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Scientific HMS Bounty, 169

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

$45   

Very nice pre-fabricated kit that measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Features beautifully precarved hardwood (not balsa) hull, hardwood display stand and turned pedestals, two sheets of quality printwood, tapered wooden masts and yards, other wooden dowels as required, cast metal fittings (ships wheel, lifeboat, windlass, anchors, cannon & carriages, fife rails, etc), metal name plate, black standing rigging and tan running rigging material, full color insignia sheet & flags and a detailed, full size plan sheet with instructions and full rigging information. There has been no assembly but NOTE: two parts #3 have been neatly (and partially) cut from a printwood sheet. All other parts are uncut. The small parts (fittings) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Midwest 19th Century Skiff Rowboat Success Series, 1/12, 967

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

This is an ideal first plank-on-frame kit that is designed for the first time builder. If you are interested in small boat construction, this model is built the same way the real thing was made and is 1/12 of the size. Includes Micro-Cut quality basswood, mahogany and birch parts, complete fittings set, display stand, full size rolled plans and illustrated Success Series Construction Manual. Measures 8 5/8 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. There are other great kits in the "Success Series" as well and several levels you can work through. This kit is Level 1.

Deans Marine SS City of Ely Liberty Ship - 54.5 Inches Long For Display or R/C, 1/96, 327

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$350   

A fantastic, full kit featuring a hand-laid fiberglass hull, one of the most extensive fittings kits I have ever seen and all other parts except r/c hardware, speed control, battery and running hardware. Builds to an incredible static display or an operating ship. Never started. The small parts are all still factory sealed. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete with plans. The kit will be shipped in the original Dean's Marine shipping box surrounded by a much larger, sturdy double box. Must be shipped insured. Due to the huge size of the one-piece fiberglass hull, shipping will not be inexpensive.

Dumas River Barges (Two) - 43 Inches Long, 1219

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

$69   

Still factory sealed. Builds two barges that are 43" x 7.75" by 3.25 inches. One barge is raked bow and one is box style. Features die-cut mahogany plywood and even includes deck cleats. Please note that this kit comes in a huge box over 49 inches long, so the shipping will not be cheap.

Billing Boats St. Roch RCM Arctic Patrol Boat - Plank on Frame Wood Ship, 1/72, 605

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed. Includes full fittings set. This is a beautiful scale model of the famous RCMP vessel built in 1928. 1:72 scale kit measures 16.93"H x 18.5"L x 4.3"W and 12.8"H . From the Billing website - "All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction! Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!" In 1940, the St. Roch set out from Vancouver on a secret mission through the Northwest passage. On this voyage, the St. Roch combined its normal supply mission with a deliberate assertion of Canadian sovereignty over the Arctic. Due to heavy ice conditions, the ship spent two winters frozen in Arctic waters, finally reaching Halifax on October 11, 1942. The voyage claimed the life of one crew member. The St. Roch was the first ship to complete the voyage through the Northwest Passage from Pacific to Atlantic. In the summer of 1944, it became the first ship to traverse the Arctic in both directions when it crossed the Northwest Passage again, this time from Halifax to Vancouver. The St. Roch was built in 1928 by the Burrard Dry Dock Company in North Vancouver.

Dumas USS Crockett Gunboat (Asheville-class) With 2105 Deck Hardware Fittings Kit - 51 Inch Long For R/C or Display, 1218

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Rare and even more so with the hard-to-find fittings kit. Very large scale plank-on-frame kit that has a 7 inch beam and 51 inch length when assembled. The parts are die-cut plywood or balsa. Intended power is two 6 or 12 volt electric motors. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still all factory sealed. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and it includes all paperwork.

Sterling Mk.II Puddle Jumper - 30 Inch Long Air Boat For R/C Operation - Sport or Coast Guard Version, B27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$329   

Still factory sealed and in mint condition. Rare, large-scale 30" version, not the smaller 18" one. A great performer when powered by a .15 to .35 engine or a modern electric motor. Features a precision vacuum formed plastic hull and cabin, accurately die-cut balsa and plywood parts, hardware package including R/C hardware, full size plans, decals for sport version or coast guard, instructions and more.

Sterling United States Lines American Scout C-2 Cargo Ship with B-18F Optional Fittings Set, 1/96, B18M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$650   

Includes rare metal fitting set B-18F. Very highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long when assembled. Designed for remote control or impressive static display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans present. This kit came from a very particular collector and the contents were exactly as it left the factory until I inspect it. I have put them back exactly as the factory did.

Sterling USS Missouri BB63 Battleship with B-17F Metal Fittings Set - 55 Inch Long Remote Controlled Battleship Model, 1/192, B17M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$425   

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Includes rare optional fittings kit B-17F. The kit itself is the large and rare wooden kit for remote control. 55.5 inches long when assembled and very highly detailed. Nicely prefabricated and made from plywood, high grade balsa and other wood. Most parts are cleanly die-cut to shape. Solid pieces, such as 5 inch turrets, hull sections, smoke stacks and many more are pre-cut to shape. Includes full-size plans, instructions, running hardware, additional R/C instructions, flag sheet and decals. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new. The parts have not been punched and are in the original sheets. The parts that left the factory in sealed bags are still factory sealed. Never started. Complete with all parts, instructions and decals.

Billings Boats Bankert Tugboat With Fittings Set - 25.6 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/50, 510

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Includes the rare Billing Boats #511 Fittings Set which is still factory sealed. The actual kit is superbly detailed, full-scale and has plank-on-frame construction. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., hardwood planking, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. This vessel was built in 1965 at the N.V. Scheepswerven in Millingen, Holland, and called named "Maasbank." In September 1977 she was renamed "Banckert". The Maasbank served for 12 years in the Western part of Holland.

Aeropiccola Susanna II Fishing Trawler With Fittings - 24.8 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/34, 606SM

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

$220   

A superbly detailed, full scale plank-on-frame model. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, deck and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., molded composite wood stern, limewood planking, complete set of metal and wood fittings, instructions, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Billings Boats Smit Rotterdam / Smit London Ocean Going Tug / Tugboat With 479 Fittings Set - 35.4 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/75, 478

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

$499   

Currently retails for $700 USD. This is a large, very highly detailed, full-scale model. Includes the amazing Billings #479 Fittings Set that is still factory sealed inside and includes 4723 parts - the overwhelming majority are brass and the rest are plastic (such as lifeboats, prop, etc). The actual kit features die-cut wooden parts and plank-on-frame construction. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Smit Rotterdam was built in 1975 for Smit International BV in Holland, and was at the time of its completion the largest and most powerful tugboat in the world - with a tonnage of 2,273 tons, a length of 75 m, a 22,000 HP engine and a top speed of 16.5 knots. The ship is built with bulb stern and stern nozzle; inboard equipment includes the most modern gear for navigation, steering and radio communication.

Billings Boats Samson II With Fittings - 35.4 Inches Long For R/C or Static Display, 1/33, 574

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Large-scale, very highly detailed model featuring a beautiful one-piece ABS plastic hull, die cut wood parts, metal parts, full fittings set and more. Intended for twin screw, single rudder R/C operation but makes a fine static model as well. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Robbe Polizeiboot W-3 Police Boat With Optional Fittings Set - 35.4 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/25, 1000

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

Rare and even rarer with the included #1001 Robbe complete fittings set for this model (still factory sealed.). The actual model is large, full scale and highly prefabricated. Features a one-piece vacuform plastic hull, molded plastic deck, molded superstructure with all doors and windows clearly marked, plastic wind deflector and funnel, die-cut side roof, hatch cover, detailed injection molded mast and many other ready-made items, coaming, anchor well, die-cut fore and aft bulkheads, spruce strip for deck girders, die-cut motor bulkhead, injection molded rudder brush, complete two-bladed rudder system, two 3-blade 50mm diameter props, brass for rails, R/C hardware including pushrods and collets, fixing for the R/C installation and drive batteries, decals, masks for window glazing, building instructions, full-size plan and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Billings Boats WSP 10 Police Boat / Poliezi Boat With Fittings And Paint Set - 30.3 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/20, 408

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$179   

Still factory sealed and this is a complete kit with fittings. Features a beautiful one-piece ABS hull and superstructure, die-cut plywood parts, numerous other plastic parts, detailed step-by-step instructions in 6 languages including English and more. Also includes the following Floquil paints for this model - Coast Guard Red F632, Maritime Blue F642, Navy White #30 F620 and Haze Gray F-594. The paints are still sealed in their boxes that Model Expo placed them in at the time of shipping.

Dumas Mister Darby Ocean-Going Tug / Tugboat With Dumas 2340 Running Hardware - 47 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/37, 1217

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$699   

Very rare. The Mister Darby is a scale replica of a 150' ocean-going tug built by Halter Marine for Jackson Marine. Her job was moving oil drilling rigs at sea. Long out of production, this huge and powerful legendary kit weighs in at about 60 pounds complete and can tow a small boat with two full grown men around a lake. Features a beautiful one-piece fiberglass hull, superstructure, deck and cabins of die-cut plywood, full fittings with dozens of metal castings and details, complete plans and instructions and more. Also includes the rare Dumas #2340 Mister Darby Running Hardware for Twin Motor Installation. It is still factory sealed and includes (2) SS drive shafts, (2) stuffing boxes, one left and one right hand bronze props, left and right hand bronze prop struts, mounting plate, (2) driving pinion assembly, (2) driven gear assembly, (2) brass drive dogs, (2) set collars and misc. fasteners. The actual kit has never been touched and is still in the original factory shipping box with all packing material. The large box of parts/plans (everything other than the hull) is still factory sealed. Please note, this kit comes in a huge box that is 50 x 15 x 14 inches so it will not ship to countries with size restrictions. I will ship the kit in the original factory shipping box unless you specify other wise (and then additional shipping charges will apply). Shipping insurance is required.

Robbe Norderney Survey Ship With 1036 Fittings Set - 49 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/25, 1035

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$569   

Very rare, and even rarer with the important fittings kit. This was Robbe's flagship model and was around $800 with the optional ship's fittings kit which is included. This full-scale model is designed for radio control operation with two props and rudders and provides great maneuverability even in rough water. The beautiful and huge hull is one piece molded ABS plastic and all other parts are pre-fabricated (die-cut) of wood and plastic. Includes hull, mast, funnel and small parts, die-cut decks, superstructure and crane parts, die-cut main frames and deck beams, clear glazing, double rudder system, R/C fitting set with tillers and pushrods, 35mm diameter screws, rubber rubbing strip, rails, anchor winch parts, optional fittings set and more. This example is never touched. It has not been started and all the parts are still exactly as the factory shipped them. The ones that were sealed are still sealed and the few that were not have been inventoried complete. With all plans/instructions. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be shipped in the huge and sturdy original box with paper covering the identification label and photo. If you choose to have it boxed again, extra shipping will apply. Please note, this may not ship to other countries who have size limited on postage because the box is 52.3 x 18.2 x 14.2 inches. Must be shipped insured.

Dumas Chris Craft 1956 Continental 23' - 34.5 Inch Long RC Ship, 1243

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$195   

Hard-to-find big-scale radio controlled 'Continental.' Superb plank-on-hull scale kit of a beautiful subject. Features double planked hull with real mahogany exterior planking, complete running hardware with bronze three blade prop, chrome fittings, decals, full size plans and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were internally sealed at the factory are still sealed. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals, flag sheet, instructions and plans.

Billing Boats Krabbenkutter Fishing Ship - 21.6 Inches Long For R/C or Display, 474

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$165   

Still factory sealed. Excellent and complete plank-on-frame kit with die-cut parts and a full set of deck fittings.

Sterling Caltex Lumba-Lumba With Optional Fittings Set B20F - 38 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, B20M

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$429   

Rare in this condition and ever rarer with the fittings set. This very large, scale model is 'completely pre-fabbed for easy assembly' It features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, factory carved parts, plastic molded smoke stack, other plastic parts as well, sheeted hull construction, 'excellent' decals, superb full size drawings and plans and simple-to-follow, step by step instructions. Never started and complete. Lumba-Lumba means 'porpoises' in the far east. This ship was commissioned by Caltex Pacific Oil Company in 1961 to speed personnel and freight from Sumatra to Singapore. She was designed by the famous naval architects Sparkman and Stephens who created the Columbia (winner of the New England yacht races. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.