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Short Kits Listing with Prices

This page last updated on August 1, 2016.

Many thanks to the customers who have sent in photos of their models which we have used to illustrate the kits and plans in our line.

Short Kits Description

All Short kits contain plans, instructions, printwood, and canopies(if applicable). Most have water slide decals as an added option if ordered with a Short Kit. See the price page for info on decal option prices.

Short kits provide an economical alternative to complete kits by letting the builder choose his own hardware(propeller, rubber, prop hook, nose bearing, etc.), wood strips, tissue, etc. Most experienced modelers probably have the necessary bits to complete the models in their own workshops.

Short kits are not boxed but are bagged and protected for shipping. Short kits are not sold through dealers or distributors.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES ARE THE SAME AS COMPLETE KITS.

The short kit number is the complete kit number with an SK in front. For example SK-1 is the short kit for Kit #1. Note: Items marked ** are in short supply. Check product news page for information. Note: Items marked *** are temporarily out of stock. Check product news page for information on future availability. Note: Items marked #### are out of stock indefinitely or kit has been retired. Check product news page for information on future availability.

SOME LASER CUT SHORT KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. CHECK LISTING BELOW. TO ORDER USING PAYPAL GO TO THE ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS PAGE BY CLICKING HERE AND THEN CLICK ON THE PAYNOW BUTTON NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE ABOVE THE PAYPAL LOGO.

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SK-1. BOEING F4B-2 (ARMY P-12C)

SK-1. BOEING F4B-2 (ARMY P-12C). 1929/1930 Navy (Army) fighter, predessor to the F4B-4. 1/24 scale, 15” span.
Short Kit List Price: $14.00
Optional Decal Price $3.00

SK-2. LAVOCHKIN LA-5FN/LA-7

####SK-2. LAVOCHKIN LA-5FN/LA-7. Russian WW2 fighter. Build either version. 1/24 scale, 16-1/2 inch span, from plan #23.
Short Kit List Price: $14.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINETELY.
Optional Decal Price $2.00

SK-3. GRUMMAN F8F-2 BEARCAT

####SK-3. GRUMMAN F8F-2 BEARCAT. U. S. Navy late WW2 and post war fighter plane. 1/24 scale, 18” span, from plan #37.
Short Kit List Price: $14.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINETELY.
Optional Decal Price $2.50-- Decal out of stock

SK-4. CURTISS P-40B/C Warhawk Peanut Short Kit

SK-4. CURTISS P-40B/C Warhawk Peanut Short Kit. WW2 US Army fighter, 13” span. The complete kit was retired several years ago. Only the Short is now available.
Short Kit List Price: $9.00
Optional Decal Price--NOT AVAILABLE

SK-5. CURTISS A-8/A-12 SHRIKE

SK-5. CURTISS A-8/A-12 SHRIKE. 1930’s single engine attack plane. 1/24 scale, 22” span. This kit builds either version. Kit also contains canopies for both versions.
Short Kit List Price: $17.00
Optional Decal Price $ -- Decal out of stock.

SK-6. 4 IN 1 PEANT KIT. PEANUT SHORT KITS OF THE BREWSTER F2A BUFFALO, VULTEE P-66 VANGUARD, MITSUBISHI J2M3 RAIDEN, AND THE BLOCH MB-152 WW2 FIGHTERS. Originally this was a 4 in 1 complete kit that has been out of stock for about 20 years and is now being brought back as a short kit. The kit includes two double sided sheets of plans and a detailed instruction sheet covering all four kits, four sheets of 1/2 x 3" balsa printwood, and canopies for each aircraft. Sorry, no decals are available. See plans section for photos of models as built by several customers.
Short Kit List Price: $30.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINETELY. 

SK-7. CURTISS SBC-4 BI-PLANE HELLDIVER

####SK-7. CURTISS SBC-4 BI-PLANE HELLDIVER. Last US Navy combat bi- plane. Late 1930’s dive bomber relegated to non-combat duties in early WW2. From plan #25. 1/24 scale, 17” span.
Short Kit List Price: $15.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.
Optional Decal Price $3.50

SK-8. DOUGLAS TBD-1 DEVASTATOR

SK-8. DOUGLAS TBD-1 DEVASTATOR. Early WW2 US Navy torpedo bomber. 1/24 scale, 25” span, from plan # 56.
Short Kit List Price: $16.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.
Optional Decal Price-- Decal out of stock

SK-9. SUPERMARINE SPARROW II

SK-9. SUPERMARINE SPARROW II. Peanut scale kit. The Sparrow was a 1920’s parasol wing British lightplane built for a special competition. From plan #18.
Short Kit List Price: $6.00
Optional Decal Price $0.25

SK-10. KYUSHU J7W1 SHINDEN

####SK-10. KYUSHU J7W1 SHINDEN. WW2 experimental Japanese canard fighter. 1/24 scale, 18-1/4” span. From plan #55.
Short Kit List Price: $15.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.
Optional Decal Price $2.00

SK-11. GRUMMAN F4F WILDCAT

####SK-11. GRUMMAN F4F WILDCAT. WW2 US Navy fighter plane, 1/24 scale, 19” span, from the Model Builder Book “Flying Scale Models of WW2” from the 1970’s.
Short Kit List Price: $18.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.
Optional Decal Price $4.00

SK-12. GRUMMAN F6F HELLCAT

####SK-12. GRUMMAN F6F HELLCAT. WW2 US Navy fighter plane, 1/24 scale, 21.42” span, from the Model Builder Book “Flying Scale Models of WW2” from the 1970’s.
Short Kit List Price: $16.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.

SK-13. VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR

####SK-13. VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR.WW2 US Navy and Marine fighter plane, 1/24 scale, 20.5” span, from the Model Builder Book “Flying Scale Models of WW2” from the 1970’s.
Short Kit List Price: $16.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.

SK-14. RYAN FR-1 FIREBALL

***SK-14. RYAN FR-1 FIREBALL. Peanut scale kit. 13” wingspan. US Navy post WW2 fighter with a radial engine in the nose and a jet in the tail.
Short Kit List Price: $9.00 TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK. SHOULD BE BACK IN STOCK IN NOVEMBER 2016.
Optional Decal Price $0.50

SK-15. NORTH AMERICAN F-86D SABRE JET

SK-15. NORTH AMERICAN F-86D SABRE JET. The Sabre “Dog” version from the 1950’s in 1/24 scale, designed for rubber power. The radome nose makes it a natural for rubber power. Wingspan is 18.54”.
Short Kit List Price: $18.00
Optional Decal Price $4.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.

SK-16. NORTH AMERICAN F-100 SUPER SABRE JET

####SK-16. NORTH AMERICAN F-100 SUPER SABRE JET. Famous jet of the 1950’ and 1960’s. 1/24 scale, 19-3/8” span, designed for rubber power. Fly it with a prop, or whip fly it, or hand launch glider.
Short Kit List Price: $21.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.
Optional Decal Price $4.00

SK-17. THE HOMEBUILT LACEY M-10

####SK-17. THE HOMEBUILT LACEY M-10. Homebuilt lightplane. This kit was designed for the beginner who has built a Peck ROG or Delta Dart or other first model and wants to transition into a scale model. The kit spans 16” and can be built with either sheet balsa fuselage sides or as a stick and tissue model with the parts to build it either way.
Short Kit List Price: $16.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY!!

SK-18. MITSUBISHI A6M2 ZERO

####SK-18. MITSUBISHI A6M2 ZERO. WW2 Japanese fighter plane. 1/24 scale, about 18” span, from the Model Builder Book “Flying Scale Models of WW2” from the 1970’s.
Short Kit List Price: $17.00 OUT OF STOCK-INDEFINITELY

SK-19. FOCKE-WULF TA-152H

####SK-19. FOCKE-WULF TA-152H. WW2 German fighter plane, late long wing development of the FW-190D-9. 1/24 scale, 23-11/16” span, from the Model Builder Book Flying Scale Models of WW2.
Short Kit List Price: $17.00--OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY
Optional Decal Price $3.00

SK-20. NORTH AMERICAN O-47

SK-20. NORTH AMERICAN O-47. Mid-1930’s to WW2 monoplane US Army observation plane. This is from plan #35 and is in 1/24 scale, 23-1/8 span.
Short Kit List Price: $17.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.
Optional Decal Price $4.50

SK-21. MESSERSCHMITT Bf-109E

####SK-21. MESSERSCHMITT Bf-109E. WW2 German fighter from the battle of Britain. This kit is from the Model Builder Book Flying Scale Models of WW2.
Short Kit List Price: $13.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY
Optional Decal Price $3.00

SK-22. DORNIER Do 335 PFEIL (ARROW)

SK-22. DORNIER Do 335 PFEIL (ARROW). WW2 German heavy fighter. This twin engine fighter (in push-pull configuration) was introduced late in WW2 and saw only limited use before the war ended. The model is in 1/24 scale, 22-9/16” span. Both motors are in the fuselage and are designed to be powered.
Short Kit List Price: $20.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.
Optional Decal Price $4.00

SK-23. GRUMMAN F7F TIGERCAT

####SK-23. GRUMMAN F7F TIGERCAT. Late WW2 and Korean War US Navy twin engine fighter plane, 1/24 scale, 25.75 span, from plan #36. Designed for rubber power for both engines.
Short Kit List Price: $24.00 OUT OF STOCK-INDEFINITELY
Optional Decal Price $3.00 OUT OF STOCK-INDEFINITELY

SK-24. MACCHI C.202 FOLGORE

####SK-24. MACCHI C.202 FOLGORE. WW2 Italian fighter plane, 1/24 scale, 17.7” span, from plan #24. Designed for rubber power on both motors.
Short Kit List Price: $13.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY
Optional Decal Price $3.50

SK-25-LC. VOUGHT SB2U VINDICATOR

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
***SK-25-LC. VOUGHT SB2U VINDICATOR. WW2 U.S. Navy Dive Bomber, 1/24 scale, 21” span. Designed for rubber power.
Short Kit List Price: $29.00 TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK.
Optional Decal Price $6.00

SK-26. CURTISS BF2C-1 (HAWK III)

####SK-26. CURTISS BF2C-1 (HAWK III). 1935 U.S. Navy Fighter Bomber and export fighter, 1/24 scale, 15.8 inch span. .
Short Kit List Price: $15.00 --OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.
Optional Decal Price $6.00-- Decal out of stock

SK-27. NAKAJIMA KI-27 NATE

####SK-27. NAKAJIMA KI-27 “NATE”. Late 1930’s and WW2 Japanese Army Air Force fighter, 1/24 scale, 18.56” span.
Short Kit List Price: $13.00--OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.

SK-28-LC. GRUMMAN F3F-2

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
SK-28-LC. GRUMMAN F3F-2. Late 1930’s U.S. Navy Biplane Fighter. The Gulfhawk version is also shown and the parts provided may build either version. 1/24 scale, 16 inch span.
Short Kit List Price: $24.00
Optional Decal Price $6.00

SK-29-LC AWKER TYPHOON IB

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
SK-29-LC AWKER TYPHOON IB. WW2 British Fighter and Attack plane. 1/24 scale, 21.79” span.
Short Kit List Price: $25.00
Optional Decal Price --$4.00

SK-30. BREWSTER F2A BUFFALO

####SK-30. BREWSTER F2A BUFFALO. PRE-WAR & WW2 US Navy, British, and Finnish Fighter. 1/24 scale, 17.5” span. Plans show all major versions, F2A-2,-3, B-239, & B-339.
Short Kit List Price: $16.00 OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY!!
Optional Decal Price $6.00

SK-31-LC. NAKAJIMA Ki-43 OSCAR

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
***SK-31-LC. NAKAJIMA Ki-43 OSCAR. WW2 JAPANESE ARMY AIR FORCE Fighter. 1/24 scale, 18.87” span. All major versions, Mk-I, Mk-II, & Mk-III are shown on the plans.
Short Kit List Price: $23.00
Optional Decal Price $4.00

SK-32. CONSOLIDATED TBY-2 SEAWOLF

SK-32. CONSOLIDATED TBY-2 SEAWOLF. WW2 U.S. NAVY TORPEDO BOMBER. 1/24 scale, 28.47” span. 180 were built but war ended before they could see action.
Short Kit List Price: $23.00
Optional Decal Price $5.00

SK-33. AICHI B7A-2 RYUSEI GRACE

####SK-33. AICHI B7A-2 RYUSEI “GRACE”. WW2 JAPANESE NAVY ATTACK BOMBER. 1/24 scale, 23.63” span. This fine attack bomber came a little to late to have an impact on the outcome of the war.
Short Kit List Price: $18.00 ---OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY
Optional Decal Price $3.00

SK-34-LC. DOUGLAS SBD-3/5 DAUNTLESS

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
***SK-34-LC. DOUGLAS SBD-3/5 DAUNTLESS. WW2 U.S. NAVY AND MARINE DIVE BOMBER. 1/24 scale, 20.77” span. Famous for sinking 4 Japanese aircraft carriers at Midway.
Short Kit List Price: $25.00
Optional Decal Price $6.00

SK-35-LC. NAKAJIMA B5N2 KATE

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
***SK-35-LC. NAKAJIMA B5N2 “KATE”. WW2 JAPANESE NAVY ATTACK/TORPEDO BOMBER. 1/24 scale, 25.46” span. This was the first line attack/torpedo bomber for the IJNAF at the beginning of the war. .
Short Kit List Price: $25.00
Optional Decal Price $3.00

SK-36-LC. BELL P-39 AIRACOBRA

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
***SK-36-LC. BELL P-39 AIRACOBRA. WW2 U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE AND RUSSIAN FIGHTER 1/24 scale, 17” span. Used in the Pacific theater in early WW2.
Short Kit List Price: $22.00.
Optional Decal Price $5.00

SK-37-LC. NAKAJIMA Ki-44 TOJO

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
SK-37-LC. NAKAJIMA Ki-44 “TOJO”. WW2 JAPANESE ARMY AIR FORCE FIGHTER. 1/24 scale, 15.5” span. Designed as a high speed interceptor.
Short Kit List Price: $22.00
Optional Decal Price $2.00

SK-38. GRUMMAN TBF/TBM AVENGER

####SK-38. GRUMMAN TBF/TBM AVENGER. WW2 US NAVY TORPEDO BOMBER. Became the best torpedo bomber of the war. 1/24 scale, 27.08" span. Build any version from the TBF-1 through TBM-3E. The short kit includes turned foam wheels, and molded plastic canopy, turret, and tunnel gun position.
Short Kit List Price: $26.00--OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY.
Optional Decal Price $6.00

SK-39-LC. AICHI D3A1/2 VAL WW2 JAPANESE NAVY DIVE-BOMBER

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
SK-39-LC. AICHI D3A1/2 "VAL" WW2 JAPANESE NAVY DIVE-BOMBER. The Val was the Japanese Navy's front line dive-bomber at the beginning of WW2. Build either version from the kit. 1/24 scale, with a 23.85” wingspan. Based on an original design by Nate Sturman. The short kit includes turned nose block, turned foam wheels, and molded plastic canopy with extension for D3A2 version.
Short Kit List Price: $30.00
Optional Decal Price $3.00

SK-40-LC THE REPUBLIC P-47 “THUNDERBOLT” WW2 U.S. AIR FORCE FIGHTER

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
***SK-40-LC THE REPUBLIC P-47 “THUNDERBOLT” WW2 U.S. AIR FORCE FIGHTER. BUILD ANY ONE OF 3 DIFFERENT VERSIONS FROM THE KIT The kit provides materials to build any one of 3 versions, the P-47D, both razorback and bubble top, or the P-47N. The P-47, affectionately nicknamed "Jug," the P-47 was one of the most famous AAF fighter planes of WW II. Used as both a high-altitude escort fighter and a low- level fighter-bomber, the P-47 quickly gained a reputation for ruggedness. It was the heaviest single engine fighter of the war. Our model is in 1/24 scale having a wingspan of 20.39” for the P-47D versions and 21.28" for the N version. The kit will build into any 1 of 3 versions, the P-47D razorback or bubble top and the P-47N. It can be readily converted to any of the latter types if the builder wants to. The kit includes molded plastic canopies for both razorback and bubble top versions.
Short Kit List Price: $25.00
Optional Decal Price $4.00

SK-41-LC THE MITSUBISHI J2M3 RAIDEN (THUNDERBOLT), OR JACK, WW2 JAPANESE LAND BASED NAVY FIGHTER

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
***SK-41-LC THE MITSUBISHI J2M3 “RAIDEN” (THUNDERBOLT), OR “JACK”, WW2 JAPANESE LAND BASED NAVY FIGHTER The Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden, or Thunderbolt in English, code named “Jack” by the allies, was the first Japanese naval fighter specifically designed for the land-based interception role. Some examples of the Raiden fought briefly in the Philippines in September 1944. Most were retained for home defense. When flown by experienced pilots, the Jack was preferred over all other day fighters as a B-29 killer. Its armament was powerful enough to destroy a B-29 and as long as its primary opponent was unescorted B-29s, the Jack was superb for the job. Our model of the Jack is the J3M3 version of which 160 were built. It is in 1/24 scale, with a 17.71” wingspan.
Short Kit List Price: $22.00---TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Optional Decal Price $4.00

SK-42-LC CURTISS P-40B/C WARHAWK

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
SK-42-LC CURTISS P-40B/C WARHAWK. The P-40B/C was the Army Air Corps frontline fighter when the U.S. entered WW2. Although obsolete compared to the Zero, Me-109, or Spitfire it was used effectively by the A. V. G. and British early in the war. It was used by the British as the Tomahawk IIA or IIB. Our model is in 1/24 scale with a wingspan of 18.45".
Short Kit List Price: $22.00
Optional Decal Price $4.00

SK-43-LC NAKAJIMA Ki-84 FRANK

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
SK-43-LC NAKAJIMA Ki-84 FRANK. The Ki-84, Hayate (Hurricane), code named Frank was generally regarded as the best Japanese Army fighter of WW2. A captured Ki-84-1a was to out climb and out maneuve a P-47 and a P-51. The first batches were sent to China, where the 22nd Sentai, when equipped with the new fighter, was able to fly rings around Chennault's 14th Air Force. The 22nd Sentai later moved to the Philippines, where problems overtook them, with many accidents and shorages and extremely poor serviceability. Our model is in 1/24 scale with a wingspan of 18.45".
Short Kit List Price: $23.00
Optional Decal Price $4.00

SK-44-LC THE CURTISS SB2C-4 HELLDIVER

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
SK-44-LC THE CURTISS SB2C-4 HELLDIVER. The SB2C Helldiver was designed as a replacement for the Douglas SBD Dauntless. The original prototype flew in December 1940. Many teething problems delayed production until June 1942 when the first SB2C-1 was finished. SB2C-1C’s followed entering combat in November 1943 from the Carrier Bunker Hill. Other versions were A-25’s for the Army, SB2C- 3’s, SB2C-4’s, and finally the SB2C-5. Although our model is specifically the SB2C-4, any of the SB2C versions can be made from the kit with minor modifications using references sited on the drawings. Our model is in 1/24 scale having a wingspan of 24.88”.
Short Kit List Price: $32.00
Optional Decal Price $6.00

SK-45-LC THE MITSUBISHI Ki-30 ANN

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
SK-45-LC THE MITSUBISHI Ki-30 ANN. The Ann served in many of the bomber units in China. Some were encountered in the early Philippine campaigns in support of the Japanese Army’s occupation of the Philippines. In early 1942 surviving aircraft of this type were relegated to training units. A few Anns were used by the Royal Thai Air Force against the French. Total production was just over 700 aircraft between 1937 and 1941.Our model is in 1/24 scale, with a 23.89” wingspan. Our design is modified from Nate Sturman’s original design based on new reference information and modifications for kitting.
Short Kit List Price: $30.00
Optional Decal Price $3.00

SK-46-LC VULTEE P-66 VANGUARD

LASER CUT SHORT KIT.
SK-46-LC VULTEE P-66 VANGUARD. The P-66 was originally designed for the USAAF but was not up to performance of the newer WW2 fighters being built with higher HP engines. So it was going to be sold to Sweden. However, the US government steped in and decided to ship them to the British but they were relinquished and then sent to China. The USAAF did equip a west coast squadron or two with them but they were eventually either sent to China or used as advanced fighter trainers. Our model is in 1/24 scale with a wingspan of 17.92" and features Align-O-Tab construction. The kit includes plain paper color insignias printed on both regular paper and adhesive backed paper for U.S. Army version and the Chinese version.
SHORT KIT LIST PRICE $23.00
Optional Decal Price $4.00

SK-NS-1. DAVEY FUN FLYER

NON-SCALE KITS NOW AVAILABLE:
SK-NS-1. DAVEY FUN FLYER. High wing cabin model designed with box construction. This model is for fun flying and makes an excellent intermediate stick model. The model has a 28.1 inch wingspan. Model in picture by Dave Diels
Short Kit List Price: $9.00
Optional Decal Price--NONE

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