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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 >

Sword Northrop N-9 MA Flying Wing Testbed, 1/72, SW72001SE

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1/3 scale testbed aircraft for the famous XB-35 Flying Wing Bomber. This is a very high quality kit that is finely molded and includes resin cockpit and decals. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Scientific Robert E Lee Mississippi Steamboat - 24.5 Inch Long, 181-3295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


One of Scientific's finest kits. The 'Super Deluxe' and 'Museum Quality' boast on the box top is true, and it can be made into a stunning model with skill and patience. Includes pre-carved hull with wood display stand and pedestals, metal name plate, a vast number of cast metal fittings including lifeboats, paddle wheels, ships wheel, weather vane, whistle, bell, ladders, cargo posts, bitts, cleats, anchors and much more, printwood and tapered hardwood masts/yards, pre-formed fiber pattern ornate railings, colorful name and pennant materials and much more. There are four large pages of full size plans, and a detailed, step by step instruction book with very nice assembly illustrations. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. Scientific Model Airplane Company was founded by John D. Frisoli of Newark, N.J. He started the business in a 12 foot square store in the 1940s. By 1952 John had sales of plane, boat & race car kits and accessories totaling about $200,000 annually.

Revell F7U-3 Cutlass - Pre 'S' Issue - (F7U3), 1/59, H211-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++


1954 Pre-'S' hardbox with superb artwork by Richard Kishady. It is easy to see why these kits are considered the apex of box art and are so valuable and collectible today. The box has excellent color and gloss; the only flaws are very light general wear and a small litho chip on the left side box panel corner. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Vought F-8E Crusader - (F8EFN / F8U) - (ex Monogram), 1/48, 04547

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


2000 Revell reissue of Monogram's original classic. This is a large kit with the quality we expected from Monogram. Features 133 pieces, very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position air-to-air refueling probe, optional position folding wing tips, optional position canopy, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and external bomb loads. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: Missing decals.

Ace BA-64 Armored Car Railway Version / 85mm AA gun (52-K Early 1939) / 3 Inch Field Gun 1930 / 45mm Anti-Tank Gun 1937 / 45mm Anti-Tank Gun 1942, 1/72, 72264

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+ to Exc


SALE!! Includes all 5 kits which have never been started. They are either inventoried complete or the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes decals (if furnished by Ace) and instructions.

AMT 1960 Mercury Comet 2 Door Hardtop 3 in 1 Kit, 1/25, 3060

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-


Very rare and a nicely molded kit. This is the original hardbox issue from 1960 and can be built as stock, custom or competition. Includes a very large variety of customizing parts. Features full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail and a large quantity of custom parts such as lowering blocks, tachometer, oil and ammeter gauges, custom taillights, continental kit, lake pipes, spinners, custom grill, fender mirrors, aerial, spotlight, louvers, fins, exhaust scoops and decals. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With whitewall rubber tires. Amazingly I do not see any tire burns on the plastic parts. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and all plastic parts and instructions are present. NOTE: missing decals. Please note that the box only grades 'fair-' because of bug damage on the edges of the top as shown but also serious bug damage to to two of the sides as well (1/3 damaged on the right short side and 1/10 damaged on the top long side).

Accurate Armour Conqueror Mk2 Heavy Gun Tank, 1/35, K28

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very rare and considered vastly superior to the injection molded versions. This is a superdetailed model in high-definition resin, cast metal and photoetched brass. Made in Scotland by Accurate Armour and now out of production. Features a vast number of pieces, superb suspension, bogies and sprockets, individual track links, optional position hatches and so much more. Even includes the Accurate Armour Quality Certificate with the date of production of December 17, 1998. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Bandai Mercedes Benz L3000S 3 Ton Cargo Truck - Bagged, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very rare. In 1977 Bandai briefly issued four 'demonstration kits' to test the market. They were this Mercedes Benz L3000S, German Goliath Demolition Vehicle, Mercedes Benz L3000A House Truck and NSU Kettenrad Motorcycle. Features detailed motor, removable hood, detailed chassis with separately molded exhaust, two bar, front and rear suspension and driveline, excellent cab interior detail, two styles of troop seating configuration for the bed, optional 'soft' top for the bed and more. After this very brief availability, Bandai never reissued them again. Never started. This kit and the paperwork is still in the factory sealed bag. I have listed this kit under Bandai; however, there is no manufacture listed on anything that I can see in the bag. At one point Academy obtained many Bandai molds and reissued several of the famous 1/48 Pin Point armor issue, using original Bandai artwork. Although I cannot tell, this may be one of the Academy kits. I cannot tell if there are decals or not because the paperwork is sealed. If it is the Academy issue, it will not have them as they did not issue decals with this kit; however, they would put four paper license plates to cut from the instructions if you wish.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS Normandie Ocean Liner - 12 Inch Long Wooden Model With Moulded Hull

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare ship model from 1930s that contains Ideal's revolutionary 'Premolded Hull.' Since carving the hull was by far the most difficult part of early ship modeling, Ideal created a thick-walled, completely formed, hollow hull made from a wood composite. Never started. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory which means that all the parts are still 'factory tissue sealed.' As was the custom back then, workers would assembly the parts for a kit and wrap them in tissue paper in a unique way that ensured that all the parts would be 'sealed' and held in place. Whoever buys this kit will see the contents for the first time since it was packed at Ideal Aeroplane & Supply in New York well over 90 years ago. Ideal Aeroplane & Supply was one of the earliest aircraft model makers in the USA, marketing their first kit in 1911 and running a well-known storefront that sold materials as well as kits for early aeromodelers. What is less known is that they had a very large line of ship kits also. They ranged from one foot to several feet long and covered unique and popular civil subjects as well as warships and submarines of the period. The company was very innovative in introducing the Moulded Hull which cut assembly time by more than half by eliminating all hull carving, shaping and sanding. The builder could use it right out-of-the-box and immediately add the deck, superstructure, fittings and prime or paint. Ideal was also known for their excellent, full size multi-view plans that includes many assembly notes, rigging diagrams, tips, additional detail drawings and much more. Often there was even a detailed painting guide.

Hobby Craft Bf-109 E-7 / Bf-109 D / Bf-109 G-6 / Israeli Avia Knife, 1/48, HC1565

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


SALE!! Includes all four 1/48 scale factory-sealed kits.

Comet Grumman F6F Hellcat - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3503

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


From the early 1970s Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, balsa stock as required, fully formed wood main and tail wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop and scale (you-build-it) balsa three-blade wooden prop, wood thrust button, clear canopy material, template/details cardstock sheet, insignia, dark blue and white covering tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Renwal Hawk Guided Missile System - 3 Missiles With Launcher / Radar Trailer / Crew of 4, 1/32, 558

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Original Renwal release from the early 1960s. This was an excellent kit for that time featuring three removable missiles, a detailed launch trailer that elevates and rotates the missiles, complete radar trailer with rotating and tilting radar housings and more. Includes a crew of four and full decals. The kit has not been started. The missiles are still sealed in the factory bag. The launcher and radar trailer were never factory sealed, and they have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Eduard Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-1 ProfiPACK - With Eagleparts Bf109 Wheels / EagleCals Decals - (Bf109E-1), 1/32, 3001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Includes the following never used and complete accessories: the superb Eagleparts #29-32 Bf-109 (B/C/D/E/F/G-1/G-2) Wheel Set which is designed from a surviving all-original wheel and EagleCals #EC121 1/32 Bf109E-1 with markings for Helmut Henz, Oblt Gert Framm, Red 16 of Oblt Fritz Losigkeit and Yellow 12 of 9./JG52. The actual model is amazingly well detailed & large-scale featuring 152 plastic parts with fine recessed details, 49 metal photoetched parts on two frets (one is colored), mask set, excellent cockpit, optional position canopy, complete engine with engine bay detail, optional position cowlings, separately molded rudder, elevators, leading edge slats, ailerons & trailing edge flaps, detailed fuselage gun bay, enclosed & detailed gear wells and more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

UPC USSR Patrol Torpedo Boat PT8 No. 915 Motorized, 1/87, 5008-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare kit from UPC with box artwork by Eidson. The mold origins of this kit are not known. The kit is designed for water operation and includes all motorizing hardware but the motor was not furnished with the kit - like virtually all UPC kits. Features battery contacts, metal shaft & propeller, clever switch activated with a gun platform, brass switch contacts wire, U-joint & screws. The plastic parts are molded in dark blue. The kit has not been started. The hardware packet is still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with all other parts, Soviet decals, instructions and motorizing hardware. Please note that the instructions show two ways to motorize the kit - the parts are included for the instructions on the back. Why UPC listed two ways is confusing at best, as each requires a different set of switch parts. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Ace MT-LB Armored Multipurpose Tracked Vehicle / MT-LBM Scorpion / BTS-2 Tracked Recovery Vehicle / 2S1 Gvozdika 122mm SPH / T-90 MBT, 1/72, 72122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to VG++


SALE!! Includes all 5 kits which have never been started. They are either inventoried complete or the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes decals (if furnished by Ace) and instructions.

Airfix Dog Fight Doubles F2B Brisfit and Fokker DR-I - (DR1), 1/72, D261F

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Hard-to-find 1960s 'Type 3' logo issue of the Dog Fight Doubles Series. This contains both aircraft. The kits have not been started and are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and correct special Dog Fight Doubles instructions and special black stand for both aircraft.

Hobby Craft CF-18 Hornet / F2H-3 Banjo Banshee / EA-6B Prowler, 1/72, HC1335

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG to Sealed Exc


SALE!! Includes all three factory-sealed kits.

Cleveland Bayles Gee Bee Sportster - 1931 Thompson Trophy Race Winner - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


This is a Cleveland scale flying model in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete for the time 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 much more. 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.

Revell Heinkel He-162 A-2 Salamander - 3./JG1 Oesau Oblt. Emil Demuth May 1945 / 2./JG1 May 1945 / 3.JG1 Lt. G. Stiemer May 1945, 1/32, 04723

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very nicely detailed kit from new molds. Features well detailed cockpit and gear wells, full engine with optional position engine cowls, optional position landing gear and cockpit canopy, decals for three aircraft and more. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Petal Power - 1925 Ford T Roadster Custom, 1/27, 6107M-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare. Dated 1969 and in an excellent condition hardbox. These Lindberg motorized kits are very difficult to find never started and complete like this example. Features electric motor drive on the rear wheels, full engine and suspension, complete interior and decals. Molded in black and clear. The kit has never been started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The scale is given as "7/16 of an inch equals one foot" which I figured as 1/27 scale; if that is incorrect, please email me.