Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare, large 1/16 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood scale kit measuring 14 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts, completely formed wheels, die-cut fibre detail parts, numerous other pre-shaped and factory cut parts and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the instructions, providing detailed assembly steps, a photo of the completed model, full size plans and a very large number of assembly detail drawings. The kit has never been started. The small parts are either still in factory sealed paper bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with full 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 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 M4 Sherman 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.
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare. Multi-media kit from the late 1940s/Early 1950s. Includes 12 completely pre-carved hardwood beer barrels, die-cut hardwood, plywood and balsa parts, acetate wheels, axles and hubs and metal stock as required. Very nice large scale model. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Little is known of the Frontier Manufacturing Company other than the address of Hollywood, California and their line of high quality, early multi-media kits. Kits from this range include the Ox Cart, Buck Board, Covered Wagon, Stage Coach, Ranch Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Ore Wagon, Beer Wagon and Top Buggy.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. This is one of the Ranco '2 Kits 2 Bits' and is from the 1940s. Kit contains wooden parts and plans to build a very simple semi tractor and two very simple trailers. Includes wood blocks, fully formed wheels, cardstock and plans for both models. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the '2 Kits 2 Bits' line included #1000 Electric Engine - baggage and mail car-diner, #1011 Pullman and Observation Cars, #1003 P-51 Mustang and Curtiss P-40 and #1004 Grumman Wildcat F4F and Curtiss Helldiver.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare hand made model from the internal Douglas Studios. Measures 27 1/4 inches high and is made from wood and metal. Brass name plate says 'NASA / Douglas Thrust Augmented Delta'. Condition is beautiful. Decals are excellent. Paint is very good but there is typical hairline age cracking as the entire missile is primarily made of wood. No broken or missing parts.