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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

Model Shipways Virginia Pilot Boat Katy - 20 Inches Long, 1/48, 2001

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$86   

Very nice kit of this beautiful ship. Features a superb factory-carved hardwood hull, factory 'planked' decking material, a large number of pre-cut hardwood parts and wood stock, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. The fittings are still factory sealed. The larger parts that never were sealed have been inventoried complete including the plans/instructions.

Model Shipways Emma C. Berry - Sloop Rigged Well Smack 1866, 1/32, 2150

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$89   

Still factory tape sealed. Deluxe plank-on-frame laser cut kit with an assembled length overall of over 26 inches.

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.

StromBecker USS Buckley DE Destroyer Escort, C19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$105   

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.

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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Very rare kit from 1941 that measures 18 inches long when assembled and depicts the 'Showboat' in as-launched configuration. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped pressed-wood hull in solid, "near mint" condition, four sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood and bamboo stock in many shapes and sizes and a factory-sealed wax paper envelope of fittings. Includes excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail views of the ships details and superstructure. Never started. This model is exactly as it left the factory; all of the original factory tissue packing paper is intact and the plans have never even been opened. The fittings are still factory sealed; the rest of the kit has been inventoried complete.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS O'Bannon DD450 - 18 Inch Long Fletcher Class Destroyer - Wooden Model Kit, 1506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$115   

Rare ship model dated 1946 that features the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed and finished hollow hull made from a wood composite. It is 'paint or primer ready', 18 inches long and in like-new condition with no warping and no cracks. Also includes a factory-sealed wax bag of fittings, three sheets of quality printwood, a wide selection of wood stock, dowels and bamboo as required, metal stock and full size plans/instructions. The plans are excellent and very detailed. They even include full text step-by-step building instructions. The kit has never been started. The fittings bag is still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Although the upper and lower boxes are only 'fair' condition, the inside of the kit is like a time capsule and is exactly how it left the factory down to the original tissue packing material.

Mamoli Bluenose Fishing Schooner - 10 Inch Long Wooden Ship, 1/160, MM11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed. This is a perfect model for your first wooden ship. Features pre-carved hull and all fittings.

Bluejacket Victory Ship VC2-S-AP1 - 28 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship, 1/192

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$215   

Museum quality craftsman kit. Features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia fittings and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and also text instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were never factory sealed (hull, wood and metal stock) have been inventoried complete. All of the fittings are still in factory sealed bags in the factory box. Includes plans and instructions. 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.

DMI Viking Long Boat - 20 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Ship

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

From 1972. This large, scale model of the famous Viking Longboat features plank-on-frame hardwood construction, die-cut keel and bulkheads, hardwood strips from planking, high quality printwood, other wood stock as required, sail cloth, rigging line and rigging diagram, a fittings set with 32 highly detailed shields (with 8 different decorative designs on the front) and more. Inlcudes full size plans with detailed cutaways and assembly drawings. On the back of the plans are text instructions in three languages including English. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete. DMI is short for Dansk Modelflyveri Industri.

Bluejacket USS Chicago CA-29 Heavy Cruiser - Northampton Class - 37.5 Inch Long Wood And Metal Ship Model, 1/192

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$749   

Very rare. Museum quality craftsman model in large scale. Features hardwood, kiln-dried, factory-carved hull, 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. USS Chicago (CA-29) was a Northampton-class cruiser of the United States Navy that served in the Pacific Theater in the early years of World War II. She was the second US Navy ship to be named after the city of Chicago. She has a very active carerr, surviving a midget submarine attack at Sydney Harbor, taking part in the Battle the Coral Sea and also at Savo Island in 1942. She was sunk on January 30, 1943 by Japanese aerial torpedoes in the Battle of Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands chain.

Model Shipways Dapper Tom American Privateer / Baltimore Clipper - 24 Inches Long, MS2003

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$149   

Very nice kit of a beautiful ship. Features an excellent precarved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only, precision laser cut wood pieces, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, hardwood stock as required and more. Includes and excellent instruction book and two pages of full-sized plans including detailed rigging diagrams, full size profiles, detail drawings and more. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags.

Model Shipways Virginia Pilot Boat Katy - 20 Inches Long, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

Very nice kit of this beautiful ship. Features a superb factory-carved hardwood hull, factory 'planked' decking material, a large number of pre-cut hardwood parts and wood stock, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. The fittings are still factory sealed. The larger parts that never were sealed have been inventoried complete including the plans/instructions.