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Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS O'Bannon DD450 - 18 Inch Long Fletcher Class Destroyer - 12 inch Long Wooden Model Kit, 1506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

Rare ship model dated 1946. Contains the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed and finished hollow hull made from a wood composite. It is 'paint or primer ready.' The hull is 18 inches long in like-new condition with no warping and no cracks. Also includes a small wax bag of fittings, three sheets of quality printwood, wood stock and dowels as required, metal stock and full size plans/instructions. The plans are excellent and very detailed. They even include full text step-by-step building instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

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.

Comet Piper Cub Struct-O-Speed - Coke Bottle Issue, K2-50

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Dated 1951. This is a semi-scale, highly prefabricated rubber powered free-flight balsa kit with a wingspan of 13.25 inches. This is a 3D kit (not a profile model) of all die-cut balsa and a beautiful fully finished one-piece wood wing with airfoil. Includes clear and template for windshield, a factory sealed envelope of small parts and illustrated and text instructions, flying tips and more. Complete and never started. 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.

Consolidated Model Engineering Burkard OS2U-2 Kingfisher - With Redi-Carved Fuselage and Float / Paint and Glue, 1/48

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 8.5 inches. Features completely carved fuselage with cockpit and navigator cutouts that needs only final sanding, completely carved main float, excellent profile-cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, wood stock as required, 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, another color insignia sheet with a very large variety of kill markings (flags and kill profiles), canopy celluloid with perfectly printed frames and excellent full size plans with building instructions, aircraft tips and cross sections for making templates. Complete and never started. Please note that I did not see a prop. Burkard Giant Solid Models were made by Consolidated Model Engineering Co., Bronx, New York.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Grumman F6F Hellcat De Luxe, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

From about 1944. This is a deluxe solid wood model in big quarter scale. Features beautiful, completely finished hardwood fuselage, two cut-to-shape balsa wings, profile cut tail feathers, cast metal three-blade propellers, fully formed wheels, vacuform canopy, wood and metal stock as necessary, color insignia sheet and very large full-size plans that include stabilizer, wing and wing cross sections, aircraft description and spec and even text instructions. Never started and complete. Master Modelcraft Supply Company made wooden model aircraft and ships and listed their address as N.Y. 66, New York during the early 1950s.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co P-61 Black Widow

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare kit from the 1940s. Solid wood display model has a 10 inch wingspan when built. Features profile cut fuselage, booms & wings, printwood props and other parts, fully formed wheels, sandpaper, CASCO glue envelope and very nicely done plans with template, rigging and even color notes. Never started and complete with all parts.

Aircraft Douglas SBD Dauntless, 1/48, H-8

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Solid wooden model from the 1930s. Features hardwood 3D machine carved fuselage, profile cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, excellent turned hardwood cowl, printwood prop, a sealed envelope of small parts and excellent plans that include 3 elevation drawings and many cross sections for templates. Never started and complete, even include factory packing tissue paper. This model is rare in that it is from Gordon Christoph's Aircraft Model Company. This company was founded in the early 1930s. Jack Mair, a former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. Mair continued with the same logo and 1/48 scale and went on to make one of the rarest and valuable 1/48 scale wooden kits ever - the Maircraft DC-3. The company went out of business just as production began on the DC-3, which was in 1947.

Comet Bell Pursuit XP-39 Airacobra, 1/72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$37   

Very rare and early kit, most likely from 1938. This appears to be the prototype XP-39 with the side radiator scoops. Kit features fuselage block, printwood wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizer, side radiators, nose wheel, and nose strut, while the factory small paper bag contains 2 fully finished main gear wheels, fully formed metal main gear struts, balsa stock and a propeller. The plans features three view drawings, detail and assembly drawings, fuselage and wing templates, paint guide ("Entire Model Is Silver") and cut out insignia for the tail flash, national markings and US ARMY. The plans are complete but have some short to medium edge and fold tears in three places. The box is the one-piece type and is missing the small and main flap on one end. They are present on the opposite end. There is tearing on the sides and bottom. I have graded it 'poor' but it actually displays better.

Scientific Boeing F4B-4 1/2A U-Control Flying Aircraft

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Rare kit with 17.5 inch wingspan. In superb condition inside and out. Features a very large amount of prefabrication including a fully carved fuselage, completely formed upper and lower wings with airfoils, metal cowling and spun metal shroud, other factory carved parts, fully finished wheels, high quality die-cut balsa and plywood parts, die-cut plywood firewall, fully formed landing gear struts and other metal parts as well, sealed bag of small parts, very colorful and complete decals, a Scientific Catalog and full instructions. Never started and complete.

Strombecker USAF Martin Matador Guided Missile, M2-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

NOTE: missing nose cone and stand wire. Otherwise includes factory sealed small parts, all other parts and instructions.

Airfix Handley Page Halifax B.III, 1/72, 06008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$28   

Type Four box logo. Older but nice kit with 122 parts. Features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that two wheel halves are black and not gray like the rest of the parts. They are from an earlier issue of this same kit. This kit represents LV917-C, a Halifax operated by 158 Squadron (RAF Lissett) that completed 100 operational missions and survived the war. Only one other Halifax had more missions, 'LV917-E 'Friday the Thirteenth', also of 158.

Airfix Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook, 1/72, 05030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$19   

Modern kit likely from the 1990s- not the original Airfix Chinook. This one is highly detailed for this scale with 152 parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one wheel half (of 8). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals for two countries and instructions.

KP Aero L-29 Delfin - Czech or Uganda Air Forces Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Poor

$19   

Factory sealed bagged kit with header. Contains markings for both Air Forces including unique Uganda Air Force. Please note that while the header is present, it is very tattered.

Airfix Gloster Gladiator - Bagged, 1/72, 82

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair+

$16   

Still factory sealed. 1960s bagged kit with header and type three logo. Please note that the header has significant wear and a small amount of bug damage at the rear corners. Ideal builder but not collectible.

Comet North American P-51D Mustang - 24 inch Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y1-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

Rare 1950s issue showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, clear window material, balsa block and other stock as required, completely preformed wheels, cardstock prop pitch former, hardwood nose button and tissue (still wrapped inside the plans as it came from the factory), a very large sheet of USAF insignia and markings especially for this kit and superb full size plans with extensive instructions and detail drawings. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and insignia sheet. 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 Piper Cub 27 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R7-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 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 Sparky 32 inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Balsa Flying Model Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R9-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s. Rare, large flying model with a Coke bottle next to the young model builders snake plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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 Grumman F9F-5 Panther Jet JETEX Flying Model - 14 Inch Wingspan Coke Bottle Issue, R11-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

Rare; from the early 1950s and designed for JETEX use. Includes flying instructions and an excellent amount of detail for mounting a JETEX motor in a removable hatch as well as trimming the model. Features vacuform clear canopy, high quality printwood sheets, stripwood and spars as required, nose block, completely formed wooden wheels, covering tissue, insignia (on the plans), full size plans with detailed instructions and flying instructions also. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Comet F-86D Sabre Jet - 13.25 Inch Wingspan Flying Wooden Sabre Dog - Coke Bottle Box Issue, R5-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Rare; dated 1952. Features vacuform clear canopy, high quality printwood sheets, stripwood and spars as required, nose block, completely formed wooden wheels, covering tissue, insignia (on the plans), full size plans with detailed instructions and flying instructions also. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire II - 19.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1620-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Purchased new on April 22, 1972 at a Kmart in Cleveland, OH. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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.