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StromBecker Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket - (D-558 2), C-42

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Includes glue, sandpaper, decals, hardwood stand, metal stand arm, plastic canopy and full instructions. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, plans and partial decal sheet.

Joe Ott Four Complete Plane Kit F6F Hellcat / Bell Kingcobra / P-51 Mustang / P-47 Thunderbolt, 1900

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$129   

Very, very rare model for the advanced wood kit collector. This is a Joe Ott solid wood scale model gift set that includes all four aircraft models. Features four fuselage blocks with the fuselage outlines printed on them, four sheets of printwood, color insignia sheets for each aircraft, sandpaper, an unopened metal tube of glue, a large glass bottle with paint (dried up of course) and a huge, fold-out set of plans and instructions that separately covers all four models. The plans include fuselage and wing templates, a drawing of the finished model and text instructions. Each model has a 9 inch wingspan. The instructions are 'good+' and completely usable, but they are not perfect. This model has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts for four kits and all paperwork present. The box is intact (which is amazing) but it has wear, split corners and closed tears on the two short side panels.

Hawk De Havilland DH-4 - Solid Wood Airplane Model, 51

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This kit dates from 1946 and contains profile precarved fuselage, wings and tails, injection molded wheels, propeller, & machine guns, wooden stock as needed, metal seat, sandpaper and full size well-detailed plans that include numerous templates, detail drawings, full rigging information, a photo of the completed model and more. This kit has not been started. The parts have been inventoried and NOTE: missing decals. Otherwise complete with all other parts and paperwork included.

Hawk Bristol Fighter F2B - Solid Wood Scale Model - F-2B, 1/48, 59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

For the advanced Hawk collector. This solid wood model from 1947 features 2D cut fuselage, wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, two metal seats, injection molded plastic machine guns (2), wood stock as necessary, color decal sheet, and large, excellent Hawk full size plans with three view, aircraft markings guide with dates, numerous templates, history of the F2B, large exploded parts view, detailed rigging diagrams and more. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the plastic propeller. Otherwise complete with all other parts and paperwork. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Hawk Spad C13 - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 54

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$37   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This kit dates from 1946 and contains profile precarved wooden main aircraft parts, injection molded wheels, propeller & machine guns, wooden stock as needed, metal seat and very large, full size superb plans with full templates, color guide, rigging diagrams, building illustrations with instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing decals. Otherwise complete with all other parts and paperwork present.

Construct-A-Plane Supermarine Spitfire, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

Very rare and deluxe high-end model from the 1940s with the box in remarkable 'very good++' condition. This is a large 1/32 scale solid model with a 13.7 inch wingspan and features a 3D factory cut fuselage, 3D cut wings with proper taper from root to tip, 2D cut tail feathers, printwood, fully finished wood wheels, stock wood as required for struts, etc., sandpaper, a glass bottle of glue, full color insignia, big full-size 3-view plans with numerous templates, construction and shaping notes and even a separate sheet with very detailed text instructions, Spitfire history and a photo of the actual aircraft. Never started and inventoried complete.

Modelcraft Boulton Paul Defiant, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Rare early kit from the 1940s. This is a solid wood scale display model featuring profile (2D) cut wooden fuselage and wings, balsa printwood, color insignia, completely finished wooden wheels, metal propeller, glue, and a glass bottle of silver paint. Includes excellent quality plans with three full-size views, text building instructions, detailed paint guide, wing and fuselage templates for sanding and more. Even includes the original factory tissue packing paper. Never started and complete. Modelcraft became a large and well-known manufacture of solid and flying models for rubber free-flight and gas power. Their address in the 1940s was listed as 7306 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co Hawker Typhoon And P-61 Black Widow

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+ And Fair-

$28   

SALE!! Includes both rare kits from the 1940s in the original boxes. The Typhoon has a 10" wingspan and the P-61 is 10" also. Both are solid wood scale display models and feature profile (2D) cut fuselage (+P-61 booms) & wings, printwood and detailed full-size plans with templates, instructions and a painting guide. The Typhoon also includes color insignia and sandpaper. The P-61 also includes fully finished wooden nose and main wheels. Never started and 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.

Marvel Republic Guardsman - Severskey 2PA / USAAF bAT-12 / Japan ASV-1 / Swedish B-6 - Combat Planes of America, 1/64

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

Rare kit from 1942. This is a scale solid wood kit with an 11 inch wingspan. The scale is given on the plans as 5/16" = 1'. It features balsa wood blocks and sheet as required, very thick and heavy printed cardstock parts, color insignia and full size plans with templates & construction notes. This is a typical kit from this era that requires serious carving and shaping skills. Complete and never started. NOTE: the plans have some bug damage. The plans are still usable but the damage is significant. The Seversky 2PA is the two-seat version of the single seat P-35 model manufactured by the Seversky Company, which was later reformed under the name Republic Aviation. In 1935-39, Seversky sold 20 of the aircraft to Japan. The Japanese Navy designated as these as ASV-1 s. Later, Sweden ordered 52 which carried the designation B6.In June 1940, the United States government ordered an embargo on the sale of U.S. made aircraft to all foreign countries except Britain. Sweden had received two aircraft of their order, and the remaining 50 were sold to the United States Army Air Corps and designated the AT-12 Guardsman. It is unlikely that any AT-12 served as an advanced trainer, however, as most were allocated during World War 2 to USAAC base commanding officers as fast transport aircraft. Marvel was a popular manufacture with a large line of army vehicles, tanks of all nations, aircraft and more.

Maircraft SE-5 Pursuit Scout, 1/48, S24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

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. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 3D (~80%) cut, profile cut parts, printwood, color insignia and a small sealed envelope of details. The model has not been started and is complete with all parts and plans.

Maircraft Curtiss Goshawk - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S18

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

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. This kit features a full size 3-view plans with instructions steps and templates, 2D cut fuselage and wings, other wooden parts, and a factory sealed envelope of small parts. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

KeilKraft Meteor - British Jet Fighter - Solid Wood Model, 1/72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

KeilKraft was produced by the E. Keil & Company, Limited of Wickford, Essex Great Britain. Keil specialized in solid model, stick and tissue scale flying models and gliders. This is a deluxe prefabricated model that features 3D cut fuselage and engine nacelles, 2D cut wings, injection-molded clear canopy and white plastic pilot bust, printwood, an excellent thick cardstock template sheet, a sealed tube of glue, full color decal sheet and more. Includes superb full-size three view plans, exploded parts diagram, 3/4 front drawing and extensive step-by-step text instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co Zero - Japanese Fighter

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

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 & wings, printwood, sandpaper, color insignia sheet 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 P-61 Black Widow

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

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, 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.

8-Up F-94C Starfire - 8 Inch Wingspan Solid Scale Model, 1/35, S-15

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$25   

Rare 1950s issue balsa wood kit features all die-cut parts, color insignia and full instructions. This kit is simplified form of the bread-and-butter construction method. Never started and inventoried complete. 8-Up kits were made by R-G Manufacturing Co, Philadelphia, PA. Other kits in the series include the S-11 XF3H-1 Demon, S-13 F7U Cutlass, S-12 F-86 Sabre, S-14 Mig-15 and S-16 F9F Panther Jet.

Monogram Little Air Force Assortment Gift Set Speedee-Bilt F-84 And Speedee-Bilt F-51 And Superkit F-51 (P-51) And Superkit F-84

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$795   

Very rare 1950s gift set. Long before injection molded kit were mass produced in the USA, Monogram created what are widely considered the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (also the F-84 and F-51). The outer box is intact with the original cello and is in 'very good' displayable condition but is not perfect. It has edge wear, general wear, light staining (visible at the upper left) and two closed split corners. The four kits inside are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts,decals and instructions present.

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.

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.