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Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Late 1960s reissue of the original 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a beautiful, large carved balsa prop that needs final sanding to shape, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. There is no assembly but NOTE: three parts have been professionally cut out. There is no other work done and the kit has been inventoried complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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 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.

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 Hermann Marwede Seenotkreuzer Search and Rescue, 1/72, 05238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

SALE!! Dated 2005. Very large scale and highly detailed. Suitable for R/C or static display. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter SS Jeremiah O'Brien WW2 Liberty Ship With Toms PE Set, 1/350, 05301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Includes Toms Modelworks #3546 1/350 Liberty Ship Super Detail Set that includes a very large number of parts and full instructions. Never used and complete. The actual kit is a modern model of one of the two remaining Liberty ships. Very well detailed and can be built waterline or full hull. Never started. All parts except the hulls are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. There is clear packing tape on the box.

Hawk Lockheed U-2 Spyplane, 1/48, 209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

From the mid 1960s with Bill Campbell artwork. Features good detail including fine raised panel lines, 'good' cockpit with pilot, two piece canopy that can be displayed opened or closed, full landing gear and outriggers, standing pilot, optional position air brakes, optional antenna and 'sniffer' pod, decals and 22 inch wingspan. This kit is actually the basis for the Testors U-2 variants in this same scale. Molded in a very dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like Civil War Blockade Runner (Cutter 'Lavinia') - (Ex-Pyro), 1/124, 09362

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$75   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Very early Life-Like issue after Pyro sold out all plastic model molds and remaining stock. Actually, this is a Pyro box with 'Life-Like' stickers neatly placed over the Pyro logo and part number on the top and all four sides. After the initial issue, Pyro re-marketed the Harriett Lane as the "Lavinia," which was what the Confederates renamed her when she was captured and made her a blockage runner. Very nicely molded full hull kit. Usually molded in white, black, light wood tan and green (hull) (cannot confirm, it is sealed). Includes full rigging diagrams. The Harriett Lane was built in 1858 and named for President Buchanan's niece. The cutter was 180 feet long with a 30 foot beam and displacement was 670 tons. Armament consisted of 3-9 inch Dahlgrens and 1-30 lb Parrot Rifle. She was built at a time when steam was not fool-proof, so she is rigged for full sails. Harriett Lane served as the Presidential Yacht, the fired the first shot of the Civil War. She chased down blockade runners until January 1, 1863 when she was attacked by five Confederate Gun Boats and boarded. She was captured and renamed the Lavinia and was used as a blockade runner. Near the end of the war she caught fire at sea, and put into Havana Harbor. Federal forces took her again and rebuilt her in 1869 as the bark 'Elliot Ritchie'. She was abandoned at sea in 1884.

Sterling Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Dusts Crops in Flight - 22 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$55   

Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that actually releases 'crop dust' 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, exhaust and pilot bust, clear dual die-cut windscreens, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is some bug damage to the backing paper only on the decals. The actual transfers are free of damage. The box is only 'fair' and not collectible; the kit inside is fine and an ideal builder. 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.

Hasegawa Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk VA55 - USS Hancock - (A-4E / A-4F), 1/48, 09824

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$52   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find limited issue correct from 2008. Very highly detailed with 156 pieces. Includes extensive decals.

Matchbox 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom Mk.I, 1/32, PK-452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$30   

Dated 1983. Very nicely molded and detailed in three colors to minimize painting. Features detailed engine, removable hood or the hood can be built in optional closed or open positions, complete interior, 'good' underside and suspension detail with separately molded front and rear ends and exhaust, spoke wheels and more. Molded in burgundy, black, tan, chrome plate and clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Chrome Plated P-51D Mustang Fighter - USAF / Canadian RCAF / Philippine Air Force, 1/48, 208-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

1967 release with John Andrews artwork. This kit is completely metal plated and includes realistic matte and gloss panel variations; the plating is amazing 'near mint+' condition and is well protected for shipping. Well detailed kit for that time with drop tanks, rocket launchers and optional position canopy. Includes decals for all three versions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Werner Voss Fokker DR-1 Triplane, 1/28, H292-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Sale Pending
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1965 reissue of the 1957 'S' kit. Large scale (1/28), detailed model with movable prop and wheels, full engine & cockpit and three crew members. Includes special markings for Werner Voss' DR-1. Voss was Richthoten's closest competitor for the title of leading German Ace. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one wing tip guard (#36) has the outer end broke off and missing. This is a simple cylinder; easily fixed with pulled sprue or stock plastic. NOTE: the decals are intact but have moisture damage and dark stains. You will need to provide replacement if you build the kit.

Gemini Jets Gemini 200 Fairchild F-27 Hughes Airwest, 1/200, G2HAW492

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Beautiful die cast, factory build, painted and decaled model. No assembly required - ready to display. Made of die-cast metal and includes full landing gear (in the down position) and a display stand. Never used and complete with stand and aircraft in all the original foam protective packing.

Herpa Boeing 727-100 United Airlines, 1/200, 551601

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$60   

Beautiful, die-cast model that is ready to display. It has been factory assembled, painted and decaled. No assembly need. It has full landing gear and is in 'ground' configuration. With chrome display stand. Never used or displayed and includes all the special factory packing material.

Lindberg Diesel Tug (Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil) - (ex-Pyro), 1/76, 77221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$34   

Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds. Measures 13.5 inches long when assembled and very nicely detailed for that time. Could be motorized and made R/C (as some other releases were, but you must supply the hardware for this issue). Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Monogram RB-66A Destroyer Blue Box Issue, 1/83, PA204-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$45   

Still factory sealed. This is the original 1967 issue, not the 1990s reissue. Nicely molded and from the original 'Four Star' molds. Features rear gun turret, cockpit with three crew, opening bomb bay and bomb. Molded in silver and clear. When the Air Force phased out the B-66, they converted many into ECM aircraft, hence the RB-66A. Monogram seized this opportunity as a new lease on life for the B-66 molds and the result was this issue as RB-66 aircraft were being used in Vietnam in the late 1960s.

Otaki Dornier Do-X Flying Boat - (DoX), 1/144, OT2-17-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Very nicely molded and detailed. Kit has over 110 parts and a 13 inch wingspan. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Do-X was a very famous German Flying Boat built in 1929. Dornier dreamed that this huge aircraft would become a trans-oceanic airliner with passengers traveling in ocean liner-like luxury. A tour of South and North America was conducted, but orders never materialized due to excessive fuel consumption and a lack of power. Total load was 170 passengers and crew, and the 12 engines developed 7200 HP.

Hawk US Marines Vought AU-1 Corsair (F4U), 1/72, 621-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Hardbox is dated 1959 with Bill Campbell artwork. Well molded with all recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. NOTE: excellent builder, please read below. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The fuselage halves, splitter (intake) and nose gear have been assembled to 'excellent++' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are in 'excellent+' condition.

SIG (6) WC805 Clear Bubble Canopy 5 Inches Long / (1) WC807 Clear Bubble Canopy 7 Inches Long - Bagged

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Includes all seven factory sealed canopies. The 5 inch long one is 1.5 inches long at the widest point; the 7 inch long one is 1 7/8 inches at the widest point. All 7 are of the same World War II style, teardrop, like a P-51, F8F, etc.