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Eagle Model Aircraft Co Hawker Typhoon, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Rare kit from the 1940s. Solid wood, large-scale display model has a 10.5 inch wingspan when built. Features profile cut fuselage & wings, printwood, sandpaper, color insignia sheet for the RAF and detailed plans with cross sections and painting guide. Never started and 100% complete.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co The Rocket - 26 Inch Wingspan High Peformance Contest And Endurance Wood Flying Model Aircraft, 7705

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

Rare model from 1945 features building options for standard fuselage for rubber power or built as a class C towline glider, balsa printwood, wood stock and blocks as required, balsa spar, 80% factory carved balsa propeller, fully formed wheel, metal wire stock, covering tissue and excellent plans that include extensive text and illustrated building instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. The box would grade slightly better than 'good-' but is rated as such because the original left end flap is missing.

Dumas Staggerwing - 17.5 Inch Wingspan For Rubber Power or Electric And R/C Conversion, 214

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$27   

Still factory sealed. Excellent wooden kit designed for rubber power but can also be converted to electric and R/C with modern small components. Features 110 laser cut wood parts of hand-selected balsa, FAI Tan II contest rubber, plastic propeller, vacuformed details, color decals, full size plan, hardware, lightweight colored tissue and full step by step instructions.

Scale Flight Megow Vultee A-1A / Comet Miller Racer / American Modelcraft Boeing P-26A Dime Scale Flying Aircraft AND Megow S-7 Curtiss Condor Transport Solid Scale Model, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

SALE!! Includes all four reproductions of 1930s wooden kits. There are three stick and tissue flying models and one solid scale model. All are never started and have the small parts still factory sealed while all other parts are inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. On the flying Models, the Megow V-1A has a 12" wingspan, the Comet Miller Racer has a 10" wingspan and the Boeing P-26A has a 16" wingspan. The solid (non-flying) Megow Curtiss Condor has a 8" wingspan, 2D cut fuselage, completely carved and finished engine nacelles, printwood, wood stock and high quality replica plans of the original model, which is from 1933. Complete and never started. Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits, solid kits an even an occasional vehicle model from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co P-61 Black Widow

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Rare kit from the 1940s and in very good condition inside and out. Solid wood, large-scale display model has a 10 inch wingspan when assembled. Features profile (2D) cut fuselage, twin booms & wings, printwood, fully finished hardwood main and nose wheels, sandpaper, a sealed envelope of CASCO powdered glue, cut-out insignia on the instructions and detailed full-size plans with templates, instructions and a painting guide. Never started and 100% complete with all parts and paperwork. Eagle Model Aircraft was located in Brooklyn, NY. In the late 1930s and 1940s they produced a very extensive line of large solid wood scale kits as well as stick-and-tissue flying models.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co Avenger TBF

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Rare kit from the 1940s and in very good condition inside and out. Solid wood, large-scale display model has a 10.5 inch wingspan when assembled. Features profile (2D) cut fuselage and wings, printwood, sandpaper, cut-out insignia on the instructions and detailed full-size plans with templates, instructions and a painting guide. Never started and 100% complete with all parts and paperwork. Eagle Model Aircraft was located in Brooklyn, NY. In the late 1930s and 1940s they produced a very extensive line of large solid wood scale kits as well as stick-and-tissue flying models.

Maircraft Boeing F4B4 And Curtiss Hawk P-6E And Curtiss Goshawk - Solid Wood Model Airplanes, 1/48, S16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor to Good

$32   

SALE!! Includes all three WWI solid wood 1/48 scale aircraft models in their original boxes. None of the kits have ever been started. The F4B-4 is inventoried 100% complete; the box is 'good-' and stained. The Hawk P-6E box is inventoried 100% complete and the box is 'good.' The Goshawk is inventoried and NOTE: missing the wheels; otherwise complete with all other parts. All three features 3D or 2D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, printwood, small parts and full-size multi-view plans & instructions with templates. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Campbells Custom Kits Busy Bee - 31 Inch Wingspan Introductory Gas Free Flight Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Most likely from the 1970s and an ideal first gas-powered free-flight model. Features numerous die-cut parts, fully formed wheels, factory cut strip wood and spars, excellent full size plans, assembly photos and very detailed instructions on flight trimming and flying. Never started and complete.

Midwest Fu-Bar (Fubar) 36 - 36 Inch Wingspan For Sport or Competition Free Flight, FG-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$62   

Built for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Ray Matthews. This quality kit includes die-cut printwood, strip wood, finished nose wheel, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Sniffer - 29.5 Inch Wingspan Contest or Sport Free flight Model Airplane, SN-301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$62   

Built for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol (with a clever cabin) style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. This quality kit includes die-cut printwood, strip wood, fully finished wheels, fully formed wire landing gear struts, die-cut clear windshield, covering tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present. Please note that while no work has been done, some parts are neatly (adult) punched out, mainly wing ribs.

StromBecker North American FJ-2 Fury, C-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$58   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality Western Pine hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive model. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and a special hardwood 'teardrop' shaped display stand with a preformed 'flight wire' model holder. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Marvel Douglas 8A-5 / A-33 Attack Bomber - Battle Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$34   

Rare solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale so they would fly well and also lacked detail. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a worn box missing the end flaps, but inside it is complete with all parts and full-size plans with instructions and a description of this rare aircraft. There are three sheets of printwood and a block for the fuselage. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please note, this is war time model so compressed fibre-board has been substituted for balsa wood. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.

Marvel Ryan STM-2 - Combat Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

Rare, large 1/32 scale solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale and lacked detail so they would fly well. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a very worn box but inside everything is in very good condition. Features a 12 inch wingspan, balsa blocks and wood stock, printwood, color insignia sheet and quality plans with construction notes, cross section templates as well as a painting guide. Never started and complete. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.

Marvel Douglas A-20 A Combat Planes of America, 1/64

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Rare kit from 1942. This is a scale, solid wood kit. It features balsa wood, very thick and heavy printed cardstock parts, cardboard template, heavy cardstock props, full size plans with more templates and construction notes. A very simple kit that requires serious carving and shaping skills, but typical of the time! Complete and never started. The paint scheme shown on the aircraft is the pre-war variety. Marvel was a popular manufacture with a large line of army vehicles, tanks of all nations, aircraft and more.

Easy Built Models Scatterbrain - 30 inch Wingspan for Free Flight - (Blue Box Issue), FF-13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer 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.

CZ Model Bell P-39 Pursuit - Metal Covered Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Very rare and deluxe model kit from the late 1940s. This kit is from the end of the 'Golden Age' of model aircraft and includes much of the more advanced technology that was coming along at the time. The fuselage is 3D cut, the wings and tails are 2D (profile) cut, clear canopy celluloid with the frames factory painted on in silver, a factory sealed wax bag that includes a cast metal propeller, fully finished nose & main wheels and more, printwood, several sheets of detailed, embossed and pre-cut metal covering for the kit, very detailed and illustrated instructions and full size plans. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality sanding as noted: The fuselage and one wing have been sanded. The work is flawless. There is no other work done. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed envelope and the other parts have been inventoried complete including all paperwork.

CZ Model North American P-51 Mustang - Metal Covered Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$74   

Very rare kit from the late 1940s and in 'excellent' condition inside and out. This kit is from the end of the 'Golden Age' of model aircraft and includes much of the more advanced technology that was coming along at the time. The fuselage is 3D cut, the wings and tails are 2D (profile) cut, there is a resin or chalk cast canopy in 'excellent' condition, cast metal prop, printwood, a sealed bag of small parts, one glass bottles of CZ Adhesive (for gluing metal to paint), several sheets of detailed, embossed and pre-cut metal covering for the kit, very detailed and illustrated instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed envelope and the other parts have been inventoried complete including all paperwork.

Lees Hobbies Tuppence Pennyplane - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, K221

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

High quality kit with an 18 inch wingspan. All components needed are included down to the pre-built-propeller assembly and 1/4 mil mylar covering material. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the larger parts have been inventoried complete. Includes plans with instructions.

Strombecker Douglas D-558 Skyrocket - Woodline Issue, G-42

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

$45   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, stand and paperwork present.

Strombecker Lockheed F-94 Starfire - Woodline Issue, G-43

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has roughly a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag and includes instructions.