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Comet Zipper A Class A Gas Free Flight Aircraft With 32 Inch Wingspan, T12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very rare, especially never started and complete. This is the smaller version of the famous Comet Zipper, the "A" variant made to run in the smaller Class "A" Category. Kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, high quality printwood, die-cut plywood motor mounts, stripwood, metal motor mounts, a large wax bag of still factory-sealed hardware, full-size plans in very good condition and covering issue. The kit has not been started and the parts that were never factory sealed have been 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.

Megow The Cadet 51.5 Inch Wingspan Early Gas Free Flight Aircraft, E-17

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


Very, very rare. From the early 1930s. Notice that the motor is referred to simply as 5/8" bored engine. There is no record of a public sale of this kit since the mid 1990s and no public photo of one until now. It is safe to say that only a handful are left. Fred Megow once stated that they lost money on the big gas models (like this Cadet) and sold very few; they were done for status only. The box top and tray are in exceptional condition given the age of the model. The box top and litho are both 100% intact, although the corners are taped due to splits and the litho has stains as shown. The tray is better with no splits. This is an incredible kit for that time with a high degree of prefabrication- "Can Be Built In A Few Evenings!" at the box says and it is true. Features ready-carved, completed hollow wing leading edges from a single block of balsa, conical monocoque fuselage, universally acceptable motor mounting, special wing mounting that protects the model (the wing will fly off loose undamaged in case of a collision), realistic cabin, high aspect ratio, solid, factory cut tail, high quality printwood, spars, stripwood and sheet wood, balsa blocks as required, metal stock, finished rubber tires with wooden hubs, the original paper envelope including all hardware, embossed and outlined aluminum sheet including lower, top and nose cowls, beautiful fuselage-length 'CADET' insignia in black and silver, covering material, huge, detailed plans and even a four page, illustrated brochure by Maxwell B. Bassett (Pioneer Gas Model Builder and Designer) called 'Flying Gasoline Powered Models.' Even the original cardboard dividers and inserts are present. There is no assembly but NOTE: 20 wing ribs are cut out to 'professional' quality. All other parts are uncut. Carefully inventoried and NOTE: missing the prop blank and fluids. The factory rubber bands disintegrated. Otherwise includes all other items, insignia and paperwork.

Revell USS Aaron Ward DD-132 Destroyer, 1/240, H427-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


1962 Revell of Canada issue with John Steel box art. Well detailed, large scale model measures 15.75 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is just as it left the factory with all parts and paperwork still sealed in the factory clear bag. The Aaron Ward served as a station ship during the first trans-Atlantic flights of NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 in 1919. During that time she was commanded by the famous Commander R.A. Spruance (later Admiral) of Midway fame. After that she served in the Pacific Fleet. In 1940 she became part of the famous Lend-Lease arrangement and was renamed HMS Castleton and saw heavy duty as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic till 1944.

Trumpeter Fairchild Republic A-10A N/AW Thunderbolt II With Three Eduard PE Sets / Airmo GAU-8A Gun / Verlinden Cockpit / Verlinden Detail Set, 1/32, 02215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Build the ultimate A-10 N/AW Two Seater in any scale! Includes Eduard #32-063 PE Armament Set, Eduard #32061 Interior PE Set, Eduard #32062 Exterior PE set (all three factory sealed), AIRMO 32-701 GAU-8A Super Detailed Metal Gun Kit (sealed), Verlinden #1706 N/AW Cockpit Detail Set (factory tape sealed) and Verlinden #1691 A-10 Detail Set(factory tape sealed). The actual kit is very highly detailed and finely molded. Features 30mm cannon, metal landing gear struts and other metal parts, resin engines, rubber tires, optional clear nacelles and much more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Revell B-29 Giant Superfortress Short Box With Early One-Piece Stand Arm - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/135, H208-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very rare 1954 true first issue in the 'short' box. Has early 1st issue stand with a one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top) and the correct instructions clearly showing this stand. This stand tended to break and Revell quickly replaced it with the two-piece arm version. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art shows tail number 294106, a B-29A-30-MN built at Renton, WA.

Revell US Army Tactical Missiles Little John and Dart with Launchers - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1812-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-


First issue from 1958. The box is in superb 'Near Mint-' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), no fading and no litho tears. The only flaws are light surface wear (mainly on the sides) and edge wear. Molded in the correct white and olive drab plastic. Both models are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs, decals and crew of three. The kits have never been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on its launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early, five foot long wire-guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance.

Pocher Rolls Royce 1932 Phantom II Sedanca Coupe, 1/8

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++ Internally Sealed


This kit is still factory sealed inside. When you lift the lid, the lower box is still completely sealed with Pocher factory tape. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production kits is amazing. This kit has over 2100 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many more. Working features include brake pedal operates brakes on all four wheels - emergency brake lever operates rear brakes on an independent system - operating steering - working suspension - lights that operate from the dashboard - doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles - windows that raise and lower with the working cranks - the starting handle operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, fan, dynamo, etc in the engine - roll back top - and much more. Recommended for experienced models only. NOTE: This is the version with most realistic but complex wheel construction. Each wheel consists of well over 100 parts with individual spoke placement.

Model Shipways USS Constitution Frigate 1997 - 48 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Ship Model, 1/77, 2040

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Retails for $400 to $480. This giant model is said to be the most accurate USS Constitution model ever and it is truly amazing in detail and accuracy. Never started. Inside, the kit is like new with everything still internally factory sealed. With all plans and paperwork.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Pre-'S' Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-


1954 issue of this classic kit. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear 'Revelving Swivel Base.' The box is in 'near mint-' condition and has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, fading or rips, no price tags or tag marks and no tape or marks (other than the factory sealing tape). The things keeping it from being 'near mint' or 'mint' are a slight discoloration to the left of the "C" in Convair, some very light wear and a very small (5mm by 2mm stain) on the long lower side. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new. The small parts are still factory sealed in the small clear bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are both in 'near mint' condition with age yellowing as the only flaw. This model has an interesting history. The first issue came out in the 'short' hardbox that had the full version of this artwork with a port and ocean scene in the background. The first version also had the one-piece stand arm and the instructions that reflected that. The second issue had the same artwork, but with a completely different background that gave better contrast. There may be a 'one-piece' stand arm version in this revised artwork, but I have yet to see one. After this is was issued in the "Air Power" artwork in many countries.

Jo-Han 1967 Chrysler 300 Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock / Rally / Custom, 1/25, C-1167-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Very rare original issue. A very well detailed kit for that time and very rare in this condition. Features detailed 440 TNT Fire-Power engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside, numerous custom and rally parts, whitewall tires (or flip them over for black-walls) and much more. Molded in white/ivory, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes and the 'NEW! Chrome Trim' that Jo-Han introduced about this time. It was adhesive foil, just like modern Bare Metal Foil. NOTE: there is a very minor tire burn on the very rear edge of the deck lid.

Revell Hawk Surface-to-Air Guided Missile MIM-23 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1817-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare. First issue dated 1958 and featuring some of Revell's finest box top artwork. This was a very well molded model for that time and includes 3 Hawk missiles, 4 man crew, elevating and swiveling launcher, rubber tires that rotate, control panel hatches open and has separate radar scope equipment. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and and instructions present. NOTE: the decals are flat and intact but at one point they were lightly stuck to the instructions. They are not stuck now but there is residue from the instructions on the decal sheet. The box is only 'good' and has general wear on the top and all sides.

Revell Air Power CBS Gift Set F-100C F-101A F-102 F-89D B-57B With S Cement - 'S' Issue, G240-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1956 first and only issue in remarkable condition inside and out - the finest I have ever seen. The box top is in 'Excellent++' condition. It has factory-new color and gloss, no creases, fading, stains, holes or tears. There are no price tags, no tag marks and no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course). There are no marks from the decorative ribbon Revell shipped them with, which is very rare. Flaws include: light and isolated general wear, some edge and corner wear and two old original store stamped prices (discounts) on the left short panel that have been neatly blacked out. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory and contains a colorful, factory-sealed tube of Revell S Cement, all five aircraft models with the two correct dividers. All five kits are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The tray (lower box) is in 'excellent' condition. All kits contain the famous Revell clear 'Globe' stand. It would be difficult to find a better example of this kit, especially since there is no ribbon stain on the box top.

Revell Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle, 1/72, 4402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. 1979 issue of the famous Memphis Belle, the first 8th Air Force Bomber to complete the 25 mission rotation over Hitler's Germany. This model has many operating features including movable gun turrets, movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay, rotating props and wheels and retracting landing gear.

Revell PB4Y-1 Patrol Bomber (B-24) - (PB4Y1), 1/72, H205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Unusual 1973 issue and a nice model of the Navy B-24. Has many action features: landing gear retracts and extends, control surfaces move, guns elevate and turrets rotate, wheels and props spin, flaps extend/retract, 4 crew and has optional position side gunner's position (open or closed). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: four parts are a different color of plastic; they are from an earlier issue of the same kit. The box displays better than the 'good' grade but has clear tape all along the lower ends.

Airfix A-26B or A-26C Invader - Gun or Solid Nose - Japan Issue, 1/72, X501-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare Airfix Japan high-gloss box art issue dated 1980. Builds either version and has decals for 'Monie' or 'Miss Mildred' personal markings. Features cockpit detail, rotating turrets w/elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows SE-5A Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Large scale, well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall, illustrated, detailed instructions and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Kinetic F-16A/B Fighting Falcon NSAWC Adversary - Top Gun, 1/48, K48004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit from recent molds and over 400 parts. Includes markings for three different aircraft.

Tomalco D&RGW Stock Car - HOn3 / HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HOn3-6

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Packed in the original clear plastic box. Very highly detailed kit with factory cut hardwood main parts, numerous metal and very fine plastic fittings, extensive decals and excellent plans & instructions. 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 have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Whirlwind - 30 Inch Wingspan Pre-Fabricated Gas Powered Control Line Model, C-1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Monogram's first aircraft model dated 1946. A very rare kit for the advanced collector. When you see this model, it's easy to see how Monogram took the modeling world by storm. The kit is highly engineered, tested and very prefabricated. The balsa body is 24 inches long and completely finished. Wings are completely finished with airfoils. The tail parts are cut to shape and the metal landing gear wire is bent to shape. All other wire parts are fully formed and it includes rubber tread wheels as well as plastic canopy and spinner and decals. The cowling is hinged to provide easy access to the engine, coil, battery and fuel tank. Includes two very large sheet of full size plans/instructions as well as sandpaper, all required hardware, printwood and more. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started and all cardboard dividers are intact. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. The plans and decals are excellent and the even the original factory tissue packing paper is still present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners, no repairs and the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom tray. The box grades 'excellent+' and the only flaws are general light edge, corner and shelf wear. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

Monogram B-52 with X-15 - Young Astronauts Issue, 1/72, 5907

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Rare 1/72 scale kit. Box is beat up but the contents are in great condition. Large 1/72 scale. Contains both X-15 with external tanks and B-52. The model includes the special fuselage, windows, blisters, pylon and other parts to convert the B-52 to a correct X-15 carrier. The B-52 base kit is the superior Monogram model and the X-15 is from newer shared Monogram/Revell molds. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The one sprue (big parts) that was never factory sealed has been inventoried complete. Includes 'excellent+' condition decals and instructions.