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Jetco Nordic A.2 Towline Glider - 72 Inch Wingspan Balsa Towline A.2 Glider, G-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$110   

Very large wooden glider kit - ideal for radio control conversion. Features NACA 6409 Airfoil wing, tip-up elevator dethermalizer, removable one-piece wing, sheeted wing and stabilizer leading edges, die-cut rib and fuselage parts, shaped trailing edges, top grade strip and balsa stock, stock materials as required, covering tissue and more. Includes excellent, full size detailed plans with text instructions. 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 and paperwork.

Jetco Thermic 50-X Glider - 47 Inch Wingspan Contest RC and Sport Towline Glider, G-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. A very large and successful design. Includes full size plan, shaped leading edges and tapered trailing edges, die-cut ribs, covering material and full size plans/instructions. Perfect for RC conversion. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present.

Jetco Dayton-Wright TB-1 Racer - Peanut Scale Static or Flying Model Airplane, PS-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. This kit is designed by the famous Henry Struck (renowned in national competition and for other designs for Berkeley) and features retractable landing gear and scale details - acceptable for static display or flying. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

Jetco Superflite Thermic Dart 12 inch Wingspan Glider, SG-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

NOS (New Old Stock) from a long-closed hobby shop. Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Kit is of balsa design and the parts are pre-decorated. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete and includes full plans and instructions. A few years back I inherited a box of 1950s built gliders and the Thermic Dart was one of them. I dusted it off, took it to the local playground and on the third flight it caught a thermal and few a subdivision away!

Comet Taylorcraft - 54 inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight, 3505

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$84   

This is a very large scale kit from the late 1960s. It has a 54 inch wingspan and can be built for rubber or gas free flight or R/C (radio control). This is a reissue of a much older Comet kit and features traditional wood/tissue construction, high-quality balsa pre-cut stringers, balsa printwood, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, 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.

Comet Ercoupe - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3407-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

Late 1960s issue which features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, propeller, thrust button, hardware, clear canopy material, covering tissue and detailed full size plans/building instructions. Never started and 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 their 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 Meteor - 21 Inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Aircraft, 3409

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

The late 1960s issue of this classic flyer features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, factory cut stringers & spars, wood stock as required, completed wheels, factory-formed spring wire landing gear struts, thrust button, propeller, metal prop shaft/rubber band hook, rubber motor, covering tissue, full color fuselage, rudder and wing stripes & numbers and more. Includes detailed full size plans with building instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present. 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 Focke-Wulf Fw-190 Speed-O-Matic - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, E7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare kit from 1943. This '190 features printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, fully formed nacelle and wheels, hardwood 3 blade propeller kit, balsa and hardwood stock as required, die-cut cardstock sheet, covering tissue and insignia sheet. With full size building plans. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes all paperwork. 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.

Scale Flight Comet Akron Funk - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, Dime, 1020

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Modern reissue of the very rare Comet Akron Funk. this is a stick-and-tissue flying model that features printed and precut parts, rubber strip, select balsa strips, balsa propeller, lightweigh tissue, fully formed wooden thrust bearing and wheels, metal propeller shaft/rubber hook and full size plans. 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 instructions. Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" and larger flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Dates from the late 1960s. Large scale model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, die-cut plywood firewall for gas operation, light plastic cowl, pilot bust, machine guns, engine and more, scale plastic wheels, rubber motor, thrust button, plastic propeller, big sheet of full color decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with 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 Rumpler C5 - 24 inch Wingspan R/C / Gas Free Flight / Rubber Powered Flying Aeroplane - (CV), 206

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$79   

Large-scale, well detailed kit and one of the harder Guillow's kits to find. 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 & struts 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.

Hanger 9 Ultra Stick ARF - 57.75 Inch Wingspan Almost Ready To Fly R/C Aircraft, HAN1675

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

**SAVE! Pick up in Lexington, KY and eliminate all shipping charges. I can meet you at our local Panera Bread for delivery.** This is a large, 90% finished RC model that is truly 'Almost Ready To Fly.' Never started. Inside, everything is exactly as it left the factory. All of the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes all paperwork.

Dynaflite Bird of Time Unlimited Class Competition Glider - With Aftermarket Decals - 118 Inch Wingspan R/C Sailplane, DYFA4502

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$210   

Includes two factory-sealed and very large sets of aftermarket Bird of Time Decals for the top of one wing and the bottom of the other. This famous design and superb flier was re-engineered in this issue for lighter weight and easier building. It features a 3-meter split wing for easy transportation, unique airfoil that produces lift almost out to the tips, full moving stabilator with internal control linkage, all balsa structure with fully sheeted leading edge, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, many factory-cut balsa parts, wood stock as required, excellent full-size plans and more. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. It is never started and the parts that were factory sealed are still in the clear sealed bags. The larger parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. NOTE: this kit came from the factory in a very heavy and sturdy cardboard box. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be wrapped in heavy brown paper and shipped exactly like that (without an external box). If you choose to have it boxed, please note that in the comments during checkout or email me after placing the order. Additional shipping charges will apply and I will email you a corrected invoice.

Comet Flash-Bilt Douglas Skyknight F3D - 11 Inch Wingspan Glider, H5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$30   

Rare, highly-prefabricated flying model from the early 1950s in very good condition. The Flash-Bilt Skynight features completely printed color designs in red and green on the balsa wood, all die-cut parts, nose weight, hardwood launching dowel, launch stick, rubber band and step-by-step detailed and illustrated assembly instructions and illustrated flying instructions as well. Comet had an incredible line of stick and tissue flying models, solid wood scale model, gliders and display models in the 1950s. The back of this box lists no less than 12 Flash-Bilt Gliders (H1-H12), 25 Cent Flying Scale Models (E1-E26), 25 Cent Struct-O-Speed Flying Models (F1-F14), Solid Scale 25 Cent models (S1-S12), the larger 50 Cent Struct-O-Speed Flying models (K1-K6), larger 50 Cent fliers (L1-L12), even bigger $1 Struct-O-Speed flyers M1-M9) and $1 flying models (P1-P12), Jetex Powered Flying Scale model SP-1, which was a F-94C Starfire at whopping $2.49, Ship Models J1 through J6, the top-of-the-line Gas Models T6 Rookie Trainer ($3.50), T17 Little Schmoe ($1.50), free-flight T4 Pacemaker ($2.50), various Gliders and Auto Racer Z2, the Jetex powered Jet Racer.

Comet Stinson - 6 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/68, S6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Rare 1950 issue is very near to 1/72 scale. The model Features 2D factory cut fuselage & wing, a die-cut sheet of parts, fully finished wheels and excellent plans/instructions. NOTE: the fuselage has been slightly started. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts & plans present. In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers, such as Comet issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits.

Comet Sento Ki-001 Japanese Navy Fighter Official Identification Kit, 1/72, IA-16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$48   

A very rare kit from about 1941/42. This model is 'Identical to the one used in the Model Building Program of the US Office of Education sponsored by the US Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics' which was a program launched in 1941. During WWII the higher speed of aircraft made the traditional WW1 'recognition cards' nearly useless and 3D models were needed. The US Armed Forces looked to the general population to produce recognition models. While not fully successful due to irregular quality and supply, it quickly paved the way for superior injection molded recognition models. This kit features wood blocks, sheets and stock, glue, sandpaper, an excellent, very thick paper template, outline & gauge sheet as well as fold-out full size plans with aircraft history and detailed carving and building instructions. Never started and complete. Although misidentified, the "Sento Ki-001" is a single-engine, low wing monoplane (that is not a Zero). The large right end flap on the box has fallen off and is inside the box. The left one, with the name of the kit, is present. The box is only 'good-'.

Dynaflite Bird of Time Open Class Competition Glider - 118 Inch Wingspan R/C Sailplane - By Marks Models

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$200   

This design features die-cut balsa and plywood parts, many factory-cut balsa parts, wood stock as required, excellent full-size plans and and a highly detailed text instruction manual. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. It is never started and the parts that were factory sealed are still in the clear sealed bags. The larger parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. NOTE: this kit came from the factory in a very heavy and sturdy cardboard box. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be wrapped in heavy brown paper and shipped exactly like that (without an external box). If you choose to have it boxed, please note that in the comments during checkout or email me after placing the order. Additional shipping charges will apply if the kits is boxed and I will email you a corrected invoice.

Maircraft Boeing F4B4 And Curtiss Hawk P-6E And Curtiss Goshawk - Solid Wood Model Airplanes, 1/48, S16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor to Good

$29   

SALE!! Includes all three WWI solid wood 1/48 scale aircraft models in their original boxes. None of the kits have ever been started. The F4B-4 is inventoried 100% complete; the box is 'good-' and stained. The Hawk P-6E box is inventoried 100% complete and the box is 'good.' The Goshawk is inventoried and NOTE: missing the wheels; otherwise complete with all other parts. All three features 3D or 2D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, printwood, small parts and full-size multi-view plans & instructions with templates. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Maircraft Taylorcraft - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 70% cut, profile cut wings and tail feather, strut material and fully formed wheels. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Maircraft Spad 13 - Solid Wood Model Airplane - (Spad XIII), 1/48, S19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is factory cut to about 70% complete, profile cut wings and tail, fully formed wheels and clear material for the windshield. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.