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Heller Dunkerque Battlecruiser, 1/400, L1025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$350   

Rare. The Dunkerque-class Battlecruisers were the French response to the German Graf Spee-class and the fast and well-armed Italian ships at the time. If the 1900 to 1930 span of French shipbuilding could be defined as lacking a clear vision or plan, the Strasbourg and her sister decisively ended that period. The products of superior design and engineering, the two sisters would re-define fast capital ships as would their near-sisters Battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart after them. But world events would conspire against these beautiful ships and there visibility in naval history. The Dunkerque was laid down on 24 Dec, 1932 at St. Nazire, launched on 2 Oct, 1935 and put into service on 15 Apr, 1937. Displacement was 26,500 ton and top speed was 30 knots. Main armament was (8) 330mm guns and (16) 130 mm dual purpose. The main and secondary guns were mounted in the first quadruple turrets. Both main 330 mm turrets faced forward and had almost unlimited arcs of fire - so that all main guns could fire when the enemy was sighted or in pursuit. Her superior speed would allow her to escape anything that she could not out-gun. Like most advanced ships of the day she featured the 'All-Or-Nothing' armor design or 'armored box'. The compact design and placement of the main and secondary armament allowed unusually high armor protection for a battlecruiser. Serious consideration was also given to underwater protection, and the ships had a unique and effective (as events would prove) anti-mine/torpedo system with a novel water-exclusive material. At Mers-El-Kebir, the Dunkerque was pinned at the pier. The British fired 15 inch shells, which the Dunkerque's deck armor was surprisingly resistant to. In an unlucky set of events, the auxiliary ship Terre Neuve moored next to her was sunk during the battle with a full load of depth-charges. Later, a torpedo set off the huge explosive cargo. The damage to Dunkerque was immense. She was hastily repaired and fled to Toulon, where she was joined by the hastily repaired Strasbourg. The French tried to repair Dunkerque as best they could but the wartime resources and material were very limited. However, when the Germans threatened to seize the ships, the entire fleet including the two sisters was scuttled in the harbor. The Italians raised the Strasbourg and stripped her of her guns; but she was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft. In 1945 she was raised again, but salvage was beyond hope. In 1959 she was sold for scrap. Kit has never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pavla Airspeed Oxford Mk.I/Mk.II - RAF / Israeli Air Force / Cranfield Training School With Top Gun Turret / RAAF Australian Air Force / No.3 Training School (Bombing), 1/72, 72041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

Limited run injection molded kit with fine recessed panel detail, full interior, optional position cabin door, numerous resin parts (including engines), optional parts and decals for all variants. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Constitution Old Ironsides, 1/192, H319-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$49   

Most likely the 5th issue of this kit. Note the light green background and 300 price extension. Box artwork is still dated 1956 and is from the "S" issue, but the side panels now show the early issues of the Thermopylae, early incorrect SSBN Abraham Lincoln and several Picture Fleet ships, dating it in about 1960 or 1961. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed. This kit is no exception and has excellent detail. Kit comes with preformed ratlines and full rigging instructions. Never started and complete. Includes all parts, assembly/rigging instructions, rigging material and flag sheet. Please note that the box displays better than the 'Exc-' rating. It is rated lower because there is a knife cut on the right long side.

Hasegawa Type-94-1 E7K1 Alf, 1/72, JS055-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$26   

Still mint in the factory seal. Nicely molded and detailed kit. Features fine raised panel lines and some cockpit detail including seats, side windows and crew of three. Features decals for the aircraft on the box artwork.

Revell F-105B Thunderchief - 'S' Issue, 1/75, H285-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

1958 first issue with dramatic hardbox artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Bell P-39 Q/N Airacobra - USAAF 362 FS California 1943 / French Air Force Ecole de Chasse Meknes, 1/72, 80271

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$14   

Heller-Humbrol release. Very nicely molded older kit with parts, decals and painting guide for either version, very good cockpit detail, drop tank, recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings to build either version.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Hasegawa Grumman EA-6B Prowler - USN VAQ-130, 1/72, 1137

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Very nicely detailed kit. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopies and crew boarding stair, ECM pods and more. Kit has never been started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

KP Letov S.231 (S-231) - Spanish Civil War or Czech, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$12   

Has markings for both aircraft including the unique Spanish Civil War markings. Very good quality molds with nice detail. Features cockpit and engine detail and optional bomb load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT USS Reliant NCC-1864 Star Trek, 1/650, 8766

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Hard-to-find. Over 20 inches long when built. Never started. Parts still sealed in factory plastic. Complete with decals and instructions.

Azur BT-9 / NA-57 Trainer - Vichy France - French Navy - Luftwaffe, 1/72, 009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, resin details and full decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

O-Lin Republic Seabee Amphibian, 1/48, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$135   

Very rare kit. The Seabee was produced as a high performance sport amphibian. This is a very hard-to-fine original O-line kit in the small box and advertisement for O-line cement on the top. Produced in 1949 or just before. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. O-Lin (Olin) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-line produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg.

Monogram 1932 Ford 'Deuce' Roadster Drag Strip Hot Rod, 1/24, PC55-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$45   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the 1959 'Four Star' kit. Features channeled body, dropped axle, Mercury engine, three carburetors, ribbed cylinder heads, flame decals, roll and push bars, racing disc wheels, drag 'slicks', helmeted driver, stick shift, tuned exhausts and under-chassis detail.

Fujimi CV-3 USS Saratoga Aircraft Carrier - 1942 Modernization Configuration, 1/48, WLA117-950

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell American Firefighters Hose Reel - Brazil Issue, 1/48, H702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$65   

Still near mint in the factory seal but the seal has split on the side. Kikoler issue from Brazil. Includes two highly detailed horses, hitch, carriage with frame detail, rubber hose, rope and metal chain, along with two firefighters and a Dalmatian dog. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters (Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel) in 1952. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea.

Revell Boeing B-29 Superfortress - 'Air Power' Series, 1/315, H141-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

1961 Revell hardbox issue from the 'Air Power' series. This is the same kit as the "S" version with the difference being the box, decals and a new style stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Richard Pettys NASCAR Dodge Charger, 1/25, 1-1708-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Rare and in excellent overall condition. Features full race car build chassis, lift off body, detailed engine, full cockpit, detailed suspension, opening hood, extensive decals and more. Molded in blue, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were factory sealed (the vast majority) are still in factory sealed bags. The chrome, clear and tires are the only parts that were never factory sealed. They have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals in 'excellent++' condition.

Tamiya Quad Gun Tractor (Canadian Ford FGT), 1/35, MM145

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Very nicely detailed kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Junkers Ju-52-3m/g3e/g7e (Ju-52 Ju52), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$120   

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.

CM CGN-25 USS Bainbridge (1985), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$325   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.