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Bluejacket Esso Trenton - Cimarron Class National Defense Features Class Tanker - 35 Inch Long Wood And Metal Ship Model, 1/192

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$365   

Very rare model that is long out of production. Museum quality craftsman model in large scale features hardwood, kiln-dried, factory-carved hull, hardwood factory-carved superstructure, extensive high quality cast Britannia fittings and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and text instruction booklet. The kit has never been started. The fittings are all still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (hull, wood and metal stock) have been inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. This is not the single propeller T-2 kit, but a correct model of the Cimarron Class the preceded it. Esso Trenton was 9th of 12 National Defense Features tankers to be launched. SS Esso Trenton was built by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company at Kearny, NJ. Here sisterships included USS Neosho (lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942), SS Markay (which became the USS Suwanee), Esso New Orleans and more. Esso Trenton was a twin-screw vessel (which this model accurately depicts) with a deadweight of 18,300 tons capacity and a draft of just over 31 feet. She had a length of 525 feet, beam of 75 feet and a draft of 39 feet. Her original cargo capacity was 146,024 barrels of oil with a pumping rate of 8,000 barrels and house. Her turbine engines, supplied with steam by four water-tube boilers, drove this large ship at 18 knots average speed. Esso Trenton served Esso only from delivery on December 14, 1939 till take-over by the government on October 22, 1940. During this time she had a very active career. But the US Navy had greater plans that oil for the Esso Trenton; she was converted to the aircraft carrier USS Sangamon. This ship and crew had an incredibly active service life and became very famous.

Bluejacket Victory Ship - VC2-S-AP1 - 27.5 Inch Long Wood And Metal Ship Model, 1/192, 1008

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$279   

Museum quality craftsman kit features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia and brass fittings, photoetched brass details and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. Inside, all of the parts are still sealed in the factory clear bags. Includes all paperwork. The Victory Ships were designed to replace the Liberty ships of WWII. 531 were ultimately built. They were larger, more powerful, faster, longer ranged and made their appearance in 1944. Steaming at 15 to 17 knots allowed them to be much more effective at evading U-boats. They were so successful that they became the basis of the US Merchant Marine after the war.

Bluejacket T-2 Tanker - T-2-SE-A1 - 32.5 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship, 1/192, 1026

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

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Museum quality craftsman kit features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, 150 finely cast Britannia fittings, 500 photo-etched and turned brass parts, other hardwood & metal parts as required and more. Includes very detailed full size plans and instructions. This is the more modern issue of this model. The kit has never been started. Everything but the hull is still in the factory sealed bags. Includes all paperwork. T-2 Tankers were 'National Defense Ships' and about 500 were built in response to war needs and attrition due to U-Boat operations in the Atlantic and off the coast of the USA. Many of them remained in service for decades after the war.

Sterling Caltex Lumba-Lumba With Optional Fittings Set B20F - 38 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, B20M

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

$429   

Rare in this condition and ever rarer with the fittings set. This very large scale model is 'completely pre-fabricated for easy constructions' It features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, factory carved parts, plastic molded smoke stack, other plastic parts as well, sheeted hull construction, 'near mint' condition decals, superb full size drawings and plans and simple-to-follow, step by step instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete and includes all paperwork. Lumba-Lumba means 'porpoises' in Malay. This ship was commissioned by Caltex Pacific Oil Company in 1961 to speed personnel and freight from Sumatra to Singapore. She was designed by the famous naval architects Sparkman and Stephens who created the Columbia (winner of the New England yacht races). NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Precedent Vosper Thornycraft K.D. Perkasa Gas Turbine Patrol Boat Fibreglass Hull Issue - 37 Inch Long Radio Controlled Boat Kit - (ex Modav), 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

Rare issue that includes a beautiful, fully finished fibreglass (GRP) hull. From the 1970s. Large 1/32 scale kit measures 37 inches long (935mm) with a beam of 9.25 inches (235mm) when assembled. Nicely detailed kit for static display or operation on water. Recommended power is .19 gas engine, but it could be easily converted to electric power. With the exception of the hull, the larger parts of the kit are all die-cut lite plywood with a fine grain. Details are balsa wood and hardwood with metal stock. Paperwork includes highly illustrated instruction book with class history and step by step instructions, parts layout sheet and parts list and fold out plans. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly as follows: two bulkheads and inner keel/supports are built (12 parts total). Quality of assembly is 'excellent.' Two bulkheads and one keel section are glued to the hull. Although well done, some of the glue is coming loose so you will need to re-glue them. There is no other assembly. All six of the small sub assembly bags (such as the gun, cooling stacks, lockers, etc) are still factory sealed All other parts have been inventoried and NOTE: missing one simple rectangle, a motor mount #22. I have included the correct thickness of plywood so you can recreate it. Otherwise includes all other parts and paperwork. Modav, or Model Avionics, made this kit and others in the early 1970s. Later they became known as Precedent.

Comet USS Gridley DD380 Destroyer, J6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Late 1930s or early 1945 issue. Almost everyone has heard of the Comet flying aircraft kits that boys and men built from stick and tissue, but few know that Comet had a line of ships also. Very nicely done wooden kit that measures 12 inches long when assembled. The hull had been very neatly factory machine cut to the overhead (beam) dimensions only. Also includes two sheets of printwood, solid, long balsa blocks for the superstructure, mast and gun barrel material, rigging material, decals and full size plans. The plans are superior to most ship plans of the day with 3 hull sections, full size top and side drawings, illustrated instructions and a very large number of detail drawings. The decals are in amazing 'excellent++' condition and were not issued with the wartime kits. The large sheet includes the correctly-shaded hull numbers, hull portholes, superstructure square windows and even doors. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

Aeronaut Delphin Fishing Vessel - 703mm (27.6 Inches) Long For R/C, 3056-00

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$42   

NOTE: builder kit only. Please read carefully for the condition! Very large boat model for R/C operation features a beautiful plastic one-piece hull, plywood parts, hardwood parts and stock as required, plastic fittings set, many plastic vacuform parts and hardware. NOTE: this kit has been started. Four wooden parts are cut out but not assembled. The rudder halves and rudder shaft are assembled to 'excellent' quality and painted. There is no other assembly or painting. Inventoried and NOTE: missing (2) #28 vacuformed plastic fore ventilators, #49 spotlight, #26 bitt, #58 dingy/lifeboat, about (20) eyebolts/eyelets and the flat clear stock for the windows. Includes plans, overhead and side but they are not full size. After studying them I could determine how to assemble the kit and install the R/C equipment (which is not included). However, NOTE: there are no text instructions and the plans are NOT full size. So modeling experience with this type of kit is necessary if you purchase this model.

Sterling Chris Craft 63 Foot Motor Yacht - With B-11F Fittings Set - 40 Inch Long For R/C or Static Display, 1/19, B11M

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$695   

Very rare. This is the flagship of Sterling's famous wooden yacht and cruiser line. Very large and highly detailed wooden model measures 40 inches long when assembled. Includes the optional rare and desirable B11-F metal fittings set. In the 1960s Sterling produced a line of famous and now legendary wooden Chris Craft Yacht kits. They were known for their scale fidelity, excellent design, strength and quality materials including mahogany woods as used in the actual boats. This is the largest one of the series - the 'Holy Grail' of the line - the 63' Motor Yacht. Specifically designed for gas or electric radio control or for a wonderfully detailed static model. Includes full size plans, instructions, drawings and photos of the full interior (if you wish to scratch build it), die-cut balsa and hardwood with inter-notched and self-locking construction, numerous die-cut African Mahogany sheets including cabin sides, windshields, aft cabin bulkhead, rear catwalk, transom and more, die-cut Gabon Mahogany decks and side catwalks, poplar motor mounts, decals and flags, reed molding, plastic for cabin windows, Venetian blind material, metal oval and round portholes, aluminum deck hatches, material for canvas skirt, marine hardware and more. This kit has never been started. The small hardware parts that Sterling sealed are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Almost all parts are still in the wood die cut sheets. Plans and instructions are excellent but have the expected paper yellow aging. The fittings set B11-F is in the original Sterling Box and has never been used and is inventoried complete.

Sterling Chris Craft 50' Catalina Flying Bridge Cruiser - With Optional Fittings Set - 31.25 Inches Long for Radio Control (R/C), 1/19, B-7M

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$295   

Includes the rare optional metal fittings set. Large 1/19 scale motor yacht is designed for R/C operation on gas or electric motors. Features die-cut mahogany cabin sides, windshield and aft bulkhead, die-cut and embossed mahogany deck, catwalks, transom, flying bridge, windshield frame, etc, inter-notched self-aligning construction, die-cut balsa bulkheads, keep, frame members and more, die-cut plywood firewall and motor mount bulkheads, poplar motor mounts, clear windshield material, decals, reed, wire, yachting ensign, marine hardware and large plans with instructions including complete radio control installation guide. The kit has never been started. The optional fittings and other small parts are still in the clear factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. includes all paperwork.

Bluejacket Victory Ship - VC2-S-AP1 - 27.5 Inch Long Wood And Metal Ship Model, 1/192, 1008

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$195   

Museum quality craftsman kit features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia and brass fittings, photoetched brass details and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and instructions. There is no assembly but NOTE: the hull has been neatly cut in two length-wise for a waterline version. It is perfect for the builder who wants to make a waterline model; if you do not, then the upper and lower hulls do fit back together perfectly. There is no other work done on the model. Inside, all of the parts other than the hull are still sealed in the factory clear bags. Includes all paperwork. The Victory Ships were designed to replace the Liberty ships of WWII. 531 were ultimately built. They were larger, more powerful, faster, longer ranged and made their appearance in 1944. Steaming at 15 to 17 knots allowed them to be much more effective at evading U-boats. They were so successful that they became the basis of the US Merchant Marine after the war.

Sterling USS Missouri BB63 Battleship With B-17F Metal Fittings Set And Metal Barrell Set - 55 Inch Long Remote Controlled Battleship Model, 1/192, B17M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$425   

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Includes rare optional fittings kit B-17F that is never used and inventoried 100% complete. Also includes the "Steve Larsen Models" 1/192 "Iowa Class Barrel Set" that is still factory sealed. This includes beautiful turned aluminum 16" gun barrels for all main turrets, brass 5" turret guns for all secondary turrets and a great number of other brass gun barrels for the AA weapons. The kit itself is Sterling's flagship of the wooden ship line - the large, radio controlled battleship which measures 55.5 inches long when assembled. Highly detailed and prefabricated model is made from plywood, high grade balsa and other woods. Most parts are cleanly die-cut to shape. Solid pieces, such as all four lower hull sections, 5 inch turrets, smoke stacks and many more are factory pre-cut to shape. Includes full-size plans, instructions, running hardware, additional R/C instructions, flag sheet and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in their factory sealed bags. The optional fittings set is still in the original box and is inventoried complete. All other parts of the model have been inventoried complete also. Includes the instruction book, all fold-out plans, flag sheet and decals. Even the Sterling Guarantee sheet is present. Most parts have not been punched and are in the original sheets. Two small die-cut sheets had parts fall out; I have placed each of them in their own zip lock bag. Please note this kit must be shipped insured.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply BB-55 USS North Carolina 1941 - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$1119   

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Very rare kit from 1941. Measures 18 inches long when assembled. Issued in 1941, it depicts the ship basically as she was launched. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the props and anchors) and two packs of Casco Glue. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail views of the ships details and superstructure. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.

Bluejacket 80' Elco PT Boat - 1942 First Series PT103 Through 196 and PT314 Through 367 - As Built Configuration, 1/48, 1005

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$259   

Retails new for $315. Museum quality craftsman model in large scale features a factory pre-carved basswood hull and factory shaped deck houses, over 200 photo-etched brass and finely cast Britannia pewter parts, all brass, wood and styrene materials required and a detailed step-by-step instructions manual and two sheets of full-size plans. The kit has never been started and is like new inside. The parts that Bluejacket sealed at the factory are still in the sealed clear bags. The few large parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork present.

Mantua HMS Victory - With Fittings - 42.1 Inches Long Plank-On-Frame Wooden Ship, 1/98, 776

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$329   

Rare and extremely detailed model. Features Features hardwood and plywood parts, quality strip stock for planking, an extensive set of hundreds of fittings in three different boxes (Art. 776A, Art. 776S and Art. 524) with parts in brass, wood and a small number in injection molded plastic, printed fabric flags, numerous sheets of plans all in 'excellent' condition and more. The kit has never been started. Almost all of the fittings are still factory sealed; the two bags that were opened have been inventoried complete with all parts. The large parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete including all paperwork.

Scientific Sovereign of the Seas - 23.75 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model, 165-1695

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$139   

Excellent, large scale model measures 23.75 inches long when assembled. Includes precarved wood hull, extensive balsawood printed part sheets, hardwood masts & stock, tapered hardwood yards, standing and running rigging material, hardwood base and pedestals, colorful decal sheet, name plate, extensive metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc), full sized plans, rigging instructions, superb full size plans with numerous drawings & detailed text instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All of the metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete along with the decal sheet and instructions/large plans all in 'very good' condition. Please note that this the early issue and Scientific did not furnish sails or sail running rigging instructions with it.

Bluejacket Smuggler 1877 Gloucester Schooner - 33 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model - O Scale, 1/48, 1012

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$295   

A superb model that sells new for $340. Of all aspects of New England fishing in the late 19th century, none was more distinctive than the mackerel purse-seine fishery with it's specialized gear, exacting techniques and fast, handsome schoolers built specifically for this seasonal work. Smuggler, with her extreme clipper hull, was one of the most beautiful of them all. This is a wood and metal model of the highest quality. When assembled, it measures 33 inches long and 25.5 inches high. Features a pre-carved basswood hull, laser cut hardwood parts, finely cast Britannia pewter fittings, all materials needed for deckhouses, spars and rigging material as well as three sheets of superb full-size plans. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bags and includes plans (in mint condition) and the large instruction book (which is slightly used, it looks to have been studied). NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, this kit will ship in the original (very sturdy) model box wrapped in brown paper. If you specify, I will be glad to pack it inside a box but extra shipping will apply.

Sterling United States Lines American Scout C-2 Cargo Ship With Optional Fittings Set B-18F, 1/96, B-18M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$595   

Very rare and the Flagship of Sterling's popular civilian ship line. Includes the even rarer optional metal fitting set B-18F. This highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long and is designed for R/C operation or static display. The kit has never been started. The parts that Sterling factory sealed are still in sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed have all been inventoried complete. Includes instructions book, full size plans, decals and all other paperwork. This kit must be shipped insured.

The Ship Model Shop USS Arleigh Burke DDG51 Guided Missile Destroyer - 22 Inches Long, 1/250

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$245   

Very rare and highly detailed model from Allen Baker's legendary Ship Model Shop. This was the last kit he issued, and there are two personally signed letters from Mr. Baker included with the kit. Very high quality kit features 90% factory finished hardwood hull, perfectly cut and crisp wood superstructure parts, a vast number of cast metal fittings, a large sheet of photoetched brass details, wood, plastic and metal stock as required, a beautiful set of dry transfers designed by Mr. Baker and custom made by Chartpak. Paperwork includes instructions, plans, sales material, color photos and various photocopies of plans. Carefully inventoried against the included parts list and NOTE: missing (2) of (16) small bitts and the (4) flat Aegis Antenna Enclosures; very easily made by cutting them from sheet styrene. All original paperwork is included but please NOTE: Mr. Baker had difficulty in releasing this final kit. So the instructions are generic (from the FFG7 kits) and a set of assembled plans. He apologizes in the letter for the standard of documentation. I only recommend this model if you are comfortable building a ship from plans.

Seacraft Shipyards US Navy Corvette - 10 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

From 1945. Above-average quality early wooden ship kit. Features full hull precarved to correct overhead outline, two sheets of very nicely done print wood, wood stock as needed, several sizes of wooden dowels as needed, correct diameter smoke stack dowels, hollow superstructure style build, very well drawn plans with side, rear and overhead profiles, hull sections, cut out doors and window detail, several other views and drawings to aid construction and detail, awnings, rigging diagram, assembly instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and plans/instructions. Seacraft Shipyards was located in New York, New York and advertised a line of sailing vessels, aircraft carriers, warships and freighters. If you have more information about Seacraft please email me at oldmodels@yahoo.com

Scientific Robert E Lee Mississippi Steamboat - 24.5 Inch Long, 181-3295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$249   

One of Scientific's finest kits. The 'Super Deluxe' and 'Museum Quality' boast on the box top is true, and it can be made into a stunning model with skill and patience. Includes pre-carved hull with wood display stand and pedestals, metal name plate, a vast number of cast metal fittings including lifeboats, paddle wheels, ships wheel, weathervane, whistle, bell, ladders, cargo posts, bitts, cleats, anchors and much more, printwood and tapered hardwood masts/yards, pre-formed fiber pattern ornate railings, colorful name and pennant materials and much more. There are four large pages of full size plans, and a detailed, step by step instruction book with very nice assembly illustrations. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.