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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 TBF-1 Avenger - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model - (TBF1 TBF), 3403-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Early '70s issue. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, fully formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, metal shaft, clear canopy material, covering tissue, cut-out insignia on the plans 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 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 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.

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.

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.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Fighter, 1/48, 33-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$159   

Sale Pending
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Rare 1/48 scale model of this 1950s "Penetration Fighter." Hardbox is dated 1958, but the logo tells us that this is a early/mid 1960s issue since there is no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo. The factory put a tiny '100' circle sticker over the '98' in the part number. This issue has the correct triangle two-piece clear base as well as full landing gear and rockets. Molded in silver and clear. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both 'excellent' with slight yellowing as the only real flaws. This is reissue of one of Aurora's first two plastic kits (F-90 and F9F) which were actually copies of the Hawk molds. The Mates brothers were initially very upset about Aurora's improper move and a few tense words were shared at wholesale toy shows. But as time passed, all was forgiven and it eventually became a joke. But Hawk began to secretly 'mark' their products so that future reproducers could be spotted.

Hawk Me-163 Komet (Comet), 1/48, 625-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$27   

NOTE: builder kit only. Please read carefully. 1960 hard features Bill Campbell artwork. Features 26 parts with landing skid and wheeled take-off dolly. This kit has excellent fit and fine recessed and raised panel lines. Includes the transparent red 'exhaust flame.' NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat assembly and painting. The wing halves, pilot/seat and skid/brace have been assembled to 'excellent' quality. There is very minor painting on some small parts. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Arii 1958 Subaru 360, 1/32, 41004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

Strombecker Martin M-130 China Clipper, 1/130, D31-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare original issue from the 1950s with Pan Am decals. This was a very nice kit for that time and builds up to an excellent model. Never 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   

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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

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 and all parts are uncut. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please NOTE the box is only fair and not collectible; ideal builder kit. 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.

Tamiya Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback, 1/48, 61086-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and widely considered the finest 1/48 Razorback Jug available.

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.

Hasegawa Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk VC1 - (A-4E / A-4F), 1/48, 09801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$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.

Hasegawa North American RA-5C Vigilante With Microscale Decals - RVAH-12 USS America, 1/72, 1027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Includes Microscale 72-94 'Navy RA-5C Vigilanties #2' in never used, mint condition with the original paperwork. The actual kit is older but nicely molded with cockpit and gear well detail, four drop tanks and clear camera windows. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

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. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: decals are present, but they are from the Airfix issue of this same kit. The original MPC ones were peeling badly, which is typical of this kit.