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Comet US Army Observation Y10-43 - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft - (Y10 43)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$62   

Very rare kit from 1934. Stick and tissue kit almost never turn up from this early. This is a very nice model with excellent and highly detailed plans showing numerous drawings, parts layout and full-size templates, numerous detailing tips and excellent text instructions. They even have an actual photo of the fuselage being built. In addition there is a full size sheet of separate text instructions. The parts feature four sheets of printwood, strip wood in different sizes, original two colors of tissue paper, very large, colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, fully carved wood prop, fully carved spinner and wheels, two sheets of sandpaper, a paper envelope of metal detail parts, clear canopy material with the window frames printed on, metal stock, quality strip balsa and balsa blocks and rigging cord. NOTE: the following fuselage bulkheads have been cut out and are missing but are full-size on the plans: #1, #2, #3 and #4. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans present. Three other parts are neatly cut out and present. No other parts are cut. The box top is complete with all four sides and top but is tattered on and along the lower long side; there is also general wear and damage as shown. It does display better than the grade, but is rated as such due to the damage on the box sides The tray (bottom box) is 'very good-' with some wear to the edges. Inside, the superb plans are 'very good++.' They were never 'pinned down' for assembly, have no writing on them and the folds are solid (not fragile.) Flaws are a 3" closed tear and the normal yellowing.

AMCO Taylorcraft - 54 Inch Wingspan Flying Model - (Comet), 1/72, P10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$85   

1940 pre-war kit from AMCO, which was a division of Comet. This is a very large, stick-and-tissue scale flying model which features optional position or opening cabin doors, cockpit interior, movable controls, detachable wings, shock-proof landing gear, automatic wing jig, many sheets of high-quality printwood parts, factory cut stringers and spars, pre-drilled nose block, fully formed wheels and thrust button, wood and metal stock, clear windshield with frame & vent details printed on, cardstock sheet with instrument panel, 'leaf springs' for the tail skid and much more, a large gummed insignia sheet with N registration numbers and covering tissue. Includes superb full size plans with many additional drawings and notes to aid in assembly. The kit has no assembly but NOTE: the wing ribs have been very neatly adult cut out. Almost all are cut outside the lines for safety; only a few are cut on the lines (none are cut inside the lines). Inventoried and NOTE: missing 4 ribs which are easily made since there are duplicates present with the kit. Missing (1) of (2) C1 rib, (1) of (2) C rib and (2) of (8) E ribs. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts and paperwork present.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$48   

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) balsa three-blade wooden prop, wood thrust button, clear canopy material, template/details cardstock sheet, insignia, dark blue and white 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 Zipper A Class A Gas Free Flight Aircraft - With 32 Inch Wingspan, T12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. This is the smaller version of the famous Comet Zipper, the "A" variant made to run in the smaller Class "A" Category. The kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, six sheets of high quality printwood, die-cut plywood firewall/motor mount, stripwood, full-size plans and covering issue. The kit has not been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing the (2) metal motor mounts (simple 'L' brackets) and screws/hardware. All are easily replaced. Otherwise complete with all other parts and paperwork present. 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.

Capitol Taylorcraft - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$44   

Very rare stick-and-tissue kit from 1945. Capital Model Aircraft Co. was located in Brooklyn, NY and sold a wide range of flying models of all wingspans; this is the intermediate size. Features great box art, quality printwood, factory-cut stripwood and spars, nose block and wood stock as required, fully finished wooden wheels and thrust button, machine-carved wood propeller that only needs final sanding, tissue covering paper, insignia and detailed, full size plans that even include a painting guide. Never started and complete.

Hawk Heinkel He-112 B - Solid Wood Airplane Model, 1/48, 82

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

For the advanced model collector and from 1940. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were considered high quality and very complete for that time and often included metal or plastic details. and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast. The side of this box shows photos of 4 other built-up Hawk aircraft kits and gives a rare look at the product line. The model features a 3D (three axis) cut fuselage, 2-D cut wings and tail features, turned and completely finished hardwood spinner & wheels, finished propeller, sandpaper, wooden stock as needed, complete insignia sheet and excellent, well-detailed plans that include many templates and painting instructions. There is even another large fold-out instruction sheet with heavily illustrated text instructions for how to carve and build a solid scale model aircraft. Even the original Hawk factory packing tissue is present. The model has not been started and is 100% complete with all parts and paperwork. Please note that this kit is simply called the "Heinkel Fighter." From what what can tell, this is a He-112B, with the three-piece bubble canopy and probably the V-10 with the big undernose radiator scoop.

Berkeley Aeronca C-3 - 36 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12, 4-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$165   

Big 1/12 scale model with a 36 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, it can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear if you wish. Features covering material, decals, full size plans, formed wire parts, die cut balsa and plywood parts, many factory cut blocks, fully formed wooden wheels, clear canopy material, factory cut spars & stringers and more. The model has not been started. The parts are inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Top Flite Republic P-47N Thunderbolt - 27 Inch Wingspan Gas U-Control Model, S2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Rare model and ever rarer in this condition - in an 'Excellent+' box and like new inside. This is a superb kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Recommended engines are .15 to .29. Features 'Superform' balsa shell that is perfectly formed to the exact shape of the fuselage. There are no blocks to carve and no planking required. Includes Jig-Time construction, precision die-cut grade A balsa wood, tapered leading edges, die-cut plywood formers, ribs, spar braces and other parts where additional strength is required, completely formed landing gear, clear, fully formed plastic canopy, rubber wheels, hardwood engine mounts, top grade silk-span, complete set of fuel-proof decals, full hardware (45 parts) and full size detailed plans with step-by-step instructions. The kit has never been started. The kit is like new inside - the small parts that were sealed are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and plans/instructions.

Hawk Culver V - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

A rare kit for the advanced collector or builder. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were considered high quality and very complete for the time. This model dates from 1946 but still has the green style wartime box. It features a profile (2D) carved wooden fuselage, wings, rudder and elevator, wooden stock as required for struts, etc., fully formed wheels, metal propeller, sandpaper, a sheet with wing registration numbers and quality, full-size plans with wing and fuselage templates. The model has not been started and is complete.

Hawk TWO Heinkel He-112 B Fighters - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 82

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

SALE!! Includes two never started and complete kits in one box. Rare model from 1940 for the advanced collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This model features 3D cut fuselage, profile (2D) cut wings and tail feathers, turned & fully finished wooden wheels and spinner, stamped four blade propeller, insignia sheet and excellent plans with template views. Never started and complete with all parts for two kits, two sets of plans and two insignia sheets. Please note that this kit is simply called the "Heinkel Fighter." From what what can tell, this is a He-112B, with the three-piece bubble canopy and probably the V-10 with the big undernose radiator scoop.

Hawk F2B Brisfit - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 53

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Rare model from 1946 for the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This model features profile (2D) cut wooden fuselage, wings and tail feathers, injection molded wheels, propeller and machine gun, wooden stock as required, metal seat, full color decals and high quality, full-size plans. Never started and complete.

Hawk F8F Bearcat, 1/48, 87

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from 1946. Features 3D cut and tapered fuselage, completely finished engine nacelle, very nicely factory-cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, metal seat, clear vacuform canopy (still clear, not yellowed), plastic propeller, wood stock as necessary, color decal sheet, and excellent Hawk full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Consolidated Model Engineering Hell Razor 1/2 A Speed Control Line Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

Rare and from the early 1950s. Highly prefabricated flying model designed for very high speed operation. Has a 9 inch wingspan and is about 10 inches long when completed. Features fully factory carved lower hardwood fuselage, fully carved upper balsa fuselage, carved balsa 'cockpit', diecut hardwood elevators, 2D factory-cut wooden wing, hardware and full size plans with text instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing some generic hardware. The bellcrank and at least 3 screws & nuts are missing; all are easily replaced. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts present as well as the paperwork.

SIG Ninja Acrobatic Glider - 58 Inch Wingspan R/C Slope Soaring Glider, RC-63

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$110   

Still factory sealed. NOTE: this kit came in a very sturdy and thick cardboard box. It will ship in that box wrapped in thick brown paper. If you wish for it to be placed inside another box, let me know in the 'comments' section of checkout but be aware that additional shipping charges will apply and an invoice will emailed to you for that

Berkeley Curtiss SBC4 Helldiver - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

Very early Berkeley kit. This Helldiver features 24 inch wingspan, unique 'Automatic Bomb-Release During Flight', turned balsa cowl, sheets of high-quality printwood, pre-cut stringers and spars, fully formed wheels & thrust button, formed metal propeller shaft/rubber hook, sealed tube of wood glue, clear material for the canopy, metal stock as required, a factory sealed wax bag of hardware, printed color insignia, two colors of covering tissue (orange and silver) and more. Includes full-size plans & instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia and plans. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

StromBecker Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star - (F-80), C-32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Earlier issue most likely from the late 1940s where the aircraft is labeled 'P-80' instead of the 'F-80' on later issues. StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Includes all hardwood factory-carved parts, clear plastic canopy, hardwood stand with metal stand arm, full decals, sandpaper, sanding stick, wood filler, Casco Powdered Casein Glue, Casein Company Wood Filler and complete instructions. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans.

StromBecker Swift 125 Sea Plane, C-40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$110   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive desk top display. Features fully carved fuselage, wings with airfoil, floats, die-cut tail feathers, small detail parts in the original envelope, sealed envelopes of Casein Glue and Wood Filler, sandpaper, detailed instructions and amazing 'near mint' condition full color decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker North American F-86F Sabre Jet - Woodline Issue, G-44

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Kyosho Cessna 172 - For R/C or Free Flight

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

This is a Kyosho kit made and packed in Japan in the 1960s but marketed by Kayeff Inc in California. I estimate the wingspan to be about 36 inches. This is a beautiful classic kit with a high degree of prefabrication for it's day. The kit features completely precut ribs, wheel pants, firewall, elevator, rudder and many other balsa parts (thin and very thick), die-cut plywood fuselage bulkheads, formed wire main and nose landing gear, balloon tires, metal push rods (for control line linkage), a metal hardware pack that is still sealed, numerous other wood and metal parts as needed, window material, tissue covering and more. This kit has not been started. The parts are complete, with the factory sealed ones still bag sealed and many parts still wrapped with the factory Kyosho tape. NOTE: I have lost the plans to this kit. You will need to find a set of Kyosho plans to build this model.

Hobbico Superstar 40 ARF - 60 Inch Wingspan Almost Ready To Fly R/C Aircraft, HCAA2055

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$129   

**SAVE! Pick up in Lexington, KY and eliminate all shipping charges. I can meet you at our local Panera Bread for delivery.** This is a large, approximately 90% finished RC model that is truly 'Almost Ready To Fly.' Never started. Inside, everything is exactly as it left the factory. All of the parts that were factory sealed still are and the few that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. NOTE: this kit came in a very sturdy and thick cardboard box. It will ship in that box wrapped in thick brown paper. If you wish for it to be placed inside another box, let me know in the 'comments' section of checkout but be aware that additional shipping charges will apply.