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Azur Vautour IIN - IDF 66 'Dragon' Tayeset 110 Knights Of The North / 67 'Cyclone' Tayeset 110 / 162 'Lilith' Tayeset 110 / 69 (Metal Finish) Tayeset 119, 1/72, A055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

Highly detailed injection molded plastic model kit with many resin and some photoetched details. Features excellent dual cockpits, detailed gear wells, all recessed panel lines, and decals and paint guide for the 4 aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Kenworth W-900 Conventional Semi Tractor Truck, 1/16, 85-2501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$169   

Still factory sealed. Rare, very large 1/16 scale truck. 2013 reissue from the original 1980s molds. Well detailed with 273 pieces featuring a rolling chassis build just like the actual truck, complete engine, suspension, exhaust and drive line detail, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, sleeper, complete interior, alloy wheels, dual exhaust stacks, twin antennas, 5th wheel, air horns and side mirrors, decals, license plates and more. Molded in red, black and clear with chrome plated parts and flexible black tires.

SIG Customaire Cabin Biplane - 20 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model, FF-26

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$20   

Still factory sealed. Typical high quality SIG stick and tissue kit with complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, wheels, contest rubber, die cut parts, covering material and full decals.

Hasegawa Fuji T-1 A/B Trainer JSDF - (T1AB), 1/72, QP2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail, two pilot and drop tanks. Includes a superb and large decal sheet with all red and orange markings shown for the box art aircraft and markings for four JSDF Training Squadrons. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The T-1 was designed and built in Japan in 1958 as a replacement for the aging T-6 Texan trainer. The design was very successful and remained in service until 2006.

Comet SBD Dauntless - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R1-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. 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. At the time this kit was made, the entire Comet "R" series consisted of R1 Dauntless, R2 Spitfire, R3 Avenger, R4 Corsair F4U-1, R5 F-86D Sabre, R6 Vengence, R7 Piper Cub, R8 Ercoupe, R9 Sparky, R10 F-100 Super Sabre and R11 Grumman F9F Panther. 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 Stinson Voyager Struct-O-Speed Flying Aircraft - Coke Bottle Issue, Q4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

1950s/very early 1960s issue with a ~14.75 inch wingspan. Comet advertised that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast - they were highly prefabricated, built in a fraction of the time of regular stick-and-tissue models and flew well if properly built and trimmed. Features high quality die cut balsa sheet parts, pre-formed wire landing gear strut, fully formed wooden wheels, plastic prop and thrust button and excellent plans with instructions and flying tips. Never started and 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. The entire 1950s "Q" line included (at the date of this kit) Q1 Piper Cub, Q2 Taylorcraft, Q3 Aeronca, Q4 Stinson Voyager, Q5 Cessna, Q6 Fokker DVIII, Q7 Beech Bonanza, Q8 Ryan Navion, Q9 Globe Swift, Q11 F-51 Mustang, Q12 Spitfire, Q13 Thunder Jet (F-84) and Q14 F-86D Saber Jet. Some of these kits were reissued later with different part numbers and various internal parts changes.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare solid wood model from the 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 5.25 inches. Features fuselage block, two sheets of very high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and 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 P-51D Mustang Struct-O-Speed Flying Model, F11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

From the early 1950s. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features three sheets of die-cut balsa wood main parts, 13 inch wingspan, finished wooden wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop and bushing (although the instructions show a balsa prop),paper insignia and full plans/instructions. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent plans. Die-cut wooden parts have not been punched out and are intact in the sheets.

Monogram 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, 1/8, 2600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

NOTE: excellent builder kit ONLY. Not collectible. Please read carefully. This kit is complete but has some very neat assembly and painting done. Very large 1/8 scale model that measures 22 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed and well molded featuring complete 327 CID Fuel Injection engine and detailed engine compartment, opening hood, exhaust, suspension and chassis detail, steerable front wheels, complete interior, headlights that open and close and more. Molded in beautiful bright gloss red, black, clear and chrome and with real rubber tires. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The kit has had the following very neat sub-assemblies built. The quality of the build and paint is in parenthesis with the build quality first. The format is (build quality/paint quality): Engine built and put into frame (professional/near mint), battery and overflow tank (pro/near mint), air intake assembly and radiator assembly (pro/near mint), some front suspension parts and steering box (pro/near mint), master cylinder built and painted but not installed (near mint/excellent+). There is no other assembly. There is other painting as described: minor interior trim (pro to 'very good'- which is only because it needs a second coat. There is just one thin coat), WSWiper blades (pro), front and rear windshield reveal molding and vent window frames, all on the body (pro to excellent++), black weatherstrip around those (excellent to only 'good'). I did not see any other paint but there could be other minor parts painted.

Monogram 1985 Corvette Coupe, 1/8, 2608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

Rare and nicely detailed 1/8 scale kit. Measures almost 22 inches long when assembled. Features full interior, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed front and rear suspension, brake rotors with calipers, separate shocks, exhaust and steering linkage and more. Molded in red, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that Monogram factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that are never bagged have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

RN Models Consolidated PT-1 - 36 Inch Wingspan Scale Flyer, GF109

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Excellent kit of this free-flight rubber or gas design and has provision for R/C conversion. Features high quality balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, many other wood parts cut to shape, balsa stock, metal stock and hardware, instructions and full size plans. 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 plans/instructions.

Sterling Cessna 180 Seeds Clouds In Flight - 17 inch Wingspan Free Flight / Control Line, A11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

17 inch wingspan kit for rubber free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for 'seeding clouds' in flight. Includes quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, strip wood and spars, light plastic full engine cowl, die-cut clear windscreen, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, rubber motor and plastic prop, covering tissue, a big sheet of superb, full color decal and full size plans with excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed wax paper bag, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. 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 compared to other manufacturers.

Sterling Luscombe Sedan - 21 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, Peanut, K-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, clear window material, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions 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. All eyes were set on the great 'Air Age' that was promised after World War II. "An aircraft in every garage" was considered the next thing and there were few if any naysayers. One Luscombe entry into the promised age for the four place family aircraft was the 1948 Sedan. Designed for simplicity, reliability and economy, the Sedan did all three very well. Crusing speed was 130 mph at 1850 RPM with a top speed of 150 mph. She landed at 60 mph and weighed 2,280 lbs. Range with a pilot, 600 pounds of people or cargo was over 500 miles.

Flyline Models Travel Air 6000 - 36 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 115

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$74   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side. Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more.

Flyline Models Bellanca Skyrocket - 34.5 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$79   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. They are known for their high quality and feature full size detailed plans, instructions, engine cylinder materials, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

MPM Commonwealth Wirraway - Royal Australian Air Force 4th or 5th Sq., 1/72, 72064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, photoetched details and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Flyline Models Heinkel He-100D - 23 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 110

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to co2 power or electric RC with today's light and tiny servos and receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit usually contains full size detailed plans, plastic prop and plastic spinner, high quality printed balsa sheets, strip and spars, clear vacuform canopy, covering tissue, decals, hardware and more.

Flyline Models Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew - 23 inch Wingspan for RC / Free Flight or Static Display, 117

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to electric RC with today's light and tiny servos and receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, pre-cut spars and stringers, decals, plastic prop and vacuform spinner, clear window material, covering tissue, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. The small 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.

Flyline Models Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew - 23 inch Wingspan for RC / Free Flight or Static Display, 117

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split from age. Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to electric RC with today's light and tiny servos and receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, pre-cut spars and stringers, decals, plastic prop and vacuform spinner, clear window material, covering tissue, hardware and more.

Lindberg Dornier Do-17Z Flying Pencil, 1/72, 577-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. Nicely done kit for the time with fine raised details, crew of four, optional position landing gear and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.