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Monogram SeaQuest Ensign Darwin from the TV Series, 1/12, 3603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$20   

Still factory sealed. Big-scale model kit from 1994 is 7 3/4 inches long when assembled. Features the dolphin Darwin, the Dolphin Rebreathing Unit and an ocean wave display base. This kit was made as a tie-in to the successful TV series from Universal City Studios.

Monogram SeaQuest Deep Ocean Transport from the TV Series, 1/32, 3601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find kit from 1993 is 8 3/8 inches long when assembled. This kit was made as a tie-in to the successful TV series from Universal City Studios.

Monogram SeaQuest DSV - Submarine from the TV Series, 1/600, 3600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Hard-to-find kit from 1993. This kit was made as a tie-in to the successful TV series from Universal City Studios. Comes with display stand and support vehicles. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag. Includes instructions in excellent condition.

Monogram SeaQuest DSV Submarine from the TV Series, 1/600, 3600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find kit from 1993. This kit was made as a tie-in to the successful TV series from Universal City Studios. Comes with display stand and support vehicles.

Lindberg SS Gato US Fleet Submarine, 1/240, 70885

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Modern Crafthouse reissue from original molds. This kit has a fascinating history. These molds are believed to be the oldest production plastic ship model in US modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely regarded as 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. Mr. Lindberg soon bought out Mr. Olsen and began marketing the same O-Lin kits under 'The Lindberg Line.' One immediate change was the box art. O-Lin box art was usually two or three color and not very exciting. Near the end of O-Lin, the partners asked Ray Gaedke to provide some box art. The bright colors and vivid action were an immediate hit, and Paul Lindberg took this lesson and Mr. Gaedke's artwork along to the new 'Lindberg Line.' Lindberg continue to issue the old Varney kits with the O-Lin modifications. The kit has been issued by a resurgent Lindberg as late at 2009, likely making it the longest running plastic ship kit in US history.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine, 1/300, 70884

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Crafthouse reissue, from original molds. This kit has a fascinating history. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindbergs first Nautilus issue. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut thier own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is about 1/300 and it measures about 12 inches long when assembled.

Yamada Sen-Toku Type I-401 (I400 class) Submarine - Motorized Diving and Surfacing Operating Model (ex-Doyusha), 1/300, YSB1000-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

Quality kit from ex-Doyusha molds. Very nice kit that is designed for water operation. Automatically dives and surfaces while underway. Includes Mabuchi RE-280 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. Molded in dark red (below the waterline parts), dark gray (above waterline parts) and wood tan (decking). Heavily illustrated instructions are in English and Japanese. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

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 pages…but 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.

Aurora SSN Seawolf Atomic Powered Guided Missile Submarine, 1/242, 706-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$89   

Hard-to-find 1962 hard box issue. Features bow and stern planes, dual props, sail with periscope/antenna cluster, missile tank, missile and launcher and display stand. Molded in black. Please note this is simply a re-box of the Aurora Nautilus kit with Seawolf decals and Aurora's 'dual purpose' instructions that are for both kits! This model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Atomic Submarine SSN Nautilus SSN-571 First Under The North Pole, 1/242, 708-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

1958 issue with fantastic 'North Pole' box artwork by Jo Kotula. Molded in the correct high gloss black plastic. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Skywave I-13 and I-14 Submarines with M6A1 Siran C6N1 Saiun, 1/700, W41

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

Hard-to-find. Excellent molds with all recessed panel lines. Both subs can built waterline or full hull and three aircraft are included. There is an extensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave Ro-35 and I-9 IJN Submarines, 1/700, W16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Hard-to-find. Excellent molds with all recessed panel lines. Includes E14Y1 floatplane. Both can be built waterline or full hull. Includes an extensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave (2) Ro-35 and (4) Koryu Target A Type D Submarines, 1/700, W45

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$20   

Hard-to-find. Excellent molds with all recessed panel lines. Includes all submarines listed. The RO-35 can be built waterline or full hull and the midget subs are full hull. Includes an extensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave (3) Gato Class Submarines / (3) Japanese Sub Chasers / (2) B-24 Bombers, 1/700, SW-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

Includes 1.5 kits - please read carefully. Hard-to-find. Excellent molds with all recessed panel lines. Includes three full-hull or waterline Gato subs, three Japanese Sub Chasers (waterline), two B-24 Liberator Bombers and an one partial decal sheet - has markings for the Gatos and Chaser, but the B-24 markings are missing. Never started.

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

$95   

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.