1/31 CZ Model North American N-17 / NAV-4 Navion Metal Covered Solid Model
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very close to 1/32 scale. 1940s issue when the original manufacture of the Navion, North American, was still producing the aircraft for the military and civil markets. The rights were later sold to Ryan. When aircraft modeling became popular in the 1930s, most builders made flying models. However, there were a measurable percentage of hobbyist who insisted on making static (called 'solid' models) scale models with the maximum amount of detail in the best tradition of ship modelers. The kits they used to practice their art were basic. Many times the kit consisted of blocks of wood and plans - the famous "Make Wood Look Like Airplane" kits from the 1930 and 1940s. This did not stop them from producing magnificent works of art, many of which are in museums around the world. The more deluxe kits, such as this CZ Model Airplane Company example, came with all parts cut in 3D profile, a host of smaller details and in this case rivet embossed aluminum sheet precut to cover the model! A very innovative kit, but certainly not easy to assemble. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
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