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  Strombecker Model Kits

Strombecker Consolidated B-24 J Liberator - With Booklet, 1/72, C-76

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$149   

Rare and from the early 1950s. Strombecker was famous for this line of completely precarved kits and this one one of the flagship models. Features quality hardwood parts that are fully factory carved in all three dimensions and needed only final sanding to finish, smaller detail parts, four plastic propellers, fully formed wheels, original sealed Casein Company wood filler and CASCO glue envelopes, huge plans with detailed instructions, very large, colorful and comprehensive decal sheet and a great B-24 booklet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the lead weight and and (1) of (2) nose gear doors. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and paperwork present. Please note that the box is only 'fair++' due to corner wear, significant general wear, creases, etc. The box is complete and has four solid corners but is not collectible.

StromBecker Piper Cub Super Cruiser - Piper PA-12 / J-5, 1/48, C-34

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

Rare 1/48 scale model of the seldom-seen Super Cruiser. This kit is from the 1950s. StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood kits. The parts are all top-quality hardwood - no balsa. Builds to an impressive display model. Features a completely carved hardwood fuselage and wing, hardwood die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizers, sanding stick, sandpaper, Casco Casein Glue in a sealed envelope, decals and full instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Strombecker Douglas DC-3 Flagship - American Airlines, C-35

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier manufacturer of very highly prefabricated hardwood models. From the 1930s to the 1950s Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are quality hardwood (not balsa) and are precarved to final shape; usually a quick sanding would finish them. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display with a 10.5 inch wingspan. This example even includes the original glue, wood filler and sandpaper. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and detailed plans, instructions. Decals are in amazing "Near Mint" condition.

Strombecker Walt Disney's Satellite Launcher - from Man in Space, D35-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$159   

This model is from about 1955/56 and is part of Strombecker's incredibly famous science fiction series released with Disney's landmark 'Man in Space' movie series. This kit is a completely transparent model of the three stage rocket and satellite. Has colorful paper inserts that go on the inside of the parts to show the interior of the missile such as liquid and solid fuel tanks, fuel system, launcher details, etc. Features launch base, three separating stages and metal 'satellite'. The paper sheet is in excellent condition. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, color paper interior parts and instructions present.

Strombecker Convair Manned Observational Satellite Vehicle, 1/200, D39-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$175   

Rare kit from the late 1950s. The artwork is by Cal Smith and entitled 'Tender Flight Arriving.' The model is based on Krafft Ehricke design of Convair's Astronautics Division as a 200 foot long, 600 mile-high orbiting laboratory for 4 men. The model is molded in very light blue plastic is 24 inches long when assembled. Includes a black display stand and large stand decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are flat and in amazing 'excellent++' condition. The instructions are 'near mint' with typical yellowing as the only significant flaw.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$56   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality Western Pine hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive model. Features all carved and smooth wooden parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and special hardwood 'teardrop' shaped display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

StromBecker North American FJ-2 Fury, C-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$62   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality Western Pine hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive model. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and a special hardwood 'teardrop' shaped display stand with a preformed 'flight wire' model holder. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

StromBecker Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star - (F-80), C-32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Earlier issue most likely from the late 1940s where the aircraft is labeled 'P-80' instead of the 'F-80' on later issues. StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Includes all hardwood factory-carved parts, clear plastic canopy, hardwood stand with metal stand arm, full decals, sandpaper, sanding stick, wood filler, Casco Powdered Casein Glue, Casein Company Wood Filler and complete instructions. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans.

StromBecker Swift 125 Sea Plane, C-40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$110   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive desk top display. Features fully carved fuselage, wings with airfoil, floats, die-cut tail feathers, small detail parts in the original envelope, sealed envelopes of Casein Glue and Wood Filler, sandpaper, detailed instructions and amazing 'near mint' condition full color decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35 - Solid Wood Model Aircraft Kit, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Rare, classic early 1950s model that is made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Features factory carved fuselage & wings, cut-to-shape tail features, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$68   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of sealed detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, envelopes of wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed envelope; the parts that were never sealed are inventoried complete an it includes all paperwork. NOTE: the box is only fair. The ends are heavily taped and the tape extends onto the box top and bottom. It is graded 'fair', not collectible but an ideal builder as the parts and paperwork are all in very good condition. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Strombecker North American F-86F Sabre Jet - Woodline Issue, G-44

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket - Bagged - (D5582), G42

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

Perfect 'Classic Builder' kit! StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. This one includes beautiful hardwood parts, a clear plastic canopy, full decals in 'excellent' condition as shown, sandpaper, sanding stick and photocopied instructions. The kit has never been started. It is either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried complete with all parts with decals and instructions.

StromBecker North American FJ-2 Fury, C-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$78   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

StromBecker Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket - (D-558 2), C-42

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features completely cut hardwood parts, original Casein Glue envelope, sandpaper, decals, hardwood stand, metal stand arm, plastic canopy, sanding stick and full instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, plans, instructions and decal sheet present.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$64   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of sealed detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. The small parts are still factory sealed; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes decals and plans. NOTE: the box is graded 'fair-.\' which means it is not collectible. The kit, decals and instructions inside are all 'very good' to 'excellent' but the box has wear, tears, a taped up left short side and an open right short side (the flap is disconnected but included inside the kit). Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$84   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

StromBecker Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket - (D-558 2), C-42

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Includes glue, sandpaper, decals, hardwood stand, metal stand arm, plastic canopy and full instructions. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, plans and partial decal sheet.

StromBecker North American FJ-2 Fury, C-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$58   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality Western Pine hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive model. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and a special hardwood 'teardrop' shaped display stand with a preformed 'flight wire' model holder. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Strombecker Douglas D-558 Skyrocket - Woodline Issue, G-42

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$45   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, stand and paperwork present.