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Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Mosquito Boat PT-17 - (Patrol Torpedo Boat), 310

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$85   

Early 1940s kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. True scale kit measures just over 12 inches long when assembled. Features excellent, fully carved wooden hull with metal fittings, other factory-cut wood parts, two quality sheets of printwood, other wood stock as required (mainly dowels), sandpaper and plans. The plans are very highly detailed and well drawn and include top, side, back and front elevations, detailed construction sub-assembly drawings, hull templates, paint guide and text instructions also. Never started and complete. This kit represents a very early PT boat designed by Hubert Scott Paine with three 1350 HP engines and four torpedoes.

Marine Model Co Canadian Corvette - 20 Inches Long, 1/96, 1098

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

Excellent, large scale kit. Features fully carved and machined hardwood hull that is about 90% finished, a very large number of metal fittings, pre-cut and machined wood as well as wood stock, instructions and excellent full sized planes. The kit has never been started and is 99% complete. Includes hull, all wooden parts and may be missing some fittings. I say 'may' because there is a factory note inside that says "Due to a shortage of strategic material, we have been force to discontinue our complete fittings set." They do, however, provide a complete fittings list so you know what you need. I have inventoried the fittings against the list and very few are gone. You will need to provide the following: grate, two tiny eyebolts, 1 davit, one prop, 2 lifeboats and one ladder. The rest are present.

Marine Model Co PT10 US Motor Torpedo Boat - (PT-10 Patrol Boat Gordon Grant), 1/64

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Rare model from 1940. One in a line of accurate and detailed kits promoted by world-famous ship modeler Gordon Grant. Features beautiful, fully carved hardwood hull, other hardwood parts and stock as required, a very large, factory-sealed paper envelope for the fittings, superb, full size plans and another sheet with text instructions. The kit has never been started. The fittings are still in the sealed envelope. The wood parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions. Marine Model Company was located in New York, New York and produced an extensive line of wooden ship kits, some of which are shown on this box top.

Marine Model Co USS Gearing DD710 Destroyer, 1/192, 1123

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Dated 1952 and measures just over 24 inches long when built. Features a beautiful, factory-carved hardwood hull, other wooden parts as required, metal stock and a large box including hundreds of metal fittings. Includes large, blueprint style full-size plans are excellent and include hull sections for templates, side elevation, numerous detail drawings, fittings and part ID guide, rigging details and much more. The kit has not been started. All the fittings are still in factory sealed bags. The other parts have been inventoried complete with plans.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply DD327 USS Preston Destroyer - (Mahan Class) - 24 Inches Long, 1/170

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$225   

Large 1936 kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Big-scale, nicely done kit of the legendary 'Four Piper' features a very nice, fully precarved solid wood hull, two large sheets of nicely done printwood, numerous wood stock and metal stock as needed, numerous precarved wood fittings, pre-formed smoke stacks, many metal fittings, rigging material, sandpaper, Casco glue and very well drawn full size plans that include numerous detail and section views, rigging details and even full text instructions. The kit has not been started. One fittings wax paper bag is still factory sealed; the larger paper bag for more fitting is still sealed, but it split open so I inventoried the parts and they are complete. The parts that were never sealed have also been inventoried complete. Even the factory packing paper is still present.

Billing Boats Hoga YT146 Pearl Harbor Tug - (Tugboat), 1/50, 708

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$189   

Big scale plank-on-frame kit measures 62cm long when assembled. Highly detailed and features laser-cut parts, quality stripwood, full fittings (metal and plastic), rigging material, full size plans and detailed instructions. 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 plans & instructions. This tug boat was approved by the American navy on 22 May 1941 and given the name "YT146 HOGA". It was then posted with the 14th navy station at Pearl Harbor. After only six months in service, the HOGA was put to a far greater test than had been expected, when Pearl Harbor was attacked on 7 December 194l. The HOGA fought without break for 48 hours, extinguishing fires, tugging bombed warships and rescuing seamen. Today the HOGA is the only vessel still in existence from the time of the Japanese attack.

Mamoli Halifax English Colonial Schooner 1774, 1/54

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

$165   

Very highly detailed plank-on-frame model that measures 59cm when built. This is a superb kit featuring numerous factory cut wooden parts, numerous die-cut hard and plywood parts, high quality stripwood, a large and very complete fittings pack, sailcloth, printed cloth flags, full size plan sheet with complete rigging details and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans/instructions. The Halifax was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768 and transformed at Portsmouth into a typical colonial schooner of that time. She saw service along the American coasts in a rather complex period the history of this country.

Dumas Essex Class Aircraft Carrier 36 Inches Long, 1/290

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$295   

Very, very rare kit from 1945. This is the only one I have ever seen or heard of. Dumas advertised this kit as 'A beautiful 36" model as accurate as possible under war conditions' and that was no idle boast. By all appearances it was the most detailed US aircraft carrier model ever made to that date. Features hollow construction, airwing, factory marked bulkhead balsa blocks, high quality balsa printwood, other wood as required, metal stock, rigging material, sandpaper, an unopened can of 'Delicate Gray' Gloss Enamel (with a 'Four Hour Drying Time") and a glass bottle of glue. Amazingly, the glue and paint area still both a liquid and not dried up. Comes with text instructions and plans. The two very large sheets of plans were drawn by Al Dumas Jr. They include full side and top elevation views, sectional views and a large number of detail drawings for AA guns, aircraft construction and much more. There is light bug damage to one side of one sheet but it is minor. The kit has not been started. The contents are mint - you will be the first to remove them from the box. They are still factory packed with factory packing paper. Dumas says inside this is an Essex-Class carrier, but due to wartime censorship and the initial secrecy surrounding the Essex class, the kit is not a perfect Essex. When more information became available after the war, this may have been why the model was discontinued so soon.

Artesania Latina Tramontana Balearic Llaud Fishing Boat, 1/19, 20-140

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

$69   

From 1995. Large scale and nicely detailed plank-on-frame kit. Measures 50cm long when assembled. Features beautifully 'High Tech' factory-cut out hard and plywood parts, high quality hardwood for planking, factory sealed fittings packet that also includes all rigging material, sail cloth, text instructions with color illustrations and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans and instructions.

Mantua HMS Victory Launch - 24.4 Inches Long, 1/16, 751

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Amazingly detailed, very large large-scale plank-on-frame kit. Features an enormous amount of quality hardwood - stripwood, dowels, many sheets of factory cut parts, printwood and more. Includes fittings from finely machined hardwood, brass and cast metal, sail cloth, three types of rigging material, highly detailed plans and step-by-step instructions. Never started. NOTE: some fittings bags were split from age and it is missing printed compass rose and clear cover (both easily made) and 5 eyebolts. All other fittings are all still in factory sealed bags or have been inventoried complete. The other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

Mantua HMS Victory Launch - 24.4 Inches Long, 1/16, 751

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Amazingly detailed, very large large-scale plank-on-frame kit. Features an enormous amount of quality hardwood - stripwood, dowels, many sheets of factory cut parts, printwood and more. Includes fittings from finely machined hardwood, brass and cast metal, sail cloth, three types of rigging material, highly detailed plans and step-by-step instructions. Never started. The fittings are all still in factory sealed bags. The other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

Model Shipways New Bedford Whaleboat 1850-1870 - 21 Inches Long, 1/16

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Amazingly detailed, large-scale kit that is build just like the real boat - "Authentic appearance is not sacrificed for simplified construction." Features die-cut molds and planks that require little additional work, all metal fittings and hardware (no plastic), 6 sheets of detailed plans, a 160 page construction book and even historical notes. 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 plans and instructions.

Monogram USS Hobby DD610 US Navy Destroyer, B2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$85   

Excellent builder. The box is worn but complete, and the kit inside is excellent. Rare early Monogram kit from 1945. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life boats, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship. Measures 16 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans. Even includes the original sandpaper.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Destroyer Escort (1945) - 18 Inches Long, 1505

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare and dated 1945. A very nicely detailed kit that builds an excellent model. Features a hollow 18" preformed hull of wood composite. It is ready for primer and paint. The hull is in factory-new condition with no cracks and no warps. Includes a sealed wax-paper bag of fittings, three sheets of quality printwood, wood stock and dowels as required and plans. The plans are excellent and have all required elevation drawings, numerous detail and assembly drawings, full text instructions and even a painting guide. Never started and complete. Even includes the original factory packing paper.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS O'Bannon DD450 - 18 Inch Long Fletcher Class Destroyer - 12 inch Long Wooden Model Kit, 1506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

Rare ship model dated 1946. Contains the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed and finished hollow hull made from a wood composite. It is 'paint or primer ready.' The hull is 18 inches long in like-new condition with no warping and no cracks. Also includes a small wax bag of fittings, three sheets of quality printwood, wood stock and dowels as required, metal stock and full size plans/instructions. The plans are excellent and very detailed. They even include full text step-by-step building instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

Rogers Motor Company LCI Landing Craft Infantry, 1/135, 196

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

$125   

Rare, highly pre-fabricated kit from 1946. Very high quality wood and metal scale LST measuring 14 inches long when assembled; the given 1/135 scale is approximate. Features a completely pre-carved hardwood hull, wooden hardwood superstructure parts that are completely cut and shaped, preformed gun tubs, details such as anchors, guns, vents, lockers, ammo boxes, rudder, propellers, life rafts, bow ramps and much more that are all made from metal, wood, heavy embossed bristol board and other materials as well. Includes full size plans with detailed parts list and instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The other parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with the internal cardboard presentation material and large, detailed instructions with plans. 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 near 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 highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the M4 Sherman Tank, 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel and LST. 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.

The Laughing Whale The New Bedford Whaleboat, 1/36

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Very highly detailed kit from 1981. Features quality hardwood stripwood, dowels, wood stock, factory cut hardwood, stand, sail cloth, metal parts as required, rigging material, two excellent pages of full size plans and detailed ext instructions that even include a paint guide. 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 plans and instructions.

Midwest The Maine Peapod Lobster Boat - Success Series, 1/14, 977

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

An excellent, full scale plank-on-frame kit featuring full size rolled plans, "Illustrated Success Series" construction manual, Micro-Cut quality basswood and mahogany parts, cleanly pre-cut parts including forms, strongbacks, stems, knees, seats and breasthooks, flexible basswood planking strips, all wood to build lobster trap and buoy and a complete fittings set with cast Brittania oar locks and lobster, cordage for lobster traps, oar material and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans and instructions.

Midwest The Dinghy Amesbury Style Skiff - Success Series, 1/12, 950

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

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Still factory sealed. 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 10 inches long when assembled.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS Hull Destroyer

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$79   

Rare. Dated 1938. Features a superb composite wood, fully formed hull that is ready for painting. The hull is in factory-new condition with no breaks or chips and is perfectly straight. Includes two sheets of high-quality printwood, various wood stock as required and excellent plans with full building instructions, assembly drawings, numerous detail drawings, finished elevations and even detailed rigging information. Never started and complete. The box is missing all four inner flaps and one end flap. The end flap that is present is not connected but included.