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Hudson Miniatures 1909 Stanley Steamer Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

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. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all 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.

Precision Scale Co UTLX Frameless Tank Car With Trucks With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, PK-604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Excellent model that is finely molded and detailed. Includes plastic trucks with metal wheels. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all the small parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the large parts) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Rio Grande Models WSLC Dispatcher Office (West Side Lumber Company) - HO / HOn3 Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3106-DO

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Beautiful laser cut wood kit that includes laser cut clear window material, full prototype history, excellent illustrated instructions and a color photo of the completed model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Bandai Mobelwagen Flakpanzer IV, 1/48, 8285

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Rare. Part of the Bandai 1/48 Pin Point series. Features super detailed interior. Very nicely molded, like most all Bandai armor kits. Includes several crew members that can be assembled in almost any position desired. 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.

Arii USS Nautilus SSN571 Nuclear Submarine, AR116-D100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Very rare; not even listed in John Burn's guide. Small scale kit that measures about 6.6 inches long when assembled. The kit is basic, featuring only 10 plastic parts. It is also designed for motorized operation, and comes with a big slow-rpm prop, rubber motor and torpedo-shaped weight holder and weight that hang from the bottom when you wish to operate it. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The instructions are on the bottom of the box top.

Entex Boeing 707-32B (VC-137) TWA or Air Force 1 Presidential Aircraft - with Clear Parts and Interior Details, 1/100, 8519

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

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Big 1/100 scale model of excellent quality. Features recessed panel lines, good cockpit and inner engine details, optional clear engine nacelles as well as an optional clear cockpit section to show the detailed flight deck. Very large and colorful Air Force One and TWA decal sheet. Never started. All small parts are still in factory sealed bags. The large parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1 6Sq ACM Special, 1/48, 09721

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded kit of this advanced trainer. With 166 parts.

Pegasus Ryan FR-1 Fireball - Bagged, 1/72, 2002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Early US Navy operational propeller driven + jet engine dual propulsion carrier-based aircraft. Limited run injection molded kit with all very fine recessed panel line detail. Cleanly molded and well detailed. Includes cast metal detail parts and full decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Microscale Douglas F4D-1 (F-6A) Skyray - (Ex-Allyn) - (F4D1), 1/48, MS4-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$52   

Ex- Allyn molds. Large scale (1/48) Skyray with a display stand. Never started. The kit is mint inside with all parts, two decal sheet and instructions.

Airfix M4 Sherman MkI Tank, 1/76, 01303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Kit features very good detail, flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

ITC F-86 Fighter and P-51D Mustang Fighter Precision Miniatures, 3766-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Kit includes two nicely done small scale model. The F-86D is 1/111 scale and the P-51D is 1/104. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The ITC (Ideal Toy Company) Precision Miniatures was a lower priced line to complement the much larger ITC model issues. The first issue came in hardboxes (like this one) and ITC planned 7 series with a projected 6 models in each series. The series were Aircraft Through the Years, Historical Ships, Locomotives Through The Years, Antique Cars, Ships For Work and Fun, Landmarks in Transportation and Sports Cars. There were 6 aircraft in the 'Aircraft' series- Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Flyer, S-55, Spad 13, P-86 and P-51 Mustang. All were very close to 1/100 scale.

Monogram Huey Hog Bell UH-1C - Marines, 1/48, 5201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Includes Marines markings, full cockpit and cabin detail, complete engine, spinning main and tail rotors, optional position cabin doors and 40mm grenade launcher, rocket pods and twin machine guns.

Revell Columbus' Flagship Santa Maria with Sails, 1/89, H322

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$36   

1972 reissue of the famous 1957 'S' kit. Nicely detailed and molded as were most early Revell sailing ships. Includes full hull, detailed deck fittings, thread for standing and running rigging, factory vacuform billowing sails, colorful flag sheet, colorful decals and very good rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete. NOTE: the sails are intact but have the typical age damage (one has a closed split, others have general storage dings).

Tamiya Merkava, 1/35, 3627A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed armor model with commander figure, movable turret, 105mm main gun with thermal jacket, opened or closed hatches and headlamps and accurate plastic tracks.

Airfix Trident BEA Airlines - T3 Issue, 1/144, SK504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$57   

1960 Type Three logo with very nice BEA markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Modelcraft Toshi Matsudo's Zero - 42 inch Winspan for R/C Conversion or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

Classic award-winning design from the 1950s. Big 42 inch wingspan, total weight with engine 6 to 6.5 ounces. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1950s free-flight competition aircraft.

Hasegawa North American RA-5C Vigilante With Microscale Decals - RVAH-12 USS America, 1/72, 1027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Includes Microscale 72-94 'Navy RA-5C Vigilanties #2' in never used, mint condition with the original paperwork. The actual kit is older but nicely molded with cockpit and gear well detail, four drop tanks and clear camera windows. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Flight Designs Vultee V-1A 'Lady Peace' 23 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

An excellent kit featuring several sheets of high quality printwood, factory cut stripwood and spars, lightweight metal hardware packet, fully carved thrust button, plastic prop, cardstock template sheet, an extensive booklet with facts and history about the aircraft, flying instructions, catalog, beautiful full size plans, insignia sheet, covering tissue and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$46   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 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.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.