1/72 C50-89 Strombecker Lockheed VTO XFV-1 - Vertical Take-Off Fighter
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer before plastic kits were introduced. 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. This kit is hardwood with many plastic injection molded parts, so it was produced in the transition from wood to plastic. The prop hubs, spinner, tip tanks and fuselage are wood, while the wings, prop blades, scoop and tank fins are red plastic while the canopy is injection molded in clear. Full color decals are furnished as well as a "Join the Strombecker Model-Makers Club" brochure. Never started. NOTE: missing one of six prop blades. Inventoried with all other parts, sandpaper, club form, decals and instructions present.
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