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The instructions in the kit I have is all in Spanish and it says it's Tilo which translates to Linden. I Googles it and Linden is called Bassword in the U.S. The strange thing is, the kit was short a lot of deck planking.

Alan

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One of the varieties of the linden tree is basswood so as Jan noted above you are probably looking for basswood which is really common and can be found at multiple on line sellers to model boat, plane or even railroad enthusiasts and in multiple thicknesses. 

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Hi, basswood is American poplar 

Linden is lime , I use both in cabinet making,  poplar is slightly harder than lime wood, lime is nicer to use in modelmaking as you can with sharp tools cut in most grain directions, I am using both woods in the framing of a model an english cutter at the moment, cheers Phil

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From The Wood Database

 

Common Name(s): Basswood, American Basswood, Lime, Linden
Scientific Name: Tilia americana
Average Dried Weight: 26 lbs/ft3 (415 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .32, .42
Janka Hardness: 410 lbf

 

Common Name(s): European Lime, Common Lime, Common Linden
Scientific Name: Tilia x europaea
(hybrid of Tilia platyphyllos and T. cordata; syn. T. vulgaris)
Average Dried Weight: 33 lbs/ft3 (535 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .42, .53
Janka Hardness: 700 lbf

 

Common Name(s): Poplar, Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar
Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Average Dried Weight: 29 lbs/ft3 (455 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .40, .46
Janka Hardness: 540 lbf

 

Not to be confused with the totally awful

 

Black Poplar
Common Name(s): Black Poplar, Lombardy Poplar, Mappa burl
Scientific Name: Populus nigra
Average Dried Weight: 24 lbs/ft3 (385 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .31, .39
Janka Hardness: 460 lbf

 or

White Poplar
Common Name(s): White Poplar, Silver Poplar
Scientific Name: Populus alba
Average Dried Weight: 28 lbs/ft3 (440 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .36, .44
Janka Hardness: 410 lbf

 

Except for its troublesome color variation - Yellow Poplar is excellent to work with - if you like relatively soft wood.

Given that it is about twice as hard as Basswood and how well Yellow Poplar works,  I can see the appeal of European Lime.

And the confusion about its quality if seen as interchangeable with the borderline acceptable Basswood.

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You can find basswood at Hobby Lobby as well. Also, if you still have any surviving, an actual hobby store (although the current pandemic will probably make them even closer to extinction).

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Blick  carries a fairly a extensive list of Midwest Basswood its site.  It is all Imperial - not metric - so the closest to what you seek is

3/32 x 1/4  and  1/32 x 3/16

It is a large site https://www.dickblick.com/products/midwest-products-genuine-basswood-strips/

 

Stay far, far away from any Balsa products. unless you mean to add a motor and fly your model.  ( I think it was a  Navy pilot trope - the designers would try to fly a brick if they put a large enough engine on it. )

( I think the F4 was an inspiration for that thought.)

Echoing from the long corridor to the scratch build wing =  with a big bandsaw, a Byrnes thickness sander, and a Byrnes tablesaw,  most any dimensions can be had.  The species is limited to what you can purchase or harvest.  But, geography, and rapacious past behavior does place annoying limits on available species.

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Thanks Guys. Joann Fabric store doesn't carry thin strips. I managed to find some 0.6 x 4 mm on Amazon (Midwest). I'll check out the online merchants. The kit was short of deck planking. I got almost all of the mid-section planked but not the aft and all I have left are a few scraps. Also the instructions (which are in Spanish) are wrong. 

Alan

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