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Gowland & Gowland Santa Maria Shipyard Ships in Miniature

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Bandai HMS Hood Battlecruiser, 1/2000, 23

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Very finely molded and well detailed small (1/2000) scale ship model. Ideal for war gaming. Can be built full hull or waterline and features separately molded turrets, detailed deck fittings with many separately molded parts and a display stand. Molded in dark gray and red. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions, which are on the bottom of the box top.

Bandai IJN Musashi Battleship, 1/2000, 25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very finely molded and well detailed small (1/2000) scale ship model. Ideal for war gaming. Can be built full hull or waterline and features separately molded turrets, detailed deck fittings with many separately molded parts and a display stand. Molded in dark gray and red. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions, which are on the bottom of the box top.

Bandai USS Essex Aircraft Carrier, 1/2000, 16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very finely molded and well detailed small (1/2000) scale ship model. Ideal for war gaming. Can be built full hull or waterline and features separately molded turrets, detailed deck fittings with many separately molded parts and a display stand. Does include some aircraft. Molded in dark gray and red. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions, which are on the bottom of the box top.

ESCI Bismarck Battleship, 1/1200, 415

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$14   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded small scale waterline ship kit that is ideal for war gaming. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, separately molded turrets, mast, some superstructure parts and more.

ESCI Scharnhorst Battlecruiser, 1/1200, 417

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

Very nicely molded small scale waterline ship kit that is ideal for war gaming. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, separately molded turrets, mast, some superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI USS Missouri Battleship, 1/1200, 404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded small scale waterline ship kit that is ideal for war gaming. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, separately molded turrets, mast, some superstructure parts and more.

Mini-Kits USS Missouri Battleship, 1/1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From ESCI molds. Very nicely molded small scale waterline ship kit that is ideal for war gaming. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, separately molded turrets, mast, some superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

MPC USS Missouri Battleship - Profile Waterline Series, 1/1200, 2-4002-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Nice quality kit from original Casadio molds. Features separately molded main and secondary battery turrets, catapult and aircraft, life boats and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. MPC did a very nice job marketing these kits - the box sides contain interesting ship history, and the instructions include specifications and a large, fold-out illustrated engagement map with battle details.

Pyro USS Massachusetts Battleship - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C395-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro USS Hornet (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C384-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C394-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro USS Essex Aircraft Carrier - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C388-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$27   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro IJN Musashi Battleship - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C392-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro IJN Musashi Battleship - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C392-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro USS North Carolina Battleship - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C385-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro USS Constellation Frigate, B255-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

1966 issue Full hull kit with very good molded detail, pre-molded ratlines, detailed deck, billowing sails and display stand. Measures about 8 inches inches long when assembled. Molded in dark wood and off-white. A box art serves as a rigging diagram. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which in 1967 Pyro called '$1.25 Models'. All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '75 Cent Models'. Kits in the $1.25 line in '67 included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Henri Grace A'Dieu, Dutch Staten Jacht, Gotta Le Jon and others. 75 Cent kits in 1967 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, La Reale French Galley, Venetian Carrack, Roman Merchant, Spanish Galeon and others.

Hasegawa P-47 Thunderbolt Egg Plane, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split on two side panels. Very unusual kit. Hasegawa issued a series of the famous 'Egg Planes' in roughly 1/72 scale.

Revell Air Racers! P-51D Mustang & P-39 Airacobra Diorama, 1/72, H664

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

1970 Lodela issue. Revell issued three of these kits; H664, H665 and H666. Each contained two aircraft and a color diorama base, backdrop and special stand. If you have all three kits, the three bases fit together to make a large Air Show diorama with all six aircraft. Molded in the colors shown on the box top. The kit has never been started. The P-39 parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The P-51 parts are not internally sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Life-Like HMS Bounty Famous Mutiny Ship, B250-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. About 8" inches long when assembled. Very nicely detailed medium-size kit from Pyro's line of sailing ships. The medium models were originally called the '$1.00' ship line, which were a significant step up in size and detail from the '50 cent' series. Very nicely molded with wood planking and grain detail, full deck with many separately molded fittings and cannon, one piece masts, separately molded ratlines and billowing sails as well as a display stand. NOTE: kit has minor assembly. Hull halves have been assembled; quality is professional; no gaps and no visible glue. There is no other assembly. 5mm of the port half of the figurehead is broke off the hull and missing; the starboard side is intact, so it is difficult to see this defect. The deck and sails have been neatly painted. You can use them as-is or paint directly over them. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.