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Guillows Piper Super Cub 95 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 303

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and 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 model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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 manufactures, 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 Lockheed P-38L Lightning - 40 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/13, 2001

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

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. 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 decals and instructions.

Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/12, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$22   

Still factory sealed. High quality stick-and-tissue flying model that can be flown rubber power, .020 gas power or electric power. Features light plastic nose cowl, acetate for windows, plastic prop, 'razor sharp' die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, firewall for gas engine, covering tissue, wheels, plastic wheel pants and pilot figure, landing gear wire, decal sheet and step by step instructions/plans.

Guillows Cessna 140 - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/18, 302

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$24   

Still factory sealed. High quality stick-and-tissue flying model that can be flown rubber power, .020 gas power or electric power. Features light plastic nose cowl, acetate for windows, plastic prop, 'razor sharp' die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, firewall for gas engine, covering tissue, wheels, landing gear wire, decal sheet and step by step instructions/plans.

Guillows De Havilland DH-80A Puss Moth - 24 inch Wingspan RC/CL/Rubber Powered Kit, 306

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$55   

Still factory sealed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and 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. 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 manufactures, 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 Cessna 150 - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/16, 309

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$22   

Still factory sealed. High quality stick-and-tissue flying model that can be flown rubber power, .020 gas power or electric power. Features light plastic nose cowl, acetate for windows, plastic prop, 'razor sharp' die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, firewall for gas engine, covering tissue, wheels, landing gear wire, plastic wheels pants and pilot figure, decal sheet and step by step instructions/plans.

Guillows Beechcraft Musketeer - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsawood Model Airplane, 1/19, 308

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. High quality stick-and-tissue flying model that can be flown rubber power, .020 gas power or electric power. Features light plastic nose cowl, acetate for windows, plastic prop, 'razor sharp' die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, firewall for gas engine, covering tissue, wheels, landing gear wire, plastic wheels pants and pilot figure, decal sheet and step by step instructions/plans.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Ercoupe, G5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Rare 'Speedee-Bilt' kit from the late 1940s. These were highly prefabricated flying model kits with beautiful, completely finished wings carved from one piece of thick balsa, die-cut, pre-painted balsa parts, colored tissue, plastic details and more. This model features a perfect 'Mono-Foil' factory finished wing, gray painted die-cut parts, gray covering tissue, gray plastic cowling, strip stock as required, rubber motor, die-cut clear canopy material, finished and painted wheels, fully formed wire landing gear, sandpaper, excellent decals, early small Monogram catalog, excellent brochure on how to balance and fly your model and full size plans with step-by-step instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the wax paper bag. The other parts are unpunched. The kit is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE the box displays much better than the 'good' grade but is missing the end flaps on the right side.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing Kaydet PT-17, G5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$58   

Rare 'Speedee-Bilt' kit from the late 1940s. These were highly prefabricated flying model kits with beautiful, completely finished wings carved from one piece of thick balsa, die-cut, pre-painted balsa parts, colored tissue, plastic details and more. This model features two perfect 'Mono-Foil' factory finished wings, yellow painted die-cut parts, yellow covering tissue, pre-shaped fuselage forward balsa block, strip stock as required, rubber motor, finished and painted wheels, fully formed wire landing gear, plastic engine, sandpaper, excellent decals, early small Monogram catalog, small how-to-fly-your-models brochure and full size plans with step-by-step instructions. This kit has never been started. NOTE: Missing celluloid windows, prop and small balsa parts #1, 3 and 4 - those three are fuselage formers and easily made and not visible when assembled. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Comet Spad 16 Inch Winspan Flying Model, E17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Late 1940s stick and tissue flying model. Features one large sheet of high quality balsa printwood, extensive strip stock, covering tissue, balsa nose block, completely carved wooden wheels and thrust button, full size plans/instructions and insignia on the plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Comet P-51D Mustang Struct-O-Speed Flying Model, F11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

From the early 1950s. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together…That Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features three sheets of die-cut balsa wood main parts, 13 inch wingspan, finished wooden wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop and bushing (although the instructions show a balsa prop),paper insignia and full plans/instructions. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent plans. Die-cut wooden parts have not been punched out and are intact in the sheets.

Comet Spitfire Struct-O-Speed Flying Model, F12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From the early 1950s. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together…That Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features die-cut balsa wood main parts, about 12 inch wingspan, finished wooden wheels, paper insignia and full plane/instructions. Never started. NOTE: missing prop. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Die-cut wooden parts have not been punched out and are intact in the sheets.

Comet Lockheed P-38 Lightning - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3504

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

1970s stick and tissue flying model. Big 34 inch wingspan. Easily adapted to RC electric power with todays light weight receivers and servos. Features high quality printwood, pre-cut strip wood in multiple sizes, nose and nacelle blocks, dowels, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, rubber motors, hardware, balsa propellers, other wooden stock as needed, insignia and full size plans. Never started and complete with all parts and plans. The box has damage to the left side as shown.

Sterling Spitfire MkI - 24 inch Wingspan for RC - Drops Bombs in Flight, A19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$65   

Still factory sealed. Larger scale for RC, free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping bombs in flight. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits. This one features color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, rubber wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans/instructions and details on conversion to RC or control line. 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.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35 - Solid Wood Model Aircraft Kit, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$155   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

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

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

$75   

Still factory sealed. 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.

Guillows Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - 31 inch Wingspan RC Flying Model Airplane, 1003

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

Excellent, large scale stick and tissue flying or static model with a 31 1/4 inch wingspan. Easily converted to control line or RC. 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 decals and instructions.

Guillows Hawker Mk1 Hurricane - 16 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model, 506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

1976 stick and tissue flying model. One of a very popular series of World War 2 kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia 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 manufactures, 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 2016.

Comet Cloud Buster - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 4401-98

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

This is a 1970s kit. I can remember that when properly assembled, this kit flew very well - flights of several minutes were not uncommon, and if you caught a thermal, you never saw your Cloud Buster again! Kit features traditional wood & tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% 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 its 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.

Maircraft Buzzard Bombshell - 69 inch Wingspan Class C Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

The fantastic Buzzard Bombshell was a record setting aircraft in the very late 1930s/early 1940s. The plane won the AMA National Class C Open in 1940 with a flight of 49 min and 50 seconds. Kit contains many prefabricated parts to speed assembly as well as a clear canopy, formed gear struts, full scale plans and more. This kit is from the early 1940s or perhaps as late as 1947/48 when Maircraft went out of business. 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).