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Guillows Lockheed P-38L Lightning - 40 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/13, 2001

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$48   

SALE!! Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and has drawn the box top concave as shown. Very large flying model for free flight, .049 U-Control, static display or rubber power. Although it is not in the instructions, many people have converted this model to R/C with electric power. Includes stick and tissue construction, a large number of plastic vac parts, clear vac canopy, detailed cardstock parts, full decals and much more.

Joe Ott North American Mustang (A-36 / P-51) - 27 inch Wingspan Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$69   

Sale Pending
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The 1930s were the classic age of the stick and tissue balsa models, and the Joe Ott kits were one of the most famous. Loaded with deluxe features, the 'Flying Battle Plane' kits had large wingspans and the new 'Ott-O-Formers' to reduce building time and make 'better sturdier planes'. This kit is 100% complete and and has not been started. The back of the box shows typical contents and special features of the kits. The box shows better than 'fair' but is graded as such because the small end flaps are missing.

Golden Age Reproductions Comet's Douglas Y10-43 - 24 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane (Y-10 43)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Reissue of the 1930s Comet kit. Golden Age is a high-quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the 1930s Golden Age of flying models. Includes printwood, full color decals, vac canopy, strip wood, nose blocks/propeller/rubber/wheels/bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and excellent instructions. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Aeronca 50 Seaplane - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X22

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Guillows Sopwith Snipe 7F1 - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with 18 inch wingspan. 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 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.

Sterling Fokker E-III Eindecker - 25 inch Wingspan for R/C / Free Flight / Control Line, A23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Big kit for RC, free flight or control line. This model includes a very large decal sheets, die cut balsa sheets, pre-cut strip wood, vacuform cowl, engine, machine gun, pilot and other parts, rubber tires with completely precarved wooden wheel hubs, preformed landing gear strut wires, hardware, tissue, rubber motor and prop. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line.

OK Model Company Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Sen - 52 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, 1/9

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$149   

Very large scale, highly engineered kit. Features neatly die-cut ply wood parts, Beautiful machined balsa parts, formed ABS plastic cowl, formed clear plastic canopy, belly tank and spinner, large, full color decal sheet, durable landing gear, 6 oz fuel tank, full size plans and more. The box calls for an "illustrated construction guide" but I don't see it. (it could be on the bottom - the kit is factory new and never disturbed. Never 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 decals and instructions.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$319   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). 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 very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Royal Focke-Wulf FW-190 - 60.75 Inch Wingspan Flying RC Model

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Royal was well-known for making some of the finest very large scale RC kits and this '190 is no exception. Huge 60.75 inch wingspan and 51.5 inch length. Designed for 4 to 6 channels. Very highly prefabricated for that time with extensively die-cut parts, a large number of factory-shaped parts from blocks, plastic cowl and other details and much more. The kit has never been started. The model is as factory-new inside with all parts that the factory sealed still in their factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With plans, instructions and four big decal sheets all in 'near mint' to 'excellent++' condition. NOTE: this kit is factory packed in a very durable and strong box. It will be shipped without an external box unless you request otherwise.

Royal Cessna 500 Citation 1 - 67 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

NOTE: parts or builder kit only, please read carefully. Very large scale kit designed for ducted fan RC operation. The kit has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed. The parts that were never factory sealed are present but have some serious damage. NOTE: Damage is restricted to die-cut balsa sheets, decals and plans. NOTE: Damage to the die cut balsa sheets is sever. Up to 70% of the sheets have some damage. Damage ranges from 5% eaten up to 70% eaten. The blocks, wing edges, plywood and other larger parts are 'good' to 'mint'. NOTE: decals and the plans have bug damage. Bug damage to the plans is minimal; damage to the decals is significant (they are 15% eaten).

SIG Mid Star 40 - 64 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, RC-56

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

$75   

From 1991. Big radio controlled kit. Features ultra-simple lite-ply fuselage construction, removable hatch for easy fuel tank access, fast-building wing with spruce man spars.

Sterling Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 23.5 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, E2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$70   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Large and nicely detailed stick and tissue kit that can be built one of six ways - rubber powered, free-flight, Gas or CO2 powered, control line, radio control or detailed static model. Features all die cut balsa parts, plastic wheels, cowl, machine guns, prop and pilot, covering material, preformed wire parts, hardware pack, wheels and tires, decals and more.

Sterling L-19 Bird Dog - 17 inch Wingspan CL/Rubber Powered Kit that Drops Leaflets in Flight, A12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

17 inch wingspan kit for rubber free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for dropping leaflets in flight. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacture dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, clear vacuform canopy, preformed wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to control line.

Guillows P-51D Mustang - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

From the 1960s. Large scale stick-and-tissue model that is well detailed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern light-weight servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform spinner, cowl and exhaust stacks, full color decals, covering 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.

Pica Focke-Wulf FW-190 D-9 Dora - 65 inch Wingspan Stand-Off Scale R/C Airplane - (FW190D9)

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

$375   

Rare and large kit. Includes many plastic and prefabricated wooden parts to speed assembly. For .6 engines, electric conversion and 4-6 channels RC. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Royal Curtiss P-6E Hawk Radio Control (RC) Flying Scale Airplane Model - 63 inch Wingspan

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

$389   

Royal was well-known for making some of the finest very large scale RC kits and this Hawk is no exception. Designed for 4 to 6 channels. Huge 63 inch wingspan and 43.5 inch length. The model is as new inside with the factory sealed bags, rubber bands, etc. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts, instructions, plans and decals. NOTE: this kit is factory packed in a very durable and strong box. It will be shipped without an external box unless you request otherwise.

Testors F-86 Sabre Jet - 18 Inch Wingspan Wooden Model, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Very rare and large 1/24 scale display model. Dates from the late 1940s and is highly prefabricated. The two fuselage halves are completely cut out and formed into the fuselage shape; you simply glue them to a center former. The wings already have an airfoil, and you glue the two halves to center ribs. The tails are precut and there is also an excellent vacuform clear canopy and a large sheet of decals that still looks factory-new. The instructions are detailed and also have full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland SE-5 British Pursuit - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, EZ-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

From 1949. An excellent model designed to fly with rubber power. Features die-cut balsa parts, fully formed wheels, factory cut stringers and spars, balsa nose block, metal stock, covering material and excellent full size Cleveland plans with instructions. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing four wing ribs and 4 rib fronts. Easily made since you can trace the pattern from the die-cut sheet. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. Includes plans. One short end of the box is missing two inner tabs and the closing flap. The closing flap is present on the other side but the two smaller tabs are gone.

Comet Aeronca K Floatplane - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3208-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1970s reissue of the 1950s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood sheets, pre-cut balsa stringers and spars, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, clear material for windows, tissue and propeller. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

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

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$65   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. 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 or could be 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.