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Randles Sikorsky R-4 Helicopter - Float Version US Navy - 13.5 Inch Fuselage, 1/30, 105D

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$54   

Rare. Large 1/30 scale 1940s solid wood scale model. Features large profile (2D) cut fuselage, factory cut rotor base and hardwood rotor hub, hardwood rotor blades, blocks and wood stock as required, an unopened metal tube of wood glue, insignia sheet, cockpit windows and doors and pilot printed on another sheet. Includes excellent, large full-size plans with templates, detail drawings, construction tips. Randles Was another name for Ranco and may have simply been the deluxe version of the Ranco kits as they shared the same address. Just a few of those kits include the B-29, Cessna Bobcat, Sikorsky Helicopter and Kellett Auto Giro. There is evidence that they made boat kits also.

Easy Built Models Scatterbrain - 30 inch Wingspan for Free Flight - (Blue Box Issue), FF-13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Continental Model Airplane Co Junior Endurance - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

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 18 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, 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.

Peck-Polymers One Nite 28 - 28 Inch Wingspan High Performance Rubber Powered Aircaft, PP-14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

High performance, stick-and-tissue style flying aircraft designed to meet P-30 contest rules. Includes quality printwood, all required stripwood and spars and very detailed plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all the items above and paperwork. Please NOTE that this model did not come with the 9.6" propeller, rubber motor, covering tissue or single wheel. Peck-Polymers is a manufacture of high quality stick and tissue models. Never started and complete.

Swan Island Replications Curtiss NC-4 - 15 Inch Wingspan - First Aircraft To Cross the Atlantic Ocean, 1/30, 1-82

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

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Rare. This is a modern solid wood scale model that features a 3D carved fuselage, 2D cut wings and tail feathers, fully carved floats and other parts, other cut to shape parts, clear celluloid, wood stock as required, full color decals, rigging material & drawings and more. Includes superb, heavily illustrated building instructions on a very large rolled up sheet of paper. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. From airandspace.si.edu: The U.S. Navy achieved the first transatlantic flight eight years before Charles Lindbergh became world famous for crossing the Atlantic nonstop and alone. Three Curtiss flying boats, each with a crew of six, were involved: NC-1, NC-3, and NC-4. The Navy wanted to prove the capability of the airplane as a transoceanic weapon and technology.The five-leg flight began on May 8, 1919, at the naval air station at Rockaway Beach, New York. It followed a route to Nova Scotia; Newfoundland; the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic; Lisbon, Portugal; and Portsmouth, England. Only NC-4, commanded by Albert C. Read, flew the whole way. The entire trip took 24 days.Conceived during the First World War, the NC class of flying boats, popularly known as "Nancy Boats," was intended to meet a U.S. Navy requirement for extended range aircraft for anti-submarine patrol. An important design consideration of the NC class held that these flying boats be capable of flying under their own power from the continental United States to the European war zone because shipping space was in short supply during this period in 1917. The German U-boat offensive at the time was sinking close to one million tons of Allied shipping every month.The NC-4 was put on public display in Central Park in New York City and in several other locations, including Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The hull of the NC-4 was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in 1920 and it was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1927. The remaining components were retained in Navy storage until they were obtained by the Smithsonian in 1961. The Smithsonian decided to fully restore the NC-4 for the 50th anniversary of the first transatlantic crossing. With the assistance of three Navy technicians, the restoration of the NC-4 was completed and the aircraft was displayed on the national Mall for the 50th anniversary celebration on May 8, 1969. After the brief exhibition, the NC-4 was disassembled and placed in storage until it was loaned to the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, in 1974.

Guillows Fairchild 24 - 25 inch Wingspan - R/C Control Line or Rubber Powered Kit, 701

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

From the late 1960s and early 70s. Large and well detailed stick and tissue model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, plastic nose cowl & wheel pants, decals, covering tissue, completely finished wheels, full size plans, plastic propeller and thrust button, metal shaft/rubber hook, detailed instructions on the full size plans and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions 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 Sopwith Camel - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

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One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with an 18 inch wingspan. This kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, covering tissue, completely finished thrust button, metal propeller shaft/rubber hook, rubber motor and full decals. Includes full size, detailed plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions 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.

Cleveland Boeing B-47 Stratojet - 22.5 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, SM-185

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

This rare model is part of the excellent 'Simplex' series. This model features all die-cut parts, shaped and notched trailing edges, perfectly curved and notched leading edges, die cut balsa and cardstock engine nacelles, etc, vacuform bomber nose and canopy (still clear and in mint condition, factory finished jet engine inlets requiring no further sanding or shaping, completely finished wheels, all other strip wood as required, color decals, covering tissue and full size plans with instructions. The kit has never been started. Some small parts are still in the factory sealed wax paper bags. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Construct-A-Plane Supermarine Spitfire, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

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Very rare and deluxe high-end model from the 1940s with the box in remarkable 'very good++' condition. This is a large 1/32 scale solid model with a 13.7 inch wingspan and features a 3D factory cut fuselage, 3D cut wings with proper taper from root to tip, 2D cut tail feathers, printwood, fully finished wood wheels, stock wood as required for struts, etc., sandpaper, a glass bottle of glue, full color insignia, big full-size 3-view plans with numerous templates, construction and shaping notes and even a separate sheet with very detailed text instructions, Spitfire history and a photo of the actual aircraft. Never started and inventoried complete.

CZ Model Bell P-39 Pursuit - Metal Covered Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Very rare and deluxe model kit from the late 1940s. This kit is from the end of the 'Golden Age' of model aircraft and includes much of the more advanced technology that was coming along at the time. The fuselage is 3D cut, the wings and tails are 2D (profile) cut, clear canopy celluloid with the frames factory painted on in silver, a factory sealed wax bag that includes a cast metal propeller, fully finished nose & main wheels and more, printwood, several sheets of detailed, embossed and pre-cut metal covering for the kit, very detailed and illustrated instructions and full size plans. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality sanding as noted: The fuselage and one wing have been sanded. The work is flawless. There is no other work done. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed envelope and the other parts have been inventoried complete including all paperwork.

CZ Model North American P-51 Mustang - Metal Covered Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$74   

Very rare kit from the late 1940s and in 'excellent' condition inside and out. This kit is from the end of the 'Golden Age' of model aircraft and includes much of the more advanced technology that was coming along at the time. The fuselage is 3D cut, the wings and tails are 2D (profile) cut, there is a resin or chalk cast canopy in 'excellent' condition, cast metal prop, printwood, a sealed bag of small parts, one glass bottles of CZ Adhesive (for gluing metal to paint), several sheets of detailed, embossed and pre-cut metal covering for the kit, very detailed and illustrated instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed envelope and the other parts have been inventoried complete including all paperwork.

Comet Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3502-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$42   

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1970s large-scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, large insignia sheet, detailed full size plans that include text building instructions and additional construction drawings, fully formed & finished main and tail wheels & thrust button, hardware, tissue, clear canopy material and pattern, propeller, rubber motor and more. 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.

Carl Goldberg Models Li'l Wizard - 21 inch Wingspan .049 U-Control For 52 Foot Lines, G5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$78   

Unique model includes 'Fail Safe' mechanism designed by Carl Brack so the ship can be flown on 52 foot lines, even in the wind. Carl Golberg states on the box, "Hard to believe, but true, as proven by my own tests." Profile design features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, superb factory finished wing (with full airfoil), factory cut-to-shape blocks, completely formed steel landing gear struts and rubber wheels, hinge material, nylon engine mount, complete hardware packet (still sealed), decals, full building instructions, flying instructions and more. Never started. The small parts are still factory sealed; the other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Lees Hobbies Dornier D-I - Peanut Scale Flying Model Airplane, 110

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

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High quality kit in 13 inch wingspan 'Peanut' scale for competition. Models are scale except for small deviations such as dihedral - these deviations are noted on the plans. All components needed are included down to the colored tissue and insignia. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the larger parts have been inventoried complete. Includes plans with instructions.

Lees Hobbies Albatros D-II - K-Line Peanut Scale Flying Model Airplane, 105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

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High quality kit in 13 inch wingspan 'Peanut' scale for competition. Models are scale except for small deviations such as dihedral - these deviations are noted on the plans. All components needed are included down to the colored tissue and insignia. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the larger parts have been inventoried complete. Includes plans with instructions.

Lees Hobbies Tuppence Pennyplane - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, K221

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

High quality kit with an 18 inch wingspan. All components needed are included down to the pre-built-propeller assembly and 1/4 mil mylar covering material. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the larger parts have been inventoried complete. Includes plans with instructions.

Kyosho Geodetic Galaxie 585 - 66 Inch Wingspan Class A Contest Free Flight Aircraft, KC1022

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$165   

Rare. Very large-wingspan gas powered flying model features a vast number of die-cut balsa parts still held together by the factory tape, factory-cut trailing edges, spars and other wood stock, covering material and excellent full size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts listed and paperwork present.

Strombecker Douglas D-558 Skyrocket - Woodline Issue, G-42

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

$45   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, stand and paperwork present.

Strombecker Lockheed F-94 Starfire - Woodline Issue, G-43

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has roughly a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag and includes instructions.

Supreme Martin B-26 Marauder - 7 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model - Steve Patti Company

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Very rare. This is a solid wood model kit from the 1940s. It features two sheets of printwood, blocks and balsa stock, color insignia, fully formed wood wheels, sandpaper, high quality plans with templates for the fuselage and wings, some text instructions and even painting tips. Never used and complete. Supreme Scale Models were made by the Steve Patti Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the pre-plastic days they produced an extensive line of solid scale models and a large number of flying stick-and-tissue models as well; they were called 'Supreme Flyers.'