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Monogram USS Chicago CA-136 - US Navy Heavy Cruiser, 1/504, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$85   

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From 1945 and for the advanced Monogram collector. The early Monogram ships were among the very first kits issued by the legendary company. This one is the 3rd in the series. Includes precarved hull about 16 inches long and the other parts are wood, print wood, wire and cardstock. Kit features decals, floatplanes and full size plans and instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are complete but have noticeable wrinkling restricted to the right side center.

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 hardwood precarved hull, a large number of cast metal fittings, 'planked' wood deck, wood stock as required, tapered wood mast/spars, rigging material and four sheets of 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.

Bluejacket Tanker T-2 (T-2-SE-A1) - 32 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship, 1/192, 1026

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$225   

Museum quality craftsman kit. Features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia fittings, photo-etched details and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and instructions. This issue is from the late 1980s or early 1990s. The kit has never been started. The parts that were never factory sealed (hull, wood and metal stock) have been inventoried complete. All of the fittings are still in factory sealed bags in the factory box. Includes plans and instructions. T-2 Tankers were 'National Defense Ships' and about 500 were built in response to war needs and attrition due to U-Boat operations in the Atlantic and off the coast of the USA. Many of them remained in service for decades after the war.

Bluejacket Liberty Ship EC2-S-C1 - 27 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship, 1/192, 1025

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$195   

Museum quality craftsman kit. Features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia fittings and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and instructions. This issue is from the late 1980s or early 1990s. The kit has never been started. The parts that were never factory sealed (hull, wood and metal stock) have been inventoried complete. All of the fittings are still in factory sealed bags in the factory box. Includes plans and instructions. The Liberty Ships were built in vast numbers very quickly in response to the emergency shipping requirements of WWI. German U-Boats put tremendous pressure on Britain and the USA to maintain supply lines. Generally British in design, the Liberty Ship borrowed much from later WWI designs and was adapted to American mass-production techniques. Over 2700 were built, easily making is the most produced ship (of one class) in history. The replacement in 1944 was the Victory Ship, of which Bluejacket also makes a model.

Bluejacket Victory Ship VC2-S-AP1 - 28 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship, 1/192

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$195   

Museum quality craftsman kit. Features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia fittings and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and instructions. This issue is from the late 1980s or early 1990s. The kit has never been started. The parts that were never factory sealed (hull, wood and metal stock) have been inventoried complete. All of the fittings are still in factory sealed bags in the factory box. Includes plans and instructions. The Victory Ships were designed to replace the Liberty ships of WWII. 531 were ultimately built. They were larger, more powerful, faster, longer ranged and made their appearance in 1944. Steaming at 15 to 17 knots allowed them to be much more effective at evading U-boats. They were so successful that they became the basis of the US Merchant Marine after the war.

Model Shipways Rattlesnake 1781 Privateer 20 Gun Sloop - 28 inch long Wood and Metal Ship Kit, 2028

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$129   

Features a beautifully pre-carved hardwood hull, numerous cast metal fittings, all other wood and metal as required, instructions and multiple plans. The kit has never been started. The large parts (hull, wood, etc) that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. All the fittings are still in the original box and still in factory sealed bags. With all paperwork.

Scientific Charles W. Morgan Whaler - 17.5 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship Kit With Cloth Sails, 1/72, 183

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$65   

Still factory sealed. Very nice kit featuring pre-carved wood hull, hardwood display base with pedestals, tapered hardwood masts and yards, three sheets very neatly done ply printwood, two sheets of sail cloth with pre-printed sails, color insignia sheet, fittings packets with davits, metal whale boats, anchors, fife rails, cranes, chains, ladders, deadeyes and more, rigging material, instruction book and two sheets of superb full size plans with all required views and numerous detail drawings.

Bluejacket Portland 1890 - Paddlewheel Steamship, 1/96, 1036

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

$325   

36 inch long kit with fantastic detail. The Portland was a famous steamer of the Portland Steam Packet Corporation, which carried passenger and freight between Portland, Maine and Boston. On Thanksgiving night, 1898, she steamed into the strongest storm of the decade and was lost. The storm is still known at the 'Portland Gale.' Kit features extensive fittings cast in Britannia metal and brass, ornate photoetched brass paddle box covers, beautiful pre-carved Basswood hull, six full sized brass radials, all wooden parts required for the decks, superstructure, mast, etc, full sized plans provided by the Maine Maritime Museum and a large step-by-step instruction booklet. Never started. The large parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, while all small parts are still in factory sealed bags.

Model Shipways Virginia Pilot Boat Katy - 20 Inches Long, 1/48, 2001

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very nice kit of a beautiful ship. Features laser cut wooden parts, plank-on-frame construction, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, full size plans, 40 page illustrated instructions manual and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were in internal bags are still factory sealed. The few parts that never were sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

ITO Model Boat Kit Dual Cockpit Runabout

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

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Very rare kit from the 1950s. Almost everyone knows about the beautiful and valuable wooden toy boats that were made in Japan after WWII. But what many people do not know is that they were also issued as pre-fabricated kits of very high quality. All parts are hardwood and cut to shape - there is no cutting needed. Glue and brass nails are furnished as well, with full instructions. This one comes in its original box, which is in fantastic 'near mint' investment grade condition. The kit inside is exactly as it left the factory. All parts and instructions are still in the factory bag and have never been removed.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply RMS Queen Mary Ocean Liner- 32 Inch Long 'Super Detail' Issue, 1/380

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$345   

This model is from 1938 and is Ideal's finest issue of the almost 32 inch long Queen Mary. It features an accurate, pre-carved solid wood hull, numerous cast metal fittings such as 24 lifeboats, stairs, winches, props, etc., 48 aluminum davits, assorted wooden stock, numerous neatly done printwood sheets, printed cardstock, sandpaper, funnel tubing, clear material for windows, glass bottles of Ideal lacquer, shellac and three jars of paint. The superb plans are full size and in 'excellent++' condition. The assembly procedure is detailed in writing and with the drawings. Sectional profiles are included as well as detail views. The kit has not been started. All small parts are still sealed in factory bags; the lifeboat bag has torn, but all 24 are present. All parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete with the huge plans. Ideal was a famous producer of early model kits. In 1911 they released their first aircraft kit, which put them among the first USA model companies. Ideal was unique also in that they released large ocean liners, giving us the only big scale SS Normandie, SS America, Rex and RMS Queen Mary models ever made.

Nautilus Models USS Bon Homme Richard CV31 1952 Wooden Deck - Bagged, 1/350, 350-531

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$37   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality laser-cut wooden deck for the 1/350 Trumpeter USS Franklin kit. This deck is used to help you convert your Franklin to the straight-decked Bon Homme Richard.

Nautilus Models USS Yorktown CV5 Wooden Deck - Bagged, 1/350, WD5601Y

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality laser-cut wooden deck for the 1/350 Trumpeter kit.

Nautilus Models USS Yorktown CV5 Wooden Deck - Bagged, 1/350, WD5601Y

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Very high quality laser cut deck for the 1/350 Trumpeter kit. NOTE: this deck has been professionally airbrushed as shown. Ready to use and includes instructions. NOTE: missing parts 'B' and 'C' which are only used to help place the island structure (they do not show).

Scientific Flying Cloud Clipper Ship, 167

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Quality wood and metal model kit. Features pre-carved hardwood hull which needs very little final sanding to complete, two sheets of printed hardwood, one printed block of balsa, tapered and non-tapered mast and yard stock as required, a bag of metal and wood fittings, running and standing rigging material, color insignia and marking sheet, pre-carved hardwood display base, turned pedestal, mounting screws, metal name plate, ship history and instructions sheet and full size plans with detail drawings. Measures 13.75 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including markings and instructions.

Monogram USS Shangri-La Essex Class Aircraft Carrier, B5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare kit for the advanced collector. This is Monogram's fifth ship kit, issued in 1946. Measures 14 inches long when assembled. The hull and lower deck are pre-carved wood. The rest of the kit is printwood, wood and metal stock and cardstock. The air wing includes F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts, full size instructions and even sandpaper. NOTE: although the kit has not been started, the hull templates have been cut from the cardstock sheet. They are present and neatly cut.

Corel HMS Victory 1805 Sectional, 1/96, SM24

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$125   

Still factory sealed. Large scale cut-away of the famous Royal Navy ship. Measures 28 inches tall when built. Very high quality kit of hardwoods and cast metal parts.

Model Shipways Roger B Taney Revenue Cutter, 1/77, 2006

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

$89   

Classic high quality Model Shipways kit of this beautiful and historical revenue cutter. Measures 19.25 inches long and 13.75 inches high when built. Features accurate precarved hardwood hull, scored hardwood deck and tapered/non tapered dowels, and a heavy bag with many metal fittings. Has full size plans, instruction sheet, 3 types of rigging material and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings and small wooden parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (large wooden parts) have been inventoried complete including instructions and several plans sheets.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply CV-7 USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier - 18.5 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$125   

Very rare kit from 1941. Measured 18.5 inches long when assembled. Nicely designed kit that includes a very unusual detailed hanger deck assembly. Issued shortly before the war, the model was not reissued after the war since the Wasp was lost off Guadalcanal by what is likely the most damaging submarine torpedo salvo in history. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid and straight condition, 5 sheets of very neatly done printwood, wood stock in a variety of shapes and sizes and a fittings packet. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail view of the ships substructure and a detailed view of the hanger deck, flight deck with pre-war markings and island. Never started. NOTE: All the wood parts are complete but it is missing one (of four) paper-fi fibre prop. otherwise inventoried with all other parts and excellent plans.

Model Shipways Steam Paddle Cutter 'Harriet Lane', 1/144, 2010

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Classic high quality Model Shipways kit of this beautiful and historical cutter. Features accurate precarved hardwood hull, scored hardwood deck and tapered/non tapered dowels, and a heavy bag with many metal fittings. Has full size plans, instruction sheet and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (wooden parts) have been inventoried complete including instructions and several plans sheets.