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Comet USS New York or USS Texas Battleship, K10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Dated 1945. Almost everyone has heard of the Comet flying aircraft kits that boys and men built from stick and tissue, but few know that Comet had a line of ships also. Very nicely done wooden model that measures 10 inches long when assembled. The hull had been very neatly factory machine cut to the correct height and overhead (beam) dimensions. Also includes three sheets of printwood, wooden smoke stack, wood mast and gun barrel material, sandpaper and full size plans. The plans are superior to most ship plans of the day with 5 hull sections, full size top and side drawings, illustrated instructions and several detail drawings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that Comet does not identify the kit as the New York or her sister Texas but I have identified the class from the drawings. The kit represents them after the 1930s refit with a single funnel. The instructions have a closed tear on the right that is hard to see unless you know it is there.

Sealine Series USS Virginia CGN38 Guided Missile Cruiser / USS Texas CGN39 / USS Mississippi CGN40 / USS Arkansas CGN41, 1/700, SL-11

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Superbly molded and detailed waterline resin kit. Features one-piece hull, very fine parts, illustrated part identification guide, comprehensive step-by-step illustrated instructions and profile drawings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. This kit did not come with decals, but I have included correct 1/700 decals that have hull numbers for Virginia or her three sisters.

Adams N.S. Savannah Atomic Powered Merchant Ship, 1/457, K320-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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From 1958. This is the only ship kit released by Adams during their short production run. This kit was also featured in the Nuclear Powered Gift set with two missiles. Kit is highly detailed for that time and features full hull, prop and rudder detail, complete deck fittings, detailed superstructure, clear promanade deck window inserts and a display stand. There is no assembly but NOTE: the hull is painted below the waterline and one stand arm is painted. You can strip this paint with DOT3 brake fluid, spray oven cleaner or any other tested and safe plastic paint stripper. Inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals, flag sheet, clear printed window inserts and instructions. Adams was founded by Steve Adams and released plastic assembly kits in the late 1950s. The company was innovative and the general quality of most kits was very high for the time- so much that builders (not just collectors) still seek the kits today. Adams is best known today for a series of military vehicles and missiles, although they also released an aircraft (Draken), helicopter (YH-41), balloon (La Coquette) and ship (SS Savannah). Some of these appeared in gift sets as well. The Adams smaller scale (1/40) Atomic Cannon, Hawk Missile Battery, Honest John, Vanguard (1/80) and Thor (1/87)missiles and other kits are still sought after today. Combinations of these kits were issued in gift sets, which are very desirable collector's items today. In the late 1950s, Adams entered into a joint venture with Revell, and several of the military kits were released under the Revell label, such as the Jeep among others. Around 1960 there was a disagreement between Adams and Revell, and the agreement was terminated. Sometime after this, Adams quit the plastic model business, and Life-Like purchased most of the Adams molds.

Bandai 1914 Dennis Fire Engine, 1/16, 0538055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Amazing, super-detailed model has over 500 parts and builds up a rolling chassis just like the real fire engine. Includes highly detailed engine with pipes and ignition wires, working suspension system, full drive train with exhaust, steerable front wheels, operating extension ladder, opening hood, detailed engine compartment, complete interior and much more. Molded in multiple colors, clear and with real rubber tires. 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 One tree, white parts) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

G-Mark Rockwell B-1A 'Bone' - Strategic Bomber (ex-Entex), 1/144, GP1001-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare 'A' supersonic variant as the B-1 was originally designed. Wings swing as on the real aircraft. Includes detailed landing gear and display stand. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly. The vertical fin halves are assembled to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Scientific Piper Cub - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 138-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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NOTE: ideal builder kit, please read carefully. Rare, high performance flying stick-and-tissue model from the early 1970s. This is a reissue of the 1966 kit. Features detachable wing, precision die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, 6" diameter plastic propeller, rubber, formed wire parts (landing gear and prop/motor shaft), finished wheels, die-cut clear windshield material with printed window frames and more. With excellent full size plans, detailed instructions, yellow tissue paper and color decals. The kit has never been assembled but NOTE: several parts are very neatly cut out. Missing (1) wing rib, #15 fin and one #15 brace. All three parts are very easily made since there are either duplicate parts to trace or they are represented full size on the plans. Inventoried with all other parts present and with decals and plans.

AMT 1962 Pontiac Catalina 421 SD (Super Duty), 1/25, 6134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split. 1998 issue. Molded in colored plastic, clear, red tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, four speed transmission, removable hood, detailed chassis and full interior.

Revell F-84F Thunderstreak Pre 'S' Issue, 1/54, H215-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

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1955 Pre 'S' issue with dramatic box artwork. Kit features rotating wheels, cockpit and pilot detail, famous 'Revelving' clear globe stand and is molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Revell Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - (F4F4), 1/72, H639-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

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One-piece box issue dated 1965 but from the later 1960s due to the 60 cent price extension. Features removable cowling and detailed engine, two position landing gear, movable wheels and prop and US Navy markings. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT Chevrolet Nova SS Pro Stocker 'The Old Pro' or Factory Stock, 1/25, T365

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Original issue from the late 1960s or early 70s. Includes parts to build a factory stock or drag race pro stockers. Detailed kit of the early Nova SS with over 100 parts. Includes Chevy 350 CID engine or 454 CID engine, optional dual quad tunnel ram intake with velocity stacks, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, good exhaust and suspension detail, full interior and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear and with rubber wheels. NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat sub-assembly. Block, pan, heads, manifold and waterpump are built to 'professional' quality. Seat backs, differential halves and fenders are built to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

MPC Pontiac Grand Prix Southern Stocker Race Car, 1/25, 1-0846

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Dated 1982. Features complete stocker competition chassis, detailed engine and full race interior, roll cage, detailed engine and more. 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 (the clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

AMT Kyle Petty Pontiac Grand Prix Stock Car, 1/25, 8047

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Older issue. Features full interior and roll cage, driver figure and excellent 7-11 decals with all stripes. Molded in white and clear with rubber tires. 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 (clear and tires) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Decals are in 'near mint' condition.

AMT 1940 Ford Early Modifed - Dick 'Toby' Tobias, 1/25, T167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1970s issue with 'T' part number. Very nice kit that can be built as a modified dirt track racer as shown or 'hog out' the windows for added realism. Features full engine, tube frame build up like the real race car, detailed suspension and exhaust and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The chrome was never factory sealed and has been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell P&O SS Oriana Ocean Liner - Motorized Master Modelers Kit, 1/493, H401-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

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Very rare motorized kit from 1961. Box is solid and complete but has wear on the top as shown. First and only issue. The hardbox includes the Master Modelers logo. The kit is very nicely detailed and 20 inches long when assembled. It includes the electric motor and all hardware, brass contacts and gears required for motorization. Inside, the kit has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, motorizing kit (still factory sealed), large decal and flag sheets and instructions as well as the SS Oriana Master Modeler Collectors Stamp. This kit was one in an entire series of motorized kits that Revell issued in 1960, 61 and 62. Mold modification were made to these kits for the series- USS Arizona, USS Coral Sea, Scissors Bridge, Sherman Tank, Sport Fisherman, PT-212, Austin Healey, Corvette, Long Beach Tugboat, Robert E Lee, Allison Turbo-Prop Engine and Ford Ranchero. This is not a complete list. The reason for the discontinuation of the kits is not known. Contributing factors may have included the high selling price or returns issues.

Revell Douglas DC-8 Jet Mainliner - United Airlines- Jet Horizon Issue, 1/143, H242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Mid 1960s issue in excellent condition. Same molds as 1955-1959 'S' issue. Kit has many special features: cowlings snap off to show detailed engines - wheels turn - doors can be opened or closed - passenger loading ramp included with United Decals. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Vultee A-35 Vengeance - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3405-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1960s/early 70s issue. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware and clear canopy material if required, tissue covering and detailed full size plans/building 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 Vought F4U-1 Corsair - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane - (F4U1), 3404-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood & sparts, wire prop shaft, fully formed and finished wood wheels and thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller 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.

Golden Age Reproductions Comet's Douglas Y10-43 - 24 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane (Y-10 43)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Reissue of the 1930s Comet kit. Golden Age is a high-quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the 1930s Golden Age of flying models. Includes printwood, full color decals, vac canopy, strip wood, nose blocks/propeller/rubber/wheels/bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and excellent instructions. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Heller Fieseler Storch Fi-156 - Afrika Korps 1942 / MS-500 Criquet French Air Force, 1/72, 072

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Markings for Afrika-Korps C-3 Spotter Aircraft or post-war French build Morane-Saulnier MS-500 Criquet. Earlier issue kit with full box art and yellow side panels like the 'L' kits. Dates from the 1960s. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Regal Coupe Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features two large plan and instructions sheets, a large number of detailed drawings of sub-assemblies, numerous actual photos of the built model, stamped metal hood, plastic wheels, grill, headlamps, spotlight, running lights and other accessories and die-cut wooden main parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this is 'super' detailed thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car during and after restoration. It was restored at the Hudson Miniatures factory and was on display there at the time! This kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and all other parts have been inventoried 100% complete with two large sheets of full size plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.