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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.

Hawk Ryan FR-1 Fireball - Solid Wood Airplane Model, 1/48, 76

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$34   

For the advanced model collector and from 1945. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were considered high quality and very complete for that time and often included metal or plastic details. very complete and included metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast. The side of this box shows photos of 6 other built-up Hawk aircraft kits and gives a rare look at the product line. The model features a 2D cut fuselage, wings & tails, turned and completely finished hardwood cowling, plastic three blade propeller, fully finished wooden wheels, metal seat, clear vacuform plastic canopy (in excellent condition and not yellowed), wooden stock as needed, color decal sheet, a special heavy cardstock template sheet, sandpaper, special metal display stand and excellent, well-detailed plans. The model has not been started and is complete. NOTE: the box is water damaged and so are the plans and template sheet; both are still completely usable but no longer in 'collectible' condition. The decals are microcracking and lifting

Wingleader Supermarine Spitfire Mark I - Battle Of Britain Series - Inch Wingspan Flying Scale Model, 1/24, 3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Stick and tissue flying model of the famous Spitfire featuring an 18.25 inch wingspan, quality printwood, factory-cut stripwood and spars, clear vacuform canopy (not yellowed and in mint condition), rubber motor, plastic propeller, spinner, thrust button and wheels, covering tissue, metal and wood stock and very detailed instructions and full size plans (that include aircraft insignia).

Veron Comper Swift - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Veron models were made by Model Aircraft (Bournemouth) Ltd. In Bournemouth, Great Britain. Three of the product lines were 'Kwik-Fix' gliders, 'Super Truscale' (solid kits) and 'Tru-Flite' (stick and tissue kits). This Tru-Flite kit contains high quality printwood and strip wood, hardware, rubber, beautifully drawn full size plans, detailed instructions and plastic wheels, prop and thrust bearing. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed bag; all other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete with all paperwork present.

True Build P-39 Airacobra - Wood Model Kit - Joe Ott, 1/48, 603

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$24   

Dated 1944. The 'True Build' series was Joe Ott's answer to scale solid model construction. This model is 1/48 scale and features bread-and-butter (laminated) construction, four big die-cut hardwood sheets and very large full-size plans that include three views of the model, many detail drawings, templates and very extensive text instructions. Never started. All the parts are still in the original die-cut sheets (unpunched) with all paperwork.

Veron Super Sabre F-100 - Solid Airplane Model, 1/72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Veron models were made by Model Aircraft (Bournemouth) Ltd. In Bournemouth, Great Britain. Three of the product lines were 'Kwik-Fix' gliders, 'Super Truscale' (sold kits) and 'Tru-Flite' (stick and tissue kits). This is a solid kit with a high degree of prefabrication featuring 3D carved fuselage, 2D cut wings and tails, clear canopy, colorful decals and plans with templates and full instructions. The model has not been started and is inventoried complete.

Hobby-Time Martin XB-51 Panther - Light Bomber, 1/97, 285

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Deluxe 1950s pre-fabricated solid wood model features 3D carved fuselage, sheets of die-cut wooden airframe and detail parts, clear canopy, plastic stand, decals and very good full-size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including color decals and all paperwork.

Hobby-Time TWO Martin XB-51 Panther - Light Bomber, 1/97, 285

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box; please read carefully for the condition. Kit #1 is mint: never started and inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Kit #2 is never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing (2) pieces, engine blocks (very easy to replace as they are simply balsa rectangles). Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Deluxe 1950s pre-fabricated solid wood model features 3D carved fuselage, sheets of die-cut wooden airframe and detail parts, clear canopy, plastic stand, decals and very good full-size plans and instructions.

SIG FOUR AMA Cub And One AMA Racer - Flying Balsa Aircraft - Boxed and Bagged, FF-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc To Good

$39   

SALE!! Includes all five flying models. The two bagged AMA Cubs and the one AMA Racer are still factory sealed. One boxed AMA Cub is still factory sealed; the other one is opened, never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$64   

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 wooden parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and special hardwood 'teardrop' shaped display stand. 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.

Continental Model Airplane Co Giant ROG (R.O.G.) - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Maircraft Focke-Wulf Fw-198 - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, H-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

From the 1940s. Features finished booms, 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings and tail feathers, printwood, fully formed wheels and s factory sealed parts bag. With excellent, full-sized plans. Never started and complete. 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.

Aircraft Vultee Vanguard - Solid Aircraft Model, 1/48, S7

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

High quality, solid wooden model from the 1930s features all hardwood parts (no balsa), 3D cut fuselage, 2D profile cut wings, two sheet of printwood, fully formed wooden wheels, full color insignia and quality three view plans with text building instructions. Never started and complete. This model is rare in that it is from Gordon Christoph's Aircraft Model Company. This company was founded in the early 1930s. Jack Mair, a former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. Mair continued with the same logo and 1/48 scale and went on to make one of the rarest and valuable 1/48 scale wooden kits ever - the Maircraft DC-3. The company went out of business just as production began on the DC-3, which was in 1947.

AMCO Baku Geki Ki-99 - Japanese Navy Dive Bomber - Official Identification Model Kit Build For Victory - Solid Wood Model From WWII - Comet - (Type 99 Val), 1/72, IA-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$46   

1940s WWII wooden kit from AMCO, which was a division of Comet. Features all hardwood parts including blocks & wood stock, sandpaper, CASCO glue, a full size cardstock template and patter sheet and highly illustrated double-sided assembly instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. This is an official identification model. The US Armed Forces found themselves in a World War with almost no ID models. Someone decided that it would be perfect to let the air-minded modeling youth build them for the military, and thus the "Identification Model" was born. However, the idea did not last as the quality ranged from excellent to horrible, with the majority on the later side. A much better substitute was found by casting one-piece models out of a hard rubber plastic. Little did anyone know that this was a foretaste of the doom of the solid wood scale model, which was replaced by plastic in the early 1950s.

Cavacraft Taylorcraft - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$82   

Rare early 1950s model with a 9" wingspan. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's finest efforts to compete in the high-end, prefabricated solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent and as good or better than Strombecker. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts present. With large color decal sheet and plans with full instructions.

Clemcraft Jim Clems Country Boy - 47 Inch Wingspan 1/2A Free Flight Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

Rare. Large-wingspan gas powered flying model features die-cut balsa wood parts, printwood balsa parts, factory-cut trailing edges, factory cut spars and other wood stock, hardwood stock, plywood and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes detailed text instructions and excellent full-size plans.

Cleveland P-61 Black Widow - 49 1/2 Inch Wingspan For R/C Or Free Flight Or Giant Scale Display, 1/16, SF155

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$269   

Very Rare, giant 1/16 scale kit. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with 'Cleveland' stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit number on the left short side. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood, factory cut spars & strip wood, covering material, two huge sheets of very high quality plans in never-used condition, all required wood blocks, completely finished nacelles, finished main and nose wheels, propeller blades, all required metal stock, clear material for canopy and windshield, two sheets of color insignia and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Flyline Models Bellanca Skyrocket - 34.5 Inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$74   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box bottom concave and the top slightly convex as shown.Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, engine cylinder materials, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. 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.

Flight Designs Ryan ST-A - 23 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft (Ryan STA), 302

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

An excellent kit featuring several sheets of high quality printwood, factory cut stripwood and spars, lightweight metal hardware packet, fully carved thrust button, plastic prop, cardstock template sheet, an extensive booklet with facts and history about the aircraft, flying instructions, catalog, beautiful full size plans, insignia sheet, covering tissue and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.