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Model Craft Hawker Typhoon, 56 S9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

From the 1940s or very early 1950s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 8 inches. This is a higher-quality solid wood scale kit featuring all die-cut balsa parts, bread-and-butter fuselage constructions, die cut wings, printwood tail feathers and other parts, fully finished wheels, clear vacuform canopy (in like-new condition, very highly detailed plans with templates, step-by-step construction and even a painting guide. Never started and complete. The original part number of this kit was 25 S9, but the factory over-stamped it with the number listed.

Pioneer North American P-51 Mustang

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Rare kit from the mid 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 7.5 inches. Features balsa fuselage, cardboard template, very thick die-cut cardstock wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, wheels and prop, full color insignia sheet, sandpaper and full size plans with instructions. Complete and never started. Pioneer Modelcraft Co. was based out of Brooklyn, New York. Other kits in the same general configuration included the F4F, Lockheed Hudson, P-40, P-51 (this kit), P-47, Corsair F4U, Hurricane, SBD Dauntless, Spitfire, Ju-87 Stuka, Me-109 and Japanese Zero. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we know that Enterprise purchased Pioneer in about 1949. At this time, they were able to enter both the balsa sheet and strip cutting ends of the business. Perhaps Pioneer had this equipment. Little else is known.

Easy Built Models Miles Mohawk - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Originally manufactured by 'Easybuilt Micro Since 1932.' Reissued in 1987 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (Dynamoe), C-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Another successful design for Class C Cabin National Competition by Wally Simmers. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features colored tissues, printwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. 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 - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

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.

Empire Model Airplane Co Consolidated Vultee L-5 Flying Jeep (Stinson Sentinel), 1/38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Very nice solid wood display model from about 1945/46. Big-scale kit has a 10.75 inch wingspan and features accurate, factory profile cut wood fuselage, factory cut wings, a high quality printwood sheet with 21 other parts, fully formed tread wheels, sandpaper, color insignia sheet (US Army) and excellent instructions including full construction details, numerous templates for the fuselage, excellent full-size drawings with additional detail sketches and history on the aircraft. Never started and complete.

Coast Model Aircraft The Cloud Chaser 54 - 54 in Wingspan Class A/ B/ C Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$135   

Large and complete kit. Includes full size plans, quality balsa stock and printwood, steel wire landing gear, turned balsa wheels, silkspan covering, celluloid windows, tube of glue, bottled dope (still good), plywood firewall and hardwood motor mounts. Likely from the 1940s. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

From the mid to late 1930s. 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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

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.

Continental Model Airplane Co Brown Racer - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 14.5 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue, color insignia sheet 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.

Continental Model Airplane Co Junior Endurance - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue 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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. 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.

Continental Model Airplane Co Miles Mohawk - Stick and Tissue Flying Airplane, X17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering paper, color insignia sheet 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.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Vultee P-48A Vanguard, 1/48

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

$36   

From the late 1930s or very early 1940s. Nicely done solid style multi-composition kit featuring balsa wood wings and fuselage that are accurately profile cut in height and length, die cut very thick solid cardboard rudder and horizontal stabilizers, completely shaped wheels made of a plastic material, metal three blade prop with spinner, clear canopy with the frames very nicely printed on in silver, wire stock for landing gear and paper insignia. The full size, three-view plans are nicely drawn and include fuselage and wing cross sections, wheel cover patterns, tips and written instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including insignia and instructions. Please note, the insignia is brittle as has tears.

Hawk Boeing P-26A Peashooter - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, 17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

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 the 1930s and contains a very nice three-dimension profile cut wooden fuselage (most manufacturers only cut them in two dimensions if at all), two dimension profile cut wings, wheel pants, rudder and elevator, completely finished wood cowl and wheels/tires, cast metal prop, sealed tube of glue, a cardstock pilot, backrest, throttle quadrant and instrument panel, full color insignia sheet, full size, well-detailed plans and two tubes of factory glass paint vials - one red and one blue. Each have the original cork stopper installed. The red one has spilled some paint on the inside of the box. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box sides show 'Railroad Models', 'Airplane Models' and 'Boat Models' as part of the Hawk line, which probably places the date of this kit around the late 1930s.

Airway Model Plane Co Curtiss Seagull / Laird LC-R300 / Bellanca Senior Skyrocket / Martin 156 China Clipper - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits, 12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

No Box. Dated 1939 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown.

Airway Model Plane Co Brown B-3 / Northrop Gamma / Beechcraft T-17R / US Navy Curtiss F8C-4 / O2C Helldiver - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits, 3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$24   

No Box. Dated 1937 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown.

Megow Macchi-Castoldi MC-72 - Solid Wood Model Kit - Bagged, 1/65, S17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$10   

Solid scale kit from the famous Megow line. There is no box. The kit is complete and includes all wood blocks needed for float and fuselage, printwood, wood stock and two metal propellers. NOTE: this kit has assembly. The wings, rudder, elevator and lower horizontal fin have all be cut from the printwood sheet. Quality of the work is excellent with all parts sanded to the correct airfoil shape.

Unknown Stinson SR-7C Pure Oil - Solid Wood Model Kit - Bagged, 1/54

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

Solid scale model from an unknown manufacture in the 1930s. May be Comet but I cannot be sure. This kit has been inventoried complete with all parts and cardstock crew, engine, prop and tail wheel (not shown) but has been started. The fuselage has been carved and sanded. Quality is excellent and all work has been done correctly and matches the plans. It is ready to complete with the uncut printwood parts.