Dyna-Model 1/48 Grumman F8F Bearcat Wood and Metal Model Airplane

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Dyna-Model 1/48 Grumman F8F Bearcat Wood and Metal Model Airplane plastic model kit

1/48 Dyna-Model Grumman F8F Bearcat Wood and Metal Model Airplane

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type kits with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few manufacturers, like Dyna-Model Products Company, attempted to provide true-scale static models with a high level of detail. Today Dyna-Models are legendary and sought after collectibles. When you first open the kit, you see a black and white cardboard display with all the needed jigs and templates for assembly. Underneath, the fuselage is rough carved (not just profile cut) and all other parts are rough cut or die cut. Includes color decals, full size and well-detailed plans and the crowning jewel, a box of finished metal castings for super detailing your aircraft. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing canopy and one missile; I have included the Hawk plastic 1/48 (same scale) two piece canopy and one missile. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. One template was very neatly cut out but I taped it (from the back) into the proper location on the sheet.

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