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Life-Like Gertrude Thebaud Fishing Schooner and America Cup Schooner Racer - (ex-Pyro), 1/96, 09206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Ex-Pyro molds of the famous schooner that would race between New York and Bermuda. Older but nicely detailed full hull model that includes full rigging instructions and rigging material. Measures about 19 inches long when built. Never started. Factory sealed bags with instructions present.

Lindberg Spy Ship Lulu Fishing Vessel Motorized, 1/60, 7413

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Dated 1976 and has great John Steel box art. Big scale kit is from original 1960s molds and very well detailed for that time. Designed for operation in water and includes motor, motor mount, universal drive, shaft, prop, battery box, wire and contacts. Features full deck fittings, figures, blocks and full rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Dolphin Scire Adua Class 600 Italian Navy Submarine, 1/400, 001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$95   

Very rare. Dolphin made the only kit of Italy's most famous submarine, famous for attacks in Gibraltar and Alexandria harbors using 'Chariots.' The raids were amazing. This is a resin, metal and PE model kit of the regular version. Beautifully molded and detailed. Can be built waterline or full hull. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes display stand & instructions.

Pit Road I-15 Type (B-Type) IJN Submarine, 1/350, SP-26

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Very rare and the largest I-15 model available. The hull and small parts are beautifully cast in high-definition resin and there are many high quality cast metal parts and metal stock as well. Includes aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - 'S' Issue - (F11F1), 1/55, H249-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$69   

Original issue 'S' kit from 1956. Hardbox has nice color and gloss but general wear as shown. Mold in the correct light gray and clear and with the Revell 'Swivel Base' clear globe stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

AMT Ford Louisville Line Short Hauler CL9000 Truck, 1/25, 6460

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$65   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1994 but actually from original 1970s molds. Very highly detailed kit. AMT pulled out all the stops on this one and made a kit that was state of the art at the time. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Fully detailed chassis and suspension. Multiple position power rear loading ramp and opening sectioned rear door. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in light gray, clear, red and amber tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires.

Revell Lockheed F-104C and F-104G Starfighter - USAF or Luftwaffe, 1/48, H236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1977 issue. Has all parts and decals for both versions. Includes highly detailed cockpit with 3-D instrument panel, M-61 Vulcan cannon with optional position hatch, optional position landing gear, and more.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray - (F4D1), 1/48, 562-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

Rare 'green' box art issue from the late 1950s. Fantastic artwork is by Ray Gaedke, who painted both of the Skyray issues for Lindberg. Kit features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box displays much better than the grade but is ranked 'good-' because one short panel has stains, wear and three (later) price stickers. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Pyro Gouda Dutch Man-O-War - 17th Century, B212-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

Rare Pyro kit from 1967. Large scale - measures about 14 inches long when assembled. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features well over 250 parts, individually molded cannon, cradles and cannon hull hatches, separately molded fife rails with belaying pins, pre-molded rat lines, billowing sails, blocks and two photos for use in rigging the ship. The kit has never been started. The white parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the brown parts were not sealed and have been inventoried complete including instructions. Any kit of a Dutch 17th Century Man-o-War is rare - this may be the only injection molded kit ever made of this famous subject. The Gouda fought in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. She was built about 1636 and was commanded by Jan Egbertsz Ooms. The Gouda and other ships from Witte de With's fleet were lost in a storm in early November 1653. Pyro did not cut molds based on popularity, but usually by the historical significance of the subject. This was not a good injection-molded model business practice, but many collectors and builders are grateful today for these kits. Please read the articles about Pyro Kit History and Pyro's founder. Both articles are located on this website.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 1/49, 22-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$79   

Investment-grade condition box and kit. Dated 1960. This is actually a newer kit, likely from 1962-64 as it lacks the 'Famous Fighters' logo in the oval border. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in exceptional NM condition.

Model Card U-154 U-Boat Type IXC/40, 1/100, NR18

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$14   

Big, well printed cardstock model that can be built waterline or full hull. All parts are printed in quality full color so there is no painting. Very sturdy when built. Never started or cut; includes instructions are in English and Polish and there are some assembly illustrations.

Atlantis DC-9 Hughes Airwest or TWA (ex-Aurora), 1/72, AMC6004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$48   

Still factory sealed. From original Aurora molds; very limited edition. Includes decals for both airlines.

Arii USS Nautilus SSN571 Nuclear Submarine, AR116-D100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Very rare; not even listed in John Burn's guide. Small scale kit that measures about 6.6 inches long when assembled. The kit is basic, featuring only 10 plastic parts. It is also designed for motorized operation, and comes with a big slow-rpm prop, rubber motor and torpedo-shaped weight holder and weight that hang from the bottom when you wish to operate it. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The instructions are on the bottom of the box top.

Nitto U-Boat Type VIIC - Motorized, 166-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare and features fantastic early 1960s artwork. One of only 9 Nitto ship kits, and 5 of the nine were from ex-Sankyo molds. No scale is mentioned but the kit measures 7 inches long when assembled. It was designed for operation in water and features a red lower hull, light gray upper hull, 4 other light gray parts, a metal ballast weight, metal prop shaft, thrust bearing and unopened metal tube of glue. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the two factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back of the box.

Blue Water Navy Akula Class Submarine, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

Rare. Very high quality resin full hull model kit with PE details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Blue Water Navy Russian Kilo Class Attack Submarine, 1/350, BN35047

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Rare. Very high quality resin full hull model kit with cast metal parts and PE details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Novo Techna Soviet Type L Series II Submarine, 1/400, K4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$10   

Ex-Soviet Union kit that is very well molded for that time with very fine detail and hull drain holes. Full hull model measures 7.5 inches long when assembled and includes display stand. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals. Inventoried with all parts and instructions included.

Novo Techna Soviet Type S 9-BIS Series Submarine, 1/400, K4002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$14   

Ex-Soviet Union kit that is very well molded for that time with very fine detail and hull drain holes. Full hull model measures 7.5 inches long when assembled and includes display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags, which is attached to cardstock that is folded in two. At times the factory workers had to get pretty creative because of a shortage of staples. Beyond staples, I have seen the bag of parts attached with a clothing snap, a rivet or even sewn on with thread!

Novo Techna Soviet Type D Series I Submarine, 1/400, K4004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$14   

Ex-Soviet Union kit that is very well molded for that time with very fine detail and hull drain holes. Full hull model measures 7.5 inches long when assembled and includes display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags, which is attached to cardstock that is folded in two. At times the factory workers had to get pretty creative because of a shortage of staples. Beyond staples, I have seen the bag of parts attached with tape, a clothing snap, a rivet or even sewn on with thread!

Viking Models USS Jimmy Carter Seawolf Class Submarine With ASDS, 1/350, VK1024

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

NOTE: builder kit only, missing parts. Please read carefully. Full hull resin kit that includes the ASDS Minisub. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing all photoetched parts and decals. (PE parts include railing, ladder, windscreen, prop blades and some other very small details. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions present. NOTE: the resin prop shroud is present but broken into several pieces.