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Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird Pesco Special Racer - Printwood and Plans ONLY, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. Ideal builder includes all printwood sheets in 'excellent' condition and full-size plans (photocopied) in 'very good' condition. Does not included stripwood, wheels, nose block and other stock balsa wood.

Hobbymaster THREE WWII US Pilots And TWO Modern US Pilots - Blister Packs, 1/72, HP001

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Sale Pending
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SALE!! Includes all five factory-painted pilot sets, ready to install in your 1/72 model kits. Three are US WWII tan uniforms and two are US modern pilots with white helmets and dark uniforms. All five sets are still factory sealed.

Sterling Northrop P-61 Black Widow - 37.5 inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, E-15

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Rare. Very high quality, scale kit designed for R/C, rubber power, gas or CO2, control line or non-flying super detail scale. Features quality die-cut balsa printwood and stripwood, diecut plywood, numerous crisp vacuform parts such as cowlings, cowl flap rings, spinners, wheels, turret and more, clear vacuform canopy and rear bubble in 'mint' condition, light-weight plastic and prop, hardware, rubber motor, fully formed wire landing gear, complete full color decals, covering tissue, superb full size plans that include building and flying instructions and conversion details for R/C and other forms of flight. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed Sterling bag while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with a paperwork. 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 were very complete.

Sterling Ford Tri Motor Island Airlines - 34 Inch Wingspan For RC / Control Line / Free Flight / Co2 / Rubber Power / Static Scale Display, E12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$95   

In amazing 'near mint' condition. Very large scale model that is well detailed. Can be built for rubber powered, gas powered free-flight, CO2 powered, control line, RC/radio controlled or static display. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and wing spars, plastic engines and other details, finished rubber wheels, preformed wire parts, hardware pack of control line parts, a big set of color decals for the box photo aircraft shown, covering material, instructions, full size plans and more. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the Sterling bag; the parts that were not have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork.

Sterling AT-6 Texan - 18 inch Wingspan for CL or Rubber - Landing Gear Operates in Flight, A9-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

Excellent model designed rubber free flight or control line. Includes an innovative system for making the landing gear operate in flight. Features high-quality all die-cut balsa sheets of parts, factory-cut spars and strip wood, wood stock as required, a beautiful clear vacuform canopy (that is still like new with no yellowing), vacuform light-weight plastic gear well, cowl with motor, air scoop and pilot bust, plastic propeller and rubber moror, all metal hardware for the retracting gear, completely finished main gear and tail wheels, finished thrust button and other hardware, full color decals (in mint condition), covering tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed Sterling bag; that parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. 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 had unique working features, color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, clear canopies, wire landing gear and excellent instructions.

Guillows Rumpler C5 - (C-V) 24 inch Wingspan RC/Gas/Rubber Kit, 206

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$79   

Rare 1960s kit in amazing 'near mint' condition. Large-scale, well detailed 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 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.

Guillows Thomas-Morse S4C Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

From the 1960s and in amazing 'near mint' condition. 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, colored 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 De Havilland DH-4 - 27 Inch Wingspan RC / Gas / Rubber Flying Model, 205

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$52   

From about 1964 and in amazing 'near mint' condition. Large-scale, well detailed model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern servos and receivers. Features die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall, scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose / machine guns / pilot busts, two big sheets of full color decals, covering tissue 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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

1970s issue that features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, clear canopy material, tissue covering 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 A-26 Invader - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$48   

1970s stick and tissue large-scale flying model. Can be built as static, free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern light-weight components. I fondly remember building this kit in about 1974 and it looked very nice. Features several sheets of printwood, three sizes of strip wood, scale wooden propellers and hubs, plastic flying props, balsa blocks are required, fully carved and finished main & nose wheels and thrust buttons, metal propeller/rubber shafts, dowels as required, clear window material, full size stabilizer and nacelle to fuselage fillet patterns, window cutting patterns, insignia sheet, full size plans, instructions and tissue. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the original paper sheet with the canopy frames, etc. is a high-quality copy. The original paper was missing.

Comet Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 34 inch Wingspan Rubber / Gas Control Line / RC Flying Balsa Aircraft, 3646

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$48   

Large 34 inch wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber, electric and made RC with modern lightweight servos and receivers. This is a deluxe Comet kit from the 1970s and features true scale appearance, rugged Super-X non-warping wing assembly, Tube-O-Matic fuselage construction, many lightweight plastic details - cowling, machine guns, pilot, bombs etc. for flying models or static displays, quality die-cut balsa parts, plywood firewall, factory cut spars and stringers, fully formed gear struts and wheels, windscreen material, covering tissue, hardware, weight for balancing, scale four-blade and flying (2 blade) propellers, rubber motor, huge color decorating sheet, detailed full size plans and building instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag, and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia and instructions. Please NOTE that the box has bug damage as shown, mainly along the edges but everything inside the box is is fine. 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.

BMJR Models 1/2A Viking - 42 Inch Wingspan For .049-.051 Power, B-128

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Retails new for $66. An excellent kit featuring stick and tissue construction, laser cut wood parts, hardware, full size plans and detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork.

SIG Customaire And Moncoupe - Balsa Flying Airplanes, FF-26

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

SALE!! Includes both kits. The Customaire has a wingspan of 20 inches and the Monocoupe has a 24 inch wingspan. Never started. They have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans.

Strombecker Consolidated B-24 J Liberator, 1/72, C-76

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$149   

Sale Pending
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Rare. From the 1950s. Strombecker was famous for this line of completely precarved kits and this one one of the flagship models. Features quality hardwood parts that needed only sanding to finish, smaller detail parts, original wood filler and CASCO glue envelopes, metal nose weight, huge plans with detailed instructions, very large, colorful and comprehensive decal sheet and a great B-24 booklet. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory envelope. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Marvel Douglas 8A-5 / A-33 Attack Bomber - Battle Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$39   

Rare solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale and lacked detail so they would fly well. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a worn box missing the end flaps, but inside it is complete with all parts and full-size plans with instructions and a description of this rare aircraft. There are three sheets of printwood and a block for the fuselage. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please note, this is war time model so compressed fibre-board has been substituted for balsa wood. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.

AMCO Beechcraft Staggerwing GB-1 / GB-2 Crafto Kit - US Navy -, 1/85, 27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

1940s wooden kit from AMCO features balsa printwood, wood stock, a metal tube of glue and full size plans with instructions. The aircraft has a 4.5 inch wingspan when assembled; the scale of 1/85 is approximate. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. American Modelcraft Company was located in Chicago, Il and they marketed a large number of 'solid' scale display models in the 1930s and 1940s. The back of this box shows other kits in the Crafto-Kit series which includes the Spad, Fokker, Bell Pursuit, Curtiss Hawk, Grumman Fighter (F3F), Seversky Pursuit, Waco Coast Guard, Stearman Trainer, Vought Fighter (prototype Corsair), Vultee Attack, Doublas Bomber, Battleship, Cruiser, Destroyer, Submarine, Aircraft Carrier, Coast Guard Cutter, Midget Racer, Ford Miller Racer, Tank, Anti-Aircraft Gun, Cannon and even a Union Pacific Streamliner Train.

Guillows Avenger TBF Torpedo Bomber 16.5 Inch Wingspan / 507 Nakajima A6M2-N Rufe 16 inch WS / 906 Hawker Hurrican 16.5 Inch Winspan - Flying Balsa Wood Aircraft, 509

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

SALE! Includes all three kits. They have never been started and are inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. Kits date from the early to mid 1970s. All are stick-and-tissue style rubber-powered flying models.

Guillows Focke-Wulf Fw-190 - 25 inch Wingspan RC / Control Line / Free Flight Flying Model, 1/16, 406

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on May 23, 1967 in Northern Ohio. One of a very popular 1/16 scale stick-and-tissue series with a 25 3/4 inch wingspan. Can be flown on gas power, U-Control, radio control (R/C) or rubber power. Features high quality balsa die cut balsa parts and stripwood, die-cut plywood parts, vacuform nose / spinner / pilot and more, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, clear vacuform canopy, covering tissue, big decal sheet and full size plans with detailed building 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.

Woodcrafter Kits Air Fleet Biplane - Bagged, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Highly prefabricated all hardwood model. The fuselage is cut and sanded in all three dimensions while all other parts are cut to profile (2D). Scale is unknown, but the wingspan is exactly 6 inches (15.24cm). With full instructions.

Flyline Models The General Aristocrat - 36 Inch Wingspan for RC / Free Flight or Static Display, 1/12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Museum-quality scale model of this famous 1930s aircraft. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. Features full-size, detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, strip stock and spars, printed plywood, decals, finished wheels and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.