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American Junior Heritage Models Jim Walker's Whip Power P-39 U-Control Trainer - 19 Inch Wingspan Whip Fly

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

A superb reproduction of the Jimmy Walker's trainer for U-Control. Features 19" wing span, all die-cut balsa and plywood parts, color insignia like the box top, complete hardware, control line and handle, complete instructions and a copy of the A.J. Flight Course. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

Jetco Tornado .049 Powered - 49 inch Wingspan Free-Flight Competition Airplane, FF-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Reid Simpson's design using the very popular and successful parasol wing. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

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.

Burkard Brewster Bermuda / SB2A Buccaneer - Giant Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$109   

Very Rare. From about 1943/44. Burkard kits almost never show up on the open market. They were exceptional solid wood display models for their time - highly prefabricated and very large scale. This one features a 17.25 inch wingspan (comes out very, very close to 1/32 scale), completely precarved fuselage (only needs final sanding), precut wings with airfoil, pre-cut stabilizers, fully formed main and tail wheels, other wood parts as required, metal stock as required, canopy material, blue and white US insignia sheet and full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts.

Burkard Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - Giant Solid Wood Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$95   

Very Rare. From about 1943/44. Burkard kits almost never show up on the open market. They were exceptional solid wood display models for their time - highly prefabricated and very large scale. This one features a 15.5 inch wingspan, completely precarved fuselage (only needs final sanding), precut wings with airfoil, pre-cut stabilizers, fully formed main and tail wheels, other wood parts as required, metal stock as required, canopy material with the frames printed on, blue and white US insignia sheet and full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts.

Guillows Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress - 45 Inch Winspan Flying Aircraft, 1/28, 2002

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$75   

Still factory sealed and perhaps the largest scale (1/28) B-17 available. This versatile model can be built as a scale static display model, with gas engines for U/Control or could be modified to fly on todays small electric motors and remote control. Features all moving control surfaces, plastic cowlings and fairing, plastic regular tail gun or Cheyenne tail gun, optional position main gear, retracting tail wheel, removable wings, plastic turrets and many other clear or colored plastic panels and parts.

Guillows PBY-5A / PBY-5 Catalina, 1/28, 2004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

SALE! Large 1/28 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static as designed, or, if you are highly experienced, converted to RC. Instructions are not included for RC conversion. Features the choice of three building options - PBY-5A with floats and gear extended, same with floats and gear retracted or as PBY-5 float plane only. Features die cut high-grade balsa parts, numerous vacuform plastic parts such as engine nacelles, gun listers, canopy, nose cowl, nose turret and more, covering tissue, WWII period decals, step by step instructions and detailed 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 decals and instructions.

Guillows Lockheed P-38L Lightning - 40 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/13, 2001

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$59   

Still factory sealed. Very large flying model for free flight, .049 U-Control, static display or rubber power. Although it is not in the instructions, many people have converted this model to R/C with electric power. Includes stick and tissue construction, a large number of plastic vac parts, clear vac canopy, detailed cardstock parts, full decals and much more.

Guillows Focke-Wulf FW-190 -16 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/32, 502

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Sale Pending
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From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or 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 Aeronca Champion 85 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

From 1961. Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, excellent vacuform full engine cowl, scale wheels, thrust button, clear window material, rubber motor, plastic prop, metal stock and prop shaft, diecut plywood firewall for gas engine option, big decal sheet and two sheets of superb full size plans and detailed instructions. Never started and complete. 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 Mitsubishi Zero - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 404

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

From 1967. Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern 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. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or 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 Fokker DR-I Triplane - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (DR1), 204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$47   

Large-scale and well detailed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern servos and receivers. Features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, plastic nose cowl, plastic radial engine, full 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 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.

Guillows B-25 Mitchell U-Control or Static Balsa Model, 1/32, 805

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

$52   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/32 scale stick and tissue model that can be built static or twin .-12 to .049 engine U-Control. Features extensive 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.

Monogram Superkit F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/60, T5

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Sale Pending
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From 1954. Very rare plastic and precarved wood kit. Before there were injection molded plastic kits, model builders worked in wood or metal. Advanced companies, like Monogram, saw the advantage of plastic and began marketing kits with plastic details and fully-carved wooden fuselage, wings, etc. This beautiful kit is one the highest quality composite static kits from the early to mid 1950s. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all small plastic parts, unpunched factory painted balsa parts, finished balsa fuselage and wings, red acetate stand, clear windshield, instructions and decals.

Sterling Waco SRE and Interstate Cadet - Peanut Scale Flying Model Airplanes, Peanut, P-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right short side. Excellent small scale kit contains both aircraft with the parts printed on high quality balsa wood. Includes strip wood, colored tissue, decals, wheels, propellers, fittings, rubber, lightweight plastic parts, step by step instructions and full size plans.

Sterling Fairchild 24K with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 22 inch Wingspan Control Line or Free Flight, M-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 22 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windows, vacuformed cowl and other parts, steel pre-shaped landing gear strut and full decals. Full size plans are included with highly detailed text instructions also. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including 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 always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

Sterling L-19 Bird Dog - 17 inch Wingspan CL/Rubber Powered Kit that Drops Leaflets in Flight, A12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

From the mid 1960s. 17 inch wingspan kit for rubber free flight or control line. Features an innovative system for dropping leaflets in flight. Includes quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, strip wood and spars, light plastic full engine cowl and other parts, die-cut clear windscreen, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished main and tail wheels, rubber motor and plastic prop, covering tissue, a big sheet of full color decal and full size plans with excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete. 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 compared to other manufacturers.

RN Models Consolidated PT-1 - 36 Inch Wingspan Scale Flyer, GF109

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Excellent kit of this free-flight rubber or gas design and has provision for R/C conversion. Features high quality balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, many other wood parts cut to shape, balsa stock, metal stock and hardware, instructions 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 plans/instructions.

Enterprise Jimmy Doolittle's Laird Super Solution U-Control - 17 inch Wingspan For Gas Power

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Dated 1947 and rare. Very early control line model for 1/2 engines. Features solid wood, precut wings, sturdy wood-planked fuselage, printwood, nose block, multiple engine mounting options, full hardware, excellent plans with many additional details. Contains all parts required and even color decals. Never started and inventoried complete.