F-16 FIGHTING FALCON, Guillows Balsa Wood Kit # 1403
Now available as balsa and tissue models, these unique scale construction kits offer an interesting alternative to the wide range of plastic models offered hobby fans. Built as "skeleton" models (as shown) they make impressive balsa airplane display pieces. Tissue covered and decorated with decal insignia, each model is an eye-catching replica of its namesake. The results are certain to please both the beginner and advanced model builder.
Customers Gallery - Let us have photos of your results and stage by stage construction.
The kit shown here was purchased and made in 2010, This is one of a number of Guillow kits made by Barrie. Like riding a bike once discovered you never loose the skill.
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This is a "Stick & Tissue" kit and not for children under 14, These kits requires hours of work to complete and are a great way to spend the odd hour relaxing.
If you flip through the range you will find more stunning results of customer's completed models.
"I can say that Guillows produce the simplest kits (Series 600, 700and 900) which are ideal for beginners, say aged 10 onwards, and take between 12 and 16 hours to build, and with a little care can be flown successfully with the rubber motor provided. I think it is a great creative hobby and becomes more interesting and challenging as you progress through the series".
As a retailer, we can't think of a better recommendation than that of one of our own customers. Barrie is one of our veteran builders and below we show the result from this kit and others (by clicking on the Link). We quote with Barrie's permission.
Barrie goes on to say, "It must be difficult to try and encourage new customers to this kind of hobby especially when only specialist hobby shops sell Guillows kits. I started constructing balsa planes in the late 1940's and carried on through most of the 1950's. In those days I used Kiel-Kraft mainly. For many youngsters then, balsa modelling was almost as popular as Meccano. How times change!"
Other examples of completed models can be seen by clicking on 2003, 1403, 410, †403, 801, 804,
And a work in progress 2002 This model was started in late summer 2011 We will show the progress made as we receive updates until it is completed.
|Warning: Choking Hazard - Small Parts|
not for children under 14