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Marx The 'Sea Witch' Full-Rigged Clipper Ship 33 Inches Long, 1/96

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$189   

Rare and beautiful original issue from the 1950s. Measures 33 inches long when assembled as has over 500 parts and excellent detail throughout. The world's largest toy manufacture, Louis Marx, spared no expense in this early 1950s entry into the growing field of plastic models. The model claims to the first time that anyone could build a museum-quality large ship at home. The claim is correct since the kit pre-dates the Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark. Prior to this model, only wood kits were available for sailing ship enthusiasts. These required a great deal time, skill and craftsmanship. A great deal of thought went into the design of this large and complicated kit to make it easier to construct. The most complicated painting areas, the hull and deck, were dealt with in an exceptional fashion. The hull was factory assembled and painted. The plastic is black, and the under the waterline is factory painted copper and inside above the decks is white. This paint is in excellent condition. The three main decks were tin lithographed, which means the decks are completely finished with all the detail of wood; boards are of different shades and divided by perfect, thin black lines. These decks are in near mint condition with minimal if any wear. The rest of the parts are molded in three colors of plastic to further minimize painting. The vacuformed billowing sails are in very good condition as well. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the factory bags with the exception of the white parts which were never factory sealed; those parts have been inventoried complete. Including the booklet about the Clipper Ships, the box containing the 'Captain and Crew' figures, different rigging materials, decals and more. The instructions are a work of art themselves. They are a very large and well-produced affair with numerous photos of the assembled kit, enlarged drawings, detailing tips and standing/running rigging instructions. A beautiful kit in excellent condition. Another of Marx's rare kits is the large Chris Craft Constellation. It had fantastic detail for that time but also suffered from an initial high price which resulted in poor sales for both kits (and rarity today).

Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner, 206-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare early issue from Pyro, likely from the very late 1950s/early 1960s. Very good model of the famous fishing schooner that was built by Louis G. Thebaud and christened by his wife Gertrude. After being initially defeated by the Blunose, the Thebaud won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy in 1930 in a hard-fought contest with her rival. The contest is still disputed to this day. Nicely detailed for that time and measures 20 inches long when built. Features 125 parts, full hull with display stand, deck fittings, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Molded in black and wood tan. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Chinese War Junk, C258-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

Larger scale Pyro kit. Full hull model measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Nicely molded with billowing sails and display stand. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which were first called '$1.00 Models' and in 1967 were renamed '$1.25 Models.' All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '50 Cent Models.' (later called 74 cent models). Kits in the $1.00/$1.25 line (by 1967) 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. 50 Cent/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.

Lindberg Stern Wheel Riverboat 'Southern Belle' Motorized, 1/64, 715M-269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$145   

Rare first issue from the 1950s. The classic Ray Gaedke box art in exceptional condition. Well detailed big-scale kit with 186 parts; measured about 12 inches long when assembled. Motorized kit actually drives the stern paddle wheel. Large scale and very nicely detailed. Includes figures and full rigging instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller Potez 540 Bomber - Bagged, 1/72, 80395

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

Bagged kit- no box. The box is shown for reference only. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes 'near mint' decals and instructions. Successful French bomber design that was designed in August of 1933 and flew in November of the same year! The 540 could carry one ton of bombs and cameras on 5 hour missions covering 1200 km.

Italeri Junkers Ju-86 E1 / E2 Diesel Powered Medium Bomber, 1/72, 120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Military version of this unique aircraft. Powered by two 600 hp diesel engines, the Ju-86 was first used experimentally in the Spainish Civil War and saw limited use in WWII. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Scientific Schooner Bluenose, 164

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Excellent 24 inch long kit with excellent carved hardwood hull, many cast metal fittings, hardwood display base with pedestals, brass name plate and mounting screws, three sheets of hardwood printed parts, color insignia and decoration sheet, running and standing rigging material, tapered hardwood yards/masts, cloth sails, detailed instructions and large full size plans with numerous detail drawings and rigging/sail diagram. Never started. The fittings are all still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with the instructions/plans. Also includes Artesania Latina 1/75 scale Bluenose instructions for additional detail and rigging instructions if you wish to use them.

Scientific Cutty Sark with Sails - 15 Inch Long, 174

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$56   

Sale Pending
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Very nicely done model. Measures 15 inches long when assembled. Includes completely carved hull, printed sheet parts, wooden stock, standing and running rigging material, colorful decal sheet, hardwood display stand, pedestals and metal name plate, metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc) and chain, cloth sails, full sized plans, assembly and rigging instructions, a large sheet with five very nice photos of the completed model and more. The kit has never been started. The fittings are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Scientific Frigate USS Constitution / Old Ironsides Wooden Ship Model, 170

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$49   

Solid hardwood kit - not balsa. Measures 14.25 inches long when assembled. Features 90% precarved hull that needs only finishing sanding, beautiful factory-finished (stained and cleared) hardwood base, ply and hard printwood, dozens of cast metal fittings, tapered masts and yards, extensive decal sheet, nameplate, full size plans, assembly instructions and rigging instructions and rigging material. There has been no assembly. The fittings are still factory sealed. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried with all others accounted for including decals, flags and instructions.

Guillows Stearman PT-17 - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight / U Control / R/C, 1/16, 803

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

Large 1/16 scale kit with a 28 inch wingspan. Late 1970s/early 80s issue. Includes provisions for rubber or U Control flight or could be converted to RC. Features movable ailerons, elevator and rudder. The main structure is wood (stick and tissue) while many plastic details are included such as pilot, cowl, scale engine and propeller, wheel fairings, wheels and more. Includes well cardstock detailed cockpit, die cut balsa, full size plans and a large sheet of decals. The kit has never been started. Smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

Model Shipways Colonial Schooner Sultana of 1767 - 17 Inches LOA, 1/64

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

Excellent wood and metal ship kit. Features excellent hardwood precarved hull, a large number of cast metal fittings, scribed (planked) wood deck, wood stock as required, tapered wood mast/spars, rigging material and very detailed plans/instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (metal fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Hasegawa Boeing 777-200 - ANA All Nippon Airways, 1/200, LT16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$20   

High quality moldings optional position landing gear, display stand and includes extensive decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are either inventoried 100% complete or are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Tamiya USS New Jersey BB62 Battleship, 1/350, 5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$99   

Still factory sealed. Very large and highly detailed.

Tamiya Mitsubishi Zero Fighter A6M2 Type 21 (Zeke), 1/48, MA116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

Very nicely molded and detail kit. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed full cockpit and landing gear wells, optional drop tanks, optional position landing gear, one piece or three piece canopies, pilot, mechanic and decals for 5 aircraft and a color painting guide. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

CM BM7 USS Florida (Arkansas Class Monitor 1902), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$115   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1973 issue. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra ensured that it had a short service life as an airliner. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the "A" version of the venerable patrol aircraft. (please see the article about the mold conversion this on this website.) Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props.

Hawk British Army Crusader Tank - (Ex-Tamiya), 1/50, 642-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Rare kit from 1965. Hawk did not produce many armor kits but they made an interesting exception here. Hawk was well established and known for quality kits - for which they cut the molds themselves. This kit an exception - the Mates Brothers decided to import the Tamiya Mokei near-1/48 scale kit and market it in their own box. The decals and instructions are also both Hawk, but the kit is clearly the 1965 Tamiya issue. Molded in dark green with flexible treads. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Cessna Super Skymaster, 1/48, 565-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

Excellent large scale (1/48) kit with complete interior detail and full color decals (including all stripes) for the center aircraft on the box art. Molded in white and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora C-119G Flying Boxcar, 1/77, 393-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1972 'Big A' issue. Kit has many working features: cargo doors open and close to show full interior - removable loading ramps - Field gun/parachute/sled cargo - Jeep/parachute/sled cargo - rotating props and full cockpit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes like-new condition decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-3 - 1 JG2 Oblt. Bertram May '40 France / 6 JG51 Josef Priller '40 Belgium / 9 JG54 Ltn. Waldemar Wubke '40 / II JG53 'Pik As' Summer '39 / II JG132 'Richtohofen' Juterbolg-Damm 1937 / Legion Condor Spanish Civil War 3.J/88 Oblt Han, 1/48, J1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Sale Pending
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Dated 1988. Very highly detailed kit. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, separately molded leading edge slats and split flaps, multiple piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are either in the internal factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete, including decals and instructions.