Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Great model from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. This example is in very rare near-investment grade condition. The box is exceptional with four solid, original corners, near perfect labels and very little wear. The only flaws are very light general wear and the box top is slightly concave. This example is dated 1940 on the plans. I have seen this kit built, and it is beautiful and nicely detailed. Measures 22 inches when completed. Features a very nicely pre-carved hull, a good sized bag of metal, wood and other many small parts and fittings, wooden stock as required (still held together by the original rubber band), the original sandpaper, three large sheets of high quality printed wood that are still held together by the original rubber band, a color flag sheet and very nicely drawn plans in 'near mint' condition with numerous templates, details and perspectives. This kit is almost untouched inside, other than for inspection. Never started. The small parts are still factory sealed. The parts not sealed have been inventoried complete with the plans and color flag sheet.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Rare. Dated 1938. Features a superb composite wood, fully formed hull that is ready for painting. The hull is in factory-new condition with no breaks or chips and is perfectly straight. Includes two sheets of high-quality printwood, various wood stock as required and excellent plans with full building instructions, assembly drawings, numerous detail drawings, finished elevations and even detailed rigging information. Never started and complete. The box is missing all four inner flaps and one end flap. The end flap that is present is not connected but included.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very nice pre-fabricated model that Scientific was justifiably proud of. Features beautifully precarved hardwood (not balsa) hull, hardwood display stand and hull supports, 6 sheets of quality printwood, tapered wooden masts and yards, other wooden dowels as required, cast metal fittings (ships boats, name plate, deadeyes, cannon and carriages, gun port covers, bitts, pump, etc), black standing rigging in two sizes and tan running rigging material, cloth sails that are beautifully printed as the box top shows, full color insignia sheet & flags and a detailed, full size plan sheet with instructions and full rigging information. The kit has not been started. The small parts (fittings) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including insignia, sails and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very, very rare, especially in this condition. Dated 1950 and measures 18 inches long when built. Wooden kit with a beautiful pre-carved balsawood hull and quality printwood parts, wood stock as required, one very large and full factory-sealed bag of cast metal fittings and another smaller factory-sealed bag of metal fittings, sail cloth, printed cardstock superstructure sides, a full color flag sheet as well as highly detailed three-view plans with hull cross sections, numerous superb detail drawings, very good instructions with additional building illustrations, full rigging diagram and sail details. Certainly one of Ideal's more detailed and better kits.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1930s issue kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Nicely done kit features a fully precarved solid hardwood hull (not balsa), three sheets of nicely done printed parts, numerous wood stock and metal stock as needed, a factory-sealed paper bag of metal and wood fittings (still sealed but just barely), sandpaper and very well drawn full size plans that include instructions and numerous detail & section views. The kit has not been started. The fittings are still factory sealed and all other parts have been inventoried present. The US Navy WWI Submarine chaser was a 110 foot wooden vessel. The ships carried a crew of 25 and were armed with a 3 lb deck gun and a "Y" gun for discharging depth charges. The ships proved valuable in combating the German U-boats in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Some were updated and saw service in WWII.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bag of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Wartime (about 1942-44) release from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. Features an unusual and very nicely done hardwood pre-carved hull, metal fittings, wooden fittings and accessories, wooden stock as required, two large sheets of nicely printed bristol board parts and very nicely drawn plans with numerous templates, details and perspectives. I have seen this kit built, and it is beautiful and nicely detailed. Measures 22 inches when completed. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. The box is all there but is only 'Fair+' because there is a great deal of masking tape on it.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG-
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.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
From 1938. Measures almost 22 inches LOA (length overall) when assembled. Very nicely done early kit featuring a pre-carved wood hull (only final sanding is needed), two large sheets of printwood, metal fittings including lifeboats, windlass, cask, anchors, ships wheel, chain, blocks and more, rigging material, pre-cut wood, wood and metal stock as needed, metal stock, full color flag sheet and very detailed plans with instructions and rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including flags and plans/instructions.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare and an excellent example. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up in 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Islands, where the wreck broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is very good and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are either still in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never sealed are 100% complete including plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point. Please NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. The travel agency poster does NOT come with the kit and is used for illustrative purposes only.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Rare kit from 1937. This is one of Ideal's larger and more highly detailed kits in the 'Super Detail' line. The add on the plans lists this model as being 23 inches long, but I measured it on the plans as 21 inches. Very nicely done kit for it's time with a 80% precarved hull, extensive metal fittings, wooden blocks and deadeyes, metal stock, printwood sheets and full size plans with rigging details and rigging materials. The kit has never been started. Most all small details are still in the internal factory sealed bags and 'Pill Bottle'. All other parts are inventoried 100% complete including plans.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
An excellent model from the 1960s. Features a completely factory-carved hardwood pattern-grade pine hull that is predrilled for masts and bow sprit and deck planking lines precision cut into the top, a very large number of metal and wood fittings, single and double blocks, brass chain, authentic braided anchor rope, tapered masts, tapered yards, scale stunsl'l booms, yard parral beads, yard irons, three types of rigging cord, a hardwood display stand and pedestals, decals and flags, printwood parts and more. Includes superbly illustrated and written large instruction and plan sheet. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and plans.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From 1938. Megow was famous for their line of ship kits. This is one of the more expensive kits as it contains a hardwood (not balsa) precarved hull, several metal fittings and metal launch, three printed balsa sheets, rigging material, blocks and two very rare jars of Megow Paint. Includes full size plans, with sectional outlines and assembly instructions, rigging diagrams, complete color scheme, colorful flag sheet and two photos of the completed model. Several parts were rough cut from two printed sheets, but there is no assembly on the model and it is complete with all parts, metal fittings, rigging material, two jars of Megow paint (it may have came with three originally), flag sheet and plans. The 'Seabird' was a typical merchant brig out of Philadelphia used in the Pacific Trade, dating back to the middle of the 19th century.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Includes rare metal fitting set B-18F. Very highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long when assembled. Designed for remote control or impressive static display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans present. This kit came from a very particular collector and the contents were exactly as it left the factory until I inspect it. I have put them back exactly as the factory did.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
A superbly detailed, full scale plank-on-frame model. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, deck and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., molded composite wood stern, limewood planking, complete set of metal and wood fittings, instructions, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Rare and very large kit that can be built as any one of the four sister ships. True scale model can be built for static display or R/C operation. The model is plank-on-frame construction and features plywood and balsa parts, planking strips, other wood as required, molded polyester plastic parts (i.e. resin), vacuum formed styrene parts, metal stock, cast metal anchors and chain, two brass props, stuffing boxes, drive shafts, rudder assemblies, decal sheet and flag. Because of the common scale, many super detail fittings are available to make this a true museum piece (extra fittings not included.) There are even super-detailed 3D printed parts on Shapeways.com! Copy and paste this link for photos and more information on this kit: http://wmunderway.mysite.com/gallery21/gallery21.htm
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
This is an ideal first plank-on-frame kit that is designed for the first time builder. If you are interested in small boat construction, this model is built the same way the real thing was made and is 1/12 of the size. Includes Micro-Cut quality basswood, mahogany and birch parts, complete fittings set, display stand, full size rolled plans and illustrated Success Series Construction Manual. Measures 8 5/8 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. There are other great kits in the "Success Series" as well and several levels you can work through. This kit is Level 1.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good+
Still factory sealed. Builds two barges that are 43" x 7.75" by 3.25 inches. One barge is raked bow and one is box style. Features die-cut mahogany plywood and even includes deck cleats. Please note that this kit comes in a huge box over 49 inches long, so the shipping will not be cheap.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed and in mint condition. Rare, large-scale 30" version, not the smaller 18" one. A great performer when powered by a .15 to .35 engine or a modern electric motor. Features a precision vacuum formed plastic hull and cabin, accurately die-cut balsa and plywood parts, hardware package including R/C hardware, full size plans, decals for sport version or coast guard, instructions and more.
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Includes the rare Billing Boats #511 Fittings Set which is still factory sealed. The actual kit is superbly detailed, full-scale and has plank-on-frame construction. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., hardwood planking, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. This vessel was built in 1965 at the N.V. Scheepswerven in Millingen, Holland, and called named "Maasbank." In September 1977 she was renamed "Banckert". The Maasbank served for 12 years in the Western part of Holland.