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Amati Nina 1942 Caravel of Christopher Columbus - 14.5 Inches Long, 1411

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Laser-Cut, very high quality plank-on-frame kit of quality hardwood, plywood (keel, bulkheads & decks), complete fittings set of hardwood and metal. Includes all rigging thread, printed cloth sails, instructions, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions.

Scientific Frigate USS Constitution / Old Ironsides Wooden Ship Model, 170-895

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$52   

Solid hardwood kit - not balsa. Measures 14.25 inches long when assembled. Features 90% precarved hull that needs only finishing sanding, beautiful factory-cut hardwood base, ply and hard printwood, dozens of cast metal fittings, tapered hardwood masts and yards, extensive insignia sheet, metal nameplate, full size plans, assembly instructions, rigging instructions and rigging material. There has been no assembly. The fittings are still factory sealed. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried with all others accounted for including insignia, flags and instructions.

Billing Boats Oseberg Viking Ship - 34 Inches Long, 1/25, 518

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$129   

Highly detailed, very large scale kit with fittings. Features plank-on-frame construction and parts of of hardwood, plywood, metal and with some plastic details. This is a very complete kit with sail material, rigging, complete instructions and full size plans. All of the bulkheads are beautifully factory-cut out and ready for assembly and the shields and intricate carvings on the bow and stern are injection molded plastic. 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 including instructions.

Artesania Latina Baltimore Clipper Ship Harvey 1847 (with cannon) - Wood and Metal Plank-On-Frame Ship Kit, 1/50, 20502

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$149   

From 1984. Very highly detailed and intricate ship kit. Measures 39 inches long and 26 inches high when assembled. Castings are in solid brass or Britannia metal. Includes 6 sheets of full size plans and an instruction book. The kit has never been started. All small and medium sized inner parts are still factory sealed. The very few big parts (keel, bulkheads) that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With full instruction book and full size plans sheets.

Action Products Submarine

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$12   

Still factory tape sealed. Not a scale model but a 14 inch long wooden kit of a generic military submarine. Excellent for children.

Hasegawa I-401 Motorized Wood and Metal Submarine, 1/160

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$950   

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Very, very rare. Few know that the first Hasegawa kits were primarily wood and there was quite a line of them. It appears that all were motorized, from the heavy cruisers, 1/300 IJN Battleships to a 1/400 NS Savannah and even a giant Iowa class battlewagon. This is the only submarine - I401 of the famous I-400 class airplane carriers. This giant kit measures 30 inches (762mm) long when built and is designed for static display or operation in water. Features a completely factory carved hardwood hull with no sanding required, fully cut and finished ribbed hardwood decks, factory assembled forward deck, numerous other hardwood parts all cut to shape, some small rough cut wood parts, a tiny scale aircraft model for the deck (plastic, 7 parts with decals, still factory sealed in the small box), numerous brass and metal hand-soldered parts including railings with stanchions, island gun decks and much more, metal props and drive shafts w/hull ports, a stunning all metal gear box with brass gears that is still mint in the box, a TKK Mabuchi DC motor still in the old-style box with instruction sheet, triple battery holders, reproduced photo of the built kit (and she is beautiful!), very large instruction sheet with numerous drawings for all steps and operation/motorizing notes (all in 'very good++' condition) and full-size blue prints in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started: NOTE: If the ship had decals or not is unknown from the instructions; there are none present. Beyond that, the kit has been inventoried with all other parts and paperwork. Even the original Hasegawa paper headers for the bags are present, and even the cardboard they were originally stapled to are present - although the bags were open, which is why I did the inventory. I have returned the contents to as close to factory condition as I could. You will notice yellowed cellophane in the photo - this kit originally had cello factory sealed over the inner box at the factory, so that the prospective owner could remove the box top and view the (factory sealed) contents. NOTE: the upper and lower boxes were complete but in very bad (poor) condition. I spent 4 hours fixing them correctly from the inside. Please be aware that I have rated them 'fair' and complete, but there were completely flat and in 5 parts when I received them. There is a great deal of wear, as you can imagine. NOTE: A shaft came off one diving plane but was present - I cleaned the parts and soldered it back into position.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Large model of a 1938 US Navy Fleet submarine. This was originally a solid pre-carved hull kit. However, the war effort resulted in this being a plank-on-frame hollow kit. Includes printed wood frames, strip wood, bow and stern blocks, deck details (but no metal due to the war), full size plans, two envelopes of Casco Powdered Casein glue, sandpaper and two large sheets- one is the full size plans in amazing 'near mint' condition and the other is a large sheet illustrating and explaining the wartime hull construction. The instructions have plans and text with detail drawings down the rigging details. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Billing Boats Bluenose II Racing Schooner - Plank on Frame Wood Ship, 1/100, 600

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$119   

"Still factory sealed. Scale model of this world-famous and beautiful schooner originally from 1929. 1:100 scale kit measures 16.93""H x 20.47""L x 3.35""W. From the Billing website - ""All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction! Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!"" The schooner Bluenose has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast, the ship soon turned out to be such a fast sailer that she won all the great classical regattas along the USA's Eastern coast. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1929, and shipwrecked near Haiti in 1946. A true copy - Bluenose II - was launched in 1964"

Artesania Latina Swift Virginia Pilot Boat 1805, 1/50, 150

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$75   

Fantastic kit that measures over 21 inches long when assembled. Features plank on frame construction and includes all die-cut hardwood and plywood parts, precut strip wood of various types, large parts identification guide, extensive brass and cast metal and wooden fittings, rigging material, full instructions, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions and several plan sheets.

Sterling Sloop Ferret Colonial Man-Of-War, D8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$49   

Very nice model kit from the famous line of Sterling ships. Measures 15.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-carved hardwood hull, thin plywood printwood, numerous metal fittings (such as cannon, life boats, bitts and much more), printed cloth sails, large, finished hardwood display base, pedestals, name plate, tapered and straight wood and metal stock as needed, two colors of thread for standing and running rigging, decals, flag sheet, beautiful full size plans with detailed instructions and full rigging diagrams. Never started. The fittings are still in the factory sealed bag and all non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete with decals and plans.

Model Shipways Bluenose1921 Fishing Schooner - Laser Cut Wood and Metal Plank-On-Frame Ship Kit, 1/64, 2130

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Very highly detailed and intricate ship kit. Measures 32 inches long and 26.5 inches high when assembled. Castings are in solid brass, Britannia metal or carved wood where appropriate. Includes full size plans and heavily illustrated instruction book. 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 including decals and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co P7 Submarine - S Class?, C-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Older kit that measures 6" long when assembled. Consists of a rectangular block of balsa, printwood, wood stock, flag sheet and plans. The plans have text instructions, color scheme and show the front, side and top elevations as well as hull cross sections and railing detail. I cannot identify P7 by name - from the looks and date, she is an S Class - but that is just a guess. Never started and complete.

Wesco S-51 S-class Submarine 1922 - Fourth-Group S Class (S-48), 1/240

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Very rare. Thi sis a solid wood kit of this early USN submarine that was unfortunately rammed and sunk by the City Of Rome. The kit consists of a 3D machine cut to profile wood hull (requires sanding to round shape), printwood, wood stock, cardstock detail parts and even a corked, glass vial of paint and a metal tube of glue - both in the original small paper bag. Even sandpaper is included. The plans are complete but have long closed splits - they are in two parts. The plans include very nice text directions, very good top and side elevations, several detail drawings and hull cross sections for shaping. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia (on the plans) and instructions.

Comet USS Perch SS-176 Porpoise Class Submarine, 1/300, J4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Rare. The plans call this the Perch but have a 'P5' designator on the conning tower. From the layout I believe it to be SS176 - but there was a time when "P" codes were used on American submarines. This model measures 12 inches long when complete and features a factory 3D carved hull that needs sanded to the round shape, two sheets of quality printwood, wood stock, sandpaper and even full decals. The plans are excellent and show hull sections, many detail drawings and have instructions and paint guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans.

Comet USS Perch SS-176 Porpoise Class Submarine, 1/300, K12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$46   

Rare. The plans call this the Perch but have a 'P5' designator on the conning tower. From the layout I believe it to be SS176 - but there was a time when "P" codes were used on American submarines. This model measures 12 inches long when complete and features a factory 3D carved hull that needs sanded to the round shape, three sheets of quality printwood, wood stock, sandpaper and even a big glass bottle of Comet 'gray' dope that is still good! The plans are excellent and show hull sections, many detail drawings and have instructions and paint guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

Ace Whitman USS Seadragon SS194 Submarine (Sargo Class) - Balsa Ship Model Kit, 1/169, 2994

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Rare, large scale 22 inch long hollow display model likely from the 1940s. It builds up with hull bulkheads and stringers and is intended to be tissue or silk covered, although it would be much wiser to either cover it with thin balsa or plank it like a plank-on-frame ship model. The photos (on the back of the box and on the plans) of the built model are impressive and realistic; no doubt, you can make an incredible, almost one-of-kind kit from it. However, there is a great deal of scratch building expected, which is typical of kits from that time. It is certainly not recommended for beginners. The builder should be highly experienced with stick and tissue methods and scratchbuilding fittings and more.

Mantua HMS Victory Launch - 24.4 Inches Long, 1/16, 751

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Amazingly detailed, very large large-scale plank-on-frame kit. Features an enormous amount of quality hardwood - stripwood, dowels, many sheets of factory cut parts, printwood and more. Includes fittings from finely machined hardwood, brass and cast metal, sail cloth, three types of rigging material, highly detailed plans and step-by-step instructions. Never started. NOTE: some fittings bags were split from age and it is missing printed compass rose and clear cover (both easily made) and 5 eyebolts. All other fittings are all still in factory sealed bags or have been inventoried complete. The other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

Billing Boats Santa Maria 1492 Columbus' Flagship, 1/75

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Large plank-on-frame kit measures 23 inches LOA (length overall) with a 16 inch long hull. Features excellent factory cut keel, bulkheads and other parts, quality stripwood for planking, many blocks that are factory cut and numbered, printwood, dowels (tapered and straight) for masts and yards, printed sails on a cloth-like material, excellent full size plans with many detail drawings and text instructions in many languages including English. The kit has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts and plans/instructions. Please note, the optional fittings kit is not included.

Megow Great Republic Clipper Ship - The Largest Wooden Clipper Ever, H2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Rare kit from the 1930s. Old hobby shop stock. This was one of the more deluxe '25 Cent' line of Megow ships. This one measures about 12 inches length overall. The kit has not been started. It is still wrapped in the factory tissue and is complete with all parts and plans.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Mosquito Boat PT-17 - (Patrol Torpedo Boat), 310

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$85   

Early 1940s kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. True scale kit measures just over 12 inches long when assembled. Features excellent, fully carved wooden hull with metal fittings, other factory-cut wood parts, two quality sheets of printwood, other wood stock as required (mainly dowels), sandpaper and plans. The plans are very highly detailed and well drawn and include top, side, back and front elevations, detailed construction sub-assembly drawings, hull templates, paint guide and text instructions also. Never started and complete. This kit represents a very early PT boat designed by Hubert Scott Paine with three 1350 HP engines and four torpedoes.