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Comet Grumman F6F Hellcat - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 3503-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

From the late 1960s or early 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality balsa printwood, quality stripwood and spars, balsa stock as required, fully formed wood main and tail wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop and scale three-blade wooden prop, wood thrust button, clear canopy material, template & details cardstock sheet, insignia sheet, dark blue covering tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Douglas A-26 Invader - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$54   

Early to mid 1970s stick and tissue large-scale flying model. Can be built as static, free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern light-weight components. I fondly remember building this kit in about 1974 and it looked very nice. Features several sheets of printwood, three sizes of strip wood, scale wooden props and hubs, plastic flying props, balsa blocks as required, fully carved and finished main and nose wheels and thrust buttons, dowels as required, clear window material, full size control surfaces, nacelle to fuselage fillet patterns, window cutting patterns, insignia sheet, full size plans, instructions and tissue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia and instructions.

Comet Taylorcraft - 54 inch Wingspan Flying Model for RC, 3505-300

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). This is a reissue of a much older Comet kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction with high-quality balsa pre-cut stringers and spars, balsa printwood, detailed full size plans with building instructions, wheels, rubber motor, tissue, prop shaft and wooden thrust bearing and a big balsa pre-carved (but not finished) propeller. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete. NOTE: the plans have been adult cut into three sections for easy of assembly. Also, the original owner was a professional draftsman and he drew some guide lines on the plans to ease assembly. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Focke-Wulf FW-190 A Super Stars Series - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1621-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Dates from the early 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who also did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, a very large and colorful insignia sheet, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. Never started and inventoried complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire II - 19.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1620-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the early to mid 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Mitsubishi Zero A6M5 Super Stars Series - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 1622-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

From the early to mid 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, die-cut printwood, factory cut leading & trailing edges and stripwood, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans with building instructions, full formed main and tail wheels, hardware, covering tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Piper Cherokee 235 Super Stars Series - 31 inch Wingspan R/C Flying Aircraft, 1/12, 3651

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

Rare. From the early to mid 1970s. Big scale model is designed for R/C operation, gas .020 or .049 control line/free flight and rubber powered- or even as a detailed static display model. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. This is a very nice and well detailed model featuring 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction, 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' light-weight plastic nose cowl, spinners, wheel pants, gear strut covers, interior seat backs, pilot bust and more, beautiful clear vacuformed windshield and side windows (in great condition, not yellowed), completely formed metal gear struts, finished wheels and nose button, plywood firewall, all die-cut balsawood, factory-cut stripwood and leading & trailing wing edges, covering tissue, very colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, detailed full size plans with building instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Monogram Wright Brothers Flyer I (Kitty Hawk) - Blue Box Issue, 1/40, PA201-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Second issue is dated 1967. Possibly the best injection molded kit of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Excellent detail and includes rigging material and instructions. Also features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, monorail launching track and carrier dolly and historical accessories ("C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery) that were all present at the first flight. Molded in ivory and brown with a clear stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-110E-1 Blue Box - (Bf110E1), 1/72, PA162-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$18   

First issue of this kit, dated 1967. Traditional high quality Monogram model that is nicely detailed and with good fit. Ideal builder - the box is complete but rough but the kit inside, decals and instructions are in 'excellent+' condition. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora The Wanderer Whaler - (HO Scale), 1/87, 440-595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$185   

Rare 1966 hardbox issue of this very large, two feet long (1/87 scale) classic commercial whaler model. Well detailed for that time. This kit was one of a series of large-scale sailing ships made by Aurora to appeal to the serious ship modeler. Molded in correct dark wood, black, tan, ivory and white. Features billowing sails, metal anchor chains, running and standing rigging, molded ratlines and display stand. It has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are all still factory sealed. Only the white sail parts were never factory sealed, and they have been inventoried complete. Includes all other parts, decals, flag sheet, metal chain, rigging thread and instructions. The Wanderer was built in Mattapoiset, MA in 1878 and was the last sailing whaleship to depart the US on a whaling voyage. She sailed from New Bedford on 24 August 1924 and was driven ashore on Cuttyhunk Island by a gale the next day and became a total loss. (from Joe Greenley)

ERTL International Transtar F-4270 Semi Truck, 1/25, 8001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$139   

Very highly detailed kit with over 250 parts. Features rolling chassis build just like the real vehicle, complete engine and engine compartment, detailed cab with complete interior, opening hood, full suspension and underside details and more. Molded in gloss light teal blue, black, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (chrome only) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Also includes four page International datasheet for the real truck and a (generic) note and card from Mr. Fred Ertl, Jr, president of ERTL.

MPC He-177 A-5 Grief with HS-293 Guided Missiles - (ex-Airfix), 1/72, 1200-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

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From 1960s Airfix molds. Well detailed for that time and features opened or closed bomb bay doors with full bomb load, moving gun turrets, working rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, simulated spinning props (clear disks), five crew members, standard and custom decals, rotating wheels and four-bladed props and three optional Hs-293 Guided Missiles. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro 1930 Bentley Le Mans Blower, 1/32, C304-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. The model includes beautiful green injection molded parts including wire wheels (not solid wheels), clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Molded in dark green and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box.

Pyro Aston Martin Le Mans International Speedster, 1/32, C321-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Sale Pending
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Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In this case, they used the car at the Montagu Motor Museum in Brockenhurst, Hant, England. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Molded in gloss dark red and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hubley 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Convertible Customizing Kit - Stock / Rally Car/ Road Racer / Custom, 1/24, 452K-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Rare. Kit features full interior, molded-in underside detail and can be built one of four different ways. Optional parts include luggage rack, exhaust extensions, fender skirts, radio antennas, roll bar, spotlights, hood air scoop, rear view mirrors, tachometer, boot cover, choice of four different wheel covers, spinners, extensive decals in 'excellent++' condition and large plated Mercedes emblem. This is not a high piece count kit. Molded in a beautiful gloss deep red, white, clear ('excellent+' condition), chrome plate (excellent++' condition) and with rubber whitewall wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the windshield frame has broken off, typical of this kit. All parts are present and it is a straight-forward repair, especially if you use the windshield as an 'inner frame.'

Dikar Devir Indian River Boat, 150

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Perfect kit for your first wooden ship project. Measures 8.9 inches (about 22.6cm) long when assembled. Features completely finished and smooth hardwood hull, dozens of hardwood parts completely cut to shape, die-cut plywood, metal parts, rigging thread, sailcloth cut to shape, burlap 'shade', large, detailed illustrated plans and step-by-step English instructions. The kit has never been started. All parts but the hull are still in the sealed bags. With plans and instructions.

Model Shipways Virginia Pilot Boat Katy With Assembly Book - 20 Inches Long, 1/48, 2001

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Very nice kit of a stunning ship. Features a beautiful factory-carved hardwood hull, factory 'planked' decking material, a large number of pre-cut hardwood parts and wood stock, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, full size plans, an amazing 48 page, illustrated, step-by-step instruction manual and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were in internal bags are still factory sealed. The few parts that never were sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Revell Heinkel He-219 Owl, 1/72, H112-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$16   

1966 hardbox issue. Features detailed engines, hinged engine access panels, two position landing gear, movable wheels and props, crew members and markings of Han-Joachim Jabs, Commander of NJG-1. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing (1) #13, gear well rear bulkhead (easily made) and #45 boom for radar (a simple dowel; easily made). Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present

Revell Messerschmitt Bf-110 G-4 - (Bf110G4), 1/32, H250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Hard to find 1974 issue with great box artwork. Large and well detailed kit. Features hinged canopies, full cockpit and landing gear detail and removable cowls with detailed engines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Focke-Wulf FW-200C Condor, 1/72, H204-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

First release hardbox copyright dated 1965. This kit features movable control surfaces, rotating props, moving wheels and gun turrets and full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.