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Guillows Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis - 34.5 Inch Wingspan, 1/16, 807

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Large scale display, rubber powered, gas powered or R/C model. Very well engineered and detailed. Features all die-cut balsa, dozens of vacuform details, pre-cut wooden stock as needed, metal stock, covering tissue, large and complete decal sheet, detailed and illustrated instruction sheet, full size plans, completely formed wheels and prop, U-Control handle with control horn and thread and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: there plans have some cut marks but are still completely usable.

Guillows Sopwith Camel - 28 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 801

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-

$42   

Still factory sealed. Big-scale kit can be built for static display or flown .049 to .15 U-Control, gas free flight or rubber power. Features quality die-cut balsa parts and stripwood, scale wheels and flexible landing gear, movable ailerons, rudder and elevator, plastic cowl and cockpit deck, scale prop, two machine guns, pilot figure, very large full color decals, covering material and more. Includes full size detailed plans. 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 Aeronca Chief - 54 inch Wingspan for R/C for Free Flight, 3506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$79   

1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, high quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, balsa nose block, metal prop shaft, clear window material, fully formed wheels and thrust button, rubber motor, covering tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans 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 North American P-51D Mustang - 18 Inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Aircraft, 3204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. This issue is from the 1970s. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, thrust button, prop, rubber motor, covering tissue and detailed full size plans/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.

Comet P-40 Tiger Shark - 18 inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N1-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit, at least at that time): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. 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 Fokker D-VII - 16 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, E16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Sale Pending
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Very nice stick and tissue kit from the late 1940s. Features a sheet quality printwood, strip stock in two sizes, covering tissue, balsa block, finished hardwood wheels, dowel and full size plans in very good condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. 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.

Herr Engineering Piper Tri-Pacer - 18 Inch Wingspan Wooden Flying Model, K-204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Modern high quality stick and tissue rubber powered kit. Features high quality laser-cut balsa wood parts, computer drawn plans, plastic propeller, full building instructions, complete hardware pack, contest quality rubber, colorful light weight tissue and waterslide decal markings. 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 decals and instructions.

Herr Engineering Piper J-3 Cub - 18 Inch Wingspan Wooden Flying Model, K-201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Modern high quality stick and tissue rubber powered kit. Features high quality laser-cut balsa wood parts, computer drawn plans, plastic propeller, full building instructions, complete hardware pack, contest quality rubber, colorful light weight tissue and waterslide decal markings. 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 decals and instructions.

Cleveland Curtiss P-6E Hawk Printwood and Plans Only - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-21b

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Includes all printwood and plans ONLY. There are no other parts. Has not been started. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Cleveland Globe Swift - 30 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, IT-96

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$72   

The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, cut nose block, finished thrust button, main & tail wheels, carved prop blank, clear for windshield and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Peck-Polymers Pietenpol Air Camper - 13 inch Wingspan Peanut Scale Flying Model, Peanut, PP-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Sale Pending
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Peck-Polymers is a manufacture of high quality stick and tissue models. Kit includes contest quality printwood, nylon thrust bearing, colored tissue, full size plans and building instructions, plastic propeller and wheels and contest rubber. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Easy Built Models P-47 Thunderbolt - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, EB04

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Easy Built Models Fairey Fox - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-33

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

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Still factory sealed. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Peck-Polymers Baby Ace King Of The Homebuilts - 17.5 Inch Wingspan Walnut Scale Flying Aircraft, Peanut, PP-15

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

Sale Pending
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From 1977. Peck-Polymers is a manufacture of high quality stick and tissue models. The Baby Ace is a beautiful scale model that can be flown on rubber power or CO2. It features contest quality printwood, nylon thrust bearing, colored tissue, full size plans and building instructions, plastic propeller, fully formed wheels, hardware packet, die-cut plywood firewall and contest rubber. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed bag and the larger parts have been inventoried complete with all the paperwork. I believe that Peanut scale is rubber powered models that have less than a 13 inch wingspan. I believe Walnut scale is for models with more than 13 but less than 19 inch wingspans.

Cleveland F-86 Sabre Jet Quicky - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Rare kit from 1951. The Cleveland Quicky line was designed to get builders into the air quickly with a good flying aircraft. They include no cutting, no covering tissue and no painting- "Just Assemble And Fly!" Features all die-cut, quality balsa with fuselage sides, top and bottom, one piece wings and tail feathers, all parts factory painted in a colorful design, clear vacuformed canopy (in mint condition), hardware and more. This kit is glider for 'toss' or rubber band launch. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent illustrated assembly instructions including flying tips. Please note, these kits came from the factory with straight wings to make them good gliders.

Jorzak Porterfield / Turner 50 - 28 Inch Wingspan For Rubber / Gas / Electric Flight, JZI-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Stick and tissue flier featuring quality balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, turned balsa wheels, factory-cut balsa nose cowl, plastic prop, contest rubber, hardware, clear window material, two colors of light-weight tissue and full size plans and insignia. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Easy Built Models Sunbeam Cabin Monoplane - 36 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

High quality, modern model made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Easy Built Models Miles Mohawk - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Originally manufactured by 'Easybuilt Micro Since 1932.' Reissued in 1987 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Scale Flight Vultee A-11 Attack - 20 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime, 1295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tern Aero Porterfield Collegiate - Rubber Powered Flying Airplane Model, 107-200

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Very high quality rubber powered free-flight model with simplified stick and tissue assembly and a wingspan of about 15 to 17 inches. Kits contain colored tissue, plastic propeller and wheels (if required), printwood, strip wood, rubber and well made 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.