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Revell Ford Visible 2.3 Litre Turbo Operating Engine - Motorized, 1/3, H906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$169   

Sale Pending
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Very rare 1979 first issue. Very large and highly detailed visible, motorized model kit. Motor drives pistons, connecting rods, crank, camshaft, fan and distributor system. Molded in clear, black, gray, rubber and red. The kit has not been started. Inside, the kit is like new. All the parts are still in the sealed bags. Includes instructions. Please NOTE: the box top is poor. It is missing sections, has splits and tears and is held together by tape.

Revell The Visible V8 Transparent Motorized Operating Auto Engine - (ex-Renwal), 1/4, H902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$225   

1977 issue. This model is a very early Revell issue shortly after the Renwal molds were purchased. Because of that, it is the only time that Revell issued the kit exactly as Renwal did. The model is motorized and features over 100 moving parts. It is molded in clear, red, black and silver. When built, all major internal parts move via electric motor and spark plugs (red lights) flash in time. This kit has never been started. All plastic parts but the black ones still in the factory sealed bags. The black parts had a tear in the bag, so I opened them, inventoried them complete and put them in a new bag. Includes 'How An Automobile Engine Works' book (ex-Renwal book) and full instructions.

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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

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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.

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

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed 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.

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

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed 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.

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 Stinger One Man Submarine from the TV Series, 1/20, 3602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

Big-scale model kit from 1994 is 11 3/4 inches long when assembled. This kit was made as a tie-in to the successful TV series from Universal City Studios. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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.

Testors HMS Trafalgar vs Soviet Oscar Class SSGN and Nimrod MR2 and (2) Westland Seaking HAS5, 1/700, 903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Very nicely molded and detailed with all recessed lines. Includes both subs, one aircraft, two helicopters and an excellent decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Sherman M4 Hedge Hog Tank with Hedgerow Cutter, 1/32, 4201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

1975 issue. Very highly detailed kit featuring Normandy 'Cullin' hedge cutter and crew of two. Missing the diorama sheet. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Modified Shermans were required to cut through the thick hedgerows of Normandy which had previously proved almost impenetrable. This modification assisted greatly with the speed of the offensive in this region. Can be built with 'soft armor' as shown on the cover or as the standard welded-hull M4 without the Cullin and 'soft armor.'

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.

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.

ITC Halibut SSGN 587 Cam-A-Matic Submarine - (Electric Powered Diving Motorized Regulus Sub), 1/175, 3660-998

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$1599   

From 1960. This model is the zenith of the ITC Design and Engineering Team, and maybe of all operational plastic model kits. It is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch submarine sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes headings, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic and a major break-through for that time. The model worked, and did work well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. The high price ($9.98) and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly and operation made for a short production run. The fact the ITC left the model business for good shortly after releasing the kit contributed to the scarcity as well. The boxtop displays much better than the 'good' grade; I have graded it 'good' because the box has missing litho along the very bottom center, smaller missing areas on the corners and right side, general shelf wear and one closed split on two corners. I very carefully repaired the worse one correctly- from the inside with strips of cardstock and book binding glue. Inside, the kit is in excellent condition. It has never been started. All the parts have been inventoried 100% complete. The original bags are present but were open. The decals (stickers) are 'excellent' as are the instructions. The blue display cardboard is all present and in 'excellent' condition. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Japanese Sub I-19, 1/275, 728-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$89   

The original owner carefully cut around the factory seal and left it on the box top, thus creating a rare 'mint' condition, investment grade box. The I-19 is famous for firing history's most successful torpedo spread off Guadalcanal. On September 14, 1942, the I-19 was patrolling of the Solomons when she fired a 6 torpedo spread. Three hit and sank the US Carrier CV-7 WASP, and the remaining three exploded against the BB North Carolina and the destroyer O'Brien. The destroyer sank and the North Carolina had to be repaired at Pearl till November 16, 1942. The I-19's Glen seaplane also flew night reconnaissance on February 23, 1942 over Pearl Harbor for the planned second attack by Emily flying boats on that base. 1969 issue in the 'Big A' hardbox. Large scale kit is almost 16 inches long when assembled. This is an excellent model from Aurora's efforts of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Aurora knew that most of their kits were outclassed, so in the mid and late 1960s they cut a new molds with much better detail - the I-19 was one of those. Includes extra-large display stand, regular display stand, decals, flag sheet, periscope and cranes, detailed Glen Seaplane, conning tower and deck guns. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.