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Guillows Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Large-scale model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern servos and receivers. The model has never been started but NOTE: it only includes the following: decals, full size plans with instructions, all the die-cut printwood, some (but not all) stripwood, vacuform cowl and engine halves (very neatly cut out), die-cut firewall for gas option and scale plastic wheels. There are no other parts. 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 SE-5A Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Large scale, well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. The kit only includes the following parts: complete die-cut printwood set, spars and stripwood, die-cut firewall, wire stock, light plastic machine gun, pilot but, nut holder (neatly cut out), radiator (neatly cut out) and cylinder head covers (neatly cut out), full instructions, full size plans and two big color decal sheet (some decals are lifting). The kik has not been started but only includes the items listed above. 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-80A Puss Moth - 24 inch Wingspan RC/CL/Rubber Powered Kit, 306

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

From the 1960s. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern servos and receivers. A very nice kit featuring die cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood firewall, completely finished wheels, wood propeller (should be plastic!), vacuform nose, rubber motor, hardware, clear window material, very large decal sheet, green colored 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, except NOTE there is a wood prop instead of the plastic one it should have. The PUss Moth was the first aircraft to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic OCean from east to west. 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 (2) 601-150 Cessna 180 20 Inch Wingspan / 604-150 Lancer 24 Inch WS - Flying Model Airplanes

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc to Sealed

$24   

SALE! Includes 3 kits. All three are from 1966 and were purchased new in that year. One Cessna 180 is still factory sealed. The other 180 and the Lancer have been opened but have not been started. They are both complete with all parts and plans. All three are stick-and-tissue style, rubber powered free-flight models.

Guillows Monocoupe - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$38   

Rare stick-and-tissue model dated 1949. 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, lightweight plastic cowl and wheels, thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. 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 Spitfire - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

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. Never started. NOTE: missing canopy. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and 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.

Guillows Hawker Hurricane - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

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. Never started. NOTE: missing canopy. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and 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.

Guillows Hawker Hurricane - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 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, lightweight plastic cowl and wheels, clear vacuformed canopy, 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 Vought Corsair F4U - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

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. Never started. NOTE: missing canopy. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and 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.

Guillows Cessna L-19 Bird Dog - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

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, lightweight plastic cowl and wheels, clear vacuformed cockpit and cabin windows, thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. 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.

Billing Boats Santa Maria 1492 Columbus' Flagship, 1/75

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Large plank-on-frame kit measures 23 inches LOA (length overall) with a 16 inch long hull. Features excellent factory cut keel, bulkheads and other parts, quality stripwood for planking, many blocks that are factory cut and numbered, printwood, dowels (tapered and straight) for masts and yards, printed sails on a cloth-like material, excellent full size plans with many detail drawings and text instructions in many languages including English. The kit has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts and plans/instructions. Please note, the optional fittings kit is not included.

Special Hobby CH-37B Mojave - Da Nang Vietnam 1964 / 1965 / Illesheim AFB Germany 1965, 1/72, SH72075

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Rare. The only injection molded kit ever made of the Mojave. Features very fine recessed panel lines, superb resin and photoetched details, excellent full cockpit, detailed gear well, landing gear and rotor hubs, drop tanks and decals with paint guide for CH-37B s/n 54-998 'Waynes Work Horse' in Da Nang in 1964 and 1965 as well as s/n 58-005 ' Tired Dude' from Illesheim AFB Germany in 1959. This actual airframe has survived at was (or is) at the Pima Air and Space Museum. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Planet Models XFL-1 Airabonita (US Navy XP-39 Airacobra) - Late Modification, 1/72, 140

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Rare. Beautiful resin kit with all fine recessed panel lines, full interior, two vacuform canopies, standard or optional pitch prop blades and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Bell FXL-1 Airabonita was one of three new spec Navy prototype fighters. It competed with the Grumman XF5F-1 and the Vought XF4U-1 Corsair. The Bell offering was made from an Army XP-39 fighter. There were engine and undercarriage problems during trials, as well as handling issues. Bell modified the aircraft (this model "late modification") in many ways, but it was still no match for the Corsair, which won the competition.

Planet Models F-91 III Thunderceptor Radar Version (XF-91B), 1/72, 143

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Rare. Beautiful resin kit with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, two vacuform canopies, separately molded elevator and rudder control surfaces, detailed gear wells, drop tanks and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The famous 1948 Thunderceptor was a very advanced design, but hybrid jet and rocket engine system created problems, among other things. When newer, cheaper all-weather designs such as the Convair F-102 became available, the test flying program slowed down and the USAF lost interest. Republic's response was this aircraft, a modified XF-91 with a radar nose, designated XF-91B All-Weather Fighters. This was the second prototype, and it was eventually destroyed. But the original XF-91 is preserved at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

Alliance Curtiss XP-37 / H751, 1/72, 72018

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Rare. Beautifully cast in high-definition resin with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit, optional position landing gear and full decal. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The XP-37 few in 1937. This aircraft was an adaptation of the P-36 fighter with the liquid-cooled Allison V-1710-C7 12 cylinder engine installed. A turbo-supercharger was installed, and this aircraft achieved an impressive 340 mph at 20,000 feet in 1937. However, it suffered from frequent turbo-supercharger failures. An order for 13 service aircraft followed on December 11, 1937. The first service models delivered between April 29 1939 and December 5, 1939 were designated YP-37. All aircraft suffered from mechanical problems, and the US Army Air Force discontinued all further development.

Lehigh Valley Models 50000 Gallon Wood Railroad Water Tank (Campbell) S Scale - Craftsman Kit (ex-Delaware Valley Kits), 1/64, LVMR2

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Amazingly well detailed kit. This is the superb Campbell Models kit scaled up to S scale or 1/64. Features numerous factory shaped and pre-cut hardwood parts, metal fittings, 'planking' hardwood, detailed full size plans and extensive text instructions. Never started. All the parts but one bag are still factory sealed. The one bag that is opened (wooden parts) has been inventoried complete. With plans and instructions.

Lehigh Valley Models Branch Line Railroad Station - Craftsman Kit (ex-Delaware Valley Kits) S Scale, 1/64, LVM1

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Excellent S scale craftsman kit that is prefabricated. Features numerous factory shaped and cut hardwood parts, exterior hardwood siding stock, cast metal window frames and other details, roofing, shingles, full size plans, paper signboards for station names, very detailed text instructions and more.

Bandai Panzer Jager Tiger 88mm Pak 43 Elefant Sd.Kfz.184, 1/48, 8269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$58   

Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. 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.

Tamiya British Centurion MkIII - Motorized, 1/35, MT130-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$68   

Rare 1/35 scale motorized model with a completely metal gear box and all hardware. Very nicely detailed and an excellent operating model when completed. Like many motorized models of this period, the RE-26 motor is not included. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6, 1/32, ST17

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Dated 2001. Finely molded with 119 parts and widely considered the finest 1/32 '109 kit made. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.