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Aurora USS Skipjack Submarine Phota-Scope Issue, 1/228, 614-180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$98   

Rare. 1970 issue featuring the Photo-Scope. In place of the nuclear reactor, Aurora placed a lens and a film photograph of a submarine interior on a transparency; when you lift the hatch, you looked through the magnifier to see the interior. It was an interesting idea, and Aurora extended Photo-scope to tank kits around the same time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, lens and tube, photo-scope picture and decals present. NOTE: the instructions are photocopies of the non-photo-scope issue. The original instructions are missing. The box looks much better than the 'good' rating but is graded as such because there is a closed tear in the box top at the sail of the sub.

Aurora German Wolfpack U-Boat U-505, 1/209, 716-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961 but is from the mid 1960s judging from the 130 cent price extension and the 'Sunburst' logo with no Famous Fighters in the border. With incredible John Steel artwork. Features full hull, display stand, detailed conning tower and deck, periscopes, 20mm and 37mm guns, 105mm main deck gun, bow net cutter, full diving planes and propeller detail and decal.

Aurora German Wolfpack U-Boat U-505, 1/209, 716-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Dated 1961 but is from the mid 1960s judging from the 130 cent price extension and the 'Sunburst' logo with no Famous Fighters in the border. With incredible John Steel artwork. Features full hull, display stand, detailed conning tower and deck, periscopes, 20mm and 37mm guns, 105mm main deck gun, bow net cutter, full diving planes and propeller detail and decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced, early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic and includes a display stand and decals to match the box art. Never started and complete with all parts, 'very good++' condition decals and 'mint' instructions. The box has excellent color, four solid corners with no repairs, no fading and no price tags. The only tape is the factory sealing tape on the long sides. There is a light grease pencil price at the top center as shown and general shelf/edge wear.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$148   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory packing tissue and a small, unopened metal tube of glue. The box looks better than the 'good-' rating but is graded as such because there are closed tears in the box top on the left, light stains and general moderate wear throughout.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$58   

NOTE: builder or parts kit only, please read carefully. Rare, Brooklyn-produced early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing parts. Both bow dive planes and one prop are missing. NOTE: decals have been cut out and are missing (2) eyeballs and one shark's mouth. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals (separated) and instructions. NOTE: instructions are present but completely split in two down one fold seam. The box looks better than the 'poor' rating but is graded as such because there is extensive clear tape holding the top together, stains and missing litho as shown at the bottom and on the bottom long side. The tray (lower box) is present but split along most seams.

Nichimo IJN I-19 Type Otsu Submarine Motorized, 1/200, U-2006-1500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Very successful Japanese fleet submarine from WWII that sported an aircraft in a sealed hanger. This combination was used to bomb the western USA as the only bombing attack on the American mainland during WWII. Motorized model that can be made remote control with today's tiny components. Features gearbox and all running hardware, but Nichimo did not include the motor with the kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Nichimo U-Boat Type IXB Wolfpack U-107 Submarine - Motorized, 1/200, U-2009-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Large 1/200 scale kit that is very well molded and detailed. Features complete deck fittings, removable torpedo magazine covers with torpedoes inside, rotating deck gun, hand rails and five crew members. Includes all hardware for motorizing; the motor must be purchased separately as Nichimo did not provide it with the kit. Molded in two colors, red and gray. The model has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present and instructions but NOTE: missing decals.

Nichimo German U-Boat Type IXC Wolfpack U-107 - Motorized, 1/200, U-2010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$59   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Very collectible high-gloss box top artwork. Large scale kit is very well detailed and designed for motorized operation. Features complete deck fittings, removable torpedo magazine covers with torpedoes inside, rotating deck gun, hand rails and five crew members. Includes all hardware for motorizing; Nichimo did not include the motor. Molded in two colors, red and gray.

Nichimo U-Boat Type IXB Wolfpack U-107 Submarine - Motorized, 1/200, U-2009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$52   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/200 scale kit that is very nicely molded and well detailed. Molded in two colors, red and gray. Features complete deck fittings, removable torpedo magazine covers with torpedos inside, rotating deck gun, hand rails and five crew members. Includes all hardware for motorizing; the motor (common FA-130) must be purchased separately as Nichimo did not provide it with the kit.

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

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$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.

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   

Sale Pending
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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 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.

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.

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: Exc to Sealed NM

$16   

Sale Pending
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.