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Anmark RMS Lusitania Ocaen Liner - (ex-Revell / ex-Entex / ex-Gunze Sangyo), 1/350, 7002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$185   

From the original Revell molds. Large and very well detailed kit. This model was reissued by Entex in the 1970s and more recently by Gunze Sangyo. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Bluejacket United States Revenue Cutter Jefferson Davis 1953, 1/55, K1051

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$300   

Museum quality plank on frame kit of one of the fastest cutters. Highly detailed with pre-cut shaped hardwood frames, ready shaped bow and stern pieces, metal and brass fittings, plans, instructions and all parts needed to complete the model. There is even an entire 91 page book on how to build this kit, written by Arthur C. Montgomery. The book is very detailed and highly illustrated. Inside, it is like new. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions.

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.

Heller Strasbourg Battlecruiser, 1/400, L1030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$285   

Still factory sealed. 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 Strasbourg was begun in 1934 at St. Nazire, launched in 1936 and put into service in 1939. She never navigated in peacetime. 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 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 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, her sistership Dunkerque was pinned at the pier. In an unlucky set of events, a ship moored next to her was sunk along with it's load of depth-charges. Later, a torpedo set off the huge explosive cargo. The damage to Dunkerque was immense. Other ships would have sunk, but she did not. Strasbourg was the only capital ship to get underway during the disaster at Mers-El-Kebir. Her superior speed allowed her to escape while two other French Battleships were sunk. She fled to Toulon, where she was eventually joined by the hastily repaired Dunkerque. 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 1955 she was sold for scrap.

MPC The General 4-4-0 American Standard Steam Locomotive, 1/25, 1-2001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$169   

Still factory sealed. Builds a museum quality kit of the legendary locomotive. The kit is composed of over 330 parts and is over 25 inches long when assembled and includes roadbed and rail base. Molded in several colors and with brass plated parts and pinstripe decals and lettering.

Revell Whip-Fly F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, H153-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. The box is in exceptional collector condition. Hardbox artwork for this series was the 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle. Inside, the kit has never started. All parts/instructions/decals are still in factory sealed bags.

Revell Whip-Fly P-39 Airacobra, 1/45, H155-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. Hardbox artwork for this series was 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. The box is in exceptional near-mint condition. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 - West Hempstead Issue, 1/48, 33-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$255   

Very, very early West Hempstead F-90 molded in Brooklyn gray. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. The first Aurora issue was in the rather plain and very rare flip-top one-piece box with the kit molded in gray with no landing gear and missiles from the Brooklyn factory. The second issue was also from Brooklyn and molded in gray with no landing gear or missiles but was in the new two-piece hardbox. The third official issue is the West Hempstead issue and is molded in silver with landing gear and missiles. But this is where it gets interesting. Aurora ran a tight ship and was famous for letting nothing go to waste. If there were extra boxes laying around after the new issue came out, there were used. The same went for old stands, old decals and even old injection molded kits. This gives the collector some very interesting scenarios. This kit is one of those. This is a Brooklyn 'Famous Fighters' box for the F-90. However, under the original tissue paper is a GRAY molded West Hempstead issue with landing gear and missiles- a case of using up the old plastic after doing a mold change. Plastic was delivered by rail car and stored in silos - a silo could last a long time and feed several mold machines. The decals are old Brooklyn with the correct large TATEM COMPANY script on the back. The stand is the large, clear rectangular Booklyn two-piece version, but during the mold modifications, Aurora machined the 'Brooklyn' markings from the mold and of course the stand. The instructions are the modified Brooklyn- they show the landing gear and missiles but with 'West Hempstead' under the old logo. An interesting piece for the advanced collector. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Eduard Piper L-4 Cub Strip-Down, 1/72, 7009

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Unique model shows the actual structural interior of the aircraft with 48 photoetched parts. There are also 24 injection molded parts such as engine, wheels, etc. Amazing detail. For the skilled modeler. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell IL-38 Bison - Picture Plane Issue, 1/169, H182-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

1960 Picture Plane hardbox issue of the famous 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Jack Lynnwood box art. This is the second release of this classic model. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Lexington CVT-16, 1/500, H444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$149   

Nice kit of training carrier CVT-16. Includes 24 aircraft - TA-4J, Buckeyes, T-28C, Cougars, Trackers, F-4B Phantoms and 2 helicopters. Never started. All parts (except the hull and flight deck) are still in the factory sealed bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Monogram High Tech P-47D Thunderbolt with Photoetched Parts, 1/48, 5487

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition issue with photoetched details. Excellent kit with full cockpit, very fine panel lines and detailed gear wells.

Heller Cap Horn - Five Masted Sailing Ship, 1/150, 80890

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$235   

Very large kit measuring 95 cm long and 45 cm high when built. Very highly detailed and molded in tan, white and black. Features 614 parts, vacuform billowing sails, full rigging materials and instructions. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags except the hull halves and one very small tree which were never sealed. Complete with decals and instructions. The starboard hull has a crack below the waterline. The crack is very clean with no deformation - it will be an easy repair. The Cap Horn had a total sail area of 5580 sq meters, could carry 1150 tons of cargo and could do 17 knots in a good trade wind with a crew of 44.

RCM Lockheed Hudson, 1/32

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$115   

Has optional parts to make all marks of the Hudson. Very large scale (1/32) SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, engine, etc. Does not include decals. 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.

RCM Martin P4M Mercator, 1/48

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$100   

SPECIAL ORDER large 1/48 scale 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.

RCM USS Ward DD139 WWI/WWII, 1/72

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$125   

Very large (1/72) kit of the destroyer that fired the opening shots of WWII in the Pacific. Before the main strike on Pearl Harbor, the Ward was on patrol. She located and sank one of five Japanese Midget Submarines. SPECIAL ORDER 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. this model is not recommended for builders not experienced with vacuform kits. Model includes basic hull and superstructure components only, metal/resin fittings and plans/instructions. Sub-assemblies and details will still need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Significant skill is needed to build vacuform kits and they are not recommended for beginners or modelers who are not experienced with this type of model.

Revell Douglas Thor / Thor-Able Missile - with Truck and Trailer - 'S' Issue, 1/110, H1823-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$500   

Rare. This 1958 "S" hardbox release is the only single issue of this kit. Features elevating missile trailer, four figures, movable fuel boom, fuel truck and trailer, launch pad/blast shield/missile supports, launcher base and more. Includes optional parts are decals for making the Thor-Able version. Molded in correct white and dark blue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'exc'. Box would grade slightly higher but it has one neatly split corner.

Revell USS Pine Island Seaplane Tender - with Martin PBM-5, 1/424, H455-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$115   

1966 hardbox issue. The kit is 15 inches long when built. Includes moving cranes, movable gun turrets, lifeboats, detailed deck, hanger bay and detailed Martin PBM-5 Mariner Seaplane. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flag sheet and instructions.

KMC Boeing 727-200 American Airlines, 1/72, PA01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$450   

The only 727 ever made in 1/72 scale and long out of production. Large and well molded kit features injection molded main airframe parts with all recessed panel lines, details cast in high-definition, clear injection molded windows and a large decal sheet with full American Airlines markings and stripes. I was discussing this kit with the original manufacture, and he told me that the molds for this kit have been destroyed, so no reissue is possible. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Swedish 'S' Tank, 1/48, 316-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$120   

Still factory sealed. 1966 hardbox issue. Nicely detailed kit. Features flexible treads, opening hatches and three soldiers with one tank crew member.