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Nautilus Models USS Bluefish SS222 Summer 1943 Conversion Kit - For Revell Lionfish Base Kit, 1/220, S-01

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Very rare. Resin conversion kit that makes the Revell Lionfish into an accurate model of Bluefish. This was the first US Navy ship to be name as such, and she survived 9 war patrols in the Pacific Ocean in WWII. Includes cast resin island (sail) structure, periscope/antenna cluster and numerous other very nice cast resin parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Please note, these kits did not come with instructions. Please note, the Revell base kit is not furnished, it must be purchased separately.

Comet USS Perch SS-176 Porpoise Class Submarine, 1/300, K12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$46   

Rare. The plans call this the Perch but have a 'P5' designator on the conning tower. From the layout I believe it to be SS176 - but there was a time when "P" codes were used on American submarines. This model measures 12 inches long when complete and features a factory 3D carved hull that needs sanded to the round shape, three sheets of quality printwood, wood stock, sandpaper and even a big glass bottle of Comet 'gray' dope that is still good! The plans are excellent and show hull sections, many detail drawings and have instructions and paint guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

Comet USS Perch SS-176 Porpoise Class Submarine, 1/300, J4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Rare. The plans call this the Perch but have a 'P5' designator on the conning tower. From the layout I believe it to be SS176 - but there was a time when "P" codes were used on American submarines. This model measures 12 inches long when complete and features a factory 3D carved hull that needs sanded to the round shape, two sheets of quality printwood, wood stock, sandpaper and even full decals. The plans are excellent and show hull sections, many detail drawings and have instructions and paint guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans.

Wesco S-51 S-class Submarine 1922 - Fourth-Group S Class (S-48), 1/240

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Very rare. Thi sis a solid wood kit of this early USN submarine that was unfortunately rammed and sunk by the City Of Rome. The kit consists of a 3D machine cut to profile wood hull (requires sanding to round shape), printwood, wood stock, cardstock detail parts and even a corked, glass vial of paint and a metal tube of glue - both in the original small paper bag. Even sandpaper is included. The plans are complete but have long closed splits - they are in two parts. The plans include very nice text directions, very good top and side elevations, several detail drawings and hull cross sections for shaping. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia (on the plans) and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co P7 Submarine - S Class?, C-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Older kit that measures 6" long when assembled. Consists of a rectangular block of balsa, printwood, wood stock, flag sheet and plans. The plans have text instructions, color scheme and show the front, side and top elevations as well as hull cross sections and railing detail. I cannot identify P7 by name - from the looks and date, she is an S Class - but that is just a guess. Never started and complete.

O-Lin Fleet Submarine (Gato Class, Ex-Varney)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very, very rare investment piece for the advanced collector. From the late 1940s. This is the first one I have had in 20 years of dealing with kits and among the finest condition I have seen. Molded in the correct, gloss olive-drab plastic with a two piece hull, fore and aft decks, sail and detail parts and full instructions and the correct stand marked 'FLEET SUBMARINE.' The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 'Very Good++' condition instructions. The box is graded 'excellent' (not perfect!) and has very nice color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags or tag tears, no tape except for the remains of clear tape on the two long sides where the box was factory sealed, no tape tears and no box tears, fades or missing litho. Wear includes general light shelf wear as shown and some corner and edge wear. NOTE: must be shipped insured. This kit has a fascinating history. These molds may well be the oldest production ship kit in US plastic modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely believed that it was the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat ). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully issued the PT Boat (the PT Boat was given an injection molded hull and deck), PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s.

Innex Orzel Polish Navy Submarine, 1/400, 1004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Nicely molded kit measuring just over 8" long when assembled. Full hull model with complete decals and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Orzel was built in the Dutch shipyard 'De Schelde' in Vissingen and was launched in January of 1938. She began service under the Polish flag on February 10, 1939. She began to patrol and the Soviets tried in intern her in Estonia, but by October 1939 she found her way to the UK and found a willing base there. The Orzel sank the German transport ship Rio de Janeiro. However, Orzel sailed on her final patrol on May 23, 1940 and never returned.

Innex Sep Polish Navy Submarine, 1/400, 1005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

Nicely molded kit measuring just over 8" long when assembled. Full hull model with complete decals and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Sep was sister submarine to the Orzel and was built in Rotevdamosohe Droogdok Maatashappij shipyard and was launched on October 17, 1938. She sailed to Gdynia incomplete without full equipment or armor. She sailed on her first patrol on September 1, 1939. After failing an attack on a destroyer, she survived constant attacks and managed to sail to Sweden on September 17. The Swedes interned Sep for the duration of the war. She returned home on October 24, 1945 and after repairs began regular navy service for Poland.

Testors USS Ohio vs Soviet Alfa with Tu-95 Bear D / (2) Ka-25B Hormones - Bagged (ex-DML Dragon), 1/700, 902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

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Still in factory sealed bags. Contains all 5 models. Very finely molded and detailed. Submarines can be built waterline or full hull and include display stands. Aircraft can be 'in-flight' or 'ground' configuration and include extensive decals and display stands.

Verlinden 1096 P&W R820-52 Radial Engine / KMC 48-5061 TBF-1 Avenger Wing Fold Set / Squadron 9541 Crystal Clear Canopy 1/48 SBD Dauntless / (2) 1295 US Navy Flight Deck Crew, 1/48

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc to Sealed NM

$20   

Includes all five accessory sets. All three Verlinden sets and the Squadron canopy are still factory sealed. The KMC Wing Fold set has not been started and is still factory sealed inside and includes instructions.

D&E USS Sturgeon Class Nuclear Attack Submarine, 1/192

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Very rare. Big scale, high quality kit of resin and metal. Includes decals. D&E was known for making the most accurate submarine kits available. If you demand accuracy and have experience with resin and metal kits, then this model is for you. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the sealed bags. The big parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

D&E USS Los Angeles Class / or USS Atlanta / or USS Dallas Nuclear Attack Submarine, 1/192, DE-002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

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Very rare. Big scale, high quality kit of resin and metal with recessed detail. Measures 22 inches long when assembled and comes with a display stand. Includes decals for Los Angeles, Dallas or Atlanta SSNs along with draft markings, hull numbers and DSRV 'targets.' D&E was known for making the most accurate submarine kits available. The flyer reads "This is THE kit for serious submarine model bulders. If you purchased either the DML or Revell model kits of the Los Angeles class attack submarine and found them to be unacceptable, thn you are the discriminating submarine model kit builder we produced this kit for." Experience with resin and metal kits is necessary. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the sealed bags. The big parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and extensive instructions.

D&E USS Los Angeles Class / or USS Atlanta / or USS Dallas Nuclear Attack Submarine, 1/192, DE-002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$179   

Very rare. Big scale, high quality kit of resin and metal with recessed detail. Measures 22 inches long when assembled and comes with a display stand. Includes decals for Los Angeles, Dallas or Atlanta SSNs along with draft markings, hull numbers and DSRV 'targets.' D&E was known for making the most accurate submarine kits available. The flyer reads "This is THE kit for serious submarine model bulders. If you purchased either the DML or Revell model kits of the Los Angeles class attack submarine and found them to be unacceptable, thn you are the discriminating submarine model kit builder we produced this kit for." Experience with resin and metal kits is necessary. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the sealed bags. The big parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and extensive instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies.

Marusan Nautilus SSN571 Nuclear Submarine Commemorative Issue - (ex-Revell), 1/305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very rare. This is a special issue by Marusan commemorating their very first kit - the Revell Nautilus. The contents are worthy of some detail. First, there is a 'Commemorative Booklet' which tells a fairly long story across many pagesbut I do not know Japanese. The final page shows illustrations of the first Marusan adds to promote the Nautilus, as well as a Marusan catalog page and a Revell/Marusan catalog page. The actual kit contains a copy of the origina instruction sheet with "Marusan Plastic Model Kit" inside the Revell logo design, the older "SAN" logo and the special stand. The model parts are beautifully presented against white cardboard and factory sealed in clear bags. The special stand is included as well as the gold and black stand sticker. Complete and never started, with all paperwork and parts bags in mint condition.

Hobby DSRV-1 US Navy Rescue Submarine, 1/60, FI8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

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Very rare. Excellent artwork shows the DSRV scurrying to a derelict US Nuclear sub (a SSBN I believe) with a sail dive plane snapped in two. Two divers anxiously tap on the hull with hammers while a 3rd diver is almost minced by the rescue sub. Big-scale kit measures about 10 inches long when built and is molded in yellow and medium gray. It is a (older) scale kit that can be built as a display but can also be operated in water with a rubber-band motor. The kit has never been started. All parts are inventoried 100% complete and the drive/motor hardware is still in the factory sealed bag. The original colorful 'Hobby' parts bag is included, and is specific to this model. Includes 'excellent' and fairly extensive decals and 'excellent++' instructions. Even includes the original small tube of glue.

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

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$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.

Vac Wings Type A Kohyoteki IJN 2-Man Midget Submarine - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Excellent, big scale kit featuring very finely molded vac main parts with fine recessed panel lines, cast metal details, decals and excellent history, scale drawings, extensive reference material and full instructions. Never started and complete.

Dragon USS Hampton SSN767 Los Angeles-Class Submarine, 1/350, 1010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed. The box says that is 'contains markings for the whole class' of Los Angeles submarines. Full hull model features opened or closed forward vertical launch missile tubes, missiles and display stand with name plate.

DML German WWII Type XXI Submarine, 1/350, 1008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$19   

Very well molded full-hull kit with all recessed panel lines, retracting hydroplanes, detailed island with periscopes and antennas, option position torpedo hatches, display stand with name plate, decals and paint guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Artesania Latina Courageux II Traditional South Britany Coast Fishing Boat (Pre-1965) - Plank on Frame Wood Kit for Beginners, 1/20, 19006

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

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Large scale and well detailed. Also the perfect kit for your first plank-on-frame ship model. Features full instructions, color photos of the hull assembly process, all die-cut wood parts, wood and metal fittings as required, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.