Reproductions of the Cleveland Quickie all balsa sheet models
The models in this section represent reproductions of the old Cleveland Quickie series of pre-decorated all balsa models.
The models shown here along with the plan packages are a best attempt to reproduce the original series in their original form. Each plan package includes a scan of the original kit plan if it was available along with some building notes. All of the plans are in the Adobe PDF format. Each package contains multiple pages that are printed on U.S. legal size paper (8.5" x 14"). A link is provided with each model description to download the associated plan package. WHEN PRINTING MAKE SURE THAT PRINT SCALING HAS BEEN TURNED OFF.
A description of the method I use to print the parts directly on balsa is provided here. Just click on the link.
NOTE - A very good alternative to printing the parts for these models directly on balsa it to use T-shirt iron-on transfer paper. This material comes in 8 1/2" x 11" sheet size and works very well for transferring the drawn parts to balsa. A summary of the process for doing this is covered here. The major advantage of using this process is any printer can be used. To make it a bit easier to use iron-on transfer paper to create the full color parts for these models an alternate parts drawing package is provided. This drawing package has been laid out for 8 1/2" x 11" sheet. A link to the iron-on transfer package is provided in each model section of this page.
I do hope that if you decide to build any of these models, you will receive as much enjoyment as I have from my trip down memory lane.
All drawings not identified as coming from another source are copyright 2002-2013, Paul Bradley, All rights reserved
|Cleveland Quickie Series|
|This is the Luscombe Sedan. The color and markings have been
enhanced from those used in the original kit. The markings are those
provided on the pre-decorated parts with background color added where
the original was bare balsa. The model has a wing span of just under 18".
The plan was missing from the kit I used to prepare this package. As a result I developed a "plan" in the style of the illustrated building steps used for the models of this type.
|Thanks to Dave Livingston we have the Aeronca Chief. This plan package and photo of the model he built was provided by Dave. You will find Dave's plan package here (717 kb). The color and markings are those used on the original kit.|
|Another offering from Dave Livingston is the Piper Cub. This plan package and photo of the model he built was provided by Dave. You will find Dave's plan package here (801 kb). The color and markings are those used on the original kit.|
|If you have access to any of the kits in this old series I would certainly appreciate scans of the kit contents so additional reproduction drawing packages can be created and added to this section of the web site.|
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