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Model Shipways USS Constitution Frigate 1997 - 48 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Ship Model, 1/77, 2040

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$325   

Retails for $400 to $480. This giant model is said to be the most accurate USS Constitution model ever and it is truly amazing in detail and accuracy. Never started. Inside, the kit is like new with everything still internally factory sealed. With all plans and paperwork.

Scientific Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 23 Inch Long Model with Sails, 163

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

$109   

Very nicely done model. Large scale model measures 23 inches long when assembled. Includes precarved hardwood hull, extensive hardwood printed part sheets, wooden stock and masts, tapered wooden yards, standing and running rigging material, hardwood base and pedestals, colorful decoration sheet, name plate, extensive metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc), cloth sails, full sized plans, assembly book, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All of the metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete along with the decoration sheet, instruction book and large plans all in excellent condition.

Model Shipways Bluenose1921 Fishing Schooner - Laser Cut Wood and Metal Plank-On-Frame Ship Kit, 1/64, 2130

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

Retails for $169.99. Very highly detailed and intricate ship kit. Measures 32 inches long and 26.5 inches high when assembled. Castings are in solid brass, Britannia metal or carved wood where appropriate. Includes full size plans and heavily illustrated instruction book. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Model Shipways Colonial Schooner Sultana 1767 - 17 Inches Long, 1/64

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

Excellent wood and metal ship kit. Features excellent hardwood precarved hull, a large number of cast metal fittings, scribed (planked) wood deck, wood stock as required, tapered wood mast/spars, rigging material and very detailed plans/instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (metal fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

DMI Samson Tugboat - 23 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Ship

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

NOTE: missing all hull parts. This kit only includes parts above the deck line and the excellent plans and text instructions. There is no assembly to what is left. It appears to have most if not all of the parts above the deck line, but I am not certain. There are no fittings present; they had to be purchased separately. NOTE: sold "As Is" (no returns). DMI is short for Dansk Modelflyveri Industri.

Model Shipways Steam Paddle Cutter Harriet Lane, 1/144, 2010

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

$95   

Classic high quality kit of this beautiful and historical cutter. Features accurate precarved hardwood hull, scored hardwood deck and tapered/non tapered dowels, and a heavy bag with many metal fittings. Has full size plans, instruction sheet and full rigging instructions. 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 (wooden parts) have been inventoried complete including instructions and several plans sheets.

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.

Model Shipways Steam Towboat (Tugboat) Taurus Circa 1900 - HO Scale, 1/87, 2021

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Ideal kit for first time wooden ship builders. Well detailed wood and metal kit in HO scale features precision laser cut wooden parts, machine carved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only, basswood and metal construction, true to scale wood, brass and Brittania metal fittings, plank-scored basswood decking, hardwood display base, detailed plans and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were in internal bags (all fittings) are still factory sealed. The parts that never were sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

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

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$249   

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, weathervane, 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.

Billing Boats US Coast Guard MLB Motor Life Boat 44 Feet With Running Hardware - 28.8 Inch Long Ship For R/C, 1/20, 586

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$169   

Out of production. This is not the common small scale model but the rare, very large 1/20 scale issue. It is highly detailed and can be built static or remote control. Excellent kit with plastic one-piece hull and deck, extensive brass and plastic small fittings, wood stock where required, highly detailed instructions and decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags and plastic fittings containers. The large parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Includes an NOS aftermarket running hardware set that is very similar to the "Model Expo" set. It includes a RS-540 (S4) large electric motor, metal motor clamp and two motor sticks (wood). The US Coast Guard 44 Foot MLB is a high endurance boat designed to perform search and rescue missions in very adverse weather and sea states. It is self-bailing and self-righting. Built for the USCG by the Coast Guard Yark in Curtis Bay, MD, the first 44 footer was put into service in 1961. The design was so successful that 110 were built and only one has ever been taken out of service - a testimony to the durability of the design and construction methods. Four MLBs were sold to foreign governments for search and rescue.

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+

$325   

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.

Artesania Latina Bluenose II, 1/75, 20500

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$94   

Very highly detailed and intricate plank-on-frame kit measuring 23 inches long and 23 inches high when assembled. Castings are in solid brass or Britannia metal. Includes full size plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and compartments.

Billing Boats Krabbenkutter Fishing Ship With Optional 161 Piece Fittings Set - 20 Inches Long For R/C or Display, 457

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

Very rare with the optional fitting set. The crabbing boat is an excellent plank-on-frame kit with die-cut plywood bulkheads, mahogany plywood deck and superstructure parts, pre-cut mahogany planking strips, many other factory-cut-to-shape parts, tapered dowels, other hardwood and metal stock, scale net material, instruction book, full size plans, full crab net plans, decals and more. Never started and complete with all the factory sealed parts still in factory sealed bags and all others inventoried complete. The fittings set contains 161 parts made from brass with some others in plastic. It is still factory sealed.

Scientific Buckeye Jr Speed Boat - For .020 to .099 Gas Engines / CO2 Power / Electric Power

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Rare and very nice model kit from the late 1940s or 50s. 13.5 inches long when assembled and can be powered by a large variety of small gas engines (details are in the instructions) and electric motors are mentioned as working well also. Features a completely carved 13.5" long solid wood hull that is also hollowed out, die-cut mahogany parts, other wood parts, a brass gasoline tank, brass and metal parts, full running hardware that is still in the factory 'Hardware Set' box, a big solid brass flywheel that is still in the Scientific sealed bag, a clear windshield with a plastic frame that is also still in the colorful factory box, a big decal sheet, an American flag for the stern as well as full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory boxes. The other parts have been inventoried complete.

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.

Billing 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+

$169   

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.

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

$279   

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.

Billing Boats Nordsokutter Mary Ann, 1/33, 472

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

Very well detailed plank-on-frame kit that measures 55 cm (21.6 inches) long when built. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions. Please NOTE: this model does not include the sold-separately fittings set.

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++

$189   

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.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Fishing Trawler - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship, 317

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$219   

Very, very rare, especially in this condition. Dated 1950 and measures 18 inches long when built. Wooden kit with a beautiful pre-carved balsawood hull and quality printwood parts, wood stock as required, one very large and full factory-sealed bag of cast metal fittings and another smaller factory-sealed bag of metal fittings, sail cloth, printed cardstock superstructure sides, a full color flag sheet as well as highly detailed three-view plans with hull cross sections, numerous superb detail drawings, very good instructions with additional building illustrations, full rigging diagram and sail details. Certainly one of Ideal's more detailed and better kits.