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Comet Aeronca K Floatplane - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3208-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Sale Pending
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1970s reissue of the 1950s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood sheets, pre-cut balsa stringers and spars, detailed full size plans, building instructions, clear material for windows, tissue and propeller. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The box looks better than the 'good+' grade but is rated as such because there is age foxing on the reverse side. 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 A-26 Invader - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3501-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$46   

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 propellers and hubs, plastic flying props, balsa blocks are required, fully carved and finished main & nose wheels and thrust buttons, metal stock as required, dowels as required, clear window material, full size stabilizer and nacelle to fuselage fillet patterns, window cutting patterns, insignia sheet, full size plans, instructions and tissue. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the insignia sheet is a high-quality photocopy from an original.

Scalemaster British SE-5a Fighter - 19.31 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SM-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Rare model from 1948. Scalemaster Model Inc was located at 28 Ionia Avenue S.W. Grand Rapids, Michigan and they produced higher end models. This is higher-end kit featuring quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, fully finished wooden wheels, nose block, covering tissue, full color waterslide decals and two sheets of full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete.

California Model Co Nieuport 17C-1 - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft - (Ni17, Nieuport 17), 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Higher quality stick-and-tissue flying model to a constant 1/16 scale. Can be built for static scale display or flown with rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features quality balsa printwood and strip wood, factory-carved balsa propeller (needs final finishing), completely finished wheels and thrust button, hardware, stock wood and metal as required, blocks as needed, covering tissue and beautifully drawn full-size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well. From Bill Baker Jr - "California Model Company originated in Long Beach, Calif in the late 1940's or early 1950's. My grandparents, William (Bill) Loyal Baker and his wife, Ruth (Tripp) Baker were the founders. The company started out as primarily balsa based model aircraft but later, in the late 50's or early 60's, branched into the model RR craft kits and Cub Scout craft kits. They even had a balsa speed boat kit powered by a model airplane gas engine adapted to fit. When they retired, around 1968 or 1969, they sold the business and the "shop" in North Long Beach they built to house their business. I have many fond memories as a young child "working" with them in the shop, assembling kits. I have a few unbuilt kits today!"

Aurora German Gotha G-V Bomber, 1/48, 785

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$65   

Still factory sealed. 1976 issue with revised molds, making it a much better kit than the previous releases. Includes full rigging instructions, crew figures, choice of markings for two aircraft and lozenge paint guide.

Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird Pesco Special Racer - Printwood and Plans ONLY, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. Ideal builder includes all printwood sheets in 'excellent' condition and full-size plans (photocopied) in 'very good' condition. Does not included stripwood, wheels, nose block and other stock balsa wood.

Consolidated Model Engineering Jap Zero - 18 Inch Wingspan for 1/2 A Gas Engines

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Very Rare. From the late 1940s or early 1950s. Please note, these came in generic boxes with the model stamped on the end. All of them have a photo of a Corsair, but the kit inside is a Zero as stamped on the box end. The Consolidated flying solids were excellent kits and highly prefabricated. The were 100% solid (no tissue) U-control models designed for 1/2 A size engines. Features a factory carved fuselage, shaped (profile cut) wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully formed main and tail wheels, balsa and metal stock, plywood firewall, round metal stock as required, hinge material, celluloid clear canopy with printed frames, color decals and full size plans that include building instructions. NOTE: this kit has 'professional' quality assembly. The fuselage and rudder are assembled and perfectly finished to final shape. The quality of the work is outstanding, straight and true to the plans. There is no other assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

UPC Mitsubishi Ki-46 IIIA Dinah - (ex Marusan), 1/50, 5054-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Large scale (1/50) Dinah from the original Marusan molds. Box artwork is by Scott Eidson, who did much of the famous Revell artwork. Kit features good cockpit details for all stations, crew, drop tank, retractable landing gear and optional position tail wheel, working rudder, aileron, elevator and flaps. Has decals for three aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Hasegawa Boeing P-26 Peashooter - 20th Pursuit Group CO's Aircraft 1936, 1/32, 1092

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Large-scale model features detailed cockpit and machine guns, bomb load, very detailed engine, rotating wheels and prop, complete rigging instructions and very colorful Microscale decals (including yellow fuselage stripe) for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - USS Ranger 1934 - (BF2C1), 1/32, S9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Well detailed, large-scale model that includes markings and color painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions but NOTE: all four 'wing stars' (national insignia) are missing. All other decals are present.

Hasegawa Blue Angel Skyhawk A-4, 1/32, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Very large (1/32 scale) and highly detailed kit of the A-4 light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Molded in dark blue and includes large, extensive and colorful Blue Angles decal sheet for aircraft numbers 1 through 6. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional parts for E or F versions, optional position leading edge slats and speed brakes, external fuel tanks, Bullpup missiles, 500lb bombs and optional position canopy. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

KeilKraft Foden Haulmaster 8 Wheel Rigid Tipper, 1/72, K310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Nicely molded truck kit from the 1970s or 80s. Features working suspension, alternate body positions, rotating wheels and more. Never started. The parts and all papwerwork are still in the internal factory sealed bag. KeilKraft was produced by the E. Keil & Company, Limited of Wickford, Essex Great Britain. Keil specialized in stick and tissue scale flying models and gliders. However, they moved into injection molded kits after WWII. Four aircraft kits were planned but only two were released. This Hurricane was the first one, followed by F2, a Sopwith Camel. The Stuka and Chipmunk were never issued. The vehicle line was more extensive, with at least part of the line consisting of Type T Coach, Road Roller, Traction Engine, Steam Wagon, Ploughing Engine and West Ham Tram.

Aoshima Grumman F7F Tigercat, 1/72, 501-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Interesting early Tigercat kit from Aoshima with beautiful high-gloss box art. This model is from original molds and is not from or a copy of the Monogram molds. Features rotating props and wheels, pilot and a 2-bomb under-wing loadout. The kit has the gun nose configuration shown on the foreground aircraft on the box artwork. NOTE: this kit has minor and 'professional' quality subassembly as described: wings halves and ailerons assembled; bomb halves assembled; two gear doors razor sawed from the cowling (and done perfectly). There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT Datsun 280 ZX Turbo - (280ZX), 1/25, AMT104312

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Still factory sealed. Recent reissue from the original molds features full interior, turbo engine, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, 'good' underside detail, clear roof panels and more.

Hasegawa Panavia Tornado F Mk.3 - Royal Air Force (RAF) 11 Sq 11 Group / 29 Sq 11 Group / 229 OCU (85 Sq) 11 Group /, 1/72, K31

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Sale Pending
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From 1989. Very highly detailed kit from newer tooling. Widely considered the finest 1/72 scale Tornado kit produced. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed gear wells, two piece canopy, a large variety of under wing stores and decals for all the aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Eurocopter PAH-2, 1/72, 4041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

1971 issue that is an excellent, newer kit featuring 62 parts, fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, weapons load and German decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1956 Mercury Montclair Customizing Kit - Bagged, 1/32, H1233-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Rare original issue from 1958 that includes the contents and the box top - the rest of the box is gone. This kit builds a custom Montclair with numerous options. Features the Mercury model with a detailed engine, removable hood, detailed engine compartment, full interior, separately molded suspension and molded in underside detail. It is molded in a dramatic glossy deep purple plastic and chrome plate. The accessories include wild custom decals, custom grille, 2 fender fins, wheel disc bullets, filler plugs, 2 piece club pin, custom decals with flames or pencil lines and white stripes, white wall decals, rear view mirrors, antennas, spotlights, continental kit, hood scoop, top rear scoop, two side stacks and more The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the drive shaft. It is a simple cylinder easily made from stock plastic or sprue. Includes all other parts, decals, clear material for windows and instructions.

Revell 1956 Mercury Montclair Customizing Kit, 1/32, H1233-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$74   

Rare original hardbox issue from 1958. This kit builds a custom Montclair with numerous options. Features the Mercury model with a detailed engine, removable hood, detailed engine compartment, full interior, separately molded suspension and molded in underside detail. It is molded in a dramatic glossy deep purple plastic and chrome plate. The accessories include wild custom decals, custom grille, 2 fender fins, wheel disc bullets, filler plugs, 2 piece club pin, custom decals with flames or pencil lines and white stripes, white wall decals, rear view mirrors, antennas, spotlights, continental kit, hood scoop, top rear scoop, two side stacks and more The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the drive shaft. It is a simple cylinder easily made from stock plastic or the included purple sprue. Includes all other parts, both sheets of decals, clear material for windows and instructions.

Revell 1956 Mercury Montclair Customizing Kit, 1/32, H1233-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

Rare original hardbox issue from 1958. This kit builds a custom Montclair with numerous options. Features the Mercury model with a detailed engine, removable hood, detailed engine compartment, full interior, separately molded suspension and molded in underside detail. It is molded in a dramatic glossy deep purple plastic and chrome plate. The accessories include wild custom decals, custom grille, 2 fender fins, wheel disc bullets, filler plugs, 2 piece club pin, custom decals with flames or pencil lines and white stripes, white wall decals, rear view mirrors, antennas, spotlights, continental kit, hood scoop, top rear scoop, two side stacks and more The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the drive shaft. It is a simple cylinder easily made from stock plastic or the included purple sprue. Includes all other parts, both sheets of decals, clear material for windows and instructions.

Revell Buick Century Customizing Kit, 1/25, H1230-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Original one-and-only hardbox issue dated 1958. Will build a stock 1956 Century or a wild custom with 78 different customizing accessories such as turtle fins, mirrors, spotlights, hood scoops, side stacks, 'shark' fender fins, continental extension kit, antennas, 8 disc and bumper bullets, fender skirts and more. Molded in a stunning high-gloss burgundy with chrome parts and with the clear windshield material from Revell. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one vent window (which is molded into the left interior side panel) is missing 2 of 3 sides. It broke and the parts are missing. Original sprue is included as you could use pulled sprue to reconstruct it. The right side vent window is complete to use as a guide.