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Doyusha Sen-Toku Type I-401 (I400 class) Submarine - Motorized Diving and Surfacing Operating Model, 1/300, EG-1500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$69   

Still factory sealed. Very nice scale model that is designed for water operation. Automatically dives and surfaces while underway. Includes RE-280 Mabuchi motor and all metal hardware required. Features detailed superstructure, AA guns and deck gun and Seiran aircraft with crane. Includes rigging diagram, decals and instructions. The kit is usually molded in dark red (below the waterline parts), dark gray (above waterline parts) and wood tan (decking), but I cannot confirm because it is factory sealed.

Academy U-581 Type IX-B U-Boat Submarine - Static or Motorized with Diving Action, 1/150, 1410

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Large kit that can be built static or '...as a motorized, diving submarine.' Contains Re-280 motor, waterproof compartments, ballast and a 'diving key' that makes the sub automatically dive and rise to the surface while under power. Could possibly be made R/C with todays tiny systems and 2.4 Ghz technology. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Doyusha RO-55 Japanese Submarine - Motorized, 1/270, RO-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

Older kit that is designed to operate in water. Measures 10 inches long when assembled. Features a metal weight to achieve neutral buoyancy, movable diving planes and a rubber band motor with winding handle. The kit is molded in dark brown/gray (above the waterline) and dark red (below the waterline). Includes a static display stand also. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Ro-55 was a K6 Kaichu Type medium submarine. She was launched on April 23, 1944 and commanded by LtCdr Suwa. On January 27, 1945 Ro-55 departed Kure on her first war patrol west of Mindoro. On February 2, Suwa reports being attacked by aircraft. That was the last communication received. On February 7, RO-55 attempted to attack a convoy os hips headed for Leyte Gulf where she was probably sunk by USS THOMASON (DE 203). in a hedge-hog attack just before midnight.

Doyusha I-171 Japanese Submarine - Motorized, 1/400, 1-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

Older kit that is designed to operate in water. Measures 10 inches long when assembled. Features a metal weight to achieve neutral buoyancy, movable diving planes and a rubber band motor with winding handle. The kit is molded in dark brown/gray (above the waterline) and dark red (below the waterline). Includes a static display stand also. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. No decals are shown on the instructions, so I believe that Doyusha did not issue this kit with decals. I-171 lead a very active career from Pearl Harbor, Midway and beyond. She was diverted to supply duty and was depth charged and sunk on one such mission by DD-472 USS Guest and DD-475 USS Hudson, 1 February 1944, off Buka Island.

LS Kaiten Miniature Submarine Kairyu, 1/72, B201-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Rare. One of only 8 ship kits ever issued by LS. The original kit dated from the 1960s; this may be the second issue and appears to be from the early 1970s. Operating model can be powered by a rubber motor which is included or the 'power egg' that attaches to the underside (not included). It appears to have a sort of automatic diving system - the diving planes are shown to move and there are clearly buoyancy chambers and free flood areas in the hull. Activation of the rubber motor is by the periscope. Kit is nicely done and includes two torpedoes that mount on the lower sides. Inside, the kit is like new. It has not been started. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag, the metal parts, glue and rubber band are in a smaller sealed bag. The upper hull (molded in dark gray) was never factory sealed. Other parts are molded in red and dark gray. The kit has never been started. Decals and instructions are included; the instructions are on the inside of the box top.

Heller Submarine Cruiser NN3 Surcouf, 1/400, 1074

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$39   

Still factory sealed. Surcouf was a huge 360 foot long submarine cruiser with twin 8 inch guns, heavy AA guns, torpedo tubes for two different diameter torpedoes and a seaplane/hanger. The advanced design had a range of 10,000 miles but experienced many important teething and design issues. Due to this fact, she was the only ship of her class. Her fate is unknown except that she was probably sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. Very finely molded full hull kit. Includes seaplane.

Novo Techna Soviet M Class Submarine, 1/400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$12   

Ex-Soviet Union kit that is very well molded for that time with very fine detail and hull drain holes. Full hull model measures 4.5 inches long when assembled and includes display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are either inventoried complete or 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! This M class kit even has a color painting guide on the back with English colors.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$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!

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$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 L Series II Submarine, 1/400, K4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$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 L Series II Submarine, 1/400, K4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$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!

Nitto Super Submarine IJN I-400 - Motorized, 165-50

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.

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.

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.

Arii USS Grayback LPSS574 / SSG-574 Guided Missile Submarine, AR116-B100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare; not even listed in John Burn's guide. Small scale kit that measures about 6.75 inches long when assembled. This is Grayback in her initial configuration with the Regulus hanger forward and no 'tubes.' 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.

Tamiya Matilda Mk II British Infantry Tank, 1/35, 35024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

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Nicely detailed and well molded armor kit. Includes commander figure. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Skywave USS Callaghan DD792 Destroyer (Fletcher Later Type) - Heermann / Mccord / The Sullivans / Yarnall / Killen / Kidd / HL Edwards / Mertz / Rooks / Fletcher / La Vallette / OBannon / Taylor / Pringle / Renshaw / Ringgold / Converse / J.D. Henley / etc, 1/700, W-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline kit. Includes optional parts so you can built the 'Previous Type' or the 'Later Type' of Fletcher Class destroyer. There are extensive decals for all names listed and hull numbers as well. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Softbox is dated 1961 and has the later price extension. Nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, 1/8, 2608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$189   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1984. Rare and well detailed, large 1/8 scale model that is almost 22 inches long when assembled. Features full interior, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed front and rear suspension, brake rotors with molded-on calipers, separate shocks, exhaust and steering linkage and more. Molded in red, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Monogram 1978 Chevrolet Corvette With Indianapolis Pace Car Option, 1/8, 2603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$239   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1978. Very large 1/8 scale kit molded in bright orange, black, tan, chrome, clear, red tinted clear and with rubber tires. Features optional high horsepower hood that opens and closes. Removable T Tops, fully detailed engine with flexible radiator hoses, detailed engine compartment, full front and rear suspension, complete exhaust, full interior and more. Includes optional parts and markings for the '78 Indy Pace Car.