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SS Rex Ocean Liner - With ScaleDecks Wood Deck - Italian Line / Mid To Late 1930s

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Finally, the Pride of the Italian Line in 1/350 scale! The SS Rex is from the same team that brought you the 1/350 SS Normandie Ocean Liner. This four year project is a 100% new model and represents the Rex in her glory years of the mid 1930s. All design work was done in CAD by Ken Friend, a master modeler, designer and builder of experimental engines and test equipment and an engineer who specialized in CAD/CAM/CAE Systems Management and Implementation. All of the smaller parts are printed on ultra-high resolution 3D SLA resin printers. These parts meet and often exceed what is possible with injection molded plastic. Only the larger parts (hull, deck pieces and funnels)are cast resin. These are pressure-cast from de-aired molds to minimize air bubbles. The Italian Line advertised that "The Southern Route Is the Lido Deck Route." By virtue of avoiding the stormy and cold North Atlantic, travelers experienced a true outdoor lifestyle. The Rex was intentionally designed for this. For this model, extensive research and time was spent capturing the exact look of the colorful 1st and 2nd Class Aft Pool Areas- from the changing room & showers, grab rope on the pool, pool slide, stairs & diving boards, tables with umbrellas, recessed (covered) 1st Class Restaurant/Lounge and more. Because of the superior performance of 3D Printing, over 90% of the usual PE (photoetched) metal parts are now 3D printed resin. This is a vast improvement as they are no longer flat, but are true to the shape of the prototype. This also makes for a nearly complete model "out-of-the-box." Includes a real wood deck from Scaledecks. NOTE: railings are the only parts not included with the model shown. They are not required to complete the kit, however 1/350 railings are sold by a vast number of aftermarket sources. I will refer all buyers to the sources that I believe work the best with the kit.   more info >

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Testors SR-71A or SR-71B or CIA A-12 M-12, 1/48, 584

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Large-scale and nicely detailed model that features good cockpit(s), full landing gear and more. Includes optional parts for "A" or "B" variants. Includes markings for one "B" (956) and two different "A" - 974 is a standard SR-71A and 972 is a 'Low Observable" scheme. Decals are included for the CIA A-12 / M-12, but Testors never did furnish the parts. The instructions provide drawings for making the proper modifications. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller AWACS Sentry - Boeing E-3A (707) - Geilenkirchen R.F.A. 1986, 1/72, 80306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Very large and well detailed military early-warning version of the venerable 707. Features all recessed panel markings, detailed cockpit, very nicely done P&W TF-33 engines and landing gear and NATO/OTAN markings. Never started. The parts that Heller put in factory sealed bags are still sealed, and the large parts that were never bagged have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Adams 280mm Atomic Cannon With 2 Gun Transporters - M65, 1/40, K153-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very rare classic Cold-War kit from the late 1950s. The Atomic Cannon was the Army's 20 mile range gun that could fire shells that contains small atomic bombs. The model is very highly detailed for that time and features transporters with movable wheels, towing yokes, fully detailed cab interiors, complete suspension and elevating and swiveling machine guns; the Atomic Cannon itself can be configured for firing or towing positions, the barrel elevates by actual operating gears, the carriage rotates 360 degrees on platform and it actually fires 2 "Atomic" shells. Includes crew of 7. Inside, the model is factory new. It has never been started. The internal factory cardboard divider is present and in 'excellent' condition. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. The decals are very loosely rolled and in 'very good' condition with the typical yellowing as the main flaws. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition with minimal yellowing and a slight bit of wear and creasing to the right side of the cover page. The box has like-new color and gloss with no rips, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), four solid corners, no repairs and no fading. However, it does have very light age foxing (which is very difficult to see, it is so light) and light edge & corner wear with two small spots of moderate edge wear on the left vertical edge. the four box sides are in the same condition as the top except NOTE: There is one factory tape litho pull on the lower long side. It measures 1.5" x .5".The amazing M65 280mm atomic cannon originally started life as a conventional artillery piece. Development first began in 1944 before the first atomic weapon had been tested. Far from being 'just another giant gun', the M65 was carefully designed to be a very mobile and versatile weapon. Liberal use of aluminum and other light-weight metals kept the weight of the gun and both transports to about 85 tons, which is not much more than the largest conventional gun of WWII. As a result, it is light enough to be carried by trucks and cross bridges without collapsing them. Size was also a major factor, as it can fit inside landing craft, turn street corners of an amazingly small radius and travel as fast at 35 mph. The two transporters are required to move the gun, with one in back and one in front. Power is supplied to each tractor by a 6 cylinder engine with 375 horsepower. Both transmissions are manually controlled. These 4x4 machines can push, pull or parallel one another - with the gun slung between them. The driver of the front tractor has control of the brakes and throttles of both units and can communicate to the rear driver by telephone. The gun can be traversed in a complete circle and has a range of up to 20 miles. A complete 280mm batter consisted of two guns, four 5-ton trucks towing ammunition trailers, another two trucks pulling a pair of generator trailers (each with a 30 KW generator to furnish power to the guns, a 5th truck carrying four shell carts and a 2 1/2 ton shop van. The total crew was about 100 men. Each gun could be set up to fire in less than 12 minutes and can fire a round every two minutes.

Frog Gloster Meteor F.Mk.IV Plus Airmodel F8 Conversion And Recon Nose - RAF No. 263 Sq or Royal Netherlands No.323 Sq, 1/72, F200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Includes the Airmodel #144 Meteor F8 Conversion with white and clear parts. Complete and never used although some parts are very neatly and correctly cut from the vac sheet. Also includes a clear vacuformed nose from an unknown manufacture which I believe to be a Meteor recon FR.9 conversion. Never used and in mint condition & not yellowed. The actual kit is the Red Series issue with pleasant box art scene of "meatboxes" of Esk. 343, Koninklijke Luchtmacht serenely cruising high above an estuary, possibly the Scheldt. Well detailed and molded. Includes decals for both kits. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F-14 Tomcat Egg Plane, 11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed and a very unusual kit. As the box top says, "Eggplane Models are a unique way of modifying aircraft that gives them a roundish, almost deformed shape, but still retain(s) their identifiable characteristics or traits in an entertaining way." Hasegawa issued a series of these famous 'Egg Planes' in the 1980s forward.

Heller 1928 BMW DIXI - Roadster, 1/24, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Very nicely molded with 80 parts and features full engine detail, very fine spoked chrome wheels, full front and rear suspension and driveline detail, positionable front wheels, complete interior, optional top, optional position doors (opened or closed) and more. Molded in white, chrome, clear and with rubber tires. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Chevrolet Impala SS, 1/25, 6399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very nice model with 66 parts, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior, and more. Molded in the correct colors (gloss black, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires) so no painting is needed. Decals are extensive and include instrument faces. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: (1) front suspension to frame. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions.

Revell German Graf Zeppelin Aircraft Carrier, 1/720, 05000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory 'round tape' sealed and from 1996. This is the only smaller-scale injection molded plastic kit of the 'Flugzeugtrager A' or 'Aircraft Carrier A" and it is a very well molded and highly detailed model from newer Revell of Germany molds. Features 161 pieces, full hull, propeller and rudder detail, primary and secondary anti-aircraft guns, detailed flight deck, one elevator in the 'down' position, Bf-109T and Ju-87T aircraft, lifeboats, detailed island structure and more. Includes decals with markings for the flight deck and the aircraft. This German WWII aircraft carrier has a fascinating history. She was laid down in 1936, and launched in 1938. Raeder pressed for proper fitting out and completion, but ran into continuous and powerful resistance from Goring, who did not like the idea of the Navy having a mobile air-arm. Goring's interference proved conclusive and the ship, which was 95% complete, never entered service. The air wing was to be navalized Bf-109 Fighters and Ju-87 Dive Bombers. Work stopped completely in 1943 as Hitler became frustrated with the Navy. On April 25, 1945, the Germans scuttled the nearly complete carrier at Stettin just before the Russians arrived. What happened next has been unclear for years. It was generally assumed that the ship struck a mine and sank after the Soviets raised her. With the opening of Russian records, this story can be completed. In 1946 the Soviets raised the ship and towed it to Leningrad. There, they hoped to rebuild it and use it for her intended purpose. This proved to be impossible at the time, so in 1947 it was towed to sea and used as an target. In 2006, the wreck was actually located.

Hasegawa J-35O Draken Austrian Special - (J35 / J35O), 1/48, 09817

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


This is a special edition is the only modern 1/48 Draken model and is dated 2008. Very well detailed with 108 pieces, all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, drop tanks and a large and color decal sheet and paint guide for this beautiful Austrian aircraft. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

KVZ Antonov AN-24 Interflug, 1/100, 15130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Box and artwork is in excellent condition. Classic Cold War 1970s East German/USSR airliner in colorful Interflug markings. Molded in gloss white, clear, black and silver. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'near mint' large decal sheet and instructions. Even includes to metal tubes of original glue. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Pyro 1930 Packard Boat-Tailed Roadster, 1/32, C343-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and fuel tank, spoke wheels, complete motor & interior and a removable hood. Molded in green, chrome plated & clear and with rubber tires. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Dragon US M1917 .30 Caliber Machine Gun, 1/6, 75026

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very large (1/6) scale machine gun kit that is highly detailed. Features over 60 pieces. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aoshima IJN Atago 1944 Heavy Cruiser - Ironclad Issue Takao Class Ironclad - Plus Gold Medal Models Photoetch Superdetail Set, 1/350, 038857

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Includes the superb and extesnive Gold Medal Models #35042 Brass PE Detail Set which is designed for all Aoshima 1/350 Takao Class Cruisers. Never used and complete with all parts and instructions. The actual model is the finest kit every produced of this subject. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1963 Plymouth Fury 2 Door Hardtop - Stock or Custom, 1/25, C5263

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+


Still factory sealed but the seal has a tear along the top left side & edge wear as shown. Can be built stock or includes all parts necessary for a custom version. Features spotlights, side mirrors, roll bar, rear speaker, aerials, trunk fin, louvers, scoops, television, mag and racing wheels, continental kit and bumper, exhaust extensions, rear roll pan, nerf bar, front fairings, record player, side exhausts, hub bullets, chrome skirts, scavenger pipes and more.

Revell Douglas X-3 Stiletto Research Aircraft, 1/65, H259-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


Original 1955 "S" hardbox issue that features a scale tow tractor, driver & tow bar, pilot and basic cockpit, detailed main gear wells, full landing gear and the famous Revell "S" clear 'globe' display stand. Molded in the correct white and green tinted clear plastic. There is no assembly but NOTE: this kit has minor and neat painting as noted: inside of the (2) main gear doors, nose wheel, and tractor halves (very neatly done yellow with some details in red and tan. There is no other painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ITC Martin MB-2 Bomber, 1/78, 3725-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Original issue from the late 1950s/early 1960s with the finest mold quality. This is an excellent model for that time and is still popular today. Molded in dark green and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please not the the box would grade much higher but it has remains of clear tap on the top and lower center of the box and the long side panels. The MB-2 is the famous first bomber to sink a battleship under any circumstances. Billy Mitchell arranged to have the ex-WWI German Battleship Ostfriesland used as target practice for 6 MB2s, and the ship sank in 25 minutes.

Airfix German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst - Early Straight Bow, 1/600, 04206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Unusual kit of the early Scharnhorst with the 'straight' bow. This was before her modification with the 'Atlantic' bow. Nicely molded, full hull model which is well detailed.

Faller V1 - V2 - With Launcher - (V-1 Fi-103 - FZG 76 And V-2 A4), 1/100, 520

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare. Very nicely molded smaller scale V-1 and V-2 with launcher and trailer. The V-2 can be displayed ready to launch or stowed for travel. The V-1 is molded in red, while the V-2 rocket is molded in white and the launcher/trailer in swirl green/brown. There is a clear stand for the V-1. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box has a stain across the top as shown and the same stain runs down the left and right short sides.

Dragon German V-2 Missile, 1/35, 9002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. This is a large scale model with excellent detail, launcher and 46 parts.