Hi Benjamin. The model is made by PCM and is a one piece model. I bought it from ARD a couple of years ago. I have a few PCM models, and I'm happy with all of them, and they make some unusual types such as the Canadair Yukon pictured below. A lot of collectors don't like wooden models, we all collect differently, that's what makes the hobby so interesting. I have around a dozen wood airliner models. I have two wood airliner models that date from 1960 and 1961 respectively, and neither show any cracking or yellowing whatsoever, in fact, none of mine do. Maybe I'm just lucky
I'm glad you liked the model.