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oltimer1940
08-14-2007, 04:18 AM
Ran into this at a local flea market - According to the box it is a 32.5 inch wing span and seems to be complete. Doing a google search, it appears the kit is laser cut rather than die cut. How much is this kit really worth, and should I buy it. Please note that I haven't built a kit in over 30 years and am just now getting into the hobby again.

Rabbitcreekok
08-14-2007, 05:03 AM
How much do they want for the kit? Does it appear to be complete?

Here (http://cgi.ebay.com/Sterling-Models-JN-4-Jenny-Airplane-kit-E-1-MIB-NR_W0QQitemZ260149230725QQihZ016QQcategoryZ1189QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) is a link to one for sale on eBay. I believe the Sterling kits were70' or so kits, so it probably is not laser cut.

Hope this helps.

CHELLIE
08-14-2007, 06:52 AM
Ran into this at a local flea market - According to the box it is a 32.5 inch wing span and seems to be complete. Doing a google search, it appears the kit is laser cut rather than die cut. How much is this kit really worth, and should I buy it. Please note that I haven't built a kit in over 30 years and am just now getting into the hobby again.

Hi oltimer :ws: Building kits is like learning to ride a bike, once you have done it, you never forget :silly: and I know you will do a real nice job on any kit you decide to build, take care, Chellie

degreen60
08-14-2007, 02:24 PM
$279.95 http://www.hobbyworldinc.com/planes3.html Lazer cut

$75 http://www.tias.com/1761/InventoryPage/1826833/1.html Maybe an old original?????

Rabbitcreekok
08-14-2007, 03:43 PM
$279.95 http://www.hobbyworldinc.com/planes3.html Lazer cut

$75 http://www.tias.com/1761/InventoryPage/1826833/1.html Maybe an old original?????

That first kit is a real nice kit with a scale OX-5 engine, and great detail and is not a Sterling Kit.

The second link is the Sterling kit. They are old kits with some historical value. They are die cut, which is not necessarily bad, just takes more work to build. If the dies were sharp, they are easier to work with. They used to be called die crunched, since the dies did not always cut through the balsa.

I could be wrong, but I don't think Sterling ever made laser cut kits.

degreen60
08-14-2007, 03:50 PM
That first kit is a real nice kit with a scale OX-5 engine, and great detail and is not a Sterling Kit.

The second link is the Sterling kit. They are old kits with some historical value. They are die cut, which is not necessarily bad, just takes more work to build. If the dies were sharp, they are easier to work with. They used to be called die crunched, since the dies did not always cut through the balsa.

I could be wrong, but I don't think Sterling ever made laser cut kits.

I overlooked that the first kit did not say Sterling.

oltimer1940
08-18-2007, 03:45 AM
Thanks to all of you - will have to see if he still has it Sunday - he wanted $25 for it but was willing to take $20 - gonna try $15 and see if he bites.

degreen60
08-18-2007, 01:15 PM
If it is an old kit the balsa may not be good from age. If it is a laser cut kit I would think it would say that on the box. But the price would sure have me taking a close look at it and probably taking it home. Don