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RedYCut Motorcycle, 327

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

From the late 1940s or early 1950s. The scale is unknown and the built model is 5.5 inches long. Features all parts cut to shape, fully formed wheels, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view plans and exploded assembly diagram.

Cavacraft F-86 Sabre - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/55, J-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Rare. From 1951 or '52. This kit is among Cavacraft's excellent final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby, and it is as good or better than Strombecker. The fuselage and wing are completely machine cut to shape with only final sanding needed. The quality is excellent - as good as some Strombecker kits. The rudder and elevator are still in the die-cut hardwood sheet. Also includes pre-shaped wooden wheels, metal gear struts, vacuform canopy, sanding stick, sand paper, decals, full size plans and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed envelope. All other parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Other kits in this series include the British SE-5, Mig-16, Mustang P-51D and Cessna

Comet North American F-51 Mustang Struct-O-Speed - Coke Bottle Issue, G11-15

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Dated 1950. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. This is a small-scale, rubber powered free-flight kit with a wingspan of 8.5 inches. This is a 3D kit (not a profile model) of all die-cut balsa. It does not use any tissue covering as the wood is all external surfaces. Includes illustrated instructions and cut-out insignia. Complete and never started. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Maircraft Douglas A-20 Havoc, 1/48, D-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. Has a 15+ inch wingspan when built. Features factory 3-D cut fuselage (not just profile cut), profile-cut nacelles, inboard and outboard wings and stabilizers, quality print wood, a factory sealed paper envelope of small detail parts, full color decals and excellent plans with templates and instructions. Never started and complete - the small parts are still factory sealed.

Airmodel Junkers Ju-388 K-1 / K / L-1 Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, 194

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Converts a Ju-188 kit into one of four versions. Includes injection molded radar antennas (4), quality vac moldings with recessed detail, clear canopies and instructions with drawings. Never started and complete. Please note this model requires a base kit (not furnished). It is a conversion kit only. The Matchbox 1/72 Ju-188 model is recommended.

Hawk Ju-87 Stuka Bomber, 1/48, 80

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. From the early 1940s. Features all pre-cut wooden main parts (fuselage, wings, wheels and vertical & horizontal stabilizers), wood stock as required, insignia sheet and full-size plans that include cross sections for templates. Never started and complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 (and sometimes smaller) in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast. Before the plastic age there was a product line of railroad, airplane and ship models which are advertised on the side of this box.

Airfix Lockheed Starfighter F-104G - Royal Canadian Air Force or Luftwaffe, 1/72, 291

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Has markings for two air forces, pilot figure, optional position speed brakes, optional position landing gear, optional high-speed wingtip drop tanks or two AIM-9 Sidewinders mounted in the same position. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Addar B-58 Hustler and 707 Stratotanker 367-80 Dash 80 - 2 in 1 (Ex-Comet / ex-Aurora), 1/175, 904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Addar was created by ex-Aurora associates and production spanned 1972 to 1977. The B-58 and 'Supertanker' (actually the Prototype 707 367-80) are ex-Comet kits that Aurora obtained when they bought out Comet. The B-58 is 1/175 scale and the Dash 80 is 1/300. The Dash 80 has the prototype marking decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the decals have light backing paper stains but the actual transfers are clear. Please read the articles on this website about saving older decals before using these or any older kit decals!

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS Constitution Old Ironsides, 312

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

From 1947. Rare big-scale version that measures 24 inches long when assembled. Features an excellent wooden precarved hull, three sheets of quality printwood, stock wood, dowels and reed as required, numerous metal fittings (lifeboats, stern window castings, cannon and carriages, capstan, ships wheel, anchor and more), netting, color flag sheet, sandpaper, standing and running rigging materials and amazing, large full-size plans with building instructions, rigging diagrams, a large number of detail drawings, hull templates and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including plans/instructions.

Airfix HMS Bounty Mutiny Ship, 09259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Dated 1987. Well detailed kit with over 100 parts and is 18 inches long when assembled. Features fully detailed decks, deck mounted guns, crew figures, ships boats, display base and name plate, pre-formed sails, full color flag sheet, full instructions and rigging diagram.

Pyro American Cup Racer with Sails, 1/96, C328-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Rare early issue from Pyro, likely from the very late 1950s/early 1960s. Wonderful kit of the famous schooner that would race between New York and Bermuda. Nicely detailed for that time and measures 20 inches long when built. Features 125 parts, full hull with display stand, deck fittings, vacuform billowing sails, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and dark wood brown. Never started. Both tan and dark brown parts are still in factory sealed bags. Green parts are inventoried complete and includes instructions.

Cavacraft P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Rare. From the late 1940s/early 1950s. This is the first issue, which has the three color printed box. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent - as good or better than Strombecker. Also features clear canopy, die cut smaller wooden parts, a sealed small detail parts bag, full color decals, CASCO glue and excellent plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete. Please note, the box is missing two of the small inner flaps and one flap is taped on (from the inside).

Guillows Catalina PBY-5A / PBY-5, 1/28, 2004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Large 1/28 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static as designed, or, if you are experienced, converted to RC. Instructions are not included for RC conversion. Features the choice of three building options - PBY-5A with floats and gear extended, same with floats and gear retracted or as PBY-5 float plane only. Features die cut high-grade balsa parts, numerous vacuform plastic parts such as engine nacelles, gun listers, canopy, nose cowl, nose turret and more, covering tissue, WWII period decals, step by step instructions and detailed plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Easy Built Models PBY Catalina - 54 Inch Wingspan, D-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

Very large scale stick-and-tissue display model. Features printwood, wood stock and strip stock, full size plans and covering material. Never started and complete.

Easy Built Models Baby Hornet - 30 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-31

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacture who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Italaerei Waco CG-4 Hadrian Assault Glider - USAAF Normandie / USAAF Sicily / RAF, 1/72, 118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

Box is worn and stained, but the kit inside is like new. Same as the Testors issue, as Italaerei originally made the molds. Nicely detailed kit with a very fine fabric texture, full cockpit, complete interior including troop benches, wheels and skids and two paratroopers. Has markings for all three aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. Decals are 'near mint' as are the instructions. The Waco CG-4 was designed and initially built by Waco Aircraft Company of Troy, OH. It first saw action in Sicily and the operation was termed a disaster. This likely had more to do with planning than the actual glider. Missions in Europe, including D-Day, went much better. The glider was even deployed to Burma. It could carry up to 13 troops, or a jeep and four men, or a 75mm Field Gun.

Kemziv Antonov AN-2M - (ex-MEE), 1/50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare and likely from the late 1970s. One of at least two Kemziv issues, and probably the earliest of the two known. Large almost 1/48 scale kit of the popular and successful AN-2, the world's largest single engined biplane. The model has never been started and all parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' clear plastic bags. Includes color insignia sheet and full instructions. The insignia are CCCP and Aeroflot for a civil AN-2 transport. This model is the Ex-MEE 1/50 AN-2 kit that was sold as a built up display model and a kit. Production ended at MEE in about 1984. Some molds passed to Genton at that point, and obviously Kemziv got them at some point. Thanks to Tom Marino for help on this.

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type 94-1 Alf with Catapult, 1/72, C8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed catapult and aircraft.

Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel - Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$90   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. Inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. All the major parts are there but a small (easily made) wood part or two may have been overlooked. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.

Constructo Santa Maria Caravel of Christopher Columbus - 14.7 Inches Long, 1/55, 80606

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Simplified construction for an ideal first wooden ship kit. Features completely carved, machined and smoothed hardwood hull, many other hardwood parts all cut completely to shape, superb wood fittings, many metal fittings, printed cloth sails, rigging thread, instructions and excellent full-size plans. The kit has never been started. All smaller parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Only the hull and a few larger wood parts were never sealed; they are all present and mint.