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Comet Taylor Cub - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3211-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$26   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new on January 14, 1972. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue and propeller. 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.

Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram F-51D (P-51D) Mustang with Retracing Gear and Dropping Bombs - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, PA77-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$110   

Still factory sealed. Classic large-scale 'Action Model' in it's 1966 issue in the famous 'Blue Box'. Most likely the second issue of this kit. Very well molded kit with excellent detail and numerous action features. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop two bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit was made in 1979 and functions like new!

Amtech Focke-Wulf Ta-183 Huckebein, 1/48, 484601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Nicely detailed. Contains parts and markings for four versions and two engine options. Includes recessed panel lines, optional drop tank and X4 wire-guided air-to-air missiles. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Ta-183 was the winner of the Luftwaffe's emergency fighter competition of 1945 and was to enter full scale production. The aircraft never entered production, but the Russians and the Americans found the plans. From them, the Russians eventually build some aircraft and modified them till it was the Mig-15 while the Americans relied more on Messerschmidt plans for the basis of the F-86 Sabre Jet.

Revell HMS Campbeltown, 1/240, 2502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Advent issue. Large scale and highly detailed kit of the historic four-pipe destroyer. On March 8, 1942, the Campbeltown sailed up the Loire River. Her mission was to destroy the Normandie Drydock, a possible haven for the Tirpitz which was holed up on Norway at this time. The Campbeltown was disguised as a German warship and the bow was packed with 8500 lbs of high explosive depth charges. Under a RAF diversion, Campbeltown fought her way up the river and rammed the dock doors at full speed. Charges at the stern sank the back of the ship and she was wedged in the dock. During a German inspection 8 hours later, the charges went off, scattering parts of the ship up to one mile away. The dock was rendered useless to the Tirpitz, who now had to stay in Norway. Never started. NOTE: missing rudder. Inventoried with all other parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Comet North American P-51D Mustang - 22 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1624-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$42   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new on April 18, 1973. Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. 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. 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.

DML Fokker D-VIII - Oberleutnant Loewenhardt Jasta 6 Bernes 1918 (D.VIII), 1/48, 5907

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Very highly detailed model from 1994. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed details. Features detailed cockpit, machine guns and engine. Includes two frets of photoetched parts and stainless steel rigging cables. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F-105 Thunderchief Thunderbirds, 1/72, 122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

Rare Air Force Acrobatic Team issue from the late 1970s/early /80s. Features a very large and complete Thunderbirds decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals appear in 'near mint' condition. Please read the articles (on this website) on using and saving old decals before using these or any older kit decals.

Entex Douglas DC-3 C-47 - North Central Airlines / C-47 with Invasion Stripes / C-47 with Skis, 1/100, 8504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Very nice small scale kit from quality Nitto Kagaku molds. Features very fine all recessed panel lines, decals for three aircraft, optional skis and very nicely detailed cockpit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Lockheed U-2C Spyplane with Ground Handling Equipment - NASA / Black USAF-CIA / Camo USAF, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Large scale kit includes ground trolley or the model can rest on the undercarriage and outriggers. The U-2C was the variant the Francis Gary Powers was flying on the mission over Russia. Includes aircraft handling cart and markings for all aircraft listed above; the NASA decals and paint are quite colorful and represent 'Earth Survey Aircraft No. 4.' The kit has never been started. The aircraft and dolly are complete but NOTE, missing the sitting pilot. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Sterling Ju-87 Stuka Drops Bombs in Flight - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight / Control Line / R/C, A6-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Purchased new on March 31, 1966 at Hobbyville in Cleveland, OH. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that drops the centerline bomb in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine cowl, exhaust manifolds, bomb, spinner and wheel pant, beautiful clear vacuformed one-piece canopy (still mint not yellowed), rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of full color decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and complete. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Bandai Tank Destroyer Jagd-Panther Sd.Kfz.173 - (Jagdpanther), 1/48, 8260

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the ones that are not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Scientific Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 23 Inch Long Model with Sails, 163

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

$115   

Very nicely done model. Large scale model measures 23 inches long when assembled. Includes precarved hardwood hull, extensive hardwood printed part sheets, wooden stock and masts, tapered wooden yards, standing and running rigging material, hardwood base and pedestals, colorful decoration sheet, name plate, extensive metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc), cloth sails, full sized plans, assembly book, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All of the metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete along with the decoration sheet, instruction book and large plans all in excellent condition.

RCM Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required.

Italeri M-107 (M107) Mad Dog - US Army Heavy Gun with USA / Germany / Italy / Great Britain Decals, 1/35, 248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Very highly detailed and nicely molded kit. Features many working parts and decals for the four countries listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky H-19 Rescue Helicopter, 1/48, H173

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

1974 reissue of the famous 'S' kit. Features optional position clam-shell doors, detailed Pratt and Whitney R-1340 Wasp Engine, movable main and tail rotors, full cockpit and figures and can be built as the land version with wheels or float version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aoshima IJN I-400 Submarine, 1/700, WLS070

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

The I-400 was a huge 400 foot long submarine that carried three seaplanes. Originally it was intended to launch aircraft against the Panama Canal, but this attack never materialized. Three of the seventeen subs originally planned for this class were completed. The kit has not been started. The parts are either still in factory sealed bags or have been inventoried complete and includes instructions.

Aurora Japanese Sub I-19, 1/275, 728-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$80   

The I-19 is famous for firing history's most successful torpedo spread off Guadalcanal. On September 14, 1942, the I-19 was patrolling of the Solomons when she fired a 6 torpedo spread. Three hit and sank the US Carrier CV-7 WASP, and the remaining three exploded against the BB North Carolina and the destroyer O'Brien. The destroyer sank and the North Carolina had to be repaired at Pearl till November 16, 1942. The I-19's Glen seaplane also flew night reconnaissance on February 23, 1942 over Pearl Harbor for the planned second attack by Emily flying boats on that base. 1969 issue in the 'Big A' hardbox. Large scale kit is almost 16 inches long when assembled. This is an excellent model from Aurora's efforts of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Aurora knew that most of their kits were outclassed, so in the mid and late 1960s they cut a new molds with much better detail - the I-19 was one of those. Includes display stand, decals, periscope and cranes, detailed Glen Seaplane, conning tower and deck guns. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Convair B-36 Peacemaker, 1/72, 5703

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$155   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has split on the right short and long side. 1980 first issue with excellent mold quality. Very highly detailed and large kit. Features fully detailed cockpit, nose compartment and landing gear, crew of four, optional position bomb bay doors with 80 bombs, optional electronic fairings, rotating props, moving tail turret and optional position landing gear.

Monogram Hawker AV-8A Harrier - US Marines or RAF, 1/48, 5420

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1981 issue. Includes decals for both versions. Features detailed cockpit and gear well, optional position nozzles, speed brake, canopy, underwing stores and optional refueling probe. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.