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Peck-Polymers Gipsy Moth - 13 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, PP-11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

High quality stick and tissue flying model featuring high quality printwood, factory-cut stringers and wood stock, lightweight covering tissue, rubber motor, vacuformed top fuselage (cowl/engine/both cockpits), plastic propeller, hardware, decals and more. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork.

Seaglen Modelcraft's Pacific Ace - 30 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

This is a modern, high-quality reissue of Modelcrafts famous cabin rubber powered free flight kit. Easily converted to electric RC, or or flown free flight with rubber, gas or electric power. The kit features quality printwood, strip wood for stringers and spars, nose blocks, plastic propeller, rubber motor, nylon thrust bearing, brass thrust washers, metal propeller shaft/rubber hook, plastic wheels, clear windshield celluloid, covering tissue, beautiful copies of the original full size plans and very highly detailed instructions. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork.

SIG FOUR AMA Cub And One AMA Racer - Flying Balsa Aircraft - Boxed and Bagged, FF-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc To Good

$39   

SALE!! Includes all five flying models. The two bagged AMA Cubs and the one AMA Racer are still factory sealed. One boxed AMA Cub is still factory sealed; the other one is opened, never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

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 Curtiss Goshawk - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S18

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

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, 2D cut main parts, finished wheels and color insignia. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Fiat CR-40 - Actually A CR-42 DB or CR-30 or CR-32, 1/40, 12MM

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Likely from the 1940s. This is a solid wood model with an 8 inch wingspan. Features 2D cut fuselage block, quality printwood wings, die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizer, printwood, die-cut propeller, fully formed wheels, wood stock, blue insignia sheet and very nice full size plans with templates, text instructions and even the color scheme. Complete and never started. NOTE: Master Modelcraft advertises this as a CR-40. Most reference material I have shows a CR40 with a radial engine, which this model clearly does not have. The in-line engine and the lines of the ship align much more with a CR-42DB, CR30 or CR32. I believe it is actually one of those three and they simply made an error in the name.

Megow Albatross, S-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$36   

Rare 1942 solid wood scale model. The box is in unusually good condition which is very rare for kits of this age. Features two sheets of printwood, fuselage block, other wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, color insignia, detailed instructions and very nice plans. Never started and complete.

Creature Enterprises Inc 1927 Travel Air Model 4000 - From Richard Bachs Book Nothing By Chance, 1/48, 101

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

From 1974. Although fairly 'recent' this model is an intentional throw back to 1930s kit building. It is a solid balsa wood model with required blocks and wood stock, die-cast metal 9 cylinder radial engine and scale propeller, fully formed hardwood wheels, excellent three view plans sheet with templates and full building instructions as well as painting tips. There are even detailing notes. Carving and sanding are certainly required with this kit. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag/envelope. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork.

Golden Age Reproductions Heinkel Fighter He-112 - Comets 22 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Stick and tissue flying model that is a modern reproduction of the classic Comet model with a 22 inch wingspan. Features quality printwood, lightweight plastic wheels and spinner, clear vacuform canopy (in perfect, non-yellowed condition), wire stock, formed thrust button, plastic propeller, stripwood & spars, full color decals, white and green tissue paper and excellent full size plans. Never started and complete.

Guillows Jetfire Glider - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$34   

Still factory sealed. This 15 Cent issue from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The famous and popular Jetfire features a light-weight plastic canopy with pilot outline and completely diecut balsawood parts with colorful red printing. It can be assembled in less than a minute and was ready to fly! 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 2014.

Guillows SE-5A Scout - 24 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Early 1970s issue of this large scale, well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall, illustrated, detailed instructions and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. 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 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 Thomas-Morse S4C Scout - 24 Inch Wingspan For Free Flight Or R/C Conversion, 201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$62   

From the 1960s. Large scale, well detailed model 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, covering tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Never 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 Dawn Patrol Biplane Glider British SE-5 - Bagged, 45A

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$36   

Still factory sealed and from the 1970s. It can be assembled in less than a minute and was ready to fly! The famous Dawn Patrol Biplanes can as this SE-5 or a Fokker D-7 and feature light-weight plastic wing struts and pilot bust/machine gun and all die-cut balsa parts. There detailed and illustrated assembly instructions on the back along with balance and flying 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 2014.

Guillows Focke-Wulf FW-190 And Grumman F6F Hellcat - 16 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 502

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

SALE!! Includes both models in the original boxes. Both are 1970s stick-and-tissue kit featuring die-cut balsa parts sheets, precut stringers and spars, plastic prop, covering material, detailed plans and instructions and more. Never started. Both models have been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk TWO Heinkel He-112 B Fighters - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 82

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

SALE!! Includes two never started and complete kits in one box. Rare model from 1940 for the advanced collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This model features 3D cut fuselage, profile (2D) cut wings and tail feathers, turned & fully finished wooden wheels and spinner, stamped four blade propeller, insignia sheet and excellent plans with template views. Never started and complete with all parts for two kits, two sets of plans and two insignia sheets. Please note that this kit is simply called the "Heinkel Fighter." From what what can tell, this is a He-112B, with the three-piece bubble canopy and probably the V-10 with the big undernose radiator scoop.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$64   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality Western Pine hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive model. Features all carved and smooth wooden parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and special hardwood 'teardrop' shaped display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Continental Model Airplane Co Giant ROG (R.O.G.) - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper 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.

Continental Model Airplane Co Giant ROG (R.O.G.) - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$27   

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 pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper 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.

Comet Douglas C-54 / DC-4 Skymaster - 6 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/187, B6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Rare 1945 issue. Features detailed three view plans with cutting patterns and sanding templates as well as painting color tips, two sheets of printwood and wood stock. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, plans and also basic instructions on the back of the box. 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.

Sterling British SE-5 Scout - With Profile Book And Williams Bros Wheels And Machine Gun - 40 Inch Wingspan Scale RC Airplane, FS-22

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$195   

Includes the following aftermarket parts: Williams Brothers #131 3 3/4 Inch Wheel Set (hollow rubber tires and plastic solid wheels), Williams Brothers #161 2" Scale (1/6 scale) Lewis Machine Gun .30 Cal plastic kit (still factory sealed) and Profile Publications Number 1 The SE5A in very good condition. The actual kit is a very large full-scale model- even the rib spacing in the wings and tail is correct to the original, as is the stringer spacing of the fuselage. The only exception to scale is the modern airfoil cross section. Designed for R/C or control line with a .19 to .29 gas engine and measures 30.5 inches long with a 40 3/8 inch wingspan. Highly detailed. Features all die-cut sheet wood parts of very high quality balsa, numerous plastic details and metal radiator parts, wood and metal stock as needed, dowels, blocks and cut to shape wood, a great deal of hardware, three huge full color decal sheets and superb full size plans with instructions on them. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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 personally considered Sterlings to be 'deluxe' kits.