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Coast Model Aircraft The Cloud Chaser 54 - 54 in Wingspan Class A/ B/ C Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$135   

Large and complete kit. Includes full size plans, quality balsa stock and printwood, steel wire landing gear, turned balsa wheels, silkspan covering, celluloid windows, tube of glue, bottled dope (still good), plywood firewall and hardwood motor mounts. Likely from the 1940s. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Carl Goldberg Models The Tiger 2 - 61 inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft

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

$85   

From roughly the 1970s. Large 61 inch wingspan sport or low wing trainer. Power is recommended as .35 to .45 2-cycle or .40-.5 4-cycle gas engines (not included). The design is for RC throttle, ailerons, elevator and rudder. Simple and strong, interlocking balsa and plywood construction that Goldberg was famous for. This kit has not been started. The parts have not been punched out and the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes full size plans and 'General' instructions. NOTE: this kit came with 'specific' and general' instruction books. The specific one is missing, but the full size plans will do fine if you are an experienced builder.

Comet Messerschmitt Bf-109E - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3306-200

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, color insignia, fully finished wood wheels, rubber motor, hardware, tissue, plastic propeller and detailed full size plans/instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Comet was a famous manufacture 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 Bellanca Junior, 2102

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

1960s/1970s stick and tissue flying model. 15 1/4 inch wingspan. Never started and complete with all parts and plans.

Comet Aeronca Sedan Struct-O-Speed, 2301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

1960s/1970s stick and tissue flying model. 13 1/4 inch wingspan. Never started and complete with all parts and plans.

Testors Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress - Prefabricated Wooden Kit, 1/72, 500

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Very rare. This was Testors' answer to Strombecker's hardwood assembly kits. In some ways, it is superior to Strombecker. The hardbox has dramatic, full color artwork and certainly grabs your attention. The box is complete with four solid corners and no tape or price tags; there is general wear as shown. Inside it contains fully shaped hardwood parts, sandpaper, cement, wood filler, printed trim and insignia, glass bottles of colored dope, a paint brush and detailed step-by-step photographically illustrated instructions. As the box says "No Carving - No Guesswork!' The model is in the 'in-flight' configuration and even includes the Testors inspection tag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia, unopened glue, two bottles of colored dope, sandpaper, sealed wood filler, brush and instructions.

Cleveland Martin B-26 Marauder 'Master Kit' Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-135

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$225   

Dated 1944. Rare flying kit with over 48 inch wingspan and ideal for electric power and conversion to RC. Very highly detailed and complete for that time. This is the deluxe 'Master' version including dope and paint in glass bottles (5 big bottles of 'Cleveland' label dope, still protected in the original internal box), high quality balsa printwood and wooden stock, machine cut engine cowls, completely cut and formed main and nose gear, preformed hardwood rubber motor retainers, clear celluloid for windows, hardwood thrust button print sheets, balsa blocks as required and covering material. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with the contents listed above and two giant sheets of 'excellent' condition plans/instructions. The box top is rough with tape as shown; the right short side panel is missing. The bottom box (tray) includes all of the special inserts but also has a great deal of wear & tape on it, and is missing the left short side. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911) and Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream-to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business-Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's Great Recruiter - Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Berkeley Super Cloud for Wakefield Competition - Flying Model Airplane Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Big 'new' model for 'New Wakefield Rules!' Rubber powered endurance model with 51 inch wingspan. Includes silk and standard covering material, special select balsa with die-cut parts, excellent, large milled-shape prop blank and folding prop hardware, celluloid window material, formed wire landing gear struts and highly detailed plans and instructions. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing one very tiny, simple balsa part. Easily made from scrap wood and a full size pattern is present. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present and with all paperwork. Berkeley is a very famous manufacture of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Cleveland Spad XIII Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

This is a Cleveland Master Kit Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, other wood stock, fully carved cowl/engine, completely formed hardwood wheels, thrust bearing and rubber retainer, clear celluloid for the windshield, metal stock, four sheets of color insignia including the instrument panel with gauges, rigging threat, covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911) and Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream-to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's Great Recruiter - Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Cleveland Nieuport 17 Scout Plane - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

Dated 1949. This is a Cleveland Master kit Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. The box has wear as shown but the insides are in excellent condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, completely machine carved cowl/engine, fully formed and painted scale wooden wheels, fully formed thrust bearing and rubber motor retainer, metal stock, clear windshield celluloid, 5 sheets of color insignia including an instrument panel, rigging thread, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork included. Plans are in 'excellent+' condition. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911) and Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream-to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's Great Recruiter - Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and 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 2009.

Guillows Bristol Bullet - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Sale Pending
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NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with 18 inch wingspans. Kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, colored tissue, rubber motor and full decals. Includes full size detailed plans. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing 15 wing ribs. Fortunately, they are duplicated on the plans in full size so they are easy to make. Also missing 7 other even easier to make balsa parts. Inventoried with all other parts, full color decals, wheels, rubber motor, full size plans, engine/cowl, prop, prop shaft, thrust button, tissue and metal stock present. 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 2009.

Guillows Fokker D-VII - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Sale Pending
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One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick-and-tissue kits with 18 inch wingspans. Kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, colored tissue, rubber motor and full decals. Includes excellent, full size, detailed plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and 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 2009.

Comet Curtiss P-40 Warhawk/ Tiger Shark - 18 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane Model, 3201-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Traditional 1960s/1970s stick and tissue flying model. 18 inch wingspan. Includes quality balsa printwood, balsa strip stock, full size plans, wheels, completely shaped wooden wheels and thrust bearing, spinner block, rubber motor and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Enterprise Super Knock-Out 24 Inch Wingspan Control Line Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Rare, highly prefabricated kit dated 1951. Designed for .09 to .29 sized gas engines. So prefabricated that it does not need plans! Features full instructions and hollow, fully carved 'Wonder Wing,' shaped and hollowed upper and lower fuselage halves, die-cut tail surfaces, pre-formed wire gear and rubber wheels, hinge material, all metal hardware, die-cut hardwood firewall, celluloid windshields and solid pre-cut wing tips. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: decals are shown but not mentioned on the box or instructions. If there are suppose to be there, they are not present.

Berkeley Messerschmitt Bf-109F Tactical Demonstration Model from World War 2, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Rare kit from 1942. At the start of WWII, the US Armed Forces quickly discovered that they lacked aircraft models for identification and tactical training. A crash course, which many model manufactures participated in, was set up and people around the country began building models for military use. This is one of those kits. As the instructions say, 'Tactical Demonstrations Models are badly needed by Army, Navy and Civilian Flying School throughout the country. The model is in big 1/32 scale and includes pre-cut fuselage and wings, pre-formed wheels, wood and bamboo stock, celluloid for the canopy, printwood for the smaller parts, full color decals and detailed plans with instructions and sectional templates. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. There is no glue present.

Guillows Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress - 45 Inch Wingspan, 1/28, 2002

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Sale Pending
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Perhaps the largest scale (1/28) B-17 kit available. Kit can be built as a scale static display model, with gas engines for U/Control and has been modified to fly on todays small electric motors and remote control. Features all moving control surfaces, plastic cowlings and fairing, plastic regular tail gun or Cheyenne tail gun, optional position main gear, retracting tail wheel, removable wings, plastic turrets and many other clear or colored plastic panels and parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Flyline Models Stinson Voyager - 30.5 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 111

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to electric RC with today's light and tiny servos and receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, pre-cut spars and stringers, decals, plastic prop, clear window material, covering tissue, hardware and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram B-24 Liberator Speedee-Bilt - Five Star Super Deluxe Kit, 1/60, H4-495

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$625   

Dated 1954. Rare, desirable and very collectible. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. The box top has excellent color and gloss but general wear as shown, two properly repaired (from the inside) split corners and a closed tear (also repaired) on the lower side. Inside, the kit is factory new. All of the factory cardboard presentation material is present and grades from 'mint' to 'excellent++.' Includes numerous plastic parts in red, gray, clear and black, four unopened glass bottle of Mono*Dope that are still good, an unopened tube of MonoGlue still in the original mint box, all prefabricated wooden parts including the amazing Monofoil wing, three sheets of die-cut and factory painted wood (unpunched), colored die-cut cardstock sheet, sandpaper, gun barrel plastic material, decals in amazing 'near mint' condition, 'near mint' instruction book and full size plans and even a miniature Monogram Catalog showing this kit and the entire Speedee-Bilt line for '54. The kit has never been started. It has been carefully inventoried 100% complete with all parts, paperwork, instructions, plans and decals. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping (on two of the nacelles). This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warp easily over time. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speedee-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speede-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are very rare today due to their relatively high original price of $4.95. This kit must be shipped insured.

Scale Flight Comet's Aeroneer 1-B - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.