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Sterling Stinson SR-8 Reliant Gullwing - 31 Inch Wingspan for R/C, 1/16, E8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Big scale kit with a 31 3/8 inch wingspan. Designed for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or detailed scale display. Features die cut quality balsa sheet parts and factory cut stringers and spars, die-cut plywood parts, fully formed wire landing gear struts, completely finished main and tail wheels & thrust button, hardware, control line parts, vacuform cowl/engine front, wheel pants and more, plastic prop, rubber motor, clear window material, covering tissue, large color decal sheet, superb plans and more. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed 'Sterling' clear bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete and includes all paperwork. 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 featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line and more.

Sterling Ford Tri Motor Island Airlines - 34 Inch Wingspan For RC / Control Line / Free Flight / Co2 / Rubber Power / Static Scale Display, E12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very large scale and well detailed. Can be built for static display, rubber powered, gas powered free-flight, CO2 powered, control line or RC/radio controlled. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and wing spars, plastic engines and other details, finished rubber wheels, preformed wire parts, hardware pack of control line parts, a big set of color decals for the box photo aircraft shown, covering material, instructions, full size plans and more. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the Sterling bag; the parts that were not have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork.

Sterling Curtiss JN-4 Jenny - 32.75 Inch Wingspan RC Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, E1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Excellent. large-scale model for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying, detailed scale build. Features all die-cut balsa and plywood parts, numerous detailed light-weight plastic parts (engine heads, exhaust, cowls and more), rubber motor, plastic prop, formed wire landing gear, clear material for windshields, strip wood, real rubber tires with completely finished hubs, control hardware, hinge material, covering material, beautiful full size plans and a huge, colorful decal sheet. 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. 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 and very complete.

Sterling Aeronca C-3 - 36 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, A25

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Large scale model for free flight, radio control conversion (R/C) or control line. Features die cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood parts, other wood stock as required, vacuform engine, cowling and other detail parts, completely finished scale wheels, metal and nylon hardware for the gas powered version, pre-formed metal gear struts, rubber motor, tissue, propeller, full size plans and a very large color decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. 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 models to be deluxe kits as they were very complete.

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: Good

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From the late 1960s. 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 and thrust button, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine cowl, exhaust manifolds, bomb, spinner and wheel pants, beautiful clear vacuformed one-piece canopy (still mint not yellowed), rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of color decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork. 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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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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!"

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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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.

Comet A-26 Invader - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3501-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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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 in about 1974 and it built into a very nice model. Features several sheets of printwood, three sizes of strip wood, scale wooden props and hubs, plastic flying props, balsa blocks as required, fully carved and finished main and nose wheels and thrust buttons, dowels as required, clear window material, full size control surfaces and nacelle to fuselage fillet patterns and full size plans with instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing covering tissue and insignia sheet. Otherwise complete with all other parts and paperwork.

Comet Lockheed P-38 Lightning - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3504-300

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1970s stick and tissue flying model with a big 34 inch wingspan. Easily adapted to RC electric power with modern light-weight receivers and servos. Features high quality printwood, pre-cut strip wood in multiple sizes, nose and nacelle blocks, dowels, completely formed and painted wooden main and nose wheels, rubber motors, hardware, finished thrust buttons, balsa propellers (that you assembly), other wooden stock as needed, insignia and full size plans. Never started and complete with all parts and plans.

Comet Grumman F6F Hellcat - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3503

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From the 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, stripwood and spars, balsa stock as required, fully formed wood main and tail wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop and scale (you-build-it) three-blade wooden prop, wood thrust button, clear canopy material, template/details cardstock sheet, insignia, dark blue covering tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions. Never started and 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 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3502-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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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, insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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 - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y4-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Part of the deluxe, high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, other balsa stock as required, scale wood prop, completely preformed wood wheels, additional sheet with cut-out canopy frames, air intake and instrument panel, metal prop shaft, fully formed thrust button, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. There has been no assembly, but NOTE: about 15 parts were cut out to 'professional' quality. One cut out part, F7, is missing a thin part of balsa (about 3mm wide) from the center but is otherwise complete and easy to reproduce. Inventoried complete with all parts. 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.

Jo-Han 1960 Dodge Dart 2 Door Hardtop 3 in 1 - Custom / Stock / Racing, 1/25, 2460-140

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Extremely rare kit of a beautiful but seldom seen subject. Features detailed chassis with torsion bars suspension, full interior and a host of optional parts such as fender skirts, tach, floor shift, exhaust dump pipes, fender mirrors, chrome horns, dual aerials, louvers, continental kit and more. Molded in ivory/white, chrome plate, clear and with real rubber wide white-wall tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Encore F-102A Delta Dagger - 64th FIS Vietnam 1966 / 460th FIS (Commanders Aircraft) 1962, 1/48, 48001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Build the ultimate F-102 in 1/48 scale! Features injection molded main kit, many resin parts including intakes, full cockpit, ejection seat, corrected radome, control surfaces and Falcon AIM-4F and G missiles and extensive photoetched metal parts including two frets, some of them factory painted in color. With paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed.

AMT Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 1/72, 8623

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Very nice, large kit of the cruise-missile equipped 'H' variant of the venerable Stratofortress. Well detailed and molded model features all recessed panel lines, nicely detailed cockpit and crew stations, choice of rear turret or 'constant tail section' (no gun), detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks, cruise missiles and pylons, optional position landing gear and decals for the last B-52 built, 61-040. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the one bag that was opened has been inventoried and it is complete. Includes decals and instructions.

AMT Douglas A-20G Havoc - 389th BS/312 BG 'Little Joe' or 89th BS/3 BG 'Little Isadore', 1/48, 8894

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find 'G' variant. Well molded and features all recessed panel lines, a very nicely detailed interior and a paint guide & decals for both aircraft.

Classic Airframes Arado Ar-68 E/F - Luftwaffe III./JG 132 Juterbog-Damm Autumn 1938 / 10(N)/JG53 1939-40 / 10(N)/JG53 1939, 1/48, 453

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very well molded and detailed kit with main injection molded parts, full resin cockpit and other resin details. Includes optional parts for both E and F variants and decals for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Comet Focke-Wulf FW-190 A - Super Stars Series 21 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1621-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From the 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. 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, a very large and colorful insignia sheet, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model 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 insignia and plans. 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 German 3.7cm Flak 37 AA Gun / 7.5cm Anti Tank Gun Pack 40/(L46) / 3.7cm Anti Tank Gun (Pack 35/36), 1/35, 35145

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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SALE!! Includes all three kits. All have been opened but never started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed internal bags. With instructions.

Comet Sparky 32 inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Balsa Flying Model Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R9-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From the 1950s. Rare, large flying model with a Coke bottle next to the young model builders snake plate and his latest finished model. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. 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.