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Sterling Waco SRE and Interstate Cadet - Peanut Scale Flying Model Airplanes, Peanut, P-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Kit contains both aircraft. Parts are printed on high quality balsa wood. Includes strip wood, colored tissue, decals, wheels, propellers, fittings, rubber, lightweight plastic parts, step by step instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Dusts Crops in Flight - 22 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that actually releases 'crop dust' in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, exhaust and pilot bust, clear dual die-cut windscreens, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. The plastic motor halves are professionally assembled. There is no other assembly. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and plans. Some parts have been professionally punched out but all are accounted for. A professional draftsman drew some assembly guide lines on the plans (wings only) Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Tern Aero 101 Ryan ST 17 Inch Wingspan / 109 Gone Goose 17 Inch Wingspan - Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

Includes both stick-and-tissue flying model kits of very good quality. Both are never started and complete.

Matchbox M47 Patton Tank, 1/32, 40990

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. I very strongly suspect that this is the ex-Renwal kit. Features rotating turret, elevating 90mm gun, hinged doors and hatches, flexible treads, detailed engine compartment and US Army decals.

Matchbox SH-2F Seasprite - HSL-37 USS Rathburne Pacific Fleet 1979 or HSL-32 Detachment 5 Assigned to USS Vladez Atlantic Fleet December 1980, 1/48, 40653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$36   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. From the 1980s or early 1990s. Rare large-scale early issue with the best mold quality. Nicely detailed kit for that time and later re-released by Revell. Includes decals for both helicopters.

Matchbox Handley Page Halifax GRII Series IA / B.MkI/II - 58 Sq Coastal command Wales 1943 / 76 Sq RAF Yorks (P/O Christoper Cheshire's Aircraft) / 10th Sq RAF Yorks 1942, 1/72, 40604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$34   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. From the 1980s. Very nicely molded for that time with very fine raised panel lines and many recessed lines as well. Features detailed cockpit, crew, rotating turrets, wheels and propellers, parts for all three versions, optional position bomb bay doors and a painting guide and decals for the three aircraft listed.

Matchbox Handley Page Halifax GRII Series IA / B.MkI/II - 58 Sq Coastal command Wales 1943 / 76 Sq RAF Yorks (P/O Christoper Cheshire's Aircraft) / 10th Sq RAF Yorks 1942, 1/72, PK-604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Dated 1983. Very nicely molded for that time with very fine raised panel lines and many recessed lines as well. Features detailed cockpit, crew, rotating turrets, wheels and propellers, parts for all three versions, optional position bomb bay doors and a painting guide and decals for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Matchbox Aeritalia G-91Y - 32nd Squadron 13th FB Group Brindishi-Casale Italy 1978 / 8th Sq 101 FB Group Cervia-Milano Marittima Italy 1976, 1/72, 40034

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983 and nicely molded for that time. Markings for 32nd Squadron, 13th Fighter Bomber Group and 8th Squadron, 101st FB Group from 1976. There is a full color painting guide on the back of the box.

Matchbox Dornier Do-28 Skyservant - Federal German Navy Kiel or Swedish Red Cross Biafra Nigeria 1969, 1/72, 40107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Kit features full interior and markings for the Federal German navy (Kiel-Holtenau 1972) and Swedish Red Cross Flying Doctor Service from Biafra/Nigeria in 1969.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Maxwell Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$46   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Regal Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$46   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after the release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The 1914 Regal Coupe is perhaps the rarest of all cars ever built in America. It was underslung, which was rare for the time, and the body was all wood and similar to old horse-drawn carriages of colonial times. The design was sometimes called a Colonial Coupe. The large car seated only two people and could hit 40 mph with it's 25 hp engine.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. 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.

Arii 1961 Bluebird 1200, 1/32, 41031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

Arii 1958 Daihatsu Midget, 1/32, 41011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

Arii 1962 Mazda Carol, 1/32, 41008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

Arii 1958 Subaru 360, 1/32, 41004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

Airfix 1914 WWI Old Bill Troop Transport Bus - (1910 Type B Bus), 1/32, 573

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$52   

Rare 1960s Type Three Logo issue of the Military Version of the Type B Civil bus. During WWI, the British pressed these London buses into military service with modifications, the most obvious being the boarded-up sides. Quite a number were shipped overseas. They were used at Flanders as troop transports and ambulances. Airfix had access to 'Ole Bill,' which still exists and was representative of the buses sent to Flanders. Airfix took the already well detailed Type B Bust kit and added a big sheet of completely colored and decorated 'wood' sides and badges, adding 6 detailed military figures with accessories and molding the kit in Khaki. Includes green side panels, military driver and troops, over 100 parts, complete interior and dashboard, suspension, exhaust and drive line detail and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes side panels instructions. Please NOTE: the box top has closed tears which have been taped from behind.

Airfix 1930 Bugatti 35B, 1/32, 02451

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

1988 issue with 104 parts. Well detailed and features a rolling chassis build up, full suspension and driveline, complete interior, spoke rims, driver figure and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.