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Easy Built Models PBY Catalina - 54 Inch Wingspan, D-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

Very large scale stick-and-tissue display model. Features printwood, wood stock and strip stock, full size plans and covering material. Never started and complete.

Cavacraft P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Rare. From the late 1940s/early 1950s. This is the first issue, which has the three color printed box. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent - as good or better than Strombecker. Also features clear canopy, die cut smaller wooden parts, a sealed small detail parts bag, full color decals, CASCO glue and excellent plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete. Please note, the box is missing two of the small inner flaps and one flap is taped on (from the inside).

Wright-Dayton Co Grumman F4F -3 Wildcat Plywright Solid, 1/48, PW-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Very rare. From the very early 1940s. Wright-Dayton was located at Front & Second Strs, Dayton Ohio. The instructions state that this flying glider was 'designed by the chief engineer of the Wright-Dayton Company, who helped built and fly the original Wright Airplane." No small claim and not an idle one! Upon further investigation, the un-named chief engineer is James M.H. Jacobs. He filed the patent for this glider in 1937; he is also named in patents with Wilber Wright. Sure enough, he was an engineer who certainly worked closely with the Wright Brothers. This is a very nice, true-scale, deluxe (for the time) solid wood model of bread-and butter construction. Features 9 excellent, factory cut hardwood profiles for the bread-and-butter fuselage with dowel pin alignment, templates (on the instructions) for final sanding, very nice profile cut hardwood wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, die cut hardwood display stand, a factory sealed envelope of small parts, an excellent color insignia sheets with starts, wing walks, retracted wheels and gear doors, oil coolers, canopy with frames, tail wheel, side windows and stand name plate and excellent full size instructions with detail assembly drawings and excellent step-by-step instructions. Never started and complete with all parts and paperwork.

Wright-Dayton Co Wright Aerial Torpedo Flying Balsawood Glider

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare. Exact date is unknown, but is from the late 1930s or early 1940s. Wright-Dayton was located at Front & Second Strs, Dayton Ohio. The instructions state that this flying glider was 'designed by the chief engineer of the Wright-Dayton Company, who helped built and fly the original Wright Airplane." No small claim and not an idle one! Upon further investigation, the un-named chief engineer is James M.H. Jacobs. He filed the patent for this glider in 1937; he is also named in patents with Wilber Wright. Sure enough, he was an engineer who certainly worked closely with the Wright Brothers. This is a rubber-band launched folding wing type model - when it slowed down near peak altitude, the wings would deploy and results in a long glide. It comes with a balsa body, factory attached red, white and blue tail feathers, metal nose weight (preinstalled) that has a launch hook, two balsa wings with excellent red printed design that says 'Wright Aerial Torpedo', factory applied tin folding tabs on the inboard wings, a rubber band/launch hardwood stick, full instructions and even the rubber bad (no good, but present, stuck to instructions). Complete and never used.

Hawk Ju-87 Stuka Bomber, 1/48, 80

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. From the early 1940s. Features all pre-cut wooden main parts (fuselage, wings, wheels and vertical & horizontal stabilizers), wood stock as required, insignia sheet and full-size plans that include cross sections for templates. Never started and complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 (and sometimes smaller) in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast. Before the plastic age there was a product line of railroad, airplane and ship models which are advertised on the side of this box.

Maircraft Douglas A-20 Havoc, 1/48, D-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. Has a 15+ inch wingspan when built. Features factory 3-D cut fuselage (not just profile cut), profile-cut nacelles, inboard and outboard wings and stabilizers, quality print wood, a factory sealed paper envelope of small detail parts, full color decals and excellent plans with templates and instructions. Never started and complete - the small parts are still factory sealed.

Megow F7F Tigercat Redi-Carved, 1/43, SE-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Very rare and dated 1946. At the very end, Megow pulled out all the stops and competed in the 'highly prefabricated' and expensive segment of the model airplane segment. The result was fantastic. This is a large-scale solid wood kit with a 14.5 inch wingspan. It features completely carved balsa fuselage that even has the cockpit cut out, completely machine-finished hardwood engine nacelles/gear housings (full length nacelle behind the engine), excellent profile cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully formed nose and main wheels, vacuform canopy (still like new), two injection-molded plastic three-blade propellers, wood and metal stock as required, color decals, two glass bottles, one of Megow Glue and one of Megow Dope (both still good!), a paint brush, step-by-step, heavily illustrated building instructions, very large full size three view plans including numerous templates and airfoil views and even a 'Plastic Wood' color advertising brochure. Even the internal factory presentation cardboard is present. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The other have been inventoried complete including plans/instructions and decals. Please NOTE that two prop blades are cleanly broken off at the hub but are present.

Burkard Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/54

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$55   

Very rare, high quality kit from about 1942/43 that represents the early B-26. Of the early solid aircraft kits, Burkard holds the distinction of being the largest, best made and most complete kits. However, the high price restricted sales, making them very desirable today. Big scale model features a fully carved-to-shape balsa fuselage that even has the turret hole predrilled, excellent profile-cut hardwood wings, engine nacelles, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully formed main and nose wheels, other wood stock as required, metal foil for details, two sheets of color insignia-one with USAF markings and the other with kill markings/silhouettes, a tube of glue (solid and stuck to one stabilizer) and very large and complete plans that include aircraft history and specifications, three views, numerous cross sections for templates and airfoils, antenna details and even text instructions. Never started and complete. Consolidated Model Engineering Co, of 3079 Third Avenue, NY, NY, manufactured the famous Burkard Giant Solids, Bay Ridge Super Gas Jobs and Jackson's Strato Spear. They also distributed Bantam engine factory replacement parts.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Douglas A-20A Boston / Havoc, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

From about 1943 - certainly a wartime issue from the 'We are in a fight to WIN!' drawing on the instructions and an urging to buy war bonds. This is a deluxe solid wood model in big quarter scale. Features beautiful completely finished hardwood fuselage, two cut-to-shape balsa wings with rough airfoils already formed, profile cut balsa nacelles and tail feathers, two cast metal three-blade propellers, fully formed wheels, wood stock as necessary, tinted celluloid for canopies (not printed), sand paper, full color insignia, factory glass bottles of glue and dope and very large full-size plans that include stabilizer and wing dihedral gauges, cross sections, aircraft description and spec and even text instructions. Never started and complete. Box top is complete but has closed edge splits. Master Modelcraft Supply Company made wooden model aircraft and ships and listed their address as N.Y. 66, New York during the early 1950s.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Spad XIII World War I Fighter, 1/40, 13 MM

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Likely from the 1940s. This is a solid wood model with an 8 inch wingspan. Features 2D cut fuselage block, quality printwood wings, die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizer, die-cut propeller, fully formed wheels, wood stock, color insignia sheet and very nice full size plans with templates, text instructions and even the color scheme. Complete and never started.

Consolidated Model Engineering Burkard F6F Hellcat - With Redi-Carved Fuselage and Paint

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Very rare deluxe kit from the late 1940s. This is a solid wood scale model with a wingspan of 9.75 inches. Features completely carved fuselage with cockpit cutout that needs only final sanding, excellent profile-cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, finished wheels, wood stock as required, beautiful cast metal three-blade propeller, a corked glass bottle of factory glue, a corked glass bottle of factory blue dope, a blue insignia sheet with stars and bars, aircraft numbers and 'Felix the Cat' with bomb nose art, another color insignia sheet with a very large variety of kill markings (flags and kill profiles), canopy celluloid and excellent full size plans with building instructions, aircraft tips and cross sections for making templates. Complete and never started. Please NOTE that while the canopy material is present, there are no printed frames on it. Often these kits have printed frames on the clear material. Burkard Giant Solid Models were made by Consolidated Model Engineering Co., Bronx, New York.

Marvel Douglas A-20 A Combat Planes of America, 1/64

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

Rare kit from 1942. This is a scale, solid wood kit. It features balsa wood, very thick and heavy printed cardstock parts, cardboard template, heavy cardstock props, full size plans with more templates and construction notes. A very simple kit that requires serious carving and shaping skills, but typical of the time! Complete and never started. The paint scheme shown on the aircraft is the pre-war variety. Marvel was a popular manufacture with a large line of army vehicles, tanks of all nations, aircraft and more.

Falcon Model Airplane Co De Havilland Mosquito, 1/43, B37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

From the mid to late 1940s. Large scale, solid wood kit featuring profile cut fuselage, wings, tail surfaces, printwood, wood stock as required, finished wheels and full size plans. Complete and never started.

Model Craft Hawker Typhoon, 56 S9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

From the 1940s or very early 1950s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 8 inches. This is a higher-quality solid wood scale kit featuring all die-cut balsa parts, bread-and-butter fuselage constructions, die cut wings, printwood tail feathers and other parts, fully finished wheels, clear vacuform canopy (in like-new condition, very highly detailed plans with templates, step-by-step construction and even a painting guide. Never started and complete. The original part number of this kit was 25 S9, but the factory over-stamped it with the number listed.

Comet Bell Airacomet P-59A, 1/64, H4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$38   

In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufactures issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few manufactures made expensive super detailed kits with metal accessories (like Dyna-Products). Comet came in the middle and struck a nice balance of detail and cost. The P-59 features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, pre-cut engine block, color decals, finished wheels, printwood, full template sheet of cardstock, wood stock and a very large and detailed sheet of drawings including detailed construction steps. Never started and complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare solid wood model from the 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 5.25 inches. Features fuselage block, two sheets of very high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Cavacraft Spad, 1/48, S-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This series was Cavacraft's competition for Strombecker, and they did a great job. These kits are as good and often better than Strombecker's. The wingspan is 6.75 inches. All parts are completely carved and shaped from quality western pine. Features fully finished fuselage, finished wings complete with perfect airfoils, cut and machined struts and horizontal & vertical stabilizers, all correct scallop detail on the wings, elevator and rudder, a factory sealed envelope with pre-finished wheels, prop, metal gear struts and more, excellent and extensive full color decals, a sealed envelope of CASCO Glue, sandpaper, sanding stick and step-by-step illustrated building instructions. Complete and never started. Other aircraft in the line included S-1 P-51 Mustang, S-2 British SE-5, S-3 Piper Cub, S-4 Ercoupe, S-5 Taylorcraft, S-6 Navion, S-7 Cessna 140 and S-8 Fokker Triplane.

Cavacraft Fokker DR-1 Triplane Tripe, 1/48, S-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This series was Cavacraft's competition for Strombecker, and they did a great job. These kits are as good and often better than Strombecker's. The wingspan is 6.5 inches. All parts are completely carved and shaped from quality western pine. Features fully finished fuselage, finished wings complete with perfect airfoils, die-cut struts and horizontal & vertical stabilizers, a factory sealed envelope with pre-finished wheels, prop and more, excellent decals, a sealed envelope of CASCO Glue, sandpaper, sanding stick, step-by-step instructions with a painting guide and full size plans. Complete and never started. Other aircraft in the line included S-1 P-51 Mustang, S-2 British SE-5, S-3 Piper Cub, S-4 Ercoupe, S-5 Taylorcraft, S-6 Navion, S-7 Cessna 140 and S-8 Fokker Triplane.

Cavacraft British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, S-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This series was Cavacraft's competition for Strombecker, and they did a great job. These kits are as good and often better than Strombecker's. The wingspan is 6 and 5/8 inches. All parts are completely carved and shaped from quality western pine. Features fully finished fuselage, finished wings complete with perfect airfoil, die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizers, a factory sealed bag with pre-finished wheels, metal prop and wood dowel stock, excellent full color decals, a sealed envelope of Casein Glue, sandpaper, sanding stick and illustrated, step-by-step instructions with a painting guide and full size plans. Complete and never started. Other aircraft in the line included S-1 P-51 Mustang, S-2 British SE-5, S-3 Piper Cub, S-4 Ercoupe, S-5 Taylorcraft, S-6 Navion, S-7 Cessna 140 and S-8 Fokker Triplane.

Scientific Army Racer U-Control Flying Aircraft - For Gas Engines .020 to 0.74, S79-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare. From the 1950s. 18" wingspan model is patterned after the P-6 Hawk. Very highly prefabricated. Features completely carved (and hollow) fuselage, bulkhead/firewall, completely finished wing with airfoil, die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizers, plastic cowl, fully formed landing gear wire and wheels, clear windshield with frames printed on it, plastic spinner and pilot bust, hinge material, metal hardware, detailed instructions with plans and 'how to fly' details and excellent full color decals. Never used and complete.