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Nichimo IJN Battleship Yamato With Nichimo Hobby Shop Poster - 51 Inches / 129.5 cm Long For R/C Or Display, 1/200, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$675   

Early issue with the finest mold quality and the best example I have ever seen of this model. A US Navy Officer purchased this kit new in Japan and had it shipped back - still in the original Nichimo cardboard shipping box. He never touched the model - it is like new inside and out and even includes a Nichimo advertising poster that was used in hobby shops to promote the kit. Notice the comparison of size, showing how much bigger 1/200 is than the other two scales. The post is in 'very good++' condition as shown. Huge kit is over four feet long and highly detailed with hundreds of parts. Designed to be motorized for remote control operation in water with realistic drive on four propellers. Features all required hardware and wiring for motorizing, a beautiful all-metal gear box for prop drive, metal motor mount, battery boxes, moving main turrets and gun director, individual AA guns, working spotlights and more. The kit has never been started. All parts but two bag ares still factory sealed with the correct Nichimo color headers. The opened bags (metal rods and funnel) have been inventoried complete. The hull and deck were never sealed and they are in mint condition and complete with all the original packing material. The main decks are still rubber-banded to the original blue display cardboard. Includes parts layout, decals and full instruction book. Please note that Nichimio did not provide the electric motors or RC equipment with this kit. Recommended motor is an RS-540 for drive and RE-26 for the turrets and director. This is a large kit. Shipping overseas is expensive. For example, to the UK is $125.00 USD. Service to Australia would likely be around $350 USD because of the size of the box required. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Precision Lasercraft Thomas Point Shoal Lightstation Lighthouse With Lighted and Rotating Beacon - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$179   

Still factory tape sealed. Very rare and easily the finest kit of the unique lighthouse. Features laser cut walls, windows and doors, tab and slot construction for accurate alignment and assembly, brass etched and cast metal detail parts, electronic beacon flasher with power supply and more.

Enterprise Shadow Gas Powered Free Flight Aircraft For .045 to .099 Gas Engines - 32 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully - missing parts. From 1949 and rare. 'Shadow' is a beautiful, stable gas powered free-flight design featuring die-cut balsa parts, fully formed landing gear, finished wheels, hardware, 'Sky-Sail' red colored covering tissue, die-cut plywood firewall, clear window material, decals and superb full size plans that also include text building and flying instructions. NOTE: missing some balsa parts - namely the fuselage parts. The fuselage bulkheads are shown full size on the plans so you can make them from these patterns. Includes the items listed above and the following parts: 96% of the wing parts, 80% of the stab, 100% of the rudder, stringers and blocks.

Schlueter Free Flight Models Barney Snyders 1937 Black Bullet - 30 Inch Wingspan Free Flight (ex-Modelcraft), BB-30

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

From 1982. Modern issue of the classic design. Features quality printwood, strip and block balsa, wire, wheels, plastic prop, Japanese tissue, nylon thrust bearing, ball bearing washer, aluminum motor peg, plywood parts as required and full size plans. Never started and complete.

Premium Manufacturing Co Zeek 1/2 A Gas Free Flight Model 33 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

Rare kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Features precision die-cut, high quality balsa parts, plywood firewall, finished wheel, factory-sealed hardware envelope, some fully cut factory wood parts, extensive text instruction sheet and detailed flying instructions and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete.

KB Kiwi 1/2 A Gas Free Flight By Lou Mahieus - 35 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

Rare early kit from about 1953. This was a fantastic, award-winning design by Lew Mahieu who held 14 AMA World Records at that time. NOTE: perfect builder kit, please read carefully. Model features very high quality balsa parts that are all die-cut, other factory cut parts, plywood firewall with nut plate, formed steel landing gear, rubber tire with metal hub, tapered wing trailing edges, 'Sky Sail' covering material and beautiful full size plans. NOTE: the fuselage has been built to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present.

Cleveland Boeing P-26A Prefabricated Gas Scale Control Line - 28 Inch Wingspan for A / B / C Engines, 1/12, SGP-60

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Very, very rare deluxe model from 1951. Cleveland made some of the finest kits, and they pulled out the stops on this one. Features finished cowls, main and tail wheels, completely shaped wire spring landing gear, 70% finished wheel pants, all die-cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood firewall, many other factory cut and routed parts, fully formed and notched wing leading and trailing edges, balsa blocks and other stock (including metal) as required, factory-sealed paper hardware envelope, clear windshield, three big sheets of full color decals including all fuselage trim and rudder stripes and superb, full size plans that Cleveland was famous for. Plans include detailed building instructions and a large number of additional building illustrations. This kit came from a very active and particular collector. Inside, the model is exactly as it was shipped from the factory and never touched until I did an inventory. The small parts and cowls are still in the internal 'Cleveland' box and even the wax paper covering the clear windshield material is present. Never stared and complete.

Model Aeronautics Stearman Trainer B Scale Controliner - 32 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$165   

Very rare kit from 1946. It appears that only one of these has traded hands in any public transaction since the late 1990s and the lack of photos is noteworthy. This was a very deluxe, expensive model for that time, retailing for an astounding $7.95. It is a very sturdy model with fully planked fuselage, sheeted wing, solid horizontal and vertical stabs, rudder and elevators, solid wing tips and more. Features a very large number of precut parts (some fully finished, others requiring additional trimming or sanding, rubber scale wheels with finished wood hubs, many plywood parts at key locations, quality planking and sheeting wood, clear windshield material, extensive hardware still in the wax paper bag, various sizes of wire stock, separate text building instructions and superb full size plans. Never started and complete. Please note there is no tissue because this model does not use tissue. There is also no printwood since the parts are factory cut out.

MRP Electric Outboard Motor 3 Time APBA National Champion Powerplant - Mercury / Evinrude / Johnson, 10-3521

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

Very rare and powerful engine that won three national championships. This is the second version. MRP stood for Model Racing Products and they were well known for performance and engineering. This is a complete outboard with all parts - nothing left to buy. Features a large 05 class MRP Wizzard 12V MS-3 pre-wired motor with suppression capacitor installed, high speed prop factory assembled to the drive shaft system, motor mounting plate, all drive and misc. hardware, very tough plastic lower housing, vacuform upper housing, decals for three different major outboard manufacturers and more. The small parts are still factory sealed. The few parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. This is a very simple build and an excellent outboard. Measures about 8" overall height, 4" long (top cover) and about 2" wide (top cover).

Tamiya King Hauler R/C Tractor Truck / Semi Truck With Tractor Truck Electrical Unit Set and Teckin TSC 610-R Electronic Speed Control With Reverse, 1/14, 56301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$545   

Still factory sealed. Also contains Tamiya #56501-14800 Tractor Truck Electrical Unit Set Lights & Backing Beeper which includes all electronics, control and bulbs for headlights, bumper lights, roof lights, blinkers (turn signals), brake lights, sound and more. Never used and the parts are still factory sealed inside with instructions. Also includes Tekin TSC 610-R reversing electronic speed control with proportional forward, brake and reverse. It is still factory sealed and was originally $165.00. The actual truck is an amazing model with servo controlled constant mesh 3-Speed Transmission, rear double-axle drive mechanism, coil spring shocks and leaf springs, channeled ladder type frame, highly detailed body, custom plated wheels, semi-pneumatic tires, coupler unit for the separately available trailer and much, much more.

Tamiya Semi Trailer For 1/14 Scale Tractor Trucks Plus Motorized Support Legs and Semi-Trailer Light Set, 1/14, 56302-28800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$419   

The Trailer kit is still factory tape sealed. Tamiya 56505-6800 Motorized Support Legs for this Trailer is also still factory sealed. This allows remote control release and attachment of the trailer from the tractor trailer. Tamiya 56502-3000 Semi Trailer Light Set includes all hardware and bulbs for brake and blinker lights on the trailer as well as plugs to get power from the Electrical Unit Set on the tractor. The box is open but all parts are still factory sealed inside and it includes instructions.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-5 With Quickboost Exhaust / Master Armament / Super Scale Decals / Eagle Spinner and Blades / Waldron Cockpit Set / Eagle Parts Details and Upgrades (3 Sets) - (FW190A5), 1/32, ST23

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Build the ultimate A-5! Includes Eagle Parts EP51-32 Resin and PE Cockpit Set, Eagle Parts 47-32 "A" Spinner and Large Wooden Blades, Waldron Cockpit Details A8 Through D9, EP55-32 A-5 Supercharger Intake, Quickboost QB32020 Exhaust Set, Master AM32-062 FW190 A2-5 Armament Set With Pitot Tube, SuperScale International 32-88 FW190 A/F Graf II/SG4 Decals and a resin flattened wheel set (probably True Details but is unmarked). These parts are complete and never started except for the Eagle Parts Cockpit which is missing a few very, very tiny resin parts that can be easily made. The actual airplane kit is very highly detailed and has never been started. NOTE: it has been inventoried and is missing the pilot and #F19 one elevator half. Otherwise inventoried with all other other parts, decals and instructions present.

Heller Bloch 210 French Bomber - Bagged, 1/72, 545

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. French 1933 Night Bomber that is nicely detailed and molded for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Italaerei Messerschmitt Me-321 Gigant German Glider - Bagged, 1/72, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$48   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Very large kit of the oversized Luftwaffe transport that was originally designed for Sealion, the invasion of Great Britain. The glider was to be towed by a He-111Z tug. This glider version proved to be a bit dangerous, so the Luftwaffe installed engines on the aircraft. It was much more successful that way. Detailed kit has over 250 parts. Cargo doors can be opened or closed. Features interior detail in the cargo bay and cockpit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals have light brown marks on the backing paper but the actual transfers are clear.

Hasegawa Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune High Visibility - (P2V7) - Bagged, 1/72, 1082

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$45   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Large and nicely detailed kit. Older issue with high-vis markings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions have adult research writing on them.

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.

Unknown USSR First Nuclear Submarine Severyanka (S-148 Project 613) - 8.5 inches Long, 1/450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$14   

Rare, full hull Russian submarine kit. Actually very nicely molded with just over 20 parts and includes a display stand. The instructions are illustrated, which is fortunate because they are in Russian. Never started and complete with all parts and paperwork. This is a kit of 'Project 613,' the first Soviet Nuclear Submarine. She was built by SSZ Krasnoe Sormove in Gorkiy. Built in 1953 for the Soviet Navy, she was first named S-148. In 1957-1958 she was convereted to a research vessel and named Severyanka. In 1967 the sub was transferred back to the Soviet Navy. She was 76 meters long, displaced 50.5 tons and had a crew of 40 with 5 to 9 scientist. Thank you Ales Pakosta for the information!

Verlinden TWO Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Sections - Bagged, 1/72, PCDA72003

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$9   

Still factory sealed. Two US carrier flight deck sections for displaying your 1/72 aircraft.

Walters O Gauge Building Paper V182 Yellow Brick / V187 Red Brick Industrial / V151B Red Brick With Brown Tone / V151Y Red Brick With Yellow Tone - Bagged, 1/48

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$8   

Includes all four factory sealed, mint condition sets of building paper. Each package contains several sheets. Ideal for 1/48 dioramas or any O gauge application.

Heller Douglas DC-6B - SAS or UTA Markings - No Lower Box, 1/72, 80315

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG (Top Only)

$33   

NOTE: includes kit and box top shown- but no lower box (tray). Nicely molded with 103 parts. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.