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Model Shipways American Clipper Ship Flying Fish - 36, 1/96, 2018

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$229   

Very highly detailed and intricate ship model that measures 36 inches long and 22.5 inches high when assembled. Features laser cut basswood keel and 21 piece bulkhead set. Construction is plank-on-frame with basswood strips and included self-adhesive copper foil for below the waterline sheathing. Masts, yards and spars are from high quality beech wood. Rigging is very realistic with black standing and white running rigging, 225 blocks in three sizes, and 200 wooden deadeyes. Castings are in solid brass or Britannia metal. Includes six sheet of plans and an excellent 56 page instruction book. The kit has never been started. Most of the parts were sealed at the factory and all of those are still in the internal clear sealed bags. The few larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork and a superb plan set.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Destroyer Escort (1945) - 18 Inches Long, 1505

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare and dated 1945. This is a very nicely detailed kit for that time and features a hollow 18" preformed hull of wood composite. It is ready for primer and paint. The hull is in factory-new condition with no cracks and no warps. Includes an opened wax-paper bag of small parts, three big sheets of quality printwood, wood stock and dowels as required and plans. The plans are excellent and have all required elevation drawings, numerous detail and assembly drawings, full text instructions and even a painting guide. Never started and complete. It even includes the original factory packing paper.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Ideal US Navy Submarine - 24 Inch Wooden Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Very rare, large-scale model of a 1938 US Navy Fleet submarine and probably the largest kit every made of this subject. This was originally a solid pre-carved hull kit; however, the war effort resulted in this being a wood-covered bulkhead and stringer hollow kit. Includes printed wood frames, factory-cut strip wood and wood planking strips, bow and stern blocks, a factory sealed wax paper bag of smaller parts, full size plans, two sealed envelopes of Casco Powdered Casein glue, sandpaper and two large sheets: one is the full size plans in excellent condition and the other is a large sheet explaining and illustrating the wartime hull construction. It also includes many patterns and templates to aid in carving the bow and stern blocks. The instructions have plans and text with detail drawings down the rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed. The larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork.

StromBecker USS Buckley DE Destroyer Escort, C19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$98   

Excellent kit from the 1950s. 10 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of pre-carved wood kits. Made of solid Western Pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. The small parts envelope is still factory sealed. The other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions/plans.

Cavacraft USS Perch SS-313 Submarine - 9 Inch Long Wooden Model, E-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$65   

Very rare and highly prefabricated model. Cavacraft set out to match or exceed Strombecker in quality, prefabrication hardwood models; and they did a fine job. Dates from the 1950s and measures 9" inches long when assembled. Features a completely carved hardwood hull and display base, precarved hardwood 'island' structure, die-cut hardwood details, extensive decals (including the decking), glue, sandpaper and more. With excellent plans that include full instructions. Never started and complete. The box displays better than the 'fair' rating but is graded as such because much of the left short side end flap is missing.

Monogram US Navy Destroyer DD-610 USS Hobby, B2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$129   

Very rare early Monogram kit from 1945. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life rafts, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship and measures 16 inches long when built. Never started. The inside is like new and even includes the cardboard display divider. The small parts are still in the factory sealed wax paper bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions/plans. NOTE: the actual transfers are intact, but there is bug damage to the decal backing paper. There is bug damage to the instructions but it is minor and they completely usable.

Megow USS Selfridge DD-320 Destroyer - Wooden Ship Kit, K-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Dated 1936 and very rare in this condition. The box is in amazing 'Excellent' condition with bright colors, no creases, tear, splits or crushing and all flaps are present and in very good condition. The completed model is 6 inches long. Inside, the kit consists of the hull block, a long piece of printwood with the decks, deck fittings and more, mast and funnel stock, full size plans with side and top elevations, illustrated text assembly instructions, rigging details, a nice photo of the completed model, hull sections for shaping and cut out number '320' for the hull. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Graupner Wasserschutzpolizei Boot WS7 - With Optional Fittings Set - Water Police Boat W-7 - 33.6 Inch Long Wooden Ship For R/C Or Static Display, 1/22, 2117

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$229   

Very rare and even more so with the included #471 Graupner optional fittings kit, which is a complete fittings set for this model. The fittings are still in the original box and all parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The actual model is highly prefabricated, large, full scale model designed for R/C operation or detailed display. Features a stunning factory built wooden lower hull and factory carved wooden bow section. This includes all of the complex curves for the entire hull, so the only sheeting you will do is straight, simple panels only. Includes numerous sheets of high-quality die-cut plywood and balsa, die-cut windshield and windows (still clear and not yellowed, in excellent condition), metal drive hardware, stock wood and metal where required, small ship's boat as shown on the box top, cloth flag, rigging rope and other hardware, instructions in English, German and two other languages, two beautiful sheets of full size plans, excellent and highly detailed set of plans for R/C installation and more. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork included.

Continental Model Airplane Co Clipper Ship Seawitch, H-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$32   

From the mid to late 1940s. All-wood, 9 inch long model kit of this renown high-speed American Clipper Ship. This is a very nice effort by Continental. The ship is 9 inches long when assembled. The hull had been very neatly factory machine cut to the overhead (beam) dimensions. Also includes one sheets of printwood, many other wood parts for the deck houses, masts and yards, full color insignia sheet with the ships name and many US flags and excellent full size plans with very good rigging diagrams and instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork. Continental had several ship lines; this 'H' line consists of H1 USS Missouri Battleship, H2 Aircraft Carrier USS Wasp, H3 LST (Landing Ship Tank), H4 Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, H5 USS Fletcher Destroyer and H6 Clipper Ship The Seawitch.

Comet Patrol Torpedo Boat - PT-9 - 10 Inches Long - Solid Wood Model, J3

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 10 inches long when assembled. The hull had been very neatly factory machine cut in three dimensions. Also includes a sheet of printwood, balsa blocks and other wood parts for the superstructure, decals and full size plans. The plans are superior to most ship plans of the day with 4 hull sections, full size top and side drawings, illustrated instructions and a very large number of detail drawings. The decals are in 'good-' condition due to bug damage but could be easily scanned and restored as most of the transfers are fully intact. The plans are 'excellent.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

Dusek Ship Kits Knarr 11th Century Viking Ocean Going Cargo Ship - 8.8 Inch Long Laser-Cut Wooden Model, 1/72, D013

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$58   

Well detailed model features plank-on-frame construction, quality hardwood parts that are all precision laser cut, finished wood casks and other cargo, rigging material, sail cloth, hardwood stock, wooden blocks and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes illustrated instructions.

Comet Cruiser USS Indianapolis, K7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Dated 1945. 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 scale 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 beam and height dimensions. Also includes three sheets of printwood, mast and gun barrel material and full size plans. The plans are superior to most ship plans of the day with 5 hull sections, full size top and side drawings, illustrated instructions and a very large number of detail drawings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The Comet 'Fleet' shown on the box side included K11 Aircraft Carrier, K7 Cruiser, K10 Battleship, K9 Destroyer and K12 Submarine. From the gaps in the part numbers there may have been other kits as well.

StromBecker USS Buckley DE Destroyer Escort, C19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Excellent kit from the 1950s that is 10 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of pre-carved wood kits. Made of solid Western Pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

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: Good-

$359   

Rare and includes the even rarer with the optional cast metal fitting set. This very large scale model is 'completely pre-fabricated for easy construction' It features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, factory carved parts, plastic molded smoke stack, other plastic parts as well, sheeted hull construction, 'excellent' condition decals, superb full size drawings and plans and simple-to-follow, step by step instructions. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one piece of wood, a 25 inch x .25 inch filler strip. Otherwise all wood parts are present. NOTE: missing one long screw. Otherwise complete. Includes all paperwork. NOTE: the plans & instructions are professional quality reproductions made on a large scanner specifically made for large plans. I had the front made on one sheet and the back on another sheet, which makes building the kit much easier. 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.

StromBecker USS Buckley DE Destroyer Escort, C19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$85   

Excellent kit from the 1950s that is 10 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of pre-carved wood kits. Made of solid Western Pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

StromBecker USS Tacoma Frigate, C17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$69   

Excellent kit from the 1950s that measures 10.5 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of pre-carved wood kits. Made of solid Western Pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: Missing rear subdeck. I have included a full-size tracing of this part and included the measurements on the drawing. Otherwise complete with all other parts and instructions.

Monogram USS Shangri-La Aircraft Carrier - Essex Class, B5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$119   

Rare kit for the advanced collector. This is Monogram's fifth ship kit, issued in 1946. Measures 14 inches long when assembled. The hull and lower deck are pre-carved wood. The rest of the kit is printwood, wood and metal stock and cardstock. The air wing includes F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts, full size instructions and even sandpaper.

StromBecker USS Tacoma Frigate, C17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$115   

Excellent kit from the 1950s that measures 10.5 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of pre-carved wood kits. Made of solid Western Pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Billing Boats Roar Ege Viking Ship - 22.4 Inches Long, 1/25, 703

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Highly detailed, very large scale model features plank-on-frame construction, numerous precision laser-cut pieces, metal hardware, plastic display stand, two types of rigging material, sail cloth and more. Includes instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including all paperwork. This Viking ship, dating from about 1000 A.D. was found in 1957 in the bay at Roskilde in Denmark. The wreck was salvaged in 1962, and after a thorough preservation it was possible to carry out a reconstruction of the vessel. Today the ship is on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

StromBecker USS Gambier Bay CVE Escort Aircraft Carrier - (Casablanca Class), C18

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$95   

Wonderful kit from the 1950s and that is 10 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. This model is made of quality Western Pine hardwood, not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans present. The box is only 'fair' - there is heavy wear, writing as shown on the box top and all of the end panels are missing on the left side.