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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.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS Constitution Old Ironsides, 312

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

From 1947. Rare big-scale version that measures 24 inches long when assembled. Features an excellent wooden precarved hull, three sheets of quality printwood, stock wood, dowels and reed as required, numerous metal fittings (lifeboats, stern window castings, cannon and carriages, capstan, ships wheel, anchor and more), netting, color flag sheet, sandpaper, standing and running rigging materials and amazing, large full-size plans with building instructions, rigging diagrams, a large number of detail drawings, hull templates and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including plans/instructions.

Comet USS Gridley (DD380) Destroyer, K9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

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 three sheets of printwood, mast and gun barrel material, a large bottle of Comet gray dope that is still good and full size plans. The plans are superior to most ship plans of the day with 3 hull sections, full size top and side drawings, illustrated instructions and a very large number of detail drawings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

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.

Model Shipways New Bedford Whale Boat 1850-1870, 1/16

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

$95   

Very accurate and highly detailed kit. "Authenticity is NOT sacrificed for simplified construction." With this model you are building a miniature boat just like the real thing. Features plank-on-frame construction based on full size construction methods, die-cut molds and planks that require only a little additional sanding, beautiful full set of metal and wood fittings, 6 sheets of highly detailed plans and a 160 page detailed construction manual with historical references. 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 all paperwork.

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.

Aeropiccola Cutty Sark 1869 - 32 Inches Long, 515SE

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Very large scale plank-on-frame kit. Ideal for 'mid-level' skill wooden ship builders. Features beautiful pre-cut plywood bulkheads, keel and deck, quality hardwood stripwood, other fully carved hardwood parts including the transom, ply and hardwood printwood, hundreds of wood and metal fittings, excellent lifeboats, sail cloth, printed cloth flags, highly detailed illustrated step-by-step instructions, full size plans with rigging instructions and all required rigging thread of several types. The kit has never been started. Most of the small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete with three huge sheets of plans/instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply CV-7 USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier - 18.5 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

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Very rare kit from 1941. Measured 18.5 inches long when assembled. Nicely designed kit that includes a very unusual detailed hanger deck assembly. Issued shortly before the war, the model was not reissued after the war since the Wasp was lost off Guadalcanal by what is likely the most damaging submarine torpedo salvo in history. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid and straight condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the oval funnel) and two packs of Casco Glue. Includes excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail view of the ships substructure and a detailed view of the hanger deck, flight deck with pre-war markings and island. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.

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.

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.

Seacraft Shipyards Coast Guard Cutter (USCG) - World War II - 11 inch Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$45   

From 1945. Above-average quality early wooden ship kit. Features full hull precarved to correct overhead outline, two sheets of excellent quality print wood, wood stock as needed, wooden dowels as needed, hollow superstructure style build, very well drawn plans with side, rear and overhead profiles, hull sections, cut out doors and window detail, several other views and drawings to aid construction and detail, awnings, rigging diagram, assembly instructions and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing smoke stack dowels. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans/instructions. Seacraft Shipyards was located in New York, New York and advertised a line of sailing vessels, aircraft carriers, warships and freighters. If you have more information about Seacraft please email me at oldmodels@yahoo.com

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.

Artesania Latina San Francisco 16th Century Spanish Galeon, 1/90, 22408

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Very highly detailed plank-on-frame kit with full metal fittings kit. Measures 52 cm long (~20.5 inches) long when assembled. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed containers and includes plans and instructions.

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.

Bluejacket Victory Ship VC2-S-AP1 - 28 Inches Long, 1/192

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$245   

Museum quality craftsman kit. Features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia fittings and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and instructions. This issue is from the late 1980s or early 1990s. The kit has never been started. The parts that were never factory sealed (hull, wood and metal stock) have been inventoried complete. All of the fittings are still in factory sealed bags in the factory box. Includes plans and instructions. The Victory Ships were designed to replace the Liberty ships of WWII. 531 were ultimately built. They were larger, more powerful, faster, longer ranged and made their appearance in 1944. Steaming at 15 to 17 knots allowed them to be much more effective at evading U-boats. They were so successful that they became the basis of the US Merchant Marine after the war.

Scientific Schooner Bluenose, 164

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Excellent 24 inch long kit with excellent carved hardwood hull, many cast metal fittings, hardwood display base with pedestals, brass name plate and mounting screws, three sheets of hardwood printed parts, color insignia and decoration sheet, running and standing rigging material, tapered hardwood yards/masts, cloth sails, detailed instructions and large full size plans with numerous detail drawings and rigging/sail diagram. Never started. The fittings are all still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with the instructions/plans. Also includes Artesania Latina 1/75 scale Bluenose instructions for additional detail and rigging instructions if you wish to use them.

Scientific Cutty Sark with Sails - 15 Inch Long, 174

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

$56   

Very nicely done model. Measures 15 inches long when assembled. Includes completely carved hull, printed sheet parts, wooden stock, standing and running rigging material, colorful decal sheet, hardwood display stand, pedestals and metal name plate, metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc) and chain, cloth sails, full sized plans, assembly and rigging instructions, a large sheet with five very nice photos of the completed model and more. The kit has never been started. The fittings are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

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

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

$49   

Solid hardwood kit - not balsa. Measures 14.25 inches long when assembled. Features 90% precarved hull that needs only finishing sanding, beautiful factory-finished (stained and cleared) hardwood base, ply and hard printwood, dozens of cast metal fittings, tapered masts and yards, extensive decal sheet, nameplate, full size plans, assembly instructions and 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 decals, flags and instructions.

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.