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Hudson Miniatures 1911 Mercer Raceabout Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden and metal 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 owned by Mr. J. Fetterolf of Buckingham, PA. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Please note, there are adult notes written on the plans to improve the accuracy of the model. The owner of these kits was a keen researcher and actually won a Hudson Miniature Old Timers Model Building Competition. 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. The 1911 Mercer Raceabout is one of the rarest American cars. The Mercer was built in Trenton, NJ and powered by a 30 hp T head 4 cylinder engine. Displacement was 300.7 cubic inches and the car had a wet clutch four speed transmission. The car weighed 2,500 lbs and cost $2600 and could do 112 mph. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of the time. It was rugged, handled very well and had excellent performance.

Matchbox Beaufighter Mk-X - RAF Coastal Command 254 Sq 1945 or 144 Sq 1945, 1/72, PK103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

Three-color kit dated 1973. Nicely molded for that time with recessed panel lines and torpedo load-out. Includes decals for Squadrons No. 254 and 144 in 1945 and a full color painting guide on the back of the box. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Military Jeep with M3 37MM Gun and 3 Soldiers, 1/35, PM153-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

1966 reissue of the rare '4 Star' kit. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: there is minor writing on the actual steps of the instructions.

Airfix Grumman J2F-6 or OA-12 Duck - US Navy or Air Force - (J2F6), 1/72, 03031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

1980s issue from original 1960s molds and very well detailed for that time with 68 pieces. The amazing Duck first flew in 1934, saw service all through WWII and was not phased out untill the mid 1950s. Has markings for NAS Patuxent River 1943 and 10th Rescue Sq USAF Elmendorf Alaska, 1948. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Junkers Ju-52 /3m - Lufthansa 'Kurt Wolf' or Syndicato 'PP-CAV' Condor or Caicara, 1/72, 4242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Revell of Germany issue from 1987. Very nicely molded kit featuring full cockpit and passenger cabin interior, optional position cabin door, separately molded ailerons, elevator and rudder, detailed engines with movable propellers and decals and paint guide for the aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing 6 seats and their arm rests. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Bristol F-2B Fighter The Crocodile Brisfit - Limited Edition (F2B), 1/48, 1127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Well detailed model features many photoetched parts (some color), large mask set, excellent injection molded parts with fine detail and decals for the incredibly colorful box art aircraft. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS America Ocean Liner / Troop Ship USS West Point / S.S. Australis - Wooden Ship Kit, 1/330, 605

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$325   

Very rare and an excellent example. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up in 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Islands, where the wreck broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is very good and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are either still in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never sealed are 100% complete including plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point. Please NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. The travel agency poster does NOT come with the kit and is used for illustrative purposes only.

Revell McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II Hey Jude, 1/32, H198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$110   

1974 issue of this famous kit. Well detailed for that time with removable J79 engine, complete cockpits, removable radome and interior radar detail, tailhook, opening canopies, optional position landing gear and Sparrow missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Robbe Norderney Survey Ship With 1036 Fittings Set - 49 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/25, 1035

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$569   

Very rare, and even rarer with the important fittings kit. This was Robbe's flagship model and was around $800 with the optional ship's fittings kit which is included. This full-scale model is designed for radio control operation with two props and rudders and provides great maneuverability even in rough water. The beautiful and huge hull is one piece molded ABS plastic and all other parts are pre-fabricated (die-cut) of wood and plastic. Includes hull, mast, funnel and small parts, die-cut decks, superstructure and crane parts, die-cut main frames and deck beams, clear glazing, double rudder system, R/C fitting set with tillers and pushrods, 35mm diameter screws, rubber rubbing strip, rails, anchor winch parts, optional fittings set and more. This example is never touched. It has not been started and all the parts are still exactly as the factory shipped them. The ones that were sealed are still sealed and the few that were not have been inventoried complete. With all plans/instructions. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be shipped in the huge and sturdy original box with paper covering the identification label and photo. If you choose to have it boxed again, extra shipping will apply. Please note, this may not ship to other countries who have size limited on postage because the box is 52.3 x 18.2 x 14.2 inches. Must be shipped insured.

Revell Junkers Ju-87G2 or Ju-87D-5 Stuka, 1/72, H142

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$30   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint+' condition. 1975 issue. Nicely molded for that time with very fine raised panel detail. Features parts and decals for both versions, detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling, rotating wheels and propeller, 37mm Flak 18 Cannons or 500 and 110 lb bombs and complete painting guide.

Hasegawa Vought F4U Birdcage Corsair - US Marines VMF-215 ' Spirit of 76' August 1943 / US Navy VF-17 USS Bunker Hill July 1943, 1/72, C14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$16   

Still factory sealed. Finely molded kit with decals for both aircraft.

Heller Dewoitine 500 or 501 - (D-500 D-501), 1/72, 156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Nicely molded for that time with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes parts for either aircraft and markings for two French Air Force aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/72, WM1

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

Rare, high quality model with all parts beautifully cast in white metal. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Glencoe PT-76 Russian Amphibious Tank - (Ex ITC), 1/32, 06401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed. From the original early 1960s ITC molds and an excellent 'classic builder.'

Tamiya German 20mm Flackvierling 38 With Sd.Ah.51, 1/35, 35102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$12   

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Detailed kit from high quality molds. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Boeing 747 Aerolineas Argentias Jumbo Jet - Lodela, 1/144, RH4513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Very rare Lodela issue. The kit appears to be from the early to mid 1980s as the side panel mentions that in 1987 Aerolineas Argentinas celebrates 20 years of service between Argentina and Mexico (I base that on a 1949 start date for Aerolineas Argentinas). Features extensive decals with all side stripes, fin flash, name boards and more, fine raised and many recessed panel lines, detailed landing gear that can be built retracted or extended, detail main gear bay, good engine inlet and exhaust detail and a large display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Duesenberg Murphy SJ Towne Car, 1/32, C414-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s, the Pyro company chose many 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 Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, gloss black injection molded and clear parts. Features detailed chassis and suspension, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Sterling United States Lines American Scout C-2 Cargo Ship with B-18F Optional Fittings Set, 1/96, B18M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$650   

Includes rare metal fitting set B-18F. Very highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long when assembled. Designed for remote control or impressive static display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans present. This kit came from a very particular collector and the contents were exactly as it left the factory until I inspect it. I have put them back exactly as the factory did.

AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop/Convertible, 1/25, T392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

1970s issue. Features very good engine and engine compartment detail, opening hood, full interior, optional hardtop, detailed (molded) underside and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear and with black tires. Never started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bag except the chrome and clear, which were never factory sealed. Those have been inventoried complete. With instructions.

Hawk Atlas Satellite InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$425   

Old hobby shop stock from Pennsylvania that has never been up for retail sale until now. Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent orange plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no rips or tears, no repairs and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - The flaws are edge wear and general light wear as shown. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. All of the small parts are still sealed in factory bags, which are factory sealed to the presentation cardboard. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With dividers, 'excellent+' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions.