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Herr Engineering Piper J-3 Cub - 35.5 Inch Wingspan Scale Flying Model, K-103

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Modern, high quality stick-and-tissue scale flying model for gas, electric or rubber, R/C or free flight. Features high quality laser-cut balsa wood parts, computer drawn plans, plastic propeller, full building instructions, complete hardware pack, contest quality rubber, colorful yellow 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, plans and instructions.

Veron Cardinal - 35 Inch Wingspan Gas Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$89   

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Still factory sealed. A very rare kit, and much more so in this condition. Features stick-and-tissue construction and designed for diesel or glow motor of .5 to 1 cc. Veron models were made by Model Aircraft (Bournemouth) Ltd. In Bournemouth, Great Britain. Three of the product lines were 'Kwik-Fix' gliders, 'Super Truscale' (sold kits) and 'Tru-Flite' (stick and tissue kits).

Competition Models Inc Sal Taibi's Starduster-X- 46 Inch Wingspan .049 Gas Powered Free Flight Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

From the early 1960s. Large wingspan kit for .02 to .074 engines. This is one of the famous Sal Taibi's National award winning designs. Sal was one of the early 'Kings Of Gas Free Flight' and a very gifted designer. The model is from the 1950s. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag; the other parts have been inventoried complete with the plans. Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals,' the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

RN Models Patriot - 30 Inch Wingspan Free Flight For .020 Power, GF110

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Excellent kit of this free-flight or R/C design for gas or electric engines. Features high quality balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, many other wood parts cut to shape, two colors of covering tissue, metal stock/hardware and 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.

RN Models Playboy Senior - 36 Inch Wingspan Old Timer Free Flight For .020 / CO2 / Electric Power, OT201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

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Excellent kit of this free-flight or R/C design for gas or electric engines. Features high quality, die-cut balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, many other wood parts cut to shape, balsa stock, metal stock/hardware and 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 and NOTE: missing covering tissue. Otherwise complete with all other parts.

Great Planes Yard Stick Electrifly ARF - 41 Inch Wingspan Electric R/C Slow Park Flyer, GPMA1100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$74   

An excellent ARF (Almost-Ready-To-Fly) model with a very high degree of prefabrication and one hour assembly. Includes factory built and covered wings, elevator and rudder, plug together assembly, 280 size electric motor and gearbox, durable nylon propeller and more. All you need to add is a battery pack (650 mAh 7.2 volts recommended), speed control and transmitter/receiver/servos.

BMJR Models Geef 513 - 59 Inch Wingspan For .15 To .23 Gas Power, B-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Retails new for $96. An excellent kit featuring traditional stick-and-tissue construction, laser cut wood parts, hardware, full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork. Geef 513 was designed in 1955 by Dan Sobala and published in the May 1955 issue of Flying Models. Model has a 59.5" span with 513 sq. in area for .15 -.23 power. Geef may be flown in Nostalgia or Vintage FAI Free Flight and was selected for NFFS One-Design competition in 2012.

BMJR Models Zipper - 30 Inch Wingspan For .020 Gas Or Small Electric, B-106

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Retails new for $56. An excellent kit featuring traditional stick-and-tissue construction, laser cut wood parts, hardware, full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork. The Zipper was produced as a Comet kit in 1940 based on a design by Carl Goldberg. The 30" span with 148 sq. in area. Zipper was the one-design model for the 2002 FAC Nationals Old Time Gas Electric Event.

BMJR Models Kiwi-E-36 - 36 Inch Wingspan For Electric Power - With Thunderbird 9 Brushless Speed Control, B-702

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Retails new for $52. An excellent kit featuring traditional stick-and-tissue construction, laser cut wood parts, hardware, full size plans and plastic propeller. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork.

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.

Carl Goldberg Models 1/2A Blazer - 40 inch Wingspan .049 Free Flight Model Airplane, G1-395

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

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Large parasol free flight model for .049 power by one of the pioneers and leaders in model aviation. Features all die cut balsa sheet wood and plywood parts, fully formed trailing edges, formed wire landing gear, finished wheel, hardware, covering tissue, decals and excellent instructions and plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. 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.

Carl Goldberg Models Hi Thrust Viking - 48 Inch Wingspan .049-.051 Gas Free Flight Airplane, G10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$119   

Large parasol design for sport or competition free flight. Features all die-cut balsa sheet wood and die-cut plywood parts, fully formed training edges, hardware, hinge material, covering tissue, decals and full plans/instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete. Please NOTE there is light bug damage to the instructions but nothing serious. There is bug damage to the decal backing paper only (not the transfers). 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. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.

Carl Goldberg Models Ranger 30 - 30 Inch Wingspan .020 To .049 Gas Control Line Or Free Flight Aircraft, G2-350

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$74   

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From the mid 1960s. High quality gas (or electric conversion) flying model with all balsa construction (no tissue required). Features die-cut balsa wood and plywood parts, wood stock as required, fully formed and finished wheels, fully formed steel landing gear struts, metal stock as needed, die-cut clear windshield, hinge material, hardware, very colorful decal sheet and excellent building instructions / plans. Never started. The small parts are all still in the factory sealed bag. The other parts have been inventoried complete. 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. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.

Campbells Custom Kits .020 Aerbo - Old Timer Or .020 Replica - 29 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, CAM908

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

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Full-kit version- not the common short kit. Features fully factory pre-cut wooden wing ribs, wing tips, stabilizer, rudder and many more, quality strip and sheet wood, fully formed wooden whees, die cut plywood parts, hardware and more. With two sheets of excellent, full size planes.

Monogram B-24 Liberator Speedee-Bilt - Five Star Super Deluxe Kit, 1/60, H4-495

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$655   

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Dated 1954. This is the finest H4 Liberator that I have seen. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and only light general wear. The inside is like new also. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speedee-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speedee-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are rare today due to their relatively high original price of $4.95. This example is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, glue, dope, decals, sand paper, plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. Still has all internal packing as shown. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping. This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warped easily over time. Instructions, decals and plans are 'near mint' also, as are the parts sheets. No wooden parts have been punched out. This kit must be shipped insured.

Megow Vultee Vanguard, S52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1930s solid wood display model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans/instructions.

Guillows Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat - 32.75 Inch Wingspan For R/C / Freeflight / Gas / U-Control / Static Scale Display - (F6F), 1005

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$54   

Still factory sealed. Fantastically well detailed stick-and-tissue Hellcat with many multi-media parts and moving features. Can be built as a superb display piece or for flight operation for R/C, rubber or gas powered, free flight or U-Control. Features 38 vacuform parts, 12 injection molded parts, 19 die-cut plywood parts, 162 die-cut balsa parts, full decals, interior cockpit layout, 72" of quality rubber motor, silkspan for covering, wire for landing gear, generous quantities of balsa stripstock, balancing clay, control line handle, push rod wire, hinge material, bellcrank, elevator horn, nylon flying line, sliding canopy, pilot figure, retractable landing gear and tail wheel, movable elevator, rudder, ailerons and wing flaps, detailed instructions, excellent full size plans and more.

Comet North American P-51D Mustang - 22 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1624

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

1970s large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete and includes insignia 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 Supermarine Spitfire - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

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Still factory sealed. Rare stick-and-tissue model dated 1954. This was part of Guillow's extensive '50' line of models with wingspans between 16 and 24 inches. These were very advanced kit for their day, featuring all die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, plastic cowl and wheels, completely finished wheels and thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. 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 B-25 Mitchell U-Control or Static Balsa Model, 1/32, 805

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$56   

Large 1/32 scale stick-and-tissue model can be built as a detailed static display or flown with twin .012 to .049 engine U-Control. R/C fliers have converted this kit to electric power and radio control. Features complete color decals, numerous plastic parts such as cockpit surround, engine nacelles and more, movable control surfaces, detailed landing gear, hinged landing gear doors and more. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.