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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.

Cadet Grumman F6F Hellcat, B-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Rare kit from 1945. Solid wood scale kit with a 6 inch wingspan. Features balsa fuselage block, quality printwood wings and numerous other parts, fully formed wheels, cardboard template sheet, full color insignia sheet, sandpaper, blueprint plans and full instructions. Never started and complete. Cadet Aeronautics was a division of Winner Engineering Corporation, Trenton NJ. This line consisted of a P-40, P-51, Spitfire, Hellcat, P-47, Airacobra, Culver Model V, Aeronca Champion and Stinson Voyager 150 (numbered B-1 through B-9 respectively). Cadet also had a very popular line of ready-to-fly gliders such as the 'Stratobomber' and many others.

Cadet Supermarine Spitfire X, B-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Rare kit from 1945. Solid wood scale kit with a 6 inch wingspan. Features balsa fuselage block, quality printwood wings and numerous other parts, fully formed wheels, cardboard template sheet, full color insignia sheet, sandpaper, blueprint plans and full instructions. Never started and complete. Cadet Aeronautics was a division of Winner Engineering Corporation, Trenton NJ. This line consisted of a P-40, P-51, Spitfire, Hellcat, P-47, Airacobra, Culver Model V, Aeronca Champion and Stinson Voyager 150 (numbered B-1 through B-9 respectively). Cadet also had a very popular line of ready-to-fly gliders such as the 'Stratobomber' and many others.

Pioneer North American P-51 Mustang

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Rare kit from the mid 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 7.5 inches. Features balsa fuselage, cardboard template, very thick die-cut cardstock wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, wheels and prop, full color insignia sheet, sandpaper and full size plans with instructions. Complete and never started. Pioneer Modelcraft Co. was based out of Brooklyn, New York. Other kits in the same general configuration included the F4F, Lockheed Hudson, P-40, P-51 (this kit), P-47, Corsair F4U, Hurricane, SBD Dauntless, Spitfire, Ju-87 Stuka, Me-109 and Japanese Zero. Little else is known.

Cavacraft F-86 Sabre - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/55, J-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Rare. From 1951 or '52. This kit is among Cavacraft's excellent final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby, and it is as good or better than Strombecker. The fuselage and wing are completely machine cut to shape with only final sanding needed. The quality is excellent - as good as some Strombecker kits. The rudder and elevator are still in the die-cut hardwood sheet. Also includes pre-shaped wooden wheels, metal gear struts, vacuform canopy, sanding stick, sand paper, decals, full size plans and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed envelope. All other parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Other kits in this series include the British SE-5, Mig-16, Mustang P-51D and Cessna

Maircraft Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless, 1/48, H-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, printwood prop and hub, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Maircraft Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, H-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Maircraft V-1 Robot Bomb, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

From about 1944/45. Solid wood kit featuring a 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, engine block, other wood as required and superb plans with step-by-step building instructions. Even includes a cut-away of the actual V-1. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Hawk Grummer F7F -2N Tigercat, 1/48, 101

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

From 1945. Rare kit for the advanced collector. This issue is in a very 'fancy' box for solid model kits from this time. It is a hardbox with a litho 'slick' showing a nice illustration of the aircraft. The model contains a 3D carved and tapered wooden main fuselage, two fully finished hardwood engine nacelles, two 3D carved and tapered rear nacelles/wheel housings, nicely 2D cut wings, rudder and elevator, two metal seats for the interior, wood stock, clear vacuform canopy in excellent condition, two plastic propellers, pre-carved wheels, color decals, large and complete cardboard template set and full-size, well-detailed plans with full instructions. Even includes sandpaper and a special metal display stand. The model has not been started and is 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Hawk F8F Bearcat, 1/48, 87

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from 1946. Features 3D cut and tapered fuselage, completely finished engine nacelle, very nicely 2D cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, metal seat, clear vacuform canopy, plastic prop, wood stock as necessary, color decal sheet, and excellent Hawk full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Hawk SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from 1947. Features 3D cut fuselage, very nicely 2D cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, metal seats, cast metal machine guns (2), plastic prop, wood stock as necessary, excellent color decal sheet, and excellent Hawk full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Hawk Douglas SBD Dauntless, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from the early 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, fully finished engine nacelle, 2D cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, a very early injection molded propeller, wood stock as necessary, color insignia sheet, sandpaper and excellent Hawk full size plans. Even includes the factory tissue paper. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Hawk F4U Corsair - (F4FU1), 1/48, 9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit dated 1943. Features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, a very early injection molded propeller, wood stock as necessary, full color decal sheet, sandpaper, a special die-cut template sheet just for this kit, a special display stand and excellent Hawk full size plans that are done in color (!). Even includes the factory tissue paper. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Hawk Mitsubishi Zero Fighter, 1/48, 91

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from about 1943. Features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully cut and turned hardwood nacelle, fully finished wheels, a very early injection molded propeller, wood stock as necessary, full color insignia sheet, an excellent and highly detailed fold-out from the "Federal Security Agency US Office of Education" showing how to build solid models and of course the excellent Hawk full size plans. Even includes factory tissue packing paper. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Ship Shape Models Robot Bomb German V-1, 1/48, S352

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

From the mid 1940s. Nice solid scale kit featuring 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, engine block, display stand and excellent full size plans. Never started and 100% complete. Miniature Ship Models Inc. was based in Perkasie, PA and founded in 1927. They had an extensive line of ship and boat models in wood with metal fittings.

Guillows Hawker Hurricane - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed; from the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2016.

Easy Built Models Miles Mohawk - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Originally manufactured by 'Easybuilt Micro Since 1932.' Reissued in 1987 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans.

Guillows Vought F4U-4 Corsair - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Model - (F4U4), 1/16, 1004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. Very large 30.75 inch wingspan (78 cm) flying or static model. Can be flown rubber powered, free flight, U-Control or R/C. Features stick and tissue constructions, quality die-cut balsa and stripwood, plywood firewall, extensive vacuform details such as engine, cowling, landing gear, intakes, dropping bomb and much more.

Maircraft DeHavilland Mosquito, 1/48, D-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. Has a 13.5 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.