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Nichimo Maya Heavy Cruiser Motorized, 1/500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$119   

Very Rare. Nichimo was founded in 1951 and was a very famous Japanese kit manufacturer both at home and around the world. This model dates from the late 1950s or very early 1960s and is part of an extensive and sought-after 1/500 scale IJN Warship Series with expensive glossy box art from the 'Golden Age' of Japanese model kit illustrations. The model can built for motorized operation in water or static with waterline or full hull display. Well detailed and molded for that time, it features all hardware for motorizing, a steel and brass gear box for dual-propeller drive, switch, wire, universal joints, brass batter contacts, metal shafts, an original Mabuchi FA13 still in the original colorful box, one piece lower hull (molded in a realistic IJN 'Hull Red'), one piece upper hull (molded in gray), detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main turrets and separately molded secondary battery and AA guns, catapults, floatplanes and more. Never started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the hardware bag is open and inventoried complete. Includes instructions, silver and gold foil-covered cardboard name plate and internal packing display 'band.' Please note that Nichimo did not supply decals with this issue. Please note that the box would display slightly better than the 'good+' rating, but is graded as such because there is a closed tear at the center of the right short side. It has been very neatly and correct repaired from the inside with light weight cardstock and book binding glue.

Nichimo IJN Takao Heavy Cruiser Motorized, 1/500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

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Early issue from the 1960s of this unique 1/500 scale kit with rare glossy box art from the 'Golden Age' of Japanese model kit illustrations. Can be built for operation in water or static full hull or waterline versions. This model is well detailed and molded for that time. Features a Mabuchi FA-13 motor in the colorful, original box, metal and brass gearbox for dual propeller drive, u-joint, brass batter contacts and switch, metal propeller shafts, one piece lower hull (molded in the correct dark red), one piece upper hull (molded in gray), detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main turrets and separately molded secondary battery and AA guns, catapults, floatplanes and more. Never started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the hardware parts have been inventoried compete. Includes instructions. Please note that Nichimo did not supply decals with this issue.

Nichimo U-Boat Type IXB Wolfpack U-107 Submarine - Motorized, 1/200, U-2009-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$54   

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Large 1/200 scale kit that is very nicely molded and well detailed. Molded in two colors, red and gray. Features complete deck fittings, removable torpedo magazine covers with torpedoes inside, rotating deck gun, hand rails and five crew members. Includes all hardware for motorizing; the motor (common FA-130) must be purchased separately as Nichimo did not provide it with the kit. The kit has never been started. All of the small plastic parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the hull was never sealed and is present. The hardware bag was opened so I inventoried it and NOTE: missing (2) small screws. These are stock (generic) items and easy to replace. Otherwise included all other hardware, decals and instructions.

Nichimo IJN Atago Heavy Cruiser, 1/500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

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Early issue from the 1960s. Nichimo created an excellent line of unique 1/500 scale battleship and heavy cruiser models; the earliest ones have no part number and rare glossy box art from the 'Golden Age' of Japanese model kit illustrations. This model can be built for operation in water or static full hull or waterline versions. Very well detailed and molded for that time and features a Mabuchi FA-13 electric motor in the original, colorful Mabuchi box, a metal & brass gearbox for dual propeller drive, u-joints, brass battery contacts and switch, metal propeller shaft, one piece lower hull (molded in the correct 'IJN Hull Red'), one piece upper hull (molded in gray), detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main turrets and separately molded secondary battery and AA guns, catapults, floatplanes and more. Never started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the hardware parts have been inventoried and NOTE: missing one metal shaft and 2 U-joints (which are nothing but rubber tubing); otherwise compete. Includes the silver and gold foil covered cardboard name display card and instructions. Please note that Nichimo did not supply decals with this issue.

Nichimo IJN Ashigara Heavy Cruiser Motorized, 1/500, U-5015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

1970s issue with fantastic box art. This is part of Nichimo's famous 1/500 scale battleship and heavy cruiser line. This full hull kit is designed for operation in water or static full hull or waterline display. Nicely detailed and features lower hull molded in a 'IJN Hull Red' and all other parts molded in a very realistic dark gray. Includes all hardware for motorizing with brass battery contacts, metal shaft, cv joint, switch and more. The kit has never been started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the hardware bag has been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. Nichimo did not include the motor in this issue; it had to be purchased separately. Please note that the box has pen scribble on the right as shown.

Nichimo IJN Chokai Heavy Cruiser - Motorized, 1/500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$119   

Early issue from the 1960s before Nichimo used part numbers. It is part of a unique and very successful 1/500 scale warship series with rare glossy box art from the 'Golden Age' of Japanese model kit illustrations. The model can be built motorized for operation in water or static full hull or waterline versions. It is very well detailed and molded for that time. Includes all hardware for motorizing with metal gear box for duel-propeller drive, brass batter contacts and switch, wire, threaded steel propeller shafts, universal joints and more, one piece lower hull (molded in an excellent simulation of IJN Hull Red), one piece upper hull (molded in gray), detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main turrets and separately molded secondary battery and AA guns, catapults, some finer details in black plastic and more. Never started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags with the Nichimo paper headers. The hardware has been inventoried complete. Includes instructions and even the original silver and gold foil covered cardboard nameplate for display. Please note that Nichimo did not furnish decals or the electric motor with these early issues.

Nichimo IJN Takao Heavy Cruiser Motorized, 1/500, U5004-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$115   

Early issue from the 1960s. Nichimo created an excellent line of unique 1/500 scale battleship and heavy cruiser models; the earliest ones have rare glossy box art from the 'Golden Age' of Japanese model kit illustrations. This model can be built for operation in water or static full hull or waterline versions. Very well detailed and molded for that time and features a metal & brass gearbox for dual propeller drive, u-joints, brass battery contacts and switch, metal propeller shaft, one piece lower hull (molded in the correct dark red), one piece upper hull (molded in gray), detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main turrets and separately molded secondary battery and AA guns, catapults, floatplanes and more. Never started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the hardware parts have been inventoried and NOTE: missing one metal shaft; otherwise compete. Includes the silver and gold foil covered name display card and instructions. Please note that Nichimo did not supply decals with this issue.

Nichimo IJN Myoko Heavy Cruiser Motorized, 1/500, U-5012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

1970s issue with fantastic box art. This is part of Nichimo's famous 1/500 scale battleship and heavy cruiser line. This full hull kit is designed for operation in water or static full hull or waterline display. Nicely detailed and features lower hull molded in a 'IJN Hull Red' and all other parts molded in a very realistic dark gray. Includes all hardware for motorizing with brass battery contacts, metal shaft, cv joint, switch and more. The kit has never been started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the hardware bag has been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. Nichimo did not include the motor in this issue; it had to be purchased separately. Please note that the box has pen scribble as shown.

Nichimo IJN Nachi Heavy Cruiser Motorized, 1/500, U-5014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$65   

1970s model that is part of Nichimo's famous 1/500 scale battleship and heavy cruiser series. This model can be assembled for motorized operation in water or as a static full hull or waterline display model. Features all motorizing hardware with brass battery contacts, switch cv joint, brass shaft & more, one piece lower hull (molded in an excellent 'IJN Hull Red'), one piece upper hull (molded in gray) that fits the lower hull flawlessly, detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main turrets and separately molded secondary battery and AA guns, catapults, two floatplanes, display stand and more. The kit has never been started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the hardware has been inventoried complete. Please note that Nichimo did not include the motor in this issue; it has to be purchased separately. Includes decals and instructions. The box would grade better has has a lot of pen scribbling on the left side as shown.

Nichimo French Army AMX13 Light Tank With SS-11 Missiles - Motorized, 1/35, R3506-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

High-gloss box top with very collective artwork, likely from the 1970s. It is designed for motorizated drive through the drive sprockets & tracks and includes metal gear box with nylon gears, all running hardware and more. The kit is nicely detailed with many moving parts. The flexible tracks are in excellent condition, still flexible and intact. The kit has never been started. The motorizing parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Please note that Nichimo did not furnish the RE-26 motor with this issue and it had to be purchased separately.

Nichimo TWO Mitsubishi Type 96 A5M4 Claude, 1/72, S-7202-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

SALE!! Includes two kits in the one box shown. Both models are never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Well executed and evocative box art shows a pilot from the Hosho air group confronting a flight of Curtiss 68s, set against towering cloud formations. Well molded with fine detail and features working split wing flaps, rotating wheels, cockpit detail, rotating propeller, drop tank and color decals.

Nichimo Supermarine Spitfire 5B, 1/70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Early 1960s kit with very collectible box art on the high gloss box top. Very cleanly molded kit with moving ailerons, retractable landing gear, rotating prop and ice-blue tinted clear display base. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Nichimo Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen Zero Type 52, 1/48, S-4803-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

Early to mid 1960s model with collectible high-gloss box art. Nicely molded and detailed for that time with fine recessed panel lines and fine raised rivet detail. Features retractable landing gear and closing gear doors, very nice cockpit detail with side panels and other cockpit equipment, moving rudder, elevator, ailerons and wing flaps, three piece canopy, drop tank, excellent full color painting guide and decals for several aircraft. The model as never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, ADF loop antenna. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present.