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Sterling United States Lines American Scout C-2 Cargo Ship with B-18F Optional Fittings Set, 1/96, B18M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$650   

Includes rare metal fitting set B-18F. Very highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long when assembled. Designed for remote control or impressive static display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans present. This kit came from a very particular collector and the contents were exactly as it left the factory until I inspect it. I have put them back exactly as the factory did.

Aeropiccola Susanna II Fishing Trawler With Fittings - 24.8 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/34, 606SM

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

$220   

A superbly detailed, full scale plank-on-frame model. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, deck and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., molded composite wood stern, limewood planking, complete set of metal and wood fittings, instructions, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Model Shipways Phantom New York Pilot Boat - 13.5 Inch Long Wood and Metal HO Ship, HO, MS2027

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

$69   

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Very highly detailed wood and metal kit in HO scale. Features machine carved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only, basswood and metal parts, true to scale wood, brass and Brittania metal fittings, plank-scored basswood decking, copper hull sheathing, detailed instructions and plans and three sizes of rigging lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans and instructions.

BaD Ship Models Virginia Class Cruiser USS Virginia CGN38 / USS Texas CGN39 / USS Mississippi CGN40 / USS Arkansas CGN41 - 73 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/96, BSM-CGV

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$595   

Still factory sealed. Rare and very large kit that can be built as any one of the four sister ships. True scale model can be built for static display or R/C operation. The model is plank-on-frame construction and features plywood and balsa parts, planking strips, other wood as required, molded polyester plastic parts (i.e. resin), vacuum formed styrene parts, metal stock, cast metal anchors and chain, two brass props, stuffing boxes, drive shafts, rudder assemblies, decal sheet and flag. Because of the common scale, many super detail fittings are available to make this a true museum piece (extra fittings not included.) There are even super-detailed 3D printed parts on Shapeways.com! Copy and paste this link for photos and more information on this kit: http://wmunderway.mysite.com/gallery21/gallery21.htm

Dumas Dauntless Commuter Boat And Yacht With 2332 Running Hardware Kit - 49.5 Inch Ship For R/C or Display, 1/15, 1211

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

$210   

Still in mint condition. I received this from a discriminating collector. The model was still sealed in the brown shipping paper from AHC (America's Hobby Center) - never opened! Obviously, I had to open it just to see what the model was. The result is a factory-new kit with all the small parts still internally sealed and the other parts and paperwork untouched. And also included is the rare running hardware set; please see the photos to see what is included in that. Never started and complete. And from the Dumas website - We at Dumas are pleased to be able to take you back to an era of elegance. In 1946 Sparkman and Stevens designed a 66 ft. commuter boat for the express purpose of carrying commuters down the Hudson River into New York. What a glorious way to beat the traffic. These commuters were used by their owners as everyday transportation to and from work, and for pleasure trips to their favorite spots. The most famous of these commuters was the Dauntless. The Dauntless was owned by a prominent New York family. They undoubtedly considered the Dauntless a great diversion from their day to day business dealings. The days of the Dauntless are gone but you can bring them back. The Dauntless features top quality construction materials. The kit is made almost entirely of 1/8 in. mahogany plywood. All parts are cleanly die-cut, and we have included a variety of detail parts including 38 cast metal fittings. The size of the Dauntless leaves the door wide open for different powering methods. The obvious choices would be scale electric power, high speed electric power, or twin gas power, but you may have your own ideas.

Midwest 19th Century Skiff Rowboat Success Series, 1/12, 967

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

This is an ideal first plank-on-frame kit that is designed for the first time builder. If you are interested in small boat construction, this model is built the same way the real thing was made and is 1/12 of the size. Includes Micro-Cut quality basswood, mahogany and birch parts, complete fittings set, display stand, full size rolled plans and illustrated Success Series Construction Manual. Measures 8 5/8 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. There are other great kits in the "Success Series" as well and several levels you can work through. This kit is Level 1.

Deans Marine SS City of Ely Liberty Ship - 54.5 Inches Long For Display or R/C, 1/96, 327

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$350   

A fantastic, full kit featuring a hand-laid fiberglass hull, one of the most extensive fittings kits I have ever seen and all other parts except r/c hardware, speed control, battery and running hardware. Builds to an incredible static display or an operating ship. Never started. The small parts are all still factory sealed. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete with plans. The kit will be shipped in the original Dean's Marine shipping box surrounded by a much larger, sturdy double box. Must be shipped insured. Due to the huge size of the one-piece fiberglass hull, shipping will not be inexpensive.

Dumas River Barges (Two) - 43 Inches Long, 1219

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$69   

Still factory sealed. Builds two barges that are 43" x 7.75" by 3.25 inches. One barge is raked bow and one is box style. Features die-cut mahogany plywood and even includes deck cleats. Please note that this kit comes in a huge box over 49 inches long, so the shipping will not be cheap.

Dumas USS Crockett Gunboat (Asheville-class) With 2105 Deck Hardware Fittings Kit - 51 Inch Long For R/C or Display, 1218

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Rare and even more so with the hard-to-find fittings kit. Very large scale plank-on-frame kit that has a 7 inch beam and 51 inch length when assembled. The parts are die-cut plywood or balsa. Intended power is two 6 or 12 volt electric motors. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still all factory sealed. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and it includes all paperwork.

Sterling Mk.II Puddle Jumper - 30 Inch Long Air Boat For R/C Operation - Sport or Coast Guard Version, B27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$329   

Still factory sealed and in mint condition. Rare, large-scale 30" version, not the smaller 18" one. A great performer when powered by a .15 to .35 engine or a modern electric motor. Features a precision vacuum formed plastic hull and cabin, accurately die-cut balsa and plywood parts, hardware package including R/C hardware, full size plans, decals for sport version or coast guard, instructions and more.

Billings Boats Bankert Tugboat With Fittings Set - 25.6 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/50, 510

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Includes the rare Billing Boats #511 Fittings Set which is still factory sealed. The actual kit is superbly detailed, full-scale and has plank-on-frame construction. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., hardwood planking, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. This vessel was built in 1965 at the N.V. Scheepswerven in Millingen, Holland, and called named "Maasbank." In September 1977 she was renamed "Banckert". The Maasbank served for 12 years in the Western part of Holland.

Billings Boats Smit Rotterdam / Smit London Ocean Going Tug / Tugboat With 479 Fittings Set - 35.4 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/75, 478

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

$499   

Currently retails for $700 USD. This is a large, very highly detailed, full-scale model. Includes the amazing Billings #479 Fittings Set that is still factory sealed inside and includes 4723 parts - the overwhelming majority are brass and the rest are plastic (such as lifeboats, prop, etc). The actual kit features die-cut wooden parts and plank-on-frame construction. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Smit Rotterdam was built in 1975 for Smit International BV in Holland, and was at the time of its completion the largest and most powerful tugboat in the world - with a tonnage of 2,273 tons, a length of 75 m, a 22,000 HP engine and a top speed of 16.5 knots. The ship is built with bulb stern and stern nozzle; inboard equipment includes the most modern gear for navigation, steering and radio communication.

Billings Boats Samson II With Fittings - 35.4 Inches Long For R/C or Static Display, 1/33, 574

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Large-scale, very highly detailed model featuring a beautiful one-piece ABS plastic hull, die cut wood parts, metal parts, full fittings set and more. Intended for twin screw, single rudder R/C operation but makes a fine static model as well. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Billings Boats WSP 10 Police Boat / Poliezi Boat With Fittings And Paint Set - 30.3 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/20, 408

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$179   

Still factory sealed and this is a complete kit with fittings. Features a beautiful one-piece ABS hull and superstructure, die-cut plywood parts, numerous other plastic parts, detailed step-by-step instructions in 6 languages including English and more. Also includes the following Floquil paints for this model - Coast Guard Red F632, Maritime Blue F642, Navy White #30 F620 and Haze Gray F-594. The paints are still sealed in their boxes that Model Expo placed them in at the time of shipping.

Robbe Norderney Survey Ship With 1036 Fittings Set - 49 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/25, 1035

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$569   

Very rare, and even rarer with the important fittings kit. This was Robbe's flagship model and was around $800 with the optional ship's fittings kit which is included. This full-scale model is designed for radio control operation with two props and rudders and provides great maneuverability even in rough water. The beautiful and huge hull is one piece molded ABS plastic and all other parts are pre-fabricated (die-cut) of wood and plastic. Includes hull, mast, funnel and small parts, die-cut decks, superstructure and crane parts, die-cut main frames and deck beams, clear glazing, double rudder system, R/C fitting set with tillers and pushrods, 35mm diameter screws, rubber rubbing strip, rails, anchor winch parts, optional fittings set and more. This example is never touched. It has not been started and all the parts are still exactly as the factory shipped them. The ones that were sealed are still sealed and the few that were not have been inventoried complete. With all plans/instructions. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be shipped in the huge and sturdy original box with paper covering the identification label and photo. If you choose to have it boxed again, extra shipping will apply. Please note, this may not ship to other countries who have size limited on postage because the box is 52.3 x 18.2 x 14.2 inches. Must be shipped insured.

Dumas Chris Craft 1956 Continental 23' - 34.5 Inch Long RC Ship, 1243

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$195   

Hard-to-find big-scale radio controlled 'Continental.' Superb plank-on-hull scale kit of a beautiful subject. Features double planked hull with real mahogany exterior planking, complete running hardware with bronze three blade prop, chrome fittings, decals, full size plans and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were internally sealed at the factory are still sealed. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals, flag sheet, instructions and plans.

Billing Boats Krabbenkutter Fishing Ship - 21.6 Inches Long For R/C or Display, 474

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

$165   

Still factory sealed. Excellent and complete plank-on-frame kit with die-cut parts and a full set of deck fittings.

Sterling Caltex Lumba-Lumba With Optional Fittings Set B20F - 38 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, B20M

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$429   

Rare in this condition and ever rarer with the fittings set. This very large, scale model is 'completely pre-fabbed for easy assembly' It features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, factory carved parts, plastic molded smoke stack, other plastic parts as well, sheeted hull construction, 'excellent' decals, superb full size drawings and plans and simple-to-follow, step by step instructions. Never started and complete. Lumba-Lumba means 'porpoises' in the far east. This ship was commissioned by Caltex Pacific Oil Company in 1961 to speed personnel and freight from Sumatra to Singapore. She was designed by the famous naval architects Sparkman and Stephens who created the Columbia (winner of the New England yacht races. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Dumas Tuna Clipper Tuna Purse Seiner - 37 Inches Long for R/C or Display, TC-37

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Still factory tape sealed. A stunning scale model of the beautiful 1,100 ton ship made by Campbell Industries, San Diego, California. The kit features pre-cut mahogany and birch parts, deck hardware, rudder, propeller and shaft and instructions with full size plans.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS America Ocean Liner / Troop Ship USS West Point / S.S. Australis - Wooden Ship Kit, 1/330, 605

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$575   

Very rare and an excellent example. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up in 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Islands, where the wreck broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is very good and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are either still in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never sealed are 100% complete including plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point. Please NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. The travel agency poster does NOT come with the kit and is used for illustrative purposes only.