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Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

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. 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.

Scale Flight Comet's De Havilland Puss Moth - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$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 model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Stinson Reliant - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$22   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but the kit has been opened and the glue has failed along the long box side. There is other general wear but the kit inside is like new. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, color insignia sheet, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: Box is only fair. Pre-carved prop has been broke in two places but is complete. Some of the wood strip stock has been broke but is all present.

Continental Model Airplane Co Stinson Reliant - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but the kit has been opened and the glue has failed along the long box side. There is other general wear but the kit inside is like new. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, color insignia sheet, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Howard DGA8 Mr. Finnegan - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid damage; however, this kit has a very slightly damaged end panel. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Giant ROG (R.O.G.) - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

From the mid to late 1930s. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Giant ROG (R.O.G.) - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Brown Racer - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 14.5 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Curtiss Hawk 75 - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Curtiss Hawk 75 - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co P-40 Flying Tiger - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Junior Endurance - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Giant ROG (R.O.G.) - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Brown Racer - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 14.5 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Miles Mohawk - Stick and Tissue Flying Airplane, X17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering paper, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Cleveland 1933 Boeing 247 Transport - 55 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/16, SF-35

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$395   

Very rare scale model. Huge stick and tissue kit designed for free flight but can be converted to electric drive remote control. Wingspan is 55 and 5/8 inches and length is 38 and 5/8 inches. Dates from 1933, '34 or '35 because of the NRA (National Recovery Administration) ink stamp on the bottom of the box. Cleveland had a reputation for making the finest and most accurate scale models in the 1930s and this kit is no exception. Features fully turned engine speed rings, prop bushings with brass bearing inserts, fibre props with completely cut wooden hubs, fully formed main wheels with brass bushings, high quality strip wood, numerous sheets of printwood, clear window material, two colors of covering material, 5 plates of full size plans and assembly instructions (on 2 sheets of paper) and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes all plans and instructions.

Victor Stanzel & Co Interceptor 50 Inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$155   

Very rare. Pre-WWII issue from around 1941. The Interceptor is a gas free-flight design for the Ohlsson 19 or 23 motor. The box is complete but worn as shown. I believe it to be the original box although it has no markings; older kits were often packed in such boxes and the fit for the parts is exact. Includes full size plans, materials list, printwood, balsa wood strips, spars and blocks, plywood, carved-to-shape wheels, metal rod, screws and covering material. The kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete using the materials sheet. Plans and materials sheet have some bug damage (as shown in the photo) but are fully usable.

Golden Age Reproductions Peerless Models Fleet Trainer - 22 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$38   

Reissue of the 1936 Peerless Model Airplane Company Kit. Peerless was not around for long until they were bought out by Cleveland. As a result, Peerless kits are considered rare, so this is an ideal way to obtain a 'builder' model. Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the Golden Age of flying models, the 1930s. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, strip wood, nose block, plastic propeller, rubber motor, vac wheels, prop shaft, thrust button and bearings, beautiful copies of the original full size plans and covering material. 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.

Berkeley Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Controliner - 21.5 Inch Wingspan, 1-10-295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

Large profile-scale flying model designed to fly a full stunt pattern on 65 miles per hour with a .09 engine. This is a highly prefabricated kit designed for strong, easy construction. Features pre-shaped hollow balsa wings with airfoil, die cut balsa and plywood, all necessary metal hardware, fully finished wheels, full size plans with complete building instructions and full color decals. 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 (larger wood parts and sheets of wood) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have bug damage to the backing paper but the actual transfers are undamaged. The plans have light, even bug damage as well which will not affect building the kit. Berkeley is a very famous manufacture of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Joe Ott Supermarine Spitfire with Ott-O-Formers - 32 inch Wingspan Wood Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$69   

Rare kit from the late 1930s. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. Large model features 2 sheets of Ott-O-Formers, printwood, stripwood, full size plans, color insignia, clear canopy material, fully carved thrust button, main wheels and tail wheel, required metal hardware, covering tissue (2 sheets) and 2 blocks for the spinner. NOTE: the prop blank has been rough cut to shape and the 'lightning holes' in the fuselage Ott-O-Formers have been pressed out (normally they are factory die cut). Quality of all work is excellent. The kit has been inventory complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: plans are complete but have neat tape to the back. They are very fragile! Please note that the box displays better than the 'Fair+' grade but is missing the end flaps - hence the 'Fair+' grade.