Osborn Model Kits

Wooden Aviation Kits

Easy to build wooden aviation kits of airplanes that have helped change the face of aviation

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What is a profile model?

Side Profile

The profile model is the side profile of an aircraft, from there we have taken the basic shape and created a semi scale 3 dimensional model. The building process uses a sandwich construction method of stacking shaped pieces of wood together giving you the basic 3 dimensional shape of the aircraft. The result is a wooden model that looks very realistic!
The easy to build sandwich construction with alignment pin allows you to build the model without the need of any glue or special tools. The model kit are all laser cut plywood and includes peel and stick vinyl decals.

Sandwich Image

Kit Includes:
Fully illustrated instructions
Quality laser cut plywood
Vinyl decals
Sandpaper

Everything you need is in the bag

These unique models are designed to capture the hearts of any aviation enthusiast young or old. The completed model makes a great static display to place on your model shelf or desktop at the office. The models are robust enough to play with or practice dog fighting with your friends. Models maybe painted if desired, although the natural wood look gives a great appearance! If you do decide to paint your model we suggest using acrylic paints for easy clean up and availability. Paint or brushes are not included in the kit.

 

1:100 Scale Military Jets


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CF105 Arrow

Canada’s famed supersonic interceptor that never was. The Arrow was designed to meet the threat of Russian bombers flying high over the Arctic circle and shoot them down before they could release there bombs on North America. A victim of politics the Arrow project was cancelled before she could prove her full capabilities. 
KIT-6000
$9.99 Canadian
You Tube video: Avro Arrow CF-105 profile model manufactured by Osborn Model Kits

   

CF100 Canuck

Canada’s first all Canadian fighter- interceptor The CF-100 served during the cold war in bases in Europe and as part of NORAD. The CF-100 was the only Canadian-designed fighter to enter mass production and served primarily with the RCAF and in small numbers in Belgium.  The CAF operated the CF-100 from 1952 till 1981 when it was completely withdrawn from service.
KIT-6001
$9.99 Canadian
You Tube video: Avro CF-100 Canuck profile model manufactured by Osborn Model Kits

   

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CT133 Silver Star

Canada’s version of the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star was built under license by Canadair. The CT-133 Silver Star was used as the lead in jet trainer for jets like the Sabre, Voodoo and the Starfighter. In later years she was used for electronic warfare training. The plane was Introduced in 1952 and was retired in 2005 making here one of the longest operational jets in history.
KIT-6002
$9.99 Canadian
You Tube video: Canadair CT-133 Silver Star profile model manufactured by Osborn Model Kits

   

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CF5 Freedom Fighter

The CF-5 was the Canadian version of the Northrop F-5. Built by Canadair it was originally to provide a tactical support role based in Canada, the CF-5 was also committed to NATO's northern flank to act a rapid-deployment force. Throughout its service the plane would take on many different rolls like the lead in trainer to the CF-18 Hornet as well as playing the part as the aggressor in dog fighting exercises. TheCF-5 was retired in 1995
KIT-6003

$9.99 Canadian
You Tube video: Canadair CF-5 Freedom Fighter profile model manufactured by Osborn Model Kits
   

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F86 Sabre

The Canadian Sabre was built by Canadair under license from North American Aviation primarily for use by the RCAF. It was produced until 1958, and used by the RCAF until replaced with the CF104 Starfighter in 1962. Several other air forces would adopt the aircraft. The resulting variant was considered one of the finest "dogfighters" of its day. The F-86 was withdrawn from service in 1970.

KIT-6004
$9.99 Canadian
You Tube video: Canadair F-86 Sabre profile model manufactured by Osborn Model Kits

   

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CF101 Voodoo

The CF-101 Voodoo was purchased from the US to fill the void from the canceled CF-105 Arrow project. She was designed as a all weather super sonic interceptor with nuclear capability. The primary armament was the AIR-2A Genie unguided air-to-air rockets. The CF-101 served as Canada's primary means of air defense throughout its service life from Quick Reaction Alert facilities at Canadian Air bases. The CF-101s were retired in the 1980s and replaced with CF-18 Hornet fighters.
KIT-6005
$9.99 Canadian
You Tube video: McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo profile model manufactured by Osborn Model Kits

   

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CF104 Starfighter

Built under license by Canadair the CF-104 Starfighter was used primarily for low level strike and reconnaissance roles. The CF-104 was originally stationed in Europe as part of Canada's NATO commitment. A very demanding aircraft to fly resulted in 110 CF-104’s being lost to accidents, earning the CF-104 the nickname "Widowmaker" or "Lawn Dart."The CF-104 was retired from service in 1987.
 
KIT-6006
$9.99 Canadian

You Tube video: Canadair CF-104 Starfighter profile model manufactured by Osborn Model Kits

   

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CF18 Hornet

The CF-18 Hornet was introduced into the CAF  in 1982 to replace the CF101 and CF-104 and take the place as the front line multi roll fighter/attack aircraft. It has scene action in the Golf war of 1991 and more recently in Kosovo and Bosnia in the late 1990s. The CF-18 is due to start being replaced shortly by the new F/A-35 
KIT-6007
$9.99 Canadian

You Tube video: CF-18 Hornet profile model manufactured by Osborn Model Kits

   

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CT-114 Tutor

Most people will recognize the CT-114 Tutor as the plane used with the Canadian Air Forces aerobatic demonstration team the Snowbirds. Built by Canadair, The Tutor was used as the primary jet trainer for the CAF from 1961 till 2000 when it was replaced by the CT-155 Hawk. The Tutor is still used by the by the Snowbirds demonstration team and will likely be used till the airframes are worn out. 
KIT-6009
$9.99 Canadian

CT-155 Hawk

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CT-155 Hawk

The CT-155 Hawk was designed by BEA aerospace as a lead in trainer/light attack aircraft. Canada acquired the Hawk to replace the aging CT-114 Tutor. Wide landing gear, tandem seating, hard points on the wings and a powerful engine allowing it to reach supersonic speed in a dive. All these features make the Hawk one of the best trainers ever produced.
KIT-6016
$9.99 Canadian


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F4C Phantom

Developed in the late 50’s by McDonnell aircraft as an all weather interceptor for the US Navy, the F4 Phantom would go onto become probably the worlds most versatile aircraft. The Phantom was first flown in May of 1958 production numbers would total over 5000. So well designed, the Phantom would find itself being used by all three branches of the US forces. Phantom would take on a different roll in Vietnam where pilots would find themselves dog fighting Russian built Migs. Abandoning the original interceptor concept many pilots would learn how to dog fight. This would produce the last new air aces!
KIT-6018
$9.99 Canadian


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F86 Sabre

The North American F86 Sabre was America’s first swept wing fighter. Best known as the gun slinger in the skies over Korea the Sabre would go onto be used by many nations as there primary defense aircraft. First flown in October 1947 there would be just under 10000 units produced. Probably the best version of the Sabre has to be the Sabre 6 produced by Canadair
KIT-6021
$9.99 Canadian


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F4J Phantom

The most produced version of the Navy Phantom. The markings are of VF-111 Sundowners assigned to the USS Coral Sea.
KIT-6022
$9.99 Canadian


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RCAF Golden Hawks F86 Sabre

The RCAF Golden Hawks were Canada’s aerobatic team between 1959 -64. The team used the Canadair Sabre 5 and were painted a bright gold colour with a red stripe down the side. This would be the team that would set the standard for the Snowbirds.
KIT-6023
$9.99 Canadian


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F4C Phantom Mig Killer

The markings of Col. Robin Olds Scat XXVII are features on this F4C Phantom. The master mind behind operation Bolo witch resulted in seven Mig-21 destroyed in 1966. The plane can be seen on display at the USAF Museum in Dayton Ohio.
KIT-6027
$9.99 Canadian

 

1:66 Scale WW2 Fighters


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Hawker Hurricane MKI

The Hurricane is best know as the fighter that saved England in 1940! Out numbered and out gunned, Hurricane pilots fought a relentless battle over the skies of Britain. Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, it was the Hurricane that achieved 60% of the RAF's victories in the Battle of Britain. The Hurricane would go onto serve in all the major theatres of the Second World War. The first flight of the Hurricane was in November 1935, it was power by the Rolls Royce Merlin V12 engine. Although outdated at the time of the out brake of the war, Hawker and other subcontractors would go onto produce over 14,000 units of many different variants. Only a few are in existence today, even fewer are airworthy!

The decals included in this kit are the markings of Canadian Ace Willie McKnight. At the time in 1940 he was one of the leading Aces with 17 victories. Willie was part of Douglas Bader’s 242 squadron. His plane wore a distinct cartoon of a jackboot kicking Hitler on the port side of the engine cowling as well as a human skeleton image which held a sickle in its hand under the cockpit, on both sides of the aircraft. Willie was shot down and killed in January 1941, his wreckage never being found.
KIT-6024
$9.99 Canadian


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F4U-1D Corsair

The Corsair was best known for it’s achievements in the Pacific during WW2. It was the first fighter that could go up against the Mitsubishi A6M Zero and achieve results. The first flight of the Corsair was May 29 1940. It used the Pratt and Whitney R2800 engine to turn a massive 13' 4" propeller. Because of the size of the propeller the designers at Chance Vought designed the wing into a gull shape, this allowed for a short landing gear and clearance for the propeller. Chance Vought would go onto produce 12,571 units in 7 different variants, production ended in 1953.

The decals included in this kit are the markings of Canadian Robert Hampton "Hammy" Gray, Victoria Cross recipient. In the last days of WW2, Hammy and his squadron pressed home an attack on a Japanese warship. Hammys plane was damaged in the attack but he managed to drop his bombs. He scored a direct hit sinking the ship but crashed into the water and dying .
KIT-6030
$9.99 Canadian


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F4U-1A Corsair

The Corsair was best known for it’s achievements in the Pacific during WW2. It was the first fighter that could go up against the Mitsubishi A6M Zero and achieve results. The first flight of the Corsair was May 29 1940. It used the Pratt and Whitney R2800 engine to turn a massive 13' 4" propeller. Because of the size of the propeller the designers at Chance Vought designed the wing into a gull shape, this allowed for a short landing gear and clearance for the propeller. Chance Vought would go onto produce 12,571 units in 7 different variants, production ended in 1953.

The decals included in this kit are the markings of US Navy Ace Ira Kepford. In his short tour of duty Ira Kepford racked up 16 Japanese kills and was the leading ace in the famed VF-17 “Jolly Rogers”
KIT-6035
$9.99 Canadian


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RCAF Harvard

The Harvard was built by North American Aviation as well as other companies under license. Used as an advanced trainer by the USAAF and British Commonwealth, the Harvard would go onto train thousands of pilots that were needed for the war effort. First flight of the Harvard was on April 1st 1935 from there production would go onto produce close to 16000 units before ending in the 50’s. Many examples of Harvard are still flying today and can still be found doing the job they were designed to do so many years ago. The era of our version would be referred to as a Harvard 4 and was produced by Canadian Car and Foundry in the 1950’s.
KIT-6015
$9.99 Canadian


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Mustang MKIV

The North American Mustang came in existence from a response from the British Government for a fighter that was able to escort bombers well into Germany. First flight of the Mustang was October 26 1940, from there production would go unto number more then 15000 units of all versions. First Production models were powered by the Allison V-1710 engine. Later models would be powered by the Rolls Royce Merlin. To the collectors of war birds, the Mustang is the most sought after WW2 plane. Many Mustangs are still flying and in fact some were used in military service as late as 1984. The Mustang MKIV markings on our plane were used by the RCAF at the end of WW2.
KIT-6026
$9.99 Canadian


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P-51D Mustang “OLD CROW”

Our kit of the P-51D Mustang includes the markings of Bud Anderson’s “Old Crow” of the 357th fighter group, 8th Air Force
KIT-6019
$9.99 Canadian


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Spitfire MKIX

Quite arguably one of the best fighters of WW2 and best know for winning the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire was First flown in March of 1936, It was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was the only British fighter in production throughout the war. Some 20,000 airframes had been built in many different version. Our version is the MKIX with the markings of British Ace Johnnie Johnson who achieved a total of 34 kills.
KIT-6020
$9.99 Canadian


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Lancaster Mk X Bomber

Canadian built version of the famed Avro Lancaster. There would be7377 Lancaster's built in total of which 430 would be built by Victory Aircraft in Malton Ontario Canada. Today there is only two airworthy units flying, they fly as a tribute to all the Bomber Command airman that were lost during WWII. The markings included in our kit are from RCAF 419 Squadron. This was the squadron that Victoria Cross recipient Andrew Mynarskiwas few with
KIT-6038
$29.99 Canadian

 

1:66 Scale Civilian Aircraft

   

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DHC-2 Beaver

The Beaver was designed and built by De Havilland Canada to meet the needs of a short takeoff and landing aircraft. It also needed to carry heavy payloads into the bush country and land on water or land. The Beaver could be equipped with floats, landing gear with regular tires, tundra tires and skies.
De Havilland had literally created the flying ½ ton pick up truck. In the period between 1947 and 1967 over 1600 Beavers were produced with many of them still flying today.
KIT-6010
$9.99 Canadian

   

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L20/U-6A Beaver

The L20/U-6A Beaver was designed and built by De Havilland Canada to meet the USAF and US Army’s needs of a short takeoff and landing aircraft. Aircraft were almost identical with a few added exceptions. US forces had skylights and radio direction-finding aerials. Some 976 Beavers were sold to the US forces. After outliving there usefulness with the US forces they were sold off to Civil airlines and private owners. Most are still flying today.
KIT-6011
$9.99 Canadian

   

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Cessna 172 Skyhawk

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is one of the most recognizable civil aircraft in the world. There have been more 172’s built then any other aircraft. The first production models were delivered in 1956 and they are still in production, as of 2008, more than 43,000 have been built.
KIT-6013
$9.99 Canadian

   


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Sporty

Sporty is an aerobatic sport plane, this design is our own and is not of any specific plane. It was developed as a teaching tool to help kids understand the properties of flight. The model is 1:48 scale and features the same no glue design as the other planes. Kit includes vinyl decal as shown.
KIT-6012
$9.99 Canadian

   

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Piper J3 Cub

The Piper Cub was designed to be a very simple aircraft intended for flight training. Along with the Cessna 172, the Cub became one or the most popular and best known aircraft of all time. The Cub consisted of very simple tube frame construction and fabric covered painted in the very well known “Cub Yellow” First flight was in 1938, from there production would go on into 1947 producing almost 20,000 units. Because of its simple construction and reliability many Cubs are still flying today
KIT-6031
$9.99 Canadian

   

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L4 Grasshopper

Piper developed the Cub into a military version that would see service in WWII. Designated as the L4 Grasshopper it quickly became a popular sight in the skies over the battlefields. Many were used to transport military leaders from front to front. Other duties included medical evacuation, spotting, and some L4 were even equipped with rockets! Grasshoppers were painted in the olive drab color and given a greenhouse type of cockpit, but other then this theL4 was the same as its civilian version.
KIT-6033
$9.99 Canadian