Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From 1982. Features beaching gear for land operations, retractable wingtip floats and detailed engines with movable propellers. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Large-scale model measures 8 inches long when built. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, headlights, steering wheel, horn, lanterns and grill, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all other 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.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very large scale kit. Features metal detail parts, white main vac parts, clear parts in 'excellent' (not yellowed) condition , and full size plans. Still sealed in the factory bag - never opened. Special skills and scratch building experience are required because they do not include all the parts needed to complete the model like injection molded kits do. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Builds either variant. Includes extensive underwing stores. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
This kit is from Airfix molds and is one of the MPC '3 Big Bonus' features series. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. The model features customizing parts (such as chrome plated bombs, missiles, prop, exhaust, air scoops, antenna and guns), stock and customizing decals for the racer 'City of Atlanta' and the clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still has 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
From Airfix molds. Builds in-line liquid-cooled engine version and includes ground crew. Very nicely detailed kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Nicely molded small scale kit from the early 1960s. Box art by Tom Morgan shows a nice night scene with a Caravelle speeding away from Paris. Includes full landing gear detail, stand and large, extensive and colorful decal sheet for Air France. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Out of production. Very highly detailed high-definition resin cast waterline kit with photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. Features fine raised panel lines, pilot figure, 'in flight' configuration and decals. Molded in gray, white and clear. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing prop retainer and display stand. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. I believe this is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. This is an ideal builder from the original Aurora kit.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Fantastic Cold War Box art. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some unique Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Large and colorful decal sheet is in excellent condition. The kit is molded in white, clear, silver and black and includes full landing gear and a large display stand. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, stand and instructions. Please note that the box art is Interflug, but the kit decals are for Aeroflot.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Testors-Hawk Canada issue. Softbox is dated 1961 but is actually much later than that. Nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Molded in white.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Life-like issue from original 1960s Pyro molds. Nicely detailed for that time and the original Pyro box (not this one) states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Includes both excellent vac kits. Still factory sealed. Features fine molded detail and recessed panel lines.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very highly detailed. Features waterline or full hull build, full deck fittings, highly detailed superstructure and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Likely from the 1980s. Features fine all recessed panel lines, nicely molded white parts, clear canopy, plans/instructions. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Limited edition kit with finely cast metal parts and details and injection molded main airframe parts. Includes decals for multiple versions. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Classic kit from the Craftsman Era of HO kits. Very detailed and well made kit. Silver Streak was one of a number of manufactures that created very realistic wood and metal kits during the 1940s and 1950s. This is, in my opinion, an exceptional kit. Excellent metal sprung trucks are included. Features pre-scribed and cut and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides decorated with 'Great Northern Railway Ventilator - Refrigerator / Western Fruit Express' in bright yellow with black designs and all other required markings in black, fully milled and cut hardwood roof and floor, fully cut, prescribed and painted bristol board car ends, metal door hardware and cast brake parts including levers, cast coupler pockets, underside girders, bolsters, ice hatches, brake wheel, metal ladders, grab irons, roof ribs and brake linkage, scale chain and more. This kit has complete underside detail and instructions to help with this tricky but rewarding task. Includes full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still internal factory sealed bags and those that were never bagged have been inventoried complete. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/