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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.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Mercer Raceabout Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

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. Some small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts have been 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. 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.

Academy USS Oliver Hazard Perry FFG7 With White Engisn PE and Warship No.04 Frigate USS Clark, 1/350, 14102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$75   

Includes factory sealed White Ensign #PE35118 Perry Class photoetched brass super detail set with instructions and the superb Warships No.04 Frigate USS Clark, which is perfect as a detail guide for this kit. The actual model is full hull and very highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Resination German Flatbed Car 4 Axle and German Flatbed Car 2 Axle, 1/72, REV-02 REV-01

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Includes both kits and rail display bases. Please note that the kits have never been started and all parts are still factory sealed inside- but NOTE there are no instructions. This is not a problem as they are very simple kits with few parts.

Royal Junkers Ju-87D-5 Stuka - Radio Control (R/C) Flying Scale Airplane Model - 73 inch Wingspan, 1/7.5

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$395   

Royal was well-known for making some of the finest very large scale RC kits and this Stuka is no exception. Designed for 4 to 6 channels. Huge 73 and 7/8 inch wingspan and 54 3/4 inch length. The model is as new inside with the factory sealed bags, rubber bands, etc. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and two very large full size sheets of plans and instructions.

Airfix DHC-2 Beaver - US Army or RAF, 1/72, 03017-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

1970s issue. Very nicely molded with full interior, optional position cabin doors and optional parts for wheels, floats or skis. With decals for both air forces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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.

E Z Kraft US Army Jeep, 1/15, J112

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$62   

From the 1940s. Rare, very large scale jeep kit measuring 8.5 inches long when assembled. Features factory-cut hardwood parts, wood stock, very heavy (as thick as wood) die-cut cardboard parts, engine, removable hood, folding windshield, cut-out dashboard and excellent plans with multiple views of the assembled model and very detailed and illustrated text instructions. E.Z. Craft was a product of the 'Miniature Boat Shop' in Evanston, Illinois.

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.

Ace Model Shop Civilian Jeep - (Willys Jeep), 1/24, 246

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

From 1946. Very nice and well engineered Jeep model in civil form. Features fully formed and finished wheels, all wood cut to shape, die-cut cardboard grill, plastic steering wheel, full interior, clear windshield, spare tire and cut-out dashboard. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes illustrated building instructions.

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: Good-

$8   

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: 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.