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Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1 6Sq ACM Special, 1/48, 09721

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded kit of this advanced trainer. With 166 parts.

Revell Documented Arizona Factory Display Owned By Esther Ross, Who Christened The USS Arizona

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$3800   

An incredibly rare, documented, one-of-a-kind piece of history in amazing investment-grade collector condition. For the very advanced collector of unique military history and model kits. This Revell Factory Model was originally owned by Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell, who earlier was Miss Esther Ross who christened the USS Arizona in New York on June 19, 1915. She went on to play a very key role in the creation of the USS Arizona Memorial. Thanks to newspaper reports, we know that her father, William Ross, was a prominent pharmacist in Prescott, Arizona. He and his friends convinced Gov. Hunt to choose his daughter from the other 100 applicants anxious to do the honors. It turned out to be a wise choice reasons no one could foresee. Miss Ross took the task of launching the world's most powerful battleship very seriously. She practiced her duties every day after school for months, smashing syrup bottles full of water against a fence behind the house. Miss Ross was popular and well respected in Prescott. Even the Associated Press reported that she "was one of the prettiest girls in the state." A special train took Gov. Hunt, Miss Ross, her family and others to New York for the event. Although the applause for the then unpopular Gov. Hunt, the cheering for Miss Ross was "heard for miles." Page 1 of the Prescott Journal Miner, June 20th, 1915, reported that at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Miss Ross cried "I dub thee Arizona," and "Not a hitch or sign of accident marred the success of the launching." "This is the proudest moment of my life," she stated, "and I am most intensely gratified at the magnificent demonstration that my friends and the city of Prescott has given me." Sometime after the launching ceremony, Miss Ross married Mr. Arthur Wassell and became Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell. She saw the horror of World War II and the disaster of the Arizona touched her deeply. After the war, she joined the drive to create a memorial over the ship to the 1177 sailors entombed in her. She joined the Arizona Memorial Committee which raised all the funds needed to build the Arizona Memorial. She served on the staff and toured the USA giving numerous media interviews and key speeches for the fund raising. Out of gratitude, the USS Arizona Memorial Committee ordered a special Revell Factory Display USS Arizona for her. It came with two specially affixed small Fleet Reserve and Arizona Committee signs (shown in the photos) on the right side; these special markings are only found on the rare "appreciation gift" factory displays from the Arizona Memorial Committee members to important fundraisers. The model was shipped to her in Los Angeles. You can see the original "Arizona Memorial Committee" mailing label that has her full name and address, documenting that it was her model. Esther treasured this gift and kept it in remarkable and very complete condition. Included is the original shipping box in "very good++" condition with all the original shipping tape, all the original internal special cardboard packing material, the model ship in exceptional condition, the cardboard display base(complete but with small tears and very light wear as shown), the colorful backdrop (with wear and slight tears as shown, missing one lower tab), the original display assembly instructions and even an original fund raising card from the Arizona memorial campaign. This display, box and all materials were always in a climate controlled environment. The colors on the cardboard display are in stunning, factory-new condition. The instructions for the display are 'excellent.' The ship is 100% complete and the factory paint is in exceptional condition. Even the factory rigging and all flags are intact. There is very little dust on the ship; it appears to be in 'not displayed' condition; but I know it was displayed for a short time because of the small tears and one tab on the cardboard display backdrop (see photos), which were probably due to putting it up and taking it down. I have only found one repair; the jackstaff broke and was neatly repaired at some point. The factory shipping box still has all the original tape and very little wear for that age. The original Arizona Memorial Committee shipping label is in 'very good' shape. Due to it being on the bottom of the shipping box, it does have some wear, but all the writing can be clearly read with slight magnification. This piece passed to Esther's daughter, who gave it to a friend who then gave it to another friend. The later friend is wife to an OMK customer, who sold me the model. This kit must be shipped insured and I may require it shipped by special courier.

Dolphin Nazario Sauro Italian Navy Submarine, 1/400, 002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

Very rare. Beautifully cast resin kit with metal details, a display stand and decals for any hull numbers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Sauro was the first of her class and is a diesel-electric attack submarine. Sauro and her sister Carlo Fecia di Cossato were introduced in the 1970s, and after some technical problems were solved with the batteries, sisters Leonardo da Vinci and Guglielmo Marconi began service in 1982. The main armament are wire-guided Whitehead Motofides A184 (533mm) torpedoes located amidships, and mines can be substituted. The hull is of a special steel and these subs can dive to at least 410 M (1,345 feet).

Bandai Panzer Jager Tiger 88mm Pak 43 Elefant Sd.Kfz.184, 1/48, 8269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai 'Pin Point' 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. 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 decals and instructions.

Lindberg Nantucket Lightship - (Ex-Pyro), 1/95, 717

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Large scale full hull kit measures 17 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed model of the most famous US Lightship. From quality ex-Pyro molds. Includes rigging material and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. Please note that this kit was not issued with decals.

La Belle DSP & PRR Tiffany Reefer HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-36

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides all cut to the correct size, car ends done in the same fashion, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing both queenpost. Otherwise complete with all other parts, transfers and instructions accounted for. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they created in the late 1930s/1940s, predating the plastic kit boom by more than a decade.

La Belle Victor Gold Mining Co. Gondola HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-34

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$30   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides all cut to the correct size, car ends done in the same fashion, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with two packets of small parts still factory sealed, and all other parts inventoried complete with transfers and instructions.

La Belle D&RG Double Deck Stock Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-35

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides all cut to the correct size, car ends done in the same fashion, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with two packets of small parts still factory sealed, and all other parts inventoried complete with transfers and instructions.

KVZ Mil Mi-4 - Civil DDR / USSR / Polish / Czech, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$19   

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 Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Comes with colorful markings for DDR, Polish, Russian and Czech versions. Molded in silver, black and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible 3 in 1 Kit - Stock / Custom / Station Wagon, 1/25, 6415-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare first issue and even rarer in this condition- never started and complete Can be built stock, custom or station wagon. Detailed kit with many custom parts and features and includes AMT supplied woodgrain for the wagon sides. Features complete stock engine with speed options, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail and much more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals, wood grain and instructions.

Pocher Fiat 130 HP Grand Prix de France 1907, 1/8, K70

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$565   

Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. Recommended for experienced modelers only. This kit is a perfect reproduction of the original car that won 1st place at the 1907 Grand Prix de France with an average of 113.612 KPH with Felice Nazzaro as the pilot. The prototype of this car was used with the original drawings to create this model. It has 823 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper, aluminum and other materials. Features include super detailed engine, opening hood, complete interior, all pilot controls, operating steering, working suspension, operating steel drive chains and more. The kit has never been started. Almost all the parts are still in the factory sealed bags; but several bags had torn open due to age. So I inventoried those bags and they are complete. I taped them shut for safe transport or put the parts in a new ziplock. Includes complete instructions and decals. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.

Scotia Scale Models Westside Lumber 24 Foot Flat Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 7104

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$27   

Scotia Scale Models Westside 24 Foot Bunk Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, 7108

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

From 1974. Very detailed craftsman kit of pre-cut hardwood lumber and incredibly fine injection molded details. Decals are for West Side Lumber and include a variety of car numbers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Precision Scale Co D&RGW 30 Foot Reefer With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 305PK-607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Excellent model that is finely molded and detailed. Includes plastic trucks with metal wheels. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all the small parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the large parts) have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Blue Max Phonix D-1, 1/48, BM116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

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Well detailed with main injection molded parts and many cast metal details. Has decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Fokker DR-1 Triplane Strip Down, 1/72, 7013

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Amazing detail for the skilled modeler. Unique kit shows the actual structural interior of the aircraft with 68 photoetched parts. There are also 21 injection molded parts such as engine, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Airfix Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle - Air France, 1/144, SK400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

Type 3 logo issue from the 1960s. The Caravelle was one of the most beautiful airliners ever designed. Features fine raised panel line detail, rear loading ramp stairs that open and close, optional position landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard - BEA Airlines, 1/144, SK501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Type three logo issue. A very nice kit featuring optional position cabin doors, clear side and cockpit windows, rotating props and wheels, two push-up boarding stairs with railings and extensive BEA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE that one prop is gray instead of silver. That is because one original prop is missing a blade, so I included a later issue complete prop from a later issue.

Airfix Vickers VC-10 - BOAC, 1/144, SK601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Third logo issue with a large and extensive decal sheet for any one of three BOAC aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Howard DGA-5 Ike Racer, 1/48, 915

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1930 Famous Race Aircraft in 1/48 scale from quality ex-Hawk molds.