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Sterling Stinson Reliant SR-8 Gull Wing - 57 inch Wingspan Aircraft for RC, FS-33

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+++

$210   

Still factory sealed; there is a seal split on the left short side. Very large and high quality kit with 57 9/16 inch wingspan. Designed for RC and .40 to .56 size engines, but easily converted to electric power. Features top grade die cut and numbered balsa parts, step by step full size plans with instructions, scale decals, linkage hardware, vacuform cowl, wheel pants, strut fairings, formed aluminum landing struts and much more. 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 and they are still highly popular to this day.

Flyline Models Inland Sport - 37.5 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 113

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet North American NA-35 (Vega 35) - 17 1/8 inch Wingspan For Free Flight, 3301-200

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$38   

Still factory sealed but the seal has many splits. Dated 1963 on the plans. Stick and tissue kit can be powered by rubber or electric, or built for static display. Features traditional construction techniques with quality, die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, fully formed wheels, spars and wood stock as required, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, plastic prop, wood thrust button, insignia, covering tissue and detailed, full-size plans and building 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.

Sterling Stinson SR-8 Reliant Gull Wing - 31 inch Wingspan for R/C, 1/16, E8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$115   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade condition. Big scale kit with a 31 3/8 inch wingspan. Designed for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying detailed scale kit. 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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

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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.

Carl Goldberg Models Li'l Wizard - 21 inch Wingspan .049 U-Control For 52 Foot Lines, G-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

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. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two parts, die cut wing fences (easily made, can be seen on box art on the outboard leading wing edge). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. The hardware set is still factory sealed. 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.

Woodcrafter Kits Air Fleet Biplane - Bagged, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

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.

Guillows De Havilland DH-4 - 27 Inch Wingspan RC/Gas/Rubber Kit, 205

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

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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. 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.

Comet Ryan SC - 15 inch Wingspan Powered Flying Model, 3103-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, quality printwood, detailed full size plans/building instructions, hardware, wheels, tissue, rubber 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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$25   

Sale Pending
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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 cowl, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, strip wood, rubber motor, plywood firewall 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.

Peck-Polymers Convertible 1938 Tad Dietrich - 34 inch Wingspan Scale Flying Model, Peanut, PP032

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

Peck-Polymers is a manufacture of high quality stick and tissue models. This is remake of the classic old time rubber powered free flight model for wheels or floats. Can be converted to R/C if you wish. Kit includes contest quality die-cut printwood, stripwood and spars, a huge balsa prop blank cut to profile, one-piece vacuform clear cabin/cockpit windows, nylon thrust bearing, two colors of covering tissue, fully formed metal hardware, contest rubber motor, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Leisure American Eaglet 62 Inch Wingspan Scale R/C Aircraft, 705

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Superb, full-scale wood model with a big wingspan, wing loading of 10.4 oz/sq ft, 571 sq inches of wing area and a weight of 41 ounces. Inside, the model is exactly as it left the factory. The items that were in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and it includes all paperwork as well as a color photo of the real airplane. NOTE: the kit will be shipped in the very study packing box unless you specify that you would like it shipped inside another box. Extra shipping will apply for an additional box.

Sterling Sopwith Camel - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, A26

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$89   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. There is a seal split on the left side as shown. Large and well detailed stick and tissue kit designed for rubber free flight or 'easy conversion to control line or R/C flying.' Features precision die-cut balsa parts, beautifully detailed and formed lightweight plastic parts including cowl, machine guns, engine front & nacelle, prop & pilot, rubber band motor, wheels, scale decals, full plans, control line and R/C conversion instructions and more.

Guillows Vought F4U-4 Corsair - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Model - (F4U4), 1/16, 1004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Very large 30.75 inch wingspan (78 cm) flying or static model. Can be flown rubber powered, free flight, U-Control or R/C. Features stick and tissue constructions, quality die-cut balsa and stripwood, plywood firewall, extensive vacuform details such as engine, cowling, landing gear, intakes, dropping bomb and much more. Never started. The parts that Guillow's factory sealed are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$29   

Sale Pending
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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.

Flyline Models Curtiss Robin - 41 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 103

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals and more. The kit has never been started. The parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Comet Curtiss Robin - 22 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model Airplane, 3303

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$36   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. There are two versions of the Robin from Comet from this time period (1960s/70s) - this is the one with the larger 22 inch wingspan. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. 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.

Kyosho F-51D (P-51D) Mustang - 28.5 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/16

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

Rare, highly prefabricated gas engine control line or RC model from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Very close to 1/16 scale and designed for powered flight on "19 to 29" sized engines - yes, there should be decimal points in there! Features precut hardwood fuselage bulkheads and other parts, factory-cut balsa ribs, a very large number of other balsa and ply completely pre-cut parts, balloon main tires & clear plastic canopy (all in excellent condition, the canopy is clear and not yellowed), rubber tail wheel, all wire landing gear struts bent to final shape, beautiful aluminum spinner, metal parts cut to final shape, full size plans and more. Inside, the kit is untouched and even includes the bright orange ' backdrop display' cardboard. The parts are held together by the Kyosho 'transparent green' factory tape and most are still in the original factory clear bag and special Kyosho bags. The few parts that are not factory bags have been inventoried and are complete. Full size plans are in "very good++" condition.

Herr Engineering Cessna L-19 Bird Dog - 30 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, K-110

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Large 30 inch wingspan wooden kit for scale rubber flying or conversion to electric RC. Includes numerous quality laser cut balsa wood parts, complete hardware, colorful tissue, clear windshield, contest rubber and plastic prop & wheels, complete building instructions, full size plans and full, colorful decals. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Those that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete.

Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/19, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from about 1970s. Can be built for display, rubber free flight or powered by a 1/2A gas engine. Includes instructions for all options and flying tips. Measures to about 1/16 scale and has a 24 inch wingspan. Features very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood, vac full engine cowling and details, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear window material, tissue and more. The full size plans contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.