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Merco General Patton Battle Tank, 1/27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Early 1950s wood and metal static model. Well detailed for that time and just over 14 inches long when assembled. Features precut and die-cut wooden parts, completely formed wheels, metal engine screen material, metal tracks and a bag of many other metal parts, full decals and more. Has very large, excellent plans that are highly illustrated and have detailed text instructions also. Never started and complete, with the small parts still in the factory sealed bag. Merco was Mercury Model Airplane Company out of Brooklyn New York. The armor line included the Patton, T41 bulldog, M4 Sherman, German Tiger, Russian Stalin and the shorter Patton 48.

Kempro US Army All Star Jeep, 1/13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Rare kit dated 1944. Very large scale jeep measures almost 11 inches long when assembled. Features all hardwood parts cut to shape, completely finished hardwood wheels, very heavy and thick die-cut intricate grill, steering wheel and other parts in cardstock, a sealed paper envelope of small parts, Casco glue packet, clear windshield material, sandpaper and a glass vial (possibly paint) that is completely dried up. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multiple-view plans with instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Buick Model 14 Bug, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Dated 1949 on the box. Large 1/16 scale kit measures almost 8 inches long when built. Very nicely detailed with numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, headlights, lanterns and steering wheel, metal parts and stock and die-cut cardstock. The Hudson Miniatures engineers had access to the actual car- and did a wonderful job. The car was owned by Mr. H. Austin Clark and was in the Long Island Museum at Southampton, Long Island, New York. Includes full size plans, many detailed sub-assembly drawings, photos of the built model from all angles, history, painting guide and instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all other have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. The Buick Model 14, popularly known as the 'Bug' was produced from 1910 to 1911. It was in direct competition to cars like the Metz, Brush, Holsman and other high-wheelers. It's 2 cylinder, horizontally opposed 'L' head engine was rated at 14 hp and could hit a top speed of 30 mph. At $550, the Model 14 was priced well and sold well. 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 Ford A Model With Working Brass Lanterns, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

Includes 'Made In Japan for Aristocraft 'Old Time Auto Headlights 1-12 volts brass. These lanterns are beautiful and they used the original Hudson plastic parts as a pattern as they are identical in every way, except these are brass and include operating lights. Never used and still factory sealed inside with instructions. The actual kit is dated 1949 and very highly detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut, machined and cut wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, lights, steering wheel, horn and other accessories, metal parts and die cut 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. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans/instructions. This car was one of the first Ford Automobiles and the first 'A' model. It sold for $900 in 1903. 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 Cadillac Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Dated 1949 and very highly detailed and prefabricated for that time. Large scale kit measures 7 inches long when built. Features plastic wheels, steering and lamps, die cut and factory machines wooden parts and a small number of metal and accessory parts. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all other parts have been inventoried present including highly detailed plans/instructions. The 1903 Cadillac was the very first production Caddy and the car that began the legend. This particular model was capable of 30 mph with four passengers. Its 11 hp engine could negotiate a 45% grade with ease. The car was first test driven on Oct 17, 1902. In January of '03 it was taken to the New York Automobile show where orders for 2286 were placed. By mid week, Cadillac announced that were 'Sold Out.' This makes sense when you realize that in 1903 all cars had a rough machine-shop or 'garage' fit and finish; the new Cadillac looked like a Jewel in comparison. Later that year the Cadillac placed or won challenges and reliability contests worldwide and earned the status of 'Standard of the World.' 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 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$85   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, headlamps, spotlight, running 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 owned by Mr. James Melton. 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 detailed plans/instructions. As a note, few people even knew that International Harvester even made a passenger car. Not many were produced and very, very few are in existence. Jim Melton's car, the car examined by Hudson engineers, was likely given to him as a promotion as he was a popular opera singer and the star of International Harvester's radio show 'Harvest of the Stars'. The car was very solidly built to last and reportedly gave excellent service. Why IH did not pursue production is not known. 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.

Ace Model Shop US Army Jeep and US Army 37mm Anti-Tank Field Gun, 1/24, 1142

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

Large 1/24 scale wartime model from around 1943-1944. Very nicely done and featuring completely pre-formed wheels and all wood parts that are die cut or precarved. Includes full size plans, one for each kit. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed envelopes. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including the plans.

Leddy Amphibian Jeep Ford GPA, 1/14, A-60

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Rare. From the 1940s. Very large, true-scale model. Highly detailed for that time and measures 13 inches in length when built. The photo on the box top shows the actual built model. Features a great number of factory cut and shaped hardwood parts, fully formed hardwood wheels, metal stock as required, a sealed wax paper bag of small fittings of wood and metal, and more. 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 full decals and two sheets of very well done plans with instructions. Not much is known of Leddy Model Industries except that they were located in Watsonville, California and their kits were of exceptional quality for that time. We know that Leddy made a VC-2 Victory Ship, a US Army Amphibian Jeep, kit number A-60 in large scale (1 3/4" = 5") and also A-50 US Army Jeep.' If you have any other information or have seen other kits, please email me.

Ace Model Shop 105mm Howitzer Field Gun, 1/24, 645

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$56   

From the early to mid 1940s. An excellent model for that time featuring die-cut hardwood parts, machined, precut and drilled hardwood parts, fully formed and finished wheels with tread, a factory sealed wax paper bag with small parts and superb instructions with numerous assembly illustrations. Never started and complete.

RedYCut US Army 37mm Anti-Tank Gun, 1/24, 319

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

From the early to mid 1940s. The photo on the box top is of the assembled model. Features fully formed wooden wheels, cut to shape hardwood parts, hardware, sandpaper and detailed plans with construction notes. Never started and complete.

Ace Model Shop US Army Trailer For Jeep or Truck, 1/24, 343

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From the early to mid 1940s. Features fully formed and finished tread wheels, all factory-cut hardwood parts, hardware (still sealed) and detailed plans with construction notes. Never started and 100% complete.

Mod-Ac US Army Half Track Personnel Carrier & Tank Destroyer, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$37   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit featuring numerous pre-cut hardwood parts (many cut to finished shape), fully formed hardwood bogie wheels and tension wheel, tread material, 5 die-cut heavy cardstock parts, a large sheet of pre-colored die-cut cardstock parts, plastic or wood headlights, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes white US Army decals and detailed multi-view plans with construction notes.

Mod-Ac US Army Half Track Personnel Carrier & Tank Destroyer, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit featuring numerous pre-cut hardwood parts (many cut to finished shape), fully formed hardwood bogie wheels and tension wheel, tread material, 5 die-cut heavy cardstock parts, a large sheet of pre-colored die-cut cardstock parts, plastic or wood headlights, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes white US Army decals and detailed multi-view plans with construction notes.

Mod-Ac US Army Half Track Personnel Carrier & Tank Destroyer, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit featuring numerous pre-cut hardwood parts (many cut to finished shape), fully formed hardwood bogie wheels and tension wheel, tread material, 5 die-cut heavy cardstock parts, a large sheet of pre-colored die-cut cardstock parts, plastic or wood headlights, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes white US Army decals and detailed multi-view plans with construction notes.

Mod-Ac US Army .50 Caliber Machine Guns - Three Guns with Three Types of Mounts, 1/24, 445

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$10   

From the 1940s. Hardwood kit with cut out parts, dowels, metal stock and plastic cooling sleeve. Kit contains 3 machine gun kits with the three types of mounting shown. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes detailed plans with instructions.

Mod-Ac US Army .50 Caliber Machine Guns - Three Guns with Three Types of Mounts, 1/24, 445

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

From the 1940s. Hardwood kit with cut out parts, dowels, metal stock and plastic cooling sleeve. Kit contains 3 machine gun kits with the three types of mounting shown. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes detailed plans with instructions.

Mod-Ac US Army Searchlight - 800,000,000 Candle Power For Anti-Aircraft Defense, 1/24, 1044

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$19   

From the 1940s. NOTE: builder only, missing two parts. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with finished wheels, resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one wheel and junction box. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.

Mod-Ac US Army Searchlight - 800,000,000 Candle Power For Anti-Aircraft Defense, 1/24, 1044

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with four completely finished wheels, junction box and resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.

Mod-Ac US Army Searchlight - 800,000,000 Candle Power For Anti-Aircraft Defense, 1/24, 1044

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with four completely finished wheels, junction box and resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.

Mod-Ac US Army Searchlight - 800,000,000 Candle Power For Anti-Aircraft Defense, 1/24, 1044

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with four completely finished wheels, junction box and resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.