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Billing Boats Hoga YT146 Pearl Harbor Tug - (Tugboat), 1/50, 708

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$189   

Big scale plank-on-frame kit measures 62cm long when assembled. Highly detailed and features laser-cut parts, quality stripwood, full fittings (metal and plastic), rigging material, full size plans and detailed instructions. 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 plans & instructions. This tug boat was approved by the American navy on 22 May 1941 and given the name "YT146 HOGA". It was then posted with the 14th navy station at Pearl Harbor. After only six months in service, the HOGA was put to a far greater test than had been expected, when Pearl Harbor was attacked on 7 December 194l. The HOGA fought without break for 48 hours, extinguishing fires, tugging bombed warships and rescuing seamen. Today the HOGA is the only vessel still in existence from the time of the Japanese attack.

Mamoli Halifax English Colonial Schooner 1774, 1/54

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Very highly detailed plank-on-frame model that measures 59cm when built. This is a superb kit featuring numerous factory cut wooden parts, numerous die-cut hard and plywood parts, high quality stripwood, a large and very complete fittings pack, sailcloth, printed cloth flags, full size plan sheet with complete rigging details and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans/instructions. The Halifax was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768 and transformed at Portsmouth into a typical colonial schooner of that time. She saw service along the American coasts in a rather complex period the history of this country.

Dumas Essex Class Aircraft Carrier 36 Inches Long, 1/290

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$295   

Very, very rare kit from 1945. This is the only one I have ever seen or heard of. Dumas advertised this kit as 'A beautiful 36" model as accurate as possible under war conditions' and that was no idle boast. By all appearances it was the most detailed US aircraft carrier model ever made to that date. Features hollow construction, airwing, factory marked bulkhead balsa blocks, high quality balsa printwood, other wood as required, metal stock, rigging material, sandpaper, an unopened can of 'Delicate Gray' Gloss Enamel (with a 'Four Hour Drying Time") and a glass bottle of glue. Amazingly, the glue and paint area still both a liquid and not dried up. Comes with text instructions and plans. The two very large sheets of plans were drawn by Al Dumas Jr. They include full side and top elevation views, sectional views and a large number of detail drawings for AA guns, aircraft construction and much more. There is light bug damage to one side of one sheet but it is minor. The kit has not been started. The contents are mint - you will be the first to remove them from the box. They are still factory packed with factory packing paper. Dumas says inside this is an Essex-Class carrier, but due to wartime censorship and the initial secrecy surrounding the Essex class, the kit is not a perfect Essex. When more information became available after the war, this may have been why the model was discontinued so soon.

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

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

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. The fittings are all still in factory sealed bags. The other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

Model Shipways New Bedford Whaleboat 1850-1870 - 21 Inches Long, 1/16

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Amazingly detailed, large-scale kit that is build just like the real boat - "Authentic appearance is not sacrificed for simplified construction." Features die-cut molds and planks that require little additional work, all metal fittings and hardware (no plastic), 6 sheets of detailed plans, a 160 page construction book and even historical notes. 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 plans and instructions.

Rogers Motor Company LCI Landing Craft Infantry, 1/135, 196

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

Rare, highly pre-fabricated kit from 1946. Very high quality wood and metal scale LST measuring 14 inches long when assembled; the given 1/135 scale is approximate. Features a completely pre-carved hardwood hull, wooden hardwood superstructure parts that are completely cut and shaped, preformed gun tubs, details such as anchors, guns, vents, lockers, ammo boxes, rudder, propellers, life rafts, bow ramps and much more that are all made from metal, wood, heavy embossed bristol board and other materials as well. Includes full size plans with detailed parts list and instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The other parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with the internal cardboard presentation material and large, detailed instructions with plans. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right near the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the M4 Sherman Tank, 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel and LST. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays.

The Laughing Whale The New Bedford Whaleboat, 1/36

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Very highly detailed kit from 1981. Features quality hardwood stripwood, dowels, wood stock, factory cut hardwood, stand, sail cloth, metal parts as required, rigging material, two excellent pages of full size plans and detailed ext instructions that even include a paint guide. 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 plans and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS Hull Destroyer

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$79   

Rare. Dated 1938. Features a superb composite wood, fully formed hull that is ready for painting. The hull is in factory-new condition with no breaks or chips and is perfectly straight. Includes two sheets of high-quality printwood, various wood stock as required and excellent plans with full building instructions, assembly drawings, numerous detail drawings, finished elevations and even detailed rigging information. Never started and complete. The box is missing all four inner flaps and one end flap. The end flap that is present is not connected but included.

Model Shipways Dapper Tom Baltimore Clipper - 24 Inches Long, 2003

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

Very nice kit of a beautiful ship. Features an excellent precarved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, scribed wood decking, wood stock as required with tapered yards, etc and two pages of full-sized plans including detailed rigging diagrams, full size profiles, detail drawings and more. There are also detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. The metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags and the other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions and plans.

Constructo Halifax 1786 British Warship / Schooner, 1/35, 80804

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$125   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Highly detailed plank-on-frame kit that measures 65 cm (25 inches) long when assembled.

Mamoli Black Prince Privateer Schooner 1775, 1/57, MV46

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Large scale plank-on-frame kit that measures 52cm (20.5 inches) when assembled. Very highly detailed. Features perfectly factory-cut hardwood keel, deck and bulkheads, quality stripwood and complete fittings made from wood or metal. Includes all rigging materials, full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still in the sealed bags. The very few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including all paperwork.

Constructo Santa Maria Caravel of Christopher Columbus - 14.7 Inches Long, 1/55, 80606

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Simplified construction for an ideal first wooden ship kit. Features completely carved, machined and smoothed hardwood hull, many other hardwood parts all cut completely to shape, superb wood fittings, many metal fittings, printed cloth sails, rigging thread, instructions and excellent full-size plans. The kit has never been started. All smaller parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Only the hull and a few larger wood parts were never sealed; they are all present and mint.

CANAV EC2-S-C1 Liberty Ship US Navy 1941, 1/135

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$495   

Very rare. Builds to a large 39 inch long model when assembled. Ideal for R/C conversion (R/C parts not included). CANAV is an exclusive maker of custom models for ship builders and yacht owners worldwide. They have issued very few models, but the models are of the highest quality. This is a very large 1/135 US Navy Liberty Ship Freighter in the 1941 configuration. Construction is frame with skin sides - you build up the interior frame from die cut plywood, and then skin it with the large pieces of thin hardwood. All plywood frames and completely precut and the other wooden stock is hardwood, probably basswood. Includes dozens of cast metal and brass fixtures which are in factory sealed bags stapled to a very nice display board. Full English building instructions and many sheets of full size plans are included. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Only one fittings bag was opened and it has been inventoried complete. Recommended only for the experienced modeler. Must be shipped insured.

Billing Boats Nordsokutter Mary Ann, 1/33, 472

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$115   

Very well detailed plank-on-frame kit that measures 55 cm (21.6 inches) long when built. 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 plans and instructions. Please NOTE: this model does not include the optional (sold separately) fittings set.

Model Shipways Colonial Schooner Sultana of 1767 - 17 Inches LOA, 1/64

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

Excellent wood and metal ship kit. Features excellent hardwood precarved hull, a large number of cast metal fittings, scribed (planked) wood deck, wood stock as required, tapered wood mast/spars, rigging material and very detailed plans/instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (metal fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Bluejacket USS Maine Battleship 1898 - 30.5 Inches Long, 1/128, K1898

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$1795   

Number 11 of 100 made. Very limited production multi-media kit and the largest, most accurate USS Maine kit ever created. For Bluejacket's' centennial celebration (1905-2005), they created this kit. Features machine-carved solid basswood hull, laser-cut wood and styrene parts, brittania metal fittings, cast resin boats and sponsons, hundreds of photoetched brass parts in three different thicknesses, five sheets of full-sized plans and detailed step-by-step instructions. The kit has never been started; it is as it left the factory. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans and instructions.

Artesania Latina Bensersiel Krabenkutter (Crabbing Cutter), 1/20, 20202

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$165   

From 1986. Huge, giant-scale plank-on-frame kit with full fittings set. Measures 71 cm (~28 inches) long when built. The kit has never been started. Many of the small parts and even some of the wood is still in the factory sealed bags. The fittings and parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes a huge set of plans with numerous detail drawings.

Artesania Latina Eileen Motor Fishing Vessel for R/C Operation, 1/20, 200

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$165   

From 1980. Huge, giant-scale plank-on-frame kit with full fittings set. Measures 84 cm (33+ inches) long when built. The kit has never been started. All small parts and even most of the wood is still in the factory sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes a huge set of plans with numerous detail drawings.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply RMS Queen Mary Ocean Liner - 12 inch Long Wooden Model Kit, 1113

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Rare ship model from 1940. Contains the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed, hollow hull made from a wood composite. The hull is in excellent condition. Also includes full size plans/instructions, wood masts and stock as required and three sheets of printwood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

Comet USS Saratoga CV3 Aircraft Carrier - Wooden Ship Kit, J5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Dated 1945. Almost everyone has heard of the Comet flying aircraft kits that boys and men built from stick and tissue, but few know that Comet had a line of ships also. Very nicely done wooden kit that measures 12 inches long when assembled. The hull had been very neatly factory machine cut to the overhead (beam) dimensions only. Also includes two sheets of printwood, mast and gun barrel material, sandpaper, decals for the hull and flight deck and full size plans. The plans are superior to most ship plans of the day with 5 hull sections, full size top and side drawings, illustrated instructions and many detail drawings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.