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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.

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. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we know that Enterprise purchased Pioneer in about 1949. At this time, they were able to enter both the balsa sheet and strip cutting ends of the business. Perhaps Pioneer had this equipment. 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.

Hawk Grumman 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.