Balsa Wood Model Aircraft Kits

 

 

Guillows have been producing high quality flying models since 1926.

 

Their Balsa wood range of model aircraft kits are capable of powered flight using a different array of power sources ranging from rubber bands which are included in with the kit, through to electric motors and miniature internal combustion engines that need to be sourced separately.

 

Kits are simple to assemble following clear and concise instructions. Balsa wood parts are pre cut using laser technology or precision die cutting to ensure high quality. Wheel, propeller and other authentic detail parts are included moulded in plastic. Tissue is also included for covering balsa frames.

 

Dope and balsa cement are not included in any of the Guillows kit range. 

 

 

 

 

Guillows also produce a range of inexpensive flying glider and rubber powered planes that are crafted in balsa and take minutes to build.

 

 

 

 

200 Series WWI          

 

WWI aircraft with precision laser cut balsa parts. These superb aircraft include authentic decals, lightweight wheels, detailed plastic parts that consist of radial engine, access panels, machine gun & pilot figure to ensure scale realism.

 

Each kit is packed with ample covering tissue, balancing clay, an assembled propeller and rubber band power source.

 

Instructions included for finishing this model as static, rubber powered or engine powered airplane.

 

Wing span: 50 – 60cm

 

 

 

 

300/700 Series Private Planes

 

Private aircraft with precision laser cut balsa parts. These superb aircraft include lightweight wheels & detailed plastic parts to ensure scale realism.

 

Each kit is packed with ample covering tissue, balancing clay, an assembled propeller and rubber band power source.

 

Instructions included for finishing this model as static, rubber powered or engine powered airplane.

 

Wing span: 50 – 60cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

400 Series WWII Fighters 

 

These fabulous WWII Fighters with wing spans up to 70cm are designed for rubber power and can be converted to Line control or free flight. They represent the ultimate in scale design and construction.

 

With clear and detailed instructions, precision die cut balsa parts sheets and plastic detail parts, these aircraft present tremendous value and quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  500 Series WWII Models    

 

Designed for easy build these balsa kits include precision die cut balsa parts, plastic cowls & canopies, authentic decals, plastic propeller, plastic wheels, tissue & a 24 page easy to follow model building booklet.

 

Wing span approx 40cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

600 Series Build By Numbers         

Models for Beginners

 

Simple construction following ‘build by numbers’ format. Each kit contains balsa building materials and a rubber power package to enable the assembly of an attractive model with good flying ability.

 

Wing spans : 50 – 60cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

800 Series Super Detailed Scale Models

 

Large scale balsa models representing faithful replicas of famous aircraft from history.

 

This large scale series is perfectly designed for static display, though large scale and big fuselage on some models do allow conversion to radio control flight for the real flying enthusiast

 

Wing Spans 71 –91cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

900 Series Easy to Build

Scale Flying Models

 

Sleek rubber powered models for indoor or outdoor flying.

 

Designed to be light they are great flyers with big wing spans (40-45cm) and effective rubber band motor / propeller combinations.

 

Easy build Kits contain high quality balsa, plastic nose cowls, canopies and insignia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000 Series Giant Scale WWII Aircraft

Multi Purpose Models for Flying or Display

 

These are the ultimate balsa aircraft models for the flying enthusiast.

 

They feature moveable flaps, sliding canopies, retractable landing gear and droppable bombs.

 

Fuselages have ample space for radio control conversion – though instructions for this are not included.

 

Wing Spans 76 – 83cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 Series Build & Show Giant Scale Balsa Display Models

 

This series features some of the most popular aircraft of WWII in large scale detail. Selected kits feature true to life moveable parts including moveable flaps, sliding canopies, retractable landing gear and droppable bombs.

 

Wing spans range from 100cm to 120cm