Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare, limited issue, very high quality cast metal kit. Includes full instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. 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. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM+
Rare kit in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition inside and out. Most likely the third issue of this kit and much harder to find than the first issue. Box is dated 1956 but this is from 1958 due to the sunburst oval 'Famous Fighters' logo, the silver factory-stamped out '69' price replaced with 79 and the Parents' Magazine seal at the lower left. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory packing tissue.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side.. Includes large and very colorful decal sheet for the Bicentennial Phantom.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Large-scale big wingspan issue. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propeller, rubber motor, clear windshield material, full sized plans, instructions, covering tissue and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made original designed and excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
SALE! Includes both 1/48 scale kits that are ideal for dioramas. Both are never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
This kit is often used just for the conversion parts to transform the Airfix / MPC Banshee to the recon-nose variant. Builds either version of the Banshee. Basic vac kit that is nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Never started and complete. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners or builder without scratch building experience.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
1957 'S' first issue with classic box art. Large 1/28 scale kit is nicely molded and detailed for that time featuring a complete rotary engine that moves with the prop, authentic fine fabric texture finish over ribs, complete cockpit with movable control stick and rudder bar, removable cowling, pilot and crew figures, rigging material, complete rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the flat clear windscreen. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Rare. Still factory sealed. Includes precision cast metal details, a fret of PE parts, extensive decals and vacuform parts that are of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Includes full instructions. Requires base 1/72 scale kit; Airfix is recommended. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed. Excellent wooden kit designed for rubber power but can also be converted to electric and R/C with modern small components. Features hand-selected laser cut balsa, contest rubber and plastic prop, vacuformed details, color decals, full size plan, hardware, lightweight colored tissue and full step by step instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG
Still factory sealed. 1980 issue. Features detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and props and removable cowl to show the Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. USAirfix issue. Kit features parts and markings to build either the 'A' (without upper turret) or 'B' (with upper turret) versions. Kit features interior detail, rotating wheels and props, drop tanks, elevating guns and rotating turret, moving ailerons, positionable spoilers and optional bomb load.
Other Materials, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Factory Sealed. Highly detailed full cockpit front, rear and side panels printed on clear film.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair+
Modeled from the two Tuna Clippers (sister ship is Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. These hard-working boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wrecked on a reef off Peru. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Very nicely detailed kit even includes rigging material and rigging instructions. Never started. Parts are still in factory sealed bags. Includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. From the 1980s. Very nicely molded kit with excellent detail for that time. With decals and color painting guide for No. 29 Squadron 1928 and No. 32 Squadron RAF 1931.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very rare. Civil version of the 707 prototype. In the 1950s Comet made a beautiful line of small scale aircraft and missile models with colorful boxes. When Comet went out of business, these molds saw action for years with Aurora. This is the one-piece flip up box of the '707 - Dash 80.' And it is a nice kit of the famous prototype, the world's first commercially-successful airliner. Well molded with fine recessed panel lines in 'In-Flight' configuration with stand and prototype decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Dated 1949 and very well detailed for that time. Big scale kit features numerous die-cut and machined-to-shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, leaf spring assemblies and lanterns and a number of metal parts, accessories and die-cut cardstock. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and all other parts have been inventoried present. Includes large, excellent, detailed plans with instructions. The Columbia Electric was manufactured by the Electric Vehicle Co. of Hartford, Conn. It had a 1.5 HP motor with chain drive and three speeds. It cost $1350 in 1906 and tipped the scales at 1660 pounds. We think of electric cars as 'new' today but they are anything but. There were many advantages (and manufacturers) of these cars. There were no fuel lines and radiators to freeze in the winter and no overheating in the summer. They used no smelly gasoline and produced no odor when operated. The complete lack of noise made them popular with the ladies and the range was between 40 and 50 miles on a charge - not bad at all considering you could not very far anyway (on regular business or errands) in 1906. 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Late 1950s with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features clear back 'Cellovision' window, He-111 Trading Card, movable controls, retractable landing gear, removable cowling and scale engines, crew and engine ground stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare first logo issue. Well molded and detailed featuring very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, movable propeller and wheels, optional position landing gear and cockpit with a crew of three. There are decals and painting guide for two different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Well molded basic vac kit with all recessed panel lines, clear canopy and instructions. Never started and complete. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.