJN Nagato Battleship - Motorized, 1/500, U5007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

Very nice early 1/500 scale kit. Likely from the early 1980s but likely from 1970s molds. The model was designed to be operated in water and includes metal running gear, wire, switch and required hardware. Please note that Nichimo did not furnish this issue with a motor. The kit is well detailed for that time and shows a great deal of forethought. Features dark red hull below the waterline, dark gray parts above the waterline, black searchlights and stack boot, brass leaf switch and battery contacts, electrical wiring as needed, direct single prop drive and stuffing box and ingenious on-off switch using the front 16" gun turret! The kit has not been started. Most parts are still internally factory sealed; the tree that was not has been inventoried complete. Includes instructions.

Welsh Boeing737-330 Lufthansa or Condor, 1/144, SL43

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Very high quality injection molded / metal and vacuform kit with metal details and full decals. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, metal struts, engine cowls, fans, nose and main gear wells, wheels and gear doors. The kit has never been started. All small parts still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Japanese Tank Type 97 Chi-Ha, 1/35, MM75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and beautifully molded. Includes decals for several tanks.

Matchbox DH-6C Twin Otter Floats or Gear - RCAF or Aurigny Air Service Ltd, 1/72, 40127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

Nicely detailed kit with cockpit detail, optional baggage and non-baggage noses, regular landing gear, skis or floats. Kit includes decals for Aurigny Air Service (Channel Islands) and RCAF rescue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including both decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers 1935 Corben Super-Ace Sportsplane, 1/48, 48-3191

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. The Super-Ace was a popular 1930s single seat sport aircraft powered by a modified Ford Model A engine. The model is nicely molded in 1/48 and detailed with a good cockpit, full size plans and detailed instructions with a painting guide and decals.

Comet Ryan SC - 15 inch Wingspan Powered Flying Model, 3103-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Monogram Focke-Wulf Ta-154 A-O Moskito Pro Modeler - (TA154AO), 1/48, 85-5959

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1999 Pro Modeler issue. Very highly detailed and features all very fine recessed panel lines and a very good cockpit.

Tamiya McDonnell F-4C/D Phantom II, 1/32, 60305-8800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$109   

The finest 1/32 scale F-4 kit available. Incredibly well detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Vickers Wellesley Mk.I - 14 Sq RAF Amman Transjordan 1938 or Engine Testbed Aircraft for LRDU 1938, 1/72, PK-123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

The Wellesley was a single engine bomber first flown in 1935. It is famous for a record setting flight in 1938 from Egypt to Australia. The craft was very advanced for its day, and many features found their way into the next famous Vickers aircraft, the Wellington Bomber. Decals for No.14 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Amman, Transjordan 1938 or Engine Development Testbed for LRDU aircraft 1938 (ex RAF 148 Sqn). Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Minicraft Highway Pioneers (Ex-Gowland/Revell) 1907 Renault / 1910 Cadillac / 1907 Sears Buggy / 1910 Ford T, 1/32, 1502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$49   

Still factory seasled. One of at least five such Highway Pioneer reissues by Minicraft. These made ideal 'classic builders.' The original molds were used for these issues as evidenced by the engraved 'Gowland' on several kit parts. Includes all four cars listed.

MPC HP Halifax Profile Series - Prototype R9543 / No.347 'Tunisie' Free French Air Force / No.408 'Goose' Sq No.6 Group Yorkshire, 1/72, 2-2504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed. This kit is one of the popular 1970s Profile Series - builds any of the the three aircraft listed. Well detailed model. Kit features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels.

Monogram F-8 (F8U) Crusader - US Marines VMF(AW)-235 or Navy VF-11 USS Roosevelt, 1/48, 5826

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

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Hard-to-ind, large-scale model with the quality and detail we came to expect from Monogram. Features very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position air-to-air refueling probe, optional position folding wing tips, optional position canopy and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.